september 4, 2018 update:
the red tide situation along the southern gulf coast of florida, had an impact on this area, yet late august weather, as well as tropical storm gordon seems to have moved most of it out to sea. sarasota county bacteria tests indicate there is a moderate presence, yet no advisory. today on lido key, the beach was free of dead sea life and people were swimming in the water. i will continue posting updates as i have them. if the primary purpose of your visit is a beach holiday, please google: red tide status sarasota county and/or gulf of mexico and area beaches water quality sarasota county. vrbo server is not accepting the direct link i've posted.
a recently renovated 2 bedroom, 2 full-bath beach bungalow, 1 block from the white sands of lido key beach, and a 10-15 minute walk to the shops and restaurants of st. armand's circle.
with attention to light and detail, the house is spacious, airy, and opens onto a private courtyard garden. the driveway easily accommodates 1 car with off-street parking around the corner for a second vehicle.
there is a queen bedroom, with ensuite bathroom, and a second bedroom with two twin beds - which we can convert to a comfortable king - also with it's own full bathroom. the new, fully-equipped kitchen features a large custom island with seating for 6. there is a private, tropically planted courtyard, with dining table, lounge chairs and grill, and is accessible through the glass doors in the living room.
i love to travel and have rented many places through vrbo, homeaway, and other popular home/vacation rental sites - some successful, some not - and appreciate rental properties that are clean, comfortably furnished, and without an owner's personal clutter. this cottage is one I'm not only happy to share, but one i'd be happy renting for a well-deserved holiday.