Destination guide

Experience opulent beaches with a Lido Key condo for rent

If you're a fan of the beach but don't want to settle for anything less than the best, consider booking a Bradenton Beach condo rental by Lido Key. This region is known for its sandy beaches, gentle waves, and opportunities for dolphin watching. Foodies will enjoy their stay as well, as Lido Key fine-dining restaurants are home to some of the best seafood in all of Florida, caught fresh right off the coast. Additionally, you'll find high-end shopping centers and chic boutiques to satisfy travelers looking for a comprehensive luxury experience.

Things to do

Wander a research aquarium hand-in-fin with local animals

When you're tuckered out from the sun and sand, head to the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, a research facility that studies sharks and allows visitors a glimpse of the action in its labs. The kids will be thrilled by the opportunity to get up close and personal with sea turtles, manatees, and sea otters. Next door to Motes is the Save Our Seabirds Wild Bird Learning Center, which houses over 120 birds in outdoor habitats. Your Lido Key vacation rental will likely be in walking distance of St. Armand's Circle, featuring the picturesque Harding Circle Historic District.


Let's peruse your options: beach, beach, or beach

As you yawn, stretch, and greet the day from a window of your Lido Beach vacation rental, you'll likely be considering which stretch of sand deserves your company this morning. North Lido Beach is a little quieter than the rest, with its sparkling sand dunes and nearby nature trails. Lido Beach has free parking and a pavilion with snacks and restrooms, and South Lido Beach offers comfortable grassy lawns and barbecues. The strong current at South Lido makes swimming a no-no, but it's a popular picnic spot for families.


Spring down to the beach or fall into balmy autumn weather

Lido Key's weather is at its loveliest from March to May and from October to late November. Average temps are in the 70s, and rain is rare. Of course, you won't be the only one enjoying the beautiful sunshine and miles of white sand, so if you'd like to avoid the crowds and don't mind the heat, travel in summer, when afternoons are sweltering and thunderstorms provide rainy relief. Floridians are hurricane experts (the hurricane season lasts from June to November), so listen for official warnings and advice if the forecast gets stormy.

Natural features

Commune with nature under a mangrove archway

Set between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, this tiny barrier island is a haven for marine animals. Take a stroll on the sand during the early-morning hours to spot shorebirds congregating around tidal pools and sand spits. At the southern tip of the island, South Lido County Park offers beaches full of sand dollars and plenty of places to fish. On its border is Ted Sperling Nature Park, where visitors can paddle their kayaks through tunnels formed by the arching branches of red mangrove trees and look for West Indian manatees and black-winged cormorants.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lido Key

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 31.5 mi (50.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lido Key, Sarasota?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,988 vacation rentals around Lido Key. From 261 house rentals to 1,424 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lido Key?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lido Key:

  • Ilexhurst: 1,442 vacation rentals
  • Golden Beach: 86 vacation rentals
  • Indian Beach Sapphire Shores: 68 vacation rentals
  • Southgate: 158 vacation rentals
  • Saint Armands Key: 3,691 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Lido Key?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lido Key. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • South Lido Park: 8,410 vacation rentals
  • Coolidge Park: 8,393 vacation rentals
  • St. Armands Circle: 8,379 vacation rentals
  • Point of Rocks: 6,792 vacation rentals
  • Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club: 5,781 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lido Key listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lido Key?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 261 Houses in Lido Key. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lido Key include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,424 rentals available
  • Villas: 169 rentals available
  • Cottages: 35 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lido Key?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,652 vacation rentals with pool available in Lido Key. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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