Sarasota Magazine quotes our beach cottage as " fresh and bright with a mid-century vibe that welcomes guests from all over the world and offers a refreshing alternative to the shell and fish decor of so many coastal cottages". That we do!
A stone's throw from beautiful Lido Beach near downtown Sarasota, our cheery yellow house incorporates 3 entirely separate units, a 2 bedroom apartment, a 1 bedroom ( https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/756568 ) and a studio apartment (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/756565). This listing is for the front unit, a large, bright and private two bedroom apartment with 1 queen bed, 1 king ( or 2 twins ), 1 bathroom and a large walk-in closet. For the occasional guest there is a sleeper sofa in the living room. The mattresses are comfy and the bedding new and fresh. The apartment has high speed internet, 60 inch flat screen TV, with Apple TV and Netflix ( with permission ). There is new open-plan retro kitchen fully equipped with gorgeous Big Chill appliances - a gas oven and new dishwasher - a new Sub Zero fridge, custom birch cabinets and a solid cypress bar all made by Dale. The bathroom is with the original pink tile and a new toilet. There are cool terrazzo floors throughout and eclectic, mid-century style furniture and decor. We installed central air and heat so you will be cozy in the winter and cool all summer long! The windows and patio doors are all new and hurricane proof. This apartment has it's own outdoor garden space in front with a table and chairs and hammock. The newly landscaped garden is fabulous to share with other guests. There are palms, tropical plants galore and chairs and umbrellas creating different seating areas to relax and read. There are bbq grills and outdoor dining areas for guests use. It is a wonderful garden to entertain and great for those who want to celebrate an event and rent the whole house for friends and relatives. We can provide bikes, surf boards, flippers and snorkels, coolers, beach chairs and many other things for the beach. This unit has it's own washer/dryer and there is another one at the back of the house. Parking available on site ( 1 spot per unit ). Gorgeous sunsets are also offered at no extra charge!
Our quiet street is one of the nicest on Lido Key, all low rises, with a quaint "time stood still" feel. Lido Pavilion and pool are 1/2 block away and the beach and Gulf of Mexico just beyond it. Make your coffee in the morning and wander barefoot to drink it at the water's edge. At the other end of Grant Drive are parks and mangroves and we are minutes away from nature trails, kayak rentals and access to the 4 bodies of water that make up the beautiful 100 acre South Lido Beach Park. It's a perfect area to stroll, run, bike and explore. There is also a wonderful, well run public heated pool at the end of our block.
Nearby is the elegant St Armand's Circle where you can shop and dine at wonderful restaurants like Shore and Venezia ( we will give you a long list of places all over Sarasota when you arrive! ). In fact with the bus at the end of our street that goes downtown you don't even need to rent a car during your stay! Downtown Sarasota, just across the gorgeous Ringling Bridge also offers plenty. We love the Sarasota Opera, the Ringling Museum, the Historic Asolo Theatre, the shops on Main Street, the Marina and the hundreds of different places to eat and drink.
We aim to create a calm and friendly guest house with a "boutique" mid-century style, filling the units with lovely furniture, decor and art that we have picked up on our travels. We are so proud to have been featured in many magazines articles.
Living close by in town, Dale and I will be on hand to welcome you and look after your needs during your stay. We have a business downtown, Wood Street Studio and are a sociable and friendly couple who love to travel and meet people from all over the world. We would be honored to share our space with you.
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A whole private apartment with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen. There are double doors that lead out onto a private paved patio complete with table, umbrella and chairs and a hammock for relaxing. The rest of the garden is shared with the 2 other units and we encourage social interaction! Each unit is allotted 1 parking space only. Extra parking can be found at the end of the street by the beach or on the street at your own risk.
Because my favorite part of this business is meeting travelers to Sarasota, if I am not traveling, I am very present during our guests' stay and my husband and I often interact in a social way as well as ensuring a smooth check in and that their needs are met.
Airbnb now adds the 12% sales tax automatically to your booking. $120 is charged for cleaning.
To operate the TV: Use the Fioz remote to turn the power on. (It should be on HDMI1 in case previous guests have left it on Netflix ). To use Apple TV press TV/Input on remote till you get to HDMI2, click Apple remote, scroll, hit Netflix or desired channel. To go back to TV, hit TV/Input and go back to HDMI1
We hope you fall in love with Lido Beach like we have and take full advantage of the many options at your disposal whether it be to completely relax or to learn some new water sports! We would expect the unit to be left as you found it, to only smoke outside and to respect our lovely neighbors.
We have fallen in love with Lido and hope our visitors do too. We feel our property is intimate, unique and beautiful and we are so happy to share the experience with like-minded people who will embrace our home, community and neighbors with gusto!
Although we don't like the idea of too many rules, there are some things we would be grateful if guests observe.
1.Please remember the proximity of the other guests staying when having guests over or barbecuing in the garden.
2.Please do not leave towels or personal belongings in the garden for long periods of time to be considerate to other guests.
3.Please do not set the thermostat any lower than 70 degrees as the humidity in summer damages the compressor. In the interest of energy saving it is very important to turn up the air to at least 79 when leaving the apartment each time.
4. Absolutely nothing other than TP must go into the toilets.
5. Take care to not stain towels and wash cloths when removing make-up.
6. No parties without prior permission. No loud music or unruly guests!
7. In the consideration of future guests we would prefer that fish be cooked out at the grill in the garden.
8. Absolutely no smoking in or near the apartment.
9. No pets please.
10. Take trash out at departure.
Finally by renting this apartment you are agreeing to our disclosure:
We are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the property. Neither are we responsible for the loss of your personal belongings or valuables. You are agreeing to assume the responsibility for any harm arising from your use of the property or others whom you invite to use the property.
Thank you so much for your understanding! Jenny and Dale.
Hi there, I am a travel photographer originally from the UK and am now based in Sarasota, Florida where I have set up a studio with my husband who is a furniture designer/fabricator. We love the freedom of coming and going but also love to offer our beautiful beach apartments and funky house in town to others that travel to this area.
Bon voyage! Jenny