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Beautiful, Renovated, Vacation Rentals on Lido Key (1 & 2 Bedrooms)

Julie Chambers

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Julie Chambers

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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Beautiful, Renovated, Vacation Rentals on Lido Key (1 & 2 Bedrooms)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Lido Key Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 and 2 bedrooms, easy walk to the beach

Come enjoy these sparkling, newly renovated and furnished units just a half-block to beautiful Lido Beach! Island Dreams Vacation Rentals is a 4-unit beach complex. We offer a 2-bedroom owner's suite (which sleeps up to 6 people) as well as 3 unique one-bedroom apartments (sleeping up to 4 people).

All units have recently renovated kitchens, updated baths, flat-screen TV's, beautiful beach-themed furnishings and fully stocked kitchens. There is laundry on site, with free wifi and satellite TV.

Location, location, location! Island Dreams is perfectly centered on this intimate island, and you can have it all for a fraction of the price of staying at a pricey resort. The beach, pavilion and concession stand, public pool, and Lido Beach Resort (with its popular tiki bar and restaurant) are all located just a half-block down our quiet residential street. Paddleboarding, kayak rentals, and the trails and picnic areas at South Lido park are also just a quick walk south. Famous St. Armand's circle - with its eclectic shops and delicious restaurants - is a 10-15 minute stroll to the north through the island's charming paths. And!, Lido is the closest island to downtown Sarasota - with all of its cultural attractions and amenities - just a quick drive over the beautiful Ringling bridge. It doesn't get any better than this!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Julie Chambers (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

About Julie Chambers

I purchased this 4-unit property in 2011, after a roundabout path through several cities and professions. After living on site for two years, I recently made the 2-bedroom owner's unit available for rent. It was long my dream to own property by the beach, hence the name Island Dreams, and I look forward to sharing it all with you! Julie

Julie Chambers purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Julie Chambers chose Lido Key

I visited Sarasota for the first time in 2010, and immediately knew I wanted to make it my home. This charming small city has all of the benefits of a big city - culture, restaurants, events - along with stunning beaches, friendly people and an amazing quality of life. And Lido Key encompasses all of it. It has a quiet and laid-back, yet sophisticated, beach atmosphere, and its proximity to downtown Sarasota can't be beat.

Photos by Kelly Kearns Photography. Give Kelly a call for specials on beach photo shoots: (585) 944-8916

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Beautiful, Renovated, Vacation Rentals on Lido Key (1 & 2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Seymour, CT 06483
5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to be close to the beach, as well as walking distance to St. Armand's Circle. At the risk of sounding less than demanding, we have to say that for our wants and tastes, Island Dreams on Lido Key was just perfect. We had the "Gulf Breeze" the second-floor unit in the front. It was comfortable, nicely decorated and had everything we needed (we felt at home immediately, and realized we could have easily lived there for a month). It had the feel of a nice, clean beach house, not a luxury hotel. There are no on-site grounds to speak of, but with the beach and other outdoor venues so close, that did not seem to matter. The notebook that the owner has thoughtfully put together proved to be spot-on for recommendations on places to eat and things to do, and it soon became apparent that her tips on "how to" and "when to" "what not to do" were an invaluable resource, especially as we had not stayed in the area before. We had a chance to meet a few of the other folks staying there, and it seems this little gem has folks from places as far away as England and Canada who, having tried other places, now return here year after year. We found that we liked walking the area, and the location had us about one block from the beach and maybe eight blocks along a very pleasant walk up the Boulevard of the Presidents from the cut-above shops and restaurants at the circle. Lido Beach is a beautiful beach with a great location... maybe not as famous as Siesta Key to the south, but certainly not as crowded and commercial, either. Lido Key is residential except for the circle and a few high-rise resorts near the beach, and the entire area feels safe and is very well-kept, with areas along the canals and closer to the circle, quite affluent. We also enjoyed the surrounding Sarasota area, and definitely recommend the Ringling Museum as something special, and not to be missed. Our only regret is that we were not able to meet up with our gracious host, who no longer lives on-site (her place is now available as the two-bedroom unit). Now that we have found Island Dreams rentals, we will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Sandy Toes

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Sandy Toes for a week and it was exactly what you see in the pictures! The unit was clean, modern, welcoming and full of the amenities of a home. The bed was super comfortable! The beach is a 3 minute walk/ half block away! St Armands Circle is great for shopping, eating and people watching and is only a few blocks away! Julie also helped us with recommendations of where to eat and who to call to set up a paddle boarding eco tour. We also toured the mangroves and I highly recommend it! I can't wait to book with Julie and Island Dreams again!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic, rejuvenating get-away

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location with extremely comfortable, clean, relaxing accommodations! We stayed in Gulf Breeze, and it was a minute walk from the door to the beach. The water was so clear, clean, warm, and so many shades of blue. We walked the beach in the mornings looking for shells, swam and paddle boarded in the afternoons, saw beautiful sunsets at night. Units came equipped with beach chairs, umbrellas, and floats which was a great convenience. Short walk to Armands Circle for restaurants, shopping and ice cream (Kilwan's). And 3 min walk to South Lido Park where we kayaked and paddle boarded through the mangroves and the bay -- we saw manatees!! Siesta Key Beach was also a highlight with its white, powdery, cool sand. And Myakka State Park was an easy drive to see alligators and big birds of prey. To top it all off, the people of Sarasota, starting the Julie the owner, were so friendly, generous, and welcoming. Trip was a great combo of relaxation and fun, outdoor activity. We'll be back to Island Dreams rentals! Thank you, Julie, for all your excellent recommendations!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

My two teenage daughters and myself just spent a wonderful warm and sunny week at Sandy Toes and had a great time! Plenty of room for the three of us. Very clean. The bed was comfortable, as was the pull out couch. Nice kitchen with everything needed to prepare and serve meals. Location can't be beat, 3 1/2 minute walk and your toes are in the sand and you're looking at the beautiful blue waves. Had lunch at Lido Beach and it was good, well priced food (great cheeseburgers and reubens). Lido beach is beautiful, walked beach for shells every morning. Lido is very walkable area and sunsets are amazing. Visit Siesta Key beach if you have time, huge beautifully soft white sand, like flour soft.

Bottom line, great property, great location, Julie is very responsive and easy to get ahold of. Loved Lido, will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Timonium,Md
5

S and R

  • 5 of 5

What a great find in Sarasota! We spent four nights in Gulf Breeze, and it really wasn't enough. The unit was beautiful, clean, and had everything we could possibly have needed. The location was perfect, beach across the street, St. Armonds within walking (or stumbling,) distance. This was our annual girls getaway, ten days on the road, from Maryland to Sanibel Island. Thanks Julie. We hope to return

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in room "Sandy Toes" in Island Dreams last week. Excellent location across from Lido Beach Resort. A few steps to the beach and you can take a morning swim in the bath water they call the Gulf. Its heaven. After the beach and a shower its a nice walk to St. Armands Circle for lunch, dinner, cocktails, ice cream or shopping. The unit was very clean and had everything I needed. They even let you use the washer/dryer so a long stay is like being in your 2nd home. The owner, Julie, is awesome. And because she only has a few (3 or 4?) units she pays attention to detail. Yeah, I'd highly recommend it. I've started using this website for vacations more often because big hotels don't give you the same experience as private villas, condos or homes.

The put-it for kayak tours/rentals is also down the street. Take a tour thru mangrove tunnels...you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Lido Key Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Season 2015
Dec 21 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$950
$3,000
 
 
Season 2016
Dec 19 2015 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$950
$3,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes All rental fees include cleaning charges on stays of 4 or more nights
Non-refundable Pet fee of $100 ($150/2 pets) for all reservations with pets
+ $50 for each person over 2 guests
These posted rates are for my 1-bedroom units. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR 2-BEDROOM RATES.
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Amenities

Lido Key Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • All units have one bathroom. Sandy Toes and Gulf Breeze have tub/shower combos, while Sunset Suite and Cozy Cottage have walk-in showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Cozy Cottage and Gulf Breeze have King beds in the bedroom. Sandy Toes has a Queen bed in the bedroom. Sunset Suite has a Queen bed in the master and 2 twins in the second bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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