The cottage lives up to that wonderfully inviting picture of the gated entry. It was perfect for the 2 of us....beautifully decorated, convenient, comfortable and just a short walk to the beach and those beautiful sunsets. Having another refrigerator and a state of the art washer and dryer were welcome amenities. We loved that the Lido location was so close to many other destinations. We walked to St. Armand's Circle everyday.....hard to resist all the shopping and dining opportunities. We explored nearby Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. The beaches are amazing. Sarasota is a wonderful city with a thriving art and theater district. There is another, larger cottage on the property which would accommodate more family (grandkids and parents) very well. It even has a small swimming pool nestled within beautiful landscaping. This was our first trip to Florida and staying at our Sparkling Fresh Cottage was a perfect introduction. We're already thinking about next year.