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Lido Key Cottage -You'll absolutely fall in love with it

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 BR / 2 BA cottage only a block from Lido Beach

You will absolutely fall in love with this charming cottage, built in the 1920's by John Ringling for some of his staff, which is one of seven stand-alone homes of White Sands of Lido. This two bedroom, two bath home is within a block of the public beach and swimming pool. Most of the original hardwood floors are intact. Additions made over the years include a large mud room/full laundry room, a second bath, large screened porch, total lot fencing and an outdoor shower. Decorated in a seaside chic design, it retains much of the original charm. You will love the quiet location this retreat offers. The proximity to St. Armand's restaurants and shopping as well as nearby trails and kayaking are a huge draw. A short drive over the Ringling Bridge will put you in the heart of downtown Sarasota, where you can enjoy all of the arts, entertainment and dining the city has to offer. This cottage can be rented by the week.

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017


Lido Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 0
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Entry Way - Bedding: Day Bed
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Lido Key Cottage -You'll absolutely fall in love with it
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Spartanburg, SC

What a gem!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have always wanted to stay in a cottage near the beach and finally made the decision to with this trip to Lido Key. I am so in love I don't want to go home!! I am writing this review on my last day. The screened in porch is to die for! Don't worry if it is hot outside there are to industrial sized fans (that aren't loud) to keep the breeze moving enabling you to enjoy the screened porch anytime of day. The kitchen is well stocked, the washer and dryer work great and are easy to use. There are beach chairs and beach towels for the short walk or ride to Lido Key beach. The living room has a really comfy sofa and two recliners that are electric and very comfortable!!! The beds are covered in 100% cotton linens and the mattresses are divine!! Keep in mind this is a cottage and has some uneven floors and rustic looks about it but that is what gives it the wonderful character!! I have never stayed in the same place twice but my mother and I are already looking to rebook this property in the fall. The cleaning crew had the place spotless when we arrived better than many 4 stars resorts I have stayed in. They left their signature cards on the beds, toilets and other parts of the house so that you were assured that cleaned all surfaces!! I met Dallas at Florida Vacation Connection because of an issue with the TV (it had come unplugged) and she came out on her Saturday evening to resolve the problem. She is a real asset to the management company and very easy to deal with! I can't wait to return and will be sad to go tomorrow!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lido Key Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 21 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - Nov 21 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Fee $45
Departure Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Processing $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

35% to 50% advance deposit depending upon length of stay. A signed Reservation Agreement along with your payment will be due within ten days of booking. Balance in full due thirty days prior to your arrival.
FORMS OF PAYMENT: Cash, Personal Checks, Cashiers or Travelers Checks, Visa, Master Card and American Express (US card holders only).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Beach
Car: necessary


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