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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Cute And Cozy Unit That Offers An Affordable Option In A Million Dollar Location

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

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Lido Key Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Cute And Cozy Unit That Offers An Affordable Option In A Million Dollar Location

The guest rooms are our entry level room category. They are cozy and affordable, ideal for the value conscious traveler or short term visits.The guest rooms are our entry level room category. The beach is a 4 minute walk and St. Armands 6 minute walk, according to Google Maps The guest rooms provide an affordable option to enjoy the tropical island lifestyle. Queen size bed. Cable tv high speed internet access-non smoking, microwave, mini refrigerator, toaster oven wifi

Delightful unit tucked away on exciting lido key. Nestled amid a tropical garden, the units are steps from the beautiful white sands of Lido Beach (one of the top 25 Beaches in the U.S. ), with the turquoise waters of the gulf of Mexico just beyond. Quiet side roads and boulevards are perfect for a morning jog or a casual strolling to nearby st. Armand's circle, which hosts some of the worlds most exclusive restaurants and shops. Across the bay is sarasota, florida's cultural center and home to a never-ending variety of indoor and outdoor activities, from fine museums and theaters to world-class golf courses and tennis facilities. The units are completely furnished and fully equipped to make your vacation worry free.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dan (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Reviews

Good! 3.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
Cute And Cozy Unit That Offers An Affordable Option In A Million Dollar Location
average rating of 3.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Well the room was really SMALL and the service verry poor not what I though

  • 1 of 5

Well the Room was verry small the service verry poor no swiping pool they didn't do my bed or put clean towel not Happy I even left two day early was suppose to scary 4 days only stay 2 will never stay there again

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Good

  • 4 of 5

Location, Location, Location. This rental is within walking distance to the beach , restaurants and shops.

Lovely , quiet neighborhood. The room was smaller than I had anticipated , it's an older complex but it reminded me of hotel from my youth. What I call old Fliorida, before all the high rise hotel Tom over the beach. There is a microwave and a small frig. It was very clean, the bed was comfortable. Over all we enjoyed our stay. I would recommend staying, especially if you are on a budget. Not a good place if you have kids though.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The location, location, location is Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! The place is located in a great neighborhood-very safe and comfortable setting. The rooms were as described, very clean and had a fun beach feel to them. The owner-Dan-was very responsive to our emails and really helped us out with travel issues we had. Thank you so much for saving our vacation!

We will definitely come back to this location and hope to bring my kids and grandkids down. We really enjoyed the beach, the meals we ate in the circle and the shopping experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, cozy, affordable, needs attention to details. This place could be great....

  • 3 of 5

We booked the Lido Islander in the height of winter season. I have stayed on the island a number of times over the past ten years and was very aware of the lack of affordability in season. I went looking for a rental condo and the Islander seemed like a decent alternative. The VRBO billing is a bit confusing. The owner is this case appears to be the owner of what they are billing as "boutique inn" (which it is not). Initially, we were disappointed, but grew to be ok with the charm of the place over the time we stayed.

What's good:

Location...5-7 minutes walking to Lido Beach. Supreme sunsets, great beach.

Location...5-7 minutes walking to St. Armand's Circle. You can leave the car in the lot and not have to deal with the traffic circle and parking nightmare.

Neighborhood...lovely second homes. Safe, secure, blissfully quiet.

Space...we stayed in a one bedroom unit. Nice space for two people. Decorated in early beach cute.

Quiet...with the exception of some loud house mates the last evening, we felt like we had the place to ourselves. Slept late, windows open at night with only the birds singing to us in the morning.

What's not so good:

The kitchen....furnished in early flea market/Grandma's garage sale. We enjoyed great wine in the matching tea cups, nary a wine glass in sight. Pots and pans were almost not safe for cooking...even boiling water. One dish towel (wash cloth size). No "left behinds" that are often found in owner rented condos (paper towels, salt, pepper, dish detergent). Even for a short trip, prepare as you would for camping....carry in, carry out. Anything left behind is most likely taken by the folks who clean the apartment when you leave.

The air conditioning....blasts away cold air and cannot be controlled. We shut one vent only to have the air blasting away in another place...including directly over the bed. And...there are no blankets to protect you from the cold air. We opened windows to balance things out. Probably made it worse, but seemed the only solution.

The bathroom...ugh. I was afraid to pick up the bathmat. Rust, early signs of mold on the edge of the tube. Again...prepare for camping. No fan, no ventilation, and the window crank is rusted and broken. Sauna. Think sauna.

Towels...yes, there is a cabinet for "extra" towels. Prepare for the cabinet being empty...with the exception of the raggedy pool and beach towels. If you need fluffy, bring them along.

So...we decided three stars is about right. Details.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT location, decent place to stay.

  • 3 of 5

The best thing about this property is the location. It's walking distance to a beach and shopping/restaurants at St. Armand's circle. The rooms are small but totally fine - AC! Very thin walls. I will share that there were two holes in one of my towels, but the towel quality was pretty good, which is more important to me. There's parking if you have a car. Clean, small fridge and comfortable bed. No microwave.

I can't review the nearby beach or their beach supplies because I was using my grandmother's beach on longboat key. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for an affordable place to stay. I think the accommodations/experience is a good deal for the cost.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good overall value

  • 4 of 5

Small but complete room for the value. Short walk to the beach. Great shopping and restaurants at Saint Armand's Circle close by. Could not find coffee supplies. I'll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lido Key Apartment Rental Rates

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Aug 26 2016 - Aug 30 2016
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$164
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lido Key Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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