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Luxurious Waterfront Home Walking Distance from Lido Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Home away from home plus more in this Luxurious Lido Key rental in Sarasota, Florida. This fully updated, spectacular home is a vacationer's dream spot! High end old style beach house is a hidden gem and has been completely restored to the atmosphere of old St. Armand's. It is situated in a perfect location on the beautifully landscaped island of Lido Key. This home is nestled perfectly, in an upscale area, between St. Armand's Circle and Lido Beach. This house and location has something for everyone. Beach, shops and restaurants within walking distance, relaxation by the pool, fire pit or at the dock, outside speakers, outdoor shower, free Wifi, HD cable TV, comfortable and cozy living room and spacious bedrooms, plenty of seating in dining room, full bathrooms, garage, and the list goes on. We have spared no expense on appliances and furnishings inside & outside this beach house. Plus your stay includes all essentials you would need for beach life (linens, towels, hair dryers, iron, cooking utensils, dishes & flatware, all kitchen appliances plus coffee maker, blender, crock pot, grill utensils, washer/dryer, stocked bathrooms, bicycles, garage, beach towels, beach chairs & umbrella). You can pack up your family and not have to worry about packing all the extras. Want to venture out? Enjoy restaurants and nightlife at St. Armand’s circle which is only a short walk to the shops and five star restaurants. Rentals in the area for boat, jet skis, fishing, etc.

This spacious, newly remodeled home has every amenity you could want and sleeps 8 people. This entire property was tastefully remodeled in 2007 and no expense was spared. The remodel included landscaping, flooring, appliances, equipment, fixtures, and new furniture. The house includes 2 bedrooms, a den, and 2 full baths. The master bedroom has a king size bed and 42” flat screen TV with HD cable. The second bedroom has 2 queen beds and the den can easily be converted into another bedroom. All linens are provided. The kitchen has updated appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, and microwave), tile flooring, dining area with table that seats 8 (plus 3 bar stools at the bar island), and cooking utensils are provided. The living room includes a gas fireplace and 50' flat screen TV with HD cable and DVD player. There is also an attached garage to the house.

This private home is located on a canal that is 200 feet wide and opens into Otter Bay which opens to the Gulf of Mexico. There is a private dock behind the house with a 13,000 pound boat lift so your boat is at your convenience throughout your vacation. There is a bridge at the end of the canal that allows for a 9 foot boat to pass through. If you feel like staying home you can take a swim in your very own pool, or convert it into a relaxing hot tub by turning on the heat and jets; or just kick back in the comfortable outdoor seating area with plenty of chairs and cushions and toast s’mores on the gas fire pit that is located next to the pool.

Venture out the front door for a short walk to the world famous white sands of Lido Beach, a quick walk to St. Armand’s Circle, or a nice walk through the upscale neighborhoods of Lido Beach.

Once you experience the St. Armand's/Lido Beach area you won't want to stay anywhere else! Explore the world famous white sands of Lido Beach to find shells, fish, sail, swim, play, walk on the beach, or enjoy an unbelievable sunset. If you’re lucky you will even see Florida’s world famous Manatee’s off the back dock.

No receptions, weddings or large parties allowed on premises. Thank you!!

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About The Owner

I purchased this house in 2004 after adding a division of my company to the Sarasota area. After purchasing I had the house remodeled and my family and I enjoyed a lot of time in this beautiful home. I have since bought another property in the St Armands area and now rent this house out since I haven't been able to part with it!!

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Lido Key

This is a great area of Sarasota and has great access by boat or car. Being close to the beach and the circle is a must when staying in Sarasota.

What makes this house unique

I am a huge fan of the St Armands area and the beach and this home is perfectly located. You can park your car and walk to all amenities in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was great. Exactly as advertised. Very, very clean, well stocked with towels and linens and the location was perfect – we walked to dinner every night.
Oct 2011
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Lido Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 90 day notice is required for cancellation. If made more than 90 days prior to stay cancellation fee is $100. Within 90 days of stay 50% refund.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full 2nd Bath
    Bathroom 1/Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , 2 vanities, Walk in shower w/handheld & body sprays
  • Hair dryers included in both bathrooms along with towels. Misc. supplies also stocked (soap, shampoo, toilet paper).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Dresser, door to backyard that locks
    Den/Converts to bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Futon in the den size Full
    Bedroom 1/Master Bedroom - 1 king , 42" Flat Panel TV HD Cable, his and hers closets
  • All pillows and linens are included in each bedroom including for the futon. Den has a small desk with couch/futon. This space can be converted to a bedroom with futon that is a double sized bed. Closets in master, dresser in 2nd bedroom and additional closet in Den for plenty of storage during your stay.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House includes private dock access, boat lift, heated pool with jets, outdoor shower, outdoor fire pit, ice machine, less than 5 minute walk to Lido Beach, and less than 10 minute walk to St Armand's Circle. 6 beach chairs & 1 beach umbrella included for beach use. Dock usage is $250/week. CANCELLATION POLICY: If cancelled 31+ Days prior to your stay you will be charged a $100 cancellation fee. Any bookings cancelled within 30 days of your stay will forfeit 50% of your rental payment.


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Luxurious Waterfront Home Walking Distance from Lido Beach
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 64 reviews

A weekend at the Ballet and Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! Clean, and many small extras! Relaxing and a wonderful set up for family members of many ages.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! Everything was perfect! Can not wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. Very comfortable. Great location. Will definitely stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a long weekend. Perfect location. Very comfortable. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic from top to bottom!

  • 5 of 5

Being a Ritz carlton junkie I was a little gun shy about renting a home. We took my daughter to college so I wanted a homey environment during our stay, well we got it. Everything in the home was top of the line. The cleanliness was unbelievable. I have not one thing bad to say about this property! Rae Ann was so easy to work with and the maintenance man was awesome, we told fishing stories for an hour! I can't wait for our next trip here. If you love Sarasota, the beach, a pool and St. Armand's Circle THIS IS THE PLACE TO RENT!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Condition & great location!

  • 5 of 5

Home was very clean, everything (plumbing, appliances, electronics) in good condition and working order. Was also well stocked with everyday bathroom and kitchen items ready for use.

Easy walk to dining, shopping and beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our place! Everything about it was perfect! Not one issue from beginning to end. Can't wait to stay here again one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
St. Armand's Circle
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
St. Armand's Circle
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Lido Beach

Our property is less than a 5 minute walk to beautiful Lido Beach and under a 10 minute walk to St. Armands Circle. (per google maps)

St. Armand's Circle has 5 star restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please request quote if you have any questions about your rate.
Nightly rate only applies to 3 night booking.
Any booking over 4 nights calculated at lower rate based on weekly rate.
20% Discount offered for monthly rentals. Peak season fees could be less if booking an entire month!!!
Cleaning fee for Monthly rental or longer is $350.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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