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Living the Dream on Lido I, beautiful one bedroom condo

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Condo Close The Beach And Short Walk To St. Armands Circle

Be sure to check out our other property 765760 - Living the Dream on Lido Il


Please read our reviews. We are owner operators and live nearby. It’s our goal to make your time at Living the Dream on Lido memorable. We meet all of our guests on arrival to make sure everything is perfect – we appreciate your business


If you’re looking for a quiet beach community and an island lifestyle than you’re at the right place. The unit is decorated in island style with a king size comfortable bed, flat screen TVs in living and bedroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. What’s really nice is at Lido you can park your car and walk (or bike) as everything you need is nearby. It’s not uncommon for our guests to taxi in for the week.

Like the outdoors? Lido has parks on the north and south end and the kayak park is two blocks away. The beach is a block away and we provide beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler.

Hungry? It’s a 5 minute walk to famous St. Armand’s Circle with 15+ restaurants and upscale boutique shopping. Our favorite spots are at Tommy Bahamas restaurant watching the crowds go by while sipping a martini or on the patio at the Columbia with a pitcher of cava sangria made table side.

Night on the town? Enjoy beautiful downtown Sarasota’s fine dining, theater, opera, ballet, art galleries, antique shops, and museums or just pass the time while strolling the shops of downtown Sarasota. Longboat key and Siesta Key are minutes away.

Linens, towels, beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler provided – just bring your toothbrush! If you forgot it – ask! We probably have it.

You name it and its nearby - golf, beach, bike, boat, sailing, some of the best fishing, fishing charters, aquariums, museums, shopping, wind surfing, kite boarding, swimming, great walking areas, theaters, opera, and on and on.

Here is a sampling of what's nearby!

•Ringling Museum (John Ringling was an art collector)

•Segway Rentals (fun way to tour the town)

•Selby Botanical Gardens (amazing display of orchids)

•Mote Marine Aquarium (fish lovers place and great for kids)

•Van Wezel Performing Arts Center

•Marina Jacks (downtown on the water restaurant with a nice outdoor bar)

•Ca’ d’Zan Mansion (John & Mable Ringling house)

•Myakka State Park (gators and airboats)

•Busch Gardens (hour north)

•Sarasota Opera (located in the theatre district)

•Kennedy Space Center (nice day trip)

Two hours to Orlando attractions. Minutes to Sarasota airport and 1 hour to Tampa and St. Petersburg airports, parks, museums, sporting events.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Jan

Local couple living the dream on Lido

Jan purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jan chose Lido Key

No place better than Lido. This is a small complex of 10 condos that's quiet and convenient.

What makes this condo unique

Small beach community with easy access to the great beach, restaurants, arts, and sites in Sarasota.


Lido Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Only one car permitted
  • Rate is based on two adults, additional adults will be $25 extra per adult per night. No extra charge for children
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 queen , in the Living Room
  • Completed updated beautiful spacious master bedroom. Island look with king size bed, nightstand, dresser with mirror and adjacent master bath. 40' flat screen TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Living the Dream on Lido I, beautiful one bedroom condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time in Lido Key, and loved Janice’s condo. Its perfect for two, and I think its roomier in real life than the photos. Enjoyed having the padio to relax on and it was great to have the beach chairs and umbrella (and all on a convenient trolley) to take to the beach, a short walk away. We really miss not being able to go down to the beach at sunset and chill out! We regularly walked to St. Armand’s Circle to eat, and I used to run down and around South Lido Beach Park. It was great to be able to be able to just leave the car in the covered parking spot and relax. Janice is so helpful and will come over if you have any queries or need help. We would love to return, and would recommend without hesitation, many thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Terrific Place to Experience Lido Key

  • 5 of 5

Lido Key and St Armond's is a terrific beach community within walkable distance from our unit. Our hosts, Janice and Chris, were very conscientious and accommodating. We couldn't ask for a better couple to rent from. They provided plenty of "toys", went beyond the call of duty keeping us informed of "happenings" in town during our stay and made any small repairs immidiately. We would visit again without hesitation. thank you so much for making our first Sarasota stay a great experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, enjoy Hawaii. Hope to see you next year
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Media, PA

Perfect Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time renting from Janice and Chris, who are wonderful hosts. They meet you personally at check in and review all the details of their lovely condo that is just a short walk to Lido Beach and to St. Armand's Circle. The condo is beautifully decorated, very comfortable, full of amenities, and has a newly refinished bathroom that is gorgeous. The little patio area off the bedroom is private and the perfect place to have a cup of coffee in the am or a cocktail in the pm. The large walk in closet has plenty of room all the necessary items to pack for the beach and there is a rolling beach cart with chairs and an umbrella making it easy to walk to the beach. You will not be disappointed with any aspect of this rental or with the lovely owners, Janice and Chris! Our only disappointment was having to leave this little paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, I'm glad you enjoyed your 2nd stay and look forward to seeing you again for your 3rd stay
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 1-year old daughter, and I had a wonderful week at Chris and Jan’s condo. The condo is conveniently located 5 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from “The Circle” which has a plethora of restaurants and shops. Chris and Jan went out of their way to make us feel at home, even bringing by beach toys for our daughter to play with. The condo is stocked with everything that you would need for your day to day which limits the amount of items that we had had to travel with. Overall, we would highly recommend staying at this accommodation and we hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Seth for the nice review, we enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope that you can return someday.
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

This home was a lovely place to stay for the week. It was clean, tastefully decorated, updated, and had everything you need to cook at home. Just a short walk to the beach and to town. Truly perfect, I will stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again
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Bishop Auckland

Beautifully appointed apartment

  • 5 of 5

From initial contact with a Janice to completing our stay on Lido Key everything was great. The apartment has everything you need for a great vacation even down to your own beach trolley with sun chairs and parasol which you can happily trundle the one block to the beach. St Armands Circle withs it’s shopping and dining options is only a 5-10 minute walk away and felt very safe to do so at night. We will definitely be back. Thanks Janice.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David and Diane, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to coming back.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Ritz Carlton Beach Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Tommy Bahama
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: not necessary

It doesn't get any better than this. Located at the last barrier island and within walking distance to St. Armands Circle one of the re-eminent shopping areas on the west coast of Florida. To the north Longboat Key and Anna Maria islands. To the south Siesta and Manasota keys. Downtown Sarasota is only a few miles away. Walk the bridge!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Cleaning Fee $75 in addition
Rates are based on 2 adults, additional adults will be $25 extra per adult per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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