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Carolyn Michel

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german

Beautiful waterfront home, a few steps from beach

17 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Lido Key House Rental Photos and Description

Great Location! Waterfront views! Pool & Beach! master Suite, 3 bedrooms 2 bath

This is an exclusive location. On a canal, steps from the beach, within steps of exclusive St. Armand's Circle with its special shopping and dining experiences. There are beautiful sunsets, a tropical setting and great views. Theatres and museums are nearby. A family of manatees swim in the canal...birds come to visit! Perfect blend of nature and civilization. Large master suite...2 more bedrooms & Bath. (3 bedroom 2 bath total )...family room, pool and patio! and a beautiful DOCK!

Fabulous vacation spot!

More details: This family residence is bright and sunny and comfortable and right on the water. One level living makes it perfect for older adults or for families, or as a romantic vacation getaway. Beautiful landscaping, a wild bird that makes daily visits hoping to be fed..and manatee sightings are frequent. Water views from all over the house. Just across from the beach with it's pure white sand and gorgeous sunsets.

And let's not forget that St. Armand's Circle is very short walk away, with it's terrific shops, restaurants and Ice cream shops, and music at night with outdoor dining adventures.

Cultural Oasis of Florida.: Downtown Sarasota with all of it's cultual allures is a short 2 mile drive away There is world class professional Theatre ...Asolo Repertory Theatre, & the Florida Studio Theatre, and fun Musicals at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. Also, Sarasota has it's own great Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet, Symphony, and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, as well as the Ringling Museum of Art. In addition, there are art galleries on Palm Avenue, and on Saturday Mornings, the popular Farmer's Market is a fun place to buy fresh fruits and veggies and other'stuff'. .

Restaurants: Sarasota boasts Many great restaurants in all price ranges! Many are steps away from this perfectly located home....in fabulous St. Armand's Circle.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Carolyn Michel (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german

About Carolyn Michel

I grew up in St. Louis Mo. and vacationed in Sarasota with my family. My Mom and Dad purchased this great home, and now it belongs to me. I live right around the corner from "Hirsch's landing," so I can easily attend to the home and my guests. I live in Sarasota on Lido Key, and I work as a professional actress at the Asolo Repertory Theatre.

Why Carolyn Michel chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

location, location, location! There are views of the water from all over the house, It is a very comfortable 3 bedroom , 2 full baths family home. The Master Bedroom has a large en suite dressing room and bath area with lots of closet space.and a king size bed. The 2 guest rooms can be made into king or 2 twin beds, so it is versatile. cable TV in 2 of the bedrooms and in the family room as well. This is a perfect vacation home for a couple or a family . The kitchen is fully equipped …there is a laundry..sheets and towels and beach towels and a couple of beach chairs are provided.

What makes this house unique

Wild Manatees are frequent visitors to the new beautiful dock on this lovely canal.

Reviews

4.5
based on 17 traveler reviews

Beautiful waterfront home, a few steps from beach
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews
5

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

My family, which is basically 4 adults and 2 older teenagers, just returned from a relaxing and fun week at this property. I could not be more pleased with the accommodations. The house has more than enough room for a large family, with lovely views of the canal and pool, as most of the back of the house is sliding, glass doors. We all spent our evenings playing with the manatees that stay under the dock, swimming in the pool and taking the short stroll around the corner to St Armand's Circle, where we enjoyed ice cream, shopping and dining. Our days were spent on the beautiful beach, which is a short walk from the front of the house. The area of the beach we were on, was surprisingly uncrowded even over the holiday. The house was well stocked with plenty of towels, sheets, cleaning supplies and the kitchen had everything we needed to stay in and cook, which we did on several occasions. We grilled out on the 4th and even entertained some friends one night and found everything we needed for an enjoyable time by all. The owner and property manager were wonderful to deal with. They took the time to meet us and made sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend this property and plan on booking it for 2 weeks next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! So delighted you enjoyed your stay and think my house is special. I love it too and always want folks to enjoy their vacations at "Hirsch's Landing".
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5

Hesitate to write this because I don't want it to be booked next year

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from our third year staying for a week in October. It is our home away from home and wouldn't even consider another place. Carolyn is a joy to work with. The pier, the manatees, the pool, the patio, the proximity to beach and Circle, the cool decor brings us back again and again. My only wish, since we are foodies, would be some upgrades to the cooking equipment (i.e. pots, pants, knives, etc.). Oh, and a couple bikes? :) Other than that HL is a 10 !

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Wow - perfect location - just a couple of minutes walk to the beautiful Lido beach in one direction and 3 minutes walk to the restaurants and shops in Armand's Circle in the other.

It was like stepping back in time - the home was decorated and furnished (as advertised) in 1960s style. Very comfortable and clean and well supplied with towels, bedding, crockery, glasses etc. My husband and I felt very much 'at home' and were very sad to leave.

We were very pleased (and amazed) to have manatees come to visit our dock every day. There were different ones, which came at various times of the day - two had babies with them. They were so lovely and we felt very lucky to get so close to them.

The outdoor area was great - the mango tree gave excellent shade and we enjoyed sitting out there in peaceful surroundings.

I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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cumming ga
5

Incredible Location & Cool Place!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fabulous week stay (July 4-11) at Hirsch's Landing. I typically vacation in the Destin area on the panhandle of Florida but took my brothers advice to give the Sarasota area a try. After a quick search I was amazed how less expensive the rentals are in comparison to the panhandle area. I found this place after a little research and glad I did. I must say I didn't know what to expect due to the fact that sometimes pictures do not tell whole story. The owner Carolyn was there as we arrived to give us a quick tour of the home - I must say when my wife and I entered the house we were pleasantly surprised - my first reaction was "this place is cool"! The amount of natural light that comes in from the complete glass sliding doors and windows on back of house really adds to the charm of this house. The home is much bigger than what it looks like in the pictures with a huge master bedroom and bath. The home comes equipped with plenty of towels, (even provides beach towels), cooking utensils, plates, etc. to accommodate more than the 4 guest in our party. The pool was perfect and the pool deck had natural shade (huge mango tree) on one side for those needing a break from the sun. It was also great taking a short stroll to end of the street and taking a right to be at the beach in 2 minutes or a left and being at St. Armand's Circle in 2 minutes - only time we got in the car was to get groceries. Looking forward to a return trip to Lido Key and "Hirsch's Landing". Thanks again to Carolyn for allowing some great memories at her rental home.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temple, Texas
5

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the most amazing vacation ever!!! The beach house was PERFECT!!! Retro 60's, just as the pictures show. We were a block away from the white sandy beach, a block away from the circle and a block away from the hotel where my daughter had her wedding ceremony. Perfect location, perfect price, perfect accommodations!! The home was HUGE with plenty of space to accommodate our tribe, both staying and visiting. It was everything and a thousand times more than expected. Carolyn was a fantastic host and made us feel welcome to enjoy all the property had to offer. I wish I could include photos of our family thoroughly enjoying our stay but I will just say...this property being in the perfect location, for the price and amenities was absolutely ideal for our weeks worth of events. Thank you Carolyn for an amazing experience!!! We can't wait to return :)

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Statesboro, Georgia
5

what an awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location!!!! This has all of the last three. What an awesome place. Plenty spacious enough to sleep six and even a better place to entertain a few friends and family. I grew up in that area and remember how Florida used to be. Its was like visiting my grandmother house or my aunt Reba's house. There is no misrepresentation on how the place is or how it is decorated. I loved it. Carolyn, i wouldn't change a thing. I thought it was so fun. i had my mom's 80th birthday and i loved to see everybody enjoying themselves there and reflecting back on old times. I had a few of my high school friends come and visit and even entertained a little wedding cocktail party there. This house was built to entertain and i'm sure the original owners were smiling down us, because that's what we were doing having a great time and entertaining. I live in Georgia now, so of course i brought some friends from there with me and they couldn't believe this is how Florida really was just not to long ago. Terrazzo floors, well they were always a topic of conversation. They were beautiful and in great shape. i found the house to be very clean, and well appointed for all your needs. Its just a few steps to the beach and a very short stroll to St. Armand's Circle. You don't want to do any of those things? Hang out by the pool or watch the Sheep head, mullet, and manatees in the canal. Why would you ever need to leave or drive once your there. Would i go back? i cant wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you loved "Hirsch's Landing" !
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota, Fl.
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bobby Jones Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-75
Car: recommended

This upscale vacation area is literally Steps from Lido Beach and. Armand's Circle with it's shops and restaurants.. it is also close to Downtown Sarasota, Florida's cultural coast. You'll find many cultural activities :world class theatre, opera, symphony, ballet & museum. It’s only a walking distance from shopping. Great restaurants and 85 Golf courses are within 20 miles. Boat rentals are available. The gorgeous Lido Beach is just across a private road.. The house is located on a canal, has a beautiful dock, and has water views from all over the home! Terrific Location!

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Rates & Availability

Lido Key House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax 12.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

$1200. per week plus 12%tax…..Prefer 2 weeks rental. We will consider one week rentals. $ 175. cleaning fee . Also REFUNDABLE
$ 500 safety/damage deposit.
25% downpayment upon booking. Remaining sum paid one month prior to arrival. Late bookings total sum paid prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Lido Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , Handicapped equipped
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , this is with the garage extra room
  • The Master Bath has a his and hers side, with each side having it's own sink and counter top and drawers ..her side has a makeup table In addition there is a nice dressing room space for both the 'his' and 'her sides in this master suite. Lots of closet space for EVERYONE throughout the House!!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins or 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , room off garage
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins can also be made up into 1 King size bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , king size bed
  • Master Bedroom sleeps 2 (king bed), guest bedroom can be made up as either 2 twins or 1 king size bed (sleeps 2). 3rd bedroom has 2 twins that can be made up into 1 king. And there is a separate room & bath off the garage that is not as nice, but it is private (1 twin bed) and has a small fridge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pool is a small pool for dipping and cooling off only.It has a nice deep end, however, It is not meant for any serious swimming of laps. great for kids! it is great for lying around to get some sun. The ocean is very, very near and a great place to swim, with the beautiful white beaches. Hirsch's landing is spacious, with a good room layout. The master bedroom has His and Hers separate dressing room areas, each with their own sink. The 2 other bedrooms and 2nd bath are on the other side of the house for privacy. There is an extra bedroom & bath built off the garage that can be used if necessary, for one more person.

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