About the property
- Condo650 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay5 - 14 nights
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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!
What a Terrific Place to Experience Lido Key
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.
Thank you for the great review, enjoy Hawaii.
Hope to see you next year
Perfect Beach Retreat
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.
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
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.
Thank you Seth for the nice review, we enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope that you can return someday.
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.
Thank you Karen, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again
Beautifully appointed apartment
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.
Thank you David and Diane, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to coming back.
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!
Additional pricing information
Cleaning Fee $75 in addition Rates are based on 2 adults, additional adults will be $25 extra per adult per night