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Charming Lido Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 917 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Free Standing Cottage With Private Patio Just A Block To The Beach

Relax in this quiet free standing 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage one block to the beach. Sleeps up to 6 in three beds. Full kitchen and outdoor Bar-B-Q grill. Two beach bikes included and kayak rentals within a couple of blocks. Lots to do nearby including restaurants, shopping, sight seeing and theaters. Full TV and internet is included. Walk over to the Ritz Tiki Bar at sunset for Lido libations - it's a local hangout too!

Maureen or Matt Morris
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Maureen or Matt Morris

We have lived in Sarasota for over 35 years. Love the beach and warm weather but have come to appreciate the cultural attractions that Sarasota has to offer and enjoy the many dining options as well.

Maureen or Matt Morris purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Maureen or Matt Morris chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

It's a great get-a-way spot close to the beach and attractions but still has a quiet and residential feeling. Feels like you live here!

What makes this cottage unique

Best location - large cottage for up to 6 - beach bikes - quiet - private.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Lido Key in the Sarasota

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 917 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Laundry is in this bathroom as well
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , two full size beds and a second TV
    Master - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master has queen size bed with new mattress and box springs in early 2016. New mattress and box springs in second bedroom (both beds) in June of 2016.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Charming Lido Cottage
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Fabulous beach secret!

  • 5 of 5

Lido Cottage was a dream come true. In all ways, it exceeded my expectations. Not only was the cottage attractively furnished, it was sparkling clean, bright and well organized to the smallest detail. The beds were comfortable, linens fresh, kitchen complete, furniture and and entertainment area inviting. All electronics worked! As promised, the side terrace included a fine selection of beach compliments - two bikes, beach chairs, portable sun shade and gas grill. What a nice gesture by hosts, so guests have these "toys" at hand, instead of having to purchase locally or miss out on entirely. I was also pleased to find all beach and grill gear in excellent condition. A small table and chairs made a nice corner to enjoy wine while designated chef grilled.

Another lovely surprise was well stocked closet of beach towels, soap, shampoo, plentiful paper products - another trip to the store for necessities avoided! The hosts fine attention to detail for our comfort and convenience was exceptional. In addition to the fabulous location a 1/2 block from the beach and ten minute walk to fine dining and shopping at St Armand's Circle, the neighborhood was peaceful and safe. Awakening to birdsong and flowers in bloom was another great treat.

This is a rare find - a truly special place that I hope to return to.

Kathryn, April 2017

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! That is a very nice review Kathryn! Maureen and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Please come again. M&M
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Wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this adorable cottage located one block from the beach and within walking distance to lots of shopping and several great restaurants! It comes equipped with everything you need to spend the day at the beach, relax at home or bike ride to see the sights.....we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great week on Lido Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This place was nearly perfect. The only things that could have made it better would have been a pool and a butler (LOL). Really for a week, a month the location, the cottage, the owners attention to your needs is very good!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming,, pristine cottage close to beach and St. Armands

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for my sisters to stay in while attending a wedding in Sarasota. We found the cottage in pristine condition, comfortable, tastefully decorated, bright and airy. It felt very spacious for 4 people and we also enjoyed sitting outside in the front of the cottage. Every possible amenity was provided and much appreciated. It is located on a quiet residential street, a 5 min walk to the beach, and 15 min into St. Armands Circle. We would would love to come back and spend a month!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well-kept comfortable cottage a block from Lido Beach

  • 4 of 5

This is an historic cottage (one of a number - 7?) built by Ringling for his staff in the 1920s. It has two bedrooms, and two bathrooms with a washer/dryer in the second bathroom. The space could not be more efficiently used, in a good way. The bedrooms are smallish, but the living and dining areas are generous and comfortable. There has clearly been a recent renovation, and the kitchen in particular seems nearly new. I don't want to reiterate information already provided by the owner, but it looks like many new systems, including A/C and major appliances, and again the overall effect is great comfort in a cottage, a tribute to the designer and decorator. We enjoyed the quirkiness of some of the furniture; overall, the effect was comfort and utility. In the kitchen, our only criticism has to do with the cooking utensils (not pots and pans so much as spatulas and stirrers etc) (A thought: there is a new spice store in St Armands Circle, and one wonders if they could assemble a set of common spices and herbs for VRBO landlords to stock for renters' use?) The cottage is an easy walk to Lido Beach to the West, and not much further to St. Armands Circle to the North or the park to the South.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were hoping for!

  • 5 of 5

Matt an Maureen's Lido Cottage was everything we were hoping for and more. It was like our very own beach cottage. Everything was clean and well taken care of. The location was within walking distance of the beach and St. Armands Circle. Communication was great from booking through departure. We will definitely stay here again! Thank you Matt and Maureen!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: recommended

It's a beach location plus so much more: shopping and fine dining on world famous St Armand's Circle, The Ringling Museum and residence tours, Marie Selby Gardens, many golf courses, downtown Sarasota for shopping and restaurants of every kind, Sarasota Opera, the Asolo Theater, Florida Studio Theater and Kayak rentals just 2 blocks away on the bayside.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Lido Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
1 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Season
5 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4th of July Boat Races
29 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Season
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday Season
15 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £96.63

one week minimum at holidays: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Memorial Day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot