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Living The Dream On Lido II - quiet complex in walking distance to everything

Bedrooms 1
Space 585 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath - Walk To The Beach And St. Armands

Be sure to check out our other property 512091- Living the Dream on Lido I


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 fully updated and decorated in island style with a very comfortable king size bed, flat screen TVs in living room and bedroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. What’s really nice is at Lido you can park your car and walk (or bike, & bus) 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. There's bathrooms and snack bar at the beach also.

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. 8th floor Happy Hour at Lido Beach resort is also a great place to meet the locals.

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:
21 June, 2018

About Jan

Local couple living the dream on Lido. We've been coming here (Lido) for years and decided to make it our home. Chris was born in Florida and Jan's a NJ transplant. We hope you enjoy the island!

Jan purchased this condo in 2015

Why Jan chose Lido Key

Relaxing beach community. Close to everything and you never need to leave the island. Great neighborhood and everyone's friendly.

What makes this condo unique

Small beach community with easy access to the great beach, restaurants, arts, and sites in Sarasota. It's stuck in time a little bit but that's what makes it unique.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 585 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Only one car permitted
  • Rates are based on two adults, additional adults will be a $25 extra fee per adult per night. No extra fee for children
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Nice sized bath that has been fully updated. Separate vanity area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 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 ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


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Living The Dream On Lido II - quiet complex in walking distance to everything
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews

This is the place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about the condo we stayed in. Both Chris and Janice were fantastic to deal with. The condo was spotless when we arrived and had everything we needed. By far the best thing was the bed, nicest bed I have ever slept in. Close to the beach and St Almond circle. You would not be disappointed if you stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you would need/want

  • 5 of 5

Location and amenities are all good. Quiet and well appointed.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us James, I enjoyed meeting you and your boys I'm glad you enjoyed your stay
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Reiterate ...5 star for us

  • 5 of 5

Going back next year...that speaks loud for did we love it? Absolutely! Janice & Chris warm friendly.

Condo clean, well stocked, and very beachy. Didn’t want for a thing.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara, it was great to see you both again. Looking forward to your stay next year.
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5 Stars Plus!

  • 5 of 5

Living the Dream 2 was perfect for us. The condo was super clean; well furnished and in the best location. We really appreciated the sand chairs, umbrella, cart and cooler. Perfect! This was our first time staying at the condo and will not be the last. We definitely loved “living the dream”. Thank you Jan and Chris!

Linda, Sharon, Joanne

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, it was great seeing you Sharon and Joanne. Looking forward to your return visit
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and soak up some sunshine. The location is one very short walk to the beach and St. Armand's circle. If you packed carefully you could park the car and not get back in it until you leave. Everything you need is provided. Janice will meet you with a smile and help with anything you need.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and Jill, it was nice having you back for a return visit. Hope to see you again
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Great condo, great experience

  • 5 of 5

Great location to beach and parks

The condo was spotless, very well appointed, and had a super comfy bed. Hosts were great and very helpful with local info. The use of bikes and kayaks were icing on the cake. Thanks for a great week. DB

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Dan and Barbara, it was great to meet me you both. Hope to see you again
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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Great botanical garden in teh heart of downtown Sarasota
Mote Marine Laboratory
For the kids! About a mile north on City Island is the local aquarium. Be sure to stop at ...
Anna Maria City Pier
Great lunch spot on the water
Mediterraneo Restaurant
Good local Italian restaurant


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.53

$75.00 cleaning fee, Rate is for 2 adults, $25.00 a night extra per each adult

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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