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Living The Dream On Lido II, short term rentals

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Close 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 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

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 Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Living The Dream On Lido II, short term rentals
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Location, location, location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in this cozy condo and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Sweet beach decor. Great location. Just a couple blocks from Lido beach and a short walk to St Armands. Kayaking through mangroves just a few bocks away. Janice was very accomodating.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love, love, love

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were bright and cheerful. This clean and beachy condo was 1 block from the beach. Try happy hour at Lido Beach resort for a tasty snack, cocktail and spectacular sunset!

The hosts were the best.

Jan was only a call away to help out with any requests.

Enjoy your stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice condo.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. walking distance to shops galore and food galore. A very short one block to a great beach. This condo had everything you need for your stay and Janice was very warm and greeted you with a smile.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay, in warmly and tastefully decorated condo. Jan and Chris have made sure that the unit has everything you may need during your stay. Only minutes from the beach in one direction and minutes to dining, shopping or window browsing in the other. Quiet, safe neighbourhood.

Hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michel and Mila, I'm glad you enjoyed both condo's. We enjoyed meeting both of you hope to see you again next year
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Best Location to Stay on Lido Key!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect in every way. Clean and comfortable and quiet. A short drive to everything in the Sarasota region and can walk to the beach and St. Armand's Circle. Will definitely stay here again if we're in the area! Great communication with Jan and she is very willing to accommodate requests/needs if she can. Everything needed for your stay is provided. Book it now and enjoy!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you and Bill enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure meeting both of you
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely first floor unit on a recent 5 day trip to Sarasota/Lido Beach for a soccer tournament in Bradenton. The unit was immaculate and well-appointed. They had everything that I needed. I easily walked to the beach - just a couple of minutes away and to St. Armands Circle for shopping/eating. Janice met me upon my arrival and showed me all the amenities of the unit. A couple of days later she texted me to ensure everything was perfect. I made a suggestion for a minor repair that I thought they would likely attend to after I left and Chris was there within 10 minutes and had it fixed!!

The kitchen had all the tools you would typically use in a kitchen plus spices and a few other grocery type items. I travel a lot and where possible I prefer a kitchen so that I can prepare my own meals when I wish. Everything was new and clean and perfect for my needs. I highly recommend this unit for a trip to Lido Beach! If I'm back again next year, I hope to get the same unit! And I loved the souvenir t-shirt! Thanks, Janice & Chris! Merry Christmas!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad the Condo worked out good for you Cathi, hope you can come back again next year
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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
"Great botanical garden in teh heart of downtown Sarasota"
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
"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

Prices for this holiday condo in the Lido Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
8 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February /march
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £60

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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