The perfect family getaway.

Sarasota Magazine quotes our beach cottage as "fresh and bright with a mid-century vibe that welcomes guests from all over the world and offers a refreshing alternative to the shell and fish decor of so many coastal cottages".

That we do!

This listing is for the front unit, a large, bright and private two bedroom apartment with a luxury custom kitchen 1 queen bed, 1 king ( or 2 twins ), 1 bathroom and a large walk-in closet. The sun streams into the mid-century designed living room where, for the occasional guest there is a sleeper sofa. The mattresses are comfy and the bedding new and fresh. The apartment has high speed internet, 60 inch flat screen TV, with Apple TV and Netflix. 



Arrival day flexible
24hr check in
Check-in anytime after 3PM
Check out 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Private entrance
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
60"TV/Cable/Apple TV
High speed internet/laptop friendly
Hair dryer and organic bath amenities
Retro pink bathroom with bath and shower
Private patio with table and chairs
Large shared garden with 10 ft dining table
Custom kitchen, Big Chill appliances
Large SubZero fridge
Toaster, Microwave
Dishes, utensils, spices, condiments
Fire extinguisher/carbon monoxide detector
Golf, tennis and watersports nearby
Pack and Play/high chair
FREE bikes available
Beach chairs and umbrellas



Relaxing Getaway!

“Everything about the Lido House suited us perfectly. The kitchen is well set up and easy to cook in, the woodwork throughout is beautiful, it's a block to the beach and two blocks from St. Armand's circle. Perfect ingredients for a lovely, relaxing getaway!”

— Susan

The location is perfect.

We had a wonderful time at Lido Beach House. The location was perfect. The space is beautifully decorated and has a relaxing outdoor space. We look forward to coming back soon!”

— Jessica, May 2017

Will book again in a heartbeat!

Fantastic place near the beach, stores and restaurants. It's great for a family vacation or to hangout with friends. Will book it again in a heartbeat!”

— Brenda, April 2017

Perfect weekend getaway!

— Jo, Oct 2016

Loved the decor.

Loved the decor. Everything is within walking distance. If ever in town again, I know where I will be staying.”

— Susan

Amazing Retro beach vibes.

— Kate, May 2017




The Mid-century experience

There is new open-plan retro kitchen fully equipped with gorgeous green Big Chill appliances - a gas oven and new dishwasher - a new Sub Zero fridge, custom 50's style birch cabinets and a solid cypress bar all made by Dale. The bathroom is a divine shade of pink with original tile and a new toilet. There are cool terrazzo floors throughout and eclectic, mid-century style furniture and decor, including a credenza and a huge surfboard made by Dale. Our hand-picked art hangs on the wall and we love to showcase local talent. We installed modern central air and heat so you will be cozy in the winter and cool all summer long! The windows and patio doors are all new and hurricane proof. This apartment has it's own outdoor garden space in front with a table and chairs and hammock. The newly landscaped garden is fabulous to share with other guests. There are palms, tropical plants galore and chairs and umbrellas and hammocks, creating different seating areas to relax and read.  There are bbq grills and outdoor dining areas for guests use. It is a wonderful garden to entertain and great for those who want to celebrate an event and rent the whole house for friends and relatives. We can provide bikes, surf boards, flippers and snorkels, coolers, beach chairs and many other things for the beach. This unit has it's own washer/dryer and there is another one at the back of the house. Parking available on site ( 1 spot per unit ). Gorgeous sunsets are also offered at no extra charge!

The neighborhood

Our quiet street is one of the nicest on Lido Key, all low rises, with a quaint "time stood still" feel. Lido Pavilion and pool are 1/2 block away and the beach just beyond it. Make your coffee in the morning and wander barefoot to drink it at the water's edge. At the other end of Grant Drive are parks and mangroves and we are minutes away from nature trails, kayak rentals and access to the 4 bodies of water that make up the beautiful 100 acre South Lido Beach Park. It's the perfect place to run, stroll, bike and explore.

Nearby is the elegant St Armand's Circle where you can shop and dine at wonderful restaurants like Shore and Venezia ( we will give you a long list of places all over Sarasota when you arrive! ). In fact with the bus at the end of our street that goes downtown you don't even need to rent a car during your stay! Downtown Sarasota, just across the gorgeous Ringling Bridge, also offers plenty. We love the Sarasota Opera, the Ringling Museum, the Historic Asolo Theatre, the shops on Main Street, the Marina and the hundreds of different places to eat and drink.

Come Hang Out

"As we live close by in downtown Sarasota, Dale and I will be on hand to welcome you and look after your needs during your stay. We have a furniture and photography business in town - Wood Street Studio - and are a sociable and friendly couple who love to travel and meet people from all over the world. We would be honored to share our space with you.

Because my favorite part of this business is meeting travelers to Sarasota, I am very present during our guests' stay and my husband and I often interact in a social way as well as ensuring a smooth check in and that their needs are met."


Your vacation getaway is waiting.

Want to book the whole house? Invite some friends? We have 2 additional apartments!


The One Bed

The luxury one bedroom apartment is a calm haven for couples who are looking to relax. It has an inter-leading door to the studio for friends or family who still want extra room whilst keeping some privacy. 

The Studio

The studio is the cutest retro space you could possibly hope for! Small, sunny, cozy, romantic with a gorgeous birch kitchen and bright blue retro bathroom. LOVE this space!