The One Bedroom
The perfect couples' 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 luxury 1 bedroom apartment. It has high speed internet, 60 in flat screen TV, a brand new high gloss custom kitchen, fully equipped with Big Chill appliances - gas stove, fridge and dishwasher - and many thoughtful touches. We installed lovely sliding doors from the living room out to a private patio with a dining area and nice sofa, chairs and loungers. The bedroom has a custom made king size bed with a brand new top of the line Zenhaven pure talalay latex mattress with fresh crisp sheets. There is a pink tiled bathroom with many original (1960 ) features and smooth terrazzo floors throughout.
Arrival day flexible
24hr check in
Check-in anytime after 3PM
Check out 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for pets
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
Dishes, utensils, spices, condiments
Fire extinguisher/carbon monoxide detector
Golf, tennis and watersports nearby
Pack and Play/high chair
FREE bikes available for use
Beach chairs and umbrellas
Lido Beach House is it!
“Looking for a great relaxed, block from the beach pad? Look no longer, Lido Beach House is it! ”
— Patricia, Nov 2017
A little oasis.
“This was a beautiful apartment, even better than the pictures show. Its a little oasis one block from the beach, with everything one may need for a beach stay.”
— Katie, May 2017
Awesome location to beach and really short walk to the circle. Great attention to detail here. Loved it!
— Jen, May 2017
“Great location, convenient to beach and St. Armand's circle, very clean and well appointed accommodations. We've already shared pics of the unit with friends and plan to stay again.”
— Daniel, Feb 2018
The best Airbnb ever!
“This was by far the best Airbnb ever! We loved it! We will be staying at this amazing place whenever we travel to Sarasota! ”
— Francesca, July 2016
You thought of everything.
“Jenny, thanks for providing what must be one of the best properties in Florida. Everything was perfect and you had thought of everything.”
— Scott, Feb 2018
Take a break from the hustle and bustle.
We like to think of this apartment as our most luxurious. It's a beautiful, cozy yet spacious one bedroom, nestled at the back of the property with it's own private patio. Dale recently built the most stunning white high-gloss kitchen and dining area with accents of Australian pine and a matching Australian pine bar top and 6 foot dining table. We absolutely love the retro style Big Chill gas oven and stove top, fridge and dishwasher, all in a cool blue color. It makes for easy and fun cooking. There is also a blue Smeg toaster and a retro microwave for quick snacks. I love the mid-century style globe hanging lights that are on a three way switch and the sweet rose tinted color scheme. The buffet area has tall, spacious storage space and allows for some serious dinner parties! If you need to do some work on the computer, set it up at the Danish desk - Fioz high-speed internet is convenient. The bedroom has a king size white gloss platform bed ( made by Dale of course! ) with the most luxurious of mattresses - the Zenhaven It's made of 100% natural talelay latex and layered with organic breathable New Zealand wool. It's heaven! The cabinets in the bedroom are lovely refinished Heywood Wakefield and there is plenty of room to unpack your belongings. The retro pink tiled bathroom is in it's original state except for a new cabinet ( complete with Paul Mcobb knobs! ) and a new pink toilet. We provide organic bath products, just being your toothbrush!
The Mid-century experience
There are cool, buffed terrazzo floors throughout and mid-century style furniture and decor, including a fantastic blue couch to lounge and watch TV from. The furniture, if not made by Dale is bought at local mid-century auctions and the art is a mixture of vintage finds and local artists' work. Central air and heat ensure you will always be cozy. This apartment has an interleading door to the studio apartment next door for families or groups of friends. the door is kept locked otherwise. There is parking in front of the house and for guests, parking can be found at the end of the street by the beach or on the street at your own risk. There is a nice outdoor landscaped garden with palm trees, tropical plants, lounge chairs, umbrellas, a shady hammock and different areas to sit and relax. A bbq grill and dining area is available anytime and we offer a washer and dryer free for guests use. We provide bikes ( including a vintage tandem! ), surf boards, coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas and many other things for the beach. Gorgeous sunsets are also free!
We aim to create a calm and friendly guest house with a "boutique" style, filling the units with lovely furniture and decor and art that we have picked up on our travels.
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."
Want to book the whole house? Invite some friends?
We have 2 additional apartments!
The Two Bed
A spacious bright 2 bedroom apartment, this space is perfect for 2 couples or a family of 4 with room for a guest. At the front of the house, there is a private patio with a variety of seating and chill-out spots.
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!