The Cozy Retro Studio
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 bright and sunny studio. It has high speed internet, 47in flat screen TV with cable and Apple TV, and a cute custom birchwood kitchen made by Dale which is fully equipped with Miele oven, Wolf induction cooktop and under-counter fridge.
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 blue bathroom with bath and shower
Private patio with table and chairs
Large shared garden with 10 ft dining table
Custom kitchen, Miele/Wolf Induction
Dishes, utensils, spices, condiments
Golf, tennis and watersports nearby
Pack and Play/high chair
FREE bikes available for use
Beach chairs and umbrellas
We fell in love.
“We fell in love with the studio at Jenny's. So comfy, clean, and close to the beach!”
— Nan & Bryan, Jan 2018.
“The Lido Beach House was fantastic! Perfect location near the beach, restaurants, St. Armand's for shopping, and kayaking.”
— Jenifer, Sept 2017
We loved walking to the beach.
“Jenny and Dale's studio is lovely. We enjoyed exploring the travel books they had and all of the unique treasures that decorated this mid-century beach home. We loved sitting outside for coffee, listening to the palms in the wind, walking to the beach and biking to St. Armands.”
— Megan, Aug 2017
Can't wait to come back!
“Awesome studio in a great location! Can't wait to come back!”
— Chris, Dec 2017
No better way to spend your time!
“No better way to spend your time in Lido than at Jenny's! This unique, charming and fun studio is the perfect compliment to nearby beaches, stores, restaurants and excursions.”
— Jake, 2016
“We stayed in the studio for a week. It was blissfully quiet there. The location is great. Would we return? Definitely!”
— Lynda, Feb 2017
The retro funky blue bathroom has many original (1960 ) features. The bed is a comfy queen size and the bedding new and fresh. The sofa-daybed converts to a solid twin bed if needed. There are cool terrazzo floors throughout and mid-century style furniture and decor. Fully controllable central air and heat. We have a nice shared outdoor garden space with tropical plants and various lounge chairs and umbrellas where you can relax and read. There is a bbq grill and outdoor dining area with a huge Australian pine dining table for entertaining. The Samsung washer and dryer are round back. We provide bikes ( even a vintage tandem! ), surf boards, coolers, beach chairs and many other things for the beach. Parking is available in front of the house. Gorgeous sunsets are also free!
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 home away from home.
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.
The One Bed
Our luxury 1 bedroom suits couples or a small, young couple. It has a lovely private patio and many special touches.