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!
A stone's throw from beautiful Lido Beach near downtown Sarasota, our cheery yellow house incorporates 3 entirely separate units - 1 x 2 bedroom, 1 x 1 bedroom and 1 studio apartment. This listing is for the front unit, a large, bright and private two bedroom apartment with 1 queen bed, 1 king ( or 2 twins) and a large walk-in closet. For the occasional guest there is a sleeper sofa in the living room. The mattresses are comfy and the bedding new and fresh. The apartment has high speed internet, 60 in flat screen TV, with Apple TV and Netflix ( with permission ). There is new open-plan retro kitchen fully equipped with gorgeous Big Chill appliances - a gas oven and new dishwasher - a new Sub Zero fridge, custom birch cabinets and a solid cypress bar all made by Dale. The bathroom is with the original pink tile and a new toilet. There are cool terrazzo floors throughout and eclectic, mid-century style furniture and decor. We installed 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 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 ( 2 spots for this unit ). Gorgeous sunsets are also offered at no extra charge!
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 and Gulf of Mexico 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 a perfect area to stroll, run, bike and explore. There is also a wonderful, well run public heated pool at the end of our block.
Nearby is the elegant St Armand's Circle where you can shop and dine at wonderful restaurants like Shore and Crab and Fin ( 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.
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. We are so proud to have been featured in many magazines articles.
Dale and I live in town and will usually be around to welcome you and look after your needs during your stay. We have a business downtown, 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.+ More