Prepare for Lido Key Vacation and Learn All of the Closest Amenities

Vacationing in Lido Key, FL, is the ultimate getaway experience. You won’t be surrounded by tons of crowds and high-rises, but instead, you will walk right alongside the locals into town to experience the fun sites, delicious restaurants, and more. Lido Key combines the barrier island feel with an upscale atmosphere, and it’s conveniently located near some of the best day trips. Your whole family will find something to love in Lido Key!

While you’re on your getaway, you don’t want to spend time worrying about the logistics like where to go grocery shopping or where the closest gas station is. Luckily, we’ve done all the hard work for you. With our handy guide to accessing all of the Lido Key amenities, you will be able to spend your time simply relaxing and escaping the hustle and bustle. Read on for everything you need to know about planning your Lido Key vacation.

Gas Stations

If you drive your own car or are getting a rental for your trip, you’ll need to know where to fill it up. There are two convenient gas stations down the road in Longboat Key, about a 15-minute drive from Lido Key. You will find the Mobil gas station at 400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, or you can opt for the Boathouse on Longboat at 410 Gulf of Mexico Drive B. There is also a Circle K located in Siesta Key, about a 20-minute drive from Lido Key. The Circle K is located at 5041 Ocean Boulevard.

If you’re driving into Sarasota, there are several convenient options for gas. Visit the Chevron at 1802 Main Street, Marathon Gas at 2267 Ringling Boulevard, Citgo at 919 North Washington Boulevard, or Texaco at 2788 Fruitville Road. Any of these convenient Lido Key gas stations will have you ready to go in no time!

Grocery Stores

grocery store

Eating out for every meal on your vacation can get expensive fast, so it’s worth it to know where the closest Lido Key grocery stores are located so that you can cook a few meals for yourself. Nearby Sarasota has several great options, and the one that’s probably the most familiar to you is your trusty Walmart. You can also visit locations like Morton’s Siesta Market at 205 Canal Road, Crescent Beach Grocery at 1211 Old Stickney Point Road, Whole Foods Market at 1451 1st Street, or Trader Joe’s at 4101 South Tamiami Trail.

St. Armands Circle is home to several specialty grocery stores, like Ancient Olive Gourmet Store at 26 North Boulevard of the Presidents, or Florida Olive Oil Company at 384 St. Armands Circle #1313. 

There are also a few options in Longboat Key. You can visit Harry’s Corner Store at 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The local Publix located right across the water on Longboat Key, FL, offers a grocery delivery service to Lido Key via Instacart. 525 Bay Isles Pkwy, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Where to Get Ice

Wondering where to find ice on Lido Key for all of your drinks on the hot summer days? The closest place to get ice near your Lido Key rental is the New Pass Bait Shop, located at 1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Each of the gas stations and most of the grocery stores that have been mentioned will carry ice. Any Walmart or Publix location should carry large bags of ice, as will gas stations such as Circle K or Texaco. 

Urgent Care

It’s something we don’t want to think about, but it’s nice to know the location of the closest urgent care facility in case of an emergency on your vacation. The most conveniently located urgent care is the SMH Urgent Care Center at St. Armands, located at 500 John Ringling Boulevard. There is another location at 6331 South Tamiami Trail, closer to downtown Sarasota. Other options for care in the Sarasota area include Sarasota Medical Center, Sarasota Family Medical in Urgent Care, and Sarasota Immediate Care. We never want to imagine that we may get hurt or sick on vacation, but knowing this information can be vital to your stay.

Beach Equipment

When it comes to beach equipment, the most convenient option for you is to use the items included with your rental! You’ll find chairs, bikes, a cart, and a cooler, all at no additional cost to you. If you’d like to rent any beach equipment that is not included with your intellect, you have several options. A to Z Baby, Beach, and Bike rentals is a popular company, as is ABC Baby and Beach Equipment Rentals. Both of these companies provide beach equipment like boogie boards, life vests, and disposable charcoal grills, as well as baby equipment needs such as cribs, monitors, and highchairs.

If you are looking to get a little sporty, you can rent water equipment in Lido Key as well. Adventure Kayak Outfitters Tours & Rentals is perfect for all your canoe and kayak needs, and I Kayak Sarasota is great for boating and paddle boarding. Want to get around the island but don’t want to take your car? Visit Toy Barn or Golf Coast Golf Carts, Inc. to find the perfect rental option for your group, or check out Robinhood Rentals to pick up a Segway, golf cart, or scooter. The possibilities are endless, and you can find everything you’ll need just moments from our Lido Key rentals.

Where to Stay

Once you’ve got everything you need for your relaxing vacation, you can take it all back to your luxuriously Lido Key getaway home. Unload your ice and groceries into the fully equipped gourmet kitchen, where you can whip up a quick meal or sit down to a full dinner. After your meal, take advantage of the ice you picked up and enjoy a cold drink on your balcony. Spend time with your loved ones watching the sunset or playing in the large backyard. You can park your fully gassed up car in the convenient parking spots, where it will be safe and secure until the next time you venture out.

When you’re in your rental, you will find incredible amenities that will put you in the lap of luxury. Enjoy HDTVs, spacious living and dining areas, and the customized fixtures for every home. All appliances are top-of-the-line and were selected with our guests in mind, so you can live the luxury lifestyle at the beach.

Beyond the amenities inside your home, you’ll also have access to some incredible services. Our preferred vendor discounts allow you to rent beach equipment at affordable prices, and our Professional Linen Program eliminates the need for you to bring your own towels and bedsheets. Finally, our Property Manager Service gives you a personal relationship with our staff, so you can get recommendations on the best places to dine, shop, and explore.

Book Your Luxury Vacation Rental

Our rentals are perfect for groups big and small, and no request is out of reach. Our team is dedicated to providing a unique and personalized stay for each guest, far superior to the stay you may have in a nationwide hotel chain. Experience true relaxation thanks to our luxurious rentals. After you’ve stocked up on groceries and ice, make the most of your vacation home! For more information about Lido Key amenities, the surrounding area, and our full range of luxury homes, contact us today!

Sun-day Style

With eight bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms, this rental offers a dreamy retreat for up to twelve guests. The open living space, complete with a giant TV and cozy couches, fosters relaxation and connection, while the brand-new, fully equipped kitchen, featuring modern appliances and a spacious island, is a delight for any chef!

Summer Lovin’

Escape to Summer Lovin’, a charming two-bedroom, two-bathroom beach retreat just a few steps from the pristine white sands of Lido Key Beach. Ideally situated near St. Armands Circle and South Lido Park, this home offers seamless access to the beach, kayaking, nature trails, shopping, and vibrant nightlife. Summer Lovin’ is the ideal haven for your year-round vacation escape to the enchanting beauty of Lido Key!