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Arbors by the Sea

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I am so glad I found this place on TripAdvisor. The cottages are adorable, the property is nicely landscaped and well-kept, and it's in a great location -- we could drive to either Sarasota or Anna Maria Island with ease. There was a problem with our rental when we first arrived, and not only was it solved within 10 minutes,...

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London, UK
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

We keep on coming here because it is just what we are looking for - so peaceful and quiet and well appointed. No need to go anywhere or do anything but sit on the beach and watch the wildlife. Perfect for watching the sunset and having a barbecue!

1Thank Angel8930
Reviewed 13 January 2015

We booked a week at Arbors by the Sea based on online reviews. We hadn't been to this part of Florida in 20 years and really wanted a break from the sub-zero Midwest weather. We wanted something different than a beach condo rental. We weren't disappointed. We stayed in the Iris Cottage. A lovely one bed room bungalow with large...

2Thank tvmorris
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We rented the "Rose Cottage" for our family of 5. Three bedrooms including a wonderful master suite. The cottage had everything you could want - lots of little extras that made the cottage feel like home. The location is fantastic. The landscaping is wonderful, and the beach is amazing - feels like a private beach. The only complaint is the...

9Thank Dan H
Barbara D, Manager at Arbors by the Sea, responded to this review

We appreciate your business and your comments. We listened to your comments and replaced the mattresses and box springs in all of the cottages in late January, 2015 We hope you will consider staying with us again in the future.

Reviewed 19 July 2014

We just stayed here in the Jasmine Cottage and it was absolutely perfect! We loved how it was right on the beach! They supplied everything we could possibly need; blankets, pillows, kitchenware, grilling tools, and much much more! We had the best family vacation here and we wish we could come here all the time. What an amazing vacation. The...

2Thank Krsmi611
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 15 January 2014

A delightful collection of cottages with private and easy access to the beach. Originally built in 1949, these units have been fully updated with modern improvements without losing any of the charm that makes cottage living so comfortable and enjoyable. The website provides excellent detail and will help you choose the right cottage for your trip. Amenities include gas grills,...

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1Thank David L
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Our family of 6 stayed at the Jasmine cottage. We loved it! The Jasmine has two bedrooms, two baths and a sofa bed. The cottage was beautifully decorated and had all the necessary items needed to enjoy the beach, cook meals and enjoy the beauty of the area. We have stayed at one of the resorts on Longboat before which...

2Thank Cynthia P
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 1 August 2013

I went here with my family and 2 other families that we are really close with, and it was absolutely perfect. Since there are 5 different cottages, the parents of each family had their own smaller cottage to stay at with their younger children, and the older kids all stayed together in the two larger cottages. It was nice because...

2Thank Alexa B
Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

Charm, location and amenities made this lodging a great value. Party of 6, stayed in the 3-bedroom Rose cottage. Space was just right for our group, parking was an issue - some guests brought more cars than their allotted space, which meant the others had to jockey for space or find an alternative. Unfortunately, staff was not helpful. Quiet location...

1Thank TerryM222
Wolcott, Connecticut
Reviewed 26 February 2013

My husband and I took my son and his wife for a long weekend. We stayed in the jasmine cottage. It is closest to beach. It is adorable. 2 bdrm/2 bath. It is decorated very beachy. Nice furnishings. Plasma tvs in each room. Kitchen fully equipped. Nice patio with gas grill facing beach. Nice enclosed porch. Short walk to beach....

1Thank vanessa h

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Arbors by the Sea

Address: 5441 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1901
Region: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Arbors By The Sea Hotel Longboat Key
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“You can pack light, there are free high efficiency washers and dryers on the property (soap provided)”
tvmorris, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Check out the website and find the cottage that's right for you.”
L2810GAdavidl, 14 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All of the rooms are great! The Jasmine has the most space.”
467alexab, 1 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Any cottage is excellent. Choose your cottage based on the number of people in your group and how much space you'll need.”
  • View from Iris cottage
  • Bathroom in Iris cottage
  • Bedroom in Iris cottage
TrvlGrl12, 24 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Jasimine is closest to the beach with a cool porch and a 2BR/2BA setup. All others are about the same, so it depends on what bedroom/bath option you want.”
TreyS849, 13 Jul 2012 | Read review
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