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Berea, Ohio
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Longboat Key in January is practically paradise...especially a week spent in Ivy Cottage amidst near-record high temperatures. After two previous stays at LBK's Silver Sands, we retirees particularly appreciated the quiet and privacy of the cottage. Well worth the additional expense. We also enjoyed George's hospitality and helpfulness, convivial sunset gatherings with other Arbors vacationers and walking to Harry's and...

3Thank Pat_Picks
Reviewed 2 December 2012

My husband and I stayed at Arbors by the Sea over the Thanksgiving week-end, and we loved it! We stayed in the Ivy cottage, and it was clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. We served dinner to our friends, and the kitchen had everything we could possibly need. The private beach is beautiful, and it was uncrowded and great for walking!...

2Thank skiergirlBuffalo
Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 25 November 2012

What a wonderful stay! My husband and I stayed at Arbors by the Sea for 3 nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. As we pulled up to the Iris cottage, the 1-bedroom we’d chosen, George greeted us in the parking lot. He gave us a nice walk-through of the cottage and welcomed us to Longboat Key. The cottage was sparkling clean...

4Thank TrvlGrl12
Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 2 September 2012

What a treat! These cottages are just divine - I wish it could be my home away from home! The beautiful kitchen was well equipped and allowed us to really feel like at home for the weekend. My husband and I were just thrilled at how at home we felt in these beautifully renovated cottages. Not to mention the pristine...

3Thank Tracy L
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 13 July 2012

These cottages are awesome! Very convenient, clean, and great location. Looks like they've been renovated recently. It's like your own little house on the beach with full kitchens, flat screen TV's, granite countertops, and multiple layout options. Each cottage has it's own gas grill and patio area. The beach is awesome on LBK...not crowded, great water, white sand. The restaurants...

2Thank Trey S
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 30 May 2012

What a wonderful find this was. We went to the Sarasota area looking for unique, quiet accommodations some place on the beach, good for a group and yet close to everything for Memorial Day weekend. Boy did the Arbors by the Sea fit the bill. On Longboat Key, these beautifully restored1940s-era cottages range from a studio to a 3/3. Situated...

3Thank Amy M
Reviewed 16 May 2012

My husband whisked me away to Arbors by the Sea as a surprise for my 25th birthday. I am little biased as LBK is one of my favorite gulf coast destinations (I grew up going there and my husband and I got married there), but Arbors by the Sea was truly a gem. I loved everything about our time at...

2Thank Julesonthebeach
Reviewed 22 February 2012

I stayed here with my family over the 4th of july week, which included my pregnant wife and 2 year old son. WOW. I cannot express how nice it was to be on Longboat Key and not be in/surrounded by high rise condos. We stayed in the 3 bedroom unit closest to the beach, so it was a much needed...

5Thank wholden
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 January 2012

We stayed at Arbors by the Sea for a family birthday celebration last week. What an amazing find! The original Florida cottages are immaculate with granite counter tops, spanking new appliances and all the conveniences of home including lightning fast WIFI internet and new flat screen televisions. The managers George and Barbara are professional and fantastically accommodating. In fact, when...

3Thank CalGal29
Wesley Chapel, FL
Reviewed 12 September 2011

These cottages were built in 1948, but were remodeled as recently as 2 years ago, according to the manager. I believe it as the kitchen was all new, granite counter-tops, new appliances, etc. We didn't use it much but everything you needed was there. Bathroom was kind of small but adequate. Bed was nice queen size, tons of pillows and...

5Thank remnam

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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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