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Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We stayed at Arbors by the Sea this July. It is located on Longboat Key, a very quiet, low key area. We went with another family and stayed in two of the cottages. The cottages are very quaint and decorated in the coastal living style. It is perfect for this spot on the beach. The cottages are well-equipped and the...

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3Thank adisneyrental
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 July 2011

We had a wonderful mini vacation at the Arbors. The Old World Charm the cottages provide makes this the perfect destination spot. you just don't find cottages like this anymore. The management team, George and Barbara were just wonderful. We mentioned a maintenance concern when they were here and it was fixed within minutes. They were very friendly and hospitable....

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3Thank Nulie18
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 31 May 2011

This was such a lovely weekend! Stayed in the ivy, clean! Beautiful beach! Not at all crowded. Across from euphemia haye restaurant, best pepper steak ever! The detail to the room perfect. Love the outside fireplace, the owner was sweet and let us check in early!looking forward to returning soon

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5Thank 3816leona
Albany, New York
Reviewed 12 May 2011

I've spent the past 4 years visiting Anna Maria Island in late November and I've always thought it was the most beautiful beach on this side of Florida. This year, for Valentine’s Day weekend, my girlfriend and I stayed at the “Iris cottage” at Arbors by the Sea in Longboat Key. It was beautiful; the cottage had a wonderful cozy...

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6Thank shamisworldfamous
minneapolis
Reviewed 28 February 2011

There were 3 of us, best girlfriends, looking for a relaxing weekend. We found it! Granted there's no room service, but big deal. We stayed in the Rose cottage. It was perfect. Clean, fresh and well appointed. The flat screen TV's were unexpected and much appreciated! I learned later that all of the cottages have been recently renovated and updated...

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2Thank chaunceysmom
London, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 28 January 2011

My husband & I stayed in the Ivy Cottage for two weeks late August/early September. We fell in love with it's quaintness; old charm quality and cleanliness !! The hosts George & Barbara are amazing and assist you at the drop of a hat. George gave us a tour of a few other cottages that were empty and they are...

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2Thank Vixstress
Lake George, New York
Reviewed 7 December 2010

Forget the condo- Arbors is small and charming with all the amenities that a well seasoned traveler would expect. We stayed in the Iris Cottage but have seen the others. They are all in super condition and meet "The Standard". Climate controlled, flat panel Fios TV, Internet, clean & bright. Go on vacation with the feeling of being at home....

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1Thank goodtogo777
kc
Reviewed 27 July 2010

Me and my husband stayed at the Jasmine and were married on the beach in May. The wedding was gorgeous and more than I could have asked for! The cottages were just adorable and so clean! The private beach area made for such a beautiful and private wedding. Many family and friends stayed at the other cottages and loved them...

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2Thank kjandersenc1976
Bowie, Maryland
Reviewed 2 June 2010

We were happy to find Arbors by the Sea, tucked away amongst lovely flowers (hybiscus, impatiens, flowering vines on each arbor trellis.) I could sense the owners cared about their place. A real sense of privacy. A very short walk to the white beach, and clear turquoise (warm) water of the Gulf. Beach was not crowded at all- - -...

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1Thank jmet
Summertown, Tennessee
Reviewed 14 June 2009

Arbors by the Sea is simply fantastic, beautiful surroundings, lovely, cozy, quaint cottages. Gorgeous beach & water. You couldn’t ask for more. You won’t be disappointed, In fact you will be stunned by the overall beauty and atmosphere of this little paradise. The sunsets on the beach....well you just have to be there to experience it. Be sure to take...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • 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)”
 of 5 bubbles tvmorris, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Check out the website and find the cottage that's right for you.”
 of 5 bubbles L2810GAdavidl, 14 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All of the rooms are great! The Jasmine has the most space.”
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles TreyS849, 13 Jul 2012 | Read review
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