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birmingham, alabama
Reviewed 9 June 2009

We spent three nights at Arbors by the Sea in June and absolutely loved it. The beach is beautiful and very, very close to the cottages. Perfect place for vacation with friends or family. The cottages and the grounds were very well kept and charming. Any negative posts below must have been prior to the significant renovations recently completed by...

1Thank smbirmingham51
Nova Scotia
Reviewed 11 May 2009

After a ten year absence from Longboat Key we returned to Arbors to find it fresh and beautiful. The new owners went the distance in creating comfort, style and quality with the newly renovated cottages. The location has always been perfect, with a less than a minute walk to the beach and seeing those beautiful sunsets. Having a place to...

1Thank baxternovascotia
Highlands, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 March 2009

I was looking for the perfect place for myself and my husband -who is a very busy and overstressed physician and never gets to relax. Boy,was this the right place. Newly decorated,painted inside and out and new furniture made this a great place to sit and read and the short stroll to the beach to view the incredible sunset was...

2Thank josborn1
Highlands, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 February 2009

These 5 newly renovated cottages are adorable and loaded with charm! With a vintage appearance and reminicient of old Key West and oozing with charm this was the perfect place for us to unwind. Just a short walk to the most beautiful beach we have ever seen and postcard-perfect sunsets every night. We really enjoyed having our own grill and...

2Thank thetwopats
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Reviewed 8 February 2009

We first visited Arbors in 1998 for 3 nights, it was lovely and always wanted to go back for a week. In December 2008 we booked Iris cottage without hesitation. If we had checked trip advisor before we booked, we wouldn't have done so, as the reviews sounded not good at all. However, each cottage has been beautifully renovated and...

1Thank nothing_9
Ft. Lauderdale
Reviewed 2 February 2008

We stayed at the Arbors by the Sea for our Christmas vacation and were really looking forward to a relaxing week. Basically the property was nice but it does need some updating. Our cottage was clean at first look but later we saw mold in the shower and a lot of dust on out of the way areas. The nice...

Thank tallonefl
Southeast Florida
Reviewed 22 December 2007

Arbors by the Sea looks nothing at all like the pictures in its brochure & on the internet site. It desperately needs refurbishing, cleaning & the owners could use some lessons in friendliness & service. The price is higher than almost all other cottages on the beach but the quality is at the very low end. The cottage was quite...

Thank STP3377
Reviewed 13 December 2007

Arbors by the Sea was very below our expectations. The pictures on the Internet looked so beautiful but the reality was completely different. Also the price let us expect a much more luxury place. They ask for up to 618 $ per night. For that amount of money you can get a night at the most luxurious hotel. The bathroom...

1Thank Bavaria1
Middlesbrough UK
Reviewed 19 February 2007

Arbors by the sea has to be my most favorite place in the world. Five beautiful cottages that are steps from the powdery white sands and blue seas of the Gulf of Mexico. I have now stayed in Longboat key three times, the first time I stayed at another place on the island,but after discovering Arbors I dont want to...

4Thank karen6568
Reviewed 15 September 2006

We just got back from Arbor by the Sea two weeks ago and we still in a very relaxing mood from this great place. The owners are very nice and are always willing to help you with any request you may have. My husband and I had a great time and we enjoyed the nice clean cottage that we stayed...

1Thank bel0505

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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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • 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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