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Arbors by the Sea

5441 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

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... More 

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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. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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... More 

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2 Thank Krsmi611
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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,... More 

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1 Thank David L
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 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... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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... More 

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 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.... More 

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Berea, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 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... More 

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