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“Arbors by the Sea - Fantastic Beach Cottages directly on the Gulf of Mexico!” 5 of 5 stars
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5441 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228   |  
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“Arbors by the Sea - Fantastic Beach Cottages directly on the Gulf of Mexico!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2006

My husband and I just returned from a week stay at the Arbors by the Sea on Longboat key, Florida. We rented one of the beach 5 beach cottages which are all directly on the Gulf of Mexico. I've traveled quite a bit in Florida and have stayed at many beach resorts, but none compared to the uniqueness of Arbors. The cottages are decorated in an old Florida style, and have fully equipped kitchens, internet, cable, private patios, grills, and laundry service for your stay. I'm a stickler for "clean" lodging and was pleased to see that the cottages were well maintained, clean, and fully equipped with necessities of home. The proprietors of the property were very nice and would periodically check in with my husband and me to see if we needed anything. I loved the home feel and the fact that proprietors wanted to make sure we were enjoying our stay. You don't find a lot of places that do that. Outside of the uniqueness of the cottages, I was taken back by the beauty of the beach. White, soft sand and water with brilliant hues of green and aqua. The beach is just breathtaking. The cottage provided us with swim gear (snorkels and kayaks) so we could enjoy the water even more. I loved the privacy of the beach and felt like it was my own. We also enjoyed St. Armands Circle, which is full of great shops (galleries, clothing) and restaurants. It's only a few minutes from the island of Longboat Key. If you want to stray away from your private bungalow, this is a sophisticated, yet casual place to see and spend some time. In sum, I highly recommend this quaint and charming location on Longboat Key. The island is so peaceful, relaxing, and gorgeous -- it's not your typical Florida vacation. In fact, I've already booked by next stay with my sister, brother and their family for Thanksgiving.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Address: 5441 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
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Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #8 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
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Arbors By The Sea Hotel Longboat Key

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