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“wonderful!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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5441 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228   |  
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“wonderful!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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 go anywhere else.
Just to walk along a short garden path, and to drink champaigne while the sun sets and dolphins swim nearby, is the most wonderful thing.
Longboat key is so relaxing and friendly and you are made to feel so welcome by everyone you meet. I cannot recomend this place highly enough and shall be returning very soon.

Stayed May 2006
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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 in.
The property is only about 100 feet from the great water of the gulf and white sandy beach.
We loved this place and can't wait to get back other there real soon.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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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Address: 5441 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Arbors By The Sea Hotel Longboat Key

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