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“Welcoming, private, great attention to detail”
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Blue Arbor Guest Cottage
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26 reviews
Blue Arbor Guest Cottage
Blue Arbor leading to the cottage
Private porch with blooming orchid
King-size bed, desk and comfy reading chair
Kitchenette, bathroom with walkin-in shower, and other facilities
Gulfport Historical Museum across the street
Outdoor sculpture at head of Beach Boulevard
Cousin's pizza restaurant right around the corner
Convenience store also around the corner
Backfin Blue Cafe with world class crabcakes
Pia's Trattoria with wonderful Italian food
Stella's, THE place for breakfast
O'Maddy's, the most popular eatery in town
Veterans Park, overlooking the bay and the pier
Gulfport's fishing pier on Boca Ciega Bay
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Gulfport, Florida

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Very good - based on 26 reviews
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Rick K
Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible bed mattress”
Reviewed 17 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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The bed mattress was very uncomfortable and had no softness. Sleeping more than a few hours became impossible and I left after 2 nights even though I had booked and paid for 5 nights.

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Liked best: Quiet neighborhood, walkable to restaurants.
Liked least: Terrible bed mattress
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
18 Apr 2015
This guest is welcome to his opinion; I understand that different people have different tastes in mattresses. But we have a good quality mattress in the cottage (Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top) that has been in use for less than 3 years. Many guests have commented on how comfortable it is. One couple even contacted us after they left to find out what kind of mattress it was so they could get one for themselves. I'm sorry this guest had a bad experience, but we have done our best to provide our guests with excellent sleeping conditions.
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Chrisjazz
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Welcoming, private, great attention to detail”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Blue Arbor Cottage is a cozy spot for two (or for a solitary traveler). One large room, beautifully furnished with a king-size bed, nice looking carpets, original artworks on the walls. You enter from the street and walk through a garden, sheltered by trees. Have your morning coffee on the front porch. Pretty much all the comforts of home on a small scale. The only thing missing would be a kitchen sink - so don't plan on doing much cooking. There are a microwave and fridge and enough dishes, glasses and silverware for two or an additional guest or two. But who needs to cook, when you're walking distance from all the restaurants on Gulfport's main strip (a block or two away, and two blocks down to the water's edge). The "Casino" (no gambling) is the historic waterfront building, where they have lots of activities you can sign up for, morning yoga, contra dance and ballroom dance; art shows, and a hot destination for weddings! YESSS! LGBT nuptials are finally possible in the State of Florida, and folks are celebrating, Happily.

The hosts are welcoming and attentive but not hovering. You can truly keep your privacy. Nice touches: delicious cookies were waiting for us on the kitchen counter, and a bag of fresh ground coffee to get us started in the morning, plus a nice bottle of wine for a welcome toast. I appreciate these gestures of hospitality.

Clean, pleasant bathroom, shower big enough for two, all beautifully designed. We were comfortable and rested during our stay here.

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Liked best: Tastefully furnished and comfortable. LGBT friendly.
Liked least: No separate kitchen sink, but no big deal.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Steve B
Pefferlaw
1 review
“Everything as advertised.”
Reviewed 24 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Roger & Michael are excellent hosts, very friendly, respect your privacy but are there right away if you require anything. The studio apartment is exactly as described. Very clean & modern. The apartment is very close to the main street and waterfront. There is absolutely no need to use your car to get to the multiple restaurants and entertainment spots. Great spot to visit.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The lack of a stove. Probably a zoning or insurance issue. We quickly adapted.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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David B
Brough, United Kingdom
1 review
“great chill out”
Reviewed 4 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

bijoux accommodation, tasteful, clean and modern. Great hosts. Only a block away from Gulfport main street!

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Liked best: quiet location
Liked least: mossies!!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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763florid...
Chicago
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 12 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Just as advertised and other reviews say. So glad I found it. Roger and Mike are good people and know how to make someone feel at home from the thoughtfulness of the details in the cottage to interesting conversations. The fresh and quality coffee and cream and wine were specially nice touches as well as miscellaneous products one may have forgotten. Everything is neatly arranged by someone who cares. And the place is immaculate from corner to corner. Gulfport is such a nice choice compared to the very crowded places, like Clearwater. The quaint streets and vegetation are gorgeous. I arrived all stressed out and left calm and rested. Not far from either Tampa or St Petersburg airports. Great choice !

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Liked best: Quiet, convenient, great location, friendly and clean
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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