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Garden by the Sea B&B

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Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garden By the Sea was recommended by a friend who, as we do, likes to avoid the standard "resort" experience in favor of something that is more immersive. We were delightfully surprised by this little hideaway. I would have said "off the beaten track" if it were not for the beaten track itself that leads to it from the oceanfront,...

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from our third visit to St. John and Garden by the Sea. Once again, the atmosphere is laid back and welcoming. The grounds are perfect if you want a place away from the large hotel scene, but with lush tropical plants, birds, and iguana sightings. Breakfast is a hot dish each day served along with fruit, coffee,...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Garden by the Sea has everything you’ll need for the perfect St. John vacation: beautiful accommodations and lush grounds; excellent, home-made breakfasts; quiet location within walking distance of the center of Cruz Bay; gorgeous sunset views; attentive owners, Nancy and John; and welcoming and knowledgeable on-site hosts, Dave and Lyndell. This was our 10th visit to St John (3rd time...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of spending 5 terrific nights in the Wild Ginger room over the holidays and could not have been more pleased with our selection. We enjoyed getting to know Dave and Lyndell, who treated us like long lost friends. Breakfast was exactly right and served on the deck each morning. We are looking forward to our next...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bed and breakfast is nestled in a private niche between a bird sanctuary and Cruz Bay, the main town on St. John. Beautiful, this b and b has a secluded, private feeling while being a 10 min walk into town on a good path. There are only three rooms in the B and B, so the breakfasts were a...

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Wallingford, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This was our 4th trip to St John over the last 20 years and our 1st stay at Garden by the Sea. I wish we'd found this gem earlier! Tucked away in a tropical garden with its resident iguanas and hummingbirds, walking distance to town, the best breakfasts you could ask for, beach chairs and coolers available for use, a...

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We spent 5 fun and relaxing nights in the Ginger room and could not have asked for more! The room was incredibly clean, spacious, great decor, well equipped and comfortable. The bathroom and the "outdoor" shower were such a nice bonus despite having to be very conservative with water usage. The property itself is as island life as it gets...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We traveled to St John over Thanksgiving to attend a wedding. It was our first visit to this amazing island, but it won't be our last. Garden by the Sea was a great location, close enough to walk to town, but situated in a quiet, residential neighborhood. We stayed in the Terrace View Room. It was clean, spacious and private...

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This was our second stay at Garden By The Sea. The location is perfect -- quiet but within walking distance of many excellent restaurants and bars. The hosts are knowledgeable, fun and friendly. The breakfasts are big and delicious. The rooms are comfy. We love Garden By The Sea! It's truly a perfect home base from which to explore beautiful...

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was our first trip to the Caribbean and our stay at Garden by the Sea made it extra special. Lyndell and Dave were welcoming and extremely helpful. We woke each morning to coffee and great food for breakfast....and enjoyed the music from the tree frogs each evening while lounging in the common living room. Within walking distance to town...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Garden by the Sea B&B is the quintessential Caribbean home: bright, colorful walls; local art and paintings; gingerbread trim; lush gardens with coconut and banana trees; & nesting birds, iguanas, and peacocks. We are located in the heart of Estate Contant and Enighed – a funky little neighborhood within walking distance of Cruz Bay and 1 ½ blocks from Frank Bay Beach. Your hosts have lived on St. John for over 12 years and are very familiar with the island and the national park and are very willing to help plan your daily activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden by the Sea B&B

Address: PO Box 37 | Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831-0037, St. John
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Price Range: $227 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Garden By The Sea Hotel Cruz Bay
Garden By The Sea Bed And Breakfast
Garden By The Sea B&B St. John/Cruz Bay
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“Of the three rooms available, the one on the top has its own balcony, giving it the best view”
 of 5 bubbles buellhollister, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Terrace View room is the most private. The Garden Suite and Wild Ginger rooms have the unique bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles sandl0ve, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I love the garden suite!! When we return I will be reserving it again!”
 of 5 bubbles BethC612, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Terrace View Room is large with views and privacy, but the other two rooms have a totally cool open air bathroom/shower.”
 of 5 bubbles ecurran52, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Loved the Garden Suite with the outdoor bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles lisasT1997MM, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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