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Cottages By The Sea

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11/07/2017 12/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Richmond, VA
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently - sadly - returned home from our 4th trip to St. Croix and Cottages by the Sea. This time we brought several 1st time St. Croix visitors with us - our daughter, my brother and sister-in-law from Portland, Oregon and my brother-in-law and his fiance' from Hampton, VA. We were there to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday, our...

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Glen Gardner
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

I will add my voice to all the other reviewers who have raved about Cottages ! We spent 10 days there in mid-May and loved this special place. We stayed in the Commodore Villa, which was perfect for our needs. There is plenty of convenient storage in all the rooms and lots of counter space for the 'stuff' that's needed...

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Well, I came on TripAdvisor today because they are asking us to highlight our favorite review, but you just saved me the time of having to read through dozens of reviews to pick a favorite, since this basically says it all! Thank you for being a wonderful guest and for taking the time to review our cottages AND for including...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to even begin? My husband a I spent three days in the Cone Shell cottage which was perfect for us! It was right behind the office, and literally steps away from the most picturesque beach. It was our first time in St. Croix, but it won't be our last. As many commenters have mentioned, this place is perfect: the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just got back home from a week long stay at Cottages by the Sea. This was my first trip to St. Croix and I think Cottages by the Sea made me enjoy it that much more! I can't imagine staying anywhere else. This place is beautiful, just steps from the beach, and so peaceful! We were in Caribe cottage...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a hard time not telling everyone I know about this place. This was our second visit and we do not even think of staying elsewhere. It is perfect. We stayed in the Cone cottage this year. It was great. The map of the property on their website is not scaled correctly (in a good way). The cottages toward...

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Thank Celia W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quaint family owned hotel that has unique cottages for your stay. As we were planning our vacation we appreciated the quick email replies to our questions and booking was easy online. The units are small so you may need to book 2. The 2nd cottage was half off which made our stay affordable. We looked at several resorts on...

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Temperance, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cottage faced the water, the sound of the surf was very relaxing and comforting. The staff was cordial. If you are looking to kick back and relax, with the family, this is the place. You can cook in your own kitchen or eat out

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

A comfortable, relaxing group of cottages nestled along a long stretch of white sand beach on the west end of St. Croix just minutes from Frederiksted. Attractive, comfortable, well-maintained accommodations with all the comforts of home. The property is beautifully landscaped, and each cottage is only a few steps from the beach. There is nothing like relaxing in a lounge...

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Covelo, California
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This family operated set-up, right on the beach, has everything you would look for. The charming set-up with small buildings and the nearness of the beach gives you what you need to relax. The restaurant beside Cottages by the Sea is wonderful so it is not necessary to drive. Management and Housekeeping is very personal caring. We have met many...

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The cottages are on the beach and the beach is absolutely stunning. The town of frederiksted is not the greatest but not bad either. Definitely worth staying here over chritiansted because of the beach. The cottages are perfect for a small group or even a larger group and they have plenty of things for you to use in and out...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Established in 1949, Cottages by the Sea is a family owned and operated, beachfront, boutique hotel, located just south of the town of Frederiksted on the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Our goal is to provide our guests with a quiet, friendly, relaxed, truly authentic Caribbean beach vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cottages By The Sea

Address: 127A Estate Smithfield, Frederiksted 00840-4048, St. Croix
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Frederiksted
Price Range: $210 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottages By The Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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Cottages By The Sea Hotel Frederiksted
Cottages By The Sea St. Croix/Frederiksted
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“Cone Shell was a great quaint little cottage with everything you need to make your vacation special!”
ambergibson04, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“We used the map on the website and pictures on Facebook to help make our decision.”
R1181NKjessicak, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“There is not a bad choice. Whether you can see the water or not, you are 10-20 steps from you cottage door to the water.”
80celiaw, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are delightful!”
caeser1342, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a unit facing the water, it's worth it”
whopper007, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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