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“Wonderful Room on the Beach but so much more”

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Cottages By The Sea
Ranked #1 of 3 Frederiksted B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had an incredible stay here. The room was perfect, right on the beach, decorated tastefully with a nice shower. We would stay and recommend Sylvia's room to any couple looking for a room without a kitchen. The hotel staff are very professional and friendly.
The hotel offers all kinds of amenities but one i want to mention are the bicycles. They have a rack of nice beach cruisers you can ride into Fredicksted for breakfast or lunch and some shopping. We were very happy staying oaths side of the island.
Amazing place. We will return soon.

Room Tip: Sylvia's room is our favorite
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Amazing stay. Location is perfect, service is outstanding, rooms are wonderful and very close to the water. The hotel offers alll kind of amenities but the one I want to mention are the bicycles. They have wonderful beach cruisers and you can ride 10 minutes to town for shopping or eating.
We were very impresssed by the staff, who all were super friendly and helpful. Already planning a return visit soon.

Room Tip: Our favorite room is Slyvias (no kitchen)
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place we'll be back soon, Stayed in 2016 and loved it plan on going back next year! Staff was great but an neighboring person related to the owner seemed to be a litrle up tight but over all great place.. Staff was wonderful.. ♡♡

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We've been coming to the family owned Cottages by the Sea every year since 2009. It is truly a gem. The owners couldn't be friendlier! The cottages are beautiful and the beach is best on St. Croix!
Come enjoy the best St. Croix has to offer.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this excellent review. We truly value our repeat guests who eventually become part of our family! xoxo ;)

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We rented the Chart House Cottage. It was right on the ocean. Our 2 adult children stayed with us in the second room with two twin beds. Our room had a king bed, table and sofa. The floorplan is open and there are not doors between the rooms. The kitchen is between the two rooms. We had plenty of room to spread out and cook a few meals. Most time of course is spent outside at the beautiful beach. It is very calm and it there is snorkeling right in front of the resort. If Sandy Point is open (closed during turtle nesting season) it is a nice walk. The staff was very accomodating and helpful. It was our first visit and I would definitely return. It doesn't get much better than this.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Charthouse is a great cottage and a great choice for a family of 4! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you plan to return to see us again one day soon! Thanks for taking the time to write us this great review!

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

My wife and I just returned from spending 10 days in Paradise, otherwise known as Cottages By The Sea, celebrating our 30th anniversary. We stayed in The Crow's Nest, which can't get you any closer to the ocean without getting you wet. We have done the hotels and condo's in Mau and Caymans, the Resorts in Jamaica, and believe this might be our favorite place now. We'll always treasure those nights on our balcony listening to the ocean, the lazy days on the beach, and the coziness of our "nest". Thanks to Jennifer for making sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable in our rooms. We rented a car to see the island, and go out to eat when we didn't want to stay in and eat in our kitchen. One suggestion I would make is to place a memory book in the units for guests​ to record their experiences on their stay. We had one of these during a stay in a condo in Destin, and it was so interesting to read where other guests came from, how their stay went etc., while adding our own entry to the history of the unit. We hope we will be able to return there one day in the future, hopefully not too far away. Thanks to all there at Cottages By The Sea for making our 30th anniversary unforgettable. If you're looking for a little bit of heaven on Earth, check out this place, you won't regret it!

Stayed: June 2017
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Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Happy 30th Anniversary, and we will pass on your kind words to Jennifer. Crows Nest is our most popular cottage, so congratulations on being able to grab that cottage while it was available! Great idea about the memory book. Somewhere in our office we have a guest book that our grandparents started sometime in the 50's for guests to sign. It is interesting to sit down from time to time and see the entries made so many years ago by some of our favorite guests who frequented the cottages for many years. We will try to get a book going for each cottage, so thank you for the suggestion and we hope to see you again one day soon.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

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 daughter's 25th birthday and Mother's Day. Our family "compound" included Caribe, Sylvia's room, Coral and Coco Palm. Every day we enjoyed beautiful weather, gorgeous water, terrific snorkeling and delicious food. We especially appreciated Sande - who not only checked us in on our 1st day, but also continued to check in with us through out the week. We enjoyed multiple dinners at the Beachside Cafe next door - nothing beats dinner by the water at sunset. We also had an amazing birthday dinner at The Waves at Cane Bay. Thankful for the Benedict family's gracious hospitality and continued upkeep of their beautiful property. Cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

We are so happy that your family was able to join you this year and that you all had a wonderful time. Happy 25th and 50th birthdays! We feel so blessed to have The Beachside Cafe right next door to our property, and we agree that the food is delicious. We will pass on your kind words to Sande and we thank you for this great review and we look forward to your next visit with us.

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Address: 127A Estate Smithfield, Frederiksted 00840-4048, St. Croix
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Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Frederiksted
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Frederiksted
Price Range: $148 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottages By The Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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 
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