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Garden by the Sea B&B
Ranked #2 of 5 Cruz Bay B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Eileen and John were excellent hosts. The homemade breakfast every morning was spectacular. The rooms were everything we needed. The "outdoor" shower was incredible. The view was exceptional. The entire place was very relaxing. A short walk into town allowed us to experience shopping, dining and listening to music at some of the local bars. After a trip into town, we headed back to the B&B for a relaxing night in the open common area to watch the beautiful sunset. Can't wait to go back and experience this jewel on the island of St. John's again.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Eileen C, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for you lovely review! So glad you enjoyed our B&B and all the wonderful things it has to offer! We'd love to host you again soon!

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We are not the type of family to fly to a beautiful location, far away from home, only to sit by a hotel pool. That said, Garden by the Sea was such a beautiful, relaxing and comfortable place that we almost wanted to spend our days just lounging around, hanging out with the Inn Keepers, Eileen, John and their two puppies, Fiona and Cooper. The property is beautiful, perfectly maintained and situated in a tropical bird sanctuary with a view of the Caribbean.
Each morning, Eileen prepared an amazing, scratch made breakfast with fresh fruit and even offered us smoothies. Each breakfast over the course of our seven day stay was better than the last! My favorite was the banana foster French toast. Amazing! It was great to discuss the prior day’s adventures with Eileen and John and to get their insight and assistance in planning what to do that day. They were knowledgeable and helpful with whatever we needed.

Our group had had access to two rooms and both were perfect. At the end of a long day of snorkeling (they have equipment for guests to use on-site-free), swimming, eating and drinking the rooms felt like paradise! The beds were super comfy and I have no idea what kind of sheets they have but they were super soft and felt great on our sun soaked skin. The A/C in each room was easy to work and made for a deep sleep so we woke up refreshed and ready for another day of adventure.

Overall, Garden by the Sea was a GREAT choice. While we didn’t want to leave, we were super relaxed and rested at the end of our trip. Isn’t that what vacation is for?
We will definitely be back again!

Room Tip: We loved the two rooms that our group had and the Third one that we didn't stay in was actually...
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Eileen C, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you, Terry F for you stellar review! We are so glad you found our piece of paradise relaxing and comfortable ... sounds like you love it here as much as we do! We so enjoyed time shared everyday reviewing the events of your trip!! We look forward to your next visit with us! Thank you!!! And see you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

John and Eileen made us feel at home and cared for. There was nothing that we needed that they were not willing to help with. We felt like family.
The rooms are comfortable and cool and the atmosphere was supreme. We loved exploring all the free beaches for fresh new snorkeling spots. Never underestimate the quick and local walk to Frank Bay for wonderful snorkeling and sunset views.
We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Eileen C, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for you stellar review!!! We are so glad you were at home in our home! Looking forward to seeing you again in October!!

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I thought it was a very excellent trip with great service and breakfasts! I would also definitely recommend to friends. While we were staying there was another couple right upstairs and we still weren’t bothered. FIVE STARS!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Eileen C, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you for your review... I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and will be visiting us again in the future..;)

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Small B&B located very close to all of Cruz Bay's amenities and activities but a world apart at the same time. Property is located in a secluded bird sanctuary with its own private ocean view.
Eileen and John are very gracious hosts and are very accommodating.
Eileen prepares a great and healthy breakfast every morning. The day we left, she kindly arranged to have a to go breakfast for us even if it was an hour early. Loved the B&B resident pups. Cooper and Fiona...ps try to get the Terrace Room. Views are killer.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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letsgoawaynow, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

We loved having you two as guests! We are so glad you enjoyed the room, the location, breakfast but most important, the pups! We look forward to seeing you in the future... til then, eat your bananas!!! Lol
Eileen

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

I loved my 6 night stay at this charming B&B. I stayed in the Terrace View room which offered wonderful views of Frank Bay and a private veranda for morning coffee. The rooms were immaculate and comfortable with delicious breakfast in the mornings. The location is private yet a very short walk downtown to all it has to offer. New owners, John, Eileen, Fiona and Coop were perfect hosts! I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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letsgoawaynow, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Denise,we enjoyed having you stay with us. So glad you loved our cozy home as much as we do! We hope to see you again next year!!! And btw, Fiona ran upstairs looking for you the morning after you left!
Eileen

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Where to start? Location? Perfect! A quiet, relaxing place just a short walk to town. No need for a car. The bus and /or a taxi will get you where you need to go.There is a lovely little beach on Frank's Bay for swimming and snorkeling within a 3 minute stroll through the woods. Owners? Gracious, hospitable, and very attentive. The facility? Like living in a tree house...eco-friendly, nestled high on a hill in the trees. In fact, it is in a bird sanctuary. Rooms? Comfortable and unique. The common area is a perfect place to relax with a drink( poured from the honor bar), or sit on the sunny deck and feel the breeze. Food? Great breakfast served every morning; all of it cooked from scratch.
I love this place and will return soon! In my opinion, one of the most relaxing places that I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. I would recommend this place to anyone with total confidence. I know from experience that you could pay a lot more for a lot less.
Thank -you Elaine and John for your superb hospitality and helping to make our vacation perfect.

Stayed: May 2017
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Eileen C, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you Steven(aka Mac). John and i are so glad you enjoyed your stay here as much as we enjoyed having you! We are thrilled that you chose to stay with us for your daughters wedding Week... We hope to see you again in the not so near future!!
John &Eileen..Cooper&Fiona,too

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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Cruz Bay
Price Range: $205 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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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