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Cottages by the Sea

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127A Estate Smithfield, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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dcmoore1065
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Cottages by the Sea for our family vacation. Our families stayed in the Coconut and Cocktail cottages. We absolutely loved this place. They owners are so accommodating and helpful with all of our questions. My husband went down to ask if they had coffee to purchase because it was late and he didn't want to go to... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THIS is my home away from home! I lived on St. Croix for 18 years (1976-1994). Now I try to get there at least once a year for at least one month. "Cottages" is my choice "residence". The owner and staff treat all guests like family members, it's always clean and they update the abodes constantly, the location is quiet... More 

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Proprietor_127A, Owner at Cottages by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you, Pat, for your kind words! We love you too, and we look forward to your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Cottages by the Sea is the best! So much better than I had expected. The staff, and especially Paul the manager, really go out of their way to make your stay perfect. We stayed in Commodore Villa, it was large, would comfortably sleep 5, and was beautifully decorated. All of the cottages are only steps from the sand. The snorkeling... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Cottages by the Sea is a great little locally-owned property on an amazingly beautiful & private beach. We stayed in Calabash for 5 nights and it was perfect. We had a great little kitchen & dining area, small sitting area, and very comfortable king bed. We were steps from white sand & snorkeling (they have equipment we borrowed), they had... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Perhaps our last vacation together as my wife is battling stage 4 breast cancer for the second time. No other place on Earth could have been more spiritual and relaxing then THIS Place! The Room was cozy and the View a 10. Every night rocked to sleep by the sound of the Caribbean Sea. The Owners and Staff were the... More 

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Proprietor_127A, Owner at Cottages by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Don and Therese, for your kinds words. We are so happy that your vacation was all that you had hoped it would be and we welcome you back with open arms! Good luck to Therese on her cancer treatments. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was perfect for us. Stayed in the Calypso room and it was a great size. AC worked great and Wi-Fi was fast. The best part is the beach. Steps from any room and stunningly gorgeous. Every local we met on the island said we were staying at the best beach on the island. Staff was very friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Extremely charming place! Loved the staff and management at Cottages! They keep the rooms clean and cozy. It is an older establishment with many updates... Make sure you visit there website and take a look at each room... It will list recent updates, location to the beach (if you want beach front) the other units are steps away from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The bungalows are in a great location with direct access to a beautiful stretch of beach as you would dream of it. They are simple but with all amenities and well maintained. The room was nice and clean. We spent five nights there. The managers and staff were helpful at all times. The restaurant next door is convenient - not... More 

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Proprietor_127A, Owner at Cottages by the Sea, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. For those reading this review keep in mind that Christiansted 20 miles away, but we are within a short bike ride of Frederiksted, our quaint little port town. More 

Syracuse, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you enjoy cozy cottage life and camping with friends and family, you will LOVE this property. We were fortunate enough to book "Compass Rose", the unit pictured in their brochure. Just... wow. A tiny kitchen, perfectly equipped to create lovely dinners to serve right on our patio only 50 steps from the ocean's edge, under a gorgeous sunset? Whats... More 

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Bayonet Point, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were looking for a quiet simple getaway that was affordable. We stayed at "Cottages by the Sea" St. Croix May 2 - 9, 2015. By far the best vacation we have ever been on. We read all the reviews prior to booking our trip. Those reviews were spot on. Brian and his staff made us feel like family. The... More 

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Proprietor_127A, Owner at Cottages by the Sea, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write this review for us and we are thrilled that we are portraying our property just as it is! We do want to agree with you that our property is not necessarily the best property for families with children, however, many families do visit us yearly and the kids have a blast... More 

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