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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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Valley Forge PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

Discovered Cottages through a friend. Have been all through the Virgins but this was the perfect spot. Great staff, and guests who have been coming back year after year. Great staff, Great amenities. Fantastic location right on one of St. Croix's best beaches. Great restaurant next door or walk or bike into Fredericksted just a mile away. A constant 82... More 

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St.Croix and Floridaz
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

This was our 35+ return to St. Croix and while we've owned homes there Cottages has been our home for many years. The perfect spot to decompress and de-stress. The two large patios where one can read, nap, draw, or just gazing mindlessly at the sea are a big advantage to places where such spaces often have a beach bar.... More 

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Cleveland , OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

My husband and I chose Cottages by the Sea based on the reviews we read on Tripadvisor.com and we were not disappointed. It was quiet, comfortable, clean and situated on one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. We rented a car (a Jeep, which I highly recommend) and had a great time exploring the island. We snorkeled... More 

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Columbus
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010

Cottages by the Sea was perfect for my husband and I. The specatular beach was only a few steps from our front door. Truly a relaxing vacation. Loved the hugs we received from staff upon our departure. We will definately be back.

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

The best thing about this place is that you open your room door and are steps from a beautiful beach. It is very laid back and the staff are very friendly and helpful. They have bikes, kayaks, beach toys and snorkel equipment that you can use for no charge. Rooms are not fancy, but very clean and everything works. Good... More 

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Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2009

I hesitate to even write a review because I don't want too many people to share in the secret of this fabulous low-key family beach resort! The accommodations are clean and beautifully appointed without being ostentatious. The owners are delightful and helpful, more like family than management. All the help have the wonderful island warmth you would hope for. The... More 

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san diego
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

My wife and I stayed 8 days for our 25th anniversary and the Cottages is superb. We first went there for our 20th and it has improved. The beach is the best on the island and snorkeling is wonderful. The Benedict family is extra attentive and all our expectations were exceeded from our first visit. I would recommend this hotel... More 

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Mt. Vernon, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2009

Picturesque is an appropriate word for the setting of this family style resort. If you are looking to be impressed by glass and marble 5 star resorts...this isn't for you. However, for the VAST majority of us...this place is "perfect". The location is the best on the island. The beach is the most pristine. The water is calm, clear, and... More 

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Richmond Hill, Ontario
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon - a great location, one of the best places we have ever stayed at - staff was great, room was amazing (incredible view), felt very safe; everything on the island is close by, so rent a car! we took full advantage of the in-suite kitchen (we both love to cook, and... More 

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Minnestans in China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2009

Tempted to write a bad review in hopes to keep everyone away. This palce was great. Wished we would have spent 2 weeks here instead of going to St. John. Beautful room with a great view, full kitchen. We were on our honeymoon couldn't have found a better place. We will be back someday.

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