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Garden by the Sea B&B

Certificate of Excellence
PO Box 37 | Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
Garden by the Sea B&B
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Fairport, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
19 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just finished our 4th trip to St John and each time we've stayed at GBTS. It's perfect for what we look for. Just off the beaten path but close enough to walk into town. Frank and Mickey are great hosts and cook up a night breakfast every morning and there's always coffee available. They are also very knowledgeable about the... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have visited St. John 3 times together now, each time we have stayed at a different spot. This is by far our favorite. We did not need a car as it was just a short walk down a trail then up the road to town where a lot of the restaurants and bars are. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What makes this B&B so special are the hosts. I've been to some B&B where the hosts were courteous but not really engaged. But not Mickey and Frank. Every question was answered as if they heard it for the first time and they truly seemed excited for us in our quest to discover St. John, i.e best beach, where to... More 

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Exeland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 8 great nights between March 22 - March 30 at Garden by the Sea. Frank and Micki are marvelous hosts offering daily weather reports and island knowledge. They are so nice and helpful but not hovering. Each day started with a great breakfast that was never duplicated. We never had a need for lunch and only brought a... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to GBTS with another couple that had stayed there multiple times. They certainly did not exaggerate how fabulous GBTS is! Yes. There are mosquitoes. Yes. They are me alive. I didn't care. Frank and Mickie are gracious hosts, full of information and interesting facts. The entire week we were there, all the guests decided to have happy hour(s),... More 

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West Creek
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Can't remember how many years we've stayed at GBTS. Year after year, we return. Nancy and John, Mickey and Frank seem like old friends. I've written reviews after previous stays. To summarize--a small and intimate place, only 3 rooms, right outside of town. Fantastic hosts, such a relaxing inn. FABULOUS BREAKFASTS! Eggs Benedict anyone? Pina Colada French Toast! Yum yum.... More 

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Asheville, NC
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

In reading the other reviews, I really can't add much! The location is ideal for walking (yes, it is hilly) to Cruz Bay, so super convenient. The view is nice, but it is a partial ocean view. There is a lovely pond below the house which is probably nice for wildlife, but that includes mosquitoes. The room was immaculately clean.... More 

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loislouis, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B, responded to this review

We were so sorry that Happy Asheville was overrun by the skeeters. If they like you they can be voracious. But as she said, we keep LOTS of different kinds of bug sprays on hand for our guests to use and take to the beach with them. Happy Asheville and Hubby needed their own personal gecko to hang out on... More 

Iowa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My wife and I just spent 5 nights at the Garden By the Sea B&B. It was our first time staying at a B&B and it was a great experience. John and Nancy are wonderful hosts and are very knowledgeable about all that is St. John. The breakfast was delicious every morning and always left you looking forward to what... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

For years I have used Trip Advisor, and never wrote a review. But the gracious hospitality of Nancy and John at Garden by the Sea B&B prompted me to do so. You couldn't have more helpful hosts - helping you plan day excursions, arranging car rentals, kayak rentals, etc. Nancy's breakfasts are delicious and coffee is ready when you are!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Maine blueberries and real maple syrup for homemade pancakes, free snorkel and beach gear, great advice and concierge service, a cute and convenient place to boot. Who could ask for more! This place has it all in a beautiful setting only a 10 minute walk to town.

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