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Garden by the Sea B&B

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PO Box 37 | Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
Garden by the Sea B&B
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Rating summary
  • 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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West Creek
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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34 helpful votes 34 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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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
1 review
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed at GBTS for a couple of weeks over Christmas and it was perfect! Here's why, in no particular order. Nancy and John - the owners - are the bomb! Great communication before we arrived about what to expect, great orientation to St. John and the place when we got there, always available with good suggestions... More 

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Chester, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A friend & I stayed here because we had a wedding to attend. Garden by the Sea (GBTS) is beautiful. John & Nancy are super happy & make sure you are as well. With a drink in my hand each evening and yummy, homemade breakfast each morning, who could ask for anything else. The place is very clean, the views... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

This was our second stay at Garden by the Sea, and it was as wonderful as the first. We really love this place. The rooms are nice. John and Nancy provide great service and a delicious breakfast in the morning. GBS is close to town so you can walk to dinner in the evening. St. John is an awesome place... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were on St. John for a family wedding and usually stay at a B & B when we travel, so decided to do so on the island, rather than a big resort. We were very happy with our choice! The Garden by the Sea was a wonderful experience for us. Our suite was super clean and well appointed. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Wonderful stay in BEAUTIFUL St. John! Nancy and John are wonderful hosts, very helpful. Breakfast each morning was delicious. Our room was clean and spacious. The shower was the coolest I have ever seen. I will definitely stay here on a future visit to St. John and look forward to doing so!

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