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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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Weare, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hosts were SO welcoming, providing a perfect balance of answering questions and providing information with leaving us alone to enjoy ourselves. They added so much value to our stay, helping us decide where to snorkel, updating us on wind and waves, and of course providing amazing breakfasts. We made excellent use of their flippers (they also have snorkels, masks,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually visited January 2014. Considering this big ol' world, I don't tend to return to vacation spots, but Garden By the Sea and Saint John have changed my attitude! I'm writing this review after we've booked our January 2016 visit and I hope we can make this a ritual. Eco-friendly accommodations that don't feel like you must suffer to be... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a reason this B&B is rated so highly. It's not the accommodations. Our Garden Suite was not light and bright, but kinda dark and the decor and furniture was not that attractive. Now for the upside -- Our hosts, Mickey and Frank, were the best. The breakfasts were beyond delicious. We were lucky enough to enjoy Frank's pina colada... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Garden by the Sea B&B for 6 nights in the Terrace View Room and it was perfect. The hosts, Mickey and Frank, were super friendly and helpful with recommendations and reservations. Every morning Frank gave us an update on the weather, wind, and sea situation with recommendations on the best beaches to visit, snorkeling and hiking... More 

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Fairport, New York
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 April 14, 2015

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 April 11, 2015 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 April 9, 2015

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 April 6, 2015

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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50 helpful votes 50 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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