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Garden by the Sea B&B

Certificate of Excellence
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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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Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wonderful hosts provided stellar service worth their reputation. Great breakfasts and very helpful day trip planning for our first trip on the island. It was our honeymoon, and they even threw in some perks to help make it even more special. The room was nice with air-conditioning and our own bathroom. Heads up that the island does practice water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Garden By the Sea for 6 nights and could not have been more pleased with our experience and highly recommend it to any guests traveling to St. John. While we were there, Frank and Mickey were our hosts (they alternate with the B&B owners every 6 months). They truly made the B&B feel like a “home away... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went in July 2014 for the first time. Mickey and Frank were our host and so much more! They go above and beyond to ensure your well acquainted with the island and all it has to offer. I could never thank them enough for everything they did to make sure our trip exceeded all our expectations.... More 

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Stow, Ohio
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Trip Advisor reviews for this B&B are so incredibly positive that you might be tempted to be skeptical - don't be. This is an absolutely incredible place to stay. Our vacation to St. John, USVI was so much better because of staying at GBTS. First - it is very convenient to town (Cruz Bay). It is a ten minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to St. John. We couldn't have been happier with our selection to stay at Garden by the Sea! Our hosts were Mickey and Frank, who I must say were a huge reason why we felt so lucky to be not only in paradise but with lovely, genuine, smart hosts who we enjoyed so much. Our... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can’t say enough what an amazing trip we had here at GBTS! My boyfriend and I stayed in the Wild Ginger room and it was fantastic. The bathroom/shower was very neat and the room had plenty of storage for all of our belongings, plus the air conditioner worked like a charm. The whole place is decorated in a lovely... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My wife and I just got home from spending Memorial Day weekend at Garden By The Sea. We had a wonderful stay! The philosophy at GBTS is to have the guests feel they are staying at a friend/family member’s home, yet with more privacy. They are right on target. Mickey and Frank are the best and friendliest hosts. They are... More 

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Weare, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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