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Cottages By The Sea

127A Estate Smithfield, Frederiksted 00840-4048 St. Croix
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Frederiksted
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Established in 1949, Cottages by the Sea is a family owned and operated, beachfront, boutique hotel, located just south of the town of Frederiksted on the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Our goal is to provide our guests with a quiet, friendly, relaxed, truly authentic Caribbean beach vacation.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Ocean view
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Chris D wrote a review Aug 2020
Baltimore, Maryland6 contributions5 helpful votes
The location is on the best part of the island. The staff are the most kind and helpful people. There is great food nearby and Cottages by the Sea is located on the clearest blue, calm Caribbean water that you could imagine. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. I’ll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Laurie V wrote a review Mar 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina20 contributions13 helpful votes
We visited in early March2020, the water was slightly cool and the air temperature was perfect (75-78). A+ rating all around. Excellent reception and tour of the property and even a small welcome gift that was much appreciated. The property is gorgeous and well described and represented on the website. (no hidden surprises or misrepresentations as we have sometimes encountered at various island lodgings). We stayed in Commodore with our college 'kids' who are 6+ feet and they fit well on the bunks and they even added in an extra twin in case we needed it. The king bed is amazing comfortable. We used lots of sunscreen but bugs were not an issue at all this time of year. A nice breeze flows through the property. We are early 50s and might have been the youngest couple there at the time. Many had been 'wintering' on the island and we so enjoyed talking with the older folks. Being exhausted after three flights, a rental car and 14 hours of travel, we were hoping to find some excellent food nearby. Smoke STX is down the street - smoked meats and a beer, perfect. Everywhere we ate was fresh and tasty: Louie & Nachos, Rum Runners, Rhythms at Rainbow Beach and Lost Dog Cafe (excellent pizza). A lovely Sunset every evening, bikes to ride, floats, snorkel gear and even extra sunscreen. Choose any room, they all look great.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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ontheroadagain65 wrote a review Feb 2020
Garden City, Michigan892 contributions178 helpful votes
The Cottages are on a great beach on the west end of St. Croix. It's quiet and relaxing. If you want to party, stay in Christiansted. The staff were friendly and helpful. Nice room and property. We loved sitting on the beach every evening, watching the sun go down. Frederiksted is a quick drive, walk or bike ride down the road. They have bikes you can borrow. The room has everything you need to cook meals, should you choose to do so. We went to the store and bought stuff for breakfast, but other then that, we ate out. I'm not a fan of cooking while on vacation. They have the fluffiest bath towels and also supply beach towels. Our bed was extremely comfortable. There are games, books and beach items to borrow. I can go on and on about the positives of the cottages. The 2 reasons I have for not giving a 5 rating (I'd actually rate the Cottages a 4.5) are: 1) The room we stayed in could use a little love. The larger then necessary holes in the wall for wiring, were unsightly. Plus just about anything metal in the bathroom was rusting or corroded. It's a beach front property, I get these things will happen. Having said that, I know they've been doing some updating, so I'm sure they'll be taking care of these types of issues. 2) For the most part the room was very clean, it's the lack of attention to detail that I noticed. The panel edges on the inside of the bathroom door, where noticeably dusty. I realize this isn't something that would be done once a week, but once every month or two. The back half of the top of the fridge probably hadn't been dusted in several weeks, but the front half was dusted more recent. I could see the swipe mark halfway back. I don't generally check the top of refrigerators when I stay somewhere, but it's a short fridge and I'm tall. I couldn't help but notice. And lastly, I know this is a beach front property and mold is going to show up in the shower, but please use some bleach occasionally. It will get rid of it in no time. I hate to even bring up the few negatives, when the positives outweigh them, but I do think it's the details that truly make a place stand out. We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend the Cottages for a nice, relaxing place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Best views would be beach front rooms, but any room would be a good one.
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LindanLV wrote a review Feb 2020
Salem, Massachusetts65 contributions11 helpful votes
Unfortunately we had to cancel our trip so I can't write about the hotel, but I wanted to say that getting a refund for our deposit went amazingly smoothly. I'd made the reservation very far out so it was too late to refund my card, but I got a return email the day after I sent my cancellation, saying they'd send me a check. A few days later, I received the check. If this is the rapid friendly service they give to someone who didn't have a chance to stay there, I can't wait to see what they do for their guests! When we are able to reschedule our trip, Cottages By the Sea will be where we stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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JAR wrote a review Dec 2019
Pottstown, Pennsylvania2 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here with family and extended family. We had a total of 4 cottages, all unique and different. The staff was extremely friendly and at check-in showed us all around where everything was located. Free bikes to ride, a kayak, lots of left over ocean gear if you don't have your own, little library. It was nice to be able to cook, the grills were kept very clean and the views while grilling are exceptional. We visited after a few storms, so it was a little rocky getting into the water from the beach, but once you were in, wow. Can snorkel right in front of the cottages and see some wonderful wildlife. It's not 5 star luxury accommodations, but it is clean, well run, and the views are amazing. I am looking forward to visiting again and again with the family, hopefully many years to come.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cottages By The Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Cottages By The Sea?
Nearby attractions include Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge (1.7 miles), St. George Village Botanical Garden (3.9 miles), and Rhythms at Rainbow Beach (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cottages By The Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Cottages By The Sea?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Cottages By The Sea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cottages By The Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Polly's at the Pier, Turtle's Deli, and Rhythms at Rainbow Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cottages By The Sea?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Cottages By The Sea?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. George Village Botanical Garden (3.9 miles), Estate Mount Washington Plantation (1.2 miles), and Old Danish School (1.2 miles).
Does Cottages By The Sea have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Cottages By The Sea accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.