We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cottages By The Sea

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
127A Estate Smithfield, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
Offers & Announcements
BOOK DIRECTLY ON OUR SITE
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Expert photos
Cottages By The Sea
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

292 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Cottages By The Sea
See the most recent reviews
Showing 284: English reviews
San Miguel de Sali
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The most frendly and pleasant quite place you can think about. We stayed 14 days. Friendly staffs - realize a lot of the guest comes again & again. Whatever of the cottages you choose you will love the friendliness.- Many with Kitchenette. Fantastic expierence & first time on this beautiful Island. Near all the old danish Landmark's as Christiansted and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Arne B
Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Hi Arne! We still have the lovely video that you made for us and I sent it to our website developers, but they never posted it, so I will make sure that gets done one day soon. Life at the cottages keeps us very busy, but we do appreciate that you took the time to write us a kind review.... More 

Oneida, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were here for 6 days while we were looking for a condo to live in for our upcoming move to St Croix. This place is right on the beach. The views were outstanding and the beach was very nice. The staff were very helpful. The only bad thing I can say is that the bed was... More 

Helpful?
Thank hender1776
Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review. Please email us and let us know which bed was uncomfortable and we will look into it. Email address is vacation@caribbeancottages.com. Other than that, we will look forward to meeting you again when you move to the island. More 

Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I was at Cottages by the Sea with a group of family members and we all had a wonderful time. Waking up to the sound of the waves on the beach was delightful. All of the cottages we stayed in were quaint and comfortable. We grilled on the beach, swam in the ocean, and learned about the turtles that nest... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Andrea S
Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

You are welcome! We are thrilled that your group had a great time and that you all enjoyed your stay. More 

Clark, New Jersey
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My husband and I had a great time. We would recommend this place. As a matter of fact, our pictures are in this advertisement - sitting outside our cottage. Would recommend to anyone. All cottages are nice.

Helpful?
Thank 2008Sammy2008
Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and photos. We always appreciate the feedback of our guests and we look forward to meeting you again one day soon. More 

Perkinsville, Vermont
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Recently returned from such a restful and fantastic stay at Cottages by the Sea. What a special place this is! Felt at home from the moment we arrived. You can feel the love that is put into it. Wonderful friendly and helpful staff. The grounds are nice and are continually cleaned and maintained. Very comfortable accommodations, the beach just a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Manateemode
Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

What a well written review! Thank you for pointing out that we prefer to be a quiet getaway and not a place with "nightlife" or parties since that is what we aim for. We do not want to become a large, expensive resort, but instead we wish to continue to cater to people just like yourself who just want a... More 

Amissville, Virginia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We stayed in a nice little cottage style room. Comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, nice kitchen . The sunset view was wonderful. The beaches beautiful. Couple of steps to the beach with your morning coffee. We met many return patrons and we will more than likely also return. Vernon was wonderful and very nice staff, Very hard worker.

Helpful?
Thank Steve V
Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are thrilled that you had a lovely stay at our Cottages by the Sea. We will tell Vernon that you mentioned him by name. Vernon is just one of the special gems that we have on our staff, but he's a great kid and he keeps our beach looking fresh every day. We... More 

Pittsboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
139 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Wife and I stayed here for a weeklong vacation, based on recommendation of family friend who is repeat visitor. Having never been to St Croix before, we were happy to have some advice. Pros: Overall - The place serves its function and does as advertised. We had a beach front cottage. The ocean was about 30 yards from our front... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank PboroBill
Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Well, thank you for the overly honest review and "nit-picking". I guess we can still be happy that the worst review we have gotten from a guest in a very long time still gave us 4 stars. To address some of the issues on your "cons" list, many of our guests prefer that the king beds split into two (although... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This was the most relaxing, beautiful time I have ever had. The water is amazing at the Cottages, small lapping waves in clear blue water. It was like swimming in a huge pool. The beach and water are just steps from the cottages which are relatively away from the bustling tourist parts of the island. Although Fredriksted is only minutes... More 

Helpful?
Thank CynthiaCaP
Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

HI Cindy! Thank you for taking the time to post a review and thank you for your kind words. Since we (the owners) personally suggested that you visit the cottages, it means even more to us that your family had a great time and that you plan to return one day. We appreciate your kind words. Please say hello to... More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

It would be easier to say what it isn't first, so I will start there.. It isn't a 5 star fancy hotel with a bar, pool, hot tub and night scene. If that's what you are looking for, look elsewhere. However, if you like the water/beach and have a family, this is the place to be. Within 20 minutes of... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Bill R
Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your excellent review! We always appreciate the feed back from our guests. We do have great snorkeling, so we appreciate you pointing that out for others to see and we look forward to your visit with us one day soon! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
173 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I don't think we've ever stayed this close to the beach. We were practically right on the beach when we walked out the door of the cottages, so the location is amazing. The west side of the island (Frederiksted vs. Christiansted) is quieter, which was nice at times; but there's not as much to do. So it depends on what... More 

Helpful?
Thank maserk
Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy that you had a decent time at Cottages by the Sea. I hope you let someone on the staff know about the a/c in Compass Rose so that we can look into it. We don't always get a chance to look over the reviews right away, so... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

678 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (405)
Viewed
View from Room (37)
Viewed
Room/Suite (89)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (47)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (65)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
0:28
Videos (6)
Viewed
Other (150)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (137)
Viewed
Amenities (2)
Viewed
Beach (12)
Viewed
Martha's Treat (35)
Viewed
Standard Room (35)
Viewed
The Hotel (53)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (136)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (15)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Other (96)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Frederiksted
14.8 mi away
Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina
11.5 mi away
Sugar Beach Condominiums
Sugar Beach Condominiums
#5 of 15 in Christiansted
4.0 of 5 stars 197 reviews
12.5 mi away
Hotel on the Cay
Hotel on the Cay
#3 of 15 in Christiansted
4.0 of 5 stars 440 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.1 mi away
The Palms at Pelican Cove
The Palms at Pelican Cove
#2 of 15 in Christiansted
4.5 of 5 stars 1,035 reviews
13.9 mi away
The Buccaneer -- St Croix
The Buccaneer -- St Croix
#1 of 15 in Christiansted
4.5 of 5 stars 1,167 reviews
0.0 mi away
Sand Castle on the Beach
Sand Castle on the Beach
#2 of 3 in Frederiksted
4.5 of 5 stars 293 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cottages By The Sea

Address: 127A Estate Smithfield, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Frederiksted
Price Range: $149 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottages By The Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire and Travelocity so you can book your Cottages By The Sea reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cottages By The Sea Hotel Frederiksted
Cottages By The Sea St. Croix/Frederiksted
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay