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203 Contant and Enighed Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831-0037 St. John
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 08/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Cruz Bay
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Gold level
Garden by the Sea B&B is a quaint colorful Caribbean home with gingerbread trim nestled in lush gardens with coconut and banana trees; nesting birds, iguanas, and peacocks. We are located in Estate Contant and Enighed – a neighborhood just a short walk to Cruz Bay and 1 block from Frank Bay Beach. We offer three private rooms ,each with its own personality , all with individual air-conditioning and bathrooms . Our beautiful outdoor living room is for all to enjoy whether reading a book, listening to music or just relaxing with a sunset cocktail. Every morning, wake up to a full hot homemade breakfast served on our tropical Terrace, surrounded by nature . Once your belly is full, head off for a day full of adventure. We lend beach bags, chairs , snorkel equipment and towels along with coolers and Metal water bottles for your convenience. After a long day of sun and fun, enjoy a good nights sleep in our cozy beds and make Garden by the Sea your carribean home away from home!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Adults only
Baggage storage
Street parking
Swimming pool toys
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Great View
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Special Deal:Free breakfast with your stay
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Tom Schultz wrote a review Oct 11
Michigan4 contributions
This year was our second time visiting Garden by the Sea. Once again we had a fantastic time! The breakfasts that Eileen and John prepare for you are incredible! And eating them with a view of coconut trees and clear blue Frank bay is sensational. The location is just outside of downtown Cruz Bay so it is quiet but still easy to get into town. Eileen is so helpful and gave us great information on places to snorkel and places to eat. We can’t wait for our next visit!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Eileen Cullen, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded 1 week ago
Hi!! Thank you for your lovely review!! We enjoyed seeing you again and look forward to your next stay!
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Bossy99 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sycamore, Illinois5 contributions9 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
We have been coming to St. John and Garden By the Sea yearly since 2013, It is always like coming home. Our hosts, Eileen and John Cullen, make sure everything is perfect, while we have stayed in all three of their rooms, this time, like our first visit. we were in the Wild Ginger Room, which has an outdoor shower. Showering “outside”, yet in privacy is a special treat. Our room was tastefully decorated in a Caribbean theme, comfortable sleeping with air conditioning. Breakfast is served outside, on the veranda, with good conversation between guests and Eileen, who has many hilarious stories. If she can’t get you laughing, nobody can. The view from the veranda is wonderful. There is a beautiful common room, open to the veranda, excellent for relaxing with a drink. After breakfast, we go off to a day of sightseeing, swimming and snorkeling, to return in the evening to get cleaned up and head into Cruz Bay. The walk to town for drinks, music and dinner is scenic and fun, through a “jungle trail” past a pond, Coconut Coast Art Studio (make sure to visit, especially the champagne reception), Frank Bay, and into Cruz Bay. You will not be disappointed by the variety of excellent dining, live music, and of course rum! Let me tell you, the reason Dawn and I keep coming back is because Eileen and John make you feel like you have come back to stay with old friends. And being dog lovers, theirs keep us from missing our own dogs too much. We love this place! -Dawn & Jim W.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Upper room has the best view, the two lower rooms have awesome outdoor showers.
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Gardenbythesea, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded Apr 8, 2020
Dawn & Jim... we love that you feel like you’re visiting with friends, cause you are! Our guests are very special to us. It starts off as business but by the end of a stay , it’s saying goodbye to friends.. . We love seeing you guys and can’t wait to see you next year for another 8 tough...???
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friscocruiser wrote a review Aug 2021
Frisco, Texas262 contributions102 helpful votes
We spent a few nights here the week of Aug 12th before we moved to our week long stay at the Westin. My son had stayed here before and highly recommended Garden by the Sea. We, my wife and I, stayed in the Terrace View room. The room was kept very cool by AC and a couple of ceiling fans. The king sized bed was VERY comfortable and the sleeping in the room was fantastic. However the best thing of the stay was Eileen's breakfasts. We were fortunate to catch an eggs benedict day and then a french toast day, my wife's two favorties. We would come down daily to the open common area to get our coffee and get to know the other guests, watch the birds, and enjoy the dogs. Breakfast would then come out at 8 and we would enjoy Eileens' creations. The Garden by the Sea is a short walk to town, 10 minutes, but does involve one hill that is a little strenuous. You do need to be back before sunset if walking to town along the pond as a neighbor locks her gate along the path at sunset. We had a jeep with us and there was always plenty of parking in front of Garden. We highly recommend a relaxing stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Eileen Cullen, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Thank you so much for taking time out to review us! I am so glad you were not disappointed by your sons recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Kathy W wrote a review Aug 2021
Hobe Sound, Florida46 contributions54 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights with Eileen and John and experienced a wonderfully designed, uniquely tropical home away from home. When entering the beautiful room the first thing you notice is the signs to relax and this is your home away from home. They are the most accommodating people and the breakfast was delicious and gourmet - we enjoyed every bit!
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Date of stay: August 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Eileen Cullen, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Kathy…I am so glad you got to relax and unwind while you were here.. thank,you for coming and we look,forward to seeing you in the future!
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Fred Weber wrote a review Aug 2021
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My fiance and I had an awesome time here. Everyone was so welcoming and Eileen and John were a blast to talk to. Plenty of scenery nearby with places to eat within walking distance. Their breakfast was great too! We were so comfortable with the room. Can't say enough. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who takes time to stay in St. John. - Fred and Kaley
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: The Garden Suite for sure
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Response from Eileen Cullen, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded Aug 16, 2021
Awww, thanks guys!!! So glad you enjoyed your time eith us and on St.John! Congrats on the upcoming birth and we hope to see you again sometime!!!
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$591 - $927 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CaribbeanU.S. Virgin IslandsSt. JohnCruz Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden by the Sea B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Garden by the Sea B&B?
Nearby attractions include Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church (0.1 miles), Love City Food Tours (0.2 miles), and Island cork (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden by the Sea B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Garden by the Sea B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Garden by the Sea B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Garden by the Sea B&B?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden by the Sea B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Our Market Smoothies, Extra Virgin Bistro, and The Longboard.
Are there any historical sites close to Garden by the Sea B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail (3.3 miles) and Catherineberg Ruins (1.8 miles).
Does Garden by the Sea B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.