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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
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Cruz Bay
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Patricia P wrote a review Jul 8
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Garden by the sea is a little gem in the island of St. John. We loved every part of our stay, but especially the beautiful foliage, birds and Eileen's homemade breakfast. Can't wait to go back with our kids!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Top floor has best view
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LangstonsNC wrote a review Sep 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina8 contributions
Property's Favorite Review
Walkability is important to walk into Cruz Bay for shopping, dinner & drinks. Some places are close, but not truly walkable. We also wanted a sense of seclusion. It's hard to find a place that is secluded AND close, but then we found Garden by the Sea. It's that secret place that you discover & immediately fall in love with it... the place to stay if you want to experience St. John Island living. Garden by the Sea is nestled in a garden of coconut palms, genip trees, almond trees, hibiscus & ficus trees, so that you feel like you are staying miles away from the hustle & bustle of Cruz Bay. In fact, you are an easy, short walk from it. Just take a walkable trail alongside Small Pond & out to gorgeous Frank Bay, past Gallows Point (& the peacocks!) and you are there, with all of the restaurants, shopping & fun of the city. It’s the best of both worlds! The B&B is delightful. We chose the Terrace Room with a view of the Bay. There is a common area with a deck frequented by sugar birds & hummingbirds. The iguanas hang out in the trees around the property sunning themselves. Hosts Eileen & John make you feel at home. From island trivia, island living tips & intriguing stories, we felt like locals when we left. Eileen treated us to fantastic breakfasts (her eggs Benedict is delish!). While we stayed, Hurricane Dorian hit us as a Category 1. They prepared a nice dinner because the island had a curfew. If you want a great spot to enjoy the island, Cruz Bay & relax, this is the place!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from letsgoawaynow, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded Sep 12, 2019
LangstonsNC... unfortunately Dorian made its way to us during your stay but you guys were REAL troopers! We are so glad you enjoyed your first stay at Garden by the Sea!!!! We agree that our location is really awesome... quiet and secluded yet a minutes walk to all that Town has to offer!!! As far as breakfast, Eggs Benny always seems to be the guest Favorite! We look forward to seeing you again real soon! Thanks for the great review!!!😎
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Gracie C wrote a review Jul 5
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We spent 13 nights with Eileen and John. They were great hosts. they gave us great info on what to do on St. John. they have beach chairs, coolers and snorkel equipment if you need it. I would recommend renting a jeep to get around the island as the taxis won't go everywhere on the island. I was leery driving on the left side of the road initially, but it wasn't too bad. They provided a great breakfast every morning to get your day started. At night we waled to town to eat at one of the restaurants. we enjoyed their dogs, Cooper and Fiona. We are already planning a trip back for next year and will stay there again.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: Any room is a good room
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Response from Eileen Cullen, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded 3 days ago
Gracie....thank you for taking time out to write us a lovely review. It was great meaning you both and hearing about your daily adventures over breakfast. We love that you loved St.John as much as we do... you ‘get it’! Looking forward to your next visit!!
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accettapat@yahoo.com wrote a review Jun 2020
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from the location to the hosts, John and Eileen are absolutely amazing. Everything you could think of, Garden by The Sea has - beach chairs, towels, an awesome common area to play dominoes and literally a 5 minute walk to all the bars and shops in town ( 8 minutes coming home from the bars ) Cant wait to come back next year! it was MINT
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Eileen Cullen, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded 3 days ago
Cousin pat...we enjoyed our time with you and learning how to play dominos!! We look forward to your next visit!!!
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Jessalyn H wrote a review Jun 2020
3 contributions
We love Eileen and John! They were the greatest hosts! Enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Garden by the Sea. Beautiful location and we had a wonderful breakfast every morning. Really enjoyed all the wildlife watching while eating breakfast. Loved the outdoor showers. I can not wait to go back again!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Gardenbythesea, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded 2 weeks ago
Jessalyn, We are so glad you enjoyed you stay with us! We love being a part of guests special memories. We wish you both a happy life together! Hope to see you again in the future!
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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), Island cork (0.2 miles), and Love City Food Tours (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.
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 - Coastal Cantina.
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.