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Ivan's Stress Free Guest House & Campground
Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at Ivans in the old guest house. We had a reservation for the studio but the AC didn't work so we moved upstairs to the 2 bedroom which is fabulous.The meals at Ivans were great. They were right on the beach and under the stars Dorian the bar manager will take care of all your needs. Ivans thursday BBQ is legendary. The beach is a dream. Staying at Ivans should be on your To Do List

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

My husband and I have been to Jost van Dyke twice. First, as a day trip, we love White Bay, specially the quiet side, Ivan's Stress Free Guest House and Campground. We thought it would be a great idea to stay in one of their cottages for a few days. We stayed at Cinnamon Bay in St. John several times, first with our own tent and later in the cottages. Ivan's campground looked like a relaxed place with a great beach. We stayed in one of the newest cottages next to the restrooms and it was great, very clean. I have not complaints about the cottage. The restroom on the other hand was terrible. Although they are new, sometimes they just don't have water and the situation becomes a bit difficult. It's better to just not have flush toilets. I'm used to camping, so I got over this.

What really ruined my experience was the staff. I understand the "no stress free" ideology, but it should also be carried out to the guests not just the staff. It is not the pace in which they move, is the disrespect, mostly with the manager that gives out the rooms and the kitchen staff. Speaking of the food, is horrible and expensive don't eat there, just walk across and to the other bars or go to Great Harbor. I really wished the staff will be a bit better, it would've made a great difference.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Basic little cabins with an outdoor shower on a secluded beautiful island! Community kitchen w fridge. Bar and outdoor restaurant is also open. The beach is fantastic and the cabins and walking distance to the famous Soggy Dollar Bar. A must visit if you are staying at Ivan's. I have stayed here twice and hope to return I only hope the staff has learned a bit of customer service by then since they are very RUDE! This was the only negative on this little hidden Caribbean gem!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Relax1117
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Ivan's stress free guest house and camp ground is exactly that. What a beautiful place. We stayed in the top half of the pink house. 2 bedroom 1 bath for 4 adults was perfect. Rooms were nice and cold and plenty of fridge room for food and drinks. Make sure you bring food and drinks and water with you as there are not many shops on the island.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank SteveK0605
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

we stayed in arawak for three nights. very clean right off the beach the staff are awesome very friendly a quick walk to soggy dollar if you want to go a five dollar cab ride to foxys do bring bug spray for anywhere on the island

Room Tip: arawak has a nice poor in case it rains
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed in the guesthouse studio for a week by myself. Had a balcony, refrigerator, bathroom with standup shower, double bed, and a futon. Would definitely accommodate a couple just fine. Was steps from the beach and bar, and while it's definitely pricier than the campgrounds, it's also got it's own private flushie and shower - if that kind of thing is important to you.... Bed was comfy. Never did get maid service the whole week I was there, but I was by myself and really didn't care. Ivan made a couple of appearances and is a lovely man with great stories to tell - do take the time to talk with him, you won't be sorry!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank cefranzwa
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The most reasonably priced accommodations on JVD. It's bare bones but unique and worth trying at least once in your life. The shacks are steps off the beach and have recently been redone. More importantly new bathrooms and showers have been added to replace the dread old facility. Ivan is not around much anymore, as he is in poor health. but Tina is always there with a smile on her face and is very helpful.

Room Tip: Pay the extra $10 and get a beachfront room.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank goldenland5
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Additional Information about Ivan's Stress Free Guest House & Campground

Address: White Bay, VG1160, Jost Van Dyke
Location: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Jost Van Dyke
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
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Price Range: $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stress free retreat, overlooking the pristine waters, and white sand beach. The perfect place to enjoy life in the slow lane. ... more   less 
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Ivan's Stress Free Guest House & Campground Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

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