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Colorado
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 8 nights (in the Ginger Room - our favorite) and had a truly great experience. The inn is perfectly located; close to town (10 minute walk) but quiet and in a beautiful setting. Nancy and John were amazing hosts - great breakfasts every morning, very helpful with local information and contacts, and went above and beyond to make... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to St John and will not be our last. The host (Lyndell and Dave...and pup Max) were super helpful, polite and fun. The house was clean and in an ideal proximity to everything in Cruz Bay. We stayed in the Wild Ginger room, the bed was comfortable and the open shower was a pleasant way... More 

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Pittsburg M
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first stayed at Garden by the Sea, in 2000. After visiting many other countries and islands, we decided we would return back to St. John 3 years ago, and in the 3 years, have stayed at Garden by the Sea, 4 times. We have just booked another trip for March 2017 and April 2017. John and Nancy have always... More 

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Texas
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I got married earlier this month and stayed in the Wild Ginger room for 3 days on our honeymoon. Lyndell and her husband Dave were so kind and gave us a complete tour upon checking in. They were also kind enough to drive us to the ferry dock after our stay which was very much appreciated. The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week! First of all, Saint John is amazing! Second, this was a great place to stay! A delicious breakfast with more than enough to hold you over until a late lunch! Still dreaming about the bacon, pancakes, and french toast! The hosts, Lyndell and Dave are super nice, good hearted people. They made sure everything... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stayed in the Garden Suite in mid October for our honeymoon. This b&b is absolutely beautiful. We met Lyndell and Dave who watch the place for the owners occasionally, and they were so helpful. It was our first visit to the USVI and they made reservations for any activities/restaurants we wanted to do. They gave good advice on both... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

My girlfriend and I went to The U.S. Virgin Islands for our yearly 1 week vacation. We don't have very much time off and wanted the visit to be very special. I cannot say enough about how nice and welcoming Nancy and John were. The walk up to the hotel was charming and upon entering, the wrap around deck and... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Wonderful stay in the Terrace Room. Nancy and John are terrific hosts--always ready to offers suggestions about the beaches, restaurants and activities. They also have a great selection of coolers, chairs and other beach items to loan. Breakfast is absolutely great, especially the blueberry pancakes. Close enough to town to walk, but far enough away to enjoy quiet moments watching... More 

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Boca Raton, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our visit to St. John and accommodations at GBTS could not have been better. Nancy and John were incredible hosts and went out of their way in making our stay on St. John wonderful. Nancy cooked amazing breakfasts and we ate overlooking Franks Bay and were entertained by a variety of birds and iguanas in their garden. Coffee was ready... More 

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Albany, NY
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

GBTS is a wonderful B&B, owned by Nancy and John. We stayed in the Garden Suite, which was very nice. The room was very comfortable, and the AC was very nice to have at night. We liked the "open" bathroom, with all the foliage. Nancy and John could not have been more gracious hosts, and were extremely helpful in getting... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Garden by the Sea B&B is the quintessential Caribbean home: bright, colorful walls; local art and paintings; gingerbread trim; lush gardens with coconut and banana trees; & nesting birds, iguanas, and peacocks. We are located in the heart of Estate Contant and Enighed – a funky little neighborhood within walking distance of Cruz Bay and 1 ½ blocks from Frank Bay Beach. Your hosts have lived on St. John for over 12 years and are very familiar with the island and the national park and are very willing to help plan your daily activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden by the Sea B&B

Address: PO Box 37 | Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831-0037, St. John
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Price Range: £127 - £218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Garden By The Sea Hotel Cruz Bay
Garden By The Sea Bed And Breakfast
Garden By The Sea B&B St. John/Cruz Bay
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“Only 3 rooms, all are nice!”
 of 5 bubbles BHerman, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Wild Ginger room has a garden bathroom and great view of the verdana through the sliding doors.”
 of 5 bubbles 445danielled, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“True island experience? Garden Suite can't be beat.”
 of 5 bubbles jek28, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Terrace View room has a small deck and view. The "Wild Ginger" has an island shower smooth stone, plants, and an open sky.”
  • View from beach just outside hotel (2 min walk to shore)
  • Baths at Virgin Gorda where they recommended we visit / set up our reservation
 of 5 bubbles mathaiser, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Only three rooms and all are great.”
 of 5 bubbles Q3998TTbeths, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
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