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Cottages By The Sea
Ranked #1 of 3 Frederiksted B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 February 2010

Discovered Cottages through a friend. Have been all through the Virgins but this was the perfect spot. Great staff, and guests who have been coming back year after year. Great staff, Great amenities. Fantastic location right on one of St. Croix's best beaches. Great restaurant next door or walk or bike into Fredericksted just a mile away. A constant 82 degrees, low humidity, gentle trade winds and a beautiful warm blue-green ocean steps away.
If you're looking for the Ritz-Carleton or a jazzy resort, this is definitely not the place. But if you're looking to unwind, renew, catch up your reading, snorkel, kayak, swim, dive and want the best buy on the island, you'll be one happy "camper."

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2010

This was our 35+ return to St. Croix and while we've owned homes there Cottages has been our home for many years. The perfect spot to decompress and de-stress. The two large patios where one can read, nap, draw, or just gazing mindlessly at the sea are a big advantage to places where such spaces often have a beach bar. And there is a great restaurant and bar next door when you are in the mood.
We're been parttime Crucians for 22 years and renting at Cottages is as good as having our own home --- less work too :-)

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2010

My husband and I chose Cottages by the Sea based on the reviews we read on Tripadvisor.com and we were not disappointed. It was quiet, comfortable, clean and situated on one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. We rented a car (a Jeep, which I highly recommend) and had a great time exploring the island. We snorkeled at Buck Island, visited Point Udall and enjoyed walking around and getting to know the locals. It was a trip we will never forget. Thank you, Paul, Donovan, Carmen and all of our friends at Cottages by the Sea for such a wonderful vacation experience! We miss you already!

Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2010

Cottages by the Sea was perfect for my husband and I. The specatular beach was only a few steps from our front door. Truly a relaxing vacation. Loved the hugs we received from staff upon our departure. We will definately be back.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2010

The best thing about this place is that you open your room door and are steps from a beautiful beach. It is very laid back and the staff are very friendly and helpful. They have bikes, kayaks, beach toys and snorkel equipment that you can use for no charge. Rooms are not fancy, but very clean and everything works. Good beds, linens and pillows (not the junky stuff you get at similarly priced hotels). Kitchen has all you need to cook all meals, and they have 2 gas grills you can use. No restaurant. The restaurant next door is only open Friday through Monday! Even during Christmas week - strange! Our family highly recommends Cottages. Rent a car, for sure, unless you plan on chilling at the beach every day. This is not a place for people who wanted to be waited on and taken care of.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 December 2009

I hesitate to even write a review because I don't want too many people to share in the secret of this fabulous low-key family beach resort! The accommodations are clean and beautifully appointed without being ostentatious. The owners are delightful and helpful, more like family than management. All the help have the wonderful island warmth you would hope for. The open shared areas of patios and grills are incredible for family cooking and sharing of fun under the sun and stars. The beach is literally at your feet. Enjoy your beer or rum punch, made by your own hand in your cottage or on the patio bar, open to all guests, (bring your own libations.. you won't be served unless you have your spouse or family member serve you!) and enjoy it on the hammock or swing, or lounge on the beach. This is my idea of paradise. We arrive again in two days (December 2009) I can't wait. Watch out Paul! The Marins have landed...again!

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 December 2009

My wife and I stayed 8 days for our 25th anniversary and the Cottages is superb. We first went there for our 20th and it has improved. The beach is the best on the island and snorkeling is wonderful. The Benedict family is extra attentive and all our expectations were exceeded from our first visit. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. Don't think you have to stay at the RITZ to enjoy the Caribbean. Cottages is a calm, clean, and pleasurable place to visit. Always feel safe and secure and the whole experience is wonderful. They drive on the left so you do have to stay "tuned in" but the restaurants great and the people are friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 127A Estate Smithfield, Frederiksted 00840-4048, St. Croix
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Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Frederiksted
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Frederiksted
Price Range: £121 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottages By The Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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 
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