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Cottages By The Sea
Ranked #1 of 4 Frederiksted B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 28 March 2010

I very much enjoyed staying at the Cottages. It was wonderful being a stones throw from the water's edge, the staff was very nice and friendly. The accomodations were simple but very comfortable. All I needed. I could open the windows to catch the ocean breeze and sound of the waves at night. It lulled me to sleep.

It would be nice if the rooms had shampoo and conditioner. Or if the office sold a few additional items.

All in all it was wonderful. Thank you and I'll be seeing you again in the future.

Sonia

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 March 2010

This was our fifth year at the Cottages by The Sea and you can't beat the warm reception from Paul and his staff. The amazing views of the Ocean and the wonderful location all just a few feet away from the waters edge. We look forward to our next vacation in 2011.

George & Gail Wood
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  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 March 2010

We returned to St Croix for Spring Break (after doing so a couple years ago). So, Cottages was a known quantity for us. Nothing fancy, but reasonably priced with a great beach and spectacular sunsets. If the surf is calm (as it is most of the time), the snorkeling is actually very good. Not much coral, but decent rock formations as you head South toward the condos. Plenty of interesting tropical fish.

With our two teenage daughters, we decided to stay in the Commodore - the biggest cottage on the property with a separate bedroom and plenty of living room space for the two single beds. Note that the bedroom door has slats, so you don't have complete privacy. Two AC wall units kept the room nice and comfortable.

Actually saw several people that had made return visits as well. Just goes to show those that are looking for a great value, know when they have found it.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 March 2010

Cottages by the Sea is a quaint sea side resort. It is very laid back and slow paced which is what we were looking for. We stayed in the Coral Cottage with our 11 year old daughter. Although it is a one bedroom the pull out bed is easily big enough for 2 kids. Our king size bed was super comfortable and there was everything we needed for cooking. This place reminded us of a cabin on the lake. Paul (the owner) and Donovan were extremely helpful. When we first arrived we got settled then they ran us into town to pick up groceries and to have lunch. We also got the tour of St.Croix which is quite small. Not much happens there until the weekend when the market fills up with booths and merchants and entertainment. I would recommend renting a car from the locals instead of the big rental companies. They cost quite a bit more and don't deliver the car to the cottages. You can check with Paul who will recommend the best. The island is easy to get around with a car but mostly we just enjoyed kicking back on the sugar sand beach. There weren't many kids for my daughter to play with but this was the end of Jan. and most kids are in school at this time. There were plenty of beach toys to play with and although the pool nest door is open to adults only we didn't care because the sea is so warm and clean we didn't miss it. There is also a great restaurant to the right of Cottages by the Sea. Prices were quite reasonable. We would really like to come back here again, it was truly relaxing.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 March 2010

My husband and I took our honeymoon/wedding trip to St. Croix and got married on the beach right in front of Cottages. We stayed in the Chart house, and we loved every minute! The owner of the property took us on a tour of Fredericksted and gave us a ride to the airport to pick up our rental car. The property is small, but very personal. The cottages are VERY close to the beach, and all of them are painted and decorated very Caribbean. The beach at Cottages is probably the best on the island. My husband and I visited almost every other hotel/resort on the island just to check them out, and from what we think, Cottages beaches are the best. You might need a car to get around, unless you are okay with staying on the beach all day and either eating your own food or eating next door at the Sandcastles restaurant. I wouldn't advise that much, it's not that great and too expensive. We ate there our first night.
All in all, this hotel is beautiful! Def coming back.
Oh, try Turtles Deli. Beautiful view and awesome sandwiches!

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2010

I've been traveling to Cottages from Michigan for a number of years. The location is perfect for me, the staff are warm, accessible, and eager to please, making their guests feel more like family then merely visitors.

I would never consider staying anywhere else on St. Croix. The Cottage's beach is the best on the island, the environment is relaxing and incredibly beautiful. All in all, it would be very difficult for me, to improve upon the perfection of my experience, each time I return to this beautiful place.

Cheri Albertson

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 March 2010

Cottages is a very friendly, warm place to spend a vacation. The staff is more than accommodating, the setting is serene and the people you meet are amazing. We have been at Cottages for the last 5 years. My parents spent 25 years of vacations there. It is just that good!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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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 4 B&Bs / Inns in Frederiksted
Price Range: £113 - £167 (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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