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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
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Cruz Bay
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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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Room & Suite (239)239
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Adults only
Baggage storage
Street parking
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Great View
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krsmooney wrote a review Yesterday
Huntington Station, New York86 contributions9 helpful votes
I want to start by saying we had our 10 year anniversary trip planned in April of 2020 to anguilla - that was obviously cancelled due to Covid and when it came time to replan I didn’t feel comfortable being in a “quarantine bubble” for the kind of money I’d be spending in anguilla. We started looking around and since we were leaving our 2 kids at home with grandparents for the longest we ever have, staying in the US made us feel comfortable. The us Virgin Islands were immediately our radar and we narrowed down St John very quickly. We found garden by the sea when a friend stayed here and posted about the local Long Island NY couple who had years before moved to St. John to run a B&B. I Immediately knew this was the place for me. It was a home away from home with all the provided info, chatting, stories, puppy licks, and tastes I needed to feel comfortable and forget about my responsibilities at home. Eileen and John are beyond accommodating, I told Eileen she made me feel so much at home I may be hiding in the closet once my husband left, that I was a good worker and I’d earn my keep. I won’t just miss St. John and our oasis in the garden suite. I will miss Eileen and our chats, John and his quiet kindness, Cooper and his soulful eyes, and Fiona and her dances for food. To say this place holds a special place in my heart is not enough- thank you for this ! We love you guys and we can’t wait to be back.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Bossy99 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sycamore, Illinois5 contributions7 helpful votes
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We have been coming to St. John and Garden By the Sea yearly since 2013, It is always like coming home. Our hosts, Eileen and John Cullen, make sure everything is perfect, while we have stayed in all three of their rooms, this time, like our first visit. we were in the Wild Ginger Room, which has an outdoor shower. Showering “outside”, yet in privacy is a special treat. Our room was tastefully decorated in a Caribbean theme, comfortable sleeping with air conditioning. Breakfast is served outside, on the veranda, with good conversation between guests and Eileen, who has many hilarious stories. If she can’t get you laughing, nobody can. The view from the veranda is wonderful. There is a beautiful common room, open to the veranda, excellent for relaxing with a drink. After breakfast, we go off to a day of sightseeing, swimming and snorkeling, to return in the evening to get cleaned up and head into Cruz Bay. The walk to town for drinks, music and dinner is scenic and fun, through a “jungle trail” past a pond, Coconut Coast Art Studio (make sure to visit, especially the champagne reception), Frank Bay, and into Cruz Bay. You will not be disappointed by the variety of excellent dining, live music, and of course rum! Let me tell you, the reason Dawn and I keep coming back is because Eileen and John make you feel like you have come back to stay with old friends. And being dog lovers, theirs keep us from missing our own dogs too much. We love this place! -Dawn & Jim W.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Upper room has the best view, the two lower rooms have awesome outdoor showers.
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Response from Gardenbythesea, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded 8 Apr 2020
Dawn & Jim... we love that you feel like you’re visiting with friends, cause you are! Our guests are very special to us. It starts off as business but by the end of a stay , it’s saying goodbye to friends.. . We love seeing you guys and can’t wait to see you next year for another 8 tough...???
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nsng2010 wrote a review 8 May
Sterling, Virginia20 contributions
Garden by the Sea is such a gem and the owners are wonderful! We stayed in the Terrace Room which was immaculately clean and had a very nice view and privacy. Loved the open living space and how the whole deck and shared space feels like a tropical garden. Breakfast everyday was delicious. Eileen and John thought of absolutely everything their guests would need for a day at the beach and are there ready to give advice and tips which we greatly appreciated. We are already thinking of/hoping for our next trip!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Michelle S wrote a review 3 May
Palmerton, Pennsylvania10 contributions2 helpful votes
Garden by the sea makes you feel at ease by the sea! Wonderful hosts and everything you need to have a great vacation. Quiet, relaxing location surrounded with lush plants. You feel as if you are certainly in an island garden by the sea.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Eileen Cullen, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded 6 days ago
Michelle.. thank you for taking the time to write this sweet review! It was great seeing you both again and we look forward to next years visit..... which you booked at checkin... lol ... see you in a year!
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MLove wrote a review 1 May
West Palm Beach, Florida27 contributions28 helpful votes
I went for my 50th with friends and we had the best time ever. Eileen and John were the best hosts. We stayed in the garden room and loved the shower! Breakfast was delicious. I highly recommend staying here if your going to in St John. You ever get an extra bonus if you love dogs. Cooper and Fiona will be your best buddies while your there. Can’t say enough about how awesome the place was.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Eileen Cullen, Owner at Garden by the Sea B&B
Responded 1 week ago
Mlove892... so glad you guys came here to celebrate your birthday . St.John is a very special place and we feel garden by the sea is as well... glad you enjoyed the vibe here along with the room, breakfast and of course, the pups! We look forward to seeing you both again soon!
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US$591 - US$927 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 (0.2 km), Love City Food Tours (0.4 km), and Island cork (0.3 km).
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.
Which room amenities are available at Garden by the Sea B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a seating area.
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, Drink St. John, and Extra Virgin Bistro.
Are there any historical sites close to Garden by the Sea B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail (5.2 km) and Catherineberg Ruins (2.9 km).
Does Garden by the Sea B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.