Exterior of Cone Shell, Cockle Shell, and Cowry Shell_
Exterior of Crew
Exterior of Crow_s Nest and Compass Rose
Exterior of Cruzan, Chocolate, Coconut and Cocktail Cottages
Exterior of Seaglass and Our Gazebo
Free bikes for guest use
Free for guest use
Free use for our common patios
Free use of beach umbrellas
Bring the whole family
Free Use of floats and noodles
Free use of our kayaks
Hike to Sandy Point
Hunt for seaglass
Hunt for seashells
Miles of sandy beaches
Our Coconut and Cocktail Cottages
Our Danish heritage
Our garden view cottages
Our mom on our beach in the 1950s
Our view of Frederiksted
Peaceful end to every day
Pick bananas from our trees
Search for sea treasures
Sit at the waters edge
Spectacular evening skys
Stand up paddle boarding (off property)
Swim at sunset
Take a sunset cruise
The beach at sunset
The view from Crows Nest
The view from Cruzan patio
View from Calabash Cottage
View from Coco Palm Cottage
View from Compass Rose Cottage
Visit buck island
Visit Point Udall
Watch the cruise ships come and go
Right at the waters edge
Endless conch shells
What Our Guests Say
Step into Paradise
Best beach in St. Croix! Friendly staff and very well appointed cottages. I loved that you could grab a bike to head into town. We saw sea turtles by snorkelling right off our beach! Very comfy beds too.
Bring me back
Even before I learned that nearly every vacationer at the Cottages was a repeat customer, I knew I'd be going back for another stay. Everyone was super helpful and friendly; the location is ideal--right on the beach, safe, uncrowded, crystal clear turquoise water, turtles swimming by, snorkeling equipment and kayaks available, walking distance to restaurants, beautiful grounds. The cottages are clean, quaint, no frills, very cutely furnished/appointed, well-stocked kitchens, working air-conditioner, and a very inviting porch for morning coffee. There's just a really great vibe to the place, which is evidenced by how many people return every year. Of the people I talked to, I heard of a couple who'd been coming for 50 years, 20 years, ten years, four years and two years. Everyone loves this place and it is competitive to find availability. Shout out to all the staff, especially Sandy. I intend to be back for another dose of Island calm.
Wow! Quiet, peaceful and beautiful.
We are happy that we discovered Cottages by the Sea in winter, 2021 and have returned in 2022, and 2023. The property is charming and there is a sense of time and history. Each cottage has its own charm and there are not two the same. We enjoyed the close proximity to the sand and ocean that most of the cottages enjoy as well as the camaraderie with other guests as we gather to enjoy sunset each evening on what is now termed " Sunset Patio"! The Cottages participate in the Turtle Preservation program that is ongoing at the National Wildlife Seashore a couple of miles away.
Our home away from home.
Lovely, cozy beachside cottages with great swimming, beach walking and birdwatching near Christianstead. Pleasant staff and services. Several restaurants nearby, one next door. Long beach walk to the point where sea turtles come to lay their eggs.
Cottages By the Sea was the perfect place for our honeymoon. It was private, had all of the amenities we needed, and most importantly, it only took a few steps to make it to the sand. The whole experience was wonderful from the staff to the cleanliness to the ease of the check in / check out. We couldn't recommend it more.
Best place to stay on the island!
This was the third time we stayed at Cottages, and it won't be the last! Loved it! Excellent staff, location, cottages, and everything else! Love it! Even if you get a cottage that is not ocean view, you can sit under the little community area. Awesome view of sunset!
This is the most amazing place with the BEST staff!!
What a lovely place to stay! Relaxing ambiance in cute oceanfront cottages on a well maintained piece of property. Thoughtful beach cabanas provide needed shade, and the yard is nicely kept by a local gardener. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Sunsets are terrific. A very unique place. We certainly hope to return to this charming spot.