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The Cottages by the Sea is located at the seaside of Fredrikstad. They have different size of apartments. They offer the daily cleaning service except Wednesdays and Sundays. You can go for a shopping by walk from the Cottages. If you are not searching for luxury and enjoying the ocean view, the Cottages by the Sea can make you happy for your holiday.

We spent 10 days of heaven here at the end of July. This family owned & run property is on the best St. Croix beach. It is great for families because you can cookout (grills are available), cook in the room to save money, use toys, kayak (there is a complimentary one), croquet, puzzles, etc. The snorkeling is right in front and is great. The kids saw rays every day and a few turtles. The staff does whatever possible to accommodate your needs and ensure everyone is happy. All the rooms are decorated with different themes and are fun. It feels like home and it is quiet. If you are looking for high end accommodations and luxury go to the Buccaneer but if you are seeking a beautiful beach, peace, charming rooms, and want to drive around and explore beautiful St. Croix on your own without a taxi driver this is the place for you. It is about a mile down (you can't really walk) from the famous Sandy Point beach where the end of Shawshank Redemption was filmed. As they say, "Get Busy or Get Dying." Many of the sea turtle volunteers stay there year after year and are usually willing to share updates on the Leather Back laying, nest status, and hatching!

We stay here every time we visit the island. We love the Cruzan room and often get Chocolate to go with it for friends and or family. The beach has tons of snorkeling right in front of the hotel. The sunsets are a great bonus also.

We just got back from our 5th trip to the island. We have stayed at the Cottages every year and don't even consider any other place. The rates are great (you can barely stay in a hotel anywhere for the nightly rate here and it is ON THE BEACH!!). The staff is fantastic - the owner/managers, office staff, maintenance and housekeeping! The cottages are perfect - nothing fancy but everything you need. The beach is just steps away from any cottage on the property and the beach is absolutely beautiful! You can walk off the sand and into the clear warm water. Snorkeling off the beach you can see all kinds of critters and fish. (If you go south some in front of the condos, there are TONS of things to see!). We always book as soon as we know we are going to make sure we get what we want and because I have heard many say they could not get in because they were booked.

Shhhh please keep this quaint place a secret!!! It is a magical place filled with turtle love. The staff is fantastic as well as all the guests who have been returning for years here. So awesome. Please let keep this diamond a secret we love it just the way it is.

This is a great, clean place right on one of the best beaches anywhere. It's so fun staying on the quiet side of St. Croix. Cottages us great. I'd stay there again for sure. This small resort is full of great views. The Crowsnest cottage is right on the beach and the views are incredible. The beach is steps away. Highly recommended.

This place is amazing! We stayed in Compass Rose for 10 days. This is one of the smaller older cottages but is the closest to the water, you walk off the porch right onto the beach. The picture is the view from the porch. The cottages are very basic but have everything you need and are clean, just beware of ants they are everywhere on the island. The price is extremely affordable for the location, I don’t know of another place where you can stay right on the beach for that price. They also supply you with beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, and an assortment of water toys. Having a kitchen is great because there are not a lot of restaurant options on the west end of the island, there are also multiple grills around the property. I recommend renting a car if you want to go to restaurants, grocery stores and activities as none of them are in walking distance.

It was a wonderful time visiting family and friends when to cottages by the sea for lunch and enjoy the water. Also when to Cibone west Indian restaurant food delicious. I would recommend this place to everyone.

Absolutely one of my favorite places !!! My home away from home. Great staff, clean, quiet ! The most beautiful beach !!! No passport needed ! A must to visit ! This is my view from my room and sweet patio to sit and relax on !

This is our third stay at this beautiful place. If you looking for a peaceful getaway there is no place better. 20+ tastefully decorated cottages directly on the Caribbean Sea. The beach is by far the best I have ever seen. The sunsets are spectacular. This property has been family owned for generations. It’s staff rivals any 5 star property I have ever stayed at. I highly recommend this property to couples friends and families. St. Croix is a beautiful island with many attractions. We were a little concerned due to the island taking a direct hit from hurricane María almost 2 years ago but the spirit of its people drive them to rebuild and although there are still signs of mother nature’s fury this island is open for business and ready to receive you

127A Smithfield Rd Frederiksted St. Croix

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Private beach
  • Free bike rentals

Located in Frederiksted Southeast, Cottages by the Sea is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Frederiksted Pier and Fort Frederik. This 27-room, 3-star cottage welcomes guests with conveniences like a private beach, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


The 27 individually decorated accommodations feature kitchens and furnished balconies or patios. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other standard amenities include private yards, coffee makers, and ceiling fans.

Property features

Guests staying at Cottages by the Sea enjoy a private beach, free WiFi in public areas, and free use of bicycles. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. Other amenities at this beach cottage include a library, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Premium Waterfront Cottage

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Garden View Family Cottage

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Ocean View Standard Cottage

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Garden View Cottage

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 376 reviews

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