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- Jodi & Carter -

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Our stay at Garden by the Sea in November '05 was simply fabulous! The Terrace Room was lovely - quiet, private, and comfortable. The breakfasts (especially the muffins made from scratch) were delicious and Nancy and John were wonderful hosts - willing to go the extra mile to help make our vacation one of the best ever. We will definitely be back soon, and would recommend Garden by the Sea to anyone.
[31] Wed 18 Jan 2006, 22:32pm 

- Odinn Thor -


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I send send you and your visitors my best greetings.
And you are welcome to visit my website one day.
[30] Wed 28 Dec 2005, 23:12pm 

- Jenna Fahey -

United States

We had an amazing (and long over due) honeymoon at GBTS!! We couldn't have wanted anything more than what we got. The house is beautiful and the rooms were spotless!! We absolutely loved our outside Garden Suite shower and now complain everytime we have to take a shower in our bathroom! :) The breakfasts were out of this world, and I hope I can come close to making them like John and Nancy! We loved every beach we went to, and we loved all the restaurants! Thanks so much for your hospitality, we will defiantely be back!
Jenna and Zach, Marshfield, WI
[29] Thu 22 Dec 2005, 11:46am 

- Katherine Reppe -

United States

Contact: Katherine Reppe
We had a PERFECT honeymoon at Garden by the Sea. We stayed for 8 days and loved every minute of it!! Nancy and John are wonderful people and cooks (the breakfasts are amazing)!!!! We loved our daily schedule--breakfast, beach, nap, dinner! We are so happy we chose to stay here. Everything not only stood up to our expectations, but surpassed them greatly! All the rooms are great, but we loved the view from the Terrace Room!
If you are debating where to stay--GBTS is the right choice! It's a great location, great food and quaint....everything was so relaxing! We rented a jeep, and it was the perfect decision. You don't even have to do any excursions, b/c you can get everywhere by jeep.
Thank you Nancy and John for helping make our (delayed!) honeymoon so wonderful...and of course....thank you for helping us decide where to get dessert each night!!! We hope to be back soon!
Katherine & Steven Reppe from Tucson, AZ
[28] Tue 20 Dec 2005, 15:22pm 

- Alison and Cory -

United States

Contact: Alison and Cory
Our honeymoon stay at Garden By The Sea was wonderful. Nancy and John were so friendly and did everything possible to make our stay perfect. The room was wonderful and the garden shower was splendid. I loved taking a shower at night to hear the tree frogs sing. Thank you so much for making our stay on St. John as perfect as perfect could be. We can't wait to come back again!
[25] Fri 25 Nov 2005, 11:43am 

- Beth and James -

United States

Contact: Beth and James
It is so hard to be home considering how spoiled we were during our recent visit to St John. Our 8 day stay at Garden By The sea was even better than we had hoped, the garden shower was heavenly, the Wild Ginger Room beautiful, and John and Nancy could not have been more delightful or helpful. The delicious breakfasts in the morning had us jumpimg out of bed, and the house felt like our own. At this moment I am wearing my Garden By The Sea bathrobe and dreaming of the pina colada french toast and the Bushwackers at Woodys. (Dont miss the day sail with Capt Doug on the Gypsy Spirit and the fun bars in Jost Van Dyke!) We had a blast and will be back. Our best vacation ever, and the picturesque island of St John was reflected in Garden by The Sea by the local artwork and the attention to detail, right down to the fresh flowers on the bed and the orchids on the table. Thanks for making our vaction unforgetable! Beth and James from the Outer Banks Thumbs Up
[24] Sat 19 Nov 2005, 23:38pm 

- R Blue & S Roch -

United States

Contact: R Blue & S Roch
Awesome, awesome, awesome. We visistd St. John for a long weekend to celebrate our 1st anniversary and couldn't have been more pleased. Suite/bathroom were perfect (can't imagine anything better) and breakfasts were wonderfull (only needed a snack for lunch). Certainly NOT the impersonal feel that you're sure to get from ANY hotel. Nancy and John were (are Smile ) extremely friendly and were very helpful with suggestions of things to do on the island (we had the outline, they helped provide some details... we really enjoyed the snorkeling in salt pond bay).

I can't remembere how many times my wife or I commented about how we DEFINITELY made the right lodging decision.

Thank you (Nancy and John) for everything!
[23] Tue 25 Oct 2005, 14:26pm 

- Nancy Whitaker -

United States

Contact: Nancy Whitaker
Simply the lovliest place we have stayed. The pictures on this site are right on, exactly as is!! The garden shower is incredible and the suite is exquisite; clean, cool and lovely.
Nancy & John did a wonderful job as hosts and guides and cooks. Great suggestions on dining locations, snorkeling spots and general island info. Thank you for a great albeit short vacation!!
[22] Tue Aug 9th 2005, 03:44:54 PM 

- Judy Shaw -

United States

Contact: Judy Shaw
Michael and MaryAnn,
Thank you for your hospitality and beautiful B&B. The trip home was as good as it gets - uneventful. Judy was waiting at dock side for my ferry having once again supported the local merchants on St Thomas. We have gifts for everyone we know and others should they make a complimentary remark about our winter sun tans.

Back home, a few hundred e-mails later, I am ready to take on more incoming.
As predicted, the world's Air Force did not shut down in our absence - but better safe. Yesterday and today were 2 coffee pot mornings....computer mouse and fingers were humming, but it felt good to be "caught-up" and well worth the island escape. We were extremely pleased with your no phone, TV, and "this is your get-away" policy ........

You will be happy to know that we have fresh snow on the ground and expecting more tomorrow and again late in the week .......please do not be too jealous!

I am going to suggest to Judy we recommend to Laurie, one of our twins, to stop and say hello should she and Taylor spend a day on St John at the end of March.

We already miss the Bananaquit birds, gourmet breakfasts, warm sea breezes, and laid back lifestyle!
We will think of St. John often and remember our wonderful stay at Garden-By-The-Sea!

Take Care!
Sincerely, Judy and Marc
[21] Sun Feb 27th 2005, 05:34:42 PM 

- Wandering Wanda -

United States

Contact: Wandering Wanda
What an unbelievable B&B!!!! The food is fabulous, surpassed only by the wit and charm of owners Maryann, Mike, Tiki, and Buck. I look forward to returning as soon as possible!
[20] Fri Jan 14th 2005, 11:05:41 AM 

- Jenni Howell -

United States

Contact: Jenni Howell
Our honeymoon couldn't have been more perfect! the scenery and privacy from the terrace view room balcony was beautiful. a perfect place to wind down the day. mike and maryann are great people to get to know. our trip to st. john was the highlite of our lives. we hope to return soon. we miss st. john everyday!
[19] Sun Jan 9th 2005, 03:40:32 PM 

- Bo and Nancy -

United States

Contact: Bo and Nancy
We really enjoyed staying at Garden by the Sea. We were in walking distance of downtown (Cruz Bay) which was very convenient for dinner and drinks. The room was great- very clean with an incredible bathroom (the garden shower), and we also enjoyed the community room which felt like being at home. Breakfast was delicious and different every day. We especially enjoyed meeting Maryann and Michael. This is definitely one of the best B&B's we've ever seen.
[18] Sun Dec 26th 2004, 10:25:46 PM 

- Nicole Ashley -

United States

Contact: Nicole Ashley
It was the perfect place to honeymoon, evrything we could have wanted! The memories will last forever, so will the Island Fever. Your hospitality was great.
[17] Sat Nov 20th 2004, 03:05:07 PM 

- Shana Stangler -

United States

Contact: Shana Stangler
Hello from Wisconsin!

Just checking ahead for availability for next winter. Even though it's 80 degrees here we still dream of St. John and your wonderful breakfasts! I also wonder if the newlyweds we met are enjoying parenthood?

Shana and Steve Stangler
[16] Mon Jul 19th 2004, 10:54:13 PM 

- Vicky -

New Zealand

Contact: Vicky
Haven't been to your part of the world yet, but i sure would like to be there now,as its our winter now and were cold. The photos look wonderful.Hope to see you one day!!!!!!
[15] Mon Jun 28th 2004, 07:03:34 PM 

- Carol -

United States

Contact: Carol
Garden by the Sea was a perfect choice of accommodation. Immaculately clean and Caribbean brightly decorated especially the bathroom with the garden shower, wonderful coffee and hot breakfast. Close enough to walk to town, but secluded enough to have peace and quiet. Both hosts and other guests were very friendly and informative. I think Mike and Maryann have tried to anticipate every need. If I get another chance to visit St. John, I will call Garden by the Sea first.
[14] Wed May 26th 2004, 05:17:31 PM 

- Laura Lay -

United States

Contact: Laura Lay
Garden by the Sea is the perfect place to stay in St. John; the location, charm, and sheer beauty all add up to a wonderful and relaxing vacation! We loved the mosquito nets over the beds and gorgeous views. The breakfasts were amazing! We would definitely return.
[13] Thu May 20th 2004, 12:59:26 PM 

- Kathleen Brown -

United States

We had a lovely vacation on St. John. Our room was clean and attractive and the garden shower was especially nice. A hot breakfast every morning was a good way to start each day. Close proximity to town and related activites was wonderful. We enjoyed the company of some of the other interesting and fun guests.
Thank you.
[12] Sun Apr 4th 2004, 11:50:22 PM 

- Gideon -

United States

Contact: Gideon
What an incredible place! Nothing beats the beauty of St John, or the Garden by the Sea for comfort and location. Thanks for a sensational week. We'll be back...
[11] Wed Mar 10th 2004, 12:08:34 PM 

- Pat and Rich -

United States

Our week's stay in February was just perfect at this wonderful B&B. Mike and Maryann were gracious hosts and very knowledgeable about the island. Our room was very comfortable and the picture of cleanliness. After many trips to the Carribbean, St. John is our favorite. Beautiful beaches and friendly people.
[10] Sun Mar 7th 2004, 08:44:27 PM 

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