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Ivan's Stress Free Guest House & Campground

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Great place with rustic beach cabins. Could use a little repair work on a lot of small things like the door knob on the door to the shower stalls. Or loose or broken shower control knobs. The thur. night b-b-q is much better than recent past because of more and better food and all of the music. I kind of...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

White Bay is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth! My trip to Ivan's cabins was full of ups and downs. Would I go back? Sure. Should people know what they are getting into before booking? YES! Ups: -The beach itself. Just beyond compare -The bar is nice and chill and less hectic than its competition down the...

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Ambergris Caye, Belize
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I stayed here for a week in March of 2016. I wasn't expecting much because I have camped for many years. I was expecting hot water for shaving and a shower. The place in need of a lot of repair. The gas stove in the kitchen leaked. The bar was empty because they charge $5 for a beer and $6...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 29 February 2016

So it has been 4 years since our last trip to JVD. We found some value priced airfare on American, and decided to revisit Ivan's. As with our past visits, we bring our own tent and food to the island. It is always a balancing act to manage the airline bag weight limit and our supplies, but we managed to...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stayed at Ivan's in January, 2016, and fell in love with the place. We rented a cabin as we could leave our belongings under roof as it rained a bit. I would definitely bring my mosquito net next time - the bug cream helped at night! The beach is gorgeous and the water is so clear! I was sad...

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Reviewed 8 December 2015

I knew that I wasn't getting a 5 star all inclusive resort. What I did expect was what I got and I'm completely happy with it. The cabin we were in was Pirate's Treasure, and it was a one bed. It's basically four walls, a fan and a mini fridge. Nothing extravagant but enough to sleep in. There are lounge...

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 August 2015

my large family -- my wife and myself, our four kids ranging from 17 to 23, my mother-in-law and my sister -- recently had a wonderful vacation staying in several cabins at Ivan's. the beach at White Bay is almost indescribably lovely, and there is excellent snorkeling at both ends of the bay. if you are the sort of traveler...

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Neenah, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Recently spent two weeks in a hut on the beach!! Most beautiful beach I have ever been to! Peaceful and quiet. Remember this is camping! Everyone was friendly and the stress free bar is awesome! Can't wait to go back!

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Ellensburg, Washington
Reviewed 10 May 2015

My wife and I recently spent 3 days at the guest house. The service was awful, they closed down the kitchen as they had a short power outage and the owners daughter behind the bar had no customer service and an attitude. I would never stay here or recommend it. My back is still recovering from the bed!

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Recently stayed for 3 nights in one of cabins. They had our stay dates wrong, but thankfully we had our confirmation email and cabins were available. As stated in most reviews, it's pretty bare. Even though it's a cabin, IT'S CAMPING! Bed, mini-frdige, fan and a bench Didn't take sheets, as they were provided. Not the best quality, but they...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A stress free retreat, overlooking the pristine waters, and white sand beach. The perfect place to enjoy life in the slow lane. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ivan's Stress Free Guest House & Campground

Address: White Bay, VG1160, Jost Van Dyke
Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Jost Van Dyke
Price Range: RM332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“If you like to camp, bring your tent. Stay in their simple cabins which are all basic if you like simple things in life.”
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 of 5 bubbles okkef, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The Bay is your swimming pool and the beach is your Fitness center. DO NOT! Book here if you want room service.... You will not be happy. If you are a camper and on a budget the Cabins are Dom Pierre Champagne locations on a Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer budget. Tent sites and cabins as well as bathrooms and kitchen are clean and well maintained, the location is... HEAVEN ON EARTH! John Doherty Keyport, NJ”
 of 5 bubbles JohnEblade, 30 Apr 2014 | Read review
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