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“Friendly and Beautiful Place to Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Estate Lindholm
Ranked #1 of 5 Cruz Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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2 reviews
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“Friendly and Beautiful Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Our stay at Estate Lindholm was a wonderful experience. Perched high above Cruz Bay, the place is quietly and unfussily beautiful. Lauren and Brion Morissette make you feel most welcome, have plenty of information available and let you go the way you would do with guests at your home... set up a variety of good and simple breakfast items, get to know you a bit and let you spin out your own version of leisure and exploration. The serene ambience and time taken to bring beauty into even the small details speak of much thought and care. This is not a resort, nor is it meant to be. We took taxis instead of renting a car and did fine with that. Rooms all have lovely views and are clean and comfortable. Thanks to Lauren for making this such a special place.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My husband and I were very pleased with Estate Lindholm and will stay there again on our next visit to St. John. We stayed in the Rendezvous room, and the view from the balcony was spectacular. The rates are a bit pricey considering they are fairly standards and not luxurious, but everything on St. John is expensive. Honeymoon Beach is a quick hike away, but you will want to rent a car if you plan to explore the island and its beaches. We walked down to Cruz Bay for dinner every evening (except the one we spent at Asolare) and opted to take cabs back after the dark. The setting, gardens, and view are beautiful. We enjoyed floating in the pool and enjoying the scenery. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We didn't make it back last year but plan to return in the winter!

Room Tip: Choose a higher harbor view unit!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The are lots of beautiful places to stay on St. John but this 14 room B&B has some unique characteristics. It is high on the hill overlooking Cruz Bay with a wonderful view of the harbor. It is only a .3 mile walk into town (easier going down than up) and it is right next door to the excellent Asolare restaurant, which might be the best place on the island to eat. The rooms are very comfortable and Lauren (the owner) and her daughter are extremely accommodating, including a pick up at the ferry. The grounds and the pool are well tended and reinforce the sense of being "away". And as with B&Bs everywhere it is very nice to meet other guests over breakfast and compare notes on how to take advantage of the wonderful assets St. John has to offer... don't just do the various beaches; try the many trails that wind through the National Park that makes up a large percentage of the island. We rented a jeep for the week we were there (avoid C&C Car Rental) but could probably have gotten around almost as well using the ubiquitous taxis.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This was such a great place to stay. The owners were so friendly and helpful. Beautiful view. Beautiful property and gardens. Nice, clean rooms. Not a lot of breakfast options in the morning, but who wants a big breakfast before a day of snorkeling? The walk into Cruz Bay is quick and easy, consider getting a cab back to the Estate because the hill is a climb. We rented a jeep to drive around the island, but borrowed chairs, coolers, and beach towels from Estate Lindholm. Can't say enough wonderful things! We will be back!

Room Tip: We stayed in the "Genti" room, and loved it!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had a great 4 night stay here. We were able to walk into Cruz bay every night for dinner and were able to easily access other parts of the island. Grounds are beautiful with great views and the rooms are spacious. Would stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Estate Lindholm in December and cannot wait to return. The rooms were clean and the property was beautiful and extremely well managed. Lauren picked us up, dropped us off at the ferry and even saved us from missing a day trip by driving us back to the hotel to pick up our passports. The perfect host, there when you needed her, but never intrusive and extremely sweet and sincere. Not being into large resorts and wanting to avoid small BBs, this was perfect. We really cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My wife and I just spent five nights at Estate Lindholm. We describe the experience as the perfect vacation. The hotel room was just right for us. Very clean and the room had an amazing view. We enjoyed breakfast each morning and access to the honor bar throughout the day. We often felt like we had the resort to ourselves.

The Estate is in a great location. Easy access to Cruz Bay and the north shore beaches. You will definitely want to rent car. It is very easy to get around, not a lot of traffic. You drive on the left.

We went to several great restaurants during our stay. Aslorae, Banana Deck & Fishtrap were our favorites. Margarita Jim's good for lunch was great.

Our favorite beach was Maho Bay and Trunk Bay was great early in the morning. We would defiantly go back. St. John is the best kept secret. Lauren and Brion were great hosts.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Estate Lindholm
Address: P.O. Box 1360, Cruz Bay 00831-1360, St. John
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Cruz Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Estate Lindholm 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic small inn within the VI Nat'l Park, overlooking picturesque Cruz Bay harbor - walking distance to gorgeous white sandy beaches and the shopping and restaurants of town. Modern, comfortable rooms, with all amenities. Charming old-world ambiance with beautiful gardens. A rare property, with very personal attention. ... more   less 
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