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Estate Lindholm
Ranked #1 of 5 Cruz Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Uncasville, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“working out kinks but a wonderful property”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

I pushed the budget envelope on this vacation. My GF and I have no kids and love staying at B&B’s. After reading raving reviews here we booked our Vaca with Lauren last fall for our trip this January 2014.

I’ll start that Estate Lindholm has amazing views, rooms are clean, breakfast more than satisfactory, well-manicured grounds and even have a few cute cats (Boots) greeting you from time to time.

We stayed in Jan 2014 in what was described as a transition period. The innkeepers have divorced and Lauren is no longer with the Estate. Which may have something to do with a few snafus during our stay. Nothing fatal but one could feel the effects of a missing manager and some on the job training for both owner and his new ast’ manager.

The lost reservation, not getting picked up at the ferry and being placed in the wrong room did put a sour taste in our mouths.. Especially after a 12 hour trip to get to the island. In speaking to a few guests it seemed they might have had some of the same types of issues.

That aside, we were placed in the correct room 2 days later and had a wonderful time at the Estate. Brian is the breakfast master of ceremonies, guiding you to the secret beach spots and places to see while on the island. Angela is warm and pleasant and was dedicated to make our stay comfortable.

There is an honor bar (liquor and beer), and again the views from the pool deck or your room are fantastic. Cruz bay is a short walk but BE ADVISED a steep short walk. Mongoose Jnct has shops and dinner which were all very good. Everything is $$$ on the island. Cab rides are $5-8 each depending on location.

Estate Lindholm has beach chairs and coolers to borrow. We did pack a lunch and did an easy hike from the back of the Estate to Honeymoon Beach, where you can also access Caneel Bay Resort. The hike up Caneel Hill, also off the back of the property, is recommended for wonderful 360-degree views of the island.

There were a few nights where we did hear the rock band from town. The wind would carry the sound; sometimes it seems the band was outside our window! You will also hear large trucks downshifting on the large hill behind the property during the daytime hours. There were no problems with other tenants etc on the property itself being loud. The property and surrounding areas can be very dark at night and early in the morning if you need to catch the early ferry to St Thomas.

A wonderful property and we could listen to Brian illustrate the history of it and his stories all afternoon…

Room Tip: Hawks nest - IMO is the best view
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Longing to return to St. John without paying the hefty price tag of the super luxury resort (but not wanting to miss out on any of the luxuries), we decided to try Estate Lindholm. Tucked up on a mountain overlooking Cruz Bay, the views were breath taking. The hotel is small and friendly with a charming ambiance. Lush gardens, flower strewn walkways, and best of all Brion, the Inn Keeper, who joins in for breakfasts and story telling on the terrace. Brion grew up on the island and was educated in the states. He combines the best of both worlds and can provide you with historical fact and lore or direct you to the best locations for snorkeling, swimming, eating, hiking or whatever you want to do. His friendship and guidance added to the beauty and comfort of the place and enabled us to have a wonderful vacation.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2014

It was so difficult to pack up and head home to the frozen northeast after a stay at Estate Lindholm! We rather last-minute decided to go to St. John over the Christmas holidays and were lucky to get two rooms---Cinnamon and Caneel. Both had lovely views of the national forest and of the water. The rooms were comfortable, very clean, and charming. I must point out the fluffy, nice-smelling bath towels (not the threadbare bleachy things you get in chain hotels). We had a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and sink (along with a small set of dishes); there's a patio set on each balcony as well.
Our rooms also had a nice little entry area with its own patio table and chairs. The grounds are AMAZING, lovely mature landscaping and beautiful rock-walled paths. Every morning fresh flowers and shells line the walls! The pool is on a patio that's perfect for watching the sun set.
Each morning a nice breakfast is laid out: breads, cereals, fresh fruit and juice, coffee/tea, even waffles or pancakes.
Best of all, your host, Brion is there to chat, make recommendations about beaches, restaurants, everything. Brion's daughter was home on break from college and was also very welcoming.
You can walk to the shops and restaurants of Mongoose Junction.
The only reason I don't recommend for families is that it's not for children (mine were both college students).
My only question: Brion, can you adopt me please?

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rochester, Michigan
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Last night, my wife and I returned to our snowy home in Michigan refreshed and rested, ready to face the rest of winter after 6 nights at Estate Lindholm. Yes the views were incredible, the garden view room had beautiful views of Cruz Bay and beyond...but what made the visit so special to us was the people! We were welcomed warmly by Angela, greeted warmly by the whole staff every time we encountered them, and Brion was the most gracious host imaginable. Starting each day with breakfast on the patio with Brion and all the other guests gave focus and purpose to each day. " what are your plans today? was always the question, followed by his encouragement, suggestions, and wisdom, and anecdotes. A great trip to a great location, filled to satisfaction by a gracious host! We will be back!,

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We are at Estate Lindhlom, having breakfast on the deck overlooking an amazing view of Cruz Bay. This is our second trip to St. John and Estate Lindholm. We're halfway through our week and are again having a wonderful experience. The owner, Brion, is extremely nice and always available to assist in planning activities. The property is close to Cruz Bay and the North Shore beaches. Most guests have rental cars, though we decided not to rent one this trip, and have found true open air taxis perfect for getting around St. John. The photos on the website do not the grounds justice- the gardens are gorgeous! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Herndon, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We just returned from 5 nights at Estate Lindholm and want to highly recommend this beautiful, relaxing destination. It is even more beautiful than the pictures. We relaxed by the pool, under the shade trees (amazing trees, plants and flowers) view is over Cruz Bay with St Thomas in the distance. the groundskeeper lines the stone steps and walls with fresh flowers every morning. Brion joined us for coffee in the morning under the arbor and recommended resturants, beaches, hikes - he knows it all. We walked downhill to Cruz Bay for dinners and took the open air taxis home. We appreciated the "honor bar" by the pool. Comfortable bed, TV for news and check football (almost Superbowl) but only for a few minutes - too much to see and do. Brief rain shower followed by a beautiful rainbow. We just moved from the arbor tables to the unbrella tables. We met other guests at breakfast (self-serve) and joined new friends for dinner in town. Very quiet and peaceful. Some music drifted up the hill in the evening - very pleasant. We didn't use the fittness room - plenty of exercise on the hike down to Honeymoon Bay for snorkeling and a short walk from there to Caneel Bay for lunch.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Herndon, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2014

We just returned from a 4-day stay at Estate Lindholm. It is one of the few things in life that are even better than you imagine beforehand. The lush setting, the views and the friendly people create an ambiance that is extremely relaxing. Being within a mile of the town of Cruz Bay means that it is close enough to walk to (downhill) yet far enough away where noise isn't a problem. Taxis from town back to Lindholm or from Lindholm to the north beaches and the Caneel Bay Resort are readily available. A truly unique experience which we hope to enjoy again in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Kiddel room, which is on the upper level of one of the buildings and had a great vi...
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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