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“Just returned from second visit to Estate Lindholm.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Estate Lindholm
Ranked #1 of 5 Cruz Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bay City, Michigan
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Just returned from second visit to Estate Lindholm.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Myself and five friends just returned from 10 glorious days in beautiful St. John. I was lucky enough to be able to again stay at Estate Lindholm. This stay was just as fabulous as the last time I stayed last August. The estate grounds are still stunning and the views of Cruz Bay breathtaking. Lauren was once again the most gracious of hosts and went out of her way to make our stay a memorable one. The room I had this time was Caneel and considered a "garden view", but we could still see the bay from our balcony. I would again highly recommend Estate Lindholm to anyone who is looking for a low key place. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty that St. John has to offer. I'm looking forward to visiting again soon and making Estate Lindholm my home away from home!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

My husband and I had a perfect week in April. Rained at night to open up to sunny skies at night. You will enjoy the stress free pickup at the ferry from Lauren and a welcome to the island. The complimentary sun chairs, cooler, beach towels and breakfast set us up each day for our beach days. The estate is beautiful, pool area relaxing all with in walking distance to Cruz Bay.
Highly recommend it and can not wait to go again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Love this place! My wife and I are staying here for 8 nights and it has been truly wonderful! The gardens are very well kept. This is the place for you are not resort people. When we come back we will stay here again! The view is perfect!

Room Tip: We stayed in jumbie, loved the view!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tyler, Texas
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

My husband and I stayed at Estate Lindholm from May 12-16. KD (Lauren's assistant) picked us up from the ferry dock and escorted us to our jeep rental place. She even waited with us while they were getting our jeep, told us about St John, and even helped inspect the vehicle when we got it! When we got to the B&B it was everything I had expected and more. The gardens at the estate are absolutely beautiful. All kinds of flowers, palms and other plants were very well kept. Paradise is exactly the word I would use to describe it. Birds chirping, lizards running around and the scent of different flowers floating in the air.

We got a "garden" view room, but we still had views of the water! We had our own private patio. The room was simple, clean and cozy. Had a little sitting area with a couch, small kitchen area with a sink, microwave, minifridge and utensils and plates/cups were supplied. AC was more than adequate and our room was cleaned everyday. We would be on the beach by 8am, back in mid afternoon for a nap (haha, we would get worn out) and out again. If I were to be picky, I would of rather of had a king bed instead of a queen and better bedding--but to be REAL, I had absolutely no problem falling asleep every night because I was exhausted. I was out the minute my head hit the pillow. I think expectations play a lot into how well people like a place. This is certainly not a resort. It doesn't make itself out to be that way. If that's what you want, you would be happy at the Westin. Lauren is certainly helpful and is willing to help setup excursions and trips, etc. But she pretty much leaves you to yourself unless you need her. There is no being waited on hand and foot here. But if you want beauty, privacy and feeling like your in your own oasis, this place is for you!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gillsville
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

My husband and I stayed at Estate Lindholm for 8 days,April 25-May 3,2013. Lauren picked us up at the ferry as we did not rent a jeep like most do.The gardens at the estate are breathtaking! Hibiscus,bougainvillea,gardenia,palms and many other well kept plants made us feel like we were truly in paradise.Our room-Genti was perfect for us,very clean and cozy.Had everything we needed.
We chose to hike the trail daily to "our" Honeymoon Beach and spend the day relaxing and swimming there. We walked down the hill into Cruz Bay and enjoyed some great meals at a different restaurant each day. After dark we would take a cab back up to enjoy the rest of the evening on our balcony taking in the view of Cruz Bay & St.Thomas.
Lauren and Brion are delightful hosts and take time to add little details that really make a difference.Sweet Leo is the groundskeeper,Nellie took care of our room,they both do a fabulous job.
I only wish we didn't have to leave. We WILL be back one day!!! Marte & Erik

Room Tip: We stayed in Genti - perfect
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

My girlfriend and I recently spent 5 nights at Estate Lindholm and I'd say that our experience was both pleasant but disappointing. It's not entirely the hotel's fault--we had terrible weather and were forced to spend a lot of time in the room--but the hotels's shortcomings were magnified as a result.

PROS
- Fantastic location above Cruz Bay, walking distance down hill but not really up unless you are prepared to sweat - on the north side, meaning easy access to north coast beaches (Trunk, Cinnamon, Hawksnest, etc). Recommend renting a car in any case.
- Excellent views of Cruz Bay and St. Thomas - definitely get a room with a balcony facing the bay
- Beautifully manicured grounds
- Decently large rooms with high ceilings, ok bathrooms, nice balconies, good A/C, mini-fridge (helpful to store your own beers/sodas/beach snacks), plates/silverware, bottle opener
- Complimentary beach chairs, coolers with ice - very useful when hitting beach

CONS
- NOT a service-oriented hotel - they clean your rooms (as long as you get out early enough in the day) but everything else is basically do-it-yourself, including continental breakfast. This is fine as long as you don't expect to be waited on at all. That said, everyone is nice and professional.
- Shower would literally go from hot to lukewarm within 90 seconds. Don't expect to take a long shower. It was explained to use that we only get 6 gallons of hot water. Understandable because fresh water is at a premium on the island but still, it's disappointing when you're taking separate showers and you're showering in pool water. Could be due in some way to perhaps solar heating (if they have it) not providing enough warmth due to poor weather while we were there.
- We hated the bed and pillows - odd-shaped bedframe where mattress didn't go to the head so there was a big gap which pillows fell into Not nearly enough usable pillows. They should provide more (and am sure would have had we requested such)
- Honestly a bit dirty at times - it's the islands but you hope not to have ants in your room which we did. And one day our room was not cleaned even though we left the room at 11am.
- A bit pricey ($300/night) for just the room with view without any other real amenities but St. John tends not to be cheap so weigh that against other options.
- Can't really blame them for this but rain on roof is incredibly loud and we had a lot of it. Downside to having a room on the 2nd floor.

Lauren and Christy(?) were very nice and helpful and they do a good job but it's definitely a somewhat do-it-yourself, low-key place. Just know that you're not staying at a 'resort'. Honestly, unsure whether we'd stay there again.

Room Tip: Definitely pick a room with the bay view. We stayed in Jumby which was solid with high ceilings and...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank cofernuss
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 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.

Room Tip: If you have creaky knees and have spent any time on the short, but steep walks up from town, conside...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Estate Lindholm
Address: P.O. Box 1360, Cruz Bay 00831-1360, St. John
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Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre 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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