Hillcrest Guest House, St. John, US Virgin Islands

#157 Enighed P.o. Box 33, Cruz Bay, St. John 00831
Innkeeper(s): Phyllis Hall
  • Front Suite Balcony

    Front Suite Balcony

  • Front Suite-2 people

    Front Suite-2 people

  • Caribbean Ocean View Suite-2 People

    Caribbean Ocean View Suite-2 People

  • Tropical Garden Suite-4 people

    Tropical Garden Suite-4 people

  • Orchid Suite-4 people

    Orchid Suite-4 people

  • Sunset Suite- Only King  Size   Bed

    Sunset Suite- Only King Size Bed

  • Steps to Front, Caribbean Ocean View, Sunset and Tropical Garden Suites

    Steps to Front, Caribbean Ocean View, Sunset and Tropical Garden Suites

  • Famous Trunk Bay Beach, US National Park

    Famous Trunk Bay Beach, US National Park


Table Of Contents

  • Introduction

    Hillcrest Guest House offers six suites; the Front Suite, the Tropical Garden Suite, the Caribbean Ocean View Suite, and the Sunset Suite which all open into the Lounge Area and are on the top floor.

    All have fantastic views of the ocean and Cruz Bay harbor. The Tropical Garden Suite and Orchid Suite are a large apartment, overlooking the garden on the Northern Side and on the Southern side; the Caribbean Sea, St. Thomas and St. Croix. They are spacious suite of 532 square feet. It includes a full kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom. Lovely view all around.


    The Hillcrest Guest House was built in 1966, one story every several years,  by my parents, Ethlyn and Samuel Hall, Sr.  It has two stories and I live on the first story on the same level as the Orchid Suite.  The suites with ocean views are located on the top story.

    My mother, Ethlyn Harthman Lindqvist Hall,  managed it solely on her own until she asked me to manage it, around 1995.  She was born under the danish flag, in 1916. She can trace her family on St. John for at least 5 generations. As of August 11, 2010, she and my sister, Elsa Hall, have been living on site.  We updated  our mothers' house and rented it, per her request.  My mother named,  "Jasmine Beach Cottage", #16 Peter Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands. As of April 2011, they now both live in Florida. My mother died May 5th, 2012 and is a large tomb at Cinnamon Bay with her relatives.

    Both parents were born in the Virgin islands, but met and got married in New York. My father, Samuel Hall, Sr. entered the Navy, during World War II, where he learned about radios.  Later on I was born and grew up in Manhattan, New York, until the age of 11, where I also learned to speak some Spanish.   This comes in handy, when speaking to guest from Hispanic Countries and Italy.  We left New York for the Virgin Islands, their homeland, and grew up on the lovely islands of St. John and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

  • Description of Area

    The accommodations are secure, ask my pet dogs, Taj Mahal, known as Taj and Dora, "The Explorer". 

    Suites are excellent for honeymoons, anniversary vacations, vacations, eloping, beach holiday, island getaway and for business women and men who simply want to relax.

    Centrally located, a four minute walk to Frank Bay Beach, supermarkets, tennis court, churches, taxis, Courtesy Car Rental, the Famous Sogo's Restaurant and the Famous Fish Trap Restaurant.

    Several of the beaches are less than a ten minute drive into the country side, Trunk Bay, Hawknest, Caneel Bay, Maho Bay and Peter Bay . {information on more beaches} Once you arrive at your beach destinations, you can snorkel, swim, sun bathe and enjoy the romantic tropical caribbean anniversary vacation getaway.

    The U.S. Virgin Islands tropical plants in the garden include, Bougainvilleas flowers, fragrant Jasmine flowers, Gardenia flowers, Ginger Thomas yellow flowers, Hibiscus flowers, lavender flowers and fragrant Frangipani blossoms.