The perfect place to feel human again !

Front Suite Balcony with the Million Dollar View of Cruz Bay, private balcony.
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3 Reviews

From $185 / night

Short St, Cruz Bay, St John 00830, Virgin Islands
The perfect place to feel human again !
6 bedrooms
18 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Sleeps: 18
Type: B&B
Per night: $185 - $235
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Cruz Bay vacation b&b rental
"The perfect place to feel human again. The peacefulness of this place is rejuvenating. Must be the view, the breeze, the flowers, your
Thanks!" Melissa Dailey, Boston Mass

Hillcrest Guest House is one of the oldest and established guest houses, operating as a Bed and Breakfast hotel on Cruz Bay, St. John, US
Virgin Islands.

Large apartment suites are available and can accommodate a small family of 4. Built in 1966 by the Hall Family is located a few minutes from Peter Bay, Caneel Bay Hotel, Westin Hotel, Gallows Point, Battery Hill, Lavendar Hill, Maho Bay, Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay Beach.

$185 to 235/day
Area Information
Description of Area
Four [4] minute walk downhill to Frank Bay Beach, restaurants, stores, Churches, taxis, banks with ATM machines, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, sailing, cultural excursions and other places of interest. Major credit cards are accepted and the US Dollar [$]. English is spoken.

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

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. Once you arrive at your beach destination, you can snorkel, swim, sun bathe and enjoy the romantic tropical caribbean breezes.

Centrally located and nearby to Courtesy Car Rental, the Famous Sogo's Restaurant, Ronnies Pizza and the Famous Fish Trap Restaurant.

The speed limit is 10 mph in town and 20 mph out of town. There are no traffic lights and we drive on the left !
Attractions within Walking Distance
Specials !
1. Free night - Guests need to book at least 6 fully paid nights to use this promotion from now until April 2017

2. BABY BOOMER/ SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT [50 years old plus] - - $25.00 off per day; Book 3 days or
Nearby Restaurants
The Famous Sogo's Restaurant, Ronnies Pizza and the Famous Fish Trap Restaurant.
Best Time of the Year to Travel
LOW SEASON: April 16 to Nov. 15
$195/day- *Top floor Suites
$185/ day- Peaceful Retreat and Orchid Suite

HIGH SEASON: Nov. 16 to April 15
$235/day-*Top floor suites
$225/day-Peaceful Retreat and Orchid Suite

*Top floor Suites - - Front, Caribbean Ocean View, Sunset and Tropical Garden Suites.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Phyllis Hall

Phyllis Hall

Phyllis Hall

  • School:

    Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Work:

  • About:

    Retired Environmental Engineer and present owner of Hillcrest Guest House, St. John, US Virgin Islands.

    Owner of Taj and Pandora Rottweiler dogs....
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 16 2016 Apr 15 2017 $225 $235 - - 2 Nights
Apr 16 2017 Nov 15 2017 $185 $195 - - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5
Deposits: If fee is at least $1000, you may make two payments. 50% upon booking and 50%, 30 days prior to arrival.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: RATES April 16-November 15-LOW SEASON 1-2 People: $195/day 1-2 people: $185/day/double occupancy, Peaceful Retreat and Orchid Suite - - - - - 0 - - - - - - November 16 to April 15-HIGH SEASON 1-2 People: $235/day 1-2 people $225/day, Peaceful Retreat and Orchid Suite



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 4 Sofa Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • 5 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • Screened Porch
  • Balcony
  • Kitchenette
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (3 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (3 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Centrally located and nearby to churches, banks, supermarkets, taxis and beaches. Snorkel, Beach Chairs and Ice Chest which can be taken to your favorite beach.

Cruzan Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Corona Beer, International coffees and teas.
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Reviews (3)

Reviews for this vacation b&b rental in Cruz Bay, St John, Virgin Islands

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3 reviews
Bruce Mcarthur

Awesome view if you get the right room

Bruce Mcarthur

Denver, CO

Awesome view if you get the right room

February 9, 2016

We stayed at the Hillcrest House for a week, and had an awesome time in St John. When we booked the room, we were told we couldn't have one room the whole time; we'd have to move midweek. Our first room was, I believe, the Orchid room. Lots of space, full kitchen, private screened porch, and no view at all. In fact, frosted windows! The owner is very nice, but I really missed seeing outside! Then we moved from the worst view room to the best! Smaller, but open to the whole world! Breathtaking view of the bay! I'd be happy to stay there again, as long as I was on the top floor!

Phyllis Hall

Owner's reply:

Bruce is right the top floor suites have the best views and as usual the first to be booked. To accommodate guest during the Actual High Season (Dec. 23 to March 31st.), some times their time needs to be split between two suites.

The Orchid Suite has a garden view and no steps; excellent for anyone not wanting to climb steps. All guest have access to the top floor screened lounge, which has two water views and a view of down town Cruz Bay.

All are welcome !


The perfect affordable place


Vancouver, WA

The perfect affordable place

August 11, 2005

This place was close to Cruz Bay town and Ms. Hall made sure we had everything we needed. Wonderful experience!


St. Johns' Little Secret



St. Johns' Little Secret

March 20, 2005

The complimentary menu is excellent and Ms. Hall is and wonderfully warm person. We had a great time!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

1. August 24
Walk the fine point trail and what sits on top of the world? Hillcrest. Thanks for helping us feel so at home.

With love, Helen and Ed Giesecke
Marble Falls, Texas

2. March 11
We've especially enjoyed your beautiful place here. You did a wonderful job at decorating. It's such a pleasure each time we walk in. We couldn't decide on a restaurant, so we're letting you do that. Please God, we'll see your again next year.
Love Jerry and Bernadette McIntyre
Woodstock, Maryland
The McIntyres have been coming here for over twenty {20} years.

3. June
Phyllis, Thank you again for the accommodations and hospitality. We had a wonderful time and are exhausted.
Kim and Steve
Austin, Texas

4. July
Phyllis Hall: We enjoyed our stay at the Hillcrest Guest House. We appreciate the snacks, juice, water, fruits and champagne you provided. We had a opportunity to relax and enjoy a scenic view of St. John. Prayerfully, all is well with you.
Abundant Blessings,

Victor and Yvette Plaskett
District Hts.,Maryland

5. August

Hi Phyllis,
I just wanted to say thanks for a fine stay at your guest house. After working in Antarctica for a year, a tropical thaw-out is always in order.

The accommodation was great, and I had a lovely time on St. John.

Thanks also for pointing me in the right direction on the island.

I'm looking forward to next time...

Mark O'Shea
McMurdo Station, Ross Island, Antarctica

6. December 9

Phyllis, thank you so much for giving us such a lovely welcome when we arrived, for the lovely goodies that you stocked the fridge with, for letting us meet your pets, and for giving us transport to and from the ferry!

We had such a wonderful time! Kay and I hope to come back again some time, and spend more than just a weekend with you, and we're telling all our friends about your wonderful place. Take care and have a wonderful Christmas!
Theresa Elliott
Jonesboro, Georgia

7. February 9
The Southern Suite is so beautiful. I will definitely send you some guest.
Dr. Sara Pasquali
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

8. March 26
This {Southern Suite} is so beautiful.
Denise Wallace
Holland, New Jersey

9. April 12
The place {Front Suite} was great.
Honeymooners Craig and Theresa Gresham
Raleigh, North Carolina

10. April 22
It {Southern Suite} is so cozy. I will definitely recommend this place.
Honeymooners Denise & Jason Turner.
Norfold, VA

11. June 2
Phyllis, Thanks so much for a wonderful stay at St. John. We think your Hillcrest Guest House is the best place to stay on the island. Your front Suite and balcony have the best view of all of Cruz Bay. The Complimentary food was wonderful, but the best part was how nice you were to both of us. We'll highly recommend your place to everyone and we hope we get to come back to stay again (& you can quoete our opinion to anyone you want).

Mr. Tommy Thompson & his wife Mrs. Michelle Morey :)

"Perfect place to feel human again."

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Phyllis Hall

Phyllis Hall

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More about the owner
  • School:

    Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Work:

  • About:

    Retired Environmental Engineer and present owner of Hillcrest Guest House, St. John, US Virgin Islands.

    Owner of Taj and Pandora Rottweiler dogs....
  • View full profile