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“Great Expectations EXCEEDED all of our...”
overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the southshore of St John
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overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the southshore of St John
8 bedrooms, 4 pools, 2 hot tubs and a tennis court fabulous sunsets looking over the Caribbean (and Little St. James island)
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156 reviews
overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the southshore of St John
8 bedrooms, 4 pools, 2 hot tubs and a tennis court
fabulous sunsets looking over the Caribbean (and Little St. James island)
our infinity pool is spacious enough to swim laps
living, dining and kitchen are separate from the bedrooms for maximum privacy
Great Room has a 75 inch High Definition TV with complimentary Netflix video streaming
complimentary WiFi High Speed Wireless Internet (view, but not laptop, included)
not 1, but 4 equal Master bedrooms, all air-conditioned with spectacular views of the Caribbean
another Master bedroom configured with 2 Twin beds
bedroom bathrooms each have double sink vanities with oversized mirrors
one of our architect-designed indoor-outdoor showers with private views of the Caribbean
each bedroom has a private patio overlooking the Caribbean
The Club Room can be used as a bedroom for a single adult or 2 teenagers
The Owners Suite on the top floor of the Guest House overlooks the Caribbean Sea
the Guest House 1st flr bdrm has a Queen bed and 2 futons
The Sun Room on the Guest House 1st floor can be set-up with a King bed or 2 Twins
tennis court with professional basketball hoop and backboard
an ideal setting for weddings  and anniversary celebrations
Guest House has its own pool and hot tub
shady hammocks abound
great views overlooking the Caribbean to the east (hammock, but not drink, included)
romance awaits (that's our daughter and son-in-law)
we have hosted lots of weddings (the bride and groom returned for their anniversary)
plenty of room for dinner inside (our family at Thanksgiving)
you can hear the waves breaking over the rocks below in Hart Bay
spectacular water views
even the hammocks have great views
the hand-painted mural by local high school students (as seen in the St. Thomas Daily News)
come, sit in the sun, put your toes in the Caribbean, contemplate Life.
within walking distance of the Villa is Chocolate Hole with some of the best snorkeling on St. John
also within walking distance is Hart Bay for great beachcombing with a coral reef just offshore
Beach chairs included
Trunk Bay, one of the 10 most photographed beaches in the world (how they know that, I know not)
NO SNOW
some of the most beautiful rainbows you will ever see
our fabulous housekeeping staff (Josie, Veronica & Marie)
please come see for yourself -- your hosts, Kristin and Chuck
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8 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Christie...
Caldwell, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Expectations EXCEEDED all of our expectations....”
Reviewed 21 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We stayed at Great Expectations last week to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. There were a total of 19 of us, including grandparents, adult siblings and children. We planned the trip about a year in advance and I spent many hours reading reviews, looking at the website and every picture I could find. I am pleased to say that the villa is exactly as it looks - which is amazing! Everything was just so beautiful and our large group had plenty of space. What a treat to have every family have their own bedrooms (total of 8) with their own individual bathrooms! The pool was super clean, warm and with a breathtaking view. We spent every morning at the beaches and all afternoons & evenings in the pool. We had such a nice time. Every person said how wonderful the trip was and the villa provided the perfect home base for everyone. It was a very special trip for all of us and we will cherish the memories and time there.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Momwith7
State College, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Fantastic Vacation for Family of 7!”
Reviewed 27 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Great Expectations was awesome! The villa is amazing, and the views breathtaking! We had air conditioned private bedrooms each with their own bath and huge closet. The Great Room was comfy and had enough room for all of us with breezes flowing through all day. There was a half bath, huge television, games, cards, books as well as a kitchen with everything you needed. The pools, yes plural, were beautiful. So many chairs to relax and enjoy your family and the view. They had rafts as well as pool toys and even two snorkel sets. There were 4 thick beach towels in each bedroom. Patti, the concierge was so sweet! She was very helpful and fun to talk to! The owners have gone out of their way to make Great Expectations the perfect vacation home. I'd say they succeeded!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lauriekel...
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“THIS VILLA WAS AMAZING!!!”
Reviewed 16 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

There were 18 of us that stayed here - I would stay again in a minute!!! everything was perfect! You could enjoy each other or have your own space. It was close to many beaches, stores and restaurants. The views - can't say enough...just incredible! We went with a variety of different ages and everyone was so impressed with everything, from 8 to 58 we all had a blast!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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wdhagedor...
Yarmouth, Maine
1 review
“Ideal villa for a large group”
Reviewed 1 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Our multi-generational family group loved our stay at Great Expectations! The location is terrific. 5 minutes to Cruz Bay and a short drive to the Center Line Road to head over to Coral Bay. The set up of the home is ideal for large groups. Everyone has their own space, but can come together in a great room that has everything you need, and then some. It is the perfect layout for a large family reunion or multiple families travelling together. We had several teens in our group, who loved being able to use the tennis court and basketball hoop in the evenings. The house is clean, organized, and well stocked with everything you might need (great kitchen for cooking and making drinks). Chuck and Kristin (the owners) are extremely responsive and were very helpful with answering any questions we had. Patti, the property manager, also was fantastic, and responded within minutes (if not seconds) when we needed something or had a question. We've stayed in quite a few villas on the island and Great Expectations was the best! We will be back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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EscapingM...
West Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great doesn't begin to describe this Villa.”
Reviewed 20 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Wow....just wow. We recently returned from a week’s stay and our group of 15 was thoroughly impressed. The accommodations and layout are absolutely perfect for a large group. We had 5 couples, a single adult and 4 teenagers and there was plenty of room for all of us.

When they say it was fully stocked, they aren't kidding. Literally everything we needed was there from beach towels, coolers and chairs to laundry soap and spices galore.

The views - oh those views! With both east and west facing patios it's the best of both worlds. Simply amazing.

The location was awesome, it was an easy 7 minute drive into Cruz bay and all of the beautiful North Shore beaches beyond. We also found the snorkeling at the end of the road (Chocolate Hole) to be one of the best we experienced during our week.

If you are looking for location, amenities and an unbeatable view - your search is over. Book this now - just not the week we plan to return :)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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