St John U S Virgin Islands where the daytime temperature averages a delightful 75 - 85 degrees both winter and summer. Thanks to its terrific location, constant easterly Tradewinds gently cool Great Expectations, is one of St. John's most popular new Caribbean vacation rental villas
Vacation Rental Property
Great Expectations has 4 spacious air-conditioned bedrooms each with a King bed (convertible to 2 twins) located in 2 pavilions separated by a Great Room with a large living room, gourmet kitchen, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. A nearby 2 bedroom air-conditioned Guest House with its own living room and kitchen, occupied by the owners who serve as the property managers when on island, is also available at certain times of the year for rent for larger groups. There is also a 7th bedroom, The Club Room, available.
All the openings (sliding doors, windows and transoms) are fully-screened. Italian tile adorns the floors and kitchen and bathroom counters. Native stone work laced with local coral and shells frames the villa entrance and is used around the site to highlight the lush landscaping of beautiful, colored bougainvillea, hibiscus, croton, wild orchids and, and our favorite, frangipani. A number of significant palm trees as well as banana trees complement the beauty of the site. A variety of birds frequent the immediate area which, depending upon the season, may include magnificent pelicans, frigate birds, soaring osprey, nesting hawks, great blue herons, the largest hummingbirds you have ever seen and our popular native bird, the little, but gorgeous, banaquit. The Villa itself is furnished with custom-made teak furniture and carvings from Bali and, we think, very tastefully decorated with original paintings, sculptures, sconces and even a native mural which was written-up in the local papers. Great Expectations does not pretend to be fancy, just very, very special!
Sleeps & # of Bedrooms
Each of the 6 air-conditioned bedrooms has a private bathroom with double sink lavatories and enchanting indoor/outdoor showers. Best of all, each of the Villa bedrooms have patios on both the east and west sides with spectacular water views. In addition, there is an air-conditioned exercise room, The Club Room, which also can serve as a small bedroom bringing the total number of bedrooms to 7 with 7 1/2 bathrooms. During the winter season (Nov - May) there are 6 bedrooms available allowing 12 people to comfortably occupy Great Expectaitons. During the summer there are 7 bedrooms available bringing the total sleeping capacity to 14 people.
All Bedrooms Air-Conditioned each with Private Bathroom and with Indoor/Outdoor Shower;Towels and Sheets;Walk-in Closets with Full-length Mirrors and Wall Safes;Private Regulation Doubles Tennis Court
with the same surface as the US Open Professional Basketball Backboard and Hoop with basketballs and tennis racquets;
Wading and Swimming Pools (so private that they have been deemed 'clothing optional');with fiber-optic colored lighting
Walking Distance to Chocolate Hole Bay and Hart Bay, two of the best snorkeling beaches on St. John; Beach Towels, 'Osley Crow' Beach Chairs and Coolers; Infant beach 'cabana' ;Outdoor California Redwood Hot Tub; The-Most-Comfortable-Chaise-Lounges-You-Have-Ever-Relaxed-In; And the biggest and softest hammocks to do some great 'limin; Exercise Equipment and VCR Exercise Tapes;
Washing Machine and Dryer;Indoor and outdoor dining;
Super Quiet Dishwasher;Microwave Oven;Halogen Electric Cooktop Range with Self-Cleaning Convection Oven; Stainless Steel Outdoor Gas Barbecue Grill; Frost-Free Refrigerator with Automatic Icemaker;
GE Monogram Stainless Steel Beverage Center; EPA-recommended Ultraviolet Water Filtering System; Professional Calphalon and Cuisinart Cookware; Plenty of dishes and glassware and serving platters and bowls;Electric Food Slicer (for slicing deli meats and cheeses);
KitchenAid Electric Blender; Davis Weather Station Anemometer (the temperature is almost always 85! but just in case you want to know the wind direction and speed); Sony 32" Cable TV with VCR and DVD players; AM/FM Stereo Receiver and CD player with built-in indoor and
outdoor Leviton speakers ;Library of Books, Games, Puzzles and Video Tapes; Antique Danish Country Armoires;Original Paintings and Sculptures;Native Stonework and Custom Made Pottery Sconces ;
Lush Landscaping;Cordless phone/Answering Machine;Fax Machine
Dial-up Internet Access and telephones; Cosco Highchairs, a portable infant bathtub, Portacibs, toddler bed 'guard', as well as infant beach cabanas and tons of beach toys!
Additional services such as catering, chartering of boats, babysitting, cleaning, massage services can be arranged upon request.
Policies & Restrictions
Smoke free villa.
Rates & Availability
2007 SEASON RATES
May 1, 2007 - December 15, 2007
(Thanksgiving week is available at winter season pricing)
1-2 persons....$4750 per week
3 -4 persons....$5000 per week
5 -6 persons....$5250 per week
7 - 8 persons....$5500 per week
9 - 10 persons....$6500 per week
11 - 12 persons....$7500 per week
13 - 14 persons....$8500 per week
Prices are based on double occupancy. The bedrooms available are: 4 bedrooms in the Villa, the Club Room, the first floor Guest House bedroom, and, from June 1 to November 1 the Owners Apt on the 2nd floor of the Guest House
2007 WINTER SEASON RATES
December 15, 2006 - April 14, 2007
(including Thanksgiving week 2004)
1-2 persons....$7500 per week
3-4 persons....$8000 per week
5-6 persons....$8500 per week
7-8 persons....$9000 per week
9-10 persons....$10,000 per week
11-12 persons....$11,000 per week
13-14 persons....$12,000 per week
Prices are based on double occupancy. The bedrooms available are: 4 bedrooms in the Villa, the Club Room, and the first floor Guest House bedroom.
Call owner directly for discounts.
5 minute drive to Cruz Bay
Call owner directly for discounts including: 'grandparents stay free!' and 'bride and groom stay free!' credits as well as others.