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“Great Expectations more than lives up to its name.”
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 into the ocean
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155 reviews
overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the southshore of St John
8 bedrooms, 4 pools, 2 hot tubs and a tennis court
fabulous sunsets into the ocean
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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Villa -
6 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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KKS1827
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
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“Great Expectations more than lives up to its name.”
Reviewed 3 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We had a large group and the property easily handled all of us. The views are fantastic both to the east and the west and sunset viewing became an evening ritual. There was always a cool breeze and we never needed air conditioning.

The management team is very responsive. When we had a battery go dead on one of our cars Coby immediately came and provided us with a trickle charger.

And if you're going to do a lot of snorkeling don't overlook Chocolate Hole down the hill from the villa. We had an early morning snorkel at Chocolate Hole and saw some of the biggest schools of fish as well as a spotted manta ray.

Great Expectations is so beautiful and peaceful you won't want to leave.

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Liked best: The views.
Liked least: Can't think of anything.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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169TerryP
Sparta, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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“Great Expectations delivers! I highly recommend a stay in this fantastic villa!”
Reviewed 8 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

This villa has it all. Amazing views of two beautiful bays - Chocolate Hole and Hart Bay. The new infinity pool and the two smaller pools are terrific for lounging and cooling off after a trip to the beach. The layout of the house is very good, offering privacy in the bedrooms but a very nice social area to gather for meals. Also great to have our own tennis court. We used it a lot. Chuck & Kristen's property manager, Coby, does the best job of any property manager that we've ever worked with on St. John and we've seen a lot of them in the 23 years that we've been visiting the island. He took great care of us while we were there. I highly recommend this villa. We had a fantastic time!!

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Liked best: Location is ideal: close to town, fantastic views of two bays, relatively flat lot with main house & pools all on one level
Liked least: that we could only stay one week!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 29 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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HOUSTON TX
Reviewed 5 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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Boston
Reviewed 23 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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