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!
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 :)
This was our 13th year at Great Expectations, so it is a bit like a home away from home, and we have already booked for 2018. Why? The facilities are first rate, with room for our entire family of 11 (8 adults and 3 children). There have been times when we had 16 people staying there and even then they were all comfortable. The pool and patio area, newly renovated, are terrific and there were days when we just stayed put. The views are great and most of the time the breezes are such that you do not even need the air conditioning in the guest rooms. The great room is well appointed with new range, new dishwasher, big refrigerator, ice machine, microwave, etc., and there is a new utterly huge TV too. The owners are responsive and responsible about their property and the local manager Patti is smart, responsive and easy to deal with.
10 of us enjoyed an amazing vacation together. The house is big enough so that everyone has there own space yet intimate enough to feel like home.
Kitchen is well equipped and we ate most meals at home.
Keep rental is a must therefore we missed walking down to town but the house was so nice we didn't want to leave it at night.
Good luck with catching the amazing sunset...the clouds got in our way, but still spectacular.
What a special place! Yes, it's great to have a pool, a hot tub, and a tennis court, but what's really fantastic is the setting and the layout of the property. You can watch the sun come up over one bay and watch it go down over another. There are cross breezes in every room, and the bedrooms are in separate buildings from the great room, so when you're ready to let the Caribbean breezes lull you into blissful sleep, you can escape to your own private hideaway. And the main building is a great place to gather, make meals together in the well-stocked kitchen, and hang out during the evening or on the rare rainy afternoon with books, games, or a movie. The only downside is that we had to leave.