Great Expectations is one of St. John's most popular villas for couples vacationing together as well as families with children of all ages. Our St John villa is different than most private villas which usually have just one Master bedroom for the owners with the best amenities and views, and smaller, less desirable bedrooms designed for the kids often located on a lower floor with low ceilings and little or no view. In contrast, Great Expectations was architecturally-designed to have, not one, but four equal Master bedrooms, each with private patios and spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Each of the 4 spacious, air-conditioned Master bedrooms has a private bathroom with double sink vanities and indoor/outdoor showers. Each has soaring cathedral ceilings with skylights and transoms, ceiling fans and sofit lighting adding to the sense of spaciousness. Each is furnished with custom-made teak furniture from Bali including a California (extra long) King-size bed or 2 Twin-size beds and each bedroom can comfortably accommodate a foldaway bed or portacrib for children (no charge when staying in the same room as parents). At Great Expectations no one is in a less desirable bedroom on a lower level as all 4 Master bedrooms in the Main Villa are on the same level in 2 buildings separated by the Great Room in a third building to ensure privacy with a large living room, gourmet kitchen, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. An exercise room, The Club Room has a trundle bed (two twin beds) and can be used as a 5th bedroom for one adult or a couple of teenagers (perfect to get away from the others and vice versa). A nearby 2 story Guest House ('Beau Geste') offers 2 spacious bedroom Suites (each about twice the size of one of the 4 Main Villa Master bedrooms) with its own living and dining room, kitchen, pool and hot tub. One of the Suites can be used as 2 separate bedrooms (perfect for parents who want their children in a connecting bedroom) for rent for larger groups bringing the total number of bedrooms at Great Expectations to 8 providing comfortable sleeping accommodations for as many as 15 adults (plus kids). Not to worry; we charge only for the number of bedrooms used -- we have had as few as one couple rent the entire villa and as many as 21 people (there were a lot of kids!). Take a look at our amenities and floor plan layout for all the best villa on St John has to offer! Great Expectations is framed by extraordinary views to the east and to the west affording both the sunrise and the sunset. The villa is located about 100 feet above the Caribbean Sea on the south shore of St. John, less than a 5 minute drive on paved roads to town (Cruz Bay) where the ferry arrives from St Thomas and 10 minutes to the famous, white sand beaches of the U.S. National Park. There are 2 beaches within walking distance of the Villa. The closest beach for swimming and fabulous snorkeling is just a short walk (or drive) to Chocolate Hole - a sandy beach with calm, protected water on the west side of the villa. To the east is Hart Bay beach which is accessible by a path from the villa. It is a very secluded beach; you cannot get to Hart Bay by car or even boat as the coral reef comes right up to the shore so it is worth the visit. Guests not wishing to venture down to Hart Bay beach can still enjoy from the Villa the magnificent views and listen to the waves breaking on the beach below. The villa is equipped with all the amenities of a first-class villa including complimentary WiFi, cable TV, and Netflix video streaming, custom-made teak furniture and carvings from Bali and, we think, very tastefully decorated with original paintings, sconces and even a native mural (written-up in the local papers). Our 50 solar energy panels and our graywater irrigation system, make Great Expectations one of the only Green St John villas.
The following additional costs apply, please speak to a Travel Advisor for more details.