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1 / 58 overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the southshore of St John

From $679 / night help
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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 6 / Bathrooms 9 / Sleeps 16 / Villa
Bedrooms: 6  Bathrooms: 9   Sleeps: 16  Type: Villa

8 Full baths, 1 Half bath

Great Expectations St. John vacation rental villa
TripAdvisor property ID 2386431

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Book this 6 bedroom villa in Cruz Bay today! A total of 16 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 154 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $4750 to as high as $57000, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 17, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Carrie & Steve B.
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Calendar last updated:
17 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
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Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Cruz-bay Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Children's pool
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Private tennis court


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Shared garden
  • Tennis in town


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 8 Full baths
  • 1 Half bath


Reviews (154)

Excellent – based on 154 reviews Excellent
154 reviews

Very Good

“Great expectations helped us have the perfect vacation.”

Reviewed 1 May 2014

We traveled here for spring break - 8 kids and 8 adults. The house was perfect. The views, the pools and the layout made an ideal getaway for our families. Hoping to return soon.


Reviewed 18 Apr 2014

I spent time at Great Expectations for one month, each, in 2010 and 2011 with family and friends. We had an amazing time. Its really a beautiful property, and its true, everything you need, they supply. in 2013 we tried a new place on a different island. What a mistake. the place did not live up to its on line review or pics. This year we went back to G E and were even more pleased (which none of us thought was possible)! The new pool is amazing. Infinity in style, large, with amazing views. Can't wait for next year!


Reviewed 6 Apr 2014

We loved Great Expectations so much we returned to it again this year. It is perfect for a group because you have the kitchen/den area, but you can get away because your bedroom is private with your own private bathroom. They have everything you will need in the kitchen. The ice makers are very handy. There is free wireless internet too. The view is breathtaking, but you are still just a short drive to beaches and night life. We will return for our third trip soon!

“Outstanding villa rental in St. John with a house that provides”

Reviewed 16 Mar 2014

Great Expectations is beautifully sited, fully equipped property that provides everything a three generation family needs. From cribs, toys and videos for kids to a wading pool, adult pool and nearby wonderful beaches, everything was planned to make our stay seamless. Restaurants are close, and catering companies made dinners at home most enjoyable. With a toddler in tow, this was especially convenient. Everything about this house is comfortable, easy and well planned.

“The views are even better than they look online!”

Reviewed 9 Feb 2014

This house is fantastic. The views are amazing. We had six couples travel for some warm sun and the house couldn't have been more accommodating. It has the views, the pools, and enough room to get away if need be. They have thought of everything. We cooked a few meals and every utensil is there. We went to the beach and they had chairs and coolers for us to take. When we stayed around the pool there were chairs and floating rafts to use. The new pool is great and large enough for everyone to enjoy. The tennis court and basketball hoop are there if you want to get some exercise. They do have air conditioners in each room but we never used them. The breeze is perfect and will keep you cool each night. The location is perfect. It takes about ten minutes to get to Cruz Bay. If you need a grocery item it only takes a few minutes to go and get back. Trunk Bay was about 25 minutes or so. The elevation of the house is just about right. You have views of the sun set and sun rise. Check in was easy and Coby was always near when we needed something. The island lost power on Super Bowl Sunday and Coby showed up and started up the generator. We didn't even think about checking to see if there was a generator before we rented. Each room is a little different. Some have more stairs or better views. At the end of the trip all six couples said they would be happy with the same room if we returned next year. Great Expectations has the perfect set up for multiple couples or large families.

“Great Expectations Exceeds”

Reviewed 4 Feb 2014

Our third visit to Great Expectations and it gets better every time. The new pool is a perfect addition. Everything you need for a great vacation is provided. The location gives you sunrise to sunset views over two beautiful bays. A perfect place to vacation with your family or friends.

“Our third visit!”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2014

This was our third stay. For us, that says it all! Great Expectations is the perfect vacation spot! The owners think of everything. We just came home 4 days ago and are already thinking about going again.

“Completely pampered and completely comfy”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2014

Great Expectations has everything we have wanted in a vacation. Wonderful accommodations, perfect views and location, comfortable surroundings, attentive and responsive property manager, and terrific owners! Chuck and Kristin strive to meet the needs of all their guests, and succeed. Our large and diverse group of friends and we have stayed at Great Expectations for several years now (after staying at several other villas in different neighborhoods) and can't imagine staying anywhere else.

“The Best!”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2014

Love staying at Great Expectations! It is beautiful,clean, well stocked w/ all mod cons and comforts, and perfectly maintained. A stay at GE has become an annual event. We'll be back next year. Thanks to Chuck & Kristen (and Coby, Patty, and Marie)!

“Even Better Second Time around”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2014

We returned to Great Expectations and St John for an eight day stay with friends and family. Once again we were not disappointed. The owners, Kristin and Chuck, just keep making improvements. The new infinity pool and patio are a wonderful addition and the new "bar" in the Great Room added more counter space to the already spacious kitchen. And, as we left, the tennis court/basketball court was being renewed and resurfaced. Once again we enjoyed this unique property with all its amenities, it is so comfortable for a large party of people, providing both comfortable public spaces and spacious private suites, all with expansive views, sunrises, sunsets and double rainbows galore. The gourmet kitchen with all the needed appliances to cook a feast and space for lots of folks to dine is much appreciated. Highlights include the outdoor showers in each suite, the new patio by the hot tub for views and watching the sunsets, cooling breezes and lush landscaping. It is so quiet here and at night that you can hear the ocean waves from Harts Bay and a chorus of tree frogs will lull you to sleep. Great Expectations is very well maintained and thoughtfully appointed. It is obvious that the owners, property manger and housekeeping crew care very much about the comfort of their guests. We do not hesitate to recommend a stay here and we look forward to returning.

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