Great Expectations
Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole, South Shore
Pool, Hot tub
8 Bedroom(s), 8 Bath(s)

Enjoy the pool and hot tub in the center courtyard.

Overhead view, showing Great Expectations overlooking Hart Bay.
Great Expectations is a luxury vacation villa with 5 bedrooms and a 3-bedroom Guest House, a total of four swimming and wading pools, jacuzzi, private basketball and tennis court, spectacular Caribbean sunrise and sunset views, and blessed with cool tropical breezes...

Your perfect luxury vacation getaway.


In the main living area, the 4 spacious air-conditioned bedrooms each with a King bed (convertible to 2 twins) are located in 2 pavilions separated by a Great Room with a large living room, gourmet kitchen, and indoor and outdoor dining areas.


A nearby 3-bedroom air-conditioned Guest House with its own living room and kitchen is also available for rent for larger groups.


Each of the air-conditioned bedrooms at Great Expectations has a private ensuite bathroom with double sink lavatories and enchanting indoor/outdoor showers. Best of all, each of the villa bedrooms has patios on both the east and west sides with spectacular water views.


An air-conditioned exercise room, The Club Room has a trundle bed (two twin beds) and can be used as an 8th bedroom for one adult or a couple of teenagers (perfect to get away from the others and vice-versa).


There are three pools at Great Expectations, each with fabulous views of the Caribbean Sea.

You'll love 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 this charming St John villa. Great Expectations is one of St. John's most sought-after Caribbean vacation rental villas.


Sunrise...sunset... Great Expectations offers views to the east over the romantic blue Caribbean Sea and gentle waves rolling over the rocks of Hart Bay, as well as to the west where sailboats moor in the calm waters of Chocolate Hole. In the photo above, you can see a moonrise from our eastern view. Below is a sunrise.



Our guests have especially commented about how 'kid friendly' Great Expectations is -- plenty of grassy and level areas for kids to play, the fenced-in tennis court, a wading pool just the right size for little ones (and their parents!), hammocks to play in and on, and lots of baby equipment on site.


Great Expectations in Estate Chocolate Hole is located on the south shore of St. John, about a 5- minute drive on paved roads to town (Cruz Bay) and to the Northshore Road where the famous, white sand beaches of the US Virgin Islands National Park are located. The closest beach for swimming and fabulous snorkeling is just a short 5-minute walk to Chocolate Hole -- a sandy beach with calm, protected water on the west side of the villa. On the east side of the Villa is Hart Bay which is the closest beach for great beachcombing and breaking waves (especially when the wind is up). Great Expectations sits about 100 feet above Hart Bay Beach -- accessible by a path from the villa (about a 5-minute walk, but not recommended for small children or the elderly). 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!


All the openings (sliding doors, windows and transoms) in Great Expectations 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 palm trees as well as banana trees complement the beauty of the site. A variety of birds frequent the immediate area -- 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, bananaquit. Great Expectations is furnished with custom-made teak furniture and carvings from Bali and 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!


Amenities of Great Expectations:
All Bedrooms Air-Conditioned, each with Private Bathroom and with Indoor/Outdoor Shower.
3 pairs of conencting bedrooms for parents with children.
Wall safes in each bedroom, all doors lock and have security pins.
Fieldcrest Royal Velvet 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').
Fiber-optic colored lighting.
Walking Distance to Chocolate Hole Bay and Hart Bay, two of St. John's best snorkeling beaches.
Beach Towels, 'Osley Crow' Beach Chairs and Coolers
Infant beach 'cabana'.
8-Person hot tub spa for villa, with more than 45 jets with Hydroswirls.
Guest House Outdoor Redwood Hot Tub with 30 Hydrotherapy Jets.
The-Most-Comfortable-Chaise-Lounges-You-Have-Ever-Relaxed-In.



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Weekly Rates

2017 WINTER SEASON RATES
January 7, 2017 - April 15, 2017
1-2 persons....$7,500
3-4 persons....$8,500
5-6 persons....$9,500
7-8 persons....$10,500
9-10 persons....$11,500
11-12 persons...$12,500
13-14 persons....$13,500
15 - 16 persons....$14,500

2017 SPRING, SUMMER, FALL RATES
April 16, 2017 - December 16, 2017
1- 2 persons....$4,250
3 - 4 persons.....$5,250
5 - 6 persons.....$6,250
7 - 8 persons.....$7,250
9 - 10 persons....$8,250
11 - 12 persons...$9,250
13 - 14 persons...$10,250
15 - 16 persons..$11,250

Prices are based on the number of bedrooms used assuming double occupancy. There are a total of 8 bedrooms available: 4 Master bedrooms in the Main Villa, 2 bedroom Suites in the Guest House. The Sun Room and the Club Room (see 'Villa Floor Plans' page for full descriptions). More than 16 people may be accommodated for $500 per person per week. No charge for children age 2 or younger who are staying in the same room as their parent.

Rates do not include 12.5% Government Tax and $500 Refundable Security Deposit. Rates do include: meet and greet upon arrival on St John, concierge services, 24 hour emergency property management, cleaning prior to arrival and upon departure, and assistance with pre-trip planning and discounts for airport transfers, vehicle rental, boat trips, taxi tours, chef, catering and (grocery and beverage) provisioning, baby equipment rental, additional maid service, photographers, massages, and anything else (within reason) we can do to assist our guests to have a wonderful vacation.
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Central Great Room, with loads of color.

One of the many hammocks awaiting you.

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