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“Second time around - even better than the first”
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 looking over the Caribbean (and Little St. James island)
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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 looking over the Caribbean (and Little St. James island)
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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8 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Kristina...
Prescott, Arizona
2 reviews
“Second time around - even better than the first”
Reviewed January 21, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We just spent 11 days at Great Expectation (January 2012 we were there for 7 days). Both times we were there with a group of old friends (total of 10 people). This year there was a new pool and a new large patio - both wonderful improvements. The guest rooms are large and comfortable. We were in a room with sliding screen doors at both sides of the room- we never turned on the AC - with the ceiling fan and the wonderful crosswind we were comfortable the whole time. The room had a large shower which is kind of outdoors - lovely. The view is just wonderful. And Chocolate Hole, which is a five minute walk from Great Expectations, has great snorkeling. We'd happily go back anytime.

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Traveling group: Large Group
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BauerDeut...
Strong, Maine, United States
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“Totally comfortable”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

This is the third time our large group of extended old friends has convened at Kristin and Chuck's, and it just keeps getting better. The patio with the extended views is a spectacular addition, as is the new pool. No one has yet found a needed kitchen tool lacking, or for that matter anything lacking, from the comfort of the furniture to the wifi and entertainment systems. The beauty of Great Expectations is the totally comfortable common spaces with the privacy of the individual quarters.
I stayed in the new sunroom which is now my favorite because of the light and privacy.

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Liked best: The setup that accomodates large groups with great group spaces indoors and out while still allowing great private space.
Liked least: Negatives haven't come up.
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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WI
Reviewed January 11, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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Ma
Reviewed January 7, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

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MA
Reviewed January 6, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

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Reviewed December 21, 2012 for a stay in December 2012

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Reviewed December 3, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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