Great Expectations has amazing views of Chocolate Hole and Hart Bay, however the sunrises AND sunsets are this home's main attraction. Everything you need in an island vacation is right here, including an on-site tennis court. Enjoy the swimming pool, then comfortable beds at night. Bring friends (up to four couples) to this gated community for fun you won't soon forget. Best of all the beaches are just a short drive away where avid snorkelers will have their fill!
Designed and furnished with custom Balinese teak pieces and Danish country antiques, this unique home offers a sunrise/sunset double view of Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole.
The Main Villa, built with cypress cathedral ceilings, offers four equal-sized, air-conditioned master bedroom suites in two pavilions on either side of the Great Room pavilion. The Great Room pavilion and these two bedroom pavilions all open to the garden courtyard and pool, hot tub, and built-in BBQ grill area overlooking sailboats moored just below in the waters of Chocolate Hole.
A short flight of stairs leads down to the exercise room (with trundle bed) and to the regulation-size tennis and basketball courts below.
Twenty-five yards across the garden, along a lighted path with palm trees, is the two-story, fully air-conditioned Guest House, which offers two more bedroom/bath suites and its own Jacuzzi swimming pool.
Two snorkeling beaches are within walking distance of the villa, and it's only two miles to Cruz Bay, and then a bit further to St. John's National Park Beaches beyond town, all on paved roads.
Maximum privacy in a scenic setting, combined with the design of this home and lots of custom extras, makes Great Expectations a top choice for a sun-filled holiday on the island of St. John.
Great Expectations was architecturally-designed with our guests comfort and privacy in mind rather than as a private home only sometimes to be rented out to others! Our St John villa floor plan allows guests to have lots of choices to gather together in one of the common spaces (e.g. Great Room, pool and BBQ patio area, hot tub and hammocks, basketball and tennis court) or have your own piece of quiet paradise with very private bedrooms and patios and quiet outdoor areas with hammocks and comfy chaise lounges.
Since the Great Room is separate from the bedrooms, people can prepare an early cup of coffee or stay up late and party in the Great Room without disturbing those sleeping in the bedrooms. The Great Room is furnished to entertain including complementary WiFi and Netflix video streaming on our 60 inch Sharp HD LED TV. The Great Room is IPod, IPhone, and MR3 capable so you can just plug in your device into our indoor and outdoor speaker system and enjoy your own tunes. The gourmet kitchen is stocked with spices, plenty of glassware and dishes for your use and, of course lots of pots and pans for all your cooking needs plus a 48" stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator and Commercial Scottsman Icemaker which will keep up with the needs of the largest groups.
Our dining table, picnic table (just outside the Great Room), foldaway table and chairs, and barstools provide lots of indoor and outdoor dining seating capacity.
MAIN MASTER VILLA BEDROOMS (accommodates 8+ persons)
The Main Villa has 4 equal air-conditioned Master bedrooms each furnished with a 'California' (extra long) King bed which can be converted into 2 Twin beds.
Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with a double sink vanity and an indoor/outdoor shower. Each of the bedrooms have spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea with outdoor patios on both the east and west sides. As many as 8 adults can be accommodated in these 4 Master bedrooms which are sufficiently large (20' by 12' interior plus bathroom and walk-in closet) so that porta-cribs for infants and a foldaway bed for a child can also be placed in any of these bedrooms. There are 2 connecting bedrooms in each of the 2 bedroom buildings so that young children can safely sleep in an adjacent room to their parents. Each of the bedrooms has a walk-in closet with a wall safe, ceiling fan, and is tastefully decorated with teak furniture, custom-made in Bali. Each bedroom has architecturally designed skylights, ceiling fans, transoms, sofit lighting, and a cypress cathedral ceiling.
THE CLUB ROOM (accommodates 1-2 persons)
One adult or 2 teenagers can sleep in The Club Room which is about half the size of the one of the four Master bedrooms described above. The Club Room, located between the Main Villa and the Guest House, is furnished with a trundle bed which can be set up as 1 or 2 Twin-size beds. The Club Room has a ceiling fan, air-conditioner and a private bathroom with a large shower. It has a DVD player with exercise DVDs and exercise equipment: a NordicTrack CX938 Elliptical machine; The Step by Hometrainer (adjustable from 4" to 6"); a Bollinger thick cushioned foam Cloth Exercise Mat for aerobic and floor exercises; and, a 32 pound set of Bollinger dumbbells (one pair each of 3lb, 5lb and 8 lb).
THE GUEST HOUSE (aka Beau Geste)
(accommodates 2 - 9 persons)
The 2-story, air-conditioned Guest House (also known as Beau Geste) has 2 spacious bedroom Suites furnished with Queen-size beds and futons for additional sleeping accommodations if needed.
The Guest Suite on the first floor has a Queen bed and 2 futons (one opens into a Full-size bed and the other opens into a Twin-size bed). It has a DVD player and a small refrigerator and coffee-maker. The Guest Suite has a closet with a wall safe and an adjacent sitting area, The Sun Room, with a daybed which can be set up as 1 Twin, 2 Twins, or even a King bed so that the Sun Room can be used as a connecting bedroom for families with young children, or it can be set up as a totally separate bedroom. The Sun Room can be accessed either directly from the first floor bedroom of the Guest House or by its own entrance and can be used as a separate 8th bedroom. Both the Guest Suite and The Sun Room are air-conditioned and have their own private bathrooms (one bathroom has a small, native-stone bathtub as well as an indoor/outdoor shower and the other bathroom has a beautiful coral shower). The Sun Room has a wall-mounted, flat-screen TV with cable and Blu-Ray DVD player.
The Owners Suite on the top floor of the Guest House is twice the size as one of the 4 Main Villa Master bedrooms and has its own kitchen, living and dining area and laundry (washer/dryer). The Owners Suite is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom with bidet and indoor-outdoor shower, closet with wall safe, soaring cathedral ceiling and sofit lighting, transoms over the double extra large, 8' sliders on both the east and west sides, and private decks overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Best of all, you can watch the sunrise out of the Caribbean Seo without having to leave your bed (we treat ourselves well!)! For more details and pictures of the Guest House, see the right hand column of this page.
Please note that the upstairs and downstairs rooms in the Guest House are accessed by an outside staircase near the Guest House swimming pool so, for safety reasons we cannot allow children 12 or younger sleep in the downstairs bedrooms by themselves