This spectacular Caribbean compound, Great Expectations, is a popular St John destination, with amenities for every whim, and enough space for a family reunion. Four air-conditioned and spacious master bedrooms, each with a King bed (convertible to 2 twins) and bath, 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 2 bedroom air-conditioned guest house, Beau Geste, with its own living room and kitchen, is also available for rent for larger groups. Once the main villa is rented, if it is determined that the Guest House will not be needed, it may be made available for smaller groups.
Each of the 6 air-conditioned bedrooms has a private bathroom with double sink lavatories and enchanting indoor/outdoor showers. Best of all, each of the Villa bedrooms have patios on both the east and west sides with spectacular water views. In addition, there is an air-conditioned exercise room, called "The Club Room," which also can serve as a small bedroom bringing the total number of bedrooms to 7 with 7 1/2 bathrooms.
The Villa itself is furnished with custom-made teak furniture and carvings from Bali and, we think, very tastefully decorated with original paintings, sculptures, sconces and even a native mural which was written-up in the local papers. All the openings (sliding doors, windows and transoms) in this St John villa are fully-screened. Italian tile adorns the floors and kitchen and bathroom counters. Great Expectations does not pretend to be fancy, just very, very special!
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 significant palm trees as well as banana trees complement the beauty of the site. A variety of birds frequent the immediate area which, depending upon the season, may include magnificent pelicans, frigate birds, soaring osprey, nesting hawks, great blue herons, the largest hummingbirds you have ever seen.
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.
Wading/swimming pools are not fenced-in.
Fenced-in basketball/tennis court area ideal for unsupervised children.
Basketballs and tennis racquets
Robes in each room
Exercise Equipment (NordicTrack CX 938 Elliptical machine)
Stainless Steel Outdoor Gas Barbecue Grill
Washing Machine and Dryer
Iron and Ironing Board
Wall safes in each bedroom
Cordless phone/Answering Machine
High Speed Wireless Internet connection
Telephones and CD Player/Clock Radios
Super Quiet Dishwasher
Cooking Utensils & high-quality cookware
Ultraviolet Water Filtering System
Beach chairs, towels & coolers
and much much more!!
April 15 - December 14*
1-2 persons....$4750 per week
3 -4 persons....$5000 per week
5 -6 persons....$5250 per week
7 - 8 persons....$5500 per week
9 - 10 persons....$6500 per week
11 - 12 persons....$7500 per week
13 - 14 persons....$8500 per week
* Thanksgiving week rates are 'winter season'
HIGH SEASON RATES
December 15- April 14*
1-2 persons....$7500 per week
3-4 persons....$8000 per week
5-6 persons....$8500 per week
7-8 persons....$9000 per week
9-10 persons....$10000 per week
11-12 persons...$11000 per week
13-14 persons....$12000 per week
* call for pricing for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day weeks
Rates are subject to change and not guaranteed until confirmed by owner
10% Virgin Islands Room Tax will be added
$500 refundable damage deposit required
one week (7 nights, 8 days)
extra days pro-rated weekly rate
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