Great Expectations

Great Expectations
8 Bedrooms 8.5 Bathrooms Villa in St John

Property Details

Property Description

Hike to the beach to snorkle or lounge in one of 3 private pools: Great Expectations will exceed your expectations!!

Property Details

Breathtaking views of Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole, Great Expectations houses 4 air-conditioned Master Suites, our Club Room and a large Great Room. The Great Room includes a gourmet kitchen, dining area, and a generous sitting area for relaxing, enjoying media, or just taking in the views. Just a short walk from the Main Villa is The Guest House which offers 3 additional bedrooms. Great Expectations also offers 3 pools, 2 hot tubs, a regulation sized tennis court and basketball court just steps away for the living area!

With 55 solar energy panels and 5 Tesla Powerwalls (for nighttime and power backup), Great Expectations is a GREEN VILLA that can operate off-grid even when the island power is out!

Main Villa:
4 equal Master Suites, each with private full bath, double vanities, indoor/outdoor showers, cathedral ceilings, custom Balinese teaks. Each of these suites has a private full bath with double vanities plus indoor/outdoor showers. Their classic cathedral ceilings, skylights, transoms, soft lighting make for a spacious feel. Custom teak furnishings from Bali bring the exotic flair. Bedrooms are roomy enough to accommodate an airbed or crib for baby. This family-friendly property includes all 4 of these masters on the same level in two pavilions with the Great Room (living room, gourmet kitchen and both indoor and alfresco dining) in a third pavilion between them. The Club Room, below 2 of the bedrooms, has Twin trundle bed setup (2 twins) and its own bathroom.

The Guest House:
Located just a short walk (25 yards) along a lighted path from the Main Villa, the Guest House offers 3 additional bedrooms which may be rented along with the 5 bedrooms in the Main Villa. The 2 bedrooms ("The Guest Suite" and "The Sun Room") on the first floor of the Guest House are connecting bedrooms and ideal for families with young children. The Guest House has its own fully-enclosed swimming pool and hot tub, outdoor furniture, hammocks, and both have fantastic sunset views! The Owner’s Suite on the top floor of the guest house sleeps up to 3 with kitchen, bar, dining area and grill. The Guest Suite on the first floor sleeps up to 4 and either connects directly or locks-out with the Sun Room. The Sun Room on the first floor sleeps up to 2 guests. (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 we do not recommend children 12 or younger sleep in the downstairs bedrooms by themselves.)

Note: SATURDAY-TO-SATURDAY or SUNDAY-to-SUNDAY RENTALS ONLY (except for rentals during September and October). Please inquire about larger parties with additional children.

More than 16 people may be accommodated for $500 per person per week; please inquire! No charge for children age 2 or younger who are staying in the same room as their parent.

Additional amenities:
• RokuTV w/ SlingTV, Netflix, Cable, DVD, (65” HD LED TV in Great Room) & BluRay/DVDplayer
• SONOS music system in Great Room (with outdoor speakers) and Owner’s Suite with Bluetooth and Smartphone cable hookups
• DVD movie library, books, games, children's toys
• 100Mbps high-speed internet access and Wi-Fi throughout the property & laser printer
• In-room safes, bathrobes, hair dryers, skylights in all bedrooms
• UV water purification, dishwasher, laundry
• Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances (including 48" Sub-Zero refrigerator and Commercial Icemaker); Cuisinart coffeemaker with filters, coffee bean grinder, and toaster, electric blender and electric griddle; professional Calphalon and Cuisinart cookware, beverage center, built-in gas grill
• Hammocks, colored underwater pool lights
• Main Pool area Hot tub
• Tennis/basketball court (60' x 120' with U.S. Open acrylic surface), tennis rackets, basketball
• Folding Beach Chairs & Umbrellas, Beach toys
• Graco Pack 'n' Play cribs, high chairs, infant bath tub, baby and toddler beach cabanas.

Pool specs:

Main Villa
• Infinity-style pool is 16’ x 24’ and 4.5’ deep
• Secondary villa pool with shallow wading section (18” deep, perfect for little ones) 16 x 16 x 2' - 5' deep
• Large hot tub
Guest House
• Jacuzzi pool (10' x 20' x 5' deep), + hot tub.
All have Chemical-free filtering system.
Additional amenities: Cable TVs, DVD, VCR, CD player with built-in speakers (Netflix video streaming on a 60" Sharp HD LED TV in Great Room), BluRay DVD player, iPod, iPhone, and MP3 aux hookups, outdoor speakers, radio, movies and music collection, books, games, childen's toys, internet access and Wi-Fi, printer, fax + answering machines; safes, bathrobes, hair dryers, skylights in all bedrooms; gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances (including 48" Sub-Zero refrigerator and Commercial Scottsman Icemaker); Cuisinart coffeemaker with filters, coffee bean grinder, and toaster, electric blender and waffle maker; professional Calphalon and Cuisinart cookware, beverage center, Jansal Valley gourmet spices, built-in gas grill, hammocks, colored fiber-optic pool lights, redwood hot tub, tennis/basketball court (60' x 120' with U.S. Open acrylic surface), tennis rackets, basketball, beach toys, UV water purification, dishwasher, laundry; exercise room (Club Room) with A/C, TV , VCR, reclining exercise bike, stepper, free weights and mat; Graco Pack 'n' Play cribs, high chairs, infant bath tub, baby and toddler beach cabanas 

Main Villa interior: 3,400 + exterior: 3,600. Guest House interior: 1,400 + exterior: 1,100 sq. ft.

Availability & Booking Calendar


Property Location



  • Concierge - Other Services
  • Parks
  • Books
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Eco Tourism
  • Water Sports
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis
  • Family


USVI Hotel Tax - 12.50%
Processing Fee - 5.00% - Tax Exempt
Processing Fee - 5.00% - Tax Exempt
Cancellation Policy
We are thrilled that you have chosen to stay with us! When you reserve one of our properties, it is not available to anyone else for your dates. Consequently, once you have confirmed your reservation, your deposit will be forfeited in the event of a cancellation for ANY REASON within 60 days of your reservation arrival date, unless we are able to re-rent the property for your reserved dates (the only exceptions being a hurricane or specific COVID-19 related reasons as explained below). In the event that we are able to re-rent the property for your reserved dates, your deposit will be refunded less a 20% administrative fee. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against any unforeseen circumstances.

Exceptions to the cancellation policy:

Hurricane Exception: In the event of a named storm which is forecasted to pass less than 100 miles from St. John, a full refund less a 5% processing fee will be given.

COVID-19 Exceptions: If a member of your traveling party tests positive for COVID-19, if the USVI Government will not allow travel into the territory for your travel dates, or if the country / state that you are departing from / arriving home to will not allow travel due to COVID-19, the full amount of your rental rate can be used as a credit (with no penalty) against a booking for future dates (less than 12 months from the original travel dates).
Last updated 08/11/2022
Deposit Policy
Your deposit to hold your dates (the amount due at booking) will consist of 50% of the total price of your reservation, and the remaining 50% as well as the security deposit and a 12.5% Virgin Islands are due 30/60/90 days prior to your arrival in accordance to your signed rental agreement.
Last updated 08/11/2022