Absolutely gorgeous villa in picturesque Chocolate Hole, St. John. The location is very convenient; just a short drive to town for great restaurants, bars, beaches. Amazing view from no matter where you are standing or sitting! We rented out the entire property for our stay as we were traveling with extended family. The floor plan is perfect for a trip of this type as there are several separate buildings...ideal if you are traveling with other couples or family members. Villa is very well appointed with absolutely everything you could possibly want or need. You can choose to cook meals here (great kitchen that is fully stocked with cookware, blender, etc) or grill outside. Tv and internet provided if you would like to keep up with your favorite shows or browse the internet. Washer/dryer on site which came in very handy. We loved the pools and had a wonderful time swimming with family every evening while enjoying the stars and gorgeous view. The hot tubs were very popular with our family, as well! We had our wedding reception here and our guests (several of whom belong to very nice timeshares) raved about the property; it's that beautiful. Our reception was outside by the amazing pools. We danced on the deck near the pools and it worked out perfectly. They provided lots of tips on where to shop for food/alcohol, which rental car company and taxi service to use, etc. They were always very prompt with responses and happy to help in any way. The property manager, Coby, was amazing, as well. He took care of our every need while we were there, gave us great restaurant and parking recommendations and made sure he was at the property the day of our wedding to let the caterers in. In short, Great Expectations is a perfect villa and we couldn't have chosen a better property. We are already planning to return!
What a great vacation. 13 of us here for a big birthday. Everyone loved the location starting with the views and it was great to be able to put my in-laws in their own place ;-). My only complaint is that I couldn't find any place to get coconuts while I was on the Island. Hard to fault Great Expectations for that. Before getting to the house I was concerned about not being on the beach but in the end it was perfect. Far enough from town so it was nice and quiet. Close enough so that a run to the store or to a restaurant was less than 10 minutes. You don't really want to hang out on a single beach -- they are all so lovely -- so this ended up working out real well. When we weren't at the beach we hung out in the pool or played tennis. Given the views and convenience, I couldn't imagine a better location on the island. The information provided by Coby, the property manager, was impeccable. Any time we had a question, Coby was more than happy to oblige. , As a side note, we ended up renting paddle boards one day from arawak (www.arawakexp.com). They also have kayaks and provide a soft roof rack (not good for a soft top jeep but otherwise great). Definitely recommend it for other families. The kids had a blast and its a great way to explore some of the harder to reach beaches. Cinnamon Bay was closed for equipment rentals (since it wasn't high season) but you are bound to the location. If we come back I'll probably rent for the week.
This was our second time staying at Great Expectations on St John. We love the house, love the view and now we love the new pool!! We ended up staying at the house for a lot of our time as my children didn't want to get out of the pool! Lol! Anything we needed was quickly taken care of by Coby. Great Expectations is definitely the place to make beautiful family memories!!
Great Expectations for a reunion for a week! they were so thrilled with the accomodations, the only complaint i heard was "not close enough to my front door". The staff were invisible until you needed something, then the response was fast and cheerful! Thanks to the villa our vacation was the best ever
This was our families 8th stay at Great Expectations, each time we bring a new family with us to experience the incredible island of St. John and the awesome villa. The addition of the infinity pool, upgraded Sub-Zero fridge and Coby (the property manager) made this stay one of our favorites. We are already trying to set up our return!