All you need are a few clothes and a little cash

We and our staff work hard to provide all the amenities and services you will need for your St. John vacation. The Villa will be cleaned prior to your arrival with each bedroom set-up as you specifically request. We have arranged discounted transportation for our guests from the airport on St. Thomas to St. John, including rental cars and for private taxis which are large enough to accommodate your party and luggage.  Everyone underestimates how much stuff they actually bring for a week or more. If you reserve a private taxi your driver will be waiting for your flight to take you directly to the ferry to St. John or, if you wish, even a private water taxi which will whisk you to St. John with no hassle or wait.

Arriving on St. John

Upon arrival on St. John you will be greeted at the ferry dock by our wonderful property manager, Kristen Cox, your ‘concierge’ for your stay at Great Expectations. Kristen will escort you to your rental car agency if you have rented cars on St. John, lead you to Great Expectations (located just 2 miles from Cruz Bay all on paved roads), show you around the Villa, and then leave you to relax. Kristen is an experienced, professional property manager on St. John, knows the island well, and your ‘concierge‘ if you need assistance during the week: either with something at the villa or a question about St. John in general.

Our fabulous cleaning staff will have the Villa shining for arrival and will make sure that your bedrooms are configured to your specific request.  Dennis, our professional landscaper, and his crew work tirelessly to keep our grounds looking perfect.

Our entire staff truly treat the Villa as their own and take great pride in preparing it for you.


  • Satellite Internet with Wi-Fi property-wide
  • 65" LED TV complimentary Netflix & SlingTV video streaming
  • AM/FM Stereo Receiver w/ CD Player and Indoor/Outdoor speaker control and Bluetooth connectivity for smart phones/tablets
  • Library of Books, Games & Puzzles, CDs & DVDs
  • Apple TV to display your photos, video, and music
  • Antique Danish country armoires
  • Original local stone and artwork
  • Cooking & Dining

  • Stainless steel Sub-zero 48" side-by-side Refrigerator
  • Stainless steel under-counter Ice Maker
  • Stainless steel super quiet Dishwasher
  • Stainless steel Microwave Oven
  • Stainless steel Halogen electric cook-top range w/ self-cleaning convection oven
  • Stainless steel Lynx outdoor gas BBQ
  • EPA-recommended ultraviolet 3 stage water filtering system
  • Cuisinart coffeemaker with filters, coffee bean grinder, & toaster oven
  • Electric blender
  • Waffle maker
  • Professional Calphalon & Cuisinart cookware
  • Plenty of dishes & glassware & serving platters & bowls
  • Indoor & outdoor dining including picnic table with awning
  • Gourmet spices
  • For Babies & Kids

  • Highchairs & booster seats, portacribs and infant bathtub
  • Infant beach 'cabana'
  • 18" deep wading pool
  • Games, movies, children's books, coloring supplies
  • Fenced in play area (tennis court)
  • Beach toys
  • Connecting bedrooms
  • We can recommend St John companies that carry equipment for infants and toddlers such as strollers or full cribs. Two great rental companies are Christy's of St John and Island Baby
  • For the Environment

  • Largest private-villa gray water cistern on St. John & for landscaping
  • 3 Hot water & 73 Electric Solar panels
  • NEW! 5 x Tesla Powerwall battery bank - stores 67.5kWhr of Solar power, partially powers villa at night AND provides instant backup power for outages
  • A Big Ass Fan (truly, that is what it is called!) the equivalent cooling capacity of 9 regular sized fans, at a fraction of the electricity cost, plus it is super cool looking!
  • We are a Smoke Free villa (absolutely no smoking is allowed inside the villa)
  • Laundry

  • Duet large capacity front-loading washing machine & dryer and washing machine soap
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Gideon Handheld Portable Fabric Steamer
  • For your Body

  • 3 1/2 Swimming pools with pool floats and chemical-free filtering system
  • 2 Hot Tubs including Sundance McKinley Spa with waterfall, multi-colored LED lights, UV Filtration, and comfortably accommodates 7 people
  • Regulation doubles tennis court with acrylic playing surface used at US Open
  • Temporary basketball backboard and hoop w/ basketballs
  • Tennis racquets and tennis balls
  • Walking distance nearby to beaches at Chocolate Hole Bay and Hart Bay
  • Bath towels, hair dryers, mosquito spray, bath & hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, and yes, toilet paper (Please bring, if you wish, your own personal bath items such as toothpaste, mouthwash, lotion, deodorant, perfume, etc)
  • Each bedroom has a wall safe, full length mirror, Qi & USB charger & extra pillows
  • Beach Towels, beach chairs and beach coolers
  • The Most Comfortable Chaise Lounges and Chairs You Have Ever Relaxed In
  • Big, soft hammocks to do some great 'limin (St Johnian word for relaxing without a care in the world)
  • For the Beach

  • Beach chairs
  • Beach towels (large)
  • Coolers
  • Freezer Bags
  • Beach toys
  • Beach mats
  • Frisbees, water footballs
  • Baby beach cabanas