My husband and I stayed at Great Expectations in lieu of our yearly 2 week visit to Sandcastle on Jost van Dyke. Our stay was fantastic. The new owners (Carrie and Steve) worked hard to ensure that we would have a great experience. They were very responsive in as we planned our stay, helpful with suggestions related to day trips, Jeep rental, etc. The villa is wonderful. It is well maintained, has lush landscaping, and a convenient layout. The bedroom suites are airy, spacious, and private. The large central Great Room and patio area work well for group activities. The pool is great for relaxing after a hard day at the beach. The views, especially at sunrise and sunset, are breath taking. Great Expectations is a very special place!
We stayed at Great Expectations last week to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. There were a total of 19 of us, including grandparents, adult siblings and children. We planned the trip about a year in advance and I spent many hours reading reviews, looking at the website and every picture I could find. I am pleased to say that the villa is exactly as it looks - which is amazing! Everything was just so beautiful and our large group had plenty of space. What a treat to have every family have their own bedrooms (total of 8) with their own individual bathrooms! The pool was super clean, warm and with a breathtaking view. We spent every morning at the beaches and all afternoons & evenings in the pool. We had such a nice time. Every person said how wonderful the trip was and the villa provided the perfect home base for everyone. It was a very special trip for all of us and we will cherish the memories and time there.
Great Expectations was awesome! The villa is amazing, and the views breathtaking! We had air conditioned private bedrooms each with their own bath and huge closet. The Great Room was comfy and had enough room for all of us with breezes flowing through all day. There was a half bath, huge television, games, cards, books as well as a kitchen with everything you needed. The pools, yes plural, were beautiful. So many chairs to relax and enjoy your family and the view. They had rafts as well as pool toys and even two snorkel sets. There were 4 thick beach towels in each bedroom. Patti, the concierge was so sweet! She was very helpful and fun to talk to! The owners have gone out of their way to make Great Expectations the perfect vacation home. I'd say they succeeded!
There were 18 of us that stayed here - I would stay again in a minute!!! everything was perfect! You could enjoy each other or have your own space. It was close to many beaches, stores and restaurants. The views - can't say enough...just incredible! We went with a variety of different ages and everyone was so impressed with everything, from 8 to 58 we all had a blast!
Our multi-generational family group loved our stay at Great Expectations! The location is terrific. 5 minutes to Cruz Bay and a short drive to the Center Line Road to head over to Coral Bay. The set up of the home is ideal for large groups. Everyone has their own space, but can come together in a great room that has everything you need, and then some. It is the perfect layout for a large family reunion or multiple families travelling together. We had several teens in our group, who loved being able to use the tennis court and basketball hoop in the evenings. The house is clean, organized, and well stocked with everything you might need (great kitchen for cooking and making drinks). Chuck and Kristin (the owners) are extremely responsive and were very helpful with answering any questions we had. Patti, the property manager, also was fantastic, and responded within minutes (if not seconds) when we needed something or had a question. We've stayed in quite a few villas on the island and Great Expectations was the best! We will be back!