… At the villa it didn’t matter if you didn’t go anywhere because it was just as wonderful to hang out there
10+ years in the making, Kristine & Jess brought the family down (after a hurricane cancellation) and finally tied the knot on St. John
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I am beyond impressed with this magical property. Everything went beyond what we expected. The place was spacious, comfortable, clean, and with spectacular views all around. We stayed here with a group of 15 and everyone absolutely loved it. The owners were very helpful with any questions/concerns about booking, and Patti (property manager) was super sweet and helpful during our stay. Highly recommend this place!!!
The F-Z wedding at GE was fabulous! We were married on Trunk [Bay] and then celebrated with our friends & family here at Great Expectations. We had 11 people in total. Everyone loved the villa!
We had 13 Adults with us on the Wedding of a Lifetime. Every single guest said it was the best vacation they ever had. The Great Expectations Villa was more than we ever thought it could be. There was not ONE amenity that we were missing. They thought of everything! The set up of Great Rooms and Bedrooms is magnificent! The pool/hot tub area is breathtaking. You get to see Sunrises in the morning from your rooms and Sunsets in the evening from the pool area. Coby is a dream to have as a Property Manager. He can help you solve any problem you have whether it's a question about the Villa or just interested in the Island and all it has to offer. What a friendly man to have introduce you to the great Island of St. John. We had Aqua Blu as our car rental service and her father, Chico, as our taxi service. What a nice Duo they are. We also had a meal catered by St. John Catering. Every single person said it was the best meal they have ever eaten. There are so many things to see on the Island from hiking and beaches to Island city life..........but, why would you want to :) The Villa is amazing. Highly recommend this Villa to anyone that is inquiring. We had a private wedding on the property and it was amazing. There is a nice patio area for the wedding ceremony and dinner. A+++++ rating from this happy crew!!!! Thank you Chuck and Kristin for a superb place.
We got married on island of St. John and we and our friends/family stayed here and a few other villas on the island. Everyone congregated at this villa b/c it was the nicest. Good balance of view, breeze, good stereo, decoration, private and shared space. Loved the outdoor showers!! The pool is nice and the kids all loved it. You'll need a car to get to the beach but we didn't mind. The house managers are great - very well organized and considerate
Great Expectations exceeded my expectations. The property is in a great location - unbelievable views and very convenient to town. Rooms are well appointed and very comfortable. Decor is relaxed with a sophisticated Caribbean flair. Outdoor pools and porches were wonderful, lots of places to sit and enjoy the views and the company. Outdoor showers adjoining each room were a treat. The kitchen had everything we needed. Guest services were amazing, we had an issue with the satellite and it was promptly and professionally resolved by friendly staff. Working with the owner, Charles, over email was fantastic, and he went out of the way to make sure we had everything we needed and were prepared for our trip. I would highly recommend Great Expectations. We stayed here surrounding my sister's wedding, and I can't imagine a better choice for a large family to stay together in an intimate, private setting.
We invited 60 people to our beach wedding and ended up with 38 guests. Our close wedding party of 14 stayed at Great Expectations. You made everything so easy - all of our friends & family who stayed there with us just loved it. There was never anything we lacked - you and Chuck have really equipped the villa very well. From the kitchen supplies to books, island info to water toys, we were never in need. And the layout of the property made everyone feel they had privacy, while we still had plenty of room to gather as a group both inside and out.
We chartered Calypso for an all day snorkel, we had our rehearsal dinner at Duffy's (now Dog House Pub), were married on Gibney Beachand had a big reception/party after in the Oppenheimer house catered by Passion Fruit.
The friends and family who attended still say to this day: best wedding & best vacation ever!