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Sea swan suite-luxurious one bedroom apartment with amazing view

Property Manager

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Property Manager

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2015
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Sea swan suite-luxurious one bedroom apartment with amazing view

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Gift Hill - SeaSwan Suite

SEA SWAN SUITE is a beautifully appointed and luxurious one bedroom apartment in a newly built villa know as SEA SWAN. The apartment has travertine marble floors throughout. French doors from each room open on to a cocktail deck to watch the sunset or see the sunrise with an incredible view. The comfortable living room has a flat screen TV with satellite service.

The new kitchen has GE appliances including dishwasher aqua corian counters and is fully appointed. The spacious bedroom has a queen bed with custom bedding. A writing desk for sending cards, or for your computer via WIFI checking the weather back home so you can email pictures of yourself in St.John to all your friends.

Another TV is in the bedroom for late night movies. It is a wonderful room in which to awaken with a spectacular view and great nights rest. Or reading the paper and lingering in bed while on vacation.

French doors off the spacious bedroom open to a covered deck with double chaise for romantic evenings watching the sunset over the Caribbean. Every room has a wonderful view. The sun deck off the kitchen looks out over the garden with views of Pillsbury Sound and St Thomas. Have cocktails and enjoy the stunning sunsets.

As night falls you will see a moonlight sea with the lights of St. Thomas twinkling in the distance.Watch cruise ships as they leave for their next port of call. During the full moon the reflection over the water of Pillsbury Sound is unmatched. The night sky is full of stars for star gazing.

Sea Swan is well located to dining,beautiful beaches and shopping. Cruz Bay is less than eight minutes

away.

. Unique to Sea Swan the kitchen is fully stocked with all the basic staples. An array of spices,condiments, and all the paper supplies needed to prepare in home meals

is provided for your use.

Sea Swan is located at the end of Gifft Hill Lane no thru traffic and no neighbors obstructing the water view.

A full laundry only for Sea Swan quests is adjacent to the apartment.Beach Rugs,beach chairs coolers and everything you need is provided for a memorable island vacation.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2015

About Property Manager

Paul retired to St John in 1998. Paul loves retirement and fly fishing for bone fish. His business is Reel Adventures St. John and Paul offers flat fishing to vacationers. Paul is president of the St.John Ham Radio club and his call sign is NP2JF. He is active in animal dog training and a volunteer with St. John Rescue. A marksman for years Paul is a member of the VI Olympic Shooting Team. AJ is an active project person who has failed retirement 3 times and returned as an RN to nursing at the only medical facility and ER on St. John. An avid gardener her orchids and gardens are well known. Alyce loves to cook, entertain and bakes wonderful treats for Sea Swan guests. Her newest adventure is creating a living wall.

Property Manager purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Property Manager chose Gift Hill

Paul bought the land for Sea Swan in 1998 we knew the view would be good but didn't realize it would be spectacular. Even long time St.Johnians are amazed at the wonderful view.

What makes this apartment unique

The view. At 622 feet above sea level on a clear day you can see over 100 miles. Complete privacy. Luxurious appointments and fully appointed and stocked kitchen.

Why HomeAway

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

5
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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Sea swan suite-luxurious one bedroom apartment with amazing view
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Great place, great view, great owners, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at Sea Swan on our trip to St Thomas and St John (TIP: if you're planning to stay on both islands, rent your jeep through Amalie Car Rental on St Thomas. They allow you to take the vehicle over to St John, provide service on both islands, and don't charge for a second driver) to celebrate our 30th birthdays. Alyce was a pleasure to work with via email. She was prompt in her replies, very friendly, and willing to help us plan our trip. We first stayed on St Thomas; St John was a welcome change! We were very anxious to get to St John that we arrived before the 3pm check in time. Paul was super sweet and met us at the car ferry early, took our bags and perishable food (TIP: either bring food -especially meat and cheeses- with you from home or buy on St Thomas where it's cheaper), and came back for us later in the afternoon to escort us to the house (which is a perk since it can be a little tricky finding your way around the first day). When we got to the house he gave us a tour of the place, showed us some things on the map, and shared a little history of the island. Echoing what others have said: the kitchen is pretty much stocked full of the cookware and utensils you need to cook meals (although I missed my wooden spatula and it would have been nice to have some Tupperware containers to store leftovers), the view is awesome, the bed is comfy, the owners are great, we appreciated having our own washer and dryer, etc. Keep in mind, you are going to see lots of lizards, hear birds, the roosters are going to wake you up, and there are mosquitoes at night...do not hold this against Alyce and Paul, it's just how it is and I assume it's probably the same everywhere on St John (it was the same way at the place we stayed on St Thomas)! It'll be tempting to sit on the porch all day and drink the wine from your welcome basket, but be sure to get out and explore the island. There's a lot to see and do, Sea Swan is the perfect location to come back and rest at the end of the day :) Hoping we can make it back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and tips and we have never even heard of Amalie Car Rental. I love it when guests tell me what we are missing so you can be sure I will add wooden spatulas and more containers. We are happy you celebrated such a special occasion at Seaswan and enjoyed your stay. All the best Alyce & Paul
Philadelphia l, PA
5

From Zero degrees to 84!!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Alyce and Paul, Thank you (again!!) for sharing your lovely home with us! This was our 3rd time staying here and it truly keeps getting better and better! Sea Swan is a perfectly appointed apartment that exudes charm and a 'cozy-feels like your own home' experience. The bed is wonderful and the sheets and towels are bright and cheery. Alyce's tropical flower garden is out of a magazine, and is the first thing that greets you (after the INCREDIBLE panoramic views, of course!) It was wonderful to be able to cook and prepare breakfast/dinners if we wished and or go out to dinner. The island just defines paradise, and it's hard to believe you get to live here full-time! Many things we love about this island, but most important is, that it is night and day different from St. Thomas. There are no crowds, no traffic lights, and sometimes we have beaches all to ourselves. Our stresses literally melted away the second we got off the ferry when Paul and Cupcake were there to greet us.

We hope to return soon. Until then, we wish you both all the best!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lafayette, Louisiana
5

A Wonderful Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed in SeaSwan back in May for a girls getaway. The place was beautiful, and convenient to Cruz Bay, it had everything you need for a day at the beach!! Paul was so kind to help my friends that traveled with us find their Villa and make sure they did not get lost, you cant find that kind of hospitality any where else!! The views from the apartment are some of the best on the island, and great for relaxing and enjoying the sunsets. I cant say enough great things about this place,and when I plan to make a trip back to St. John, I will for sure stay at SeaSwan!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your stay and we will look forward to having you visit in the future.
Florida
5

Generous and great views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at SeaSwan for our anniversary. First of all: it really does look as great as it does in the pictures. It's an amazing view! The place itself is very comfortable with every amenity. The owners are what push this property over the edge: they are so generous! They met us at the dock to help us find our rental car agency and then led us back to the property (you will need a rental car to stay here for sure). It was nice b/c although the town is small, it's disorienting when you've never been there and have to drive on the left! They helped us with our luggage and then showed us the welcome basket in the fridge: homemade muffins, cheese, wine, and fruit. Try getting that (for free) at a resort! It made us feel so welcome, and it was especially nice b/c it was raining very hard when we got in and we weren't up for venturing back out. They had maps and travel books, towels and beach chairs. It was great. Finally, (and I know it was an exceptional situation so I wouldn't expect this, per se) but it poured while we were there, and Alyce and Paul were so concerned that we make it back to St. Thomas for our flight, that they personally took us over on the car barge and drove us there. That type of care and concern is uncommon, even at the best resorts. It was so private and romantic...truly a great choice in St. John.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We do have sunshine on St John although you both didn't get to enjoy much of it! We felt so bad about the rain but happy you enjoyed the privacy and had the special time together.Hope you give St John another chance for a beach vacation.
Montreal
5

A memorable experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gift Hill for 8 days. Let me say: from the start, Alyce was fast to answer any query we may have. Upon our arrival, Paul met us at the ferry to drive us to our rental car company, and then told us about various info we should know about the island (better-priced groceries, gas station, etc.). The apartment was absolutely superb, with a view of the mountains and St. Thomas afar that was truly spectacular. Alyce and Paul had preprared a welcome basket that was unique: home-made muffins, cheese, crackers, red and white wine, and I forget what else. All the time we were there, the place was quiet and always felt like home to go back to at the end of the day. This apartment is a true gem, that we would recommend to anyone who is travelling to St. John!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We never get tired of coming home to SeaSwan or waking up to the view.
Boston, MA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Sea Swan. It was perfect. Great views from every room. The kitchen was fully stocked with condiments, spices, paper products and a lot more. There was a basket of goodies waiting for us in the refrigerator. It was great to have a washer and dryer. Towels on the Caribbean tend to get very smelly within a day. We always had fresh smelling towels. Paul and Alice were great hosts. We saw them in the beginning and never saw them much after that. We love St John, the snorkeling is amazing. We will be back to this beautiful apartment the next time we come to this beautiful island.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, It is always such a pleasure to know guests enjoyed their stay. Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know. The snorkeling at Water Lemon Cay is special there are starfish everywhere.

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas By Ferry
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Klein Bay South Shore Road
Car: recommended

Annual events to challenge your fitness include:

September - The Love City Triathalon

February - 8 Tuff Miles

May - Beach to Beach Power Swim

Virgin Island National Park

National Park Seminar Series

Guided Hikes with Park Interpreter

National Park Historical Information

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Prices & Availability

From $248 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Gift Hill, St John

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off Season
1 Jun 2015 - 12 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,238
for 5 nights
From
$248
$1,732
 
 
High Season
13 Dec 2015 - 31 May 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,512
for 5 nights
From
$302
$2,118
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,310
 
 
New Years
28 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,310
 
 
Presidents day
13 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,310
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Current 2014 rates
October 1st, 2014 to December 14th 2014 $200/night plus 10% VI Hotel Tax
Christmas 2014 $272/night plus 10% VI Hotel Tax
January 4th 2015 to June 1st 2015 $228/night plus 10% VI Hotel Tax
Guests pay 50% deposit of total rental upon booking. Final deposit is due 60 days prior to arrival.
October 1st, 2014 to December 14th 2014 $200/night plus 10% VI Hotel Tax
Christmas 2014 $272/night plus 10% VI Hotel Tax
January 4th 2015 to June 1st 2015 $228/night plus 10% VI Hotel Tax
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gift Hill in St John

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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