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Sea swan suite-luxurious one bedroom apartment with amazing view

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

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Calendar last updated:
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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

Special Offer: Special "Honeymoon Heaven" Rate $200/night! 24 May - 11 December

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:
70%
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 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.

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Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

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Sea swan suite-luxurious one bedroom apartment with amazing view
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were recently married in St. John and honeymooned there as well. We could not have chosen a more perfect place to stay than Sea Swan! Leading up to and during the stay, Alyce was extremely helpful in my planning process and was always available to share information about the island and the property. When we arrived Paul picked us up at the ferry, took us to the car rental place, and took our luggage to the room. Alyce and Paul are so sweet and welcoming to their beautiful property. Paul went through the map with us sharing helpful tips about the island. Upon arrival there were baskets in the fridge with wine, cheese, crackers, Alyce's homemade muffins, and fruit. They also have some extras in the cabinets and fridge to help with cooking. They provide a washer and dryer as well, which was helpful.

The pictures online are accurate, but do not do this property justice. The view is breathtaking and you can enjoy it every morning at breakfast or when lounging on the patio with a glass of wine. The rooms are beautifully decorated with soothing colors and immaculate. It made me feel special while getting ready for my wedding day. Paul picked up family members at the ferry for us who were coming from St. Thomas and even drove my mom and I to the beach on the wedding day placing a sheet in the car to protect my dress. :-)

I just can't say enough wonderful things about the properties and the owners. They are available if you need them, but give you plenty of privacy. We felt like we had known them for a long time and were old friends by the time we left.

I would recommend renting a jeep for this property. If it's your first time to St. John the roads are very hilly and steep. They drive on the left side of the road. It takes a little getting used to, but St. John is not difficult to navigate being a small island. It was well worth it having the jeep.

There are a lot of good restaurants to choose from, but happy hours are a good time to go out for dinner and save on drink prices. Almost everywhere has happy hour daily. The Fish Trap and Longboard had great food among many others. For hikers, I would recommend the all day guided Reef Bay Trail hike. The beaches are magnificent! My favorites are Trunk Bay, Cinammon Bay, and Hawksnest. Majo Bay is good for snorkeling.

This is a lovely place to stay to experience paradise and Paul and Alyce make it effortless. I can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lovebird's, We were so glad you chose SeaSwan for your honeymoon. SeaSwan is our paradise too. Paul & I are still on our honeymoon 27 years later and happy to share our beautiful spot. Best Wishes for a happy life and we hope you will find all the happiness we have found in each other and enjoyed together on St. John.
5

St John Return

  • 5 of 5

For our 25th anniversary, my wife and I decided to return to St John, a place we had come to know and love in our 20's, last being there 25 years ago as honeymooners. After looking for that perfect place of location and privacy, based on reviews, Sea Swan seemed to fit the bill. I will say for others looking, initially I had wondered about the apartment set up, privacy etc. Well, put any reservation you have away, the apartment is a wonderful get away, completely private with all of the comforts of home. As I told Paul, the photos in the VBRO layout just do not do justice to the awe inspiring views. Sunsets were a daily ritual and we felt no pressure to hurry and try and get a spot at some bar etc. The apartment has everything you need and most condiments etc, so try and not to over shop! Communication with Alyce was great with rapid response and great suggestions for someone a little rusty on the best ways to do things (definitely rent your Jeep on St Thomas and take the car ferry over). Paul was very helpful in getting us situated and pointing out great island information (trails etc) that we had only touched on as younger folks. All in all, the apartment was a wonderful refuge from our island rediscovery tour and we always looked forward to the end of a beach day and a rum and coke or glass of wine on the veranda...Finally, for us, the apartment is in a perfect spot..minutes from town but also easy to get onto Centerline Road to re-aquaint ourselves with Coral Bay and the east island area...

It may be a few years before we are back as we have other adventures to attend to, but this would be high on our list to revisit.

Thanks Alyce and Paul for the hospitality, the warm welcome, and opening your house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

We hadn't been to St. John in over forty years and the last time was wonderful, but the garden, the unit, and the Sea Swan sunsets made this stay better than the last. Sea Swan was immediately comfortable and so much more open and relaxing than a hotel. We could have sat there just looking out at the view for days.

We were so warmly greeted by Paul at the ferry. He took us to our jeep rental and then showed us where to buy gas and groceries on the way to the unit. He gave us lots of pointers about travel on the island and things to do. The welcome basket got us started without having to dash out for food. Such a nice touch!

Thank you Alyce and Paul for our Sea Swan stay and your hospitality. I can't imagine a better vacation!!

We explored so much of the island and now, even though some roads are unpaved, we could drive ourselves. We came home hoping to return again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to have you both. You are like honeymooners. So glad you were able to have ten days of fabulous weather after enduring the Boston winter.Thank you for taking the time to submit the review. We are always glad SeaSwan surpasses our guests expectations. Al the Best, Alyce & Paul
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.

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

Special Offer: Special "Honeymoon Heaven" Rate $200/night!

Special Offer From:
Dates 24-May-2015 to 11-Dec-2015

SeaSwan Suite a very private romantic and luxurious apartment with spectacular ocean views offers a special "honeymoon rate" of $200/night on St. John.USVI.

The honeymoon rate can be booked for a five night minimum stay up until December 11, 2015. Guest inquiries need to request "honeymoon special" when they inquire about available rental dates. Contact caribbeancupcake@gmail.com for info.

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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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