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Alyce Jordan

Member since: 2011
Speaks English

Sea swan suite-luxurious one bedroom apartment with amazing view

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in St John - 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


. 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
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Alyce Jordan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English

About Alyce Jordan

Paul and Alyce retired to St John in 1998. Paul loves retirement and fly fishing for bone fish. Paul offers flat fishing to vacationers especially for the elusive Bonefish. 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. Alyce 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. We feel very lucky to live on such a beautiful site on St. John and enjoy sharing our home with guests from all over the world.

Alyce Jordan purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Alyce Jordan chose St John

Alyce & Paul had the opportunity to purchase 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. We wanted this property because of it's privacy. We previously owned Plumeria and managed it as a short term rental for sixteen successful years. SeaSwan is at the very end of the lane.There are 24 acres of undeveloped land in front of SeaSwan and a 180 degree view of the Caribbean sea. At 600 feet above sea level we gentle trade winds and complete quiet and privacy.

What makes this apartment unique

The view is amazing and guests arrive and are taken aback when they first see it. At 622 feet above sea level on a clear day you can see over 100 miles. We often get the comments of "it's better than the pictures". Complete privacy for our guests. After our guests are greeted we may only see them if they seek us out or need assistance. SeaSwan is luxurious and all the seating and bedding has been chosen for comfort. Alyce & Paul stock the kitchen with all the basics unusual for rental villas. Each guest receives a wine and cheese welcome basket and breakfast basket with Alyce's homemade muffins.


based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Sea swan suite-luxurious one bedroom apartment with amazing view
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Niskayuna, NY

Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful vacation, last year with Paul & Alyce, at their fabulous place, we recently came back for a full week.

Last year we arrived days late, because of a snowstorm, but this year a weekend snowstorm made sure we were there the full week.

I can't say enough about what wonderful hosts they are, and all that will they do for you,

to make your stay there as enjoyable as possible.

The accommodations are as pleasing as any 5 star hotel, plus many more, personal, homelike appointments you might miss.

The weather there is always Utopia like, at least it was when we were there. They do occasionally do get a storm, but they don't last long. Day after day, the days were high in

the mid eighties, and low in the mid seventies.

Perfect for beach fun, and night gazing at the lights, moon & stars !

Looking forward to our next return to Sea Swan !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul and I love to hear that our guests enjoyed SeaSwan and that the apartment met their expectations. We are very fortunate to live on such a beautiful little piece of paradise. All the best for a wonderful new year and may your snow be only a memory. Alyce & Paul
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Endless Views, Excellent Value!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Sea Swan in early January 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed our vacation! The steep hill climbing drive up to the property is very scenic. Upon arrival we were amazed with the expansive views of Cruz Bay and the sunsets over St. Thomas. The property is also in a quiet, less populated area, and centrally located for quick driving to any part of the island. Francis Bay is a must see! The owners are very kind and respectful of guests' privacy. The apartment is clean, well furnished, and well stocked with cooking necessities, linens, snorkeling gear, beach gear , and books about the islands. We loved eating breakfasts on the patio with an amazing view every morning.

We look forward to returning to St. John in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful villa in early October 2015. The pictures do not do this villa justice! It is light and airy and appointed better than most luxury resorts. We enjoyed coming "home" to it each evening after spending our days on the beach. Paul and Alyce are wonderful hosts who have anticipated every need you may have- from a variety of interesting books on many different topics to beach chairs and other beach necessities down to the Tupperware available in the kitchen.

Paul and Alyce live above the villa in their own beautiful home. We rarely heard them above us but it was nice knowing they were there if we needed anything. They are wonderful people and we had the chance to spend an evening talking with them about their life on St. John.

When we have the chance to return to St. John, we will definitely stay in Sea Swan Suite!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Wish we didn't have to leave. We had a wonderful time in the most beautiful villa that had everything you could imagine. Alyce & Paul, the owners truly thought of everything. The views from every room were breath taking. It was beautifully decorated inside and out. Paul greeted us at the ferry dock and showed us to our home for the week. He was very helpful with things to do on the Island and answered all our questions. We entered the beautiful French doors to the kitchen to find two welcome baskets. One with breakfast items including homemade muffins that Alyce made which were delicious. The other one had wine, cheeses and assorted items. The villa was stocked with everything you needed in the kitchen and bathroom. Having a washer & dryer on site was great too. We sat outside every morning for breakfast taking in all the views. Drove a short distance to the beautiful beaches each day. At night we enjoyed sitting outside under the covered deck sipping wine on the double chaise lounge enjoying the beautiful view of St. Thomas. It was so cool getting up at night walking along the entire length of the villa looking out the French doors in each room and seeing St. Thomas all lite up. Alyce and Paul were a delight even before we met them in person. I felt like I knew Alyce my whole life. She answered all my questions by phone or email. We had a wonderful time and the views can't be captured in photos. The place is picture perfect and we will definitely be back. You will not be disappointed staying here. Thank you Alyce and Paul for a beautiful and perfect vacation. We will see you both again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about SeaSwan and to let others know that the view is more beautiful in person. Be sure to come back soon when you can dig out of all that snow!
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Pass Christian, MS

Exceptional Villa

  • 5 of 5

Alyce & Paul,

Just a short note to say that Linda and I thoroughly enjoyed our two week at Sea Swan and wished we could have stayed longer. As we spoke; the pictures cannot capture all the beauty of the villa, however with that being said the villa has all the amenities one could ask for. When you say just show-up with your clothes that is all you truly need. The welcome basket of (wines, rum, cheese, crackers, fruit etc.) was a great touch that takes your villa to the top. With this being our fourth house hunting trip your villa was perfectly located to all the amenities that St. John has to offer. Again, we wish both of you well and are planning a return trip soon.

“All The Best”


  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived back from Sea Swan after 5 nights in paradise, and i'm already itching to return. I had a toss-up between staying here and staying at the Westin (we've previously stayed with friends there), and I'm so incredibly happy the we chose this property instead. Upon arrival on St. John, they will meet you at the ferry and escort you to the property. Alyce has stocked the property with basic essentials, plus lots of little extras that really make this place exceptional. The location is great, right by Centerline Rd and easy 5 minute access to Cruz Bay, and about 15 minutes from Coral Bay. The outdoor garden is absolutely beautiful and the view is spectacular (it's impossible to capture the beauty). The kitchen is well stocked with spices, coffee, utensils, and all appliances. Alyce had even made an excellent arrival basket complete with homemade muffins, wines, milk, and cheeses! There are many books to enjoy, so many that while at the apartment we didn't even think to turn on the TV (although there are 2 for you to enjoy). Every window in the apartment looks out onto the beautiful view, and privacy is excellent. You have your own laundry room, grill, patio sets, and deck to enjoy. Even your own parking space right by the entrance of the garden. There are beach chairs, towels, coolers, and beach blankets for your use. Nothing was lacking for a beautiful stay in paradise. The finishing touches of the apartment and house really show how much Alyce and Paul enjoy and cherish living in St. John. Basically, I can't say enough about this property, I'm amazed that they share it with visitors. I can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pryscila, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at SeaSwan it is our pleasure to share our home and give guests an affordable but comfy vacation spot. The sunset the evening you had to leave was amazing and we are so happy you had great weather.Many of our guests don't realize that our weather is consistently beautiful even during hurricane season.Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and we hope you will return again soon. All the Best, Alyce & Paul
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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

St. John Festival

Guided Hikes with Park Interpreter

National Park Historical Information


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Gift Hill, St John

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
13 Dec 2015 - 31 May 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Off Season
1 Jun 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year's
29 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
President's Day
19 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.0%

No additional charges. Cleaning fee included in nightly rate. No rental contract required and no damage waiver.
VI Hotel tax is the only additional charge of 12% of the total rental amount.
An AT&T go phone is provided at no charge.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in St John, Virgin Islands (US)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • 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
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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