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Spectacular Views with Privacy and Luxury and "All Five Star Reviews"

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights


About the property

Romantic Affordable Luxury with Custom Furnishings New King Bed with Ocean View

SeaSwan Suite is a completely private fully air conditioned one bedroom apartment in our new villa. Only eight minutes drive from Cruz Bay guests have their own parking and private walkway to the apartment. No steps offer easy access from parking to the apartment. Double french doors open to 1200 square feet of beautifully appointed space. Soft colors of sea foam and sand with travertine marble floors greet each guest. Four double french doors open on to the sun deck, a cocktail deck and covered bedroom deck to the spectacular view. On a clear day you can see thirty five miles to Puerto Rico or awaken to three or four masted sailing ships crossing Pillsbury Sound. Twenty-four acres of undeveloped land in front of SeaSwan offers an unobstructed view of St Thomas Pillsbury Sound and the Caribbean Sea. WIFI connection is fast and works on all the decks and throughout the apartment. SeaSwan is 620 feet above sea level offering soft breezes paved roads and paved driveway assuring no auto adventures. The villa is at the very end of Gifft Hill Lane with no neighbors on three sides providing both quiet and privacy. SeaSwanSuite is the only apartment. The comfortable living room has a custom upholstered sectional and ottoman to gaze at the view or watch your favorite show on a flat screen TV with satellite service. The spacious bedroom with king bed ( the mattress gets rave reviews) the reading area a loveseat and desk to send postcards to friends offers ample space to stretch out. The bedroom armoire also has a flat screen TV for night time viewing with 250 channels. It is a wonderful room in which to awaken with a spectacular view and great night's 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 and sharing a glass of wine.

The bath is large with marble shower and shower seat. Hair products hair dryer and bath amenities are included to avoid extra packing of hair care items. Towels are thick and luxurious and give guests a pampered feel.

The new kitchen has GE appliances including dishwasher aqua corian counters and is fully appointed. Tap water is completely purified and bottled water is not necessary.

The sun deck off the kitchen looks out over the garden with views of Pillsbury Sound and St Thomas. Have breakfast enjoying the view of both garden and the sea or enjoy the stunning sunsets from every view. 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 are provided. All guests receive a complimentary welcome basket with wine and cheese sodas and beer. A complimentary breakfast basket with Alyce's homemade muffins, coffee tea's fruit and all breakfast items are included to start the first morning of your vacation.

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. The night sky is full of stars for star gazing. During the full moon the reflection over the water of Pillsbury Sound is unmatched. Holiday fireworks can be viewed right from the deck in the night sky.

Sea Swan is well located to dining, beautiful beaches and shopping. Cruz Bay is less than eight minutes and the North Shore beaches about twelve minutes drive. For guests with cell service providers not available on St.John a Go Phone is provided for guest's use during their stay.

A full laundry for guests use only is adjacent to the apartment. Beach towels beach rugs ,beach chairs coolers of every size and everything you need is provided for a memorable island vacation.

More Details

Alyce Jordan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Alyce Jordan

Paul and Alyce met through a personal ad in Philadelphia Magazine.We first visited St. John in 1989 at the suggestion of good friends who knew we would love the island and it's romance.We retired to St John in 1998 after our plans to build SeaSwan were approved. Paul a retired industrial designer acted as the general contractor on SeaSwan and when the villa was completed in 2013 began taking guests fly fishing for bone fish. As president of the VI Olympic Shooting team and ham radio enthusiast Paul is active in the St. John community. His call sign is NP2JF. Paul loves the people and history of St. John and is always happy to share it with guests. Knowledgeable about the beaches and hiking trails Paul gives guests all the local information as well as best fishing spots.

Alyce is an active project person an avid gardener as her orchids and gardens are well known. Alyce loves to cook, entertain and bakes wonderful treats for Sea Swan guests. Always an RN Alyce worked in Nursing Administration and then as an executive in health insurance for twenty years before retiring to St. John. Failing retirement Alyce returned to clinical nursing as an ER nurse on St. John in 2001." How fortunate I am to do work I love." We feel very lucky to live on such a beautiful spot 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 Cruz Bay

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 StJohnians are amazed at the wonderful view. We wanted this property because of it's privacy. Our exact location can be viewed using the satellite view on Google Maps.http://goo.gl/Qxxbr3 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 622 feet above sea level we enjoy 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. 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald in Cruz Bay

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 -
  • Marble walk in shower with seat Matouk Luxury Towels Shampoo & conditioner Hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King Bed (1) Reading chair and ottoman Antique Loveseat Desk and chair Water view Covered Patio to view off bedroom Amazing views from every room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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
Couples Massage services are available to guests and can be scheduled to be given at SeaSwan. Also pedicure and manicure services.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Spectacular Views with Privacy and Luxury and "All Five Star Reviews"
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Great place for a romantic stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Alice´s place für 10 days and had our wedding on Trunk Bay during this thime. The little apartment was just the right honeymoon place. It was clean and cosy and we felt at home the first moment we came in. The view is marvelous. Whoever has been to St. John knows that it´s fine to eat at home several times - and therefore Alice place was unbelievable. There are all the basics as oil, vinegar, spices and even eggs, milk, butter and jam in the welcome package. Thank you Alice! Unfortunatly we didn´t meet Alice personally but whem we needed something she was always fast in touch. We will come back for sure - for our anniversary hopefully soooooooon.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J & M, Congratulations! We were so sorry not to have been able to greet you personally. We love Austria and would have loved to share your knowledge. We are so happy you enjoyed SeaSwan and felt at home. We so appreciated the call when you arrived to let us know how pleased you were with the apartment and that it exceeded your expectations. We wish you both all the joy in your marriage that Paul & I have shared. The day you arrived was our 28th wedding anniversary. St. John is a magical place where happy honeymoons take place. Alyce & Paul
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Seaswan, it gave us a beautiful, relaxing time to enjoy a quiet, respite from our busy lives. The space is very well provisioned, everything you need and more, in addition to welcome goodies that were very generous. Alyce and Paul are intersting and delightful people, which made our visit truly a special time for us. Sincere thanks, Alyce and Paul, for such a wonderful place to recoup our energy before our next adventure!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great and uneventful!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. Alyce and Paul are wonderful people and we enjoyed all the care they take with their property and making you feel welcome. They do live on site but at no time did we feel like they were there. The location is great and they have everything you need for your stay (including a nice welcome basket). I highly recommend just not when we want to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Scott, Our goal is to make your SeaSwan experience restful romantic and as uneventful as possible. We work hard to prevent what many island vacation managers call "island inconveniences".. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and come back soon. All the Best, Alyce & Paul
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

If a relaxing vacation is what you're looking for, then the "Sea Swan" is the superb location. The "Sea Swan" is a beautiful, quaint villa located on the hillside overlooking all the beauty that St. John has to offer. Alyce and Paul are the most gracious hosts we have ever encountered (and we've done a lot of caribbean islands), they will without a doubt make sure that your vacation is relaxing and wonderful. We look forward to returning and we highly recommend this piece of heaven to anyone that wants to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike & Pat, Thank you for taking the time to send a review it is very appreciated. We are so glad you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay. It was great meeting you and all the best in your travels. Alyce &Paul
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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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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 Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald, St John

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Season
1 Jun 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Years
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
4 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Presidents Week
17 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
8 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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