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

(31 Reviews)

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SeaSwan Newly built in 2013 visible atop Gift Hill as you arrive by ferry.


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-8 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Infants under 7 months acceptable . Portacrib available...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    SeaSwan is a eight minute drive from Cruz Bay up Centerline Road and on to Route 104 Gifft Hill Road. All of the roads to SeaSwan are paved roads and our driveway is also paved concrete. Exiting your car the concrete walkway to SeaSwan Suite has no steps and is wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Marble walk in shower with seat Matouk Luxury Towels Shampoo & conditioner Hair dryer ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Couples Massage services are available to guests and can be scheduled to be given at SeaSwan. Also pedicure and manicure services....moreless


  • Books:

    Selection of Fiction & Non Fiction Books. Island books on Plants Gardening, Beaches Shell collecting and Island history....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite DISH Network...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) Living room & Bedroom have TV's with DVD ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Indoor and Outdoor Dining area for Two...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    SeaSwan Suite is fully air conditioned and has ceiling fans in every room...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Private and complete laundry for guest's use only...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    WIFI available with guest's computer or smart phone...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WiFi at 4–6 Mbps...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding sheets and pillow cases are provided. Luxurious Matouk bath towels hand towels and washcloths. All beach towels kitchen towels are provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Custom sectional with Ottoman...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Guests personal cell phone AT&T GO Phone Provided ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking not shared with owner...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Telephone:

    GO Phone provided for guests unable to receive cell access with unlimited service....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxurious Montauk towels for Bath Beach Rugs for beach Kitchen towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private and complete laundry for guests use only detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI from every area of apartment and all decks...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Small weddings can be held at SeaSwan under fifteen total participants. Only guests renting SeaSwan Suite are permissable.Service & reception can be held in Gazebo.All weddings must be catered....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee both regular & Decaf provided Tea selection provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully appointed kitchen with GE appliances and full size oven & dishwasher. Outdoor gas grill Blender, Bullet and Cuisinart Food Processor ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All guests are greeted with a "Welcome Basket" of wine sparkling cider, cheese & crackers and a "Breakfast Basket" with tropical fruit muffins eggs, milk and bread everything needed for your breakfast...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size GE appliances and oven appropriate for 20# plus turkey...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    All basic refrigerator condiments are stock items so guests don't have to purchase small amounts they may use only once. Sodas & beer. salad dressings ketchup mustard mayonaise , jams,coffee & teas. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric Smooth top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Cocktail Balcony ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Open Sun deck with chaises and very private covered patio off the bedroom with double chaise. Reading lamps bistro table and chairs. Fantastic view and sunsets....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo available for small weddings of SeaSwan Suite guests only...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Establish Succulent garden with roses and over 100 varieties of plants along the entrance walkway and off the open deck to the view...moreless

Building Type

  • Villa


from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Jun 1 - Dec 19, 2017
7 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
7 night min stay
High Season
Jan 4 - May 31, 2018
5 night min stay
Presidents Week
Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2018
8 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 12%


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas By Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cruz Bay
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cruz Bay
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald, Saint John, USVI:
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. 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.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • SeaSwan Newly built in 2013 visible atop Gift Hill as you arrive by ferry.

    SeaSwan Newly built in 2013 visible atop Gift Hill as you arrive by ferry.

  • Breakfast for Two with a View

    Breakfast for Two with a View

  • Fully appointed Kitchen with Dishwasher

    Fully appointed Kitchen with Dishwasher

  • Custom comfy sofa for watching movies and TV

    Custom comfy sofa for watching movies and TV

  • Covered Patio with double chaise for watching the sunset

    Covered Patio with double chaise for watching the sunset

  • Garden walkway to apartment from parking

    Garden walkway to apartment from parking

  • Garden view of Great Cruz Bay with sailboats and view of Great St. James Island

    Garden view of Great Cruz Bay with sailboats and view of Great St. James Island

  • SeaSwan Sunset

    SeaSwan Sunset

  • Glorious Sunset from Deck

    Glorious Sunset from Deck

  • Open floor plan from garden patio to kitchen and livingroom.

    Open floor plan from garden patio to kitchen and livingroom.

  • Bedroom looking out over patio to Caribbean sea.

    Bedroom looking out over patio to Caribbean sea.

  • Large bathroom and shower with luscious  Matouk towels and personal amenities .

    Large bathroom and shower with luscious Matouk towels and personal amenities .

  • Covered patio for lazy mornings or watching the sunset

    Covered patio for lazy mornings or watching the sunset

  • Open patio for breakfast or sunning

    Open patio for breakfast or sunning

  • Apartment garden with 24 acres of privacy

    Apartment garden with 24 acres of privacy

  • Amazing Sunset over St. Thomas from SeaSwan

    Amazing Sunset over St. Thomas from SeaSwan

VRBO #420136

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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