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

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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 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.

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Alyce Jordan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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 USVI/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 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.

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Views with Privacy and Luxury and "All Five Star Reviews"
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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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 !

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: 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”


  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • 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


Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Presidents Day
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 26 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jun 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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Cruz Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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
  • Stove ...
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • 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.

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