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Great Escape

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
Great Escape is located a world away in Estate Catherineburg, nestled in the national park above Cinnamon Bay, lies Great Escape. This 4 BR/4 Bath, luxury home offers a lush and luxurious escape from reality, but equipped with the technology and creature comforts you'd expect in a 5 star resort. Rich, contemporary Caribbean ambiance will draw you in from the moment you enter this house. Handcrafted mahogany furnishings accent this home, as stunning as it is livable. A media room is off of the main living area, for viewing the latest DVD's or videos, or listening to your favorite island rhythms on the sound system. This stunning property features 4 fully air conditioned bedroom, 2 kings and 2 queens all designed to advantage of the breathtaking vistas at every opportunity. The gourmet ...Great Escape is located a world away in Estate Catherineburg, nestled in the national park above Cinnamon Bay, lies Great Escape. This 4 BR/4 Bath, luxury home offers a lush and luxurious escape from reality, but equipped with the technology and creature comforts you'd expect in a 5 star resort. Rich, contemporary Caribbean ambiance will draw you in from the moment you enter this house. Handcrafted mahogany furnishings accent this home, as stunning as it is livable. A media room is off of the main living area, for viewing the latest DVD's or videos, or listening to your favorite island rhythms on the sound system. This stunning property features 4 fully air conditioned bedroom, 2 kings and 2 queens all designed to advantage of the breathtaking vistas at every opportunity. The gourmet kitchen is truly a chefs delight, with state of the art appliances, custom mahogany cabinetry and sleek granite counter tops. In addition, TVs are located in every bedroom and even the wet bar, so you never have to miss a favorite episode or major game while you are visiting paradise. The pool deck offers entertainment of a different kind, with a 60 foot swimming pool for lounging or laps, and a large hot tub equipped with its own sound system! All of this, in a setting unmatched anywhere, with views to mesmerize from sunup to sundown. Enjoy all the creature comforts and the unforgettable sights and sound of the natural wonder which is St. John, here at Great Escape The maximum number of guests permitted is six. Great Escape accepts children 8 years and older Please note that 12.5% Hotel Tax, a 4.5% Service Fee and a $1000 refundable security deposit are NOT INCLUDED in the rental rates. Minimum Stay: 7 nights Weekly rates are based on double occupancy, un-rented bedrooms will remain locked & unoccupied during your stay Our office is closed on Sunday, no arrivals or departures are permitted this day. Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: Check out time is 9:00am if guests are arriving the day of your departure and 10:00am if otherwise.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Super Kings2 Kings
Bathrooms
4 Full baths

Meet the host
Island Getaways, Inc.
Hosting since April 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 65%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (1)
Deacs24
Deacs24
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Truly a Great Escape!
We recently stayed at Great Escape with 4 adults and 2 kids. The house worked really well for all of us. For perspective, we have visited St. John 4 times, and we have stayed somewhere different each time. I think that might change now that we've found Great Escape. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find better views on the island. The upper deck and pool of the house have brilliant views over the water looking toward Jost Van Dyke and Tortola, and what separates the views here from other places we've stayed is the fact that you can also see the beaches of Cinnamon Bay and Francis Bay. I could sit on the deck all day watching the boats and the islands. The house itself is great...but honestly the view is what will keep you coming back. The house is comfortable and well-equipped. The A/C in the bedrooms works well and you don't really need it in the rest of the house because of the breezes that blow in. The kitchen is very-well stocked -- I think they could probably use a few more white wine glasses but honestly, if that's the worst thing you can say about a house, how amazing must the house be?! There are 8 beach chairs, several coolers, and a few snorkel items for use as well. The pool must be one of the largest on the island -- it can keep kids entertained for hours and adults can swim laps since it's so long. Access to the house on John Head Rd. is fairly easy, and I'm sure it's much easier than it used to be before they paved a lot of the road. You'll want a jeep for the unpaved parts, and there are some tight turns, but that's true of most residential roads on the island. Our visit occurred almost a year after Irma, and I'm happy to report that Great Escape was in terrific condition with absolutely zero signs of any storm damage. Internet access is currently "OK" -- kudos to Kathy for hooking up an ATT hotspot so you at least have some coverage until internet is restored in this area of the island. Finally, I'd also like to recommend Island Getaways, who manages this house as well as some other houses on the island. Kathy is very nice, accessible, responsive and knowledgeable. We have used Island Getaways in the past and expect do continue to do so in the future. We have already scheduled a return trip to Great Escape and are counting the days until we can see that view again.
Visited August 2018
Written 16 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • Kid friendly

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Map
Getting there
Cyril E. King Airport
24.4 km

West End Seaplane Base
18.8 km
Restaurants
Our Market Smoothies
6 km

Lime Out
2.9 km

North Shore Deli
5.7 km

Sam & Jack's Gourmet Delicatessen
5.8 km
Attractions
Bamboo Studio
6 kmSpeciality & Gift Shops

Ram Head Trail
5.9 kmHiking Trails

Cinnamon Bay
2 kmBeaches

Maho Bay Beach
1.7 kmBeaches
Getting around
We recommend renting a jeep or SUV which we can assist you with. The companies we use are just a short distance from the ferry dock in Cruz Bay.
Access
Car required

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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