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Palm Vista: 1 of Top 10 Panoramic Villa Views in the World! Storm Repairs Done

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Hilltop Pool Villa, Rent 1, 2 or 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Palm Vista is a sparkling clean island style villa situated 500 feet above sea level on the boundary of the national park. The 280 degree panoramic views are unparalleled on the south shore; providing views all the way to Ram Head and sunrises in the east, looking south into Reef Bay, Fish Bay and Rendezvous Bay, and to the west for great sunsets. The site gives you the ultimate in privacy, yet you are close enough to hear the gentle sounds of the surf below.

You may have seen Palm Vista on HGTV as scenes for their show Caribbean Life were filmed here!

Plus, Luxury Retreats International has rated Palm Vista as "1 of the top 10 view villas in the world"!

I have the best maid on the island, so you will find the villa VERY CLEAN. The sparkling pool is also professionally cleaned at least once a week.

The vaulted ceiling Great Room constructed of native stone walls and travertine marble floors, has 20' wide sliding glass doors to the south providing a great ocean view with screens for you to enjoy the cooling trade winds. The French doors to the east provide additional ocean and pool views. The large sectional couch provides comfortable seating and the new Samsung 46" flat panel TV is connected to satellite as well as DVD. There is also a bar and stools; perfect for entertaining.

Each of the three central air conditioned bedroom suites have their own luxury bath, with magnifying Spa Hotel make up mirrors and Walter Zanger tiled vanities trimmed in mahogany. Plenty of shelving for easy living, plus large travertine showers. Each bedroom has satellite TV as well as wonderful ocean views!

The main level has a large Veranda which wraps around the south and east of the home, covered in coral tile and amply furnished for relaxing and dining. The views from the veranda are too good to describe - this is where you will spend your time, enjoying the cooling trade winds. The veranda flows to the pool deck, also covered in beautiful natural coral stone.

Palm Vista was completed with loving care as you will see, from the hand made pottery light fixtures, the detailed tile work, the beamed ceilings to the star fish adorned bulkheads no detail was spared. Come and experience the paradise of Palm Vista!

Rent from 1 to 3 bedrooms;Priced accordingly. One bedroom rental guests can choose from the Queen bedroom on main floor with en-suite bath or one of the 2nd & 3rd King bedrooms on the garden level, each with their own en-suite baths. If you have a need for a 4th bedroom, you can rent the Guest Suite on the property next door; contact owner for availability and more details.

A rental car will be required for your stay. 2 or 4 door 4WD Wrangler is recommended; not because you will use 4WD, but Jeeps sit higher off the ground making maneuvering the hills and turns on St John easier.


vrbo #590843 Thanks!

f am the owner, Michael Krienik, and the only person that does bookings for my property. If you have any questions, call me at 513-460-5360. Thanks.

Below are unsolicited, unedited comments from guests who stayed at Palm Vista:

“We thoroughly enjoyed Palm Vista. Your villa exceeds all expectations.

Tyson extremely personable and helpful. Thanks again for

everything.” John E. – Long Lake, MN

“We had a wonderful time staying at your villa. We really liked the

bedroom furniture, where did you buy it? Thank you again.” Mark and

Colleen L. – Houston, TX

“I wanted to let you know we had a great stay at your home in St. John

in January. Your house is beautiful and the view is breathtaking. What

an incredible place! Again, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thank

you for everything.” Sheila B. – Wilder, KY

“We had a fantastic time. Tyson is a super nice guy and was readily

accessible on the couple times we needed him.” Amanda P. – Canaan, NY

“Thanks for everything, your home is very lovely. I loved all the

Restoration Hardware furniture,colors, and overall feel. Everything

was very tastefully decorated, and the view was amazing.” Holly C.–

Saline, MI

“We loved our week at Palm Vista, and Tyson and Ali are just

wonderful. Thanks. Jean B. - West Kingston, RI

“We had a grand time and are looking forward to being able to come

back again.” John D – Ft Mitchell, KY

FYI: Tyson is the property manager; he will greet you at the ferry &

escort you to the villa; he is on call 24/7 should you need something.

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More Details

Michael Krienik - Owner
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Michael Krienik - Owner

Hi, my name is Michael Krienik and I invite you to share the wonderful paradise of St John. I first discovered St John 30 years ago via a cruise to St Thomas with a short snorkel junket to Trunk Bay Beach. I was hooked. In March of 2003 I purchased land, some say its the best lot on the whole south side of the island, with its 280 degree breathtaking ocean views. I completed Palm-Vista Villa in August of 2009 as a place where guests can truly enjoy the best St John has to offer. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have about my villa or St John in general.

Michael Krienik - Owner purchased this villa in 2009

Why Michael Krienik - Owner chose Fish Bay

I spent an entire week, 8 hours a day, on the island looking at every parcel of land available. In the end, the panoramic views, the cooling trade winds, the privacy, the gentle sounds of the surf, the views of three different bays, the sunrise and sunset...I was not able to find anything that compares.

What makes this villa unique

There's nothing like waking up to the sunrise over the ocean...the morning golden sun reflects on the gleaming white posts of the veranda....great place to enjoy your morning cup of Joe. To see all the undisturbed land in the National Park and the rugged coast line...breathtaking.

Same goes for the beautiful sunsets....perched high atop skytop you can see into 4 bays and all the way top St Croix on a clear day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a vacation. We've stayed at some beautiful places- but Palm Vista has been the best. What views!

Thanks Michael for checking in on us- no problems at all. All I can say is Great, Great, Great!
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Fish Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you cancel between 60 to 45 days prior to your arrival date 80 per cent of your total invoice amount will be refunded to you and 20 per cent retain
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large bath, all marble, custom tile & mahogany vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large bath, all marble, custom tile & mahogany vanity.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large bath, all marble, custom tile & mahogany vanity.
  • Large spacious bathrooms each with their own hair dryer and wall hung magnifying make-up mirror.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Large bedroom with ensuite bath and ocean views.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large bedroom with ensuite bath and ocean view.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large bedroom with ocean view and ensuite bath
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1) all with comfortable mattresses and 350 thread count sheets for a good night's sleep.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
6 very comfy, 3 position beach chairs....ahhh the beach!


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Incredible House You'll Never Forget

  • 5 of 5

Michael really has something truly special with Palm Vista. We looked for a very long time on several islands to find just the right house that would be the perfect combination of having privacy, our own pool, incredible ocean views yet still be close enough to sights and restaurants. Palm Vista has all of that and more. You're no more than a 15-20 minute drive to Cruz Bay and maybe a little further to the incredible beaches of St. John. Michael has thought of everything from beach chairs, coolers, towels, and snacks to high speed internet (upstairs only) and satellite TV (we watched our favorite baseball team from thousands of miles from home!). Besides being completely equipped, Michael's personal touch of service is felt from the moment you start communicating with him and continues when he picks you up at the ferry and guides you to the home and does a personal walk through so you know where to find everything and know how everything works. He's also right next door if you need anything during your stay but everything was perfect so we didn't need to bother him for anything.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at Palm Vista on St. John Island. Our host Michael Krienik was phenomenal! His communication prior to our stay was immensely helpful and he proved an excellent resource for navigating the islands during our stay. Palm Vista is simply put a gem! We wanted privacy and we certainly got that. Our villa was super clean which is very important to me. (I literally have a cleaning person in my own home two full days a week) The bed boasted an excellent and new mattress with awesome Egyptian cotton sheets and our towels were also exceptional quality. The luxury was noted and appreciated! Our view was second to none! Having breakfast and coffee and prayer time on the veranda was very special. Thank you Michael for sharing your home with us!! David and Cynthia Collier August 2018

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, very comfortable bed, well equip kitchen. Awesome views from balcony and pool.

Very memorable

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Vista is a Beautiful Villa on St John USVI

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Palm Vista. The house, Ocean and Mountain View’s are amazing. Sunshine and Rainbows every day made our stay in August 2018. A wonderful experience. It was good to see St. John recovering after the Hurricane’s . Beaches are Beautiful and Mountains are Green again

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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The house is beautiful, well kept and very clean. the views were spectacular. The pool was perfect .

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was beyond our expectations. The grounds are perfect for a island paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Great house and AMAZING views!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Palm Vista. Michael was very attentive, the home was well appointed and the views are unreal. I don't think I've ever seen as many stars as I did one evening by the pool. AC in the kitchen and main living areas would be nice, but it was certainly not unbearable. We will definitely stay here again when visiting St. John.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Westin Resort
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Prime in Westin
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Reef Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79

Rates above are based on 1 bedroom for a 7 night stay; nightly rates slightly higher for fewer nights. When rate states "entire villa" that is for all 3 bedrooms/maximum up to 6 guests. Maximum 2 occupants per bedroom. Un-rented bedrooms are locked out; at no time would we rent the property to two different parties at a time. Rates do not include 12.5% VI Room Tax or required $79 Damage Protection Insurance Premium. Contact Owner if you have any questions. Thanks!

For children age 8 & under, a child liability waiver is required along with an additional refundable damage security deposit. 50% deposit required to hold booking, balance due 45 days prior to arrival. Until confirmed, rates subject to change without notice.
The published rate information on this site is deemed correct. For an accurate quote for a stay, please e-mail the owner directly. DO NOT RELY ON ANY COMPUTER GENERATED QUOTE PROVIDED BY VRBO AS THEY ARE OFTEN INCORRECT. THE OWNER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INACCURATE QUOTES PROVIDED DIRECTLY BY VRBO TO YOU. The owner is your best source for an accurate quote. Any increase in VI Room Tax is the responsibility of the guest regardless of when the government increases said tax. See Palm Vista Rental Agreement for specific terms & cancellation policy. Please call or e-mail me with any questions. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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