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Palm Vista: 1 of Top 10 Panoramic Villa Views in the World! Rent 1, 2 or 3 bdrms

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Add 12.5% VI room rate to pricing below.

Rates Jan 1-27 & April 1-21

Note instant quote with VRBO may not be correct. Contact us.

1-2 people $686 per night

3-4 people $699 per night

5-6 people $795 per night

Rates Jan 28-March 31

Note instant quote with VRBO may not be correct. Contact us.

1-2 people $699 per night

3-4 people $749 per night

5-6 people $795 per night

April 22 - July28 Note instant quote with VRBO may not be correct. Contact us.

1-2 people $512 per night

3-4 people $542 per night

5-6 people $570 per night

See Notes section for rates for later periods.

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 Rendevous 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 were filmed here in 2016!

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 has their own luxury bath, with 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.

Just 6 years old, 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 includes Queen bedroom on main floor with en-suite bath. 2nd & 3rd bedrooms are Kings, 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 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!


Recently some VRBO customers have been e-mailed by individuals stating they are the property owner and offering a 20% discount if guests wire the money to them. They sign up for e-mail names similar to the vrbo e-mail and guests think they are dealing with the owner. I never request that guests wire $ - NEVER WIRE $ TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY.

I 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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!
Jun 2016
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Fish Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean 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.
  • Every bath has its own hair dryer.
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
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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Perfect St John villa

  • 5 of 5

Palm Vista is an amazing place to spend your vacation on St John Island. The views are breathtaking, the house is exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated. We cooked in a few nights and we found the kitchen was well equipped for our needs. The Weber grill was great!!! Our party of six felt the house was spacious and the beds were very comfortable. Micheal was an excellent host and it was apparent that he wanted our stay to be comfortable and enjoyable. He made many suggestions throughout our stay. We can't sat enough about our wonderful vacation on St John and at Palm Vista. Don't be intimidated by the drive up to Palm Vista. Paradise awaits you!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Views!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our two teenagers (17 & 19) stayed at palm Vista in July 2017. Let me first say that the pictures of the view don't begin to do it justice. I woke up every morning excited to go on the balcony and just take it all in. Michael is very helpful and accommodating and even helped us drop off our car at the bottom of the mountain so we could go on a hike in the area. All of his restaurant suggestions were great. The two downstairs bedrooms are both beautiful and roomy and have their own bathrooms. My husband and I gave those to our kids and chose the upstairs bedroom to be connected to the main part of the house and balcony. The house has everything you could need including a large beach bag in each room. Take Michael's advice and rent a Jeep because the drive up to the Villa is an experience in itself. The roads are steep and a little narrow in some parts but it is all worth it for the view. We loved our hike to Reef bay beach and used the roads leading to the villa as our morning workout.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, very private and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Palm Vista was great and provided a wonderful setting for our family vacation! The layout was great as each bedroom was rather private and the outdoor space was great for family meals. The pool was perfect size and got sun the majority of the day. The only downside was the location to Cruz Bay and grocery stores. The very hilly drive takes 20 min each way and can be scary if you're not used to those road conditions. All in all though, a great trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always gratified to hear that guests enjoyed their stay at Palm Vista. First time travelers to St John are usually not aware that St John is a very hilly/mountainous island with lots of curvy roads that serpentine around to almost all destinations. The roads to Palm Vista are paved all the way to the front door, which is not always the case for all villas. Also my experience is you can get to the grocery in 6-8 minutes and to town in 10-12 minutes. If you are traveling with an infant and very small children as these guests were, I can understand that you might be more cautious and drive at a much slower pace, making the drive take a little longer. Palm Vista is 500 feet above sea level which is what provides for the unique sunrise to sunset views and why it was rated as one of the top ten villa views in the world. Its a small island; take your time driving anywhere and enjoy the views and the slower pace of the don't have to be in a hurry to go anywhere here!!! :)
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Another great visit!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Palm Vista! Great house, great host, great view!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Spectacular views

  • 4 of 5

The villa is beautiful and views are second to none. Be prepared for the drive up the mountain to benefit. Micheal is a gracious host and pays attention to every detail.

I suspect we will be back. Thanks Michael

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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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

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates: Based on 7 night stay; slightly higher for fewer nights. 12.23.17- 1.1.18 (entire villa) $995 night. Published rate above is for 2 bedrooms, costs for 1 or 3 bedrooms respectively by time period are as follows:1.2-4.20.18 $4802, $5565, 4.21-7.27.18 $3590,3990, 7.28-11.16.18 $2914,3325, Thanksgiving 11.17-11.25.18 $895 night (entire villa), 11.26-12.21.18 $3590. 3990, 12.22.18-1.1.19 $998 night (entire villa). Rates are based upon # of bedrooms rented. Maximum 2 occupants per bedroom. Unrented bedrooms are locked out; at no time would we rent the property to two different parties at a time. Based upon payment by check, not credit card. Rates do not include 12.5% VI Room Tax or required $79 Damage Protection Insurance Premium. 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 cancellation policy. Please call or e-mail me with any questions. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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