Welcome to Little Palm Villa. Perfect for that affordable vacation in the islands you've always promised yourself.
Spacious living for two, comfortably accommodates additional guests. Ideally sited for enjoying the cooling trade winds, Little Palm is in a private residential neighborhood overlooking the sailboats turning at anchor in Coral Bay harbor. Just a short couple of minutes to friendly Coral Bay for groceries, restaurants, or water sports.
* Gourmet kitchen with stainless utensils and appliances, mahogany island, tile counters, wine cooler, beverage refrigerator, outdoor gas grill.
* Formal or al fresco dining-great for entertaining
* Two private decks-one screened, one open
* Screened in spa
* Inflatable extra bed for kids that want to sleep close-by. Master bdrm is 12' X 24'.
* Greatroom with guest room and orchid bathroom is at drive in off street parking level.
* Beach chairs, towels, coolers
* Two private baths, one with Orchid garden shower
* WiFi internet in the air conditioned den/guest room
* Cable and flat screen TV in great room and bedrooms
* Washer/dryer, 12 ceiling fans
* Courtyard with birds by the dozen, pineapples, many herbs
* Best of West Indian design constructed of steel reinforced concrete.
* 1/4 mile access road from Centerline is 1/2 paved.
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Pam and I bought this property in 2000 after living on island 5 years and built Little Palm Villa in 2006. It is situated with big water views of Coral Bay and
receives nearly constant trade winds year around and even is blessed with the katabatic winds that stream down the hillside in the early evening.
Robert Redinger purchased this villa in 2006
Little Palm Villa was built as our personal residence and we have decided to share it with visitors to St John during the periods that we are off island with stateside family.
Our private fresh air shower is perfect for growing orchids and usually has one or more in bloom. For those not comfortable with a shower under the sky the Master bedroom has a lovely tiled and private shower in the mstr bdrm bathroom.
We stayed there this year for two weeks, beginning Feb. 13th, 20ll. WE LOVED IT THERE!! Pam and Bob are wonderful owners, and we felt very priviledged to stay in their home. The kitchen (newly built) is spectacular and very well stocked with dishes, pots, etc. The appliances, dish-washer, fridge, microwave and stove all worked well. The stove temperature dial is in celcius rather than the farenheight that our stoves at home have , but the conversion chart is on the side of the fridge. The burners are gas, with the coolest glass wind-shield we have ever seen! The tables, dining and patio are wonderful for seating at many locations. Living room has a
nice flat screen T V on cable -- gets all channels . The guest bedroom / office is off the kitchen, and has a comfortable queen size bed . The master bedroom on the lower level is huge, and exceedingly comfortable. Both full size baths are great, especially the upstairs one, which is full of live orchids and is screened to the outdoors, SO BEAUTIFUL AND SPECIAL. The best part of this home is the screened porch, which is enormous, with great views of Coral Bay harbor. It has a really cool telescope, two full patio tables which seat a total of 10, and really nice, comfortable outdoor furniture. The padded lounge, loveseat and chairs are wonderful. The living area has a full bar, with two refrigerators, one for wine.Â This small fridge is really cold, great for beer and soda. We found the Wi-Fi to work well and was hand y for us during our stay. Washer and dryer are conveniently located off the master suite. Steps down are screened in and easy to navigate. Trade wind breezes keep it comfortable, and are strong at times. The only down side was that the road up this year had major wash outs from the heavy rains in October. We were told repairs and some paving are planned for this summer .In the evenings we noticed no-seeums came out on a fairly regular basis. This is not unusual on the island of St. John, and we have seem them at other properties we have rented for the past 15 years.We certainly enjoyed our stay at Little Palm and someday would love to return there.
My wife and I stayed 8 days here on our baby moon vacation and found the villa to be a great value. Kitchen is well appointed for cooking meals in, and we made several lizard friends there, just keep it cleaned up or the ants will flock! Washer and dryer were very handy too since we packed light. Access from Centerline road was doable in a Toyota Yaris by just maneuvering around the few high rocks in the access road. We arrived after dark and had no trouble finding it with the clear step by step directions provided.
The master bedroom did have a portable air conditioner in it but we found that it had little impact since the windows were only screened. That is the ONLY thing we would have changed, and I'm sure most of the year the temperature is perfect. We just happened to come at the hottest time of year. Even so, the breezes in the open floor plan of the main level were wonderful and kept the afternoon temps comfortable.
Wifi worked perfectly for when we needed to look up places to go. Coral Bay in my opinion is the best place to stay if you're planning to spend time exploring the island as you can easily go east, west, or south to most anywhere in <20 minutes. Some rental properties included kayaks and I wish Little Palms had as well but we made due by bringing our inflatable kayak so we could explore and snorkel around Henley Cay, Whistling Cay, Mermaids Chair, and get to the Caneel resort beaches without paying for a rental or admission fees.
I'd absolutely recommend the villa to my friends & family!
We found Little Palm Villa exactly what we needed. Plenty of well screened decks, great kitchen for cooking for entertaining several local friends and ideal dining area for catching the breeze in the evening. We were especially thankful for the laundry facilities because we packed very light. Our only morning debate was whether to have coffee in bed or on the deck.
The location of the house and view were great. We have been to the island many times so we opted to meet Buck, the manager, at Skinny Legs to escort us to the house. He met us with a friendly wave and led us to the property which is located about 5 minutes from downtown Coral Bay. Buck showed us the ins and outs of the property and was wonderfully friendly. The house fits a family of four comfortably. The house needs a little tender loving care to get it back in shape. Its screens are in bad need of replacement as there are large holes everywhere and in some places, they have hot glue gunned new pieces of screen over these holes. Some appliances, like the toaster oven, were not working and the gas stove had to be lit by lighter and was missing a knob. The office functioned as the second bedroom but its’ roof leaked and dripped down onto the bed each time it rained. The mattress was so soft that my two sons rolled to the center of the mattress. The master bed was fine. At night we often had unwanted critters (roaches) that would fly across the house. Because of the openness of the house the kitchen had small ants that came through the window screens and were ever present on the countertops. We have lived in Florida so we were well versed in how to store food so that the critters can’t get at it but this house put us to the test. The wireless internet was not functioning, some doors had peeling paint and the safe was rusted shut. The house was priced very reasonably which attracted us to it but in going to the island again, we would not consider staying in this unit.
Loved staying at Little Palm! The location is teriffic - it's in Coral Bay which is friendly and laid back. It's about 5 mins or less to get to a market for supplies or to the restaurants in Coral Bay. The house is OPEN (screened in) and we loved that. At night it sounds like you are in the jungle - frogs and bird sounds. One night wild donkeys visited the outside - we heard them and saw their hoof prints. They caused no problem - it was fun. We enjoyed the few small lizards that roam the property and help keep the bugs away.
The house is well appointed. LOTS of nice quality linens and towels. Ample kitchen supplies. We were impressed that there were spices, soaps, a new sponge in the kitchen, towels... it was easy to use the kitchen. After seeing that some homes have no parking, we were grateful that Little Palm has a place to park and turn around. I'm not sure that 4x drive is mandatory, but we were glad we had it and would recommend it. There is a nice supply of snorkle fins to choose from - we brought ours but problably didn't need to. DO bring your own mask and snorkle.
We had a problem with water pressure and the owners were IMMEDIATELY responsive and had someone there to fix it fast. The owners were friendly and apologetic about it too.
This place is very comfortable and well maintained, not elegant. I think it's a tremendous value and a wonderful place to spend 10 days as we did. It was nice to have internet and a usable local phone.
We all enjoyed meeting Uncle Boozy (corner bar-b-q) and the owner of the Donkey Diner. Ask to sample the Donkey Diner's newly developed hot sauce - WOW, it's great!
FYI - we spent the first night in Cruz Bay and did not enjoy it. We like Coral Bay alot better. We highly recommend Low Key as a dive shop (Cruz Bay) - they were exceptional for my sons to become certified divers and patient with a reluctant diver. Also, we did the day trip from the Westin to The Baths and cave snorkling. The staff was fantastic and the trip really well organized and despite that, the trip was underwhelming and the money would have been better spent chartering a half-day private sail.
We recommend the Little Palm!
Beautiful spacious home, great view. Home has everything! Wonderful kitchen. Upstair bath is a dream! We enjoyed our stay sooo much, and will return. Master bedroom is very large, and has its own deck and hot tub. The screen porch upstairs is the best!! Lots of comfortable furniture.
Road is a little funky, but being worked on, after all it's St. John, its an adventure.