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Honeymoon/Romantic Private Suite with Ocean View & Pool

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


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Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Little Palm Guest Suite, located in the garden level of a quaint island stone cottage, is the perfect romantic getaway. Half of our guests are honeymooners. Situated high a top a hill that borders the National Park, it has spectacular 280 degree views of the Caribbean. For those who desire a more secluded location with luxurious furnishings, yet priced lower than the two island resort hotels.

The impeccably furnished interior boasts a King Size poster bed with a comfortable pillow top mattress. The room has a sitting area with snakeskin mosaic tile table and 2 chairs. The oversized mahogany French doors open to the ocean view and a private coral tiled deck. 2 additional French doors open to a private covered porch and patio. The suite includes a custom kitchenette area with sink, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster oven & coffee maker and an outside grill with side burner for cooking.

The luxury bath with custom cabinetry contains glistening white carrera marble. The large shower with glass tile accents features an ocean view window and is big enough for two.

The Guest Suite has its own separate staircase and entry, with its own private covered porch, balcony and patio. Little Palm is situated in a quiet neighborhood.

A beautiful iridescent glass tiled pool with a bench allows you to relax while enjoying the panoramic ocean view...a wonderful spot to enjoy the sunset and cocktail after the beach. (See pool details under amenities.) Little Palm's guest suite is the perfect place to pamper yourself and your mate for a wonderful carribean vacation you will never forget!

No smoking is permitted on the premises. A rental car will be required for your stay; 2 dr 4WD Wrangler is recommended. (You will probably not use the 4WD, but Jeep type vehicles sit higher off the ground making them better for St John roads.) The roads are all paved from the ferry to your front door.


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 Little Palm:

“Your guest suite is absolutely beautiful.” Robert & Beth A – Atlanta, GA

“Thanks for letting us stay at Little Palm, we had an amazing time and could not get over what impeccable taste you have - the Suite was amazing! We are keeping our little can cozies so that we will remember where to stay the next time we are in St. John!” Dan L – Boston, MA

“Thanks for having a wonderful property!” Alan & Lisa M – Leland, MI

“We just want you to know how much we enjoyed staying at Little Palm Suite. It was a beautiful house with a spectacular view on such a friendly island! And we loved the blue glass tile that is in the shower and also around the pool - we love the way it reflected the sunlight and thought it was a beautiful accent. Thank you for letting us stay there - we will recommend your piece of paradise to others!” Gary & Allison C. – Richmond, VA

“I had a satisfying, comfortable, relaxing stay. Would like to do it again. Perhaps next year?

- Ed O. Columbia, Maryland

“We had a great time in St John. Loved the suite! You are one lucky duck to have such a wonderful place on such a beautiful island.” Kathleen C. – Charlotte, NC

“We enjoyed our stay and Little Palm is very nice.” John B. – Fort M, NC.

“What a great way to enjoy the island, the guest suite was perfect – first class all the way.

We’ll be back! John & Ginny C – Cincinnati OH

Keywords: Private Guest Suite

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Michael Krienik - Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016
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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 in St John. 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 230 degree breathtaking ocean views. I completed Little Palm Guest Suite 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 studio in 2009

Why Michael Krienik - Owner chose Cruz 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 studio unique

The tradewinds will keep you cool as you see one of the most spectacular views on the entire south shore. Enjoy, sunrises and sunsets!


based on 63 traveler reviews

Honeymoon/Romantic Private Suite with Ocean View & Pool
average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the best experience with Michael at Little Palm. This villa is perfect. Waking up to the views on the patio with a cup of coffee in hand was unbeatable. Besides the views being beyond what a picture can capture, everything about this villa makes life on the island comfortable and convenient.

The drive to the villa is sketchy! Its totally doable, but don't have hopes of drinking in town (Cruz Bay) and being comfortable driving home. Save the evening cocktails for the private pool or deck of this beautiful Villa. A day or two into the trip and the drive seems second nature. We rented our jeep from Bougainvillea Rentals, it seemed to be the most reasonably priced. Although the brand new jeep screams tourist, we liked that the jeep from Bougainvillea wasn't spattered with stickers with the rental companies name, making the tourists car even more well known.

We loved that the villa came equipped with beach chairs and coolers, made beach bumming very convenient! We rented snorkel gear from Just Beach and were very pleased. The pre trip planning felt like a breeze with all the assistance from the owner Michael. He made every effort to make our arrival go smoothly and an abundance of information about the island so we felt like locals upon arrival!

We spent 2 days in St. Thomas before heading to St. John. HUGE MISTAKE!!! If you can make the timing work, don't waste your valuable vacation time in St. Thomas. Get to Little Palm ASAP, you will be happy you did! I can't say enough about this rental. Don't keep searching...this is the most perfect spot on the island!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience and amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. John and friends that had been before insisted we spend the week there rather than St. Thomas, they were right! With around 4,000 people on St. John (vs 55,000 on St. Thomas) we made the right call to enjoy our vacation there! It is extremely laid back and relaxing with great people! Cruz bay at night is a must!

The arrival and greeting was great! We were meet at the ferry and taken to St. John Rentals. After this we were guided to the house and after one trip it was easy to find on our own and took only about 15 minutes to arrive there from Cruz Bay. Michael went above in making us feel welcome, he even helped me in handling a flat tire issue so it was quickly resolved!

We only had a few questions as Michael provided great detail with documents and answered many questions via email before our arrival. The property is very well kept and the amenities are great. Our view was simply fantastic, the pictures of the property cannot do it justice! We overlooked Fish bay and had a huge range of view such that we could see much of that side of the island. At night you could leave the doors open and use the screens provided to hear the waves and enjoy the night air without seeing all the city lights as those are all hidden. We always had a great amount of privacy at the house and had everything we could think of included in the rental.

Air conditioning was included, many places do not have this. The pool was well kept with a great view of the bay. A very comfortable huge king size bed was also provided. The refrigerator (with freezer for ice) was a perfect size to hold cold drinks and food for breakfast/lunch. The bathroom was huge and the shower has a great view of the bay. Towels, beach chairs and two coolers are provided also which were a great help in our daily travels. You will not need an umbrella as the beaches almost all have natural shade from trees.

Overall the unit is amazing and once you stay there I believe you will also agree. After being on the island for 7 days and and seeing many of the other units we looked at up close I can see we made a great decision to stay with Michael. If we would have chosen one of the other locations I feel we would have been let down and not enjoyed our stay as much. After staying here it is easy to see why he has so many return guests.

If you visit St. John you owe it to yourself to have a great place and an amazing view, this is it!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Honeymoon Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Little Palm Guest Suite is perfect for any couple who wants pure relaxation with AMAZING views and privacy. My husband and I stayed on St. John in June for our honeymoon. Michael was extremely helpful with all island advice and travel info. Property Manager, Leslie was also great - met us at ferry dock and waited for us to pick up our rental car. The roads are pretty scary at first (steep and sharp turns) but you get use to them. You NEED a car to stay at this property - we rented snorkel gear and kept it in the car for the week. I suggest renting at St. John Car rental because they let you park in the lot for free when you are downtown in Cruz Bay. We went to different beaches every day and by the end of the trip returned to some of our favorite beaches. Very easy to park at all beaches. Mike supplies a great beach cooler which we used every day to throw our drinks and deli sandwiches (North Shore Deli in Mongoose Junction - best sandwiches!). We will definitely be returning to Little Palm Guest Suite! Thank you Michael for letting us rent your beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Romantic Villa

  • 5 of 5

Michael's suite was perfect for the first week of our honeymoon! We had heard nothing but amazing things about St. John and we are thankful that we stayed at Little Palm Guest Suite. Michael had sent us lots of information leading up to our trip; I didn't even feel like I had to do much research myself! Michael's property manager, Leslie, met us right at the ferry and took us to get our rental car, and then to the villa. The view from the room was absolutely amazing. You'll definitely need a jeep to get up to the house! I would recommend this villa to any of my friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to St.Johns and it did not disaappoint! Renting a Jeep is necessary in order to navigate to Little Palms but it is so worth the drive up the mountain. Thank you Michael for all the information provided during the booking and arrival time. I do not need to repeat what has been already been stated in other reviews other than to say Carribean vacation so far in 34 years.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Villa

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time and enjoyed the beaches, snorkeling and fine dining. The Villa is cozy and has a great view of Fish Bay. Michael was extremely helpful in helping us to set up our trip as far as who to contact for taxi and car rental services. He greeted us at the Ferry and guided us to our Car Rental stop and then the Villa. Everything was streamlined and very accessible and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Reef Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Skytop Studio Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Oct 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Feb & March 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
April & May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June & July 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

The guest suite is for a maximum 2 adult guests. Nightly rate based on 7 night stay; rates slightly higher for fewer nights. Rates do not include 12.5% VI Room Tax. A $59 damage protection insurance premium required. Rates are based upon payment by check, not credit card. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. The rate information on this site is deemed to be 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. See Rental Agreement for cancellation policy. Any increase in VI Room Tax is the responsibility of the guest regardless of when the government increases said tax.

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Skytop Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Brand new mahagony bed with a new top of the line, ultra thick pillow top mattress will send you to sleep heaven!
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board provided. Personal hotel safe in room. Beautiful travertine marble floors and all white carrera marble bath with glass tile accents. Sitting area w table & chairs. Superb 280 degree Panoramic Ocean Views.

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