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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

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 St John

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Palm Vista: 1 of Top 10 Panoramic Villa Views in the World! Rent 1, 2 or 3 bdrms
average rating of 4.90625 based on 78 reviews
Verona , NJ

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: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Villa, Magnificent Views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Palm Vista. It had everything we needed and while we treated ourselves out to dinner most nights, we did use the grill one night and enjoyed our burgers while looking out at the beautiful sea. Each of the three couples had a private master suite and bath which was a real plus. The pool and lounge chairs were much enjoyed as well as the beach chairs and cooler(s) we used for the beach. Michael was extremely easy to work with and responded quickly to any questions we had. It was unanimous, we all recommend Palm Vista for a relaxing and enjoyable stay on beautiful St. John.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Vacation Villa

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and well equipped villa absolutely perfect for three couples. The view is spectacular and the location is quiet and private. The owner, Michael, was helpful and responsive to our needs. We have stayed at many different homes in St John and this is right at the top of the list. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its very rewarding as an owner when you have experienced St John travelers rate you at the top of their list. With over 900 villas on the island there is a lot of competition. Thanks for your kind remarks....come back soon!
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Rainbows and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

It's been several months now since our vacation and yet it still brings a smile to my face. The villa was exactly as described - everything we needed and so much more thanks to Michael and his fantastic hospitality. He made trip planning so easy and personally met us at the dock to help us get our Jeep (recommended) and settle in. He was quick with assistance and beach/restaurant recommendations and every one was great. I have no idea how he managed to order double rainbow the morning after we arrived, but it was amazing. My family loved the views (simply incredible), the covered patio, the pool, the separate areas (kids like their own space) and the visits from Michael's dog. It felt like our home - but in paradise. The beach gear (chairs, towels and coolers) was an added plus. Thanks for the wonderful villa - we were able to create many great family memories (and I'll be dreaming of the sunshine and cool breezes as we head into fall and winter here). We look forward to returning soon! I highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Fish Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Apr-July 2017 - 2 bedrooms
Apr 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017 - 2 bedrooms
Jul 29 2017 - Nov 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Nov- 2 bedrooms
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid nov- 2 bedrooms
Nov 11 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving: entire villa
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday 2017: 2 bedrooms
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017: entire villa
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018: 2 bedrooms
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid April-July 2018:2 bedrooms
Apr 21 2018 - Jul 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018: 2 bedrooms
Jul 28 2018 - Nov 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018:entire vill
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday 2018: 2 bedrooms
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates: Based on 7 night stay; slightly higher for fewer nights. Published rate above is for 2 bedrooms, costs for 1 or 3 bedrooms respectively by time period are as follows: 7.30-10.28.16 $2914, $3325, 10.29-12.16.16 $3661,$4060, 12.17-12.23.16 entire villa $5565, 12.24-31.16 entire villa $998 night, 1.1-27.17 $4802, $5565, 1.28-3.31.17 $5065, $5565, 4.1-21.17 $4802, $5565, 4.22-7.28.17 $3590,3990, 7.29-10.27.17 $2914,3325, 10.28-12.15.17 $3661, 4060, 12.16-22.17 entire villa $5565, 12.23.17- 1.1.18 $995 night. 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!

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