Choose 1 or 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath - Newly Renovated 'Vintage Cottage Chic' Decor.
Michael Krienik - Owner
About Michael Krienik - Owner
A resident of St John, and a 30 year property owner veteran, Michael Krienik has 2 other vacation rentals on the island.
Michael Krienik - Owner purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Michael Krienik - Owner chose Estate Enighed
Seaside Vista is the closest free standing cottage to the town of Cruz Bay - only 2 blocks away. Yet its sits around the point from Gallows so it is quiet and protected from any 'noise' in town. You are right across the street from the beach & ocean with no structures in front of you to spoil the great beach and ocean views.
What makes this Villa unique
Don't even need to rent a car; just walk to town or catch a cab to the beach. Private on-site parking is provided.
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Cute and convenient
Seaside Vista was a great choice for our weeklong anniversary get away. It was clean, had new furniture, beach supplies (towels, chairs, coolers and yeti-type cups!!) but best of all the view and location were amazing!
We’d wake up each morning and open the blinds to a view of the ocean. Then have breakfast on the screened-in patio while enjoying the view of the ocean. When we wanted to go into town, it was so close we could easily walk and not have to deal with parking.
Two other points to note - the washer and dryer are a great thing to have to do a mid-week load of laundry and the WiFi worked perfectly (it’s not everywhere on the island so nice to have to catch up on things at home since my cell service was not good).
Michael communicated well and sent clear instructions for Check-in and directions for the parking and the apartment ins and outs.
I’d recommend this place for the location and views alone! It’s cute, clean and nicely set up but not fancy (so if you want that you may want to stay at the Gallows).
So nice to get this many positive comments from a guest. Thank you.
As far as "fancy" goes, I deliberately wanted to respect this cottage's roots when I renovated it, consequently the new floors are driftwood planked tile vs travertine,
the custom made cabinets are cottage style white with scrimshaw knobs. I wanted to provide a clean & new environment with the relaxed, comfortable feel of a beach house, not something that looks like the interior of a condo that could be anywhere in the states.
Come and enjoy!
Loved the Villa!
3 adults and a 2 year old, this property was ideal for us! Just enough room for us, we don’t need much. The 2nd bedroom provided plenty of privacy for the 3rd adult. We will be back!!
My family and I loved our stay and we will definitely return to this beautiful property!
My sisters and I stayed at this beautiful villa for 6 nights and 7 days during the 4th of July festivities for St. John. We absolutely loved our stay! The villa is modern and has all the necessary amenities. It comfortably slept four people with more than enough space for everyone. Post hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, there are no damages to the property and everything worked perfectly!
The stove top made cooking breakfast super easy and a full size fridge made it easy to store all our food and drinks! Plus there were plenty of pots, pans, plates, cups and utensils for us to use! The villa is in a perfect location! It is within walking distance to Cruz Bay and all the restaurants, bars and stores. Plus the walk to and from the villa is very pleasant. Also, I especially loved the fact that while it is close to Cruz bay, it is still in a perfect, quiet location. This peace and serenity was very much appreciated during the nights when the carnival village had music and entertainment. We couldn’t hear anything except the beauty of nature! We especially loved the patio because it is enclosed with screens to prevent mosquitos and bugs from biting you. This was great in the afternoons and evenings when we wanted to watch the sunset and relax on the patio.
Also, the views of the sunset, ocean and beach are absolutely breathtaking and remarkably relaxing. I will definitely stay at this villa when I return to St. John! My family and I were safe, secure and comfortable. We loved everything about the villa and can’t wait to return!
Also, the owner, Michael is great! He is very responsive and extremely helpful! Staying at Seaside villa is a must when visiting St. John! You will not be disappointed!
The porch is absolutely magnificent! We actually saw a shark swim by. Kitchen is good for cooking - everything needed for a simple dinner.
Michael's property is clean and perfect for one couple- or a couple with young children. The bunk room is small and not appropriate for adults.
Great location-short walk to downtown. Loved going to sleep and hearing the waves lapping the shore and waking to the peacocks making a lot of noise.
Guests such as these love the soothing sounds of the waves...its almost like the cottage is sitting right above the sea. The information on the site specifically says "the bunks are suitable for young children"; its up to guests to adhere to this advice.
Lovely time but need to upgrade bunk eds
We had a great time. The home was well equipped and the screened in porch with view of Turner Bay was lovely. The only downside was the bunk beds were very uncomfortable. Given the cost of the rental, it seemed they should have been a better quality.
FYI, the bunk beds are brand new and high quality. The web site states "suitable for children". This guest choose to have her 23 year old adult daughter sleep on the children's bunks. If the guest would have said something, I could have offered her a blow-up twin mattress @ no charge which might have been better for her adult daughter. The cost of this rental is much lower than the condo's near by and you get an entire villa.
Excellent property and great location
My wife and I stayed a week at this property and were completely pleased with our experience. Close to town and an attentive and professional owner made equaled an effortless experience and a wonderful vacation.
Cruz Bay town is a short 2 block walk to great restaurants, bars and shopping.