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Sunflower...Breakfast on your private covered deck.

Sunflower...Breakfast on your private covered deck. Sunflower, Relax on the hammock and feel the breeze.. Sunflower is one of three vacation apartments at Stonehouse. Welcome to Sunflower Studio at Stonehouse...Make yourself at home in Paradise Sunflower's private deck for your 180degree ocean view Comfortable chaise lounge to sit back and have a cool tropical drink. Sunflower...Relax  and listen to the waves below... Breakfast, lunch, dinner on your private patio. Your view of the Caribbean Sea below Sunflower...View from the deck to the west, you can hear the waves below.. Stonehouse sits waterfront, Sunflower is on the lower left side Wake up to a view of the Caribbean Sea. Sunflower...Really comfortable bed with 450 thread count sheets Queen size comfortable bed with high quality white linens. Enjoy some tropical breakfast before heading out to the beach. Indoor breakfast bar counter. Your unobstructed view below. Sunflower...Bathroom with shower and all towels provided Your deluxe beach chairs, cooler for cold drinks and snorkel gear... Maybe you will see a turtle or a Spotted Eagle Ray swim by below Sunflower.

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Secret Harbour studio description

Sunflower at Stonehouse nestled in a quiet residential area on the convenient east end of St. Thomas. Sunflower is bright and airy with a fantastic comfortable private deck overlooking the ocean.

Listen to the gentle surf below while sipping a tropical drink on your own private deck after spending the day exploring the coral reefs at Secret Harbor. Enjoy the sunset while dining al fresco and then watch the twinkling lights of the cruise ships on the distant horizon as they head down island.

Complimentary Amenities Include:
*High Speed WiFi 3.0Mbps
* Deluxe beach chairs and coolers. All of the beaches and resorts in the Virgin Islands are open to the public.
* Snorkel Gear
* Complimentary tropical Flower Arrangement
*On site owner should you have any questions or need anything.
*Walking neighborhood. You will meet other tourists and locals walking their dogs and jogging.
*Professionally cleaned once a week.
*Flat off street Parking directly in front of your apartment,
*Internet cafe and Church next door.
*Special gift for those celebrating, a Wedding,Anniversary, Honeymoon or a Birthday!

Stonehouse is the perfect place to unwind especially if your idea of heaven is enjoying the gentle tradewinds while watching the waves on the Caribbean Sea surrounded by tropical plants, hummingbirds and wild parrots.

Sunflower Studio is a quiet spotlessly clean cozy hideaway with a sunny living space and one of the most affordable and best values for accomodations on St. Thomas!
Sunflower has many regular and repeat guests.
Keywords: Studio Apartment

Property Type

  • On floor 1
  • 460 sq. ft.
  • 2 story
  • Studio

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            One room studio apartment...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) Deluxe Serta pillow top

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            large selection of plates, serving platters and wine glasses....moreless

          • Dining:

            4 person glass and metal out door dining table....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Large selection of cookware...moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Outdoor living room on the patio with a chaise lounge, adirondack chair and a really comfortable hammock....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Plenty of flat private parking on property in front of the apartment...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Large selection of hotel quality white linens. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            High quality bed linens. Beach towels included...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Quiet split AC....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Tucked away location smack dab in the middle of the most convenient area of the island. A walking neighborhood of locals and tourists in a residential area just a 10 minute walk to a public beach....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Covered deck with dining table for 4, hammock,comfortable chair and a padded chaise lounge....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Shaded garden sitting area between car parking area and the apartment. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber Silver Genesis gas grill in the garden out the apartment. ...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Quiet private deck with unobstructed view over the Caribbean....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Only 150 feet directly above the Caribbean Sea, unobstructed view.You can see the fish swimming. ...moreless

                  • Beach View

                  Activities

                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Shopping
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Surfing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Walking
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Ruins
                  • Synagogues
                  • Playground
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Churches
                  • Arboretum
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Cinemas
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Shelling
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Boating
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Other Activities

                      • Stonehouse is tucked away on the waterfront in the convenient East End of St. Thomas in a quiet walking neighborhood smack dab in the middle of beaches, shopping, restaurants and the red Hook Ferry to St. John! ...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Beautiful and relaxing!

                        Beautiful and relaxing!

                        • Guest Dana
                        • Date of stay 04/04/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/17/14
                        The Sunflower studio was a beautiful little apartment with a breathtaking view! The hosts are very welcoming, kind, and helpful! A nice beach is a short walk down the hill. The Cup-N-Kettle is a great place to get tea and bite to eat. It is a wonderful place to get away in paradise!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                        Owner response: Thanks Dana! So glad that you enjoyed the tea/coffee shop next door also! Evelyn sure makes some wonderful local teas to get you going in the morning.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Perfect getaway with a million dollar view!

                        Perfect getaway with a million dollar view!

                        • Guest Jyotsna S.
                        • Date of stay 03/01/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/06/14
                        We just returned from a 5 day vacation in St Thomas and we had such a fabulous vacation. Sunflower Studio is the cutest little perfect romantic getaway. The view is absolutely phenomenal and breathtaking! One of the best views I have had ever in any vacation rental. Everything in the apartment was great, very clean and set up very well. Joanie and Robert are wonderful hosts and are very helpful with anything that you might need. I loved staying in the east end since its away from the hustle and bustle of the cruise ship goers, so close to so many amazing beaches, so close to the Red hook ferry terminal (so a day trip to St John is very doable) and lots of great restaurants close by. I am so sad that our vacation is over, but we will definitely be back soon enough and I will highly recommend this place to anyone visiting St Thomas!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Thanks for the great review Jyotsna, It makes me want to stay there! It is very helpful to other travelers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • A beautiful paradise removed from the city

                        A beautiful paradise removed from the city

                        • Guest Zack & Natalie
                        • Date of stay 12/31/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/13/14
                        From the moment we stepped foot onto this property, we had our breath taken away. We had plans to explore the island, but ended up spending most of our time at this location on the porch gazing out at the panoramic luster. Absolutely beautiful. The owners are incredibly nice and eager to make your stay as pleasant as possible (which does not require much work). We look forward to visiting again!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks Zachary! It is always nice to have some southern charm in the house... we really enjoyed having you stay at Stonehouse and we look forward to your next visit.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • You Will Love This Place!

                        You Will Love This Place!

                        • Guest Laura K. (N. Charleston, SC)
                        • Date of stay 08/25/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/02/13
                        My husband and I have just returned from a week at Sunflower. We were thrilled when we found this slice of paradise on VRBO. After reading the reviews, we knew this was the place for us. Joanie & Robert were perfect hosts and gave us some great suggestions for places to eat and snorkel. The studio is well equipped with most everything you will need including kitchen items if you wish to whip up something quick and enjoy your beautiful view from the deck. We loved watching the deer come to visit during the morning and the hermit crabs going up the stone pathway in the evenings. For outdoor activities, towels, beach chairs, cooler, snorkel gear and noodles are provided. We particularly liked snorkeling at Secret Harbor and Sapphire Beach. If you go to St. John to snorkel, visit Leinster Point and Haulover Bay. Fun places to eat near Sunflower are the Sunset Grille just down the street, Duffy's and Latitude 18. And if you're so inclined, we found a fabulous place to go horseback riding located 10 minutes away called Golden Age Horse Ranch. Sunflower is clean, well kept and private. The location is convenient to Red Hook where there are quite a few restaurants and the ferry to St. John. And of course it is within walking distance to Secret Harbor Beach which is about the nicest beach on the island, in our opinion. There is no doubt in our minds that we will stay there again on future trips to St. Thomas. We highly recommend Sunflower and suggest you stay there too; you won't be sorry!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Laura and Torsten, It was great to meet you both and sharing a glass of wine on our patio. Thanks for all of your insight into horseback riding at the Golden Age Ranch. I will definitely share this with our other travelers and I am glad that you enjoyed snorkeling as much as we do at Secret Harbour. We look forward to your return!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Caribbean Retreat

                        Caribbean Retreat

                        • Guest Jen (Jersey City, NJ)
                        • Date of stay 01/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/19/13
                        I needed a getaway during the cold winter season, and Sunflower at Stonehouse was a wonderful respite. Joan & Robert were very welcoming, accommodating, and very hospitable. The studio is very well equipped with with anything you could need, that you didn't pack. The private deck has the most amazing view of Secret Harbor, and the sunsets are to die for. Things I would recommend: use the mosquito net on the bed, plan to take a taxi most places if you don't rent a car, and have a great time :)

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • A Week in Paradise!

                        A Week in Paradise!

                        • Guest Tony & Kristi (Indiana)
                        • Date of stay 06/06/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/17/12
                        We just returned from our stay at the Sunflower and are already missing our views of Secret Harbour from the deck! It was in a great location, located near dining and entertainment in the Red Hook area. We took the ferry to St. John a few times during the week, which was also located in Red Hook, just a few minutes away. Joanie was so helpful to give us directions, tips, and even helped with our missing luggage situation the first night. She was a wonderful host and it gave us peace of mind knowing she was on the property if we needed anything (but very respectful of privacy). The condo was equipped with everything we needed during our stay. We really enjoyed having the beach chairs, cooler, and snorkeling gear for the beach. We plan to visit the Virgin Islands again and hope to stay at the Sunflower. :)

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review Tony and Kristi!! It is very helpful to other travelers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Million dollar view

                        Million dollar view

                        • Guest Patricia (Plainview, New York)
                        • Date of stay 04/06/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/21/12
                        Wow! The view from the deck is amazing. Great location nearcsecret harbor. Good snorkeling and good food on the deck watching the sunset. The cottage is adorable and Joanie is super nice. We loved the surrounding beaches and the location made it easy for us to get on the ferry for St. John. Great stay would love to go back.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: It was our pleasure to share our beautiful view and location with you!! and Yes!1 we hope to see you again....

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Best stay on island

                        Best stay on island

                        • Guest Backyard adventurer (Michigan)
                        • Date of stay 03/23/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/31/12
                        Incredible views, fabulous porch, cute studio, comfortable bed. . . Great place for a great price. The apartment is stocked with lots of extras-- guide books, some snacks, cooking starters, cooler, beach chairs LOTS of towels. Even sunscreen. Owners are great hosts and super friendly and helpful. This is our third stay on the property.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Hi Michael and Michelle! I hope you make it a 4th time next year!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Best kept secret at the harbor

                        Best kept secret at the harbor

                        • Guest Becky (California)
                        • Date of stay 11/03/11
                        • Review Submitted 11/13/11
                        We began our Caribbean adventure on St. Thomas at Secret Harbor. We lucked out with the weather, the place and travel excursions to St. John. But our most memorable experience will be our stay at Sunflower and our morning and evening meals out on the deck with the amazing views. Secret harbor was also one of the best snorkeling places and fun beach atmosphere. This was our first trip to the Caribbean and will truly be one that we will remember forever! Thanks J!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Wow thanks Becky. I am so glad you enjoyed your first and hopefully not last trip to the Caribbean. Thanks for traveling such a long way to us!

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                      • Relax in St. Thomas in Paradise

                        Relax in St. Thomas in Paradise

                        • Guest Lisa (Denver, CO)
                        • Date of stay 10/26/11
                        • Review Submitted 11/02/11
                        I just returned from an incredible week long vacation in St. Thomas at Joanie & Robert’s Sunflower studio. The place is perfect with so many wonderful features. I enjoyed sitting on the deck in the mornings with breakfast and coffee listening to the surf and watching the humming birds. After a day at the beach I came “home” to a nice afternoon relaxing in hammock with a good book. One early evening I was treated to two deer right which was awesome. I was happy that I rented a car even though at first driving on the left side of the road was a bit scary. Having a vehicle made it was super easy to navigate around and explore the island as well as St. John. The location is perfect with access to the numerous beaches, Charlotte Amalie and the ferry dock in Red Hook. If you want to visit the island and be away from the pricy resorts, cruise ship traffic and the hustle and bustle of town then Sunflower is the place to stay. Cheers, Lisa Denver, CO

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter Rate
                      Dec 1 - May 31, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $155
                      Summer Rate
                      Jun 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $125
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $125

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                      Location

                      • Magens Bay

                        "One of the top 10 beaches in the world! Great for walking and swimming. Go all the way to th..."

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                      • Mahogany Run Golf Course

                        "The only golf course on the island of St. Thomas. A 15 minute drive from Villa Blue Sky. "

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                      • Gladys's Café

                        "A Great place for lunch in Charlotte Amalie. Gladys makes her own hot sauce. Located inside ..."

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                      • Coki Beach

                        "Very busy on cruise ship days. The fish are very plentiful. Friendly local bars and frozen d..."

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                      • Hook, Line, and Sinker

                        "Great local hangout for lunch and or an early dinner. On the waterfront in Frenchtown. Carib..."

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                      • Beni Iguana's Sushi Bar

                        "This is the best Sushi in the World!! And I have had it all over the World!! "

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                      • Yacht Haven Grande

                        "High end shopping. Love the Grande Cru restaurant! Farmers Market on the first and third Su..."

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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1996

                      About the owner: Robert and Joanie have lived at Stonehouse since 1981. Robert was born in St. Thomas. His father was the first Post Master general for the Virgin Islands and the main U.S.Post Office in Charlotte Amalie, Alvaro deLugo U.S. Post Office is named after his father. Joanie is originally from Canada and Cape Cod,Massachusetts and relocated to St. Thomas after college in 1981. They both have extensive professional backgrounds in the Virgin Islands tourism business. Robert has worked in the Virgin Islands aviation business since the 1970's. First with a seaplane company Antilles Airboats which was owned and operated by the actress Maureen O'Hara and her aviator husband Charlie Blair. Robert was the Virgin Islands Station Manager for Delta airlines from 1994 until 2012. He now works at Stonehouse full time. Joanie formerly worked as a charter yacht broker arranging yacht vacations while managing a marina at Red Hook and then for 12 years as the local representative for Apple Vacations, an international travel company. Joanie now works full time at Stonehouse. When not working Joanie and Robert enjoy traveling to Chile, Argentina, Paris and Cape Cod. They welcome you to the Virgin Islands so they can share their expertise on some of the better things to see and do in the islands. They reside on the property and are available if you would like information or have any questions.

                      Why the Owner Chose Secret Harbour:
                      At Stonehouse you are surrounded by acres and acres of undeveloped waterfront property that affords you seclusion and privacy yet you are only 3 minutes to the grocery store and beaches. Stonehouse offers 3 vacation rental apartments. Each one has many unique features and all share the same fantastic Caribbean view! You have all the amenities of a hotel room and more! Sunflower Studio, VRBO # 81779 Larimar, VRBO # 140845 Seaglass, VRBO # 256505 We also manage 2 apartments across the street from Stonehouse: Castaway, VRBO # 286541 Villa Blue Sky, 150550.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                      We cater to those who want an authentic local experience of the island in a low key manner way off the beaten tourist track. Our extensive world wide travels staying in VRBO apartments has fine tuned us to what to expect in a vacation rental. If you do not rent a car our taxi driver can pick you up at the STT airport and bring you to Stonehouse. Taxis are available on call. We would love to have you stay at Stonehouse! Please call or email us if you you have any questions about the property or the island. We can call you worldwide for free. USVI 340-775-6920, 340-998-9056. It's easy to book. You can reserve with a 50% deposit on Visa or Master card and the balance is payable when you arrive. We keep it simple! There are no additional cleaning fees or premium holiday rates.


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                      • Sunflower...Breakfast on your private covered deck.

                        Sunflower...Breakfast on your private covered deck.

                      • Sunflower is one of three vacation apartments at Stonehouse.

                        Sunflower is one of three vacation apartments at Stonehouse.

                      • Sunflower's private deck for your 180degree ocean view

                        Sunflower's private deck for your 180degree ocean view

                      • Sunflower...Relax  and listen to the waves below...

                        Sunflower...Relax and listen to the waves below...

                      • Your view of the Caribbean Sea below

                        Your view of the Caribbean Sea below

                      • Stonehouse sits waterfront, Sunflower is on the lower left side

                        Stonehouse sits waterfront, Sunflower is on the lower left side

                      • Sunflower...Really comfortable bed with 450 thread count sheets

                        Sunflower...Really comfortable bed with 450 thread count sheets

                      • Indoor breakfast bar counter.

                        Indoor breakfast bar counter.

                      • Your unobstructed view below.

                        Your unobstructed view below.

                      • Sunflower...Bathroom with shower and all towels provided

                        Sunflower...Bathroom with shower and all towels provided

                      • Your deluxe beach chairs, cooler for cold drinks and snorkel gear...

                        Your deluxe beach chairs, cooler for cold drinks and snorkel gear...

                      • Sunflower, Relax on the hammock and feel the breeze..

                        Sunflower, Relax on the hammock and feel the breeze..

                      • Welcome to Sunflower Studio at Stonehouse...Make yourself at home in Paradise

                        Welcome to Sunflower Studio at Stonehouse...Make yourself at home in Paradise

                      • Comfortable chaise lounge to sit back and have a cool tropical drink.

                        Comfortable chaise lounge to sit back and have a cool tropical drink.

                      • Breakfast, lunch, dinner on your private patio.

                        Breakfast, lunch, dinner on your private patio.

                      • Sunflower...View from the deck to the west, you can hear the waves below..

                        Sunflower...View from the deck to the west, you can hear the waves below..

                      • Wake up to a view of the Caribbean Sea.

                        Wake up to a view of the Caribbean Sea.

                      • Queen size comfortable bed with high quality white linens.

                        Queen size comfortable bed with high quality white linens.

                      • Enjoy some tropical breakfast before heading out to the beach.

                        Enjoy some tropical breakfast before heading out to the beach.

                      • Maybe you will see a turtle or a Spotted Eagle Ray swim by below Sunflower.

                        Maybe you will see a turtle or a Spotted Eagle Ray swim by below Sunflower.

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                      Date last modified - Sunday, April 06, 2014

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                      View calendar: Updated 04/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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