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Experience Local at Stonehouse!

Bedrooms 1
Space 625 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

Stonehouse is a Caribbean Style private house located on waterfront property in a quiet residential walking neighborhood smack dab in the most convenient vacation areas on he East End of St. Thomas. Conveniently located just a half-mile walk to the public beach at Secret Harbor and the marina village of Red Hook.

Stonehouse offers 3 vacation rental apartments, all with a fantastic unobstructed view of Secret Harbor and the Caribbean Sea. The apartments all have private entrances, decks and are fully equipped including linens, beach towels, beach chairs and coolers.

Imagine waking up to the gentle sound of the ocean and then spending the day snorkeling on the reef below. You can relax on your private balcony sipping your morning coffee and watching the sun come up or with a cool drink in the evening to watch the moon rise. You are surrounded by acres of undeveloped waterfront property that affords you seclusion, quiet, and privacy yet you are only three minutes to the grocery store!

Larimar is 625 sq. ft. of bright first floor open concept living areas. A 9 ft. sliding glass doors allows you a fantastic Caribbean View from every corner of Larimar. The bedroom features a queen size comfortable bed with plush white linens separated to the living area by sliding doors.. The very small bathroom offers s shower only.

You can relax on the chaise lounge on your private balcony or enjoy an al fresco dinner on the patio dining table.

Complimentary Amenities Include:

* High Speed WIFI 18 Mbps

* Comfortable beach chairs and coolers

* Large selection of beach towels and linens.

* Complimentary once a week housekeeping

* Tropical Flower Arrangement

* On site owners if you have any questions or need anything.

*Professionally cleaned

* Coffee/Tea Shop,Internet Cafe and Church next door.

* Snorkel Gear

*Special gift for those celebrating wedding, honeymoon or birthday!

Your local hosts Joanie and Robert deLugo look forward to having you stay at Stonehouse. They live on the property and will check you in when you arrive, answer any questions and help you if you need anything during your stay.

At Stonehouse you will have your own private fully equipped apartment in a neighborhood where you can meet other travelers and locals and really get to know the place that you are visiting. Stonehouse caters to those travelers who want a more local travel experience of the island in a low key manner off the beaten tourist track.

Stonehouse apartments feature all of the amenities you would get from a hotel room and much more.

One of the Best Value Accommodations in the Virgin Islands!

Seaglass, VRBO #256505

Larimar , VRBO # 140845

Sunflower, VRBO #81779.

More Details

Joan deLugo
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Joan deLugo

Stay local.. Stay Stonehouse! Robert and Joanie deLugo the owners, have lived at Stonehouse since 1982 and purchased it in 1997. Robert was born on St. Thomas and met Joanie when she moved to the islands in 1981. They have been welcoming vacation travelers at Stonehouse since 2005.

Roberts family dates back many years in Virgin Islands history, his father was the first U.S. 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 him. Joanie is originally from Canada and Cape Cod, Massachusetts and relocated to St. Thomas after college in Nova Scotia in 1981.

Robert and Joanie both have extensive professional backgrounds in the Virgin Islands tourism industry. Robert has worked in the Virgin Islands aviation business since the 1970's. First with a seaplane company Antilles Airboats, which was operated by the actress Maureen O'Hara and her aviator husband Charlie Blair, then with Pam Am Airways and also Delta Airlines as the V.I. Station Manager from 1994 until early retirement 2012.

Since relocating to the Virgin Islands Joanie has enjoyed many years crewing on charter yachts sailing around the British Virgin Islands, managing a marina and charter yacht center in Red Hook and 12 years as the local representative for Apple Vacations, an international travel company. 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 local expertise on some of the better things to see and do in the islands. They reside on the property and will check you in when you arrive, answer any questions and help you out with anything you need during your stay.

Joan deLugo purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Joan deLugo chose St. Thomas

Stonehouse is conveniently tucked away on the waterfront 150’ above the turquoise Caribbean Sea. You are surrounded by acres and acres of undeveloped waterfront property that affords you seclusion, privacy, and quiet, yet you are only 3 minutes to the grocery store and beaches. It is only a half mile to the public beach at Secret Harbour. 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

What makes this apartment unique

Stonehouse is in a quiet walking residential neighborhood. It is a friendly mix of locals and travelers. You can go to the coffee/tea shop next door and mingle with others staying in the area or living on the island. We cater to travellers who want an authentic local experience of the island in a low-key manner off the beaten tourist track and away from the condos. Our worldwide travels staying in VRBO apartments has fine-tuned us to what to expect in a vacation rental.

We are professional and we love clean!

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!


St. Thomas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Deluxe Serta Pillow top with high quality linens.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Snorkel gear, beach towels, Beach chairs and cooler. Swim floats.


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Experience Local at Stonehouse!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 51 reviews
New England, United States

Relaxing fun stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was beautiful and had everything we needed for our stay. We especially enjoyed the balcony and the great view. The garden path to our apartment was beautiful and flowers were blooming. The owners Joan and Robert were very nice and made sure we had everything we needed. Secret Harbor, walking distance, had excellent snorkeling and fun excursions you could sign up for. We also enjoyed an Eco Tour with kayaking and snorkeling. Dyami was an outstanding tour guide. We found having a car rental very useful for getting groceries and dining out in Red Hook. We would rent here again in a heartbeat. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all of your compliments! And we are so glad that you enjoyed Stonehouse! I miss your beautiful Mustang convertible in the driveway! Hope to "sea" you both again.
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very friendly, helpful, and welcoming.

The view is even more impressive than the photos.

The room was clean and the location was great for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Consistently lovely!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love this property and the owners! Joan and Robert know has to maintain a clean, well decorated and relaxing environment. The location is so convenient to Secret Harbour beach and the two restaurants on the beach. It is a 5 to 7 minute walk that we try to convince ourselves works off all that food we ate! We swam everyday of our visit and included a day trip to the beach on St. John. You can't go wrong with this rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 1 of 5

The air conditioner broke down the 2nd night we were there and was not able to fix for several days. We had to relocate to a different location and the owner did refund our money. Very inconvenient and not the way to start your vacation. Owners were off island but Alice the house sitter was very kind and as helpful as she could be under the circumstances

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carolyn, Yes, I am so sorry that the A/C broke down during your stay. A power outage damaged the unit and it had to be replaced. It is certainly not a great way to start your vacation and I regret that it happened on your second day with us. I know that you wanted to use the A/C in Larimar and I am sorry that you had to move to Secret Harbor. Our sincere apologies for this inconvenience to you and I hope that you were able to make the best of your stay on the island. Alice, Joanie, and Robert
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay! Pictures perfectly represent the condo! Would definitely recommend and will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for staying at Stonehouse and we are so glad that you enjoyed it !!
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Larimar retreat April 22-28

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at Larimar and dreaming about the next time we can go there.

Joan is a great host with lots of local knowledge who will give you as much or as little information as you need.

Larimar in a quiet location on the East End of St Thomas with wonderful unobstructed views of Nazareth bay and Secret Harbor from a lovely covered porch where we had a relaxing breakfast every morning.

The apartment was perfect for my husband and I with plenty of light, room, good closet and drawer space and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom is small but quite functional. Its a great place to hang out and read but we were often out for much of the day. Another reason to go back.

It was a quick walk down the hill to Secret Harbor Resort which has a very nice beach and ra relaxing beach and beach club bar. Snorkel and chair rentals are available but Joan has a couple of backpack beach chairs and snorkeling equipment that we happily brought with us.

Sunsets from Secret Harbor are lovely.

We didn’t rent a car because didn't feel comfortable driving on left side of the road on the narrow hilly roads but used Mr. Scotland for travel back and forth to the airport on Joan’s recommendation. He was very reliable and good humored. Joan offered to take us the to grocery store when we got there and prepared us for sticker shock-all true. Cabs were available to take us a short ride to Red Hook for a good selection of restaurants or supplies or to take the 20 minute ferry to Cruz Bay on St Johns. I definitely recommend hiking on ST Johns (go early or late to avoid the heat of the day. Joan has lots of bug spray under the kitchen counter left by prior traveler including us.

We also took cabs to Lindquist Beach(recommend-lots of locals on the weekends) and to Sugar Bay Resort where we went on a day sail and snorkel with Daydreamer cruises. (I recommend Andrew the skipper and Taylor first mate) We also did a Eco tour 3 hr kayak/nature hike and snorkeling trip out of Honeymoon Beach on St Johns with Mark. Again I highly recommend him.

We had an excellent time with Laramar as our base and had no complaints but lots of good things to say (except for American Airlines but that’s another story).

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stonehouse is a Caribbean style waterfront private residential property tucked away on the desirable East End of St. Thomas yet you are smack dab in the middle of beaches, marinas, stores and restaurants. You will meet other travelers and locals in the coffee/tea shop next door or walking to the beach and restaurants at Secret Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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