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Lion's Gate Getaway- Lush Setting Overlooks St. John & Tortola

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Lions Gate Getaway is a private studio apartment in a lush, tropical setting, humming birds share your 270 degree view of St. John, Tortola and Red Hook Harbor. In just a few minutes you can walk into Red Hook for shopping, dinner, drinks and night life or catch the ferries to St. John and the BVI.

The spacious porch is a perfect way to enjoy your first cup of coffee or to sit back in the evening and watch the colors change over the islands with a cool beverage in your hand as the breeze passes by.

My husband Chris and I have lived on St. Thomas for over 20 years. He came to dive, I came to sail. We met and discovered we both had a love of the water and the Caribbean life style. Chris built this house on the top of the hill, and now we have expanded it to accommodate guests in our apartment that captures the Caribbean life style. We look forward to helping you enjoy your vacation in any way we can. Just ask for local tips on restaurants and activities.

Keywords: Studio Apartment

More Details

Maxine Lavitt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Red Hook Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

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Lion's Gate Getaway- Lush Setting Overlooks St. John & Tortola
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 58 reviews

Absolutely more beautiful than even the most beautiful pictures could offer!

  • 5 of 5

We drove our jeep up the steep road and were thankful we had a jeep but more thankful we chose lions gate for our week of solace! You will live up in the trees with the flowers, birds, clouds and sunshine! What an amazing retreat this was; we will never stay anyplace else on St. Thomas! Disappointed that we couldn't sail with Max due to the weather but it is a must during our next trip!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi It was wonderful having you as my guests. I was disappointed that we couldn't go sailing but the weather just didn't cooperate. I'm so glad you loved the view and all birds as much as I do. It's just so nice to wake up to nature all around you. See you next time and thank you so much for choosing to stay with us Max
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Riverhead, N.Y.

An ideal place to get rejuvenated.

  • 4 of 5

Ideal location close to restaurants, stores, beaches and St. John. Beautiful and cozy environment with a lovely views of the harbor St Thomas and St John. I was able to get some needed exercise when I chose to walk up and down the hill from the property. Chris and Max were charming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having Jacki was such a pleasure. It's wonderful when guests enjoy the view and the breezes and find themselves more relaxed than when they came. As an added treat there were 4th of July fireworks on St. John that we can see right from the porch. I would love to have Jacki return. I hope that she thinks of us as her home in the tropics.
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Mukilteo, WA USA

Awesome view and location!

  • 5 of 5

Great restaurants close by, snorkeling, parasailing, golf, sailing with our host Max, botanical gardens, white sand beaches and the ferry to St. Johns all within walking distance. House was clean, comfortable and kitchen well-equipped...bbq too! Max, Chris and the dogs were wonderful hosts...we will return.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Pete and Michelle, Wonderful guests who appreciated all the we offered and the island too. They treated our dogs like their own and we all missed them when the vacation came to an end. Looking forward to their next visit Thanks for choosing us. Max
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Miami, Florida U.S.A.

Amazing Stay at Lion's Gate

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Lion's Gate. The views from the expansive terrace were incredible. We had breakfast outside every morning and a couple of our own "happy hours" relaxing on the lounge chairs in the afternoons. The location was perfect to go beach-hopping in St. Thomas and to board the car ferry to St. John's. We also took advantage of a sailing and snorkeling day excursion with Capt. Max and it was unforgettable. The studio apartment was clean and comfortable. We also really liked having our own kitchen and large shower.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodations and views and I really liked Maxine's dogs Louie and Eva who came over and visited every day. I really liked the bathroom especially the shower and a great kitchen. A steep hike up a paved road that I did not mind but you should be aware of if you don't have a car. Great views of the harbor from a pretty terrace. Sounds of the town partying is heard at night and it can be difficult to sleep if the temp is warm but both should be able to be remedied by turning on the AC that I should of used. Gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, steep incline, but what a view!

  • 4 of 5

Charming decor on a steep incline with priceless views. Definitely want a rental for the full experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so right about the view. The steep road up makes for a beautiful sunrise and the breezes to keep it cool all year long. Thank you so much for staying with us Maxine
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.