Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
About Joan deLugo
About the owner: Stay local.. Stay Stonehouse! Robert and Joanie deLugo the owners, have lived at Stonehouse since 1982 and purchased it in 1996. 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. Robert's 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, 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 1996
Why Joan deLugo chose Saint Thomas
Why the Owner Chose Secret Harbour: 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. We cater to travelers 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!. Read our reviews to get a sense of what our guests say about their stay at Stonehouse. You may become a regular like most of our guests now...
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What a view!
Joan and Robert are wonderful hosts! The accommodations were clean and the balcony has a spectacular view of secret harbour. There are so many beaches to explore depending on what you’re looking for. The snorkeling just below at Secret Harbour had a variety of fish and Lindquist Beach only 10 minute cab ride has beautiful pristine water and very quiet. Red Hook is about a 8 minute cab ride with restaurants and shops as well as the Ferry to St John - a must! Hope to visit again soon.
Erika and Dario, So nice to have Canadians in the house! It was a pleasure meet you and hear about your daily explorations and your adventures.
We also look forward to your return. Joanie and Robert.
Very clean rental. Bed very comfortable and clean in addition to bathroom.
Stunning View and Steps from the Beach
Even better than shown in listing, pictures don't do the view justice. Comfortable unit with all the accessories for a tropical getaway - beach towels and chairs, sunscreen, grills, etc. Why did I even pack a bag? All that is needed is toothbrush and a couple swimsuits and coverup to walk down to the beach. Joanie is a happy and responsive host! Thanks!
Had a wonderful time and can't wait to return.
Thanks Kimi for taking such good care of Seaglass and leaving the apartment spotlessly clean! We look forward to hosting you back on the island!
Happy New Year to you!
Joanie and Robert
We rented this villa for a family member for their honeymoon. They loved the villa and were amazed by the view. Joan had provided detailed information about the home an area that was so helpful. She even took them to the grocery store. They loved everything about their stay! Thanks Joan for taking such great care of them!
This is our second time staying with Joan and Robert and we are already planning the next trip. One of the most beautiful views on the island can be enjoyed from your balcony. Accommodations are perfect. They have everything you could possibly need. Love the location, walking distance to Secret Harbor and a short drive to restaurants and more beautiful beaches. We rented a car however they have taxi service that is there within minutes for a very low price.
Wouldn't stay anywhere else.
Stonehouse is tucked away on the waterfront in the desirable and convenient East End of St. Thomas. You are nestled smack dab in the middle of beaches, shopping, restaurants and Red Hook. You can walk to Secret Harbour Beach. All of the beaches in the Virgin islands are public and provide parking. Secret Harbour is a Marine Sanctuary and is one of the most popular areas to snorkel. The reef is located just below Stonehouse.
From Stonehouse it is a 3 minute drive to the grocery store and the Marina Village of Red Hook.
If you do not rent a car Taxis are available on call from Stonehouse. The taxi fare varies depending on destination. To Red Hook it runs about $5.pp.
Charlotte Amalie is the main duty free shopping area and the historic district. The shops are open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.
When you arrive Joanie or Robert can give you a brief Islands orientation and help you out with some of the best things to do while you are visiting, including any special events or activities for the week.
You can catch the ferry from Red Hook to St. John to visit the V.I. National Park. Joanie hikes every week in the National Park and can give you some tips on the best trails, especially the Lind Point Trail to Honeymoon Beach.
Just ask us for hiking poles and yoga mats if you like.
Stonehouse is special in that you are at a private friendly property but just a quick ride to most of the best beaches, restaurants and activities.
Our dogs at Stonehouse are Coco and Mickey they are both island dogs affectionately known as Coconut retrievers.
They do not go in the apartments but have an outside play yard where you may see lounging or chasing lizards.