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Honeymoon, Anniversary Perfect!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 460 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio, 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 the East End of St. Thomas, conveniently located just a half-mile walk to the public beach at Secret Harbor and 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!

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.

If you wish to reserve you can either do it on the VRBO Book It button or call us directly at 340-775-6920, 340-998-9056. EST.

You can reserve with a 50% deposit on Visa or Master Card. The balance is payable when you arrive. We do not accept wire/ bank transfers.

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!

More Details

Joan deLugo
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Joan deLugo

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.

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 most recently with 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 studio in 1996

Why Joan deLugo chose Estate Nazareth

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 We also manage 2 apartments across the street from Stonehouse: Castaway, VRBO # 286541 Villa Blue Sky, 150550.

What makes this studio 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! Please call or email us if you have any questions about the property or the island. We can call you worldwide for free. USVI 340-775-6920, Call/Text 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon. The view is magnificent and your hospitality adds a touch of love which made our stay even more enjoyable.
Dec 2007
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Estate Nazareth Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One room studio apartment
  • Queen size Beds (1) Deluxe Serta pillow top
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • 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
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.


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Honeymoon, Anniversary Perfect!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 47 reviews

Perfect honeymoon getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Sunflower was perfect; nice and cozy. The view was phenomenal! We didn't get a chance to spend time on the hammock. We were trying to avoid mosquitoes. Overall, location, location, location. Within minutes of Red Hook and Secret Harbor Beach. Tons of restaurants. We also went to the grocery store and ate in a couple of times. Everything you need as far as kitchen utensils and cookware. We also rented a car to make things easier. Thank you Joanie and Robert for letting us stay at your beautiful property. We will be visiting again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chanthy for taking the time to post the review! We really appreciate it and it will be very helpful to other travelers. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Sunflower Studio at Stonehouse. We also travel a lot and we try o keep the apartments just the way we would want it on vacation. Sorry about the mosquitos that week! After the rain the bugs seem to come out in force. We have since sprayed the property. We look forward to seeing you again... Joanie and Robert
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Great view!

  • 4 of 5

Easy check in, beautiful view, very close to Red Hook. It was very convenient having a rental car as we enjoyed exploring the island. It was the perfect size studio for two people but we didn't spend much time at the rental property cause we were too busy exploring! We had a great vacation. Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piece of paradise

  • 4 of 5

Our stay on St. Thomas at Sunflower was everything we wanted and more! There was a small hiccup regarding the room but it was quickly resolved. The AC had been out from a power outage and we quickly unplugged and plugged back in and it seemed to work just fine! We really enjoyed staying here as it was really close to the ferries which we used twice during our stay! We really enjoyed being so close to Red Hook and enjoyed visiting Melt, Duffy's Love Shack, and XO Bistro. We also had a fabulous breakfast and latte at Lattes in Paradise! We enjoyed utilizing our hammock after a long day to come and relax and look out across the blue waters! It was perfect and we will be back to the island someday! It now has a special place in our hearts! My boyfriend proposed to me at Drake's Seat which has a fabulous view overlooking Magen's Bay! Magen's Bay is by far my favorite beach that we visited while staying on St. Thomas. Definitely do a day trip to the B.V.I to see the Baths! I am pretty sure this was one of the big highlights from our trip!

Thank you again for letting us stay at Sunflower! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Everything from fresh cut flowers to loaned beach chairs. Robert and Joanie have provided everything for a perfect stay. Highly recommend this property, very private and well decorated.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monroe NC

Stress free get away

  • 5 of 5

The view was amazing from our porch. The studio was just enough space for my husband and I with everything we needed for a stress free week away. The snorkeling out in the bay was amazing. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you here and I am glad you enjoyed our beautiful Caribbean blue sea view!
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GREAT location, amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at this property for our very first trip to the USVI. The location was perfect - close to great beaches, the town of Red Hook and night life, the ferry to St John, the grocery store. The view from the deck was incredible and really makes the apartment!! We really appreciated the chairs, umbrella, towels and cooler for our beach adventures, and the functional kitchen with full fridge helped make breakfast and lunches easy. Bed was comfortable, and the location is private, quiet and safe. Joanie and Robert were friendly, helpful and flexible hosts. We had an occasional power outage, which is common all over the island, but power was restored within the hour. We would recommend this property to anyone looking to escape the crowds and relax in a beautiful location as a couple. Great VRBO experience!

Thank you, Joanie and Robert!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! and so glad to have you at Stonehouse and for taking advantage of all the beautiful beaches close to us. Fortunately the power plant got it's new generator!
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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!


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.