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Sunflower at Stonehouse Spectacular Ocean View!!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

Description

East End Studio Rental Photos and Description

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!

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Owner
Joan deLugo
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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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 USVI/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 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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Sunflower at Stonehouse Spectacular Ocean View!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

The very best location, view, hosts...I could go on and on.

  • 5 of 5

This place is so fantastic! The location was the best we could've found. Snorkeling in Secret Harbor we could look up and see our apartment and our hammock beckoning us. Getting home from Red Hook in just a few minutes was so convenient after a nice meal and cocktails. Joanie and Robert were incredible hosts. I can't wait to return to Sunflower!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we can't wait for you to return also!! Joanie and Robert
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5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Joanie and Robert have created such a warm and comfortable environment at Stonehouse. We vacationed with another couple and both of our suites were lovely. The attention to detail was obvious, from the light snacks, to the abundance of towels, to the tropical furnishings and decorations. Robert and Joanie had a "Manager's Cocktail party" where we had a chance to meet the other guests over lamb sliders and rum punch! Stonehouse is solidly built into the side of the hill overlooking Secret Harbour which gives it spectacular views. We were a short, 10 minute walk from the beach. On the walk down be sure to stop in the Cup-N-Kettle tea shop for some iced tea and pastries! This was our second trip and we hope to make many more. Thanks for a fabulous stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah, Thanks Diana! It was great to get to know you and friends and thanks for bringing them along this time. Yes, we also love our neighborhood and enjoy sharing it with travelers!
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5

Incredibly scenic and much more spacious than advertised

  • 5 of 5

This rental is everything it looks like and much more. Beautiful views of the bay/ocean from our large, private patio, quick 5-10 minute walk down the hill to a beautiful beach and restaurant (secret harbor), 5-10 minute cab ride to many other red hook restaurants and beaches (as well as the ferry to St. John - which made for an effortless day trip). If I had to do my trip all over again I would absolutely choose Stonehouse again (spoiler alert: we're already planning a trip back for December!!). Oh and also the property owners, Joanie and Robert are very responsive and kind. Highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, We are so glad that you enjoyed staying at Stonehouse! We look forward to your return. Joanie and Robert
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5

Secret Spot in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed with flowers from the owner's garden and a basketful of treats, along with a wonderfully equipped studio room/apartment for our destination wedding on Magen's Bay and subsequent honeymoon. Joanie is incredibly accommodating and our stay felt like being at home (only we had this amazing, amazing(!) water view). It is so close to Red Hook and the ferry dock and we definitely recommend taking the ferry over St. John to check out the beautiful beaches there, as well. I'm sure that we will be back to celebrate our anniversary a time or two as our happily married years go by...

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute bliss

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for our honeymoon! You couldn't ask for a better location- close to beaches, Red Hook and the ferry to St. John! They have plenty of resources for things to do, maps and tourist information! Joanie was so accommodating, she even let us use their vacuum for our rental car!! I definitely recommend this wonderful place to any couple looking for a beautiful view & great location!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your honeymoon at Stonehouse and we hope to see you back for an anniversary! Our pleasure to lend you the vacuum in the driveway to get the sand out of the rental car.
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A Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Sunflower. The views are incredible; even better than the pictures. Secret Harbor beach is very close by and gets great sunset views. One of our favorite things was watching the cruise ships going by all lit up in the evenings from the patio. The unit was stocked with everything we needed to have a great week in St. Thomas. We hope to come back someday.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

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Rates & Availability

East End Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$165
$1,155
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$165
$1,155
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

East End Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One room studio apartment
  • Queen size Beds (1) Deluxe Serta pillow top
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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