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Sunflower at Stonehouse Spectacular Ocean View!!

Joan deLugo

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Joan deLugo

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Sunflower at Stonehouse Spectacular Ocean View!!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


East End Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Sunflower at Stonehouse nestled in a quiet residential area on the convenient east end of St. Thomas. Sunflower is bright and airy with a fantastic comfortable private deck overlooking the ocean.

Listen to the gentle surf below while sipping a tropical drink on your own private deck after spending the day exploring the coral reefs at Secret Harbor. Enjoy the sunset while dining al fresco and then watch the twinkling lights of the cruise ships on the distant horizon as they head down island.

Complimentary Amenities Include:

*High Speed WiFi 3.0Mbps

* Deluxe beach chairs and coolers. All of the beaches and resorts in the Virgin Islands are open to the public.

* Snorkel Gear

* Complimentary tropical Flower Arrangement

*On site owner should you have any questions or need anything.

*Walking neighborhood. You will meet other tourists and locals walking their dogs and jogging.

*Professionally cleaned once a week.

*Flat off street Parking directly in front of your apartment,

*Internet cafe and Church next door.

*Special gift for those celebrating, a Wedding,Anniversary, Honeymoon or a Birthday!

Stonehouse is the perfect place to unwind especially if your idea of heaven is enjoying the gentle tradewinds while watching the waves on the Caribbean Sea surrounded by tropical plants, hummingbirds and wild parrots.

Sunflower Studio is a quiet spotlessly clean cozy hideaway with a sunny living space and one of the most affordable and best values for accomodations on St. Thomas!

Sunflower has many regular and repeat guests.

Keywords: Studio Apartment

More Details
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Joan deLugo (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Joan deLugo

Robert and Joanie have lived at Stonehouse since 1981. Robert was born in St. Thomas. His father was the first 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 his father.

Joanie is originally from Canada and Cape Cod,Massachusetts and relocated to St. Thomas after college in 1981.

They both have extensive professional backgrounds in the Virgin Islands tourism business.

Robert has worked in the Virgin Islands aviation business since the 1970's. First with a seaplane company Antilles Airboats which was owned and operated by the actress Maureen O'Hara and her aviator husband Charlie Blair. Robert was the Virgin Islands Station Manager for Delta airlines from 1994 until 2012. He now works at Stonehouse full time.

Joanie formerly worked as a charter yacht broker arranging yacht vacations while managing a marina at Red Hook and then for 12 years as the local representative for Apple Vacations, an international travel company. Joanie now works full time at Stonehouse.

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 expertise on some of the better things to see and do in the islands. They reside on the property and are available if you would like information or have any questions.

Joan deLugo purchased this studio in 1996

Why Joan deLugo chose East End

At Stonehouse you are surrounded by acres and acres of undeveloped waterfront property that affords you seclusion and privacy yet you are only 3 minutes to the grocery store and beaches.

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

We cater to those who want an authentic local experience of the island in a low key manner way off the beaten tourist track. Our extensive world wide travels staying in VRBO apartments has fine tuned us to what to expect in a vacation rental.

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 you have any questions about the property or the island. We can call you worldwide for free. USVI 340-775-6920, 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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Sunflower at Stonehouse Spectacular Ocean View!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Memphis, TN

Perfect in so many ways

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were in awe the second we stepped foot on the back deck of the Sunflower Studio. The views are absolutely breathtaking. We arrived to a very welcoming basket of snacks, water, and a bottle of bubbly (Mimosas on morning 2 with the hummingbirds and the view was just perfect). Joanie was always happy to answer any questions we had and beyond helpful when we needed to leave a little later then originally planned. The studio was well stocked, clean, and very comfortable. It was close enough to beaches that we ended up back at the Sunflower to make lunch and relax on the deck almost everyday of our stay. Secret Harbor beach quickly became our go to spot as it is a 10 minute walk and a great place to watch sunset during happy hour. Snorkeling on the right side of Secret Harbor around the rocks was great as well. We also spotted white tail deer in the back yard a couple times. The only thing we had to complain about was that we were on vacation and had to leave our little peaceful studio. We will return and recommend. Thanks Joanie and Robert.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah... you make me want to vacation at Sunflower!!! So glad you could celebrate your 15 anniversary with us at Stonehouse and enjoy a relaxing time on the island.
Allentown, PA

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Sunflower was probably one of the best places that we have ever rented. The studio was fully stocked with many of the conveniences of home. There were plenty of bath towels, beach towels, toiletries, and bottled water and beer for our arrival. We were also thankful to be provided beach chairs to take to many of St. Thomas's beautiful beaches. You won't find a better view on the island to enjoy while spending lazy afternoons in the hammock.

Joan was the ultimate host, from assisting with arranging an anniversary surprise for my husband to accommodating us an extra night in the Sunflower when our flight home was cancelled due to weather.

The location is perfect to explore the east end of the island. Secret Harbour is a 10 minute walk down the hill, where you can find Aqua Action Dive Shop, two great restaurants, a beautiful beach, and decent snorkeling. Red Hook is less than 5 minutes away by car, where you'll find many great restaurants (XO Bistro, Tap and Still, Island Time Pub) and the ferry to St. John. Our favorite beach to visit was Smith Bay Park (Lindquist Beach). It's a beautiful, quiet beach, not popular with the cruise ship crowds.

We hope to return to the Sunflower and Stonehouse again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! It was our pleasure to have you enjoy Stonehouse!
Saint Paul, Minnesota

million dollar view!!

  • 5 of 5

Property was as described, had everything we needed! Location was perfect, away from the hustle and bustle, 5 minute walk to beach. The view is amazing!!! Used the hammock on the patio at morning and night, great to watch the many sailboats, just beware of bugs outside at night, didn't know until the next morning that we were getting bitten up... went to red hook (walked in early day but roads not very safe for walking at night due to no shoulders and remoteness) on most days to catch bus, eat, take ferry to St John's highly recommended, beautiful island!! Used owners recommendation for cab driver, he was available most of the time, and gave very good safety pointers as there are some sketchy characters out in late night, but only one brush with feeling unsafe at night. Otherwise great experience, again location of property was perfect, owners were very helpful and friendly, would work with them again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we really appreciate your input! We are so glad that you enjoyed the quiet view over the Caribbean at Stonehouse. Sorry the mosquitoes liked you! After we have had rain it is best to put on some of the mosquito repellent at sunrise and sunset. While our neighborhood of Ridge Road and Secret Harbor is great for walking day and night it is best to take the $5. taxi to and from Red Hook and the town areas at night and best to be home by midnight. It was our pleasure to have you at Stonehouse and we look forward to your return!
Long Beach, Mississippi

Wonderful week in St. Thomas

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying this property has a million dollar was breathtaking! Everything you could need for a wonderful vacation is provided. One of the best days we had was sailing to the BVI via the Daydreamer charter and this was all thanks to Joanie's recommendation. We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dawn and Jerry we are so glad to share our breathtaking view with travelers and Daydreamer to Jost Van Dyke is one of my favorite daysails! It was fun to have you over to enjoy sunset cocktails on our patio and I hope we "sea" you again.

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The Sunflower studio was a beautiful little apartment with a breathtaking view! The hosts are very welcoming, kind, and helpful! A nice beach is a short walk down the hill. The Cup-N-Kettle is a great place to get tea and bite to eat. It is a wonderful place to get away in paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dana! So glad that you enjoyed the tea/coffee shop next door also! Evelyn sure makes some wonderful local teas to get you going in the morning.

Perfect getaway with a million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 5 day vacation in St Thomas and we had such a fabulous vacation. Sunflower Studio is the cutest little perfect romantic getaway. The view is absolutely phenomenal and breathtaking! One of the best views I have had ever in any vacation rental. Everything in the apartment was great, very clean and set up very well. Joanie and Robert are wonderful hosts and are very helpful with anything that you might need. I loved staying in the east end since its away from the hustle and bustle of the cruise ship goers, so close to so many amazing beaches, so close to the Red hook ferry terminal (so a day trip to St John is very doable) and lots of great restaurants close by. I am so sad that our vacation is over, but we will definitely be back soon enough and I will highly recommend this place to anyone visiting St Thomas!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Jyotsna, It makes me want to stay there! It is very helpful to other travelers.


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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

From $125 Per night

East End Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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East End Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
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 ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
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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