Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
About Joan deLugo
Stay local.. Stay Stonehouse! Robert and Joanie deLugo the owners, have lived at Stonehouse since 1982 and purchased it in 1997. 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 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 1997
Why Joan deLugo chose 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
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!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great relaxing place to stay and close to Secret Harbor, Red Hook and Sapphire Beach. Have stayed twice and will again. Love Joanie and Robert..
Wonderful stay in paradise!
Larimar at Stonehouse is a lovely, very clean apartment with breathtaking views of the island and harbor below. It is truly all you need to relax and enjoy the island. Joanie and Robert are wonderful hosts and make you feel at home and welcomed. Due to delayed flights and missed connections, our stay was shortened and Joanie was understanding and accommodating, which we very much appreciated. Our first day on the island, Joanie drove us to the local grocery store and gave us a tour of Red Hook. Secret Harbor Beach and Sunset Grill is a 5 minute walk from Stonehouse. The beach is more secluded and a great place to snorkel. Larimar at Stonehouse has all you need to stay a short while, or an extended stay. Please do not hesitate to book this beautiful apartment.
Thank you for such a nice review we really enjoyed having you here at Stonehouse!
A lovely vacation home
The apartment is exactly as described, including the all-day fabulous view in the photo. I sat in a lounge chair and enjoyed it every day! The apartment is crisp and clean, modern, efficient, and delightful. There is always a breeze, and every amenity makes life easy and comfortable. Stone House is on the far east end of the island, and there were very few tourists. I met friendly ex-pats who live in the area who love it and are welcoming. A great beach with good snorkeling is a 5-minute drive downhill; it also has a great restaurant. Stone House is in a quiet part of the island, perfect for relaxation. The hosts provide warm help and advice and are available full-time. All kinds of tours and boat trips are easily available, and the weather is lovely. I recommend Stone House as a great vacation residence, and I'll be back.
We couldn’t have picked a better place to stay! Not only is the view AMAZING but the location as well. Joan was so kind and welcoming! My favorite thing was waking up, opening the glass doors and relaxing on the deck. I Highly recommend stonehouse :)
Loved our stay!
I spent about 6 weeks searching for the right place to stay in St Thomas. I liked that Joanie was on sight to answer any questions regarding places to eat, excursions and beaches and what not to waste our time on. All was good advice! The view from the deck enjoys both sunrises and sunsets, and they are spectacular! Providing laundry service after a week onto our 12 day stay was very much appreciated. Stonehouse was a great location close to Red Hook for restaurants, ferries and excursions. Secret Harbor kept bringing us back for the good snorkeling with calm water and "Painkillers" served on the beach! Thanks Joanie for helping make our stay in St Thomas a memorable experience.
Loved the view
Stonehouse is a Caribbean style waterfront private residential property tucked away on the desirable East End of St. Thomas yet you are smack dab in the middle of beaches, marinas, stores and restaurants. It is a 10 minute walk to the beach and restaurants at Secret Harbor. Stonehouse is surrounded by acres of wild land so it is very quiet.