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Lion's Gate Getaway- Lush Setting Overlooks St. John & Tortola

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Studio Apartment, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-2)

Lions Gate Getaway is a private studio apartment in a lush, tropical setting, humming birds share your 270 degree view of St. John, Tortola and Red Hook Harbor. In just a few minutes you can walk into Red Hook for shopping, dinner, drinks and night life or catch the ferries to St. John and the BVI.

The spacious porch is a perfect way to enjoy your first cup of coffee or to sit back in the evening and watch the colors change over the islands with a cool beverage in your hand as the breeze passes by.

My husband Chris and I have lived on St. Thomas for over 20 years. He came to dive, I came to sail. We met and discovered we both had a love of the water and the Caribbean life style. Chris built this house on the top of the hill, and now we have expanded it to accommodate guests in our apartment that captures the Caribbean life style. We look forward to helping you enjoy your vacation in any way we can. Just ask for local tips on restaurants and activities.

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Maxine Lavitt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017


Smith Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The shower is made of stone and you feel like you are outside but you inside with all the amenities.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Lion's Gate Getaway- Lush Setting Overlooks St. John & Tortola
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 55 reviews
Miami, Florida U.S.A.

Amazing Stay at Lion's Gate

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Lion's Gate. The views from the expansive terrace were incredible. We had breakfast outside every morning and a couple of our own "happy hours" relaxing on the lounge chairs in the afternoons. The location was perfect to go beach-hopping in St. Thomas and to board the car ferry to St. John's. We also took advantage of a sailing and snorkeling day excursion with Capt. Max and it was unforgettable. The studio apartment was clean and comfortable. We also really liked having our own kitchen and large shower.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodations and views and I really liked Maxine's dogs Louie and Eva who came over and visited every day. I really liked the bathroom especially the shower and a great kitchen. A steep hike up a paved road that I did not mind but you should be aware of if you don't have a car. Great views of the harbor from a pretty terrace. Sounds of the town partying is heard at night and it can be difficult to sleep if the temp is warm but both should be able to be remedied by turning on the AC that I should of used. Gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, steep incline, but what a view!

  • 4 of 5

Charming decor on a steep incline with priceless views. Definitely want a rental for the full experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so right about the view. The steep road up makes for a beautiful sunrise and the breezes to keep it cool all year long. Thank you so much for staying with us Maxine
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Dayton, Maine

we couldn't have picked a better place. just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Max was a super-host & a super sailing-captain. (we never met her husband, Chris- but louie & eva the dogs were such welcoming hounds as we sorely miss our own mutts.) Everything about our stay was perfection & we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our St. Thomas oasis.

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed with perfect weather during our stay. We used the fully functional kitchen for the majority of our meals. To us, the best part of Max's place is her wonderful porch that provides plenty of shade or sun, whichever you prefer. It's elevated view allows many islands to be seen, close and on the horizon and overlooks the Red Hook mooring field. The sunrises can be spectacular. If you've driven on the island before, you understand steep hills and switchbacks and this road/driveway is similar. Max and Chris are wonderful hosts that will help in any way and offer great tips (Lindquist Beach, XO, etc). We appreciated Louie & Eva's company too. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfax County Virginia

Spacious apartment overlooking Redhook Bay

  • 5 of 5

We ran into Max several days before we were going to stay with her on the docks in Redhook. Very nice and informative. We met up with her again when we got back from St John and she took escorted us to her house. Spacious and clean apartment overlooking the bay. We had breakfast and coffee every morning on the porch with a beautiful view. Towels, beach chairs and cooler were provided. Everything you need to go to a beach. We strongly recommend going on her boat for the sail and snorkel. Great way to go snorkeling in St. John. Lunch was great and the presentation was spectacular. Would stay with her again.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lions Gate Getaway - Red Hook, the East End of St. Thomas

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, parasailing


Rates & Availability

Smith Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard Rate
Feb 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 8 2018
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

High Season ..... Dec 15-Apr 15 .. $140/night.
Holiday Season .. Dec 15-Jan 15 .. $150/night.
Low Season ...... Apr 16-Dec 14 .. $125/night.
This does not include the St. Thomas Hotel tax of 8%
Stays of three days or less are $150.00 per night.
Easter week $150.00/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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