About the property
- Apartment750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 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 he East End of St. Thomas. The property is conveniently located just a half-mile walk to the public beach at Secret Harbor and the marina village of 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!
Seaglass is a breezy top floor 750 sq. ft. of living space with Cathedral ceiling and Mexican Saltillo tiles throughout. The living room features West Indian Style shutters that open out to a fantastic view of Secret Harbor and the Caribbean. You can relax on your private open air entry balcony and feel the trade winds while sipping your morning coffee watching the sun come up or with a cool drink in the evening watching the moon rise.
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.
* 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.
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!
Seaglass, VRBO # 256505
Larimar VRBO # 140845
Sunflower VRBO # 81779
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 06, 2018
About Joan deLugo
About the owner: 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. Robert's 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, 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 1996
Why Joan deLugo chose St. Thomas
Why the Owner Chose Secret Harbour: 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. 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!. It's easy to book.
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Perched over Secret Harbor with a soothing view of blue water and sheltered shore and cooling winds thru the apartments wide windows, this offering by Joanie and Robert was perfect for our goal of an ocean view , uncrowded with good access to a quiet beach. Random storm damage affected us trivially- and we hope to return- many thanks to our excellent hosts with a well equipped rental.
Stonehouse is the BEST!
Joan and Robert DeLugo's Stonehouse, specifically the Seaglass apartment, was beautiful yet homey. We had absolutely everything we needed and if we had required anything we knew we had only to ask our gracious hosts. The views were so spectacular that we rose early enough to watch the sunrise every one of the nine days we were there, and enjoyed our Happy Hour on the deck nightly. We have no complaints whatsoever and will definitely include Stonehouse in our future plans on St. Thomas. If we could give the place more than 5 stars, we would!
We so loved our stay at Seaglass. The name inspires happiness, and that is just how we felt. It was so comfortable! We tend to be busy during the day. But every morning and evening was perfect. The view is awesome and to be able to still enjoy it in our PJ,s was great. It is so nice to have some essentials on hand and only consider those meals that you truly want to go out to eat. Definitely a respite for any vacation lifestyle ( we don't have the stamina we used to, but this location enable us to keep up with our expectations). You can't go wrong here!!!!!!
Thanks Cathy, and we are so glad you enjoyed the relaxing vibe and the beautiful views from the Seaglass apartment at Stonehouse for your birthday.
Amazing Views. Great Location. Friendly Owners.
This is a wonderful place to stay. Amazing views. Great location near Red Hook and beautiful Secret Harbour. The property is very well maintained, clean and the owners are very friendly and helpful in every respect. The photos don't come close to showing how beautiful the views are from the balconies. If your interested in staying on the quiet East End of the island look no further this is the place to stay. If your a diver or like to snorkel you can take a very short walk and be in the ocean doing both. Stop into nearby Aqua Action for a great snorkel trip to see huge turtles in their natural habitat or rent a tank and do a shore dive. Thank you again Joanie and Robert!
Another fantastic two weeks at Seaglass. We simply love this place! We stayed here for 2 weeks in November 2106 and now two weeks in March 2017 and our opinion has not changed one bit. With the great ocean breezes, we never turned on the air conditioner even once for two weeks. You can only get these great ocean breezes from a location like this…I can’t over emphasize this feature. The views of the Caribbean Sea are fantastic. We were up every morning to watch the cruise ships come into St Thomas and watch them leave in the evening. The apartment is clean, well equipped and leaves absolutely nothing needed. Beach chairs, cooler and beach towels make every day at the beaches complete. It’s very close to the Red Hook ferry terminal so you can easily venture to St John or the BVI’s. There are 6 screened windows in the sitting area and this provides the sea breezes we love from the Caribbean island life style. The hammock in the den provided nice evening relaxation after a day in the sun and some (too much?) Cruzan rum. The comfy queen bed and those evening sea breezes make for very restful nights. Great WIFI, cable TV, and a great Altec sound system for all our island music. The neighborhood is very quite while being close to Red Hook for great restaurants, grocery stores (we recommend the Food Center), and any “night life” one would want. Joannie and Robert remain great host and are available for any local insight or information you may need. We have spent 4 weeks here over the last 6 months and we already consider it our “home” in the USVI. Hopefully, we are looking forward to two more weeks in the fall!
Fred & Linda
Fred and Linda,
Thank you for all of your kind comments and I am so glad that you embrace our Caribbean lifestyle here. There is nothing better than the gentle trade winds and the sound of the ocean at Stonehouse...
Your tropical home and Stonehouse awaits your return.
Joanie and Robert
Seaglass is an amazing piece of priperty. With beautiful views of the bay below as well as a consistent breeze to keep you comfortable. With a short drive from the airport, you are close to most anything you may want to do. Red Hook is a 2 minute drive for restaurants and services. The hosts are on site and are easily available for any concerns or questions about your stay. Seaglass is a great place to stay and we look forward to staying again.
Stonehouse is tucked away on the waterfront in the desirable and convenient East End of St. Thomas. You are nestled smack dab in the middle of beaches, shopping, restaurants and Red Hook. You can mingle with other travelers and locals at the coffee/tea shop next door as we'll as waking to Secret Harbour.