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15 reviews
Entrance to Lion's Gate
This is what you wake up to
Active view of Red Hook Harbor from the porch
view of St. John
Queen size bed with Italian lights
Full eat in Kitchen, microwave on granite counter top
Stone shower in the bathroom.
Outside dining. The breeze will keep you cool here.
Day bed for a good nap
Chaise lounge in a quiet corner on the property
Breakfast or cocktails
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
East End, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Boston
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
Reviewed 8 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Lions Gate is minutes from the town of Red Hook, at the top of a steep hill. We stayed in the studio, the best part is the wrap around veranda with gorgeous views of the harbor, St. John's and Tortola. The studio has a full and well appointed kitchen. The bathroom has a large walk in shower. The bedroom is rather small and there is not a sitting area, but we were mostly outside, no mosquitoes up that high. The TV and internet did not seem to be working, but we had excellent cell phone signal. Maxine was very pleasant and helpful. Beach chairs and umbrellas and a cooler are provided so you can go beach hopping, all beaches on Saint Thomas are open to everyone. You really need a car to enjoy this location. The road to the house is steep and narrow. If are in very good shape you can walk up the hill, but I don't think it is safe, especially at night. There is barley room for two cars to pass. Red Hook has several open air bars and the music and noise carries right up the hill at night. Also the ferry horn is quite loud. We needed to close the windows and use the AC to be able to sleep - and we are not light sleepers. But it is fun to go into Red Hook in the evening , we liked Duffy's and XO.

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Liked best: the view
Liked least: The steep hill
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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angtravel...
Naperville, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing views and wonderful location!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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We stayed in the Cottage and loved every minute of it, from the first morning with the beautiful view to the very last minute. Max and Chris were wonderful, ensuring we had everything we needed and giving us recommendations for beaches and dining. We were very comfortable in the cottage and will be back with teenage kids and rent both places...it was that great!

We highly recommend a day sailing with Max during your stay...wonderful time!!!

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Liked best: Max and Chris's hospitality and the view.
Liked least: I really like big comfy bedding, but truly did not need it here.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jan 2014
We loved having you. Can't wait to meet the rest of the family. Don't wait to long as it's so much fun having you around.

All the best to you both Max
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travelbug...
Christiansted, St. Croix
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great comfortable studio”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
3
people found this review helpful

We rented the studio which was absolutely delightful. Outstanding views with several outdoor places for comfortable relaxing to enjoy the views and east breezes. Inside is well appointed, the kitchen is big, the decor perfect and we really appreciated the big open shower. The location is the easy gateway to St. John and the rest of the islands, restaurants and shops are also abundant right there at Red Hook. Our hostess Max was wonderful, ask her about day sailing on her sailboat.

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Liked best: view, covered patios, bathroom, kitchen, location in general
Liked least: hard to say, maybe the sounds from the activity at Red Hook below.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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JS474
North Royalton, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Extremely Nice People!”
Reviewed 15 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
3
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Max and Chris are down to earth "good soul" people who were extremely accommodating. The apartment is perfect for two people. It's simple but gives you everything you need in location and amenities. Captain Max also does an excellent job of taking you out on her sail boat for snorkeling at a small extra costs which I would recommend.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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fig_mar
Raleigh, North Carolina
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 10 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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My wife and I stayed at Lion's Gate for 3 nights. The apartment was just what we needed while waiting for our villa rental on St John. It is located on the hill overlooking the ferry terminal providing a panoramic view of the bay and neighboring islands. The apartment is clean and well stocked with everything you need in the kitchen.
I really enjoyed having my morning coffee sitting on the front porch and watching the sun appear over St John. Just a short but steep walk down the hill are a number of very good places to eat from Duffy's Love Shack to "XO".
Lion's Gate is just a short ride to the Food Center where we stocked up supplies for our sort stay at Lion's Gate and our villa on St John. (We rented a Jeep from Discount Car Rental and took it to St John. BTW, if you plan to take a rental to St John, verify that the rental company will allow it. Most won't allow the car to leave St Thomas.)
The owners of Lion's Gate live on the second floor of the building but they gave us 100% privacy during our stay. When asked they will provide very good help in locating restaurants, stores, and beaches. Maxine is also an excellent sailboat captain and does day sail trips.
My wife and I recommend Lion's Gate.

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Liked best: Location and porch
Liked least: Steep hill
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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