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    House of Open Arms

    00830, St. John
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    May 7
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview

    • Excellent98%
    • Very good1%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Pool
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    1 - 5 of 161 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We so loved our stay here. The cottage is located down about 175 steps from where we parked our jeep up above. The home of artist and potter Catherine is high on a hill overlooking Coral Bay and the east end. The cottage couldn't be...More

    1  Thank WBDon
    Property's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 10 January 2017

    We frequent St John and have stayed many places....but our stay at House of Open Arms Cottage really enriched our hearts and souls. Catherine prepares the cottage with so much comfort for her guests: homemade granola, juice,coffee, milk, (many more items that I can't even...More

    Thank SallylovesScott
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Mornings are joyous with front row (and comfy) seats from the villa's deck as a spectacular sunrise greets you each morning! As night falls, the stunning lunar orb (we were blessed to see a full moon) rises as if from the sea, mingling with a...More

    1  Thank Steve B
    Reviewed 15 March 2017

    Start to finish, our stay at House of Open Arms was delightful. From Catherine's warm greeting & assistance at the dock, the delicious dinner prepared by her & delivered to the cottage the 1st evening, to all her helpful suggestions, we could not have asked...More

    1  Thank Daun P
    Reviewed 25 February 2017

    This is our 6th time on the island. Have stayed in more expansive and expensive places, but this was terrific and our favorite! The Open Arms cottage presents the bay and the East End of St John with mesmerizing beauty. Catherine creates an engaging sweet...More

    1  Thank chuck M
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 170 - USD 360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 2
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    mrs b
    Is the bed in the cottage a queen as well? I can't find the size on your website. Thank you
    11 March 2017|
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    Response from CatherinePerry | Property representative |
    Hello ! I have a queen bed on order and will update the amenities once it is here. It does have a full refrigerator now with a separate freezer door.
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    Keri R
    Hi There! Your property sounds lovely! Is it handicapped accessible? I walk with a crutch, and for long distances will use a wheelchair. I am concerned by some of the comments that I have read about a trek to get to your car and such. Can you please tell me a little more about the terrain and property? Thank you, Keri Christiansen
    14 June 2015|
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    Response from CatherinePerry | Property representative |
    Hello Keri - Thank you so much for writing and thank you for your lovely compliment about A House of Open Arms! St. John is a more mountainous Island than St. Croix for example so many of our homes are built on the sides of... More
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    ginai54
    Are there tvs in the rooms? I assume not,since it's not included in the amenities.
    14 January 2015|
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    Response from CatherinePerry | Property representative |
    Hello! It is true that there are no TV's. It was a decision I made when building this place to encourage people to step away from their ordinary life and experience one another and the beautiful world that surrounds them... More
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    Room Tips
    "Only 2 options, the Villa and the Cottage - both excellent"
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    "The roads are pretty rugged in St. John, so renting a 4WD Jeep is a must."
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    "The villa is fantastic"
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    "The villa for a more complete kitchen and the pool, the cottage for complete privacy."
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