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House of Open Arms

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A House of Open Arms is a beautiful vacation villa and cottage on the peninsula of Fortsburg in Coral Bay, St. John, USVI. 75% of St. John is Nat'l Park and we are located just outside of it overlooking Nat'l Park waters of Hurricane Hole, East End and beyond to Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands. We have solar water power and we are on the grid so we have air conditioning too! 180 degree white water views wrap around this delightful one bedroom villa and charming one bedroom cottage. The villa is 1000 square feet and has 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, veranda and pool. The cottage is 650 square feet and has a wrap around porch, outdoor cooking area, front entryway, bedroom and an inside bathroom with an outdoor shower. Both areas are separate and very private. The cottage is down the hill from the villa about 40 steps. While the cottage will only hold 2 people, the villa can accomodate small children easily. The property is owned and managed by Catherine Perry a local potter and watercolor artist. She is available for local knowledge, helping plan excursions, restaurant recommendations or any need you may have. House of Open Arms is located on a breathtakingly green, private hillside with constant, cool ocean breezes. Come relax in peaceful elegance and see how well you can live while staying in balance with the world around you!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Returned from House of Open Arms a few weeks ago and we are already planning on returning! This was our first trip to St, John and we didn’t know what to expect after last year’s storms.....we were very surprised...everything was open! The residents of the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank ShirleyCurleyGirl
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I feel blessed beyond words to have found a House of Open Arms! My wife and I arrived and could not believe the beauty of our surroundings! We stayed for a week in the villa. The view is amazing and nature surrounds you from the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank annamC9236QE
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This is our 2nd visit to the Cottage of Open Arms. We simply love the peaceful location, cozy and quaint cottage. Catherine truly makes her guests feel at home with the welcoming dinner she so lovingly prepares for you, fresh made granola, juice, coffee, etc...Sleeping...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank SallylovesScott
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Everything about our stay at this air bnb was nothing short of perfect. Catherine is an attentive and accommodating host, providing a scrumptious homemade meal our first night there (with my crazy dietary restrictions and all!). There were so many personal touches, from the gourmet...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Leslie I
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My husband and I returned to Catherine Perry’s House of Open Arms last week and we are so happy that we did! We have traveled to many places, but there is nothing as amazing or breathtaking as the view you see when you pull into...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank kkostyshyn2013
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mrs b
11 March 2017|
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.
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
14 January 2015|
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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"The villa provides the exclusive use of the infinity pool and a full kitchen."
8 Jul. 2018
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"Magnificent views!"
14 Dec. 2017
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"Make sure you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle for this house."
29 Aug. 2017
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"We loved the uniqueness, privacy and charm of the cottage (the outdoor shower is incredible!)"
9 Jun. 2017
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a house of open arms hotel st. john
CaribbeanU.S. Virgin IslandsSt. John
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