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House of Open Arms

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Cottage for 8 beautiful days recently. The cottage is a perfect size for a couple and is equipped with everything one would need, towels, gas grill, sink, m/w, coffee pot, refrigerator/freezer. Just a quick stop a one of several grocery/liquor stores and your vacation immediately begins! For our first night's meal we chose...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We loved staying at the Cottage. Beautiful, comfortable in every respect with gorgeous views and quiet restfulness away from the noise and nightlife of the west end. The kitchen was very well-stocked with useful condiments. The well-stocked bar was a real surprise, too! Loved the outdoor shower. Just the break we needed from our busy lives. Catherine is the perfect...

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Thank Allan A
Marquette, Michigan
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We rented the villa at House of Open Arms for 9 days in January 2017. We had a lovely and relaxing time. The villa was very nice, with a full kitchen, great space, and unbelievable veranda overlooking the bays of Hurricane Hole, Hansens Bay and beyond. The pool and small garden area are also off the veranda. Mornings were wonderful...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Villa for 6 days during our first trip to St. John last year, and couldn't wait to come back and stay longer. Catherine is very considerate of her guests, and we felt welcomed from the first time we met her. This year was no different; if we asked her a question or made a request she...

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Thank DaveBPittsburghPA
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We could not have asked to stay at a more beautiful cottage in St. John. Our hostess lovingly attended to our needs, provided excellent suggestions on where to visit, shop, and eat while staying there. You wont regret your stay with Catherine. We have been many places, but will not forget our stay at the cottage, and the lovely trip...

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Thank pat b
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Staying here was hands down the best decision we could have made when prepping for our honeymoon in St John. Catherine was absolutely wonderful. Magical views and sunrises kept us happy. The trade winds kept the place cool and allowed us to listen to the birds and waves while we slept.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited St. John for the first time over Thanksgiving week. We knew we didn't want the standard all-inclusive resort experience, but were unsure what other options were available on the island. We lucked across reviews of House of Open Arms, and it all sounded so lovely, I immmediately reached out to Catherine. From our first contact...

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is an amazing place, built by Catherine, a wonderful host and amazing artist (full disclosure, Catherine is an old friend of ours). There is a main house with the Villa and the small pool on the bottom level and Catherine's home and studio on the top. Below the main house is a small cottage. All are perched on the...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My wife and I finally returned to St. John after 18 years to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. I spent a long time searching for the perfect place as both of us wanted to see more of the island and not stay in a resort this time around. We chose House of Open Arms (Villa). I had very high expectations...

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Thank Timothy R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed in the cottage.The view is amazing, beautiful sunrise every morning! Catherine is wonderful! She meets you at the ferry dock, takes you to get your car, takes you to the grocery store and then leads you to your temporary home. After that she prepares a fabulous meal for you! Catherine also has a wealth of knowledge about the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about House of Open Arms

Address: 15-2 Estate Fortsberg | Coral Bay, 00830, St. John
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John
Price Range: $228 - $484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
a House Of Open Arms Hotel St. John
House Of Open Arms St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
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