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House of Open Arms

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Larchmont, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

House of Open Arms fit our needs perfectly. My husband and I stayed for 6 nights in the villa and 3 nights in the cottage. The location, setting, and accommodations far surpassed our expectations. Catherine Perry is an experienced proprietor with a great instinct for meeting the needs of her guests. We loved our stay and are returning with our...

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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 begin to list) and a lovely welcome dinner with wine :) We cooked all but...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the House of Open Arms in the cottage for 5 nights in late April, 2017. Everything about the cottage was perfect...the view, the privacy, the cleanliness, the hospitality, the breeze...to name a few. Catherine is an amazing host and has put much thought and care into every detail to ensure your experience is beyond your expectations. She...

Thank traceytls2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved staying at the cottage for five nights and it's the best place we have ever rented! The steep driveway was a bit of a challenge but you don't have to park there. We took Catherine's suggestions on where to eat and snorkel as well as site seeing and enjoyed it all very much; she is the perfect hostess...

Thank Robin G
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catherine Perry is a fantastic hostess/proprietor. We stayed in the cottage two nights, which was quaint and just right for a romantic getaway. We moved up into the Villa, which was immaculately kept and the perfect set up. Beautiful view of Hurricane Hole, sailboats constantly sailing by below. Catherine was available for any/all questions, but unless we needed her for...

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West Bend, WI
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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 any more detailed with everything you could possibly hope for. It's sparkling clean, the outside...

1Thank WBDon
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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 host of brilliant stars! An exquisite experience of nature in a lovely setting with wonderful...

1Thank Steve B
Aptos, California
Reviewed 14 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 for more. We researched many places to stay on St. John before deciding on House...

1Thank 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 spirit. The experience deeply satisfies. The snorkeling in Salt Pond Bay (which I think is...

1Thank chuck M
Wappingers Falls, New York
Reviewed 23 February 2017

5 years ago I was looking for a special place to celebrate my wife's special birthday. I stumbled on the House of Open Arms in Tripadvisor and the stars were aligned perfectly because Catherine had 3 or 4 days available right at the time I was looking for. We fell in love with the Villa and St John in general....

1Thank skcsmorris

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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: ₹ 10,981 - ₹ 23,254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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House Of Open Arms St. John, Caribbean
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“This was a private cottage, not a hotel”
378robing, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“If you like to spread out a little, then the villa is for you. The cottage is just as nice, just a smaller scale.”
raelynnmunsinger, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Only 2 options, the Villa and the Cottage - both excellent”
skcsmorris, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The roads are pretty rugged in St. John, so renting a 4WD Jeep is a must.”
314allana, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The villa is fantastic”
janetlee246, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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