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Kansas City
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This is the second time I have stayed at A House of Open Arms. However, this is the first time I've been there with my children. I have to say it was a great experience for everyone. The kids loved the little pool, feeding the birds sugar, looking for crabs, and watching all the lizards every morning. Catherine is a...

4Thank mireneb
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 23 May 2014

My husband and I just finished our first stay at the House of Open Arms. The establishment, location, and owner exceeded our expectations, and we're already booked for a second stay! Catherine, the owner, helped us prepare for our trip by sending a guide book and quickly answering any questions we had. As others noted in their reviews, Catherine met...

2Thank Francine W
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Spent Easter week at “A House of Open Arms” and it did not disappoint. Catherine met us at the dock and then off to get the rental car and to the store. When we arrived we were tired and had traveled most of the day. You should be aware that the driveway that takes you to the Villa is very...

3Thank Bearcatrob
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 March 2014

This review is for the one bedroom cottage that is a few yards below the main house. It is completely separate and private. My wife and I were fortunate enough to stay here for 4 nights recently. Our trip was last minute and just by chance the owner, Catherine Perry, had a cancellation. We couldn't recommend staying here highly enough....

5Thank ghooper
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Our time at A House of Open Arms was simply spectacular. The Cottage was extremely comfortable with sweeping views of the water, the hills of St John’s East End, and out to the Caribbean Sea. Some days it was hard to leave that view to head to one of the many gorgeous St John beaches; so some days were indeed...

3Thank Dave R
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Every time I visit St. John and stay at the House of Open Arms I am enthralled even more with the quiet quaintness of the cottage. It has become familiar to me over the past 8 years and now it feels as if I am coming home. The incredible welcome dinner is always the perfect way to begin my stay....

1Thank texasgirl1217
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We had an incredible week at The House of Open Arms. We got to stay in the villa with the pool and lovely large deck. Catherine provided us with a ride from the ferry to the car rental place and the grocery store and then she gave us a delicious welcome meal. Having a lovely dinner made for us after...

1Thank lesliefk
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We had the pleasure of staying in the Cottage at A House of Open Arms in early November 2013. It's the perfect getaway if you want to get away from it all. No road noise. No airplane noise. No TV (but great WIFI, so you don't have to unplug completely). Just the sound of frogs at night, crashing waves and...

1Thank DebHerrington
Reviewed 3 September 2013

My daughter and I stayed at this lovely place. We had the cottage, which is private. The view is incredible and Catherine is the perfect host. She prepared a wonderful meal on our first night and then disappeared. If you needed something she was available, but she avoids the dreadful inkeeper approach of being part of your lives. The view...

Thank Washington_DCErin
Round Rock, Texas
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Our entire trip was based on availability at The House of Open Arms. Just got back and I am planning my next stay for 2014. Exceeded my expectations. A very well ran property !! The views were awesome of Coral Bay, very nice pool, and Catherine prepared us a really nice dinner the day we arrived. She is the perfect...

2Thank Cynthia K

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: 00830, St. John
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John
Price Range: ₹ 11,365 - ₹ 24,067 (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, Caribbean
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