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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 5 June 2013

As wonderful as I thought our Honeymoon in the villa would be, the reality was far beyond my imagination. From the thoughtful care of Catherine herself as well as the details with which the home was created, our days resulted in the experience of serenity, comfort, and beauty. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to celebrate our marriage...

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3Thank Anglina1012
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We just returned from our vacation at "House of Open Arms". We stayed in the cottage which was great! It has a covered porch that you can sit on and look at the most amazing view you have ever seen! We fed the birds each day some sugar and they loved it. The cottage also has a beautiful outside shower....

2Thank killd0ga
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 19 May 2013

My husband and I booked the House of Open Arms 10 months before our visit and we did it based on the pictures alone. I am usually anal about reading all the reviews before making a choice but for some reason I was led to just book it. It wasn’t until about a month and half before our vacation that...

4Thank Angela P
Reviewed 12 May 2013

We were completely satisfied with our recent stay at this property. It is as beautiful as the photos and very clean and spacious. Catherine is much more than a gracious hostess- she is a friend who will do anything she can to make your stay pleasurable. The only downside is the walk up and down to the villa which was...

3Thank Happygirlkc
Hamilton, Michigan
Reviewed 9 May 2013

We are return guests, and glad we are. We come to St. John for Spring break, as a couple. House of Open Arms Villa is a refreshment and an enchantment. You will NOT find a more gracious host than Catherine. (May we suggest you ask for a private viewing of her art -- a true talent. If you are fortunate...

3Thank TuscanyHorizon
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Like a scope of homemade vanilla ice cream on a slice of hot apple pie, Catherine’s villa is the perfect topping to a stay in St John. If you desire a tranquil atmosphere with an amazing view in a remote setting, than The House of Open Arms is the place for you. It definitely was for us. Thank you Catherine,...

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3Thank Vickie-n-Glenn
Lakewood, Ohio
Reviewed 24 January 2013

My partner and I just returned from a week stay at the villa. All of the positive reviews are spot-on. There's honestly something so serene about this place and the views are spectacular. I could go on and on, but I don't know if there's much more to add. The cottage probably affords more privacy but the veranda on the...

4Thank ouuga
Hamilton, Michigan, USA
Reviewed 31 December 2012

My wife Anita and I stayed at the Villa at the House of Open Arms December 9-18 (wish it was December 9-eternity passes away) and this was our third year in a row staying at the Villa. If it wasn't for our children needing college tuition money, December 2013 would be our fourth year in a row (damn them). The...

3Thank Ken K
Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 29 December 2012

If you remember one thing about this review, it should be that A House of Open Arms is the place at which you simply MUST stay if coming to St. John. For me, it completely elevated our St. John honeymoon/vacation beyond my highest expectations - and as you can tell from my other reviews, my expectations are extremely high. I...

5Thank Leah H
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 10 November 2012

I have visited St. John 6 times and every time have stayed in Catherine's cottage. The cottage has become my place of refreshment of mind, spirit, and body. The view of the ocean is vast before you; the sunrise greets you in the morning with marvelous colors and the moon shines brightly at night. The cottage is secluded so I...

3Thank texasgirl1217

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
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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: ₹ 11,012 - ₹ 23,319 (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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