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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Our five night stay made us wish we could have found a way to stay longer. We chose the small cottage on the hill on the basis of Trip Advisor ratings, since we wanted something private for our vacation and honeymoon. The cottage is perfect for two people who want to rest and relax, away from the stores, restaurants, and...

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9Thank HelixGrad
Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 25 January 2012

We stayed at the cottage for one week for our honeymoon and we couldn't be happier with our experience. Catherine was the perfect host. She was very accommodating and we can't say enough good things about her. The cottage had everything we needed with lots of personal touches. There was a.c., but we chose to sleep to the sound of...

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3Thank Stephen5280
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Our first visit to St John was perfect thanks to the weather, fantastic snorkeling and the House of Open Arms. Catherine was a fantastic host--so helpful when asked about restaurants and activities. As her website promises, she is available to the extent that you would like her to be. It truly felt like our home for (nearly) a week. We...

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4Thank jenll
Stony Brook, New York
Reviewed 18 January 2012

A House of Open Arms is beautiful - inside and out. The view is incomparable, so lovely and peaceful, and we have never stayed anywhere with a better one. We stayed in the villa and took full advantage of the full kitchen, the pool, and the porch. We enjoyed watching the bananaquits, the sunrises, and the constantly changing sky there,...

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4Thank LizandMikeR
Southold, New York
Reviewed 4 January 2012

I recently had the great pleasure to spend two weeks at the House of Open Arms. One week in the Villa and one week in the cottage. This is truly a very special place. From the first moment, you know this a unique and beautiful destination. Spectacular views, immaculately maintained inside and out, impeccably furnished, peaceful and tranquil. Catherine, a...

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3Thank Doug K
Hamilton, Michigan, USA
Reviewed 30 December 2011

My wife and I were there 12/17 - 12/26/2011 for our second stay (first stay December, 2010). If I could, our third stay there would start next week! The Villa is wonderfully comfortable and the view is one of the best on the East end of St. John. After a day of sailing or snorkeling, my wife and I would...

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2Thank Ken K
Reviewed 1 December 2011

The House of Open Arms is an amazing, peaceful place to stay. Catherine is a gracious host and has truly created something special in the hills of Hurricane Hole on St John. My wife and I rented the villa for a week and enjoyed every minute of our stay. We love hiking, kayaking and swimming at the beach, so St...

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3Thank gotoadventure
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 28 September 2011

House of Open Arms is the best lodging experience on St. John bar none. The units (Villa and Cottage) offer tranquility, exquisite beauty, and unique amenities that are tough to find in such a perfect, affordable package anywhere else. The house is built into a cliff with breathtaking views overlooking Coral Bay. Catherine's artistic touch and customer focus make any...

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6Thank Andrea L
Metuchen
Reviewed 21 September 2011

The temperature was comfortably warm. Gasps could be heard from revelers' mouths aboard the Red Hook Ferry as images of the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands slowly appeared in our field of vision, one by one, as the ferry glided through the water towards the shores of St. John. Our first glimpse of Catherine brought exhilaration and...

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2Thank Nestor M
Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2011

We stayed at A House of Open Arms from August 2nd-9th, 2011. We rented the villa and could not have found a better place to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We wanted a place to get away from it all, and be together. This was perfect. No TV, no phone, no distractions. Every nook and cranny of this place is filled...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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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: $226 - $478 (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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“The villa for a more complete kitchen and the pool, the cottage for complete privacy.”
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 of 5 bubbles Telletdl, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Views, Comfort, Romantic”
 of 5 bubbles d0ugbaker, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We've only stayed in the Villa, and very highly recommend it (which comes with a pool...)”
 of 5 bubbles dahlheim, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Best view of the island”
 of 5 bubbles jfelicetti5, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“Best cottage we have ever vacationed, breezy, quiet, and charming. A great place to rest.”
 of 5 bubbles babfyfawn1963, 7 May 2016 | Read review
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