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A House of Open Arms

Fortsberg | Coral Bay, 00831, St. John
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A House of Open Arms
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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South Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Choosing a villa for your stay on St. John presents a pleasant dilemma because there are many intriguing options. After a week as guests at the villa and cottage, our family of four would highly recommend putting A House of Open Arms on your short list of choices to consider. Some of the reasons our stay was particularly memorable: 1.... More

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Kansas City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 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... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 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... More

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'Nnati
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 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... More

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 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.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 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.... More

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Haydenville, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 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... More

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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... More

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Address: Fortsberg | Coral Bay, 00831, St. John
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
a House Of Open Arms Hotel St. John
A House Of Open Arms St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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A House of Open Arms is a solar-powered vacation villa and cottage on St. John in Coral Bay. We are also connected to an outside power source so AC is available! The property is owned and managed by Catherine Perry a local ceramics and watercolor artist. It features 180-degree ocean views from an elegant 1 bed/ 1 bath Villa and a charming private Cottage. The home 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 
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