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A House of Open Arms

Fortsberg | Coral Bay, 00831, St. John
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Round Rock, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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... More

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Long Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

20 years ago my husband and I spent our honeymoon on St. John so when we decided to return the pictures of the House of Open Arms took our breath away. Gladly, the pictures did not lie. Our week in the villa was wonderful. The view of Coral Bay, the bananaquits enjoying the sugar , the sunsets, the lovely breeze,... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My husband and I were blessed enough to be able to make St. John our Honeymoon destination. A House of Open Arms was where we set our sights and given the opportunity to return we would, no question, return to the same spot. In fact, discussions on how soon we can venture back are already taking place! The Cottage where... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband and myself have been lucky enough to call Catherine a very good friend after spending multiple times at the Villa, that we refer to as our Home away from Home! Please look at my previous reviews also. This was our fourth time staying at the Villa. We visit St. John as often as we can. We came in... More

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Additional Information about A House of Open Arms

Also Known As:
a House Of Open Arms Hotel
a House Of Open Arms Hotel St. John
A House Of Open Arms St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Address: Fortsberg | Coral Bay, 00831, St. John
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 36 Specialty lodging in St. John
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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