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House of Open Arms

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Colorado USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here seven years ago and immediately decided to stay here again the next time we came to St. John. We did. We couldn't have been more pleased. Once again, Catherine is just an excellent host. She's a terrific cook, she knows what her guests want and need, and she somehow makes you feel like she's not there even... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

House of Open Arms lives up to it's name. Catherine is a wonderful host for this villa with spectacular views, incredible sunrises, relaxing pool, beautiful flowers, birds and other critters. After a day of travel, we were treated to a delicious seafood dinner on the patio, prepared by Catherine. She graciously provides nearly everything you need, is available if you... More 

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Earleville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just spent a week at the House of Open Arms in the cottage. Everything was perfect from the time we stepped off the ferry in St. John where Catherine Perry, the owner, was waiting for us. She took us to our car rental and then we followed her back to Coral Bay where House of Open Arms is located.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the cottage at the House of Open Arms and it was absolutely amazing! The cottage is very comfortable, decorated beautifully and has everything you need (by the way, the wifi connection is excellent). And the view...the view is gorgeous! I sat on the patio in the morning and evenings and it is so serene. There is always... More 

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Perryville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was our second trip to St. John, as well as our second stay at the House of Open Arms. During our first visit (April ’14) we stayed in ‘The Cottage’ and met Catherine Perry for the first time. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent speaking with Catherine, as her passion and pride become obvious the minute you step onto... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The breathtaking view of the sunrise from the cottage will never fail to inspire a sense of calm as well as rejuvenate the soul. So worth waking up early and just one of the many reasons to stay at the House of Open Arms. Catherine has a way of pampering her guests while creating a beautiful place of solitude, with... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

From the moment we first inquired about the villa at A House of Open Arms until our departure, we were impressed with every aspect of this rare, gem-of-a-find. The setting is indescribable - just what we needed to unplug and find refreshment. The villa is impeccable - clean, well-appointed, and full of everything you'd possibly need. The comforts are all... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Our recent two-week vacation at A House of Open Arms villa was our fourth year staying at this remarkable property. For us, it is our vision of a Caribbean setting. Catherine Perry truly operates this gem of a villa as an inn, starting with a delicious dinner prepared for us on our first evening. (see photos) After 1 ½ days... More 

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Saint Peters
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We vacationed in the villa in St. John. The house is breaking taking. The Villa is nestled on the side of the mountain with exceptional views. The gentle breeze, the sound of the waves below was indescribable. The little pool and artistic architect kept us in awe. We felt the price was very affordable and we will return. The island... More 

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Elverson, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We vacationed in the cottage and it was sooo peaceful, charming, and we were surrounded by beautiful birds and the sound of the waves below. The grilled dinner and breakfast in the outdoor kitchen which is one of our favorite ways to cook. The private, artistic, outdoor shower was the high light for us. We had one of the best... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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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
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John
Price Range: $170 - $360 (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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