Oh my goodness - never thought I would have such a wonderful vacation experience! My husband and I stayed at the cottage to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and it was perfect. We are both active people who like adventure as well as relaxing. Catherine has seriously thought of everything from providing an amazing meal the night we arrived to little details like aloe in the bathroom for a little burn I got while snorkling. She told us places not to miss on the island, good snorkles, good hikes, good ruins to not miss. The accommodations at the cottage were excellent - comfy bed, amazing outdoor shower (wasn't sure about that at first but fell in love with it QUICKLY). We had everything we needed to cook romantic meals as desired and her recommendations for eating out when we wanted to do that were superb. The view from the deck was breathtaking and nice and shady with the sound of the surf and wildlife fully surrounding us. The constant breeze made it quite comfortable even on warm days. The cottage had air conditioning but we never needed to use it. The drive was a bit rough up the road to get there, and there were many steps once we arrived but this is what provided the view and privacy that we fell in love with so it was worth every bump and step. This place was centrally located to all the things that we wanted to go see and do. I highly recommend this to couples looking to get away together who love adventure and don't mind a little exercise to have these things. We will be going back - we have found the perfect place for us to reconnect - no need to look further! Thank you Catherine!!!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- a House Of Open Arms Hotel St. John
- House Of Open Arms St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands