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Perryville, Maryland
Reviewed 7 June 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...

Thank SeaRayCapt
Shelburne, Vermont
Reviewed 30 May 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...

1Thank Alison W
Zionsville, Indiana
Reviewed 29 May 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...

Thank gregandkateanderson
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 9 May 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...

Thank AzRich
Saint Peters
Reviewed 8 May 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...

Thank John F
Elverson, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 May 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...

Thank babfyfawn1963
Harleysville, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 15 April 2016

If you are in search for the absolutely best experience on St. John, look no further. A House of Open Arms is an oasis of comfort, beauty, relaxation, and peace. Catherine, the Innkeeper, is the most caring, personable, considerate, and gracious vacation host you could ever find. My husband Steve and I recommend A House of Open Arms wholeheartedly. We...

Thank MargaretandSteve
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We discovered A House of Open Arms six years ago and have returned every year since. We love it! Catherine is the perfect hostess--warmhearted, and helpful and never intrusive. She has created a magical space that welcoming and beautiful down to small details. We really appreciate the home-cooked meal she prepares for our night of arrival and she stocks the...

1Thank wander_one
Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 March 2016

My wife and I recently stayed at the ‘cottage of open arms’ and had an amazing experience for a number of reasons. First was the superior service from Catherine, the innkeeper. From the delicious welcome meal she prepared the night of our arrival, to the “local knowledge” she provided for places to snorkel, hike, and eat, her recommendations were stellar!...

Thank ml0uis
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We found Catherine's magnificent villa through Tripadvisor and we simply cannot say enough great things about it, but we are going to try to capture the feeling of our week. You will find peace, privacy and serenity. You will be greeted by native bananaquits, and magnificent frigate birds soaring overhead. Your views are like a beautiful painting. Catherine has created...

Thank Maxwellpants

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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: RM751 - RM1,590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
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