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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 11 August 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...

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Bristol, Indiana
Reviewed 31 July 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...

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2Thank Trina M
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2013

House of Open Arms Villa was the perfect place for my 10 day vacation in St. John! The Villa was beautifully described and photographed and provided every amenity I needed to make my stay relaxing and rejuvenating. From the thoughtful gourmet welcome dinner after a long day of travel to homemade granola to start the day to exchanging my towel...

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1Thank texasgirl1217
Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

When we booked the place we got a hint that this would be something different. Catherine, the owner, sent us a guide book (free of charge) of USVI to Sweden! When we arrived to st John she greeted us with open arms. She cooked us an amazing welcome dinner and all we could do was to sit back, enjoy the...

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1Thank Pa_Setreus
Reviewed 10 July 2013

If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, amazing sanctuary of beauty, peace, & relaxation...look no further! "A House of Open Arms" is the place for you! My husband & I went there as a surprise 40th Bday for my husband & staying @ the House of Open Arms Villa was the best decision I have ever made. I have...

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1Thank kpoinier
Bedford, TX
Reviewed 15 June 2013

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...

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1Thank wenryett
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 4 June 2013

As wonderful as I thought our Honeymoon in the villa would be, the reality was far beyond my imagination. From the thoughtful care of Catherine herself as well as the details with which the home was created, our days resulted in the experience of serenity, comfort, and beauty. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to celebrate our marriage...

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3Thank Anglina1012
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We just returned from our vacation at "House of Open Arms". We stayed in the cottage which was great! It has a covered porch that you can sit on and look at the most amazing view you have ever seen! We fed the birds each day some sugar and they loved it. The cottage also has a beautiful outside shower....

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2Thank killd0ga
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 19 May 2013

My husband and I booked the House of Open Arms 10 months before our visit and we did it based on the pictures alone. I am usually anal about reading all the reviews before making a choice but for some reason I was led to just book it. It wasn’t until about a month and half before our vacation that...

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4Thank Angela P
Reviewed 12 May 2013

We were completely satisfied with our recent stay at this property. It is as beautiful as the photos and very clean and spacious. Catherine is much more than a gracious hostess- she is a friend who will do anything she can to make your stay pleasurable. The only downside is the walk up and down to the villa which was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • 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
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John
Price Range: €161 - €342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
a House Of Open Arms Hotel St. John
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