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House of Open Arms Cottage: Ac, White Water Views,Romantic!

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A wonderful oasis On the Island of St. John!

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come experience an amazing, beautifully appointed vacation house on St. John! Here you will be surrounded by truly green living with combo solar and electric power combining the best of both. Live well while remaining in balance with the world around you. My property overlooks Hurricane Hole and East End which is part of the National Park here on St. John. Breathtaking beauty in every direction: the Caribbean in it's full expression!

The Cottage is a charming studio suite, featuring a wonderfully comfortable pillow-top bed,where you can fall asleep to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach. Air conditioning is a lovely new addition, a fantastic couch, and an in-laid tile breakfast table There is also a small library of books, board games, and a BOSE music system. Surrounding the Cottage is a wonderful covered balcony and uncovered wrap-around porch, with 180-degree white water ocean views. The Cottage has a beautiful outdoor stone shower, outdoor kitchen sink, gas grill,an indoor storage area with a small refrigerator, 2 electric stove top burners, and convection / microwave.

The Cottage features beautiful, luxurious furnishings to make guests as comfortable as possible.

Need more space: check out the villa on Homeaway #177239

Keywords: Cottage, Romantic, Private, Whitewater views

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Double Beds (1) Double bed (pillow-top) in the Cottage., Baby Cribs (1) port- a -crib provided upon request, Murphy Beds (1) located in cottage to give extra room if desired...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Welcome dinner provided on arrival evening. Both on and off grid capability. A/C as well as solar-powered electricity with grid connectivity. Cool ocean breezes all day and all night. Secluded coral beach 5 minutes walking distance (just down the hill). Excellent hikes with historic views very close to property. Few neighbors - extremely private setting....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    IPOD hook up with Bose Music system provided...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    Commanding 180-degree ocean view, with both arms of St John reaching out to frame the Atlantic Ocean. (No obstructions, no other homes around to block view.)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in bedrooms of Villa and Cottage....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Bring your own laptop...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided, including beach towels. Also, soap, shampoo, and body gels are provided....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    for emergency use. Located in the art studio...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your own laptop...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    names provided for excellent catering services if desired...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press and Perculartor...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Cottage has an outdoor sink and prep area with an indoor pantry that holds small fridge, cooking equipment 2 electric burners. percolator, french press, fast hot water heater, blender, microwave with convection oven feature. gas BBQ grill also outdoors convection/microwave,small refrigerator, sink and prep...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Convection oven as part of Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection oven as part of Microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked with homemade granola, sugar for the banana-quits, coffee, tea, milk, and a chilled bottle of wine plus a welcome dinner upon arrival!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size in Villa, smaller unit in Cottage....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony surrounding the Cottage (partly covered over rear porch, partly open, all wooden deck)....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Surrounding gardens everywhere...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool is part of the Villa; not available to those who book the Cottage (unless no guests are the in the Villa)....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Apr 19 - Nov 21, 2015
5 night min stay
$200
Winter 2015-2016
Nov 22 - Apr 16, 2016
5 night min stay
$265
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Summer rates begin 4/19/15 and are $1350 for 7 nights. September rates begin August 30th and are $1150 for 7 nights.

Cancellation Information: A cancellation fee of 20% of the total booking price will be assessed for all cancelled reservations that can be re-booked. If the reservation cannot be re-booked, the 50% deposit will be forfeited. No refunds 15 prior it arrival. Dates and reserved dates listed on website are subject to change without notice but are guaranteed upon receipt of deposit.


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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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Location

Car: Recommended

Visit my art studio upstairs to see work in progress or finished work for sale.

Book collection and game collection.

WI FI Internet with Net flick availability

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Catherine Perry is the owner and innkeeper of A House of Open Arms. I helped to build this house from the ground up. I began in 2004 and completed the building process in 2006. I am a full time artist as well as the Innkeeper on this property and I welcome my guests at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay and offer a first evening welcome dinner. I also provide some basic essentials for your first few days: milk, homemade granola, coffee, sugar and tea. To learn more: visit my website at www.houseofopenarms.com

Why the Owner Chose Coral Bay:
I purchased this land in 2003 to begin a dream of being a working artist and Innkeeper on St. John. I create unique lighting for many private homes on St. John. My guests are welcome to visit my art website of www.artofopenarms.com or visit my studio during their stay here!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A House of Open Arms is on the electric grid to provide A/C but is also solar-powered and purified rainwater-fed. It sits amid lush tropical gardens, a 180 degree view of the sea. Cooling easterly breezes come up the hill making the need for a/c very optional. Hawks, kestrels, bananaquits, Lesser Antilles bull finches, Puerto Rican bull finches, and magnificent frigates float above with the crashing sea below. This is truly a nature lover's paradise. It is made all the sweeter by the knowledge much of the electricity and all of the water used on the property are collected from the sun and sky, with minimal impact on the surrounding environment.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • A wonderful oasis On the Island of St. John!

    A wonderful oasis On the Island of St. John!

  • The view off the Cottage's porch.

    The view off the Cottage's porch.

  • cottage cozy

    cottage cozy

  • Even the Cottage's shower has views!

    Even the Cottage's shower has views!

  • Cottage Bathroom: Outdoor shower to the right of picture

    Cottage Bathroom: Outdoor shower to the right of picture

  • Walkway to the Cottage

    Walkway to the Cottage

  • The Cottage's wraparound porch and outdoor cooking area.

    The Cottage's wraparound porch and outdoor cooking area.

  • House of Open Arms from the sea! Cottage is below, villa and art studio above.

    House of Open Arms from the sea! Cottage is below, villa and art studio above.

  • Want a pool? Check out the villa!

    Want a pool? Check out the villa!

  • Daily Greeters!

    Daily Greeters!

  • Banana-quits everywhere

    Banana-quits everywhere

  • Bowl by Catherine

    Bowl by Catherine

  • The Cottage, with its view stretching out beyond.

    The Cottage, with its view stretching out beyond.

  • The interior of the Cottage.

    The interior of the Cottage.

  • Table For Two!

    Table For Two!

  • Shower Interior

    Shower Interior

  • white water and sailboat races are all part of the scenery!

    white water and sailboat races are all part of the scenery!

  • Welcome to your own secret paradise!

    Welcome to your own secret paradise!

  • Cottage: Complete with solar power AND Air Conditioning!

    Cottage: Complete with solar power AND Air Conditioning!

  • Beautiful sunrises greet you every day.

    Beautiful sunrises greet you every day.

  • St John: located on the foothills of heaven.

    St John: located on the foothills of heaven.

  • Nature abounds everywhere you look!

    Nature abounds everywhere you look!

  • Catherine's pottery studio on site for you to visit!

    Catherine's pottery studio on site for you to visit!

  • Catherine Perry: Innkeeper/Artist of A House of Open Arms

    Catherine Perry: Innkeeper/Artist of A House of Open Arms

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/27/2015
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