House of Open Arms Cottage: Ac, White Water Views,Romantic!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Coral Bay cottage 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.
- 400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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
- Pantry Items:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- 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
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Mountain View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Massage Therapist
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Duty Free Shops
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
I have to say that this was one of the best vacations we have taken. Catherine was wonderful and went out of her way to make our time here the BEST! The cottage was amazing. The views from the cottage and the privacy were just what we wanted. The drive from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay reminded us of the road to Hana. If you turn by Colombo's drink stand you can have a short cut to the beaches. We loved the outside shower. The meal the first night that Catherine made for us was wonderful. You won't find this kind of personal care anywhere else! The cottage has several stairs that you have to go down and you park at the top of the hill so you need to have good walking shoes. We would highly recommend House of Open Arms Cottage for your next vacation.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/28/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Cottage of our dreams
Cottage of our dreams
The House of Open Arms cottage was the perfect romantic retreat for our vacation. Catherine and her family are gracious and kind and made us feel welcome and comfortable during our stay. Our journey to the cottage was adventurous and when we arrived, it exceeded our expectations..beautiful gardens, friendly critters, perfect weather and panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea/Ocean. It was serene and completely private, dappled with lovingly created pottery and artwork and the continuous soothing sound of the ocean. The island is an oasis of white sand beaches perfect for snorkeling and grand paths for hiking and historical exploration. We felt our cottage was in a perfect location for a local meal or cocktail, or to branch out and make day trips. We fell in love with A House of Open Arms and dream of returning someday.
- Guest Village Girl (Mill Village, PA)
- Date of stay 03/15/13
- Review Submitted 03/25/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We had a wonderful time staying in the cottage for our 20th anniversary. As you can see from the pictures the place is beautiful and very private. I'm not sure that a more gracious or informative host could be found on VRBO. Catherine was there to answer any questions we had but was very respectful of our privacy. Looking forward to getting back some day.
- Guest Gordon C. (Lynchburg, VA)
- Date of stay 11/26/12
- Review Submitted 01/14/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
This was our (my husband, 14-year-old son and I) first trip to USVI. We chose A House of Open Arms purely from web search; the overall experience of our stay at the villa was exceptional. This villa was a paradise onto itself. It is close to Coral Bay, but far enough from other properties to afford privacy. We watched the sunrise every AM, sipping our morning coffee and watching the bananaquits (sugar birds) eat their morning breakfast. We spent the mornings exploring St. John and would return to the villa in the early afternoon for a cooling splash in the pool and an afternoon nap on the veranda. The villa was tastefully decorated (with some beautiful artwork from our host and other local artists) and well-stocked with essentials. Best of all, our host Catherine was delightful and ever-helpful, yet unobtrusive. She made a delicious meal for us the first night; we were exhausted from a day of travel so it was a welcome treat to not have to drive somewhere to eat that first night. The collection of books, CD's and games in the villa all made for a relaxing, memorable experience as well. If we have the good fortune to return to St. John, we will definitely book another stay with A House of Open Arms.
- Guest ThePiratesThree (Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 04/11/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
We stayed at A House of Open Arms near Coral Bay on St John the first week of July. I did quite a bit of research to find our “perfect” St John rental and I’m convinced that I could not have been more fortunate to find this wonderful (and exceedingly affordable) gem.The location just outside Coral Bay is superb. Check out the website to see the incredible views from the villa. The entire complex was designed by a very talented architect who normally only works on much larger projects on the island. The interior of the one bedroom villa, while small, is well-designed to take full advantage of the hillside location. There is also a small honeymoon cottage just a few steps down from the villa which can be rented separately or together with the villa. Both are owned and run by a local artist, Catherine Perry, whose hospitality and attention to detail made for a very enjoyable experience. She was always available to help ensure we were getting the most from our stay on St John but was never intrusive. Catherine has thoughtfully provided many items that we didn’t expect but which we certainly appreciated such as beautiful wine glasses, china plates, a great mattress on the bed, Tupperware containers, vacuum wine bottle caps, high quality shampoo and shower gel and beach towels & coolers for beach use. She is also having a small pool installed just outside the villa so be sure to check to see if that has been completed. The pool will make it even more fantastic to stay there.
- Guest Shera G. (Richmond VA)
- Date of stay 07/10/07
- Review Submitted 07/10/07
Winter: Nov. 17- April 19th $1800 per week (7 nights) $260 per night Summer: April 14- Nov.16th $1350 per week ( 7 nights) $195 per night September Rates $1150 per week ( 7 night stay) $165 per night TAXES INCLUDED Rates are for Double Occupancy. 7 Night minimum unless there is an opening around 2 bookings. If additional people are in your party, the villa on property can also be rented- See Homeaway #177239
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: I alCatherine Perry, 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.
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Beautiful sunrises greet you every day.
The interior of the Cottage.
Table For Two!
Even the Cottage's shower has views!
Cottage Bathroom: Outdoor shower to the right of picture
Walkway to the Cottage
The Cottage's wraparound porch and outdoor cooking area.
House of Open Arms from the sea! Cottage is below right, villa above.
Hummingbird in flight
Catherine's pottery studio on site for you to visit!
Catherine Perry: Innkeeper/Artist of A House of Open Arms
The view off the Cottage's porch.
The Cottage, with its view stretching out beyond.
white water and sailboat races are all part of the scenery!
Welcome to your own secret paradise!
Cottage: Complete with solar power AND Air Conditioning!
Want a pool? Check out the villa!
Nature abounds everywhere you look!
Bowl by Catherine
St John: located on the foothills of heaven.
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