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Recent Coral Bay reviews
Idyllic 60th Birthday Retreat!
"As an academic who does lots of research before she travels, I thought I knew what to expect from my stay at A House of Open Arms. However, no amount of studying photos and reading reviews could have prepared me for the sheer joy of the actual experience! The first gift was finding Catherine Perry (the owner who is also an artist) waiting for us at the ferry. It had been a long day of travel for my best friend of 35 years and I (from Texas and Minnesota, respectively) and even though we were on an earlier ferry than we planned, Catherine was there waiting to take us to rent our Jeep, lead us to the grocery store, and then back to the house. We rented both the villa and the cottage which were not only meticulously clean, they were full of thoughtful little touches everywhere (generous beach towels rolled into lovely baskets, Catherine's homemade granola, a wonderful selection of books and music that rarely out competed the view for my attention). Catherine's artful touches served as gentle expressions of love and care in every corner of the property--from clusters of shells in the garden to the lovely turquoise ceramic bowl in which the Banaquits bathed. Other reviewers had talked about these little birds, but I had no idea what delight they would bring--they were endlessly entertaining during our time spent on the villa patio or cottage deck gazing at the view. I so wanted to capture memories of this experience that I carried a piece of Catherine's artwork home on the plane with me. Don't worry about the presence of the owner on the property, Catherine will be invisible unless you need something and then she'll leap into service (as she did when our sailing adventure fell apart and she helped us find another trip). As beautiful as the beaches were, we absolutely loved our time at our peaceful House of Open Arms and spent most afternoons in the pool or enjoying a rum drink with the stunning views. Sunrises, sunsets, and a full moon shining on Coral Bay added to the priceless memories of my 60th birthday trip--truly a dream come true. It took me days to write this review because I struggled to adequately express how special this place felt to me (all of my superlatives just sounded trite). The truth is that Catherine Perry has created a sacred abode on this land blessed by nature, and I promise your spirit will be nourished in a way that is true to the name of the place. You will feel like your soul received a big hug from A House of Open Arms."
Guest: Happy TravelerDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015
"My family had a great stay at Coral Bay Outlook. We rented the entire house and my mom enjoyed her own space in the downstairs unit. Coming from a very flat, close to sea level area, the hills were intimidating. But worth it for the views, the breeze and being able to sleep comfortably with the windows open. I loved the outside shower! We walked to AquaBistro for dinner twice. The cooler and chairs were a big bonus! We went to a different beach every day and packed lunches and drinks.
I rent often from VRBO. Annie was the most helpful and informative person I have ever rented from! As this was our first time in St. John, I received great information on what to expect and how to get to the Coral Bay from the airport."
Guest: Jacqui D.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
"This was our first stay at Periwinkle but not the first in Coral Bay. We loved the cottage. Everything about it! Views are great, deck, pool, hot tub, grounds and very private. We'll definitely go back!"
Guest: Chris D.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 23, 2015
"We've been to St. John many times. Our stay at the cottage was great, and the location is ideal for visiting many of the bays on the island. We stayed as a couple plus a friend in the extra bedroom. The view is fantastic at all times, and the constant breezes make the climate ideal. There are lots of good stores and restaurants nearby in Coral Bay. Tom and Dee are welcoming, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful with everything from snorkel and eating spot advice to sunscreen and safety pins. We definitely plan to return."
Guest: Snorkel FanaticsDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 15, 2015