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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: 08/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come experience an amazing, beautifully appointed vacation home on St. John! Here you will be surrounded by truly green living with 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. 180 degrees of breathtaking water beauty: 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 directly below. Air conditioning is a lovely 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. Beach chairs and coolers provided as well as all linens and towels,shampoo, body gel, hair dryer, and anything else needed to make it your home away from home!

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

Keywords: Cottage, Romantic, Private, Whitewater views

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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/28/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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. AC provided. 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
  • Budget
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    White Water Views...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Walking distance to downtown Coral Bay and the famous Skinny Legs. Or, a very quick car ride!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Overlooks Hurricane Hole and the surrounding hills of Fortsberg. Also looks out over East End with Norman Island in the background....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Commanding 180-degree ocean view, with both arms of St John reaching out to frame the Atlantic Ocean. ...moreless

  • Village:

    The village of Coral Bay is just on the other side of the hill. 7 great restaurants including Skinny Legs, Indigo Grill, Pickles, Aqua Bistro, Oasis, Shipwreck, Miss Lucy's and Tourist Trap!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Everywhere!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Up from the surf about 150 feet: close enough to hear the waves, far enough away to miss the no see ums!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Bistro table for two. Can be indoors or out!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning available throughout cottage....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Bring your own laptop...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi available with Broadband VI. Private access code upon arrival....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

    Can put away the Murphy bed and the room becomes a living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off the street parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Can add your ATT phone to my microcell so that you have service....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath and beach towels provided....moreless

  • 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:

    Pots,pans,etc all provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Cottage has an outdoor sink and prep area with an indoor pantry that holds small fridge, cooking equipment 1 electric burner, 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, and a chilled bottle of wine plus a welcome dinner upon arrival!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Toaster:

    Provided...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • Boat:

    Can help you organize day trips....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Golf course on St. Thomas...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available nearby at Crabby Water Sports....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Surrounding gardens everywhere...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Public court in Cruz Bay, private courts at the Westin that you can sign up for....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Nearby or you are able to pick it up for the week at the dock upon arrival....moreless

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 2016
Apr 17 - Nov 19, 2016
5 night min stay
$200
Winter 2016-2017
Nov 20 - Apr 22, 2017
5 night min stay
$260
Summer 2017
Apr 23 - Nov 18, 2017
5 night min stay
$200
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

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 days prior it arrival. Rates and reserved dates listed on website are subject to change without notice but are guaranteed upon receipt of deposit.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
St Thomas
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

Coral Bay is the quieter side of the Island with low key eateries and shopping and people. We are located in the perfect spot to get anywhere: East End, Southside, and Northshore beaches as well as Cruz Bay..

Fortsberg is home to the great fort of 1725 and the cannons.

There is a great book and game collection in both the villa and cottage. Visit my art studio upstairs to see work in progress or finished work for sale.

 

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 basic essentials for your first few days:,homemade granola, coffee, sugar and tea, cooking spices,etc.

Why the Owner Chose Estate Fortsberg (Coral Bay, St. John, USVI):
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. I also have items for purchase for my guests! And they are always. welcome to 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. It also has solar powered water system to insure continuos use even in an electrical pause. The water purified rainwater-fed. House of Open Arms sits amid lush tropical gardens with 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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/28/2016

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Photos

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

    A wonderful oasis On the Island of St. John!

  • Walkway gardens lead to the cottage

    Walkway gardens lead to the cottage

  • Welcome to your own secret paradise!

    Welcome to your own secret paradise!

  • Cottage views everywheere!

    Cottage views everywheere!

  • Cottage bedroom

    Cottage bedroom

  • cottage cozy

    cottage cozy

  • Banana quits create you everyday!

    Banana quits create you everyday!

  • Cottage Bathroom: Outdoor shower to the right of picture

    Cottage Bathroom: Outdoor shower to the right of picture

  • Shower view

    Shower view

  • Would you like a pool? check out the villa on HomeAway #177239

    Would you like a pool? check out the villa on HomeAway #177239

  • House of Open Arms Villa, Cottage and Art Studio

    House of Open Arms Villa, Cottage and Art Studio

  • Bowl by Catherine

    Bowl by Catherine

  • The Cottage, with its view stretching out

    The Cottage, with its view stretching out

  • The cottage is below the main house where the art studio, villa and pool are.

    The cottage is below the main house where the art studio, villa and pool are.

  • Wrap around porch with an outside prep area for meals.

    Wrap around porch with an outside prep area for meals.

  • The Interior of the cottage with the outside view

    The Interior of the cottage with the outside view

  • The view off the Cottage's porch.

    The view off the Cottage's porch.

  • Table for two!

    Table for two!

  • Exterior Shower

    Exterior Shower

  • Gardens and Sea everywhere!

    Gardens and Sea everywhere!

  • View form the cottage overlooking Hurricane Hole, East End and Norman Island

    View form the cottage overlooking Hurricane Hole, East End and Norman Island

  • Catherine working in her art studio. Please come visit!

    Catherine working in her art studio. Please come visit!

  • Catherine Perry: Owner, artist and Innkeeper of House of Open Arms

    Catherine Perry: Owner, artist and Innkeeper of House of Open Arms

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Estate Fortsberg (Coral Bay, St. John, USVI) #142205

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