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Recent Caribbean reviews

  • Spectacular setting

    "We just spent a week at the House of Open Arms in the cottage. Everything was perfect from the time we stepped off the ferry in St. John where Catherine Perry, the owner, was waiting for us. She took us to our car rental and then we followed her back to Coral Bay where House of Open Arms is located. The setting is so spectacular it took our breath away. The cottage itself is lovely and perfectly decorated. It has a beautiful outdoor shower with that magnificent view! The dinner she prepared upon our arrival was delicious and so appreciated after 14 hours of travel. The rest of the week was an adventure. We did a lot of snorkeling and even tried a day of diving (6-Paq Scuba). The island is full of places to investigate and the snorkeling was unbelievable. Catherine directed us to places off the beaten track and we were never disappointed. She was always available for questions, but was unobtrusive otherwise. Our overall experience was 5 star. After a busy day on the island we got to return to the cottage and the beautiful view off the deck where bannanaquits were waiting for their sugar (and would feed out of your hand if you wanted!). My husband says one of his favorite places on planet earth is the chair on that deck!! We miss that view, but are grateful we experienced it! We want to go back and plan a trip for 2 weeks as one week went so fast. If you stay at the House of Open Arms Cottage, you will need 4 wheel drive to get up her driveway and once you get there will have to navigate quite a few steps (much less at the villa). However, my husband is 60 and I am 59 and we were fine. Again, it was part of the adventure and always worth it when we arrived at the cottage! When you plan a vacation from a distance, you never really know how it will turn out. This vacation & location exceeded our expectations!."
    Guest: Kelly C. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 6, 2016
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  • Excellent Location!

    "Just returned from a four night stay at Crystal Cove and staying at Peggy and Bills place. I have to say, I am always worried or concerned when renting a place, but this condo is exactly what is says. Its clean, comfortable and the best location on a beautiful beach(literally only steps away). Sapphire Beach is a very beautiful beach, with water that has the most amazing shades of blue. The water is very calm, and their is great snorkeling there as well. We saw stingrays, loads of fish, and even a baby sand shark! As for the condo, it is exactly what is pictured in photos. The beds were comfortable, even the murphy beds, which surprised me...my kids fought over who slept on them, lol. Kitchen was clean and had every item you could possibly need. And three full bathrooms, was definitely a plus. I imagine the condos were built in the 60s. so somethings are outdated, but we were here for the beach, which did not disappoint. Peggy was a pleasure to deal with. Spoke on phone with her, and gave me plenty of suggestions on where to shop, eat, and how to get around. Her daughter also prepurchased groceries for us which was very convenient. Paid a small fee, but definitely was worth it to have the basics waiting for us. Food is expensive so I would try to pack some things that you can. Overall the trip was excellent. Condo was clean and comfortable, which is my top priority. We will definitely be coming back, and staying here again if they will have us! Thanks Peggy and BIll"
    Guest: Stephanie Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 4, 2016
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  • BEYOND WONDERFUL!

    "We loved staying here at Stowaway! This was our first time in St Johns and the comfort and the charm of the property made it a wonderful place to hang your hat after busy days and nights exploring the island. The property was very well stocked! We did a few dinners at home and it was a nice break to the pricey meals in some of the restaurants! Having all the beach chairs, towels , and the cooler was a blessing! We checked out a new beach every day. We were able to pack sandwiches, snacks and drinks which helped keep the budget down! Stowaway was very convenient! We would absolutely come back and hope that it will be sooner then later! Thanks to Georgia, David and Marcia! You were wonderful hosts! Paul, Beth Ann, Jenna and Sammi"
    Guest: Bethann J. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 20, 2016
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  • Exactly what we we're looking for

    "Everything about this property was lovely. Marcia and Sam we're so very gracious. All day breezes kept us cool. The house had everything we needed for a more than comfortable stay. Looking forward to our next trip back. Will definitely stay again!"
    Guest: rose a. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 30, 2016
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