HOUSE OF OPEN ARMS COTTAGE: AC, WHITE WATER VIEWS,ROMANTIC!

Catherine Perry

Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Catherine Perry

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HOUSE OF OPEN ARMS COTTAGE: AC, WHITE WATER VIEWS,ROMANTIC!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Hurricane Hole Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, (Sleeps 2) Villa also on property

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Catherine Perry (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Catherine Perry

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

Catherine Perry purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Catherine Perry chose Hurricane Hole

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!

What makes this cottage unique

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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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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House of Open Arms Cottage: AC, White Water Views,Romantic!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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House of Open Arms Cottage: AC, White Water Views,Romantic!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142205vb
-(340) 715-3001 ( US Virgin Islands, USA)
Hurricane Hole St John
5

exceptional hospitality, cottage and location

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were fortunate enough to stay here for 4 nights recently. Our trip was last minute and just by chance the owner, Catherine, had a cancellation. We couldn't recommend staying here highly enough. The cottage itself is beautiful, with wonderful privacy and incredible vistas. It is really appointed thoughtfully; the outside shower is great; you can shower under the stars or while overlooking the Caribbean. More importantly, Catherine does a few things that make a huge difference, especially upon arrival. She met us at the ferry, took us to get our rental car, to the supermarket and then led us to her property. The first night there she delivers dinner to you, while having stacked a bottle of win in the refrigerator and supplying a pound of coffee, milk, orange juice and granola. After traveling to get to St. John, these gestures, for us, really made a huge difference. We could relax the first night, not having to run out for food and were set for the next morning as well. The cottage itself is a wonderful place to be and Catherine's hospitality is completely unobtrusive and helpful. I should also note that there were very few bugs at night in this location, possibly due to the constant breeze and the location of the cottage itself.We felt lucky to get to stay there and hope to return. We would recommend it highly.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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House of Open Arms Cottage: AC, White Water Views,Romantic!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142205vb
-(340) 715-3001 ( US Virgin Islands, USA)
Hurricane Hole St John
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
House of Open Arms Cottage: AC, White Water Views,Romantic!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142205vb
-(340) 715-3001 ( US Virgin Islands, USA)
Hurricane Hole St John
Mill Village, PA
5

Cottage of our dreams

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
House of Open Arms Cottage: AC, White Water Views,Romantic!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142205vb
-(340) 715-3001 ( US Virgin Islands, USA)
Hurricane Hole St John
Lynchburg, VA
5

Great Anniversary

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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House of Open Arms Cottage: AC, White Water Views,Romantic!
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-(340) 715-3001 ( US Virgin Islands, USA)
Hurricane Hole St John
Wisconsin
5

Exceptional Experience

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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House of Open Arms Cottage: AC, White Water Views,Romantic!
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-(340) 715-3001 ( US Virgin Islands, USA)
Hurricane Hole St John
Richmond VA
5

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Car: recommended

Watercolor painting lessons or a pottery lesson available only to House of Open Arms guests.

Book collection and game collection.

WI FI Internet with Net flick availability

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Photos

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,400 Per week

Hurricane Hole Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 23 2014 - Apr 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Summer rates begin 4/19/15 and are $1350 for 7 nights. September rates begin August 30th and are $1150 for 7 nights

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Amenities

Amenities

Hurricane Hole Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.
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