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.
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
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!
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.
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