A House of Open Arms

St John, USVI


Spoon into a nest of intimacy. Immerse yourself in island breezes. Take in the views of the rising sun and moon as they glisten across the crystalline waters of Hurricane Hole. Settle into the rhythm of Island life with resourceful recommendations, advice and insider tips.


Welcome to simple elegance.





Two splendid and separate spaces.

Your private retreat awaits.



Concierge Pickup

Catherine will meet you at the dock, help you pick up your rental car, take you to the grocery store, and lead you to the property

Free Wifi

Broadband internet access is available to guests throughout the property

Welcome Dinner

Enjoy a complimentary dinner of salad, fruit, roasted potatoes, and a main course on the day of your arrival


Catherine will refresh your room up to 2X each week of your stay or more frequently upon request. All linens,beach towels, beach chairs and coolers are provided.

Organic Breakfast

A breakfast of homemade granola, juice, coffee, and tea is included


A private pool is available for guests booking the Villa



The Cottage
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The Cottage
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The Villa
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The Villa
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The beach below
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The Villa
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Gourmet Breakfasts

Enjoy a hot breakfast of home-baked goods, fresh fruit, and your choice of a frittata, quiche, or pancakes any three mornings during the week.

Additional Dinners

 Evening meals can be added to any two nights. Each includes an appetizer, salad and entree of your choice.

Snorkel Tour

Enjoy a 3-hr hike and snorkel tour of one of the best spots on the island. See octopus, arrow crabs, rays, and other sea life that you might otherwise miss.


Beginner Glazing

Learn to use glazes and create beautiful colors on a bisqued piece of pottery made by Catherine. The piece is yours to keep and take home.

Session lasts about 2 hours.

Basic Pottery

Design, create, and decorate your own piece of pottery through hand-building techniques. Your piece will then be fired and mailed to you as a memory of your trip.

Session lasts about 2-3 hours.

Intermediate Pottery

For guests who have experience working a pottery wheel, this is an opportunity to learn new skills and create your own piece of pottery.

Session lasts about 2-3 hours.


"Stop looking and book now. I feel blessed beyond words to have found a House of Open Arms!"

—Anna M., February 2018