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    Vacation Album

    We took 3 trips here last season: November, January (SO cold back home) and the end of March.
    Do we get tired of this place? No way.
    A few photos from the March one.

    We were in early, our...
  2. Re: Philly area SBHers - anyone interested in a get-together?

    Put us in as a maybe.
    Had a great time with Philly friends last time
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    1 seat open to view Bucket Regatta

    A great way to see this event.
    Catamaran 23 March.

    PM for details.
    Jeff
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    Re: Itís a long way down

    Thanks for sharing your story.

    Coming up on 18 yrs of booking-managing our rental villa I'm certain I have had or encountered every possible issue with getting to or from SB by plane or boat.
    A...
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    Re: Who's Bucket bound - March 21-24?

    You can try Jicky Marine, they may have space for a Bucket ride: info@jickymarine.com
    Being down at the water line observing the racing yachts is really something to experience as others have...
  6. Re: How to reach the natural pool from Petite cul de sac beach

    You do not want to jump any of the cliffs by Washing Machine since the water is too shallow.
    The pool that Heidi lept into was over 20' deep and she could not touch the bottom.
    It's a place that is...
  7. Re: How to reach the natural pool from Petite cul de sac beach

    Not washing machine.
    It's on the very far side of Grand Cul de Sac---NOT easy to get to.
    The first time we hiked it (and sent villa guests as well) we hired Helene Bernier, who is a professional...
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    Re: 900E: Colombier to Gustavia

    I'm told the 900E included the taxi back to our villa. It WAS Christmas and so I'm certain there was a
    "holiday rate" factored in. The Guests (parents) did not complain since it was a small...
  9. Re: Government shutdown causing airport security lanes to close

    Contract employees may never be paid, the mechanics of doing that are much more complicated than with regular with federal workers.

    They are sprinkled in many of the agencies from food safety,...
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    Re: Half Day Catamaran Trip

    Caroline and I have done both Les Voiles and Bucket several times.
    Bucket is a gorgeous and exciting regatta spectacle, Les Voiles is more of a real matched race with classes.
    For either of these...
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    Re: 900E: Colombier to Gustavia

    It does sound romantic being out with your lover alone on Colombier under the stars with just wine and a blanket on the sand.
    But as my Doc wife reminds me...there is no trauma care on the island.
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    900E: Colombier to Gustavia

    As an owner/manager, I enjoy stories from our villa guests.
    A family of 6 was staying over the holidays and their parents were in a hotel elsewhere.
    They all took the hike out to Colomber. ...
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    Re: A Heavy Heart

    It was our pleasure to meet her just this one time, when we flew in to see friends and attend a SBH online party in their hometown of Philadelphia.
    Phyllis was an warm and interesting person...
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    Re: Hafida says goodbye

    As we passed by a few weeks ago:
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    Re: November Trip Album

    Hopper, a pic of toes in the sand @Le Barthelemy...beautiful dining at lunch.
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  16. Re: Mid - December Visit with Medical Emergency Experience

    Great story, Dennis.

    Several hospital experiences (both in/out patient) in the past and recently from ourselves along with villa Guests: if you need care---get off the island with evac plans made...
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    November Trip Album

    We had not been to our Flamands Blue since late last March. Weather was a little rainy at first but the island is very green.
    Flights in/out were smooth and it was great to be home here.
    Our...
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    Re: Cheval Blanc Update

    It's true. Cheval Blanc is not accepting reservations for lunch other than for hotel guests at the present time. They will, however, open up to non guests as the dining room can accomodate more...
  19. Re: Sante Fe re-opens for the season-October 19, 2018

    We've always loved this place and David is an excellent host.
    Plan to be there when we're on the island next month.
    Thank you for the post
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    Re: Cocktails -- Thursday, July 12

    Great photos, especially the one of Dennis and Wendy together.
    Nice group.
    From my experience no one does it better than my friend Dennis Carlton....love you, Buddy.
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    Re: Grand Case airport expands

    We, along with villa guests often fly out of Grand Case for one reason or another.
    Staff are extremely friendly and it's a breeze to board your aircraft at the SBC counter.
    Regarding the cab ride:...
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    Re: St Barths Costco ?

    Tom Food is a favorite in Gustavia.
    Excellent prices in bulk, friendly staff.
    On the upper road next to the ALMA furniture store.
    Parking can be a challenge, though
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    France Honors a Fallen Hero

    I chocked up following this story, of one the country's finest who put himself in harm's way for an innocent civilian.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/world/europe/france-arnaud-beltrame.html...
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    Re: My Internet is Restored in Flamands

    Thanks, Diana.
    Happy to hear Flamands is back on-line, recovered from the "Force Majeure" of last September.
    Sometimes, things just come together...other times not so much, this lady says it well:...
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    Re: Hotel Manapany

    We've also been in contact with the Manapany hotel/spa.
    Apparently, the restaurant will be open starting the 13th but not the spa. They are sending people elsewhere according to their last email.
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    Bucket Boat trip 17 March

    From experience, a gorgeous way to view the Regatta.
    1 seat open from a cancel in our group---125E
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    Spas Open?

    Some of our villa guests have been asking?
    thanks, Jeff
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    Re: Going To Miss The Old Drive

    Good to see your post, Voosh.
  29. Re: Are March 13-24 considered high season re: spring break, etc?

    Absolutely...it's typically a VERY busy time on the island....we'll see this year.
    St Barth Bucket Regatta (March 15-18) is on then as well.
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    Re: Sxm is.a disaster

    We along with our villa guests (no one's used a service) have been transiting Princess Juliana since late November. No issues. Today we had people arrive later and take the last Voyager out of...
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    Re: SXM to SBH help

    We transited Princess Juliana, SXM a couple of weeks ago in the afternoon and it was quick and easy with 3 checked bags, Delta/SBC.
    Same with our villa guests who came right after our departure....
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    Re: Our post IRMA vacation album

    Bill and Liz,
    We flew SBC on the inbound and Winair on the return.
    Transferring both ways was easy--- all our bags & boxes made it fine...although all we had was carry-on for the return.
    As...
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    Post IRMA vacation album

    We typically vacation this time of year.
    Connecting through Princess Juliana (SXM) was different than in the past, but well organized.
    After departing the aircraft and taking a bus, you identify...
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    Re: Flamands Blue Villa an update.

    Caroline and I returned last evening from 8 nights at the villa, and our first Guests of the season arrived a few hours after our departure.

    The people of our favorite island could not have been...
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    Re: Flamands Blue Villa an update.

    We're almost complete, thanks to outstanding staff!
    Porch & roof repairs, new gutters, painting, ready for some finishing touches & new light fixtures this week.

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    DDA carefully removing the...
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