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    Re: What about some optimism and hope ?

    Reading the posts forecasting a continuation of the tough times is sad for those that are living the difficulties daily, but if you take a look at the experiences of others that have gone through...
  2. Re: Spring Break 2017 - family of 5 looking for 3 bedroom villa with great sunsets

    Here's the view from a 3-bedroom villa we've enjoyed. Villa Coco, or REP with most of the agencies.

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  3. Thread: Harbor Island

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    Re: Harbor Island

    No we didn't, Peter, but I heard good things about it. Our fishing guide one day was from there (http://www.spanishwellsfishing.com/), and later at the airport we met the most charming 91 year-old...
  4. Thread: Harbor Island

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    Re: Harbor Island

    Prices for a home rental right on the beach start approaching some in the St Barth range, but in general you won't see anything that is near the level of the higher-end of villa options at SBH. By...
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    Re: Harbor Island

    I did, Andy, and it was a very good report, though a bit of a stretch to call it a "new" St Barth! As I mentioned, though, the place does have a lot of similarities, and with the new flights...
  6. Thread: Harbor Island

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    Re: Harbor Island

    You're right, Amy, in that it can't take the place of St Barth, but I only went down there for 4 days, something you know better than anyone wouldn't quite work when SBH is in your plans! Actually...
  7. Thread: Harbor Island

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    Harbor Island

    I just got home from a visit to Harbor Island last night. We've been regular visitors to St Barth for years, but this trip was a pleasant change of pace, if only for its convenient access.
    Our...
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    I've bot 2 of his pieces in recent years; really...

    I've bot 2 of his pieces in recent years; really like them. Here's one from the current collection someone here might get.... :)

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    I've stayed at both, LT 3 times, and prefer LT as...

    I've stayed at both, LT 3 times, and prefer LT as far as the rooms (size and layout) , pool, privacy, and overall service are concerned. On my last trip to the island, we had our villa for the week...
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    We got a Mini Cooper S convertible last year and...

    We got a Mini Cooper S convertible last year and really liked it. The "S" has a turbo engine, which helps on some hillsides. The roof could close as needed with just the push of a button, something...
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    I've generally noticed the pricing on properties...

    I've generally noticed the pricing on properties to be the same, but last year a villa I wanted was only available for 6 days during the month I wanted. Since we wanted to be on the island longer...
  12. Thread: Dollar Euro

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    A good read on the topic: ...

    A good read on the topic: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/04/what-if-britain-left-the-eu-europe-politics-economy-culture

    "On one thing the two sides agree. The fact that Britain is...
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    We went by to visit with Amarylis earlier this...

    We went by to visit with Amarylis earlier this year and she was carrying this contraption with her as she got home. I asked her what it was and she told us it her tail and that she had been out...
  14. 46 rooms on under two acres? They're certainly...

    46 rooms on under two acres? They're certainly not using the Le Toiny model here.
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    Great report--loved the format!

    Great report--loved the format!
  16. Thread: Trip report

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    great video--thanks for sharing!

    great video--thanks for sharing!
  17. Thread: St John?

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    St John is a beautiful island and I've been there...

    St John is a beautiful island and I've been there several times, but I prefer Virgin Gorda in the BVI simply because the opportunity to get on the water while enjoying the Sir Francis Drake Channel...
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    Just to chime in, here are mine: 1. Gouverneur...

    Just to chime in, here are mine:

    1. Gouverneur
    2. Saline
    3. Colombier
    4. Flammands
    5. St Jean
    6. Lorient
  19. Thread: Wedding planner

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    Or get Ellen to send you a copy of the book,...

    Or get Ellen to send you a copy of the book, "Wedding Paradise." Well done, Ellen!

    http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad1/springhillfarms/weddingparadise_zps4c437469.jpg
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    I don't know if the owner will personally handle...

    I don't know if the owner will personally handle rental contracts though it appears he lets the agencies do that for him. My son rented it thru Wimco. Don't know how to contact him though often the...
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    My son and new daughter-in-law stayed there last...

    My son and new daughter-in-law stayed there last year when on their honeymoon; they really liked it. I believe it went on the rental market in early 2013. You're welcome to reach out to him for a...
  22. Thread: Friday

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    Great pics, Ricky!

    Great pics, Ricky!
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    Ellen, Thanks again for helping me find it!

    Ellen,
    Thanks again for helping me find it!
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    I really like his work as well. Here's one of his...

    I really like his work as well. Here's one of his I got a few weeks ago. It has a bad a reflection on it but I think you can see why it caught my attention .

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  25. Thread: Coral

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    Love that view of Lorient...well done!

    Love that view of Lorient...well done!
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    There was couple sitting next to us a few weeks...

    There was couple sitting next to us a few weeks ago at Sante Fe that had brought their own bottle of wine for dinner. The waitress uncorked and served it for them just she might have for one purchsed...
  27. We've also had Bernard Javelle and really enjoyed...

    We've also had Bernard Javelle and really enjoyed it. He hurt his back last summer and had to leave the island for a while but is back now. They handle everything for you from prep to clean up.
  28. Love that view, Tim! Also makes a great spot for...

    Love that view, Tim! Also makes a great spot for your morning coffee:

    http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad1/springhillfarms/St%20Barths%20May%2020-27%202012/DSC00127.jpg
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    We stayed on the very tip of Pt Milou once. On...

    We stayed on the very tip of Pt Milou once. On the tip and right hand side it was sometimes too breezy to sit aroud much. On the left it was just right.
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    A wonderful addendum to a great trip...Thanks for...

    A wonderful addendum to a great trip...Thanks for bringing us along!
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    A wonderful report--thanks!

    A wonderful report--thanks!
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    Sounds like you're right, Jeff. But if you don't...

    Sounds like you're right, Jeff. But if you don't mind jumping off a cliff over some rocks and into a 7' pool that's probably wide enough to catch most of you, at least we've found another option.... ...
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    It's possible that was taken at the same natural...

    It's possible that was taken at the same natural pools discussed in this thread. When there last week I thought about that picture and looked to see if there was a spot for such a jump. I found a...
  34. Thread: 2/21-3/2

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    I like your plan---and congrats on your upcoming...

    I like your plan---and congrats on your upcoming 30th!
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    Thank you, but no, she's not a model though does...

    Thank you, but no, she's not a model though does get asked that a lot. Mostly I'm proud that she's very smart, has her Masters in managing non-profits, was recruited to and hired by her alma mater,...
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