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WELCOME TO THE VILLA HENSON
St Barthélemy 12 October 2018
Dear Guest,
Welcome to the Villa Henson (also known as Villa Manon), probably one of
the best kept secrets on St Barts. These instructions are to help you have a
pleasant stay and cover frequently asked questions. Take a moment to glance
through them.
Have a problem? Please check these instructions FIRST.
Remember if it is not vitally urgent and it can wait until the morning, we will
try to sort it out then.
You can contact Eric Magras (see phone numbers at the end) if its urgent, or
your local agent if you came through Ici et La or Marla. Martha can also
advise you what to do.
!
Although Anne-Marie and I live in France, you can always contact us by email
- mail@villa-stbarts.com Please remember we are 6 hours ahead of you here
so be patient. (We are available from say 3am to about 4pm ST BARTS time)!
We would be delighted to see your comments and there is a Guest Book
(red) that also make great reading !!!
If you could spare a few moments too and post a review on TRIPADVISOR
(Google - tripadvisor villa henson) then scroll down the page on TA until you
see WRITE REVIEW. If you do, we will be eternally grateful.!
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INDEX (click on an item to go to it):
ESSENTIALS (CELL PHONES, WI-FI)
POOL ALARM
MEDIA
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AIR CONDITIONING UNITS
SPA
SWIMMING POOL
SECURITY
TELEPHONES
TERRACE FAN AND SUN BLIND
WEBER BBQ
UTILITY ROOM AND HOUSEKEEPER
WATER
ELECTRICITY
CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT
RE-BOOKING FOR NEXT YEAR
HURRICANES (What to do)
BUGS AND OTHER ANIMALS
CONTACTING US WITH COMMENTS GOOD OR BAD
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USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
ESSENTIALS
WI-FI
VILLA HENSON Password Given at Villa
MANON 2 (BEDROOMS) Password Given at Villa
The villa is too isolated for anyone to get into these networks as the signal is too weak.
Free unsecured Wi-Fi is available at several places on the island, notably the airport.
CELL/MOBILE PHONE NETWORK
THERE ARE SEVERAL USB CHARGING POINTS BY THE BAR AND IN EACH BEDROOM.
THE PRINCIPAL OPERATOR FOR ST BARTS IS ORANGE.FR
THE SIGNAL FOR THE FRENCH OPERATOR IS WEAK AT THE VILLA AS ARE ALL ST BARTS
OPERATORS.
THE 2ND OPERATOR ON ST BARTS IS DAUPHIN BUT YOU MAY BE CONNECTED TO
DAUPHIN ON ST MAARTEN WHEN AT THE VILLA !
Saint Maarten is NOT Europe for cell/mobile phone charges although it is in the EU.
St Martin is French side. St Maarten is Dutch side
AS WE HAVE ST MARTIN IN VIEW FROM THE VILLA YOU MAY WELL BE AUTOMATICALLY
CONNECTED TO ANY OF THESE:
DAUPHIN ST MAARTEN & ST MARTIN & ST BARTS
DIGICEL ST MAARTEN & ST MARTIN
TELCELL GSM ST MAARTEN & ST MARTIN
CHIPPIE ST MAARTEN
FLOW ST MAARTEN
340 08 OR DAUPHIN ST MAARTEN
TELCELL (CAN BE BOTH) ST MAARTEN & ST MARTIN
IF CONCERNED ABOUT ROAMING CHARGES DO NOT USE THE AUTOMATIC NETWORK
CONNECTION SETTING ON YOUR CELL PHONE. "
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POOL ALARM
A POOL ALARM IS A FRENCH LEGAL REQUIREMENT.
Please see that it is working.
If not report that directly to us at MAIL@VILLA-STBARTS.COM or to your local agent if
you came through Ici et La or Marla.
It is your responsibility to use it.
We cannot be responsible for any accident if you do not activate it.
YOUR EYES ARE THE BEST FORM OF PROTECTION ESPECIALLY WHEN CHILDREN ARE
ON THE TERRACE.
1. To the RIGHT of the alarm, use the wall switch to turn on the power, the ‘POWER’ light
will turn on. NOTE: The installed rechargeable 12v battery still allows the alarm to be
used with the power OFF.
2. ACTIVATE: Insert, press and turn the key attached to the alarm’s control box to ‘ON’.
3. The Green ‘EXIT’ light will turn on. Wait 45 seconds and it will turn off. The alarm is
now active.
4. The siren sounds (loudly) when someone (adult or child) or something (chair etc.)
passes between either Infra Red beam.
5. The ‘MEM’ light will turn on.
6. To extinguish the ‘MEM’ light: Turn the key to ON and then turn it back to OFF.
7. DEACTIVATE: Turn the key attached to the alarm’s control box to ‘OFF’.
8. Turn ON and Turn OFF to extinguish the ‘MEM’ light.
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MEDIA
Notes:
On the wall left of the living room tv is a switch that will turn on/off the terrace
speakers (we have neighbours!)
Please, please do not try to alter any of the wiring/cables behind the amplifier
Please, please do not alter any settings (speakers etc.)
As with most electronic devices there are several ways to arrive at the same
place! Below is how I’ve done it.
Sony Amplifier English instructions HERE. An official SONY page opens up in a
new window
YOU CAN USE:
DISH NETWORK
1A. LIVING ROOM
USE THE DISH REMOTE (FOR THE TV AS WELL)
TURN ON DISH - PRESS “SAT” BUTTON. WAIT A FEW SECONDS AS THE TV AND
SAT DECODER SHOULD TURN ON AS WELL. IF NOT
TURN ON TV - PRESS WHITE “TV” BUTTON
TURN ON THE SONY AMPLIFIER
THEN USE THE DISH REMOTE FOR VOLUME ETC.
NOTE: YOU CAN ALSO USE THE SONY REMOTE TO SWITCH FROM CHROMECAST (PRESS
- BD/DVD) OR DISH (PRESS - SAT/CATV)
OR
2B. BEDROOMS
TURN ON SONY TV AND PRESS THE VERY TOP LEFT BUTTON SELECT “HDMI 2” - (DISH
JOEY)
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CHROMECAST TO LOOK AT YOUR CONTENT, STREAMED FROM YOUR DEVICE:
YOUTUBE, NETFLIX, ETC. CHROMECAST ONLY WORKS WITH THE CHROME BROWSER.
DO THIS IN THIS ORDER:
9. ON YOUR DEVICE
SET THE NETWORK TO “MANON 2” WHEN IN EITHER OF THE BEDROOMS. LEAVE ON
THE NETWORK “VILLA HENSON” WHEN IN THE LIVING ROOM
ONLY USE THE CHROME BROWSER.
2A. LIVING ROOM
TURN ON SONY TV
TURN ON THE SONY AMPLIFIER AND PRESS “BD/DVD” - CHROMECAST WILL APPEAR
OR
2B. BEDROOMS
TURN ON SONY TV AND PRESS THE VERY TOP LEFT BUTTON, SELECT “HDMI 1” -
CHROMECAST WILL APPEAR
3. ON YOUR DEVICE
SELECT THE FILM, VIDEO YOU WISH TO WATCH
THEN LOOK FOR THE CAST ICON (SEE IMAGE). IT CAN BE ON THE
BOTTOM, THE TOP OR ON CHROME IN THE MENU “…” ON THE TOP
RIGHT OF ITS WINDOW.
WHEN ASKED SELECT:
VH SALON TV
VH BDRM SABA TV
VH BDRM ST EUSTACHE TV
IF YOU SEE ONLY SOME OF THE THREE ABOVE OR IF YOU SEE NONE OF THE THREE
ABOVE, TRY ANOTHER DEVICE, MAKE SURE THE CORRECT NETWORK IS SELECTED, THE
CORRECT SOURCE IS SELECTED AND THAT CHROMECAST IS ON (LITTLE LIGHT ON THE
SIDE OF THE CHROMECAST DONGLE).
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SONY AMPLIFIER
APART FROM DISH SATELLITE AND CHROMECAST
LISTEN FROM YOUR DEVICE USING:
BLUETOOTH
PRESSING THE RED BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THE DISH REMOTE TURNS ON DISH
SATTELLITE, THE SONY AMPLI AND THE SONY TV
MAKE SURE ANY CONNECTED DEVICES ARE DISCONNECTED THEN EITHER:
IN THE LIVING ROOM, ON YOUR DEVICE, GO TO YOUR SETTINGS / BLUETOOTH AND
LOOK FOR “STR-DN1080…. CONNECT YOU WILL SEE THE DETAILS OF WHAT IS
CONNECTED ON THE SONY SCREEN
THEN, ON THE SONY AMP PRESS “LISTEN” AND SCROLL TO “BLUETOOTH”
OR
TURN SMALL LEFT-HAND KNOB ON THE SONY AMP AND TURN TO SEE “BLUETOOTH”
STREAM YOUR MUSIC OR USE SPOTIFY, DEEZER YOUR ITUNES ETC.
USB CONNECT DEVICE THEN TURN SMALL KNOB ON SONY AMP AND TURN TO USB
3.5mm Jack plug left of TV connected to your device.
NOTE:
TUNER The reception of most FM stations is extremely poor on the island
especially after the 2017 hurricane and we recommend using the Internet.
For HURRICANE information use Internet radio. Try to connect directly to
RADIO TRANSAT or RADIO ST BARTH Google Radio Transat St Barthelemy
and/or Radio St Barth. They got blown away during the hurricane - It’s the
big stone building (left )on the way to the Boulangerie and Gustavia.
HURRICANES (What to do)
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AIR CONDITIONING UNITS
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TEMPERATURE: Set the A/Cs between 27°c and 22°c. It is NOT really
necessary for a temperature lower than 22°c
Please keep the doors and windows closed when you use any of the A/Cs.
!
Always point the remote control at the unit for the commands to be
registered.!
The A/C units in the lounge and in the bedrooms should be turned off if you
leave for a while. The rooms keeps cool and it only takes a minute or two to
cool a room.
!
Each bedroom has an A/C unit and there is a remote control by each bed. !
The A/C has been set with NO timer so it should remain on until you press
the red on/off button. Please do not set a timer as you will probably have the
A/C turn off in the middle of the night.
Slide down the cover to reveal other buttons for:!
MODE: Set to COOL. Snowflake will show in window. If not then cycle
through MODE until the snowflake appears.!
TEMPERATURE INDICATOR LIGHT. Press LIGHT to turn it off. It defaults to
ON when the A/C is turned off then on later.!
Please turn « OFF » the A/C during the day when the bedrooms are NOT
OCCUPIED. If the doors are closed and the curtains drawn the room stays
cool. !
THE A/C COOLS THE ROOM QUICKLY!
WARNING: Leaving the A/C on all the time at 18° will cause condensation to
run down the walls and introduce mushroom spores into the bedding (not
pleasant and not healthy!)!
Keep the bathroom door and window slightly but not fully open and the
bedrooms stay cool for most of the day.
Help us save energy by using the A/C responsibly.!
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SPA
WARNING: The Waterproof seals in any watch, your Rolex included, are
dilated by a short immersion in a heated Spa. Your waterproof watch will be
damaged. Take it off before entering the spa. We cannot be responsible.
!
The cover may be off and stored in the pump room. If not, take off the cover
and leave it in the space behind the spa.
!
HEAT: The air temperature can reach 37°C during the day, the water will heat
naturally and it has reached 39°/40° with the cover closed. The temperature
is set to 35°C. Don’t over heat it as this may « turn » the water, which is not
pleasant.
!
DO NOT USE GLASSES IF YOU WANT TO DRINK IN OR AROUND THE SPA or
POOL. Broken glass in the Spa (and the swimming pool!) is extremely
dangerous as it is INVISIBLE and the Spa has to be drained and refilled. You
will be charged 250$ for this. USE THE PLASTIC GLASSES.
!
WATER LEVEL: The water level in the Spa should be between the head rest
and the jet just below them. If it falls below either, ask Eric or Martha to get
it topped up or just run in some water from the hose pipe behind the Spa on
the villa wall.!
MUSIC: Connect your device using the long jack plug to jack plug (kept in the
villa) to the socket inside the little flap on the spa side with the controls.
WARNING - keep your device well away from the spa hence the long lead!!!!
POOL CLEANING: The pool and spa are cleaned twice a week."
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!
SWIMMING POOL
!
THE POOL IS HEATED TO A COMFORTABLE 31°C/32°C. PLEASE DON’T
CHANGE IT.
IMPORTANT WARNINGS
1. The round entrance to the pool as well as the steps down, can be
slippery. Take care when entering the pool.
2. If bubbles start coming out of the jets that feed the pool, the water in the
black tank below is empty. Please call Eric who will refill it.
3. Do not use drinking glass near or in the pool or spa. Use the plastic ones
(provided). If broken glass falls in the water it is extremely dangerous as
it is invisible and sharp. The pool or spa then has to be drained of 30
cubic meters of water and cleaned. It will take two days to do and you
will be charged 250$ for this.
4. SWIMMING POOL ALARM: THIS IS A FRENCH LEGAL REQUIREMENT!
HOWEVER YOUR EYES ARE STILL THE BEST ALARM !!!
5. *We decline all responsibility in case of an accident. It is your
responsibility to see that the alarm is correctly used and functions.
6. The infrared beams protect the perimeter and the alarm will sound if the
beams are broken.
7. If a chair etc. obstructs the beam, the alarm will not work. If there bis an
obstruction (chair etc.) the alarm will sound when activated.
POOL CLEANING: The pool and spa are cleaned twice a week.!
!
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SECURITY
!
Always lock the villa when you go out. St Barts is a safe island but locking up
is better than leaving the doors open!! Do lock the villa when you leave and
do lock your cars when parking around the island.!
IT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA TO TAKE THE KEYS TO THE BEACH. HIDE THEM
AFTER LOCKING UP OR LEAVE THEM IN YOUR CAR OUT OF SIGHT. !
LOST SAFE KEYS WILL BE CHARGED AT 200 $ !
Each Bedroom key set has its SAFE key and a lounge key.!
There is a third safe in the lounge. You set your own code. We have a key
should you forget your code!!!!
NOTE: To lock the lounge door, close the door firmly and then push the little
lever down. Then turn the key anti clockwise, which will then lock the door.
Lock the other lounge doors first from the inside too by flicking the lock
down.!
NOTE: To lock the two bedroom doors, after closing the door, firmly lift the
door handle upwards. The key will then turn fully clockwise and the door will
lock.!
Ici et La has a spare lounge key, Martha and Eric Magras both have complete
sets.
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TELEPHONES!
The LOCAL Villa telephone number is: 0590 520 733 !
To call the villa from France dial: 0590 520 733 !
To call the villa from the USA or Canada dial: 011 590 590 520 733
To call the villa from anywhere else: +590 590 520 733!
!
Only local calls can be made from the villa phones. !
For outgoing international calls please use Skype, Messenger, Facetime etc. !
International dialling to St Barth is:!
+ 590 (0)590 and 6 digits for FIXED phones.!
+ 590 (0)690 and 6 digits for CELL phones.!
There are 3 telephones, one in each bedroom and one in the lounge
There is an ANSWERPHONE on each phone. If there is a message it will flash.
Turn off the flashing by listening to the message. The is another message
service: Dial 3103 and follow the instructions (sorry but in French only!)!
Please replace the telephones in their cradles to keep them recharged. They
can be switched around.
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TERRACE FAN AND SUN BLIND
!
FAN Turn on the terrace fan using the remote control by the sink. !
Set the speed with + or -
OR get the FANELITE App (free) from the App Store and use that!
SUN BLIND open or close the sun blind using the remote by the sink.
Up, down or stop (middle button)!
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!
UTILITY ROOM and HOUSEKEEPER
!
There is a utility room behind the villa. You are welcome to use the machines
but please ask Martha first.
!
Also, please do not use the machines when Martha does the housework.
!
Many returning clients like to leave sun-beds, sun creams etc. for their next
visit. LEAVE THOSE ITEMS IN THE PUMP ROOM UNDER THE TERRACE. WITH
YOUR NAME ON AND PACKED/WRAPPED IF POSSIBLE, AND DEFLATED!!!!
We seem to collect quite a few different items (too many actually) and if they
are damaged, we will, at our discretion, dispose of them.
Wine will spoil if left in the pump room so either drink it or leave it for the
next guest!!
The housekeeper is there to keep the villa clean and she will spend 2 hours
at the villa each day except Sundays and bank holidays.!
If the times are not convenient ask Martha to come at a different time but
please understand that she has other employment obligations and cannot
always change to a time of your choosing.!
Her telephone number is 06 90 35 72 98 (This is a cell phone number and
cannot be called from the villa phones)!
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WATER !
We suggest you buy a good supply of bottled water from the Supermarket.
Water on the Island is scarce as there are no natural water sources! We
either use TOWN WATER, water produced by the desalination plant or
WATER TANK water, rainwater that is collected and stored in two tanks under
the house (90 cubic meters in total when full)!
WARNING: DO NOT drink the tap water IF THE VILLA IS ON TOWN WATER.
At the moment (September 2018) it is forbidden to drink TOWN WATER due
to an excess of Bromide - including using Ice, cooking, tooth brushing,
washing vegetables etc. Boiling this water does NOT kill the Bromide.
If the villa goes onto TOWN WATER, you should be told by one of our staff or
agents OR ASK !
The water in the fridge dispenser is turned off so please buy bottled water for
drinking.
!
The ice can be used IF THE VILLA IS ON THE WATER TANKS, as it is frozen
and is filtered and we have never had any problems there. BUT USE THE
ICE AT YOUR OWN RISK. If you are concerned do not use the ice
maker. You can purchase ice in most supermarkets on the island or use the
little ice trays. There are freezer boxes for your shopping and some Freezer
blocks in the freezer to put in them. Replace when finished.!
Try not to use water unnecessarily.!
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ELECTRICITY
!
The voltage here is 220v and 60hz (not 50hz)*!
There are some 220v to 110v transformers in one of the blue plastic baskets
in the cupboard plus some USA to French plug adaptors.!
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER (CB): In TOP fuse box under wall carpet in lounge
near the toilet.!
KITCHEN/LOUNGE CBs: In BOTTOM of the same fuse box.!
BEDROOM CBs: In fuse box behind the TV in bedroom SABA.!
SPA CB: In the utility room.!
POOL CB: In the pool pump room under the terrace.!
If a fuse trips, flick up the little lever on the fuse, if it trips again call Eric
Magras.!
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CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT
CHECKOUT TIME IS NOON AT THE LATEST but 11AM is better.!
Please respect the check-out time. New guests will be arriving later that day
and Martha has to prepare the villa for them.!
YOU SHOULD CHECK IN AT THE AIRPORT ABOUT 90 MINUTES BEFORE
DEPARTURE.!
GATES ARE CLOSED 45 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE.!
If your flight from St Barts is in the afternoon think about having a goodbye
lunch in one of the restaurants. The choice of food available in the airport in
St Martin or Guadeloupe is very poor. !
The St Barts Airport restaurant is good but busy. !
The little restaurant “Le Jardin” opposite the terminal is great.
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RE-BOOKING FOR NEXT YEAR
!
We have many returning guests, as I am sure you appreciate and several
guests who want your dates so….!
If you wish to rebook please do so within one month of leaving. If you came
through a local agent please contact them directly.!
After that time we cannot guarantee you the same week/s.!
We do get booked ahead fast as the villa is very popular!!
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HURRICANES!
If you happen to be caught on St Barts with a hurricane please read
this section entirely.
Introduction
!
The Hurricane season is generally thought to be from August to October.
There have been hurricanes even in January but that is a very rare event.!
YOU WILL BE VERY SAFE IF YOU FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. NO NEED
TO PANIC!
!
After the 2017 hurricane - class 5 (it should be a 6 really), we will not allow
any client to stay in the villa. We will not be responsible for any client who
will not move to a designated safe place. The villa must be closed. There may
be no Internet, no TV, no A/C, as the Mains electricity will be turned off. It
was left on for Hurricane Irma and this ruined the Spa and other electrical
equipment.
!
If you came through either “Ici et La” or “Marla” do call them if you are
concerned.!
What we can't do: Move you to other accommodation or give you a refund
(act of God !).
There are special shelters in designated buildings. Make your enquiries before
the Red Alert.
!
You should have plenty of warning and time to find shelter.
Next page for the practicalities…!
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INFORMATION
Listen to the radio or Internet for information and instructions. If a hurricane
is coming follow the warnings colours (see just below)
INTERNET is best as the Sony ampli has poor radio aerials.!
For the warning level
Go to the Collectivity of St Barthelemy’s website for warning details. Here.!
http://www.comstbarth.fr!
Radio by Internet - Radio St Barth.com/players-9
Use the battery radio only if the electricity has been cut off. !
!
Radio St Barts 100.7 FM also on Internet!
Radio Transat 95.5 FM also on Internet!
and/or follow the hurricane’s progress HERE on the Internet.!
Or GOOGLE: NHC (National Hurricane Centre)!
There is a very good weather website HERE - Windy
PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE WARNINGS AND FOUR MAIN
LEVELS OF ALERTS:!
Yellow alert – The hurricane is expected soon – You can still leave the
island. !
Orange alert – The hurricane is imminent - You can no longer leave the
island. The shops and the administrative buildings are now closed. You
must go to the public shelter chosen. !
Red alert - You should now be inside the designated shelter. Listen to
Radio St Barth for instructions.!
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Violet alert – The hurricane is here, (if you haven’t noticed!) YOU ARE
FORBIDDEN TO GO OUTSIDE BECAUSE:
The emergency services will not respond. !
During the period Violet you are must stay inside. !
During the Violet alert – It can happen (and it did with Earl, Gonzalo and
Irma) that the eye of the hurricane passes over St Barts. You may think
that the storm has abated because the wind has dropped. This calm period
can last several minutes or even longer but as the eye passes the winds will
pick up from the opposite direction and fast. Wherever you are do not go
out during this time.!
Things like fridges or metal roof sheets can be flying around. They are
mortal.!
The end of the alert will be given over the radio.!
Be careful as there are 2 possibilities:!
Grey alert – You can now go outside and the danger is over.!
Orange alert - You can now go outside but the hurricane has turned
around and is heading back. (As did Louis in 1965)!
We will not be responsible if you fail to go to a designated safe
place
So what’s it like? : EARL passed as a level 3 Hurricane with winds of up to
200 kph and 7 meter waves. Here the damage was to the foliage. The leaves
and branches were everywhere but no structural damage occurred to the
villa. We had to clean the villa walls with the Karcher immediately. If we had
left it till later they would be stuck firm.!
The pool was full of leaves but was soon cleared with the net.!
The pool cleaners were at the villa very quickly to get it all cleared up
properly.!
We saw one idiot leave Gustavia harbour in his Catamaran and sail past us to
Grand Colombier. He left at about 6pm just as the order not to put to sea had
been implemented. He was fished from the sea and his Catamaran was in a
1000 pieces on the beach.!
We were confined 20 hours in the lounge!
Then Gonzalo in 2014. It arrived on the eastern side of the island as a
tropical storm but actually made landfall as a category 2 hurricane and
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caught everyone by surprise. It left as a category 3. We were ready by early
afternoon and the winds got too strong by about 5pm. When the eye came
over Eric came down to see us, had a lobster that Anne-Marie had prepared
and went back as the eye passed and the wind picked up again. Again no
major damage on the island and the clearing up was done brilliantly by all
concerned.!
Then came Irma! The strongest ever Atlantic hurricane with gusts of 460
kilometres per hour. (about 290 mph). Earthquake activity was recorded on
the island but it was the force of the wind shaking everything, trees, villas
etc. We were relatively lucky but still suffered lots of damage. The stories of
people’s lucky escapes convinced us that no one should remain in the villa
during one. They are fickle things and change speed and direction without
warning.!
The villa still has a few scars from the 2017 hurricane and we apologise for
that. All will be rectified by your next visit !
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BUGS AND OTHER ANIMALS
!
Being on a Caribbean Island you cannot avoid some of the strange insects
and other animals that co-habit the Island with us.
!
Tiny little mosquitoes « Yen-Yens » (pronounced Nyang-Nyangs) that fly low
around your ankles in the early morning or early evening. Use the repellent
« OFF » or similar. Look near the sink or use the tennis bats. Don’t swipe
(they will break) just gently move them to the insect and zzzzap.
!
At night, light attracts moths of all sizes. Using the outdoor fan helps as well
as not using the terrace lights.
!
If a storm is in the air, you may be an invasion of small flying ants. Just
turn out the deck lights, use candles (very romantic) for a while or move
inside. Turn on only the parking lights to tempt them away. They can be killed
with a spray BUT there are too many. That’s life. Dont try to kill them as you
will only ruin the paintwork and there will be lots of them. You will never win.
!
There also a type of builder wasp that seems to have its body in two parts! It
will build several 2 inch long cocoons out of earth and lay eggs in them
before sealing them up. The cocoons have holes in the top when the babies
are born and fly off. They make a mess but there is little we can do. Ask
Martha or Eric to get rid of them if possible. They are very intelligent and
watch me when I line up to thwat them, then nip through the opening when
I am not looking. Now I close the doors when one comes in and wait, then
zzzzap.
There are no dangerous snakes or beasts here in St Barts. Only other
humans! There are dozens of tortoises, large, medium, small and tiny,
around the villa. Take care on the drive down. You could always stop, pick
them up and move them to safety.
!
You can often see turtles in the sea close to the shore. They appear as a
small white patch and then they dive.!
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Please Please Please do not feed the wild cats as this encourages them to
visit.!
The mosquito nets are more to keep the cats out than anything else.
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CONTACTING US WITH COMMENTS GOOD OR BAD
MAIL@HENRYBARNETT.FR
Or use the contact page from our website villa-stbarts.com.
We’d love to hear from you, good or bad! We take all good or bad comments
seriously and appreciate them as well as acting on them. !
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There is a visitors’ book that you can use as well. It makes for some good
reading.!
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TO CHECK FUTURE AVAILABILITY click on the « Availability » menu item on
our website.
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NOTE: If you came through an agent we must respect that and although you
are welcome to enquire directly to me the booking will be with the agent.
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USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
EMERGENCY: !
Doctor on Call 0590 27 76 03!
Pharmacy (Gustavia) 0590 27 61 82!
(St Jean) 0590 27 66 61!
Hospital (Gustavia) 0590 27 60 35!
Gendarmes (Police) 0590 27 60 12!
AGENCIES :!
ICI ET LA rentals@icietlavillas.com 0590 27 78 78!
MARLA info@marlavillas.com 0590 27 62 02!
MAINTENANCE: (9am to 7pm) – Villa Henson!
Martha - Housekeeper 0690 35 72 98!
Eric Magras General maintenance 0690 41 94 52 -!
Pool and Spa: Gregoire Libeau pilotefish@yahoo.fr !
SATELLITE Ideal St Barth 0590 52 09 08 !
A/C Maintenance Call Eric Magras
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