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Miss Portland Diner is an old diner being given new life by a former New York magazine executive. Tom Manning bought the then-abandoned diner car on Portland's xzxzxzxsized, and moved... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at Barnako.com
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Grande Bay is announcing the release of 4 Whole Ownership residences, the ‘Grande View Residences at Grande Bay’. According to John Alvarado, The Director of Sales said, ‘The Grande View residences represent the best of what St. John has to offer in terms of location, refinement and convenience.” The developer... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at Grande Bay Resort and Residence Club
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Grrrr ... Steve Jobs' spellcheck got in the way.
Thanks, Art. I hope it's clear the item was written about folks on Trip Advisor who wanted tips on how to avoid day trippers from St. Thomas who make a beeline for Trunk and Hawksnest because they are short on time. Which is no way to experience St. John. Yes, our villa is Blue Tang(http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g147409-d1445612-Blue_Tang-St_John_U_S_Virgin_Islands.html) - a perfect place to enjoy the island in a laid back, comfortable fashion. Frank
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2013 on How to avoid the tourists at US Virgin Islands News
Thanks for the correction. Doh! Frank
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The Grande Bay Residence Club is pleased to announce the wide acceptance and enthusiasm for the Jeep Club. John Alvarado, Grande Bay's Director of Sales adds “Other than our prime location relative to all the shops and restaurants of Cruz Bay, The Jeep Club is by far the most talked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at Grande Bay Resort and Residence Club
Choosing a villa for a group of 12 is more than just finding 6 bedrooms. You will want to make certain there are plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy. One such villa on St John’s north shore in beautiful uncrowded Catherineberg is Island Stones. It has a large... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Villa Vacations
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I recently arrived at my family’s rental villa, Island Stones (www.villavacations.net), after being off island for about six months. I was astonished at the amount of new tropical growth since I was last here. I traveled from my home in Virginia to run a routine maintenance crew, get a little... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at Villa Vacations
The Grande Bay team is celebrating its recent success in achieving the #1 ranking in Specialty lodging for St. John. According to John Alvarado, the Director of Sales at Grande Bay, “Our goal at Grande Bay is to provide a level of unmatched service on St. John and Trip Advisor... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Grande Bay Resort and Residence Club
Among the many factors helping to determine which villa to rent is how far are those great St John beaches. Many vacationers jump into their Jeep and take a ride to a National Park beach. But what if you want to walk to the beach whether for the exercise or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Villa Vacations
Next Friday. Nov. 16.
Occasionally I travel to St John to help with a few family properties which are available on www.villavacations.net. The islands never fail for stories back home and anyone you meet down there could talk for hours about the life. I was on island for a few days recently to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Villa Vacations
In an effort to add to the overall Grande Bay Experience, the team at Grande Bay is hosting weekly parties for Grande Bay owners, guests, and visitors to St. John. According to John Alvarado, the Director of Sales at Grande Bay, “Our goal is to get everyone to get to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at Grande Bay Resort and Residence Club
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One of my favorite things to do as soon as I park at my desktop every day is to look at the weather on St John. No, I don’t go to a weather page. My homepage has Webcams showing those fabulous St John views we all love so much. Clicking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Villa Vacations
Thanks for the correction. Frank
Beach Walk Villa and Aussie Suite announce new kayaks and snorkel gear. Literally six steps from the warm clear water’s edge of beautiful Chocolate Hole, you can now step over about three or four rocks (to avoid those pesky sea urchins near shore) and launch those kayaks or go snorkeling.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at Villa Vacations
Beach Walk Villa and Aussie Suite announce new kayaks and snorkel gear. Literally, six steps from the warm clear water’s edge of beautiful Chocolate Hole, you can now step over about three or four rocks (to avoid those pesky sea urchins near shore) and launch those kayaks or go snorkeling.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at Island Roots
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Good headline, but not entirely accurate. There is no such thing as free, and not when real estate’s involved. Nonetheless, the latest promotional effort by the folks marketing ‘fractional ownership’ at Grande Bay is worth a nod. Each week they host two complimentary parties featuring cocktails and light appetizers. While... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at Grande Bay Resort and Residence Club
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The Owl's Head Transportation Museum's Fabulous '50s/'60s Show drew hundreds of memories on wheels. A '57 Chevy, a '56 Thunderbird, a '62 Olds Starfire, the usual suspects. One highlight was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at Barnako.com
You're right. The Inquiring Iguana MEANT to say 'maybe' it's the economy, generally. A summer promotion on the island is normal. Many think the Westin's rates are reasonable when you consider the services and amenities that 'come with' the room.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2012 on New deal at the Westin at US Virgin Islands News
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The Grande Bay Residence Club is please to announce the arrival of it’s first Yacht Club Boat ‘ResidenSea’ – a 2012 35 foot Scout 345 XSF. It is now available for Charter until the membership is fully subscribed, John Alvarado, Grande Bay's Director of Sales adds "We are pleased to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at Grande Bay Resort and Residence Club
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Elliott .. My sense of Aaron's comment is that he thinks the island needs a higher quota for rental cars. My reference to taxi instead of rental car was wrong. Fixing. Frank