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The Horny Toad Guest House #140370
09/06/2017 10:30 PM
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Portland, OR
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Confirmation from a local on Facebook that The Horny Toad is "gone."

I had paid-in-full reservations for three weeks there in November.
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Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: jazzgal] #140371
09/06/2017 10:45 PM
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Not good for you or them.

I'm getting the feeling we're all gonna be depressed in someway, I already am, and I haven't heard about my main hangouts on the French side from mont Vernon, grandcase, and the yellow umbrella place.

I see anise marcel was hit and grand case. The silence from/about Orient is deafening and frightening.

If the few reports are indication, my imagination tells me this is all gonna be about providing fresh water, food, healthcare and disease prevention and providing shelter to thousands and providing law and order.

Then, we can hopefully help out by bringing our business to whoever is able to restart/open, someday.

Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: jazzgal] #140372
09/06/2017 10:58 PM
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Sorry to hear that. Given that they have built up a fairly good return guest reputation, I am sure when they get things straightened out they will refund the money. Did you use a cc to pay for the three weeks? Hopefully it will get all sorted out shortly.

Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: mmk] #140373
09/06/2017 10:59 PM
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Portland, OR
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No, as they charge 5% more for CC payments. I mailed them a check.


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Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: jazzgal] #140374
09/06/2017 11:03 PM
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Is Horny Toad Carter? Byblos connection? Or am I confusing it with Tortoise Shell?


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Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: BeachKitten] #140375
09/06/2017 11:53 PM
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Yes, you are confused. Carter/Byblos sold Turquoise Shell Inn a couple of years ago. Horny Toad is, well, was, a little bit further down the beach toward Mary's Boon.


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Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: jazzgal] #140376
09/07/2017 04:29 AM
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Thanks for the update but very sorry to hear this. As you know, Horny Toad was a favorite of ours also. Keep me posted if you get further information. They have been through this before and I would think they will make things right with your payment.


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Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: jazzgal] #140377
09/07/2017 06:37 AM
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Horrible news, it always looked like a fun place to stay. We've been staying at Las Arenas for the past 8 years, right next door. Wonder how they made out.

Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: jazzgal] #140378
09/07/2017 06:07 PM
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Again, has anyone else really confirmed this?? There have been reports that Mary's Boon was "gone", which was incorrect, and that Beachside Villas was "gone", which again, thank god, was incorrect. Can anyone actually confirm this???


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Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: Carol_Hill] #140379
09/07/2017 09:04 PM
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Beside BSV and Horny Toad there are many places on Simpson Bay that have no confirmed reports of damage. Pictures or confirmed information would be helpful for Mary's Boon, Cocos, and Ocean's Edge would also be appreciated.

Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: candu] #140380
09/07/2017 09:16 PM
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Long Island, NY
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El Zafiro?


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Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY] #140381
09/07/2017 10:54 PM
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I do hope all is ok at Horny Toad. I am concerned because as i remember it was a mostly wooden building. The damage is obviously incredible but I think a lot of reports have been exaggerate or overstated. It was reported that the airport was destroyed when it is obviously not destroyed. Mary's Boon is damaged but all buildings but one in tack with some roof damage. One small wooden building was destroyed. All others ok. I realize it is been a huge blow to the island but it seems to me like there's way too much to much doom and gloom. The island will rebuild ,yes it will take plenty of years but when the snow starts flying and it's freezing outside that beach and sun is gonna sound awfully nice.

Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: foreversxm] #140382
09/08/2017 05:01 AM
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Horny Toad has some concrete walls but also a lot of wood and some of the beams are massive. I have talked to a couple regulars that stay at HT and nobody has information yet. Pretty sure Betty has retired (or soon to be) and was off island with her daughter running the place. There have been attempts to make contact but no success yet.


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Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: candu] #140383
09/08/2017 08:51 AM
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Had a long talk with Betty this morning. First the good news: Debbie and her husband Doug were off island and are OK. Cherry, a longtime employee and manager is also safe.

The damage to the Horny Toad is severe. The smaller building where the owner/manager office was located is no more.
The second floor of the main building is gone.There is so much debris that no one has been able to view the building from a water view.

There is not enough information to make any long term decisions. Let's all hope we Toadys will return.

Re: The Horny Toad Guest House [Re: gpaulh] #140384
09/08/2017 08:55 AM
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Thank you for posting this information and your perserverance in getting it. Sad to hear.


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