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Mont Vernon #177120
12/03/2018 11:53 PM
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I was wandering if anyone has stayed at Mont Vernon recently, and if the have repaired the complex.

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Re: Mont Vernon [Re: beachy] #177166
12/04/2018 09:27 PM
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Interested as well. Will checkout first hand the first of the year.

We Would like to return the unit we rented (which is available) if the “resort’ surroundings are safe to navigate and bearable visually. Personal safety is a concern as well at the moment. We’ll check to see if the lights are back up and if a security guard is still around at night.

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: beachy] #177341
12/06/2018 09:32 PM
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Walked by the beach most of the units uninhabitable no one on beach pool is a mess

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: PelicanPirate] #177346
12/06/2018 10:17 PM
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Just returned Wednesday, pictures of Mount Vernon. Most buildings with out roofs still

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Re: Mont Vernon [Re: CinV] #177351
12/06/2018 11:04 PM
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Looks like hell in paradise. While many maybe uninhabitable it looks like many are inhabited.

We’ll probably walk the full grounds maybe even have a breakfast,lunch or dinner at the onsite cafe to support andsee first hand if staying there would be tolerable. It always took an imagineer to see the beauty of mt vernon. But once in the unit, all was beautiful looking over orient and out to st barts.

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: PelicanPirate] #177390
12/07/2018 12:17 PM
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The views from Mont Vernon are magnificent and we loved staying there but you had to be half billy goat getting to and from the parking lot. Lugging beach gear, groceries and luggage up and down those hills was challenging.



Re: Mont Vernon [Re: Pan] #177402
12/07/2018 02:55 PM
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Amen on the billy goat analogy.

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: CinV] #177499
12/09/2018 08:54 AM
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The metal, green roofs were only for show. They may not be replaced. The units have flat waterproof roofs.

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: WCHam] #177577
12/10/2018 07:57 AM
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Function over beauty first. Chief concern to us is bridges and railings outside unit walkways and unit balcony’s. Easy work, 2x4s and pastel paints. I hope.

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: beachy] #177644
12/10/2018 03:23 PM
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Any news on their swimming pool?

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: beachy] #177654
12/10/2018 04:34 PM
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We hear from one of the owners that they have contracted to START rebuilding the pool January 1, 2019.

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: RunnernReader] #177665
12/10/2018 05:20 PM
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Well at least I guess they are getting started. Any idea how long it will take to complete?


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Re: Mont Vernon [Re: Headcounter] #177697
12/10/2018 08:40 PM
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Not open yet.




Re: Mont Vernon [Re: islandgem] #177706
12/10/2018 09:21 PM
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Elizabeth--what is not open yet? The other poster said they were not going to start on the pool until next year.


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Re: Mont Vernon [Re: RunnernReader] #177708
12/10/2018 09:30 PM
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While the pool looked good in pictures, the deck area was weathered, there are no bathrooms, and generally not inviting. In this case, maybe Irma was a blessing if they do something other than just replace the deck boards. It needs a potty that is maintained.

If it were spruced up, I could see a vendor making a good living with a Rosies’s drinks, ribs and chair service. At least a cooler full of drinks.

With no bathroom, no one wants to make more than one trek up to their unit a day. And lugging a cooler is worse.

Otherwise, MV is just a nice inexpensive base to go elsewhere for the day.

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: beachy] #177709
12/10/2018 09:44 PM
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in person the pool and pool area is a mess trees down debris decks destroyed need a total redo

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: eric] #177710
12/10/2018 09:48 PM
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The pool itself is cool. Let’s hopemthey do something special. I don’t think it involves a lot of material cost. Just some neat ideas for how to nail the boards together to create some better space. And toilets.

Re: Mont Vernon [Re: beachy] #177736
12/11/2018 09:24 AM
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Here are some pictures of the pool area as of September 2018. I am not sure of the current condition.

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Re: Mont Vernon [Re: DonnDe] #177740
12/11/2018 10:08 AM
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Wow, thanks for the pics. That looks rough!


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Re: Mont Vernon [Re: PelicanPirate] #177809
12/12/2018 12:13 AM
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I heard from one of the owners the railings along the walkways were repaired


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