Trying to Reason with (2018) Hurricane Season

Yes, it cleans me out and then I can go on. Interesting.

Great Expectations made it through the 2017 storm season with a few bumps and bruises, and we've invested heavily in making the property stronger than ever.

Most predictions were that we would have a mild season. We did. Florida and the Carolinas didn't. Our maintenance guru's home island, Dominica, got some big winds and water again like last year. St. John received some much needed rain multiple times this fall as systems passed mostly south of us.

The 2018 season has come and gone and we've owned the villa for just over 10 months now. If you have been keeping track, we have spent a lot of time & money focusing on constant upgrades. We're proud to have enough solar and battery storage to run off grid for days without sun, years with daily sun. This September/October we worked 10+ hrs a day, nearly every day, to make each group of guests vacations even better:

  • 18 Sliding Glass doors in every room except the Sun Room, which has a new door from only a few years ago when it was built

  • 4 x Sonos audio devices including a TV Sound Bar for the Great Room as well as new outdoor speaker for the main pool area

  • LED soffit lights in each villa bedroom and the Owner's Suite for soft lighting at night

  • Replaced the 4' of Aluminum railing cap that ripped off during Irma (yes, it took 10 months to get the aluminum cap and have it welded).

  • Complete upgrade of all parts in the Villa Lynx grill including new burners, new briquette trays, springs, knobs, and briquettes

  • 2 dwarf coconut palms & 24 dwarf Bougainvillea bushes (we chose 'sunset' colors)