Update: Wednesday, December 8, 2004. Traveller Reviews posted. "just Grenada" Recovery Report posted. Frigate Cottage, Ramier Apartment, Kite Apartment and Wren Apartment now available for rental. Interesting note: Guests that lost the roof from their apartment on September 7, have just made a new booking to stay in that same apartment next month!
Update: Friday, November 5, 2004. First cottage Pelican now available for rental!
Update: Tuesday, November 2, 2004. The phone line 444-4565 and the fax line 444-2802 are now working again.
Update: Sunday, October 31, 2004
We did some clearing up on the beach this week and have some new photos. The Calabash Hotel (located just down the beach from us) will have its first guests tomorrow and its restaurant will be open. We are expecting our first guests on Friday!
We have now rebuilt the roofs on all of the cottages and apartments. New windows have been installed in all of the cottages. New ceilings have been installed in most of the cottages and apartments. I am pleased to report that we are ahead of schedule and expect to have our first unit Pelican Cottage available for rental by November 6. After this Sandpiper Cottage should be ready by November 12!
We have decided to add air-conditioning to the bedrooms of Osprey and Gaulin as the windows needed to be replaced in these units. By the end of next month all of our cottages and apartments will have air-conditioning in all bedrooms.
Initially we thought that we would repair the kitchens in Swallow and Hummingbird Cottages; instead we will redesign and completely rebuild the kitchens in these two units (and add a breakfast counter).
Bye for now,
Update: Saturday, October 9, 2004.
The restoration of our cottages and apartments began Wednesday and the roofs have been completely restored on the following moderately damaged units: TV Lounge, Pelican Cottage, Sandpiper Cottage and Frigate Cottage.
All of the telephone lines have been restored today including the ADSL line so the Webcam is now working! The fax line is working again so you can send faxes to +1 (473) 444-2802.
I'll try to add some more photos tomorrow...
no update for a while. Internet access is still difficult...
Ivan Photo's page.
Update: September 26, 2004.
The Grenada Government has graciously provided a 100% duty free concession to all resorts needing to import material and equipment necessary to rebuild or upgrade their facilities. In addition to rebuilding all of our damaged units we will use this opportunity to upgrade our two bedroom, two bathroom cottages (Frigate, Sandpiper and Pelican) and our one bedroom cottages (Swallow and Hummingbird) by adding air-conditioning to the bedrooms of these units. We will also install new solar water heaters in Osprey, Gaulin and Frigate cottages.
Backhoe assisted cleanup of the grounds and garden planned for tomorrow...
Update: September 21, 2004
Our progress so far:
Over the last few days we have had most of our staff on site cleaning our rooms and the grounds/garden.
Parts have been ordered for our standby generator and this should be operational by the end of the week. Once the generator is operational we will have a reliable water supply. The roof over our service building/laundry has had a temporary repair and this building is now fully functional. We have received a quotation from a building contractor who will come in with a team and all materials to begin repair on the roofs in all our cottages and apartments.
That's it for now!
September 15, 2004
Unfortunately, Grenada was struck by Hurricane Ivan on September 7, 2004. There have been some lives lost, injuries and widespread property damage throughout the island.
Currently all of the cottages and apartments at Lance Aux Epines Cottages are closed for repairs.
On a positive note, I am pleased to report that although everyone has suffered damage to their homes, all Lance Aux Epines Cottages employees and their family are safe and escaped Hurricane Ivan without serious injury.
We expect to have some of our cottages and apartments repaired and available for rental by approximately end of November 2004.
page updated: 17 Jul 2005 05:19 PM