Three (3) 300-350 sq. ft. one bedroom apartment with free Wi-Fi, Kitchenette, Air Condition with ocean views. Three minute walk to Cruz and Frank Bay. Fully furnished. Security cameras on site and open Lounge. From $3100 to 4400/month. See website link for information and pictures. Non-smoking. Available to a couple without pets.
Finding housing in the Virgin Islands differs by island. On St. Thomas and St. Croix the apartment market is active with properties varying in size, location, cost, furnished or not and other attributes. St. John also has an active market however the options are not as numerous or varied and being choosy may not be an option with the limited number of availability. Water Island has a few apartments but with low turn over availability is limited.
Rental rates from The Settlers Handbook to the US Virgin Islands, 17th edition, 2013. Utilities not included in rental rate estimates.
Types of Apartments and CostsApartments in the Virgin Islands often are part of a larger house; your landlord may very likely live on one level and your “apartment” on the next. Large apartment developments like those found on the US mainland where one complex might have 200 identical apartments contained within low-rise buildings with assigned parking spots, laundry facilities, a swimming pool, maintenance department and management office do not exist in the Virgin Islands. There are a few multi-level apartment buildings on St. Thomas and St. Croix, however the predominant type remains the “apartment” as part of a larger home. Another popular housing option is a condominium.
HousesFor individuals, couples or friends the popular choices for apartments are studio apartments, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments as part of a home. Small cottages apart from a home are not common. Apartments within a larger home with 3 rooms are not common. Houses with multiple rooms and bathrooms are available for larger groups or families, they are the most costly.
CondominiumsSeveral condominium developments on St. Thomas and St. Croix offer the atmosphere of the typical mainland apartment complex, often with the island location benefit of being on or close to the beach. Some condominiums are part of or located near to hotels/resorts. Other condominiums have golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, gated entrances and other amenities. Larger condos with 2 or 3 rooms are available.
Average monthly cost of rentalsRental prices in the Virgin Islands are higher then rental prices in most states in the US mainland.When budgeting start up monies needed for your move expect to pay a security deposit, first and last month’s rent and also any connection deposits for phone and electricity, if those utilities are not included in your rent.
|St. Thomas & Water Island||St. John||St. Croix|
|1 Bedroom Apt.||$800-$1550||$850-$1800||$550-$1200|
|2 Bedroom Apt.||$1000-$2200||$1200-$3000||$800-$1800|
|2-3 Bedroom Condo||$1400-$3500||$1400-$4000||$1200-$2400|
|3-4 Bedroom House||$1500-$6000||$2250-$5000||$1000-$4000|