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Arriving between May-June

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Our decision has been made. We made a pre move visit, explored the island, shopped, grocery stores, post office, etc...while the island is beautiful...what sold us. The people, everyone was so wonderful. We truly fell in love with the culture, the people and the beauty for what it is. We have made a few good contacts for employment, will secure a start date as time gets closer. 

Now we are just working on securing a place. We are anticipating arriving on the island between End of April and no later than June.

We are looking for a 1 bedroom house / apartment / studio, preferably Christiansted and East. That allows small dog. We are willing to pay a deposit if necessary. 

I have contacted relators, with no luck.

Everyone says word of mouth is lay it on me friends

Any one have any leads? 

Also, we have explored the shipping containers for our stuff, which seem pretty reasonable , does anyone have experience with this, how long does it take to get your stuff once it is shipped?

Flying with a pet. Our little dude is small enough to fly in the cabin with us, any hints or suggestions for a smooth transition for him?

Thank you all in advance .


Topic starter Posted : January 5, 2019 2:16 pm
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Rentals are in short supply right now with repair contractors and refinery workers on island.  Even MLS inventory is very low.  Many rentals come furnished.  How much stuff are you planning on shipping?  You may want to leave most of it in stateside storage for a while until you're sure you are staying put.  Smaller quantities you can box up yourself, on pallets if you want, and ship it through one of the freight forwarders.  Ocean transport is usually a week, then perhaps some time for customs and paperwork, then local delivery of a container.  If shipping boxes or pallets then just a week (from Florida) and you pickup yourself at the warehouse.  Shipping a vehicle is advised providing you don't have title and no liens on it.  You can't ship anything stuffed inside the vehicle though and fuel tank needs to be 1/4 max.

Posted : January 6, 2019 1:09 am
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Thank You. Any leads you can offer on property that comes available for rent would be great. 

We are only shipping a pallet. We are wanting something furnished to eliminate shipping costs.


Topic starter Posted : January 6, 2019 10:17 am

you will def have to pay security 

Posted : January 7, 2019 1:50 pm
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