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islebound
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I am considering visiting St. Croix for a possible PMV. What is the best time of year (preferrably off season) to come there. Also, I would like to find a resonable place to stay for a week or two, if anyone could help in that area. I would like to get the feel of the island without all of the tourists and what it would be like living there. Any help would be appreciated.

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islebound

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Topic starter Posted : June 7, 2009 9:57 pm
stxdreamer
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Hey Islebound, we've been twice during the summer (June/July) in the past 3 years, and it is definitely the offseason. But, I think, perhaps the best time to visit. Nothing is crowded, and you can see things at a very relaxed pace. Shops not as busy, and we found it easy to have some good conversations with shop owners, employees, etc., about STX and pros and cons of living there.

We have stayed at the Buccaneer and loved it. I highly recommend the place, but understand it is not representative of the entire rest of the island (ha-ha!):-)! For a week, why not live it up a little?

Steve

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Posted : June 7, 2009 10:47 pm
bethburnett70
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August or September... if you can deal with the heat and humidity in the late summer, the rest of the year is beautiful.

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Posted : June 8, 2009 1:18 am
Exit Zero
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You may find that renting a small efficiency or condo type accommodation rather than staying at a full service and very lovely resort like the Buccaneer will give you more of the PMV experiences you are ,hopefully, looking to have.
It has been discussed here and on another popular movingforum that a vacation and a PMV have 2 entirely different objectives.
If you have never been toSTX at all maybe a vacation type stay would be more enjoyable with just casting a bit of an eye towards a move in future years.

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Posted : June 8, 2009 1:47 am
Linda from Michigan
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Check with Dan Gilbride at Calabash Realty. He used to have a PMV apartment that he rented out just for people looking for a more realistic experience during their PMV.

Good luck!

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Posted : June 8, 2009 2:14 am
jerrydcs
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you can go to vacation rental by owner there are a few places on stx for rent there, and all so Craig list . staying in a house or condo where you do your own cooking and shopping is what me and my wife did on our pmv we got a nice house is Judith's Fancy last DEC . we are planning on a nother trip this November to look at houses and or condos to buy.

jerry dcs

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Posted : June 8, 2009 3:58 am
dannyboy
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islebound, just finished a PMV that lasted 11 days. Dan Gilbride was great.on short notice he fixed me up with a great apartment in ahome in bugby hole. the couple that own the home live upstairs and were very very nice people.a wealth of good information,the apartment is used for short term stays and you have all the amenities,plenty of room,a pool right out your apartment door a great view of the ocean about a mile away and the best part is your in a real house in a real nieghborhood. i found the trip to be very helpful by staying here. you come home to the wave of nieghbors and friendly conversation if you like with the owners. i came alone to focus on the tasks at hand and let this island "talk to me". STX IS WONDERFUL. the rate was very resonable ask Dan for LEE s' home you wont be dissapointed . for further info pm me. yes i heard the distant chickens and loved being close to homes with dogs. just felt more like home to me.

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Posted : June 8, 2009 4:15 am
Michaelds9
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August or September... if you can deal with the heat and humidity in the late summer, the rest of the year is beautiful.

After working out on roof tops for 37 yrs in OhiO where it gets every bit as humid, air a lot nastier, and a hell lot hotter than the VI no problem mon 🙂

BTW if you see me walking down the street in winter coveralls some day I ain't crazy just been working in a frozen meat locker somewhere. Takes a while to warm up after -20 for a few hours 😀

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Posted : June 18, 2009 12:08 am
Yearasta
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Just don't do a PMV from around late December to early Jan...

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Posted : June 18, 2009 12:59 am
bethburnett70
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Ha ha! Yeah, I grew up in Ohio, too, and you're right, the thickness of the air there is way worse than anything we experience here. And we have the additional bonus of nice beaches and clean water. I can't believe I used to actually swim in Lake Erie!

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Posted : June 18, 2009 1:04 pm
DixieChick
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grew up in ohio also and when i now visit in july-august the huminidy is brutal. then it seems to cool off nicely before morning.

I personally think the best time to visit here off season is now. no hurricanes to worry about and not as hot as it will get.

should be able to find good rates at hotels now. they can't give the rooms away.

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Posted : June 18, 2009 1:17 pm
Cory
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Come during the worst time of year. Hurricane season with no breeze and fewer people. if you can live through that, you will love the other 9 months of the year 🙂

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Posted : June 18, 2009 1:55 pm
Betty
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Hey that's the best time of the year! No snow birds driving around doing the speed limit. 😀

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Posted : June 18, 2009 2:09 pm
Cory
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Hehe Betty, yunno what, theres the real test of living here....!

There are good things AND bad things all year round!!!! If one can find the good in everything, your ready to move here and stay here.

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Posted : June 18, 2009 2:33 pm
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