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Can anyone tell me where the new Wyndham Resort will be?

 
teamhurldon
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Hi Islanders,

My husband and I are still planning to relocate to St. Croix in 2010 or 2011. Saving like maniacs! (which is hard to do with the economy in the toilet) Like to do a PMV in December to... Anyhoo, can someone tell me where the new Wyndham resort will be exactly? What is the general consensus with the community on the issue, is everyone happy about it coming, or is it a sore spot? We both work in the hospitality industry so are interested in this new resort obviously.

Also, I know I've asked before months ago, but lost the e with the list that someone so nicely sent me, can you guys point me to the condos that are pet friendly. Yes I know there aren't many... But no cat of mine shall be left behind. We will have friends take care of them for the pmv, but we'd like to buy a condo that accepts pets.

Thanks for the info, love reading the boards, gets me more and more excited about moving in the future.

R.

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Topic starter Posted : April 15, 2009 9:30 pm
stxem
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It is supposed to be on the South Shore of the island where Great Pond is now. I wouldn't move down with the sole intention of working for any new resort...there are still many problems with their permitting...and building on island takes a lot longer than in the States. Don't count on anything being completed in the next 5 years or at all.

Regarding their permitting, there are major environmental issues with the proposed development. Golden the developer is EXTREMELY uncooperative with local environmental groups and concerned locals in general. He has managed to upset a lot of people. Personally I know more people unhappy with the proposed development than are happy with it. The tourism board seems to be doing pretty well with the new slogan "St Croix: Your Port of Solace" and I hope we can maintain that small island, unique feel, historical/cultural vibe. New, large hotels are needed on the island, but I really don't believe that a casino needs to be attached to every one. Hotels whose main draws are casinos tend to draw the "wrong" kind of tourist--the one who wants to sit in a darkened room all day and gamble or ensconce themselves at the hotel pool...rather than a more beneficial type of tourist that leaves the resort, takes the local tours, eats at the local restaurants, enjoys the natural environment etc etc...

There are many smaller restaurants and hotels that often need employees so it is not as if you won't have any opportunities without any new resorts.

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Posted : April 16, 2009 1:00 am
teamhurldon
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thanks.

well, im pretty sure we'll find work anywhere we can and be happy and by no means is that our "sole purpose" of moving, (didnt even know it was coming when we decided) but if they promise 1200 jobs, guess it could be good for all those in need of work. boo to being uncooperative with the environment issues, we also dont want st croix being too built up. We like it how it is now.

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Topic starter Posted : April 16, 2009 1:10 am
Betty
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Golden the developer is EXTREMELY uncooperative with local environmental groups and concerned locals in general.

Are you talking about when he tore down the shantys on his own land? 😉 LOL...I know I was shocked that people were mad because they built illegally on other peoples land.

If you're talking about CZM, well every hotel that wants to build on the water is tied up in their red tape..... Always seems like that is one of the longest parts.

AS far as the casinos....Its very hard to fill a casion with the amount of rooms all of these large hotels want to build. The casino will help to keep the hotels in the black and be a draw for tourists as another amenity. I don't see anything wrong with it. We get the benefit in the taxes they will have to pay to the VI govt. And frankly this island needs the jobs badly. Anytime you go to a casino in the Carribean they are either empty or closed during the day. Its too beauiful here during the day and people want to be out enjoying it.

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Posted : April 16, 2009 1:35 pm
islandjoan
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hi teamhuridon

Here are condos that DO allow owners (not renters) to have pets, based information on MLS listings:
Questa Verde
Gentle Winds
Kirkegade Hus
Plantation
Saman
Sweet Lime Villas
Queen's Ridge
It looks like Coakley Bay allows pets, too. (I'm looking at a condo for sale on MLS) Does someone know if that changed recently?

The following do NOT allow owners to have pets (I checked MLS listings to get this info also):
St. Croix by the Sea (St C)
Mill Harbour
Bay Garden
Long Reef
Carlton
Club St. Croix
Colony Cove
Cruzan Princess
Granada Del Mar
Schooner Bay
Sugar Beach
The Reef

Not sure if these two allow pets—some of the MLS listings say yes, others say no, so always doublecheck with the condo office before making an offer.
Southgate Courtyard Villas
Villa Madeleine
Pelican Cove

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Posted : April 16, 2009 3:38 pm
Betty
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The last two on joans list do not allow new owners or renters to have pets (pelican cove and villa madeliene). Most condos do not allow owners to have pets and of the "some" that do allow pets, half of those do not allow renters to have them. If you have pets its usually easier and cheaper to rent an apartment not a condo. I cat is a pretty easy sell to most apartment owners.

I used to know the names of the condos that allow pets, now my old brain is having trouble remembering. I do remember Ocean Terrance and one of the carambola condos (lime villas?) allows pets. Maybe one of the nice realtors will answer this.

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Posted : April 16, 2009 4:52 pm
teamhurldon
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Thanks for the list!

I think that will help us out a little while browsing listings and getting some idea of places. I have 4 cats (one that probably wont be with us for the move because of old age), so we'd most likely be coming with 3. Ugh, but I won't give them up.

We'll do what we have to do. Been in my current coop for about 5 years and know I could get the board to write a reference as they aren't trouble makin' pets at all, but whatever... Maybe we'll be forced to buy a home...

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Topic starter Posted : April 16, 2009 7:38 pm
Betty
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Going to post this again because I think you might have missed the point. You can live in an apartment instead of a condo much easier and cheaper. 1 cat or three its not going to make much difference. I assume they are indoor only cats if you've been looking at condos. So I really don't think you'll have much of a problem at all if you switch to apartments.

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Posted : April 16, 2009 8:29 pm
Trade
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You might want to just rent for a year anyway to make sure you really want to stay in the VI. What you think you want & what you discover you really need might be 2 different things. Most of the time, it's better to get a feel for where you'll want to live long term.

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Posted : April 16, 2009 10:28 pm
teamhurldon
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Well, if we find an apt that takes cats cool! We are ready for a home though too.

I appreciate all the advice and repetitive "you may not want to stay talk", but we are definitely people that have moved all over the country (and overseas for my husband for that matter) our whole lives and know how it goes 😉

Regardless an investment property for us down the road or way down the road would still be a plus!

Thanks again for all the info. Where are the best/ legit places to look for apartment rentals?

R.

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Topic starter Posted : April 17, 2009 12:32 am
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