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Niuhuskie34
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So everything is falling in place for the big move, and i am narrowing it down for places to live. This is my number one choice
http://www.coldwellbankervi.com/vacationrentals/listing-coral-princess-104.html
If anyone can give me advice on coldwellbanker, the location, or anything else i should know it would be appreciated.

If anyone has any suggestions, my range is 750-1000.

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Topic starter Posted : January 4, 2011 10:18 pm
STXBob
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For anybody who wants to advise Niuhuskie34, the rental property in question is in Coral Princess on STX, at $800/month + utilities.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 12:00 am
stephyjh
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Do you have a car? Because that area's not very accessible to public transportation.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 12:51 am
Niuhuskie34
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I will not for a bit, i will have buy one down there within a month,

thanks for the info:)

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Topic starter Posted : January 5, 2011 12:57 am
TheSavage
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I had friends that stayed at Coral Princess and it was close to 800 a week. 800 a month would be a great deal. Lots of sea spray there...everything in their condo was always wet...but right on the water.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 2:09 am
Niuhuskie34
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hahah see spray, im down with see spray, in fact i would embrace, some good ol fashioned sea spray

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Topic starter Posted : January 5, 2011 3:35 am
ellyo
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I would suggest that you get down here and you purchase The Avis (local paper) there are much better deals in the paper than what you can find in the internet and at better price.

When I came down the first time to look for a place to live I was so disappointed. I worked with 3 or 4 realtors and all they showed me was expremely expensive and old and in poor shape.

I highly recommend that you use the local paper. Also, about the car, there are not a lot of used car delaers that have anything worth looking at here. If possible I would buy something out of FL and ship it here.

Is a great place to be just doesnt have everything that you need.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 12:08 pm
chefnoah
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That area is nice, centrally located and right on the water.
Sea spray isn't really a good thing, the salt will erode anything electrical.
BUT, it is nice to live close enough to hear the waves crashing all day and night.
That being said, I lived nearby for a year and never once went swimming at that beach. There's some....uh, water quality issues coupled with rocky, chunky sand. There's certainly plenty of nice spots for reading on a chaise lounge, but you'll want to find a different beach for swimming.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 12:25 pm
Ronnie
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Best advice is not to rent anything sight unseen. Spend a few days somewhere short term and seek out the perfect place. You may end up renting a place too far from where you may work.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 12:30 pm
Hiya!
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I would absolutely second or third the choice to look once you get here. That is always great advice. You also want to be conveniently located close to work, sounds silly but true, but you are not going to believe me...yet. 🙂 Also that is not the best neighborhood at night, which also means you will need to pay attention during the day as well..

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Posted : January 5, 2011 1:14 pm
roadrunner
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I agree with checking the Avis. That's how I found my place, and it's much cheaper and better than what I was seeing online at the time.

Being close to work is important, as mentioned above. A 20 minute drive to work is no big deal if it's on the interstate, but it gets very old very fast when it's on a hilly, curvy road full of chickens and goats and dogs and potholes. (That might sound quaint, and it is for a short time, but then you just want to get where you're going!)

Sea spray is horrendous. Everything you own will be covered in salty slime, and you can forget about keeping anything metal! On the other hand, if you absolutely must be on the water, it's doable, and for some, the mess is outweighed by the seaside living.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 1:40 pm
Niuhuskie34
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Excellent feedback! Thanks. I suppose i need to show a little patience, I get all worked up and excited. So Avis is something I will check out plus have a feed in my back pocket from online. Seriously thanks for the info, I was going to start the application process today but i will hold off 😉

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Topic starter Posted : January 5, 2011 2:25 pm
LuckyGirl56
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Chiming in on what other's have already said....Salt/sea blast is horrendous. Everything you own (including clothes in the closet & dresser drawers) will be damp or sticky feeling. Hearing the waves all the time is nice for a bit, but might start to "get on your nerves" long term, especially with Christmas winds in the winter time. Also, your electronics (tv's, dvr's, etc.) will have a limited life due to this, IMO.

Juanita on this board has short/long term rentals available that are very nice. Come on down w/a plan to stay short term somewhere, read the Avis, talk w/locals and ask questions about rentals. Good luck.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 2:40 pm
bathiel
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Also check the classifieds section of this site. There's a lot of good stuff there. That's how I found the condo I'm currently renting.

And regarding a previous comment: What's wrong with the neighborhood near Coral Princess? That's the place next to Hibiscus, correct? If so, I live just down the beach from there and have seen nothing in the surrounding neighborhood that alarms me. Now Condo Row, that's another story . . .

Bernie

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Posted : January 5, 2011 2:46 pm
Hiya!
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There's a large project right next to there and estate st john and parts of la grande princes and little princess have always been sketchy, not as bad as condo row, but I wouldn't go for evening walks either.. If you talking about you live in Pelican Cove Condos that's a pretty good pocket.. A co worker of mine was shot early in the morning in little princess picking up another co worker in the morning in a robbery gone bad about a year ago.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 2:58 pm
bathiel
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There's a large project right next to there and estate st john and parts of la grande princes and little princess have always been sketchy, not as bad as condo row, but I wouldn't go for evening walks either.. If you talking about you live in Pelican Cove Condos that's a pretty good pocket.. A co worker of mine was shot early in the morning in little princess picking up another co worker in the morning in a robbery gone bad about a year ago.

Right--I forgot about that big project over there. I remember driving past it when looking at St. C last year.

Thanks for the heads up. And glad to hear we're in a "good pocket." 🙂

Bernie

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Posted : January 5, 2011 3:02 pm
Juanita
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Estate St. John sketchy? I don't think so! We live here and love it. Never, never a problem, nice neighbors, pleasant area. Of course one area of an "estate" can be nice and another area not so nice, but I'm stretching my brains to try to come up with an area of Est. St. John that would be considered sketchy as far as crime or even run down. There can be isolated incidents anywhere, but overall, it's a great area.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 3:10 pm
roadrunner
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Chiming in on what other's have already said....Salt/sea blast is horrendous. Everything you own (including clothes in the closet & dresser drawers) will be damp or sticky feeling. Hearing the waves all the time is nice for a bit, but might start to "get on your nerves" long term, especially with Christmas winds in the winter time. Also, your electronics (tv's, dvr's, etc.) will have a limited life due to this, IMO.

Juanita on this board has short/long term rentals available that are very nice. Come on down w/a plan to stay short term somewhere, read the Avis, talk w/locals and ask questions about rentals. Good luck.

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who is sometimes irritated by the waves. We rent on the beach, and it's made us realize we never want to BUY on the beach! In our particular area, the waves are constantly crashing, and they actually sound like traffic. In fact, our dog was afraid to go out the door on the beach side of the house when we first moved in. I like the sound of calmer, one-at-a-time waves, but the constant crashing is annoying.

Juanita's apartments are a great option for a place to live for a few months while you sort out where you want to be long-term. Or you can stay there long-term. We rented from her for a few months; the apartments are big, clean, and safe, and the neighbors are friendly. And they're pet friendly! We only moved out because we wanted a view, a breeze, more distant neighbors, and an automatic generator. Those things aren't really very important when you're first getting settled, so it's a good place to rest your head while you decide what your next move will be.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 4:13 pm
Niuhuskie34
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interesting very interesting, so i have pretty much decided to stray away from the sea spray. So thanks for that advice. Juanita anything in my price range 750-1000? If so let me know. I do not know what I would do without this board you all rock

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Topic starter Posted : January 5, 2011 4:20 pm
LuckyGirl56
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Juanita's website is http://www.virginislandsrentals.com/

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Posted : January 5, 2011 4:45 pm
Juanita
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Thanks guys! I may have to start handing out referral fees.:@)

Niuhuskie34,
I currently have a large 2 bedroom, 2 bath available. The rent ranges from $1295-$1800 per month, based on length of stay. I don't have anything smaller, less expensive, right now, and really don't expect to for quite several months.

The $1295 is for a one year lease, and it does include Dish Satellite TV and wireless Internet, as well as garbage pick up. Electric and water are additional, but already on. Please do take a look at the website, and let me know if we can help.

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Posted : January 5, 2011 5:38 pm
Niuhuskie34
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thanks juanita they look nice a bit outside my range

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Topic starter Posted : January 6, 2011 3:47 pm
Iris Tramm
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We rent on the beach, and it's made us realize we never want to BUY on the beach! In our particular area, the waves are constantly crashing, and they actually sound like traffic.

YES! Thank you! I rented in F'sted next to Rainbow for a season and by the end of the rental period thought I was living next to a freeway!

Best sunsets in the world, though.

IT

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Posted : January 7, 2011 7:06 pm
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