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nick2918
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July 28, 2017 7:11 pm  

Looking to move to St. John early August. 1 or 2br dog friendly. I'm 26 male very clean and quiet. Not too picky but would prefer ac for the furry one.


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Alana33
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July 28, 2017 7:21 pm  

Hope you have lots of money.
1st, last, security deposit, sometimes dog damage deposit, utilities, if not included, car, insurance, registration, linens, towels, food, cleaning supplies, etc., all those incidental expenses that add up.
Running AC 24/7 Will break the bank.
Plus unless your dog can fly in cabin, your out of luck flying dog in cargo in August.


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July 28, 2017 7:36 pm  

Good day Nick,

A dog-friendly 1-bedroom will be in the $1200 range and up, possibly a bit cheaper if you choose Coral Bay rather than Cruz Bay. As Alana said, most places will require first month's rent, last month's rent, and a security deposit upfront. Dog-friendly places are getting hard to come by also, but not impossible - just expensive. If you are running AC for your pup, that's at least another $300 monthly expense.

St John's housing market has gotten very tight in the past couple of years. It's always been tough to find a place from afar without a local connection, as most places rent by word of mouth. I recommending checking in with the local Facebook groups as well as Craigslist. Otherwise, check the board at Connections when you arrive and book a short-term rental for at least your first week. I don't know offhand of any that are dog-friendly, but I am sure there are a few.

Good luck to you!


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stjohnjulie
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July 29, 2017 7:39 am  

You can also give Scenic Properties a call and see if they have anything available. 340-693-7777. Most of the places that I know of that have full A/C rent in the $2500 + range... not saying you won't find them less, I just don't know of any. Like fdr said, the long term rental market has gotten tough on STJ. A lot of places went short term because there is such a huge market for a more affordable short term option. Good Luck!


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speee1dy
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July 31, 2017 1:32 pm  

it would be helpful to those looking if you posted the names of these local facebook groups.

Good day Nick,

A dog-friendly 1-bedroom will be in the $1200 range and up, possibly a bit cheaper if you choose Coral Bay rather than Cruz Bay. As Alana said, most places will require first month's rent, last month's rent, and a security deposit upfront. Dog-friendly places are getting hard to come by also, but not impossible - just expensive. If you are running AC for your pup, that's at least another $300 monthly expense.

St John's housing market has gotten very tight in the past couple of years. It's always been tough to find a place from afar without a local connection, as most places rent by word of mouth. I recommending checking in with the local Facebook groups as well as Craigslist. Otherwise, check the board at Connections when you arrive and book a short-term rental for at least your first week. I don't know offhand of any that are dog-friendly, but I am sure there are a few.

Good luck to you!


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fdr
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August 2, 2017 6:08 pm  

A quick search on Facebook for "St John" or STJ will pull them up. Click on "Groups" in the menu at the top after you search to get a list. Different groups will fit different newcomers' needs.


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