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amberley
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I am moving soon to St. Croix hopefully on a permanent basis.
To help me get settled, I would like to know of an rustic , inexpensive hostel or inn.
I remember seeing a listing on the internet but can't remember the site.
any help would be so cool.
amberley

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Topic starter Posted : August 23, 2013 8:45 pm
speee1dy
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i can't help you with that, but welcome to stx and the forum

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Posted : August 23, 2013 10:06 pm
divinggirl
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Arawak Bay Inn
(340) 772-1684

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Posted : August 23, 2013 10:57 pm
Alana33
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Why do you want to move to STX?

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Posted : August 24, 2013 1:50 am
briantroy
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Why do I hear about this exodus from STX yet nearly everyday brings someone new?

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Posted : August 24, 2013 7:01 am
OldTart
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Why do I hear about this exodus from STX yet nearly everyday brings someone new?

It has been thus forever, a very transient society.

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Posted : August 24, 2013 10:18 am
STXBob
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I am moving soon to St. Croix hopefully on a permanent basis.
To help me get settled, I would like to know of an rustic , inexpensive hostel or inn.
amberley

Welcome amberley!

Check out Villa Morales http://villamorales.fsted.com/page2.php . Cheap cheap cheap! I have no experience with their guest house, but their restaurant is an island favorite for local and PR food.

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Posted : August 24, 2013 11:31 am
Ca. Dreamers
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I am moving soon to St. Croix hopefully on a permanent basis.
To help me get settled, I would like to know of an rustic , inexpensive hostel or inn.
amberley

Welcome amberley!

Check out Villa Morales http://villamorales.fsted.com/page2.php . Cheap cheap cheap! I have no experience with their guest house, but their restaurant is an island favorite for local and PR food.

Good place to get Island info also.

CD

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Posted : August 24, 2013 12:19 pm
mtdoramike
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I am moving soon to St. Croix hopefully on a permanent basis.
To help me get settled, I would like to know of an rustic , inexpensive hostel or inn.
amberley

Welcome amberley!

Check out Villa Morales http://villamorales.fsted.com/page2.php . Cheap cheap cheap! I have no experience with their guest house, but their restaurant is an island favorite for local and PR food.

NO TV? that would do it for me.

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Posted : August 24, 2013 12:27 pm
mtdoramike
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Why do I hear about this exodus from STX yet nearly everyday brings someone new?

I think most come to the islands to escape life, but when they realize they can't, then it's time to head back. The usual stay I think is around 3-5 years with the rare resident staying longer. May I also add here that this was my observation back in the late 60's and early 70's. But that was towards the end of the hippy movement and everyone was looking to escape something.

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Posted : August 24, 2013 12:30 pm
rosesisland
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Are you working, retired? Will you bring a vehicle? If you have a job, where on island will you be working? All these things matter when renting as it is a very big island. Welcome to STX, we have always loved it here not matter how the hard times are or get!

If you don't have a job. I'd say stay downtown for awhile, The Pink Fancy is a Historical Site and has island charm, under new manager, right downtown Christiansted. I know several people living there. I believe a 1br is like 950 per month with utilities, which is huge! They have a pool, too!

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Posted : August 24, 2013 12:34 pm
OldTart
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I think most come to the islands to escape life, but when they realize they can't, then it's time to head back. The usual stay I think is around 3-5 years with the rare resident staying longer. May I also add here that this was my observation back in the late 60's and early 70's. But that was towards the end of the hippy movement and everyone was looking to escape something.

29 years for me and I didn't really come here to "escape" anything, just fell into an opportunity which was worth accepting. I've known people who've left after just a few days and others who've stayed from anything from a few months to many years and, just as the time span is so varied, so are the reasons for leaving.

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Posted : August 24, 2013 1:50 pm
speee1dy
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i have been here since 2004. did i want to move here-no do i love it. some of it. do i want to move back to the mainland-yes. family is number one on my list of why.

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Posted : August 25, 2013 10:55 am
mtdoramike
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To me, the thing I would miss most while living on St. Thomas would be the change in seasons. Even though it doesn't snow in central Florida at least not very often, temps can still drop down in the teens and twenties some winters. But mostly it dips down into the 30's for short periods of time. I wonder if this is also why some folks leave the islands after only a few years.

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Posted : August 25, 2013 12:14 pm
East Ender
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mike: There are lots of seasonal differences. It is cold in the winter and there are lots of visitors around. It is warm in the summer and it is quiet.

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Posted : August 25, 2013 12:28 pm
OldTart
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To me, the thing I would miss most while living on St. Thomas would be the change in seasons. Even though it doesn't snow in central Florida at least not very often, temps can still drop down in the teens and twenties some winters. But mostly it dips down into the 30's for short periods of time. I wonder if this is also why some folks leave the islands after only a few years.

When winter temps drop down to the 70s (and likely even high 60s) high up here on the North side of STT I get out my big comforter and my wooly booties to stay cosy!

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Posted : August 25, 2013 12:59 pm
speee1dy
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i love the winter here. quilts on the bed, cozy sweater on, no rashes for hubby

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Posted : August 25, 2013 8:50 pm
ikory
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Hostels bring back so many crazy adventures. Also some scary crazy people. Guy sleeping next to me said he was a pastor and sleeps with a knife under his pillow which was his way of warning me not to rob him.

I wish you the best of luck on your adventure.

I found this video interesting I wonder how much it cost to stay at the ridge to reef farm.

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Posted : August 29, 2013 11:51 pm
Jamison
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The price of a farm stay can vary. It depends on if you're in a cabana, tree house, tent, etc. It also depends on availability, because we get a lot of groups through here.

check the website for availability and pricing.

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Posted : August 30, 2013 10:59 am
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