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I will be moving down after the season and was interested in house sitting as an alternative to renting right away. It will be myself, my girlfeind and her daughter, who is ten. I am a master marine mechanic will 30 yrs experiance and will be working for some friends of mine who are in the process of purchasing a marina business.
Any info would greatly be appreciated. Thanks

Posted : January 7, 2010 1:00 am
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It could happen but most house sitting positions will always go to someone who knows the island well - knows how to solve the local house sitting problems - has a long standing reputation for honesty and integrity - and has personal recommendations from on island residents - it never hurts to ask but I would suggest you don't depend on it happening before you are here face to face.

Posted : January 7, 2010 2:32 am
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Plus, sitting with a 10 year old is going to be a hard sell.

Posted : January 7, 2010 10:02 am
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Good morning boatbill,

Your best bet to find a housesitting connection will most likely be through your on-island friends. The good news is, it's not hard to find housing when you get here. You don't say what island you are coming to -- if STT or STJ, you will have many options if you move down just after season ends. If STX, the timing matters less.

Good luck, and let us know what happens.

Posted : January 7, 2010 10:13 am
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You might have better luck on a boat if you are mechanically inclined and have boating skills. This seems to be making a bit more of a comeback than the house sitting opportunities.


Posted : January 7, 2010 7:46 pm
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Thanks for the info all, we will be living on STT. We are waiting till after the season to head south. The boat living is an idea but dont know how well that plays out when the owners want it some where else. I worked on private yachts about 20 yrs ago and I know things have changed, i guess I need some refreshing on how owners manage it down there. Also like any where else, what are the betterneighborhoods to live in. We are definately not snobby people( we work hard for a good living) but have spent some time in different islands and I know there are good and not so good areas.


Posted : January 9, 2010 6:57 pm
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