STJ or STT Older Couple Seeks 2BR for Long Term Rental
We are looking for almost any place on STJ and would consider the east-side near Red Hook on STT. We are an older couple 50+ and have become empty nesters. We do have two dogs and two cats, all house trained. A non refundable security deposit for the pets is expected. We would like a 2BR 1+BA house or condo semi-furnished, as we expect to buy once we are established on the island. Ideally we would like at least a 6 month lease and then work on a month to month basis. Please PM or email us at email@example.com
Hi Ric - I'm relocating also and I've also been looking at rentals on CraigsList...
Separate but related topic...I'm cuious to know how you have planned to get your pets to the islands? I'm relocating and having trouble moving my 2 cats myself due to the airline restriction of maximum one (1) pet per person in cabin and if the island temperature on the arrival day is estimated to be 85F or higher they can't go in the cargo/baggage area. With 4 pets and two of you, what is your plan?
Anyone out there who reads this and has advice, I'm all ears!
I had planned to move here with two cats, but one passed away just a couple of months before my departure. 🙁 Anyway, it was something that I built into my moving budget -- a round-trip plane ticket for a friend, plus a portion of his expenses while here. Yes, all of that would have been expensive, but way cheaper than the option of doing a charter. (Instead, sadly, I wound up with $2K in vet bills, which was quite a bit more than I would have spent to get him here, and just one cat travelling with me.)
I personally would never send an animal via cargo; too many things can go wrong. Your pet could be traumatized for life, or worse.
Around mid to late sept is when the heat embargo is usually over. Another way around this is to fly at night. When temperatures are always cooler. You may need to plan your travel or a couple of days to do this. Or just wait till October it should definitely be safe then.
Also Continental has a/c cargo holds. That'll get you to PR where you could take a cape air flight where they are a lot more loose about this kind of thing.
Thanks fdr & Betty - sad story about your cat fdr. I have a friend lined up to fly with me and there's a night flight out of MIA on AA so I"ll shoot for that.
Ricspraitlin - I just found my long-term rental through Craigslist - a 2br that allows cats - so I recommend you also look there as a resource.
Hi Linda - thanks for the sage advice. We made a deal to go for 1 month and if I like it we go long-term. If I don't, then I can leave. I will let the landlord know at the 15-day mark, at which time I pay the deposit. Seems like a fair deal to me - at the worst I stay 1 month (paid up-front) and use the time to find a better place!
Caribee4me - I'm moving down in Oct. and was pleased to find out that Delta Airlines just changed their pet travel requirements. They allow 2 pets to be carried on in first class, 2 in business class and 4 in coach. most airlines do not allow this many animals to be carried on. it's still one carry on per person but the airline allows two of the same type of pet to be in one kennel and count as one pet. Here's the link: http://www.delta.com/planning_reservations/special_travel_needs/pet_travel_information/pet_travel_options/index.jsp.
I know this is a bit after you posted your question but I thought it might be helpful for anyone considering moving with pets! 🙂
Ric, pick up the paper when you first get here, that will have the best deals in it. Try making appointments right away too, and do not be discourage if people do not call you back. Call them back again until you get them. I would definitely try to see more then just five. 🙂
Keep calling back especially if you are dialing a local land line number and expecting a call back on your cell phone with a stateside area code - many people will not call back any area code but 340 - if they will incur a long distance charge - so keep trying back someplace you are really interested in.