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Two 60# dogs coming for long term rental??

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I've been having considerable difficulty in finding a long-term rental that will allow two big Labrador Retrievers.

I plan on coming down Novermber - March looking for something suitable for a young couple and our pets. What do you think the realistic odds are that we can come down and find somewhere on St. Thomas (1BR, cottage, etc) that will keep us under $1800/month? Pet deposits are no problem, I am willing to put down a large deposit in confidence that the dogs will be fine.



Posted : July 1, 2010 3:43 pm
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Which island?

Posted : July 1, 2010 6:07 pm
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You're biggest problem might be that you are looking way to far in the future. The majority of rentals or at the very least half of them come from private homeowners that have apartments. The only ones that usually know that far in the future that their tenants will be out by a certain date are vacation rentals and that is expensive!!! On stx I would say two dogs for $1800 would be no problem, would probably get you a two bedroom in a nice area.

The best way to find an apartment on the islands is to come down and stay in a hotel or cottage for a week or two and find one. No newcomer ever wants to believe this but it is the ABSOLUTE best way and will save you so much grief and money in the long run.

Posted : July 1, 2010 6:08 pm
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Just Nov -- March ?? so it would have to furnished?

Posted : July 1, 2010 6:38 pm
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Oops missed that part (nov thru March) you do want a vacation rental.

So it might be hard or at least harder to find it anywhere near your price range. That is prime season, when monthly rentals get snapped up for in season prices. Snow birds won't bat an eye at paying $3k for a month during that time. Also landlords tend to want year leases down here, its pretty hard but not impossible to find MTM. It takes a good chunk of change to turn an apartment over and get it ready for new renters here and people just seem to treat rentals rougher down here and that's why you don't see much MTM

Posted : July 1, 2010 6:48 pm
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Hi Capt,
Couple of questions...Are you looking for JUST Nov. to Mar., or are you planing on making the move sometime between Nov. and Mar.? If just for 4-5 months, have you considered leaving your dogs with family or friends? Now, I have dogs, and I am a dog lover, so I understand wanting to have them with you, but the fact is going to be difficult to find a place on STT that will accept two 60# dogs, particularly in a short term rental. Condos are pretty much out of the question, so you are going to need to find a private party, who may have something, but do be prepared to pay more. You may want to hook up with a Realtor. Donna, who responded to your post, can probably help you.

Good luck. If you want to consider St. Croix, let me know. I may have something for your time period.

Posted : July 1, 2010 7:27 pm
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So you want to rent a place for the prime season only? With two dogs? This may be a problem as not many owners will take dogs and second you will them leave them with getting a rental for the rest of the season.

I would rent but I am looking for a long term rental.

We rent our one bedroom for 1450 a month, if it is available in November..


Posted : July 1, 2010 11:12 pm
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