2 bdr wanted STT
We are looking for a 2 bedroom apt. or condo begining August 1. Would like to stay under $1500 a month.
Which island? I have a 2 bedroom cottage on St. Thomas in Frenchman's Bay for $1500/month. I am a realtor.
Sail2wind is my dad. I am looking for a 2 bedroom on St. Thomas. I will be moving there with one of my friends at the end of July. I believe i have seen this listing on your website. Dont you also have a 2 bedroom apartment in Frenchman's Heights for $1500. That is on the south side of the island correct? What do you think utilities would run at these properties? If we could meet you at the end of the July when we get there so we can look at some of these properties that would be great.
Utilities will depend on whether or not you use A/C. If not, around $80 - $110, if you do use about $100 or more on top of that. I would be happy to help you. Call or email me when you plan to arrive.
Thank You for the reply. I will be arriving at St. Thomas on July 25th. Is this area a fairly central location? Do you have any other properties at a similar price? And also can you send more pictures other than what is on your listings on your website?
All the pictures I have are on my website. It is about halfway between Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook. I do have a large one bedroom on the east end for $1500/month.
I will be going to UVI so I dont think the East End would be a very good place to live, but Frenchman's Bay should be pretty good I think.
Just my 2 cents. My wife works at UVI and we chose to live on the North Side/West End to avoid the traffic downtown. Living in Frenchman's area you will have a nasty commute when the ships are in. If it were me I would be looking at West End, Hull Bay, Dorthea, North Side.
is this the same Capt. Jay that's on TTOL?
still looking for a 2 bedroom apartment, move in date, August 1.
Island Trader ,this week, probably has twice the usual # of Places for rent and the For Rent roadside signs [ generally unadvertised ] are all over the place, when I drive the hills.
Exit Zero, thanks for the advice. I think our best bet is going to be to call listings in the Island trader and from the road signs.
Greg and sail2wind:
Been following various post from both of you.
My recommendation - it does not matter if it is a car, apartment whatever - DO NOT COMMIT YOURSELF TO ANYTHING UNTIL YOU GET TO THE ISLAND FIRST!!
But you can go to www.virginislanddailynews.com - and register for web paper for free - you can click on Island Trader which comes out every Thursday that you can view each pages including things for sale.
Yes, there are many people I have found out that put up for rent signs close to their rental properties. Which you would have to be driving by.
Get here, get yourself familiarized with various location, roads, etc. and start looking.
Same goes for a car.
Make sure you ask to see the car registration, check on their license plate of the car to make sure there is no outstanding citation, etc. before you commit to buying the car. Make sure that everything is good to go.
Better to go ahead and bite the bullet and rent a car for a week than wind up with something that you have the key to, but you are walking, if you know what I mean........
Maybe sail2wind can come along or stay with you for few days to help you look, Greg. (since you guys will be down here on the sail boat for a week or so, right? also he is your dad and they say Father Knows Best!!) Just an suggestion.
Good luck to you!!
Thanks for the advise. Did not plan on buying anything until we got here. We will be sailing BVI before heading over to STT. We are renting a car. The Island Trader has many rentals and used cars. We would at least like to get the boys settled in before we return to the states. Then they have to find work.
That is good to hear. I am not trying to offend anyone here on the post, but what one person's likes and dislike maybe not the same as your son/yours. It is less expensive in the long run to take the time out to check everything out. I am sure your son and his friend are very excited - and rightfully so. There are plenty of young and old who would love to be in their shoes/flip flops.
Things has way of working out at the end, so I am certain that it will all come together and work out for them.
Good luck to them/to you as well.
Thanks for the encouragement. Yes, the boys are very excited. Now I have areason to visit the islands more often!!!!
53jmoon thanks a lot for the advise it is very helpful. We are lucky to have my parents renting a car and staying in STT for a while to help us find an apartment and transportation. You as well as others have been very helpful on this message board. Even though I have visited there a few times I think I would be clueless about living there without this board. I hope to meet some of the people from this board when I get there.
I think Greg and sail are our first bi-generational posters! *-)
Nope me and fit4liph are Mom and daughter lol.
Just giving my two cents here also, I recently moved and work in the UVI area I also was very fortunate to find a very reasonable apartment on the west side. I agree the island trader is best to find a place, I love the people on the board but the prices was just way above my budget. Arrange multiple appointments in a day, visit them all you will find something you like.