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craig Sep 21st, 2000 08:10 PM

Where to stay on St. John?
 
My wife and 14 month old son would like to go to St. John in early Dec.2000. We are looking for a cottage/guesthouse for under $1000 per week (preferably $500 per week!). We would like privacy, it does not need to be elegant and definitely no condo type situation. <BR>Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks.

Ray Snow Sep 21st, 2000 09:55 PM

Hi Craig, <BR>Your price range is a serious problem if you need to rent a cottage or small house on St. John. There is very little of anything under $1000 a week during early December or for that matter even in the heart of the hurricane season. And nothing at all for around $500 a week. There are just a few possibilities for something that is in the range of $900 to $1100 a week at the following websites which you can check on: http://www.cruzbayrealty.com, http://www.destinationstjohn.com, http://www.stjohnproperties.com, and http://www.GreatCaribbeanGetaways.com. <BR>There may be one or two places listed among these offerings that run as low as $600 or $700 a week. The problem you probably will encounter with all of this is that most if not all these places will be booked up. But you won't know if you don't try them. <BR>Best of luck, <BR>Ray

RJ Sep 22nd, 2000 06:15 AM

Craig: I haven't been there, but doing honeymoon research I came across www.calabashcottages.com, which has a couple of small and relatively inexpensive places. More importantly, Susan Brierly (who manages them) was WONDERFUL and helpful on the phone, and gave me insights into not only St. John but various other places we were looking. Again, they may be booked, but it's worth a call. <BR> <BR>Good luck!

jim Sep 29th, 2000 07:04 AM

Craig, $500 to $1000/week is tough in St. John in the low season, and you are going in the high season. Also, it is late if you have not already made reservations. I would strongly suggest that you check out www.maho.org. They offer world-class eco-lodging, and some of the best environmentally sensitive lodging in the world. if they are still available, I think these might be about the only place that you'll find that would fit in your price range. Good luck. <BR> <BR>- Jim

Penny Sep 29th, 2000 08:46 AM

Hi I just wanted to add that early December is not high season-it starts for most on Dec.19. <BR>Hope this helps-good luck the price you are asking might be impossible to find.


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