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HELP- no rental cars available #293734
01/10/2023 06:23 PM
01/10/2023 06:23 PM
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Bucks County, Pa.
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Looking for a rental car 2/18 to 2/22 , have been turned down by Conrad sutton, L &L, St John rental , and Courtesy. Any have any other ideas.


Toast.......to Life; White Bay...heaven on earth.
Diane
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Re: HELP- no rental cars available [Re: toast] #293737
01/10/2023 06:58 PM
01/10/2023 06:58 PM
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Re: HELP- no rental cars available [Re: LocalSailor] #293741
01/11/2023 06:41 AM
01/11/2023 06:41 AM
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Bucks County, Pa.
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thank you for that extensive link, i will make calls today!


Toast.......to Life; White Bay...heaven on earth.
Diane
Re: HELP- no rental cars available [Re: toast] #293756
01/11/2023 09:29 AM
01/11/2023 09:29 AM
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St. John, USVI
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You're very late for a rental car. LocalSailor's list is good. There are some newer companies you can try also.

http://lioneljeeprentals.com/
https://aquariusstjohn.com/st-john-car-rental/

Here is another list: https://newsofstjohn.com/car-rental-companies-on-st-john/

Fall back is to rent on St. Thomas and take the car ferry.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: HELP- no rental cars available [Re: toast] #293794
01/11/2023 02:04 PM
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Agree with Rick. Demand is sky high and with such a limited supply many folks book a year in advance. You may be able to cobble days together.

Re: HELP- no rental cars available [Re: toast] #293829
01/11/2023 07:04 PM
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Bucks County, Pa.
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Local Sailor saved the day, secured one this morning. A not so minor detail that slipped my mind through the holidays .........

Thanks to all who responded


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Diane
Re: HELP- no rental cars available [Re: toast] #293853
01/12/2023 10:03 AM
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St. John, USVI
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Excellent!

There are fewer cars than demand on St. John. More licenses for rental car agencies have been issued. This has driven by the post-Irmaria construction boom and conversion of long-term housing rentals to short-term. The other impact of the conversion to short-term housing rentals is lack of housing for service industry workers.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: HELP- no rental cars available [Re: toast] #293857
01/12/2023 11:41 AM
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Perdido Key, Florida
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If you plan on eating out you'd better start making dinner reservations now. We were there in June and my friend who lives there told me to make dinner reservations a month out. I didn't really believe her but did it anyway and was glad I did. We stayed a few extra nights at Gallows Point after we checked out of our villa. We ended up having to eat there as every other place we checked was full. Actually the food was great. But this was June! I've never seen so many people.

Re: HELP- no rental cars available [Re: toast] #293887
01/12/2023 08:35 PM
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the lack of housing rentals extends well beyond service industry workers. All Non-owners residents are suffering price and availability problems. Across the board employers and employees.

Re: HELP- no rental cars available [Re: toast] #293901
01/13/2023 01:32 PM
01/13/2023 01:32 PM
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Bucks County, Pa.
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I have been going to BVI and USVI for a long time now and St John especially since Irma is very much pricing out of range and availability for most folks...

Last edited by toast; 01/13/2023 01:33 PM.

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