Walk and feed the dog, water plants and enjoy the beach! St John, US Virgin islands

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Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Two bachelors, one dog. Both work almost full time. Six out of seven nights, dinner is at a restaurant. House is a great place for large parties almost monthly. Great snorkeling and hiking from the house. Bring a boat to the beach to go to over the British Virgin Islands, which are 8 miles away. St John is 8 miles by 4 miles with approximately 4,000 people living here year round.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Virgin Islands are a great place for meeting all types or people with different backgrounds. Sitting next to a millionaire can not be confused with sitting next to a local fisherman. The people of St John are very friendly and open to all of the people that live and visit here.

    Hike to plantation ruins to learn about a time when sugar dominated the island. Visit the ancient petroglyphs carved by the Taino Indians. Come snorkel the coral reefs to discover hidden marine life. Two-thirds of the island of St. John is national park, making it a unique destination for visitors from around the world.

    Humans first arrived in the Virgin Islands about 2500 to 3000 years ago from South America. This time period is called the Archaic Age. The oldest site found on St. John is just off the beach at Lameshur Bay. South Americans settled the island about 1300 to 2500 years ago and their villages have been found at Cinnamon Bay, Coral Bay, Caneel Bay and Lameshur Bay. There was a population explosion about 1000 to 1300 years ago. Prehistoric villages were established on most of the beaches of St. John. The development of Taino culture occurs around 500 to 1000 years ago. The site at Cinnamon Bay defines Classic Taino Culture in the Virgin Islands. Europeans discovered the Americas when Columbus came to the islands in 1493. Columbus gave the islands original Spanish names. In the late 1500's, piracy began in the islands when Privateers (Pirates) discovered a safe haven in the islands. Powerful European nations invaded Spain's Caribbean territories and battled over ownership. The Danish attempted to establish a settlement in St. Thomas in 1665 but they were not successful until 1672. The Danish claimed St. John in 1718, but the early settlers were from all over Europe and included wealthy planters, pirates, religious refugees, convicts, and free and enslaved Africans.
    By 1728 there were over a hundred sugar plantations on St. John.

  • Help

    Help

    Two men working almost full time and a dog. Walk and feed the dog, water plants and a little gardening, laundry, bed making, general house keeping - dishes windows etc,,,. Lots of beach time without the dog.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Three bedroom 2.5 bath house, Ocean front with 1400 feet of beach, 120 steps down to the beach. Private bedroom with 42" TV, use of hall 1/2 bath, everybody showers outside to eliminate a build up of humidity indoors. There is a shower in one or tub bath in the other bedroom if needed. Full kitchen and every appliance necessary for a gourmet meal. Satellite internet and TV service, with Netflix, Pandora and most channels are available. Currently, no land line phone due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017, skipe and face time on facebook work through the satellite internet service.

    All food will be provided, specialty or or out of the normal will be procured within reason. Maintaining the refrigerator/freezer, pantry and creating a shopping list will be an additional responsibility or included as household assistance. Meal preparation would also be greatly appreciated, but not necessarily a requirement .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Snorkel the reefs, sail the oceans, enjoy the sunsets, leave coats at home- 68 to 88 degrees year around. 3/5 of the island is National Park with over 22 miles of hiking trails. Flip-flops, tee shirts, bathing suits and shorts are all that are needed.

    Town is 4 miles from the house with three grocery stores, a pharmacy and many restaurants. Limited medical service, for a stitch or two, major health needs, I would suggest a trip back to home or the US.

    Air travel to the international airport on St Thomas, USVI then it is a ferry to St John. St Thomas has more stores and restaurant to enjoy if needed.

    We have saying here... " it takes a lot of money to be poor on St John". In a restaurant a burger runs from $10 to $14's, a bottle of beer $4-5, a cocktail $5-8, a gallon of milk $8, But, you cant put a price on paradise!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Saturday Vollyball
View of the front yard
Keith and Steven
My brother on the left and me on the right

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