Walkable Neighborhoods

Old Sep 19th, 2022, 05:57 AM
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Walkable Neighborhoods

Hi fam! My family (my husband, 3y/o at time of travel, 1.5yr old at time of travel, & me) are looking to go to the Caribbean this Feb/March/April. We are hoping to find a house with a pool that is on or within walking distance to the beach, and walking distance to shops/grocery/ restaurants (this is more important to us then walking distance to the beach). Does a neighborhood/area like this exist? Love to have alllllll recommendations!

we are very laid back — we’re wanting all the sun, good foods, better drinks, and maybe a snorkel or 2 but that’s about it.
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Old Sep 19th, 2022, 08:50 AM
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<<...We are hoping to find a house with a pool that is on or within walking distance to the beach, and walking distance to shops/grocery/ restaurants (this is more important to us then walking distance to the beach). Does a neighborhood/area like this exist? ...>>

The short answer is yes, places like this exist all over the Caribbean. To give you any meaningful suggestions, however, the responders here need more information from you such as:

When you say "Feb/March/April" do you mean you are looking for a 3 month rental or did you mean you are only planning to travel sometime during that period? If just "sometime" how long a trip are you planning?

Where will you be
traveling from and h​​​ow long are you willing to spend traveling to reach your final destination? Do you have a specific dollar budget you are will to spend for airfare?

Are you looking for a destination that can be reached non-stop from your nearest International Gateway Airport or are you willing to book an itinerary that takes one or more connecting flights and/or ferries to reach your intended destination?

Are you looking to visit a large island or do you prefer a smaller island?

Do you prefer a lush mountainous island with dense rainforests and smaller cove-like golden or dark sand beaches or do you want a flat arid island with scrubby destination but long stretches of white sand beaches?

Are you set on renting just a house or would you consider renting a low-rise or high rise condo?

Most Importantly, what is your budget for your rental (please give specific dollar amount not nebulous terms like "affordable" "won't beak the bank" or "not oo expensive" that are meaningless without a point of reference).

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When you say "Feb/March/April" do you mean you are looking for a 3 month rental or did you mean you are only planning to travel sometime during that period? If just "sometime" how long a trip are you planning?
sometime during the months of February March or April - 7 days roughly

Where will you be
traveling from and h​​​ow long are you willing to spend traveling to reach your final destination? Do you have a specific dollar budget you are will to spend for airfare?
traveling from the US — we want to do 1 layover only.
7-8hrs to destination
airfare $1300/ticket

Are you looking for a destination that can be reached non-stop from your nearest International Gateway Airport or are you willing to book an itinerary that takes one or more connecting flights and/or ferries to reach your intended destination?
One connecting flight expected — no ferries

Are you looking to visit a large island or do you prefer a smaller island?
Open to either option

Do you prefer a lush mountainous island with dense rainforests and smaller cove-like golden or dark sand beaches or do you want a flat arid island with scrubby destination but long stretches of white sand beaches?
open to either but if I have to choose, second option

Are you set on renting just a house or would you consider renting a low-rise or high rise condo?
set on a house

Most Importantly, what is your budget for your rental (please give specific dollar amount not nebulous terms like "affordable" "won't beak the bank" or "not oo expensive" that are meaningless without a point of reference).[/QUOTE]
not too expensive
just kidding $6k-7k for 7 days
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For starters here are a few places that might interest you:

1) Look at rental homes in the Frigate Bay area on St. Kitts - you can fly there non-stop from Miami. You'll have easy access to both Caribbean and Atlantic side beaches and there are at least a dozen restaurants and/or beach bars plus a small (but well stocked) grocery store and other shops within a few minutes walk of most rental properties.

2) Check out rental homes at Jolly Harbour on Antigua. You'll find very nice villas with easy access to a wonderful golden sand beach and plenty of restaurants, shops and grocery store within walking distance.

3) Also look at rental homes near Cruz Bay on St. John. The area has everything you are seeking plus 2/3's of the island is a National Park with lots of great beaches if you don't mind driving a bit to get there.
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This is such a big help!!!! I appreciate you
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Try Aruba, Barbados (St Lawrence/Gap), St Lucia (Rodney Bay/Reduit Beach), Grenada (St George's is one of the prettiest towns in the Caribbean IMO,), Cozumel (lack of beaches), Playa del Carmen, Trois Illets Martinique, Grand Case St Martin. St Anne Guadeloupe (Gîtes de France is a great website for booking properties in the French Caribbean). Grand Cayman (grocery shopping is very expensive, probably at least double of what you pay at home, which is the case of much of the Caribbean).

Most of the islands I have been to do not have grocery stores close to villas or hotels, except some small stores that really have nothing much in them. I think it is a big ask to have everything on your doorstep. Anguilla would be a fabulous choice but you have stated no ferries. Ok well you could take a 10 min flight from SXM. But the 20 min ferry is so easy. And you would have to drive to a grocery store to stock up. Or stay in St Martin where the French side has great grocery shopping and restaurants within walking distance of each other but will not be walking distance from a villa that you rent which you will want on a beach. Rental car is recommended as you will not want to walk with 2 small children in the heat and certainly not in the dark. Dry flat scrubby islands with long white sand beaches (Turks & Caicos, Bahamas etc) might be too cool for swimming at the time you want to travel.
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American Airlines now has daily non-stop flights direct to Anguilla from Miami, so the ferry is no longer necessary.. The Meads Bay area of Anguilla would meet many of your crtieria, and the largest grocery store on the island is in walking distance. A condo at Turtle's Nest/Bella Blue would be a nice option for your family. I love the Frangipani and have stayed there many times, but it might come in a bit above budget. It's definitely worth checking though.
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Sure every island has what you request. Do you have other considerations besides wanting to rent a house & be able to walk to a town? Price range? Airports? Transporation? Local language spoken? Etc.
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