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booked a flight today got a condo and need a rental car stthomas

Captain Jay
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We are coming down for a week in November and need a rental car for St Thomas. I know this has been beat to death but I usually don't read about rental cars as we usually stay on boat. Which company? Any deals out there? I don't care about the car barge to St John thing as we will likely spend a day over there but we will just get a cab if we want to leave the Cruz Bay area.
Thanks,
Jay

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Topic starter Posted : August 23, 2007 4:39 pm
Phooey
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I rented a mid-sized car from Budget at $230 for a week last May. I booked the rate online, about 2-3 months in advance. The best thing about the rental (besides the working air-conditioner) was the coupon book that they provide when you pick-up the car. The deals ranged from discounts on food, all the way to 2 for 1 deals for all day sailing trips. Using the coupons saved us as much money as we spent on the rental car.

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Posted : August 23, 2007 6:19 pm
Mountaineer girl
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Jay,
We rented thru Hotwire.com which always gives you Avis at STT (so says Bluwater) for $204/week (that included taxes/fees etc) for a midsize.

I'm so envious!!

aren't you guys actually moving down there sometime soon???

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Posted : August 24, 2007 3:08 pm
Captain Jay
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Mountaineer Girl,
Yes we are still working on the move. Deb's job offer has turned into classic island time but it is still moving along. This trip is a pre-move visit/vacation. We aren't traveling with a large pack of rum swillin' boaters this time just the two of us, although there will several people on island that we know so I am sure will manage a happy hour or two. I went ahead and booked a car from Hertz via Travelocity. It wasn't a bad deal. $244 for a mid size.
Keep you posted
Jay

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Topic starter Posted : August 25, 2007 9:29 am