That sound like exactly what we are looking for. Initially we are looking for something short term to get us on our feet, and then I think we would be looking for a long term rental, once we get our bearings and are more familiar with the areas and the routine of our new lives.
Out of interest who did you use to bring our dog over and what was the approximate cost. We have a 9 year old black lab (so rather large)...we are expecting at least 2.5k (GBP)...
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll google it now!
The bosuns locker is small but it was great while we got on our feet. It is literally 1 min walk from Waiake beach as well, which is awesome! The lady who owns it is called Mandy, and they have a staffie of their own. She even provided us with a bed for our dog. We stayed there for about 2.5 months as we then ended up buying our pwn house.
Our dog is a staffie. We used Petair UK, they were fantastic. We were fortunate enough that our dog arrived a few weeks before the quarantine rules came into play, as I believe they have to go in quarantine now? We paid about 2,300 GBP, but on top of that there was a few hundred pounds on the vet tests, plus the customs and MAF charge this end. I think when we sat down and totalled it all up for the Spike, he cost us around 3,000 pounds. For a Lab I would say it would be more as the crate cost was based on a custom built crate for his size. If you haven't already though, I would call Pet Air UK and speak with Bob - he is great!
Let me know if you need any other info as I have settled in Torbay and I know Albany well.