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Old 04-30-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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My husband is stationed at the New London SubBase until at least October of this year. I plan on temporarily locating to Groton for this time period. I need to find an affordable living solution. I am only bringing what belongings can fit in my car and my 14lb dachshund. So I need something pet friendly with furnishings. The hotels won't allow such a long stay and are too expensive, I cannot rent an apartment alone since I will not have my household items, and finding a roommate is harder than the rest. HELP! -Navy wife in need
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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i may be wrong but i thought there was navy housing available (in Groton) to those families in your situation. have you talked to anybody at the sub base about this?
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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This is not my husband's permanent station so I must use our housing allowance to live off base, and he is required to live on base for school. So I am not allowed in military housing. Until he get a permanent change of station I am leaving my belongings in storage and treating this as a temp situation.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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Check Craigslist you might be able to find a furnished rental somewhere in that area.
Good Luck!
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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You can check Craigslist for sublets - often times they are furnished and many people leave for the summers so finding one through at least August may be a possibility. Stay away from "summer rentals" though, they charge per week what you would pay per month for a normal apartment. I know it's difficult to find a good roommate situation, but keep checking as sometimes the perfect place will come up last-minute. Maybe the base can connect you with other Navy wives in the same situation, too. Good luck!
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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My cousin's son was in a similar situation and they found a furnished home to share. I htink it was through the base's housing office. You might check with them to see if they keep listings. Jay
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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This area isn't very pet friendly as far as rentals go. There are only a few apartments that allow small dogs but they are unfurnished. The housing office on base does keep a list of rental properties but a majority of them are no pets allowed. It's also a fairly expensive area as far as rentals go.
When you are planning on coming is also the tourist season for the area and so furnished rentals might be priced higher because they are *vacation* rentals.

Have your husband stop by housing though to get the info and have him ask in his class if there are any other wives or girlfriends who might be interested in being roomies with you.

Otherwise, just think of it as a deployment and let him go geo-bachelor. Come visit when he has a long weekend.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Groton, CT
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My cousin's son was in a similar situation and they found a furnished home to share. I htink it was through the base's housing office. You might check with them to see if they keep listings. Jay
Checking with the housing office should probably yield good productive results. The NFSRC on base is also a good resource. Many of the churches in the area also make it a point to help out with navy families, a couple of them include Pleasant Valley Community of Prayer and Praise, Shepard of the Sea, Groton Heights Baptist, and Groton Bible Chapel.

Good Luck, and I hope the best for you.
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