Crew housing operates similarly to hostels. Imagine a typical house with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms and 1 to 2 bathrooms. Inside each bedroom you will find 2 twin/single beds with a nightstand, dresser and closet. Each bed has its own linens, pillows and bath towels. This is the setup you will find in all Smart Move crew houses. The common living areas - living room, dining room, outdoor space, kitchen and bathrooms are shared amongst everyone in the house. All our crew houses will have free Wi-Fi and cable available 24/7. You will also enjoy laundry facilities at each crew house which is really convenient after a long day.
One of the nicest features we have is that we do not use keys. We use electronic door locks with door codes so there is no misplacing or losing a key! This code is changed periodically as security is our priority so remember - NEVER give the door code out to anyone!
Crew houses are a great place to meet other crew from all around the world. All crew will share a common interest in the yachting industry and it is a great place to network and meet people. Tenants in our crew houses make longtime friends, meet their spouses and make great connections. The likelihood of landing a job because you stayed in a Smart Move crew house is high.
In our crew houses you are expected to conduct yourself just as if you were onboard a yacht and the Captain is watching your every move. Just remember your overall attitude and how you conduct yourself within the industry will affect your success and ability to climb the ropes.
There is a noise ordinance in Broward County of 11:00pm so we ask that after those hours you keep the noise contained in the house and remember don't disturb your neighbors. Our crew houses are located in suburban neighborhoods where homeowner's may have children, pets or the elderly so respect is a key issue.
We expect you to clean up after yourselves and keep our crew houses clean and tidy. We come by and do spot checks to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable and that the trash is being taken to the curb, no dirty dishes are left in the sink, and that nothing needs fixing. Our housekeeping team comes in once a week to clean the common areas and replenish house cleaning supplies.
Most crew houses charge rates on a weekly basis, depending on the time of the year and type of accommodation. Be wary of very cheap crew houses. Cheaper crew houses will save you money, but be prepared... the accommodation itself will be far from glamorous. It could possibly be worth paying more to stay in a better crew house.
We have a zero tolerance when it comes to late rent payments or avoiding your rent payment altogether. We will contact all crew and let them know when their rent is due. It is your responsibility to get it in on time.
We are available 24/7 because in the yachting industry, crew live moment to moment, and because of this we make sure to accommodate you in any way we can.
Because our accommodation is a human institution to assist people, we strive to ensure you will experience peace, rest and friendships while you are here.
May this accommodation and Smart Move be your "second" home. May those you love be near you in thoughts and dreams.
May the business that brought you our way be successful and prosperous. May every call you make and every message you receive bring you joy. When you leave may your next journey be safe.
We are all travelers. From "Birth till death" we travel between the eternities. May these days with Smart Move be pleasant for you, helpful for those you meet, and a joy to those who know and love you best.
Something really important to keep in mind - Due to the nature of the industry we cannot guarantee which house you will be in. We will do our very best to accommodate your requests but specific houses cannot be guaranteed.