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Faust
09-30-2006, 02:32 PM
For those of you who are thinking of trading in to Kaanapali Beach Vacation Resort, the (Embassy) in Maui. They only give garden views to the people that are trading into this resort. NO EXACTIONS

As for us we just came back from the Kaanapali Beach Vacation Resort, Maui. They gave us a garden / Mountain View, it was on the top floor corner unit, the living room had a glass sliding door that face the mountain and the bedroom had a glass sliding door that face the ocean, facing Lanai and south tip of Molokai. They called this room a garden / Mountain View because the living room faces the Mountain. The balcony / lanai went around the corner to both doors. We were in room 1234. This is the best room to ask for when checking in.

I went to the front desk; ask for a map of all the rooms’ garden / mountain / ocean views. Here is the best rooms for one who is trading in to this resort who wants an ocean or partial ocean view.

Remember the higher the floor / highest number, the better view you will have.

1234, 1229
1134, 1129
1034, 1039
929
829
735, 728
635, 622, 620, 619, 618, 617
535, 522, 521, 519, 518, 517
420, 419, 418, 417

Rooms 829 & 929 are two bedrooms lockoffs



This rule dose not a play to these rooms, they are the best of the best. Ask for them first.
1234, 1134, 1034, 735, 635, 535

GOOD LUCK

falmouth3
10-01-2006, 01:05 PM
I was just bowled over by the ocean view there. We have stayed in nice TSs in the past, but nothing like the Embassy. Other than not getting an ocean view accomodation, how did you like staying there? We normally spend minimal time at the resort, but Embassy looks inviting enough to spend time there as well as on sightseeing.

Sue

Glitter Brunello
10-01-2006, 01:27 PM
Sue,

I'm sure Ken will jump in, but we were there in August. The pool is very pleasant (and I hate pool-lounging) as it is so large. Lunch at the outdoor grill is great b/c the view of the ocean is lovely. Sunset there is spectacular, as it sets right between Lanai and Molokai. The beach right there is a bit narrow and small, but you can walk a nice stretch of it to the right. The manager's 'free drink' reception every day from 4-6 is a nice bonus, though they won't let you take your drinks anywhere out of the area. We also liked lunch next door, I can't remember the name but if you walk over on the beach side it's right next door, it's a ResortQuest place.

G

Faust
10-01-2006, 10:24 PM
Sue
We did have an ocean / Mountain View; we had a corner unit #1234. I meet some people that had an ocean front, we compared views. We both agreed that room #1234 had a better view, we could watch the sun come up over the Mountain then watch the sun go down over the water, between Lanai and south tip of Molokai. They called this room a garden / Mountain View because the living room faces the Mountain. But the bedroom had a glass sliding door that faces the ocean. The balcony / lanai went around the corner to both doors. All the rooms that have this View are 1234, 1134, 1034, 735, 635, 535. So if I was trading back in this resort these are the rooms I would ask for.

We enjoyed lying by the pool and working on our tan, we live in the fog (SF) so the sun felt good.

As fore as food goes, josie made a good tasting meatloaf in the microwave so we had meatloaf sandwiches for lunch most of the time. We would eat dinner out.

Glitter
The manager's 'free drink' reception every day from 4-6 is a nice bonus. We were there when we could make it. I like that part of this resort.

I would go back.

djyamyam
04-02-2007, 09:47 PM
Ken or Avery,

I'm looking at booking/renting a 1BR unit at this resort. I've been given options of scenic view/ocean view and deluxe ocean view, all which increase in price. Ken based on your posting, I'm thinking you had a scenic view/mountain view room?? Based on what you're telling me, I'm not really giving up anything, maybe even getting a better deal if I ask and get the room you got.

How about the kitchen and other stuff. Avery, you said all the rooms have been renovated but what about the kitchen. That's really important to us as we cook most of our meals, probably more so with Maui being pricey.

Comments?

DJ

Glitter Brunello
04-03-2007, 12:27 AM
Ken or Avery,

I'm looking at booking/renting a 1BR unit at this resort. I've been given options of scenic view/ocean view and deluxe ocean view, all which increase in price. Ken based on your posting, I'm thinking you had a scenic view/mountain view room?? Based on what you're telling me, I'm not really giving up anything, maybe even getting a better deal if I ask and get the room you got.

How about the kitchen and other stuff. Avery, you said all the rooms have been renovated but what about the kitchen. That's really important to us as we cook most of our meals, probably more so with Maui being pricey.

Comments?

DJ

Sadly, none of the units have full kitchens... only microwave, fridge, coffee pot :( If that's not a deal breaker, I don't know what the difference in price is for the view, or when you're going, but I wouldn't spend a lot on deluxe ocean view, but I'd spend a little more, for sure. Our view was scenic view was fine but nothing special, but it wasn't a dumpster/parking lot view like we got at the Marriott (though it was considered ocean view), either :wink:

katiemack
04-03-2007, 01:14 AM
When we were there, we found that with a little creative planning we could adapt our cooking style to use the microwave and still keep food costs down, without eating a lot of packaged foods.

Glad to hear there is still the manager's cocktail hour, we enjoyed that too. Do they still offer music during that time? I was afraid once it lost Embassy name, the "bonus" would go.

djyamyam
04-03-2007, 01:27 AM
Sadly, none of the units have full kitchens... only microwave, fridge, coffee pot :( If that's not a deal breaker, I don't know what the difference in price is for the view, or when you're going, but I wouldn't spend a lot on deluxe ocean view, but I'd spend a little more, for sure. Our view was scenic view was fine but nothing special, but it wasn't a dumpster/parking lot view like we got at the Marriott (though it was considered ocean view), either :wink:

We're going in January. The price difference between ocean and non-ocean view is $150 for the week. Is that whale watching season?

taffy19
04-03-2007, 02:05 AM
Yes, it is whale season. February and March seem to be the best months but we have seen them often in April too. January should be great! :biggrin: We saw only a few just before Christmas.

Faust
04-03-2007, 10:15 AM
From our room at Kaanapali Beach Vacation Resort, the (Embassy) in Maui

http://www.timeshareforums.com/photopost/data/512/medium/06Sep_014.jpg

Glitter Brunello
04-03-2007, 12:14 PM
For whales, I'd pay the upgrade. In fact for only $21/nite, I'd pay it regardless for that view....

djyamyam
04-03-2007, 03:14 PM
From our room at Kaanapali Beach Vacation Resort, the (Embassy) in Maui

http://www.timeshareforums.com/photopost/data/512/medium/06Sep_014.jpg

If that's the scenic view, I can live with that. To get that view at the lower rate is fine with us.

Ryne08
04-03-2007, 06:03 PM
Two questions? Is this a Sunterra Resort and can Sunterra Club exchangers reserve ocean view villas?

Faust
04-03-2007, 10:11 PM
I would e-mall or call and ask what day of week check in is for these rooms, then you would have an idea of what room might be available.

I would ask for these rooms first. These has the best views
1234, 1134, 1034, 735, 635, 535

We just got lucky with room 1234; this room is the best room for ocean / Mountain View in the Kaanapali Beach Vacation Resort, the (Embassy).

I wish everyone good luck trading in to one of these rooms.

Glitter Brunello
04-04-2007, 01:37 AM
If that's the scenic view, I can live with that. To get that view at the lower rate is fine with us.

Gord, I am pretty sure that's ocean view, not scenic view, best to call the resort and check

javanite
04-04-2007, 12:31 PM
Ken:
thanks for the information on the best units. That picture was fabulous.

This was very helpful.

Cheers,
Maria

djyamyam
04-04-2007, 01:11 PM
Gord, I am pretty sure that's ocean view, not scenic view, best to call the resort and check

I called the resort and gave a couple of the room numbers that Ken listed and confirmed it is the 'scenic view' when booking with points. Who hooo!

Amanda
04-04-2007, 10:38 PM
Wow Ken! That is an amazing view... thanks for the tips about the room numbers. I want to call and request a good view and I will certainly use your room numbers to do so.

Do you have any other pics of the rooms or mountain view?

I cannot wait to get there in November!!!!!!

:banana:

tennisWalt
04-05-2007, 12:13 PM
http://www.timeshareforums.com/photopost/data/500/VK5.JPG

http://www.timeshareforums.com/photopost/data/500/VK_VIEW_FROM_KA_ANAPALI_RESORT.jpg

Walt :grin:

djyamyam
04-05-2007, 06:59 PM
Sweet!

Faust
04-08-2007, 05:24 PM
I am sorry to say, we can’t find any more pictures. About two months after we came back from Maui, our computer crashed and we lost all our pictures. I am hoping that we put the pictures on a disc, but so far I can’t find it.

Room 1234, which we stayed in, has 3 glass sliding doors leading to the balcony. One is in the living room facing the mountains. The other two glass doors are located in the bedroom. One of them faces the mountains and the other faces all Lanai and south tip of Molokai. The balcony surrounds the living room around the corner all the way to the bedroom.

1234 because the living room faces the mountains they call this room a scenic view/mountain view room.

I am pretty sure rooms 1234, 1134, 1034, 735, 635, 535 all have the same floor plans.

Ask when these rooms will be available, 1234, 1134, 1034, 735, 635, 535, If it’s with in a good time frame move rooms

The rest of the rooms I have mention
1129, 1039
929
829
728
622, 620, 619, 618, 617
522, 521, 519, 518, 517
420, 419, 418, 417
Are on the other side of the resort facing the water

Here is a picture of the Kaanapali Beach Vacation Resort. If you take your mouse and point it to the right corner of the picture then come down to the tip of the building these are rooms 1234, 1134, 1034, 735, 635, 535. These rooms may not look like they face the ocean, but they do. These rooms have the view I showed in the picture. Remember the higher the floor the better view you will have.

http://www.timeshareforums.com/photopost/data/545/EmbassyResortMaui.jpg

http://www.timeshareforums.com/photopost/data/512/medium/06Sep_014.jpg

Take a look at the angle the pool and the ocean

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