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starlifter
04-24-2007, 12:24 AM
Hi-

I just made a reservation for the Pahio at Bali Hai. This is our first trip to Kauai. Our room assignment that I was given was Bldg A6A, Unit 613. Does anyone know where a resort map can be found or does anyone have any info about the location of this room? Curious if near road or away from it. I have read a lot about the noise from the road. Think I read somewhere that the first number in unit is bldg and last two numbers indicate the room. Thirteen being on the first floor. Does that sound right?

Thanks, David

shopgirl
04-24-2007, 06:54 PM
I can drive over there today and let you know. WE are staying at Shearwater. :banana: :banana: :banana: Not that I am bragging or anything. :lol: :woot:

Seriously, we are going over there to see the progress of the clubhouse this afternoon. It is not quite 1:00 p.m. here. I should be able to get back to you within an hour or so.

Your reservation doesn't really guarantee that unit, though. :) There is a much better chance you will be in buildings 1 or 2.

shopgirl
04-24-2007, 09:45 PM
I couldn't see the progress of the clubhouse at all. I couldn't tell which building is the clubhouse! But I did see building six. The end of building six is close to the pool, which is great! The other end of the building backs to the construction, which is not so great. It could be noisy. So basically, your unit has a pretty nice location as compared to the pool.

shopgirl
04-25-2007, 03:15 PM
David, are you an owner?

starlifter
04-27-2007, 12:58 AM
No, I am not an owner of Pahio. I am a Fairfield, I mean Wyndham owner. I guess that Wyndham has taken over (at least a portion) of a couple of the Pahio resorts. We have booked a 2 bedroom presidential for my 50th birthday next March.

Thanks for going over and looking at the Bali Hai. I did not know of anything being done with the clubhouse. Is it a remodel or a new building? I have no idea of the layout of the resort since this will be our first trip to Kauai. I have looked high and low on the internet for a resort map of some kind, but have come up empty.

T. R. Oglodyte
04-27-2007, 03:36 AM
Hi-

I just made a reservation for the Pahio at Bali Hai. This is our first trip to Kauai. Our room assignment that I was given was Bldg A6A, Unit 613. Does anyone know where a resort map can be found or does anyone have any info about the location of this room? Curious if near road or away from it. I have read a lot about the noise from the road. Think I read somewhere that the first number in unit is bldg and last two numbers indicate the room. Thirteen being on the first floor. Does that sound right?

Thanks, David

Good question. There's a resort map here (http://tug2.com/ResortImages/Hawaii/Kauai/map_pabh.gif), but I can't find a unit 613 on it.

Perhaps Bldg 6 is one of the new buildings, constructed since that map was prepared. If so, you would have one of the newer units. If that assumption is the case, building 6 will be located off that map somewhere around the lower right corner.

ronandjoan
04-27-2007, 09:50 AM
No, I am not an owner of Pahio. I am a Fairfield, I mean Wyndham owner. I guess that Wyndham has taken over (at least a portion) of a couple of the Pahio resorts. We have booked a 2 bedroom presidential for my 50th birthday next March.



Are you going via FF or RCI exchange? I di not see it in the FF book - ....how to access, we are FF too
(I'm postponing saying WNY, but that will come!)
JOAN

Jya-Ning
04-27-2007, 10:46 AM
Are you going via FF or RCI exchange? I di not see it in the FF book - ....how to access, we are FF too
(I'm postponing saying WYN, but that will come!)
JOAN

It is newly added so not in last year's directory, it is in the website, so you should be able to call VC and made internal reservation.

Jya-Ning

shopgirl
04-27-2007, 03:43 PM
Building six is a newer one. They didn't build them in order. The building starts up by the pool, then it runs kind of perpendicular to the pool, in that the back end of the unit is near the road and the construction. Unit 613 is toward the pool.

It looks like construction is happening faster than ever, from what we can see. I can't believe how close the buildings are! The one great thing about Shearwater is that nothing obstructs the view of the ocean, except maybe a few plants when you are on the lower levels. The only units without terrific views are numbers 106 and 107. :)

T. R. Oglodyte
04-27-2007, 03:52 PM
The only units without terrific views are numbers 106 and 107. :)
As I know too well.

shopgirl
04-27-2007, 04:36 PM
Steve, we own 107 but have not had to stay there yet. :)

Which of those two did you get?

starlifter
04-28-2007, 10:27 AM
No, I am not an owner of Pahio. I am a Fairfield, I mean Wyndham owner. I guess that Wyndham has taken over (at least a portion) of a couple of the Pahio resorts. We have booked a 2 bedroom presidential for my 50th birthday next March.



Are you going via FF or RCI exchange? I di not see it in the FF book - ....how to access, we are FF too
(I'm postponing saying WNY, but that will come!)
JOAN


We are going via Fairfield. I called a VC and booked it. Although had to make several calls to do it. Heard numerous things, like "We don't have any resorts in Kauai!", and my favorite one "You can only book 6 weeks in advance". I ended up having to get a supervisor to book my room for me.

T. R. Oglodyte
04-28-2007, 02:18 PM
Steve, we own 107 but have not had to stay there yet. :)

Which of those two did you get?

I believe we were in 106 - it was the one closest to the office, lower level.

shopgirl
04-28-2007, 05:18 PM
That would be 106. Not a good view at all. :(

T. R. Oglodyte
04-28-2007, 11:42 PM
That would be 106. Not a good view at all. :(

The choice of units was somewhat constrained by our arrival date. I believe there were only four units available for check-in on the day of the week we arrived, and the three others had already been assigned to owners.

rifleman69
07-01-2007, 04:11 PM
I know this is a bit late, but here's a new map of the Bali Hai Villas resort. The one thing I do notice is that currently there's no spot for the new clubhouse/restaurant/movie theater (unless it's between building 13 and a building that has yet to be numbered).

https://www.fairfieldresorts.com/ffrweb/graphics/resorts/resortmaps/2007/07-bali-hai-sm.gif

Corrected link here, this goes straight to the map. Old one you had to navigate to find it (about 3 clicks).

starlifter
07-01-2007, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the map! No, it is not too late. Our reservation is not till March of 2008. Thanks again.

rifleman69
07-01-2007, 09:36 PM
5, 6, and 7 are the brand new one's. Then it goes newest to oldest from 13 down to 1 (although I think 2 is older than 1).


Food for thought.

CC_dad
07-01-2007, 09:42 PM
What is the view like from buildings 6 and 7? I see these buildings are angled toward the pool and volleyball court, but what's the view south?

rifleman69
07-02-2007, 10:59 AM
Well, the compass of the map is way off. North should be in the vicinity of the clubhouse, the intersection of Kaui Road and Pepelani Road is actually east of the property. N on the map is actually E, W on the map is actually N.

So in reality, you're just looking across the pool to other buildings if you're looking south. I thinking you're actually meaning looking west due to the wrong compass, and there's a nice wooded area to the west that surrounds the creek/path you take to get to Queen's Bath (although the trail to Queen's bath is located on the opposite side of the creek from BHV).

Pretty sure you can't see very far over that wooded area to see the actual Bali Hai or the rest of the Princeville community to the west.

shopgirl
07-02-2007, 11:20 AM
My understanding is that building 8 is one of the older ones. When we were there in April, they were giving tours from building 9, but last year, they were showing building 10, I think. We own a three bedroom in building 10, I believe, which was the first one they built. We bought it resale. I don't think it is as fancy as the newest ones, but it is a "penthouse," meaning it is a flight up. The stairs with luggage is not that fun.

rifleman69
07-03-2007, 04:32 PM
Yeah, 1-8 (minus 5,6, and 7) are the old buildings. I believe we bought into 9 or 11...actually I'm sure it's 11. Those three bedrooms are nice, would love to see one of those at a resale price. Tons of room in those units.

CC_dad
07-03-2007, 06:46 PM
We'll be there later this month and will take pictures of the building 6 or 7 2Br and 3Br Presidential lower units.

If anyone is interested in staying in a BHV 3BR Presidential lower unit checking in either July 27 or August 3, send me a PM.

shopgirl
07-03-2007, 11:36 PM
They don't show those lower units when you tour, so the ceiling height may be a little lower than the upper level units.

Rifleman, if I told you what we paid for our 3 bedroom, you would not believe it. :lol: We got a great deal. Even Rick was all for buying it. The reseller was Caribbean Timeshare Resales on Timeshare Rentals and Timeshare Resales By Owner - My Resort Network (http://www.myresortnetwork.com) Mary sold that week way too cheap. I think she had it listed for about two days before we had it paid for, via credit card, no less. :biggrin: When we found out it was worth 500K Fairshare Plus Points, we were very interested in getting that VIP platinum. After all, that week had us halfway there. We also own the 2 bedroom, which would be 308K points, a one bed EOY worth 119K annual points and were going to have to buy the EOY 308K points (154K per year) to get us to platinum. It was a difficult decision to rescind that purchase.

rifleman69
07-04-2007, 01:05 PM
I'm just curious how you got it for that cheap, when the units themselves weren't being sold until 2005 at the earliest? Must have been a divorce or something...someone had to lose big time on the deal for you guys to make out like bandits.

shopgirl
07-04-2007, 09:01 PM
No, the owners of the week traded it to go to Mexico, where they really wanted to own, and used it like a used car--they traded it in to buy two weeks in Mexico at a resort they really liked. Such a strange decision. That is how Mary Hernandez gets the weeks to sell through Caribbean Timeshare Resales. I bought it on MRN.

rifleman69
07-04-2007, 10:23 PM
Lucky lucky lucky you are! I'm guessing they paid less overall for the two weeks than purchasing those two weeks at developer prices. If not, very very weird.

I wonder how many of the three bedrooms are staying "Pahio" instead of Wyndham.

CC_dad
07-04-2007, 11:17 PM
Lucky lucky lucky you are! I'm guessing they paid less overall for the two weeks than purchasing those two weeks at developer prices. If not, very very weird.

I wonder how many of the three bedrooms are staying "Pahio" instead of Wyndham.

My guess is not many, unless there are owners like Cindy with mutiple Pahio weeks valued at high points for the conversion.

It's tough to have to spend another $18K for conversion for FF VIP. Although in Cindy's case she would only need 154K EOY to convert all three weeks and get to 1,004,000 (should cost of less than 10K since they really want her Pahio conversions).

FF Corporate Direct should convert the first week for $2,395 and up to several others for $995 each and still guarantee qualifying VIP point status on all converted Pahio weeks.

Cindy has also been considering the PIC program to guarantee Platinum status, perhaps selling her Pahio Shearwater week to recoup some of the cost. But FF could quickly end PIC and/or they may only accept RCI Gold Crown weeks - a more expensive proposition and risk to take if you don't already own these weeks.

Personally - I'd keep all the Hawaii weeks. If FF won't guarantee VIP Gold status for converting those three weeks for $4,400 or get you an EOY 154K for under 10K and VIP Platinum - pass on VIP this year. Wait until sometime next year when FF announces what the new VIP Presidents club requirements are (reportedly that would be owning qualifying VIP points of at least 1 Million purchased retail from FF, excluding any PIC points).

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