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MUTUAL
09-19-2007, 03:29 PM
Hello, everyone!

I finally got a chance to grab a first week in Maui, Hawaii which is the other island my family and I want to visit. The problem is this week is from Friday to Friday and my second week in the Big Island starts Saturday:sad:. I don't know if I'll get another chance in Maui but we have that problem of where to stay the Friday night before we go to the Big Island. Should I just take a chance that another more desirable week would pop up or should I grab it? If I decide to give it up and nothing comes up for Maui, how is Oahu in April? How is the traffic:mad: there also? That's what making me hesitate about going there. I hope you guys can advice me on this dilemma since I have to give my answer as soon as I can.

Thanks,
Mutual

Bill4728
09-19-2007, 03:34 PM
Generally, without knowing more, I'd gab the week. Finding a room for one night isn't that hard, plus you're changing islands already.

lawren2
09-19-2007, 03:37 PM
M,

What did you get and who did you get it with?
Are you happy with the resort and unit size?

As Bill says one night is not too difficult to find.

Luanne
09-19-2007, 03:44 PM
I'd take it and stay in a hotel one night if I had to. In fact, we've done that in the past. :biggrin:

MUTUAL
09-19-2007, 03:46 PM
Hi, Lawren,
I got a 1 BR in Maui Hill with TPI. The resort looks nice on the net. Marcie is being awfully patient with me while I decide what to do. So, I won't have a problem looking for a place to stay for that 1 night in Maui? I wasn't sure if hotels give you a hard time if all you want is 1 night with them. Also, if we decide to leave on Sat. instead of Fri., is that allowable? I just don't want the kids to miss 6 days of school instead of only 5. I know it's only one day but school officials frown on that.
Thanks for replying so quickly! You too, Bill4728!

Luanne
09-19-2007, 03:49 PM
Hi, Lawren,
I got a 1 BR in Maui Hill with TPI. The resort looks nice on the net. Marcie is being awfully patient with me while I decide what to do. So, I won't have a problem looking for a place to stay for that 1 night in Maui? I wasn't sure if hotels give you a hard time if all you want is 1 night with them. Also, if we decide to leave on Sat. instead of Fri., is that allowable? I just don't want the kids to miss 6 days of school instead of only 5. I know it's only one day but school officials frown on that.
Thanks for replying so quickly! You too, Bill4728!


We own at Maui Hill and are very happy with it. You can rent one night there, but you will have to change units as they have separate rental and timeshare units. You can go directly to their website for the rental if you want. Home - Maui Lea Timeshares (http://www.mauilea.com)

lawren2
09-19-2007, 03:52 PM
Hi, Lawren,
I got a 1 BR in Maui Hill with TPI. The resort looks nice on the net. Marcie is being awfully patient with me while I decide what to do. So, I won't have a problem looking for a place to stay for that 1 night in Maui? I wasn't sure if hotels give you a hard time if all you want is 1 night with them. Also, if we decide to leave on Sat. instead of Fri., is that allowable? I just don't want the kids to miss 6 days of school instead of only 5. I know it's only one day but school officials frown on that.
Thanks for replying so quickly! You too, Bill4728!

I have heard nice things about Maui Hill. If I remember correctly you are doing spring break dates right?

Could be hard to get something else. Very hard.

I doubt you'd have a problem with a one night hotel stay. Big Island might be cheaper for that but the experts will chime in.

Yes you can call and let them know you will be checking one day late.

Congratulations on your trades. It is exciting isn't it?

MUTUAL
09-19-2007, 03:59 PM
Yes, it is all finally coming together. Thank you to TS4rms for all of you valuable advice and help, especially you, Lawren! Now, I have to tackle the airfare.

Luanne
09-19-2007, 04:10 PM
In going back and re-reading your post I would suggest the one night stay on the Big Island. Since you have to check out somewhere between 10 and noon you can catch an early flight, then get a hotel on the Big Island. Should have no problem finding something there for just the one night. What we've done is to stay one night in Volcano Village so we could spend time at Volcano National Park, then move on to our timeshare from there. If you're going to do that, you might want to look at flying in to Hilo rather than Kona. Just an idea.

Laurie
09-19-2007, 07:03 PM
I second Luanne's suggestion - an extra night is better spent on the Big Island, because it's so much "Big"-ger than Maui, harder to see it all from one place, and Volcano Park is not to be missed. I often like having an extra night in-between because it usually gives us an opportunity to see stuff we would have missed.

Some rentals advertise a 2-night (or more) minimum, but you can ask for 1 anyway and see what they say, many will waive their minimum depending on the season. Or you could conceivably decide to stay 2 nights, depending on how much time you'd want at Volcano Park and the east side of the Big Island - it's not unusual for us to give up a night of a timeshare now and then.

Luanne
09-19-2007, 07:09 PM
We've stayed just one night at Kilaeua Lodge in Volcano. :biggrin:

Glitter Brunello
09-19-2007, 07:12 PM
here's another vote for an extra night on the Big Island :)

Jim McLaren
09-19-2007, 08:11 PM
If worst comes to worst, you can stay at Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui. It's been heavily remodeled since I stayed there but I had no problem with getting a single night. Some rooms didn't have a private bathroom back then. It was rather rustic. That's OK for about one night. I'm sure it's much improved since Best Western bought it.

Their Saturday/Sunday brunches were a huge attraction.

dale7
09-19-2007, 10:04 PM
Hi, Lawren,
I got a 1 BR in Maui Hill with TPI. The resort looks nice on the net. Marcie is being awfully patient with me while I decide what to do. So, I won't have a problem looking for a place to stay for that 1 night in Maui? I wasn't sure if hotels give you a hard time if all you want is 1 night with them. Also, if we decide to leave on Sat. instead of Fri., is that allowable? I just don't want the kids to miss 6 days of school instead of only 5. I know it's only one day but school officials frown on that.
Thanks for replying so quickly! You too, Bill4728!

Make sure that you call the day that you are to check in to tell them that you will be late or it could cost you the week. I have met people that have had that problem when they did not do that.

Dale

bevvy5
09-19-2007, 11:55 PM
We have run into that situation many times. An extra night's vacation is not a bad thing. Thre are some pretty reasonable hotels in Kona and Hilo - I know, we're in one in between timeshares this coming spring.

Bev

MUTUAL
09-20-2007, 12:22 PM
I just want to thank everyone again for all their good advice. Thank you Dale7 for the heads up on informing the place early on about our late arrival.
I already spoke with Marcie and told her that we will be taking that Maui Hill week. Now the hard part is deciding which island to stay for that Friday night, BI or Maui.
Thanks again everyone,
Mutual

Laurie
09-20-2007, 12:39 PM
If you decide on Maui, think about an overnite in Hana. We gave up a timeshare night to do that - it's well worth the trip, and the road to Hana best done leisurely so you can stop and really enjoy all the gorgeous places on the way. We found a rental cottage in Hana which allowed 1-nite rentals, which was next door to a nice-looking condo complex, and also would have been a good choice.

Larry
09-20-2007, 01:22 PM
I'd take it and stay in a hotel one night if I had to. In fact, we've done that in the past. :biggrin:

We have done this as well and although it's a pain checking in and out once you get to the timeshare you appreciate the extra room even more after staying in a cramped hotel room.:grin:

Luanne
09-20-2007, 02:06 PM
We have done this as well and although it's a pain checking in and out once you get to the timeshare you appreciate the extra room even more after staying in a cramped hotel room.:grin:

What we've done a couple of times is to spend the one night in a hotel in a really nice one, like the Hilton Waikoloa. However, one night at someplace like that was almost more expensive than a whole week in the timeshare. Not so much because of the cost of the room, but eating all those meals out. :shock:

My suggestion for your itinerary (which I think I already stated, :wink:) is to:
- spend your time on Maui
- check out early
- fly to Hilo
- spend one night in Volcano Village so you can spend time at Volcano National Park
- drive to Kona and your timeshare the next afternoon

And most of all........enjoy your stay! :D

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