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Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by Bao Nguyen, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Bao Nguyen

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    Hi, I owned couple time shares( HGVC and Villa Group), I'm thinking adding The Westin Ka'anapali.

    How much this should be worth for?
    2 BED LOCKOFF, WESTIN KAANAPALI, 148,100 STAROPTIONS, PLATINUM SEASON, TIMESHARE, ODD Year.

    Thanks

     
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    Ocean view or island view?

    Premium or deluxe?

    (Answers to both are essential.)
     
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    Uh yeah.

    So, you need to specify the view. Also, Westin Kaanapali could mean 3 resorts....you'd need to specify which one: WKORV WKORVN or Nanea
     
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    Jinx. you beat me
     
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    Sorry , resort view .

    Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort North Villas

    Thanks
     
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    Hmm.

    No resort view at WKORV/N just Nanea.

    Can't answer your question. But, WKORV/N island view, well, that's probably 5/6k EOY without looking up the ROFR.
    Honestly, the north island views are pretty good...but the MF's are way high for island view at almost $2800 annual.
    South island view is a crap shoot. Parking lot or parking lot.
     
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    Thanks, yes mf is $1462 . But two bed rooms , they rent out for at least $900 per night . Should I buy from Scottsdale and book in Maui ? But I’m at risk of 8 months booking ?
     
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    Vistana bills MF yearly for every other year timeshare. This WKORVN per use is for the 2BR is 2X$1462.

    It depends on whether you want to travel during peak season.
     
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    Yes , my vacation base on my daughter school’s schedule . We go hawaii summer only .
     
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    The developer may be renting them for that, but an owner can't get anywhere near as much, because you can't offer the same liberal terms - like no payment until check-in, and last minute cancellation.

    From an owner, an island view studio rents for about $200 per night, the Island view 1 bdm. rents for about $300 per night, and the 2 bdm. for about $500 per night.

    I definitely would not buy this - WKORVN has a higher maintenance fee and it's an island view.
     
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    should I buy 148,100 StarOption Pts @ Westin Kierland Villas Scottsdale Arizona? MF $2,000. but is it harder to book 8 months for summer? June or July.
     
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    Ocean view re-sale price over $10k right? Resort view around $6k-$8k?
     
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    There is no resort view at this resort - the 3 views are:

    Ocean Front
    Ocean View
    Island View

    If you are flexible, and book exactly at 8 months, you shouldn't have a problem - especially with June.
     
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    you are right, island View..sorry

    Size: 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Lockoff
    ISLAND VIEW Sleeps 8 - North Village
    Usage Time: ODD YEAR USAGE Floats 1-50 or 148,100 StarOptions
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    Deeded Week 38 Unit 6342/44 Never Expires
     
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    Thanks:) I did checked out your link, ocean view and ocean front above $10k.

    ebay list about $6k:

    Size: 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Lockoff
    ISLAND VIEW Sleeps 8 - North Village
    Usage Time: ODD YEAR USAGE Floats 1-50 or 148,100 StarOptions
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    Deeded Week 38 Unit 6342/44 Never Expires
    Trading Company: Interval International (Code: KAN) Elite Rating
    Maintenance fees & Taxes approx.: $1,462.00
    Billed Annually

    Availability: 2019
    Full 148,100 StarOptions are available for 2019

     
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    But remember, this is an every-other-year deed, so the maintenance fee for one weeks use is actually $2,924.
     
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    yes, $3000 for 7 night in two bed rooms island view? not worth it?
     
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    But it looks like for 2019 the seller is not looking to get reimbursed for the other half of the fee so for 2019 you get a break.
     
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    You get a break for one year only.
     
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    If you compare with paying rack rate to Westin, then it is good value. However, if you are comfortable in renting from timeshare owners, then the cost comparison is different. I don't rent from owners and always use rack rate for comparison but I am in the minority on TUG.
     
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    You have to compare the price to your other options:

    An ocean view deed in the north phase would have the same maintenance fee.

    An Ocean View Deed in the Original/South phase would only be $2,477.

    If you use the Staroptions from WKV, it would only be $1,544 - half as much!

    So there are less expensive ways to get there.
     
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    Thank you everyone for input. I'm no rush, I have two other time share . I can wait for a good deal.
     
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    I might note:

    All of the information provided so graciously by the Tugger's above.....is available in the Vistana stickies, Vistana threads and ROFR threads.

    You should never buy a timeshare--let alone an expensive timeshare with high MF's--without fully researching and understanding the ownership before you buy. That's not my opinion...that's common financial sense.

    Suggest you invest a little time in some 'homework' study before seriously considering a purchase such as this.

    TUG is a great source for timeshare information....but I don't think you want to make big $$$$ decisions based solely on the answers to a few "should I buy this" questions.

    Just my 2c.
     
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    You mentioned you wanted to go in the summer due to your child's vacation.
    You WILL NOT be able to trade into Maui so easily.
    Better is to buy the unit you want in Maui.
     

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