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Is Pahio at Ka'Eo Kai at Kauai a good place to own?


TUG Member
Oct 16, 2007
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SF bay area
A friend has a 2 bdrm lock-off timeshare at Pahio at Ka'Eo Kai phase III and would like to sell. It is located at Kauai, Princeville area. Her photos look beautiful.

Is it a good resort to buy and own? I probably can get it for $1500 or so. The thing is that the MTF is around $1200 every year.

Is it possible to rent it for $1200 for a 2 bdrm or 1bd+1studio if I do not use it?

It belongs to Wyndham system. Can I use it to exchange to other wyndham resorts? How many points does it worth?

Thanks a lot!



Jun 6, 2005
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WKORV, WKV, 2-SDO, 4-Kauai Beach Villas, Island Park Village (Yellowstone), Hyatt High Sierra, Dolphin's Cove (Anaheim)
As a resale, it probably isn't in the Wyndham points system. However, you can exchange the week through an outside exchange company, and for other Pahio Resorts, I believe.

Right now, with the economy in bad shape and airfare to Hawaii at an all time high, I wouldn't buy a timeshare in Hawaii with the intention of renting it. Lately, we have seen many more Hawaii timeshares on the rental market, and at much lower prices than in the past, and nice timeshares going unrented.

Also, I believe there have been some upkeep/maintenance issues with this resort.

I am going to move your post to the Wyndham Board, where you will want to search/look for the old posts for more info. about this resort.

Some threads to get you started:



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Sep 14, 2007
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You need to ask the seller some questions...

First you need to know what you are purchasing.

- Wyndam Weeks or Wyndam Points from your friend.
- Renting is NEVER easy...so make sure you will not need to rent it often
- If you purchase the "Weeks" option - meaning that you purchase a specific week to use at the resort per year...and that same week every year after opposed to purchasing into the Wyndam Points Systems, than Wyndam will try to sell you on purchasing points, and if you are going to desire points, than purchase points.

- Review the prices of resales for what you are purchasing before you purchase.

Lastly, you could ask her if you can try it before you buy it...rent in for the MFs next year than decide...its no hurry.


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Jun 8, 2005
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Be Careful

Just got back from the resort today. There are some genuine maintenance issues. Took a friend who is an electrician. We spoke to maintenance about replacing certain electrical receptacles because of the potential fire hazard. The place is getting old. Maintenance wanted to hire my friend on the spot. We were told that the Phase III units (which we stayed in) were over 20 years old and the Phase II units were almost 30 years old. Lots of cleaning issues, some plumbing issues and so forth. Resort looks okay. Units appear real nice and large but up close you will notice a lot of things. Hopefully Wyndham will realize that maintenance at this resort should be looked at carefully and that better cleaning and maintenance standards should be implemented.