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Maui Ocean Club

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Just returned from a stay in a 1 bedroom at the Maui Ocean CLub and was a little disapointed in the accomodations. I think Marriott did a much better job on the Kaui Beach Club conversion. Had some maintanance issues which took multiple phone calls and a long time to resolve. Very thin walls- could hear neighbors.
Had a nice view on the second floor overlooking the pool and ocean.

Did go on a tour and thought the new purpose built units were beautiful. In the future would take a studio in the new units vs a 1 bedroom converted unit.

Any questions let me know - or if you want current pricing I have the price list for Maui and Kaui properties.
 

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what were the preview tour incentives?
 

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I have also read mixed reviews on the OC however I was able to get a trade for a 1 bedroom with my lockoff in Aruba. Since we will be traveling for 6 weeks I will keep my expectations not that high on this property. Our Aruba unit is outstanding but I got a free week for the deposit and ended up with July 4th in Hawaii. That was a surprise...we will be returning from Tahiti to Hawaii before coming home.

A rough life..I know.

Sue
 

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Sold Out Yet?

Did they tell you whether the new buildings are sold out yet? If not, what percentage has been sold?

How is the construction progressing?
 

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I too am curious about the construction progress of the Napili building. Did you take any photos of the site? It appears from the photos I have seen the pool layout for that tower is better than the Lahaina building since it is in front of the building and parking garage is not visible like at the Lahania building.
 

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It appears from the photos I have seen the pool layout for that tower is better than the Lahaina building since it is in front of the building and parking garage is not visible like at the Lahania building.

Also, there is suppose to be a bar at the Napili pool and talk of being adult only. Haven't seen that one in writing yet.
 

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I like the idea of the pool in front of the resort as it will eliminate all the palm trees that are blocking some levels of the building. The pool between the main building and the Lahaina tower is too small for swimming, at least for me. Kids are allowed here as the pool isn't very deep so very safe. We saw little toddlers there.

As long as you can go to the main pool too, I wouldn't worry about it. Also, the Napili tower will have a wider beach so the location is better but I prefer the quieter side with less congestion and we love the grassy area in front of the building where you can sit and relax and feel the nice breeze and see the ocean. We prefer it over the pool as we love the ocean.

I didn't like the little building in front of the Napili tower but they told me that it is going to be turned around so facing the pool and will look much more attractive then but it still will block some view for the lower floors. It is handy to have there as you can rent boogie boards and snorkel and scuba gear and take lessons too. I don't know if this Water Sports Center is part of the Marriott resort or a small independent company?

When we are back there next year, it will all be completed and we are dying to see it all. :) I hope the MOC will stay a nice resort for many years to come as you can't beat the location.
 

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The Lahaina Tower is sold out. In the new Napili Tower there are only Oceanfront and Island view- no Ocenaview. Alarge portionof the Oceanfront units are at an angle to the Ocean, so not what I would consider Oceanfront. I asked about an adult only pool and nothing was mentioned. My camera died duriing the trip so no pictures. The grage will be in back of the new building so lower floor Island view units will be looking at the garage- doesn;t like like it will be as tall as the current garage. Was offered 15,000 points for the tour and only lasted an hour for Marriott Owners.
Current pricing for the tower is 73,200 for Ocean Front and 46,900 for Island View for a 2 bedroom.
 

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Can you describe the state of construction? Is the building fully enclosed? How far are they on the landscaping, hardscaping, etc? We'll be there in November and I suspect at least one of our units will face the construction.
 

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On the side of the new building away from the Ocean CLub units they removed the scaffolding while we were there. It looked like they were finishing up the painting on the rest of the building. The entire area is coverd with a fence. Looked like they were just beginning to work on the pool, no landscaping yet.
A few days before we went reservations called and asked if we wanted a 2nd floor unit facing the pool and ocean or a 7th floor unit facing the construction and ocean. We chose the second floor facing the pool.

We did wind up in a handicap unit, which had an odd arrangement for the showers.
 

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A few days before we went reservations called and asked if we wanted a 2nd floor unit facing the pool and ocean or a 7th floor unit facing the construction and ocean. We chose the second floor facing the pool.

That's the first I've heard of reservations calling and asking for a preference...
 
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I'm wondering how they're going to assign the Lahaina Villas and Napili Villas from now on. It appears that if you own in one you can end up in the other but what if you have a preference? Will Marriott guarantee owners a room in their deeded building or will it be done on a request basis (first come, first served)? Hopefully the former will be the case but I'll find out in April when I arrive...either way, I guess if that's my biggest worry I'm doing ok :)
 

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I'm wondering how they're going to assign the Lahaina Villas and Napili Villas from now on. It appears that if you own in one you can end up in the other but what if you have a preference? Will Marriott guarantee owners a room in their deeded building or will it be done on a request basis (first come, first served)? Hopefully the former will be the case but I'll find out in April when I arrive...either way, I guess if that's my biggest worry I'm doing ok :)

It will be handled the same as how the Molokai and Lanai floating units are done. The owner states their preferences and based upon when the reservation was made, they try to honor your preference. If you have a floating unit, it doesn't matter what your deed says as far as the building you are in, just the view.
 

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A Little Omission?

It will be handled the same as how the Molokai and Lanai floating units are done. The owner states their preferences and based upon when the reservation was made, they try to honor your preference. If you have a floating unit, it doesn't matter what your deed says as far as the building you are in, just the view.

When we first bought our unit in the Lahaina Villa there was no mention of the possibility that we would have to stay in the other building. That isn't what we bargained for.

Thankfully, we changed to a fixed unit. I trust that they will honor the fact that we have purchased a particular unit (Actually, this year they put us in room 1210, even though we bought room 1208 - but we didn't realize the mistake until we got home and looked at our deed).
 

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Maximum options...

We specifically wanted to be able to use either Napili or Lahaina buildings, so we had to wait until the floating (OF) units became available before we could buy. We could have saved some substantial bucks if we had bought pre-construction (which we could have), but we would have been locked into only one building that way. So now, if we want to be set back from the ocean with the pools in front with more actual beach, we'll request the Napili building, or if we want to be closer to the ocean with an expanse of grass and trees in our view and closer to the parking, we'll go for the Lahaina building. We have a tendency to push the envelope of the sales personnel knowledge and more than a few times they had to ask management to be able to answer our questions. So we felt like we went into this purchase fully informed. Over the last 4 years we've had no problem getting the reservation date of our choice, so floating works for us.
 
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