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MOC Difference btwn garden view and island view

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We moved recently and all of our documents are packed. Would someone please remind me what the difference is btwn Island view and Garden view at the original MOC.

We are considering a 1 bdrm unit. If I remember correctly some of the dumpster view rooms were re-categorized a few years ago. I can't recall which are which. We are interested in a true garden/island view, not dumpster.

Thank you in advance. :)
 

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We moved recently and all of our documents are packed. Would someone please remind me what the difference is btwn Island view and Garden view at the original MOC.

We are considering a 1 bdrm unit. If I remember correctly some of the dumpster view rooms were re-categorized a few years ago. I can't recall which are which. We are interested in a true garden/island view, not dumpster.

Thank you in advance. :)

Lisa,

I think Garden Views in the original building can be a good room, and you can even have a peak-a-book view ocean room if you are in Lanai tower in a higher floor.

The Island Views are in the Maui building, which are all low and face east to the mountain -- perhaps over the dumpsters, but definitely no chance of an ocean view.

Personally, I would much prefer a Garden View, even the ones overseeing the pool area can be very nice.

Best,

Greg
 

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Thank you Greg. So in the disclosures it should read garden view? We own a 2 bdrm garden view and request Lanai bldg, high floor. We have always had a view of the ocean from the balcony. We want to buy an additional 1 bdrm.
 

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Thank you Greg. So in the disclosures it should read garden view? We own a 2 bdrm garden view and request Lanai bldg, high floor. We have always had a view of the ocean from the balcony. We want to buy an additional 1 bdrm.

Yes it should say mountain/garden if you have been in Lanai tower.

Are you enrolled/a pre June 2010 owner? That unit (1BR MOC M/G) is one of the best point values I am aware of and I get it for guests as the points price is about the same as the MFs.

Are you enrolled?

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What view designation has the glassed in lanais? Did the resort enclose ALL the mountain view lanais?
 

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We are enrolled in the destination club, but we have sold two of our units this last year. So the only unit remaining is our MOC unit. We will likely never trade it for points. It is the same price to rent a week as to buy a 1 bdrm week EOY. We are taking our children and grandchildren to Hawaii fall of 2016. So that is why we are considering buying one. Our biggest reluctance in buying another week is the ongoing maintenance fee. Our vacation habits have changed over the last few years. But we would always use another Maui week.

Thank you for your help.
 

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We are enrolled in the destination club, but we have sold two of our units this last year. So the only unit remaining is our MOC unit. We will likely never trade it for points. It is the same price to rent a week as to buy a 1 bdrm week EOY. We are taking our children and grandchildren to Hawaii fall of 2016. So that is why we are considering buying one. Our biggest reluctance in buying another week is the ongoing maintenance fee. Our vacation habits have changed over the last few years. But we would always use another Maui week.

Thank you for your help.

Lisa, honestly, if you are enrolled in DClub, I would just rent the points you need and then book the unit that you want. A 1BR Mtn/Garden view is 3,550 points in summer time, and you can rent 3,550 points all day long for $1,750. Which is about the same as the MFs.

So you could rent points and be independent of the weeks requirements here. You are in a very unique situation (already enrolled, and want a week where you can rent points and get usage that ='s that units MFs). I would take your time before buying another -- and I would consider becoming a points renter.

Have you followed the point rental option? Thx

Best,

Greg
 

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We are taking our children and grandchildren to Hawaii fall of 2016.

Hi Lisa, it's me again.

I did this last year, where I took the extended family to Maui. We had six different units for the family reunion. The only way this was possible was I rented points, and then I booked Mtn/Garden view category units.

Everybody had their own unit, and the cost was about the same as if I owned those Mtn/Garden 1BR units. I'm just trying to give you more (unconventional) options.

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We have considered this. We have a friend from whom we can rent points. I'm just concerned that the units will be available. Worst case scenario is that we rent the points and there is no availability. Then we must use the points up before they expire. And figure out where to put everyone.

But you think we would have no trouble with availability? If we rent points we would like two studios in addition to our 2 bdrm unit. Then each of our 3 kids and their families have their own room to sleep in.
 

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We have considered this. We have a friend from whom we can rent points. I'm just concerned that the units will be available. Worst case scenario is that we rent the points and there is no availability. Then we must use the points up before they expire. And figure out where to put everyone.

But you think we would have no trouble with availability? If we rent points we would like two studios in addition to our 2 bdrm unit. Then each of our 3 kids and their families have their own room to sleep in.

If you book 12 months out, Mountain/Garden rooms will definitely be available, and probably other view categories too. Points are widely available for rent. I've had excellent success booking the Hawaii properties with points -- better success than when I've tried to reserve with my weeks.

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Thank you for your help Greg. I think we will try that route. :)
 
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