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Question about Extending

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I have a question about extending our vacation. We own a 2br LO at WKORV south, and have a reservation for the entire unit for 7 days. The problem is, I need 9. Does anyone know if I can rent the extra 2 days and if they give owners some kind of discount? The rate for the entire unit was about $1100 a night, and to me that's crazy!

Any suggestions about this? We have looked at renting a condo, but were hoping not to move. We are taking 3 teens with us, so that's the idea behind using the entire lockoff - don't think the 1 br side would be big enough.

Thanks for your suggestions!:)
 

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Could you maybe borrow some days from next year?
 

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We could, but I believe there are limitations on that, and I think you have to prepay next years dues to do so. Not sure I want to do that, but it may be an option to explore! Thanks!!
 

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You can use StarOptions to extend 2 days if you are within the 90 day window and there is availability.
 

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You can use starpoints + cash if you have them and they are available or starpoints only
 

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You can rent from Starwood, but their rates are outrageous, and the owner's discount isn't significant.

Your cheapest option would be to rent from another owner who has extra Staroptions that they don't plan to use. However, Starwood will not guarantee that you can stay in the same unit, and in fact, there is a good chance you will have to move for the extra 2 nights.

The additional nights can't be reserved separately until 90 days out from check-in.
 

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When are you traveling to Maui? If it's low season (e.g. the fall), you have a much better chance of being able to rent at WKORV or another condo for 2 days. If you're traveling in high season, you're going to face more limitations because many condo owners impose minimum number of nights, so that they're not left with lots of hard-to-rent partial weeks during their bread-and-butter season.

As far as renting at WKORV, if you rent the north side, there's very little room to squeeze 3 teens into a 1 bdrm unit. Our teens used the fold-out couch and once you dismantle the bed, there's no room left to put a cot or air mattress. You might be able to put a twin air mattress in the hallway in front of the washer/dryer, but that's really packing them in.

There should sufficient square footage in the south side to put a cot, in addition to the fold-out couch. Whether the hotel would provide a cot is another question because 5 may exceed their maximum occupancy.

Sometimes you can find better good deals for WKORV at Wotif.com. I just checked rates for January/February, and they didn't beat Starwood's rate, but once again, if it's low season, you might be able to score a better deal.
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Personally, I'd consider heading to a different part of the island, such as Kihei or Hana, for those last 2 days. There are many affordable condos/hotels in Kihei, just north of Wailea. Or, better yet, the morning that you check out of WKORV, plan to do the Road to Hana, and take the entire day to enjoy the sights (pack a lunch). Hana is an entirely different culture than the tourist meccas of Ka'anapali and Wailea. And the kids will have a blast on Hamoa Beach, which has awesome body surfing.

Looks like you can rent a 2 bdrm at Hana Maui Kai for ~$450/night.

http://www.hanakaimaui.com/resv1.php
 

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FYI, Blue Hawaii Resorts allows you to rent condos for nightly rates. Honua Kai, a very nice condo development a few doors up from WKORV, has much more attractive rates for 2 bdrm units than WKORV.
 

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I used starpoints to extend a few years back in a 1 BR. Think it was 10,000 per night...

Times they have a-changed... :)

Current standard rates -- a studio goes for 20,000 SPG points per night, and a 1BR goes for 40,000 SPG points per night. Both are for an island view unit.

If you're staying a while, every 5th night is free.
 

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OMG! Thank you all for all the ideas! I am quickly learning to just go to TUG for answers, it's the best place in the world to learn how to do all this!:cheer:

We have been offered a 2 bd condo at Nohonani for $187 per night for the last 2 nights. They have a $125 cleaning fee because of the short stay, but it might be okay. Just another option to explore I guess...

We are going June 24 - July 3, so being the beginning of a holiday week we expected it to be tough to extend, and you are right Denise - renting the entire unit is like $1200!!

Wow I am going to have to re-read all your ideas and figure out what I should do! Thank you thank you all!!:cheer:
 
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