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momx2
02-28-2009, 10:40 PM
We are looking at going to Hawaii summer 2010. It will be me, DH, and 2 DDs. We are looking at a 1 bdrm. using RCI exchange in Kona. Has anyone stayed there??? How was it?

CHD New York
03-01-2009, 08:30 AM
No

However maybe you should wait. DVC is buliding a Hawaii Vaction Club resort that is post to open in 2011. I think it will be least points to stay their than using RCI, plus no RCI exchange needed.

http://dvc.disney.go.com/dvc/guest/about/pressRelease?id=HawaiianResortPressReleaseDetailsP age

Starr W.
03-01-2009, 09:38 AM
I have a TS that trades in RCI, I already have one week booked in HI for summer 2010.

To be honest there are only a small number of resorts I would consider trading my DVC point for in HI.

The Hiltons on the BI and Oahu, perhaps KBC on Maui and that's about it.

Personally I would try to do a direct trade with my DVC points with a Marriott, Starwood or Hilton owner.

Dean
03-01-2009, 10:34 AM
I have a TS that trades in RCI, I already have one week booked in HI for summer 2010.

To be honest there are only a small number of resorts I would consider trading my DVC point for in HI.

The Hiltons on the BI and Oahu, perhaps KBC on Maui and that's about it.

Personally I would try to do a direct trade with my DVC points with a Marriott, Starwood or Hilton owner.I would concur overall. I would add the Wyndham resort on Oahu and would at least consider Maui Lei, KCR, the Pointe, LBR and the Bay Club. With II I would not have listed these resorts due to better choices but I think the change to RCI has altered the landscape dramatically when it comes to trading to HI for DVC members. That's especially true if you can get some of the choices for less than 7 days. Starr and I have a lot of other exchange options so our choices might be different than someone that only owns DVC. I would also suggest direct exchange options with Shell, Wyndham and BG members as well as private owners for the resorts listed and possibly even other resorts if you could do it with less points.

phyllisnnj
03-03-2009, 10:40 AM
Trading Places International, a smaller timeshare exchange company, offers timeshare rentals in Hawaii. You can check their rates as you get closer to your desired travel period.

Here's a sample list of their 2009 "Hot Deals" - see http://www.tradingplaces.com/rentals/default.asp (no special login required to see rentals)

BIG ISLAND
Kona Hawaiian Resort - Kailua-Kona, HI
Dates: Mar 06, 2009 - Mar 13, 2009 Retail: $1,323.00
Size: 2 Bedroom Special: $449.00
Occupancy: 6 (7 Nights)

Kona Hawaiian Resort - Kailua-Kona, HI
Dates: Mar 13, 2009 - Mar 20, 2009 Retail: $1,323.00
Size: 2 Bedroom Special: $449.00
Occupancy: 6 (7 Nights)

Kona Hawaiian Resort - Kailua-Kona, HI
Dates: Mar 14, 2009 - Mar 21, 2009 Retail: $1,323.00
Size: 2 Bedroom Special: $449.00
Occupancy: 6 (7 Nights)

Kona Hawaiian Resort - Kailua-Kona, HI
Dates: Mar 15, 2009 - Mar 22, 2009 Retail: $1,323.00
Size: 2 Bedroom Special: $449.00
Occupancy: 6 (7 Nights)

Kona Hawaiian Resort - Kailua-Kona, HI
Dates: May 15, 2009 - May 22, 2009 Retail: $1,323.00
Size: 2 Bedroom Special: $879.00
Occupancy: 6 (7 Nights)

Kona Hawaiian Resort - Kailua-Kona, HI
Dates: Aug 01, 2009 - Aug 08, 2009 Retail: $1,323.00
Size: 2 Bedroom Special: $999.00
Occupancy: 6 (7 Nights)

Kona Hawaiian Resort - Kailua-Kona, HI
Dates: Sep 11, 2009 - Sep 18, 2009 Retail: $1,323.00
Size: 2 Bedroom Special: $1,199.00
Occupancy: 6 (7 Nights)

Kona Hawaiian Resort - Kailua-Kona, HI
Dates: Nov 06, 2009 - Nov 13, 2009 Retail: $1,323.00
Size: 2 Bedroom Special: $1,199.00
Occupancy: 6 (7 Nights)

Kona Hawaiian Resort - Kailua-Kona, HI
Dates: Dec 19, 2009 - Dec 26, 2009 Retail: $1,323.00
Size: 2 Bedroom Special: $1,199.00
Occupancy: 6 (7 Nights)


OAHU
Wyndham @ Waikiki Beach Walk - Waikiki, Oahu, HI
Dates: Jun 06, 2009 - Jun 13, 2009 Retail: $1,365.00
Size: 1 Bedroom Special: $1,099.00
Occupancy: 4 Important Notice (7 Nights)

Wyndham @ Waikiki Beach Walk - Waikiki, Oahu, HI
Dates: Aug 28, 2009 - Sep 04, 2009 Retail: $1,365.00
Size: 1 Bedroom Special: $1,099.00
Occupancy: 4 Important Notice (7 Nights)

Wyndham @ Waikiki Beach Walk - Waikiki, Oahu, HI
Dates: Sep 05, 2009 - Sep 12, 2009 Retail: $1,365.00
Size: 1 Bedroom Special: $1,099.00
Occupancy: 4 Important Notice (7 Nights)

Wyndham @ Waikiki Beach Walk - Waikiki, Oahu, HI
Dates: Sep 19, 2009 - Sep 26, 2009 Retail: $1,365.00
Size: 1 Bedroom Special: $1,099.00
Occupancy: 4 Important Notice (7 Nights)

Wyndham @ Waikiki Beach Walk - Waikiki, Oahu, HI
Dates: Sep 26, 2009 - Oct 03, 2009 Retail: $1,365.00
Size: 1 Bedroom Special: $1,099.00
Occupancy: 4 Important Notice (7 Nights)

Wyndham @ Waikiki Beach Walk - Waikiki, Oahu, HI
Dates: Oct 30, 2009 - Nov 06, 2009 Retail: $1,365.00
Size: 1 Bedroom Special: $1,099.00
Occupancy: 4 Important Notice (7 Nights)


Here's a link to the TripAdvisor reviews for these two resorts.
Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60872-d282512-Reviews-Wyndham_Kona_Hawaiian_Resort-Kailua_Kona_Island_of_Hawaii_Hawaii.html
Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60982-d641009-Reviews-Wyndham_at_Waikiki_Beach_Walk-Honolulu_Oahu_Hawaii.html

phyllisnnj
03-03-2009, 10:42 AM
If you have friends who have an RCI or Interval International membership, you can get access to their rentals as well via a guest certificate. RCI has Extra Vacations and Interval International has Getaways.

For example RCI Extra Vacations has the following availability.

Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk (#8667)
227 Lewers St.
Honolulu, HI 96815

Unit Type Max Occup (Privacy) Kitchen Check-In Date Check-Out Date Price
1 BR 4 (4) Full Friday, July 31, 2009 Friday, August 07, 2009 $1,142.99


Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort (#5971)
75-5961 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Units that meet your criteria Total Units Available: 66

Unit Type Max Occup (Privacy) Kitchen Check-In Date Check-Out Date Price
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, March 13, 2009 Friday, March 20, 2009 $1,484.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, March 27, 2009 Friday, April 03, 2009 $1,484.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, May 01, 2009 Friday, May 08, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, May 15, 2009 Friday, May 22, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, June 12, 2009 Friday, June 19, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, August 07, 2009 Friday, August 14, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, August 28, 2009 Friday, September 04, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Saturday, August 29, 2009 Saturday, September 05, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Sunday, August 30, 2009 Sunday, September 06, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, September 04, 2009 Friday, September 11, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Saturday, September 05, 2009 Saturday, September 12, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Sunday, September 06, 2009 Sunday, September 13, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, September 11, 2009 Friday, September 18, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Saturday, September 12, 2009 Saturday, September 19, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, September 18, 2009 Friday, September 25, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Saturday, September 19, 2009 Saturday, September 26, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Sunday, September 20, 2009 Sunday, September 27, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, September 25, 2009 Friday, October 02, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Saturday, September 26, 2009 Saturday, October 03, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, October 02, 2009 Friday, October 09, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Saturday, October 03, 2009 Saturday, October 10, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, October 09, 2009 Friday, October 16, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Saturday, October 10, 2009 Saturday, October 17, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, October 16, 2009 Friday, October 23, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, October 23, 2009 Friday, October 30, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, October 30, 2009 Friday, November 06, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, November 06, 2009 Friday, November 13, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, November 13, 2009 Friday, November 20, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, November 20, 2009 Friday, November 27, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, November 27, 2009 Friday, December 04, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, December 04, 2009 Friday, December 11, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, December 11, 2009 Friday, December 18, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, December 18, 2009 Friday, December 25, 2009 $1,160.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, January 01, 2010 Friday, January 08, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, January 08, 2010 Friday, January 15, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, January 15, 2010 Friday, January 22, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, January 22, 2010 Friday, January 29, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, January 29, 2010 Friday, February 05, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, February 12, 2010 Friday, February 19, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, February 19, 2010 Friday, February 26, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, February 26, 2010 Friday, March 05, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, March 05, 2010 Friday, March 12, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, March 12, 2010 Friday, March 19, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, March 26, 2010 Friday, April 02, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, April 02, 2010 Friday, April 09, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, April 09, 2010 Friday, April 16, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, April 16, 2010 Friday, April 23, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, April 23, 2010 Friday, April 30, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, April 30, 2010 Friday, May 07, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, May 07, 2010 Friday, May 14, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, May 14, 2010 Friday, May 21, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, May 21, 2010 Friday, May 28, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, May 28, 2010 Friday, June 04, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, June 04, 2010 Friday, June 11, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, June 11, 2010 Friday, June 18, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, June 18, 2010 Friday, June 25, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, June 25, 2010 Friday, July 02, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, July 02, 2010 Friday, July 09, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, July 09, 2010 Friday, July 16, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, July 16, 2010 Friday, July 23, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, July 23, 2010 Friday, July 30, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, July 30, 2010 Friday, August 06, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, August 06, 2010 Friday, August 13, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, August 13, 2010 Friday, August 20, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, August 20, 2010 Friday, August 27, 2010 $1,025.99
2 BR 6 (4) Full Friday, August 27, 2010 Friday, September 03, 2010 $1,025.99

momx2
03-03-2009, 02:31 PM
Wow! Thanks for the information and link.:goodvibes