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Old 03-31-2012, 07:29 AM   #1426
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Do any of the cabana renters remember what the food selection was like when you request delivery? Wonder if they would deliver a plate lunch from Kona.
If you want to order a meal from kona regular menu and have it delivered to the cabana there is a minimum of $200 but you can still order from the room service menu.
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Can someone describe where the premium cabana is in relation to the volcano pool? I'm fairly familiar with Poly but I don't remember seeing the premium cabana. It's on the beach, right? But, how close to the volcano pool?
The premium cabana is next to the barefoot bar. Behind the volcano. If you have any experience with the poly pool area, it is located where the hair wrap station used to be.

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I just drank the Kool Aid and rented a cabana. Now, thinking about premium cabana. Lol!
If you have a huge family the premium cabana is perfect (it accommodates up to 10 people.) or your like us and really enjoy privacy and the ability to stretch out, it would be a great decision to rent the premium cabana. You can rent it for half day for $320 day or night or rent it all day and night for $640 (they don't offer a discounted all day rate.) I did a review from our last stay on the website that is not allowed to be mentioned (tiki) and said that we would not rent it again all day.. But alas we booked again for an all day rental. the experience was relaxing. We did order a meal from kona and ate at that beautiful glass table beside the beach.. LOVELY! The furniture was sooo very comfortable. I posted pics of our last cabana rental somewhere on here but if you want I will post them again.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:33 AM   #1427
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I am thinking about renting a cabana for half the day on our mid-vacation resort day. I think I will surprise hubs with it DD15 will enjoy it as well.
All my teens loved the cabana!
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If you want to order a meal from kona regular menu and have it delivered to the cabana there is a minimum of $200 but you can still order from the room service menu.

The premium cabana is next to the barefoot bar. Behind the volcano. If you have any experience with the poly pool area, it is located where the hair wrap station used to be.


If you have a huge family the premium cabana is perfect (it accommodates up to 10 people.) or your like us and really enjoy privacy and the ability to stretch out, it would be a great decision to rent the premium cabana. You can rent it for half day for $320 day or night or rent it all day and night for $640 (they don't offer a discounted all day rate.) I did a review from our last stay on the website that is not allowed to be mentioned (tiki) and said that we would not rent it again all day.. But alas we booked again for an all day rental. the experience was relaxing. We did order a meal from kona and ate at that beautiful glass table beside the beach.. LOVELY! The furniture was sooo very comfortable. I posted pics of our last cabana rental somewhere on here but if you want I will post them again.
I know the general area of the premium cabana. I did read your review and it was great! Can you see the volcano pool from the premium cabana? We are staying at the Poly Lagoon View CL with my parents and the have mobility issues so we want to provide a comfortable place for them to hang out while our DD4 swims and plays on the beach.
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Is there a hair wrap station at the pool?
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:25 AM   #1430
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We were looking at pictures of the quiet pool at the Poly and it looks like there are no longer stairs in the lower end but instead a ladder. Last year in February, the quiet pool was closed for renovations. Did they get rid of the stairs or are we just not seeing the picture correctly? Thanks!
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I bought our departure airfare yesterday, so there is one step out of the way!

It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great. We got the non-stop on Alaska Airlines from Seattle to Orlando for $254 pp. Granted, that's only one way, but it was, surprisingly, cheaper than any other airline right now, including Southwest. I'm worried that the price of gas is just going to skyrocket so I wanted to at least get one way tickets paid for. I'm holding off on return tickets and hoping for a Southwest late summer sale. Trying to do the baggage fees thing on the way back with the Magical Express is a pain in the patootie.
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I posted pics of our last cabana rental somewhere on here but if you want I will post them again.
YES! Please post!!! We are considering the premium cabana for our November trip! Would love to hear more about it!
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Now you guys are making me feel like our whole 10 nights should be at the Poly and that our last day should involve a cabana rental....
Too funny. We just put in for a rental for a cabana (standard) on our last full day at the Poly. We booked for 3-7 and were able to get it 35 days out. Don't know if we got lucky or what....

I'm thinking it will be nice to have somewhere guaranteed to sit, with some shade and beverages!!
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:29 PM   #1434
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I know the general area of the premium cabana. I did read your review and it was great! Can you see the volcano pool from the premium cabana? We are staying at the Poly Lagoon View CL with my parents and the have mobility issues so we want to provide a comfortable place for them to hang out while our DD4 swims and plays on the beach.
You really can't see the pool from the premium cabana maybe a bit of the shallow end. The standard cabanas are set a little above the pool behind some foliage. Not a full view of the pool but better than the premium cabana

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Is there a hair wrap station at the pool?
Yes. They moved it by the kiddie fountain area by the main path

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We were looking at pictures of the quiet pool at the Poly and it looks like there are no longer stairs in the lower end but instead a ladder. Last year in February, the quiet pool was closed for renovations. Did they get rid of the stairs or are we just not seeing the picture correctly? Thanks!
They changed the depth of the quiet pool to 3ft all around I believe the ladder is there but we lost the 6ft depth.

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YES! Please post!!! We are considering the premium cabana for our November trip! Would love to hear more about it!
Here goes. Don't mind the family.. It's just mine!.


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This would be all you see of the volcano pool

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This is the view looking out of the cabana

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I want to thank each and every one of you who have posted pictures. I am so looking forward to our trip in August and looking at those photos is making me want to be there now. I am so excited because yesterday I paid off our trip and now we are sitting back and watching the ticker tick down...slowly but surely . I can't wait for August to come .
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Does anyone know why they made the quiet pool all 3 feet deep? thanks
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Does anyone know why they made the quiet pool all 3 feet deep? thanks
Well they say it's to help with the overloading of the main pool. (little ones couldn't swim in the quiet pool. No lifeguards)

But in reality it's due to resort regulations. If they wanted to keep the quiet pool deep they MUST have lifeguards stationed.. Which they didn't.
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I'm stressing!

It's the first time I've given control of my ADRS to anyone else....my 180 day mark is here, it opens tomorrow (Sunday April 1) for me at 4 am.....I am praying the POLY IPO gets me what I've requested! I have CALI GRILL on my arrival night and OHANA the next, so I really am putting a lot of trust in them to get me these popular ADRS ....I almost feel I should wake upat 4 am to book too online, then cancel what I don't need.....but I'm going to hold off on that and pray that they can work their magic for me I hope I won't regret letting go of control and letting them work on it!
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It's the first time I've given control of my ADRS to anyone else....my 180 day mark is here, it opens tomorrow (Sunday April 1) for me at 4 am.....I am praying the POLY IPO gets me what I've requested! I have CALI GRILL on my arrival night and OHANA the next, so I really am putting a lot of trust in them to get me these popular ADRS ....I almost feel I should wake upat 4 am to book too online, then cancel what I don't need.....but I'm going to hold off on that and pray that they can work their magic for me I hope I won't regret letting go of control and letting them work on it!
I think you will be fine. But they will need a credit card to book California grill. Make sure you give them your credit card numbers or make that reservation yourself. You can always email or call them letting them know of your reservations. You will get a PDF of your itinerary with reservation numbers sent to you through your email.

I have found that getting the ADR you want has been a whole lot easier now that the E-ticket resteraunts require a CC to book! I love it! the reservation "piggies" don't want to put up a CC for something they may not use!
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