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sk84fungirl Jun 3rd, 2008 05:48 PM

lodging on Big Island
 
Hello all.

It's been a while since I've posted. I decided a few hours ago that I want to head to the Big Island in a few weeks. Looking to make all of the arrangements within the next 72 hours. I've stayed on Oahu, Maui, and cruised the islands last year. Want to spend some time just relaxing with no agenda on the Big Island. Thinking about a timeshare unless I find a hotel for $100 a night...((A))

What reputable websites do you recommend I check for timeshares? This will be new for me as I typically stay in hotels.

Thanks for your help!

beth_fitz Jun 4th, 2008 12:18 PM

try redweek.com

sk84fungirl Jun 4th, 2008 02:59 PM

Thanks beth. I will check out redweek. Man, there are soooo many condos and timeshares to choose from. Wow, not as easy as I thought! I hope to make a decision in the next 48 hours.

travelinandgolfin Jun 4th, 2008 04:44 PM

FWIW, we stayed one time at the Waikoloa Vistas or Vistas Waikoloa....something like that.

Was very nice, but well over 100.00 per night though.

sk84fungirl Jun 4th, 2008 05:07 PM

Actually, I have found several in that area anywhere from $85-$150 per night and $599-$699 per week. I have requested addl info on several and waiting to hear back. Hoping I may find a good deal since it is last minute and they have no renters. Will see what happens.

mahoneycutt Jun 4th, 2008 05:18 PM

You didn't mention what part of the Big Island you wanted to stay in.

Several years ago, we stayed at Aloha Amauloa Condo. It was about 20 minutes outside of Hilo in a country setting. We would stay there again in a heart beat.

http://www.vrbo.com/61165

Mike Honeycutt

ChristieP Jun 4th, 2008 05:56 PM

www.tug2.net You can rent a timeshare directly from the owner!

mauigirl50 Jun 5th, 2008 07:44 AM

Check out www.halekonakai.com or www.sunquest-hawaii.com. I've stayed at Hale Kona Kai because a friend had stayed there & we both loved it!
Enjoy wherever you stay.
Dianne

connecticut_lady Jun 7th, 2008 04:51 PM

Vista Waikoloa is nice, units have 2 bedrooms, 2 or 2.5 baths, kitchen, laundry and air conditioning. Check vrbo.com for rates.

jerryw Jun 8th, 2008 04:38 PM

I also use vrbo.com. Use the search function for your criteria--"kona oceanfront" etc. It helps to narrow it down. . .just a suggestion.


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