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Exploring a resale at Kierland

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by Tucsonadventurer, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:58 PM.

  1. Tucsonadventurer

    Tucsonadventurer TUG Member

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    We have been considering Hawaii but are wary about the high MFs. We have started looking at Kierland mainly using it for trading , hopefully every other year to Hawaii and once in a while renting it out. How difficult is it to rent kierland? What sort of pricing for rents can you expect? We are looking at the 2 bedroom platinum 148,000 SO.
    We have been discouraged by what Interval is doing with Hyatt so had been holding off and postponing a decison. Do you anticipate that changes will be made to the Vistana system next or do you think resales are still a good option? I know there are no guarantees but we would not be using the week to stay at Kierland itself so want to make a wise choice.
     
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    Platinum season at Kierland rents well; March is best. The past three years, we have rented the two bedroom unit for $3,325 - $3,650 (MF's are currently $1,495).
     
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    We have an annual 1BR and an EOY 1BR, but have yet to stay there. We will next year. In the meantime, we have used StarOptions to stay on Maui, Harborside and even St John. We will be staying at Lagunamar (Cancun) this coming January. As Robert mentioned, a Platinum unit works best both for rentals and the StarOptions you receive.

    The only downside is the higher purchase price. That said, we have been very happy with our ownership and highly recommend WKV.

    It is hard to say how ILG's ownership of Vistana will impact things in the future, but hopefully any changes won't have a significantly negative impact.

    Best regards.

    Mike
     
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    I use kierland and our new svv for trading. So far no issues.
     
  5. Tucsonadventurer

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    Thank you
    Interesting. How difficult is it to get a March week?
     
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    I own a march, but it's a float in platinum plus. I guess you just need to be online and book.
     
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    I have had no problem reserving at 10-12 months out.
     
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    We have not had any problems reserving a unit in March. I usually make the reservation right at the 12 month mark to have the best shot at getting what we want.

    Mike
     
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    I saw platinum and platinum plus for only slightly more. What is the difference? Thanks to everyone for all the helpful info.
     
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    You need to look at the dates. At one point the highest level at that resort was called platinum. They changed the designation to platinum plus. What they call the unit isn't important. You want one that floats 1-21 and 50-52.
     
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