That was how each day began during our first week in Kauai.
|Sunrise in Kauai from our room|
From the deck on our studio condo we’d sip both morning coffee and evening wine – there was no better ocean view to be had in the complex than ours.
We like luxury.
And we’ve surrounded ourselves in it on this trip.
What we like even better is when we find luxurious accommodations for less!
And that’s what The Scout does best. . .so let me show you what he found and how much it cost.
|Our home away from home - week one Kauai|
|Westin Ocean Resort Villas - Princeville, Kauai|
|Bathroom, kitchen and laundry off the entry hall|
|BBQs with a view|
|Beach at St. Regis Hotel - and its view: NaPali Coast|
So . . .What we paid:
This room is called a Premium Studio, 512 sq. ft. plus 44 sq. ft. balcony.
Rate per night on the Westin site: $450;
on Expedia $399.
We paid: $150 per night, booking through the owner’s rental site. I’ve listed a few of them below.
If You Go:
The Scout did a quick Google search for ‘timeshare rentals’ and found a number of websites, including Redweek.com, Sellmytimesharenow.com, TUG (Timeshare Users Group)com.
Note: We didn’t expect to have an ocean view as it hadn’t been specified in the rental - it was luck of the draw. “Ocean views” -- should you book one -- can be tricky because some places consider even a peek-a-boo view of water as ocean view. Do a bit of research and check floor plans.
Common Sense Note: We rented from owners using two different web sites. We did not send full payment at the time of booking. We made a payment to hold the reservation but waited until confirmations were sent, in this case from The Westin, with our name on the rental and a confirmation number before we made the final payment. (We also called The Westin prior to arrival to make sure we did have a reservation.)
Next week I’ll “show and tell” the luxury for less we found on the island’s other side our second week. Hope you’ll come check it out~ until then, Happy Travels. And thanks for your visit!
Linking to three incredible blogs:
Travel Photo Thursday – Budget Travelers Sandbox
Weekend Travel Inspirations – Reflections en Route
Mosaic Monday- Lavender Cottage Gardening