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by Dallas traveler
June 1, 2009
January 3, 2006
From journal Kauai, a Place to Relax
April 23, 2005
The Shearwater is upscale, and the units themselves are nicely furnished. We were assigned to unit no. 112. I asked for a second-floor unit but was told that wasn't possible because there were only two exchangers there for the week.
The kitchen has everything you could probably imagine, from stemware to Tupperware. Strangely, though, they have the cabinets completely full, and there is no room for groceries. Unfortunately, the kitchen came with something undesirable - ants! As soon as we checked in, I noticed many tiny ants scouting around on the kitchen counters. I asked for them to be treated and was told it was the tropics and that they are part of life. I responded that it was my second week there and I didn't have ants a Lawaii Beach Resort. He said he'd send someone, but I don't believe anyone ever came. We battled ants all week. One night, I decided to read in bed and had a glass of soda on the night stand. I read for a half-hour and then picked up my glass - there were at least 100 tiny ants on it. It was disgusting and took away much of the pleasure of staying in a wonderfully appointed unit.
The other problem was cats and lots of them. I like cats, but we couldn't eat on the lanai because the one time we tried, they were jumping on the table to get at the food. As soon as we opened the sliding doors, they would come running, sometimes as many as 10 at a time. I do believe the cat and ant problem affects unit no. 112 more then other units since it is a bottom-end unit and built into the ground. I spoke to some people on the second floor, and they didn't have a problem.
What I enjoyed most was the Jacuzzi’s. The master bathroom has a Jacuzzi for two, and the second bedroom's is smaller. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, and the second bedroom has two full beds.
The resort itself has a clubhouse with free Internet usage, a small pool, and dingy hot tub. The hot tub and pool steps need resurfacing. The only resort activity we did was a potluck at Bali Hai, which was nice.
I wouldn't go back unless I would be confident of getting a second-floor unit, despite that I doubt there are more upscale timeshare units on Kauai because of the ants. I also wouldn't stay there in the winter, because even the first week of April was touchy with the weather compared to the south side the week before.
From journal Kauai
December 30, 2004
PAHIO Shearwater sits on the edge of a cliff overlooking the vast ocean. You'll get a glimpse of the dazzling sunrises, sunsets, and if you're real lucky, the whales!
Shearwater is situated on the North Shore, located in the elegant heart of Princeville. Princeville offers their residents and guests a small shopping complex with its own Foodland grocery store.
The elegant Princeville Resort, with its alluring beach, is also close to the resort. And if that's not enough, you can take in the views from the nearby quaint town of Hanalei. Shearwater’s location is the perfect spot for a dream come true. Best Things About the Resort:The best thing about PAHIO Shearwater is the "million-dollar view" you get to encounter every single time you take a peek outside of your window or step out onto your lanai/balcony. As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." It’s worth a lot more than that when you experience these views with your own eyes.
Resort Experience:Imagine hearing the powerful tides crashing against the cliffs. Imagine hearing the alluring ocean pacifying you to sleep each and every single night. Simply imagine yourself being in paradise. Welcome to PAHIO Shearwater.
We’ve been involved with timeshares since 1999 and have never had an unfavorable experience. Yes, some resorts are better than others, but you learn to focus on the more positive aspects of each resort than dwell on the negatives. ‘Tis our motto, anyway.
The on-site amenities at PAHIO Shearwater are scarce. With only a small pool and a hot tub, one would immediately think this would not be a worthwhile place to stay at. Wrong. While Shearwater is short on its on-site amenities, its breathtaking views are incomparable.
We were assigned to unit no. 210, which is on the second floor (lanai) in building three. Truthfully, other than it not being a penthouse, we couldn’t have asked for a better unit. The views were outstanding!!!
All of Shearwater’s units are two bedrooms with the exception of unit no. 310, which is a three bedroom. The two-bedroom units occupy a maximum of six people. The units come with a sleeper sofa, two full-sized bathrooms, and Jacuzzi tubs. Each of these units is 1,316 square feet while the lanais are 245 square feet. They each have a spacious kitchen with Jenn-Aire ranges, dishwashers, refrigerators, a washer and dryer, a microwave and a garbage disposal.
Please keep in mind that this resort has different check-in days (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) and allots each of their units on specific check-in days. As it stands now, the bedrooms are configured differently. Some master bedrooms have either a king or queen-size bed. Guest bedrooms either have one queen-size bed, two double beds, or two twin beds. If certain bed types are important to you, call the resort ahead of time to make your specific request.
WARNING: Shearwater units do NOT have air-conditioning. Again, where there is a negative, there is certainly a positive. And that is… trade winds. There were some days when the wind was so powerful that we had to partially close the sliding door. Thankfully, these sliding glass doors have screens on them, which help keep "critters" out.
Other Positive Features at Shearwater:
For all of those who simply can’t be away from their internet, Shearwater now has Wifi (wireless internet) at the Clubhouse. If you do not have a wireless access card, you can still access the internet from their computer located in the clubhouse or by using the data port in the unit.
As you can see, our visit with PAHIO Shearwater has excelled our expectations. We can’t wait to see those "million dollar views" again. Mahalo & Aloha~
From journal Our Blissful Heaven In Paradise
July 12, 2004
From journal Staff Trip to Kauai
May 19, 2004
From journal The Breathtaking Island of Kauai
by Coronado Bob & Berie
April 5, 2004
From journal Kauai in the Fall
by Bo Peep
Camden, South Carolina
January 14, 2004
From journal Kauai "Heaven on Earth"
September 30, 2003
From journal Kauai - I must be in golf heaven
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
September 26, 2003
From journal Kaui, Hawaii