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About Dan Thorlakson
We love the Westin so much that we own multiple weeks in Maui and Cancun. This allows us to include the entire family when we vacation together. It's great and you'll love it too.
Dan Thorlakson purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Dan Thorlakson chose Lahaina
The Hawaiians say 'Maui is the best' and we agree. The Westin only makes it better.
What makes this Villa unique
The beach is great. The snorkeling is fantastic. The younger children love the pirate pool and the older children love the slide. The Westin provides free parking and shuttle service to other locations such as shopping, restaurants and downtown.
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Perfect Family Vacation!
We always had our eye on the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas (North) and kept it on our list for a future family vacation. How lucky for us to have the opportunity to rent two villas (one 2-bedroom, one 1-bedroom) from Dan. I had a good feeling about him from our first communication - his thoughtful and timely communication made our rental process a breeze. I especially appreciated the fact that he responded to all my questions prior to us making the final decision to rent from him.
When we arrived, we found that our three early requests were taken care of so we knew we were off to a great start: (1) the two villas were positioned near each other, (2) a crib was provided for each villa as well as (3) a high chair. When we got to our units, we immediately fell in love with our ocean front villas - the views were amazing from the lanai - actually, they were amazing from all the rooms. We especially loved opening up the lanai doors, feeling the trade winds and hearing the ocean waves - the best way to begin and end our days!
Thank you, Dan, for the opportunity to rent from you. We will definitely come again and hope to be lucky enough to rent from you again. Mahalo!
Thank you so much for the amazing stay at The Westin Villas! The resort is by far our favorite! Dan, it was a great experience renting from you and we hope to rent from you again in the future. Thank you again so much! The Pineda Family
BEST RESORT EVER!!
I cannot even begin to explain how amazing this resort is...and how wonderful Daniel was to work with. He always replied so promptly and booking the studio was a breeze!!
The studio was lovely...this resort is by far the best resort on the beachwalk. We often walked up and down the beach walk to Whaler's Village and found nowhere else we would have rather stayed. We had all the cooking supplies we needed right in the room and there is even a bunch of barbeques available near the pool if you want to grill up some food as well. The resort is spotless and the staff are amazing. We found that some of the best snorkelling in Maui was right on our beach! The pool is huge and always well maintained and there is an abundance of lounge chairs too. The restaurants right in the resort had some really great food and you can get some nice cheap app's and drinks during Happy Hour. Not to mention, you have full access to the restaurants and pools in the South Villa too. We are already planning our return trip to this resort :)
Thank you for your review. This resort is very popular. We recommend booking well in advance (8-12 months prior to arrival).
Dan and Susan
Wonderful Week in Maui!
Please don't hesitate to rent from Dan or this lovely Westin Property. Dan was very easy to work with and everything went smoothly. The property is beautiful and everything that we had hoped for. We have stayed at other hotels on Maui and would stay at this location again. We loved that we could walk to Kaanapali and did so daily. The free shuttle was a bonus when the kids were to tired to walk back. Parking was always available for our rental car. We also walked to Duke's for sunset dinners. Great location away from the crowds but still close to the action if you wanted it!! Thank you!
I had contacted Dan right before xmas as our Maui vacation was planned at the last minute and less than 30 days out (1/17 to 1/26/2012). He was awesome to work with, stayed in constant contact and I finalized our vacation stay with him on xmas eve! That is awesome customer service. The room was exactly as requested, check in was simple and easy as well as the check out for our 10 day stay. The property is well maintained and all requests for towels, or any other incidentals were satisfactorily met. We have stayed here many times and will continue to stay at this resort for future trips because of the awesome beaches, excellent service and proximity to activities. We always stop at Costco or Safeway for groceries and cook many meals in our room. Some of my favorite places to eat are Cheeseburger in Paradise, Bubba Gumps, Moose McGillicudy's, Hard Rock Cafe to name a few. I highly recommend parasailing, the Kaanapali zipline, Princess dinner cruise, horseback riding, a luau and last but not least relaxing by the pool or walking on the beach. We have done just about every activity there is on Maui on previous trips so this trip was about rest and relaxation. Can't wait to go again. I will definitely rent from Dan again.
WOULD STAY AGAIN! Verry happy with the place...
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend renting from Dan or staying at the Westin Villas. Dan was professional, prompt and went out of his way to help us with the entire process. I've rented a lot using VRBO and unfortunately sometimes owners are not equal. He is definitely a 5 star owner. As far as the Westin Villas goes is was located very well on a gorgeous beach with plenty of pools! (pool slide, etc...) Just so you know, you don't know what specific unit you're getting ahead of time. We ended up in the South side with a great ocean view. FABULOUS! They have a free shuttle to take you to more local spots to shop and eat. (Whalers village, Lahaina) Very easy to use and convenient for teens. The Westin valet did damage our rental car so I would definitely check it before and after. They took care of it eventually but it was a bit of a hassle. Really this could happen at any hotel. If I could point out one negative it would be that the hotel does not enforce their jacuzzi spa rules. There were tons of toddlers in diapers and young children in them. We went to all 5 spas looking for one without any with no success. However, this would not prevent me from staying here again because the spacious beautiful facilities with a picture perfect sandy beach is why I go to Hawaii...not a spa. ;) Stores and restaurants on site are pricey. The happy hour at the pool bar is perfect. We went there almost daily. We did most of our food shopping at the Costco near the airport which was easy. Bottom Line: I'D DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN AND STAY HERE!! (last year stayed at Honua Kai next door, although very nice, I'd stay here renting through Dan if I had a choice between the two)