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'Best of the Whaler' Award-Winning Oceanview Studio

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

FRAUD ALERT! We do not advertise on Craigslist. If someone on Craigslist advertises a condo rental and refers you to this webpage, it's a fraud. Never wire money to these people. We only accept payment via VRBO.

We have completely remodeled our studio apartment. It is now *the* showcase studio at The Whaler. (Read the glowing reviews from our guests below.) The work was done by Scott Williamson, known as the #1 remodel contractor on Ka'anapali Beach. Some of our pictures were taken by Scott's photographer.

If you know the Whaler, then you know that #1015 is in a great location. It's on the 10th floor on the south side of the north tower, so you're overlooking the courtyard with a terrific view of the ocean and beach. From our private 10th-floor lanai you've got terrific views of the ocean including all of the island of Lanai. Look in the other direction and you've got a great view of the mountains. (There are 12 floors in the building.)

If you don't know the Whaler, you're in for a treat. The Whaler is in the best location on Ka'anapali Beach. Walk out of the building and you're just a few steps away from the beach. (Closer than any other property on Ka'anapali Beach.) Directly next to the property is Whaler's Village with dozens of shops and three excellent beachside restaurants. And because you're staying at the Whaler, you don't have to drive home after dinner.

All linens are provided. Check-out cleaning is included free of charge. Additional cleaning during your stay can be arranged for a nominal fee.

A deposit of two nights’ rental is required with your reservation. The balance plus a $350 damage deposit, is due 60 days prior to arrival. The damage deposit is fully refundable upon satisfactory inspection of the unit's condition following your stay. A 60-day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will be refunded in full. Cancellations within 60 days of the arrival date forfeit the full rent.

Transient Accommodations Tax ID: TA-158-542-4384-01

General Excise Tax ID: GE-158-542-4384-01

Keywords: condo,studio, Whaler, Maui,Kaanapali,whales, beach, ocean

More Details

Property Manager
Doug Kaye
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Doug Kaye

Our mainland home is in beautiful Marin County, just north of San Francisco, but we try to spend as much time on Maui as we can. Our other apartment (#707 a 1BR/2BA) is our home-away-from-home and we often use #1015 for special guests. We visit 3-4 times every year and we spend most of our time making sure everything in both of our condos is just right for our family and guests.

Doug Kaye purchased this condo in 2006

Why Doug Kaye chose Lahaina

We first stayed at the Whaler on our 15th wedding anniversary. That was 31 years ago in 1986. To us, the Whaler is all about the location. We love that we can walk out of the building and immediately be on the beach. We love that we can sit on the lanai any time between January and April and watch whales. And we love that we can walk home from half a dozen great informal restaurants.

What makes this condo unique

The beach is literally 30 paces from the building. We walk on the beach and swim in the ocean every morning. We love walking down to Black Rock, coming back to the middle of the beach, getting free fresh towels, taking a swim, drying off lying on the sand, then heading back to the condo. Every day should begin this way! And every evening should include a Mai Tai made by Johnny at Leilani's, just down the path at Whalers Village.

Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio Apartment: King size bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

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'Best of the Whaler' Award-Winning Oceanview Studio
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. It was a great location and beautiful views both of the ocean and mountains.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thousand Oaks, CA
4

Perfect Couples Retreat

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at the Whaler several times now. This is the first time we have stayed in the single room layout. First it is a lovely place and very well kept. The view from the balcony is beautiful with a great sunset over Lani every evening. The kitchen is well setup and has all the expected items. Everything in the kitchen works and if you like K-Cups for coffee you can choose between them or the Mr Coffee style maker. Really this kitchen has it all. The bathroom is small but nice and the shower works well. There is only one sink but plenty of counter space for toiletries. Closet space for clothes and luggage is good.

The single room layout has its drawbacks. The kitchen, the bathroom, the dining room, sitting area, bedroom are all in one room. So by no fault of the owner it's just a bit cramped.

Only two negatives exist for this unit.

1. I think it is time for a mattress upgrade. On vacation I really love my sleep and a really comfortable bed is one of the most important things every location needs in my opinion. I will agree that comfort when it comes to a bed can be subjective though.

2. Hair blow dryer. In today's world women really appreciate a good blow dryer in any vacation spot. The blow dryer in this unit was very subpar according to my wife.

In closing...It is a great location. The Whaler is a lovely property. The people are all nice and helpful. Yes the amenities or the facilities may be a little older style (but they are very well kept) I love the place.

PS... Be sure to use the spa. They give you an excellent massage at a very reasonable rate.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auckland , NZ
5

Our favourite!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this condo before and it was just as before - our home away from home. Everything you could want for a relaxing holiday is available and up to date facilities make it very comfortable. The bed is really comfortable which is a big bonus for us.

Thanks again, we will be back :)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Perfect for my wife and I. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Great room for a couple. Everything was very clean and nicely done. Made for an amazing week in Maui.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely upgraded condo - terrific 10th floor view.

  • 5 of 5

Everything in perfect order when we arrived. Plenty of cooking utensils and dishes. Beach and pool are steps away. Plenty of restaurants in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Remodeled studio

  • 5 of 5

This studio was a delight to stay in. My husband and I felt at home. This is what we look for when we are traveling. The studio is smartly appointed. Nothing has been overlooked. This place is ready to be lived in the minute you walk in. The only thing you'll need is food. Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kahului, Maui
Car: recommended

If you don't know the Whaler, you're in for a treat. The Whaler is in the best location on Ka'anapali Beach. Walk out of the building and you're just a few steps away from the beach. Directly next to the property is Whaler's Village with dozens of shops and three excellent beach side restaurants. And because you're staying at the Whaler, you don't have to drive home after dinner.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 14.25%

We may have issued other quotations for the same dates and will accept them on a first-come first-served basis. Rates are subject to change without notice. You will also pay a Resort fee of $20/night, payable to the front desk upon checkout.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.