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Kaanapali Dream Condo - Penthouse Studio #1213 at The Whaler in Maui

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio Vacation Rental Kaanapali, Hawaii USA

The beauty of Maui is right outside your window at our Deluxe Studio vacation rental condo at the iconic Whaler Resort! This unit is blessed with one of the best ocean views in the building, thanks to our penthouse location on the 12th floor.

Slide open the door to your private lanai and greet the magical Pacific Ocean, the mountains, and the soft sands of Kaanapali Beach. When you want to feel the sand between your toes, just head down to the Whaler’s beachfront. There’s championship golf just across the street, swimming in a lovely private pool, and dining at nearby Whaler’s Village, too!

Our family has owned this condo, Whaler #1213, since The Whaler was first built, and our unit has been through many renovations over the years. It’s more beautiful than ever, with high-end features like granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the full kitchen. There’s also an elegant, queen-sized Murphy bed, which folds out of your way to give you more room to relax or entertain. The dining table sits 4...or head out to the lanai to the bistro table for dinner with a view. There’s also a writing desk should you be inspired! (Or if you need to get some work done while you’re on vacation).

Everything you need is here, from a full selection of dishes, glasses and cooking utensils, to all linens.

Fall asleep to the sound of the surf at night. When you wake up to the view every morning, you’ll feel like you’re seeing it for the first time. It still amazes me even after 40 years!

This condo is perfect for a honeymoon or couple’s getaway. We do not host families with children at this time—space is an issue, plus the lanai is very high and can pose a danger.

Do you have any questions about The Whaler or our unit, #1213? I would be glad to help! Contact me to learn more or to book your stay.

Hawaii Tax ID: W40871692-01

More Details

Mary Tarpoff
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Mary Tarpoff

Hello! I'm Mary. My husband and I bought our Whaler condo when this building first opened in 1975, and it's been a joy ever since. We made countless friends at The Whaler, both in the building and among the guests who have stayed with us over the years. I currently live in Illinois and visit Maui whenever I can!

Mary Tarpoff purchased this condo in 1975

Why Mary Tarpoff chose West Maui

I've always loved Maui, and after years of staying in resorts, we decided we wanted a place to call our own. The Whaler's beachfront location and amenities won us over, especially the views of the sea and mountains from this unit!


Kaanapali Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Studio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving ...
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Kaanapali Dream Condo - Penthouse Studio #1213 at The Whaler in Maui
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great Place! Great Location! Highly recommend it

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in Mary’s studio at The Whaler on numerous occasions over the past several years and we keep coming back. We absolutely love it! The view is amazing, it’s in Tower 1, on the 12th floor (penthouse) overlooking the courtyard, the pool, the beach and the ocean. During whale season you can see whales swimming in the ocean everywhere you look, it’s incredible (bring binoculars if you can). The building location is fantastic. You are a 5-10 minute drive from Lahaina and Kapalua and you are walking distance (right next door) to Whalers Village, a shopping complex with a variety of stores, kiosks and restaurants, including a very well-stocked ABC Food/Liquor Store for those late night food or drink runs. You are steps away from the beach, tennis courts, golf courses, beautiful hikes and walks; almost anything and everything you could possibly want or need.

We tried renting other studios in The Whaler and found them to be overpriced compared to Mary’s and under stocked when it came to glasses, small appliances, cutlery, towels, etc. Mary’s place is fantastic; it has practically everything you could ever want or need, including a Murphy bed, so you can flip the bed up and hide it away when you’re not using it. Both Mary and Betty Ann (her housekeeper) are very pleasant to deal with and very accommodating.

We would definitely recommend Mary’s place if you are looking for a warm, welcoming, reasonably priced, well-appointed, convenient place to stay while you are in Maui!

Teresa and Gord

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Penthouse Studio #1213

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here 9 years ago and loved it so much that we are

finally staying here again in September. The condo is very well appointed with

everything you need. The view is wonderful from the Lanai because to the

left you see the mountains and to the right you have a direct view of the

ocean below. The murphy bed was very comfortable. The laundry facilities

were just down the hall.

Our friends stayed their 6 years ago and enjoyed it so much they stayed there

again 5 years ago. I will update my review after our September stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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