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Luxurious Courtyard Garden Condo Perfect for Children and Family!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,444 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms (1 king, 2 doubles) + sofa bed, 2 Bathrooms (Sleeps 6)

This very spacious (1,440 square feet) condo on the ground floor of Tower 1 is ideal for families with children and also provides easy access for seniors. In addition, a wide lanai and a private garden corner in the inner courtyard (from which you can get a glimpse of the ocean) provide extra space suitable for relaxation, and allows room for children to play outside in a safe environment.

And, of course, when the children return home with dirty outfits, unit 121/123 features washer and dryer units inside the condo.

The condo is only a few steps away from all the amenities at The Whaler, including the tennis court, the new lobby building (front desk, concierge and activity reservation desk) , the daily feeding of the colorful koi in the inner courtyard pond, the gym and spa on the basement floor of Tower 1, the BBQ facilities, the Whaler pool with a hot tub and sun decks. The adjacent Pool Kiosk offers free towels and beach chairs. Last but not least, the sandy beach and ocean are right in front of the main buildings.

One minute away, Whalers Village offers some 60 shops and several upper class restaurants (Leilani, Hula Grill, etc ) on the ocean shore, as well as a food court for casual dining and children's favorites. Additional fantastic restaurants are found at the nearby Westin Resort and the Kaanapali Beach Hotel, both along the beach walk directly in front of the Whaler.

Unit 121/123 is unique within the Whaler property because it is decorated tastefully throughout the condo with Maui marine artwork by Robert Lyn Nelson. One can fully enjoy the beauty of the Maui waters and the underwater fauna population inside the condo! Mr. Nelson's original work can also be admired at the Lahaina Galleries on Front Street in Lahaina.

In addition to the wide-ranging improvements and reconstruction at The Whaler Resort as a whole during the past few years, unit 121/123 was extensively renovated during the second half of 2016. The kitchen has been totally redone with granite countertops and new cabinetry, and is fully equipped for home cooking. The guest bathroom has been newly equipped with a glass shower cubicle, and the living room got new sofa beds along with a matching loveseat and upholstery.

The master bedroom features a king-size bed, and the second bedroom offers separate double beds. We offer a range of pillows to allow guests to select the most suitable ones for their comfort. For smaller children, a highchair is available and cribs can be arranged upon request. For emergency guests, a deluxe air bed can be easily inflated with the accessories that come along with it.

Overall, the location in the center of Kaanapali Beach cannot be beat! In less than one minute by car, you find the Club House of the Kaanapali Golf Resort at the entrance of Kaanapali Parkway with one Championship and one Resort Golf Course. Further out, it is a 10-minute drive to Lahaina and Kapalua where you will find more beaches, golf resorts like the world-famous Kapalua Plantation Course (which hosts the PGA Champions Tournament early in January every year), shops, restaurants, art galleries, theaters and lots of entertainment.

The property is owned by KESAG Hawaii Ltd. incorporated in the State of Hawaii with registered domicile in Kahului, Maui (Hawaii Tax I.D. No. TA-047-515-2384-01).

More Details

Regina and Kurt Sieber
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, german, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Regina and Kurt Sieber

KESAG Hawaii, a family company incorporated in the State of Hawaii with headquarters in Maui, bought the condo when the living in Tokyo became too narrow for our growing family. We traveled every year from Tokyo to Maui to enjoy the spring break and the summer vacations.

We tried everything possible and never got tired of playing in the pool, swimming with the dolphins in the ocean, snorkeling in Molokini, parasailing, whale watching, drive up Mt. Haleakela and biking down from the top of the volcano as well as the challenging drive on the winding road to Hana and the Seven Pools. Of course, as we grew older, we also enjoyed many of the beautiful golf courses in Maui and Lanai.

Our family with four children shares so many fond memories of our vacations in Maui, including Monika's wedding at the Olowalu Plantation in 2005. Now, the second generation has children of their own and the seven grandchildren are a great joy to the whole family and are learning to swim with the turtles. The photo above shows part of the three generations with Regina in the center of attention.

Regina and Kurt Sieber purchased this condo in 1987

Why Regina and Kurt Sieber chose Lahaina

When our family visited Maui for the first time in the mid-1980ies, we stayed at a hotel and soon realized the space limitations for a family with children. The second time, the family decided to change to a condo which met our various requirements almost to perfection.

We also realized that Maui's reputation as 'The Best Island in the World' was more than an empty slogan and we soon became 'Maui-addicted' and wanted to come again and again.

The logical conclusion was to buy a condo for ourselves and The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach was an easy choice as the Premier Resort in Maui.

Now, with the US$35,000,000 total renovation and rejuvenation completed in 2012, The Whaler has retained its reputation as the Premier Resort on Kaanapali and received a Certificate of Excellence from

Trip Adviser and a 3-Diamond Rating from AAA.

What makes this condo unique

The condo boasts one of the largest collection of Robert Lyn Nelson (Maui's famous marine artist) artwork in Maui outside of his studio. Special visits to the artist can be arranged depending on his availability on the island.

The property also features a large lanai and private lawn garden corner which is unique to a ground floor property and makes the unit particularly suitable for children. We are also close to the beautiful landscaping of the inner courtyard as well as to the Koi Pond where the children can feed the carp every morning.

The unit also provides easy ground floor access for seniors who enjoy the serene beauty of the scenery both inside and outside of the condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our stay. After renting condos on Maui in the past this was easily our best experience. Comfortable Beds, Beautifully decorated and well equipped from the perspective of kitchen appliances, utensils and so on.

It was great to have access to the pool when the weather wasn’t cooperating for days at the beach.

The people that manned the gate were a highlight for my young daughters who loved to scream aloha! from the car as we passed.

I would rate the stay at 121/123 as a 100/100 for value for money spent, cleanliness and access to all that Kaanapali has to offer.

I’m not sure you have much need for improvement with the units and we will make sure that we look you up to look into this unit for rent on our next trip to Maui.

Thanks again.
Nov 2012
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Hair Dryer available
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hair Dryer is available
  • Master Bathroom is attached to Master Bedroom. Granite Counter Tops
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible sofa bed - King Size Sofa bed sleeping 2 in the Living Room
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Baby Crib available-No extra charge for undiscounted rentals
  • King size beds (2), Child Roll-in bed (1) and/or Baby Crib (1) available upon request at no extra charge for undiscounted rentals, Sofa bed sleeping 2 in the living room. Total occupancy max. 6 persons including children
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All amenities at the Whaler are available to the guests of our Vacation Rental Program. An information paper titled "Around The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach" is made available to all guests and is up-dated regularly.


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Luxurious Courtyard Garden Condo Perfect for Children and Family!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 26 reviews

Garden placement was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The view and the access to the garden was fantastic. we had small children and a couple grandparents and access was easy for everyone. thanks again. we will keep this unit in mind for next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review showing all the positive aspecst of a ground floor condo. We are looking forward to see you again next year.
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Great for families or if you want a quiet place with lots of room.

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Hawaii many times, Maui quite recently, and were very familiar with the area. My wife and I have a large merged family of five young adults and a younger twelve year old, so I'd looked for an affordable place that was still on Kaanapali. Kurt was super responsive to my questions when we were looking, and we booked the place for the week prior to Christmas.

It's a charming two bedroom; a really large master with a king and good sized second bedroom with two doubles. The living room also has a king pull out. The condo has some really nice Lynn Nelson art in it, the kitchen is reasonably up to date and well stocked with dishes and utensils for a family. There are two bathrooms which are clean and functional, lots of storage, and a closet which had a lot of water activity stuff in it. Beds were comfortable, extra pillows in closet.

The complex was pretty updated and nice, pool and hot tub were good enough and not overly busy and the gym was small but functional as long as you got there a little early. There is a BBQ area out back that looked usable although we didn't. Kaanapali is a great area for families, and the whaler is ideally situated by whalers village. It's quite walkable for shops and restaurants, as well as having water activities available from there. They provide front desk service, so it really feels like a hotel just without maid service.

We will stay here again, no doubt. It's not perfect - honestly the bathrooms are a bit dated (mostly the master); Wi-Fi was pretty poor in the master bedroom (really limited distance), the Whaler will charge you a resort fee which I felt should have been included, and the front ground floor unit has benefits and drawbacks. Having said that, all places have these kind of issues, and our family preferred it to the Sheraton down the beach.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the condo and area to anyone. Absolutely a gem, and for the area, a very good value for a family looking for a magical vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Whaler and that you prefer our unit to the Sheraton Maui. Thank you also for pointing out a few weaknesses at our condo which we shall take of at the earliest possible moment. We are looking forward to welcome you again. Best regards, Kurt
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spokane wa

The property was beautiful. Perfect for our family of 5 adults and 1 toddler.

  • 5 of 5

It was such a great experience dealing with Kurt and Darius planning our first family vacation with kids, son in law and granddaughter. They were so great accommodating me when I had to make some changes. The only thing I would say is maybe be in contact with cleaning service. It could have been a bit cleaner when we arrived, and a few more towels. I did a lot of laundry. However... we will be back!! THANK YOU KURT FOR THE BEST FAMILY VACATION WITH OUR GRANDAUGHTER! New memories made. We will be booking again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you for your kind review. We shall make every effort to improve on the cleaning and towel service and look forward to welcome you again. I trust that you made good use of the free beach towel service offered by The Whaler. Best wishes, Kurt
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Las Vegas, Nevada

This property was everything and more! Super clean and really nice!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John and family: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Whaler Unit 121/123 and we hope to welcome you again in not too distant a future. There is additional "more" to come: The Hallway Renovation Project for the ground floor with new doors and smart electronic locks providing extra security will be completed in November 2017. Best wishes: Kurt and Regina.
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Lake Tapps, WA.

quiet and convenient

  • 5 of 5

we always had a view of the ocean and Black Rock at the Whaler. This time we didn't but the convenience of having a walk in first floor without using the elevator was more than enough to compensate. Even though they were left behind by other rentals and are not guaranteed being there , having boogie boards available was a real convenience as well.


  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for having provided this review for the benefit of our future guests. We shall be most pleased to welcome you again at our second home. Kurt
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Maple Grove, MN

Spacious and ideal location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully appointed, extremely large condo was perfect to meet our family's needs. It is just steps from the beach and the pool as well as many excellent restaurants. We loved access to the "goodies" closet, including snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, beach chair and umbrella. In addition, it was wonderful to have a full kitchen so we could eat in for breakfast and lunch and a washer and dryer so we didn't need to bring as many clothes.

On top of all those positives, the owner went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure the drawer full of swimsuits I accidentally left behind were returned to me, at HIS COST. Thank you, Kurt, for your hospitality, generosity and kindness, much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you have been satisfied with your stay at our property. We are looking forward to welcome you and your family again on your next vacation in Maui.
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Whalers Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Kaanapali Golf Courses
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Nearest Point of Interest
Kapalua Airport

The Whaler is located beach-front on Kaanapali Beach with 3 miles of glittering white sand. On the other side of the blue ocean, Lanai Island is part of the daily Hawaiian sun-set ritual and the area in between is the home of the Humpback Whales from December to early April for splendid whale-watching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum stays per season: Holiday 10 nights; Prime 7 nights; Standard 5 nights
Holiday Season: Dec 20 - Jan 4. Prime: Jan 5-April 11; June 15-Aug 20; Nov 20-28 Value: April 12 - June 14; Aug. 21 - Nov. 19; Nov. 29 - Dec. 19

A resort fee is due at the Front Desk upon check-in. The resort fee is $16/night until March 31, 2017. From April 1, 2017 until May 30, 2017, the resort fee will be $17/night. From June 1, 2017 forward, the resort fee will be $20/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.