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The Whaler - Spectacular Ocean Views! Remodeled Kitchen & Bath

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Aloha! Welcome to our condo at the beautiful and world-famous Ka'anapali Beach and the Whaler! The Ka'anapali Beach is a destination featured on the Travel Channel, and rated as one of the best beaches in the USA. The Whaler is a popular luxurious ocean front resort in the heart of the Ka'anapali Beach, a pristine, white-sand beach, perfect for swimming.

Ideally located on the seventh floor (Unit # 764) of the gated Whaler Tower II, and professionally managed by the Whaler Realty Management Company, this unit is a cozy and cheerful studio condominium, with spectacular views of the ocean, the Black Rock, and the rolling hills. As you enter the condominium, you will be greeted by these views, as reflected by mirrored walls. Of course, the views get more spectacular as you approach the spacious Lanai, which overlooks the courtyard and the pool, and provides a spectacular view of the Black Rock which is located at the end of Ka'anapali Beach.

Our condominium has recently gone through a complete remodeling of the bathroom and the kitchen including granite countertops. The condo is equipped with a California King-sized bed, and modern rattan type of furniture, including a Queen-sized sofa sleeper. Amenities include a full supply of linens and towels, a fully-equipped kitchen including all utensils and appliances, and beach chairs. Washer and dryer are available on the same floor of the building right around the corner. The Whaler provides additional amenities including pool and spa, a fitness center, tennis courts, and barbecue areas, to make your stay enjoyable. Wireless internet connection is available free of charge.

The condo is literally steps away from the rock-free beach and the ocean, shopping at the Whaler Village, and great dining. A paved walking path stretching the entire length of Ka'anapali Beach will take you to the Black Rock, a string of great resorts along the coast, and live entertainment.

The Black Rock is believed by ancient Hawaiians to be the site from which their spirits 'jumped off' or left this world to join their ancestors. If there were no ancestors to greet the spirits, they would wander the earth causing mischief! The Black Rock area is highly popular for snorkeling and scuba diving, especially among the locals, as the rock forms a great reef wall.

Play great golf at the Royal Ka'anapali golf course adjacent to the Whaler, or at any one of the three championship courses in Kapalua, The Bay, The Village, and The Plantation, just minutes away by car. The Plantation golf course is home to the Mercedes Championship every January.

Whether you're on your honey-moon or just a vacation, come stay with us for an unforgettable Maui experience!

The Whaler recently underwent major renovations to maintain its status as a world class resort property. This included remodeling of the pool, spa, and the adjacent deck, the courtyard, tennis courts, elevators, and the lanai railing (for safety), tile, and planter boxes. All construction activities are now complete.

Keywords: Condominium

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Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Paul

I'm a Nuclear Engineering consultant offering my services to many clients around the country to keep nuclear energy safe and sound. Santa Cruz, California is home, but I find myself traveling to and spending much time in different parts of the country as dictated by business necessities.

Paul purchased this condo in 2004

Guestbook comments from the manager

Aloha! Welcome to Unit 764 at The Whaler!! We are pleased that you chose to spend your vacation here. Enjoy your stay and please come back.

Please tell us about your experience after your visit so that we can provide for even a better experience during your next visit.


Paul, Owner
Aug 2004
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Kaanapali Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Basic Cable TV, Mini AM/FM/CD Stereo, Iron/Ironing Board, Coffee-maker, Blender, Cooking Utensils, Bed Linens, Towels, Shared Washer & Dryer, Hot Tub, Pool, Covered Parking Garage


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

The Whaler - Spectacular Ocean Views! Remodeled Kitchen & Bath
average rating of 4.521739 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at the Whaler property. This time we brought 3 other couples from our hometown who loved it as well. The convenience of the location, and the beauty of the beach, ocean, and Whaler grounds are enough to keep us returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lenexa KS

Great location Great vierws

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at this condo multiple times. It's the best value on Kaanapali Beach. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whaler is Awesome

  • 4 of 5

This was our first experience at the Whaler; it is a great property. It is a friendly well kept family environment; beautiful landscape and wonderful pool.

That said, our unit (#764 in Tower 2) was not in good condition. The curtains were incomplete (sheers missing) and room could not be darkened; the screen door came off the track. The whole place could use a deep cleaning. The dishes were a mismatched set that appeared to have been purchased at a thrift shop. The unit did not match the advertised description in terms of quality.

We will likely return to the Whaler in future years, but hopefully will find a well kept unit next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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January 16 , 2017 Paradise revisited🌴

  • 5 of 5


We enjoyed an amazing three weeks at the Whalers! This was our second time renting Paul's condo. It was great to see there were boogie boards, flippers beach chairs, umbrella etc for us to use!

We are still dreaming of the Maui beach view on the lanai !🐳𜰊Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

Bill and Rachael

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yakima, Washington

Great location in kaanapali but condo needs a deep cleaning

  • 2 of 5

We chose this condo because of past good reviews but sadly the condo and it's furnishings are definitely not maintained to those high standards now. The carpet is worn and dirty, the bathroom has mold and grime on the shower enclosure and tile, and the bed linens and pillows need to be replaced. We found pizza-stained pot holders in with the kitchen towels and a squished bug in the extra "set " of sheets. (2 sheets and no pillow cases). Again the Whaler's location can't be beat but this is the most run down condo we've ever rented through vrbo.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to sincerely apologize for the unpleasant experience by the guests at my condo. It was shocking to hear since, in the past 12 years that I have been renting out my condo, this is the very first time that a guest has written a non-positive review pertaining to cleaning and maintenance issues. As can be seen, the past reviews have been very positive. I would also like to point out that a significant number of my guests at the condo are repeat guests. Nonetheless, I take personal responsibility for the identified issues. I, as the owner of the condo, was not originally aware of the issues identified by the guests. I do not reside on Maui, and consequently, employ a local, well-known real estate management company to manage the condo for me. Management includes pre-check-in cleaning and maintenance. Apparently, this was not done properly prior to the guests' check-in. Immediately upon being made aware of the issues by the guests, I have discussed them with the management company, and have been assured that the cleaning issues will not recur ever again. I have also taken appropriate measures to correct the other maintenance issues identified by the guests. Complete satisfaction by the guests while staying at my condo is extremely important to me, and I sincerely hope that this review will not deter future potential guests from considering my wonderful condo for staying while vacationing on Maui. Mahalo
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Perfect honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here on our honeymoon and couldn't have been more satisfied! We loved everything about the room and the view was perfect!! My parents surprised us days before our wedding with this gift and we are currently trying to plan a trip back for our 1 year anniversary!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kaanapali Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 12 2017 - Jun 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 21 2017 - Nov 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 28 2017
8 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
14 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 11 2018
5 night minimum stay
Apr 12 2018 - Jun 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2018 - Aug 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
Aug 21 2018 - Nov 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 22 2018
5 night minimum stay
Xmas Holidays
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 5 2019
13 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2019 - Apr 12 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Fee $49
Checkout Cleaning Fee $115
Tax Rate 13.42%

There will be a $18 per day Whaler resort fee that will cover parking and other incidental charges.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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