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“Ground floor very convenient and reasonable.”
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Gated Security Entrance to The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui
The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach Affordable Studio Vacation Condo Rental
Tropical Decor in Living Area, Queen Size Sofabed
Remodeled Kitchen and Dining Area
Granite Countertops and new cabinets
Whaler on Kaanapali Vacation Condo for Rent, Dining area
Queensize Bed
Vew from our lanai @ Whaler on Kaanapali Studio Condo Rental
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Beachfront Walk on Kaanapali Beach in front of Whaler Condo Rental
View of Molokai from The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Sunset over Molokai as seen from our lanai at The Whaler on Kaanapali Vacation Rental
Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach, Vacation Condo Rental at The Whaler
Whaler on Kaanapali Beach Vacation Condo Rental, Oceanfront Swimming Pool
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Oceanfront Koi Pond at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach Vacation Rental, Lahaina, Maui
3 Oceanfront gas BBQ's for outdoor dining at the beach
The courtyard at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach Studio Condo for Rent
Koi Pond in the courtyard at dusk
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Sunset from just outside our lanai
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ka'anapali, Maui, Hawaii

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“Ground floor very convenient and reasonable.”
Reviewed February 26, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We always like the convenience to the beach and restaurants and being on the ground floor with even more convenience to the barbecue area was great.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 26, 2017
Hi Don- Thanks for pointing out how centrally located our condo is on Kaanapali Beach. I like the ground floor also, to get to the beach, pool & BBQ's !
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surfingre
Panama City Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“paradise”
Reviewed February 18, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

we loved the real Hawaiian spirit at the Whalers being accommodated at this beautiful unit on ground floor.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 20, 2017
Aloha- I'm glad that you enjoyed your time at The Whaler. Thanks for the nice review on Doerflmaui. Vielen Dahnke !
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Beachcomb...
Edmonton
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent value, fantastic location”
Reviewed February 16, 2017 for a stay in February 2016
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We have stayed in this Studio for the last five years. We like it for a number of reasons. The Whaler is located at a great spot on Kaanapali Beach, especially for my wife and I as we like to do a lot of swimming and the area between The Whaler and Black Rock is outstanding for swimming longer distances. The Studio apartment is not fancy but it is clean and well maintained. The kitchen is well equipped, and some beach supplies are provided. The Wifi works well. We were concerned about being on the first floor, but it has been great. Nice to not have to wait for elevators and have easy and quick access to the barbecues. Very quiet, we have never had a problem with noise. Excellent value. Hard, if not impossible, to find a better rate. We have found the owner to be very reasonable and quick to answer emails. We have also been impressed with the staff at The Whaler.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 18, 2017
Hi Jeff- Thanks for the great review! You've pointed out many of the amenities that my condo and The Whaler have to offer. Also, thanks for the kind words you mentioned about me as well! I know that you enjoy coming each year, and look forward to your next visit. Mahalo!
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MattandKe...
Houston, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic place to stay!”
Reviewed October 30, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
2
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This is the second time we have stayed in this condo on Ka'anapali Beach and we absolutely love it! We hope to stay here again and again. In the interest of being objective, I will admit that it is not "super fancy" on the inside. The appliances are basic. The furniture and finishings are not overly fancy. It is a modest size. The pots and pans are a little scratched up. However, these things are NOTHING compared to all of the positive, wonderful things I have to say about it. Though the furniture is kind of basic, I love it because it is so appropriate and so "beachy." It goes great with the whole island living feel. And frankly, you do not stay in a beach front condo to have access to high end appliances and white crown molding. So, none of these items bothered us at all either of the two times we have stayed here.

Location: This condo is located on the most beautiful beach I have ever seen in my life. It is astonishing...AND this unit is only like a 30 second walk from the pool and a 45 second walk from the sand! If you like the beach, or if you are like us and you LOVE the beach, you will LOVE this condo. While staying here, you will have as much opportunity to go to the beach as you like. Also, this section of the beach seems to be less busy than some of the other parts of this beach...so there are times when it almost feels like you are relaxing on a private beach because there is SO much space. Further, the Whaler sits right next to Whaler's Village - which has plenty of shopping, food, coffee, etc. At this particular moment, the village is under construction. So, while it is not as pretty as it usually is, I have it on good authority that it is going to be awesome when it is finished. The famous snorkeling spot, "Black Rock," is about 200 yards north of the Whaler. So, if you like snorkeling, you can easily walk to it in a few minutes. Really, the water is so clear and beautiful on this beach that you can literally walk straight out of the Whaler and into the water and snorkel in front of the Whaler and see incredible fish about 30-50 feet off shore. The beach activities center rents chairs, umbrellas and cabanas - and the cabanas are awesome! They are actually brand news ones this year and they are top notch! Very comfortable and the staff will put it exactly where you want to so that you are perfectly happy. And the prices are reasonable. They also can help you by scheduling a variety of beach activities....such as how they helped us get scheduled for a dinner cruise on the Teralani (another company I highly recommend).

Owner: Though I have never met the owner of this unit, I have conversed with him via email several times over the past year and he has been very helpful to us while planning both of our vacations to Maui. He is super easy to work with and responds to emails very quickly. He is great.

Staff: The staff at the Whaler is second to none. Everybody from the front desk staff to the beach activities center staff are super helpful, very kind and you can tell that they actually WANT to help you have a great vacation. It is so nice.

The Views: From the lanai, you have a ground floor view of a beautifully maintained lawn. Beyond this, you can see some beautiful palm trees and you have a great view of the ocean. In short the view is Excellent! Walking out the front door of the building that this condo is in, the view instantly makes you feel like you are in paradise (which you are).

I could truly go on and on. Suffice it to say, however, that this place is awesome. It is a great value for the money. It is absolutely beautiful. We have been twice and plan to go again asap. You can't go wrong and you will not regret staying here.

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Liked best: The awesome location.
Liked least: The pots and pans (trivial i know).
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 31, 2015
Matt & Kellie-
Wow!!! Thanks for the most objective and thorough review of our condo. It makes me feel so good that you enjoyed your stay immensely and plan to return. You pointed out so many good things, I couldn't have said it better myself. Mahalo Nui Loa !
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kjcinaz
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Maui condo”
Reviewed July 28, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We spent a week in this condo. We found that it exceeded our expectations. The accommodations were nice and the location was so close to the ocean. I would rent a property from the owner again.

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Management Response
Jul 29, 2015
Hi Melissa and Kevin- Thanks for sending this to me via personal email.
"We had such a wonderful time there! Already talking about going back next year. You place was absolutely perfect. Thank you and the staff at The Whaler for making our vacation perfect. Didn't want to come home!"
and also for the kind words here as well. Hopefully we'll see you again at this or another one of my condos !
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lorid872
Concord, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
Reviewed November 12, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This condo was on the bottom floor of the Whaler which was perfect. Unfortunately, there was construction on that side of the facility and our lanai was blocked off with plywood. The unit itself needs some updating, but all in all, our stay was fabulous. The size and location of the studio are perfect for a couple and it's a great place to stay and enjoy all the Kaanapali area has to offer. We were on our honeymoon and had an awesome time.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 18, 2014
Hi Lori-
I'm glad that you enjoyed your honeymoon at our condo in Maui. I am sorry about the construction, but I did warn you about it more than a month ahead of time and did issue a refund check for a discounted stay. I hope it wasn't too much of a disturbance. I also hope you enjoyed the custom honeymoon gift basket that I had delivered for you to enjoy!
Mahalo,
Larry
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MattandKe...
Houston, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay! Will be returning!”
Reviewed August 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This condo is an excellent place to stay in Maui and is located on a great resort on an amazing beach. Communication with the owner was easy, friendly and informative. The front desk and concierge services were outstanding. The staff was kind and helpful. The swimming pool was more than adequate. The beach activities center was staffed with very helpful people who helped to make our vacation one we will remember for a lifetime. While some of the furniture/appliances in the condo were somewhat basic, we were not at all disappointed by any of it. And the location is unbelievable...completely unbelievable.
I can't say enough about the beach located directly in front of this property. From this condo, you can walk out the back door, sit on the lanai and watch the waves and birds. From the front door of the condo, the beach is about a 45 second walk. The sand is beautiful. There is plenty of space, even in the middle of summer. The water is very clear for snorkeling or diving. Black Rock (one of the main snorkeling spots) is only a few minutes walk down the beach (or you can swim there if you are feeling up for some exercise). The beach activities center has towels, snorkeling equipment, chairs, umbrellas, cabanas, etc. They can also answer questions about and set you up with parasailing, day or evening cruises, and other beach activities. The pool felt busy at certain times of day, but the beach in front of this resort never felt crowded-even when it was busy.
Again, an excellent place to stay with an owner that is very friendly and easy to work with. We stayed here for our wedding anniversary and have every intention of coming back. We plan to stay in this condo every time we come to Maui from now on. It was the vacation of our dreams.

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Liked best: location and beach
Liked least: the pots/pans
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Sep 5, 2014
Matt- Wow! Such a nice review. Thanks so much for pointing out all the nice things and amenities that The Whaler and our condo has to offer. I'm very glad to hear that we played a small part in making your anniversary one to remember, and look forward to having you back year after year!
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