Calgary, AB Canada
The unit held up to our expectations. The Sofa bed could use a new mattress, but the unit had foam pads that we added to the sofa bed and that was sufficient. The unit was nice and clean with plenty of kitchen equipment, cooking utensils and serving/dishes. It was awesome to watch the whales from the lanai. Watching the loading of the catamarans was enjoyable too. Going on the tour was even better. I must admit the music from the bars/restaurants at Whaler Village did taint our stay. You could even hear the music if the lanai doors were closed. The good thing is that the village bars/restaurants close at 10 pm.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: First and most importantly, I am very happy that so much of your vacation at our unit was as good as you had expected. I agree there is nothing like watching the whales, sea turtles, catamarans, beautiful sunsets and beach activities right from your own private lanai.
I would like to address your concern about the music from Whaler Village. The entertainment from the Village is a soothing blend of Hawaiian tropical music and actually we had several guests comment how they have enjoyed it. In a tropical environment, the entertaining and dining is done outside as to enjoy the complete island experience. Every major resort or dining establishment on the Ka'anapali beach front has musical entertainment from 4 to 8 P.M....or longer based on the occasion, i.e., New Year's or other major holidays. I am not familiar with hearing music with the Lanai doors closed..at least to a level it being annoying, and or playing to 10 pm. In all honesty, this is the first mention of it in the ten years of ownership. Keep in mind, your stay co-insided with spring break and, things might have continued a little later and a little louder than normal as during that time of year they cater to a young crowd.
The sofa bed is of high quality and, was purchased new in April of 2012.
We purchased this unit several years ago due to its proximity to one of the top ocean beaches in the world, literally just seconds away from our front door. The proximity to shopping and dining with out having to drive is an added bonus. Please keep in mind, with the convenient location comes the expected amount of interaction that can not be avoided at such a wonderful position. I hope you will visit us again, Aloha.
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