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John Whitley

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Spectacular Ocean View Luxury Studio #1 Beach on Maui! Whale Watch On Your Lanai

35 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Special Offer! $225/NT JULY, AUG & SEPT. - SPECTACULAR OCEAN FRONT STUDIO! July 6 - September 30

Maui Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Beautiful ocean view condo centered on the Famous Kaanapali Beach. Kaanapali Beach is rated as one of the best beaches in the world. Kaanapali offers everything for a wonderful vacation... From beachfront dining, snorkeling, surfing, sunbathing or just enjoying the spectacular view from your private lanai. The bar height table set and chaise lounge make for the perfect viewing experience of the nightly sunsets on Kaanapali Beach. The studio is beautifully decorated in lovely tropical Hawaiian décor. Unit 315 finished a complete updating with a highly sought after remodeling company on Maui. The remodel included all new, top-of-the- line kitchen appliances, granite counters, cabinetry and imported bamboo ceilings. The furniture is island rattan and includes a very comfortable new California King bed and an overhead Tommy Bahama ceiling fan. A custom made sea-life mosaic highlights the new extra spacious walk in shower.

Located in the most desirable inside courtyard with a fantastic ocean view. The unit will comfortably accommodate 2 people with the King size bed. Play a leisurely 18 holes of golf on any of the nearby courses or take a swim in the oceanfront pool, relax with a jacuzzi dip or play tennis at the complex and then watch the beautiful sunset from your private lanai. After you can settle in and watch your favorite programs on the 37-inch flat screen television with full cable. There is a DVD library of vintage films and classics as well as several current movies. Many books are available for your reading pleasure. A full sized desk in the unit has CATV internet access and the unit has free WiFi.

The Whaler on Kaanapali also has a full-service salon and workout room. The Whaler's Village Shopping Complex with over 50 shops and restaurants is directly next door. The Famous Kaanapali Beachwalk goes from one end of Kaanapali Beach to the other and is located in front of the condo. Several waterfront restaurants are located on the Beachwalk as well as nightly entertainment and luaus.

Amenities: Telephone, Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Beautiful 37-Inch Flat-Screen Wall Mounted Television, DVD Player, Stereo, CD Player, Ceiling Fan, Sealife Tiled Bathroom, Granite Vanity Area, Fully Equipped Kitchen With Stove/Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Blender, Toaster, Rice Maker, Hand Mixer. Cooking Utensils provided, Linens Provided, Iron, Hair Dryer, Washer & Dryer Nearby, Jacuzzi and Pool, Lighted Tennis Courts, Nautilus Gym and Sauna, Gas Grill(BBQ) with Granite Picnic Tables and Beachfront Dining Area, On-Site Aveda Spa and Salon. Business Center Located in The Lobby. Covered Parking, Concierge, Bell-Man, Elevators.

Activities (On Site or Nearby): Hiking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center/Gym, Fishing, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Aquarium, Sightseeing, Horseback Riding, Whale Watching, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Boating, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet-skiing, Dinner Cruises, Island Hopping to Lanai, Luaus.

HI Tax ID: 83710497-01

Keywords: Condominium

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John Whitley (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Staying in this beautiful condo added so much to our vacation. Everything was done with such high upgrades. It was even prettier than pictures on the website.....
Aug 2008
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Spectacular Ocean View Luxury Studio #1 Beach on Maui! Whale Watch On Your Lanai
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

The Whaler---- Absolute beachfront

  • 5 of 5

About Whaler 315. What a wonderful experience. We have had many rental weeks at The Whaler, 315 is tops in our opinion. Tops for decor and furnishings. Tops for comfort especially. Tops for that feel at home feeling. Tops for "we want to return next year.

Bonus; the aircon is very very quiet and unobtrusive. As well, it turns off when the balcony door is opened, and turns on again when the door is closed. Result, we did not have to touch the aircon switch all the time we were there. The pool and the access to the beach are right there--beachside. Whaler shops are very handy and just a short walk along the beach walk.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your wonderful review! You have been wonderful guests and we look forward to you returning again... all the way from New Zealand! Warm Aloha and Mahalo
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  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our choice of Unit #315 of The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach. The unit itself was very nicely appointed as shown in the photos. We loved being on the 3rd floor. When sitting on the lanai (at the barstool height table and chairs which I think makes a difference) you have an excellent view of the ocean and the beautifully landscaped and maintained grounds of the Whaler property. Any lower and your view may be obstructed by the trees; any higher and you may lose the ambience of the grounds. The location of the Whaler on the beach was perfect for us. We could easily use the beach walkway carrying our beach chairs (provided in our unit) to get closer to Black Rock where there was excellent snorkeling just off the beach. We didn't see any big fish but there are plenty of colorful smaller fish as well as big green sea turtles! We used the beach walkway in the evening to go to dinner and for after dinner cocktails. It is idyllic!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha ken and Colleen Thank you so much for writing such a nice review! I know it really helps people make a decision when choosing accommodations of somewhere you have never been. I do hope you find time to return and stay with us again. Warm Aloha and Mahalo, John and Valene
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A slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much Valene and John for the use of your beautiful condo at the Whaler. We had an amazing vacation and the unit was perfect in every way! The condo was comfortable and so well appointed. The views are just stunning and we can't say enough about the proximity to the beach! We ate many meals on the lanai while watching whales play in front of us - how can it get any better? Having the resort beach walk just steps from the door was wonderful and provided easy access to all the restaurants, shopping and other resorts. We absolutely will rent it again in the future as Kaanapali is now officially our "go to" vacation spot! Everything else seems to pale in comparison!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review of your stay on Maui! We are so appreciative to hear of your stay and that you had an enjoyable time at The Whaler. You are wonderful guests and we hope you can return to The Whaler very soon. Warm Aloha and Mahalo.
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Perfect Maui Condo

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed ten wonderful days in this beautiful condo at the Whaler. The entire unit was top notch and we did not want for anything. We cooked almost all our meals there and we found the kitchen well stocked for all our cooking needs. It was great to have BBQs out front for grilling our meats as well.

The condo was equipped with high quality furniture and the king bed was very comfortable. There were all kinds of books and DVDs there to enjoy as well. A real bonus was having two beach chairs and an umbrella available for our use.

One thing that we would never have thought of was the great balcony furniture. This unit had a comfortable chaise lounge as well as two bistro chairs and table. The bistro chairs allow you to be high enough to see over the balcony rail while enjoying a coffee or cool drink. Our day would always begin with coffee on the balcony while watching the whales frolic in the ocean. So simple but also so enjoyable! Bring binoculars!

The condo is located right next to the Whaler Village which has nice shops and many restaurants. It's also located near the "Black Rock" which is great for snorkeling. We did see turtles there!

I would highly recommend this condo and would stay again in a heart beat. Thanks for sharing your perfect condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A warm thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful review. We try hard to have the unit in excellent condition and the way we would like it when on island for our guests. Maui and is always so magical and we are so glad you had a fantastic time there. Warm Aloha and Mahalo! John and Valene
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  • 5 of 5

This was truly a luxury studio. Very upscale. My wife is a nurse and is a clean freak. She was impressed with how clean this unit was. Very comfortable bed and furniture. All stainless steel appliances. Tastefully decorated. Great location. Nice view of the pool and beach. Close to shops and one of our favorite restaurants, the Hula Grill. No question we will be back. Aloha and Mahalo to the owners.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A big mahalo for the wonderful review. We are so very happy you enjoyed the unit and had a wonderful vacation on Maui. We hope you can come back and visit again. John and Valene
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Our AMAZING dream vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our Maui vacation and this condo at the Whaler was all we dreamed of and more. It really was! From enjoying the beautiful view mornings and evenings on the lani to snorkeling with sea turtles at Black Rock, we had the dream vacation! The bed was so comfortable and the condo was so welcoming. It had everything we needed or wanted. And it was close enough to things we needed or wanted to do and yet far enough away also where we could enjoy the quiet, calm nights. We are looking forward to being able to stay here again soon!

Thanks so much Valene and John! Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so very, very happy you enjoyed beautiful Maui and the condo. We hope you have a wonderful New Year and can come visit again soon. Warm Aloha and Mahalo! John and Valene
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Rates & Availability

Kaanapali Condo Rental Rates


Special Offer From:
Dates Jul 6, 2016 to Sep 30, 2016


Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Novembe 1, 2016 -Dec. 31, 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

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The Whaler Resort charges guests a $15.00 per night resort fee. This is collected by the resort upon check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Maui Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) New Super Comfortable California King.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Full Service Aveda Salon, Nautilus Gym, Tennis Courts, Concierge Services, Bell Man

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