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Lahaina, HI, USA
  • Condo1952 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 14 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)





We bought this unit because we fell in love with the spectacular view visible from this corner penthouse ocean front spacious Condo with a wrap around Lanai. There is no finer view in all of the South Pacific with more than a 200 degree panorama of Kaanapali Beach, Maui's finest Beach together with scenic views of Lanai, Molokai, Kaanapali Beach and the West Maui Mountains. Floor to ceiling windows allow unobstructed ocean views from the completely remodeled bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. Three flat screen HDTV's and in house washer and dryer provide convenient living options. Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled with floor to ceiling tile, granite counters and rain glass shower doors. The floors in the kitchen, entryways and hallway have been replaced with ceramic tile and new carpet has been installed throughout the rest of the condo.

The Whaler has recently completed more than $40 million worth of property renovations and enhancements over the last 5 plus years. The ocean front heated pool has a new paver deck and new 10 foot diameter hot tub. On the property there is a fully equipped exercise room, sauna, business center, and tennis courts. The newly redesigned courtyard with a new larger koi pond is magnificent. The covered garage between the towers has been refurbished including a new waterproof membrane over the roof. Both Towers have had their railings replaced and new tile applied to the lanai decks and both buildings have been repainted. A new wider more elegant driveway has been built at the Porte Cochere where you check-in. The entrance off Kaanapali Parkway has been redesigned.

The location puts convenience two world class golf courses close by, with at least a dozen restaurants within walking distance. Next door is The Whaler's Village Shopping Center with many upscale shops, a whaling museum. Five hotels, and five other condominium projects are nearby. A paved promenade allows easy strolling along Kaanapali beach. A free Trolley allows you ride between all the properties on Kaanapali Beach.

Lahaina, The Historic Whaling Capital of the Pacific is three miles away and contains many historic buildings dating from the early to mid 1800s plus shops, art galleries, restaurants, movie theaters, live theatre and a magic show production.

Please go to our website for more information on things to see and do and our recommendations on dining during your stay in Paradise.

HAWAII TAX ID: W-01202256-01, Hawaii contact David Madrigal 808-344-5065, email: dvdmadrigal7@gmail.com.

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Gordon Fall

Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Gordon Fall

Carole and Gordon Fall and their family have been coming to Maui since 1971. Carole is a retired anesthesiologist and Gordon is a semi-retired family physician in their home city of Seattle. Their family includes 3 children, two son-in-laws and 5 grandchildren. They purchased their first Maui home in The Whaler in 1976 and have owned three different units in The Whaler. Currently, they own and use 1252 which is the penthouse unit in Tower II. At least two to three times a year they stay in their unit in The Whaler for several weeks at a time. They are constantly upgrading the unit or adding or changing furnishings.

Gordon Fall purchased this Condo in 1980

Why Gordon Fall chose Kaanapali

Carole and Gordon have traveled extensively to every continent and have found that there is no better place than Maui to combine relaxation, peacefulness, safety, and a wide variety of recreational and entertainment activities with an ideal year round climate. This realization and the relatively easy access to Maui from Seattle prompted them to initially buy their first unit in The Whaler in 1975 and then as the family grew in 1980 bought this 2B2B unit to better accommodate the family.

What makes this Condo unique

Staying in The Whaler allows you to walk the length of Kaanapali Beach and visit 5 hotels, numerous condominium projects, more than a dozen restaurants and many shops without ever having to cross a street. Swimming, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, sailing, tennis, golf, many restaurants and shops are just a few yards away. In 1252 in The Whaler you have both the finest view on Maui and the quietest location in The Whaler.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a King size bed., Queen size Beds (2) Two queen size beds have recently been added to the second bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen size hidabed is in the living room.


        • 2 Bathrooms

          Location Type

            • Beach
            • Beach View
              180 degree plus view of Kaanapali Beach.
            • Beachfront
              You can't get any closer to the beach or to the spectacular sunsets in the quietest unit in the Whaler.
            • Golf Course Front
              An 18 hole championship golf course the abuts the Whaler on the mountain side of the property.
            • Golf Course View
              The golf course is partly visable from the Lanai on the courtyard side.
            • Mountain View
              A magnificent view of the West Maui Mountains is visable from the Lanai.
            • Ocean View
              180 degree view of Lanai, Molokai and the Pacific Ocean.
            • Oceanfront
              There is no finer view of Ocean, Lanai, Molokai, Kaanapali Beach and the Maui coastline.
            • Resort
              The Whaler sits in the center of Kaanapali Beach which is the first destination resort on Maui.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          An extra set of towels is supplied. If a stay is longer than 7 days there is a mid stay or weekly maid service.
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Separate units control the temperature in each bedroom and in the living room dining room and kitchen area
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Broadband Access
                          Free wifi is available in the unit.
                        • Business Center
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          See under Washer
                        • Covered Parking
                          The garage between the towers is covered.
                        • Elevator
                          Three elevators service each building.
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          A fully equipped gym is available in the basement of Tower I.
                        • Garage
                          An underground parking garage is located between the twin towers of the Whaler, plus additional parking is available on a surface lot just as you enter the property.
                        • Gym
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          No heating is necessary in this part of Maui.
                        • Internet
                          Free internet.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Living Room
                          The living Room has a sofa(sofa-bed), love seat, two large wicker chairs, coffee table, large 46 inch flat screen TV, along with DVD and tape players.
                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                          There is underground parking between the two towers of The Whaler and also additional parking on a surface outdoor lot just as you enter the property.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          All parking is off street.
                        • Safe
                        • Shampoo
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Telephone
                          There is a telephone into the unit. The number is 808-661-6584.
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                          There are towels provided in each of the bathrooms and free beach towels are available at the concession by the pool or from the front desk.
                        • Washing Machine
                          You can do all your washing in the unit using the stacked Washer and Dryer in the Master bedroom bathroom.
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Free wifi is available in the unit.
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Ice Maker
                            • Blender
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              See above.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              There is a full set of dishes, mugs, wine glasses, regular frying pan and electric frying pan.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Full size Dishwaster present.
                            • Freezer
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Automatic coffee maker
                            • Kitchen
                              The kitchen has been remodeled with white cabinets and granite counter tops, ceramic tile floors and contains a full set of cooking utensils, four burner stove top, Microwave oven, Convection Oven, Dishwasher, blender, automatic coffee maker, toaster, and refrigerator. You can cook and at the same time see the panoramic view of Lanai, Molokai and Kaanapali Beach before your eyes.
                            • Microwave
                              Large Microwave oven present.
                            • Oven
                              Convection oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full size refrigerator present.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Glass top designer dining table with acrylic base.
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      There is satellite Oceanic Cable TV connection in the Living Room and both bedrooms.
                                    • Books
                                      There are many books available for you to use in the Hall closet and on the Armoire in the Master Bedroom.
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Connected to the TV in the Living Room
                                    • Radio
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • Stereo
                                      Available on the TV internet programming in the Living Room.
                                    • Television
                                      46 inch flat screen TV in Living Room. 40 inch flat screen TV in Master Bedroom. 32 inch Flat screen TV in Second Bedroom
                                    • Toys
                                      A few toys are available on the far left end of the lanai as you face the ocean.
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      There are a number of Videos and Movies in the white armoire drawers in the Living Room


                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          You can rent kayaks at the concession by the pool.
                                        • Balcony
                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Bicycles
                                          Bicycle racks are available in the garage.
                                        • Binoculars
                                        • Boat
                                          You can rent paddle boards, surf boards, and small sailboats or kayaks either at the Beach Activities concession at the pool or at the hotel next door.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          A 400 square foot lanai wraps around the ocean and courtyard side of the unit.
                                        • Deck Furniture
                                        • Gated Community
                                        • Golf
                                          There is a golf course just across Kaanapali Parkway from where you enter The Whaler.
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          One bar height table with the top of the table at the same height as the railing allows unimpeded view of the ocean and the spectacular sunsets while dining or just sitting in the numerous chairs or chaise lounges.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          There is a large area of lawn and a koi pond and waterfall feature in the courtyard between the two towers.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          There are out door grills just off the beach in front of Tower I and in front of Tower II they are located near the property line with The Whaler's Village. There are also dining tables and chairs.
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Tennis
                                          Two brand new tennis courts were just put in on the mountain end of Tower I. You can reserve a court through the front desk which also has tennis rackets and balls available.
                                        • Tennis Court
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          There are usually some boogie boards, snorkels, fins and masks out on our lanai to the far left end as you face the water. Guests often add to what is there. You can also rent more at the pool.


                                            • Groups
                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              See above.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  There is a heated swimming pool just off the beach between the two towers of The Whaler.
                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  A ten foot diameter hot tub is adjacent to the pool.
                                                • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                                • Outdoor Pool
                                                • Sauna
                                                  A Sauna is located in the basement of Tower I next to the Spa.
                                                • Shared Hot Tub
                                                  A large ten foot diameter hot tub is adjacent to the heated swimming pool by the beach.
                                                • Whirlpool

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Car Optional
                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • Housekeeper


                                                        • museums
                                                        • churches
                                                        • coin laundry
                                                        • forests
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • library
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • marina
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • playground
                                                        • rain forests
                                                        • reefs
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • ruins
                                                        • synagogues
                                                        • volcano
                                                        • waterfalls

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • photography
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • boating
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • luaus
                                                            • miniature golf
                                                            • outlet shopping
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • shelling
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • whale watching
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • Babysitter
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • paragliding
                                                                    • parasailing
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • surf fishing
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • water skiing
                                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                                        • NON SMOKING UNIT Hair dryer in each bathroom.

                                                                          29 Reviews


                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Christmas 2017-New Years 2018

                                                                          Tracy D.Klein, TX

                                                                          This is a very nice condo with great views. Weather and water were wonderful. Went over to Molokai and Lanai for guided day trips. Also drove the road to Hana (rent the tour guide app for your phone $6), snorkled, ziplined, went deep sea fishing, went to Luau, did volcano downhill bike ride, did the submarine tour, and ocean kayaked. It was very convenient being located right next to Whaler's Village. Mama's fish House in Paia was excellent. Overall, Maui and Whaler1252 were a great vacation destination.

                                                                          Maui Paradise!

                                                                          Steven K.Ludington, Michigan

                                                                          We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Maui, and this condo really made our trip to the islands special. The location cannot be beat, with a beautiful beach, snorkeling, swimming, shopping and restaurants at your door step. The view from the unit is phenomenal and many hours were spent on the lanai enjoying cocktails, conversation and beautiful sunsets. The unit was spotless, and fully stocked with everything you need for a comfortable stay. I greatly appreciated all the great insights and information Gordon provided us regarding the condo and the area. The front desk staff was extremely friendly, helpful and made us feel very welcome at check in and during our stay. I look forward to future trips to Maui, and leasing this unit again. I can honestly and unequivocally recommend this unit! Thanks Gordon for Maui memories!

                                                                          Best view on Kaanapali!

                                                                          Michael S.Newport Beach, ca

                                                                          We are frequent guests of the Whaler over many years. This visit was our best! The view from this unit is the best you will find. The owner was extremely easy to work with very accommodating for all of our needs. The Whaler has invested in significant upgrades over the past several years and all of the amenities now are great. You will not want to go back home!

                                                                          Beyond explanation...

                                                                          David H.

                                                                          This review has taken too long to write because our 1252 Penthouse experience was too great! We can’t write a review that accurately describes 1252, but here is our attempt...there is much more.

                                                                          The 1st time you enter 1252 the view will stop you. When we 1st walked in my daughter and granddaughter walked in first, then stopped. My wife and I bumped into them until we saw the view. WOW!

                                                                          The porch was our morning and evening spot. Our morning coffee tasted special there.

                                                                          Beach activities and access are indescribable. Surf lessons were fun and challenging. Snorkeling the best. Beach people friendly and helpful.

                                                                          There is so much more…

                                                                          Perfect as always

                                                                          Teresa T.

                                                                          Once again, our stay at #1252 Condo was perfect. Being on the top floor we got to enjoy seeing whales breach that no one else saw, we also got to see at least 4 turtles each and every morning going south. Just relaxing on the lani, watching the sunrise & sunset didn't get any better. Shopping & the night life close by is a plus, The Whaler Village offers a good selection of shopping.

                                                                          Many Thanks to Gordon & Carole for letting enjoy their 2nd home as our home. We will return.


                                                                          Wendy F.

                                                                          This week was a blessing for our family. The condo was beyond beautiful and all we can talk about is how to figure out a way to come back every year. Thank you so much!


                                                                          Lahaina, HI, USA

                                                                          The Whaler is located in the middle of a destination resort on Maui's Finest Beach. You can swim, sun bathe, snorkel, surf, boogie board, kite surf, snorkel, sail, scuba dive, walk the beach, golf or eat out within just a few meters of The Whaler.

                                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                          Full refund is given for cancellations up to 60 days prior to the first day of occupancy(120 days for Christmas rentals). For cancelations received less than 60 days prior to the first day of occupancy(or for Christmas rentals 120 days prior to occupancy) refund is given according to the ability to re-book the unit less a re-booking fee of $250 and any commissions or credit card fees. Our Hawaii GE and TA tax number is W01202256-01. Our on island contact is David Madrigal who also does our cleaning and minor maintenance. His cell phone number is 808-344-5065 and his email dvdmadrigal7@gmail.com.

                                                                          29 Reviews
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