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'Best of the Whaler' Award-Winning Oceanview Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shared Hot Tub


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

FRAUD ALERT! We do not advertise on Craigslist. If someone on Craigslist advertises a condo rental and refers you to this webpage, it's a fraud. Never wire money to these people. We only accept payment via VRBO.

We have completely remodeled our studio apartment. It is now *the* showcase studio at The Whaler. (Read the glowing reviews from our guests below.) The work was done by Scott Williamson, known as the #1 remodel contractor on Ka'anapali Beach. Some of our pictures were taken by Scott's photographer.

If you know the Whaler, then you know that #1015 is in a great location. It's on the 10th floor on the south side of the north tower, so you're overlooking the courtyard with a terrific view of the ocean and beach. From our private 10th-floor lanai you've got terrific views of the ocean including all of the island of Lanai. Look in the other direction and you've got a great view of the mountains. (There are 12 floors in the building.)

If you don't know the Whaler, you're in for a treat. The Whaler is in the best location on Ka'anapali Beach. Walk out of the building and you're just a few steps away from the beach. (Closer than any other property on Ka'anapali Beach.) Directly next to the property is Whaler's Village with dozens of shops and three excellent beachside restaurants. And because you're staying at the Whaler, you don't have to drive home after dinner.

All linens are provided. Check-out cleaning is included free of charge. Additional cleaning during your stay can be arranged for a nominal fee.

A deposit of two nights’ rental is required with your reservation. The balance plus a $350 damage deposit, is due 60 days prior to arrival. The damage deposit is fully refundable upon satisfactory inspection of the unit's condition following your stay. A 60-day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will be refunded in full. Cancellations within 60 days of the arrival date forfeit the full rent.

Transient Accommodations Tax ID: TA-158-542-4384-01

General Excise Tax ID: GE-158-542-4384-01

Keywords: condo,studio, Whaler, Maui,Kaanapali,whales, beach, ocean

More Details

Property Manager
Doug Kaye
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Doug Kaye

Our mainland home is in beautiful Marin County, just north of San Francisco, but we try to spend as much time on Maui as we can. Our other apartment (#707 a 1BR/2BA) is our home-away-from-home and we often use #1015 for special guests. We visit 3-4 times every year and we spend most of our time making sure everything in both of our condos is just right for our family and guests.

Doug Kaye purchased this condo in 2006

Why Doug Kaye chose Maui

We first stayed at the Whaler on our 15th wedding anniversary. That was 27 years ago in 1986. To us, the Whaler is all about the location. We love that we can walk out of the building and immediately be on the beach. We love that we can sit on the lanai any time between January and April and watch whales. And we love that we can walk home from half a dozen great informal restaurants.

What makes this condo unique

The beach is literally 30 paces from the building. We walk on the beach and swim in the ocean every morning. We love walking down to Black Rock, coming back to the middle of the beach, getting free fresh towels, taking a swim, drying off lying on the sand, then heading back to the condo. Every day should begin this way! And every evening should include a Mai Tai made by Johnny at Leilani's, just down the path at Whalers Village.


Kaanapali Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio Apartment: King size bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

'Best of the Whaler' Award-Winning Oceanview Studio
average rating of 4.981818 based on 55 reviews

It worked out well for my husband and I

  • 5 of 5

We enjoy staying at the Whaler. It's location is very nice and the area is beautiful! This is our third stay at The Whaler and we wish to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We recommend this property!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying at this clean, quiet property with a beautiful view from the balcony of both the ocean and foothills. All the staff onsite were great and the owners were a pleasure to work with. The beach was perfect and good restaurants and shopping were within easy walking distance. We recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, every thing we needed. Kitchen well equipped, plenty of towels and a nice surprise to find a cooler available for our use. This was our first time staying on the south side of the tower, so you do get all of the afternoon sun on the lanai, so most days it was too hot to sit out there in the heat of the day. But, it was still nice having the doors open and feeling the warmth. If I could complain about anything, the blow dryer only bows cold air, but I don't use one much anyway. Highly recommend this condo. Oh and The Whaler it's self is always beautifully landscaped and maintained as well as great people working here. Was happy to see a lot of the same people still working here from last year.

Thanks Janine and Mark

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place on Maui

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here in September and couldn't have asked for anything more. It's incredibly well kept and in an ideal location. The owners were extremely helpful in answering any questions and promptly refunded our damage deposit after our stay. We'll definitely be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice condo in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

The last time I stayed at The Whaler was in 1980. The property has remained beautiful and they are updating everything. The condo we stayed in was beautiful. The kitchen well stocked with just about everything you need. The only thing I would add would be plastic "sippee" cups with lids for sodas to take with you to the pool or beach for keeping sand out of your drink. We used a cabana every day at the beach. The folks at the beach activities shack were very helpful and the price of the cabana very reasonable. The beach area is beautiful as well and is made for stand up paddle boarding, kayaking etc. The snorkeling there was okay, although I would suggest walking or driving just next door to the public beach area for a few more reefs to see fish and turtles. We did see a couple of turtles off our beach as well as a few larger reef fish, just not as many next door. The pool area is a little small, although we didn't really mind as we prefer to be out on the beach. One thing we would suggest is if you go out in the evening get back before 8 if you want to park underneath the building, out of the sun. It is a quick walk to the Whalers village where you can shop or eat at either The Hula Grill or Leilani's, both have good food and fresh fish every day. If you feel like driving, head out to Leoda's in the Olawalu area. We ate there three times. Great food & home made pies! Well worth the drive. We would definitely stay here again and suggest it to our friends too!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience at this property. We stayed 10 nights. The place was very well kept, clean and the view was amazing. Would highly recommend this place to anyone. The owners we responsive and ver accommodating to anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kahului, Maui
Car: recommended

If you don't know the Whaler, you're in for a treat. The Whaler is in the best location on Ka'anapali Beach. Walk out of the building and you're just a few steps away from the beach. Directly next to the property is Whaler's Village with dozens of shops and three excellent beach side restaurants. And because you're staying at the Whaler, you don't have to drive home after dinner.


Rates & Availability

Kaanapali Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
March Discount!
Mar 27 2017 - Apr 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Standard Rate
Jan 16 2018 - Dec 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 13.25%

We may have issued other quotations for the same dates and will accept them on a first-come first-served basis. Rates are subject to change without notice. As of 4/1/16 there is a $16/day Resort Fee, payable to the front desk upon checkout. It increases to $17/day on 4/1/17.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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