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Laura

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

The Whaler~ Stunning Courtyard Ocean View, 9th Floor~ One From Ocean Front

37 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Lahaina Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 2 Bath (Sleeps 5)

~Luxurious remodeled ocean view condo~

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We are very excited to announce the 2014 complete remodel of our one bedroom two bath condo, featuring an all new Kitchen and two new baths plus new tile flooring, new carpeting, and granite counters throughout. The remodeled baths have new cabinets, sinks, toilets, granite counters, tile, and lighting. The master bath has a walk-in shower for easy access and an innovative shower head which lets you choose between a waterfall or rainfall effect. There is also a hand held shower and a bench for those who wish to sit while showering. Our washer and dryer are now in the master hallway next to a beautiful new vanity. The guest bath has a tub and a hand held shower for easy bathing of children. The kitchen has been completely gutted with all new flooring, granite counters, cabinets, lighting, a wider floor plan, a pantry, and new appliances, including a large French door refrigerator and a beverage center. Three bar stools have been added for extra dining options.

All furniture has been replaced by new luxurious brands such as Tommy Bahama, Michael Amini, and Pulaski, giving the condo a tropical feel. We have also replaced the couch with a new sleeper couch by American Leather, which has a patent on its unique sleeper design. The bed is made with foam rubber and gel instead of coils to give it the highest level of comfort. Also in the unit is a roll-way bed, allowing 5 people to easily stay together.

Besides the wonderful interior, the condo’s lanai offers the most outstanding views you will find in all of Maui. The condo truly feels oceanfront even though it’s one back. The south -facing direction can’t be beat, with views of the island of Lanai, Kaanapali Beach, and the courtyard’s beautiful pool and Koi pond. The condo’s high level on the 9th floor allows for the lanai to always have cool breezes. In the winter months, whales can be seen from the lanai, especially in February when they are abundant. Every night the sliders can be open so you can sleep to the sound of the ocean.

The Whaler, a premiere condominium resort, is in the heart of the famous Ka’anapali Beach. Ka’anapali Beach is recognized worldwide as one of the top ten beaches. The spectacular natural setting, along with the many amenities of this resort hotel, make it an outstanding paradise vacation for people of all ages. The Whaler has recently completed more than $30 million worth of property renovations and enhancements over the last 3 plus years. The Whaler on Ka’anapali Beach featured amenities include state of the art fitness center, business center, tennis courts, beach side pool with hydra-spa, an on-site concierge, a beach kiosk with towel service, beach-side gas grills, onsite Aveda spa, air conditioning, and underground parking. The superior location of the property keeps owners and guests in the heart of some of the best shopping, dining, and ocean activities on Maui. Within walking distance are two world class golf courses, Whaler's Village Shopping Center with 65 shops and restaurants, and a whaling museum. A paved promenade allows easy strolling along Ka’anapali beach. A free Trolley also allows you to ride between all the properties on Ka’anapali Beach.

Ka’anapali Beach has much to offer. In addition to long walks on the beach, numerous water activities are available directly along Ka’anapali Beach including catamaran trips (which pick up directly in front of The Whaler), swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, whale watching, boating, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, Jet-skiing, dinner cruises, golfing, and luaus. It’s also a short stroll along the beach to Black Rock where you can watch the cliff divers in the evening or take the whole family for a swim with the turtles and tropical fish during the day. We love staying here and we think you will too.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laura

We live in the beautiful central coast of California. We have four children (this is a picture of my oldest daughter and me in Hana), with one son remaining at home. We are retired and enjoy traveling when our youngest son is not in school.

Laura purchased this condo in 2013

Why Laura chose Maui

We have been visiting Hawaii with our family ever since they were young. We like all the islands but Maui is our favorite. We bought The Whaler because we think Kaanapali Beach is the best beach in west Maui and we wanted a place to spend our summers.

What makes this condo unique

After looking at many condos, we settled on The Whaler because the units are so close to the ocean. You can sleep with your door open and hear the ocean all night. It's also great to be right next door to Whaler's Village so you can get food or dine out. My son loves the beach here as it's one of the few places on west Maui that has as sandy ocean bottom. It's great for boogie boarding.

Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

The Whaler~ Stunning Courtyard Ocean View, 9th Floor~ One From Ocean Front
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
5

Beautiful ocean AND mountain views from a comfortable, elegant condo!

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I stayed in Laura's condo located in The Whaler for about a week. The price was slightly reduced because of construction happening on the property (we were told it should be done sometime around Dec 2016). Luckily this unit was decently far away from the loudest construction.

We enjoyed the expansive "partial" ocean view. The view did not seem partial at all, rather we were able to see not only the beach to the right but also the stunning mountains to the left. Yes the second condo tower is a large part of the view as well but it did not negatively impact our experience. The area itself is very touristy, but the environment is still very enjoyable. The views, restaurants, pools and shops nearby are all well worth a visit.

The Whaler pool is pretty standard. The ocean just outside the condo was calm and beautifully turquoise. I was able to wave to my mom floating in the ocean all the way from the 9th floor deck of the condo and she waved back. The lounge furniture was a cozy add, and I laid out for hours reading books and taking in the view. It provided some much needed solitude in a busy tourist area that I was grateful for.

The kitchen in the condo was a godsend for times we got sick of sitting in restaurants. Laura was kind enough to share some local market suggestions within an hour of my request! My mom and I made a few yummy meals in the well equipped kitchen.

The pull out bed was comfortable enough, the closets were filled with various helpful items like bandaids, extra blankets and even boogie boards. Staying in a place like this makes a trip so much more enjoyable than a barren hotel room. I would recommend Laura's condo to anyone looking to stay in Maui!

Be sure to have a tropical drink at Hula Grill (2 min walk to the left of the condo), drive (10 mins) into Lahaina to eat at the amazing "Shark Pit Maui" restaurant and utilize the free ping pong table at the hotel closest to Black Rock (a quick 5 minute walk to the right down the beach the condo is located on)!

Thanks Laura+Fam!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thank you so much for your wonderful detailed review! We sincerely appreciate you writing about your experiences with us and in our condo! The quietness of this condo location really can make for a relaxing day on the lanai as you said. My husband and I always spend time relaxing out there every year we are there. We hope you will be able to visit us again. Mahalo!
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5

Wonderfully updated condo, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The Whaler is a great facility in an ideal location and #907 has to be one of the best! My wife and I looked at many offerings in Ka'anapali and chose #907 as the condo we wanted to stay in while we visited and got married on Maui. The pictures are accurate, our stay was great, and the staff were friendly and helpful. I loved eating breakfast on the lanai while watching the day start; beautiful, scenic, and very relaxing. With the Whaler's Village next door and Lahaina just a few minutes away, everything you want or need is conveniently nearby. My wife and I loved our whole experience and would definitely stay in #907 again. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your marriage! We are so honored that you chose our condo for this very special time together! We hope you visit us again. Mahalo for your great review!
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5

Can't do better!

  • 5 of 5

The Whaler has gone through extensive renovations, and is like brand new. We enjoyed our stay in this condo very much. Very nicely decorated and comfortable. Everything you need is at your fingertips.

The view is sensational. Our overall experience was outstanding!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your nice review, Rchard! We appreciate it very much!
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Excellent View and Location

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best unit we have stayed in at the Whaler. I have stayed in 6 other units at the Whaler so I speak from experience. It is beautifully decorated but not over the top with lots of stuff that just gets in the way. The sofa bed was excellent as was the bed in the master bedroom. It was wonderful to open the drapes each morning and be greeted with the beautiful view. The kitchen is well appointed although our cooking was simple, we had what we needed and the silverware was very high quality and plentiful. We ate breakfast and lunch on the lanai with the birds, wonderful to eat with the view. Both bathrooms have been upgraded and are very pretty. The shower with 3 shower head choices in the master was really a treat. The towels were soft and good quality. Loved the location as it was far enough down the hall from the elevators and it provided an even better view than the middle units. Laura and Eric were very easy to deal with and responded very quickly. Great owners to work with. We hope to be back again next year but for sure we will return on our next visit to Maui. Thank you Laura and Eric for making us feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your outstanding review! I'm so happy you loved the master shower! I love it so much too! I'm also glad you loved the decor and location of our condo. I hope you will stay with us again!
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Athens, Georgia
5

Wonderful 10 days!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time in the condo. This time we had 2 teenage girls staying on the hide-a-bed. We had plenty of room and as before everything about the condo was wonderful. My husband and I especially like to sit on the balcony and watch the world go by. We rent through VRBO a lot and Laura is one of the best. Highly recommend and hope we can return again before too long.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie, thank you for your nice review! We appreciate your repeated stays with us and we hope to see you again on your next visit.
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Littleton CO
5

Couldn't Ask For Anything More!

  • 5 of 5

We haven't even been home a week and already wishing we were back at The Whaler and more specifically, at this condo. As soon as we walked in, we knew the owners had paid attention to every detail a visitor could ever want - from readily having all pertinent information available about the area, to the outstandingly stocked kitchen, to the plush towels, to the designer décor and finally to the BED ... one of the most comfortable we've ever enjoyed, including our own! The owners were very friendly and extremely accessible - we had only one question the whole two weeks and that was answered almost immediately. The view is without question the loveliest we have encountered at The Whaler, other probably than the corner units with wraparound decks - but then you'd be paying so much more that you'd be cooking home every night! We have been to Maui quite a few times so no longer find it necessary to sightsee (although we DID take a day trip to Makawao and would highly recommend it as a change of pace ) nor do we need to depart from The Whaler and surrounding areas to find new restaurants. Some of the most delightful are within easy walking distance - Leilani's, Hula Grill and the Barefoot Bar, restaurants for dinner and Happy Hour at the Westin, Hyatt and the Sheraton plus one of our very favorite is right next door at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. It is a real treat to meander over there for Happy Hour and/or dinner to watch traditional Hawaiian entertainment. We have stayed in four condos at The Whaler and we would give this an A+ in every aspect.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review Cathie!! Thank you so much. You were both such great guests and we appreciated how well and often you communicated with us. We like to know what's going on with the condo. I hope you with stay with us again next time you are in Maui. Mahalo
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Map

Alii Nui
Honolua-Mokulē‘ia Bay Marine Life Conservation District
Ma'la - An Ocean Tavern
Haleakala National Park (Kula)
Soup Nutz & Java Jazz
Piiholo Ranch Zipline
Teralani
Old Lahaina Luau
Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice
Hana Highway
Kaanapali Beach
Mama's Fish House
Molokini Island
Hula Grill Kaanapali
Leilani's On The Beach
Whalers Village
Four Winds Snorkel Charters
Trilogy Excursions
Maui Ocean Center
Atlantis Submarines
Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub
Pacific Whale Foundation
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Lobby Renovation DISCOUNT!!
Aug 27 2016 - Dec 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Spring gap discount!
Apr 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Spring gap discount!
May 30 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Fall
Aug 21 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Winter
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Winter Gap discount!!
Jan 28 2018 - Jan 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2018 - Jun 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Summer
Jun 15 2018 - Aug 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Fall
Aug 21 2018 - Dec 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Winter
Dec 15 2018 - Feb 28 2019
7 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Non-refundable damage protection $50
Tax Rate 13.42%

50% payment is due at booking and balance is due 60 days before check-in date.

Cancellation: No charges if canceled before 60 days from arrival. If less than 60 days from arrival, no refund.

$16.00 /day resort fee ~ charged by The Whaler~

Transient Accommodation tax ID: TA-021-842-3296-01
General Excise tax ID: GE-021-842-3296-01

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Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 905 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom with en suite. Queen sleeper couch. Portable twin sleeper.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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