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Dianne Friesen

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Ground Floor with Ocean View, Steps off Lanai to Beach/pool

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo

Overview

Lahaina Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

IMPORTANT: All Exterior Renovations at the Whaler are COMPLETED! This is an elevated GROUND FLOOR unit with a VIEW. Unit 108 in Tower 1; Feels like you have your very own front yard - no lanai railings.

One unit back from OCEAN FRONT...Walk in - Walk out. NO elevators! Just steps from one of the BEST BEACHES in the world, the pool, bar-b-ques and Kaanapali Walkway. Completely Renovated. New kitchen and bath cabinetry with granite countertops, new appliances and plumbing fixtures, tile and glass walk-in showers, tile flooring throughout, new furniture, LCD flatscreen TVs in master bedroom and living room. Free Wireless. Our smoke-free unit, on the ground floor of the Whaler Condominiums on Ka’anapali Beach, provides beautiful sounds and views of the Ocean. Enjoy the nightly torchlighting ceremony at the Black Rock, views of Molokai, and see the whales, right from your private lanai. (See photos taken from the lanai).

Ka’anapali Beach is recognized as one of the top ten beaches in the world. The spectacular natural setting, along with the many amenities of this vacation paradise, make for an outstanding vacation setting for people of all ages.

It is a short walk to Black Rock for snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles and a wonderful place for long walks along the beach. In addition, numerous water activities are available directly along Ka’anapali beach including catamaran trips to whale watch, snorkel along the coast, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing, surfing, wind surfing, and kayaking/Stand up paddle boarding. Ka’anapali includes 2 world class golf courses (5 min walk).

The Whaler Village is next door and offers luxury shopping, restaurants, and free evening entertainment in the courtyard. A promenade extends the length of Ka’anapali Beach and provides walking access to many luxury hotels with luaus, restaurants, barefoot bars, live entertainment, and additional shopping.

The old whaling village of Lahaina is just up the road and offers additional areas to explore and enjoy. Tours of other locations on the island can be easily booked through the concierge or rent a car and explore the island from the wonderful home base of the Whaler condominium.

The Whaler amenities include a swimming pool (beach towels are provided free to guests from the pool side kiosk), hot tub, exercise room, beach side gas barbecue grills (a favorite gathering spot in the evenings), FREE wireless internet, tennis courts, Aveda spa, a concierge to help with booking activities, and covered parking.

Keywords: Condominium,ground floor,whaler,maui,kaanapali,ocean front,ocean view,one bedroom,2 bath

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Dianne Friesen (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dianne Friesen

We live in the Beautiful city of Kelowna BC, Canada. located in the Okanagan Valley and known as the Napa of The North for it's great vineyards and orchards. We feel privileged to live there in the summer months and in Maui for part of our winter.

Dianne Friesen purchased this condo in 2004

Why Dianne Friesen chose Maui

We came to Maui and stayed at The Whaler for many years and always wanted to buy - finally we did and it's been fabulous. It's so beautiful here and we love the proximity to the best beach, wonderful Kaanapali Walkway, Whalers Village and it's shops and excellent restaurants. It's become our second home!

What makes this condo unique

By Far, a Ground Floor unit, that's elevated for the ocean view, with a lawn and front yard rather than lanai railings. We rarely use elevators or hallways but walk off the lanai and it's steps to the beach, pool, bar-b-ques and walkway. Late afternoon shade is wonderful after a day in the sunshine! This is ideal for our 7 grandchildren! Although they don't all stay with us at once!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an absolutely fantastic time during our stay. The unit was beautiful way beyond our expectations, we were very happy there. Thanks and maybe we'll be able to stay there in '09.
Jan 2008
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

Ground Floor with Ocean View, Steps off Lanai to Beach/pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Wonderful location and beautiful accomodations

  • 5 of 5

I brought 2 of my kids (ages 21 and 14). We all loved the location so close to the beach and the view of black rock. It was so peaceful to sit on the patio in the mornings (with coffee) and in the evenings (with wine). The condo looks newly remodeled and is gorgeously done. Everything is conveniently located (pool, ocean, dining, shopping, gym, BBQ, and lobby). The Pandora account on the flat screen was a lovely touch when entertaining. The owners were very nice and made everything so easy. It's a great place for families. Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay with great views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Whaler 108! The owners have everything you can imagine to make this a great temporary 2nd home! It was especially good for our 2.5 year old toddler, and the extra grass area on this ground floor unit made it feel much larger. The baby enjoyed running around and playing while we enjoyed views of Black Rock and the ocean. The owners also had a variety of beach and swim gear for us to use. Also, the kitchen was stocked with everything you can image for cooking. And seeing the ocean from both rooms of the condo was a nice treat! And it was great to just walk to the ocean within seconds from our patio. We would love to stay here again for any of our return trips to Maui and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing, convenient place in an amazing location with amazing views!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best stay ever on our 4th time to Maui. THE BEST!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the lovely owners of this unit, our 4th stay at the Whaler (there to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary since eloping in Maui), was absolutely wonderful. We were there with our two very young children and the unit is spacious, immaculately clean, beyond well stocked with everything we could possibly need, and had many thoughtful touches thrown in such as a pack and play for our baby and beach toys, kids books and kids movies on DVD. The location cannot be beat, ground floor so the kids can play on the grass off the lanai, great sun exposure and perfect view of Blackrock and sunsets. Close to the BBQs and pool. Truly could not ask for more. The owners also went above and beyond whenever they could to ensure our stay was perfect and memorable. We WILL be back - Thanks you!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Kaanapali many times, but this was the first time we stayed in a condo at The Whaler. You can't beat the location - many restaurants and shopping within walking distance and if you like to take snorkel trips or sunset cruises, many of the boats can pick you up right from the beach. The condo is beautiful and provided everything we were looking for. The ground floor gave us an awesome view and easy access to the beach, BBQ's and pool. We will definitely be back!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, modern ground-floor condo facing Black Rock

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful condo! I was hesitant at first to reserve a ground level condo, as I was concerned about the noise of people walking back and forth. But we now would not have it any other way! This condo faces the Black Rock outcropping on the outer side of the complex (you can see people jumping off the cliff…from your couch). We could walk straight out our back patio doors onto the long private lawn and straight out to the beach, the new BBQ area, everything. I underestimated how much of a convenience that would be. No sharing elevators! We always felt secure and undisturbed.

The condo itself is fully updated with granite countertops throughout, tiled floor (no carpet), modern kitchen and bathrooms, top of the line appliances and cabinetry, very functional kitchen with everything you could possibly need. The furnishings and the décor is spot on for a beachside resort. There’s tons of functional storage in every room including the bathrooms. This condo is just three or so doors down from the new BBQ area, which was finished mid-way through our stay. Three huge gas grills, large tiled sitting area. The only thing they need to work on is the lighting. There are only two huge flood lights on the palm trees pointed down on the patio that are bright enough to warn passing ships! Need ambient lighting instead. Other than that, this is a great new addition.

Hard to find anything wrong with the condo honestly, but if there is anything that could be improved on, it was this—The bedroom dresser smells; I’m certain it’s the type of wood that gives it a bad odor. I tried keeping our clothes in it but eventually had to move everything to the closet or bathroom storage. Just couldn’t hack the smell. Just keep the drawers closed and it’s fine. No big deal since there was plenty of storage anyway. We were never inconvenienced by it. Secondly the maid service supplies very little soap. There was one very small bar in the master bathroom, similar to what you would get in a hotel, which only lasted a day. I bought a couple of bars at the grocery. Again, no big deal.

Contact me with any questions you may have.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed staying in our 2nd home! We too love the ground floor and it seems that everyone who tries it realizes how great it is! I too have a problem with the smell in the dresser drawers. I've tried lavender sachets, cedar drawer fresheners and another product but nothing seems to work. As you mentioned - it's the type of wood and in this humid warm climate I guess. I'm going to keep at it and see what I can do to remedy it - other than getting a new dresser. Hopefully we'll have you as our guests again soon. Mahalo, Dianne
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Couldn't Ask for Anything Better!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is absolutely wonderful! I spent a lot of time researching and reading reviews before choosing this condo and I picked the perfect one! The decor is awesome. It feels like home! The kitchen couldn't be nicer. There is plenty of room to unpack and store everything you bring (and we had a lot). The view and location are perfect too! Whalers Village is next door so there are plenty of activities and free events like hula shows and lei making. Lots of restaurants too! Easy access right on the beach to surf lessons and snorkel cruises. The great thing is that even though all these things are so close, the actual location of the condo is very private so it is quiet and relaxing off the lanai. We have 2 young daughters so it was great to be on the ground floor where they could play outside while we got dinner ready. We used the washer and dryer in the hall and that was very easy and convenient. We never had to wait. All I can say is if you are spending lots of time searching for the perfect vacation spot, no need to keep looking because you've found it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Let the Whaler Activities Desk book your adventures, Helicopter rides, Catamaran Cruises, Golf, Snorkelling, Diving, Kayak/Paddle Board Rentals, Hiking, Biking, Motorcycle Tours. Golf Kaanapali North and South Courses, home of the seniors skins, directly behind the Whaler. Minutes from Kapalua Famous Plantaion Golf Course, Home of the PGAChampionships every January, Plus a Newly constructed Exciting Zip Line. Bike Rentals near by.

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Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
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$2,345
 

Additional information about rental rates

resort fee $15
Refundable damage deposit $49

The Whaler charges a $16.00 daily resort fee and that's paid at the front desk upon checkout.
We collect 13.46% Hawaiian tax - that's over and above our nightly rate.
Our property managers, Whalers Realty Management, charge a mandatory $49.00 fee per stay for CSA damage protection
We do not charge our guests checkin and checkout cleaning

3 night deposit due upon booking. Balance due 45 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New glass/tile walk-in shower,
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New tile/glass walk-in shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Cal King bed in Master, (1) Deluxe Queen Sofa Bed with best-available mattress
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
ALL CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED! 108, Ground Floor, steps to Beach, Snorkelling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Barbecue, and Golf Course, Truly Resort Style, In room WireLess High speed cable Internet, Tropical ceiling fans, Cable TV LCD Flat screens (2), Sony Stereo, DVD/CD Player, shared coin washer and dryer on each floor, Large shared Hot Tub, Newly Renovated Pool, New Pool Furniture, Large Barbecue Outdoor Dining area, Beach chairs, Boogie boards, This is a NON SMOKING unit.

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