Perfect location with perfect views of Black Rock. This place was very comfortable and well-equipped in every way. We were very happy here!
It's our second time staying here, and we can't wait to come back! The condo is absolute perfection, spacious, fully stocked (and then some!), breathtaking views, comfortable beds, amazing shower, everything you could hope for. JaNell is so kind and responsive - the perfect owner! Thank you once again for an amazing vacation :)
Lovely space with absolutely everything you could need. Beautiful location and enjoyed by all. Thank you.
We absolutely loved staying at Janell’s condo! Description is accurate, and everything is updated and stocked with everything you could need! The beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms & kitchen were stocked with lots of items so you really need to bring/ buy very little. The location is amazing! We loved the lanai and how much seating there is. We even saw whales from the balcony one day!!! Janell is a wonderful host, even taking the time to call us herself to make sure all was well and available to answer any questions. We would love to stay here again~Just perfect!
We’ve been staying in this unit for the last 7 or 8 years and every year it gets better and better (and harder to leave!). JaNell is the best host, so informative and accommodating. The unit has everything you could possibly need and is so very comfortable. The location is perfect for lounging at the beach, snorkeling or hitting up a local restaurant and the unit is perfect if you just want to sit on the lanai and enjoy the views. We love it and are so grateful to be able to use it.
Loved our stay, beautiful unit and the view is outstanding. Everything you need to have a wonderful vacation. The owner is a pleasure to work with and very accommodating.
This was the most amazing rental experience we've ever had. You check in with the Front Desk and the bellman will take you to your room. Parking is easy and convenient.
The room itself is AMAZING! It's super luxurious, fantastically appointed and has everything you need (including beach chairs & snorkel gear, even a wagon to carry them in). The balcony is huge, wrapping around 2 sides of the condo and offering epic views in every direction. We spent most of our time out there.
Bedrooms are large, beds comfortable, great kitchen and large living room. Even though you are on the 8th floor, you can hear the waves crashing as you sleep. Just wonderful.
The location is also fantastic. You are close to Black Rock where you can swim with sea turtles and jump off the cliffs. There's tons of shopping at the Whalers Village, and lots of great restaurants (book reservations early), all within an easy walking distance to the resort.
Janelle, our host, was kind and attentive. When we asked for check-out instructions, she told us there weren't any. "You're on vacation, enjoy it."
100 out of 5 stars!
From the moment we chose the property to the day we left the experience with the owner was excellent. Amazing condo that felt like home! Excellent location, views and amenities and the staff were 5 star!
Our stay was perfect. Great condo, very clean, great furnishings, great views, fantastic communications with our host who made us feel very welcome.
This was perfect for our family vacation. We have stayed at the Whaler many times over the years but this is by far one of our favorite units now. Huge wrap around lanai so you never miss a sunset and great spot to enjoy your meals. Stocked with everything you need and more! Janell was easily reachable for any needs we had. Highly recommend this unit!
Loved our stay, beautiful unit and the view is outstanding. Everything you need to have a wonderful vacation. The owner is a pleasure to work with and very accommodating.
Incredible view, best on the property with the beach below and Black Rock to the right, where you see the action on the beach without actually being in the sand. Instead on comfortable chairs in the shade or in the sun in the privacy of an expansive lanai. The other resorts and the other Whalers Village building does not have such a view. The condo is roomy, bright, clean with very comfortable furnishings. The couch is large and plenty of seating to watch the large screened TV. Could easily accommodate at least 5 grown people. The property is well maintained and clean, quiet. We could not hear the other units or anyone in the hallway. The kitchen has plenty of everything. There is a binder in a drawer in the master bedroom with details of the unit.
JaNell as a host is wonderful. She is accommodating, reached out to us after booking, checked in during our stay, and has someone clean the unit mid stay. This unit is gorgeous. So many touches and extras, and obvious that this is their home away from home. Thank you, JaNell, for sharing it!
Simply amazing location and fabulous property. And the host is extremely helpful and nice. What a wonderful stay.
This condo is absolutely beautiful! The pictures are completely accurate but still don't do the unit justice! The views from the very large lanai are to die for. You can see Black Rock & both Molokai and Lanai. We spent a lot of time on the lanai and had to tear ourselves away to see all the sights of Maui. We stayed here with two of our adult children and we were very comfortable. There was more than enough room for everyone. Janell was so wonderful to work with, she checked in with us a couple of times during our stay to make sure everything was ok. We can't wait to come back and stay again at this wonderful condo!!
John & Patty - Parker, CO
We absolutely loved this vacation property. Exceeded our expectations on all levels . Perfect whale watching from our balcony beautiful sand beach with hot tub heated pool with towel and beach chairs included. Comfortable beds fully stocked kitchen with all high end appliances and luxury baths with in unit laundry with most everything you could possibly want or need . Beautifully decorated and convienent location. Will definitely consider this unit on future trips . This was the first trip to Hawaii for the four of us who traveled together and nothing but rave reviews from all of us we feel blessed and fortunate to have found it .
JaNelle's property was absolutely fabulous. Frequently, places like this try to over-sell themselves with their online descriptions and photos. This place was actually the opposite. Neither the photos nor the written description was able to do justice to JaNelle's Maui condo. It was truly beachfront in every respect. It was very spacious and so well-appointed that you'd thought that you went to every store to stock it yourself. It was truly amazing.
We’ve stayed at The Whaler for the last 7 years and in this unit specifically, the last 5 of the 7 and it never disappoints. When we pull into the property it feels like we’re home. We look forward to our time at the Whaler and in Janelle’s unit all year long. You want for nothing in this condo. It is stocked with every kitchen appliance and utensil you could need and unit has everything from a washer and dryer to accessories to keep you busy at the beach. Janelle is a pleasure to rent from and is so lovely and accommodating. We appreciate all the love and care that they put into this condo. Can’t wait to come back!
If you want an oceanfront condo in Maui with a gorgeous view, stocked to the hilt with almost every amenity you can think of, want a condo that matches its description and more, want a condo which has been designed with the renter in mind at every turn, and want a condo that truly has a premier host, then this one is for you. You can rest assured if you rent this condo that you are getting what is advertised. This fabulous condo sets the stage for a wonderful visit to Maui.
RICH AND JENN T.
Beautifully perfect! Had everything we needed and more. Would love to stay here next time we visit Maui.
The owners were wonderful from the start. They communicated with us on what was happening on the island. They were so flexible with us. The place had absolutely everything needed to have a home away from home. It was truly a vacation with all of the amenities. We enjoyed the pool and the ocean, snorkeling everyday with fish and sea turtles , and the mall right next door. The staff were friendly and we had the best view of the sunset everyday.
My husband and I love staying at The Whaler. It is the best location in Maui with everything close to the condo - restaurants, shopping and snorkeling. The Whaler 802 is more than we could have imagined. Once you stay here, you will never want to stay anywhere else. We were 4 adults on this trip. When the owners, JaNell and Simon, say they want this to feel like your home, it is an understatement. JaNell was so gracious in our planning. This condo really has all the comforts of home plus more. There is a huge variety of cooking spices, flour, sugar, olive oil and coffee. The bathrooms are fully stocked with shampoo, soaps and lotions. And the icing on the cake, the condo has the most spectacular ocean and sunset views of any unit we have stayed in and it is beautifully decorated. You will never want to leave. They also have plenty of beach supplies for your use. It will be hard for us to rent any other condo (even if it is just the two of us) after experiencing the magic of 802. We can't wait to plan our next trip. Thank you JaNell and Simon for sharing your home. Michelle & Chuck Akers, Dallas, TX
The Whaler Suite 802 offers an incredible level of luxury in a perfect location. While a hotel may be able to match this feeling of luxury, the essence here is that this luxury is paired with a relaxed, cosy atmosphere you would normally only experience at home.
That is a unique combination and this is why I recommend to book Suite 802 wholeheartedly.
Everything you can dream of is there, in great quality and mint condition. This goes from the kitchen with everything from high quality cutlery to elegant tableware to the top notch Miele, Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances. When you enter a hotel room or suite, and many condos, you will find that it's "dry", i.e. you will have to buy everything from Salt and Pepper onwards. Not here! The kitchen is perfectly stocked with probably around 40-50 different seasonings and just about everything you could possibly need to get started. All you need to buy yourself are the daily groceries.
This setup might be tricky in some places, where you may find yourself a bit uncomfortable using "someone else's" kitchen. Not here!
The whole suite was so spotless, clean and shiny that we felt completely at ease and we did not hesitate to use whatever we needed.
JaNell puts a lot of effort into making you feel at home. It was a complete success from the moment we came in!
The luxury of course does not end in the kitchen. It goes on to the living room with it's unbeatable corner, ocean front view that extends over the nicest part of Kaanapali beach to the black rock, over to Molokai in the north and Lanai in the west.
Bedrooms and bathrooms - especially the huge master bathroom including TV - are equally pleasant and luxurious and you can enjoy the ocean view from both bedrooms equally well.
Lots and lots of useful details, like the Miele Washer and Dryer that is essential when travelling for a longer period, especially with Children.
The pool: This is really a weak point of the Whaler. The pool is small and mostly rectangular and therefore - understandably - kids games and toys are restricted. Since our kids were not used to swimming in the ocean before our trip, I thought that this might develop into a real issue, but I am more than happy to report that the kids loved the beach instantly so much that we did not use the pool for anything else but to clean off the part of the sand which did not come off on the beach shower.
You cannot go wrong when you stay here.
First let me start with how wonderful it was to deal with the owner, JaNell Mccullough. She was the most delightful person and was so very gracious and generous with sharing her property and all the beach goodies that were there. She was also available at any time for the many questions I had. The home is absolutely stunning, so well appointed and beautifully decorated. The kitchen and baths are stocked well with all the essentials one would need. The wrap around balcony was furnished with so many seating options and the views were spectacular - We enjoyed our coffees in the morning and our cocktail at sunset every day.
I must also add that the beds and pillows were the most comfortable I've had when traveling. This was such a pleasant surprise. Not too firm! and not too soft........they were just right.
I would highly recommend #802 to anyone that wants the comforts of home with a stunning decor and spectacular view. We will most definitely be returning. Thanks JaNell for everything and for making our stay so wonderful.
PS - Kim the housekeeper was very attentive to our needs and did a super job for us midweek.
Jennifer Hooper and family
We call this our home away from home. JaNell and Simon, the owners go over the top to make us feel like while we are here this is our home. The view is the best on Kaanapali, none better. Everything is provided in the condo and of the highest quality. We love the beds, they are so comfortable and cozy. This is our third year traveling to their condo and we are trying to work out a date for next year with an additional week. Mahalo
If you are looking for an amazing unit, with the best view, top quality furnishings and luxurious surroundings, this is the one you want. I have stayed at the Whaler many time before and I can tell you this is the most beautiful unit I have been in. It is equipped with everything imaginable from snorkel gear to shampoo, just as though it was your own home. The owners are so nice and easy to deal with. If you want the best of the best, this is really it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This unit is absolutely gorgeous!! The property is so tastefully decorated and liveable. The owners have thought of everything, it is so well equipped, it is like living at home. The views are spectacular and unbelievable. We have stayed at this complex probably 10 times in the last 10 years and this suite is our favorite. The property is perfect for your getaway, family or couple. Don't hesitate--JaNell the owner is so kind and prompt to deal with. The location is perfect, you are at the center of all Kaanapalli has to offer.
The description is accurate regarding the property. It was amazingly clean and maintained. JaNell provided excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. We enjoyed whale watching, beach activities and zip-lining. We enjoyed Leilani's on the Beach.
This place is exceptional! Everything is perfect, from the kitchen, the accessories, to the location, to the view! Just as described. We will go back again and again.
The Owner is AMAZING to work with...great recommendations, convenient and simply awesome! We cannot give enough kudos
on this arrangement! 5 stars all the way!
This is the second occasion we have stayed in this condominium. Two years ago we stayed for five nights and were so impressed that this we time stayed for three weeks and we were just as impressed.
It is wonderfully appointed and the owners have spared no expense in ensuring that every comfort is provided to their guests. It is is large with panoramic views of the ocean and the surrounding area, with a wraparound lanai for sunbathing as well as dining or just relaxing and listening to the sound of the ocean. Floor to ceiling windows in every room add to a wonderful sense of space.
Snorkelling, body boarding and picnic equipment are provided including beach chairs. The lanai is also beautifully lit at night. From the well-appointed kitchen with everything you need to the overall decoration, the condominium is simply superb. The colour scheme; the furniture and the various objects d'art give it a wonderful oceanside vacation atmosphere. As soon as you walk inside the overwhelming feeling is of being welcomed, everything being comfortable and relaxing you. As you can tell, we simply loved it all. The housekeeper, Kim is absolutely charming and the way in which everything is cleaned is seamless and never interferes with the vacation. The linen and towels are always immaculate and plentiful.
Tower 1 is within very easy reach of the reception area and a concierge service. The beach and the pool are right at your doorstep and all the shopping and restaurants in the Whalers Village are so convenient. The condominium, the buildings and gardens are superbly maintained and there is secure parking During the day and night the Whalers Village presents as a very safe environment both children and adults.
Throughout the whole process of booking the owners were accommodating, extremely courteous and charming. We received a telephone call on our second night just to check that we had settled in and that everything was problem free. JaNell is a very caring owner and no effort is spared to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible. All these gestures small and large by the owners are much to their credit. We recommend a stay in this suite as being the perfect vacation destination.
It is a big trip for us to travel from the UK but we are determined to do so again for a third time when we are able and not simply because we love Maui but more importantly because we really adore this condominium.
This was my first trip to Hawaii. My husband & I had been planning on going to Hawaii for our 25th wedding Anniversary and I totally picked the best condo on Kaanapali Beach! It was beautifully decorated with the best of everything!
It was fully stocked except for food. There were seasonings, coffee, condiments, etc. already there so I would recommend you going there first to see what food you will need to buy. It is located in the perfect spot on the beach, close to tons of activities. If you are looking for amazing snorkeling, Black Rock is walking distance from the condo. The shower in the Master bedroom is amazing.....Actually everything in the condo is amazingly Beautiful!
JaNell called me the 2nd night to make sure everything was fine. She is very nice & if you have any questions she answers quickly. I feel very fortunate to have found this beautiful condo! If you want the best condo on Kaanapali Beach, BOOK IT! You will fall in love with it, as I did!
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