The Whaler 556


Rates: $555 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: F (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 67 reviews)
Unit 556 at the Whaler is a one-bedroom, one-bath. Sitting in the best location on Maui’s prestigious Kaanapali Beach, this luxurious courtyard facing condominium has breathtaking ocean and island views.

Relax on the spacious private lanai while looking out over the white sandy beach toward the island of Molokai and Black Rock. The bedroom contains two double beds. In addition, there is a queen-size Murphy bed in the living room, allowing 4 people to sleep comfortably. The bathroom has a combination tub/shower. There is a fully equipped kitchen, complete with all cookware.

Experience resort living in paradise. The Whaler condominium is steps away from the beach and ocean, Whalers Village shops, award winning restaurants, and the famous Royal Kaanapali golf courses. It's the best place on earth. Come and be our guest-you will love it here!

The Whaler charges a resort fee of $31 per day. The guest is responsible to pay this fee. It is paid directly to the Whaler upon check-out. This fee includes parking, wifi, beach towels, beach chairs, free washer/dryer, tennis courts, gym and all other whaler amenities.
The resort fee will be increasing to $33 on April 1, 2024, and Increasing to $35 on April 1, 2025. Registration Number: TA-181-608-0384-01, 2440080020243, GE-181-608-0384-01

The Whaler 556 Reviews



Kaija R.
February 2024
We have been bringing our family to the whaler for the last 10 years and this was by far our favorite rental. The layout was perfect for a family. It was well stocked with toiletries, kitchen needs, and beach supplies. It had so many sleeping options and was very quiet. Our favorite thing about this condo was that it told a story about their family and them growing up at the whaler which is what we are doing with our kids. Couldn’t have been happier during our stay!


Tyler B.
January 2024
Great condo to stay in while in Maui. Comfortable beds and very well stocked kitchen.


Nuri C.
January 2024
Great condo with close proximity to everything


Tom A.
December 2023
Great place, great location and the owners are great to work with. Will be staying there the next time we are in Maui.



December 2023
We loved our stay at this condo. It was clean, spacious and had all amenities. The location next to The Whalers village was fantastic. I highly recommend this condo!


William V.
December 2023
We have stayed in this Whaler unit numerous times and have thoroughly enjoyed it each time.


MARIE R.
October 2023
Everything in our condo was perfect for four ladies, two of which were over 75 and had walkers. The lanai was wonderful and Laura was extremely helpful with all accommodations and responded quickly when I had questions. The binoculars were very much appreciated. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect unit and i fact, booked it again for next year.


Tamara C.
July 2023
Good location and great unit.


Sarah S.
April 2023
We loved our stay here! Every aspect exceeded our expectations. The apartment was clean, cozy, and had everything we needed. The view from the rooms and balcony were exquisite, we loved being able to see the ocean on one side and mountain on the other. The area of the beach is great, huge plus that there are chairs and an umbrella for use free of charge. The pool was great as well, the water temperature was nice and warm. Would definitely stay again!


Janna P.
December 2022
Our family has stayed at The Whaler numerous times. It truly is the perfect location, view, easy access to the main reason you go (the beach and sun!). We have rented from Laura twice in the past year and a half. She always responds very quickly to any inquiries I have. She has worked to accommodate our needs and has gone above and beyond as a property host. Even communications with her house-keeper Mary has been pleasant and helpful. I would recommend either of Laura’s condos without any hesitation. They are well stocked, beautifully furnished, clean, and have amazing views! We love her units because they have a Murphy bed in the main living area that work very well for our family of 4 (two teenagers). When you arrive at the resort and walk into your condo for the first time-you’ll be amazed at how it’s even better than the pictures show. The entire Whaler resort is meticulously maintained and is beautiful. Thank you, Laura, for another opportunity to spend quality time with my family in your beautiful condo in one of our favorite places on the planet. Maui is a dream!


Robert P.
November 2022
What a great surprise when we walked into our vacation retreat. The rooms were immaculate and all the accoutrements needed were available. The checkout time was earlier than advertised— not the owners issue but the resort. They hot tub was inhabited by way too many little kids. The attendant did nothing to resolve this and we found other ways to enjoy the beautiful weather and amenities.


Jill B.
November 2022
We have stayed numerous times at the Whaler and at this unit in particular. It is very comfortable for our family of three. We enjoy the use of the well stocked kitchen, the gas grills down by the pool, and the beach chairs and umbrella. Beautiful beach and great views from the lanai!


Barbara L.
September 2022
The view, the condo, the location, everything about this place was amazing! It had all the comforts of home BUT you’re in Maui AND right on the ocean. We watched the Black Rock diver from our lanai. I could even see him from the dining room table. Since we’ve seen most of the sights, we didn’t drive much and fortunately there is plenty to do within walking distance with shops and restaurants and of course an ABC store. Every part of the condo looked at Black Rock and the ocean. We couldn’t have been more pleased and we already booked for next year!


Michael C.
September 2022
Would rent same place again, perfect spot for family vacation


Ryan M.
June 2022
We love staying at The Whaler and this unit has been out family’s favorite. We’ve already booked for next summer. The condo is super clean. The kitchen is new and well-stocked. The bedroom has two full beds and the den has a queen Murphy bed, which was a super comfortable bed setup for our family of four. I like how the unit isn’t too low or too high in the condo. Floor 5 is just right. The only thing missing from this condo is a washer/dryer in unit. We had to use the community washers, which weren’t always available, so we had to run to other floors on occasion. As for The Whaler, it’s my favorite resort in the Ka’anapali area. It’s close to Whaler’s Village for food/shops. It’s close to black rock for snorkeling … although, the beach in front of The Whaler has decent snorkeling there, too. It has an enjoyable/quiet pool - it won’t compete with the big hotel pools, but it does the job for our family. They have towel service - four towel cards for our family of four. They have beach chairs. They used to let you feed the Koi, but that has recently stopped. Maybe they’ll restart at some point?


Sarah A.
June 2022
THANK YOU for sharing your property with our family! Previously we have stayed at the Westin and Marriott (pre-kids). We wanted something more than a hotel room while bringing our kids for the first time (4 years and 10 months). We are so happy we took the chance on VRBO! The Whaler is a hidden gem, so close to our very favorite Black Rock beach. The condo is so very well appointed! We had everything we needed to make pancakes for the kids, have beach chairs/ umbrella and toys for the day, and there was even a stool so my 4 year old could reach the sink to brush his teeth! EVERYTHING was thought of in this property. The view was also incredible and we enjoyed having dinner on the lanai. We were so blown away by the beautiful and well kept property, ease of the front desk, proximity to all of our favorite restaurants. We had the best week and truly thank you for sharing your property with us. We loved it so much we hope to be owners one day too :) A well spent trip all the way from the East Coast!


Kimberly N.
May 2022
This is a great unit at a great property. The location is fantastic. Lots of things in walking distance. Our second time staying in this unit and we were just as happy as the first time. We will stay here again.


bill h.
November 2021
The unit is just as described and was very well appointed.. Will be back!! Mahalo


Nancy L.
November 2021
This was our second stay in this unit (556). Cannot say enough positive things about this unit. Great location, great view, kitchen is well stocked. We will definitely be back.


Kimberly N.
September 2021
Great condo at a great location. Condo was spacious, clean, newly renovated and had great views!!! Property location is superb for daily morning or evening walks, swimming and snorkeling and had restaurants close by. Loved it!!


Jill B.
September 2021
We love everything about this unit - great location, spacious and comfortable, well equipped, and fabulous view from the lanai. Can't wait to return!


William V.
August 2021
Very nice and comfortable condo with a great view.


carole s.
August 2021
Beautiful location. Within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and activities. Lovely condo beautifully furnished. We’ll definitely be back!!!!


Gayle R.
September 2019
Everything was super I will be back


Patricia M.
August 2019
Everything about Laura’s condo was perfect and met exceptionally high standards. Inside was beautiful, comfortable and immaculate. She has thoughtfully provided extra supplies in the kitchen like storage containers, foil, plastic wrap, ice packs and a small cooler making it so easy to pack a picnic. Thank you, Laura, for sharing your condo. The view was amazing.


Barbara T.
August 2019
Loved it! Perfect location, beautiful property exactly as pictured, quick response from owner whenever I had questions/concerned. Hoping to return!


Jill B.
July 2019
This is our second stay in this unit and we had a wonderful time. The location is great with wonderful views from the lanai. The unit is very comfortable for our family of 3 adults, and is well stocked with everything we need. Can't wait to come back!


Benilda D.
June 2019
Wow!! This is a beautiful unit! Perfect location, and it has everything you need in the kitchen. There are beach chairs, boogie boards and more! We surely felt like home while we were staying here.. Laura was helpful with my questions and made the whole process of checking in, etc so smooth.. this is definitely our favorite place to stay and we’ll be back for sure next year! Mahalo!!!


Todd K.
June 2019
The condo was beautiful inside and very clean. The place has evrything you could think of for cooking and going to the beach. We highly recommend this condo and its great location. 5 stars


Rachelle G.
March 2019
We absolutely loved our stay in this unit! The Whaler is so welcoming & very well maintained. The unit itself is updated, functional, & very family friendly. Best of all--the balcony! My husband and I totally loved having such a big balcony with amazing views to enjoy with our daughter when awake & asleep. We'll definitely be keeping this place in mind when coming back to Maui. Happy Travels!


Roberta T.
February 2019
Such a large and comfortable condo with all the comforts of home! The location can’t be beat with shops and restaurants within a short walking distance. The view from the unit is lovely. The owner is extremely prompt in responding to inquiries.


John G.
February 2019
Greta everything the owners and location. We will be back!


Janet M.
February 2019
The unit was very well stocked and completely ready for us when we arrived. It was spacious and the beds were extremely comfortable. This unit has a superior location on the Whaler property with well located in the Ka’anapali Beach area. Wonddrful views of Black Rock and Molokai...great time watching the whales from the lanai every day! The Whaler property is first class and the staff is very friendly and responsive to guest questions or concerns. Love, love The Whaler!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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