We had family staying at another resort on the boardwalk. They loved to come and hang out with us. Our grandkids loved the grassy area off our patio. We had a couple of barbecues at the community patio. 3 grills, tables and a beautiful fire table. Just perfect!
It was perfect!!! The location had everything nearby and the best beach right out your door. The staff was so kind, friendly guests, close to amazing shops, food, and fun! Thank you for an amazing price and unit. We will be back!
We had a great time at the Whaler. The unit has a fully equipped kitchen and there were beach chairs and an umbrella to use. The ground level lanai is great and offers shade most of the day. The wifi worked well. The laundry is not in unit but is complementary and is located close to the unit. The only suggestion for improvement we have is to invest in a new mattress.
The Whaler has a heated pool and hot tub and an outdoor patio to enjoy if you want a full view of the beach and sunset.
The location is fantastic, right next to Whalers Village. There are many restaurants in walking distance. The beach area offers great swimming, and there are a few places to snorkel in walking distance.
We will definitely book again if we come back to Maui.
Love staying at The Whaler, the unit was great and very nice inside. Would definitely stay there again.
Great experience, very nice unit and property. We would stay there again.
Only suggestion I would have, would be to buy a new mattress, it’s a bit worn out. You could get one at Costco for less than $500 and it would add a lot to your unit.
This studio is simple and well furnished with everything one needs.
You don’t spend a lot of time in the condo when you’re in Maui, and this one was well within my budget.
Clean, equipped kitchen.
Close to Whalers Village (3 min walk).
I enjoyed staying at this property. There was good communication from owner and the front desk staff was great! No issues and would stay here again. Great property and location!
This studio ground floor unit worked great for us. Location of the property is perfect in my opinion. The unit was affordable. Everything we needed from beach equipment to kitchen items were stocked in the unit.
We love Maui and location of the rental for us it’s just right. We only stay for a couple weeks so can plan for the increasing costs on Maui. Still don’t know how the locals make it! Aloha
Loved the location - could not be better. It is a very well-appointed accommodation with many amenities. We have 2 VERY strong suggestions: A new mattress and box-spring is a must - 0 support left in this worn out bed! New, fresh, crisp linens would also go a long way toward a more inviting sleeping experience. Also the silk flower arrangements (several) are worn out and just not necessary - the condo is lovely without them!
We’ve stayed before. We love the ease of walking out the slider to the patio and then to the beach. This unit is also ideally located to elevator and garage parking. I greatly appreciated Mary reaching out to me when I left items behind; I was able to retrieve them before our airport run.
Have rented this property 5 times and will be back again.
Lee Ann A.
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely condo. The Whaler is our favorite and your unit was so comfortable. I don't understand other comments on it being outdated. We thought it was great. It was nicely furnished with all the amenities plus it was in the perfect location so it was easy to come and go. We hope you will have some openings and allow us to stay there again in the future. We highly recommend this condo to anyone and have already told lots of people about what a great place it is to stay in especially for the price. Mahalo!!
Larry's condo is exactly as described. Location on ground floor just steps to the beach is ideal. Bathroom and kitchen are a bit dated but clean and functional. The low price compared to anything else offered at the Whaler reflects that. I hope to return.
loved every minute...location was wonderful, room was clean- a bit dated but lovely... no complaints
Larry’s unit was everything we hoped it would be! We absolutely loved being in the ground level unit! It may be a bit dated, but who really comes to Maui to stay in the room? Only 150 feet and you’re in the water! And very close to the beachside bbq grills and pool. We have nothing negative to say, it was perfect! Bed was very comfortable and the pull out sofa couch was fine for our son. The condo had everything we needed to make meals as well which we did for 3-4 nights of our one week stay. In Maui it’s all about location, and ya can’t get much better than this unit for the price, just hope Larry is able to keep it affordable for some of us. We would not hesitate staying in his unit again in the future and most likely will…if it’s available!
Enjoyed our stay. Everything we needed in a great location. Easy check in/out.
Best location ground floor!! This was our 3rd stay and we will be booking again! The low price makes it possible to visit and create beautiful memories especially with the way the world is the last two years!! So nice to be able to escape to this oasis and see old friends As we got married at olowalu and then loved in Napili our first year of marriage! We love love love it!!!
We love the ground floor location of this condo unit. It's comfortable, clean and a great price.
John C. A.
Place is old, carpets dirty, furniture old, bathroom wallpaper peeling off walls, shower old & water pressure terrible. Venere peeling off inter bath door. Drain in bathtub rusted, stains around toilet floor. Bathroom needs to be gutted. Unable to get signal on the tv. Bed was uncomfortable. Kitchen dishwasher needs to be replaced. The positives would be the location, free parking, well stocked with beach chairs, snorkel gear, basic beach supplies. Kitchen well stocked for cooking & eating in.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here at Larry's place. First, it is in the perfect location- like absolutely perfect. Even if you were at another condo/hotel in the Kaanapali area- the pool area butts right up to the boardwalk so when you are laying out by the pool there are hundreds of tourists walking by... but not at the whaler. It feels more remote while still being in the thick of things. We couldn't have asked for a better location. Second, we loved that the condo was on the ground floor. We came and went by the sliding glass doors back and forth from the beach/pool area all day. It was extremely convenient. The condo is older- but has everything you need and the bed was super comfortable. Honestly the only thing we didn't like was the location of the tv. Which we didn't watch much anyway but when we were winding down from the day and laying in bed it was off to the side so it made things a bit awkward- but that is simply a personal preference. We would absolutely stay here again if we ever get the chance to visit this beautiful place again. Thanks Larry for sharing your home!
The Whaler was recommended to my husband and I for our Honeymoon by my parents. I was excited to find Larry's unit as it was for a great/affordable price and the convenience of the ground floor unit was the absolute best! We spent 6 nights here (and spent the last 4 on Kihei side) and we did not want to leave this perfect spot! Literally a minute or less walk to the beach (and even better being on the ground level) So easy coming back to after the beach or pool. The outside Lanai was perfect to eat lunch or breakfast on to have a little break from the sun and beach. The condo itself had everything we needed! Extra things (chairs, cooler, umbrella, boogie boards). The bed and pillows were very comfy (my husband even thought it was comfier than our own bed) so that was really nice to be able to get good sleep. The bathroom, kitchen and flooring were outdated but everything worked and it didn't bother us because we got to stay at the Whaler for such a great rate and the location of the Whaler is unbeatable! We can't wait to come back and hopefully get to stay at Larry's unit again! It was an absolutely wonderful honeymoon for us. Mahalo Larry!
Ideal location, walk to restaurants, shops, the beach, tours, ect. Ground floor location is perfect for an earlier ocean swim. Just a few steps and you are at the beach without the noise and hassle of facing the beach. Kitchen is fully equipped and the property is more like a condotel. So you have the feel of home at a condo, yet the amenities of a hotel. Loved that the front desk is open 24/7, and during business hours a concierge to book your excursions. Highly recommend this place!
We have stayed at The Whaler our last six visits to Maui. This was the first time on the ground floor and we loved it! We were very comfortable in this unit and liked the traditional Hawaiian decor. We would gladly stay again!
I hate leaving a good review selfishly because it will be booked more! Haha This condo felt very private when it really shouldn’t considering you’re in the crowded area of the Whaler/Kaanapali. Sitting on the ground level Lanai watching sunsets was perfection. It was clean and comfortable. If you’re looking for a 2022 modern remodel this isn’t for you. If you’re looking to walk out your door and be on one of the best beaches in the world, walk to restaurants/shops, then you will be 100% happy. The convenient location cannot be beat. We loved their oceanfront bbqs too. We hope to be guests here one day again. Mahalo!
Location, location, location!
We just spent another 10 days at the Whalers Kaanapali. The studio is in a great location, steps from the ocean/beach, and Whalers Village. Beautiful location, the condo is great; everything works, and we can’t wait to go back!
A condo is just right us two and sunsets and whales were fantastic. Restaurant’s and bars closing earlier then pre pandemic . You can’t be happy at Whaler nothing in your lifetime will make you happy!
Loved the ground floor unit. Very convenient for going back and forth to the beach.
Had a great time.
Great value for Kaanapali beach.
We enjoyed our stay - the unit was clean, comfortable and had everything you would need. Location was great - it’s really an indoors/outdoors place - coffee every morning enjoying view. Would stay again!
This condo is a ground floor unit and has most everything you need. We enjoyed our stay here and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again. Larry was great to work with!
This is the third time we have rented this property 👍
The price was good, but we were envious of other people's rooms that also stayed at the Whaler. The carpet needs a shampoo (or replaced), the wallpaper is peeling and repaired with tape.
Looking around it looks like it may have flooded in years past. I left my laptop on the floor and when I picked it up in the morning it was full of ants.
This was perfect for us. Our grand kids were staying at the Westin, and they came over for breakfast most days. We loved the easy access to the ocean and grass area from the ground floor. Laundry, front door, and garage were also right outside our door. Would 100% return.
Our small group of three really enjoyed this studio. The location was fantastic and the unit was fully stocked with little extras to make it enjoyable (stereo, Hawaiian CDs, binoculars, and everything we needed in the kitchen). The bathroom counter was wide and both the bed+pull-out couch were comfortable. We had plenty of space to make and enjoy a couple of dinners in after using the gas grills on the property. The Whaler location is very convenient with easy access to the beach and pool. We found many restaurants and bars in easy walking distance along the beach boardwalk. As a bonus, we could easily re-stock food and drink with an ABC store also a short walk away. We would certainly stay here again.
We will be back. This place is truly amazing. It has everything that you need at a price that can't be beat. Perfect location on the first floor.
I was looking for an easy, relaxing long weekend in Maui and Larry's condo at The Whaler was EXACTLY what I was looking for. The location was stupendously convenient what with the entire mall literally 100 yards away, the views were stunning, the sunsets were magical, and the amenities were so perfect. There just aren't enough positive superlatives for how wonderful our time in Maui was thanks to Larry and his perfect condo. One of my favorite details was the several decades old guest book that Larry leaves out on a side table for his guests to sign. It wasn't surprising at all to read that people return to rent his condo again and again for their time in Hawaii, and I can't wait to make a return trip to Larry's Condo very soon. Mahalo, Larry! It was truly paradise!
NICE AND CALMING WHEN YOU OPEN THE BACK DOOR TO SIT, RELAX AND SMELL BEAUTIFUL MAUI.
Great location. Condo had everything you could possibly need. Kaanapali was more crowded than I have ever seen it. If you go and want to eat out make sure you make reservations way in advance.
This condo was perfect for me and my wife's 9 day stay in Ka'anapali. The unit was very clean and well kept. The bed was comfortable and the furniture provided the comfort we needed. In the morning we enjoyed coffee on the lanai where you have a view of Black Rock. There were a few water toys that made beach days fun. The unit provided chairs and an umbrella. The standout feature was the convenience of being on the ground floor. We spent many days on the beach and walking back to the room, whether you went inside the tower or walked around to the back was so convenient being on the ground floor. The Whaler provides gas grills at each tower so whether you ate outside or took it back to your room the unit is in the perfect spot. When I go back to Maui I plan on reserving this unit again. I highly recommend this unit.
Perfect location. We had a blast. The condo was exactly as advertised. Somooth check in and great communication.
Great location and value! Ground floor with easy access to pool and beach!
The title says it all if you're looking for top notch beaches, golf courses and dining. Also, Larry was very accommodating and the condo had everything necessary to fully enjoy the beach setting, from chairs to snorkel as well as all utensils to take advantage of the beach side BBQ. We would definitely return and highly recommend it.
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