The Whaler 252


Rates: $1549 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KK (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 85 reviews)
**Please, before you book, be aware of reservations prior to your arrival and after your departure. During certain times of the year we cannot accept reservations that leave gaps (2 to 4 days) between bookings. Please contact us, if you have any questions as to when this is applicable.**
This unit has been totally remodeled. This includes all new louvered Sapele cabinets, granite counter tops, appliances, doors, coffered ceilings, lighting, flooring, Fleetwood sliding doors and all new furniture.
The Whaler # 252 is an OCEANFRONT CORNER condo in a prime location right on Kaanapali Beach at The Whaler. It is a large 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with over 1440 square feet of living space with a huge 508 + square foot wrap-around-lanai. Enjoy the spectacular full 180 degree breathtaking views of the Islands of Lanai & Molokai, Black Rock, and the West Maui Mountains while relaxing on your lanai. The '52' Stack, with full on view of Black Rock is the most popular stack at The Whaler and considered the "Premier View" on Kaanapali. It is away from the pool, and does not overlook the Kaanapali Beach Hotel nor Whaler's Village. From your lanai, enjoy watching the crashing surf, the islands, and people enjoying the beach. You have ocean views from every room or dine and relax on your huge wrap-around-lanai. Hear the crashing surf from every room. Watch the Kaanapali Beach Black Rock Cliff diving ceremony, with torch lighting, each evening around sunset from your lanai. The interior of the unit has an updated kitchen with a Sub Zero refrigerator. Whaler # 252 has a King size bed in both bedrooms and a queen sofa sleeper bed in the living room.

The Whaler, Maui on Kaanapali Beach, is world renowned on one of Maui’s most spectacular and popular white sand beaches. Enjoy the fantastic snorkeling just steps away at Black Rock. Wake up every morning looking, from your bed, at Black Rock, the Kaanapali Beach crashing surf, and the Island of Molokai. Enjoy ‘Maui’ sunsets year round from your lanai. This location is truly spectacular. The Whalers resort offers a Gym, Spa, Tennis Courts, underground parking, an oceanfront pool, Jacuzzi and much more. Lush tropical grounds with soaring palm trees and a walking bridge over the koi pond add to the Aloha and stunning beauty of the Whaler.

Begin each day in paradise with your morning coffee enjoying spectacular views from your lanai then step out to the beautiful white sands, tropical reefs and crystal clear warm waters of Kaanapali for a fun-filled day of sunbathing, snorkeling, or sightseeing along the scenic shoreline. The beachfront sidewalk makes it easy to stroll to restaurants and shopping. The Whaler offers many beach items and additionally, you can also rent snorkeling and surf equipment, shop at Whalers Village next door, feast at the Hyatt Luau or eat a meal at Hula Grill or Leilani's.

Then after a wonderful day of exploring and Maui adventures come home to your elegant condominium, relax on your own lanai, poolside or in the spa with a cool drink while watching another spectacular sunset. Let the soothing sound of the ocean and the trade winds in the palm trees lull you to sleep while enjoying the peaceful feeling of Aloha in your Maui home.

Whaler 252 is very popular so don't waste any time reserving this beautiful home for your Maui dream vacation. Imagine the spectacular sunsets you will see from your private wrap around lanai, get excited you will soon be stepping out your front door to the beautiful white sands and crystal clear warm waters of Kaanapali. Reserve your slice of paradise online today or give us a call with any questions.

Amenities: Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer (stacked) including detergent, central air conditioning, Flat Screen TV’s, Wi-Fi, bed linens, towels and common area BBQ.
Bedding: King size bed (2) and Queen sofa bed. Occupancy: 2-6 guests. Please be aware there is a Resort Fee of $26 per day + tax. Resort fee includes: Parking, Wireless Internet, HD Cable TV, Gym, Water in lobby, Pool Umbrellas, Beach towels, and other services.

Tax ID # 045-161-8816-01 Registration Number: TA-045-161-8816-01, GE-045-161-8816-01, 440080020197

The Whaler 252 Reviews



Rebekah W.
March 2024
this is a wonderfully equipped property with the most fabulous views. easy and extremely close beach access and a wrap around lanai that offers both sun and shade for whale watching and dining. the owners are communicative, accomodating and a pleasure to work with. we book this unit every year.


Ginger J.
January 2024
The location of this condo is hard to beat. You are steps from Kaanapali Beach and Whalers Village. If you want to stay somewhere that doesn't require a car, this is it. The condo is a corner unit, and the lanai wraps around both sides, giving a lot of extra space. Some beach chairs, snorkeling equipment and noodles were available at the unit. Watching the sunset every night was incredible. The condo was clean and tastefully decorated. It was very quiet and you have air conditioner thermostats in each room which was perfect for us. The kitchen had everything we needed, but the oven seemed to take a long time to heat. Very few kitchen pantry items were in the condo. Typically, I find that vacation rental homes have lots of spices and at least one bottle of oil. There was a sesame oil bottle with maybe 1/4 cup remaining, some salt, pepper, paprika and lemon pepper. Be prepared to bring your own spices, oil and coffee. There is coffee at the pool that you can get, but it wasn't very good. For the price of the stay ($29,000 after all the fees and taxes added), we were surprised that there wasn't coffee provided. Also, 4 rolls of toilet paper were provided for a 2-week stay for 3 people. I called the management company who informed me that they would not restock toilet paper. These are such simple things that made me scratch my head and wonder why these basics were not provided or restocked.


Michael R.
July 2023
This unit is a diamond in the rough. Like undiscovered gold, I’m always hesitant to share a review, we will be back often.


jolynn e.
June 2023
It’s unfortunate VRBO only has 5 stars…because this rental deserves more!!! Truly the BEST rental at the WHALER..I shouldn’t say how awesome because I want this place next time I visit Maui…The location of the rental itself is amazing literally steps to the left and you have all the restaurants and shops of Whalers Village..Stepping forward you have a beautiful BEACH..steps to the right you have a pool and jacuzzi..(not to worry though the pool~jacuzzi are out of the way enough you don’t have any noise..) The owners of this unit have thought of EVERYTHING..plenty of beach “stuff” as well..ohhhh and that view…GORGEOUS in every direction.. Parking super convenient…Please though if you are fortunate enough to stay here, take excellent care of it.Because, like I said the owners have really put a lot of thought and I can only imagine a vault full of money into this HOME..


Lisa M.
May 2023
We loved the property and the location. Furnishings and finishes are high end and well maintained. Location is so convenient to stores, snorkeling and restaurants. We’d stay here again anytime and highly recommend to family and friends.


Nikki S.
April 2023
My husband and I rented this unit to spend some quality time together . We have been feeling stressed about some impeding family decisions we need to make . The tine we spent in this beautiful unit is just what we needed . Everything we wanted and needed was provided . The view , the sound of the ocean and the amenities of the unit were perfect . We feel so grateful we were able to spend a week in paradise and we hope to visit again .



April 2023
You could not ask for more, close to everything Ocean, whales,Shopping and great food we did not have to walk any more than 300 feet to get anything. We cant wait to go back.


Michael M.
March 2023
Second time we’ve stayed at this location. Love the upgrades that have been done. Sitting on the Lanai in the am and pm is amazing. Ability to get to the beach in seconds is awesome as well. Thank you!


Alex F.
February 2023
John and Trisha's place in The Whaler is fantastic! Clean, well stocked and perhaps the best location in the entire complex. 2nd floor, super easy access to stairs which lead directly to the beach. Views of both the beach and pool area as well!


Judy E.
February 2023
The views from the balcony are fabulous. The condo has everything you need. The hosts are very nice. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is friendly and helpful. We already booked our stay for 2024.


Rebekah W.
February 2023
fabulous location! The lanai offers shade and the best views and sunsets on the beach. spacious and well-appointed. there's a good reason we return every year.


Myra G.
January 2023
We loved our stay and appreciated being able to add on one extra day due to our flight cancellation. I would consider staying again. The four of us thoroughly a is not a five star rating is that I did not find the condo to be “modern and updated”. There also is NO bathtub. The furnishings seem dated and there is only an electric stove. The pool & jacuzzi were absolutely so crowded at all times we were able to use it only one time. Overall it’s hard to complain in any way when you are 24 steps to a magnificent ocean and that alone plus the vicinity to Whaler’s Village for easy shopping makes this an ideal location. The garbage disposal and light above the stove weren’t working but were addressed during our stay. There was a power outrage for a few hours and we had to move the patio furniture inside but that is beyond anyone’s control. This condo is ALL about the location. For a family of four it would be nice to have the 2nd room with two twins that could become a King size bed vs. having one of the kids sleep in the living room.


Julia M.
November 2022
This is a great condo. The sunsets are incredible, the wrap around decks give you options when it is windy, the counter top stools and table on deck provide for unobstructed views (instead of standard height which puts the railings at your eyeline). The bedrooms, bathroom and living room are all comfortable and tastefully decorated in classic Maui designs. Master bathroom is big and beautiful and the second bathroom is great too. Wish the second bedroom had the option to divide the king bed into two singles so a family of four could more easily enjoy it with pulling out the couch (fine for kids but teens like to sleep in). Love that they have a few games, especially a crib board! They used to have multiple decks of cards around but none this year so bring some cards if you would like or the ABC store has some in the village next door. Lastly, it doesn't bother me but being on the second floor you are sort of exposed to people on the board walk. It doesn't bother me and they are probably just thinking "wow, look at that great place with the amazing ocean views from that deck and only steps from the beach, wish I was staying there". It is the kind of place that you feel like you don't even need to leave the condo but being just a quick flight of stairs up and down to the beach is incredible!!


ellen o.
October 2022
No words can describe how beautiful this setting is.. our little slice of paradise ! Owners were amazing to work with!! Can’t wait to come back 🤙🏻


james d.
October 2022
The unit and location are amazing. The unit is definitely as advertised with a wrap around balcony and amazing views of the ocean and black rock. We have been to the island many many times over the last 20 years and this unit is by far the best! Sunrises in the morning to sunsets, it doesn’t get any better. The unit was spacious and well stocked with everything you need for your vacation. Proximity to Whaler’s village was amazing with no noise. BBQ facilities were great and an awesome place to meet friendly people. Hosts were also very responsive. After staying in numerous places over the years, we have found “our place” for future vacations! James


Robin W.
October 2022
Always have a wonderful time here! Great location and view😃


Jeff P.
July 2022
Very nice property and excellent location. Unfortunately we had a few minor challenges with some plugs and the coffeemaker, but they got us fixed up quickly. We also had some bedbugs in the pull out sofa bed, but again they sent in their team in and got them taken care of.


Rebekah W.
March 2022
love this property. absolutely the best views on kaanapali.


Teddi D.
February 2022
Good location, great floor plan. Really enjoyed the lanai.


Sarah Z.
February 2022
We absolutely could not have asked for a better beachfront location! The kitchen was well equipped with anything you need. The owners were lovely, as was working with the rental management. Thank you!


Mickey D.
December 2021
Spectacular views from the wrap around deck. Condo decorated beautifully, had everything we needed. The location is perfect for our family. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants and beach. Second time here we will be back.


Julia M.
November 2021
Everything went smoothly and the amazing views and proximity to everything can’t be beat. Very tastefully decorated and it has everything you need.


David H.
September 2021
Wonderful location, beautiful property, well appointed unit, responsive owners and management! Would rent here again and again!


Robin W.
September 2021
We live this unit, beautiful and great location.


Chad L.
August 2021
We had an amazing time. Perfect condo for a family of four.


Nate A.
July 2021
We can't say enough about the beauty and quality of the unit, property and location. Directly on the beach, perfect location for viewing sunsets in the evening, walking distance to great shops and restaurants. We are very grateful.


Nicki B.
July 2021
My family and I loved this property! It was clean and spacious and literally steps from the beach! The location was just perfect. Definitely will stay again!


Patti G.
June 2021
After many trips to Maui we finally found the best. Amazing condo with lots of room & amenities. They thought of everything, down to chairs/umbrellas/floaty tube (we left one too)Best view and you can't get any closer to the beach. Right next door to amazing restaurants & shops. We are forever spoiled as nothing will ever be as good as this one. Best trip ever.

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

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