The Whaler Resort Ground Floor Unit

Rates: $542 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 61 reviews)

Desirable Ground Floor Unit
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The Whaler Resort has two 12-story condominium towers and is located on Kaanapali Beach! Kaanapali Beach is consistently rated the best Beach in Hawaii! Fantastic location!

This ground floor unit has been completely remodeled with a walk in shower and beautifully furnished. The tropical landscaped gardens and lawns bring Maui into your condo. There is a king bed in the master bedroom with new bedding, a custom murphy queen bed in the living room (real mattress). New window coverings, new patio furniture and granite. NO PETS allowed!
The complex is located next to Whalers Village ( We are in Tower 1 which is not the tower next to the Village) which is an upscale shopping village with over 50 stores, bars and restaurants. . A short stroll down the beach walk and you can enjoy the shops and restaurants of the Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, or the Westin Hotels.

Right across the street are the two Kaanapali Championship Golf Courses. If being able to walk out your door and be at the beach or golf course while staying at one of the premier condominium properties on Maui appeals to you, reserve your stay with us now you won't be disappointed!

Please note there is an additional $33.00 day plus Hawaii state tax resort fee payable to the front desk on arrival. This includes parking, beach towels , beach chairs, tennis, sauna, gym access and free washer and dryers on each floor.
Check out our other Maui rental on this site listing #498032 headline spectacular remodel

Keywords: Condominium Registration Number: TA-200-850-6368-01, GE-200-850-6368-01, 440080020012

The Whaler Resort Ground Floor Unit Reviews

Anna M.
December 2023
You can't beat the location of this condo. Bottom floor is great if you have kiddos, ours were in and out all day either in the pool, beach, playing soccer on the lawn, or shopping at Whalers. If you have kids this place is ideal. Cindy was great checking in and making sure we had everything we needed. The unit is fully stocked for cooking, with more amenities than you would think. She had beach umbrellas, chairs, snorkel gear, a cooler, etc. Would definitely stay here again!

Kimberlie L.
August 2023
We were so thrilled with this rental from beginning to the end of our vacation. My oldest son was getting married on Maui and I needed multiple rentals to accommodate our large family. I rented this unit for my younger son, his wife and 10-month old baby. I had never stayed at The Whaler but we couldn't have been happier. This first floor unit with a patio was great for them to take the stroller in and out. Easy access to the pool and beach. Walk to Whaler's Village. Check-in was a breeze. The comment from the front desk staff "This owner does everything right" and that was spot-on. Unit was ready on time & even had pack-n-play for baby. Cindy checked in with us mid-week to see if we needed anything. We didn't. She had already thought of it all! This unit could have worked just as well for my husband & I or my mom + aunt & uncle. Not all rentals are created equal - this one is top-notch! We have been coming to Maui for 40+ years. We will be back.

Kelli M.
August 2023
This property has such easy access to everything and the room was set up very well for our family of four. We moved from another unit halfway through our stay and Cindy was incredibly accommodating - got us in early so we weren’t displaced for the hours between checkout of the other room to check in of this room. Can’t wait to return!

Samantha A.
August 2023
For our honeymoon we decided to book this unit because it was in a great location for us to walk around and enjoy Kaanapali. The major problem is that this units main bedroom shares a wall with the elevators. Since it’s a ground floor unit everyone in this entire building goes up and down to this floor all day and night. We were woken up at 6:30am to the dings of the elevator and loud system running. We could not sleep through it. I contacted the owner and she mentioned that they sleep with the AC on full blast so it doesn’t bother them. We don’t sleep with the AC on, and even if we did, we would still be able to hear it. She also said the building is supposed to slow the elevators down between 10pm-8am. This was not disclosed to us. We would not want to be woken up to the elevators even at 8am, we came to Maui to enjoy our honeymoon and relax. The owner also suggested maybe we sleep in the queen size Murphy bed in the living room instead. This is not what we paid over $6,000 for. She said she sent us a map showing where the unit was located by the elevator, but no mention it shared a wall with it. We ended up having to move units the second day we were there to a different one in the same building. We were offered no refund unless they could rebook, but they didn’t, so she kept all of our money. I want everyone to be aware of this, because regardless of other reviewers say it was very loud and not what we were expecting.

James G.
July 2023
The unit was great and the property manager was very helpful. She allowed us to enter the unit an hour early which allowed us to unpack and enjoy the area when we arrived.

January 2023
This was our first time visiting Maui and we wish we could stay forever. We visited in August and the condo was perfect for us! It was comfortable, spacious, clean and the kitchen was well stocked. It had everything that we needed and more. There were even beach chairs and a boogie boards on the lanai. We really appreciated not having to rent these for the stay. Our aunt stayed with her grandchildren in another condo and she had to rent these items because they weren’t provided by her owner. She kept telling us how lucky we were because of all the amenities that our owner provided for us. Speaking of owners, Cindy was great! She called before our trip to answer any questions and called during our stay to make sure we were enjoying the condo. She was always easily accessible but we had no issues at all during our stay. The location of the condo on the ground floor was the best. Loved having our own private entrance to the grounds and the beach right off the Lanai. The Whaler itself is in a perfect location with just a short walk along the boardwalk to restaurants, shopping, and family entertainment at The Whalers Village. The beach in front of the Whaler is amazing, plenty of beach for the kids to enjoy. Snorkeling and cliff jumping at Black Rock is also within walking distance. We even saw a few turtles! I could go on and on with this review but will end with, our stay was perfect! Thank you Cindy for the wonderful memories our family will have from our stay at your condo. We will definitely be back… Mahalo! 🌺

Kristy L.
December 2022
Staying at The Whaler is always great!

george S.
December 2022
From the time we opened the door til we ad to leave it was paradise. The condo is very comfortable, well laid out and very well supplied, we wanted for nothing. The staff at the Whaler are friendly, accommodating and very efficient, we now have lots of new friends. The condo owner Cindy was very helpful and friendly, and very pleasant to talk to, and was very prompt to return calls. Thanks for the use of the pool toys, chairs, and water stations, saved lots of money. The location to the beach and pool, a short hop skip and a jump. We enjoyed the beach very much, the waves, the water, Black Rock lots of honu, turtles, and fishies.... Mornings were spent with the frogs and birds, and coffee on the lanai, with the warm sun. We would end the day watching the close of the day beach diver at Black Rock, and wait for the frogs to serenade and entertain us on the lawn. A big shout out to Safeway, Prison Pizza, best on Maui, and they deliver free... Joeys kitchen, Loco Moco, The Poke shop, shrimp tacos, Baskin Robbins, and ABC store. The feeling of ohana, family was well represented at the whaler, and the beaches, and all the activities we were involved with... And saw a pod of whales at molokini, and the pair of plovers who escourt them to Hawaii...Thanks Cindy, and get well.... Mucho Thanks...Mahalo and Aloha, and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to all.. The Smiths....

Justin C.
December 2022
First time VRBO user and could not be more pleased. My wife and I have been to Kaanapali about 10 times and usually stay in the hotels nearby. This condo was perfect with the full kitchen. The unit on the first floor was ideal as no elevators needed and right by the path to the beach. Actually surprised at how large the unit was. The kitchen and living room are completely separate from the hallway to bathroom and master bedroom and the kids were able to sleep on the murphy bed and have their own space. Big difference from a tiny hotel room. Cindy was clear in communication, very prompt in responses and a pleasure to work with. We will be back next year to stay in 119 once again. Thanks Cindy!

Charles H.
October 2022
This was by far the best stay we have enjoyed in Maui, the unit is clean, comfortable, and well sized with great amenities. The Whaler property is beautifully maintained and the Staff was always friendly and courteous. This will be the first of many stays for us in this unit. I highly recommend!

Rosalind C.
October 2022
I love the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach! The first floor location was wonderful for children and adults alike. Close to the lobby, fish pond, pool and beach it makes a perfect location for family fun and relaxation. The unit is well appointed with comfortable furniture and attractive attire. My son and his family stayed in the unit this year and I hope to make plans to rent it again next year.

Carter N.
October 2022
This unit is perfect. Easy access to all amenities. The lanai onto the lawn is perfect. The unit was immaculate. The Murphy bed was very comfortable and very easy to use. The grounds are also very well maintained and the amenities excellent. Loved it and will stay there again.

Dan C.
October 2022

Sue A.
July 2022
The condo and complex were excellent. We did not want to leave. The only slight inconvenience was the elevator noise in the bedroom but white noise really helped with that.

Gayle M.
June 2022
This property had everything we needed for a family of four, and then some. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen well-stocked with dishes, utensils, cooking equipment, and more. The location is conveniently located within the Whaler property–just steps away from the front desk, pool, and beach. The ground floor, walk-out patio to the grass and walking path were great for the kids. We found the property was very clean with plenty of room for the four of us. Communication was prompt and helpful. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Tanja S.
May 2022
This was our first trip to Hawaii. We have traveled to many places but never Hawaii. We are in love with Maui! it was the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. A perfect trip for a family of four with two teenagers. I cannot say enough about the entire experience dealing with Cindy. Her communication with us from the beginning has been seamless. Her condominium was so welcoming and felt like you were at home! The location was superb, the condo was extremely clean, the bedding was so comfortable, the closet space was incredible, the terrace was fantastic! loved waking up and sitting on the terrace drinking my coffee. We loved everything about it and cannot wait to return.

Jovelyn A.
March 2022
The owners were excellent communicators. We’ve stayed at the Whaler many times and this is now our favorite unit!

Halle M.
January 2022
We loved it here !

Taylor S.
October 2021
We loved staying at this property! The unit has a great layout, it was clean, looked and felt nice, and everything worked as it should. The location was also great, easy access to beach and pool but you also have some privacy. I’ve at Kaanapali plenty of times and this unit met all my expectations. We’d stay here again and would definitely recommend!

Jim R.
September 2021
The location and condo were erect for coming and going. Sent of space and the beds are comfortable. Wi rent againg in the future.

Kaley W.
August 2021
This property absolutely made our vacation. The condo is beautifully updated and had everything we needed for our family of 4. The outdoor patio was perfect for family meals and opens up to a large grassy field where my young sons could run around, look at the koi pond, and enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian views. Being on the ground floor was so convenient - we never had to wait for an elevator, were next door to the free laundry room, and right next to the koi pond and lobby. We just had to walk a few feet out our door to be on the beach or at the pool - which was so great especially with young kids! The condo even included a pack-n-play for my 1 year old. We never wanted to leave! I highly recommend and will be returning back to this property as soon as I can!

Bruce H.
July 2021
This was a great experience for my family. A beautiful unit and location. We will be back!

Carl B.
July 2021
My wife and I and 2 boys ages 12 and 10 stayed at Whalers Tower unit #119 for 6 nights June 2021. So many great things to say! The pics and location of this condo unit really undersell what you are getting. The ground floor location, Murphy pull out bed, lanai, laundry access right next to unit, beach access and host provided boogie boards, beach umbrella and beach chairs, makes a vacation stay so easy and enjoyable for a Maui family vacation. Whalers Village, Black Rock Beach, Westin resort and great restaurants such as Hula Grill and MonkeyPod a short walk away up the beach walk. Communication from VRBO host Cindy was always fast and everything unit wise in preparation for our stay was explained upfront which made our Maui vacation worry free. The Aston at the Whaler is an amazing property and our family is looking forward to creating more Maui memories here again soon! Mahalo Cindy!

row g.
June 2021
Property was top notch. Prime location and beautiful, comfortable unit. Fully equipped. Has everything you need and more! Our family vacation post pandemic was made even more special because of our stay here. When returning to kaanapali, we will 100% stay here again. Amazing hospitality from the host. Easy and smooth communication. Look no further, you will not be disappointed. We made many memories here that will be treasured forever. Thank you for opening your home to us.

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