The Whaler Studio #814


Rates: $343 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: K (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 167 reviews)
NOTE: Please email your address contact information, within 3 days of Reserving as Vrbo blocks it, required for my Invoice / Tax records and The Whaler Guest Reservations.

Considered an outstanding Studio at The Whaler, the closest resort to the ocean front on Kaanapali Beach. A+ Designer Remodeled, Spectacular View of the entire Bay of Black Rock, and across the ocean to Molokai from the lanai, where you can watch the annual whale migration.

From the King bed, with the most comfortable mattress [top-of-line, as used at The Ritz], the Ocean is reflected in the floor to ceiling mirrors.

California style walk-in closest has build outs, large drawers, cubbies, and plenty of storage and hangers to instantly unpack.

CD/DVD, library of CD's, DVD's, Books, etc.

Desk if you must work; upgraded secure WIFI with private secure pass for this unit only.

The Whaler has free Washer/Dryer's on every floor, conveniently located just across the hall, near the elevator bank.

Resort Fee $31.00, after 4/1/24, $33.00, beginning 4/1/25, $35.00, No Parking Fee

On island contact: Mgr/Housekeeper, Karen Kondo 808-276-3611
HI Tax ID: GE-060-930-4576-01, TA-060-930-4576-01
























Keys: Vacation Condominium, The Whaler,
Tower I, Kaanapali, Black Rock Registration Number: TA-060-930-4576-01, GE-060-930-4576-01, 440080020113

The Whaler Studio #814 Reviews



Patrick P.
March 2024
The condo/location were amazing. We loved the space, ease of access and all the amenities associated to the condo. Thank you for sharing you home with us.


Rachael M.
March 2024
My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at Marianne’s condo! I have been to the Whaler dozens of times, but this was my first time staying in tower one. The condo is updated, has a wonderful view, and it was apparent Marianne cares about her property. It's one of the nicest condo's I've stayed in at the Whaler. We would happily stay here again!


Rondi B.
February 2024
The view from the lanai was excellent! It’s a spacious, clean, well furnished studio that was just right for the two of us. We especially liked the super comfortable king bed. The kitchen was well provisioned, and the walk in closet with built in shelves and drawers easily contained all our clothes. Would definitely stay here again!!


Anne C.
January 2024
The condo was very clean, the kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils, the bed was comfortable, and the view was amazing! We are looking forward to booking again.


David L.
December 2023
This was our first trip to Hawaii and it was everything we expected snd more. The condo is perfectly located right on Kaanapali Beach next to Whalers Village. The condo was very comfortable for a couple and everything we wanted. Nice sized kitchen and bathroom with plenty of storage. We did all the typical tourist things which i will not bore you with other than to say we loved them all. We are not sure when we will be back but we would definitely stay here again. Mahola Marianne for allowing us to stay at your special place.


Laura B.
November 2023
Our second time staying in Marianne's condo. We loved it so much last year and just couldn't stay away so we visited again this year. Incredible location and everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Marianne is extremely helpful and responsive to all of our questions.


Karen C.
November 2023
Perfect size studio in an absolute perfect location right next to Whaler's Village.


David R.
November 2023
Property is awesome, love to eat on the deck with the view of the ocean.


Julie R.
October 2023
We’ve been staying at The Whaler for many years and this was the first time we’ve stayed in this unit. It is extremely clean and well cared for. Loved the beautiful custom cabinets both in the kitchen and in the closet. Beautiful view off the balcony. Looking at the black rock. Tommy Bahama beach chairs and small cooler provided which is an added treat these days as many owners don’t provide them anymore. The bed was very comfortable with high-quality linens. Everything about this unit was exceptional. The owner is very easy to contact and work with and takes pride in her unit. We will definitely be staying here again for many years to come! Thank you, Marianne!


tom b.
October 2023
Nice unit, great location with amazing views of beach and mountains. Second time staying here. Will return



August 2023
Comms has been fantastic 👌 really helpful 👍 Condo is a great location next to beach and restaurants at the Whaler Village. Large balcony with lovely ocean views. Condo very comfortable and had all the necessary things. We loved the Tommy Bahamas Beach chairs 💺 😎 The gym was well equipped. We would 💯 % recommend Marianne's condo👌


Amy K.
August 2023
We had a great time at the condo at the Whaler in #814, clean, comfortable and great view! Bed was comfortable! Only thing and this is just being a preference is would be nice to have some non-stick pans for cooking, foil, and a sponge for cleaning dishes. But cooler was great to have and beach chairs. Overall 5 stars and would definitely come back again!


Elisa C.
August 2023
The best location on Kaanapali Beach. Close to restaurants, peaceful beach and steps away from any activity you would like to try surfing, jet ski. and for lunch break great restaurants either way down the boardwalk. Unit was great and spacious


Terry Christopher G.
July 2023
Fantastic all around. Amazing views and great beach. Very nice accommodations.


Patricia S.
July 2023
Greatly exceeded our expectations. Very roomy for a studio! Decor was lovely. Better than pictures! Very clean and had everything we needed and more. Owners were easy to contact if we needed them and checked on us mid-stay. Loved the spacious closet area which stored all our belongings out of sight! Fabulous views from the lanai! Great property location on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach. Would definitely stay here again! Highly recommend!


Jennifer R.
July 2023
We loved everything about this condo. The location was perfect! It was very clean, well stocked, and very quiet. We would highly recommend staying here and hope to come back some day!


Sandra B.
July 2023
Very nice studio and very clean. Comfortable bed and the owner responded quickly to our questions. Missing shampoo and conditioner but we use our own anyway. Maybe time to invest in a new hair dryer. Overall, a very pleasant and comfort stay! Would retuen


Troy Y.
May 2023
The condo was nice and well equipped for the stay. Great view of the Ocean and mountains. The Condo building itself was very nice also. I would stay in this condo again.


Tessara t.
May 2023
Perfect! We had such an amazing stay. Beautiful, clean condo and perfect location with a great view. The condo has everything we need including beach chairs and a cooler! This was my husband and I second time staying here. Our favorite spot in Maui. We can’t wait for our next visit back.


Michelle D.
April 2023
We loved our stay at The Whaler. The condo was absolutely perfect, and had everything we needed. Great views of the ocean and Black Rock from the lanai. The beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler were definitely a plus for the several days we spent at the beach and snorkeling at Black Rock. Super comfy bed too! We loved the location — Whalers Village for shopping and great restaurants within walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, and will be back again. Mahola, Marianne.


Paul M.
April 2023
The condo was much nicer than expected and had everything we needed including a walk-in closet that allowed us to fully unpack making it feel like home. It was so great to walk out onto an absolutely gorgeous beach and enjoy the swimming/snorkeling. Thank you!


Ann & Jim R.
January 2023
Lovely unit in The Whaler complex that is central to everything. From breakfast on the Lanai watching the whales to views of Black Rock and the West Maui mountains complete the package.


Jacob N.
December 2022
Great place with an amazing location and view, I hope I get to stay here in the future again! Communication was great, service was was excellent, all perfect for our honeymoon!


Ralph P.
December 2022
Property was just as describe; even better then I expected. The view, location, and the condo were amazing. The owner Marianne was just as great. Thank you Marianne for providing us with your stunning condo.


Robin R.
December 2022
Very nice resort-like condo


brooke h.
November 2022
Perfect location in kaanapali, the condo had everything we needed and it was great being close to the beach and pool


Mary H.
November 2022
Perfect spot! The views from our balcony were incredible! The ocean on one side and golf course on the other. Watching the moon rise every night was magnificent! 10 star!!!!


Jeanette B.
October 2022
What a great vacation. This unit met all our needs. Very clean. The bed was really comfortable. Perfect place for a couple. Right on Kaanapali beach. Easy walk to black rock, restaurants, tours and shopping.


Mary S.
October 2022
Great property! Close to black rock, shopping and dinning. Had everything we needed within the unit.


tom b.
October 2022
Seamless, no-issues rental process. Lovely unit: well appointed, clean, well organized, unbelievable location.


Laura B.
September 2022
Clean and nicely furnished. The location can't be beat! Beach chairs and umbrella are a great perk -- we visited several other beaches and happy to be able to use them. Excellent communication with the owner.


Carol Z.
September 2022
We enjoyed our stay so much in this condo. It has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The only thing we wish they had was foil - and then we found it in the bottom drawer :) The location is great, and it is on a very nice beach.


Victoria D.
September 2022
Kaanapali Beach is an ideal location and The Whaler has been our favorite place to stay for many years. All the onsite amenities including concierge services and free parking are a definite plus. Marianne's studio was perfect with an excellent view of the Pacific Ocean and Black Rock from the lanai. The bed was large and very comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked allowing for making meals if you choose. It is also right next door to Whaler Village with many shops and great restaurants. Thank you Marianne for the hospitality.


Amber J.
August 2022
It was a beautiful& easy stay with no issues! The room is packed with everything you need! The bed was SO COMFY& the room was very clean. You could not beat the view off the lanai... would definitely stay here again!


randy t.
August 2022
Great property


Yesenia Jessica H.
August 2022
Loved it all.


Cathy L.
July 2022
The unit was lovely although we would have loved to have screen doors so that we could open the slider and hear the ocean.


terry g.
July 2022
We had a wonderful time at the whaler. Thanks


Tessara t.
July 2022
Beautiful clean comfy condo! Perfect location by Black Rock! Beach chairs, cooler and umbrella in the unit was so great to have! New favorite place to stay in Maui. We will be back again! Thank you so much!


Carmen K.
July 2022
Our 2nd stay at The Whaler - we love it! All the amenities you’d expect from a big resort without the frenzy! 814 was the perfect place to call home for a week, so comfortable and well stocked for our days at the beach and pool side. Mahalo☀️🌴🍍


Georgia S.
June 2022
Amazing location and a perfect condo!


David R.
June 2022
Great View Great accommodations. The Whaler is a great place to stay on the beach.


Susie A.
June 2022
Our condo at the Whaler was great. The view was fantastic overlooking the ocean and Black Rock! The sounds of the waves crashing against the shore every night was wonderful to fall asleep to. Our king size bed was so comfortable we slept great! All the amenities in the condo and available on the grounds made our vacation extra special! We will definitely go back!


Daniel J.
May 2022
3rd stay @ Whaler Never disappoints!!


Julie P.
May 2022
The condo and the Whaler complex was so nice and very convenient. Great part of the beach, right next to Whalers village and all amenities you could want. Definitely recommend this place.


Tyler B.
April 2022
One of the best units we’ve stayed in at the Whaler. Pictures could use some updates as the unit was actually better looking than the pictures displayed! Pleasant surprise :)


Stephen H.
April 2022
We didn't arrive until almost midnight and we're concerned about check in. No issues. The front desk had already prepared a check in package. Room was very clean and everything was in work order. Essentials were stocked in pantry. Throughout our stay all the staff were helpful and courteous. The owners even worked with us on a last minute late check out. Best Vrbo experience ever.


George C.
March 2022
The property was great! We had everything we needed.


don
March 2022
Nice, clean condo. Great views of the ocean/beach and Black Rock. Condo is well equipped. Would stay here again Thank You!


Carol N.
March 2022
Great spot to stay. The unit is well kept, well furnished and well stocked , which makes it really pleasant to stay and very appreciated. Close to everything!! Would love to come back!!


Wendy H.
February 2022
Everything about this property was perfect! The location, the beach, the convenient access to shopping, restaurants and any activity we wanted to do. The pictures don’t do the condo justice! We will definitely stay here again!!


Tim S.
February 2022
This condo had everything you need. It was in a great location with a beach right there and plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. We see whales from the balcony. You had a free laundry very close. Very clean with a full kitchen and utensils/accessories. Marianne was super responsive and informative. Would not hesitate to use this property again for a future visit!


Ann & Jim R.
January 2022
Check in was a breeze and the staff are so friendly. The unit and amenities were as advertised and the views of Black Rock and West Maui mountains sold us. I know it’s cliche but this is a “hidden little gem”.


Rob M.
January 2022
Great spot and place.


Barry O.
January 2022
Very clean and great location. Would definitely go back!


Michelle N.
November 2021
My husband and I just got married in April 2021 but held off going on our honeymoon due to Covid restrictions. We love Maui. This was our first time staying in a condo. We typically stay in resorts but we couldn't be more pleased with this condo. It had everything we needed, the views were awesome, the condo complex was clean and beautiful, etc. We had our coffee and breakfast most mornings on the lanai, watching the waves crash on the beach. It was a fantastic 10 days and we can't wait to return.


Aaron B.
August 2021
We loved everything about the condo. Awesome view of the ocean and Black Rock. We thought the location was perfect next to Whalers Village. So convenient to walk over to grab dinner or do some shopping. The condo well well stocked with essentials and had everything that we needed. Our expectations were exceeded in every way. Can’t wait to visit again!


Eric H.
August 2021
We loved our stay in this unit at The Whaler! The unit is clean, comfy, the view is awesome (sunset view), and the entire property is extremely well cared for. We highly recommend this unit, the property, and the location. We had a wonderful time and hope to return someday!


Melody S.
July 2021
This rental is so much nicer in person than the pictures show! The condo has everything you need to stay comfortably for many days. The grounds of the resort are immaculate and beach access is super convenient. There are many shops and restaurants within walking distance. Also several sunset cocktail cruises launch a 5 minute walk away. Most of all I will miss the spectacular purple and pink sunsets from the balcony. Highly recommend!


david R.
July 2021
Truly a great place. About as close as you can get to whalers village where there is shopping and great restaurants. It’s a short elevator ride down and about 6 rooms down from the beach. Everything you need for a beach day is right there in the room (chairs, umbrella, ice chest). The patio doors open both ways, so the whole place opens up to an ocean view and the sounds of crashing waves. Can’t wait to visit again.


Marcia G.
June 2021
Although covid hindered our dining experience this location has a beautiful beach, gorgeous views of the islands, mountains and countryside! The Whaler is an awesome place to stay and unit #814 is very, very nice!


David N.
March 2015
Our 1st time to Maui was made all the better by a great place to stay. We found the condo to be in excellent condition with a modern kitchen, very comfortable bed and lovely view. The Whalers is located just North of Lahaina with an easy drive into town. The beach walk is the walk is the best.


sue c.
February 2015
I have been coming to the Whalers Condos now for about 6 years, and this is the first time I have had my own space. WOW,WOW. I so enjoyed it. Everything was beautiful, the kitchen had everything you could need, the towels were very nice and plenty of them. The linens were top notch. The view of black rock is fantastic. This of course was my opinion. I was so happy with the condo and location, that I am coming back next year and the years after as long as I can. Just down right the best. Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven.


Barbara H.
November 2014
I have been coming to Hawaii for over 10 years, it is my place to relax and rejuvenate. The condo is perfect after a day of exploring the island or going to the beach. The owner has been very thoughtful in providing full kitchen equipment, beautiful linens, fluffy towels and high end furnishings. Had a wonderful trip...this place is a winner! I recommend it to anyone who wants to stay on Maui. Mahalo


Kayla M.
September 2014
My fiancé and I stayed here for 10 days in April 2014. We had a fabulous stay in this apartment. It was updated and clean with a well-equipped kitchen. The bed was super comfortable and it just felt very inviting. We loved the view from the lanai and spent many evenings watching the sunset out there. The whaler doesn't have many amenities (just a basic pool and hot tub area) but the staff was very nice and the grounds were always clean. You can walk from this apartment five minutes along the ocean and you're at Whaler's Village where there are some great restaurants and shops. The restaurants are expectedly touristy, but the view and ease is worth it. We rented a car and loved having this place as our home base. Kaanapali Beach is amazing and I would definitely recommend staying in this area--especially at this apartment!


Lynne A.
August 2014
The condo was great, beautiful view both directions, ocean & mountains. Condo came equipped with almost everything you would need. Umbrella (broken) only 1 sand chair and a couple boogie boards.Hair dryer was also broken. Kitchen fully equipped. Condo decorated nicely and very clean. Bed very comfy. Regarding location, Whalers Village was great! Absolutely beautiful beach, pool area nice. We never needed a car except when we went zip lining (rode with relatives). At first really wanted to stay at a resort, dining, bar etc. but Whalers Village is right next door with wonderful restaurants and bar areas, loved Hula Grill! Sneak over to the Westin wonderful pool area (they don't check room keys) Now the down side... Owner not helpful at all. I had lots of family staying at the condo's and the owners of their condo's helped with recommendations, suggestions etc, I never got an email back after twice asking for suggestions, guess not her job, but would have been nice, maybe she could just write a generic one to send out... The worst thing....The building next door is low so does not block your views of black rock which is great, BUT their air conditioning units ran non stop and were VERY loud! We could not leave our slider open and sitting on the patio was SOOOO noisy; humming and vibrating, ugh! Luckily we were gone alot, but evening and mornings so disappointing not to sit on balcony for coffee or a glass of wine.... I know the condo owner couldn't do anything about that, but I wouldn't stay there again due to the noise (our family stayed on the court yard side and was sooo peaceful). The condo was very reasonably priced for what you get, it is a beautiful unit. I hope this review helps.


Francesca M.
June 2014
A studio with a fabulous view! The whaler is in a great location right on the beach and close to all the activities offered in Kaanapali. The studio itself has an attractive kitchen but two days in to my 3 week stay the stove stopped working and never got fixed. The bathroom as a previous reviewer stated is tired. The location of the unit is right beside the elevators so you do get to hear your neighbors coming and going. Generally a nice unit and very clean,Maui regular but not quite as nice as the writeup had me thinking it would be.


Kristine M.
April 2014
The location of the Whaler is absolutely perfect for enjoying the pleasures of the Kaanapali Beach area. Directly in front of the Whaler towers is an incredible beach area for lounging with excellent restaurants just a minute walk down to Whalers Village. Access to some terrific, albeit busy, snorkeling at Black Rock is just a few minutes walk down the beach. The condo itself was great and everything we needed. It was a good size for a couple. It had a great set up and was very clean and in good condition. The view of Black Rock from the patio is beautiful. We would definitely stay again.


William N.
April 2014
This is my seventh trip to the Whaler, although my first to this unit. I don't believe you can beat this location, particularly if you stay in this tower. The proximity to Whalers Village and Lahaina is unbeatable. This unit is configured so the view from the bed is of the West Maui mountains, rather than Black Rock and the ocean, but the view from the lanai is stunning. The kitchen is newer and very functional, the bathroom is clean but tired and the bed was definitely on the firm side. Never could get the Wifi to work, but I was able to get on another unsecured feed one floor above. Parking is only $12.50 a day, the gym is basic but adequate, and the outdoor BBQs are situated with the best view of the beach!


Lori M.
February 2014
Amazing view! Beautifully decorated--very comfortable bed. Beautifully remodeled kitchen.



February 2014
Every trip to Maui was to kihei/wailea and am I every glad we chose kaanapali instead! The challenge was locating the perfect condo. We could not have ended up at a better location. Being south of black rock is crucial as being north in some of the other condos require a car for everything. Thankfully, The Whaler is right next to Whaler's village which has some small quaint shops. Specially wandering out for a frozen yogourt or Haagen daaz in the evenings was lovely. Or just needing a bandaid etc...there was also some good retail like Louis Vuitton and coach if you feel you need you "wailea fix". Now, as for the condo. We could not have been more pleased. The building next door is short which is important to mention as you really do get sweeping views from this unit which would not happen on the other side of the tower. We spend our happy hours on the deck watching the whales frolick. The mattress quality was excellent. Sadly this is usually my complaint on travels as we have spoiled ourself at home and only the four seasons and ritz compares but the mattress allowed us to enjoy wonderful sleeps with the patio doors wide open all night. The suite was very well appointed with most of what we could ask for for the meals we prepared with a full size sub zero fridge and large walk in closet and storage. There were even coolers for day trips and beach chairs and an umbrella. We left behind out brand new air mattresses for others's use. The decor was well appointed and very clean. We were extremely comfortable at this condo. We would definitely recommend it to friends. For a studio it was quite large and we still had a good sitting area and desk to work at and four person kitchen table. By the way, great restaurants to try in lahaina are :mala. Brilliant organic foods and complex flavour combinations and fleetwood's: excellent food quality and preparation, suitable for families The only items I would suggest if I may would be: BBQ utensils (or at least just a set of BBQ thongs), plastic closed cups for taking beverages down to pool/ beach/ BBQ area, a few more facecloths (there were only 2 for each person which get stinky after a day each so we were doing laundry on day 3), and a second set of sheets (when staying eight nights without housekeeping you need to change sheets at least once and it would have been nice to not have to wait to laundry to remake the bed). These are minor things that would make this suite a 10.

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