Whaler on Kaanapali Beach 552


Rates: $1301 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KK (sleeps 5)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 75 reviews)
Breathtaking views of Black Rock, Molokai, and Lanai - Whaler 552 is a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite located oceanfront at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach. Enjoy year-round sunset views and seasonal humpback whale watching right from your own lanai! Just steps from the world famous sandy Kaanapali Beach, you will love this bright, corner location, abundance of windows and wrap around lanai. But as if the location isn't enough - the beautiful finishes and furnishings leave no question that you are in the tropical paradise of Maui. Gorgeous travertine floors, granite counter tops, beautiful koa wood kitchen cabinets and luxurious beds and linens will surround you with both beauty and comfort.

This unit is perfect for two couples traveling together as both bedrooms are outfitted with very comfortable King size beds facing the ocean, custom padded upholstered headboards and luxurious linens. If you have 5 in your party - the very comfy roll away twin bed can be moved to any room.

Kaanapali, which means "rolling cliffs" in Hawaiian, was a royal retreat for the rulers of Maui who delighted in the perfect three-mile stretch of white sand beach, the gentle waves, warm sunny days and the inspiring backdrop of the majestic West Maui Mountains. Maui's royalty surfed, raced their outrigger canoes, feasted on luaus that lasted for weeks. These same activities are offered right outside the door on glorious Kaanapali Beach! Your front lawn from this unit.

The Whaler is located in the heart of Kaanapali, adjacent to Whalers Village which offers world class dining and shopping.

Resort amenities include central A/C, tennis courts and pickle ball, beach side pool and towels, lobby and poolside coffee and cool drinks, Jacuzzi, newly renovated exercise room, covered parking, concierge, pool, barbecue area and gated entry.

Please be aware that there is a $33 resort fee per day collected at front desk. Registration Number: W73577860-01, 440080020242, GE-189-643-1616-01

Whaler on Kaanapali Beach 552 Reviews



David A.
January 2024
This was a perfect location for a relaxing vacation for my mother and I. We spent a lot of time on the balcony. It was very easy to simply walk next door to Whalers Village and get dinner. We also especially enjoyed having both ocean and Mountain views.


Tracy W.
December 2023
Wonderful large condo perfect for our family of 5. Large lanai overlooking the ocean and viewing the many whales was a treat. Great location near Whalers Village and resort hotels and restaurants. Mechanical issue with refrigerator was quickly resolved with no disruption. Excellent communication with both owner and on-site management company. We hope to return again soon.


Graham Z.
December 2023
Beautiful property, view of black rock. Heather was great to work with. Very comfy beds.


Susan S.
July 2023
Beautiful property!!! This property is probably one of the best in Maui. So close (2 min walk) to all the shops and restaurants and literally right on the beach! The view is spectacular. Property was clean and very spacious for my family of 5! Highly recommend this unit and we will definitely be back!


Courtney B.
June 2023
This was our second visit staying at this exact property and it was just as great the second time around. The location cannot be beat and the unit is really well maintained and super clean. The location is literally steps from the sand and walking distance to many resorts, restaurants, and shopping along Kaanapali beach. We did a rainforest hike and were able to swim in fresh water lakes and waterfalls through Hike Maui, which was amazing and I highly recommend it. A visit to the Heavenly Spa at the Westin was super relaxing and we were able to swim with a sea turtle just out front of the property. I highly recommend this property and the owners were so easy to work with and made everything seamless!


Addison E.
June 2023
This was our second trip to Maui and I wish we had found this place for the first one! We were traveling for my 40th birthday and I’m glad we stayed here! The property itself is beautiful and right on the water. The grounds are well kept and the staff is very helpful. The condo itself is well kept, clean and very bright. We loved the floor to ceiling mirrors throughout; it means that we rarely needed to turn on a light because the natural light keeps the unit well lit into the evening. The wraparound porch is perfect and lets you sit outside (in the shade if need be) all day long if your heart desires. You can walk up the beach about 5 minutes to Black Rock and down the beach a minute to Whalers Village. There’s plenty of shopping and restaurants there and even a coffee place with great açaí bowls that opens at 7am. A good option if you don’t feel like driving or didn’t rent a car. We were near everything; 10 mins drive from downtown Lahaina Town and 15 minutes from Ziplines near the Ritz Carleton. We were only 2-3 minutes drive from Airport Beach (great snorkeling) and only a few minutes further from Napili beach. Heather was really wonderful and quick with communication when responding to questions. We were traveling with some tired kids so it was reassuring to have such an accommodating host. Be sure to read through the documentation that the host provides! It’s really helpful especially to those who may not be as familiar with the area.


Jane T.
June 2023
WOW! What an amazing unit. We were directly ocean front with a gorgeous view of Lanai, Molokai and the ocean. You can’t get any closer. Our condo was equipped with everything you could want. Beach chairs, 2 umbrellas and coolers. As a family of four it was super convenient to have a washer and dryer (laundry detergent included)! My son stayed out a little too long and had a nice burn on his shoulders and guess what? Aloe Vera gel in the condo!! Beds were super comfy. Kitchen has everything you need to cook in. The owners were very responsive and great to deal with. Can’t say enough about this place. Will definitely book again.


Joyce B.
April 2023
This condo has the best views, the best location and is everything the pictures show. Best vacation EVER!


Laura B.
April 2023
We loved everything about our 9-day stay (except when we had to leave….). The unit offers the most spectacular corner view that includes Ka’anapali Beach, Black Rock, Lanai, and Molokai, and, even in mid-April, we saw whales. Next door were fabulous restaurants (Hui Grill, Monkeypod, Leilani’s, etc.) as well as some fun stores. The condo had everything we could possibly need from binoculars to a washer and dryer. We all commented on how well we slept on the VERY comfortable beds. Clean, upscale, home-away-from-home, well-designed, and relaxing are all descriptors that come to mind. The owner is delightful and does everything in her power to ensure your perfect stay. Mahalo and we can’t wait to return!


Brandon J.
April 2023
We have been to Kaanapali several times. This was our first time staying at the Whaler. We were very happy we picked this location. The views were incredible. The condo was perfect for our family of 4. I cannot think of a better location to stay when in Maui.


george d.
March 2023
It was wonderful


Brad S.
January 2023
I have stayed at the Whaler annually since 1976 in many different units, so this is a well informed review. Pros: The 52 stack is unquestionably the best (ocean front, shade on lanai, courtyard view, tower 2 is slightly closer to the beach). The fifth floor is ideal (low enough to feel connected to the beach and use the stairs but high enough that those walking by can’t see into your unit). Bedroom decor is nice. Roller shades are a bonus. New patio doors are awesome. NHL network! Cons: Slatted doors to bedrooms don’t make any sense. No sound proofing is a huge inconvenience if people in your party have different sleep schedules. Wear and tear starting to show, particularly millwork in kitchen area. Overall cleanliness could be improved. Two queens (or at least the option of two twins instead of king) would be better in the second bedroom.


Pat M.
December 2022
Would definitely return the accommodations exceeded our expectations, the owner was very attentive and responsive. I have already recommended this property to friends and family. It was truly an amazing vacation experience. Thank you, Heather.!


Jacquelyn S.
December 2022
Our family has stayed at the Whaler numerous times but this condo was by far the best! Beautifully decorated , clean and well- equipped with all of the comforts of home and then some. The wrap-around lanai provided the best views, the proximity to the beach, Whaler's Village , bars and restaurants, and the pool, tennis courts, exercise room, and underground parking all added up to an absolutely marvelous vacation spot. Heather was a wonderful and caring host and went out of her way to insure that we had a fantastic time. We LOVED it here and definitely will rent this unit again. Mahalo!!


Michael R.
December 2022
Beautiful views, walking distance to good resteurants and shopping.


Gail S.
November 2022
Heather was so easy to work with and the condo is awesome. Will definitely like to get back.


Marie M.
October 2022
Location, Views, Decor, amenities.... All fabulous. The views are so great that we literally felt like we were at the beach while inside the unit. The home was spotless and well stocked with every kitchen item needed. Heather was a thoughtful host and provided a wonderful list of places to eat, things to do and see on the island. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Definitely a place to stay for the discriminating client. Thank you Heather!


Debra L.
August 2022
I can’t imagine any place better to stay on Maui. The pictures are really great and they don’t even illustrate how awesome this condo is~ the corner view and huge balcony are paradise. The extra amenities included are very thoughtful and added a lot to the overall comfort and convenience… shampoo/conditioner/body wash in both bathrooms, large beach bag, 4 nice beach chairs, coolers, snorkel gear, etc. The owner responds quickly to messages too. We were sad to leave and wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else if (when!) we come back to Maui.


Nikki M.
August 2022
Loved our week in paradise


donald o.
July 2022
Great ocean front view. Well furnished fifth floor.


Mason T.
July 2022
I was amazed at the view it has to be the best on kaanapali beach. Everything in the room was well updated and very clean. Very large room. And the owner was very easy to work with. I would highly recommend.


Liz D.
July 2022
We enjoyed our stay at this property. It is so close to so many places. The beach is fantastic and the facilities were everything we needed for our stay. The host was very quick to respond and so lovely. Great vacation!


Roberto V.
July 2022
Great condominium beautiful view great location doesn’t get any better


Elizabeth M.
June 2022
Just got home from stay in this condo in Kaanapali. I would strongly recommend staying here for anyone visiting Maui and wanting to stay in this area of the island. The condo is in probably the best location in Kaanapali. Black Rock Beach is wide and beautiful. No rocks in water. Nice walking path along beach right in front of condo that goes for more than a mile in each direction. Perfect west facing condo for a perfect sunset every night. The complex is right next to Whaler Village for easy access to restaurants and shopping. Easy access to golf. The condo complex has a nice pool. Not as big and fancy as the large hotels but also not as crowded. Nice fitness room. Tennis and pickle ball included with resort fee. The condo is well stocked with everything from grilling equipment, snorkeling equipment, first aid kit, etc. Fully stocked kitchen. Wrap around porch with exceptional views. The check-in process was easy. Heather (the host) was great. She sent helpful information prior to check-in and e-mailed to make sure evrything was as expected. She was quick to answer questions.


Roselle V.
June 2022
This place is absolutely amazing! It's just as described, and looks *better* in person than it does in the pictures. My family stayed for a week, and couldn't be happier with it's location: tranquil enough for my elder parents, but close enough for fun for my active 7 year old. When I had questions, Heather was prompt with her replies - a great host. Overall, a perfect stay in Maui!


Heather G.
June 2022
Our experience was wonderful! Would absolutely stay here again! It is as close as you can get to the beach! And the views! Wow! Incredible! The condo was in great shape, the beds were very comfortable. We miss being right on the Pacific Ocean!


Courtney B.
June 2022
My family of five just returned from staying at this property and it was even better than the pictures. The location and proximity to the beach, restaurants, shopping and other resorts was great. Everything was exactly as advertised and check-in and communication with Heather was super smooth. I’d return in a heartbeat!


Nancy D.
June 2022
The views from the wrap around patio were just amazing views of the ocean and Black Rock. The location was a short walk to Whalers Village. We just loved this condo and would book again if we return to Maui.



May 2022
I did the research. If you are looking to stay on Kaanapali and you are thinking of this place. Stop! This is the one. Great views, great balcony for sunsets, great location and everything you could every imagine. The owners lays out great recommendations! A+. We miss it already.



April 2022
The view from this condo is amazing! It's clean, spacious and in a great location. We really enjoyed our stay.


Eric A.
April 2022
Our family of 5 had a great time staying at this 5th floor corner, ocean-front condo! There was a snag with check-in, but this was resolved with a quick call to Heather, who picked up when we called and was available yet not obtrusive (just a few messages via VRBO to check to see if we needed anything). We had plenty of space for the 5 of us, especially with our 11 year old sleeping on the cot, which he said was comfortable. The kitchen had plenty of appliances and cabinets more stocked than most short-term rentals we've been in. The furniture showed only mild wear and tear and the condo was very clean. The balcony is just amazing, wrapping around the ocean side to the inner side. There were 4 beach chairs & 2 umbrellas, which were handy, and we also used the snorkel gear (there were 2 sets). There was only 1 boogie board, but not a big deal. Wifi was a bit slow but adequate. The Smart TVs have the usual streaming services available. Having laundry on-site was super convenient. The location of the Whaler is outstanding, just next door to some shopping and restaurants. It's a 0.3 mile walk along the boardwalk to Black Rock and about 1 miles walk South past the other various resorts. Underground parking was a nice perk so that we didn't have to get into a blazing hot rental car. They also had 2 tennis courts (bookable reservations) and daily koi feeding. We didn't try out the gym. The pool is only modestly-sized, but was kept super warm (I'd guess 80-82 degrees if not higher). It was our first time in the Kaanapali part of Maui. We found the Kaanapali Beach nice, but with fairly large surf on many days. Even during what I would guess is a peak Spring Break week, Kaanapali Beach never felt crowded (unlike Kapalua Beach, which we checked out 1 morning). Nearby "Baby Beach" was outstanding for snorkeling -- our kids had a blast identifying lots of fish & following turtles around and we felt safe as the waves were minimal and the water shallow even many 100 feet out. All in all a great trip!


David S.
February 2022
very good location and great for morning breakfast on the lanai and whale watching.


Juliana C.
January 2022
Everything was perfect - location, view, property, condo - we couldn't have asked for more for our 1st trip back to Maui since 2018!


Michael M.
December 2021
Closest property to the beach in Maui


Thomas S.
November 2021
Great location. Heather was wonderful to work with. Condo was perfect. Would love to come back.


Karen L.
November 2021
What a delightful stay at Aston at the Whaler unit 552. This is a true ocean front room – a corner unit with 270o breathtaking views. This unit was so clean, nice & well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need: along with dishes, pans & cutlery, oven, microwave & fridge, there was a coffee maker, wine opener, paper products & trash bags. There were appliances we didn’t even use. For the Goldilocks “just right” aspects: This property is conveniently next to Whaler’s Village, restaurants & shops, while this side of Tower 2 (South Tower) is insulated from the Village noise & any smoke from the Hula Grill. This corner unit gets a mixture of sun and shade so you can enjoy the wrap around lanai & ocean views and stay cool & comfortable or sit in the sun if you like. The AC was great if you like, but we turned it off, opened the patio doors (with screens) and just let the refreshing ocean breeze waft over us. The 5th floor height was perfect. Close enough to see all the goings on below on the shore & hear the lull of the ocean, but any noise was muted and comfortable. The beds were comfortable, the owners provided beach chairs, umbrellas & coolers. Everything was spotless. There’s an in-unit washer & dryer with detergent provided. The kitchen was great since we like a simple quick breakfast and to keep picnic lunch items on hand. We could just make some sandwiches, buy some fruit, grab the beach chairs and umbrella & cooler and head out for the day. Or we could use the chairs and umbrella down on the wonderful beach and run inside if we wanted something. It was so close and handy. The onsite pool is not huge, but nice and with views of the beach & ocean. It had regular beach chairs and some covered lounges. In Hawaii, it’s traditional to remove your shoes inside (and to keep from tracking in sand). The entryway was tiled and large with a bench to sit and put on your shoes. There was a parking down in the garage. There’s overflow parking, but we never needed it. The owner, Heather, really did think of everything, and she was responsive and helpful without being intrusive at all. She answered a quick question and was just great. We loved our stay here. Highly recommend


Maria Y.
November 2021
This ocean view property has been the best my family and I have stayed at. With a balcony all around you can see amazing sunsets/ and sunrise; the sound of the waves is so soothing.



October 2021
Love the location, the view and the property. The owner was super communicative. The ultimate in relaxation!


Allison R.
October 2021
Our family of four enjoyed an amazing vacation in Maui and this wonderful condo was our home base. Everything about this property was fantastic! The wrap around lanai and the views from every room were incredible, the decor is lovely and the condo was clean, had up to date appliances, and was well stocked. The beds were comfortable (our adult son slept on the roll away bed and said it was very comfortable). Heather is an awesome host - her suggestions were fantastic and we tried to make our way through as many of them as we could! She is very communicative and helpful and you can tell that she takes pride in providing everything that one needs for an enjoyable vacation. We will definitely be renting this condo again - we are already thinking about when that can happen! You will be very happy if you rent this property!!


Laura & Stu M.
October 2021
This was my first time to Hawaii. I am so glad I chose this condo as our home base while in Maui. It was the PERFECT location right on Kaanapali beach and just a few steps from great restaurants. Convenience is the name of the game at this VRBO. The owners thought of everything. Need chairs / umbrella for the beach? Check. Need a cooler for snacks and drinks? Check. (They have 2 in fact.) Need snorkeling gear? Check. Need serving dishes and drink jugs for dinners out on the gorgeous wrap-around veranda overlooking sunset? Check. Want to view the ocean afar for marine life? No problem; binoculars are provided. There is even a spot to park your rental car in the garage below the condos. The furnishings are contemporary and tasteful. The owners have left no stone unturned for a convenient, relaxing, and amazing vacation on Maui. As a fellow host on VRBO, I especially appreciate the owners' attention to detail. If I ever return to Maui, this rental will be my first choice.


Deibys R.
August 2021
Best view i highly recommend this unit best view nice comfortable beds very clean the kitchen has everything you need to cook your favorite meal will definitely rent this unit again


Trenitie Y.
August 2021
We had an amazing stay, the condo was perfect!! I traveled to maui with a group of girlfriends … no husbands, boyfriends or kids. Just girl time and we had a ball. Condo was perfect for us ladies, we cooked in the full kitchen and relaxed on the wrap around lanai. Amazing! We will definitely be back!! Thank you for the amazing stay!


jenna l.
July 2021
This was our 5th trip to Maui and the best location so far - best lanai by far! Close to everything - great views from both bedrooms. Completely stocked with everything you need for inside and beach time.


Carol G.
July 2021
We loved the unit. 5th floor is perfect. We had a great time.


Meaghan S.
July 2021
This condo is nothing short of magical! We just returned from a week stay at this 2 bedroom corner unit and it was spectacular. The views are nothing like anything I have ever seen before. The condo is spacious, the kitchen is fully stocked and the beds are super comfortable. The attention to detail is fantastic as there is a closet with cleaning supplies, boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs and umbrellas. It was also great having a laundry in the unit as well so we came home with all clean clothes. The property is great as well. There is a concierge that is very helpful downstairs to make recommendations and reservations. The unit is literally right next door to Whaler's Village as well with plenty of options for dining and shopping. We found a local Safeway only a 6 minute drive away and there is underground parking with shopping carts to take things up and down from the condo to the parking lot. The staff at the hotel was super friendly. The host of the condo was extremely helpful. She is very communicative and proactively let me know everything we needed to know before we even arrived. This is a magical unit and I could sit on that couch and stare at the views all day- which is exactly what we did. ;) Don't hesitate on this one... I can't wait to go back!


Teresa Y.
June 2021
We had a wonderful time. We would rent the unit again!

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