The Whaler Rental

Rates: $802 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: QK (sleeps 8)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 60 reviews)

You will love our condo that is located at The Whaler with one of the best locations on Kaanapali Beach. We are located right on the beach and a few steps away from Whalers Village. VRBO walking map is incorrect. I think it is about 30 steps from our building to the sand. The pool and spa are right next to the beach walk.

If you prefer an oasis of tranquility over the many crowded resorts in the area, look no further than Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach. Comprised of two 12-story mid-century towers on six acres of lush landscape including a lovely koi pond with a waterfall, this condo-hotel offers full kitchens with a variety of room configurations and captivating views. Enjoy the peace and quiet from the swimming pool overlooking the ocean or a stroll around the beautifully manicured grounds. For a joyful start to your day, join us for fish feedings at 8:30 am each morning at the Koi Pond.

Our large two-bedroom condo is over 1400 square feet and is equipped with a full-size kitchen, central air conditioning with separate units in each bedroom, new Samsung Flat Screen Smart TV’s in the living room and both bedrooms, Wi-Fi, bed linens, towels, washer and dryer (stacked) including detergent. It was tastefully updated in December 2019 and more updating in 2021 to include new plush carpeting, wood ceiling treatments with recessed LED lights controlled by dimmer switches to set the lighting according to your needs. Ceiling fans in all the rooms.

Our choices of furnishings were designed for comfort and convenience conducive to the tropical climate without compromising on the everyday amenities that we've all come to enjoy at home. We've stocked our kitchen with lots of cooking essentials, a rice cooker, BBQ utensils, and extra baking tools for those inclined. We thoroughly enjoy the luxury of cooking and entertaining in our open kitchen.

Our large master bedroom features an extremely comfortable king bed, all down-like pillows, a 55” new Samsung TV with extras for added convenience. Large guest bedroom has (2) Queen sized beds and a Queen size sofa sleeper in the living room. New 65" Samsung Smart TV in the living room with free cable TV and Wi-Fi throughout the condo.

Both bedrooms, the living room, and dining room have direct access to the 500 square foot wrap-around lanai through large sliding glass doors to enjoy the ocean and West Maui mountain views.

Start your morning with a leisurely breakfast on your lanai and enjoy the beautiful ocean view. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones here visiting during whale season, just sit back and marvel at the magnificent show of the humpback whales as they glide gracefully through the water.

It's only a short stroll next door to the Whalers Village, the largest outdoor shopping center on Maui. You'll find a myriad of fine restaurants including Hula Grill, Monkeypod, and Leilani's on the Beach or casual family dining, convenience stores, boutique shopping, first class art galleries, live entertainment and so much more. And if you're inclined to take advantage of the many water adventures, most depart directly from Kaanapali Beach ~ now how convenient is that?

Our condo is equipped with 4 Tommy Bahama beach chairs, a beach wagon, beach umbrellas, a couple of boogie boards, sand toys, and assorted snorkel gear for our guests to enjoy.

Our on-site concierge is available to assist you with any of your island activities, car rental needs or perhaps arranging for advance grocery delivery service for your arrival.

The Whaler at Ka’anapali Beach offers its guests resort amenities for a fee of $33/day, plus tax (charged at the property at check-in). Note: Amenity Fee Increase April 1, 2025 to $35.
The amenities include the following:
• Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the resort
• HD digital cable 175 channels including HBO & ESPN
• Airline boarding pass printing
• Complimentary computer kiosks in the lobby (internet, printing, and scan to email)
• Daily Coffee and Iced Tea provided in the lobby
• Pool & beach towels
• Beach chairs
• Pool cabanas (based on availability)
• Poolside & lobby refreshments
• Use of tennis court, pickleball & equipment
• Shopping Carts
• Clothes Washer and Dryer located on each floor (no extra cost to use)
• In-room safe
• Dry Cleaning pick-up and delivery
• Self-Parking
• Valet Parking available during peak times
Note: Amenity Fee Increase April 1, 2024: $33, April 1, 2025: $35
This is paid to the resort through the front desk, not the owners.

We are located steps away from Restaurants and Shopping:

Whalers Village (Next door less than a 4 minute walk)
• Oceanfront dining located on each side of our property
• Leilani’s on the Beach
• Hula Grill
• Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman
• Maui Brewing Company
• Food Court (Subway, Ohana Tacos, Yogurtland, etc.)
• 65 Casual and Luxury Retail shops

Lahaina Cannery Mall (2 miles):
• Safeway (grocery store)
• Longs Drug store (CVS)
• Retail Shops
• Food Court (Starbucks, Dairy-Queen, Orange Julius, Bale)

• Ka’anapali Beach is 5 steps away from our property (it actually borders Kaanapali Beach)
• Black Rock – famous landmark with very good snorkeling opportunities
• D.T. Flemings Beach
Local Activities: Snorkeling, surfing, whale watching (usually December-April), parasailing and Jet ski rentals(usually May-early December), Ziplining.

Walking distance to Ka’anapali – Kai course and Royal Kaanapali course
Kapalua – Bay course and Plantation course (9 miles)

• Maui Ocean Center (18 miles)
• Maui Tropical Plantation (22 miles)
• Maui Zipline & Flyin’ Hawaiian Zipline (at Maui Tropical Plantation, 22 miles)
• Skyline Eco Adventures (2 mile)
• Upcountry Maui (30+ miles)
• Lavender Farm (43 miles)
• Haleakala National Park (52.6 miles, approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes)
• Maui Winery (51 Miles)
• Surfing Goat Dairy (34Miles)
• Pi’iholo Ziplining (38 miles)
• Mama’s Fish House in Paia (32.9 miles approximately 54 minutes)

Distance to Airport: 27.4 miles, approximately 48 minutes

NOTE: Christmas holiday season has a 10-night minimum. Our condo currently has one the least expensive nightly rates for the 2024 Christmas holiday.

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CA BRE #00954285
HI #RB-22825

Hawaii Tax ID Number: GE-007-681-4848-01 Registration Number: GE-007-681-4848-01, TA-007-681-4848-01, 440080020254

The Whaler Rental Reviews

Melissa C.
April 2024
Condo was so nice and spacious..clean when we arrived.. owner very easy to get ahold of and work with .. looking forward to another family trip in Maui

Ray B.
February 2024
Thank you Judy for the wonderful experience my husband and I had a great stay as did our in laws when they stayed in your other unit. We can't wait to visit again!

Mark W.
January 2024
The owner went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience! The location is excellent and close to everything you may want or need.

Lisa B.
December 2023
There wasn’t anything we could have wanted. We even had a Christmas tree and Santa hats. Th a k you for the amazing accommodations!

Cynthia P.
October 2023
Everything was just perfect! Our family would come back there in a second. I highly recommend this unit. The owner has thought of everything. Beautifully decorated, well-equipped kitchen, great views, comfortable beds, snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, coolers, right down to board games, post it notes, and plastic bags for keeping things fresh. There is also a large parking garage beneath this tower, so one elevator ride makes grocery shopping and getting on the Road to Hanna a breeze. Just like home but better because you’re in beautiful Maui on a well manicured resort, with great restaurants, high-end shopping, a beautiful pool, and of course a beautiful beach to watch the perfect sunsets! Wonderful vacation spot!

Cyndi and Barry W.
October 2023
The condo was perfect, just as described with lots of extra amenities. We used the water and beach toys, games and snorkel equipment. The staff at the Whaler was very gracious.

Jeanean H.
August 2023
My review is about the host, Keith, as I cannot comment on the condo itself. My family and I landed in Maui in the evening of the Lahaina fires. As soon as we landed we learned that we could not get to Ka’anapali because of the fires which at the time were causing road closures. Not only was Keith in communication with us the minute we landed, but he went out of his way to ensure that our family of 6 found safe shelter. He even went to the length of posting an sos on Facebook, leading us to find an incredibly kind family that took us into their business for the night and then eventually connected us to someone for a rental. From the start Keith communicated that we would get reimbursed and really seemed to care more about our safety than insuring his money for the rental. So while I cannot comment on the condo itself, if you are looking for a reliable host that you can count on for being a good human being, Keith is your guy. Thanks again Keith for keeping our family safe!

Melanie L.
July 2023
The condo is beautiful and clean and in a great location! Beautiful views from a large wraparound lanai. Keith is super helpful with suggestions and super responsive to all questions. No complaints at all. Would love to stay here again!

June 2023
Excellent location, clean, well equipped. Owner was extremely personable, accommodating and made himself available.

Bobby D.
May 2023

May 2023
Great location! Large corner unit. Enjoyed our stay

Cassandra L.
April 2023
Wow! What a great property! It was the perfect location to easily hop over to Whalers Village for restaurants, Black Rock for snorkeling and cliff jumping, and quick hop over to Lahaina! The unit was spacious and had everything we needed and then some! Keith was very responsive and had great communication with tips prior to arrival that were very helpful! There was beach gear there that we put to great use and limited what we had to rent or buy. I wish we could have stayed longer! My only complaint! :)

Mary G.
April 2023
Amazing location! Very helpful host!! Condo just as pictured! Met all our expectations and more!

February 2023
The condo was as pictured, updated, clean and well stocked with everything anyone would want. The owner was very nice and always responded to any questions we would have. I would definitely stay there again.

Laurel E.
January 2023
Excellent location on Kaanapali Beach, surrounded by nothing but beauty! This unit was perfect for our family. Comfortably furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath, w/fully equipped kitchen, + beach chairs, wagon, cooler, toys & snorkeling gear. Didn’t want for anything. Host Keith was very personable & the best communicator! Thank you also Keith for the large welcome basket w/tons of variety, that was delivered the day after checkin. This is our 8th trip to Maui, & we’d love to rent this unit yearly. Everything from the Unit, the Staff, the Host, the Setting. Etc was all nothing but positive. Mahalo from us!!!

Amanda L.
January 2023
We had a wonderful time staying at this condo! It was spacious, updated, comfortable, well appointed, loved the beach gear- plenty of it and great condition, and the lanai views were spectacular! We loved the grounds, pool, hot tub and proximity to black rock and restaurants. We will be back!!!!! Thanks for the great communication too - it was super easy to reach the owner (who was also great to work with). Thanks again for everything!!!

Kelly P.
December 2022
This property was all that we expected, plus more! We instantly felt like we were home away from home. All of the necessities and comforts of home right at our fingertips. This condo and layout was perfect for our family of 6. We loved having the full kitchen, separate rooms and bathrooms, and extra space to lounge around after a day in the sun and sand. Our 4 boys made great use of the sand toys and boogie boards and my husband and I made good use of the chairs and umbrellas😉 It was so great to have all those fun extras readily available. We also must mention the relaxing and spacious lanai! We spent our mornings, and ate most many of our meals out there which was an amazing and memorable experience and made for fun and beautiful photos. Last but not least, the location can not be matched! We loved being close to everything including restaurants and shops in the Whalers Village, and Black Rock which was fun for the boys to snorkel and jump off the rocks. Couldn’t ask for a better place to stay, I only wish we didn’t have to leave! We will be back! Thank you for an amazing place to stay, Keith. We appreciate you sharing your slice of paradise. Mahalo!🌺

Nicoline D.
November 2022
Condo was as advertised, clean comfy and fabulous location!

Cheryl P.
November 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at #573. The Whaler is ideally situated, close to shopping and restaurants as well the great snorkeling at Black Rock. This particular unit is one of the nicest that we’ve rented. It is beautifully appointed with all the comforts of home, including a wonderful wrap around terrace for early morning coffee, great living room seating with a large screen TV for relaxing after dinner, a washer/dryer unit, and a kitchen with all the necessary equipment. We hope to come back to this specific condo again at some point in the future.

Anne H.
October 2022
Keith was extremely responsive and helpful. Very spacious and well appointed rental.

Sheri W.
October 2022
The Best ! We've stayed at other Whaler Condos throughout our 10 visits to Kaanapali Beach and enjoyed them all, however Keith's is by far the best. We plan to return next year ! Mahalo Keith for all your attention to details and for your superb communication !

Kari L.
October 2022
Aloha Keith! The condo was beautiful, perfect for the for the four of us and everyone at the Whaler was very friendly and accommodating. We took your suggestions and had groceries delivered. We used Uber were ever we wanted to go and we had Linda drive us both ways from the airport. We had a very adventurous week with plenty of beach time and ended our week with a sunset cruise. We will definitely be back! Maui is beautiful! Mahalo nui loi!

Nancy W.
October 2022
We had a fabulous family Reunion for my 80 th birthday! A perfect stay!

Sherry M.
October 2022
This property is as stated In VRBO! Beautiful and the amenities are great! Great location to restaurants and stores as well. Be sure and head to the beach at sunset to see the gorgeous sunsets! Spectacular to say the least!

Sonya B.
August 2022
This home was a great base for our family vacation. The rooms were large, kitchen had everything you would need to cook a meal, everything worked. Beautiful property, 24 hour service at the front desk for towels, etc. Great views from the wrap around porch and you are literally steps from the beach and all the shops and restaurants at the Whaler Village, which is an upscale outdoor mall. The owner even provided a wagon, beach chairs, umbrellas, a cooler, boogie boards, snorkel gear, etc. We really only left the area for dinner reservations (reservations on Kaanapli book up fast!) and our bike ride down Mt. Haleakala. Everything else we could do within 100 yards of the condo (including jet skis and snorkel tours, etc). Our only complaint was the beds. They were really soft and squishy and you literally sank into them. No support whatsoever. If you have back problems, this is not the place for you. My two very athletic teenage boys were even complaining. Ditching the pillows and sleeping sideways seemed to help a little. But other than the beds, we had a lovely vacation at this condo.

Stacey and Bud P.
August 2022
We were excited about our stay in Hawaii and this condo was breathtaking. The owners provided everything needed, including boogie boards rafts snorkel gear and more which was so thoughtful. Nothing negative to say. We were incredibly grateful to have spent time in this lovely condominium.

Mary S.
August 2022
Large unit with a lot of amenities

evelyn o.
July 2022
Communication with owner was great! Beautiful condo. Great of the condo were accurate. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat,!

July 2022
Beautiful condo and location with everything you need.

Nancy Y.
July 2022
Condo was beautiful and very spacious, views were spectacular, beach was awesome, paths for running / walking were perfect and host was the best. What more could you ask?

Dan S.
June 2022
I stayed here with my family and could not be more pleased with the accommodations. Keith was fantastic to work with and the condo had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend staying here and hope to return soon. Thank you Keith!

Tammy R.
June 2022
Great location

Linda M.
May 2022
Everything was close and just beautiful. We had a great time

Kim D.
April 2022
We planned a trip for our mom's 75th birthday. It wound up being a family reunion of sorts after 2 years of dealing with Covid. I stayed with my mom, my sister and her husband and 4 kids (3 teenage boys and one pre-teen!). We easily fit in the condo with plenty of space to spread out! The condo was clean and comfortable. The view was spectacular! This was an end condo unit so the lanai wrapped around the condo from the East side of the building near the living room and went all the way down the length of the condo to the second bedroom! It was amazing. There were chairs, umbrellas, a wagon and plenty of snorkel gear for us all to use which was amazing to not have to either travel with this stuff or buy it ourselves! The condo is right next to Whaler's Village which made it convenient for shopping or eating any time. It was also a short drive to Lahaina for lots more shopping and eating. The only minor inconvenience was that there were no sheets for the pull out beds upon our arrival, but Keith rectified it IMMEDIATELY and went above and beyond to give us a gift card for food at a local restaurant. Keith was wonderful at communicating throughout the rental process. I would be THRILLED to stay here again if I come again with such a large group. Overall, a 100% amazing stay. Thank you, Keith. My mom was thrilled to be with all her kids/grandkids.

Gary B.
January 2022
Right from the word go, our family of 5 (My wife, 3 kids ... university age young adults, and I) had an exceptional stay at Keith's condo during the Christmas break. Keith was great to deal with and responded to all inquires right away. The condo is very spacious and comfortable and everything you need can be found in the condo (Beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear... etc, too much to list). The location is second to none with shopping and restaurants right next door and the beach only a few steps away from the unit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would highly recommend this unit for any interested visitors. I will be planning my next visit to Maui with Keith's unit at the very top of the list for lodging (as long as it is not already ready pre booked!) Thanks Keith for making everything so easy :-)

Doug R.
January 2022
Great time. Lovely Condo for a family Vacation. Thanks again Keith, Doug

Lorien B.
December 2021
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Donna H.
December 2021
I would highly recommend this unit. Clean and spacious. Will be coming back soon. This two bedroom condo is cheaper than staying at a hotel on Maui.

Deborah R.
November 2021
We spent a week at this beautiful property. The condo was beautiful and well furnished with different types of amenities. Communication with Keith the owner was flawless. It’s easy to see why he is a super host. Maui was breathtaking, can’t wait to return.

Monique M.
November 2021
This place was perfect! Location is right on the beach and close to everything. Best part - the lanai with beautiful views. Well stocked with everything you need. Highly recommend.

Holly A.
November 2021
My husband and I rented Keith’s condo for 5 glorious days for our 20th anniversary. Couldn’t asked for a more perfect location, place and experience. The condo accommodated 3 teenagers and 2 adults easily. No need to bring everything as the condo is fully stocked. It is situated close enough to walk to shops, starbucks and stores. We will definitely be back!

Doug K.
November 2021
The property is very nice and is completely set up for every kind of beach activity you can imagine (i.e. chairs, toys, boogie boards, snorkel gear, umbrellas, other).

Angela S.
November 2021
The property was wonderful. We enjoyed the beach and pool daily. Very relaxing. Would love to come back!

Maureen H.
October 2021
Our family stayed for a few days at the end of our trip to Maui .We have stayed two other times at the Aston Whaler and enjoy the location .The kitchen was fully stocked with essentials needed to make it feel like you were in your own home . Toys for kids and beach chairs for the adults Thanks for an amazing time.

Joe P.
September 2021
Outstanding property. Photos are very accurate - it is a beautiful condo. Well stocked to feel like home We had a great time and would return again.

Kristel R.
August 2021
Very comfortable unit and location is perfect. My family and I had fantastic stay in this unit. It has a very beautiful view of both the mountains and ocean. Very relaxing. The condo had everything we need. Keith is an awesome host. He responds to requests, emails and calls very promptly. We would love to stay in this condo unit again next time we visit maui.

Deborah A.
August 2021
We planned our trip to Maui over a year ago and chose Keith’s Condo at The Whaler for my daughter, her husband and our two grandchildren as well as my husband and myself. This was our third stay at The Whaler. This Condo is a spacious and a beautiful property with awesome views and all amenities, There were lots of water “toys” for all ages including our 11 and 13 year olds. There were chairs for the beach and even a canvas wagon to carry it all! We did not expect that and used everything multiple times. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you’d want or need! The condo in was in excellent condition and we never tired of the beautiful wrap around views!

Nicole D.
July 2021
The property was beautiful. Location was convenient to shopping and restaurants. Beach was amazing. Owner was helpful and welcoming. All around great experience!

June 2021
Prior to arrival, Keith was very helpful with questions I had and also let us know pertinent information regarding Covid restrictions and also some restrictions that had lifted. He sent restaurant discounts, helpful hints on making reservations, and also informed us of some construction above us, that would be happening during our stay. It was nice knowing this coming into our trip, so that we didn’t get irritated when a little noise came our way. A kind gesture from him was to give us some spending money beforehand in case things got too loud. We could head down to Whaler Village and have dinner on him. So sweet! Anyhoo, let’s talk living space. This place is freaking outrageous. You walk in to a small entry with a closet full of beach gear, a well stocked kitchen for cooking, but the piz de la resistance was that view!!! I mean come on. It was fabulous. A nice dining area, new couch, new carpet you just want to lay on, and a tv large enough for the guys to watch Formula One or the big game. But seriously, do we come all this way to watch movies? Heck no! Get your buns out to that Lanai!!! I just wanted to stay out there the whole trip. That wrap around porch was ridiculous!! We ate breakfast out there each morning and brought up our BBQ for a few dinners. The condo even has this cool fold out rolling twin that you can pull out there & sleep on, on a cool Hawaiian night. But the king bed in the master is very convincing to never leave your room. The mattress is very comfy and I’m a bit of a bed snob. This was a great one! It was also so incredibly convenient to walk down to the glorious beach & chill and then just walk back up. The washer and dryer in the condo also really came in handy. No stress vacation. We will recommend this amazing space to all of our family and friends headed to the island. Don’t hesitate to book with Keith and make all of your Maui dreams come true!!!!!

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

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