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Kate from Northern California on 04/17/2013 said:
We had such a great time. The room was beautiful and super clean. Beautiful view of the awesome beach that stretches for miles right in front of the resort. The staff and grounds were so nice. Thanks so much we had the perfect honeymoon!
Scotthib from Austin on 01/13/2013 said:
Stayed 9 days in unit 661 for second time. Great views, nicely upgraded and perfect overall location in Kaanapali! Owners are a pleasure to deal with and would definitely recommend this vacation home to anyone!
A perfectly magical Hawaiian retreat in style, comfort, ease, lo
Brad & dL from Seattle on 12/08/2012 said:
This condo really exceeded our expectations. Not only is the condo itself beautifully renovated in style, it's location, beach access, view and quietness was everything we hoped for and at such a great price. While it was perfect for 2, it would also accommodate up to 4 persons. It had everything we needed and we actually enjoyed grilling steaks and making many meals ourselves. The Whaler's grounds are lovely and well maintained and it is run like a hotel. The staff were wonderful and accommodating, yet there is no worries about a maid coming in daily or signs to put out. It was so much better than staying in a hotel. The pool and beach are right there and we loved having our own cabana on the beach front everyday. Next door to Whaler's village was so convenient yet you don't feel in the midst of chaotic tourism. It was quiet, private, pleasant and officially became our new favorite place to escape our city mainland lifestyles. This was our third time to Maui. Kaanapali beach feels far superior to Kihei or Wailea. And with Lahaina so close, everything you need is accessible and easy. I hesitate to rave so much, because I don't want to exploit this secret treasure at the Whaler, and the condo owners were outstanding to work and communicate with! We hope this becomes an annual escape for us!
Most amazing week ever!
Andrea Smith from N. California on 09/04/2012 said:
This was the most amazing stay ever! We had a blast. The room was everything and more. The view was awesome and the room still felt like home. Thank you for your wonderful condo!!! We hope to go back..
A Paradise away from Home
Janet and Vern from Modesto, Calif. on 08/27/2012 said:
We had a wonderful hawaiian experience as we stayed in this condo. The beach view was wonderful as we sat on the lanai everyday. The condo itself is beautiful (and roomy) with up scale look and feel. Comfortable bed, full kitchen which we used everyday and the barbeque facility downstairs was great!! Modern bath area and shower are all very well done, carpets and whole condo very well maintained..very clean. Shopping and restaurants right next store. The location is perfect. Pool and beach close to each other (easy to be in both places the same day). Paddle boards, beach chairs and even an umbrella and snorkel equipment in the room for our use. Information on places to visit and things to see...truly the owners put their guests first. We give it thumbs up and would stay again.
Frequent Maui visitor
Frequent Maui visitor from Vancouver BC on 04/01/2012 said:
The condo was only a studio but very spacious. The upgrades in the kitchen and bathroom are very nice. My son and I had a wonderful time in Maui and the Whaler is the ideal location in Kannapali, close to Whalers village and perfect beach right out front of the hotel. Had read that the pool was small for complex but everyday we attempted to get a chair there we were able to find one and that typically isn't the case at vacation destinations. Would stay here again without hesitation! The only recommendation was for better sheets for the pullout couch, they were for a king so a little to big for the bed. Thank you for making this available to renters.
A great 3 nights.
Johnson's from Saskatoon on 02/22/2012 said:
We really enjoyed our 3 nights at 661 in the Whaler. The view was great the location was perfect to get our bearings and enjoy the beautiful Kaanapali beach. The resort staff was friendly and helpful. My only negative comment was that sitting out in the Lanai was slightly less than perfect due to the noise of the mechanical equipment from the restaurants at the Whaler's Village below.
Beautiful condo, great location
Scott from Austin on 01/26/2012 said:
My wife and I recently stayed in this condo for an anniversary/birthday vacation. Having once lived in the area, we were familiar with the resort and knew the location was perfect for us. The interior of the condo matched the location- recently remodeled and very clean and comfortable - would absolutely stay there again in the future.
Tracy from Danville, Ca on 06/24/2011 said:
We stayed here for 1 week and didn't want to leave! It's a great condo, perfect location! Right on the beach literally middle of all the action. Great restaurants, bars and shopping! Except for sight seeing around the other parts of the island you can walk everywhere and don't need a car. You wake up every morning to the gorgeous palm trees and ocean view. We sat on the lania for breakfast every morning and when we got home every evening (at the pool and beach all during the day!). The condo itself is very clean, comfortable, and has a nice beach decor! It was so nice to have a full kitchen and refrigerator so we didn't have to eat out every meal. We went to Safeway and got breakfast food for the week along with drinks and snacks. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept up. Front desk was very nice and helpful. We will return back to this condo again on our next visit for sure! The owners are great! No need try anywhere else when you find a gem!
Return to Condo 661
Stan from Cypreess CA on 05/27/2011 said:
We have stayed at the Whaler before and have stayed in Condo 661 before, as well. Very good location in Maui and will be even better when construction is completed on the Whaler complex. Condo 661 is getting a little dated, but is still nice.
Ron from Washington on 12/28/2010 said:
Our recent stay at unit 661 was very enjoyable. It was nice being right next door to Whaler's Village and of course the beach was "right there". The condo's accommodations were very comfortable and we so enjoyed our morning times on the lanai, eating breakfast, listening to the birds and taking in the beautiful ocean view. We would definitely love to return for another relaxing vacation.
Relaxing and close to the action
jackandjane00 from albany, OR on 10/25/2010 said:
We had a lovely time here. The bed was fabulous. We thought it was great to be close enough to walk to the beach and snorkeling. The birds kept time for us, settling into the trees off the lanai at sunset, waking with the sun. Only distraction was a lot of food smells and some noise from whaler's village shopping area, but really, you're in Hawaii, what's to complain about!
Maholo from Vallejo, California on 09/24/2010 said:
Love the Whaler location, bad front desk hospitality, nice room, great view, horrible noise of air conditioning unit and birds. the room was a great price deal unfortunately you have to hear the air condition units and very loud birds early in the morning and right before sunset.
Best place in Maui
Anniversary Trip from Rice Lake, WI on 06/16/2010 said:
The Whaler is the best place to stay in Maui, this is the third time we have been to the Whaler and have stayed in 3 different units. The location is perfect close to what is going on yet quiet when you want it to be. We like the idea of having a kitchen where we would have breakfast and snacks and afternoon drinks but then go out for a nice dinner. Our unit was clean and neat but older but I understand there are new owners and they are doing some things with the unit. Even as is I would go back and stay in this unit in a heartbeat, the view is fantastic and it was so nice to have some very nice restaurants within walking distance, Maui Grill was our favorite at Whaler Village.
OUR FIRST TIME TO HAWAII. OUR 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
MINPIN from LOUISIANA on 05/25/2010 said:
WOULD GO BACK TOMOROW IF WE COULD. THIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME TO HAWAII AND WE LOVED THE CONDO 661. HAD A GREAT VIEW OF THE OCEAN. THE ONLY THING WE DIDNT LIKE IS THAT THERE IS NO NIGHT LIFE THERE, WE ARE USED TO GOING OUT AT NIGHT AND DOING DIFFERENT THINGS. THEY SEEM TO ROLL UP THE BARS OR AMYTHING AROUND 8P.M...WHICH WE WERE TIRED AT NIGHT ANYHOW SO IT WAS BETTER THAT WE WENT TO BED. BUT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A VERY NICE PLACE TO GO THIS WILL BE IT. CANT WAIT TO GO BACK
Super Kaanapali Condo
Milton1667 from Ontario Canada on 05/13/2010 said:
We're stayed here twice now. The surf and cooling breezes are almost matched by the excellent amenities. Hope to return soon.
Dean from Bellingham,WA on 03/23/2010 said:
Unit 661 exceeded our expectations. Our favorite past time was watching the sun set from the units balcony. What a great view. The only draw back was not being told that the unit was for sale and getting a call from a realtor that she needed to get into the unit for several hours. Not something I want to deal with when I'm on vacation.
cwguth from Dayton, OH on 11/20/2009 said:
Location was perfect, had absolutely no problems with noise or anything else at the condo or at Whaler's Village next door. The condo was clean, kitchen was perfect for making our breakfast and lunch to save some money. This was the perfect place for our honeymoon, and I would absolutely consider #661 if we get a chance to go back someday.
Paradise found in Maui
Barefoot on Maui from Springboro, Ohio on 10/22/2009 said:
It was our first trip to Maui & our second trip back to Hawaii. This time we were planning to stay for two weeks, so we wanted to find a condo. We looked at several places and found condo 661 was available during the time we planned to visit at a great price and with many ammenities. Let me just say how wonderful this condo was. There was plenty of space and it was right on the beach. The view from the lani was amazing and quite often we found ourselves dining out there breakfast, lunch and dinner while watching the boats sail by and listening to the music from the nearby restaurants. There were many convenient things about this condo as well as the hotel, which is located right next to great shopping and dining. It is also very near Lahaina, so groceries and other attactions are less than 10 minutes away. The room was very nicely decorated and equipped with everything we needed.The TV/VCR was great, because in the evenings we were still able to catch some of our favorite shows. The onsite laundry facility we great, so we could have fresh clothing any time we wanted. The bed was very comfortable. There was even snorkle equipment and a beach umbrella. The outdoor bbq was also nice to use. The grocery in Lahaina was great & helped off set some of the cost of eating out - we tried to buy as many locally grown or produced items, expecially the fruits and seafood. Make sure you get a saver card - it helps on the costs. That's another thing we were really pleased with at the Whaler and with condo 661. The price was very affordable. We really appreciated the value which allowed us to enjoy the place that much more. If (when) we come back to Maui, we will definately try to stay here again! Key Tips: Buy from the grocery using the store saver card - its free and saves you money Some of the best food out, is the local seafood - be sure and try the restaurants in Whaler's village - right next to the Whaler Check out the Winery & Laveder Fields
Wonderful stay in Maui at the Whaler Unit 661
Leigh33 from Lansdale, PA on 10/11/2009 said:
This was our 3rd stay in 661 at The Whaler. The location of both The Whaler and Condo 661 is excellent. We are always in awe of the view from the lanai of this condo. The condo is decorated beautifully and we feel right at home the minute we walk in the door. Everything we need is right there; we can eat there and enjoy the view and we can also walk to the many great places to eat. Lahaina is just a short drive from The Whaler and there are many great shops and restaurants there. Whalers' Village is next door to The Whaler with many great shops. There is a walkway that runs along the beach in front of the hotels & restaurants; it is a great place to just take a walk and admire the scenery in the daytime and at night. The staff and guests are very friendly and this year we probably spent more time just relaxing there. It was great. There is a new catamaran that comes to Kaanapali Beach called the Hula Girl. It's a must for snorkeling or a cocktail/dinner cruise. The Whaler has re-done the pool and courtyard since we were there last year and they did a beautiful job. Needless to say, we hated to leave. Although it's a long trip from PA, it is worth every minute and we are very anxious to go back.
Allison from Chicago on 10/02/2009 said:
My boyfriend and I had never been to Maui before and had decided on a condo over a hotel for one big reason -the kitcken! we knew we could go grocery shopping and keep snacks there and cook some meals at the condo. It would up being a fantastic idea! When we got back to Chicago after the vacation, someone asked us if there was anything we would change and we both looked at each other and said, "Nope!" and I truly believe that had a lot to do with The Whaler. When I first decided on the Whaler, I started searching the internet for a good deal and finally came across alohocondominiums.com and came across unit 661. it was a STEAL! honestly, per night, it was cheaper than any hotel I would have stayed at in Chicago. I read the other reviews, as I figured something had to be wrong with the place for it to be that cheap. But then i watched the video tour of the condo and thought "this isn't a dump at all! what's the catch?!" I then realized that the owner was being recession friendly, and really just wants people to still come to Maui and enjoy themselves. And we did! :) Sue (the owner) would send us weekly emails giving us her restaurant recommendations and all the information we would need for the condo. The view is great and we actually wound up eating in our condo most of the nights, just because we loved sitting on the balcony and watching the sunset and the stars. The pool wound up being our big hangout during the day. There are people who stay at the Whaler every year so they are always up for meeting new people and treat you like part of their family. Because it's smaller than the large neighboring hotels, it feels like you are part of a community for that week, and it was great. One night we even had an ice cream social in the lobby of The Whaler. Some days we walked down the beach and snuck into other pools to see what they had to offer, and always came back to the Whaler thinking "it's good to be home". I hope that I can come back to unit 661 next summeer!
A Gem in Kaanapali
PDiddy527 from Jersey City, NJ on 05/21/2009 said:
The room was fantastic; everything from the extra towels & toiletries, to the sheet on the dresser covering Susan's favorite restaurant, to the view of the ocean was excellent. The condo itself was very spacious ? it did not have the cramped feel of a typical studio; it was actually bigger than some 1-br condos we have seen in our travels. Also the unit is ridiculously cheap for the amenities it had ? it even had free hi-speed internet via Ethernet; we have only ever had that at +4-star resorts, and usually for a fee. The condo complex is definitely dated and in need of the upgrades that are happening now; however it did not feel as sterile as some of the other hotels we have stayed at in the past. The service staff was friendly and helpful in general ? as long as you are not too pushy. You are also not affected by the construction as it is on the other side of the building from our balcony, which overlooks Whalers Village and the beach. All in all a great experience, and we highly recommend RM 661 at the Whaler Resort.
smoody from Seattle, Wa on 05/20/2009 said:
Staying in Unit 661 was absolutely idyllic! It is a wonderful condo with an amazing and lovely view. It was so nice to come back to the condo after a long day out and relax on the lanai! I cannot wait to go back.
dan from vancouver, british columbia, canada on 04/04/2009 said:
we stayed for one week, and i loved everything about it. great location, everything is close, safe area, stunning beach, and the suite we were in was clean and comfortable. i would come back again, and would recommend this place to anyone. the only downside is the surf is to strong for small children.
Great place to stay in Maui
Michelle from Toronto, Canada on 04/04/2009 said:
Me and my husband stayed here for 5 nights during our honeymoon in 2006. It was fantastic! Very clean and modern. Love the canopy bed. And the transaction was easy. It was great to stay in a condo and to have access to a kitchen. We got some groceries and made breakfast and some quick dinners here. We stayed the other 9 nights we were in Hawaii in hotels and it can get very pricey eating out all the time. It was also very quiet, the beach was beautiful and calm. I would definitely recommend staying here and would come back again.
Wes and Faye from Munster, IN on 04/03/2009 said:
We had a wonderful time on Kaanapali Beach in February. This condo was tastefully decorated and provided for all our housing needs. The Whaler property is located right in the middle of all the action.
Maui condo-love the views
Maui fans from Stratford, Ontario Canada on 04/02/2009 said:
This was our 5th stay at the Whaler, first time in unit 661. The condo was clean and nicely decorated in Hawaiian style furnishings and accessories. The views from the lani are amazing and the whale watching is spectacular. We took the whale watching trip from the beach in front and it was an incredible experience, hightly reccommended. The Whaler charges for check-in and parking are somewhat of a turn-off, especially during the construction as we had to park in the overflow lot all of the time and walk up to the building. Would not hesitate to rent this unit again and hope to return again soon and see the finished landscaping.
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