The Whaler Penthouse #1201


Vacation Rentals in Kaanapali Beach, Maui

This luxurious penthouse at The Whaler sits directly on Kaanapali Beach, the most famous address on Maui. The personal condominium of the resort's developer, unit 1201 is the undisputed jewel of Kaanapali vacation rentals. The 2,000 square-foot unit faces due west with 360-degree ocean views encompassing Black Rock and the neighbor islands of Lanai and Molokai. Two master suites feature king beds, and a large den with gorgeous walnut custom cabinetry houses a queen Murphy bed. Simply close the handcrafted walnut panels to transform the den into private third bedroom, allowing you to host up to eight guests.

Uncompromising quality in finishes, furnishings, and materials are hallmarks of this exquisite residence. The double-doors open on a foyer illuminated by skylight. The flooring is travertine, and you will find surfaces are finished in marble, granite, and onyx throughout. Fine art graces the walls, but even these cannot compete with the stunning panorama of sea and sky visible from the large, wraparound lanai.

From this prime location, explore fabulous restaurants, boutique stores, and live entertainment in Whalers Village. All are just a short stroll away along a boardwalk that skirts an extraordinary three-mile stretch of white sand and clear blue ocean. Water and beach activities abound, from sunbathing to swimming and snorkeling with the sea turtles off Black Rock. Enjoy sunset catamaran trips, parasailing, whale watching tours, and scuba adventures, many departing directly from the beach just beyond your door. Active guests will appreciate Kaanapali's 36 holes of championship golf, four tennis courts, and fitness center.

For those seeking an experience of a lifetime, this impeccable island penthouse holds the promise of a Hawaiian vacation none will soon forget.

SLEEPS: 8  |  BEDROOMS: 2  |  BATHS: 2.5  |  NIGHTLY RATES: $1000 to $1800

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Features & Amenities

  • Penthouse
  • Oceanfront
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • King Bed/Master Suite 1
  • 2 Queen Beds/Master Suite 2
  • Murphy Bed in Den
  • Chair Sleepers in Living Room
  • Full Concierge Service
  • Bell Service Available
  • Private Lanai
  • Luxury Furnishings
  • Grand Piano
  • Fully Applianced Kitchen
  • Subzero Refrigerator
  • Granite Countertops
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Washer/Dryer in Unit
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • 4 Flatscreen TVs
  • Parking
  • 2 Championship Golf Courses
  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • Heated Pool, Spa, and Sauna
  • Exercise Facilities
  • Beach Cabanas
  • Oceanside BBQ Grills
  • Walking Distance to Waterside Shops and Restaurants
  • Daily Resort Fee

Additional Information

  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Double Oven
  • Convection Oven
  • Oven Warmer
  • Built-In Steamer
  • Ideal Unit for Small Corporate Meetings
  • All bookings are subject to a one-time check out clean fee of $455, a Rental Damage Protection charge of $45, and a daily resort fee of $20
  • Owner's HI State Tax No: GE-193-471-2832-01


About The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach Resort

The Whaler is one of the most exclusive full-service condominium resorts in West Maui's world-famous Kaanapali district. Known for first-class services and amenities and easy access to Kaanapali Beach and Whalers Village, this resort offers a tremendous family vacation value. Take the Beachwalk path to Black Rock, where pristine snorkeling conditions are the order of the day, and watch the more adventurous leap from lava rocks into the gorgeous waters below. The upscale outdoor shopping center of Whalers Village is right next door, as are favorite oceanside dining and bar options. Walk to the club house of Kaanapali’s Championship golf courses or take the free resort shuttle. And know that you’ll be taken care of by an experienced, attentive staff who remain true to their commitment of Aloha. 

Resort Features and Amenities

Some of the key advantage of renting at The Whaler Kaanapali Resort:

  • Spectacular Panoramic Oceanfront & Premier Ocean Views
  • Double Lanais
  • Swimming Pool & Jet Spa
  • Light Tennis Facility
  • Oceanfront Barbecue Area
  • Fitness Facility
  • Salon, Day Spa & Sauna
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Concierge & Towel Service
  • Walk to Kaanapali Championship Golf Courses
  • Guests Enjoy Preferred Rates on Green Fees
  • Walk to Boutiques, Several Restaurants & Whaling Museum
  • 10 minutes to Lahaina Towne

Indoor Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet Access
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Washer/Dryer in Unit
  • Kitchnette with Stove/Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Lanai, Patio, or Gazebo

Outdoor Amenities

  • Ocean Front
  • Ocean Views
  • Mountain Views
  • Tropical Views
  • Swimming Pool (community)
  • Pool Towel Service
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Courts
  • Concierge or Help Desk
  • Hot Tub on Premise
  • Gym on Premise
  • Parking
  • Golf Course
  • Walking Distance to Beach
  • Walking Distance to Stores

2481 Kaanapali Pkwy - Lahaina, HI 96761

Customer Reviews

  • We are here and I cannot tell you how much we love this place. We have been coming to the islands for 24 years and this condo surpasses every luxury hotel! My husband had to be on a conference call with Boston and NY this morning 3-6:30am Hawaii time and even used your business center so that he wouldn't wake us up. My niece and nephew in-law want to go on a postponed honeymoon and I am going to send them the info for this property.

    Tatiani F.
  • We just returned home from Maui. Our vacation was fantastic. The condo had everything we needed. We spent most of our time on the huge Lanai. We saw whales and turtles going past daily. We ate our meals in the nice breeze. The sun was great too. You have both sides with shade or sun. The unit was clean and roomy. The snorkeling was great. Saw turtles at Black Rock and Honolua Bay. We took a wonderful Helicopter ride to Moloki with Sunshine Tours. We will be back to the Whaler. This was our 2nd stay at the Whaler and both times the staff were great. The people who booked our condo at Maui Beachfront Rentals were so nice and helped u's with everything. Thanks for everything.

    Karyn J.
  • My husband and I stayed at this penthouse condo for 10 days and had the most amazing vacation. The condo has such a beautiful view of the ocean and the mountains. The balcony is incredible and you can sit out there all day.

    The condo is extremely spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. We prepared breakfast in the very well-equipped kitchen and ate it on the balcony every morning. The Whaler also has grills that you can use if you don't feel like going to out to dinner. With such a majestic view that it felt as if you were touching the ocean, it was difficult at times to even leave the penthouse. I cannot imagine going to Maui again and staying anywhere else.

    Stacey C.
  • We have been staying at the Whaler within various units for the past 20 years. While we have enjoyed all the units we have stayed in, this one was easily our favorite. As the description notes, the unit is tastefully furnished and has lots of wonderful artwork. The appliances are outstanding. A pleasant surprise was the little touches such as nice mobile fans, a couple small beach chairs and really nice boogie boards. The location of this unit is a bit of a conundrum. This corner location above Whalers Village offers sweeping views of the beach and whatever action is going on at the village, so you hear the outdoor music from the Hula Grill, Leilani's and the periodic events in the village itself. This was a plus for us since everything wraps up early.

    We also liked that it offers more privacy since you don't have the other tower directly across from you as you have on the courtyard side. The wind is not as strong in this location and the only direct sun on the lanai is in the late afternoon. On paper, this would be my favorite location within the entire complex. Now, the negative, Whalers Village is undergoing major renovations for the rest of this year. Lots of construction-related noise for any unit located on the south side of tower 2 during working hours, including weekends. It wasn't a big deal for us since we visit fairly routinely. If this was my first trip to Maui, or the trip of a lifetime, etc., staying on the south side of tower 2 at this time might dampen things a bit....if you let it!

    Management company was nice to work with and was responsive to a minor maintenance issue we discovered when we checked in. Overall, we loved this unit, and appreciate all the owners have done to make it a welcoming place to stay. Can't wait to return!

    Reviews by Kimo P.
  • We are here and I cannot tell you how much we love this place. We have been coming to the islands for 24 years and this condo surpasses every luxury hotel! My husband had to be on a conference call with Boston and NY this morning 3-6:30am Hawaii time and even used your business center so that he wouldn't wake us up. My niece and nephew in-law want to go on a postponed honeymoon and I am going to send them the info for this property.

    Mike P.
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