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Enjoy the Best 2brm/2BA Ocean Front Condo at the Whaler!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,959 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Condo, fabulous view, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Many have said that unit 1002 is the “best” 2 bedroom unit at the Whaler. It is a corner, 10th floor ocean front luxury apartment. The unobstructed views of Molokai, Lanai and the pacific from the wrap around lanai are truly spectacular. Have a cup of coffee while observing the whales from your large private lanai or just walk out the door on the ground level and you’re on beautiful Kaanapali beach.

This is our Maui home where you will experience the warmth and personal touches which only a home can offer. From the tasteful selection of furniture, to the luxurious feel of our modern, totally remodeled rooms, you will experience luxury, warmth and comfort. Relax in the master bathroom whirl pool tub after a day of sightseeing.

Every room has an ocean view with large, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. Enjoy the 3 flat panel TV’s with cable hookup. Stay in touch with free high speed internet service and free local phone service.

Daily maid service is provided as is a free in room safe.

You can rely on complete 24 hour access to the front desk on the property as well as an on site concierge.

The Maui News is delivered to your front door every morning Monday thru Friday

Enjoy the ocean front heated pool, hot tub or the fully equipped exercise room, spa and sauna.

World class golf and restaurants are either a short walk or easy drive away.

Hawaii Tax ID # W-20026838-01

More Details

Robert Schaffhauser, owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Robert Schaffhauser, owner

The unit is family owned. This is our Maui home and we would love for you to experience its unique ambiance, comfort and beauty. Check out our website to get unbiased advice on things to see and do on Maui. maui-vacacationcondo.com

Robert Schaffhauser, owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why Robert Schaffhauser, owner chose Kaanapali

Over the years we have been all over the world. We chose this to be our hideaway based on the beauty of Maui, the 'feel' of the community, the many things to see and do and the exceptionally great weather. 'Spectacular' understates the views from the unit. We found no better place in the entire world to enjoy breakfast with the morning paper (which is delivered to your door).

Whether we want to see big name performers or hear the Maui Symphony orchestra at the beautiful Maui Arts and Cultural Center; or we want to take in a live play, it's all here.

Sightseeing opportunities are too numerous to mention. Many of the Restaurants are world class.

What makes this condo unique

The view, the view, the view!! There is also a several mile paved walkway along the ocean that goes right by the back door. World class snorkeling at Black Rock is a short walk up the beach.

Watch the Whales breaching from the prime vantage point of our 10th floor location. See the sea turtles and spinner dolphins swim by. The Whaler is a luxury condominium offering just about every amenity right at your finger tips.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say how much we loved our stay last week

In #1002. We were flabbergasted when we walked in, despite having previously seeing the photos! We were doing a happy dance on the lanai, with hugs and high fives all around, celebrating our amazing 'home' for the next week, week! We had an AMAZING ( first time to Hawaii/Maui for the 4 of us) time in Maui. Not one bad moment or comment. We grilled many nights with fresh fish and vegetables from the market. We had stocked up on all types of food and drinks from Costco and enjoyed the local restaurants. We snorkeled, played In the pool and ocean, rented a ( new) beach cabana. We experienced Haleakala, Hana and a sunset cruise.Spent time in Lahaina and Paia. Even did a time share presentation ( passed on it) but enjoyed $300 worth of restaurant and shopping credit for our time! CANNOT WAIT TO COME BACK!! Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo!
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo on Kaanapali on Maui

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1959 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort
  • town ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free safe in room, complimentary copy of Maui News delivered to your door each morning Mon-Fri. Please check out our website www.maui-vacationcondo.com for suggestions on things to see and do.


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Amazing condo overlooking Black Rock and adjacent to Whaler Village perfect for a family of 4

  • 5 of 5

#Whaler1002 was simply put "AMAZING" the unit has a complete wrap around lanai that starts in front of the living room and ends at the master bedroom. The second bedroom has two queen beds which were perfect for our 21 & 19 year old to spread out in. The proximity to shopping, dining and recreation amenities is perfect. We didn't use the grilling area that the Whaler has on property but it looks top notch. The photo view shown is really the view from the room. If you are a parent and want to sit on the lanai and watch for kids boogie board on the beach you can do that. The condo is perfectly sound proof. If there was someone above us or next to us we never heard them. If we come back to Maui for another vacation we will rent this Condo. We will also recommend it to our family and friends. While the price tag may be steep for some people the view is worth every penny. The beds in both rooms were extremely comfortable. Mahalo to the owner for making their home available for rentals. The Hughes Family.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a good time. It was wonderful to share our Maui home with your family, knowing that you like it as well as we do. Come back anytime. Bob S
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Amazing view but vintage Palm Springs feel to the condo - not in a good way

  • 4 of 5

The view from the 10th floor is beyond compare. The condo itself could really use updating. With it’s mirrored walls and chochkes everywhere, it feels very outdated. Not a problem but a personal taste issue. The basics are all accounted for - comfortable beds, adequate dishes and cookware. Just a feeling in the condo and the entire building of aging and needing upkeep. We enjoyed our stay - who could have a bad time in beautiful Kaanapali - but will not be returning to this particular condo. We did see some others in the building that have been updated and they were quite lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry, but it's a matter of personal preference. Yes, a number of the walls are mirrored from top to bottom allowing full enjoyment of the ocean view. The mirrors act to bring the ocean "inside." We have several repeat guests, and many (including Whaler staff) have remarked that it's the best condo at the Whaler. It was TOTALLY remodeled just a few years ago.
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Best vacation home on Kaanapali Beach

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Condo

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked it. It was our pleasure to share our vacation home with you.
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Super View

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 3 girls enjoyed our stay at the Whaler 1002 immensely. Planning our first trip to Hawaii was a very difficult task seemingly getting different opinions from everyone we asked. We finally settled on this unit and feel like we hit a home run. The views from this unit are spectacular. We may not come back to Maui if we can't rent this unit again. It wouldn't be the same.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, Carol and I are looking forward to welcoming you on your return.
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#1002 ---Wow!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed many times at the Whaler in different units. All nice but 1002 was THE BEST! We were with another couple who had not been to Maui in over 20 years. They were thrilled and found it beyond what they expected! It was obvious the unit had recently been renovated and was well appointed. But the views from the wrap around lanai are what made our stay so special. Our friends felt like they were "walking into an IMAX Theater" whenever they stepped onto the lanai because you literally stare directly at Lanai and Molokai. At sunset you could watch the cliff diver go off Black Rock. Every day we watched the turtles swimming in front of the Whaler from the lanai. These are things you just don't see everywhere. The fact that daily maid service is included and the Maui News is delivered M-F may be a small thing to some but big to us. Bob and the management company were easy to work with and a pleasure. We try to come to Maui every other year and will be back to this unit! Mahalo and Aloha.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the unit as much as we do! Look forward to welcoming you again. Bob
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Stunning condo overlooking the Pacific!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our two adult daughters stayed at this spectacular ocean front condo during Christmas week in 2014. We loved everything about it! I can't say enough about the sweeping views from the deep wrap around balcony where during the day, we would either watch the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash into the shore below us or view the emerald green mountains behind us. Each evening, at sunset, we would watch the cliff divers with their torches swan dive off Black Rock. The balcony is so deep that there are reclining lounge chairs off the bedrooms so you could even sleep outside, if you were so inclined.

The inside of the condo is spacious with a large family room, dining room and kitchen opening out to the balcony. The guest room was larger than I expected with 2 queen sized beds. This bedroom, along with all the rooms of the condo, open up to the fabulous wrap around balcony. The master bedroom was extremely large with a king sized bed, sitting area and large bathroom. The entire condo was spacious and well-maintained.

The Whaler, the building in which the condo is located, is in a nice location on Kaanapali Beach. It's close to shops and restaurants but not too crowded. Since we were there during Christmas week, I thought there would be more people but the area never felt overrun.

The Whaler's grounds are beautiful. There are tropical plants and a pond in the common area between buildings. Also, it offers a nice pool just off the beach and barbque grills off of that.

While the Whaler is located in the northeastern part of the island, it was a short drive to just about any other area of Maui that we cared to venture to. We took multiple day trips to most the island without driving more than 45 minutes.

I highly recommend this condo if you like a central location with lovely accommodations and spectacular views! We would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Mahalo!
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" Try driving the loop around the West Side of Maui beginning at Kapalua and going all around..."
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kaanapali Beach....outside your front door!!!
Car: recommended

The Whaler Maui Lahaina hawaii


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo on Kaanapali, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Resort Fee £14.5
Tax Rate 13.42%

free parking! free DAILY maid service, free wifi, free HDTV with HBO, free local calls, free pool lounges
13.42% state taxes

2 night deposit due with reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.