Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Need a place to stay in Maui?

Alternate titles:

A little love for Mom and Dad
Maybe if I throw them some business they'll keep babysitting
Hey, check out one of my favorite places on earth
Like, Mahalo for reading, Dude

The Whaler at Kaanapali Beach

One of the best places on earth, hands down, is Maui. Specifically, I'm very lucky that my mom and dad own a condo on Kaanapali Beach, Maui, near Lahaina. Their condo is in The Whaler, right next to the Whaler's Village. It's a studio unit vacation rental, and it's FABULOUS.

E and I are trying to go during Spring Break this year, but I was thinking that somebody else out there might be looking for a great place in Maui. This is your place. Check it out.

The unit is a studio condominium with a new King sized bed and a foldout (sofa) bed. It sleeps 2-4 people. My parents also just completed a remodel on the unit in 2009 to open up the space and add granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathroom. Staying in a condo with a kitchen is KEY for me and E when we go--I love being able to cook (there's a BBQ at the unit too--E has to eat fresh fish the entire time we're there) and it saves us a lot of money to eat in once in a while, especially for breakfasts and lunches. Who knew Maui had a Safeway?

Here are some pictures of the unit:

Beach view from the condo

King sized bed, tasteful (but tropical!) decor

View from the kitchen

Dining area and newly remodeled kitchen

I'm lifting pictures off my Dad's website, so they're small. If you want to see the unit, the calendar of availability, a map, and all of the details, CLICK HERE to go to their website for the condo. Contact information for my dad is on the site. There are a whole bunch of other amenities I'm not including--but they're all on the website. I can highly recommend the condo. The owners are nice folks too!

Be sure to pass this along to anyone you know who might be looking for a place to stay over there.



  1. Let me just say - this place is too fabulous for words! We LOVE it. It's so nice and in a great location. We would love to go back. We were there on our honeymoon in 2001 and are hoping to go back for our 10th anniversary next year. Any readers who are thinking about a trip, you will not be disappointed!

  2. I really, really, really want to go to Kauai this year... but might consider Maui if the price is right. I'll have to take a peek :)

  3. I'm totally bookmarking that page! That place looks great.

  4. We'll be there the week before spring break, staying with my in-laws at the Whaler, where they should have bought 20 years ago, since they go every year. I like the location on the back side of the property, that's a nice spot. I recommend doing some fishing with Desperado, it's a boat moored just off the beach at Whaler Village next door. Others (not me) caught several mahi with them last time we went out. I got skunked.

  5. What memories this brings back! I can't believe that Anne and I were there 7 years ago this March! Time sure flies! Maui was great and this location was super. Some day we'll go back....And your mom was right -- the swap meet near the airport had some great deals! A Hawaiian Denios!

  6. The real question is: Who knew Maui had a Costco?

  7. Thank you Heather and friends for the great shout out. Our condo on Maui is in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The warmth of the sun, the smell of the flowers, and the sound of the waves are heavenly. I can hear the islands calling, can you? Aloha!