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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 5 / Apartment
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 2  Sleeps: 5  Type: Apartment
The Whaler Maui-Suite 802-Spectacular Ocean Front
TripAdvisor property ID 2306943

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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Ka'anapali today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, hot tub, and deck among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 33 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $4725 to as high as $5075, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 86% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 22, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Janell M.

Tourist License: 01810302-01

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Calendar last updated:
22 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Ka-anapali Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Fax machine
  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)

Property Features

  • Elevator access
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Private tennis court
  • Secure parking
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden
  • Tennis court (shared)


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (33)

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“WHY this is THE B E S T Condo Experience on Kaanapali Beach!!”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2015

Why this is the B E S T Condo Experience on Kaanapali Beach!! 1 – The Closest Oceanfront Condo location on Kaanapali Beach 2 – Luxurious Condo with the comforts of home 3 – Gourmet Kitchen with extensive accessories and staples 4 – Condo Owners COMMITTED to Excellent Customer Service 1 – Our family has stayed in every Kaanapali property (excluding the Sheraton) on Kaanapali Beach. They all have their own special characteristics and charm. The Whaler Condo 802 has the best location, comfort, and luxurious amenities. Most of the resorts are all set back from the ocean, and you do not have that feeling of being right on the ocean. Condo 802 is directly in front of the ocean. The soothing ocean sounds truly enhances the level of relaxation during both awake and sleeping hours. The beach in front of The Whaler is one of the best beach sites on Kaanapali Beach for relaxing and swimming. There is a reef directly in front of The Whaler that is good for snorkeling. Black Rock is a short walk from The Whaler that has OUTSTANDING snorkeling and turtle siting opportunities. 2 – The Condo is breathtakingly beautiful and immaculate. The owners, Simon and JaNell, are committed to comfort and luxury. The beds are extremely comfortable. I have sleep challenges “on the mainland” but not in Condo 802. I could not believe how well I slept. This is our 2nd time staying in Condo 802, and I have now stayed in both the guest and master rooms. The sleep situation was outstanding in both rooms. The Master Suite is spectacular. Both rooms are wonderful. However, the Master Suite is incredible! Also, the Lanai is so wonderful. As stated previously, you cannot get any closer to the ocean. We were able to directly watch the whales and site turtles as they swim along the beach line. We even saw a small pod of dolphins swimming close by, as well!! 3 – The kitchen is fantastic! We stayed for 12 nights in Condo 802. (For this trip, we decided to stay more days and dine out less.) We prepared the majority of our meals in the condo. (Martha Stewart would not be disappointed.) Every kitchen utensil and appliance is available. Spices and staples are on hand. We had many gourmet dinners, and we were never deficit for the proper accoutrements. 4 – Simon and JaNell Zemel are outstanding owners. We have stayed in many other Whaler condos. All of The Whaler owners have been wonderful. However, Simon and JaNell set a very high bar for customer service. Shortly after our arrival we received a welcome call from JaNell. She called to ensure that everything in the Condo was accommodating our needs, and she wanted to make certain that we were enjoying our stay in their home. The owners are immediately responsive to any request or issue. We had a minor garbage disposal malfunction. It was immediately addressed and resolved. Simon and JaNell are committed to making your experience in Condo 802 to be relaxing and luxurious. I believe the difference in staying at a 5 Star Resort, and The Whaler Condo 802, is that Condo 802 feels like home. There are wonderful kitchen supplies, toiletries, and laundry supplies. Condo 802 is also stocked with beach gear, which eliminates the need to rent beach gear that you may need during your vacation. Again, the owners are outstanding. They make you feel like you are close friends staying in their home. The only negative issue is leaving. The reentry into reality is very tough after staying at The Whaler Condo 802.

Response from the owner What a glowing and perceptive review. We appreciate your lovely comments. Thank you for your return stay in our condo. Warmest wishes,

“Absolutely perfect”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2015

We arrived at Suite 802 and gasped. We couldn't believe how beautiful this condo was. The unit is spacious, extraordinarily comfortable, wonderfully decorated and has everything you need. The wrap around lanai gives views that go on and on. We spent many an hour on the lanai watching the whales and simply enjoying Maui views. We were sorry to leave. It was, by far, the best accommodation we have had on Maui. We loved it.

Response from the owner So glad you enjoyed our Whaler suite 802 condo. We strive to keep it perfect for your stay in Maui

“Another amazing family vacation in “Suite 802””

Reviewed 16 Jan 2015

This is the second time our family has stayed in JaNell and Simon's amazing vacation rental and it was just as amazing as our first experience. You will not find a better location and condo for comfort, views, and activities. JaNell goes above and beyond to make sure you vacation is first class and it shows. Our family is a party of 5 (mom and dad, 2 young boys, and grandma) and the condo was just perfect for all of us. Mahalo JaNell we can’t wait to come back!

Response from the owner Thank you for your stay in our Maui home, we appreciate you taking the time to write such a thoughtful review, We look forward to your return, Best wishes Simon and JaNell

“Amazing Views and Fabulous Comfort”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2014

With amazing ocean views from every room and beautiful furnishings throughout you may be tempted to never leave this condo. But the perfect beach with a great snorkeling spot just steps away will lure you out. My husband and two teenage daughters felt we were vacationing in the lap of luxury.

“The best condo on Kaanapali Beach”

Reviewed 20 May 2014

We just returned from a 7 night stay in Condo 802 at The Whaler. The condo and the amenities were everything I expected, and I was expecting the best . I looked at so many places in Maui before I booked 802. JaNell and Simon have provided so many amenities for their guests. The condo looks exactly like the photographs on their website, and it is in the most desirable location of Ka'anapali Beach. The beach has no rocks so it is easy to walk into the water to swim. It is right next to the Whalers Village shopping and restaurants, and close to other hotels for visits to their restaurants and bars. JaNell is very easy to contact, and very helpful. The views from this corner unit are gorgeous, and the Maui sunsets are spectacular. If I get the chance to go back to Maui again, I would definitely stay at JaNell and Simon's condo, but I would go when the whales are migrating because I am sure that I could see them from the lanai !!!

“Relaxing luxury”

Reviewed 5 May 2014

Four adults in our party stayed for a week in april and we all really enjoyed our experience. The condo was clean, spacious and has some nice amenities. Great views of the beach and black rock, and the sunsets were spectacular. We still recall relaxing conversation and falling asleep to the sound of the surf. The grounds are well maintained and the employees of the Whaler are very friendly and helpful. We used the gym and had a massage at the spa. The beach area is very clean and readily accessible and the pool and hot tub are also very nice and clean. The owners were extremely responsive and helpful. We loved our stay and plan to return. A true gem.

Response from the owner Aloha, Thank you for your stay and your thoughtful review. You are always welcome back to The Whaler suite 802

“High-end luxury!”

Reviewed 19 Apr 2014

My wife and I just returned after stay in Suite 802 with my 87 year old mother-in-law for 4 nights. This trip was my wife's gift to her. Her mother had always wanted to stay in Maui. Suite 802 was beautiful and did not disappoint! We highly recommend staying in Suite 802 at the Whaler!

“Maui Paradise”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2013

We have just returned from a fantastic vacation in Maui, staying at The Whaler # 802. From our very first contact with the owner JaNell, all the way through to the very end of our trip, we could not have been more satisfied with the experience. The condo is superb - beautiful artwork, a first-class professional kitchen, lovely furniture. The 8th floor location provides a spectacular view. The balcony / lanai on 2 sides allows one to enjoy sunset views and mountain sunrise views. We saw turtles, dolphins, and scores of colorful birds. Both bedrooms & bathrooms were luxurious - the master bath is extra-spacious, and includes double sinks and a soaker tub. It seems that there are TVs in almost every room. Wireless internet access is available. The Whaler is perfectly located near the northern end of Kaanapali Beach, right next door to Whaler's Village, and within easy walking distance of numerous restaurants, shopping possibilities, water sports activities, spas, etc. We were thrilled with the location. Old Lahaina is just over 3 miles away. The Whaler has a Concierge on duty that can help arrange sightseeing, special meals, etc., or just offer advice if you'd rather arrange things on your own. Almost forgot . . . JaNell & Simon have left, for your use, 4 beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, and various other beach toys - How nice is that! These are things that you won't have to bring with you, or rent once you have arrived in Maui. Dealing with JaNell is a delight. She is readily available by telephone and email. It was so nice to get a telephone call from her shortly after our arrival, just checking in to make sure all was OK. We will return to Maui, and when we do, we hope that we can stay at The Whaler #802 again. We'd do so without hesitation!

“Amazing in every way”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2013

Suite 802 is wonderful! It offers amazing views - if we were not at the beach or in the pool, we were sitting on the lanai watching the surf, the sea turtles, the sunset...this was our favorite thing to do. The amenities - beyond the lanai - include a well equipped kitchen (we had young children with us, so this was extremely helpful), terrific storage and built ins so we felt "moved in" instead of feeling like we were living out of suitcases, terrific bathrooms (great "rain" shower and again, more storage), terrific inside seating that accommodated our group very comfortably. The staff at the Whaler was also extremely helpful. The location of the Whaler is great - you can walk to black rock for snorkeling, you can walk to numerous restaurants and the Whalers Village for shopping. Additionally, it is a quick trip into Lahaina for additional activities, groceries, etc. We loved it!

“The Spirit of aloha”

Reviewed 26 Mar 2013

The Spirit of aloha will embrace you from the moment you arrive at The Whaler Suite 802. The Maui decor is elegant while providing comfort and relaxation at a premium. The exceptionally equipped kitchen will accommodate casual to gourmet culinary tastes. The appliances are first class. We were 2 adult couples staying in this beautiful island home. The beds were so comfortable that we all remarked on our wonderful restful sleep (even my dear friend that has sleep challenges had the best sleep in months!). The linens were new and crisp, and the outer bedding was immaculate. The condo was so roomy. We never felt like we did not have our own "space". The lanai was a 90 degree wrap around and provided so much room we could've invited all of the Sheraton Luau performers up for Mai Tais after the Luau - but we did not. (Really, JaNell, we did not... ) The owners provided outstanding service and gave us a call on the 2nd night to make sure that we had everything we needed. I have stayed at many Maui condos, and JaNell and Simon are by far the most accommodating. They provided excellent follow through from the moment of reserving their home, to the sad point of our departure. The location is so perfect. It is a quick walk to excellent snorkeling at Black Rock. Mr. Sea Turtle is there every day! The Whaler Village is a quick walk for shopping and ocean front restaurants. The Master Suite is unbelievable - it is beyond definition. Our friends won the toss on the Master Suite. They tried not to rave about it too much. We were very happy with our room. It was beautiful, incredibly comfortable and the view was outstanding. Even though my dear friend tried not to gloat, she could not keep from raving about the soaking tub in the Master Suite. (she did offer to let me use it...) Did we love the Spirit of aloha? (Aka Suite 802 at The Whaler) We are already planning our next trip! (And next time my husband and I get the Master Suite!) Mahalo JaNell and Simon!

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