Whalers Cove, Kauai

Whalers Cove is a small luxury oceanfront condominium complex in Poipu located in a quiet residential neighborhood. The resort features a heated oceanfront pool and Jacuzzi. Heated swimming pools are actually rare in Hawaii, but a welcome luxury especially in the winter months. Baby beach is a short walk away as seen in the aerial photo and maps. Rooms range from 1000-2200 sq ft and include large lanais – good for seasonal whale watching from Novemeber to April.

Whalers cove is perfect for discriminating travelers who appreciate comfortable and spacious accommodations in an intimate and quiet oceanfront location. In our aerial photo below note the open patch of land behind the resort. That's the location of the new Kukui'ula Shopping Village which includes several excellent restaurants, a weekly farmers market and other interesting tourist shops.

Whalers Cove Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Whalers Cove is $610. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 64 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

Whalers Cove in Poipu, Kauai, receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, praising its stunning oceanfront location, beautiful pool, and proximity to beaches, restaurants, and shopping. The resort is described as quiet, luxurious, and well-maintained, offering spacious and well-equipped condos with spectacular views, particularly from the lanais. Guests appreciate the friendly staff and the property's cleanliness and amenities, including well-stocked kitchens and comfortable furnishings. While some units are noted as needing updates or repairs, the quick response to maintenance issues is highlighted. The lack of air conditioning in some condos is mentioned as a drawback by a few reviewers, especially during warmer periods, but the overall sentiment remains highly favorable. The presence of wildlife, such as turtles and dolphins, adds to the charm of Whalers Cove, making it a highly recommended destination for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Kauai. This summary is based on an analysis of 64 guest reviews.

Recent Whalers Cove Reviews


So quiet and secluded, but right in the middle of everything in poipu! We walked to all areas of interest in the area. Easy parking at resort. Small and intimate place that was fully stocked! Had the best time and the grounds were gorgeous! Highly recommend! Allerton Gardens is around the corner. Do the Napali Coast 6 hour raft ride with Capt. Andy's!!! Great snorkeling at Beach House Beach and Poipu Beach.
Kimberly H.
March 2024

The Unit at Whaler’s Cove is a beautiful, well appointed property located in great neighborhood. The view is spectacular and we loved watching the sea life and listening to the sound of the waves. The owner/property manager are professional, responsive, and service oriented that were easy to communicate with on any subject. We look forward to staying at this wonderful property again!
Paula H.
March 2024

Humpbacks and adolphin and Turtles oh my!
Tanya C.
February 2024

This condo complex is one of the nicest places to stay in the Poipu area. It is off the beaten path, a very peaceful place to stay. A beautiful pool and jacuzzi literally right on the ocean. This unit is nicely appointed with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. It is up to date and very nicely decorated. Elena was very easy to communicate with. Overall a wonderful experience. We will be back. Highly recommended.
Gary B.
February 2024

Location: This is a great spot in terms of proximity to nearby beaches, shops and restaurants (everything was either walkable or <10 min away).
Brooke W.
January 2024

A wonderful place to stay. You could not be closer to the water unless you were in it. Every morning we enjoyed whales and turtles. It is exactly as the pictures show. Enjoy your stay!
Franklin T.
January 2024

Our unit was pretty much perfect. We had a few small issues but Parrish responded immediately - which was even more impressive because it was New Years Days. We had a great stay and will return. Thank you.
Kim B.
January 2024

stayed here a week, great location, views....no brainer.
Russ M.
January 2024

Unit is large and well maintained and equipped. Living room is huge and makes it perfect to relax. Views are incredible. Loved it and will be back again.
Tina G.
January 2024

Great trip i problems
Megan M.
January 2024

We sure enjoyed our stay. Beautiful balcony view. Saw dolphins, whales and turtles from the balcony. The place had plenty of space, nice to have the 2 1/2 baths. We appreciated all the extras, binoculars, beach chairs & cooler. We definitely would stay again!
Natasha S.
December 2023

This Condo was well stocked with everything you need for your vacation. Location is amazing. Views are to die for. The unit was comfortable with a lot of fans when you needed them. Pool is nice and quiet. Property management company made the process trouble free. Thank you!
Shari A.
December 2023

Excellent well-appointed property with spectacular ocean views. Sadly, could experience sunsets from our balcony but still an excellent short holiday location
Randy K.
December 2023

Overall this is a great location in Poipu. The lanai is beautiful and creates a perfect place to watch sunset, sunrise and the ocean. The condo is spacious with many great amenities. Highly recommend but be aware of the below before you book: 1. This condo does not have air conditioning. We missed this in the listing and the reviews didn’t mention. Not a huge issue if you are used to sleeping in 75-80 degree rooms. During the day the condo was very warm. There are several fans but we found ourselves still warm. Sleeping was tough and being on the first floor, we did not feel comfortable leaving the patio doors open at night. I would guess the rooms were 75-80 degrees each night. 2. There is quite a bit of construction at the moment. We were made aware that the pool was being resurfaced during our stay and prepared for that. However, we did not know that many of the condos are having windows replaced and possibly other repairs. They actually replaced the windows in our condo during our stay and we were not told. Not sure if they entered our condo or replaced them from the outside, but would have liked to be notified beforehand. This also left a strong caulk/paint smell in the condo. Make no mistake, the condo is great and the location is wonderful. Just a few minor hiccups that made it less than 5 star for us.
Matt V.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The property was magnificent and staff are really friendly....Beautiful views all around...sweet pool too...
Tom B.
September 2023

Interior is a bit dated. Curtains to lanai had dry rot and need to be replaced. Oven was not working. Microwave display was burned out. Kitchen faucet and master bath drain needed repairs. Repairs to kitchen faucet and bathroom drain were done promptly. They were unable to fix oven or microwave. 5 stars because location is hard to beat.
Lindon R.
August 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Whalers Cove is an unparalleled location for a completely relaxing vacation. Unit 113 is a charming, unassuming unit with a wonderful lanai from which to listen to the crashing waves and watch the wildlife. The beautiful azure pool and surrounding deck at the point of the property allowed for turtle watching, sunning and quick dips to cool off. What a wonderful stay. We look forward to returning.
Robb S.
August 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Amazing oceanfront location. Wonderful pool and setting. Close to beaches, restaurants and shopping. Looking forward to returning.
William M.
July 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Whalers Cove is an amazing place. The views of the Pacific and the lava flow rocks in front of the condo are indescribably beautiful. You couldn't ask for a more stunning setting. The condo we stayed in was comfortable, clean, with pretty much everything we needed during our stay. Being able to walk out the back sliding door in the morning, sit on the lanai and experience such a beautiful place was incredible.
Eric R.
July 2023

Another wonderful time at the condo. A beautiful, quiet place to enjoy the ocean and sea life from the lanai. Can't wait to return!
Dawn T.
June 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The rental was clean and updated. A very positive experience and hope to come again. This was our third time staying in this rental.
A guest from Lafayette, CO
June 2023

Very clean unit. When we weren't out and about we enjoyed spending our time sitting out on the Lanai taking in the view of the ocean and sea life. One morning while drinking our coffee we watched a pod of Dolphins jumping and surfing in on the waves. The one downfall, no air conditioning. But if not an issue for you it's a nice place to stay on Kauai.

May 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Very quiet,relaxing. Close to resturants and shopping. Second time at this condo and I love it.
Ramona R.
May 2023

This is my second time staying at this amazing condo. I had such a great time I brought my sisters with me this time.🌺 We spent a week of fun in the sun and touring the island.The condo is beautiful and so comfortable. We spent time lounging inside the condo, out on the lanai overlooking the beautiful ocean and time in the gorgeous pool. The condo has everything that you need for inside comfort, beach time and pool time. The only thing you need to bring is food to fill up the refrigerator. The location is perfect. It has many great restaurants and shopping centers centrally located. I can’t wait to come back.🌈🏝️

May 2023

We arrived late at night and went straight to bed. When we woke up in the morning, all of us were giddy with excitement over the view. We didn’t realize how luxurious this place was going to be. The condo had all the amenities you would need for vacation. Amazing views. Did I mention the views? I brought my 82 your old mother, my 13 year old daughter, and my husband and I. There was something for all of us. My husband and daughter loved going swimming in the swimming pool every day. The whole family would go visit the turtles on the property daily. The condo is close walking distance to the mall which we frequented for dinners and shopping. Close by is also a little beach that is really quaint and perfect for families. We will definitely come visit again. Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful place in paradise to come visit. We did not see a single ant :-)
Barbara T.
April 2023

This condo was incredible - the oceanfront view from the balcony and master bedroom/ bath....it's hard to put into words how amazing this view is. We saw turtles all hours of the day and were lucky enough to see dolphins in the morning. The pool and hot tub were a huge hit with the kids and it was never overly crowded. Location is perfect, with plenty of things within walking distance - stores and shopping center with a few restaurants. We can't wait to come back some day!
Carole M.
April 2023

This was our second time here; We love staying in Elena’s condo. It is very comfortable and a true home way from home. The kitchen is well outfitted with Keurig pods, olive oil, spices, Ziploc‘s, etc. I don’t believe that there is a better located condo anywhere in Poipu/Koloa. Whalers Cove is very quiet and relaxed. Just a great place to stay.
Stephen N.
April 2023

Beautiful, elegantly remodeled unit at the high-end Whalers Cove property. All furnishings are thoughtfully done and very high quality. Oceanfront location can't be beat. Property managers are professional, friendly and very responsive. 5+ stars!
Keith E.
March 2023

The parish group was very attentive & communicative ! Top notch !
Carol C.
March 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Ground floor, sunset view, beautiful pool
Walt Y.
March 2023

Property in a great location and clean and all the basics. Very comfortable beds. The balcony is outstanding! Sunrise and sunset, whale and turtle watching! Great snorkeling location and fun to watch the night time underwater scuba divers ( blue underwater lights) Star gazing spectacular! Mahalo!!
Linda P.
January 2023

Wonderful location and amazing property. We were so happy to find this gem. Nice, quiet location but close to the best shopping center. We were glad it was not a big resort style place. Lots of turtles! The check in wax easy snd communication excellent. Thank you Parrish Collection! We will be back!
Maria W.
January 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great location, very friendly and capable staff at Garden Island Rentals (Chela)
Peter H.
December 2022

The unit was fabulous- from the view to the ability to have ground floor access to the property to the furnishings and amenities. We hope to return!
Jack C.
December 2022

I will start with the positives. The view was amazing! The unit itself is beautiful. The beds were comfortable and the condo well appointed. It was close to a wonderful shopping center and beach.The negatives-there is no air conditioning downstairs. When you come home mid afternoon this was rough. There are units in both bedrooms. The pillows are not comfortable. We had a major ant infestation in the upstairs bedroom in the bathroom. There was no food in that room. It was on the last day and it was in ALL of our stuff. It took over an hour to clean it out of everything and when I tried to call and get our 10 am time extended; no one answered the phone! I would not stay here again. There are so many other option on the island.
Daris K.
December 2022

Views of turtles, dolphins, sunrise, sunset, everything spectacular from this lanai! We enjoy it every time! Mahalo!
Mike M.
November 2022

This has been a wonderful first stop on our group's Hawaiian vacation!! So convenient to have 2 condo's with adjoining balconies. We highly recommend this for large parties!
TJ B.
November 2022

Great property, wonderful times on the lanai overlooking the splashing ocean waves breaking on the rocks, hearing that rhythmic sound!
Pamela N.
November 2022

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Beautiful location right next to the ocean and to shopping/restaurants.
George T.
November 2022

We had a wonderful stay. This is a property away from the larger resorts, and the architectural design gave us stunning views and a sense of having a very private stay. The unit itself was excellent, and even though we had a brief plumbing problem and the washer malfunctioned, the Parrish Group that manages the property were very prompt and professional in fixing them. We would definitely stay here again.
Steven R.
October 2022

The most excellent location and the turtles were amazing!!!
Dana D.
October 2022

Great rental great location
Cory M.
October 2022

Great view. everything one needed was there. including beach chairs, towels, great lanai. Bit warm inside but has multiple fans inside that help a lot. Hope to come back soon.
Turner A.
September 2022

We highly recommend this vacation rental. The condo is spacious and well-cared for. It was a luxurious and peaceful stay for our family. The ocean view could not be better and we loved the short walking and driving distances to beaches and restaurants.
Heidi L.
August 2022

This luxury condo is a short walk to beaches, shopping, restaurants and rentals for water activities. It also has breathtaking views of the ocean and includes all of the amenities of home. It truly is a 5 star rental! My family and I will be back! Thank you!
Jan M.
July 2022

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This property was everything we hoped for and more. We will definitely be back!
Amanda L.
July 2022

Spacious and comfortable!!
Hanik Y.
July 2022

We had an amazing stay! This unit had everything we could have possibly needed. It was impeccably clean and the location was perfect.
Kelly S.
July 2022

Great view and we had a great time
Doug E.
July 2022

This adjoining (by the lanai) 2-unit condo was a perfect fit for our family! Plenty of room-but in the mornings for coffee & breakfast and evenings for drinks & conversation, we would all congregate in the larger unit, which fit us all comfortably! The view was absolutely gorgeous!!! Walking distance to Baby Beach and general location of condo was close to many stops & shops! The pool was beautiful, but the day we arrived the swells were so huge that the waves were crashing over the rocks and flooded the pool with sea water and sand. This caused a weeks worth of attention and work on the pool which also meant that the pool was closed until they got it back in working order. On our last full day there, they were finally able to open the pool! YAY!!! We took full advantage of it and enjoyed it for hours! All in all, we were so impressed and in love with our stay that no one wanted to leave! But really, who ever wants to leave Paradise?
Cameron R.
June 2022


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