*Free mid-size car while cars are available. Not valid with any other special offers. The car can be upgraded for a minimal fee. Includes airport pickup and drop off. unlimited mileage and taxes. Cars are on a 24-hour basis so if flight arrival and departure times exceed the number of days reserved, there will be an additional charge.
WHALERS COVE 230
Enjoy a relaxing getaway with the whole family—or a romantic weekend just the two of you. One of the most popular resorts in Poipu, Whaler's Cove is renowned for its serene atmosphere and meticulously maintained grounds, which include an ocean-front infinity pool, lava-rock shower, and outdoor barbecues.
With its exclusive corner location and magnificent ocean views, you'll never want to leave Whaler's Cove 230! Pick up your free mid-size rental car at Lihue Airport and make the 30-minute drive to our tropical oasis, where you can park it in our complimentary lot. You'll find everything you need to cook your meals in a gourmet kitchen, so sit down to dinner as a family at the 6-person dining room table. Throughout the home, you'll find tasteful decor and modern touches like travertine floors and granite counter-tops.
In the evening, unwind with a drink on the massive lanai. As you gaze out at both the resort pool and the blue Hawaiian ocean, you'll realize: it truly doesn't get better than this! When it's time for bed, head upstairs. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a jetted tub and double sinks. The guest bedroom has two twin beds that can be bridged into a king and an en-suite bathroom with a spa shower.
All of our Great Vacation Retreats have modern amenities to make your stay as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Bluetooth stereos and Smart TVs offer the latest in entertainment, and our electronic charging stations mean your group will never have to fight over outlets.
Why We Love This Home
Ocean-front Location: Located in a quiet neighborhood at the ocean's edge, there's no better place to stay in Poipu than Whaler's Cove. It's an excellent place to watch for turtles, and you'll probably spot scuba divers jumping in, too!
Luxurious Amenities: Everything at Whaler's Cove is designed with the discerning customer in mind, from the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the ocean to the lava-stone spa shower where you'll rinse off after a dip in the sea.
Space for Everyone: With loads of common space, Whaler's Cove 230 is the perfect getaway for your whole family. Aren't you ready to reconnect?
Peaceful and quiet, Whaler's Cove is well known for being the perfect spot for those looking to get away from it all on a romantic vacation or family trip. In the morning, take a 3-minute walk to Baby Beach, a unique and peaceful beach that's perfect for the kids. There's nothing more fun than watching the resident turtles swim around—except maybe watching the locals scuba diving nearby!
After a day at the beach, you'll have worked up an appetite. Take the 10-minute walk to the Shops at Kukui'ula, a local haunt that offers with dining, shopping, and art galleries in one easy-to-navigate location. Grab delicious local ingredients at the gourmet farmers market on Wednesday evenings to cook the evening's dinner. Just don't forget to stop for a shaved ice on your way out.
Vacation Membership Available for Exclusive (Members Only)
Poipu Beach Athletic Club (pool, tennis, workout) for a fee
If you’re looking for a resort-style stay, we have you covered. For an additional fee you’ll have uninhibited access to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club, home to a fitness center, hot tub and sparkling pool with a waterslide and sand-bottomed kiddie section – everything you need to work out, cool off or wind down. To reserve a space at the Club click here. MEMBERSHIPS ARE LIMITED, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SECURE A MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL.
Magnificent Ocean Views
Furnished spacious lanai overlooking the ocean
A/C Free Standing Unit may be used in either bedroom
Seasonal Whale Watching (Dec. - Mar.)
Nearby golf courses
Close to beaches, restaurants and shopping
Washer & Dryer in Unit
TV with cable
Fully equipped kitchen with Koa wood accented cabinets
Heated oceanfront pool and hot tub with outdoor shower, BBQ area and sun deck
All linens including beach towels provided
Starter kit of Kauai Coffee Company coffee & condiments provided
Starter kit of paper & cleaning products such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc. provided
Complimentary Island Soap and Candle Works toiletries
Master bedroom: King bed
Guest bedroom: Twin beds that can be converted to a king bed
GVR was great with communication before, during, and after the trip. It's so fast and convenient to be able to text back and forth with them. We had a couple concerns that they dealt with immediately. And we loved the fresh flower arrangement waiting for us when we checked in. Great customer service. The condo itself is ideally situated: walking distance to Baby Beach, Turtle Cove, Kukui'ula Shopping Center (shops, galleries, restaurants, and a farmers' market on Wednesdays), the local Kukui'ula Market (produce, musubi, sushi, poke bowls, and fresh juice), and Da Crack (yummy local Mexican food joint). The ocean view is gorgeous, and the entire condo complex is well maintained. Not pros or cons, just a few things to note about this condo: 1. There is no central AC. The north-facing bedroom has a small window AC unit and it was the only room that actually needed it, since it got the most sunlight during the day. If you're downstairs, open the front and patio doors for a nice sea breeze. And all rooms had fans. 2. All the beds were pretty firm. 3. There's an elevator that goes to the third floor where the front door is, but the unit itself has 2 stories. Bedrooms are on the second story, stair access only. Overall, all 4 of us really enjoyed our stay at Whaler's Cove and would absolutely book this condo with GVR again.
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2018
Great location, close to shopping, beaches that you can scuba diving or snorkeling! They have everything that you need at the condo, the view is awesome from the balcony, we had been enjoying eating our meals , afternoon drinks there every day ! The communication between the host and us had been always on time , problem solved quickly! We highly recommend this place ! Do not forget to check on the weekly farmers markets , local fresh fruits ! We downloaded app Shaka Kauai tour guide , it is great to have it to tour the island by car ! Aloha ! Have a great time !!
Reviewed: Jul 21, 2018
The unit has a beautiful view of the ocean and the pool. It was a huge hit for our young kids! The location is fantastic - close to a lot of shops and restaurants. The condo is well-appointed with many of the simple things that make a stay more comfortable. There is one portable AC unit in the condo big enough for a bedroom, which generally worked out okay for us but is worth noting if you have anyone in your party who is particularly sensitive to heat/humidity. The Kauai breeze is beautiful and the lanai is a particularly beautiful place to enjoy it.
Traverse City, US
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2018
Reviewed: May 29, 2018
Staff was friendly and smiling-- makes it a good day.
Look forward to returning
San Francisco, US
Reviewed: May 14, 2018
Just please do not use my full name.
The team at GVR was very friendly and on top of everything. They sent out all communications in a timely manner and had everything totally organized. I very much liked that the property had its own website and I could put the icon on my iPhone to access it any time.
Just please do not use my full name.
My stay was fabulous. The property at Whalers Cove was exactly what I wanted - ocean front and center, but not directly looking at the setting sun which tends to really overheat a unit. The property was beautiful and fully equipped. The master bedroom was like being on the crow's nest of a ship and wonderfully cool with the cross ventilation and ceiling fans. Even the shower had an ocean view. I never missed not having air conditioning. The overall property was small (about 35 units) and private and quiet.
Thank you for the wonderful review. I am glad that Whalers Cove more than met your expectations. I hope you can return and stay with us again someday. :)
Reviewed: Apr 17, 2018
Great Vacation Retreats always responded throughout the entire process immediately! The reminders were fantastic as well. Everyone I worked with was so friendly! I particularly enjoyed working with Kahea! She was always so positive, friendly and accommodating!
Thank you for the wonderful comments -- I agree, Kahea is great!
I could sit on the lanai admire the view for hours! I don't think there is a better view on the Island! The property was comfortable and had a great layout. We loved every minute ... it was not easy to leave!
MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Then come back again someday and visit us!!
Palos Verdes, US
Reviewed: Apr 11, 2018
north richland hills, US
Reviewed: Feb 23, 2018
The team was very professional from the biking to our arrival st the property.
Very happy to say the condo was very clean and bright. Not a bunch of cluster. Temperature very nice as we slept with the windows open. The unit had many amenities so we didnt have to bring extra. We would rent this condo again no doubt.
Grass Valley, US
Reviewed: Feb 19, 2018
Reviewed: Feb 10, 2018
Reviewed: Nov 26, 2017
Amazing location, beautiful views, and great service!
Reviewed: Apr 1, 2017
The views from our room were awesome! We could see people snorkeling around the turtle cove. Also the waves in front of the pool were just amazing. Waking up, making coffee and watching the sunrise was my favorite part of the day. Or maybe it was the opening a bottle of wine and sitting on the lanai to relax and listen to the waves at night was my favorite... hmmmm... hard to choose a favorite! The condo was very clean and well stocked with the essentials which we appreciated so very much!
Reviewed: Mar 2, 2017
Reviewed: Feb 18, 2017
Your team was very helpful. They kept us up to date on instructions pertaining to the property as the date of our arrival approached. It was great receiving text messages containing necessary information so that it was literally at my fingertips.
We enjoyed our stay immensely. Watching the whales from our lanai was a once in a lifetime experience.
I want to respond to both of your comments. The texting our staff does to our guests is a new program. I am glad to hear that it was a useful tool for you -- thanks for letting us know. Whalers Cove is a great place to stay. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time on Kauai. I hope you come back for a visit again someday!!
Reviewed: Jan 26, 2017
Great accommodations. Whalers Cove would be my first choice when I come for my next vacation.
Reviewed: Dec 16, 2016
Everyone I worked with were amazing and helpful.
Whalers Cove is incredible. Some of the owners who actually live there are slightly cranky tho and you get the sense they really don't like kids ... which was awkward since I had kids who wanted to respectfully and quietly use various amenities.
Jennifer (Jen) and Douglas
Reviewed: Nov 19, 2016
Walnut Creek, US
Reviewed: Jul 14, 2016
Great property, immaculate grounds, great views.
Hacienda Heights, US
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2016
Whaler's Cove 230 was beautiful!! We had wonderful view of the ocean and plenty of space. The property and condo were clean and we were close to the beach, restaurants and shopping. My 6 year-old daughter wants to return next year!!
You better listen to that little girl. She sounds pretty smart to me!!
Reviewed: May 24, 2016
Reviewed: Apr 13, 2016
The only reason I did not give a 5 star is the condo was rather warm. Even with fans we seemed to be have a warm night sleep. In addition, the bottom sheet in the king bed was scratchy. Had little balls. I should have called to get a new sheet but..... Overall, we were very pleased with the property. May look for a unit with air condition next time.
Paso Robles, US
Reviewed: Feb 9, 2016
GVR employees were awesome but management staff was bizarre. They only allow the hot tub to run on one side at a time to save money? They don't like people in the hot tub even close to the cut off time, and they questioned me numerous times if I was bringing glass by the pool when I was cooking at the grill out front away from the pool. Probably a great place to own but not a great place to rent . We thought for the price it would be more like a resort, but it was very much just a condo rental with a lot of expectations and rules
Mahalo for your review. We appreciate them and take them all very seriously. We have forwarded this to the onsite management at Whalers Cove. They usually get very positive comments so we were surprised to hear that you had some problems and will see what we can do. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. It is such a beautiful resort.
We had a god time but would not go back. Very uptight for Kauai. I guess that's what some people are looking for, but not us.