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Both shower heads were barely functional You could not get soap out of hair. Both need replacement
Nice pool, no access to beach, quite rooms And location on the water is excellent
Aloha Betsy, Mahalo for the heads up on the shower heads. We will check them out. We wish you would have said something while in house (or even when we delivered extra towels) as we could have easily addressed it. In any event, if there is an issue, we will address it. We agree, the location is excellent.
Perfect location and beautiful property!
We loved our stay at this property! Our ocean-front view was private and perfect! We watched dolphins sea turtles, sunrise & sunsets from our balcony!
W Dwight O. says
We checked in when the virus situation was starting to be addressed and Parrish was working on its “safe social distancing” and how to do check-ins. Everyone did very well under stressful conditions. We hope the Parrish Collection and all the services, beauties and amenities of Hawaii will be available again when the pandemic is over. Mahalo.
Mahalo W Dwight for your 5-star review and comments. We are so happy that you had a great stay despite the current situation. We are happy that you had an easy check-in with the new arrival procedures. We look forward to hosting you again when this is all over. Aloha and a hui hou!
Amazing! We couldn't have asked for more (except time!)
Our first time on Kauai was better than we could have ever anticipated! We had amazing experiences each day and couldn’t wait to get back to our “home away from home” at Whalers Cove #137! The amenities provided, appreciated space for our family of 4 and cleanliness of the condo made our stay very relaxing! BUT the VIEWS!!! I can’t say enough about the location of this beautiful property! From the sounds of the ocean lulling us to sleep each evening to our happy hours on the large lanai, watching the turtles and whales, it was very difficult to leave!! Mahalo for making our 1st of what we hope to be many more visits to the island and Whalers Cove #137 memorable!!
Mahalo J G for your 5-star review and comments. We are delighted to hear that you had such an incredible time on Kauai and that your time at Whalers Cove #137 was the perfect island home for your stay. We cannot wait to host you again soon! Aloha and a hui hou.
More than we could have ever hoped for!!
Everything about our 1st vacation to Kauai was beyond our expectations! After each day spent experiencing the sights of the island, we couldn’t wait to return to our beautiful “home away from home” at Whalers Cove!! The condo was very clean and supplied with everything that we needed to be comfortable. BUT the large lanai and the AMAZING views were what we really looked forward to enjoying each evening! Listening to the ocean lulling us to sleep every night and watching the whales and turtles (and enjoying happy hour!) from the lanai became the favorite part of our day! For our family of four, the condo provided the perfect amount of space so that everyone was comfortable and it truly felt like home! Thank you also for the beach chairs, boogie board, cooler and umbrella…..one less thing that we needed to buy! With every vacation, it is always sad to leave! Being that we had made this our home in such a short time, it made it even more difficult to say goodbye! Mahalo! Until next time!!
Mahalo BoardingPass for your 5-star review and comments. We love hearing that the unit exceeded your expectations! We are glad that you had plenty of space for your whole family and that you found everything you needed to help you feel at home during your stay. We cannot wait to host you again soon! Aloha and a hui hou.
Priyanka, Minneapolis, MN says
Beautiful view in a really convenient area! We really appreciated the thoughtful touches throughout the space and the well-stocked kitchen was totally ready for us to cook meals in. My only “complaint” is that the decor/furnishings are pretty outdated, but it’s all in great shape and the decor doesn’t matter when you have such a stunning view!
Mahalo Priyanka for your 5-star review and comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed the condo and its location. So glad to hear that you found everything you needed to help you feel at home during your stay. We cannot wait to host you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou!
Judy D. says
This property is beautiful with a perfect location, perfect view and perfect sounds of the ocean. We enjoyed every minute of our stay!
Mahalo Judy for your 5-star review and comments. We are so happy to hear that you had an incredible time on Kauai and that the location of the condo was just what you were looking for. We are already looking forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou!
Morgan Z. says
Very enjoyable experience and very easy to work with.
Mahalo Morgan for your 5-star review and comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou!
Great condo, great location, great pool. Parrish makes it very easy! The woman who came to the condo to help fix the screen door was super nice and helpful.
Mahalo Jo. We really appreciate your 5-star review and feedback. We love hearing from our repeat guests and we can’t wait to host you again soon! Aloha and a hui hou!
Karen Z. says
Places are fabulous.
This is our third time for staying at Whaler’s Cove and a second time in #137. The view. We also liked that it was painted this last time which is great because it really needed it. Love the new artwork on the walls too. New fan in the master bathroom is great also. Sliding screen door constantly falls off the track even though we were very careful. Screen on the front screen door was falling apart. We had this same issue with the sliding screen door the year before also. Only reported the front screen door (forgot to mention back screen door). The cockroaches were out of control on our lanai. We could not go out at night as they were everywhere out there and they were HUGE! We bought roach motels and put them on the lanai (as we know that the Island does get critters), but they were still everywhere at night. We used to like to turn off the lights on the lanai at night and just look at the stars and the ocean, but because of the cockroaches, we did not feel comfortable going out on the deck.
Mahalo Karen for your 5-star review and feedback…we love hearing from our repeat guests! We are sorry to hear that you had this issue with the pests on the lanai. We will be sure to bring this information to the AOAO so they can address their deficiencies. The Whalers Cove AOAO sprays regularly on a rotation, but we can ask that this unit gets an extra treatment or two to prevent this from happening again. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the upgrades to the unit (sneak peak, the owner has more coming) and really look forward to hosting you again soon!
We’ve been to Kauai many times and always in the Poipu area but this was our first time at Whaler’s Cove. It was absolutely wonderful! We booked through a broker (Parrish Collection) which was smooth. The view from our unit (137) was spectacular – we loved just sitting out on the deck looking at the waves, listening to the crashing waves, and watching turtles play. Our kids loved the beautiful pool which was never crowded. Two separate bedrooms upstairs and were plenty spacious for the two of us plus our two teenage boys (and a friend who slept on the couch downstairs). The kitchen was spacious and stocked with everything we needed. Like most condos, there is no A/C but fans and the breeze did the trick. Washer and dryer in the unit was nice to have. Plenty of parking in the lot which was never too full. My only “con” would be that the water pressure in this unit wasn’t great. I would (and probably will) definitely stay here again!
Arthur B. says
Safe would not unlock. Talking through a reset did not resolve, sent prop manager out who was able to resolve in person. Very prompt turnaround, and great recognition that not being able to access our valuables was an issue that needed quick resolution
Mahalo Arthur for returning a third time! We love hearing from our repeat guests and appreciate your 5-star review and feedback. We are happy that the team was able to get you back into the safe quickly. We can’t wait to host you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou!
edward C. says
This location is perfect! Snorkeling, whale watching, great food and shopping are all close by!
This is a lovely property! The unit overlooks the ocean and the sound of ocean waves lulled me to sleep each night. Everything is within walking distance, including fabulous sushi and açaí bowls, snorkeling and diving. The unit is open, well appointed and inviting! This is a gem and I will definitely return!
Craig H. says
Poipu location, oceanfront condo, quality of furnishings, and pool.
Location, quiet, views, layout of condo and pool. There was another Hobbs party renting another Parrish unit at the same time, and there was some confusion on Parrish’s part that we had paid our required fees.
Mahalo Craig for your 5-star review and comments. We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the unit and even more excited to see that we are hosting you again next year. Our apologies with the confusion during your booking process, but glad we got it all sorted out. We look forward to your next visit. Aloha and a hui hou!
Melanie M. says
Location location location!
The pictures and description were well matched with what was there. DVD players (tried both) did not work properly. Good response when we had an issue
Aloha Melanie and mahalo for your review and comments. We love hearing from our returning guests and we are excited to see you’ve already booked again for next year! Sorry that you had trouble with the DVD player, but were happy to hear that Erika got it replaced for you right away. Mahalo again and we will see you in 2020!
Great condo thur Parrish Kauai Rentals. Well stocked, clean unit. Had an issue with the coffee maker one morning but Parrish was quick to respond. Great ocean views from the lanai. Very quiet complex. Lovely orchid garden out front. Close to shopping & dining.
Mahalo Patti for the 5-stars review. We look forward to hosting you again soon on Kauai. A hui hou.
Kim L. says
Patricia L. says
We have been to this resort before and always enjoy ourselves. We also appreciate your staff being very approachable about problems and sorting future rental requests. The toilets in this unit are VERY old and are awkward to flush plus we were disturbed by intermittent sounds of running water.
Mahalo, Patricia, for your 5-star review and comments. We are glad to see that you rebooked for 2020 and look forward to hosting you then. Sorry about the running toilets, it looks like we tried to get it fixed during your stay, but could not stop the running. We’ll have a plumber inspect and make sure it gets repaired ASAP. Mahalo again and a hui hou!
John M. says
Parking can be pretty tight at office-especially when navigating around delivery trucks. Lived up to its billing as deluxe and not premium. Pretty darn nice, but not super. In bathroom with twin beds (we used as king) toilet lid is cracked and toilet tank would fill several times during the night. No laundry detergent was found.
Mahalo John for your 5-star review and comments. We will take a look at the toilet and ensure any needed repair is done. All our units are stocked with laundry detergent and dish soap and we apologize if we missed stocking it for your visit. Next time, please let us know while in house and we can bring it over right away. Mahalo again and we look forward to hosting you again soon!
Sherri L. says
Lovely oceanfront propery
Whaler’s Cove #137 is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. The views of the ocean and the sound of the waves are wonderful. It is a terrific place to stay o the South Shore and I highly recommend it!
Debbie P. says
The view from our lanai was spectacular!
The property is well maintained and manicured. We had a couple little issues in our condo but maintenance took care of them the next day.
Mahalo Debbie for your review. We are glad we were able to address the minor issues quickly so you could enjoy your stay. Thank again and see you again soon. Aloha!
Whalers Cove 137
While we loved the condo’s location, we feel a few things should be addressed for a property of this caliber: 1. The chairs on the lanai are outdated, heavy, need painting and the most uncomfortable chairs we have ever sat in. THE main feature of this property is the lanai and view; however, the chairs were very uncomfortable to sit in for any length of time. 2. Would be nice to add a chaise lounge to the lanai. 3. Most of the chaise lounges in the pool area were ripped and needed repair. 4. The refrigerator is too large for the kitchen area or there may be a ventilation problem, but the kitchen was always hot even when not cooking. 5. The master bed headboard is worn through and should be recovered.
Mahalo Pam for your review. We will review your suggestions with the owners as I know they wish to have the best guest experience. We will also pass your note onto the resort management. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon.
Unbeatable location and view but owner of unit 137 has less than a total commitment of pride of ownership.
Location can’t be beat. Unit 137 was two levels with bedroom upstairs and this got to be tedious for the long stay. The condo had less than sterling maintenence with almost half of the windows not working well, if at all. With no air conditioning it’s hard to keep the place comfortable at times if windows can’t be easily opened. There were many areas on walls that were dirty and smudged, needing paint, and a floor reading lamp did not work at all. There was a broken and non-functioning smoke detector on the top floor. The biggest objection was a couch and two chairs, along with their pillows, in living room that reeked of stale sweat and couldn’t be used without a heavy spraying of deodorant and placement of towels over areas used to sit. They badly need replacement and it’s doubtful they can be cleaned to eliminate the awful odor. When trying to use the vacuum cleaner it was found that the water tank to catch the dust had horrible fetid stinking water and was therefore not usable. The carpet was dirty in places and there was no umbrella on the lanai which made it hard to use since the sun shined in very hot most of the day. Some other units had umbrellas as they should. In essence, though we’d return to the property, it would not be this particular unit. For the cost the place should have been spotless and everything working. Parrish had this unit and a few others but is located in Koloa. They were good at responding to problems.
Aloha traveler7440, Mahalo for the 5-star review and comments. We wanted to let you know that this unit has changed owners and the new owners have replaced all the furniture and decor (2018) as well as painted the entire unit. The windows have also been addressed. Also note, we also took your advise and got the new owner to add an umbrella. Mahalo for all the feedback and we hope we get the chance to host you again soon. Mahalo.
Sally and Mike says
Superb location and views
Wonderful views from deck, loved the location, lovely layout and spacious but the condo needs tuning up, it is very tired, needs some new furniture etc.
Aloha Sally & Mike, I just wanted to let you know that the owner had done some great improvements. We look forward to adding the new photos soon. Mahalo.
Mary Jo C. says
Incredible place. We are all planning our next trip back to the same place and we haven’t left yet. Arrived on Thanksgiving day! Picked up our turkey and fixings from Living Foods with plans to hit the beach while it cooked. My family arrived and checked out the spectacular view and decided to stay and watch football ball with the crashing ocean waves in the background. Beds are comfortable, very clean, cozy and relaxing. Best VRBO I’ve ever stayed in.
Mahalo Mary for your comments and review. It is an honor to hear such kind things. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha!
Unbelievable location. Very nicely appointed and well cared for. Pool are and grounds were impeccable. Wasn’t quite ready for no air conditioning but all but one night was fine. Can’t wait to come back. This unit and Kauai are amazing.
Heaven on earth!
Our stay at Whalers Cove was wonderful. The location is beautiful. Just a few feet from the ocean and the most awesome shower with a window to look out to the water. no beach at the condo but Poipu is a quick drive. We would certainly stay here again. Kauai is also our favorite island.
We have stayed before and with Parrish and find everything is up to par in terms of cleanliness, outfitting, and of course the setting. Small detail – there is a broom but no dustpan. Would have been helpful when sand found its way in.
Mahalo. We will be sure to get a dust pan in.
Wonderful Oceanfront Experience!
My husband and I stayed here during the second week of our honeymoon. The pictures online did not do it justice! Amazing ocean views right from your balcony! It was clean, quiet and well equiped with anything you could need (even beach chairs and a small cooler). The shower even overlooks the ocean! We snorkeled right in front of Whaler’s Cove and saw several sea turtles and on our last day, saw dolphins while eating breakfast on the lanai. The pool is lovely and not crowded, just what you need to relax. The only negative is that we wish it were closer to a beach (Sheraton Beach is a decent 20+ min walk). Would highly recommend this unit!
The location is fantastic
It was a wonderful vacation and a beautiful vacation. We have been there a number of times and keep coming back. Only issue, it would have been nice to have blinds or drapes in the master bedroom as dawn does come a little early.
Superb Location and Views
Really enjoyed our stay. The suite and location are first rate. Loved the shower overlooking the ocean. Pool and hot tub wonderful. Kitchen well stocked. Highy recommend.
Really enjoyed our time at Whaler’s Cove. The place was nice, very big, and had incredible ocean views (right on the water). The shower in the master bath is awesome with a huge window. Loved sleeping with the windows open. We had some kind of critter in our kitchen that ate some of our food on the counter (actually opened bags), but never saw it. As for the island in general, I’d stay on the north shore 100 times if I ever go back. It’s fantastic. But, I’m not reviewing that, I’m reviewing this condo. It’s a great condo, would recommend to anyone staying in Poipu.
Quiet great view
clean,great view, lots of whales, pool was empty most of the time which we loved. Barbeque area was not up to rest of units standards. Also like to see the kitchen better stocked with a few funtional pans and a broiler pan. The unit itself was very nice, spacious, clean well designed. Had a great time and would go back.
San Clemente says
This was our 4th time to Kauai (Po’ipu area), but our first time at Whaler’s Cove. We stayed in unit 137 which was nice and fairly roomy downstairs. There were two upstairs bedrooms. The master bedroom was nice – spacious with a large bathroom. The guest bedroom was fairly large as well. Our only complaint is that there was only a small bit if air circulating through there (even with the trade winds blowing). A fan or aC would have been nice. Also, the beds were pretty uncomfortable; the sheets were scratchy, the mattresses were stiff and the pillows (there was only one per bed!) were lumpy. That was kind of a bummer. Other than that though, the rest of the unit was great. More than enough dishes, cookware, etc for us to make fabulous dinners each night (we even entertained guests three nights). The TV was a bit small and awkwardly placed, but no big deal (you’re not there to watch TV right?). The unit was ultra-clean, which is something we’ve had issues with at other properties in the past. The only real complaint we had overall was the lack of access to a nice swimming beach. We had to pack up each day to drive over to Po’ipu Beach Park (normally we stay over by Brennekkes and walk to the beach). However, there is no denying that the view from our unit was absolutely breath-taking (you could literally see sea turtles from our balcony and incredible sunsets each night). As well, the pool at Whalers has to be one of the nicest ones on the island. Another benefit to the location is that it is only a short walk to Kukui’ula Village (where you can find a host of great eats and shops).
San Diego says
Great time, great spot, great view!
We had a wonderful time, traveled the entire island as best we could ina weeks time, this was a great condo to come back to every night. Quite, peaceful, great view and close to all. I will be back. Thanks for creating wonderful memories for myself and my family. Sincerely…
I would stay there again
It is a great place to stay. My only concern is when something goes wrong and you need assistance, it is not available. We had all our money locked in the safe and the safe stopped working. Parrish Collection told us we had to wait for the people at Whaler’s Cove to fix it and they were not available for a day and a half. It might be good to just rent this unit from Whaler’s Cove directly unless a rental agency can guarantee 24 hour assistance if the safe stops working or any other problems that migh arise.
We had a fantastic time. Beautiful views. Very quiet except for the waves crashing below us. The location was perfect with restaurants, shopping, and beaches all nearby Check-in at Budget Rentals was flawless. We will definitely use Parrish Collections on our future vacation to Hawai’i. Thank you !!!
once again a very nice accomodations and stay. Ed Snook
Palo Alto CA says
Heavenly condo in Poipu
This is the second time we have stayed at this condo and we absolutely love it! The location is terrific – right next to the ocean. We saw whales and sea turtles while sitting on our lanai. The new shopping center a block away is a terrific addition to the neighborhood, which has a great grocery store with fantastic baked goods and an espresso bar to visit after our morning walk. We plan to go back whenever we can!
January in paradise!!
I rented this property on line and didn’t know what to expect but it was everything and more. We had a wonderful time and the condo was absolutely great. Now to remember the first look from the lanai to the most wonderful bath essentials, oh my, what I wouldn’t give to be back there. The folks at Parrish went out of their way to be there for us at every turn. If you want to rent a property this is the place to be and the best agents ever. Get ready to feel the tradewinds, watch the whales, taste the fruit, listen to the surf and relax for your time there.