7 Vacation Rentals for Prime Whale Watching

Booking a vacation rental home on the coast is a must-do for anyone who loves whale watching. TurnKey Vacation Rentals offers properties in all of the popular whale-watching destinations, including Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii.

Here are 7 of our favorite homes.


2BR w/ Lanai, AC, & Stunning Pacific Views

This 2-bedroom, 2-bath Kihei, Hawaii, condo offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the West Maui Mountains, and the islands of Molokini, Kaho’olawe, and Lanai. You can watch for whales from the beachside BBQ pits and shuffleboard courts or from the balcony overlooking the sea. After the sun sets, enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant, Monsoon India, or one of the many seafood restaurants nearby.


Airy 3BR w/ Mountain & Sound Views

With its expansive views of Puget Sound, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath Seattle, Washington, home is perfect for whale watching. Curl up on the living room sofa to see whales pass by the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water. Or bring a glass of wine out to the wood deck and listen for the breathy exhale of a whale coming up for air.


Sound Views From Camano Island Home

Also located on the waters of Puget Sound, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath Camano Island, Washington, home can accommodate up to 8 whale watchers. Perched on a steep bluff overlooking the Saratoga passage, the home features panoramic windows that offer endless views of the sea, the Sound, and surrounding islands.

3BR Beachfront Home w/ Sun Room & Deck

Just up the coast, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Newport, Oregon, home features a sunroom overlooking the waters of Nye Beach. You can watch whales breach from here or at the floor-to-ceiling windows in the fully equipped kitchen and dining space. To get up close and personal with these magnificent mammals, consider one of the many whale-watching tours that depart from nearby Depoe Bay.


Oceanfront 3BR w/ Private Hot Tub

This Waldport, Oregon, home offers multiple places to watch whales make their migratory journey. Set up your chaise lounge on the 60-foot stretch of private beachfront. Then enjoy dinner on the spacious patio overlooking the sea. This 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath home also features a fire pit and hot tub to keep whale watchers extra warm and cozy.


Mavooshen Retreat at Sprucewold

This 2-bedroom, 1-bath log cabin is located just minutes from Boothbay Harbor, Maine, the launching point for many of the state’s best whale-watching tours. Don’t let the word “cabin” confuse you. This rental was recently renovated and features everything you need for a relaxing retreat, including dock access and exclusive entry to a local private beach club. Spend a fun day on the water, then enjoy a dinner of local lobster on the patio overlooking the lake.


Spacious Beachfront 6BR – Deck & Epic Island Views

The floor-to-ceiling windows of this 6-bedroom, 4-bath Oxnard, California, home offer epic views of Mandalay Beach and the Channel Islands. Chefs will love the double sinks and ovens in the fully updated kitchen. While everyone will enjoy watching the waves from the home’s large beachside deck. The home is located just 10 minutes from Channel Islands Harbor, where you can hop on a whale-watching excursion or try your hand at fishing and yachting.

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