One of the best locations in sunny Poipu Beach Kauai, Nihi Kai Villas Resort is just steps away from the Poipu shoreline and a little over 300 yards to world-famous body surfing Brennecke’s Beach and Poipu Beach Park. The plantation style architecture at this small island oasis by the sea is surrounded by swaying palms, tropical flowers, fruit trees, orchids, and mature plumeria trees accented by well manicured lawns.
• Heated oceanfront swimming pool
• Tennis courts
• Complimentary self parking
• Two community BBQ locations
• On-site front desk, Concierge and Activities services
• 24 hour emergency contact and response
• Daily maid service available (for additional charge)
• Check-in: 3:00 pm, check-out 10:00 am (late check-out upon availability for additional charge)
• Poolside ocean view, two-level floor plan, approximately 1,507 square feet
• Ground level, one level stairs to entry (entry on upper level)
• Interior Rating: Premier
• 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
• Master Suite – lower level, ocean view, king bed, private lanai, full bath with walk-in shower
• Second Suite – lower level, two twin beds (convertible to king), private lanai, full bath tub with shower
• TV/DVD/CD iPod dockign station in living room, private poolside ocean view lanai
• Close to pool
• Wireless hi-speed internet, in-room safe
• Washer and dryer, open parking
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Chelsea, San Tan Valley, AZ says
We felt so lucky to be staying in this amazing location. Literally it is directly across the street from the ocean. The unit was very clean and staff was very helpful. Definitely recommend staying here!
Mahalo Chelsea for the recommendation. We look forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou.
natacha, us says
We didn't want leave, and really hope to go back there sometime.
???? The place was even better then I expected, with a spacious upper floor, and a very pleasant deck at all hours of the day. The location is amazing, you can just walk barefoot with your snorkel and not bother with any bag to go watch the fish. 3 beaches within very short distance, and another one slightly further. Great view of the sunset. Pool at the perfect temperature for when you walk back from the beach a touch chilly.
???? You can sometime hear cars from the back bedroom as the road is pretty close. However, it’s very quiet at night, and the sound of the wind and waves cover most it.
Mahalo Natacha for your 5-star review and comments. So happy to hear you enjoyed the nearby snorkeling and swimming and the heated swimming pool. Sunsets are always great this time of the year and glad they created some lovely memories. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha
, (us) says
This cottage is in a peaceful, beautiful location. The whole experience was a pleasure.
Sarah P. says
Great location, but hot
The location of the property was perfect for walking to Poipu and enjoying the beach. Loved how close it was to the pool. Our kids loved it. Very clean and well maintained. The view of the ocean and the sunsets were exactly what you dream of when going to Hawaii. It does not have any air conditioning. The week we were there the winds were not at the right direction to cool the place. It got hot around 3p and would get cool again around 2 am. Our friends had a non-AC unit in the 400s. Theirs was pleasantly cool as the winds went directly through it.
Mahalo Sarah for your review and comments. Sounds like you got to enjoy NK, Poipu and Kauai. For your next stay, please know we do have units at NK with AC so you do not have to rely on the trades. Typically they are enough for a tropical vacation, but we do know when they stop it does get warm. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha
Veronique , (US) says
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Vicki G. says
Beautiful accommodations and property. Excellent location to pool and overlooking ocean!
We enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend!
Linda D. says
Great location and beautiful condo
The condo was wonderful and great view. Short distance from the beach and overlooking the pool. We had a wonderful time it just went to fast. I didn’t know about not having air conditioning but didn’t miss it at all with the ceiling fans it was very comfortable.
WENDY C. says
Very close to Poipu beach which has lots of fish if you like to snorkel. Totally worth trying to don fins on a rocky beach. My husband the architect thinks the condo needs some updating, but I was fine with it. There were only the two of us, so I used the second bathroom as my own and used the second bedroom as my dressing room. I felt like a queen and that makes for a great vacation! Bring small sized paper plates as there are only four. Also there were screeching children in the pool three days and evenings in a row (for hours). This impinged our enjoyment and relaxation. The manager was surprised to hear our complaint though why I can’t imagine as the office is next to the pool. So we either 1) turned up the tv so loud it drowned them out or 2) took our exhausted bodies out to get a drink at the excellent Henneckes Beach Bar. But with the exception of the screeching children days it was great. For those who are concerned about lack of air conditioning, don’t be. I’m the queen of hot flashes and was very comfortable.
Mahalo Wendy for your review and the note on the plates. We will be sure to add some right away. As with any resort pool area, it can get noisy when you have a lot of people/kids and are sorry it impacted your stay. We will be sure to note in our system to put you higher on the property, away from the pool. Also, an added benefit is the views get even better as you go higher up. Mahalo and a hui hou!
Kelly M. says
Beautiful... very close to the ocean... saw sea turtles and dolphins
The Lanai faced the ocean and we had sunsets almost every night (it was cloudy a couple of nights). The beds were comfy and had floor fans to keep you cool (no air conditioning but most don’t have it anyways). The condo is very nice… nice kitchen…There is also a nice swimming pool. It was perfect for us. Thanks from Nevada. Kelly
Mahalo Kelly for the 5-star review. We look forward to hosting you again on Kauai!
Dirty and poorly stocked. Should not be in rental inventory.
Where to start . . . The good -- nice view of the pool and ocean. Office staff was okay. A safe was provided as it seems that they have had problems with break-in in the past. The bad -- Location was very low key and, for us, boring. We went off to other parts of the island each day. The ugly -- this unit should not be in rental inventory. It was advertised by the rental agent as “Although not recently updated, these unique properties provide value and comfort for your family, yet still meet Parrish Kauai’s minimum quality standards.” Apparently, Parrish has no standards. It was extremely poorly stocked; I had to wash dishes and utensils after each meal because there only a few to be had. Cookware was minimal. Beach towels were actually bath towel sized (beach towels were given to use upon request), no beach chairs, no cooler. The unit was dirty. My kids did not want to sit on furniture because it was ratty and I’ll let my pictures speak for the rest of the place. Mold growing in the agitator of the tiny washing machine. When we arrived, there was a dirty soda bottle under the TV console (one small TV from the 1980’s that could only be viewed if you were directly in front of it). Light switches were filthy and need only be wiped to be cleaned up. I knew that there would be no air conditioning but I was assured by the rental agent the the unit stayed cool but the heat was unbearable and the the ceiling fans didn’t do much. To say that it has not been recently renovated is an understatement and implies that, at some time, this unit has been updated. Very deceptive. The draw liner in the kitchen and bathrooms is clearly from the 1970’s (yes, the draw liner). The bathrooms are older than time. They tried to make is smell decent with horrid vanilla air fresheners that made me sick. The entire place needs to be gutted. We spent as much time out of this condo as possible. Stay away from this unit.
Aloha Patti, Mahalo for taking the time to post your comments. We are sorry Poipu Beach was boring for you but are glad you were able to find some other exciting things to do while on Kauai. In terms of the unit, we take great pride in presenting detailed descriptions and photos, including a four tiered rating system. As you note, NK201 is clearly labeled as an “island casual” as it has not been upgraded. Since you specifically picked this unit, in the future, we suggest if you want a more updated interior, you pick a Premier or Premier Plus unit. In terms of stocking, if there was anything that you needed a simple request to our office would have resulted in us supplying anything you needed. We actually have oversized beach towels and apologize that they we not in the unit. If there were any cleaning oversights, we certainly would have addressed them had we known. We tried repeatedly to reach you upon your arrival and during your stay to welcome you, but no calls were answered or returned. Note, our office is in the same building you were in and you had to walk by our office to get to your entrance. We sincerely wish you would have advised us of any problems you felt needed to be addressed. The few maintenance items that you mention have since been fixed. Mahalo for pointing them out. For any inconvenience, we do apologize. Lastly, we are happy to note that the kitchen and both bathrooms are now undergoing a complete updating and remodel. We are sorry that it was not in time for your visit, but all future guests will not get to enjoy the new improvements. Mahalo, Parrish Kauai
Honeymooners in Poipu Beach, Kauai
My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Nihi Kai Villas. It was a prime location (right near numerous beaches and restaurants) and the condo was very clean and comfortable. We had internet issues and a service person was there to help us within a couple hours. Everyone was very accommodating! We ended up arriving a little earlier than check in and the staff allowed us to access our condo early. I would definitely stay there again, no questions asked.
It was a great location and beautiful condo...
This was one of the nicest condos in Kauai that we have ever stayed at. Since it was our 6th trip to Kauai and we were bringing our whole family, we wanted a place that was both close to beaches and dining…this place fit the bill perfectly. It has beautiful views from the lanai…saw turtles and whales and watched lots of body surfers!!! The grandchildren enjoyed the pool and lovely grounds. We were so happy with our condo, we have decided to visit again soon!!!
Powell River BC Canada says
Great location great island
I would really like to stay in this condo again. The view was beautiful and It was only a short five minute walk to the beach. Perfect.
We had a wonderful experience at our condo. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The unit had a great view, it was clean and right next to the ocean. We had snorkling and a kid friendly beach a few steps away. We also had a rare monk seal that came to visit every day and a great view to the giant sea turttles. Great time.
Great location to beach and pool. Not too fancy — casual and comfortable. Great service with safe problem and broken dryer. Great service for booking a catamaran trip. Beds were very nice. If anything, I would replace the door lock, which was very sticky, and maybe the kitchen appliances — mainly the stove. We had a great time in Kauai!
Boise Id says
This was our 5th visit to Kauai and our second stay at Nihi Kai Villas. We loved it. My husband and I, along with my sister enjoyed every minute of our stay. A very nice place with a view of the ocean that is fantastic. We were there 3 weeks (had to go back to cold weather about 3 weeks to soon) and got to see whales right from our lanai. Our Unit was very nice but does need some up dating on the plumbing fixtures and a very good deep cleaning throughout. But over all quite nice.We will be back!!
Great location. Right across a local residential street from the ocean. A few hundred feet from great beaches. The unit was clean and well laid out. It was stocked with everything imaginable. The bathrooms were original 1970’s and in need of updating, but everything else was very nice. The view from the upstairs lanai was awesome. You can’t get this kind of location and size for anywhere near this price at a hotel.