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)
• Ocean view, one-level floor plan, approximately 1,500 square feet
• Second level, one level of stairs to entry
• Interior Rating: Island Casual
• 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
• Master Suite – king bed, TV, private ocean view lanai, full bath tub with shower
• Second Suite – queen bed, TV, private lanai, full bath tub with shower
• TV/DVD/CD/iPod docking station in living room, full sleeper sofa, private ocean view lanai
• Wireless hi-speed internet
• Washer and dryer, open parking
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The unit is definitely showing its age but it was clean and comfortable. Great location. Beautiful grounds. Disappointed not knowing ahead about the construction and having the pool closed. Very disappointed that we had to self-quarantine and many things were still not up and running or at limited capacity. We don’t recall being made aware of this before hand.
Mahalo David for your review and comments. The unit is rated an “Island Casual” which is defined as providing “value” and “not recently updated” to set expectations. Apologizes on any confusion. I do see we emailed you on the construction and pool closure when we adjusted your rate with the 25% promotional discount. Also, I am not sure why QR codes did not process during your travel, however the Safe Travels program was run by the state and was out of our control. Ultimately, we are glad you were able to finally settle in and enjoy Kauai and Oahu.
Lauren H. says
Great location and lovely unit that had all the beach gear for us to borrow while there. I was a little worried after reading reviews of other units in the complex said that units weren’t all nice (they differ since they owners differ) and the property managers weren’t helpful, but we had a great experience overall.
Mahalo Lauren for your 5-star review and comments. We are glad to hear that you loved the unit and got to use all the beach gear provided. We are really happy that our team was able to help you feel at home. Aloha and a hui hou!
Andrew, nz says
First time to Poipu, Kauai. We enjoyed the relaxed feel of the island although weather was average.
???? Spacious apartment & great to have 2 bathrooms.
???? The apartment has ceiling fans but no air-conditioning. I imagine it would be a bit uncomfortable in the warmer seasons.
Aloha Andrew, thank you for taking the time to review Nihi Kai 822. We are glad you enjoyed the spaciousness. We apologize on the weather…it has been a wet and rainy month for sure. Happy to say the sun it out now. May we suggest you visit in our summer months for more of a chance of warm sunny days. Also, please note we have many Nihi Kai units with AC so you will be sure to be comfortable. Mahalo and we hope to see you again soon.
Luis, (us) says
Perfect place to stay!! But with AC will be heaven
???? Beautiful, location
???? No AC
Shelby, (us) says
???? we loved the affordable spacious apartment for our family! Washer and dryer was awesome! We loved being near Poipu Beach!!!
???? The pillows were all very flat. And even though the fridge was empty when we got there something was stinky every time we open and closed the door:/ The entire week.
Mahalo Shelby for your review and comments. Glad you got to enjoy Poipu Beach and Nihi Kai 822. We will change out the pillows and be sure to check the frig to ensure all is okay. For the future, please be sure to let us know of any issues while in house. We would loved the chance to correct them while you were here. Aloha and a hui hou.
Great condo--but hot due to no AC
We had a great stay in Kauai. The Nihi Kai Villas were very close to Poipu Beach which we frequented several times to snorkel. The condo was clean and comfortable. We had a great view of the ocean and bits of Poipu Beach Park. Parking was right outside our door and the pool was just a short walk from our condo. Staff were pleasant and helpful. The condo had beach chairs and icebox cooler which we were grateful for. The only drawback was the heat--this condo has “no AC”! It was our fault for not noticing it during registration--but made for a few unpleasant nights--even with fans going. The week we were there was very hot with less trade wind breeze than usual--or so the locals said. But overall, if you want to stay on the south end of the island, Nihi Kai Villas is a great place to stay!
Aloha RCH315 and Mahalo for your review. We agree, Nihi Kai is a great place to stay and we are glad you enjoyed Kauai and the South Shore. We do try to be very clear on our descriptions on which units have AC and those that do not. We are sorry for any confusion. Please know many units at Nihi Kai have AC so be sure to search for those and/or just give us a call. We can guide you. Mahalo
Roberta H. says
Thank you for the lovely stay in Kauai!
The condo was nice and we liked the lovely view from building #8, condo 822. But somehow during reservations we did not notice that there was “no AC”! It was extremely HOT several days of our stay making it uncomfortable. Those days we had little breeze-it was quite calm. Would make sure next time to rent a condo with AC. We have stayed at many rental homes and condo’s. This one had the fewest items in the kitchen. No spice or spare stables, no saran wrap or foil, no baggies, no plastic ware for helping pack lunches. The home was well furnished with linens. We appreciated the beach chairs and ice box/cooler.
Mahalo for taking time to post your 5-star review and comments. Please note for the future, we now have several options at Nihi Kai that have AC throughout, and our reservations team can help you select the perfect unit for your next stay. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Silvia Jutta, (ch) says
Die Aussicht, der nahegelege Strand, die Ruhe und Sonnenuntergänge waren einmalig.
???? Die Aussicht war einmalig. Die Küche war soweit gut eingerichtet.
???? Die Wohnung war mit einem “dicken” Teppich ausgestattet. Bei dieser Hitz war das nicht so angenehm, auch aus hygienischer Sicht war das nicht so ideal, zudem wir uns im Haus barfuss zu bewegen hatten. Die Temperaturen waren um die 35 Grad, da wären klimatisierte Schlafzimmer von Vorteil.
Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung Wir freuen uns, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt genossen haben. Bitte wissen Sie für Ihre nächste Reise, wir haben Immobilien mit AC. Wir freuen uns, Sie bald wieder bei uns begrüßen zu dürfen.
Larry , (US) says
Really enjoyed it, plan to return
???? Location and the view, plus everything an apartment needs was there
???? Uneven burners on stove, clocks all showed different times.
Mahalo Larry for your review and comments. We will be sure to level the stove and fix the clocks. We apologize for any inconvenience. Look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha.
Kenyth K. says
The property is very well kept. However, it was hard to sleep due to it being so hot.
So hot! No AC! Very hard to sleep at night waking up soaked in sweat. We tried everything to take advantage of any breeze. Our small temp control AC fan had a frayed wire. First day it was “fixed” when you removed from room and never returned it. Miserable due to too hot. Pretty but would not stay again due to this. Ugh!
Aloha Kenyth. Mahalo for taking the time to post a review. We are sorry we could not fix the fan and did not get you a replacement. That was our oversight and again we apologize. You will be happy to know that we have several Nihi Kai units with AC so you may enjoy the tropical summer without the heat (indoors). Hopefully you give us and Nihi Kai another chance. Mahalo a hui hou.
Lindsey W. says
Not horrible and not amazing
This place is totally adequate. There’s no huge fault and nothing outstanding either. Some notes, both positive and negative: -The unit is super spacious. The size of the unit is definitely a huge plus -While I understand the grounds are a lot to maintain: someone was weed whacking, mowing the lawn or some other form of loud yard work BY 9am. That being said: the landscape is well maintained. -The lanai is lovely and there is a distant view of the ocean but don’t be mistaken- you’re not ocean front and cannot hear the sound of the waves in this unit -The screen doors to the lanais are constantly coming off the tracks -We had loud and rude upstairs neighbors -- no fault, of course, of the management. But the amount we could hear them (full conversation and laughter) may indicate thin walls? -The amount of warnings around the unit warning about leaving sand or red dirt around lest you be charged is overkill -The kitchen is well stocked with appliances and dishes -There is no AC. Some dirty fans are available to push around the hot and sticky air but they only take the edge off -The location is great for beach and main road proximit
Mahalo Lindsey for your review and comments. We do not advertise this unit as oceanfront so hopefully there was no misunderstanding. Sorry about the neighbors not respecting condo life. Had we know while you were here, we could of asked them to quiet down. Unfortunately, with lush tropical grounds there comes the need for maintenance. The AOAO tries to keep it to a minimum and during the least disturbing times. We apologize for any inconvenience. We are happy to say that we do have units at Nihi Kai with AC, so if that is a needed amenity, we can provide. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha.
Patrick O. says
Great view, super close to beaches, priced well.
We loved this condo. It was very close to the beaches and ever night was a great view of south Kauai. Price was resonable. There was no a/c but once windows were open the place remained cool even during the warmest July days.
Little bit disappointed
Poipu is the best, but the room was mediocre. dated and no AC. mattress was not comfortable, but the location was great.
Aloha Steve. We are sorry you were disappointed. We try to describe and photograph thoroughly so we avoid this situation. We are happy to say that we do have other units at Nihi Kai with more updated interiors and AC so for your next stay, we can find the perfect spot for you. Mahalo.
Loved the View
We enjoyed our stay. We were two couples, so we appreciated, each of us having our own bedroom, bath, and tv in each room. The laundry made our month stay much more enjoyable. The lanai with the view and breeze turned out to be our favorite spot. The condo had most everything we needed for casual living.
JRG , (US) says
Relaxing and lovely
???? The condo was lovely with an amazing view of the ocean. Very quiet and not too far from the beach. The kitchen had all the utensils and pans we needed for cooking. We appreciated that the condo included beach chairs, snorkel gear, cooler and a beach umbrella.
???? The beds were a but harder than we’d prefer.
Team Randy and Candy , (US) says
We love Kauai, so much Aloha here.
???? The condo was like home. Beautifully done and had everything we needed. Walking distance to Poipu beach. Nice pool area too. Parking lot was large and no assigned spaces so made it easy. Bbq in parking lot. The gardens we’re so pretty with walk paths through out the complex and tennis courts on property. This unit had a front and back deck and we used both. The front can get hot during the day and the back had a nice breeze.
???? Only down side is there isn’t any air conditioning and that made it a bit hard to sleep. There were lots of fans available in the condo and we used all of them so we could be comfortable at night. Be sure and close the wood shutters and drapes during the day on the ocean side, it really helps keep it cooler!
You will not be disappointed in this killer views condo
No need to look any further for a condo-reserve #822 while you can. Friend & I are research fanatics & spent oodles of time looking for just the right place for our vacation & were extremely pleased with our decision. From the moment we walked in the door till the day we checked out we had no complaints. Not only was the condo even bigger & better than expected, with plenty of privacy with our own bedrooms & bathrooms, we also needed some things throughout our stay & the Parrish rentals staff members we dealt with were all very friendly & accommodating. We will look no further & plan on staying at this same rental for our next visit. Clean, well furnished, with comfy beds & a great location. One of the most pleasant surprises was the fantastic views of not only the ocean, but the mountains & the beautiful Nihi Kai Villas property in the foreground. Watching the sunset from the ocean facing lanai or relaxing on the front lanai if the breezes were coming from that direction was a great option. Nothing but positives to say about this place!
Emil , (DE) says
???? Sehr schönes Ferienapartment in guter Lage
You can't beat this place
All the units we have stayed in are nicely furnished. The grounds are always immaculate. We always get the two bedroom so we have two bathrooms. The counters in the second bathroom is too lo, though and the lighting in both of thme in all the units is very poor. Also, the owners all need to invest in some decent sheets. They are thin and not very crispy. Otherwise, they have aeverything you would need and the location is perfect. Good parking, too. Friendly staff. We have stayed at Nihi Kai the last 13 straight years and love it there!
We spent 11 wonderful days on Kauai, and our condo was perfectly situated for walking access to the beach, shops and restaurants. We had an excellent view from the lanai -- ocean and whales to the south and rainbows to the north. The staff was quite concerned about our safety during the tsunami warning, but we felt secure being a ways above sea level. The condo was well furnished and we generally had a nice breeze blowing through. The only thing I would change on the premises is the carpeting -- it was in great condition and clean but think tile or wood floors would’ve been nice. We did enjoy using the pool and barbequing facilities, and found the landscaping crew to be polite and friendly. All in all a great stay!
San Diego says
Our dream is to bring our family to Kauai every year where we like to stay, finances permitting, in Hanalei for a week and Poipu for a week. The only place we like in Poipu is our Nihi Kai. We love the superb location, we love the helpful staff, and we love the beautiful well-maintained grounds. We are no strangers to Kauai, having come over since the early ’80s and bar none, the Nihi Kai feels like an old friend. I doubt we would go anywhere else.
Great ratio comfort/price, large unit and an fabulous view
Unit 822 is excellent for a family of four (more people could be accomodated thru the living room sofa bed). Clean unit, fabulous view to the ocean and sunsets, walking distance to Poipu beach park (really! our kids are 6 & 7 and it was an easy half-mile walk). Friendly & helpful staff, part of our enjoyment of our trip to Kauai is related to staying at Nihi Kai.
Wish I was there right now!
The Nihi Kai Villa #822 was fabulous. The bed was comfortable and there was plenty of room for my husband and I and our 15 yr old son to spread out and enjoy ourselves. The kitchen could not have been better equipped and just knowing we could do laundry at night in our condo, eliminated the need to stress about higher checked baggage fees at the airlines. It was so nice to have beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs and even a cooler right there. I could not have dreamed of a more perfect home away from home. The fan in the bathroom went out while we were there and the maintenance crew took care of our needs and were on top of it immediately. Again, I would like to consider #822 our home away from home every time we are in HI!.
Great place, close to beach and pool. We had a wonderful time.
Nice Condo for a great relaxing vacation
This is our 3rd time staying at the Nihi Kia Villas, this was the best of the 3 condos. Although a bit further from the pool and beach, the view and the fact that it had boogie boards, beach chairs etc made it easy to come and just enjoy. A very nice place to stay!