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Nihi Kai Villas
Ranked #15 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 26, 2007

Rented Unit 502 from VRBO. Was a pleasant experience renting. The deposit process was quite smooth--we exchanged emails and phone calls. I paid with credit card for deposit and actual amount. And we got a deposit check back quite promptly. (along with a nice card wishing us the best for our new marriage)

The unit itself was nice. My wife loved it. I thought it a tad warm. (Nihi Kai units dont have AC... and for me, anything over 75 is hot since I am from San Francisco!) But it was nice. All of the rooms had ceiling fans, which I had running full blast.

Kitchen well stocked. We did have to rinse some of the dishes again before using. (one pitcher smelled like fruit punch, so we rinsed and it was fine) They do have everything--pitchers, dining sets, kettle, etc. We used the kettle to boil water and then put it in the fridge to have cold drinking water, which is necessary in Kauai.

Bedrooms were great. We enjoyed the master bed. Sheets were nice. Towels were nice too, and well stocked for 2 bathrooms. They are downstairs, so its cooler.

Bathrooms remodeled, quite nice. The toilets have a STRONG flush, so you know nothing will get clogged.

Living room had a TV, VCR/DVD, and internet. Again, well stocked. Couches, coffee table, etc. They also stocked travel informational materials--Kauai revealed (we didnt get a chance to buy it, and glad we didnt), articles, a travel diary, and maps.

Overall, lovely experience. As nice as a hotel, much more private, and VERY close to the beach. It was near the construction, but you couldnt hear any of it.

They even left a bottle of wine for our honeymoon. (which we left since neither of us drink)

Would stay again anytime.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2007

We stayed in 511 and booked thru Poipu Beach Rentals. We had a 3 BR( 2 Masters BR) 3 Baths, 2 story, beautifully decorated, large screen TV"S, wonderful living area. Grounds impeccably maintained. Location great. Ocean a short walk. Great Beach access at nearby Sheraton. Very nice restaurant right next door Cafe de Mici(sp?)

Rate a little under $300.00 per nt. incl. all taxes etc. Our unit had a glimpse of the ocean from the kitchen and the full length lanai.

Would definitely stay again but might try to get a little better oceanfront.

Can also book thru VRBO and get an even better rate.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 30, 2007

Ocean view, deluxe, well-equipped condo. Why spend $300+ per night for a 3 or 4 star resort hotel when $195 will get you this 2 BR, 2 bath unit with 2 balconies? Well-maintained grounds. The best units are top floor, "ocean-view." We were pleased with unit 522 but 523-525 appeared equivalent. The "garden-view" units are 2 BR but two-story. Each unit is individually owned and equipped, but to some minimum standard. Ours was exceptionally well-equipped and we've stayed at a number of condos. More than one agent handles rentals; we recommend Suite Paradise, which also has other condos at Poipu, Kauai. www.suite-paradise.com
Kent Shamblin, Beaver May, Minnesota, kent5164@yahoo.com

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2007

My husband, baby and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Nihi Kai. We stayed in unit 300 which was an extremely large and well appointed unit . The large living space was great for our one year old to crawl/wander around - be warned however that the stairs are a great temptation for little ones! The bathrooms are a bit dated but overall the unit was clean and very well equipped. Plenty of extra linens and beach towels and the all important washing machine. The unit has no air con so you need to use the fans and throw open all the doors to catch the breeze. The reverse floor plan helps to keep the bedrooms cooler at night.

The owners have provided beach chairs, mats, coolers and snorkel gear. There is a large book collection and some local travel guides to borrow. (There is also a wine collection with a $10 a bottle charge.)

The grounds are beautifully maintained but the pool area is bit small . We read a review before we left that said babies were not allowed in the pool. We checked - babies can go in providing they are wearing a swim diaper

The beaches are about a 2 minute walk. The Hyatt has a great beach and a fantastic pool area and is also a good spot for brunch or lunch.

Stock up at Safeway in Kapaa - use the club card - it is the cheapest grocery store we found. ( We got off the plane and went straight to Safeway to get it over with !!)

The two downsides to the unit are - it's proximity to Pe'e road - there is light traffic noise and the lack of window coverings upstairs means that there is little privacy at night and no way to shade from the hot sun.

Overall we had a very nice time and were very happy with the unit.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with family
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9  Thank sarah67
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Reviewed February 21, 2007

Nihi Kai Villas is the closest resort to Poipu Beach and now they have a unit which is air conditioned - the only air conditioned space at Nihi Kai - it's unit 504 - ask for it and you won't be sorry - excellent ocean view is a plus! We have stayed at Nihi Kai for years but this condo is the best deal around.

Stayed: February 2007
6  Thank mrkoloa
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Reviewed October 2, 2006

We truly enjoyed Nihi Kai. Sure it wasn't brand new but with a four year old and two year, as well as grandma and grandpa it was spacious enough for the kids not to get bored and the property was nice and quiet for naps and for early bedtimes. We enjoyed walking to Poipu beach each day and were lucky enough to point out some sea turtles to the kids. The kids also enjoyed the pool which fronted the shore line. We had sufficient trade winds and slept comfortably each nite. Excellent value and we would recommend to any family looking for space enough for 4 adults and 2 toddlers and don't mind a short 1/4 mile walk to the beach. Excellent grills also on site for those nights you chose to cook in.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2006

My husband and I stayed here in room 403 for 3 nights in May/June this year. It's in an excellent location just about a quarter mile down from Poipu beach and across from Brenecke's beach (rougher and better for boogie boarding than Poipu or Shipwreck) and only about mile from the main shopping / restaurant area in Poipu. The place was huge, clean, and well cared for (they even left snorkel equipment, chairs and beach mats!) and the kitchen had every appliance and dish that you would need. The view was great, and it was close to the pool. Although I think this place is WAY better for families, my husband and I enjoyed it. I had even forgotten directions to the place (which although is mostly personally owned condos you book through the grantham company has front desk main office service on site), and when I called from the airport after hours, their paging service called me back within 5 minutes. The woman on the other end whos name I wish I could remember was SO helpful getting me from the airport to the condos and their after hours key availability is easy to access. Everything was great and we would return in the future!

Stayed: June 2006
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Additional Information about Nihi Kai Villas

Address: 1870 Hoone Rd, Poipu Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8504
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Price Range: $230 - $406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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