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“Unit 833, Best ocean and mountain views!”
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Nihi Kai Villas
Ranked #13 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
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Reviewed May 26, 2009

Unit 833 must have the best panoramic views at Nihi Kai. Not just the ocean but the inland mountains too. It’s got a unique location, on the top floor, end unit, lanai open on the side. Building 8 sits up high and on a clear day you see all the way to Niihau and you have a view of the gorgeous mountains in the center of the island. I was content staying on the lanai. Even the view from the master bedroom was spectacular. Not too many places in all of Poipu can have this kind of view.
Unit 833 has been remodeled with a very nice kitchen and nice furniture. We rented it through Parrish Kauai Collection. Beautiful appliances and the kitchen was better stocked than my own. There are 2 bedrooms. One with a king sized bed and the other with two twin beds. What we really liked was that you can request to have the twin beds converted to a king sized bed. The equipment to do this is there and mgmt. will do it on request. Unit 833 was very breezy with lots of cross-ventilation and tradewinds blowing straight through. It opens completely on both sides with 2 huge lanais and patio doors on each side allowing the tradewinds through. We actually felt like we were in a private home with no one above us or next to us on one side and our own private staircase and landing. Oh, and high cathedral ceilings too. A bright, open and airy unit. Very cozy and home-like. We loved watching the sun rise up over the Haupu Range each day and then set over the ocean.
We loved Nihi Kai. Management needs to work on an issue down by the pool area though. Smelled pretty bad, like a backed up septic or something. I’m glad building 8 is far enough away from that! We loved 833 and plan on returning to it every other year, on our off-years from our own timeshare. There was a problem with some carpet stains but I was told the unit is being completely recarpeted.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2009

We just returned from 2 weeks at this beautiful place. It was everything that Amy the rental agent with Great Vacation retreats told us it would be!!!

The condo was big, airy and right across the street from Poipu beach!...awesome sunsets views, great views of the ocean....lots of whale sightings, monk seals and sea turtles. We had our son, wife and 2 year old grandson with us. The place is super for little ones and easy access to the beach makes it great for trecking down with all you beach stuff. It is very clean and very open! Upon arrival there were fresh flowers and a lovely note welcoming us.

We all agreed this is definately a come back to place!

The luau at the Hyatt was extremely wonderful and it had been recommended. Also for golfing the 9 hole $9 course is the best bang for your buck we've ever seen!....great ocean views and again, super people.

Also, would recommend the lighthouse up north as it's a bird sanctuary and we saw lots of birds if that's your thing. The Sheraton has a great venue for having a drink and watching the sunset too.

All in all it was a super vacation made more special by the accomodations.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 13, 2009

My family of 5 had an amazing vacation in Kauai. We had never been to Kauai and fell in love with it. Nihi Kai Villas provided the perfect place for us to rest our weary bodies at night and get quick access to Poipu beach. Our two ten year olds and eight year old thought it was the best that we were so close to the best boogie boarding beach on the island, only a 2 min. walk. Condo #603 was just what we looking for. Plenty of room, clean, well stocked kitchen, and beautiful grounds. We were on a budget and knew we were picking a condo that hadn't been updated. The kitchen counter tops were 70's orange and the lower level smelled a little mildewy, but the beds and linens were top quality. The carpet was newer and the towels were also nice. We loved being in an end unit that made our main lanai even larger. It's a garden view room, but you can see peek a boo ocean views. A big plus with this unit is that none of the 4 lanai's face a parking lot or street, makes you really feel like you're in paradise. We can't wait to go back and will most likely stay at Nihi Kai Villas again!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2008

We stayed in Unit 503 for 5 nights. We rented through Parish Kauai, which were very professional and easy book with. They allow you to pick which unit you want and their website provides photos and floorplans of the units. They did require paying the balance two months prior to arrival, but that turned out to be a good thing because our dollar tanked 20 cents after we paid the balance. The after-hours check-in was really easy.

The unit was two levels, had two bedrooms and 4 lanais. The main lanai was very private and had a slight view of the ocean. It was a two minute walk to Brenneckes/Poipu Beach, which is great for swimming, boogie boarding, snorkelling and (sometimes) surfing The villas also have a pool, but it's only open 8 to 8.

It was an "Island Casual Unit" so while not at all fancy it did have everything we needed, even a boogie board, lawn chairs and beach mats. There was also a washer and dryer in the unit. The unit was pretty clean, except for a moldy dishscrub brush under the sink. I wouldn't reccomend this unit if you like to be surrounded by luxury, but it was fine for us, as we came to be outside, not inside.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2008

We stayed at Nihi Kai for 6 nights in October in one of the townhouse units 2bd/2ba in Bldg 4. Perfectly located 1/2 block to Brennecke's beach, near pool and bbq's.

Great sunsets every night from the balcony. The pool is good if you like to swim early in the morning (opens 8am). Pool area is in good condition. However, since it is walled in all conversations are not private.

We booked via Parrish Collection. They were very nice and the price was right during offseason. We will return to Nihi Kai the next time we go to Kauai.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2008

We have stayed at Nihi Kai Villas each year for 6 years. The unit we stay in is a 2 bedroom/2 bath in building 4 - a unit that's all on one floor. It is extremely large with lots of windows and sliding doors so lots of breeze and the most beautiful view to the water and up toward Poipu Park and Brennecke's. There are resorts with more spacious grounds or larger pools, but this is such a wonderful location and the unit is always clean and bright and we look forward to it each year. Rent through The Parrish Group (formerly Grantham) - they are very nice and knowledgeable. Big open lanais, front and back. Makes you feel as though you're staying in a wonderful roomy home in Kauai.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2008

This is our second visit to Nihi Kai. What a wonderful property! It is like staying in a botanical garden.
Our unit had the living areas on the top floor, bedrooms on the ground floor, four lanais and everything we could possibly need for our week long stay.
I would highly recommend staying here. It is an excellent value, located near the beach and on Hawaii's most beautiful island.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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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 #13 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Price Range: $242 - $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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