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Beautiful and Best Views at Nihi Kai ! Rare 270 Degree Ocean and Mountain Views

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Last updated: 06/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Join our large family of repeat guests. Find out why many of our guests do not want to leave the lanai!!

Beautiful, updated, bright open-concept living with the best 270 degree ocean and mountain views at Nihi Kai Villas. The elevated location of this top floor end unit with a lanai open on the end gives this unit ocean and mountain views unparalleled by any other Nihi Kai unit. Enjoy your morning coffee with views of the ocean, coastline, the island of Niihau, and mountains all at once. Watch the sun come up over the central mountains of Kauai including Mt. Kapalaoa, Mt. Kahili, Mt. Kawaikini and the Haupu Range. Enjoy breakfast in bed with the mountains in view. In the evening you'll be watching the sparkling lights of Kalaheo and Lawai towns in the distant hills at night. Take in views unsurpassed at Nihi Kai and most other Poipu vacation condominiums. Don't be fooled by any other Nihi Kai unit claiming these same mountain views. Recharge in this top floor end unit in the highest elevation at Nihi Kai with the privacy of your own staircase.

Enjoy the private world of Nihi Kai 833!

**Note: In addition to the wonderful heated pool at Nihi Kai Villas we offer exclusive 'Members Only' POIPU BEACH ATHLETIC CLUB MEMBERSHIPS to our Guests! See below for information on the resort style pool, health club facilities and other offerings at the club.

Nihi Kai Villas is a delightful complex of Hawaiian Plantation style architecture cascading down the hillside to the ocean. The mature grounds are a key feature - lushly landscaped with plant name markers. Enjoy walking the grounds to the heated pool directly across from the ocean or the 10 minute walk to Brennecke’s Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Walk to many fun restaurants – Casa d’Amici, Brennecke Beach Broiler overlooking the ocean and Kalapaki Joe’s. A 20 minute walk on the lovely paved walkway through Poipu Kai will take you to the Grand Hyatt with restaurants and shows. Many more dining and shopping options are within a short 5 minute car ride. Or enjoy making your own meals with our fully-stocked kitchen or cook and dine in the covered BBQ area. Nihi Kai Villas now has an herb garden for our guests to use in preparing their own meals. For outdoor activities, wonderful walks or places to dine this is one of the best locations in Poipu.

Enjoy penthouse style privacy - own staircase to this top floor end unit
Free unlimited long distance - Canada/mainland
Heated pool with children’s pool
Bright, airy, breezy condo with a modern open concept floor plan
Vaulted ceilings throughout, ceiling fans and 2 lanais for those tropical breezes
Updated kitchen – granite and stainless steel
Updated master bathroom
Nihi Kai has an herb garden for guests
Updated and modern bath with large walk-in shower
Free WI-FI
Electronic hotel type safe
IPod/ IPhone docking station
2 televisions, DVD, VCR
Washer / Dryer in unit
All linens and beach towels provided
Large lending library and children's games
Our property manager is 1 mile away to serve you

There's plenty of room with bedrooms of equal size both with access to it's own lanai. The main bedroom has a king bed with a new Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress. The bathroom is right next to the bedroom and was recently remodeled to include a large walk-in shower.
The second bedroom has a unique and versatile bedding plan - one queen and one twin. This can be the ideal arrangement for children of different ages, 2 adult couples traveling together or a nanny. Bring Grandma with! This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a shower/tub combination and access to the second lanai. This bedroom also has cable television.

NOTE: To improve service and for your security and ours we have contracted with a professional property management / real estate firm, located just two miles from the condo, as our on-island contact for your needs. As the owner you will work directly with me on pricing and any questions you may have throughout the entire process. Our on-island property management representative will be there to help you with any maintenance or housekeeping needs or to provide rental beach equipment and book activities.

My goal is to provide you with the fastest response times and the best service. I'm always available via email or phone to answer your questions. We're proud of our response time to our guests and strive to maintain it as you can see in our guest comments. Please give us a call or email!
Debbie and Peter, owners

**We offer exclusive 'Members Only' POIPU BEACH ATHLETIC CLUB MEMBERSHIPS to our Guests! Enjoy a resort style pool with waterslide, 10 tennis courts, fitness center and classes including Zumba, water aerobics and yoga. The club is open Tuesdays thru Sundays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The cost is $100 a week for guests staying at our condominium (group rate) and $20 for each additional day.

Transient Accommodations Tax I.D. # W40966702-01


Note: Our unit has been a vacation rental since 1998. Besides the many reviews submitted directly to VRBO/HomeAway, here is a sampling of the many comments written in our guest books or emails we've received……

'We've been in your house for a couple of days now and we are very pleased with the accommodation. You have a really nice set up here, great location, one of the best units in the resort, in our opinion. Nothing beats an ocean view even though the garden area is very nice.......Everything was in perfect shape when we arrived. Property manager is doing a great job from what we can see. As always: We love Kauai! '
Arnold Rutgers, Arizona
August 25th, 2014

'Love this place. Location, location, location!'
Ken & Jean Musolf, Muskegon, Wisconsin
March 1, 2013

'Wow! What a wonderful condo. All the renovations and decorating are beautiful. And the panoramic view is very special. We spent many an hour on the lanai soaking it all in.....'
Wayne & Jackie Schuster, Calgary
April 29, 2013

'Thank you for sharing your beautiful from which to enjoy Kauai. This is our second stay in unit 833 and the view is the best......'
Jennifer Hammer & Steven Thwaits
Seattle, Wa.

“Our vacation has been absolutely perfect! We love your comfortable and spacious condo. Without a doubt it has the best views of the entire complex”

“Everything about this condo and its location was excellent. From the spacious living quarters, that felt more like a home than a condo”

“The Nihi Kai 833 was a perfect condo for our family of four. You can't ask for a better location; just steps to Brennecke and Poipu beaches. The condo was fully equipped with everything you will need for a great vacation.”

“This was our second stay in 833, and everything was picture perfect. The views as always are fantastic, ocean and mountain views that take your breath away. The owner has done a wonderful job in updating the condo”

“Amazing! This was our third year year at Nihi Kai and most definitely the best. Your condo is the best. We had such a relaxing time we surely did not want to leave. Absolutely love this place.”

“Our dishwasher was running when we first entered the unit and the only way we could turn it off was the circuit breaker. The owner actually called us and apologized for our inconvenience. We had a new one 2 days later. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful. Plants even have I.D. placards”.

“How wonderful to come to such a beautiful place and have all the comforts of home! We especially appreciated the “Kids Corner” you prepared. It’s always more fun to play with someone else’s toys when your 3 year old is awake at 5 a.m. !”

'“Just to let you know our trip and stay at nihi kai was amazing. The condo was great and the view amazing. We only had 2 wishes---BBQ utensils and a stool or high chair to sit on the deck so someone short like me can see over the railing.”


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Except in designated areas away from building entrances...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Animals of any type, for any reason, are not allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • The two bedrooms are basically both master suites of the same size and each with access to it's own lanai. Bedroom 1 has a king bed with a new Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress purchased in 2012. The lanai views from this bedroom are of the ocean and mountains. The bathroom is right next to it. Bedroom 2 has 1 queen and 1 twin bed which offers many options for families, different ages of children, and adult couples traveling together. It has it's own ensuite, small flat screen TV, and access to the second lanai. Sorry, we are unable to accommodate guests sleeping on sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large step-in shower with rainfall shower head...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This is an ensuite bathroom in bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 is an ensuite bathroom in bedroom 2. Bathroom 1 includes a first aid kit...moreless


  • Books:

    We have a large library of books on Hawaiian history and a Lending Library...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many children's games and books...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some children's books, popular board games and puzzles provided...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Our elevation and lanai open on the sides makes this the best ocean views at Nihi Kai and rare in Poipu as the views encompass the ocean, coastline, high mountains and the island of Niihau !!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Our elevation and lanai open on the sides makes this the best ocean views at Nihi Kai and rare in Poipu as the views encompass the ocean, coastline, high mountains and the island of Niihau !!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room has one sofa and 2 additional chairs, a writing desk , cathedral ceilings and ceiling fan. Enjoy the wonderful ocean and mountain views while seated in the living room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Right at the entrance to the unit at bottom of staircase...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free long distance to the mainland and Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the unit...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    And blender and rice cooker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide enough dishware and flatware for a large party. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and barbecue equipment....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully remodeled with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and beautiful cabinetry...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We strive to keep the pantry supplied with spices, aluminum foil and ziploc bags and reusable grocery bags....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    At Kiahuna Golf Course or Poipu Bay Golf Course...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    This unit has 2 lanais, one on the front side and one on the back side...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Expansive lawns with beautiful tropical plants tagged with their name...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    One large covered barbecue area and one uncovered barbecue right by our building. Guests are encouraging to use the Nihi Kai Villas herb garden in preparing meals....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Onsite tennis courts...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 5
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer 2015
Jun 1 - Sep 7, 2015
5 night min stay
Fall 2015
Sep 8 - Dec 17, 2015
5 night min stay
Holiday 2015/2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
Peak Winter 2016
Jan 4 - Apr 8, 2016
5 night min stay
Spring 2016
Apr 9 - Jun 14, 2016
5 night min stay
Peak Summer 2016
Jun 15 - Sep 7, 2016
5 night min stay
Fall 2016
Sep 8 - Dec 17, 2016
5 night min stay
Holiday 2016/2017
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $155
  • Tax Rate 13.417%


Maximum occupancy of 5. Will allow up to 6 persons if that 6th person is a minor child at an additional $25 per night. Port-a-cribs, high chairs, air mattress with bedding available for rent.

General excise tax : 4.167%

Transient Accommodations tax: 9.25% ( applied only to nightly room rate and in addition to excise tax)

$500 deposit

Full payment due 60 days prior to arrival

Credit card, Electronic check accepted

Optional Damage Protection - $1500 of coverage, $35 flat fee +tax

Cleaning fee: $155 + tax

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Last updated: 06/21/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lihue airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Casa d'Amici
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Casa D'Amici
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Poipu Beach Park

Car: Necessary

Beaches for swimming, sunning, surfing, snorkeling, boogie boarding are all just a walk away as is dining and shopping. See the full list of Things To Do in our condo description section.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: After many trips to Hawaii since 1980 Kauai had become our island of choice. In 1998 we made that vacation home dream a reality. All it took were the views from lanai and we were sold. We currently live in Seattle with our 3 dachshund children. Living a relatively short distance away means that we can make many trips there for both vacationing and directing our many upgrading projects. We're known to be very 'hands on' owners and we try to ensure our guests have the same experience we would want in a vacation rental. Our (human) children were only 10 and 12 when we purchased and they've enjoyed many long stays at Nihi Kai over the years - testament to the fact that Kauai is for children too. The owners, Deborah & Peter

Why the Owner Chose Nihi Kai Villas:
We prefer to stay in the more mature 'Hawaiian feel' properties with large units, mature and lush landscaping and of the Hawaiian Plantation style architecture. Nihi Kai Villas fit this description. The views and the location, ocean view pool, and walking distance to beaches and amenities made Nihi Kai Villas 833 our top choice.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Views, location, updated decor, heated pool, private and home-like feel are all unique benefits of Nihi Kai 833. We've provided a unique bedding arrangement of a queen and a twin in the second bedroom making our unit great for 2 adult couples, children of different ages, grandparents or nannies! We've taken the uncertainty away for you by contracting with a professional property manager just one mile away as our on-island manager. Great Vacation Retreats is a local property manager and real estate firm with high ratings and will be there to assist you.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Fabulous ocean view

    Fabulous ocean view

  • 270 degree views, mountains too!

    270 degree views, mountains too!

  • Open concept living with high ceilings

    Open concept living with high ceilings

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom - 1 queen and 1 twin

    2nd bedroom - 1 queen and 1 twin

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Steps to private entry penthouse style

    Steps to private entry penthouse style

  • Mountain view from front lanai

    Mountain view from front lanai

  • Nihi Kai Villas grounds

    Nihi Kai Villas grounds

  • Covered barbecue area

    Covered barbecue area

  • Sunset from front lanai

    Sunset from front lanai

  • Large lanai off of living room and master bedroom

    Large lanai off of living room and master bedroom

  • Heated pool and kiddie pool

    Heated pool and kiddie pool

  • Modern and updated

    Modern and updated

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Second bedroom -Queen bed + twin bed

    Second bedroom -Queen bed + twin bed

  • Updated kitchen - well stocked for your needs!

    Updated kitchen - well stocked for your needs!

  • Walkway to covered staircase

    Walkway to covered staircase

  • Mountain view from entry door

    Mountain view from entry door

  • Brennecke's Beach -  10 minute walk away

    Brennecke's Beach - 10 minute walk away

  • Walkway down to pool and beach

    Walkway down to pool and beach

  • Barbecue and tennis courts

    Barbecue and tennis courts

  • 2nd bedroom has it's own lanai too

    2nd bedroom has it's own lanai too

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