About the property
- Condo1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Rates include Full Central AC in every room being installed by June, 2018
We're happy to be among the first units at Nihi Kai to offer full AC with a 36,000 BTU system cooling off every room. System installed in May, 2018.
Modern, updated, top floor, end unit and open lanai offers you views unrivaled at Nihi Kai and most of Poipu. Rare 270 degree views - both sunrises over the mountains and views of the entire coastline while toasting the setting sun. Modern penthouse-style unit just a 10-15 minute walk to the beach.
Be more than a VRBO reservation number! We're proud of our relationships and communication with our guests before, during and after their stay.
Transient Accommodations Tax I.D. # W40966702-01
Beautiful and bright open-concept living. Enjoy privacy in this top floor end unit with vaulted ceilings and your own outdoor staircase (no elevator). The elevated location, up the slopes of an extinct crater, and large lanai open on the end give unique ocean and mountain views unparalleled by any other Nihi Kai unit and most Poipu properties. Enjoy your morning coffee watching the sun come up over the central mountains of Kauai including Mt. Kapalaoa, Mt. Kahili, Mt. Kawaikini and the Haupu Range. Take in the sweeping views of the ocean, coastline and even the island of Niihau in the distance. In the evening you'll toast the sunsets over the ocean and the sparkling lights of Kalaheo and Lawai towns in the distant hills. Unit 833 has views unsurpassed at Nihi Kai and most other Poipu vacation rentals.
Nihi Kai Villas is a delightful complex of Hawaiian Plantation style architecture cascading down the hillside to the ocean. Enjoy walking the lushly landscaped grounds to the heated pool directly across from the ocean or the 10 minute walk to Brennecke’s Beach and Poipu Beach Park. In the evening walk to great restaurants – Brennecke Beach Broiler overlooking the ocean and Kalapaki Joe’s. A 25 minute walk on the lovely Poipu Kai greenbelt 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. For outdoor activities, wonderful walks or places to dine this is one of the best locations in Poipu.
Full 36,000 central AC in every room
Pool now heated year round , children's pool
Free unlimited long distance - Canada/mainland
Electronic hotel style safe
Sonos wireless bluetooth player/ speakers
IPod/ IPhone docking station
Smart TV in living room, small TV in 2nd bedroom
Bright, airy, breezy condo with a modern open concept floor plan
Sleeps 5 in real beds - no hard sofa bed sleeping.
Vaulted ceilings throughout, ceiling fans throughout
2 large lanais
Fully stocked kitchen
Includes coffee grinder
Updated large bathroom with walk in tiled shower
Second bedroom has it's own ensuite bathroom and second lanai
Washer / Dryer in unit for light articles
Large lending library and children's games
Our property manager is nearby to serve you and answer questions
** NOTES: Maximum occupancy is 5 and is monitored.
Sofa sleeping not allowed
The two bedrooms are of equal size and both have access to their own lanai. The main bedroom has a king bed with access to the main lanai.
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 and cable television.
My goal is to provide you with the fastest response times and the best service. I'm always available via email, phone or text 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!
Deborah and Peter
Our unit has been a vacation rental since 1998. Besides the many reviews submitted directly to VRBO we have many reviews from direct-rental guests. Here is a sampling of the many comments written in our guest books or emails we've received……
"I cannot thank you enough for providing such an amazing place for my family to stay. Everything was wonderful from arrival to departure. The view from the condo was stunning and we had absolutely everything we needed. Once you're on the island, it's pretty hard to ruin paradise. But leading up to the trip and the planning and questions that go into it, you made it nothing but a pleasant experience. You were available for anything we needed. I can't thank you enough for your effort and time that you put into checking in with me and making sure we had everything to make this trip wonderful"
July 25th, 2017
"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, 2015
“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”.
TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX I.D. # W40966702-01
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Deborah Taubenheim
After many trips to Hawaii since the '70's Kauai became our favorite and 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 being a hands-on owner when it comes to updating and maintaining our condo. We ensure our guests have the same experience we wanted in our many years of renting. 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
Deborah Taubenheim purchased this Condo in 1998
Why Deborah Taubenheim chose Poipu
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.
What makes this Condo unique
Views, location, updated decor, heated pool, private and home-like feel are all benefits offered at 833 Nihi Kai. 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 offer free and unlimited long distance calling to the mainland, Canada and the other Hawaiian islands. 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
As someone who methodically reads reviews prior to any purchase, this property did not disappoint!! I can’t say enough wonderful things. The management and owner are quick to answer questions and incredibly helpful. The property is beautiful and the view, I really don’t think it could be better! The condo had EVERYTHING we needed for a family of five. We chose to make almost all of our dinners in -with that view, who wants to leave- and the kitchen is perfectly stocked (with the exception of a chip clip but no big deal :). I was blown away by how immaculate the condo was... and I’m picky, like really picky! I’ve never stayed anywhere so spotless. We are hopeful this exact unit will be available upon our next trip to KAUAI! Mahalo!
Thank you so much, Samantha and Greg. I appreciate everything you said and I appreciated your level of communication before and during your stay. I hope to "see" you again someday!
Great condo—well-appointed, comfy, centrally located. This unit is high on the hill with a gorgeous panoramic view. The property managers and owner were both very attentive and helpful. The 3 flights up from parking are no big deal and worth it! The complex is well-laid out, beautifully landscaped and really quite quiet. We loved it!
Thank you very much for your kind review, Jan. I would love to have you back some day. I appreciate the level of communication received from you. It's always better being able to talk to and get to know our guests. Hope to "see" you again!
Look No Further, this place is amazing.
Thank you for an incredible stay that exceeded our expectations. Deborah was amazing from start to finish with her customer service. She was in touch constantly with information on our stay and the area and checking in to see that we were happy. The condo is beautiful, better than the pictures, the view was incredible and location was perfect. Loved watching sunsets from the lanai. The pool was never busy and was a great temperature, the beaches were within easy walking distance. We had an amazing two week stay there and upon arriving were suprised with a note from the vacation rental company and some wine and goodies.
Thank you so much, Michelle. It was MY honor and I’d love to see you again someday. I hope you also enjoyed Oahu. Deb
The absolute best vacation rental we’ve ever stayed in!!
We love to travel & staying in vacation rentals is far more enjoyable than staying in hotels for us. Sadly, we are disappointed from time to time as the description & pictures of the property don’t quite match up.
But....in this case, our expectation was FAR surpassed by the reality of what this beautiful condo offered! Even before we left for our vacation, we had an inkling that we might be in for a treat at this property. The owners of the property were so responsive to our every question and in such a timely manner, we felt that should any issues arise while in their condo, they would be on top of it. Besides dealing with great owners, here are the things we loved about staying here.
* The view! Located at the highest point in the complex, sipping your coffee in the morning from your lanai as you watch the sky awaken, looking out over the water, viewing the mountains...it doesn’t get any better. And the sunsets...now sipping a glass of wine! Perfection!
* Beautifully appointed throughout with attention to every imaginable detail. From the remodeled kitchen that has every single thing you need (seriously), the 2 remodeled bathrooms (with plush white towels!!), luxurious beds with wonderful bedding, to comfortable furniture throughout...it all far exceeded our hopes.
* On the front lanai, we found beach chairs, beach umbrellas, boogie boards...all clean & ready to use.
* In drawers throughout the condo, we found games for adults & kids and books to read. On the desk near the dining room, every bit of information we needed about the complex & condo was organized in a binder. Throughout the condo, the lights switches & fans were labeled. No guessing & spending vacation time trying to figure things out!!!!
* The entire condo was squeaky clean!! That’s a very big deal to us (as it is for most of us). There was no junk left by others who have stayed there...we were able to arrive, unpack & begin enjoying our vacation. Often times we need to clear counters, do some cleaning before we feel we can settle in. This condo is in impeccable condition.
* The location! Fabulous! We walked to the beach, we walked to our favorite Poipu restaurant (Brennecke’s), we walked to most everywhere we enjoy going in that area. Fantastic location!
*. The complex is beautifully manicured with lush landscaping & a great pool with an ocean view. Thoroughly enjoyed our pool time!!
You will not be disappointed!! Exceeded expectations!
Wow! Thank you so much, Louise, for your wonderful compliments. It was MY pleasure to host your stay on Kauai. Thank YOU for notifying me about the glass door issue and letting our maintenance person in to repair it. I would be honored if you chose to stay with us again some day.
Beautiful and well-appointed property with great views!
This vacation condo has everything that you need for an enjoyable stay. It was impeccably clean and the counter tops, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms were so nice that we would be very comfortable living here full-time. The sunset views are spectacular! If we had a condo on Kauai, we would want it to be just like this beautiful vacation home! The only reason that it does not rate as 5 stars is due to the lack of air conditioning. At this time of the year (early September) the tradewinds decreased which made the temperature in the home uncomfortable. On a very positive note however, the owner was more responsive and attentive than any persons at any high-end luxury hotels at which we've stayed! She made every effort to alleviate our concerns and you won't find a nicer person anywhere! We had a wonderful time!
Thank you, Ron, for your nice comments. Yes, this was an especially hot and humid summer on Kauai with the trade winds down. In talking to other owners and rental agents I'm hearing their guests are saying the same as you. The stores couldn't keep their shelves stocked with air conditioners for everyone who wanted them as you and I found out. I really appreciate your positive attitude and the effort you put out in helping us help you! We'd love to see you return and maybe at a cooler time of the year.
Amazing Location and Views
The location is great, the condo is great and the beaches are awesome. The only draw back is that it does get hot inside the condo in the afternoons, however, once the sun goes down it cools off quickly. We would definitely stay again.
Deb, the homeowner, was very helpful with planning and inquiries.
Thank you, Neal, for your comments. I enjoyed working with you and I always appreciate guest communication. I've heard from many rental managers and owners that heat was the most common complaint this summer. Not only the above average temperatures but the tradewinds were down, down and the humidity was up, up. The island sold out of portable air conditioners quickly. However, we're not taking any chances on next summer so we're going to order a unit and have it shipped from the mainland for next Summer. Let me know if you're ever thinking about a staying with us at another time of year ! Deb
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please note full Cancellation Policy per our contract: 100% refund for cancellations made by guest more than 60 days before check-in date (minus a service fee of $50 or 3%, whichever is greater).