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Modern, Updated & Penthouse Feel: the Best 270 Degree Views at Nihi Kai Villas

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 lanais, top floor, end unit, sleeps 5

Enjoy the private world of Nihi Kai 833 !

Join our large family of repeat guests. Find out why many of our guests do not want to leave the lanai. Enjoy the best ocean + mountain views and sunsets at Nihi Kai Villas and most other locations in Poipu. We're proud of our close communication and relationship with our renters before, during and after their stay.

Beautiful and bright open-concept living with the best 270 degree ocean/ mountain views and sunsets at Nihi Kai Villas. Enjoy your privacy in this top floor end unit with high ceilings and your own outdoor staircase (note: no elevator). The elevated location and large lanai open on the end gives this unit 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. 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 great restaurants – Brennecke Beach Broiler overlooking the ocean and Kalapaki Joe’s. A 25 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. For outdoor activities, wonderful walks or places to dine this is one of the best locations in Poipu.

Sleeps 5 in real beds - no hard sofa bed sleeping. Sleeping on sofa not allowed
Free unlimited long distance - Canada/mainland
Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Enjoy penthouse style privacy - top floor, end unit with own staircase (no elevator)
Heated pool ( Fall and Winter months) with children’s pool
Bright, airy, breezy condo with a modern open concept floor plan
Vaulted ceilings throughout, ceiling fans throughout and 2 lanais
Updated and fully equipped kitchen
Includes coffee grinder, rice cooker and every kitchen utensil imaginable
Updated and modern master bath with large walk-in shower
Second bedroom has it's own ensuite bathroom and second lanai
Electronic hotel type safe
Sonos wireless bluetooth player/ speakers
IPod/ IPhone docking station
2 televisions, DVD, VCR
Washer / Dryer in unit
Large lending library and children's games
Our property manager is 1 mile away to serve you

** NOTE: Maximum occupancy is 5 and is monitored. Sleeping on sofas not allowed. There are beds for sleeping a total of 5.

NOTE: No elevator

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 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: For excellent service while you're on-island 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 representatives will be there to help you with any maintenance or housekeeping needs, book activities or just give you some suggestions on things to see and do.

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

Transient Accommodations Tax I.D. # W40966702-01


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

'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”

“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”.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Animals of any type are not allowed....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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 access to the ocean-facing lanai and wonderful views of the mountains and ocean. 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:

    Ipod / Iphone docking station...moreless

  • 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

  • Oceanfront:

    The Nihi Kai Villas complex is oceanfront. It is made up of 8 buildings that terrace gently up the hillside. Unit 833 is the top floor of the building with the most panoramic views....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:

    Coffee grinder, rice cooker, blender included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide enough dishware and flatware for a large party. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and appliances...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 facing the ocean 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. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Onsite tennis courts...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Heated Pool during Fall and Winter months !...moreless

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 5
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 2 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Late Spring 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Jul 4, 2017
5 night min stay
July 5 - July 9, 2017
Jul 5 - Jul 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 - Dec 16, 2017
5 night min stay
Holiday 2017/2018
Dec 17 - Jan 1, 2018
8 night min stay
Peak Winter 2018
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2018
5 night min stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 - May 31, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee inc. tax $182
  • Tax Rate 13.417%


We are able to consider stays less than 5 nights on a case-by-case basis. A surcharge may apply. Please feel free to inquire with owner!

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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lihue airport
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Kalapaki Joe's Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Brennecke's Broiler
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 the '70's Kauai was 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 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

Why the Owner Chose Poipu, Koloa, HI, USA:
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 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 is a local property manager and real estate firm with high ratings and will be there to assist you.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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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!

  • Front row views at the pool

    Front row views at the pool

  • Beautiful Tommy Bahama decor

    Beautiful Tommy Bahama decor

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • 2nd bedroom - 1 queen + 1 twin,  ensuite, lanai, tv

    2nd bedroom - 1 queen + 1 twin, ensuite, lanai, tv

  • 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

  • Barbecue and tennis courts

    Barbecue and tennis courts

  • 2nd bedroom has it's own lanai too

    2nd bedroom has it's own lanai too

  • 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

  • Open concept living with high ceilings

    Open concept living with high ceilings

  • Enjoy views from inside

    Enjoy views from inside

  • Second bedroom -Queen bed + twin bed

    Second bedroom -Queen bed + twin bed

  • Ensuite within 2nd bedroom

    Ensuite within 2nd bedroom

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Steps to top floor private entry penthouse style

    Steps to top floor private entry penthouse style

  • Mountain view from front lanai

    Mountain view from front lanai

  • Nihi Kai Villas grounds

    Nihi Kai Villas grounds

  • Sunset from front lanai

    Sunset from front lanai

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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