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Modern & Bright, Unrivaled Ocean/ Mountain Views, AC in Master, Heated Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Modern penthouse-style unit with unrivaled 270 degree ocean + mountain views

Top floor, end unit and open lanai sides 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. Then toast the setting sun sinking into the ocean. Modern penthouse-style unit just a 10 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.


AC in master bedroom

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


Free Wi-Fi

Free parking

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

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 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"

Catherine Roadcap

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”.


More Details

Deborah Taubenheim
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful time in this rental. It was immaculate and so very beautiful. Loved the view of the ocean and so close to the beach, restaurants and shopping. But most of all we loved how the area was so peaceful and allowed us just to kick back and relax. We felt so welcome by the staff and were greeted with a little "goodie" bag of essentials to get us started at the beginning of our stay. I would highly recommend this rental. I have already told my cousin, who lives in the state of Washington, about it and will be sending her the information.
Oct 2012
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet Time - 10 PM to 8 AM Towels, swimsuits, clothing not to be draped on lanai railings. See "From The Owner" located in the unit
  • No parties, events or large gatherings
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large step-in shower with rainfall shower head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is an ensuite bathroom in bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 2 is an ensuite bathroom in bedroom 2. Bathroom 1 includes a first aid kit
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Modern & Bright, Unrivaled Ocean/ Mountain Views, AC in Master, Heated Pool
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 41 reviews
San Diego, California

The absolute best vacation rental we’ve ever stayed in!!

  • 5 of 5

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. 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 doesn’t get any better. And the 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 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!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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! Deb
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Look No Further, this place is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Beautiful and well-appointed property with great views!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Deborah
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Amazing Location and Views

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Clean and nice. Great location. Would stay there again.

  • 4 of 5

Deborah was very helpful and conscientious before/during/after our stay. No A/C, but trade winds/fans made it ok.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, Lindy. I apologize for the issue with the microwave. Thank you for letting me know about that. Deb
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Kalapaki Joe's POIPU
Sports Bar
Poipu Beach Park
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Seafood Restaurant
Red Salt at Ko'a Kea
Hawaiian Restaurant
Seaview Terrace
Espresso Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Stevenson's Library
Little Fish Coffee Poipu
Coffee Shop
Papalani Gelato Poipu Shopping Village
Ice Cream Shop
Island Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Puka Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Poipu, Kauai
Thai Restaurant
Anuenue Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Poipu Shopping Village
Poipu Rock n' Roll Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Keoki's Paradise
Hawaiian Restaurant
Poipu Bay Golf Course
RumFire Poipu Beach
Paco's Tacos Cantina Poipu
Mexican Restaurant
Holoholo Grill
Bubba Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Bubba Burger
Hamburger Restaurant
Savage Shrimp
Seafood Restaurant
Loco Coco
Da Crack
Mexican Restaurant
Makai Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
Merriman's Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
"Tortilla Republic ""The Upstairs"""
Mexican Restaurant
TR Cantina & Margarita Bar
Mexican Restaurant
Gourmet Pizza and Burgers by Merriman´s
American Restaurant
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Shops At Kukuiula
Eating House 1849 Koloa
Hawaiian Restaurant
Prince Kuhio Park
Beach House Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Riptides Shave Ice & Snacks Kauai
Rip Tides LLC
Snack Bar
CJM Country Stables
Mahaulepu Beach
Orchid Food Shop Food Truck
Craving Thai
Thai Restaurant
Chalupa's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Aloha Roastery Specialty Coffee
Koloa Shave Ice
D Green's BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Garden Island Grille
Koloa Mill Ice Cream & Coffee
Ice Cream Shop
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Kalapaki Joe's Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Brennecke's Broiler
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee inc. tax $182.28
Tax Rate 14.42%

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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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