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Great Value and Luxurious Premier Rated Poipu Beach Condo

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-4)

40 PLUS reviews say it the best!!!!

Come join our very satisfied and growing rental pool.

Please check out our online reviews and see what folks just like yourself have to say about the condo.....

UPDATE: New bathroom vanities are in place :) July 1st 2016

Nihi Kai is a hidden gem on the beautiful Island of Poipu. Nestled just steps away from both Brenneke and Poipu Beach, it is quaint, quiet and has landscaping that rivals a botanical garden. My unit is tucked back and is very quiet for a restful sleep but close to pool and BBQ's. Spacious, warm tones and relaxing décor will greet you upon arrival.

Unit is non-smoking with ~ 1500 square feet which includes interior and exterior lanai's. Interior is roughly 1200 sq. feet.There are four Garden view lanai's with a decent partial ocean view from the upstairs lanai.

This is a great place to unwind after enjoying your favorite island activity. Dinners on the back lanai enjoying the evening air and sunset, cap off a perfect day. The kitchen is fully stocked for your convenience. High speed internet access.

Tennis courts, pool and gas barbecues available as shared amenities.

And by the way, with all that Nihi Kai/Poipu surroundings have to offer, no need to get in your car if all you are looking for is quiet time, relaxation and fresh ocean air.

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Mike McKenna
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Mike McKenna

We had been to all of the islands except Kauai. In 2004, we ventured over and we fell in love!! We bought a year later and we have spent as much time as we can at Poipu. We know you will fall in love with what Kauai has to offer. If it is a return trip, then you already know :) We have gone to great lengths to make our place comfortable for you. Mahalo.

Mike McKenna purchased this condo in 2005

Why Mike McKenna chose South Shore

Nihi Kai is a special place. It is tucked away but so very close to all that Poipu has to offer. A short jaunt along the beautiful shore and you are at Brenneke's beach. If you love walking, you really can just park your car and within easy distance are world class hotels and restaurants. The Poipu Beach Park is adjacent to Brenneke's beach. Snorkeling, swimming, boogey boarding, surfing all right there.

What makes this condo unique

We love the relaxed atmosphere at Nihi Kai. It really is a place to recharge!. Heated pool is quaint and with a nice Ocean view. BBQ area is great for the evening and the infamous Nihi Kai wall to sit and gander at the Ocean at evening time is not to be missed! We can get to the Hotels but we love coming back to our condo and Nihi Kai!! Be sure to spend time watching the Sea Turtles across the street....


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(46 traveler reviews)

Great Value and Luxurious Premier Rated Poipu Beach Condo
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews

Wonderful stay, great location, nice condo

  • 5 of 5

Great condo. Nice location. Very clean and organized. Kitchen is well stocked. Parking is easy.

Really appreciated the 4 beach chairs/umbrella/ice chest available that made packing put up to go to the beach very easy.

Would highly recommend. Good for families with small children (we had a 22 month old and grandmother with us)

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful condo

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed staying at your Poipu Condo, the condo was outfitted so well and so up-to-date that it felt like a home away from home. However my wife, complained about the lack of air conditioning which I failed to check when booking the location. This would have been okay if the fans upstairs were working okay, they were not. There are two fans on the upstairs level, one worked fair for most of our stay. By fair I mean it had a low speed but no high speed, on the last day it failed altogether. The second upstairs fan did not work at all, therefore the upstairs was only cooled by the trade winds.

Now that the negative is out of the way, let me focus on the positive. The condo itself is beautifully decorated and is very up-to-date. Just about everything you can imagine was there so all you needed to bring was your food (staples were already stocked) and clothes. The kitchen was extremely well stocked. The beds were extremely comfortable and even the sheets were first rate! The condo is a brief 5 minute walk to the shore that has beautiful sunsets, a park and some beach area. The grounds of the condo were lovely, we bbq'd some abalone we got on the Big Island prior to arriving on Kauai, the BBQ's worked perfectly. We frequently swam in the pool after long days of exploring the island.

For those that do not know the Poipu area it is very central to Kauai and has lots to do in the immediate area, great shopping and dining such as Eating House 1849, lots of nature to explore like Waimea Canyon, the fun town of Hanapepe, the town of Waimea (visit Auntie Lilikuoi's), Salt Pond Park and other beaches and take the tubing adventure tour. If you want to just kick back and relax, the pool at the condo is relaxing and quiet. You really cannot go wrong visiting this island.

Overall I recommend this location, once the upstairs fans are taken care of there is no reason to not rent it.

Thanks so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I am sorry to see that you had issues with working the upstairs fans. I had my property manager check both fans and they work perfectly. In addition, we do provide two portable fans to compliment the four ceiling fans. I do leave number for my on island rep and she would have been more then happy to come over and work out the issue with the fans. Mike
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Austin, TX

beautiful condo in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this condo for 5 nights in August at the end of a two week trip. The location is wonderful -- can't beat easy walking distance to a couple of gorgeous beaches and nice restaurants, and Kauai is my favorite island. The kitchen has everything we needed to cook whatever we wanted. The condo is well-stocked with basics for cooking and living (toilet paper, soaps, etc.), as well as a few beach accessories to borrow. The grounds are lovely and well-maintained, we really enjoyed listening to the ocean waves crash from the pool area. Quiet hours in the condo complex and comfy beds meant we got great sleep. This condo was so nice -- wish I could live there forever!

Despite the August heat, this condo was comfortable most parts of the day because of cross-breezes, fans, and well-designed window ventilation. I had a hard time leaving! I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family and would love to come back as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words.......I am so glad you folks enjoyed your stay :) Your review hit on many of the aspects we focus on to help our valued guests enjoy their time with us!! Mike
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This condo was the perfect accommodations for us and our 2 adult children. It was spacious, clean, great location for getting to all areas of the island, and walking distance to the beach. It had all the supplies we needed such as beach chairs, cooler, ice packs, everything you would need for cooking. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at Nihi Kai Villas and had a wonderful time. Provided amenities such as beach chairs, an umbrella and a cooler made our time on the fabulous beaches even more enjoyable. Our kitchen was well-stocked for cooking meals at the condo and we loved watching the sunset from poolside. Comfortable beds, plenty of fans, and a view to the ocean from the upper patio all combined for a relaxing vacation. The owner provided excellent customer service and is in the process of updating the bathrooms. A highly recommended property, and less than a five minute walk to Brennecke's Beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer, It was a pleasure having you folks stay. I have had the new vanities all set up and operational 100%! Thanks for working with me :) Mike
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West Haven, CT

Great Condo in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed in this condo for 2 weeks in February, 2016. It was our 5th stay on Kauai. First a description. When the owner says it is over 1,500 sf, that includes the 2 lanais and 2 patios. The interior space is 1,174 sf.

There are 2 levels. The first ground floor level has the 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The baths are nice and clean but getting close to needing an update. The bed was very comfortable. Off each bedroom is a small patio (35 sf each) through glass sliders . You enter the condo by walking up an exterior flight of stairs to the 2nd level where you find the kitchen, dining area and living room. There is no bathroom on the 2nd level. You must walk downstairs. The main lanai on the 2nd level is a fantastic 110 sf. It has a table and chairs large enough to comfortably eat on. From there you can see a nice distant view of the ocean. We ate breakfast there every morning. There is no road noise, just the gentle sounds of birds. The 2nd lanai is off the kitchen and is about 1/2 the size of the main lanai. The kitchen was nicely remodeled with granite counter tops and newer appliances. There were newer, good quality pots & pans. It was stocked with lots of spices and cleaning supplies. The WiFi was fast, about 35 mbs. The condo was super clean, and we had no problems.

The condo complex is very well maintained with lush landscaping. The staff was quite pleasant. It seems to be a Poipu ritual to go down to the beach ( a 5 min. walk) to watch the sunset every evening and it is spectacular. Poipu beach is a fantastic beach with some of the best snorkeling on the island. And across the street is a great store that rents snorkel equipment at very reasonable rates. Everything went exactly as planned with the owner.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Poipu Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $155 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Check in time is 2:00 PM Check out time is 10:00 AM

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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom lighting and vanities have all been upgraded.....
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Sofa Sleeper, Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra long, can be combined with other twin to make full size KING, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living Room sofa converts to Sofa Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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