Home was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. We were in Princeville for our son's wedding and had other family staying in a couple different condo's and it was great to meet up at the common pool area in the late afternoon.
We did find the lockbox to be a little tricky one day and it was a little jammed (probably from humidity). Luckily my husband found some WD40 and it helped tremendously.
We did use beach towels that we found in the laundry room and they were awesome and was so handy to wash them afterwards with the washer and dryer.
We would love to stay here again!
The location is great for exploring the area and the property could be amazing if it was cared for. The smoke detectors were missing in two bedrooms and the battery was hanging out of the one in the hall. The owner was notified, but the issue was not resolved during the three days we were there. There was mold in the shared bathroom and the powder room. There were numerous burned out lightbulbs. The sliding patio door locks were broken in two bedrooms. The owner's guide book for the property has not been updated to reflect current times, including the process for turning on the television (which we never did figure out and gave up). The property owner really needs to put some effort into it, very disappointing experience.
We had a wonderful time at Tim’s Princeville unit! It was perfect for our family of 6. Super well equipped with beach toys (snorkel gear, boogie boards, coolers, beach towels, tote bags, pop up tent, cart for carrying stuff) - we didn’t use all of it but it was so nice to know it was available! Tons of games, dvds, and reading material. The kitchen has salt and pepper and several spices and all the gear you could hope for to cook a good meal at home. We enjoyed the outdoor spaces, including the beautiful pool! The washer and dryer were a huge bonus, along with the AC! The location is perfect- just a short walk to the Queens Bath trail head and central to both Hanalei and Anini. We made some wonderful memories here and would love to come back one day! Thank you, Tim, for giving us the opportunity to stay at your place!
Would definitely stay again. This is the 3rd unit (4th time) we've stayed in Nihilani. Great location. Nice complex. This unit is nicely arranged and comfortable and I would stay again without question. Things that could improve: This is the only Hawaii vacation rental I have stayed in that did not provide beach towels--I didn't even think to ask as it is so commonplace. There are no grill tools either (only place I've stayed in Nihilani that didn't have those). No beach accessories (chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, snorkel gear, coolers, etc...) are promised, however there a bunch of items in the garage, but they are mostly broken and unusable--so clutter. The clutter needs to be thrown out, we had to move a bunch of broken things to fit our car in the garage (depth not width). Master bed has a divot in the memory foam one one side from a large person(s). You can work around it, but be aware. I would stay again, but there are some pretty simple things that could be done to make stays more enjoyable.
Such a lovey property and so clean! The beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed.
We had a wonderful stay.
Overall it was a great trip. Only thing that was rough was our flight got in at 11:30 and we couldn’t check in till 5pm and when we got there the cleaners were still cleaner so we didn’t get in till around 6pm. Also we were never told upon booking or anywhere on the VRBO site that we would be charged for using the air conditioner… so I used it at night then one evening we were all watching tv and I looked thought the book from the owners and it hats how I found out we would be charged $15 for air conditioner a day… just wish they would have been up front with that info cause we honestly had no idea .. other then that the home was very well kept and beautiful. We had a great experience.
Very nice home that can
accommodate a family of all ages. Can use a few updates but lovely none the less. The most scenic location on Kauai. Convenient to beaches, dining, workout, golf, playground, shopping. etc. Excellent host, easy check in and communcation.
We had a great experience at the house. Everything was perfect!
Nice place and location.
All that you need to know is that we booked for next year before we finished this year’s visit. This unit is truly as advertised “ a home away from home “.
Our group included four “ older adults”. The open living space and well designed kitchen were highlights. Unit includes a great stove and refrigerator and spacious island helped with meal preparation.
The master bedroom and bedroom was one of the better set ups we have experienced. The other bedrooms felt separate. Of course, the full size washer and dryer was also a plus.
This is a lovely complex with beautiful landscaping. Two grills were always available and easy to use. Pool area was large and well mentained. Unit is just steps from pool and grill area, so very convenient.
We rent a lot of vacation homes, this is a deal!
Lots of room for 6 adults and 5year old and 2 year old. Master bedroom bed super comfy other 2 beds very hard. Wonderful to have the use of pool and beach items. Kids loved the pool. Some issues with hot water tank but owner quick to respond.
The property is beautiful, the landscaping around it is breathtaking, and its proximity to everything on the north shore is perfect. We highly enjoyed our stay on the island and the property itself. It was full of amenities that fit our family of seven
Overall we really enjoyed our stay. A couple suggestions for improvement: Beds in the smaller bedrooms are very hard and the headboards are not attached to be frame so they move and make noise. TV in the master bedroom is very small and did not work. Great location and close to the pool & hot tub!!
Loved this property for the money! We had a few issues, once we put the address in it took us to the center of the complex and we had no idea which unit was ours. Called Tim but he never called us back the entire stay. The garage door opener did not work, someone stopped by to replace batteries (messaged host) but it still did not work. It made getting in the house difficult as someone would have to run around to the side - through the house - and open the garage door from inside. Two upstairs sliding door locks were broken and a few other minor repairs needed, but overall this was a beautiful house in a picturesque location for a great price. We will stay here again if back in Kauai.
The house was so beautiful and had a lovely welcoming energy. The pool is just steps away and the location is 10 minutes from Hanalei. The hosts were very communicative and friendly. I look forward to staying there again in the future.
We had a great week here. Tons of space and great kitchen. Nice to have ac when needed. Only suggestion would be a mattress topper in the spare rooms. Thx!
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. Everything was perfect. The home felt homey and comfortable. Clean and stocked with all kinds of fun stuff - Plenty of toys to take to the beach I would highly recommend and can’t wait to come back. We didn’t want to leave!
We were two families with teens and this home was perfect. Lovely, spacious and welcoming. Easy access to nearby sights, helpful notes, and everything we needed for our visit. We really enjoyed our stay.
Nice house. Good location. House has plenty of space. Tim is responsive to any questions. My only suggestions would be to update some of the amenities listed like beach toys and towels etc as they are nearing the end of their useful life. Make sure to check on AC, it was very hot when we were there and even with windows open at times the temperature was uncomfortable. Overall though this is a nice place for families to stay.
What a beautiful property! We could have stayed another 4-5 days. It has everything you need plus some. There are all sorts of beach supplies/snorkel equipment/coolers to use in the garage. My kids loved having their own rooms. The washer/dryer were so nice to have. If you are planning on cooking, you will find just about anything you need (kitchen is well equipped). The extra beach towels were great too so you don't have to pack bulky towels to take with you. The pool/bbq area is beautiful and we spent each evening there winding down before bed. Hope to come back sometime in the future. Loved our stay. A home away from home. Princeville is a lovely area to stay in.
Great location, beautiful setting, very quiet other than occasional road traffic behind the condo and of course Kauai's lovely roosters! The price was great, we were all very comfortable. Great seating area in living room and dining room, clean and extremely well stocked in kitchen, outdoor fun equipment, linens, towels, blankets, and pillows. Size was just right for our 8!! Would definitely come back again.
*AC didn't work for us - owner was contacted about this, so just check with owner to see if that has been repaired. There is an additional fee for use of AC, but well worth it if you don't tolerate the heat and humidity very well.
Overall, we completely loved the place and would stay there again next time. It was awesome!!
The pictures do not do this house justice. They have all the beach toys you could want from chairs, bogey boards and even surf boards. The property manager Tim was great and worked hard to correct a mechanical problem. You are within walking distance to queens bath and turtle cove.
The pictures didn't do this place justice. The beach toys were an excellent plus. Great location and pool was awsome as well.
My family and I very much enjoyed our stay here. All was very clean, pool and jacuzzi were great, 2 car garage helpful, and we appreciated that there were even a couple of surfboards to utilize at the nearby beach. Walking distance to Queen's Bath, where there's limited parking.
Accommodation wise, excellent 7 person unit! We had 8 and trundle wasn't set up functional and mattress for it was not really usable except for a child. In lieu of this, 8th person utilized downstairs couch.
Neighbors were very neighborly which was welcoming. BBQ set up near pool worked out great and I saw many people utilizing included patio tables under lights, which made it great for having outside dinners.
Amazing location in Princeville. Lots of room for everyone. We’re we’re a party of 5. Very comfortable and a Great veranda to hang out on in the mornings if evenings with a glass of wine. Would definitely stay here again
The property was very clean. Nice location
The condo was located in a very beautiful area. I just wish the bed sheets, blankets, and towels were newer. We had to buy our own towels because of the stain and strong odor. I was also disappointed I didn’t find a rice cooker in the condo as promised. Otherwise, I enjoyed my stay.
We would select this rental again for our next stay in Kauai. The home was spacious and laid out perfectly. It was beautiful! We enjoyed our morning coffee on the three lanai’s this property offered. The beach toys, chairs, coolers, paddle boards all were a bonus. We had a stress free stay here at this beautiful home.
Amazing Princeville. This was a clean lovely place with great amenities, a pool and beautifully landscaped surroundings.
Well appointed condo with beach gear and toys. The children toys like Lincoln logs, doll house and books were also great for my kids ages 3 and 7. There are 3 bedrooms and a den/office with a twin size bed. I found the beds in the two guest rooms were very uncomfortable. The master bed was nice and the twin bed in the office was much more comfortable than the other two beds. We ended up not sleeping on the other two beds for this reason and opted to use the twin bed in the office. The water pressure in the second bathroom is also very weak so everyone will need to use the master shower.
The residence was spacious, clean, comfortable with great amenities. Absolutely loved our stay!
Clean, comfortable, spacious condo located in quiet and beautifully landscaped setting. Well supplied for guests, including for kids. Pool area is fantastic. Location is perfect for easy access to north shore sites. Garage parking very helpful. Use of extensive array of beach items (chairs, umbrella, fins, etc.) much appreciated. Thank you and hope to return one day!
My kids loved how close we were to the pool. I loved how close we were to Queen’s Bath, Hanalei & Tunnels. We had so much fun in this well appointed home.
We loved this condo. Clean, comfortable, and cute. Convenient to our other destinations, like Hanalei and Kapaa. It was a very relaxing and peaceful place to return to after an active day. We'll be back!
Well kept and well-built Condo with plenty of space for a family of five or more. Great breezes and lush foliage abound. Beautiful pool and hot tub. Great location, close to many of the nicest beaches on the island. Enough kitchen amenities and new appliances that all work.
Our family enjoyed our stay! This location makes it easy to get to north end beaches. There is a grocery store nearby, and several walkable points of interest. The property fit our needs. Kitchen is well-stocked, and there were all the beach amenities you need. Our rental car was a Yukon, massive. It fit in the garage, with several inches to spare.
We had 2 family’s stay here . House is equipped with everything you need . Great location and super clean .
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this unit. Plenty of room for our family. Great layout and the location in the complex was perfect. Would definitely stay here again! Mahalo Tim!
Was very impressed with the thoughtfulness and care that the owner has in ensuring guests have a wonderful stay. Thank you!
Absolutely respected and enjoyed our VRBO experience. Continued the theme of treating it like our own!
What a great place to stay for our first trip to Kauai. The condo was spacious and the 3 BR layout worked perfectly for our needs. The place was very clean and had so much useful beach gear (beach cart, chairs, umbrella, snorkel gear, boogie boards, etc.) that we utilized every day. The grounds are well maintained and nearby attractions are easily accessible via car. Would 100% stay here again and recommend to anyone, especially a family or larger group.
Beautiful well kept condo. Has all of the amenities of home and more! I would highly recommend as it is well suited for families.
Located convenient to shopping center and pool. Quiet complex. Well equipped kitchen. Spacious. Owner quickly responded to questions and requests.
The property is conveniently located for day trips to north and east Kauai. We also loved that it was fully stocked with many one off items (e.g beach items, kitchen supplies, etc) that would be rare to find at other rentals. The pool access being just steps away was also a plus.
Mimi’s Hideaway was perfect for our Kauai Adventures with our 4 adult children. The townhouse/condo gave us the room we needed to relax after a long day exploring the beautiful island. The pool area was perfect too! The bonus was all the beach gear and beach towels provided for our use. We would never stay anywhere but The North Shore. Communication with the owner and friendly neighbors also added to our comfort level. We highly recommend this rental for families or adult travelers.
Everything you needs for the beaches was supplied , chairs,umbrellas surfboards even a couple ice chest .The pool was refreshing and beautiful with a couple BBQ’s . The place was very nice and had most of the amendities needed . Stores are close and a really good ice cream place near by ,also “The spot” had great açaí bowls . Hope to return again one day .
This place was awesome and very well furnished!
Stephanie & David B.
Either I didn’t pay attention to the condo’s ad or it doesn’t mention the sq feet, but the condo was huge! We had two families - two couples, four kids (ages 4, 3, 3 and 1) and the condo was perfect for us. Loads of space, beautiful complex (we loved the pool) and very handy location to some amazing beaches. If it weren’t for us flying to a second island today, we would have packed far less stuff for the baby as the condo had all the necessities but unfortunately our next condo doesn’t have as much. Condo was homey and very nicely decorated. Carpet is a bit worn but I promise you if hotel carpets were beige instead of dark with abstract patterns, they’d look much worse! The owner was easy to deal with and always answered messages/questions promptly. We had no issues during our stay other than the microwave handle looking a little untrustworthy - either the owner or last renters used tape to hold it on so we just pried it open with our fingers from the bottom which wasn’t a big deal as we only had to use it once. Still a 5+ star rental. If we are ever lucky enough to come back to Kauai, we would check for Tim’s condo’s availability.
Tim's unit is absolutely lovely and Nihilani is a beautiful property. The grounds were well maintained and clean and the pool area is the most gorgeous I've seen. We grilled dinner over there a couple of times and used the pool and/or hot tub every day. It's just across the road and over one unit. The upstairs/downstairs floor plan is nice to keep the bedrooms quiet. The large table got quite a work out with family card games nearly every night :) The kitchen had lots of cupboard/pantry space for our groceries and plenty of dishes, pans, etc. Tim was very professional in his communications with us.
One thing I'll note, since a few others have mentioned it, this condo is in Princeville, which is on the north shore of the island. Princeville/Hanalei is my favorite location on Kauai and to me it's worth the drive if you want to go elsewhere (east or south shore). It just means you need to plan a little bit so you don't find yourself driving back and forth to the other areas.
This was a beautiful home for our family to enjoy while we visited Kauai. Everything we needed (except consumables) was provided and Tim did a great job communicating with us previous to our stay and provided lots of helpful hints. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for our family of 6. I would definitely recommend this home.
We spent two weeks at this property and it was better than we had even hoped for! The condo is spacious and fit 7 of us easily. We didn't have toddlers with us, but this is a perfect location if you do--there are toys, high chairs, etc. for small children. They layout is great and the location is central to so many places on the north shore. Tim's guide to island was great and we took a lot of recommendations from him! Tim communicated quickly with any questions before our stay and we will definitely stay here again!
Beautiful condo, beautifully decorated too! This was a wonderful space for our family of 6. Lovely open floor plan downstairs, and big, comfortable rooms upstairs for our kids when they wanted to retreat. Fully stocked kitchen, very open. The master bedroom & bathroom is its own private oasis. Can't wait to come back. We felt like we were home the moment we walked in!
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