Nihi Kai Villas, Kauai

Nihi Kai Villas feature beautifully maintained grounds with fruit trees, 2 tennis courts, a swimming pool and baby pool, a paddle board court, and 2 BBQ areas. Nihi Kai Villas is situated in the heart of Poipu only a short walk from Brennecke Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Some units have ocean views as the grounds terrace up a slight hill.

Nihi Kai Villas Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Nihi Kai Villas is $381. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

Nihi Kai Villas's Best Rentals

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 431 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Nihi Kai Villas condo resort on Kauai receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its excellent location, beautiful views, and well-equipped units. Guests appreciate the spacious, clean, and comfortable accommodations that are well-stocked with amenities, including kitchen supplies and beach gear. The resort's proximity to Poipu Beach and local restaurants is frequently mentioned as a major plus, offering easy access to swimming, snorkeling, and dining options. The beautiful grounds, ocean views, and sunsets from the lanais are also highly praised. While there are a few minor criticisms, such as occasional maintenance issues and noise from neighbors, these do not detract significantly from the overall positive experience. The property management's responsiveness varies, with some guests reporting excellent communication and others experiencing challenges. Despite this, the consensus is that Nihi Kai Villas provides a fantastic base for exploring Kauai, with many guests expressing a desire to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 431 guest reviews.

Recent Nihi Kai Villas Reviews


The condo was amazing. Very well stocked kitchen with dishes & cooking utensils. Bathrooms were well stocked as well. The complex is beautiful and close to the beach. We had a wonderful stay. Jeffery is a very attentive and caring host.
Justine S.
February 2024

Nice week near puipo beach. Convenient, relaxing and fun. Beatiful sunsets from balcony.
James T.
February 2024

Our stay in this condo was great. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. Great views from the lani for whale watching and the sunset. The owner was exceptional in her communication with us. Will stay here again!
Janet A.
February 2024

You can’t beat the views! We watched whales breach in the morning and had the most amazing sunsets. The condo is a nice 5-10 min walk to a boogie board beach, playground, family friendly beach, snorkeling, turtle watching, and Brenneckes restaurant. The pool was great as well. Costco and Target are on the way from the airport so it’s easy to get necessities at the same price as the mainland. Deb is a GEM. Quick communication, great recommendations. Our Alaska flight got changed last minute and she was able to accommodate a late check out. We will be back!
Ashley F.
January 2024

The owners and management company were very responsive to any questions we had. The unit was clean and very well appointed. The proximity to the beach and pool is excellent.
Shirlee B.
January 2024

Loved this condo. It was clean, easy to get to, close short walk to the beach. They had beach chairs, some toys and snorkel gear for kids and adults, towels, umbrella etc. would recommend this as a great place to stay and would stay here again.
Joe B.
January 2024

The location is great, a short walk to the beach. However, the unit is always damp and has a musty smell when the AC isnt running. Ventilation is poor. There was surface mold on the couch when i arrived.
M P.
January 2024

Picture on line does not do this condo justice. Two floors with living area upstairs and beds/baths down. Beautifully appointed. Kitchen well stocked, though we only needed the toaster! Fans and cross breeze great for cooling. Used all 4 lanai. Comfy lanai and all other furniture. Loved it! Owner extremely attentive and reachable. Can walk to beach or very quick drive. Lots of chairs and other beach gear available. Perfect stay! Mahalo!!!!!
tamara w.
January 2024

Wonderful property with everything one would need to enjoy this beautiful island
Terence T.
January 2024

This was a beautiful stay - the condo was clean; the kitchen was generously appointed with everything you need to cook and enjoy meals with your guests. The pool area is gorgeous - we enjoyed closing each day with watching the sunset and swimming until we could see the stars. I hope to come back.
Allison H.
January 2024

We absolutely loved our time at Jeffrey's condo/townhouse. The location was perfect. The kitchen is well equipped for any and everything we could have needed and the unit is well furnished and met all of our needs. The lanai was our favourite spot to sit outside each morning and enjoy our coffee and breakfast. The kids commented on how comfortable the beds are and they both slept well -- which was a blessing! A car is required for adventures you want to go on, however, a quick walk to the beach to see the turtles/seals was always a highlight. Be sure to stop at Puka Dog's for a lunch/shaved ice. Jeffrey was super helpful when our flights got changed, super responsive when we had a question about the dishwasher and everything was exactly as he stated in our pre-instructions. It was a pleasure to rent this space and we would rent it again. It was hard to leave such a beautiful location.
Heather C.
January 2024

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your condo! We had an amazing time and your place was beautiful and clean and greatly appreciated all the amenities! We will definitely be coming back! Thank you again!!!
Tiffany G.
January 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was just as advertised. The view is great. We also enjoyed the tennis courts and the community gas grills. Walking distance to a beach. The only think I would change is put in a bigger microwave. The one that is there is tiny and doesn't match any of the other appliances.
Cheryl K.
January 2024

Fantastic property, just a few minutes walk to the beach. The place was very clean and the AC was appreciated as many places on Kauai still don’t have it. Everything about our unit was as advertised, which made for a very pleasant, trouble free stay. This is one of the better equipped properties in which we have recently stayed. Towels, beach chairs, cooler, golf clubs, and the kitchen had everything we could want and more. The photos don’t do the unit justice as the bedrooms are very spacious and the lanai for each bedroom is an awesome bonus. If you choose, you can watch the gorgeous Poipu sunset from your lanai, or stroll down and enjoy it with others who gather at the beach every evening to share the beauty. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this unit to a friend or family member. Thanks to the hosts for a great stay!
Shane A.
January 2024

Nice spot convenient to dining and water sports. Master bedroom needs replacement mattress. Screen doors need repair. All-in-all a memorable vacation!
Gary T.
December 2023

This was an beautiful condo in an exvellent location for our winter adventure. We could not have chosen better!
Kacie T.
December 2023

If you're looking for a condo with great views of the ocean and the mountains, choose the Nihi Kai Villas. This is a super location that puts you a minute's drive from Poipu beach - or if you prefer to walk, just a few minutes and you're on the beach! The south shore of Kauai is a great spot - not only is there lots to do here, but it gives you equidistant drives - west to the Waimea Canyon or north to Princeville.
Robyn E.
December 2023

We were extremely happy with our stay. Great location. The unit has everything you will need and better than expected views. Can't wait to come back.
Vu P.
December 2023

This place, 522, was so organized, clean and comfortable. Very nice location with easy access to beaches. Ample parking, plenty of supplies in kitchen for blender, pots/pans, etc. As someone mentioned, no salt/pepper, oil, etc - so pick some up. But just wonderful, quiet place to stay and sit on the deck and watch the waves and the sunset. Will definitely want to stay here again!
MS B.
December 2023

This condo location was in a great spot, with views of the ocean and mountains! Check in was clear and easy, property managers responded quickly to my questions. They even let me schedule a late checkout since it was available the day we left. It was so nice to watch the sunrise and sunset from the lanai. Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to make our own meals. Kitchen and living area are upstairs and bedrooms and nice updated bathrooms are down stairs. There was enough room to spread out. Beach items were provided like chairs, umbrella, a few boogie boards, coolers and towels. It would have been nice to have a wagon to walk all of the gear to the beach. It’s not far but can get cumbersome to carry everything. Parking was always easy to find. The few things that made me take a star off were the beds, mattress/bedding/pillows are in desperate need of a refresh. If I would have stayed any longer I would have went to buy my own pillows and sheets at Walmart. Also it can get uncomfortable with no air conditioner. Lots of fans are provided so it helps. Washer/dryer was a lifesaver and much appreciated. Overall this condo was a wonderful home base for our trip and I would recommend it to anyone traveling to Poipu!
Stefanie R.
December 2023

We enjoyed our stay. There were 6 of us, including a grandfather and 3 kids. It was very nice to have access to a wagon, body boards, a cooler, beach chairs, umbrella. We could walk to two of our favourite beaches that were side by side: Poipu for snorkeling and hanging out, and Brennecke’s body boarding. The kids borrowed the pickleball equipment and enjoyed playing that as well. The unit has everything we needed: the kitchen was well stocked. Air conditioning was great.

December 2023

Absolutely beautiful property that is walking distance to the best beach on the south side. 10/10 recommend
Taylor S.
December 2023

Wonderful location and amenities. So pleased with everything. They were very thoughtful will leaving information. Hope we will be able to return.
Maureen V.
December 2023

The unit was beautiful and as advertised. The area is located a short walk to Brenakee beach and just a short drive to so many other hotspots. If your coming to Kauai for the 1st time, heed the warnings and get some food and drinks to enjoy at the resort. the grills and pavilion area make for a great spot to cook out and avoid the ridiculous cost of eating out all the time. The grouns are beautiful and are kept up nicely by Tim and his crew who really made our stay more welcoming. The unit was supplied by everything you woild need and then some. The owner, Steven was very helpful and easy to contact and was very prompt getting back to us almost immediately. The only suggestion we would have is to have a shade to have an option to cover the sliders in the living room area. We got married on shipwreck beach while we were there on 11-11-23 and cant even begin to explain what an amazing experience this trip was. Kauai is the most beautiful island we have ever been on.
Jeff I.
December 2023

Great condo! Amazing ocean view, steps to the water and short/easy walk to the beaches, restaurants, etc. Good sized unit w/plenty of room for a family of 4. Kitchen, Bathrooms & carpet were updated in the last few years & very nice. A few minor items like the screen doors and beach chairs could use replacement & more lights in the living room would be good. But, none of those were major. Note - the unit does not have AC, but there are tons of windows & fans, so it was not an issue. Nice pool steps from the door & access to the beach club was a nice perk. A few minor hiccups in communication with the property management, but they were very helpful & accommodating and provided a ton of useful info prior to arrival. Check-in was easy & the guide to the property was very thorough. Overall 2 thumbs up.
Aimee W.
December 2023

We had a wonderful stay at this property. For 2 of us, the condo was huge and we enjoyed having all the space. Everything was as described - the living room lanai looks over the pool and directly onto the ocean. We had heavenly sunsets, watched dolphins play, and enjoyed listening to the rain. The host was super fast to respond with any concerns - our only was the door lock battery too low, but thankfully you have the spare key, so it wasn't an issue at all. There is a beautiful beach a few minutes past poipu beach with the best snorkeling. You can enjoy sitting on the lawn on the corner restaurant and snacks from a little stand directly behind you. I would highly recommend this condo!
Andra H.
December 2023

Our family had a great stay. Awesome location, walking distance from the beach, and very comfortable. Beautiful sunsets. Overall, we were very happy! Mahalo🙏
Grace P.
December 2023

We enjoyed our stay. The condo is well equipped and we loved the location. Close to the beach and other activities we wanted to do.
Riki h.
December 2023

Poipu is the place to stay for a home base in Kauai. Close, safe beaches, centralized access to the island, 15 miles from the airport. This rental back patio has some of the best views of Poipu's scenery/beach/ocean, being on the 3rd floor--even better than the local hotel beach views, in my opinion. The unit is situated so it catches an unobstructed, scenic view of the sunset. For getting the high view point, the unit is on the 3rd floor so it's a trek up 2 flights of stairs, so be mindful if you have trouble going up/down stairs. Very clean and well equipped. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen. Equipped with beach chairs, cooler, boogie board. Absolutely no complaints and I would 100% come back here again.
Som P.
November 2023

We loved our stay. The location was perfect. The kitchen was well stocked. Loved the facility.
Carolyn C.
November 2023

We loved our stay, the place is beautiful and in a perfect location. Can’t wait to visit again soon!
Kathryn J.
November 2023

This is the best vrbo I’ve ever rented… the house amenities and appliances were top quality, comfortable beds, amazing views, perfect location.
Rachel H.
November 2023

Two 65 yr-old grandparents, a 30-something year-old daughter, a 3 1/2 yr old grandson, and 9 mo-old grandaughter. Recipe for disaster? NO! This condo made all the difference. The unit was in the far back of Nihi Kai, with an elevated view of the grounds and a tight view of the breakers on Poipu Beach. Very quiet, and grounds were beautiful. We walked daily from the unit to Poipu beach (and passed Brennecke's Beach along the way) with the grandkids in a stroller. Did have to spend some of the walk on a local road, but traffic was sparse and most drivers were respectful of pedestrians. The unit has a large main floor (stairs to access) with two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms downstairs. Ductless air conditioning heads on main floor and in both bedrooms worked well. No bathtub for small children, so be ready to improvise. Owner (Steve) was very responsive and great to work with. If we return to Kauai, we would certainly consider staying here again.
Mike R.
November 2023

This was a beautiful relaxing location for sunsets and walking to the close beaches. It was very exciting to see all the sea turtles on the beach. The condo was very comfortable.
Susan B.
November 2023

Beautiful condo! Excellent location.
Brian U.
November 2023

Our stay at this condo was relaxing and exactly what I needed - I had to postpone my arrival due to a pet emergency but my husband picked me up at the airport and as soon as I arrived at Poipu I started to decompress. The condo is large and airy - very comforable and I loved the decorations. The bed was super comfy and it was quiet. Perfectly located in that we were just a few minutes walk from a great beach and the views from the deck were wonderful. I plan to definitely come back !
Vero L.
November 2023

Everything about this condo is amazing. The location is better than we could have imagined. We were a little nervous about not having AC, but with fans going at night the heat/humidity wasn’t an issue. We can’t wait to book our next trip, and will definitely stay here again!
Jessica O.
November 2023

Very nice property, but really need to put in some air conditioning. Extremely hot downstairs and even upstairs.
Sandra h.
November 2023

A beautiful villa with all the amenities!! The perfect location...just a short walk to beautiful Poipu Beach! Highly recommend it!!!
Julee J.
October 2023

This condo has everything you need just like being at home. The beds are comfortable and the proximity to the beach is a bonus. We hope to return soon and we would rent the property again!
Rocio N.
October 2023

This modern condo was spacious and comfortable for the four adults in our party. The interior is decorated with iconic views of Kauai, and the air conditioning and ceiling fans kept us cool. It has all the amenities of home. The grounds are beautiful and the pool steps away (no noise from the pool). The Poipu area has many great restaurants and shops, and it was central to everything on the island. The owner was very prompt answering questions. Highly recommend staying here.
David W.
October 2023

My husband, my 13 yr old son and his friend stayed and had a fantastic time. We felt like locals in no time being a short walk from the best boogie boarding beach on the island, sunsets on the lanai or at Poipu were spectacular. The kitchen was well appointed and the unit spacious. The only reason for 4 stars, the bedding, beds and pillows are in need of a refresh. With that said- we would stay here again!
Emily I.
October 2023

The condo was beautiful and was perfect for us! We loved watching turtles and dolphins across the street from the complex. It was an easy 10 minute walk to Poipu beach and we used the chairs and umbrella that were provided. Beach towels were missing when we arrived and Jeff responded immediately and we had the towels within an hour. We hope to stay in the condo again on our next trip to Kauai !
Joanne H.
October 2023

This condo is on lovely landscaped property & has an ocean view. A quick walk to beaches. It was comfy, well furnished, and met all our needs (4 adults). Corey was quick to respond, always upbeat & positive.
Kathy H.
October 2023

Overall the stay was fantastic with a lovely sunset view from the balcony. The place felt like the right size for our group to hang out and enjoy Kauai.
Timothy S.
October 2023

This studio is in a great location in a quiet, nice neighborhood only about an 8 minute stroll from Poipu Beach. It’s small and clean with a comfy bed and well-equipped kitchen. And manager Dan was always helpful with any questions or issues. If you’re looking for a luxurious, spacious sunny space where you can linger, entertain, and sip mai tais on a deck, this is not the choice for you. But, if like us, you wanted a good, basic, reliable non-hotel base location from which to do many great Kauai activities, this studio is a great grab. Would do it again. Oh, and don’t miss the dusk evening strolls to watch dozens of green turtles come ashore for the evening!
Jeffrey p.
October 2023

The location of this rental is awesome! The owner is very responsive and the house is very well stocked with the essentials. I highly recommend this property.
Charlene H.
October 2023

This property has everything you would need to make your vacation spectacular. We travel A LOT and this location has to be one of the best rental homes we've visited. Furnished with everyday pantry items, beach gear, full kitchen and an AMAZING view from the lanai to enjoy coffee in the morning and sunsets in the evening. Communication with the owner was great. I'd highly recommend this property. You won't regret a thing!
Rachel B.
October 2023

We had an amazing vacation at Poipu! The location is luxurious and the views are breathtaking. The place is good value for the money you pay. However, we encountered some issues during our stay. There were grimy cups in the kitchen, the light in the bathroom was not working, and ants where everywhere on the balcony. It would have been perfect if these issues were addressed. Additionally, we found it difficult to navigate through the numerous emails sent by the property manager. It would be helpful if they could consolidate the information into one email instead of sending multiple emails. This would make it easier for tenants to keep track of important information.
Dmitry Y.
October 2023

Just a short 3 night stay. The last night we saw about a dozen turtles on Poipu Beach. Enjoyed my morning walk down to shipwreck beach.
Joy R.
October 2023


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