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Suzanne G. says
OMG. It was much better than we even expected!
I planned our trip w/out input from my husband or 2 teens so they didn't know what to expect & my fingers were crossed. It was such a lovely condo and SO comfortable! It was the perfect way to decompress after the ordeal of the COVID test requirements and the long flight. My peeps were terrified that I was going to drop them into some loud, touristy situation but it was just completely serene and quiet. If you're looking for wild and frenetic, this is not the place for you. This condo was just the ticket and it really made all the rest of our crazy vacation completely doable because we had such a nice place to retreat to. Only bummer - the non-functioning hot tub. Sad-face emoji! We'll def be back!
Kristen S. says
Great Place, Lose The Incense!
We were delighted with the location, the pool, the large space and the lanai watching whales. It’s very beachy, comfortable like an old shoe. I would give it 5 stars but as we walked in there was a fragrance that immediately triggered my wife’s sensitivity, and brought on a migraine. After some searching we found some incense in mason jars that really were intense. I’m not sure if this is meant to mask some of the age of the carpet and wear and tear of the unit, but it seemed unnecessary and once we put it outside on the landing we could breathe. Some care towards this would make us jump at returning, it’s an issue that more and more people are experiencing or now voicing. Looking at some of the older reviews the septic smell never bothered us, the trade winds were really blowing that away from us. It is a two flight stair walk up, didn’t bother us in the least but would be a consideration for people challenged by this. We cooked on the common grill with ease, the kitchen had most items we needed other than spices and foil or wrap. We slept great, neighbors were quiet, the mattresses could be upgraded but not uncomfortable. Thanks!
Mahalo Kristen for your review and feedback. We are happy to hear that you loved the unit and its location. We are happy that you enjoyed the amenities like the common grills and the kitchen supplies and that you found the unit to be comfortable overall. We understand that guests have varying degrees of sensitivities to certain things and we are sorry that the scent was disruptive to your stay. I will be sure to check with the property manager about the scent and remove it if necessary. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou!
Susan C. says
Can’t Beat The View!
We had an amazing time in Nihi Kai #421. It was well stocked, clean, in a nice location, had a great cross breeze; however the view and sound of crashing waves that made it spectacular. Will definitely stay here again.
Mahalo Susan for your 5-star review and comments. We are delighted to hear that the unit was perfect for your stay. We love hearing that you found everything you needed to feel at home. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou.
Heinz S. says
Thanks for providing some basic spices like salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. We already booked again for next year and we are looking forward to coming back to Nihi Kai Villas and Kauai. Spaciousness, view from the lanai, full kitchen, meeting other guests at Nihi Kai Villas (excellent social atmosphere), well-maintained park-like grounds, very friendly and helpful staff.
Mahalo Heinz for your 5-star review and comments! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you found everything you needed to help you feel at home. We are so happy to hear that you will be back. We cannot wait to host you again next year. Aloha and a hui hou!
Geoff S. says
This condo was great for us. Location is perfect, right above the pool with amazing views. We’ll look to rebook this unit again in the future. A few notes about the unit that might help others considering the unit: 1. No A/C – but great cross breezes. The louvered windows allow breezes to flow. It was a cooler week during our stay, so it was plenty cool in the condo. Not sure how it would be on a hot week. 2. Due to no a/c and reliance on cross breezes – all the interior doors (bedrooms, etc.) are louvered too, allowing airflow while doors are closed – so the unit lives a bit like a large studio from a sound perspective… there’s really no effective sound insulation. Not a problem for us, but worth mentioning. 3. There are no bath tubs. The listing said there were tubs, but both bathrooms have shower only. With 2 little ones we were looking for a unit with a tub to clean up after the beach. Minor inconvenience for us – the location/view made up for it and we’d stay there again despite the lack of tub 4. The unit is a bit older, shows some wear and has a lot of carpet. For some that would not be ideal for a beach holiday… For us it was perfect with 2 little kids. 5. Being a top floor unit – the stairs are significant. No big deal for us, but something to consider if stairs aren’t your thing. 6. Other reviews complained about sewage smells… we had some occasionally as well, but only short periods. Not enough to complain about. A septic truck did come and pump at one point in the week, so maybe the holding tank is near the pool and that causes it? Overall an amazing value – the grounds are great, location is fantastic, staff are very friendly and accommodating, condo is spacious and fully stocked, the view is top shelf and sleeping to the sound of crashing waves can’t be beat.
Mahalo Geoff for your 5-star review and comments. We are happy that you had a great time on Kauai with your family. We try our best to be sure that our listings are accurate and reliable. We are sorry that we missed detail about the bathtub and we will make the corrections immediately. We are happy that you still enjoyed your stay. For next time, we have several units at Nihi Kai that have both AC and more updated interiors. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the view and the crashing waves nearby. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou!
Susan Gibson says
We really like it but beware no air conditioning
Mahalo Susan for staying with us at Nihi Kai Villas. Just FYI, half of our inventory at Nihi Kai has air conditioning, so we can make sure to find the right unit for you. Hope to see you again soon.
Lauren S. says
Love that they are texting now, super easy to communicate.
Kevin – always amazing. Deo – super nice and got things done very quickly.
Mahalo, Lauren, for your 5-star review and comments. We enjoy hearing feedback from our returning guests. I will be sure to share your kind words with Kevin and Deo. Glad to hear you love our new texting feature! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Aloha and a hui hou.
We loved staying in #421! Very comfortable and in a great location. The condo was well appointed with all items you need for a relaxing vacation. Did I mention that the view is amazing? I think the 400 building at Nihi Kai is the best kept secret in Poipu. We are definitely returning!
Mahalo Joy! Look forward to hosting you again.
Charles C. says
Great location down the road from all the touristy spots so you avoid the hustle but can walk to Brenneckes beach easily. The pool and tennis courts are right there no crossing the street like Kiahuna Plantation. If you want a great view I recommend a third or second story unit. Parking is easy and our unit came equipped with everything we needed , beach chairs , boogie boards , sand buckets etc. plus no charge for the use of tennis racquets they just Loan them to you. I took 3 teenage kids and it worked out great. Manager was super helpful.
karine b. says
Appartement très agréable, calme, bien équipé, belle vue sur mer car situé au deuxième étage
Complexe agréable, bien situé, piscine tennis. RAS
Merci pour votre avis et vos commentaires. Nous sommes impatients de vous accueillir à nouveau bientôt.
Unit was well kept and clean. First few day an awful sewer smell kept coming into unit until they cleaned the tank in the parking lot below. View fantastic, front office and all amenities in super shape and ease and access to pool and beach within easy walk. Will stay again at same place.
Mahalo Ken for your review and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
Robin , (CA) says
We fell in love with Kauai and staying in the Nihi Kai #421 was enjoyable.
???? Nice location. The pool was lovely. The staff were amazing.
???? Beds were hard. Kitchen sink cupboard had mold everywhere and a very strong smell of mold. Drinking glasses and coffee cups in very short supply. Every time i tried to open the door on the fridge, the whole fridge rolled forward.
Mahalo Robin for your review and comments. We will be sure to lock the frig down, check the inventory as well as the cupboard to ensure there are no leaks, etc. We look forward to hosting you again. A hui hou.
Mike and Jennifer B. says
Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Kevin was very pleasant to deal with. Couldn’t improve on anything as it was handled very well. Location,view, cleanliness, decor, it was all perfect. Absolutely nothing and I am so glad to be able to say that. Our trip started off a little rocky with our luggage not making it until early days later so am very pleased to say that everything else was perfect.
Sara S says
Great place - excellent value condos with ocean views
We’ve stayed here twice and this time came back with a big family group. This is an awesome place, professionally managed by the Parrish Collection, which offers a great value for vacationers. We have experienced units 100, 401, 402, and 421. All have wonderful ocean views and are clean and comfortable. Here, you get a spacious condo, a nice pool, lovely ocean views (especially at sunset), and easy access to Poipu beach (about a 5 minute walk). We’ll be back!
Our Fourth Stay at NK 421
As always we had a wonderful stay at 421. The new kitchen remodel and window treatments are fantastic. The view and the way the trade winds come through this condo is the best. All Parrish employees are great and helpful. We use the pool, beaches, and the park. Great location. The master bedroom does need a new king size bed, but overall the condo is equipped with all that is needed. Thanks. Cann’t wait for our next visit.
Much Needed Stay-cation!
The room was nice and spacious – the kitchen was beautiful and perfect. I loved the location right by the new tennis courts along w/the BBQ and picnic area – to eat in the evening and enjoy Hawaii’s beautiful weather. Walking distance to Poipu Beach (perfect for kids and snorkelers!) Saw sea turtles just at the corner of the Nihi Kai Villa office. Only thing is that I would suggest that the suite can invest and upgrade their bathroom and showers. Other than that, everything else is nice!
Victoria BC Canada says
Sunny Poipu was the place to be on our vacation!
We stayed in Lihue on 2 previous vacations, and while they were great vacations, being in Poipu was even better. The location of the Nihi Kai Villas was perfect – close to great beaches, Koloa Town for shopping and easy to get to golf courses. We stayed in unit 421 – which gave us great views of the ocean and the beaches. We are already talking about returning!
WHISTLER BC CANADA says
Location location location
walking distance to great beaches … Pool was perfect… The condo was great and really clean … would stay there again and hope to do so soon… could use some new furniture and TV But it was still comfy… Staff was awesome and the grounds and gardens were keep to perfection… loved unit 421
Location! Location! Location
Brennecke Beach is a two minute walk. Brennecke Restaurant is a three minute walk. Poipu Beach is a 4 minute walk. You can walk to Star Bucks and the Poipu Shopping Center in 15 minutes where there are more great restaurants. You can walk anywhere from here. Great trail to Shipwreck Beach. If you’re a runner, then you can head out from here to Spouting Horn. We stayed in Building 4, Unit 421, which is on the third floor. It is capacious and has a great view. I read on Trip Adviser that the view was disappointing because it’s through the power lines, but don’t let that deter you. The power lines are in the distance and it is still a GREAT view. We watched the sun set every evening from the balcony. Quiet. Peaceful. We loved having the tennis court right out the back door, and they are well maintained. The night snorkeling was FANTASTIC right in front of the condo. We watched a hundred bottle nosed dolphins one day right in front of our place. The front desk management was outstanding. They replaced a bedspread with a new one at our request and bought brand new fry pans. The bathrooms are outdated and not well lit, but how much time do you spend in the bathroom when you’re in Hawaii?!! Nice pool, but we didn’t use it much. If you go to Kauai, and you have to spend any time indoors because of the rain, you’ll like staying in this unit.
A very nice rental unit.
We have been coming to Kauai/Popoi Beach regularly since 1998. Most of the time we have stayed at Nihi Kai. We have rented units 100 & 101 and have enjoyed being on the ground level and close to the ocean. However during the month of August the back bedrooms in those units can get muggy with the lack of air circulation. Also the rental restricions for unit 100 and the price increase for unit 101 pushed us to look for alternatives. We rented unit 421 for 2 weeks in August 2009. We wanted the higher elevation for circulation and the view. In summary the experience was very good. We enjoyed sitting on the Lanai reading or having an evening coctail. The air circulation was better than the lower units but maybe not as good as units 420 & 422. The unit itself was very comfortable and the kitchen was updated however neither bathroom was updated.. My wife did not like not having a solid wall vs. louvred doors between the master and the living room but that was academic for us since there were only two of us staying in the unit. Also the location of the unit is good for tennis courts and the outdoor grilling. You can see if they are in use and plan accordingly. The unit advertises as accommotating six people but this might be a bit cramped for six adults. For the same price and I would opt for units 420 & 422 which are 300 Sq Ft larger. Overall our experience with this unit was good and we wood definately consider renting it again.
Just say yes!
Great location and amenities. Highly recommended. We will be back in the future!
Time in Paradise
Condo 421 has a view which we believe is on the front of postcards from Nihi Kai and it is spectacular. Having been and stayed at Nihi Kai 4 times in four different condos, and enjoyed them all gives us a decent perspective. This one has a remodeled and efficient kitchen which is nice when you stay for 30 days because you tend to use the kitchen more with a longer stay. The flights of stairs are to be considered because they can be tiring. The bed in the master bedroom is not as comfortable as we would like but these are minor problems. We enjoy the nearness to the pool and tennis courts. I would definitely recommend Condo 421 and in particular, Nihi Kai.
Poipu is the best place to sty on the island of Kauai. Why? For one good reason: mosquitos! Kauai is called the “Garden Isle” because of the large amount of rainfall it receives every year – it keeps everything lush and green. This means that on the rainy sides of the island (the north side) it gets very wet. Poipu, on the other hand (on the south side) is very dry. The unit at Nihi Kai we stayed at was simply wonderful. Mostly new inside, it featured an incredible view of Poipu Beach with just a short walk to Brennecke’s Beach and a wonderful swimming spot for children. The rest of Kauai is beautiful and charming. Just make sure you’re prepared for the mosquitos!
The location and view was awesome. The trade winds worked wonderfully – it was great to have a week without AC. The sunsets and the midnight moon over the ocean will bring memories for a lifetime. I visit Kauai every year and have stayed at Nihi Kai, rented houses and hotels – you get your bang for your buck with this place – and its nice to have the pool after you spend the day in the beach. Across the street you can see the turtles in the Jello – my favorite. Good luck – Carlos
Halifax Nova Scotia Canada says
Great place to stay. Enjoyed it tremendously. Close to beach and all other parts of the island. Weather was excellent
my stay in your establishment was not enjoyable. the first two nights we could hardly breath. the stink of raw sewer drove us out of the room until the wind changed. this was due to your negligent care for the septic system. then several weeks after returnig home you called and offered me $100 off my next say at this location. a $100!!!! i feel this trivial amount offered for some kind of compensation is an insult to my intellegence. i may not be to smart, but you can bet i will never stay or recommend this place to anyone. if you were really interested in the clients welfare you would have dropped at least two days rent. it is evendent that money is the interest here. could i assume this will not be posted on your web site. good bet, the truth does hurt sometimes. dont bother with any further contact with me.
Aloha Anita & James, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay with us. During your 6 night stay with us, you did not call or come to the front desk to complain about any odor. During our “Aloha” call the day after your arrival, you expressed everything was great and we stated that should you need anything to improve your stay with us to please call or come to our front desk on the property. When we received your mailed guest comment sheet several weeks after you had departure, we immediately called you to explain that for a couple of days during your stay, the septic system did have a malfunction and subsequently fixed a day later. Please note this was not “negligence” and was simply a mechanical part failure out of anyone’s control of which the Association’s on-site manager immediately addressed and rectified. Customer service is our top priority and had we known you experienced any discomfort during your stay, we would have moved you to a comparable or better unit. Our offer of a credit towards your next say was an initial way to say we apologize and we wanted to make it up to you in some way. However, you yelled that you would never some back to Kauai and hung up on our Guest Services Manager prior to us being able to finish the conversation and resolve it to your satisfaction. We are sorry that you have chosen never to return as Kauai.
Would stay again
Geat location with nice view of the ocean, clean. Owners and staff we had contact with were all helpful and friendly. Only compalint was the dishwasher wasn’t working properly.
Aloha Yes, Thanks again for your comments and we look forward to hosting you again on Kauai. We wanted to let you know that the touch panel on the dishwasher was replaced and is now working fine. The Parrish Collection Kauai
Great home, poor service
The property and home were great. The home was within walking distance to all major attractions of Poipu beach, and well stocked with novels, dishes, cutlery, jigsaw puzzles, and linens. Service was a big problem, and because of the service I received, I would not rent this unit or with this company again. The unit was not clean when we arrived. We were asked to wait 2-3 hours for this to be completed. After making the 12+ hour overnight trip to arrive at this destination, adding this amount of time was extremely unpleasant, to say the least. At the end of our stay, the cleaning staff came 15 minutes early and entered the home prior to our departure and started working. I have never experienced this before. Also, this was a bit ironic given that the cleaning process from the previous renters had not even started when we initially arrived. I was quite surprised, since this was another cut in to our rental time of the property, and I began to wonder why we were not seen as valued clients.
Aloha Amy, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay with us and we agree Nihi Kai Villas is a great property. In regards to your check-in, you arrived at the property almost four hours prior to the check-in time of 2pm which is clearly posted on all your documentation. Our crew informed you that your unit was not ready as the prior guests had just checked out at 10am. Since we take great care in preparing all our units for our guests arrivals, our cleaners are trained not to allow guests to check in early into a unit that is not fully prepared. In the future, should you need a early check-in, please let our reservation team know at the time of making the reservation so we work to accommodate you. In regards to the crew arriving 15 minutes early, we apologize. Our team had thought you had already checked out. Rest assured that every client is valued and customer service is our top priority. We hope that we are able to host you again on Kauai.