Nihi Kai Villas #525

1870 Ho'one Road #525 , Koloa, HI 96756
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 5 Sleeps Poipu

Poipu Kapili is rated 4.36 out of 5. Based on 33 reviews from TripAdvisor, VRBO, Google, and others.

One of the best locations in sunny Poipu Beach Kauai, Nihi Kai Villas Resort is just steps away from the Poipu shoreline and a little over 300 yards to world-famous body surfing Brennecke’s Beach and Poipu Beach Park. The plantation style architecture at this small island oasis by the sea is surrounded by swaying palms, tropical flowers, fruit trees, orchids, and mature plumeria trees accented by well manicured lawns.

The Parrish Collection is a locally owned and based real estate management company that specializes in vacation rentals on Kauai and Maui. Our collections of rentals are professionally managed by in-house staff with a commitment to personalized service, fine attention to detail and a true sense of Aloha. Our team looks forward to hosting you soon.


• Heated oceanfront swimming pool
• Tennis courts
• Complimentary self parking
• Two community BBQ locations
• On-site front desk, Concierge and Activities services
• 24 hour emergency contact and response
• Daily maid service available (for additional charge)
• Check-in: 3:00 pm, check-out 10:00 am (late check-out upon availability for additional charge)

RESORT NOTE: Property construction near pool now through April 30th. Pool area and neighboring units subject to disturbance Monday – Thursday, 7am thru 5pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.


• Superior ocean view, one-level floor plan, approximately 1,808 square feet
• Third level, end unit, two levels of stairs to entry
Interior Rating: Deluxe
• 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
• Master Suite – king bed, TV, private ocean view lanai, full bath with walk-in shower
• Second Suite – king bed, (convertible to twins), private lanai, full bath tub with shower
• TV/DVD/CD in living room, day bed with trundle, private ocean view lanai
• Wireless hi-speed internet, in-room safe
• Washer and dryer, open parking
• TA-133-957-6320-01
• GE-133-957-6320-01

  • Dryer
  • Washer
  • Resort Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Resort Parking - Unassigned
  • Free Parking
  • Beach Essentials
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • One Level Floor Plan
  • End Unit
Susanne R. says
May, 2019

We loved our stay

We realy loved our stay, nice appartment with great view. We hope we can comeback. Very nice garden and all there is working here is very kind.
CALVIN E. says
May, 2019

Love #525

Enjoyed our time very much. Excellent unit with good ocean view. Kevin was very good to work with.
James Brown says
March, 2019

The user didn’t write a review, and has left just a rating.
P5886NTcynthiaw says
February, 2019

Relax near Poipu

The rental is very comfortable, seems to be continually and caringly updated, with so many thoughtful items for our use—boogie board, flippers, beach chairs, and well appointed kitchen utensils. The two bedrooms and baths are great. The furnishings are lovely. It is a walk through the complex and across a road to a nearby beach that is just right with great waves and sunsets. Check-in and check-out were simple. Our time spent was relaxing and enjoyable. Also—the pool is great!!!!
Tina S. says
February, 2019

Great Place!

We stayed here from January 19 until the 25th. We arrived after hours and key access was easy! The grounds are lovely and well manicured. The condo itself is beautiful – perfect size for four adults and nicely appointed! Large bathrooms. The views were incredible – we could watch whales breaching in the distance and the sunsets were spectacular! Owners have thoughtfully furnished the unit with everything needed, including beach towels and chairs, umbrella, boogie board. Having a washer and dryer in the unit is a definite bonus! A real plus is the close proximity of the unit to the beaches for great morning walks and also that we didn’t have to get in a car whenever we wanted to go to the beach. There was a fair amount of humidity at nighttime – the carpet seemed to be damp in the mornings (future remodel maybe tile?). We learned to not leave too many windows open at night (which we did to get a cross breeze to cool the unit). According to our companions, the second bedroom’s bed was not the most comfortable, and both bedrooms could use a few more pillows! But these are just minor details. Anticipated having some rain at times, but were not disappointed when we had not a single drop! We were very happy with this condo and look forward to coming back and staying here again!
Anonymous says
December, 2018

Less than expected.

Unit needs a deep cleaning. It is getting close to time for furniture updating. Nice view and a great location. I will come back to this area of the Island, just not to this condo
Aloha John, sorry that you were disappointed. I see you came in on a back-to-back and commented to our crew on the misses on the stove and oven. We apologize. If there was anything else, I do wish you would have told us as we would have addressed them. We did try to reach you multiple times and you did not return our calls. Glad you liked Nihi Kai and Poipu and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo.
joe. says
December, 2018

Clean, comfortable and perfectly located

Hot at night but overall great place!
JP says
November, 2018

UPDATE: Air Conditioning Added in November 2018

New split system air conditioning throughout entire unit.
holly w. says
August, 2018

Great place and location.

It was an amazing rental. The house had lots of fans to help with the heat.
Mahalo Holly for your 5-stars. You will be happy to know that the owner is installing AC within the next couple of months, so you will be able to enjoy the new amenity on your next visit. A hui hou.
Liz S. says
July, 2018


We really enjoyed our stay. Loved the condo and loved the location! We would definitely like to comeback!
Cody C. says
May, 2018

Very Nice. Well kept. Ocean Views.

Property was great, had pool, tennis courts, and barbecue area. Very close to the public beach.
Kathryn , (CA) says
April, 2018


We liked the space for a family of 5! And all the extra beach goodies.
Preston R. says
February, 2018

Wonderful location with the right mix of privacy and scenery

Visited 11-17 Feb ’18. Top floor allowed cool breezes to flow through. Views from above allowed my family to see whales, dolphins and fantastic sunsets. Will reserve again.
Mahalo Preston for your review and comments. We look forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou!
Jennie Juarez-Dowd , (US) says
February, 2018


???? the view from the lanai was excellent, the nice landscape, the large bathrooms and rooms ???? Can’t think of anything.
Kathryn , (US) says
January, 2018

We highly recommend this unit. Amazing 2 weeks. Place is very quiet and not noisy at all.

???? Everything. This place was wonderful! Loved every minute. Unit was large and had an incredible view. Lack of air conditioning was never an issue. Condo had everything we needed. Love this place and would absolutely recommend it. Bathrooms were recently remodeled and were absolutely gorgeous. Loved the shower! ???? Lack of sufficient lighting in kitchen. No overhead lights so kitchen was never light enough. Microwave was just to high. Mom could not even reach it.
Meredith C. says
September, 2016

Nice, but master bedroom TOO HOT to sleep.

There is a lot good about this place and some not so great stuff. Unfortunately, the master bedroom was unbearably hot and we woke up about every hour or so. The room faces the ocean and sun blasts in all day. It is the top floor and the heat has no where to go. Because of the layout, the cross-breeze doesn’t get into the master bedroom or the master bathroom at all. We tried every trick in the book to cool it down (fans, cross-breeze, etc.) By comparison, on this same trip we stayed in two other places with no air and did not have this problem. They really need to put in an air conditioner for that room. If they do, we would stay again. The back bedroom got a nice cooling breeze and with two fans going it was cool enough for our son to sleep. The kitchen is very nice, recently updated and well-stocked. Large lanai. Huge living space with comfy Hawaiian style furniture, but a little crowded especially in the dining area. Room for 2 or 3 people (kids?) to sleep on trundle beds. We didn’t see any bugs. The washer/dryer are full size and new. The only other things that could use improvement: the carpet felt “crunchy” so we didn’t go barefoot, and both bathrooms are well past-due for an up-grade. The exterior property is nicely kept up with beautiful plants, and there are flat, lighted pathways. Pool and tennis courts easy to get to. BBQ was cleaned daily by staff. Parking in our lot was always available. Great location. Short walk to the beach. Short drive to restaurants/market/shops.
Mahalo Seattle Family for writing a review. It can get warm especially in late summer or early fall but we do our best to provide fans as most times it is short lived. We are sorry the one room did not cool down. Please understand we rate each unit individually and if you are looking for a totally remodeled unit, check out our Premier and Premier Plus units to be assured you pick the unit right for you. We are not sure what you mean about the “crunchy” carpet, but know it is professionally cleaned regularly and/or spot treated as needed. Just to be sure, we double checked records and it has been on this schedule. Lastly, we will pass on your nice comments to staff as they always love hearing all their hard work on the landscaping and property does not go unnoticed. Mahalo and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha!
bunderbuilt says
January, 2015

Do not rent unit #525.

We stayed here 2.2014 and loved it. Came back 1.2015 and our stay was ruined by the loud party going on in the unit directly below us. It continued every night for the entire week we were there. We had to keep the unit closed up each evening and night with no way to cool off. Very intimidating immature crew ruined our stay.WARNING, DO NOT RENT UNIT 525 OR ANY UNIT NEARBY. SHAME ON YOU PARRISH MANAGEMENT, YOU LOST MY BUSINESS.
Aloha bunderbuilt, While we are happy you chose to come back to Nihi Kai, we are sorry that you did not enjoy your last stay. We reviewed your reservation as well as the additional party’s reservation that you had traveling with you and do not see any notification/complaint to us of a party, excessive noise, etc. any time during your stay. We also note that we tried to reach with our welcome call, mid-stay check-in as well as our “thank you for staying with us” call and none were returned (both units). We also checked with the resident manager and while he recalls a larger group gathering at the BBQ one night in January, but he too has no recollection of any noise complaints. Both the AOAO and Parrish Kauai take the Nihi Kai house rules seriously and any excessive noise after 8pm is immediately dealt with. Historically, people generally forget that they in a residential resort and one quick reminder and all settles down. We have our on-site front desk manned six days a week as well as have a 24-hour emergency line. We do wish you would have chosen to use one of those to express your frustration during your stay so we could have dealt with any complaint and/or helped alleviate any situation as it is our goal to ensure all our guests have a great stay. We are sorry that you will not return to Nihi Kai. Mahalo, The Parrish Collection Kauai
Kansas says
May, 2013


We’ve stayed at Nihi Kai at least 15 times over the years. 525 is one of the best units on the grounds. A corner unit, the kitchen and dining area are part of an extended floor plan with at least 10 additional feet in width running the length of the unit. The extra size was complimented with more plates, Silverware, cooking tools than any of the other units we’ve stayed in. Furniture, amenities, all very good. I gave this unit 4 stars instead of 5 only because the lack of air Conditioning in the hottest months can make it hard to sleep at night. In fairness, nearly all condos in Hawaii have no aC (tho a few do in the bedrooms), but the afternoon sun can get a little warm. Will I stay again? Yes!! In 525? Yes! Parking, location in Poi’pu, ocean, breeze – all this make Nihi Kai the place for me.
Harvard says
August, 2012

Two weeks in Heaven

Kauai was beautiful, and our accomodations were wonderful! There were 4 travelers, and we were comfortable, and the breeze thru the unit was continuous and cool. We thoroghly enjoyed the kitchen and the grill outside to get a break from eating out. Everything was clean and the view was great!
calif. says
September, 2011

Nihi Kai Villas unit 525 is a wonderful spacious condo!!

We really enjoyed our trip to Kauai. Nihi Kai Villas is a great resort with manicured gardens, a nice pool across from the ocean and good amenities. The resort is a short walk to Brenneke’s Beach and Poipu Beach. We loved watching the gorgeous sunsets on the lanai. The unit has 2 beach chairs, a beach umbrella and a cooler, which is a big plus and was helpful. It was the perfect place to stay for our family.
CA says
July, 2011

Nice, large unit with good access, but definitely needs a remode

We had a very good time at this unit, but think the unit can use a little facelift, like newer furniture, removing the carpet, a coat of paint. Only cosmetic improvements. seems nothing had been done to the unit since it was built in the 70’s.
Seattle says
June, 2011

Great location, great place!

Our unit at the Nihi Kai Villas really exceeded our expectations. Really spacious condo with vaulted ceilings. Fantastic views from the lanai where we saw whales everyday. Turtles in the bay right across the road. A short stroll to the beach. What more can you ask for? The kids loved the pool, and location was great and sunny in the heart of Poipu. We were a little concerned at first about not having a/C, but lots of fans and a steady sea breeze really kept the place cool. For the money, I would strongly recommend this unit.
Maine says
April, 2011

A very relaxing and restful vacation

Kauai is a nice layed back vacation spot and Nihi Kia Villas is ideal for me and my family. The end units are very spacious and #525 was just that; comfortable, nice views and very convient.
California says
November, 2010

Excellent location to beaches, restaruants, golf

A very nice condo with a great ocean view, and a very convenient location. Comfortable and clean. Would suggest cleaning deck railings from bird droppings prior to arrival of next visitor. There is repair work to be done near kitchen window above sink, lower right corner…plaster board disintegrating due to moisture. Problem will worsen unless repaired properly. Prior repair was attempted but not done correctly.
Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. We appreciate our guest comments and take them seriously. I wanted to let you know that 525 now has new carpet and the kitchen has been totally remodeled. We look forward to welcoming you back to Nihi Kai 525 in a few weeks and appreciate your returning to The Parrish Collection Kauai and Nihi Kai annually. Mahalo, Parrish Kauai
USA says
October, 2010

Nihi Kai 525

This is a first class unit with a fabulous location.
AZ says
October, 2010

Perfect Hawaiian Getaway

Unit 525 was great. It was on the 3rd floor and had breath taking views of the ocean. The property is kept up very nice. The staff was very helpful and accomodating. We cannot wait to visit Kauai again and would love to stay Nihi Kai Villas Unit 525 again. Thank you for a wonderful family vacaction.
Boulder says
October, 2010

Decent but not worth a second visit

Unit is dated in a so-so complex. Location is average in the Poipu area. Kitchen is sub-par. Bedrooms are ok but not great. Pretty pricey for what you get. Hawaii is expensive but I have stayed in nicer places for less.
Aloha Blake, Thank you for choosing The Parrish Collection Kauai and for taking the time to comment on your stay. However, we do disagree with your comments about Nihi Kai Villas, Poipu Beach, Hawaii and in particular, unit 525. We believe this is a great property that offers its guests well maintained resort property with spacious units and very conveniently located next to Poipu Beach. In terms of 525, this is one of our most popular units and recently had the kitchen has been completely remodeled offering its guests a terrific new space to call home while here on Kauai. Mahalo, Parrish Kauai
Southern CA says
November, 2009

Ideal for young family

Absolutley loved our stay at Unit 525 and have plans to stay there over and over again. Ideally located less than 300 yards walking distance to Baby and Bernanke Beaches, 525 offers the comforts of home and great ocean views. Don’t let the 3 flight of stairs deter you, we managed them just fine with (2) 18 month olds, a 5 and a 7 year old. 525 is spacious, family friendly and tastefully furnished with all that you need to make your vacation complete. We found Snorkling gear, a cooler and boogie board in the closet for the beach activities. All the kitchen gear you need to make the meals at home can be found in the open kitchen (Be sure to hit Costco on your way in from the Airport). Parking and the BBQ are less than 30 yards from the stairs. Quiet and pleasant, you truly experience the Aloha spirit in this unit. I’d be remiss in not thanking the Parrish folks for all their help in coordinating our stay. They’re absolutely the best and would not think of using anyone else on future trips. Pat got us preferred seating and Tee times and the support onsite was second to none. Tired of the hubbub, cost and enormity of big resorts? This by far was the best of our vacations on the Islands.
WA says
May, 2009

Exceptional Condo in Many Ways

This unit was in a great location, had a good floor plan and wonderful views. Located on the top floor allowed us to feel the wonderful Hawaiian breezes. The unit was clean and well stocked with towels, dishes and bathroom necessities. The overall property was beautifully landscaped and had great facilities – pool and BBQs.
Seattle says
April, 2009

Wonderful stay

We had a wonderful stay in this well-equipped apartment. It even had snorkels and boogie boards to borrow! We used the outside grill a lot and found the staff accommodating and friendly. We would love to return.
AB. Canada says
April, 2009

Beautiful views

The location of the condo is excellent, the surrounding gardens and the views are beautiful.The tennis courts are great, the beach is very close. The bathrooms badly need renovation in this property, and the woodwork could use some refurbishing.
DC says
January, 2009

Great Value in a Good Location

Nice 2 bed/ 2 bath unit with view of the water over the roofs of other units. No air conditioning but a nice breeze flows through with the windows open. Kitchen is a little cramped but useful. Would stay again except in the hottest months.
Anonymous says
August, 2008

Perfect Vacation Location

Perfect place and decent location. The condo is nicely appointed and very clean. It has many home comforts. Great snorkling spots all really close. Condo’s groundskeeping very well maintained. Drawbacks for some may be that the condo is on the 3rd floor and there is no elevator. Also, since you are up so high, you are surrounded by tree canopies. The birds can be a bit messy and noisy. We liked the chatter because it provided a very tropical experience. If you chose this place, you will not be sorry. Truly wonderful.
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