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Nihi Kai 833: Modern, updated, penthouse feel with best 270 degree views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 lanais, top floor, end unit, sleeps 5

Enjoy the private world of Nihi Kai 833 !

Join our large family of repeat guests. Find out why many of our guests do not want to leave the lanai. Enjoy the best ocean + mountain views and sunsets at Nihi Kai Villas and most other locations in Poipu. We're proud of our close communication and relationship with our renters before, during and after their stay.

Beautiful and bright open-concept living with the best 270 degree ocean/ mountain views and sunsets at Nihi Kai Villas. Enjoy your privacy in this top floor end unit with high ceilings and your own outdoor staircase (note: no elevator). The elevated location and large lanai open on the end gives this unit ocean and mountain views unparalleled by any other Nihi Kai unit and most Poipu properties. Enjoy your morning coffee watching the sun come up over the central mountains of Kauai including Mt. Kapalaoa, Mt. Kahili, Mt. Kawaikini and the Haupu Range. Take in the sweeping views of the ocean, coastline and even the island of Niihau in the distance. In the evening you'll toast the sunsets over the ocean and the sparkling lights of Kalaheo and Lawai towns in the distant hills. Unit 833 has views unsurpassed at Nihi Kai and most other Poipu vacation rentals.

Nihi Kai Villas is a delightful complex of Hawaiian Plantation style architecture cascading down the hillside to the ocean. The mature grounds are a key feature - lushly landscaped with plant name markers. Enjoy walking the grounds to the heated pool directly across from the ocean or the 10 minute walk to Brennecke’s Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Walk to great restaurants – Brennecke Beach Broiler overlooking the ocean and Kalapaki Joe’s. A 25 minute walk on the lovely paved walkway through Poipu Kai will take you to the Grand Hyatt with restaurants and shows. Many more dining and shopping options are within a short 5 minute car ride. Or enjoy making your own meals with our fully-stocked kitchen or cook and dine in the covered BBQ area. For outdoor activities, wonderful walks or places to dine this is one of the best locations in Poipu.


Sleeps 5 in real beds - no hard sofa bed sleeping. Sleeping on sofa not allowed

Free unlimited long distance - Canada/mainland

Free Wi-Fi

Free parking

Enjoy penthouse style privacy - top floor, end unit with own staircase (no elevator)

Heated pool ( Fall and Winter months) with children’s pool

Bright, airy, breezy condo with a modern open concept floor plan

Vaulted ceilings throughout, ceiling fans throughout and 2 lanais

Updated and fully equipped kitchen

Includes coffee grinder, rice cooker and every kitchen utensil imaginable

Updated and modern master bath with large walk-in shower

Second bedroom has it's own ensuite bathroom and second lanai

Electronic hotel type safe

Sonos wireless bluetooth player/ speakers

IPod/ IPhone docking station

2 televisions, DVD, VCR

Washer / Dryer in unit

Large lending library and children's games

Our property manager is 1 mile away to serve you

** NOTE: Maximum occupancy is 5 and is monitored. Sleeping on sofas not allowed. There are beds for sleeping a total of 5.

NOTE: No elevator

The two bedrooms are of equal size and both have access to their own lanai. The main bedroom has a king bed with access to the main lanai. The bathroom is right next to the bedroom and was recently remodeled to include a large walk-in shower.

The second bedroom has a unique and versatile bedding plan - one queen and one twin *. This can be the ideal arrangement for children of different ages, 2 adult couples traveling together or a nanny. Bring Grandma with! This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a shower/tub combination and access to the second lanai. This bedroom also has cable television.

NOTE: For excellent service while you're on-island we have contracted with a professional property management / real estate firm, located just two miles from the condo, as our on-island contact for your needs. As the owner you will work directly with me on pricing and any questions you may have throughout the entire process. Our on-island property management representatives will be there to help you with any maintenance or housekeeping needs, book activities or just give you some suggestions on things to see and do.

My goal is to provide you with the fastest response times and the best service. I'm always available via email, phone or text to answer your questions. We're proud of our response time to our guests and strive to maintain it as you can see in our guest comments. Please give us a call or email!

Deborah and Peter


Transient Accommodations Tax I.D. # W40966702-01


Our unit has been a vacation rental since 1998. Besides the many reviews submitted directly to VRBO/HomeAway, we have many reviews from direct-rental guests who are unable to post a review on VRBO. Here is a sampling of the many comments written in our guest books or emails we've received……

"I cannot thank you enough for providing such an amazing place for my family to stay. Everything was wonderful from arrival to departure. The view from the condo was stunning and we had absolutely everything we needed.

I have to say the most pleasurable part of this trip was working with you and Great Vacation Retreats. Once you're on the island, it's pretty hard to ruin paradise. But leading up to the trip and the planning and questions that go into it, you made it nothing but a pleasant experience. You were available for anything we needed and Great Vacation Retreats as well. I can't thank you enough for your effort and time that you put into checking in with me and making sure we had everything to make this trip wonderful"

Catherine Roadcap

July 25th, 2017

"We've been in your house for a couple of days now and we are very pleased with the accommodation. You have a really nice set up here, great location, one of the best units in the resort, in our opinion. Nothing beats an ocean view even though the garden area is very nice.......Everything was in perfect shape when we arrived. Property manager is doing a great job from what we can see. As always: We love Kauai! "

Arnold Rutgers, Arizona, August 25th, 2015

'Wow! What a wonderful condo. All the renovations and decorating are beautiful the panoramic view is very special. We spent many an hour on the lanai soaking it all in.....'

Wayne & Jackie Schuster, Calgary, April 29, 2013

“Amazing! This was our third year year at Nihi Kai and most definitely the best. Your condo is the best. We had such a relaxing time we surely did not want to leave. Absolutely love this place.”

“Our dishwasher was running when we first entered the unit and the only way we could turn it off was the circuit breaker. The owner actually called us and apologized for our inconvenience. We had a new one 2 days later. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful. Plants even have I.D. placards”.

More Details

Deborah Taubenheim
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Deborah Taubenheim

After many trips to Hawaii since the '70's Kauai was our island of choice. In 1998 we made that vacation home dream a reality. All it took were the views from lanai and we were sold.

We currently live in Seattle with our 3 dachshund children. Living a relatively short distance away means that we can make many trips there for both vacationing and being a hands-on owner when it comes to updating and maintaining our condo. We ensure our guests have the same experience we wanted in our many years of renting. Our (human) children were only 10 and 12 when we purchased and they've enjoyed many long stays at Nihi Kai over the years - testament to the fact that Kauai is for children too.

The owners, Deborah & Peter

Deborah Taubenheim purchased this condo in 1998

Why Deborah Taubenheim chose Kauai

We prefer to stay in the more mature 'Hawaiian feel' properties with large units, mature and lush landscaping and of the Hawaiian Plantation style architecture. Nihi Kai Villas fit this description. The views and the location, ocean view pool, and walking distance to beaches and amenities made Nihi Kai Villas 833 our top choice.

What makes this condo unique

Views, location, updated decor, heated pool, private and home-like feel are all benefits offered at 833 Nihi Kai.

We've provided a unique bedding arrangement of a queen and a twin in the second bedroom making our unit great for 2 adult couples, children of different ages, grandparents or nannies!

We offer free and unlimited long distance calling to the mainland, Canada and the other Hawaiian islands.

We've taken the uncertainty away for you by contracting with a professional property manager just one mile away as our on-island manager. Great Vacation Retreats is a local property manager and real estate firm with high ratings and will be there to assist you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful time in this rental. It was immaculate and so very beautiful. Loved the view of the ocean and so close to the beach, restaurants and shopping. But most of all we loved how the area was so peaceful and allowed us just to kick back and relax. We felt so welcome by the staff and were greeted with a little "goodie" bag of essentials to get us started at the beginning of our stay. I would highly recommend this rental. I have already told my cousin, who lives in the state of Washington, about it and will be sending her the information.
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Poipu in Koloa

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet Time - 10 PM to 8 AM Towels, swimsuits, clothing not to be draped on lanai railings. See "From The Owner" located in the unit
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large step-in shower with rainfall shower head
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This is an ensuite bathroom in bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 2 is an ensuite bathroom in bedroom 2. Bathroom 1 includes a first aid kit
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • The two bedrooms are basically both master suites of the same size and each with access to it's own lanai. Bedroom 1 has a king bed with access to the ocean-facing lanai and wonderful views of the mountains and ocean. The bathroom is right next to it. Bedroom 2 has 1 queen and 1 twin bed which offers many options for families, different ages of children, and adult couples traveling together. It has it's own ensuite, small flat screen TV, and access to the second lanai. Sorry, we are unable to accommodate guests sleeping on sofa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Nihi Kai 833: Modern, updated, penthouse feel with best 270 degree views
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 36 reviews

Clean and nice. Great location. Would stay there again.

  • 4 of 5

Deborah was very helpful and conscientious before/during/after our stay. No A/C, but trade winds/fans made it ok.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, Lindy. I apologize for the issue with the microwave. Thank you for letting me know about that. Deb
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Well kept and clean. Very hot in the afternoons.

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked with dishes , pots and pans. Lots of fans. All appliances worked well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kirsten, thank you for your review. And thank you for your message earlier today. I was happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like it was warm during your stay. Yes, Poipu get can get like that in the summer if the trade winds die down. I hope we have the opportunity to work with you again on another family vacation. Deb
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Bellingham, Wa


  • 5 of 5

Owner in constant contact to be sure everything OK. property management company did great job with cleaning and service....Everything is provided in the condo, including boogie boards and beach towels...Quiet, well landscaped complex with lovely pool and tennis courts and easy walk to beach...Amazing view from this upper unit...Just two of us so we had lots of extra space...We golfed every day, and Poipu Bay Golf Course is just up the road and one of the best in Hawaii (we tried Princeville one day and wish we had just stayed at Poipu Bay)....No air conditioning but lots of fans and you need to remember to close the shades to keep the afternoon sun from heating the condo....Too many stairs to the upper unit for anyone who is not mobile....Owner is the best VRBO owner we have encountered...

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary, for your nice comments. I hope to see you again next May.
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Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

Having visited Kauai over 15 times, I have had the good fortune to have stayed in Nihi Kai 833 many times. If you have read the many (all 5 star) reviews on this site you have found them all to be very positive. The best review I can give is to heartily confirm the others. The location and views are outstanding, and the condo is well appointed, furnished and maintained. The above photos and description are accurate and not the least bit misleading, as often seen. The owners, Deborah and Peter, really care about their guests experience and their on island management company is close by and attentive. For the value, what you get for what you pay, you would be hard pressed to do better.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice review, Jim and Laurie. It is really our pleasure to have you as guests every winter. Deb
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Beautiful Unit 833 Nihi KAI

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with excellent privacy. It was just 2 couples but ideal also if you have children as the second bedroom had a twin and double bed. 2 separate lanais as well. Views of he sunset were gorgeous from the main lanai. Well stocked with all you might need.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments. It was a pleasure working directly with you and I hope to have the opportunity to do so again. Debbie
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Malaga, Spain

Great view - great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Kauai and we stayed in this condo for eight nights. For us the location was great - Just a short drive to very good restaurants, the beach in walking distance and amazing views. There were boogie boards and beach chairs in the condo which was great for us and everything else in the condo was as described. Thanks Deb for the help on our last day there! It meant the world to us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christian, thank you for your nice comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm happy to consider extended checkouts whenever I can. With so many flights to the mainland departing in the late evening last day checkouts can present a problem especially when traveling with children. Hope we have the privilege of hosting your stay again some day!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Kalapaki Joe's Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Brennecke's Broiler
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Poipu Beach Park
Car: necessary

Beaches for swimming, sunning, surfing, snorkeling, boogie boarding are all just a walk away as is dining and shopping. See the full list of Things To Do in our condo description section.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Poipu, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer 2017
18 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September Sale 2017
15 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October Sale 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Fall 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Holiday 2017/2018
17 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
8 night minimum stay
for 8 nights
Peak Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer/Early Fall 2018
16 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £141.16

Please note full Cancellation Policy per our contract:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date (minus a service fee of $50 or 3%, whichever is greater).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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