Left on 05/17/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Greg F.
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.
Two weeks in Heaven
Left on 08/07/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Randy
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!
Nihi Kai Villas unit 525 is a wonderful spacious condo!!
Left on 09/20/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Roberta
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.
Menlo Park, CA
Nice, large unit with good access, but definitely needs a remode
Left on 07/19/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Moradf
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.
Great location, great place!
Left on 06/02/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Jason C
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.
Ron & Eden Spear
A very relaxing and restful vacation
Left on 04/06/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Ron & Eden Spear
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.
Excellent location to beaches, restaruants, golf
Left on 11/25/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | E. Maggioncalda
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. Read more
Response from The Parrish Collection Kauai - 01/18/2013
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
Nihi Kai 525
Left on 10/20/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Andrew
This is a first class unit with a fabulous location.
Fountain Hills, AZ
Perfect Hawaiian Getaway
Left on 10/14/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Kauai Lover
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.
Decent but not worth a second visit
Left on 10/04/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Blake
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. Read more
Response from The Parrish Collection Kauai - 01/18/2013
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
Poipu for us
Ideal for young family
Left on 11/17/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Poipu for us
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.
Exceptional Condo in Many Ways
Left on 05/28/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | Pam
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.
Left on 04/28/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Anon
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.
Calgary, AB. Canada
Left on 04/24/2009 for a stay in January 2009 | Livia F.
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.
Great Value in a Good Location
Left on 01/27/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | KL
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.
Perfect Vacation Location
Left on 08/29/2008 for a stay in April 2008 | nls
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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