At Your Service Kauai Style Too

House - Private room · Elima Street, Lihue, HI 96766, United States
Your host, Carrie
68 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

This quaint room is designed more for the single traveler or two folks that don't necessarily need to sleep in the same bed. There are two twin beds in this room in and L shape and a built in desk and chair. The room has ample closet space at one end and at the other end is a screened window with no glass. This makes for good air flow (and no, there are no mosquitos). Outside this window you will hear the tranquil sound of flowing water in the koi pond and and the aquaponics system in the backyard. Of course you have full access to the large, well stocked kitchen (you provide the food) and a large comfortable living room. We have a large screen TV to view DVDs.
This home is quite the 'self-serve' type. Please relax and make yourselves at home. We allow your privacy and appreciate ours. There is a chance that you might not see us. We all lead busy lives, but you can always text us if you need something.

There will be a hand drawn map of the neighborhood provided.

Many stores do not provide bags for your purchases. Or they will sell you them. But we encourage you to take your own. There are many bags to use in the kitchen. Look around; there are some inside the closet behind the back door.

NOTE; It is possible to list a weekend rate or a holiday rate on AirBnB, but not single night rate. The single night rate for this room is $64 a night. If it is a two night stay, it is $55 a night.

If you would like to leave items in our home while hiking, this is doable. There is a $5. a day charge. Just let us know and we will store in a secured area.

Guest Access

The guests will have access to a large kitchen that is well-stocked, the living room that is equipped with a DVD player and of course the bathroom which is shared. Speak up if you need anything.

Interaction with Guests

I do not interact with the guest a lot. I like to respect their privacy. Plus I work a lot. As you probably know, I am a taxi driver and I give tours. But I'm always accessible via text.

The Neighborhood

This neighborhood was established in the 50s and is an old Japanese neighborhood of course many of the original residents have passed away. But this is a peaceful neighborhood. It is also extremely convenient. You'll find many restaurants in the neighborhood plus access to the bus and the laundromat, the hospital,health food store, fish market, the movie theater and the mall, etc. etc.

Getting around

The public bus can be caught at Walmart across the street. You can also catch the bus at Wilcox Hospital which is even closer across the street. This bus will also bring you from the airport.

Other Things to Note

I'd like to remind you that this home is very old. Some things just don't shine out the way they used to. You will not find a better listing at such a good price. I sincerely hope you have come to enjoy Hawaii.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Carrie is an exceptional host. She went out of her way to help with problems relating to transportation. There was a well stocked kitchen for use and also items for water fun. Just ask Carrie. The rooms were pleasant and clean and we met interesting people there.

    July 2014
  • everything was as pictured and described. the place was welcoming and spotlessly clean. there were instructions that were easy to follow anywhere you might need them. a very positive experience and I would stay here again.
    Thank you Carrie for running such a nice air bnb place. your home is very comfortable and welcoming as well as a relaxing place to stay. I slept well and felt totally secure just as you had told me I would.
    aloha and mahalo
    I hope to be able to return to Kauai and would recommend your place to anyone.

    July 2014
  • We arrived at Carrie's after a long day of traveling. The room was as expected -- two twin beds and the room was very clean. She left towels and washcloths for us, a nice note, and bottled water. All of the directions provided were very clear and we had no issues finding the charming house, which is conveniently located near Lihue airport. The only issues I had (which I found out later in my visit is a problem of Kauai) were (1) being woken up by loud rooster calls around 4:30am (the windows are open in the house, making it difficult to block out noise); (2) the light from the outside courtyard filtering in through the window made it difficult to fall asleep; and (3) the shower itself is quite tiny and not very clean. Overall, our host was very accomodating, didn't have issues with late check-in, and there was no key confusion (things I have problems with in the past). I would recommend Carrie's home for others looking for convenient and affordable housing while visiting Kauai! Mahalo.

    May 2014
  • I had a very good stay at Carrie's place. She is a very experienced host, everything is practical and easy. I really liked the location conveniently close to the airport, but still in a quiet neighbourhood. Thanks for having me!

    May 2014
  • Carrie was a respectful quiet host. Everything was as described in the post. She even helped me out with some advice the next night when I was having some trouble with camping permits. Thanks!!

    May 2014
  • Great location. easy to access Lihue area. Carrie left a map that was helpful. I slept very well. Bed was very comfortable.

    May 2014
  • I had a great time on Kauai. Carrie is a good host. Her home is comfortable and easy to share with others who are staying there. I loved the kitchen and sitting in the living room for morning coffee. We will meet again.

    May 2014
  • Had a great stay,no problems,great location to get food,you have use of a fridge in a huge kitchen. You are in town not on the water. You will nees a car to see the sites as you would any where. Seen the host once as she is busy with her own life. You will hear running water from a little koi pod outside your window,but I have had ponds and streams in my life so I like the sound of running (email hidden)aying here is cheaper than the big hotels so I was able to stay in Hawaii longer.Brian Rundle

    April 2014
  • Carrie was a wonderful host who is very warm, helpful and generous. Her home was clean, comfortable and close to the airport and shopping. There are sounds of running water at night which for me were fine. I recommend her fully!

    April 2014
  • It was lovely to stay at Carries home. It is very comfy and welcoming. She has lots of maps, and information about the island. I would definitely recommend !

    April 2014
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At Your Service Taxi and Tours, Surfing The Nations, and At Your Service Aquaponics
I've been on Kauai since 1986 and can't imagine living anywhere else. I was born in Vermont and have lived many other places, but Kauai is definitely home. Everyday I feel grateful that God allows me to live on this incredible island. One of my many interests is aquaponic gardening, which I do here on my property. I have a unit that consists of two 4' x 16' grow beds and four three hundred gallon fish tanks. Come and see! I lead a very busy life and wear many hats. Driving a taxi and giving private island tours is one of my hats.
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