About this listing
Enjoy this beautiful,clean studio with vaulted ceilings, surround sound and kitchenette. There's a separate entrance and plenty of windows for those island trade winds. Located within walking distance to a few restaurants and shops.
This beautiful studio apartment is located on the North Shore of Kauai. It is close to shops, dining and Kilauea Lighthouse.
Guests will have access to their own private apartment with flat screen smart TV with Netflix and Wifi. There is also a kitchenette convenient for preparing meals. The back Lanai is a great spot to relax with serene views of the mountains or stargazing!
Interaction with Guests
I am generally at work and have minimal interaction with guests. However I'm happy to help out with vacation planning and have local knowledge about the island. This has been my home since birth:)
The neighborhood is relaxed. there are a bunch of kids that ride bikes and everyone drives slow and shows respect for each other. It's a friendly neighborhood. There are also Farmers Markets in this town where you can pick up exotic fruits and fresh veggies or tropical flowers.
Yes there is the Kaua'i Bus and I provide the schedule for guests. The nearest stop is about 1/2mile or 5 min walk.
Other Things to Note
I live in the main part of the home with my two sons. They are 5 and 13. We are gone 90 % of the time.
Aloha and welcome! We hope you enjoy your stay here in our studio. Please contact Melia Fost(phone number hidden) by text, phone call or email with any questions or concerns. Here are some helpful house instructions:
AIR BNB HOUSE INSTRUCTIONS:
*PLEASE PARK ON THE GRASS NEXT TO THE ROW OF PALMS. THERE ARE SEVERAL CHILDREN THAT LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SO PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION.
*THE UNIT IS LOCATED ON THE SIDE OF THE HOME THAT IS CLOSEST TO WHERE YOU WILL BE PARKING. THERE ARE A FEW STONE STEPS THAT LEAD UP TO A TRAVERTINE PATIO. THE SLIDING GLASS DOOR TO YOUR RIGHT IS THE STUDIO. YOU MAY ENTER THROUGH THIS DOOR OR USE THE FRONT DOOR.
*CHECK IN TIME IS USUALLY 3PM UNLESS OTHERWISE COORDINATED. PLEASE EMAIL OR TEXT MELIA A FEW DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL SO WE CAN PREPARE APPROPRIATELY FOR YOUR ARRIVAL.
*CHECK OUT TIME IS USUALLY AROUND NOON UNLESS OTHERWISE COORDINATED.
*NO SMOKING INSIDE THE STUDIO OR ON THE PROPERTY PLEASE.
*PLEASE BE CURTEOUS ABOUT NOISE AS TO NOT DISTURB THE NEIGHBORS. QUIET HOURS ARE 10PM-7:30AM
*BEDROOM LINENS ARE NICE AND CLEAN AND READY FOR USE AS WELL AS TOWELS. PLEASE DO NOT USE BATH TOWELS FOR THE BEACH. STRIPED BEACH TOWELS ARE LOCATED UNDER THE BATHROOM SINK FOR BEACH USE.
*INTERNET ROUTER:SBG65804E PASSCODE:see paper in studio
*THERE IS A WASHER/DRYER ON PROPERTY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE IT PLEASE TEXT MELIA FIRST. IF YOU WILL BE USING IT MORE THAN ONCE PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN DETERGENT (FOR EXTENDED STAYS).
*WE HAVE A SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEM. IF THE WATER IS NOT GETTING HOT PLEASE TEXT MELIA AND SHE CAN TURN IT ON FOR YOU IF SHES HOME OR IF SHES NOT HOME PLEASE USE THE PIN PAD OUTSIDE THE GARAGE TO OPEN THE GARAGE PIN:(see paper in studio) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE GARAGE IS A LAUNDRY ROOM. INSIDE THE LAUNDRY ROOM YOU WILL FIND THE WATER HEATER. THERE IS A SQUARE BUTTON NEAR THE TOP OF THE WATER HEATER THAT YOU CAN PUSH TO TUEN IT ON. AN AMBER INDICATOR LIGHT WILL GLOW WHEN IT IS ON. AFTER ABOUT 15 MIN WATER SHOULD BE NICE AND HOT. PLEASE TRY TO REMEMBER TO TURN OFF THE WATER HEATER THE SAME WAY YOU TURNED IT ON. PLEASE CLOSE THE GARAGE THE SAME WAY YOU OPENED IT. BE SURE TO PRESS ENTER AFTER YOU PUT IN THE CODE FOR THE GARAGE.
*SAND!! THIS HAS BEEN AN ON GOING PROBLEM FOR US IN THE STUDIO. IT ENDS UP CLOGGING THE BATHTUB DRAIN. PLEASE WASH ALL SAND OFF IN THE FAUCET OUTSIDE AND IF POSSIBLE DO THE SAME WITH BATHING SUITS. PLEASE DO NOT WEAR SHOES IN THE HOUSE. (ITS HAWAIIAN TRADITION) THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
*KILAUEA IS A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE WITH NEIGHBORS THAT YOU ARE FRIENDS/GUESTS OF MELIA.
*THERE ARE SEVERAL FARMERS MARKETS ON THE NORTH SHORE:TUESDAY AT 2PM PAST HANALEI TOWN ON THE LEFT IN A FIELD THERE. THURSDAY RIGHT IN KILAUEA AT 4:30 NEAR THE KILAUEA BAKERY AND GYM. SATURDAYS NEAR THE MINI GOLF/BANANA JOES IN KILAUEA AROUND 10AM-1PM AND ALSO IN HANALEI AT THE SOCCER PARK AROUND THE SAME TIME. THEY ARE ALL GREAT FOR FINDING EXOTIC FRUITS AND VEGGIES AND FLOWERS AND SOMETIMES BAKED GOODS AND CRAFTS.
*PLEASE DO NOT LOSE THE KEY. THERE IS A $20 FEE FOR LOST KEYS.
*THERE IS A SMART TV IN THE UNIT. I DO HAVE NETFLIX ON THE SMART TV THAT IS SET UP FOR YOUR USE AND IF YOU HAVE A TV PROVIDER AT HOME YOU CAN LOG INTO ANY OF THE APPS WITH YOUR INFO. TO TURN ON THE TV USE THE REMOTE AND PUSH POWER BUTTON ON. NOW POWER ON THE TUNER DEVICE BY PUSHING THE POWER BUTTON 2X TILL IT GLOWS BLUE. NOW PUSH THE BIG COLORFUL BUTTON LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE REMOTE. NAVIGATE THE APPS TO CHOOSE THE ONE YOU WANT. NETFLIX IS POPULAR AND WORKS. NOW YOU NEED SOUND. GO TO THE TUNER DEVICE AND PRESS THE BUTTON THAT SAYS SOURCE UNTIL IT SAYS OPT 1. THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU SOUND FROM A FEW SPEAKERS. PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO TEXT MELIA FOR HELP.
*THE GLASS SLIDER HAS BEEN TRICKY TO LOCK. TRY A FEW TIMES AND IT WILL EVENTUALLY LOCK INTO PLACE. AGAIN TEXT MELIA IS YOU NEED ANY HELP.
WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR STAY HERE AND WE GET TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN THE FUTURE! PLEASE USE CAUTION IN THE OCEAN AS CURRENTS AND WAVES CAN BE VERY UNPREDICTABLE. KAUAI IS MAGNIFICENT AND HAS SO MANY FREE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING HIKING AND SWIMMING ETC. HAVE A TON OF FUN!!!
Big and spacious studio, clean and well maintained, and a perfect hopping off spot for exploring the north and east side of the island. Very quiet neighborhood, with the exception of the occasional dog or rooster noises. We were out enjoying the island most of the time so only saw Melia once, but she checked in with us regularly via text and made sure we were all taken care of. Great experience.
Melia's place was great to stay for a quick night before heading out to hike the kalalua trail. Very clean, convenient location, and greatly appreciated her responsiveness to our questions and concerns. The room does not have air-conditioning, so while there are several fans, it can still be a little bit hot during the day.
staying at Melia's was great- comfortable and close to the beaches and the interesting towns on north side of island. Melia is very helpful and friendly and i would recommend her place to anyone travleing to the island
We had a pleasant stay at Melia's place. She wasn't around most of the time, but responded quickly if we needed anything. The place is clean and offers a small kitchen that is perfect for preparing fresh fruit breakfast :).
Thanks for borrowing us the boogie board and beach gear.
The studio was great - a light breezy space in a quiet neighbourhood. Melia was a lovely host - we especially appreciated being able to use the washing machine and having access to the kitchenette. We were off on outdoor adventures most days so we also appreciated it being an independent space. Definitely recommended.
Wonderful, clean place, right near the action on the northern side of the garden island!
Ideal choice for a couple or single who want to have some peace and quiet, secluded from the touristy scene (but close if you like that kind of stuff too). 5-10 minute drive from multiple beaches, grocery and restaurants!
Our stay at Melia's listing in Kilauea was amazing! She was super nice, and answered all out questions quickly. She was also very accommodating of our schedule and needs. The studio was exactly as described - large,clean, and bright. We really loved staying here, and wished we would have for longer. We had all the amenities we needed, and slept great. The location is also absolutely amazing!