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.
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!!!
Awesome experience overall. Really comfortable spot, super friendly host, responsive immediately to all of our requests, just an overall great experience. Would highly recommend it to anyone staying in the area.
Large, bright, airy space. Comfortable bed. Adequate kitchenette. Plenty of towels. Melia is very helpful and responsive. All as advertised, no issues.
The host was niece and welcoming to us, providing clear written information for use of the apartment. The description matched well the actual offer. The place is nice, tidy and quiet, with access to a relaxing back garden too. The location is also very comfortable, allowing to easily move northbound or southbound in the island from there.
We had such a wonderful time in Melia's studio. It was raining a bit and slowing down are outside plans so we ended up snuggling up on the comfy bed and watching netflix. The tv also has a nice little surround sound system which was nice. She was really organized and gave us a sheet with all the information that we needed for our stay with her.
The studio is nicely made, clean and in a lovely neighborhood. We would happily stay in Melia's home again! Thank you
Great area of the island and clean, pretty, and private space to rest. Thank you to Melia who was so gracious about accommodating us at the last minute.
Perfect ending to out time in Kauai.
Aloha and Mahalo Melia.
We enjoyed our stay at Melia's very much, she was great helping us out with eveything we had inquired about. The studio apartment was larger then it seemed in the photo and just as beautiful or more. Loved the views of the mountains from the back patio, which was a fun place to relax. The neighborhood was just what we were looking for, walking distance to many of my favorite places on the the island. It felt great to walk after exploring the island all day. There were even two beautiful beaches just 5 minutes away.
The room was very clean and nicely private. We appreciated how Melia has set up the room with some kitchen stuff (mini-fridge, coffee making stuff - she even left us coffee, sugar and cream, utensils, sink, microwave). 10-minute walk through a neighborhood to the small center of Kilauea, with its great bakery & pizzeria. Melia made sure we had everything we needed. She even let us stay late since she didn't have anyone checking in that day.