About this listing
Enjoy on-the-beach-living! This ROOM for rent in a charming beach home that is on the beach path in the midst of dining, shopping, and nightlife. It is located in one of the few Kauai locations where you don't have to rent a car!
The room has air conditioning available and a window with a beach path view. There is a closet and armoire and small loveseat. DVD player and monitor (no cable), and iPod docking station and radio are also provided.
This is a room in my home. The room is private and has an AC unit. The bathroom is shared. Guests have living area, kitchen and laundry privileges (the home is shared).
Interaction with Guests
I work almost every day, sometimes from home. Sometimes I work in the middle of the night (quietly) and take a nap during the day. Therefore, guests self check-in.
Accordingly, late check-in is just fine. Also, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you thoroughly read all correspondence regarding any reservation before arriving on Kauai. This will help you find and access the property.
If you see me, I know the island very well and can help you with suggestions on where to go and what to do. You can also text or e-mail me for pointers.
We're right in the middle of all the action! You can walk to virtually every tourist attraction in this town! Only caveat: be prepared for the nightly sounds of karaoke (we provide ear plugs and the room fans/ACs can help mask the noise at night).
We are on the beach path not directly on the beach. It is approximately a 2 minute walk to get to the beach in the pictures. FYI US News voted Kalapaki Bay the #4 thing to do on Kauai after 3 remote natural attractions. This is a great spot if you like being in the middle of all the hustle and bustle!
Lihue is central to the island's attractions. Many visitors enjoy using this area as their "hub."
Many things are within walking distance. A Kauai Bus stop is located nearby. Fun Jeeps and convertibles are available to rent (you will be emailed info about this after you make a reservation). Although you will not need a car in this location, it is recommended in order to see the island's gorgeous natural scenery. Parking is $9/night directly in front of the front door or you can find it in the neighborhood for free.
Other Things to Note
The home can be noisy certain nights of the week due to nearby bars, etc. We do provide earplugs and highly recommend using them and the AC as a white noise machine. It's because we are right in the middle of all the fun.
Instant book in enabled so you can book right now without approval. Also, late check-in is fine because you self check-in. Sorry, I am not great at responding to questions. Chances are, most of your questions are answered in this description so please read it carefully.
Please be respectful and don't bring any strangers into the home. There are tons of fun places to meet new friends around the home. This room has a very firm maximum occupancy of 2 persons. Please do not take anything away from the home except for beach towels (and please return them). This is a no-smoking property.
Relax and have fun!
Wonderful stay. Awesome location. The room was clean. I will be coming back.
A better description of the bath and that it would be shared with others.
It can be disappointing for all parties involved when guests don't read the property description before booking. It says, "This is a room in my home. The room is private and has an AC unit. The bathroom is shared. Guests have living area, kitchen and laundry privileges (the home is shared)."
I hope you enjoyed your time on Kauai.
The house/room was pretty much as advertised. Solveig definitely takes pride in hosting, and has stocked just about every item a guest could want. Overall, a good experience, excellent value!
Great location - it is literally next door to the beach and some neat bars next door. We never met Solveig but she appeared to have everything organised for us. It was so nice to have a washing machine and dryer onsite so we could catch up on our washing after being away sea kayaking for a week which we found really handy:)
Great cute place right on Kalapaki beach with a view of the ocean out of one of the windows. It was nice to have access to a kitchen to cook meals in instead of having to always eat out. There are 3 rooms rented out so keep that in mind that you won't be the only ones there, there are 2 other single occupancy rooms. The first night we didn't use the AC and I was woken up by people outside and the roosters that remind you they are there all throughout the day. I would recommend using the AC as it blocks out a lot of sounds from outside.
We never saw our host, but she left detailed instructions and was responsive to text messages. She would leave notes in the house to give us updates, say hi, etc.
Definitely follow Solveig's instructions about not keeping food in your room because we unfortunately forgot and found 2 cockroaches in our room. Once we killed them and moved the food to the fridge they were no longer a problem.
From what we heard the prices here are among the best you will be able to find. We met someone that is a rental owner and she said her "backpacker hostel" goes for almost the same price as this.
Check-in and out is very convenient as it doesn't require a key to get in the house, you use a code to get in the house. Then your room has a key you can take with you.
We were able to walk here from the airport, took about 45 minutes. The place is very clean and comfortable. The beach is literally on your doorstep, you can watch the waves from the window. A variety of restaurants, bars and shop are less than a block away. Good price for the location! We would stay here again!
This place is an older home next to the beach, but I found it very clean and nice. Please note that you will be sharing a bathroom with other individuals. However, this was not a problem. I did have to text Solveigh and she quickly responded. The noise was not an issue the night I stayed their.
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About the Host, Solveig
I'm into healthy living. So I'm a vegetarian and leaning towards raw. I recycle and compost. The home is cleaned with eco-friendly products.
I have 3 businesses on the island but finishing college one day is part of my life plan. One of my businesses rents fun cars including jeeps and convertibles. It's called Fun Cars. I am also a realtor and can "hook you up" with your dream home.
I love to dance, hike and swim. I especially love partner dancing such as salsa and swing!
I traveled extensively when I was younger and adore learning about other cultures. My favorite things are great food, fun people, and I love living at the beach!