About This Listing
MOUNT MERU HALE is a newly refurbished/well LOVED detached vacation rental STUDIO with its own private entrance in the quiet and lovely Princeville neighborhood on the GARDEN ISLE of KAUAI
lovely eco bamboo matress on bamboo frame bed (no metal coil spring) with pure down comforter ~ bright LIGHT and airy room!
MOUNT MERU HALE is a newly refurbished detached vacation rental STUDIO with its own private entrance in the quiet and lovely Princeville neighborhood on the GARDEN ISLE of KAUAI.
MOUNT MERU HALE comfortably fits 1-2 adults with a small child. This beautiful hale offers tile flooring (a blessing for a mold/mildew free environment), tons of jalousie windows (with private glass) allowing for radiant SUNLIGHT throughout the space and fabulous trade breezes, beautiful hardwood details, clean/newly remodeled BRIGHT full bathroom and new furnishings to include queen size bamboo bedframe with bamboo mattress for a wonderful night's rest.
MOUNT MERU HALE offers new linens and towels, a couch that folds down into a bed and bamboo writing/dining table for take home INjoyment (refrigerator only - no kitchen).
There are many fabulous local restaurants, some within walking and biking distance, to choose from. While close to all North Shore attractions, MOUNT MERU HALE is located on one of the quietest streets in all of Princeville making it an ideal vacation destination!
Transportation ranges from luxury high end car rentals (in Princeville) to local bus transit. Foodland (a major Kauai grocery store) is within walking distance.
Mount Meru Hale is an all organic, chemical and fragrance free environment from the bedding to the floor cleaner!
We offer tips when requested for maximum vacation INjoyment. We are blessed to live here on this beautiful island and know you too want to come experience Kauai for yourself ~'~
MOUNT MERU HALE is an ideal space for a private and quiet getaway on the GARDEN ISLE with a peek a boo view of the ocean (seasonally due to tree trimming), lush flora and fauna abounding, a beautiful orchestra of birds singing in the morning, a perfect lanai for sunset INjoyment and located just minutes from all KAUAI's NORTH SHORE attractions!
Hawaii GE (4%) and TA (9.25%) taxes are INCLUDED in our pricing.
We have a shared out door shower with a beautiful mosaic tile mermaid wave inlay! Shower is used by all to rinse off after a fun day at the beach preventing any sand from getting into the indoor plumbing. Injoy!
Interaction with Guests
We live in the main home and are at times traveling to neighbor islands or Bali! We also have ohana and guests staying as well. We are a very active surf family and are mostly out into our day by sunrise and back in by evening.
Location, Location, Location! All the amenities, beaches and everything the North Shore of Kauai has to offer is within an easy 20 minute or less drive. Many attractions are within walking distance including beaches, shopping and dining!
There is a bus system that goes around the island with a stop 1.2 miles from the Hale - an easy 15 to 20 minute walk on the community trail.
Other Things to Note
Please remember that MOUNT MERU HALE is not a hotel - this is a private residence (our home) and we welcome you like ohana and expect mutual love and respect between ONE another and our home itself. Mahalo!
PLEASE no smoking and no drugs. PLEASE honor being quiet after 9 PM. We live on a quiet street and maintain a ambient environment.
PLEASE DO NOT prepare food in the hale (take out or pre prepared food only) as there is no facility in the hale for food prep or cleaning in order to maintain a bug free environment. IF you experience having bugs, it is because you are eating in the hale (they come for your food crumbs).
Please shower or clean off any lotions or chemicals before retiring to the bed. Please turn off all lights/fan when leaving the hale - electricity is very expensive on our little island and we want to conserve our resources - mahalo.
Be HAPPY and INjoy paradise - aloha!
This spot in a residential area of a posh resort town is very safe and exclusive, didn't even see a chicken around. It's a room above a garage that was listed as a quiet place for romance. Maybe if you're a nudist. The 4 corners are glass windows, 2 have a plank attempting to block the view (though doesn't completely), 1 of them fell on our head after a gust of wind in the night, i was very upset at the danger. My husband, punched awake from it, thought we were being attacked. A total bummer for us as a honeymooning couple to have to edit our movements, because we never got all the windows covered ,even the bathroom had a large window (and 1 single tiny mirror less than 8"(good luck seeing if your clothing matches, ladies). He offers a Ganesh hanging that doesn't completely cover another corner. And after your 1st roll of toilet paper, get ready to go out and buy your own (a real treat when you come home for the day, tired, and need to turn around and go shop for tp). The bed was soft, great sheets, but saggy so we couldn't rest on each other like we usually do because it put pressure on our inverted spine. We debated whether to try to find another place, but the airflow in that place and the setting is otherwise in paradise. So, we hung towels and sarongs over the windows as best we could and rolled with it. There were still lots of gaps. A tiny shower with a slick tile floor, shower curtain fell a couple of times, banged my elbows hard in there one day. This place is great for the yogi who's trying to live indoors while experiencing some of the feel of outdoors, but for the more modest folks, you might want to ask some questions first. We tried to see if we could leave our bags the day of check out for a 1/2 hour so we could hike without leaving them exposed in the rental jeep, but never got a response.
Aloha Cloudine. Your review is quite unfortunate and very inconsistent with that of every other guest.
We provide all the essentials you need, including towels, hand towels, beach towels, toilet paper (multiple rolls) and we replenish upon request - if you were unable to find it you simply needed to ask. The "plank" you have described is a bamboo privacy screen which has never fallen or been dislodged ever in the three plus years Meru has been on Airbnb.
You contacted me once on the night of your arrival asking about the privacy for the four narrow corner windows the only ones in the Hale that do not have privacy glass AND shades. You never communicated any other concern ( in fact you replied and I quote “cool, thanks” and only informed me via Airbnb direct message after the fact and after posting your review. You gave me no opportunity to address any concern you had what so ever. Nor do you mention my apology for the screen falling or your reply and again I quote “it's ok. we didn't move it until we needed to replace it after it fell. we r fine, I'm sure it was an accident. I would have told you sooner but we had or own stuff going on and it wasn't a top priority. Thanks”
The Hale is fully photographed and is EXACTLY as depicted in the photographs. The only things that are new are the awning windows which have been replaced with privacy glass jalousies. The bed is a spring less, organic, bamboo mattress on a bamboo frame. As you can see from the reviews it is one of the most well reviewed features along with the privacy, quiet, and tree top setting. As to your request to leave your bags I responded directly via Airbnb messaging the NIGHT BEFORE your departure and could not accommodate your request only because we had another guest arriving the same day. Cleary you had many uncommunicated expectations and clearly you chose to not relay any concerns to me directly which is unfortunate as is the review you have left which is inconsistent with your communications to me. Including your comment that what you loved is “The place is gorgeous”
Blessings on your marriage and good luck in all your future endeavors.
Chris made us feel very welcome from the start and made himself available if we needed anything. The neighborhood is great to walk in and a short drive to anything you need. We enjoyed all the open air and windows, the wood. It's a beautiful place and super comfy bed.
We loved our stay here. The landscape surrounding the home is beautiful, loved waking up to that. Also loved all of the windows in the space, hotels can often have that entrapped feel. This is the perfect space for a couple, close to a lot of restaurants and beaches. Would definitely stay here again when we come back!
This was my wife and I's first experience with AirBnB and it set the bar high. Mount Meru Hale served as an ideal launchpad for our adventures on the north side of the island. We loved how open it felt and it almost felt like being outside. The place is small, but perfect for two people and it was nice having a private entrance in a safe neighborhood. The bed was also very clean and comfortable, which was very important to my wife. As an aside, we accidentally forget my wife's iPad when we left and Chris was kind enough to have it shipped to us. If we come back to Kauai (and I hope we do) we would happily stay again.
Mount Meru Hale was a beautiful little spot. My husband and I stayed one night and enjoyed waking up to the beautiful light and views. The bed and linens were very comfortable and soft. I didn't meet Chris in person, but he was friendly and helpful on the phone. We enjoyed our stay.
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