About this listing
Most centrally located accommodation on the fabulous island of Kauai. Our home is only about a mile from the airport. Enjoy a pleasant stay in a single wall (no insulation) construction home built in 1952 in a quiet neighborhood. The home is located conveniently two blocks from the public bus stop. Many guests use this location as there base as they explore the island. The home has a large shared living room and a big, complete kitchen with everything you need (besides the food) to make any meal. But there are many restaurants close by if you choose to eat out. There is a bar-b-q grill available. Your room has sweet canopy whicker full size bed with matching bedside tables, and plenty ventilation. The bathroom is shared. The yard has banana trees and avocados as well as other fruit trees. A tranquil koi fish pond located outside your window with a lovely trickling sound 24/7 that will lull you to sleep. You will also hear the water in my aquaponics system.
I'd like to mention, if you have never been to the tropics before, do your homework! Everyone loves Hawaii because it is warm with a constant, slight breeze, waterfalls, amazing scenery of majestic mountains and beaches that takes your breath away. The way of life here is slower (our fastest speed limit is 50mph and we only have one main road). People greet each other with genuine salutations. BUT, there are things that are NOT so pleasant that come with this tranquility. One thing is bugs. No matter how diligent we are to get rid of them, they still win. When you see them, it does not mean that someone is dirty. It's just a part of life in the tropics! Also in the tropics, things are always blooming and growing. We can plant things all year round. This is the perfect climate for gardening. But it is also the perfect climate for molds to grow. This is another battle we have. Being prepared and informed is the best way to enjoy your destination. So come and embrace our saying, "hang loose"!
As I mentioned, there is an Aquaponics System in the backyard. There are tilapia fish of all ages in four 300 gallon tanks and large grow beds. Please don't touch knobs, plants, etc. mahalo.
Check-IN time is after 3pm and check-OUT time is before 11am. But if you need to leave your luggage here before check-in or after check-out, no problem. We can work things out. Just let me know what you need PRIOR to your arrival.
If you are in need of storage (before you check-in or after you leave) while you hike, you are welcome to leave items at our home for an additional $5 a day. We can discuss what and where later.
There is a guest book on the kitchen table. Please feel free to sign it!
If you request to stay here and I accept, please make sure you read the house manual (which only shows up after request is accepted via email with your confirmation) It will give you more details and check-in instructions. Thank you.
The guest will have access to living room, well stocked kitchen and of course the bathroom. The bedrooms were recently replaced with new locking door knobs.
Interaction with Guests
There is little interaction with guest as we totally respect your privacy. We also have very busy lives with our other jobs. But we are always available via text or email.
The neighborhood is old and quaint. This area was where the Japanese sugar plantation workers lived. It has slowly changed over the years as the original owners have passed away, but still has the 'ole school' feel. It is the most convenient listing on the island as it is close to everything necessary. Airport, hospital, stores, parks, bus route, etc. And don't forget the restaurants.
You can catch a taxi from the airport for about $10. (Don't forget to tip them). Or if your luggage is not too large, you can catch the public bus for $2.50. Get off at the stop after Walmart at the hospital. Two blocks walk to our house from there. But it is best to rent a car on Kauai. There will be many places that you will need a car to get to.
Other Things to Note
It is possible to list a weekend rate and a holiday rate on this site, but not a single night rate. The single night rate for this room is $75 a night. For two nights, the rate is $70 per night ($140.). For more three or more nights, $60. Plus there are the AirBnB fees. There is no cleaning fee.
No smoking on property, including the yard.
The 'local style' is to remove footwear when entering the house. If necessary, there is a hose on the front of the house where you can rinse sand or mud off before entering.
Please do not roll suitcase through house.
If you have a vehicle, do not block the mailbox, unless it's Sunday or late afternoon and you will be leaving early. Also, please park parallel with tires off the pavement. Two cars can fit easily out front if parked correctly. Do NOT park in the driveway.
Electricity is very expensive in Hawaii. Please turn off all lights (etc) when not necessary.
Please do not have open food in the bedrooms. Bugs can be attracted to it and we really don't want bugs here!
Use FRONT DOOR to enter and exit house while staying here.
One more thing: to prove you read these rules, could you please email or text me these words; KAUAI, HERE WE COME!
Carrie's place is a very short taxi from the airport and she made me feel very welcome. Private room with a comfortable bed and a nice warm shower to greet me, I would definitely recommend her for anyone staying in the Lihue area!
Carrie was so welcoming! Her house and room was perfect in every way, especially the location. We were able to explore the whole island without having to drive too far. She also provided us with snorkels which was awesome :)
My husband and I flew in late and were only able to stay with Carrie one night, but you could tell she has done a lot to make sure her guests feel welcomed upon arrival. She had a note waiting for us and it really helped us feel secure. Everything described in her write up was incredibly accurate. All of the directions and notes about parking etc. made it so easy to get to from the airport. The bed was cozy and was exactly what we were looking for our one night stay. Thank you, Carrie!
I want to say I really enjoyed my stay in Kauai and at Carrie Myers's place! Not only was my room ready, but I had a nice welcome message (on a whiteboard) along with some bottled water, body wash, and towels!
In the kitchen (when anyone is allowed to use), there is a nice big map of the island on the table. To anyone with plans on what towns they wanted to visit, they could get a look and see what part of the island they would be visiting.
When I finally met Carrie---she is super busy as a taxi driver---she was as friendly as described in the other postings! She welcome me and had answers for every question I asked. The most important one I had was where and how to get a helicopter tour around the island. These tours have been huge for years, and Carrie immediately had an answer! (It also turns out the offices of recommended tour is just a five minute walk from her place.) I know that if I had stayed longer (just 2 1/2 days for me), Carrie would have provided me with great information about the other attractions on the island.
Now the negatives (sorry!). If you like a quiet night's sleep, there is a chance you may not get it. There is a water pipe (weird drainage) system that was outside my room that was constantly working; it felt like it was raining the whole time! It did not bother me in any way (I liked it!), but it could bother future guests. I am thankful for the internet service, but it is very slow. At time it feels like it is not working at all.
My biggest regret was not getting to talk with Carrie enough. She has great stories to tell! (Again business is good in taxi land on Kauai!) But when I do return to Kauai---and I will---Carrie's place will be the first I look at! My thanks for a great visit!
Our stay with Carrie was a wonderful experience. She was very accommodating. Upon arrival she sat down with us and talked with us about some local attractions that would interest us. The bedroom was really nice and comfortable and the bathroom very clean. The kitchen area was big and a great place to dine and hang out. While everyday we spent in Kauai was amazing, we loved coming back to relax at Carrie's in the evening. Thanks Carrie for the wonderful hospitality!
I only stayed one night and wished I could have stayed longer. This is a cozy, comfortable room with a cute bed. Carrie was very welcoming and easy going. She even left us fruit from her garden.
My main interest was in staying at a place near the airport. Carrie's home was perfect for that purpose. The neighborhood was quiet and the home was comfortable. The kitchen was very inviting - a large room which accommodated an overlarge table. One could socialize with other renters there, or find privacy in your own room.
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About the Host, Carrie
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.