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. Your room has sweet canopy whicker queenl 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 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.
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 gave us a very warm welcome! The room is beautiful, although er just Stayed one Night we had a very good Time :) thank you
She was amazing she open her house for us at last minute. Was fantastic her space. Thank you so much
The place was just adorable. We had just gotten in from a long flight and this was the perfect landing pad before a few days of camping. Carrie even left us bottled water and body wash along with a cute note welcoming us. We fell asleep to the relaxing sound of her fish tanks (I think that's what it was!). The house and kitchen seemed well equipped though we didn't get to use any of it before heading off for our adventures!
Carrie's place was our first experience with airbnb. It was great. It's well located and easy to find. List of rules clear and easy to follow. Everything was clean and we appeciated all the little attentions (shampoo /conditionner in our room). House was really quiet (too much maybe) other room was available and victor was always in his room. Acces to Tv and dvd+dvd player appreciated before bed. Thanks Carrie
My host had a sign welcoming me to my room for when I arrived. We had already gone over the address numerous times and she let me know ahead of time of her travels and she gave me two phone numbers that I could call in case of an emergency.
Our two night stay at Carries home was great! It was clean and had a very large kitchen with everything you need. We were able to borrow snorkels and fins, she also had some bikes, beach chairs and surf boards. You will be able to fall asleep to trickling water from the backyard ponds. We didn't get to meet Carrie because she was out of town but her house mate victor was very pleasant and helpful.
Nos ha gustado mucho en general. Muy buena localización. Cocina fantástica en tamaño, limpieza y dotación. Salón muy grande. Quizá la habitación sea un poco pequeña pero muy bonita y bien decorada. Cama muy cómoda. Baño bien. El único dato negativo es el ruidito del agua de los tanques hidropónicos.
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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.