Loved our stay so much. Felt like our home away from home. Backyard is steps from some of the best views in Kauai. We will recommend to friends and family and return asap. Even better than the pictures and hosts are super responsive.
We absolutely loved our stay! The home was in an excellent location with lots of activities close by. Couldn’t beat the views, just fabulous! We had 6 people staying in the house, and there was plenty of room for all of us! Will definitely be back!
We have stayed in this area before, in fact realized on the same street 7 years ago. The location is awesome, quiet and beautiful. We hope to return sometime in the near future!!
Home was in a very tranquil setting and close to many activities. The kitchen had everything you needed to cook family dinners.
This is a beautiful home in the most perfect area! It was the perfect fit for our family and we were very pleased with this selection for our Kauai trip. Sunsets from the property each evening and coffee on the lanai in the morning was one of the best parts of the experience. We also enjoyed being able to walk to Queen's Bath from the property. The home is equipped with everything we needed and it was just a really great experience!
Our only negative feedback is that the master bathroom had not been cleaned when we arrived. We purchased cleaning wipes and used some of the supplies available in the home to clean it ourselves but this was somewhat frustrating after such a long trip to get there. The rest of the home was clean and prepared, so I assume this was an oversight and an anomaly, but it was disappointing to us. We also did not have a working dishwasher for the majority of the trip, as an error sign showed up after the first or second load of very minimal dishes. Meg was responsive in trying to get the repairs scheduled but it was not able to be taken care of while we were there which was a bummer.
Overall, lovely property, in a great neighborhood, on the MOST BEAUTIFUL island!
A beautiful, well taken care of and spacious home. The views were amazing. We enjoyed watching the albatross mating dance! It was more spacious than it looked online and we only wished we could have stayed longer!
It was a great spot for our family (grandparents, us and baby).
This property was everything we were hoping it would be. the location was perfect - a walk away from several snorkeling beaches, golf, farmers market. We couldn't have been happier and the communication with home owners was seamless.
We enjoyed our family vacation with family the flew in from England.
You will not be disappointed if you stay here. Melia Kai is as beautiful as the pictures show! Loved the decor. Beds were super comfortable. Having a cooler, beach towels and beach chairs in the garage for use was super helpful. So many beautiful windows! View along the golf course with the ocean behind it was gorgeous. Peaceful, relaxing. Loved staying on the North Shore. Had a mix of clouds, sun & rain while there so unfortunately did not get to sit out on the lanai as much as I wanted - guess I’ll need to come back! 10/10
We loved our stay at Melia Kai! It was perfect for our family of 4 adults and 1 child. The communication was great, the views are spectacular, we had everything we needed, even received recommendations of what to do on our rainy days. The beach chairs and gear were great for the days we could go to the beach. Would highly recommend this house and look forward to coming back!!!
Gorgeous beautifully updated midcentury home on world class Makai golf course. Quiet neighborhood, located near a few restaurants. Stunning sunsets and gorgeous walks, hikes, beaches are close by. Experience all that the Garden Isle has to offer. Meg is a wonderful owner. Highly recommend this home!
was disappointed the hot tub wasn't working but other than that would recommend the property and would consider returning.
We had a blast! It was a beautiful home with everything we needed. The only downside was that the hot tub was not able to go over 95 degrees and the TV volume wouldn’t work. Luckily we didn’t spend much time around the house since we were right up the road from Hanalei bay! We were lucky enough to watch a group of whales swim by from the cliffs next to the house. Thanks for a great place to stay!
Ou stay was comfortable and relaxing—the house was spacious and very beautifully decorated. We were very close to Hanalei, Anini, where the family went to the beach and dine out many times. It was the perfect house to spend the new years!
We had a beautiful house overlooking the golf course and the ocean. The views were magnificent and everything in the house was comfortable and well appointed. We loved the birds and the sounds. The house was light, bright and very clean with little extra added touches such as books, maps, puzzles, etc. We would love to stay there again in the future.
Meg and Zack have a wonderful home on the golf course in Princeville. The look on my son's face when he saw the view of the golf course and ocean was priceless. We loved the layout of the home, the beach gear in the garage, the quiet neighborhood, and the view of the mountains, golf course and ocean are amazing. The location near Hideaways the beach and the neighborhood restaurant of the same name is super convenient.
The communication with Zack and Meg was quick and easy. We hope to come back and stay next year.
We loved staying in this house. Very well appointed. Amazing views on the mountains, the ocean and the golf course. Very comfortable. The only problem we had was that we didn’t want to leave!!
Its a very peaceful, safe, and beautiful community located in Princeville which feels like a gateway to the rest of the north shore: you're just a few miles from Hanalei and some of the most stunning north shore beaches.
Some of our favorites eats:
• Kauai Juice Co - grab and go
• Palate wine bar– high end pizza and wine bar
• Fresh Bite Kauai – food truck (11am – 3pm)
• Nourish Hanalei – (11am – 3pm)
• Wishing Well Shave Ice
• Bar Acuda – Tapas $$$
• Holy Grail Donuts (Thursday – Sunday)
o Queens Bath - North Shore - Seasonal and often closed
o Awaawapuhi Trail – West
o Honopu Ridge Trail – NE
o Kalepa Ridge – NE, Sunset Hike
o Kalalau Trail
The views of ocean and mountains are stunning from this property - better than expected from the photos. Beds were comfy. Kitchen had everything we needed - and a bonus I think is worth calling out is that there's filtered water available from the fridge, so no need to spend money on bottled water and burn through a bunch of single use plastics. Adults loved hanging out on the covered decks taking in the view, and kids loved catching lizards and watching baby chicks peck around with mama hen. Easy walk to Queen's Bath and Hideaway Beach, and easy drive to Hanalei. Also easy walk to the golf course grill for lunch and strong beverages. Very quiet neighborhood and low traffic (our group prefers quiet). It does get a bit toasty in the afternoons with the sun, but the solar shades and attic fan keep it tolerable, and in my opinion it wouldn't be worth it to install AC at this property, so all good there. We did notice a "ding" sound in the rain gutters at night after some rain showers, but it's rain on Kauai, what're you gonna do... That shouldn't deter anyone from staying here. Overall - we LOVED it, and would be happy to stay here again!
Perfect location, great sunsets and easy access to the North Shore we enjoy! Would recommend and hope to return in the near future
A beautiful home located on the Makai Golf Course overlooking two fairways with views of the ocean and the Napali Mountains, and great sunset views to the west. The home is situated in a quiet residential area with convenient access to the Kuhio Highway and nearby Princeville Shopping Center (Foodland groceries, restaurants, shopping and fuel, etc.) Also just a short drive from Hanalei, a cute Hawaiian village and beach.
The house is nicely renovated with updated infrastructure, modern appliances, windows, doors, floors, etc. Beds are very comfortable with ceiling fans in all bedrooms. With large patio doors and windows on all sides, the house is ‘open and airy’, connecting its occupants to the beautiful Kauai outdoors. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything one needs. It is a very comfortable home for a relaxing vacation. We thoroughly enjoyed the daily visits and cheery songs of the various bird species that inhabit the area. This was our second visit to Melia Kai and we thoroughly enjoyed the home, its location, amenities, privacy, peace and quiet of the neighborhood. We would definitely return to this house again in the future.
We have been renting properties through VRBO and its predecessor, Homeway.com, for many years, with good results. Melia Kai is one of the nicest properties we have ever found. The owner and host, Meg, is amazingly considerate, responsive and always helpful. She is by far, one of the best owners we have dealt with. Mahalo, Meg!
When I rented the property it was done so based on need to fulfill our needs to accommodate different groups that were on going to attend our daughters wedding on Kauai and proximity to the other houses that we rented for guests. I’m happy to say that this house was an excellent choice
We had 6 people staying at this house and it worked well for that size. There are alot of rules to follow so maybe next time we won’t come with our young children. This house has really nice furniture that I was scared my kids would mess up. Also, we weren’t allowed on the grass. The dishwasher was really frustrating and not user friendly. No AC. BUT everything overall was wonderful and I would still recommend it to friends. Beautiful house, location and communication. Beach chairs, umbrella, and boogie boards in the garage. Even a few coolers! Loved having a washer and dryer. Hot tub was 93 in the summer so perfect for the early morning. Queens bath was a short hike away. So wonderful overall.
The home and host are phenomenal on every level! Will definitely stay at this property in the future.
The house is beautiful and has a great view of the ridge lines surrounding Hanalei. There’s good space for a family and the kitchen was well-stocked. Meg was very easy to communicate with and check in and out was quick and painless. The master bed was very comfortable. A possibly helpful tip- We were there during a hot few days, which I believe is fairly abnormal, and we found that between the hours of 2-5pm the living area of the house was too warm to hang out in (even with running the attic fan). The bedrooms are better during this time because the breeze comes in on that side of the house and they are shaded from direct sunlight. However, it might be in your best interest to plan on being out of the house during that timeframe if it’s a hot day. Overall, it’s a great house in a great location that we’d definitely stay at again.
Our group of five - two parents and three 20-something kids - thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend Meg's, bright, comfortable, home with its beautiful ocean view and great location between Hanalei and Kilauea.
The home has fun mid-century mod decor, but with actually comfortable furniture (not a given with mid-century style). Though we enjoy dining out, we don't like to do so every night, nor for breakfast. So it was important to us to have a well equipped kitchen and nice settings for eating, both of which this house has in abundance! The boogie boards and beach chairs were also a big plus!
Though we're not a big fan of golf courses, being at that location on the golf course had the advantage of providing big open views to the ocean. We also liked being half way between Hanalei and Kilauea as we enjoyed beaches, activities, restaurants in both towns.
All in all, a wonderful stay at a lovely house!
Melia Kai is hands down the best VRBO we have stayed at! The location is breathtaking. The home has everything you need and more. The communication for check in/out is exceptional! We cannot wait to come back!
I know it’s been said many times, but the view from the back of the house is breathtaking! Ocean, mountains, albatrosses, plumeria trees! Meg was very responsive to my texts.
This home is a must stay if you’re planning to be in the Princeville area. Comfortable accommodations, spacious living space, tranquil setting with ocean views. We played golf, hiked, beached, relaxed, hot tubbed, grilled, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time in and around this home. And our neighbors, the albatross, made it an absolute delight. Meg is a very conscientious and gracious host. Thank you!
Everything about our stay at Melia Kai was amazing. The house is absolutely beautiful and the views are spectacular. Meg, the owner, was very attentive to our needs. Highly recommend this venue for everyone wanting to stay on the north side of the island.
Can’t say enough about this place. From the cool style of the home, to beach toys in the garage and for being able to walk to Queens Bath….this house is absolutely perfect!! The owner is super communicative and helpful too. Would love to stay here again.
We've stayed in Princeville many times, but always in a condo due to wanting access to a pool. While this spot doesn't have a pool, with teens happy to go to the beach the hot tub was all we needed at home and was amazing. The house is beautiful and so central a location. The view of the golf course and the ocean is amazing and it is an easy walk/run to hideaway beach or the beach connected to the Hanalei Bay Resort. Highly recommend for families or groups who don't need a pool!
We loved our stay at the Melia Kai. The house is in a beautiful spot right on the golf course. You can walk out in the evenings to watch the sunset over the cliffs and ocean. Walking distance to the trailhead for the Queens Bath and close to a grocery and a small shopping area with several food options. The owners were great to work with and very responsive.
Melia Kai is an amazing and beautiful property. The pictures and description do not do the location, the house, and its beauty enough justice.
The house was immaculately clean when we arrived, well-stocked with everything we needed, and exactly as described. The layout is perfect for a family or group of people, with more than enough room both inside and outside.
The beach toys and supplies in the garage were a big plus, since we did not need to buy or bring any of our own.
Meg is a fantastic and responsive host, whose instructions and directions were perfect.
We will definitely keep Melia Kai on our list of places we would definitely like to stay at again. We cannot recommend it highly enough and suggest booking it without any reservations or second thoughts.
Very easy communication with owner and property manager, check-in was easy as well. What a perfect location! Beautiful views! House is open, with a large common room, outdoor space provided a relaxing venue to take in the beautiful greens out to the water.
We loved the house! Thank you so much. The neighborhood is great and the views were amazing. The house had everything we needed to make our stay great. Only feedback is the TVs and the remotes could be easier.
We absolutely loved our stay here. The home was tastfully decorated and felt inviting. The view was great and the location is great for access to things on the north side of the island. The owner was responsive to all our questions and seemed to truly care that we had a nice stay. We for sure will keep this residence high on our list of places to stay again.
Meg’s place is the perfect getaway in Kauai. Close to all attractions in the North: Nepali Coast, Hanalei, north shore beaches. The house itself is gorgeous, which the comfiest beds and has everything you would need during your stay. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.
From the beginning of planning our vacation over a year ago until the day we left, everything was explained very well. The pictures of the home on VRBO can't really show off how awesome this home is. The location was quiet and peaceful. We woke up every morning to a view of the ocean and the mountains. The home was very clean and had everything you needed to cook and clean while you are there. From the directions on how to get to the house and the use of the house were well spelled out. The correspondence with the home owner were timely. If you stay here you will not be disappointed. Thank you for making our trip very memorable.
I just got home from a week stay at this beautiful property, and oh boy will I be back! Well stocked, wonderful communication, perfect location. It is truly my most favorite place I’ve ever stayed in Hawaii.
Don’t sleep on this booking, you won’t regret it.
This is our 3rd time in Kauai and 2nd time staying in Princeville. You can't beat Princeville, in general, and this house lives up to the billing. The views are amazing just off the back deck. A 2 min walk has you at the cliffside, watching the sun go down. The beds are super comfortable, and the kitchen has pretty much everything you need.
I'd write more, but it's really just that simple. We'd go back in a heart beat.
We liked everything about our stay. The house is located well and fit our family of six nicely. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful, and an easy drive to everything we wanted to see. It's nice that the patio overlooks the golf course and beyond that, the sea.
It was clean, quiet, and wonderful view as advertised. We had two small problems and the owner/property manager took care of them immediately. There is an unmarked and inexplicable step going down the middle of the great room. Be aware and be careful. I took a bad fall the first day. If you are readers and more than two people, bring headlamps. And bring shampoo/conditioner. There is none offered.
This was the perfect place to stay in Princeville. The property has been wonderfully updated and is perfect for families. Beautiful views and great location. To top it all off Meg was amazing to communicate with and the trip was perfect! Thank you so much!
We couldn’t have had a nicer time visiting Meg’s home. It was a wonderful jumping off point for hiking, swimming, and sight-seeing, but we often found ourselves unmotivated to leave such a beautiful, comfortable spot.
Mahalo for sharing your wonderful home, Meg. We hope to visit again next year!
My Father-in-law kept saying this is the life and he could get used to this. The house is beautiful and very updated. Everyone wanted to try out the shower and tub in the master bathroom. We showed up when a big storm came over all the islands but we were very safe in this location. Cell phone service is hit or miss in Princeville but there is WiFi and you can turn on Wifi - calling to get your text messages to go through. Make sure to take the short drive over to Hanalei Bay and see the pier.
Property location, cleanliness, comfort and views were perfect. Would absolutely stay again!
The house was amazing. We really enjoyed our stay.
This property was amazing. The views were amazing, the property truly felt like home and Meg was extremely helpful, sincere and a pleasure to correspond with. It honestly was probably one of the greatest weeks of my life and I’m so thankful for Meg playing a part in that! To all that may see this, book now. Just save a week in November for us next year!
The property was very nice, but the view was much better than expected! From the lanai we could see the mountains and the ocean (from a distance). The check-in was slightly burdensome, but that is more of a Covid issue than an issue with the property owner. I would stay again!
We had a wonderful time at this property. The house was beautiful and located exactly where we wanted to be. The cleanliness and comfort was exceptional. We had to deal with a little bit of ants but when you're in the tropics - that happens. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property.
This is a beautiful home, in the most incredible location. The ocean views, the rainbows, the clean airy interior, there was nothing else we could have wanted. The walk to Queen’s bath and the walk to hideaway beach make this spot perfect. If we return to Kauai, I will make sure Meg’s place is available. Do not bother looking for another rental, this is it!
This was the perfect house for 2 couples with separation of the master from the other bedrooms. The main living area was spacious, very comfortable with gorgeous views of the golf course and ocean! The kitchen was well stocked and we enjoyed making many of our meals. The north shore location was perfect with an easy drive to Hanalei with its cute shops and gorgeous beaches. Thanks to our host for creating the perfect atmosphere for a very relaxing vacation!
The house is located on a golf course. Out the back window on the right is a view of the ocean and on the left is a view of the mountains. It is very scenic. We enjoyed the Hanalei hike, the Lagoon was beautiful. We visited the Spouting Horn Park, the falls and Waimea Canyon. We spent several days lounging on the beach. The weather was beautiful every day.
We had an incredible stay. Meg was a great host and the property is well-equipped snd gorgeous!
Meg’s place was clean, comfortable, stylish and large enough to accommodate 4 adults and 2 small kids. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, coffee maker etc. The pictures really don’t do it justice. The house itself is beautiful but the location on the golf course close to sweeping ocean views really made our trip unique. We had our 4 and 6 year old boys with us and thought the space was very kid friendly. We would love to stay here again on our next trip to Kauai!
Our family enjoyed our time at Melia Kai. Location is in a great little neighborhood with great views and within walking distance to Queen's Bath. House is furnished with everything you would need for a perfect vacation. Thanks Meg!
This home has been built to take advantage of the views. There is an openness due to the windows surrounding the home. The home is well appointed and maintained.
We did have a few questions for the owner and she was very responsive.
The home faces the sixth golf hole on one of the best rated courses in the nation. It is fun to walk along this hole down to the Queen's Bath and enjoy the refreshing experience along with a few of the other guests in the area The home is facing West affording a nice view of the sunset.
We will be returning in the future.
We loved our stay at Makia Kai. Meg was very thorough and we appreciated her attention to detail. We have already booked our stay to come back next summer.
This is a wonderful property with a wonderful owner. Quiet location in Princeville, close to all of the north shore activities. Home is well appointed, extremely clean and perfect for a family.
I can’t imagine a better vacation home! Melia Kai is amazing - the mountain and ocean views are breathtaking. We enjoyed the decks, the quiet mornings with many birds, (including an albatross with two chicks), the beautiful flowers throughout the property and peaceful evenings watching the sun set. The fans in the house are set up for maximum comfort, we were always cool, even when the weather was very warm and we had no trouble sleeping in the comfortable beds. Meg is a great host, even providing updates on traffic issues at the last minute, she truly wants you to have the best experience. The only hard part was leaving! We hope to be back soon!
Working with Meg was one of the most pleasant experiences I have ever had! She was SO understanding and really worked to help me get this trip booked (and rebooked FOUR TIMES because of covid) for our 25th Anniversary trip. The house looks even better in person than it does in the pictures! The modern-retro décor is superbly done and impeccable. We had 5 adults and all of us slept quite comfortably! The fans did a fine job of keeping the house cool in the evenings. We loved being able to see the ocean and watch the sun dip behind the horizon from the back porch! Although we only used the hot tub once we did enjoy having the option! And we were delighted by the Albatross chicks that were in our backyard! We would stay again and we would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a place to stay on Kauai - having such a beautiful place to stay added a LOT to our trip!
We had a nice stay at Melia Kai. We were a family of 5 - 3 kids, 11, 10 and 5. Plenty of space, clean, comfortable with plenty of amentities - the golf course provided great views. We loved walking over to the cliffs to watch the sunset. Location is great - unfortunately during our stay the road to Hanalei was closed most of the day. We found wonderful restaurants in nearby Kilauea. I agree with a previous reviewers that there seemed to be a lot of rules and we were nervous at first but it all worked out fine as we weren't at the home most of the day. I would not recommend the home to families with young children (4 and under) as it may create more stress for you. All in all, great communication and comfortable stay in a beautiful location.
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