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Wailua Riverside Cottage - AC, Kayak, Paddle Boards!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Wailua Riverside Tree Top Cottage!

As featured on TV Sonoran Living Live

Call Now! 1-888-822-2403 TOLL FREE / 822-2400 Local

This is a perfect place to experience the real Kauai in a residential setting with views of the Wailua River and one block from Wailua Beach.

TVNP #1293, Hawaii Tax ID: GE-129-788-7232-01 and TA-129-788-7232-01

On Island Contact 24/7: Candace Mack, 808-822-1212 / 808-346-1212

Wailua Riverside Cottage, a perfect place to experience the real Kauai in a residential setting with peak views of the Wailua River and located a block from Wailua Beach made famous by Elvis Presley starring in the movie Blue Hawaii when he and his New Bride rode horses on Wailua Beach!

Wailua Riverside is a tree top cottage, furnished Hawaiiana style, fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom with a new memory foam queen bed, den with TV and DVD player and a new full size sofa sleeper; as well as, a covered lanai offering outdoor dining. Wailua Beach is a block away and the sound of ocean waves hitting the beach will lull you to sleep each night. From your bed or lanai, watch as breathtakingly beautiful pink skies form through swaying coconut trees at sunrise.

Special Features!

2 Paddle Boards

2 Single Kayaks

1 New Double Kayak

All fully equipped, you can take them right off the dock just steps from the Hideaway. *Value: $80-$100 per couple.

Amenities: satellite TV, DVD player and VCR, linens, washer / dryer, gas BBQ grill, beach gear including snorkels, fins, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, beach towels. An added bonus is air conditioning, making a vacation in the warmer months more enjoyable.

Located at the Sacred Wailua River, where only the ancient Hawaiian Royalty were allowed to visit, Wailua Riverside is a two minute walk to an awesome eight-mile shoreline of uncrowded, sandy beaches. You are steps from a dock where you can launch your own kayak unto the Wailua River to explore and find the trail to Secret Waterfalls, one the top 10 things to do on Kauai. Water skiing, Wakeboarding, and Speed Boating are also available from the same dock.

Within a mile you will find: Wailua Beach, Ancient Hawaiian ruins; a Hawaiian village; Opaeka’a Falls; Lydgate Park offering protected ocean swimming, a 2.2 mile jogging trail and Smith’s Tropical Paradise offering one of the best island Luau’s. Grocery stores, souvenir shops and most of the island’s restaurants are available within a 3 mile radius. Further up the road is Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, an incredible place, set in an absolutely idyllic environment next to the Wailua River and a stupendous waterfall, a must see!

The airport is 6 miles away, the nearest town is Kapaa just one mile away and the road does not go all around the island which makes this property ideal. You can drive north or south and return to a location central to the island.

Minimum stay is 3 nights; except for Holidays, when there is a minimum stay of 7 nights. Call the Toll Free number for information and to book your perfect vacation destination: 1-888-822-2403 in Hawaii or email

*Rate per night based on season plus Hawaii taxes, outclean $130.21, damage protection $49, admin fee $35

TVNC #1293

Hawaii Tax ID: W35715350-01

On Island Contact 24/7: Candace Mack, 808-822-1212 / 808-346-1212

***Trip Advisor*** We just returned from five days at Wailua Riverside Hideaway also known as Kauai Calls! Set Your Heart Free It is a delightful four room efficiency on the Wailua river, on the east coast of Kauai. Full kitchen, fantastic elevated covered lanai. The place was squeeky clean, bright and airy to take advantage of the trades. Quiet, secluded and private, the lovely vacation rental has it’s own carport, access to full size washer and dryer, and something you seldom see, a modern efficient air conditioner (but with the trades, you don’t need it). You can even watch satellite TV if you just can’t let it go. There is a great collection of DVDs and VHS movies and lots of books. Candace has provided every type of recreation equipment you might need for the beach or the river, including a two place Ocean Kayak, paddles and PFDs, and a small dock to launch right on the tranquil river. Everything is nearby and yet you hear nothing at night but an occasional gecko, rooster, or the soft soothing music of the distant waves in Wailua Bay. Lydgate park is less than five minutes and is the perfect place to introduce the ocean to your children. Calm, protected, warm waters with full lifeguard service, facilities and plenty of parking. A great place to walk or run in the mornings or evenings. Candace is a gracious hostess who allows you to be you. You have a completely private entrance, and yet she is available if you need her. She is the perfect kind of person to host such a place. She knows the island inside and out, real estate, culture, touristy stuff, and the best places to go. She is a transplanted kama aina who loves what she does. What a fantastic find after a couple horror stories on Kauai and other islands. My only concern is that too many other folks will discover this place and it will be hard to schedule. We are going back next year. Period. It is wonderful! Period.

Reg. No. TVNP 1293

Hawaii Tax ID:GE-129-788-7232-01 and TA-129-788-7232-01

On Island Contact 24/7: Candace Mack, 808-822-1212 / 808-346-1212 email:

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Wailua Riverside Cottage Amenities

3 Kayaks! and 2 Paddle Boards!

Air Conditioning!

1 bedroom queen bed NEW memory foam mattress

1 full bath / shower (only)

Comfortably sleeps 2 to 4

Living room

Master bedroom, queen-size bed

Den with NEW full size sofa bed

New HE Washer & Dryer

Fully equipped kitchen

Oven, blender, K-Cup coffeemaker, toaster

DVD with a variety of movies to choose from!

Wireless High Speed Internet Connection - complementary

Quiet overhead fans

Hawaiiana furnishings, linens and toweling

Covered Lanai (porch) for outside dining

BBQ gas grill


Boogie boards

Snorkeling gear

Beach towels and umbrella

More Details

Candace Mack/ Kauai Calls! Set Your Heart Free
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Candace Mack/ Kauai Calls! Set Your Heart Free

I have always known I would have a home on beautiful Kauai and dreamed of hosting guests who come to Kauai to fulfill their own life's dream. My favorite TV show when growing up was 'Fantasy Island' and here I am. Over the past 6 years I have come to realize that all that guests who have stayed at Wailua Riverside Hideaway became family the moment they arrived. It is you the guests who are the true stars in this Fantasy Island called Kauai - I look forward to greeting / meeting you! Mahalo nui loa! Candace, Owner

Why Candace Mack/ Kauai Calls! Set Your Heart Free chose Kauai

I literally had a dream about this property! It was finding it that became the first part of an enjoyable personal journey. I look forward to telling you all about it!

Kauai Calls! Wailua Riverside Hideaway on the beautiful island of Kauai!

Mahalo nui loa,


Guestbook comments from the owner

“Thanks for the use of your Hideaway, we had a wonderful time, we got good use of the kayak and had the chance to try SUP. Our kayak trip along the NaPali coast was a highlight, long day but beautiful conditions. Lots of great eating spots and Donkey beach one of our favorite beaches! Thanks again!”
May 2014
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Līhuʻe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) and full size sofa sleeper
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
KAYAKS & PADDLE BOARDS INCLUDED! AND AIR CONDITIONING! FREE High Speed Internet Access, Flat Screen TV, Satellite TV, Smoking on Lanai / Porch

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Wailua Riverside Cottage - AC, Kayak, Paddle Boards!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 127 reviews

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay with Candace at the cottage and we are already looking forward to our return. The space is a perfect size for a couple and is lovely and well maintained. Having access to the Wailua River with use of the kayak and paddleboards is an awesome bonus. The central location makes access to both the north shore and the west side of the island a breeze. Most of all though, we appreciate the aloha that Candace brings to the stay. She is so lovely and welcoming with her smile and locally made leis. She is accommodating and helpful. She is one of our favorite treasures on Kauai!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carnelian Bay, CA

A homey ohana that offers so much more.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful two weeks at the Wailua Riverside Cottage. The location is in a safe neighborhood with direct access to the river. We like the Wailua location because it is an easy drive to the South Side, a 45 minute or so drive to the North Side and walking distance to Lydgate Park. Kapaa Town has a lot to offer as well. We enjoyed eating in at the cottage most night. The covered outdoor dining area, the fully equipped kitchen and the gas grill were perfect. The Fish Express and the expansive deli at the Lihue Safeway, as well as the many farmer’s markets offering local fruit and veggies, made dining in easy and delicious.

Candace provides everything you need to enjoy the Cottage, the beach and the river. As frequent vacation rental travelers we really appreciate all the little kitchen extras, the nice mattress and bedding, and the travel books. The provided beach towels, chairs, umbrella, and cooler mean you can hit the beach immediately. We used the double kayak to visit Secret Falls and the single kayaks and paddle boards to just paddle along the river banks. So much fun!

Thank you, Candace, for making this a memorable trip. We truly felt like locals while we were there.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay. Perfect location. 40 minutes to Poipu in the south and Princeville in the north. Candace is wonderful and the residence has everything you could need. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a little gem! It's covered lanai was wonderful, and the whole house was beautifully appointed, airy, cozy and comfortable. The kitchen had everything that you could want as a cook. The cross breeze through the house was so lovely we didn't even need the AC. (Mind this is December that we stayed.) The dock is a block away, and we loved sitting on the river in the mornings watching the sunrise over the river. Candace is a wonderful host and a lovely person. She was easy to communicate with and had great recommendations. When we arrived she showed us around the beautiful cottage and made us feel incredibly welcome. Her riverside cottage was a wonderful place to stay. She had all kinds of beach and river stuff available to borrow, stand up paddle boards, beach chairs, fins etc. We used one of her Kayaks to visit Secret Falls, and followed the directions she gave us. Her place is quiet, and far back from the road where the only noises you might here besides the occasional rooster or neighbors saying hello to one another. It was a friendly neighborhood. Candace is a wonderful host, and the Wailua Riverside Cottage is a wonderful place to stay. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Landenberg, PA

Fantastic, centrally located cottage for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Candace was a wonderful host, starting with the greeting leis. The suggestion of Fish Express in Lihue was superb; wonderful fresh fish of the day. Cooked mahi, ahi and lehi snapper as well as had superb poke, eating them on the 2nd floor lanai. Everything for cooking was in the kitchen along with some condiments. The dock to the river was a few steps away, with 2 river kayaks, an ocean kayak and 2 SUP's. Beach chairs and towels were available. The washer and dryer were great for cleaning up after some muddy hikes. Down the road was Passion Bakery Cafe, for great breakfasts. Fantastically central to all locations on Kauai. You won't be dissappointed

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, Oregon

This place was a great find! Warm, cozy and thoughtful.

  • 5 of 5

Mahalo Candace! Candace greeted us with a warm smile and beautiful Leis, even though we arrived late. She had everything ready for us. I mean everything; SUP's, kayaks, snorkel equipment, beach chairs, extra bedding, washer and dryer, etc. We were also set up with all the essentials to get started (coffee, spices and condiments, etc.) and she was extremely helpful in steering us to the best places to resupply. Once she explained how everything worked, etc. we barely saw her the rest of the week. Despite giving us that sense of privacy, we always felt like if we needed anything she was available. In addition her place was clean, charming and warm and in a great central location. Our favorite lunch discovery was Tiki Tac's just down the road, don't miss it! Great place to stay and a beautiful Island to visit! Sage and Stacy

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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