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Wailua Beach and River, Weddings, Ski, Kayak, SUP & Swim from your back lawn

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Theater Room Sleeper, 3 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

A Water Lover's Dream, Wailua Beach and River House has it all.

RIVER- Ski, Stand-up Paddle Board, Kayak and Swim and Wake-board in the warm fresh River right off the Lawn.

BEACH- Surf, Boogie Board and Play at Wailua Beach, just steps or a short swim to the sand.

BIKE- The Kapaa Bike Path is right out your door. Ride 8 miles along the beautiful Scenic Kauai Coast.

SLEEPS- 12 people in 6 private rooms, 5 Bedrooms and 1 Theater room. New Sealy Posturepedic beds, 2 King, 2 Queen, and 2 Queen sleeper bed couches.

HOUSE- This is the best House. It has all the amenities you'd expect from a Luxury home, including a Gourmet Kitchen and Dining room, A Spacious Living room, Home theater room with a 110" TV screen, A whole house audio system, Air conditioning, Laundry with full sized washer and dryer, Covered decks, Large Event area downstairs, Gas Grill and enclosed Garages!

EVENTS - Large parties are possible. Contact me for prices.

FREEBIES- Are you ready to play? We have lots of toys on property. We live 1/2 mile up the river and are your ultimate concierge, just ask. Across the river mouth is Lydgate Beach Park. You'll find snorkeling, picnic tables, and two super playgrounds for the kids.

ATTRACTIONS- Visit the Fern Grotto and Opaekaa Waterfall, Hike the Sleeping Giant and discover the Secret Falls, Feast at Smiths Luau. All right in the neighborhood.

LOCATION- We're in the Center of Kauai. 10 minutes to almost everything, Costco, Walmart, 10 Shopping centers, the Airport, Buses, Tour companies, Beaches and Great places to eat.

EMAIL- We welcome your questions, Click on Send a Message.

WEBSITE - WailuaRiverHouse com

Transient Accommodations Number TA-023-439-9744-01

More Details

Joanne and Greg Allen
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Joanne and Greg Allen

We are lucky to live and play at Wailua beach and on Wailua river. We believe this is a true Paradise. We want you to have a great time. Give us a try - you'll be glad you did!

Joanne and Greg Allen purchased this house in 1997

Why Joanne and Greg Allen chose Kapaa

We raised our family in this house on the river. It truly is Magic. We just renovated. It is like new and ready for you!

What makes this house unique

This is the best location on Kauai. Everything is right here. This is where the people who know the island want to live. Wailua is the only navigable River in the state and has a great Beach, why go anywhere else?


Kapaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Room Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Guest Room - 1 queen , En-suite bath has a step-in shower
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has full bath and walk-in closet
    Large Bedroom - 1 king , Walk-in closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Theater Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pocket Doors make this a private room
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Queen Sofa Sleepers (2).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Wailua Beach and River, Weddings, Ski, Kayak, SUP & Swim from your back lawn
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a perfect location! Having the paddle boards, kayaks and bikes available to use was wonderful! The hosts are great and super helpful!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Place

  • 5 of 5

My family of 9 (including 2 young married couples) stayed at the Wailua river house from Christmas Day through New Year's. We had a wonderful time. The description of the house was accurate. The owners were easy to work with.

For us it was an ideal location. We daily would take the house kayaks and paddle boards to the beach (a very short and easy paddle). We took several trips up the river to see the falls. My kids loved the bikes/bike paths. There are also some great hiking trails close by.

The house also had plenty of room for my crew. Even with 2 newly wed couples and 3 younger kids, everyone had their own personal space. The yard was well kept.

There is plenty of parking (we had 2 rental cars). The home is a short drive from the airport (about 10 mins), and about 15 mins from Costco.

If we are ever back in Kauai, we absolutely would stay here again. We appreciate the owners sharing such a great place.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

The Wailua River House was truly a wonderful experience for our family of 6, which includes 4 teenagers. We will never forget this vacation and this house as long as we live! The best thing about the house (and there were a lot of great things) was the access to the river and the availability of kayaks and paddle-boards for the kids. It was an easy paddle down to the beach (which they did often) and a little more challenging paddle to the upper reaches of the river, where we could hike to waterfalls. Another great feature was the elevated back deck, where my wife an I spent every morning having coffee, and every evening enjoying the view of the river. The house is centrally located just south of Kaapa, so it's about an equal drive to the north shore or to the Waimea Canyon area. Beautiful view, awesome wrap-around deck, great sound system, great big kitchen, great movie room, and great hosts. I will definitely recommend this house to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 recently stayed at this lovely home. It is everything it promises, and more! Zach and Emma were there when we arrived to welcome us, and gave us a detailed house tour. The house is spacious, well equipped and very clean. Kayaking to the beach and up the river is very fun! The location is ideal. My only regret is that I wish the whole family had watched the introduction tour. In an attempt to use our computer to watch a movie, one of us who didn't see the tour removed a plug from the theatre equipment, damaging the cord and apparently also switched two settings on the theater room. We were charged a $200 repair charge. I feel this was fair, and I hope our experience will help future guests use the theater room with more care. I highly recommend staying at this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation rental on Kauai!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 13 spent a fabulous week at this home away from home! The hosts, Greg & Joanne were there to greet us on our arrival, and familiarized us with the house and all the extras, including air conditioning and outside sound system for music on the deck. The view of the river was spectacular, and the big, grassy front yard was great for frisbee fun! The location on the Wailua river was perfect for kayaking up to the waterfall trail, or paddling down toward the ocean. Our teenage grandsons loved playing basketball in the large, open garage. Every amenity imaginable was there for our use, and if we needed anything, Greg took care of it immediately. All in all, the beautiful house, it's convenient location to grocery stores, restaurants, medical facilities, shopping and the beach, along with the big river right out in front, provided the perfect property for a great family vacation! We will definitely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at this incredible house. We thought we would spend a majority of our time on the beach, but the river was incredible. Just a few hundred yards from the dock and you can kayak or paddle board to the ocean and in the other direction is an adventure to the waterfalls, mountains, waterfalls, and swimming holes. Greg was a great host, he took my 85 year old father on a boat ride down the river and gave us all the history of the island. Great property, great location, and great hosts. We look forward to the next time we can visit this part of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There’s a lot to do and see here in Wailua. At Lydgate Beach Park you'll find snorkeling in sheltered lagoons, picnic areas, and two exciting playgrounds for the kids. Go upriver to the Famous Fern Grotto, and Secret Falls Hike. Smith’s Luau is one of the very best on Kauai. Nearby you’ll discover the Sleeping Giant Hike, Opaekaa Falls, and Wailua Valley Lookout.

Wailua has some of the finest restaurants on the island, long beaches, and lots of great shopping. Visit the Coconut Marketplace and Historic Kapaa Town. Want more? The East Side has more beaches, shops, activities, restaurants, and the only navigable river in the state. The East Side is central to the whole island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $900
Tax Rate 14.42%

Couples Rate of $495/night, send me an email.
Large Party fee is $500
Monthly rental includes 3 (4 hour) mid-week cleaning fees.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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