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Kilauea Waterfall Retreat with Kauai B&B/Homestay Permit #Z IV-2015-24

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 BR with private lanai overlooking Kilauea Rive and/or 1BR for single traveler

RiverSong is nestled in two tropical acres alongside Kilauea River. The river sings below and waterfalls splash beneath your private, secluded lanai. Our gardens abound with color from red ginger, gardenia, orange and yellow heliconia, purple and pink bougainvilla and multi colored plumeria blossoms. Palm trees gently sway outside the wide windows and scarlet flame trees tower overhead. Our guest suite with queen bed & private bath and lanai overlooking the river9($140/nt) is perfect for couples while another bedroom with detached private bath could be a great lower cost alternative for single travelers@$110/nt

Situated in the charming old plantation town of Kilauea we are close to private waterfalls, the South Pacific famed 'slippery slide,' hiking trails, kayaking and horseback riding as well as fine dining, boutique shopping and the Kilauea Lighthouse Wildlife Sanctuary, the northern most point of the Hawaiian Island chain.

Nearby are many fine beaches for great snorkeling, sunning, bodybording and surfing as well as the renown Priceville Resort unsurpassed golf only five miles away.

The magnificent NaPali coast and the hiking trailhead to Kalalau Valley are only 12 miles away at the end of one of the most beautiful, breathtaking, scenic drives you will ever find.

Keywords: Tropical, serene, B & B, legally permitted B&B

More Details

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About The Owner

RiverSong is a truly special location and I am so blessed to be able to share it with others

Here I am in blue with my new friend, Lorraine, a recent visitor from Victoria B.C.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why The Owner chose Kilauea

My first visit to Kauai was in 1980 and it was indeed 'love at first sight'. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, I had lived in CA all my life. While visiting Kauai in December 1999 anticipating the change into the year 2000, I was introduced to RiverSong and my life was forever changed ....See for yourself how very special it is at RiverSong

What makes this house unique

RiverSong has the ability to adapt to each guests personal wants and wishes. If you want a quiet, all by yourself vacation experience, that is indeed possible. If however you want to learn more about the island, it's hidden beauty and interact with our family, that too is possible. The choice is yours.

We want to help make this a truly memorable vacation experience for each of you.

We have received a Home Stay/B&B permit from the County of Kauai and look forward to continuing to give our guests the best possible Kauai experience


Kilauea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Single Twin room - jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed in main guest room with private bath and lanai that overlooks Kilauea stream Single twin bed in 'beach cottage' theme room ONLY FOR SINGLE TRAVELER
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Kilauea Waterfall Retreat with Kauai B&B/Homestay Permit #Z IV-2015-24
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
Southaven Ms

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Nicki house is very clean and beautiful, our room was just as nice,very clean and we loved the view of the river,we slept with the sliding glass door open,loved the sound of the water, she cooked a amazing breakfast every morning, and left it by the door when we where ready, you will not find a better or healthier breakfast to start your day it was great. when we came back from our adventures the bed was made and the room was stocked up again with fresh towels. very nice quite private room would definitely stay here again if we come back, and I so miss her breakfast!!!! Thank you Nicki!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui Dawn, So glad that you enjoyed your time with us at RiverSong B&B. Just sorry that it couldn't have been longer. You were delightful guests and we look forward to having you return and stay with us again.
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The Song

  • 5 of 5

Nikki was an incredible hostess. She made us fantastic breakfasts of wonderful pastries, exotic fruits, and frittatas. She was around when we needed her for information and fun. Otherwise she was quiet and respectful. The sound of the river was mesmerizing. We had a wonderful stay, so wonderful that we are now moving to Kauai.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How delightful that you will soon be Kauai residents. There is a saying that "Kauai calls those people she wants to live here". Indeed it seems that Kauai has called you. I hope that this island paradise is everything you want it to be and more
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Lovely Room

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Riversong for 3 nights. The room is very comfortable with a private balcony and bathroom. It was a short drive to Hanalei where we spent most of our time. It was also a less than 5 minute drive to the bakery and bistro restaurant which had delicious food. Nicki was a very friendly and hospitable host. The one thing I can say is that the wifi was a little spotty.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Denise, it was nice having you stay with us at RiverSong. So glad you enjoyed both Pau Hana Bakery & the Bistro. I'm glad you mentioned the WiFi issue, I will have our computer tech look into it, but sometimes here on the northshore of Kauai we are at the mercy of our limited WiFi providers
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing! Riversong is a wonderful retreat nestled on a river with beautiful jungle like views from your private lanai. After busy days hiking, sightseeIng and trying to see all the wonderful things Kauai has to offer, it is a comfortable home away from home. Nicki is very knowledgeable about the area and made time to share her love of the island with me. She truly made me feel welcome and was there for my many questions. The breakfast was over the top. Fresh fruit, scones, yogurt, juice... , so much I stored the extra in the small refrigerator in the room for snacks.

The room was well appointed with a sitting area and lanai. TV, books, movies, magazines to wind down in the evening. Nicki is an excellent host and I look forward to a return visit in the near future.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your time with us at RiverSong. We look forward to your return when your busy schedule permits.
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cambridge, ma.

River Song B&B Kauai

  • 5 of 5

This B&B was especially nice to visit and stay for my time visiting. RiverSong is located next to a river, i found this especially wonderful after a long day of exploring the North

Shore and beyond. The Lighthouse (2 miles from the B&B) the town of Kilauea, ( bakery and shops and yoga studio) Hanalei, Princeville, beaches, all were part of my visit.

The room was beautiful; comfortable bed, lots of pillows, and the reading area was equipped with a couch and lounging chairs. My favorite was the lanai where i enjoyed my morning coffee. Nicki provided lovely fruits from local markets, and coffee and eggs/toast or muffins. This arrangement was perfect before the day began. (make sure to enjoy the local hawaiian

fruits provided)

I have an interest in birding, natural beauty of the sea and mountains, and i found Nicki

to be more than accommodating with her extensive knowledge of the island. She mentioned

the Albatross on the island and the Lighthouse where i may find some in flight. Nicki was

a real gem, and made my stay more than i had envisioned. Mahalo, Nicki.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us at RiverSong. The nesting Laysan Albatross, the Cornell Lab Albatross Live cam & the Kilauea Lighthouse are just a few of my favorite things here on Kauai. I'm glad you were able to experience them & enjoy them as well. Hope you will return again soon.
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Definitely not the best experience and we will not return to Riversong.

  • 3 of 5

When we arrived on Kauai for our dream trip, we stayed at an absolutely wonderful bed & breakfast on the east shore for the first couple of days. We were welcomed with warm, gracious hospitality and were served excellent, delicious breakfasts. The property was beautifully and lovingly maintained by the owners, who were available to answer our questions and make recommendations. Our bed was heavenly and so comfortable with high-quality linens and down pillows. We then traveled up to the north shore to stay at Riversong bed & breakfast for the next few days of our trip. Nicki greeted us and showed us to our lovely room stating that breakfast would be left on a tray outside our room the next morning. Breakfast consisted of hard boiled eggs, delicious bread, fruit and juice -- all served on a beautiful tray with nice linens. We made our own coffee from the little four-cup coffee maker in our room. There was no cream provided at any time. We didn't see Nicki again for three days, and had no way to reach her except by sending an e-mail or leaving notes for her. She never checked in with us. We left notes on our breakfast tray stating that the pillows were old, uncomfortable and lumpy. Better pillows were provided for the remainder of our stay, but they weren't great either. We also asked about snorkeling equipment and beach chairs but she never responded. Breakfast was left outside our door every morning as promised, but two of five breakfasts consisted of nothing more than cereal, fruit, juice and stale pastries. We left another note asking about the possibility of doing a load of laundry, and when we did see her again, she kindly offered to do the laundry for us, which she did. To be fair, we weren't there during the day. Nicki did not disclose in her listing that she has a little dog. The thing yapped, yapped and yapped some more, much to our annoyance. If we kept the bathroom door closed, the sound of the river drowned out the incessant barking. Much to our great disappointment, Nicki offered very little hospitality. Our reservation was made based on the reviews that we read and unfortunately our experience was much different. Although our room was very nice, the experience as a whole was disappointing at best.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am truly sorry for any unhappiness you felt during your stay at RiverSong. Never in the 15 years of operating RiverSong has there been a review like this. Indeed others praise our hospitality & the accommodations. The pillows that you disliked on the bed were only a few months old and were sold as "down alternative". Guests with down allergies have been pleased with them. Down pillows were substituted after your first night & your note. Breakfast each morning varies but always includes seasonal, island fresh fruits, juice, & pastry which is either freshly baked here at RiverSong or occasionally provided via Kilauea bakery. Our guests in the past have indicated they enjoy mixing lighter faire some mornings with more substantial egg dishes. Granola & yogurt were choices one morning & cereal & milk another with eggs being offered 3/5 days in various recipes. We do have a new puppy in the family and she is on a bit of a learning curve, so we no longer offer breakfast in our kitchen area, but rather allow the guests to enjoy it on their private lanai or in their room as they choose. I am sorry that you found her barking annoying. The sound of the river soothes all noises from the guest room to the main part of the house as well as in reverse, so I am surmising the barking was when you were coming in and leaving We attempt to treat all our guests with hospitality & aloha, I am sorry you couldn't appreciate that. It's is disheartening that you seem to have forgotten that laundry service, which is not normally included nor advertised as being offered, was done to your detailed specifications & you were allowed to have a much later than normal check out time.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lighthouse Bistro
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Licensed Kauai County B&B

Homestay permit -



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Each additional guest/nt $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

$200 deposit required to secure any reservation. Balance plus 13.42% HI tax due and payable during stay at RiverSong

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