1. Opaekka Falls
How about passing the Opaekaa Falls on your way to and from work every day? Located on the East Side on your way to Wailua Homesteads you will reach a point to the roadside with the gorgeous Opaekaa Falls to your right. This 151-feet-tall, 40-feet-wide waterfall is easily one of the island’s most viable waterfalls. For those lucky enough to live in the Wailua Homesteads they pass this beautiful lookout every day, and it never gets old.
The Wailua Homesteads is a desired area to live as it was two corridors in and out of the area. If you work in Lihue or need to go shopping at Walmart or Costco you are only a 15 -minute drive away. Need to head to Kapaa or bring the kids to school? Then head down Opaekaa Road and you will be there in about 10 minutes. The Wailua Homesteads is Country living but just minutes to town.
3. Views, Views, Views!
Whether you live in a house on the rim overlooking the Wailua River or you live on the interior with mountain views, every spot has a view! Almost every property in the Wailua homesteads has some sort of mountain view making it a special place to live. Wailua homesteads feature many ag and residential lots and represent country living on Kauai.
4. The Country Store
Speaking about country did you forget your eggs? If so the Wailua Country Store is the only store located in the Wailua Homesteads and is a family owned operation which even sells fresh local beef!
5. The Wailua Homesteads Park
This large park has everything including a soccer field, basketball quarts, tennis quarts and even a dog park! Bring the kids to the playground or introduce your dog to new friends. This park has a pavilion and the new 1.5-acre dog use area includes double-gated entrances for a separated one-acre play area for large dogs and a half-acre section for dogs under 30 pounds.
6. The Hindu Monastery
Kauai’s Hindu Monastery is a traditional South-Indian style monastery-temple complex. It features beautiful walking gardens. Approximately once a week, a guided tour begins at 9am in the gazebo at the monastery entrance, 107 Kaholalele Road. It lasts about two hours. The tour is free, however, love offerings are welcomed, as donations from visitors are what allows us to continue building the new Iraivan Temple and beautify this sanctuary. You can read more about the monastery it here.
7. Hike the Sleeping Giant Trail
If you like exploring and seeing great views you will enjoy the Sleeping Giant Trail. Light hikers and experienced ones can both enjoy the Sleeping Giant as there are different points you can stop and enjoy the sites. You will enjoy a walk through a forest and find views of Wailua River and the ocean. There are picnic areas as well. Bring water and snacks!
8. The Moalep Trail
The Moalepe Trail on the East Side of Kauai offers wonderful views of Makaleha, Kong, and Kalalea Mountain. You can find Moalepe trail by driving to the top of Olohena Road where it ends. This trail is enjoyed by hikers, horseback rid, rs and mountain bikers.
9. Swim in Cold, Fresh Water at Loop Road
Loop Road or otherwise known as the Arboretum, is a cool spot to enjoy a hot afternoon. There are different swimming holes to enjoy and a few small shelters with picnic tables. It is also surrounded by little walks which feature beautiful Painted Eucalyptus Trees.
10. 185 Kahawai Place
This charmer of a well-built home with a brand new roof has many options as it is 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and features a large family room with open beam ceilings. The deck upstairs shows off views of the Sleeping Giant mountain and is a great place to enjoy your early morning coffee and enjoy songs from birds like thrush, Japanese white eye, cardinals and others…
This lusciously landscaped yard with over 10,000 sq.ft. of land has great energy and feels like your own botanical garden. Strolling around the yard you will find a water pond with fruit trees including lemon, lime, orange, starfruit, and lychee. Other beautiful trees include song of India, Tahitian gardenia, gardenia, spider lillies, plumeria, hibiscus, Manila palms, sealing wax palm (or torch palm), areca palms, puakinikini, Tonga tabo, silver buttonwood tree, and various croutons. The home has been newly painted inside and out.
Brand new carpets and a new kitchen skylight, new solar vent in the living room, and new roof on both the home and the permitted workshop.
The front landing and stairs are newly rebuilt. 185 Kahawai Place is ready for its new owners! Call today for more information or for a tour.