Secluded Garden Cottages—One Block from Beach, Best Value/Best Rated
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
Kapaa house description
Why stay at Fern Grotto Inn? The reasons are as numerous as our glowing guest reviews. In fact, Fern Grotto Inn recently became the best-rated vacation rental on TripAdvisor and was featured in Lonely Planet—all thanks to our warm hospitality, prime location, and super cute plantation cottages.
One of the best parts about Fern Grotto Inn is our central location. Why limit yourself to Princeville or Poipu, when you can stay with us and easily drive to both the North and South Shores within 45 minutes?
For a little outdoor fun, check out our COMPLIMENTARY two-person KAYAK and “his and her” BIKES. The coastal bike trail is only one block from Fern Grotto Inn, and we’re conveniently located right on the Wailua River and of course, there’s plenty to do locally—we’re only one block from the pristine swimming beach at Lydgate Park, and Kapaa’s many stores and restaurants are just a few miles away.
The real attraction of Fern Grotto Inn is our secluded, vintage plantation cottages. Originally constructed in the 1940s and 1950s, our six cottages have been fully renovated with your comfort in mind while still retaining their authentic Hawaiian charm. We’ve outfitted each one with chic but cozy island-inspired decor.
Our cottages are surrounded by a lush, tropical garden, which, combined with the fact that our property is very quiet and private, creates the feeling that you’re in old-time Hawaii, far from civilization. It’s the perfect setting for your honeymoon or other romantic getaway.
Here’s a brief description of our six cottages. A 13.42 percent tax will be applied to the rates quoted below. For more information and pictures, please visit our website.
Reservations can be made at https://v2.reservationkey.com/ferngrottoinn/2715/c
OHANA HOUSE offers guests 1,200 square feet of luxury. Insider you’ll find three bedrooms, three bathrooms, hardwood floors, air conditioning, and a large kitchen and dining area. There’s also a small porch that overlooks the garden. Ohana House sleeps up to six adults and two children comfortably, but it’s also a great option for couples who want more space. Two bedrooms have queen-size beds, and a third has two twin-size beds. Two guests can rent Ohana House for $250 per night. Additional guests are $25 per night, and there is a cleaning fee of $225.
COCO COTTAGE is perfect for small families (up to two adults and two children) or couples who want a little extra space. We’ve equipped the 600-square-foot cottage with every amenity you could want, including a full kitchen, air conditioning, and a private yard with a hammock, grill, and picnic table. Coco Cottage rents for $195 per night plus a cleaning fee of $100. It has a king-size bed and a sofa bed.
RIVER COTTAGE. Antique-style furnishings and naturally bright interior lend an elegant, romantic feel to River Cottage, the most popular rental on our property. This 500-square foot studio has its original hardwood floors in addition to air conditioning, a full kitchen, and a private lanai. River Cottage rents for $175 per night plus a cleaning fee of $100. It has a queen-size bed.
GARDEN COTTAGE. For exceptional views of the river and gardens, pick this lovely 400-square-foot studio boasting gorgeous hardwood floors, a queen-size bed, small refrigerator, coffeemaker, toaster, microwave, rice cooker, electric kettle and blender. Please note there is no sink or stove. The cottage rents for $130 per night plus a cleaning fee of $75.
CANAL COTTAGE A like our other two-person rentals, has an open layout and plenty of island charm. However, this cottage also comes with a full kitchenette and views of the river. It also has a small patio area just outside the front door that overlooks the gardens. It’s yours for $150 per night plus a cleaning fee of $75.
CANAL COTTAGE B at $110 a night plus a cleaning fee of $75, is one of our most budget-friendly rentals. It exudes plenty of retro charm and offers cozy accommodations for two people. This Cottage boasts a queen-size bed, a private lanai, and small refrigerator, coffeemaker, toaster, microwave, rice cooker, electric kettle and blender.
Once again, reservations can be made at https://v2.reservationkey.com/ferngrottoinn/2715/c
- 1200 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Air Hockey
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
- Lawn / Garden
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
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VRBO Bear stayed here:
My recent stay at the Fern Grotto Inn was made memorable by the beautiful gardens at the entrance of property and the home’s historic value. As far as bears go, I like to think I’m pretty cultured, and I could tell right away that this home had been truly cared for. This Hawaiian plantation cottage was nicely decorated, beautifully furnished and well-equipped.
I enjoyed eating honey at the large wooden table in the dining area, big enough to fit all the hungry bears in my group. The table was perfect for board games at night, when we relaxed from a long & eventful day. The Kauai sun can be pretty strong, especially with all our fur, so it was nice to come home to air-conditioning, which can be a rare commodity in Hawaii. At the end of the day, we cooled down on the comfortable Adirondack chairs outside the cottage which were positioned perfectly to capture the evening shade.
The comforts of this cottage were equally matched by its convenience. The cubs certainly appreciated the proximity to the airport after traveling for so many hours. The Wailua River and Lydgate Park were within walking distance, and there were a variety of restaurants to choose from, even for our pickiest bears. We were also able to explore other parts of the island, like Princeville and Hanalei, in just a short drive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Fern Grotto Inn, whether we were exploring the local attractions or taking advantage of the comforts of the cottage.
The VRBO Bear
We had a lovely stay at the Ohana House. We were married in their beautiful gardens and we appreciate how Paul and Nausheen made us feel so welcome for our special day.
- Guest Liz Carlyle (California)
- Date of stay 03/13/09
- Review Submitted 03/13/09
Wonderful garden. Good location, close to Lydgate Park and 1/2 way to Poipu and Ke'e Beaches. The kitchen was roomy and stocked with spices, garbage bags, etc. The beds and bathrooms were comfortable. A very enjoyable stay.
- Guest Rebecca Wright1 (Champaign, IL)
- Date of stay 03/05/09
- Review Submitted 03/05/09
Dear Juma Family, Our stay at the Fern Grotto Inn was everything we hoped for. We rented all of the cottages and Ohana House. Ohana was perfect for the family grathering. The classic country kitchen large enough to accomodate all of the cooks and seat everyone. From reading material and games, beach equipment and coolers, and even a crib and booster seat you have thought of everything. The location is perfect to so many things on the island. Just withing a few miles of our "Ohana Home", there was so much to do. Our 40th wedding anniversary was made even more special by the beautifully kept homes and grounds. We hope to be back soon. Mahalo, Mahalo, Dave and Donna Betts
- Guest Donna and Dave Betts (Turlock, California)
- Date of stay 02/20/09
- Review Submitted 02/20/09
Paul & Nausheen Thank you for sharing your lovely bit of Kauai with us. This is a great location - a good walk to the beaches a short drive to the shops. Your kindness and hospitality were much appreciated (& we were so happy to have that electric tea kettle, Paul). Mahalo Barry & Jeanette
- Guest Jeanette & Barry Scott (Powell River, B.C.)
- Date of stay 02/09/09
- Review Submitted 02/09/09
A beautiful property. We stayed in the Ohana House, and were very pleased. It was clean, spacious, and exceeded all of our expectations. It is off the main road, so the only noise is the occasional roster. The house itself is beautiful. We were very pleased at how large and well stocked the kitchen was -- everything from a blender to a dishwasher (and multiple gas grills outside!). And each of the three bedrooms has its own bathroom. Only a short walk to the beach (although you have to cross a busy intersection). Paul and his family were wonderful hosts, and I hope to return again.
- Guest Andrew Reeves (-)
- Date of stay 01/22/09
- Review Submitted 01/22/09
We took over the big house and two of the cottages for a week for a 50th birthday (dubbed Hawaii five-0) family gathering. As good as Fern Grotto looked on line, it was even much better in person. The houses have been restored with such loving care, and we could all gather at Ohana. The hospitality was first rate, and location perfect...not too touristic, very old Hawaii. Loved it, and hope to come back, Barry
- Guest Barry R. (SoCAl)
- Date of stay 01/10/08
- Review Submitted 01/10/08
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Paul & Nausheen Wow!! What a wonderful time we have had in your tropical paradise. We felt at home the minute we walked into the cottage. What a warm feeling. May you be blessed with many more visitors that love the cottage as much as we do. So much that we hope to return very soon. Thank you for your kindness & kind ways. You have a wonderful family & a wonderful retreat. Mahalo The Stuebbe's
- Guest Deborah J. Stuebbe
- Date of stay 01/05/08
- Review Submitted 01/05/08
I organized the trip for my husband and I and two of my best friends and their spouses in Kapaa for a mutual friend's wedding. Wow did we make the right choice! Staying at the Fern Grotto Inn was perfect for our group of 6 adults. We each were able to have our own bedroom and bathroom giving the perfect amount of privacy & personal space. The home was tastefully decorated and perfectly accommodating. We loved having the washer and dryer and the free WIFI to stay connected to home. Thanks Paul! Our gracious hosts, Paul and Nausheen were wonderful. Prior to our arrival, they converted the two twins to a king for one of our couples. When we inquired about boogie boards, they realized they were "running low" and went immediately to purchase some for our recreation. It made for many fun days at the beautiful Kauai beaches! We would definitely love to return to the Ohana house or another one of their houses. P.S. Their boy and girl toddlers are also the cutest things I've ever seen.:)
- Guest Joanna Mickelson (Coon Rapids, MN)
- Date of stay 11/20/07
- Review Submitted 11/20/07
Guest comment entered by owner
Paul & Nausheen We had such a blast! You thought of everything for this place. It was great to be so close to things when we wanted to go out - and great to be able to stay in and cook. We hope to be able to come back again. Thanks again! The Rasmussen's from Minnesota
- Guest Joanna D. Mickelson
- Date of stay 11/13/07
- Review Submitted 11/13/07
Our family (six adults) had the most wonderful time staying in Ohana House. The separated bedrooms gave us privacy when we wanted it, and the fabulous "community room" (kitchen/dining area) provided a great area for us all to hang out together. The home is wonderfully appointed with great attention to details. You truly feel like you are in your own Hawaiian home. The central location of the property in relation to the rest of the island makes it convenient to see the many splendors Kaua'i has to offer. Paul, Nausheen and their adorable twins are wonderful hosts. We will definitely be coming back!
- Guest Kathryn Higginbotham (Cotati, CA)
- Date of stay 11/08/07
- Review Submitted 11/08/07
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4 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
A deposit of $300 reserves the cottage for you and the balance comes due 90 days prior to arrival.
- Cleaning Fee: $225
- Tax Rate 13.42%
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- Nearest Airport: Lihue (LIH) at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
- Primary: (808) 821-9836 (Hawaii, USA)
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