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Kapaa cottage description
Secluded Garden Cottages—One Block from Beach
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, 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
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 $145 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 $145 per night plus a cleaning fee of $75.
CANAL COTTAGE B at $125 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.
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.
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.
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 $225 per night. Additional guests are $25 per night, and there is a cleaning fee of $175 to $225 depending on how many rooms are used.
Once again, reservations can be made at:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 16-18
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Bird Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
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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 11/01/07
- Review Submitted 11/20/07
Glad I found Fern Grotto Inn
Glad I found Fern Grotto Inn
I spent a great 8 days in the Canal B cottage. It is a wonderful little hideaway with a beautiful Lanai to dream and relax on. The cottage itself is very comfortable, clean, nicely furnished and tastefully decorated and Paul, the owner, does just about everything to make your vacation a dream come true. Centrally located on the island, it is only a short 45-60 minutes’ drive - depending on how many times you stop to take in the wonderful sceneries - to beautiful beaches in the north, south or the west – if you want to go that far. The beaches near the cottage are definitely worth discovering, too. Or if you want to go hiking, there are great trails very close to the Fern Grotto Inn, some easy, some a bit more demanding, some quite adventurous - your choice. If I return to Kauai, the Fern Grotto Inn it is!
- Guest DianaMaria (Switzerland)
- Date of stay 10/31/12
- Review Submitted 11/15/12
This was our first time in Kauaii. Staying in the River Cottage just added that special touch to our visit. We felt right at home and can not wait to come back and stay here again. Thanks for making our visit most pleasureable! I recommend this to everyone.
- Guest Michele & Denny (-)
- Date of stay 09/29/08
- Review Submitted 09/29/08
This was our second trip to Kauai. The first time we stayed more towards the west side, this was much more convenient. Our stay was at the end of June 08. We had a group of 14 and the use of all the cottages. We stayed in this cottage and what a wonderful experience. The whole resort is beautiful. To have all the beach accessories available was great. I would definately recomend this resort and this cottage to everyone.
- Guest Michele & Bruce (Oakes ND)
- Date of stay 08/29/08
- Review Submitted 08/29/08
April 2007 was the first time we visited beautiful Kauai...at the first moment it was sure: we will come back again...so we did for our wedding in June 2008 . We decided to rent a cottage....Fern Grotto Inn was the perfect location because we married at the Coco Palms which is just across the street, the beach and the Wailua river are just steps away and it is the perfect place to reach any Kauai destination. The River Cottage is very beautiful and cozy with everything you need to feel like home. The garden is a breathtaking beauty with the singing of the birds and the smell from lovely blooming flowers it makes Fern Grotto Inn a piece of paradise on the most beautiful island we have ever seen. We really enjoyed our stay. Mahalo for your hospitality.Colette and DetlevHolm, Germany
- Guest Colette and Detlev (Holm/Hamburg, Germany)
- Date of stay 08/16/08
- Review Submitted 08/16/08
My boyfriend and I stayed at Fern Grotto Inn for a short getaway while he was on leave from the Army. We had a fabulous time and truly enjoyed the cottage. It was very cozy and clean. It had everything we needed plus some! Paul and Nasheen were wonderful and have great recommendations for the island. Can't wait to go back! Thanks! Kayla and Bob
- Guest Kayla5 (St. Louis, MO)
- Date of stay 06/19/08
- Review Submitted 06/19/08
The location is perfect. Everything was better than we imagined. The price was right. I would definitely use the Fern Grotto Inn as a home base for any Kauai destination. In the future. Paul and Nausheen did an excellent job on the landscaping. The room was clean and if we needed anything Paul was very accessable. The nicest touch was that Paul brought us champagne at my father's request as it was our honeymoon. Thanks again for everything.
- Guest Ian and Clarissa (S. San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 05/02/08
- Review Submitted 05/02/08
Thank you so much for a experience of a lifetime! We loved Kauai but your hospitality made it more wonderful. Your cottages are clean, neat and located at the right spot on the island. It is the best 'home' feeling you're ever gonna get!Hopefully we are able to come back!Cheers,Twan & Sanne
- Guest Sanne & Twan (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 04/10/08
- Review Submitted 04/10/08
Paul and Nausheen - What a wonderful time we had in the River Cottage. It was all we needed and hoped for. It was calm, clean and made us feel like home. The garden like atmosphere of the grounds made us not want to leave and all within walking distance to the beach where each morning we watched the sunrise and the whales play. Mahalo again for sharing your corner of paradise with us. We are planning our next visit and will include the Fern Grotto Inn and the River Cottage in that stay also. Larry and Dianna
- Guest Dianna Goff (Great Falls, MT)
- Date of stay 03/12/08
- Review Submitted 03/12/08
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What a wonderful place you have nestled here at the mouth of the river! We have so enjoyed our stay here - a true home away from home.
- Guest Krista & Alex
- Date of stay 01/09/08
- Review Submitted 01/09/08
Canal Cottage unit B.. $125/nt ..Cleaning Fee: $75 Canal Cottage unit A.. $145/nt ..Cleaning Fee: $75 Garden Cottage........ $145/nt ..Cleaning Fee: $75 River Cottage......... $175/nt ..Cleaning Fee: $100 Coco Cottage.......... $195/nt ..Cleaning Fee: $100 Ohana House........... $225*/nt .Cleaning Fee: $175 to $225 Deposit: $300 at booking. Balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. All Rates are subject to Hawaii Tax of 13.4%. Four Night Minimum Stay Required.
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- Nearest Airport: Lihue at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
- Primary: (808) 821-9836 (Hawaii, USA)
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River cottage inside view
Coco Cottage private yard
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