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Bedrooms Studio
Space 330 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottages, Studio, 1 Bath,

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 1940's and 1950's, our 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 the cottage you are booking. For more information and pictures, please visit our website.

CANAL COTTAGE A 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 $200 per night plus a cleaning fee of $100.

More Details

Paul Juma
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jan 2008
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Kapaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 330 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Trip Advisor & Lonely Planet Recommends our Old Style Cottages! Free Kayaks/Bike
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Coon Rapids, MN

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

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.:)

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2007
  • Stayed: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Lovely, Quaint, Well Equipped Home off the Wailua River

  • 5 of 5

My husband, toddler, and I stayed here recently on our trip to Kauai. What a find! It's one of several homes in a little village like setting. The homes are on a lagoon off the Wailua River, which is very popular for kayaking, SUPing, etc. Paul was easy to communicate with and the place was clean and tidy with many welcoming touches like personalized notes, chocolate, leis, and some adult beverages. They also provided access to so much equipment from kayaks, and paddleboards, to kids beach toys, yoga mats, coolers, etc. What a relief that we didn't need to lug all of that across the country or buy it. And having a kitchen in our home was so great when we needed to feed the baby or were tired of eating out. It gets loud in the morning with the roosters and birds and can get hot at night with mosquitoes but it was part of the experience. Fern Grotto was our home in Kauai and made for a relaxing time. Hopefully, next time we can meet Paul!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A unique and wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was the first place my girlfriend and I stayed in Kauai and we absolutely loved it. Hands down, the bed was the most comfortable bed I have slept on in any hotel, airbnb, or vrbo. Every place we stayed after, I kept wishing I was sleeping in that bed. We stayed in Canal A and it was the perfect size for the two of us. We loved the bathroom which featured many little luxuries. There was a towel warmer, a bidet toilet, nice quality shampoo, and a really nice shower head. The kitchen has everything you need and was very well equipped. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed strolling through them every morning and evening. Fruit trees, wildlife, and all the flora and fauna were truly enjoyable. We definitely appreciated all of the equipment that we were able to use (scuba equipment, water shoes, coolers, beach chairs, and kayak equipment with super easy access to the river right outside our door!) We were also very glad to have a laundry room on the grounds. This place is tucked away nicely and feels very private and safe. We barely saw any of the other people that were staying in the other houses/cottages. We would stay here again 100%! Thank you and mahalo!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glad I found Fern Grotto Inn

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was our first time i...

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2008
  • Stayed: September 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakes ND

This was our second trip ...

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.