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Fern Grotto Inn - Lonely Planet Recommends our Cottages! VRBO Bear Stayed Here!

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Fern Grotto Inn - Lonely Planet Recommends our Cottages! VRBO Bear Stayed Here!

Fern Grotto Inn - Lonely Planet Recommends our Cottages! VRBO Bear Stayed Here!

4.2/5 Very good

Entire home

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Kapaa, HI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLae Nani Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationSmith's Tropical Paradise13 min walk
  • Popular LocationLydgate Beach Park4 min drive
  • AirportLihue, HI (LIH)12 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6
114 sq m
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Fern Grotto Inn - Lonely Planet Recommends our Cottages! VRBO Bear Stayed Here!

Family-friendly holiday home in Kapaa
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 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 Ohana House. A 14.962 percent tax will be applied to the rates quoted below. For more information and pictures, please visit our website.

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 guests 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.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Paul Juma
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Ice maker


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Cycling on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1225 sq ft (114 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number TA-193-000-2432-01,GE-193-000-2432-01,410040230000

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area


This holiday home is located in Kapaa. Wailua Beach Park and Lae Nani Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Smith's Tropical Paradise and Lydgate Beach Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Kauai Mini Golf, or check out an event or a game at Vidinha Stadium. Kayaking and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and horse riding nearby. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Lae Nani Beach - 10 min walk
  • Smith's Tropical Paradise - 13 min walk
  • Sleeping Giant Trailhead - 4 min drive
  • Lydgate Beach Park - 4 min drive
  • Waipouli Beach - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Lihue, HI (LIH) - 12 min drive


  • Passion Bakery Cafe - 10 min walk
  • Monicos Taqueria - 10 min walk
  • Street Burgers - 11 min walk
  • Hukilau Lanai - 20 min walk
  • The Bull Shed Restaurant - 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 5 reviews
5 - Excellent 60%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 5 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 5 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 5 reviews
2 - Poor 20%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 5 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful property and staff!
We stayed here for more than a week and the property met and exceeded our expectations! The Ohana unit is gorgeous and full of Hawaiian charm. The garden is immaculate and peaceful. We picked fresh, ripe fruit off of the trees. We used the beach and kayaking equipment (we kayaked up the Wailua river to go to Fern Grotto). The house is also centrally located, so you can easily get to the North shore or Waimea or Poipu. We really enjoyed our stay here and would come back! Paul and the rest of the crew are amazing! :-)

5/5 Excellent

Kauai Stay
This is truly a great property. Bikes, kayaks and other gear available for guests. The inlet to the river for kayaking is a big plus. Fresh fruit on the trees is a big plus. I recommend this property to anyone. You will not be disappointed.

4/5 Good

Lovely House
House itself was beautiful. Loved they had free kayaks and snorkel gear and beach chairs. Roosters woke us up in the middle of the night....

5/5 Excellent

Perfect vacation
The Fern Grotto Inn is perfectly located. We covered the entire island. Very centrally located. Has everything you could want. Access to beach chairs, snorkel gear, ice chest, kayaks, SUP, etc. was a huge bonus. Paul thought of everything. The house was beautiful. Felt like home. We will definitely be back and recommend the Fern Grotto Inn to everyone. You will love it. Thanks for everything!

2/5 Poor

Beautiful, well furnished home, but it is insanely loud. There were bowls of ear plugs in every room
The family that runs it is very kind and they provided excellent extras in the house. That said, we were woken up regularly throughout every night by loud cars and trucks bombing down the road. The house sits close to the highway, but even closer to the main artery into a major subdivision. We described it like pitching a tent under the freeway. It made for unpleasant evenings, difficult naps for our daughter, and uncomfortable lounging outside. In addition, the property is next to a public park where people would sit in their cars with the radio blasting. Also, this house does not stand alone. It is part of a multi-unit property and there was construction of a giant home about 20 feet away during the week. There were no cut in fees for having the construction noise while we were there. I suggest spending some of that money on insulating the house and upgrading windows. This is obviously an issue since there were bowls of ear plugs in every room, but I felt duped because I didn't read about the noise issue when I was researching this house. We spent thousands of dollars expecting a tranquil vacation of lounging around, and were discouraged. For the same amount of money we could have stayed in ocean front property, but thought a river scene would be fun. This is our 3rd annual trip and we will not be staying here again.