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Lonely Planet Recommends our Cottages! VRBO Bear Stayed Here! Free Kayaks & Bike

Kapaa, HI, USA
  • House1225 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, (Sleeps 2 - 6)

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 14.42 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. Two guests can rent Ohana House for $350 per night. Additional guests are $25 per night, and there is a cleaning fee of $250.


Paul Juma

Member Since 2006
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May 21, 2017


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)


      • 3 Bathrooms
        • 3

        Location Type

          • Water View


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Kitchen


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television


                                  • Bicycles
                                  • Kayak / Canoe
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • arboretum
                                          • botanical garden
                                          • cinemas
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • scenic drives
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • luaus
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • bird watching
                                              • shelling
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • whale watching

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • rafting
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        9 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Beautiful, well furnished home, but it is insanely loud. There were bowls of ear plugs in every room

                                                        Beth F.

                                                        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.

                                                        We had a lovely stay at t...

                                                        Liz CarlyleCalifornia

                                                        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.

                                                        Wonderful garden. Good l...

                                                        Rebecca Wright1Champaign, IL

                                                        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.

                                                        Dear Juma Family, Our ...

                                                        Donna and Dave BettsTurlock, California

                                                        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

                                                        Paul & Nausheen Thank ...

                                                        Jeanette S.Powell River, B.C.

                                                        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).


                                                        Barry & Jeanette

                                                        A beautiful property. We...

                                                        Andrew Reeves-

                                                        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.


                                                        Kapaa, HI, USA

                                                        Kayak Wailua river & continue on foot to explore Secret falls & its swimming hole.

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