Fern Grotto Inn

4561 Kuamoo Rd , Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1419 USA (Show map)


Lonely Planet & TripAdvisor Recommends our Awesome Cottages and its Great Location. The real attraction of Fern Grotto Inn is our secluded, vintage plantation cottages which have been fully renovated with your comfort in mind while still retaining their authentic Hawaiian charm. 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 on the Wailua River and Kapaa’s many stores and restaurants are just a few miles away. Read our reviews on TripAdvisor.




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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.7
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

This is the way we like to vacation

5 on October 31, 2016

Imagine that your brother has a cottage in Kauai, and he asks you to look after it for a week or two. It’s fully stocked with dishes, silverware, appliances, and even a drawer of Ziplock and garbage bags. The bathroom medicine chest has shampoo, shaving cream, sun lotion. Before he leaves, he tells you to feel free to use his kayaks, bikes, beach chairs, snorkel gear, beach towels, and boogie boards. Just remember to remove your sandals and wipe the sand off with the supplied rags at the front door. You’d probably think this is the most comfortable living ever. Such it is at the Fern Grotto Inn, and owner Paul Juma has made every effort to be as nice as your brother. The inn has direct access to the Wailua River, and is walking distance to one of Kauai’s many sandy beaches. Kapa’a town is a five minute drive (except in rush hour), and home to grocery stores, restaurants, and funky shopping. The location on the island is ideal, being near the airport and roughly equidistant from the sights on both the north and south shores. Don’t expect a lobby and a check-in desk. This is your brother’s cottage, after all.

Fern Grotto Inn - Fabulous!!!

5 on November 28, 2015

My husband and I stayed in the Garden Cottage at Fern Grotto Inn for 5 days at the beginning of November, 2015. The accommodations are charming! The cottage is decorated with island decor, has a very comfortable king-sized bed, is extremely well maintained and very clean. The kitchen area has every utensil and pot and pan you would ever need. The grounds are also beautiful. Paul Juma, the owner, is very considerate and concerned about his guests. We definitely recommend the Fern Grotto Inn and want to stay here again. It was hard to leave this time! Note: There are many restaurants nearby. You can shop and cook in your cottage or on the grills provided outside.

Fantastic Getaway

4.6 on June 16, 2013

Fern Grotto offered a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing getaway. The layout of the property makes you feel like you are the only guests around. The lush tropical feel is as inviting as the island is itself. We stayed here to get away from the resorts and crowds of people and we could not have been happier. If you are looking for an authentic, local and centrally located inn, then look no further.

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Rooms & Rates

River Cottage

Built in 1943 and remodeled in 2005, this beautiful 500-square-foot studio cottage has original hardwood floors, a full kitchen, air conditioning, and a private lanai. This romantic cottage offers luxurious comfort Ideal for a couples and honeymooners. This cottage has a queen bed and can accommodate 2. River Cottage rents for $225 per night plus a cleaning fee of $125.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Canal Cottage Unit A

This Cottage was built in 1953 and served as bachelors quarters for plantation workers till the 1970's. This cottage has two units with private baths. Canal cottage unit A is popular for weekly stays. It is a studio with a fully equipped kitchenette and a river view. It’s yours for $175 per night plus a cleaning fee of $100.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Garden Cottage

Built in 1942, this cottage has a/c, hardwood floors, tiled bathroom, and a river view. Ideal as a romantic getaway, this is our most popular cottage for short stays. This cottage does not have a kitchen. The cottage rents for $200 per night plus a cleaning fee of $100.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

Canal Cottage Unit B

Canal cottage unit B is a popular short stay rental. This is a studio unit with a lanai but no kitchen. This cottage has a queen bed and can accommodate two. The cottage rents for $175 per night plus a cleaning fee of $100.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Coco Cottage

Coco Cottage is a large 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom air conditioned unit with a full kitchen. Our Cottage has beautiful tiled floors and a private yard. Coco cottage is a perfect unit for couples and small families. This cottage has a king bed and a queen bed and can accommodate 4 guests. Coco Cottage rents for $250 per night for 2 guests plus a cleaning fee of $125. Each additional guest is $25.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250

Ohana House

Ohana House is an air conditioned 3 bedroom 3 bath Plantation Home. It has original wood floors, a big kitchen and a dining room inviting the family to gather. Two of the bedrooms have a Queen Bed and the third bedroom has 2 Twin Beds. Ohana house can accommodate six. Two guests can rent Ohana House for $350 per night. Additional guests are $25 per night, and there is a cleaning fee of $250.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $350 - $350

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Location Type

Riverside, Tropical


Lihue, Kauai, HI (LIH) 5 miles

Directions to property:

As you come out of the airport take a right at the light on Kapule Hwy. After 1 1/2 mile, Kapule Hwy. will merge with Kuhio Hwy. Stay on the right lane at the traffic light. Proceed for another 3 1/2 mile to the next next traffic light which is Kuamoo Rd and make a left. After you make a left on Kuamoo road, we are the fourth driveway on your left. The numbers on the mailbox says 4561.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wired internet

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $300 deposit at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Because we are such a small operation, we have what might appear to be a strict cancellation policy. If notice is received within 90 days of arrival, we are unable to issue a refund, unless we are able to re-book, then we will refund your Rent minus a $50 cancellation fee.. If notice is received 60 days or more in advance of arrival, a full refund will be issued minus a $50 cancellation fee. We, ourselves, are travelers too and know that emergencies can and do occur. For this reason, we highly recommend .insuremytrip/ which offers travel insurance to guard against death, illness or any other emergency that may require a cancellation. We thank you in advance for understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Paul Juma

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Off The Beaten Path Old Style Plantation Cottages.

Regular Rate: $175 now $140 (20% Savings:)

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