My husband, our parents, and wily toddler had a fantastic stay in Fern Grotto's Ohana House this past April. The layout of the house accommodates larger groups with ease--an open main room, giant kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms each with its own bathroom, and a front porch/lanai. The grounds--lush gardens filled with fruit and flowering trees and good hangout spaces (lounge chairs, picnic table, grills)--function as additional living space and offer a peaceful vibe. There are three other cottages on the property, but the grounds do not feel at all crowded.
The Ohana House has a well-appointed kitchen, a massive number of windows that allow for cross-breeze galore, and sweet character (leaded-glass on the front door, hardwood throughout).
The amenities were good--laundry, crib (which was a need for us), Apple TV, and cold beer upon arrival.
We found the location convenient. Very close to the airport and Lydgate Park/Beach. Historic Kapa's is charming and offers a fantastic walking/bike path along the shore. We liked being equidistance from the north and south side of the island. Some other reviewers noted the noise of the highway, which is quite close to the property, but we didn't find vehicle noise to be an issue. There is a quiet hum, which really quiets down in the evening/overnight.
Paul is responsive and makes checking in and out simple. The gardening and housekeeping staff are friendly.
We look forward to returning to Ohana House.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are centrally located in the perfect spot for exploring the whole island of Kauai. Just ten minutes north of the airport, the property is on the banks of the Wailua River, a few minutes from the heart of Kapaa town, walking distance to beaches and family parks. We are nestled in Hawaii's largest coconut grove in the shadow of Sleeping Giant Mountain with easy access to hiking and kayaking. We are only a block from the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fern Grotto Hotel Kapaa
- Fern Grotto Inn Kauai/Kapaa