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“Felt right at home in an excellent location.”
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Fern Grotto Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Kapaa
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Alberta
1 review
“Felt right at home in an excellent location.”
Reviewed January 18, 2010

The Fern Grotto Inn was an ideal spot to call home for our vacation. Ideally located to reach any part of the island within an hour or so. Paul and Nausheen provided everything we needed, from beach equipment to internet. They were always there to answer questions and provide what you would expect, while never for a moment intruding on our privacy. The River cottage is beautifully laid out, clean, and secluded. It is a perfect spot for a get away for two. Travelling with three older children we also used the Canal cottage. Although just as well kept as the River cottage we found that this cottage was somewhat awkward in its layout. The cottage is certainly large enough, and the two bathrooms are a definite luxury, but the lack of a full kitchen makes it sort of in between being just a place to sleep and being a full family home. The River cottage though, is perfectly laid out and has everything you could need or want. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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California
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

My husband and I had a desperate need to get away from all the stresses in our lives and the River Cottage at Fern Grotto Inn was just the place we needed. The Budda and the water feature just outside the door assisted in setting the peaceful mood. The gardens were beautiful and the location was perfect for exploring both the North and South ends of the island. We will definately take Paul up on his discount offer for our next stay which we will plan soon!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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St. Gallen
2 reviews
Reviewed January 11, 2010

The Garden Cottage is a beautiful Location, lovely and rich outfitted with all you need.
It was very cleanly and placed in a tropical garden. Near from the airport and nice beaches. The owner was very helpful and nicely. It was one of the best lodging we had.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed December 29, 2009

My family and I rented the Ohana House for over three weeks. It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever spent. The house is more than adequate for adults and kids to provide all that is needed to self-sustain and feel the comfort of home. We had "no worries" as our host and his wife were eager to please and offer any help without being instrusive. Their warmth and hospitality gave us a sense of being close to "family" as they checked on us to see if we needed anything routinely. The home is comfy and simple with what is really needed without the frills. The gardens surrounding the house and other cottages are manicured and designed to create privacy as well as a colorful tropical paradise that keeps outside noise to a minimum. (except for the roosters crowing!!) We found ourselves happy to come home after exploring and playing on the beaches to cook and enjoy the stars! And thank goodness we were not pressured to dress up like one feels in resorts and hotels. So we will return, perhaps for a month next time!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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palo alto
1 review
Reviewed December 28, 2009

Found the room very comfortable. Internet access also was handy. Did miss the driveway a couple of times at night but got used to it eventually. Everything needed was provided.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed November 24, 2009

We were finalizing plans for our trip to Hawaii, but we had some difficulty finding accommodations on the beautiful island of Kaua`i. My wife and I had been doing a considerable amount of research (she did a lot of the leg work) when we discovered this gem of an inn. The website looked promising and we decided to further investigate. We loved the fact that it had only four cottages to choose from and each one had its own uniqueness. We chose the lovely garden cottage for our stay. Finding the Fern Grotto Inn takes great hand and eye coordination. You really have to watch for the turn because it comes up quickly past the bridge (when it's pitch black your night vision better be on point). It was the smallest of the cottages (no kitchen), but it had excellent amenities such as: A/C, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine, fresh linens, and DVD's. It even had a friendly gecko in the medicine cabinet to greet us! The cottage was spotless upon our arrival and quite cozy. We came and went as we pleased and rarely did see the other guests. Perfect. We wished that one of the windows would've closed better and the bathroom have a closed ceiling for privacy and comfort (you'll know what I mean.) The location is close to the river and the beach is about a block away (watch for traffic). Fern Grotto Inn is also close to Kapa`a with all of its shopping and eating establishments. Surprisingly, we didn't have a chance to see or meet Paul and Nausheen Juma, the owners of Fern Grotto Inn. We want to say "mahalo" for running a beautiful establishment and making us feel welcomed. This truly is a hidden gem in paradise!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, BC
1 review
Reviewed November 3, 2009

We have stayed in the Garden Cottage twice, and while it might be very simple, it is perfect for us. Paul and Nausheen were very helpful and made us feel welcome on both trips.

The location is great for restaurants, very near a quiet beach, and within easy striking distance of almost everything on the island.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fern Grotto Inn
Address: 4561 Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1419
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern Grotto Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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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