Let Kauai Cottage Rentals at Fern Grotto Inn take you away from the crowded resorts and into the private, secluded experience of Old Hawaii.

At our Vacation Rentals in Kapaa, just one block from Lydgate Park, you can holiday like a silver screen Hollywood star of the 1940s and 50s. Step back in time to find plantation architecture, mature garden landscaping, and airy spaces with ceiling fans stirring the tropical breezes.

Coco Palms Resort, the setting for Elvis Presley’s film Blue Hawaii, is located just across the street.

Of course, not everything is as it was seventy years ago. Though we kept many charming aspects of our historic cottages, they also shine with modern upgrades including new kitchen appliances, air conditioning and ceiling fans, and heavenly beds designed for your total comfort.

Take our complimentary, two-person kayak onto the adjacent Wailua River and its canals and glide on the water under the shade of lush tropical foliage. Or hop on the pair of provided bicycles and head for the beach. If you prefer to walk, the beach is just a five-minute stroll away. Or simply stay on the grounds, plucking fresh star fruit and mango right from their branches for your afternoon snack.

The Kauai Vacation Rental Cottages at Fern Grotto Inn are rated #1 in specialty accommodations on TripAdvisor, thanks to 300+ five-star reviews from travelers happy to forgo cookie cutter accommodations for an authentic Kauai experience at our cottage rentals.

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Ohana House Our largest vacation rental, Ohana House is great for families. This renovated space—built in 1942—retains its original, historic materials, including lumber from a dismantled WW2 supply ship. With a lush garden setting, a short walk from the beach, a quaint front porch, and 1,200 square feet of roomy space inside, Ohana House is a true charmer.

Sleeps: 6 adults, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Two bedrooms feature queen-sized bed in each, and the other has 2 twin beds—perfect for the kids.

Key features: Air conditioning, full kitchen, 2 queen bedrooms & one twin bedroom, hardwood floors, dining table for 8, breakfast bar, and the world’s best reading spot: a palm-shaded front porch.

1-2 guests – $350 per night, 3-4 guests – $375 to $400 per night, 5-6 guests – $425 to $450 per night.

Cost: Does not include cleaning fee ($250) and a 13.42% tax.

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Coco Cottage A This is a deceptively spacious 600 sq. ft. studio cottage rental with big, bright windows, high ceilings, and a private, landscaped lawn. Sear burgers or fresh fish on the gas grill, take a nap on the hammock, and dig into dinner at the shaded table. Small families find Coco Cottage to be the perfect size!

Sleeps: 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 kids. One king-sized bed & one sofa bed.

Key features: Air conditioning, full kitchen, private yard, parking space, king-sized bed & sofa bed, dining table for 4, short walk to the beach.

Cost: $250 per night plus 13.42% tax and a $150 cleaning fee.

River cottage Ideal for honeymoons and romantic retreats, the River cottage is set furthest back from the other Fern Grotto Inn accommodations. Privacy and tucked-away seclusion are all yours! A café table for two, a four-poster bed, and a pair of garden view lounge chairs complete the romantic picture. Thanks to these features, River Cottage is our most popular vacation rental!

Sleeps: 2 adults in a four-poster queen bed.

Key features: Air conditioning, full kitchen, secluded garden location, private lanai, tiled shower, outdoor dining table, short walk to the beach.

Cost: $225 per night plus 13.42% tax and a $125 cleaning fee.

Garden cottage This river view studio cottage rental features hardwood floors, a gleaming new kitchen, and a flood of natural Hawaiian sunlight—all anchored by a luxurious king-sized bed. Wonderful for couples getaways or single guests who seek a paradise getaway to work on their art, meditate, or just enjoy beautiful Hawaii.

Sleeps: 2 adults in a king-sized bed.

Key features: Air-conditioning, upgraded eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and river views, king-sized bed, rich hardwood floors, double tiled shower, short walk to the beach.

Cost: $200 a night, plus 13.22% tax and a $100 cleaning fee.

Canal cottage A A budget-friendly rental with a queen-sized bed and a fully equipped kitchenette, Canal Cottage A features lovely river views from the kitchen and main room. The gas grill is great for riverside BBQs. Note that Canal A does not have A/C, though the cottage’s ceiling fan cools the space, along with lovely tropical cross-breezes.

Sleeps: 2 adults in each cottage. Ask us about renting both Canal Cottage A and Canal Cottage B for your group of 4 (if availability allows).

Key features: Ceiling fan, BBQ gas grill, river views, charm to spare, short walk to the beach.

Cost: $175 a night (each cottage) plus 13.42% tax and a $100 cleaning fee.

Canal cottage B Neighbor to Canal A, Canal B lacks the river views but makes up for it with a private lanai—perfect for morning coffee in paradise, tucked into tropical landscaping. It also has a kitchenette equipped with mini fridge, microwave, rice cooker, hot plate, coffee maker, and more, plus upgrades like vaulted ceilings and a tiled shower.

Sleeps: 2 adults in each cottage. Ask us about renting both Canal Cottage A and Canal Cottage B for your group of 4 (if availability allows).

Key features: Ceiling fan, BBQ gas grill, private lanai, lots of interior upgrades, short walk to the beach.

Cost: $175 a night (each cottage) plus 13.42% tax and a $100 cleaning fee.