About this listing
Top story condo w/ balcony, spacious with full Kitchen. Our Bamboo Bungalow has been newly remodeled and our guests are loving it! Perfect location for quiet evenings & convenient for all island activities. Enjoy our lovely condo & make it your own!
Our New North Shore Bamboo Bungalow!
We have recently completed a remodel and as of October 2013 we are proud and excited to open this condo for travellers to enjoy!
We put a ton of care, energy, attention and fun into this condo and it really shows.
The Bamboo Bungalow located in Princeville serves as a perfect launchpad for the beautiful north shore of Kauai.
FULLY EQUIPPED AND CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! This is the best North Shore location possible!
Numerous improvements include but are not limited to: new flooring, paint and added color, many new appliances, fixtures and furniture... and of course, we provide you with everything you need, making it easy to take advantage of all the spectacular wonders of the North Shore, which are all within minutes of our great place.
Our Bamboo Bungalow has nearly every amenity for you. We want your experience here to be easy, efficient and fun. From this condo you can maximize your time on Kauai.
The kitchen is fully stocked and ready to go (4 burner stove w oven, microwave, lg. fridge w freezer, quality blender, cook ware, etc.). All you need to be enjoying the local flavors of the island is great local produce from one of the many farmers markets and you will be all set! We even provide you with many spices, oils and basic staples to mix things up and enjoy your home cooking.
The bedroom loft has a California King sized bed, equipped with 4 inches of dreamy memory foam for ultimate comfort. There is a skylight above the bed which can be opened if you wish and a super quiet ceiling fan above the bed.
The condo is further outfitted with a large bathroom, a dining table that seats four, a comfortable sleeper sofa (queen), a 32" flat screen HD TV with cable + free streaming Netflix as well as Wifi and an iPod doc/MP3 compatible stereo.
Tastefully decorated, this spacious, upper story, bright and airy condo also has a large lanai. Keep in mind that it is a corner unit, so along with many nice windows the condo also has a great light and sun and trade wind exposure to enjoy, with no other units looking in your windows. The lanai is a great place to enjoy a sunny morning while listening to the birds, or a shady afternoon after a day at the beach. Out on the lanai you will also find that we provide a large sun umbrella, cooler, multiple beach chairs, boogie boards and a collapsable table.
Your view looks out along the Java Plum trees lining the Queen Emmalani pathway to Anini Beach and the Prince Golf course beyond. Anini Beach is known as one of the safest beaches for swimming on Kauai, with excellent snorkeling inside its protective barrier reef. In fact, Anini has the longest barrier reef in the state of Hawaii! This outer reef breaks all the waves, leaving very safe and shallow water for those that like to float around in safety.
This charming condo borders the beautiful Prince golf course off the back balcony (with the Anini Beach path between the golf course and a large grassy lawn below the condo) and just out the front door and below the entrance balcony is the pool, where you can conveniently take a dip whenever you feel.
From the Queen Emmalani Pathway you can turn towards Aninni Beach or towards the Princeville Shopping Center and be at either destination within 5-10 minutes by foot.
It will take you 10 minutes if you stop and watch the waterfalls along the way, or 5 minutes if you are in need of your coffee fix. The shopping center is where you will also find the primary grocery store on the north shore as well as coffee shops, boutique stores, multiple restaurants, live music, a yoga studio, a post office, banks/ATMs, a library and bus stop and a few other places to discover on your own.
As mentioned, this condo is situated on a quiet golf course, but at the same time it is the most nearby condo complex to these amenities, making it an easy and enjoyable walk.
In general we recommend renting a vehicle while on Kauai. However for those who enjoy to walk and for anyone who would prefer not to drive there is plenty to see and do on foot from the Bamboo Bungalow, with the option of public transit close by.
The greater Princeville area is a quiet resort community located on a bluff overlooking Hanalei Bay and offers spectacular views of Hanalei Bay and of the famous “Bali Hai” ridge that earned its fame from the movie South Pacific. For golf lovers it is also home to the Makai and famed Prince golf courses.
Beautiful Hanalei Bay is only 5 minutes away by car. A great place to walk, swim, boogie board or enjoy surfing from beginner to advanced abilities.
Kilauea, with it's famed lighthouse, wonderful bakery, restaurants and shops is only 15 minutes away by car and of course your choices for nearby beautiful beaches are endless in either direction.
More In the neighborhood (Just A Few Minutes Away by foot):
Start your morning with a walk down the Anini Beach Path (or down Wyllie Rd) to the Westin where you can start your morning with a cup of freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. The Princeville center also has great options for breakfast, coffee and smoothies.
The magical north shore:
The north shore of Kaua'i is ideal for spectacular adventure and tropical escape. Kaua'i's dramatic landscape has been carved for centuries by water and the island's stunning scenery and misty cliffs are punctuated by cascading waterfalls with countless breathtaking vistas. The adventures available to you on this Garden Isle are endless; trek the Kalalau trail and be humbled by the deep ancient valleys, wash your cares away under a waterfall, take a surf lesson in beautiful Hanalei Bay, explore a river on a kayak or take a bird's eye tour of the island by helicopter. Get a thrill while checking out the sights from a zip line, ride a horse in the backcountry, or be inspired in Limahuli Garden and Preserve. The list goes on and on, with opportunities to visit sacred Hawaiian ruins, walk along white sandy beaches, take a boat down the unforgettable Na Pali coast, body surf in playful waves, snorkel with sea turtles or test your balance on a stand-up paddleboard. Find your own dream adventure, relax and take in the wonder of this magical island.
We are proud and excited to be offering this beautiful condo to travellers wishing for an affordable place in paradise to call home.
Whether you are looking for a place to call base camp for your many adventures, or a place to relax, study or even write a book, our newly offered Bamboo Bungalow will be the perfect place to realize all your Kauai dreams.
-Free, prime parking close to condo.
-Paniolo complex pool (key provided on condo keychain).
-Prime and convenient access to the N Shore of Kauai from the beautiful Princeville resort community with convenient and comfortable access to explore this entire, magnificent island.
There is a small locked closet in the loft where cleaning supplies, and owner belongings are kept.
Interaction with Guests
We love sharing the love of our island with our guests and totally dig offering our local advice, recommendations and any helpful tips our guests can think of. We feel that vacation time and money is too valuable to waste, so we make a deliberate effort to make ourselves available for questions and make sure to give genuine answers. That being said, we don't like to pester our guests and value their privacy too, so we make our assistance known and easily available, but wait for our guests to request any information they are interested in first, before talking their ear off... ;-)
Princeville is an amazingly convenient and beautiful community on the North Shore.
From our location it is easy to walk to the beach or the grocery store and the views in either direction are spectacular, with ocean one direction and mountains and waterfalls the other! In fact there is a network of fantastic walking and running trails all over Princeville, making it likely the safest and easiest of locations of the island to walk or take a run. Another bonus is that all the golf courses are open for pedestrian exploration after 5pm, which is beyond excellent for sunset strolls.
The coastline below Princeville provides some of the most pristine, clear water due to the lack of rivers and fresh water runoff. Because of these Princeville has some amazing exploring to enjoy below its bluffs (surf conditions permitting!!). The clear water provides some of the very best turtle viewing, snorkeling, pristine coves and nooks and cranny gems on the island. Some of these places are hard to find, so ask us and we will be happy to guide you along with the customized map we provide in the condo. We've fallen in love with Princeville and know you will too!
In general we recommend renting a vehicle while on Kauai as it provides most visitors with the island access and freedom they prefer. However, for those who enjoy to walk and for anyone who would prefer not to drive there is plenty to see and do on foot from the Bamboo Bungalow. There is also the option of public transit with a bus stop only 5-10 minutes walk from the condo. Unfortunately though, Kauai is still a bit behind the times with its public transportation and the bus does not cover the entire island. The furthest the bus goes on the North Shore is to Hanalei town, so if folks want to make it as far as the Na Pali cost trail, Ke'e Beach or any sights West of Hanalei without a car, this makes it challenging. Many people do "hitch hike", but this is not entirely recommended and is marginally successful.
Other Things to Note
We always keep our calendar up to date!
**In consideration of the residents in the condo complex we do not accept children below the age of 7 years old**
**We ask our guests to complete our rental agreement contract after booking (we send it as an attachment via email). This contract is something that has proven useful in providing us with more complete contact details and guest information, but also helps further convey important information to our guests such as check in/out times and our House Rules. It’s also and additional step in avoiding any reservation errors. The contract will indicate exact dates and can serve as an additional receipt for guests records. **
**Tenant/renter must be 25 years or older**
-No smoking is allowed.
-Quiet must be maintained between 10pm and 8am with particular awareness of noise carrying with open doors and windows. Please be aware that this is a residential community and be considerate of noise, especially at night. Noxious or offensive activity is not allowed in the unit or in the common areas, nor shall anything be done therein which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to others residents or visitors.
-Pool hours are 9:00 am to 9:30 pm. No children under the age of 14 are permitted to use the pool unsupervised at any time. Use at your own risk.
Your security deposit will be returned provided the following are met:
-The condo is left in close to the same condition upon departure as at check-in and no damage is done to the condo or its contents beyond normal wear and tear.
-All rubbish and recycling is placed in the Paniolo waste, collection containers, located in the parking areas or transported to the nearby Princeville recycling facility (please respect our fragile island environment and recycle as much as possible).
-Soiled dishes and cooking surfaces are cleaned. Basic cleaning is done.
-No linens, towels or other items are lost or damaged.
-No evidence of any damage occurring as a result of failing to observe the above rules.
-No early check–in or late check-out. (Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.)
-No charges are incurred due to damage or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
-The renter is not evicted by the owner (or agent of the owner), or the law enforcement.
- Keys are returned to lockbox upon departure.
Best location in Kauai! Close to some of the most amazing beaches on the island. We were hitting up the jungle trails followed by a swim in the ocean. All very close to each other.
Highly recommend this condo to anyone visiting Kauai.
Lani and Sky were fantastic. We didn't get the pleasure of meeting them, however they checked in with us after we arrived to ensure everything was fine. They also have a really useful booklet (written by them!) with tips on where to go and what to see.
The neighbourhood is lovely. Very close to everything you would want to see on the north shore.
We loved the condo; it was spacious, the kitchen was fully equipped, the bathroom was large. It has everything you would need and expect from a condo/apartment. There is a huge deck out the back, it was really nice eating breakfast on the deck every morning.
There is a pool right outside the condo. We could walk to food land and a few restaurants in the shopping centre. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone staying on the north shore.
We stayed at the bamboo bungalow for the last week of our honeymoon.
Sky and Lani were very communicative with us before and during our trip to Hawaii inch was great. The bungalow itself is a sweet little place in a very good location on the north shore. We felt very close to everything and safe in the area.
All in all our stay was good, but we did have a problem with insects in the condo, which Sky and Lani were quick to sort out for us with traps. The noise between condos travels somewhat which we were warned about beforehand, but we felt a little like we had to tip-toe around as the condo is above another one.
The pool is lovely, and there is a grill area to use.
I would recommend the condo for a holiday if wanting to be on the north shore, but not necessarily for honeymooners.
Lani & Sky have the perfect near-Hanalei base to explore the north side of Kauai and NaPali Coast. A rental car is a must though to reach all the local beaches. Their place is pristine, quiet and their guidebook was a reliable reference for sites, tours, beaches, groceries, restaurants, etc. Lots of beach ready gear provided too. Happy that both our first Kauai stay and very first AirBnB stays ever were here with these two hosts. Lots of advance contact from them via the app and clear instructions made check in a breeze.
What an amazing condo this is. We loved coming back to it after exploring Kauai during the day. Everything you could ask for. Ample room for a couple, with the added bonus of a beautiful loft bedroom. Quite a central spot if you want to explore all parts of the island, although as Lani and Sky point out, the further north you go, the more expensive the food! It is very accessible to Hanalei which is an amazing little town to explore.
The condo itself was impeccably clean. It has all the facilities you could want. It's easy to find and easy to park at.
One of the best things is the house book where Lani and Sky share all their local knowledge. This was our guide for our four days there and it was incredibly helpful.
Overall we were very, very happy with our stay and it really added to our experience on Kauai.
Das Condo hat eine ideale Lage um den Norden von Kauai zu erkunden. In der Nähe gibt es auch einen Supermarkt und einige Restaurants. Die Umgebung ist sehr ruhig und friedlich. Die Räume sind sehr sauber, gut ausgerüstet und die Küche lädt zum Kochen ein. Es hat uns hier sehr gut gefallen und die Administration mit Lani und Sky lief problemlos. Auch waren sie sehr zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit, obwohl wir sie nicht persönlich kennenlernen konnten. Wir können das Condo von ganzem Herzen weiterempfehlen.
There are Airbnb locations that feel more or less like a sterile hotel room and then there are locations that give you something extra -- Lani & Sky's place in Princeville has that something extra. When you consider their great communication, the stocked kitchen, beach stuff and recommendations for things to do around Kauai this place really nails it. If your travels take you to the north shore of Kauai you'll be well served staying here.
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About the Host, Lani & Sky
Hi! We are Lani and Sky and we graciously welcome you to our condos!
Lani has lived on Kauai for much of her life, and was born and raised near Tunnels Beach on the North Shore. Life adventures beyond the islands however, eventually brought her to the mainland and abroad. She spent her high school days in Santa Cruz California before turning interests towards colder climates and getting into skiing. Between travels abroad, Lani worked primarily in outdoor industries for the better part of a decade, mostly kayaking and skiing and living in amazing rural towns. One of her favorite of those towns was Jackson Hole Wyoming, where she lived for several years before moving back to Kauai.
Coincidentally, Sky was born and raised in Jackson Wyoming where he became an avid snowboarder in the winter, fly fisherman in the summer and world traveller whenever possible in between. Despite his mountain upbringing, Sky has always been a and a waterman and was inevitably called to a warmer climate.
Eventually island life, with its enticing warm water and fragrant trade winds beckoned both of us individually to the Garden Island of Kauai where we met in 2011. We've found a happy match as we are both very active and love to explore and laugh. We've found our perfect paradise here on Kauai and wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
As a team we really enjoy sharing what we love about Kauai with our guests and offer our local knowledge and recommendations in addition to providing exceptional quality accommodation. We want to ensure that our guests have as much fun and as little worries as possible on their visits to Kauai.