About This Listing
Permitted bed & breakfast, newly-built bamboo home in upcountry Haiku, 5 min. from Hookipa, windsurf capital.
Each room offers a queen bed, private bathroom, kitchenette, lanai, and carport.
Includes a self-serve continental breakfast to enjoy on your private lanai with ocean and garden view of God's beautiful creation.
Bamboo Heaven Maui is a permitted bed & breakfast, #BBPH 2012/0003, so you can be assured your room is secure for your reservation. Our rooms are unique and inviting with their high, bamboo-studded ceilings and tropical bamboo woven walls that make you feel like you are truly on a Hawaiian vacation!
The 2 private rooms, the Omaomao (Green) Room and the Polu (Blue) Room can be rented together for groups and families, or separately for couples. I also have a fold-out twin bed for an extra guest at an additional $10 a night. Please check for availability even if the calendar shows we are booked, as I do have 2 rooms available.
Our rooms are supplied with linens, towels, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, iron & ironing board, hangers, blow dryer, shower cap, shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, after-sun lotion, insect repellant, lawn games, dishes, cookware, silverware, utensils, microwave, fridge, coffemaker, kettle, toaster, hotplate, filtered water, composter. Breakfast items include island coffee, island teas, hot chocolate, oatmeal, dry cereal, local fruit juices, eggs, bread, butter, peanut butter, jelly, bagels, frozen waffles and breakfast sandwiches, sausages, bacon, pancake mix, yogurt, and seasonal fruits from our yard and market. We also have an outdoor electric BBQ grill that you are welcome to use. You are welcome to explore our country yard, pick fruits from our fruit trees, and enjoy our tropical flowers and plants.
Interaction with Guests
I live in this home, but you have your own private space, entry, lanai, and carport. I am a local girl born and raised right on this property. I would love to answer any questions you have about our island, and recommend places to see and things to do. If you like, I would love to pray and fellowship with you, as God leads.
Haiku is the neighborhood I grew up in. I love it! It is a small but growing community with still a lot of the old local families I know, and a lot of new neighbors moving in. We have a variety of restaurants from Japanese and Thai to American, Hawaiian,Vegetarian, Mexican, and local. There are 2 grocery stores, a post office, Postal Plus, massage and spa, hardware store, laundromat, doctor, thrift shop, video store, etc. We are the home of Haleakala Bike Company, where you can ride a bike down from Haleakala Crater back to Haiku. We also have our own zipline right up the road. Haiku is on the tropical side of the island, which means beautiful rainbows, flowers and plants, green grass, fruit trees, and cool tradewinds. It is 5 minutes away from beautiful beaches and surf spots, yet away from the tourist traps on Maui! Don't forget to hang with the 30+ turtles that swim to shore at sunset, 5 min. away! Twin Falls with its beautiful waterfalls and pools is less than 15 min. away, if you like to hike. The famous Jaws where surfers ride 30' waves is just 10 min. away! If you love to shop, Paia & Makawao towns are filled with interesting shops, art galleries, and restaurants, and just minutes away from Haiku. Come stay in Haiku, and be among the locals to experience the real Hawaii!!
There is a local bus transit a few minutes away from our home that will take you to every town on the island. However, we recommend you rent a car to save time, and to get to those places the bus does not go.
Other Things to Note
Airbnb does not collect our Hawaii State Tax of 13.42%, so I will need to take care of that when you arrive.
If you need anything, please call my home numb(phone number hidden) or cellphone at (phone number hidden) anytime of day or night.
Please let me know if you prefer to have my dog Lani (means Heaven) leashed during your stay. Most of the time she is now anyway because she has strayed off a few times! Be sure not to leave your shoes outside in case she is free. She is still teething! Also, Israel my cat will most likely try to befriend you too on your lanai, so let me know if you don't like cats, ok? Please help me train him to not enter your room, which he will try to do. Mahalo!
No smoking, drugs, or heavy alcohol.
No pets please....you may adopt our dog Lani and our cat Israel while you are here!
Check-in time: 3:00, Check-out: 11 am
Quiet hours: 9:00 pm - 9:00 am (keep voices low as sound carries through the walls)
Remember people are playing hard while on vacation and need their beauty rest!
Please drive slow on our road past the neighbors, and watch for kids and pets.
We´ve spent a great week at Janice´s bamboo house in April/May 2015. The communication with Janice was perfect from the first contact.
The accomodation is perfectly clean, situated in large garden surrounded by fruit trees. The place is very calm, but in walking distance to Haiku town - situated few miles from Kahului airport and it´s a good starting point for all the trips in Maui.
The room is spacious, practically furnished and the fridge was stocked by food and drinks to prepare your own breakfast at the time which suits you (stove, microwave oven, toaster and coffee machine are available too). You´ll find soft towels in the bathroom and all necessary things - shampoo, conditioner, shower gel...
Janice is very helpful, she learned us a lot about nature in her garden, she taught us how to open a coconut and how to dance hula hula :) and she had been always in good mood and positively thinking :)
Thank for the lovely time we spent with this unique women!
Janice is a fantastic hostess. She makes every effort to insure your stay is restful and carefree. Your kitchen is filled great, organic breakfast foods, fantastic coffee and plenty of fresh fruit, which is replenished often. Janice is more than happy to adjust the menu to your particular dietary needs. She wants you to enjoy your stay on Maui. I would definitely come back here.
We had lovely accommodations with lovely Janice. Beautiful perfect room, bath and kitchen, even stocked w food when we arrived! Haiku is quiet and away from the tourist noise on Maui. It was totally worth a little drive up from the highway to reach this Bamboo Heaven. Truly the best Air Bnb room we've ever had. It is honey, stylish, comfortable, quiet, private, and has a nice garden view. Mahalo, Janice, for all your warm hospitality.
From the moment we arrived, Janice made us feel like we were returning family. Bamboo Heaven was well stocked with a variety of food and drink. Janice taught us to open coconuts and shared treats from her bountiful garden. We will return next time we're in Maui!
This place was pure heaven, the air is so fresh up here and quiet all you can hear are the birds chirping in the morning a natural alarm. Janice is a pure gem an angel, as I was a solo traveller with no car, she helped me with directions of were to go was volunteering to take me places. We had great laughs as she taught I was male from my name so she was so surprised to answer the door to an Irish female, her and her two lovely dogs made my start of my trip the most memorable. Also gave me some of her own delicious fruit from her garden. I will definitely be back and I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone.
Much love to Janice and her dogs,
Aunty Janice is an amazing host you will have on Maui. She greeted us with hugs and fresh fruit from her garden. She provided fresh pineapple, coffee and Portuguese Sauasae.
Janice was very warm and fun. She showed me how to cut down Bananas and fresh coconuts off of the tree.
I would recommend this for anyone that want to country view of the island.
We were very welcomed by Janice, despite arriving after and later than we had told her. We were needing to eat dinner and Janice texted some recommendations for restaurants in Haiku. [Colleen's Restaurant is wonderful, lots of locals also eat there.]
The room and bath are just as described in the listing; we stayed in the Green Room and it is very spacious and comfortable, and the lanai is very private, considering the other room and lanai are separated only by a bamboo wall.
Janice is very generous with the breakfast and snack items, as well as beach towels, an umbrella and cooler, and lots of closet space. She even supplies slippers and flip-flops to wear inside and outside, respectively, to maintain the Hawaii-wide tradition of no outside shoes inside.
She shared/supplied local fruits and coconut [and showed us how to open it!] and it was nice that she shared her experiences growing up in Haiku. She is a wealth of information and island lore.
The house is a little tricky to find, being on a side road off the main road but call Janice if you get lost - don't rely on your GPS cause it will lead you astray.
Great location for exploring the east side of the island and up-country!
About the Host, Janice
I am a local Maui lady, born and raised here in upcountry Haiku. I love living here, and love all my neighbors and friends in this community. I truly believe Maui No Ka Oi, which means Maui is the best! It is the most beautiful island, offering the most diversity of terrain and weather. My favorite thing to do is watching my plants and trees flower and bear fruit. I love discovering new fruits, flowers, and plants, and learning how to grow them. I am a mother of 6 children who have all flown out of the nest, and are grown, getting married, and having children. I have 2 beautiful granddaughters, Kealia who's 5 and Wailea who's 2, who live on the Big Island. I love flying over to visit them! Most of all, I love Jesus, and He loves me! "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me!"