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 number, (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.
Our gorgeous host Janice was the kindest and most considerate lady we were blessed to have. She was very thoughtful and took into great consideration our 7 year old with making sure he was also very comfortable and showed him all the great things on her property such as getting a coconut down and drinking it, picking fruit off the tree and trying to get "Pebbles" (Janice's adopted dog) to warm up to us before we left. We were so spoiled with having breakfast for us every morning...such a relief not having to think of it and wondering where to go to eat every morning. The room was immaculately clean and well furnished with everything we needed. Janice thought of all the small extras that made our stay less stressful. We fell in love with Janice's puppy Bamboo and miss him very much. Thank you so much Janice for your kindness and huge heart. Thanks for teaching me the hula...still laugh at it now!! Highly recommend this wonderful place....you'll certainly go back. We had the most amazing time...
Janice was an amazing hostess. She went out of her way to make our first trip to Maui one to remember. Janice even put up happy birthday posters and fresh flowers for my husband's birthday.
My best experience in Maui! We are from Beijing. First,we were amazed by this clean bamboo house and beautiful backyard. Second, the room is well equiped with all you need even for the beach! the beach towels,mats, chair,big beach bag and paddle! Third but not the least, the breakfast provided by landlord is great! every morning we have fresh eggs, bread, juice, fruits, milk, sausage. With little cute kitchenett, we had verygood breakfasts to start our new day! Janice is such a nice person that she makes you feels like at home!
We stayed with Janice for three days after the holiday rush in January. We had initially booked for 3 weeks but had to cut our stay short.
From the moment we arrived Janice greeted us with a hug and lots of aloha. The room was kept neat and clean and she was even so kind to prepare a kiddie bed and high chair for our two year old daughter. The fridge was constantly stocked with fresh fruit and Janice went out a few times and provided us with fresh eggs and bread for our breakfast.
We stayed in a few places around Maui I our trip and the location of Janice's place is ideal. Haiku is one of the few authentic communities left on Maui that hasn't succumb to tourist development. That being said its an area where a lot of people live so there plenty of shopping and dining options around. Nuka has great sushi and the fish taco truck in the town center is the best deal on Maui, not to be missed.
All in all we had a very pleasant stay. Janice made us feel like family and I feel like we spent more time hanging around the house chatting with her than going out. She showed us how to harvest and prepare fresh coconuts and gave my wife a lesson on how to dance hula. The dogs are super friendly and Aunty Janice really makes the place feel like a home away from home. We will certainly drop by and visit next time on Maui.
Auntie Janice welcomed us with a warm smile and sweet hug. We really enjoyed the wonderfully appointed room full of nice treats from the garden, and such abundant breakfast choices. Also, the details of each part of the room having bamboo accents was gorgeous - as was the bathroom. Oh, and the options of being able to cook using the hot plate and such was a real bonus! Make sure to locate the property in the daytime as it can be quite tricky to find!
This place was really great! Janice had fresh fruit and everything ready when I got there. I also really enjoyed staying in the Forest rather then the beach, just my personal taste, and being in a small Hawaiian Town rather then by all the resorts. If you're looking to be near enough to the big places but far enough away to enjoy Hawaii as it should be this place is it!
A BIG MAHALO for all your kindness and warmth you gave us! We just spend a few days with Janice but it feels like we know each other deeply now.
The place is the most awesome place I've had yet. Bamboo house with all the comfort you can imagine. A huge garden where all the tropical fruits you know or don't know just grow for you to take and realize that they are more delicious then you've ever tasted.
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!"