Olinda Bonsai Bamboo Studio Maui

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Kamalii Pl, Haiku-Pauwela, HI 96708, United States

The Space

Thank you for considering a stay with us ! Its always humbling to be just a small part of the planning of vacation trips, so WELCOME and we look forward to sharing our island lifestyle with you !

This lower unit is a private studio semi-surrounded with bamboo hedges as well as having bamboo flooring, hence the name the Bamboo Room. There is a queen sized bed, full private bath (shower). Unit includes mini fridge, microwave, coffee pot, tea kettle, and basic dishware and utensils. Outside on the covered lanai has a newly constructed counter with sink and an outdoor campstove. It is a peaceful place where you can sit, read, and relax in a garden setting with a partial view of the ocean in the distance. Please note we have a strict no smoking policy.

We are in a secluded neighborhood located on top of a hill at the end of a cul-de-sac. This central location is loaded with places to go for a walk or run. A plus is that our location gives you a two hour jump start to Hana before the others who are heading that way from the other parts of the island. The infamous Pe'ahi aka "Jaws" known for big wave surfing is just down the road. plus Haleakala Downhill bike shop is a 5 min drive from the house !

Haiku has several small grocery stores within 3 miles from us- Hanzawa's, Fukushima and Haiku Market and in Paia, a great inexpensive organic healthfood store called Mana Foods. Haiku, Makawao and Paia have a great selection of eating places that we'll be glad to recommend!

Truthfully, we know how important vacation time is in our busy careers and families, and so we go the extra for our guests by encouraging our "On-Call" texting service to steer you in the right direction so you can tap into the often overlooked behind the scenes activities, whether its attending a Maui Arts and Cultural Center activity to a free booking at the Nature Center's Endangered bird sanctuary up in Hosmer's Grove at Mt. Haleakala, we've done it all. The previous guest feedback pretty much tell the underline woven story of the adventures that have come through our hill top place. A Hui Ho! Come, relax and reconnect, sleep in and take nature walks, gentle conversations on life and redirection !

A final note that we'd like to add is that we are located on a tropical island so please be aware that bugs, insects and such are common every where even in the resort and condo areas, though we do our best to eliminate them or keep them at bay.

Getting around

A car rental is a highly recommended if not a must for this area.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a great stay in this apartment. The place is very beautiful.The apartment is really comfortable. April is really friendly. She made ​​us a cake as well as fruit juice..We did not see for checking out, It's a pity !
    Than you for all April !

    March 2014
  • We stayed in this unit for three nights during March, 2014 and found it to be very peaceful, clean, and interesting. We loved the bonsai trees and the surroundings. The unit was roomy and the outside kitchen area was great. Our host was very sweet and helpful.....we had fresh banana bread and fresh orange juice from her trees waiting when we arrived.....delicious. If you want to stay somewhere that is away from the condo unit madness and all the downtown traffic, then this would be it. We do hope to stay here again our next visit to Maui. Fred and Kathy Brown

    March 2014
  • We greatly recommend this place!! We had such a lovely stay. My boyfriend and I spent two nights in this cosy, clean and unique studio and we very much wished we could have stayed longer. We loved everything about this experience! April shows incredible care and thoughtfulness towards her guests, through her manners and through the studio itself. She had baked banana bread and freshly squeezed orange juice for us, which we were so happy and grateful to find. The studio not only had everything we needed, but extra things to make our stay feel as cosy and homely as possible, including body boards and the best book selection I've seen in any place I've stayed!! Moreover, April had made a book for her guests containing the menus from the best restaurants in the area. The outdoor kitchen was incredible, and very enjoyable even on a rainy day. The place was very clean, the bed very comfortable and the shower very nice! April is such a sweet, caring and loving host, and we greatly appreciated her generosity. Again, a fantastic stay which we highly recommend!!

    March 2014
  • Our stay was fantastic. The unit is so spacious and so lovely and a perfect location. We were not too far from Paia town and a great location for the Hana highway drive. Making coffee and breakfast in our outside kitchen was a dream, such a sweet way to start the day. And we devoured April's banana bread and fresh squeezed orange juice every morning with our breakfast. April was a great host, very welcoming and provided a wonderful start to our trip. We would absolutely recommend the bamboo studio and will stay there again on our next visit! And we love our mementos from the stay. Thank you April and Randy.

    March 2014
  • There are no words to decribe the kindness, hospitality, and sincere graciousness of the hosts April and Randy. After the tradegy of having our wallets stolen on the beach, April did everything that she could to help. We cannot express our thanks enough.

    The rental is located on a beautiful property off the hana highway. It is the perfect spot for tranquility and peace away from the more touristy areas of the island. It is a great spot to start your journey on the "Road to Hana". The Road to Hana was my absolute favorite thing on Maui and is a MUST DO. The beauty of the journey itself, as well as the magnificent sights at the national park at the end of the highway were incredible. The house is also a great place to start if you want to see the sunrise from Haleakala (email hidden) only took us one hour and 30 minutes to get from the house to the top.

    The rental itself is spacious, clean and the extras are so convenient. April and Randy have coolers, boogie boards, beach chairs, and beach towels all available for use at no extra fee. The free wifi was also very useful.

    I highly recommend this rental and would return if we ever visit Maui again.

    Thanks again!!!

    February 2014
  • Great hosts! We were very happy with the hospitality that April and Randy offered. The Studio was exactly as described, neat, spacious and comfortable. The Banana bread and orange juice (and the extra blankets for Haleakala sunrise) were fantastic.

    Thanks again.

    February 2014
  • Randy and April were awesome hosts - they welcomed us with their aloha spirit, gave us our privacy but also checked in with us during our 2 week holiday on Maui. We stayed for 11 nights in the (upper)Guest Suite - which had 1 covered deck area - (enjoyed cooking outdoors under cover on those rainy nights) and an open air deck area where we enjoyed many stargazing evenings. The suite was clean, spacious & comfortable, and was a joy to come back to after full days of adventuring on Maui. We would definitely recommend this accommodation to others seeking a place away from the condo setting. Nice ocean view from deck area. The last 4 nights we spent in the downstairs Bamboo Suite as an add on & it was comfortable (accommodation usually max 2 people, but we had 2 make it work for 4 with an extra airbed- thank you Randy!); you are sleeping below the Upper Suite and do hear all the 'goings-on' from upstairs... would suggest the upper suite as a better choice.

    Mahalo! ~ Marion, Daniel, Sonja, & Meaghan :)

    February 2014
    Randy ~ April
    Response from Randy ~ April:

    Aloha Marian and Daniel and Sonja and Meaghan ! Thank you so.. so much for coming our way and indeed huge thank you for letting me do the Hawaiian Healing art of Lomi Lomi Massage on all of you ! This is a growing and deepening passion and has many many layers to dig down deep into the well of. Do stay safe out there .. safe travels and keep in touch (touch !)

    Aloha Ke Akua ! Randy

  • Olinda Bonsai was a great place to stay away from the busy city and resorts. It's a wonderful quiet setting in a beautiful landscape with citrus orchard and bonsai greenhouse. If you are looking for a relaxing retreat close to nature then this is for you. It is also quite centrally located on the island so everything is a short drive from your stay, no matter what you want the spend the day doing.

    Randy and April are great hosts with lots of helpful information for the local area. That being said, they also provide a wonderfully private place to stay where you can feel free to come and go as you (website hidden)'ia town is very close with many good restaurants and if you enjoy eating organic food the Mana Foods organic supermarket is definitely worth exploring and buying some food to take back and prepare at home in your lanai. Ho'okipa Beach is also very close where some serious surfers hone their skills on the water.

    The jungle drive toward Hana is breathtakingly beautiful. You can head the opposite way into town (Kahalui) to shop for souveniers or keep going to the south end of the island, which is much more "touristy" for drier hot weather on the beach.

    We enjoyed our stay so much and when we visit Maui again we will definitely be staying at the Olinda Bonsai!

    January 2014
  • We loved our stay in this very centrally located guest house. It was a perfect location for going to Hana (only took us an hour to get there!) and for meeting our tour for riding bikes down Haleakala. The room was very nice, comfortable, and clean, and we loved cooking on the outdoor stove. Randy and April are both very friendly and easy to talk to and were incredibly helpful whenever we had questions. I highly recommend the Olinda Bonsai Bamboo Studio if you are looking for small-town accommodations, away from Lahaina and the resort atmosphere.

    December 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay at that lovely apartment right off the road to Hana. Perfectly located to explore the island. April & Randy were very helpful with great recommendations for restaurants in Paia and tips for organizing our day trips.
    The apartment is very clean and fully equipped with everything you need.
    We would definitely stay here again.

    December 2013
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We are the only designated Airbnb "Superhost" on the island of Maui operate as a self employed family who own and operate Olinda Bonsai & Ornamentals. It was a dream that we would someday have a farm-stay where people can come and stay and have the opportunity to be immersed in the art of bonsai. We are proud parents of 3 great kids.Two are away at college and one still in high school, so with all this plus the love and care for all our (small and friendly) dogs, cat, rabbits and, we keep pretty busy! In addition to keeping busy with the bonsai nursery, we also are importers of ceramic pottery and stock the stores here island wide. I am laid back, enjoy working in the yard on our extensive landscaping and totally enjoy connecting guests to what makes Maui a unique place. The beauty of Maui is one thing, the people here really make it special! Come as a guest, leave as a new friend you have on Maui!
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