About this listing
200 yards from the ocean, easy access to the bike/walking bath, great shopping, groceries and more! Waterfalls only a few miles away, kayaking and fishing, just to name a few activities just minutes from your door.
It's all about the location at BambuHale. Walk 200 yds to the beach, to restaurants, to world class spas, shopping and farmers market. Our spacious accomodations were decorated by Bambulei giving this one bedroom a retro vintage feel of a home by the beach. There is a full kitchen with all the amenities you need. Extra large beach towels and beach chairs are provided just for you. You can choose to swim in any of the three pools located within the property or just relax in the whirlpool spa. Play shuffleboard or ride bikes on miles of ocean front paths. Wifi is available and complimentary, flat screen TV, and iphone/ipod base station (website hidden) unit is located in the main living area of the condo. This is a commercial sized unit that keeps the entire condo comfortably cool day and night (if you need it).
Public transportation is nearby (Kauai Bus), Bike/walking path is just as close. Concierge at the check-in office are available to help you plan your activities or just make reservations, or recommend favorite restaurants.
Guests have access to 3 pools, jacuzzi & barbecues. Concierge desk is also available, great shopping, dining and groceries are all within walking distance. Of course the beautiful Pacific Ocean is 200 yards away as well as a beach bike/walking path that goes for miles in either direction.
Interaction with Guests
This is a private vacation rental that is partially managed by the staff at the Plantation Hale. They will give you your key and direct you to BambuHale. They can also help you with booking any special activities you would like to do or offer restaurant suggestions. I usually have very limited interaction with the guests that stay at BambuHale. However, I want your stay on Kauai to be the best it can be so please let me know if you have any concerns or if something is not working right in the condo or if you need something out of the ordinary and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Great for walking during the day or night. It's in a beautiful area since the ocean is right there you can walk along the beach or take the bike path and explore till your hearts content.
Bus stops are located close by and the onsite concierge can give you directions, call a taxi or rental car company for you if needed.
Other Things to Note
Portable crib is available in BambuHale as well as a portable cooler for the beach and picnics. There is a small fishing rod/reel and a small box of lures if you want to try your luck at fishing! There's a popular local fishing spot about 300 yards from the hale. Plenty of extra linens and bath and beach towels. The laundry room is a few yards away from the front door and laundry detergent is provided for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
•What is Check-in and Check-out time?
Check-in time is 4:00pm; Check-out time is 12:00pm. If BambuHale is available and ready for our next guest check-in times are flexible as well as check-out times. Please let us know what times you would prefer and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
•What is the policy on smoking in suites?
BambuHale is entirely smoke-free.
•Do I have to pay for Internet access?
Each suite is equipped with wired and wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the property. BambuHale's access is complimentary to our guests.
•What sort of recreational activities are available through the concierge desk?
The activity desk is open daily. Golfing, kayaking, tennis, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, bus tours, luau, horse back riding, boat tours and helicopter tours are all available.
•Is there a parking fee?
•Are pets allowed on the premises?
Sorry, but no pets are allowed at BambuHale or Plantation Hale Suites.
We had a wonderful stay at BabuHale. The location is great - equidistant from North and South Shores, close to the beach, close to restaurants, etc. We rented a car (a must) and drove around the island most days, but we also enjoyed laying low at the apartment because the pools and nearby beaches are great. We would love to return!
BambuHale was all it was supposed to be for us. The Staff at the suites were helpful the accommodation was as advertised and very comfortable and a great place to relax it was central to everything on the island and perfectly positioned for access to shopping for essentials, tours and beaches. We loved staying there and would stay again. Valerie was easy to deal with and there was plenty of information available at the property for us to plan all of our time on the Island. the people on the island were super friendly and this island must be the safest place in the world to take your kids for an adventure.
The room was very clean and pretty. There are lots of pots, cups, and bowls in the kitchen. The laundry is steps away and very convenient. There are several supermarkets nearby. Valerie is very kind and answered all our questions very quickly.
Apartment was as advertised! Really enjoyed our stay. Definitely recommend!
Note that the place is next to the highway, and you will hear continuous road noise. That's the only potential drawback. In summary Valerie's place is a great pick. All the positive reviews below are accurate. Accepting the road noise, I recommend Valerie's place - lots of positives, including location, furnishings, amenities, and Valerie's responsiveness (she was quick to respond, and accommodate, the few times I tried to contact her). My booking was for 5 days and I am very glad I stayed at Valerie's place because of all the positives. I will likely be visiting Kauai again, and would anticipate staying at Valerie's place again. As for Wailua/Kapaa, personally I find that to be the best area to locate yourselves for access to the entire island (located midway between north and south points). Enjoy your stay ! ;)
My husband and I went on short overnight trip here from Oahu. This was our first time using Airbnb and we couldn't be happier with our decision to stay at Valerie's. The condo is about 15 minutes or less from the airport and our GPS (on my iPhone) had no problem directing us where to go. The check-in process was a breeze and the friendly man that checked us in was quick to tell us the best places to eat. When we walked into her charming condo, everything looked perfectly placed; you would be hard pressed to even find a spec of dust. Valerie even keeps a great stock of DVDs if you want to have a night in. There is a road nearby but we had no problem with any type of traffic noise.
We felt so welcomed here. After a day of snorkeling and touring the canyon, it was wonderful to come back to a place that felt like home. If anyone told me they were visiting Kauai, I would instantly recommend Valerie's condo!
Valerie's place is in a great location and has just about everything you'd need inside and out, including beach towels, sand toys and a cooler. The place was spacious and had AC (!) in the living room. The place smelled a little musty when we walked in but once we opened the doors and cranked the AC a bit it was fine. No view, but we spent most of the day at the beach anyway so it didn't really matter. I would definitely recommend her place to anyone!
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About the Host, Valerie
I live and enjoy life in Kapaa on the East Side of the island of Kauai. My wish is for you to enjoy BambuHale as much as I enjoyed decorating it! The decor is a fun mix of vintage and new with many of the items found at Bambulei. Bambulei has moved into a larger location, the world wide web. You can find us (email hidden). Even thought I am not at BambuHale to greet you personally I want you to know that I am only a phone call or text away should you need anything during your respite on Kauai.