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Experience A Little Slice Of Heaven At Bamboo Heaven Maui Bed & Breakfast

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About the property

studio with private bathroom, kitchenette, lanai w/ocean view

We are a permitted bed & breakfast, permit # BBPH 2012/0003. Newly-built eco-friendly bamboo home in upcountry Haiku, the more tropical side of our island, 5 min. from Hookipa Beach, windsurfing capital of the world. Quiet retreat with singing birds, mooing cows, crowing roosters, occasional barking of dogs (pet dog & cat & neighbors' dogs), rustling of leaves in the tropical breezes, and the blessing of raindrops on our roof. No sounds of traffic or close neighbors.

No smoking, drugs, or heavy alcohol please.

Our B&B offers 2 separate complete studios. Please call for availability, even if the calendar says it's booked, as there may still be another room available.

In this listing, we are featuring the Omaomao (Green) Room. This 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. In the evening you might be treated to seeing the beautiful lighted inter-island cruise ship passing by!

Our island-style home sits on almost 2 acres surrounded by coconut, mango, banana, avocado,tangerine,breadfruit, rose apple, pomegranate, guava, and citrus trees, passion fruit vines, and tropical flowers.

On a clear night, you will witness the amazing galaxy with the Milky Way, Big and Little Dipper, and maybe even a shooting star to make a wish upon!

Colorful rainbows are a common sight on our property when God blesses us with light showers! Be ready with your camera to capture these awesome sights!!

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Janice Cretton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Janice Cretton

Janice Cretton is a local girl born and raised right on this property. She and her husband Dan have raised their 6 children here too, and they were homeschooled by Janice for 9 years. She has lived most of her life on this property.

Dan and Jan are now grandparents, and enjoying their 2 little granddaughters who live on the Big Island.

They have a wealth of information to share with you about their precious island. All you have to do is ask. They also would love to fellowship and pray with you, as God leads.

Janice Cretton purchased this house in 1948

Why Janice Cretton chose East Maui

Janice's parents purchased this property in 1948 when she was just 6 months old. She and her 3 brothers and sisters were raised here, and there were many precious memories created here. Then Dan and Jan and their 6 children also lived on this property to create even more wonderful memories. This will always be home to their children, and hopefully, home to their grandchildren as well.

What makes this house unique

After our 6 children were grown and on their own, we decided it was time to build a new home. The termites were tired of holding hands to hold our old home up!! So 2 years ago, we decided to not feed anymore termites by building a termite-proof bamboo home! We love the idea that it is 'green' and eco-friendly, and at the same time, warm and inviting. The woven bamboo walls and high bamboo-studded ceiling create a tropical island atmosphere that is unique and relaxing. We invite you to come and enjoy our home with us on your visit to Maui!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was my 69th birthday, and I was greeted with true aloha from Janice!!! There on the bamboo wall was a "Happy Birthday Jesus and Jana" sign!!! How blessed I am to be staying at Bamboo Heaven Maui!!! My Blue Room is decorated with great quality and beauty. Janice was always bringing fresh fruit, and offering to wash our clothes. Her loving smile was like the rainbows you see from our lanai as we drank in the beauty of the palm trees swaying and the blue ocean!!! Bamboo Heaven in a hidden treasure of Maui!!!
Dec 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Experience A Little Slice Of Heaven At Bamboo Heaven Maui Bed & Breakfast
average rating of 4.964286 based on 33 reviews
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Great accommodations and hostess

  • 5 of 5

Janice was an excellent hostess! She attended to all our needs and was very conscientious and thoughtful during our two day stay. We appreciated the very well-stocked refrigerator, fruit from the garden, and home-made banana bread. We had a great time sampling the sugar cane and cracking open a coconut. Bamboo Heaven was a great place to spend our anniversary! The B&B is conveniently located 10 minutes from the quaint town of Paia and is also at the northern end of the Road to Hana. We would highly recommend this B&B - you won't be disappointed!

Mike and Linda

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic !!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. Janice was a great hostess. We had a yummy breakfast every day. My Husband and I would highly recommend her B&B. It is like being in heaven.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Beautiful bamboo room

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally warm, welcoming B&B in an idyllic tropical garden. Breakfast items thoughtfully provided in room: fresh fruit, cereals, eggs etc. An unusually peaceful and relaxing stay. Many thanks Janice.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Wonder place, Wonderful person ... Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

We fully enjoyed our time with Janice in the Bamboo-Heaven home she has made available. Her warm and welcoming nature, the location and uniqueness of a structure made of bamboo was both interesting from a design and pleasant to be in. The home is located a beautiful setting on land that has banana trees, coconut trees, fresh fruit all growing. And then there’s Janice! What a special lady. She loves Jesus, and loves to love people. In addition to being a wonderful hostess, she also introduced us to the hula, harvesting of bananas and coconuts, sugar cane along with and many of the fruits growing on her property. All the while taking pictures and making memories.

The location of the property worked perfect for us as we were planning on spending a lot of time exploring the Road to Hana in the week we stayed there, and Bamboo-Heaven was positioned in a perfect place to do so. We made the trip to Hana 3 times the week we were there (one trip all the way around .... shhh, don't tell the rental company). We also had a pleasant surprised at one of the nearby beaches where we were able to watch the sun-set, surfers and sea turtles all from a comfortable place on the beach. Yup, over 40 turtles came up to sleep in safety at night, with rumors of nights with well over 100 turtles coming up on the beach sand.

I would strongly recommend this place to stay, both in the room, and especially in the person of Janice.

Janice, Thank you for a wonderful week …. And remember …Jesus Loves You Too !! :-)

Rick & Tami

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Rick and Tami, Thank you sooo much for your amazing review!!! I really appreciate your kind words! Now if I can live up to all you paint me to be!! It was such a joy to meet you and Tami, and I thank God for putting us together to start our friendship that will last forever! Imagine that....dancing together in Heaven one day!!! I really enjoyed "talking story" with both of you, and sharing our lives and families together! Thank you for being such wonderful guests who are so grateful and easy to please. Especially thank you for your prayers and encouragement that mean so much to me! Let's keep in touch until we meet again someday, hopefully before Heaven, right?! May Jesus bless you and your family in amazing ways, as you delight in Him!! He and I love you sooo much Rick & Tami!!! Aloha & thank you again for staying with me!!! Janice
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Exceptional Value

  • 5 of 5

Janice is a very attentive and thoughtful host, and the two apartments are equipped with everything travelers might need. The suites and the adjoining house are constructed out of Vietnamese bamboo panels - very solid construction level modular components - that give the rooms an Asian feel. The private terraces to the rear have an ocean view over the large property, which has been in Janice's family for many years. There are a number of fruit trees and guests receive generous shares of the produce including avocados, guavas, coconuts, tangerines, grapefruits and more.

We found the location near Haiku perfect, as the roads in that part of Maui are not as congested as they are closer to the airport. We enjoyed the convenience of the excellent market, food trucks, shops and restaurants in Haiku. You are practically on the road to Hana, and it's an easy drive to see upcountry sights and visit some great nearby beaches. Janice had great advice about where to go, and when, and we benefitted from her insider perspective.

The units are close together. We were not bothered by noise, though we did hear the three kids from Taiwan staying beside us get up early one morning (probably to see the sunrise from the top of the volcano). Just saying this is a more personalized experience than a faceless condo, which we appreciated since Maui can feel touristy. The comments in the guest book indicated that everyone from surfers to retirees had a good time there, as did we.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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A Fun Time in Haiku!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bamboo Heaven was really good! The property was clean, there was plenty of storage for our stuff, (we stayed 10 days) and there was lots to choose from for breakfast makings. We also used the beach umbrella, the beach chairs, and cooler provided by Janice. Every day there was fresh fruit to pick and Janice even had us chop down a banana tree. Her advice about places to go was valuable as we explored the North Shore and saw things we had not expected to see, especially since we had not done anything on that side of the island before. Jaws surf break, Ho'okipa Beach, the Hana Highway, Pa'ia, and Makawao were close by, along with great scenery everywhere. Janice has a great sense of humor and we enjoyed her very much--a good hostess indeed! If you are planning to stay on the North Shore and looking for a quiet, comfortable place that is still close to many sites, I would sure consider Bamboo Heaven!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Car: recommended

We are located 7 min. away from Hookipa Beach Park, the windsurfing capital of the world, and famous surf and kite-surfing spot. You will experience a real treat by driving there for the beautiful sunset, and watching about 30 turtles swimming to shore to rest!! About 10 minutes in the other direction is Jaws, known for its huge waves that surfers tackle with the aid of jet skis. Also in this area is Twins Falls, where you can hike to waterfalls, and cool off in the refreshing pools. Haiku is also the home of Haleakala Bike Company, who takes you up to the volcano for sunrise, then allows you to bike down the mountain back to Haiku on your own. There is also Northshore Ziplines for an exciting adventure through the tropical forests of Haiku. A local bus line is only a few minutes away that will take you downtown for a couple dollars, if you are tired of driving. All the other towns on Maui are within an hour's drive away from our rental, except for Hana, which is more than a 2-hour dive. We are in the heart of Haiku town within walking distance to restaurants and businesses, but on a private almost 2-acre property that feels like you are away from all the hustle and bustle of life. You will enjoy this relaxing quiet atmosphere after a day at the beach or sightseeing. This tropical island retreat amidst God's beautiful creation will fill you with peace, love, joy, and strength for your next adventure on Maui!


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cleaning fee $52
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Haiku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Spacious bedroom with its own kitchenette, bathroom, private lanai, and carport.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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