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

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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!!

More Details

Janice Cretton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 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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Haiku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Experience A Little Slice Of Heaven At Bamboo Heaven Maui Bed & Breakfast
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 39 reviews

Short and sweet stay

  • 5 of 5

The suite and property were absolutely beautiful. Janice really pays attention to detail in regards to the amenities available to us to use in the room. She had set up a make shift crib/bed for our baby to sleep on safely. There was booster seat ready for her as well. We thought this was all very considerate. She left some treats in the fridge; some homemade banana bread (which was amazing!), eggs, waffles, local drinks, cocoa, tea, coffee, fruits and portugese sausage and rice; a local favorite for breakfast. I like that she uses all natural cleaners and left an all natural bug spray, in case we needed it. She had a compost available, which we thought was excellent.

The only problem we had, was some difficulties in booking the room. She has multiple rooms, listed on multiple sites and there was some confusion there and we ended up booking the same day as arrival, after weeks of communication, which was very stressful for me. Not sure if it was on her end, or if it was the site but we sorted it out after a few phone calls and a call to the VRBO assistance.

Janice is a genuinely sweet woman that has a passion in sharing her culture and home with her guests. She shared some of the history of the property with us as well as some basics on the pronunciation of the Hawaiian language. We had the opportunity to open and sample a coconut and sugar cane from the land, with a machete with her. She also taught us how to hula and had us dress up in grass skirts, coconuts, leis and Hawaiian tees as an opportunity for all of us to have the memories documented. It was fun. We just wished we had known how long it was going to take, as it prolonged our departure to head out on our journey to begin the road to Hana. Make sure if you do partake, you carve out some time and wear sunscreen! We were outside and I got sunburned!

All in all, we had a great stay. Unfortunately, we arrived late and then left late the next day so our time was short....but sweet. We only wished we had stayed for longer. We left as though we were leaving a family members house, armed with hugs, prayers (she is very open about sharing her faith) and gifts nonetheless! We recommend staying more than one night! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A unique and very personal Maui experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent our last two nights on Maui at Bamboo Heaven, and we could not have picked a better spot.

Situated in an idyllic garden, Bamboo heaven is not only a beautiful place to relax, but also an ideal starting point to explore Maui’s Northern coast and the Road to Hana.

The homely bamboo house was equipped with everything we could have asked for - from a well-stocked fridge to fresh homegrown fruits and lots of breakfast ingredients.

What makes this place real special is its owner Janice - who is such a gracious, helpful and kind person and the perfect host. She took her time to point out many points of interest and places to explore and provided us with a lot of helpful tips. If you wish, Janice introduces you to the Hula and lets you sample coconut and sugar cane, both grown on her property. We had a lot of fun doing so and really enjoyed ourselves. Janice even made leis (the Hawaiian floral wreaths) for us upon our departure - a very kind gesture and a beautiful souvenir.

To cut a long story short: The stay at Bamboo Heaven made our last days on the island something very special, and we can’t thank Janice enough for her hospitality. We would definitely recommend this B&B - you won’t be disappointed if you are looking for a quiet, beautiful place to stay and a very unique, personal Maui experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, tidy, quiet and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Experience was great. Sleeping with the windows open and falling asleep to the sound of rain was amazing! Everything we needed for breakfast was there. Bed comfy, shower spacious and clean. Would definitely stay here again if I get to come back to Maui. Janice was very sweet and hospitable!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great private place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay for 3 nights. Janice has all the local scoop on the important stuff. Food and beach are both close. Easy parking for your car. Property feels private - view of the ocean and farm animals. Would not hesitate to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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very nice at home feeling

  • 4 of 5

off the main streets, very quite easy to come and go. Not much sound proofing between the other apartment ,conversation and bathroom/ kitchen noise was heard

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible hospitality in Haiku

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to spend five nights at bamboo heaven. We were looking for a jumping off point to explore upcountry and the north shore. Janice is an incredible host! She pointed out many opportunities that we had missed on previous visits. The fresh fruit on the property was simply amazing. The bamboo house was well appointed and had us intrigued as to how it was erected. Much of our purpose of this visit was hiking Maui. After a long day we could return and prepare a simple dinner in our kitchenette and enjoy on the private lanai. We would challenge you to find a more gracious host. Bamboo heaven is definitely on our return list. We split our visit to Haiku and then south Maui, what a contrast! The hordes along the coast are not found in Haiku, yet.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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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.

A popular activity here is to watch the sunrise over Haleakala Crater. This is a good location to do that from. It is about a 1 1/2 hr. drive up to the crater, but allow 2 hours for traffic. So you will be setting your alarm to wake up about 3:30 am! A new rule has just been enforced, and you need to make a reservation ahead of time to see the sunrise! Only 150 cars are allowed in now, and it is already booked up!

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 refuge amidst God's beautiful creation will fill you with peace, love, joy, and strength for your next adventure on Maui!


Rates & Availability

Haiku House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $52
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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