About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths + Outdoor Shower, (Sleeps 2-4)
Big Island Vacation Houses presents: The Bamboo Suite. This lush, tropical oasis is located in beautiful North Kohala and offers an immersive Hawaiian experience removed from the tourist traps and bustle of other locales. In fact, it may have you believing you're a local.
A large variety of lush flora envelopes and divides the property, including hibiscus, birds of paradise, orchids, ferns, palms, an awesome banyan tree and fruit trees offering the freshest mangoes, papayas, bananas, and avocados that are yours for the picking. Savor oceanic, pastoral or jungle views as tropical birds sing, geckos chatter, the island breezes caress the trees, and the resonance of the tide rhythmically whispering in the distance.
The Bamboo Suite is a king sized master suite with its own kitchen, sitting area, dining table, bath, and lanai – including a private bali-stone outdoor shower. The unit also has a convertible sofa bed which sleeps two.
You are a short drive from the historic town of Kapaau, home of the original King Kamehameha I Statue. The charming downtown area has great art galleries and several wonderful restaurant as well as Kamehameha Park which has great tennis courts, a public swimming pool, a skate park and wonderful children playground. There is even a small public golf course you can play on for a nominal fee. A short drive in the other direction leads you Keokea Beach Park, which is a great spot for a picnic. Continue on and you come to the end of the road at the stunning Pololu Valley Overlook where you can enjoy a spectacular view hike down to the valley.
A few minutes past Kapaau is the colorful town of Hawi, known as North Kohala’s biggest little town. It is home to a weekly farmer’s market that we think is one of the best on the island. Be sure to sample local varieties of popular fruits, like apple bananas, strawberry papaya and in season, super sweet white pineapple! Hawi is also the bicycle turnaround for the annual Ironman World Championship held every October and has a great selection of unique shops and tasty restaurants. The world famous Bamboo Restaurant is consistently voted one of the best restaurants on the island with a great lineup of live music featuring award winning Hawaiian musicians. There are also wonderful alternative healing practices located here, with massage therapists , acupuncture specialists, naturopaths, herbalists, and a variety of yoga styles represented.
North Kohala is perfectly located to take advantage of many fun activities including scenic coastal rides on horseback or ATVs, the Kohala Zipline, Kayaking the Kohala Ditch and hiking trails galore. Head up the mountain road to Waimea and experience one of the best scenic drives in the US, with incredible views of Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and its observatories and a birds eye view of South Kohala with all its resorts and white sand beaches. The beaches in Kohala are the best on the island, including world famous Hapuna beach (Conde Nast rated it one of the top 10 beaches in the world), scenic Mauna Kea Beach, child friendly Spencer Beach Park and local favorite Beach 69.
Head down the coast towards South Kohala and you’ll discover many historical sites and parks along the coastline to enjoy. Lapakahi State Park is the site of an ancient fishing village and a great spot for snorkeling and whale watching. The harbor town of Kawaihae is home to a variety of tour companies offering scuba, snorkeling and whale watching tours. There’s also a nice selection of shops and galleries along with great dinning and music at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant or popular Café Pesto.
This private Eden reveals three private houses spread out over 2 acres and presents a variety of accommodations, as each house offers it's own distinctive floor plan. The entire property sleeps 18-20. Please view our other rental listings at VRBO/215142, VRBO/152916 and VRBO/452049. The listing for the whole property is VRBO/481173
See a video tour of the Bamboo Suite by clicking on 'Video', which is located at the top of the page in the main photo's section.
Keywords: Stand Alone Efficiency, Vacation, Big Island, Jungle, Kohala, Pololu, Paradise
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This is a great spot to stay and explore the northern coast of The Big Island. There is a hike down to the black sand beach close by. The town of Hawi is a nice town to stroll through for shops, restaurants, farmers market. There are several spots along the coast to hike down to the ocean, a great swimmable beach within an easy drive and a local fresh fish market close by. We grilled each night on the awesome deck and slept well listening to the forest noises. One thing to consider is that The Suite is connected to a larger cottage so you do have the comings and goings of a family to think about. Plus the beach equipment is stored in a shared location with the other renters and, with them being a family of 4, they took everything and left it in their vehicle for the entire stay. So no boogie boards for us:( We ended up renting boards at the beach, since the waves are so HUGE you need them to enjoy the ocean fun. So if I could suggest anything to improve I would say set up a separate storage place for the suite renters, even just on the deck would be fine. Everything else was wonderful and we really enjoyed our stay
Very nice and roomy place in the middle of Hawaiian rain forest. We were surrounded by a tropical forest. Birds and frogs were making their calls with the sounds ocean in the background.
Felt like I was in a tree fort in the jungle
Hard to find with just gps!!! Download directions before you arrive. Smaller than I thought but quality through out. Would return for sure!!
Quiet guesthouse in quiet town
We had a fine 7 day stay in bamboo suite. All beaches and shoreline access are short, easy drives, as are grocery and restaurants. Thanks Mike for fresh oranges and tips for sight seeing..Whale watching from shore was an unexpected treat. Bring binoculars!
The large porches are great for sitting out with morning coffee... but the property is jungly, so bring your repellent and maybe a skeeter coil... The kitchenette is well supplied, but the small range did not heat enough for our evening popcorn... we had to get store-bought..such vacation turmoil...it worked fine for omelets. Also, the satellite TV was not working, but there are Dvd’s. Bring your books... WiFi works ok for email, search, and streaming radio... too slow for video.
Do not depend on your app to lead you in! 3G in area is also spotty. Print your driving instructions and arrive before dark. Turn into the dirt driveway at Kohala Baptist church and keep bearing right
Private, clean, wonderful!
The finishes in this rental are very nice and the place was extremely clean. We had complete privacy and never saw another human from any window or from the patio our entire stay. The bed was very comfortable and we found ourselves deciding on a few evenings to come back just to enjoy our rental space by grilling out and sitting on the porch. Sleeping at night with all the windows open and listening to the trees outside blow in the wind was heavenly.
Very private and quiet
We spent two weeks enjoying our stay at the Bamboo cottage. Very peaceful setting!
The Big Island's North Kohala district is the discriminating travelers' best-kept secret. Experience 'Old Hawaii' in the charming historic towns of Hawi and Kapaau, with artists' shops, galleries, and delightful cafes. Historic sites - the famous statue of King Kamehameha, state parks, tropical gardens, Pololu Valley - with its majestic views, black sand beach, and scenic hiking trails. Or kick back, and enjoy some of the island's best beaches. Whale watching is seasonal (December through April), but the sea turtle sightings occur year-round.
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No refunds within 30 days of arrival