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3829 Waha Rd., P.O. Box 737, Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96741   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Kalaheo B&B and Inns
Annapolis, Maryland
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“The Best B&B we have every stayed at. Kudos for Lucy and Terry!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

I am a little bit behind writing this review as this year has been a whirlwind of moving for us, after my husband D returned from Afghanistan.
We love Kalaheo and the peaceful town that goes along with it. The Bamboo Jungle House was awesome. It was our own piece of paradise from the swimming pool, to the hot tub, to the wonderful Breakfast cooked by the infamous Terry. From the time we made the reservation with Lucy we felt like we were family coming to visit. Our room was the waterfall room and it was so romantic with special soaps and shampoos left by Lucy for us.
It was just what my husband D needed after the long tour in Afghanistan.
Kalaheo is just a few miles from Waimea Canyon( the Grand Canyon of Hawaii) and we also took a boat and went snorkeling and fishing. One side of Kauai is only viewable by a boat or hiking in. We took the boat but we hiked the http://www.kalalautrail.com/ off the Napali Coast. Amazing views from there.
The first day we checked into Bamboo Jungle House, Lucy was there to greet us and showed us around. We were so shocked how beautiful everything was that we only shook our heads yes to everything. It took me 2 seconds to get into my bathing suit and hit the pool. We relaxed and no one bothered us or anything. We went into the wonderful hot tub area with Jets and it was relaxing. And the lights made it feel so romantic at night.
The first night there we slept so soundly that we almost did miss breakfast. However, I am glad we did not as Terry is a wonderful cook and the teas and juices were awesome. Lucy than booked us for a Luau at Smith's and it was fantastic.
We were able to keep drinks of our own in the fridge and there was always tea and mango juices. Lots of Books and room to hang out at night in the living room of the house.
We could not have picked a better place to stay for our coming back together trip after long deployment. Military families and friends, this is the Place.
Tell Lucy and Terry Hi from Wendy and Don Probst

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Victor, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

The hospitality of the owner was enchanting... Terry enjoyed sharing stories of the island's history and culture giving us more personal connection with the island...
Our morning breakfast was a delicious variety of home cooked foods and local fruits... the portions are modest and not that of a breakfast buffet...
If your looking for a high end touristy place to stay, this is not the place for you...BUT, if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing place with good conversation and food, the Bamboo Jungle House should be at the top of your list of possibilities.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pitt Meadows, BC
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

This is one of those places that is more than it should be. Snuggled away in a suburban residential area, this is an elegant, professionally run establishment. Our room was excellently appointed and the common room upstairs, where breakfast is served, provides a wealth of information about the island, as well as numerous little knick-knacks to purchase - all discretely displayed. The decor is exactly in keeping with the design of the house and overall the effect is very inviting.

The family breakfast approach is just different to some of the other B&B's where a buffet is put out and you have an hour or so to come for breakfast. Terry likes to serve at 08:00 and provides a delicious meal including a fruit plate to start and a delicious main plate. You do feel obliged to attend at 8:00 and are asked to notify if you will not be having breakfast, but this system reduces waste.

Speaking of the environment, this facility uses solar for heating water and half the property is off the electric grid, so there is a genuine environmental statement here. I would recommend that more be made of this when promoting the facility.

It was unfortunate that Lucy was away during our visit, but Terry held the fort with aplomb. You don't have the incredible views we had at a couple of other B&B's on our Hawaii trip, but without a doubt, this was the best run and maintained. Terry's professional background in the hospitality industry really shows...

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

A wonderful quiet place (only three guest rooms!). It is perfect, if you don´t want to be in the crowds of Poipu!
Our room was very romantic, we had a spacious private lanai, looking into the lush garden, enough closet space and private bathroom. Ear plugs are kept ready, in case the roosters from the neighborhood disturb you early in the morning. If the guests next door would be noisy, they would be helpful as well, because old plantation houses are traditionally poorly soundproofed. But we were lucky with our neighbors.
In the very spacious, sunny breakfast-/livingroom there is a fridge and microwave, which can be used, but there are no other cooking or laundry facilities. It is an about 15/20 minutes´ drive to the beautiful beaches of the south coast. But there is also a swimmingpool and a hot tub with a little waterfall ; very romantic.

In the morning Lucy & Terry are a perfect team: Terry is preparing a delicious breakfast with fresh fruit, fresh made banana and nut bread (Yummie), vegetable omelette - in five days we never had the same..., while Lucy is not only serving the delicious breakfast, but a most charming, friendly and caring host, never getting tired to answer all our questions about the island, history, special places to go etc...

Mahalo Lucy & Terry

Annalena & Jörn

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belmont, California
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at the Bamboo Jungle House. Our room had everything we needed, and was very nicely decorated. The location was very convenient to Poipu (where we ate a number of times) and other great locations on the southern side of the island. Lucy and Terry were wonderful hosts. We stayed at a couple more B&B's on other islands after our stay at the Bamboo Jungle House, and I must say, Lucy provided the best breakfast service we had on our whole trip. Terry's food was very tasty, too! It didn't bother me, but I know some people may object to too many rules. I thought the little instruction notes were very reasonable requests and were really nothing but helpful reminders. We didn't get a chance to use the pool or relax on our lanai very much, because we were busy doing a lot of hiking! But it looked very beautiful and I would definitely return someday for a future stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

If you are looking for a calm, clean, friendly B & B, this is the place for you. Terry and Lucy will show you how to enjoy the wonders of Kauai with their words of advise and with the example of their own lifestyle.
The Bamboo Jungle House smells of the flowers of the island and whispers with the rush of the garden's waterfall. Terry prepares the perfect breakfast of fresh fruits and a variety of favorite breakfast dishes to get you started for each day's adventures. Besides giving their own recommendations of hikes, Terry and Lucy will share their useful guide books to help you map out your day.
The aspect that made this B & B perfect for us was the fact that it was so peaceful and respectful of each person's personal space. At the Bamboo Jungle House you can escape the rush and bustle of a large resort and instead find a restful and harmonious home away from home.
I look foward to returning here and I recommend it to any couple looking for an oasis of calm in paradise.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Terry and Lucy were wonderful sources of information, friendly, and provided a Great breakfast (home made waffles, egg dishes and fresh fruit plates). We had special diets that they accomodated beautifully. They take pride in their B&B, which is well kept, clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. I loved hanging out on our private lanai and walking through their gardens. They keep a couple of barrels full of beach stuff that you can use - sunscreen, beach mats, snorkel equipment, umbrellas. (That was handy).
This was the best B&B experience we had while in Hawaii.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3829 Waha Rd., P.O. Box 737, Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96741
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kalaheo
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Kalaheo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Kauai's most romantic bed & breakfasts.  Enter the front gate of this comfortable plantation era home and be embraced by tropical gardens & waterfalls.  Three sparkling clean tropical guest rooms with queen beds draped with romantic netting.  All have private baths & lanais, some with ocean views. The suite has kitchen & sitting area.  Swim in our pool.  Soak in our hot tub with jacuzzi.  Full breakfast daily.  Visa, MasterCard.  No smoking.  New owners. ... more   less 
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Bamboo Jungle House Hotel Kalaheo
Bamboo Jungle House Kauai/Kalaheo

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