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World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Large Treehouse, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

An Eco-Vacation Rental in the Forest up in the Trees...

Are there still some adventurous, Huck Finn type sparks alive in you? Then turn up your Jurassic Big Island experience another notch by staying in this unique, hand-made, GENUINE treehouse built 20 ft. up into 5 living, native Hawaiian ohia trees.

Look down onto the reaching fronds of amazing hapu'us (giant tree ferns) from huge windows and lanais all around, providing 360-degree birds-eye views of this secure, private 4 acre paradise. Witness the thrills of nature's interactions while nestled in homey comforts, including full-kitchen and bath, TV/DVD, music and more to modernize your Swiss Family Robinson experience.

Fall asleep while star-viewing from your comfy bed perched high up in the spacious loft. Some nights, even the volcano's red glow is visible.

A real-deal treehouse... located between two active volcanic vents... in Hawaii... you might never want to leave! But Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the charming artist colony of Volcano Village are nearby if you do.

Huck Finn says: For the creative, environmentally sensitive types, not the fussy. This truly 'green' structure was intentionally built in the most non-invasive manner, using high grade building wood and reconditioned windows, doors, and most everything else (including the 'kitchen sink!') And after 6 years of testing by various forces of nature, it's structural integrity has been proven to be sound and solid. And the trees are happy, too.

Keywords: Tree House

More Details

Owner
Skye Peterson
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Skye Peterson

Skye is a master treehouse builder in Hawaii. He lives on property adjacent to this genuine (full house in the trees) TreeHouse. Years of effort, energy and artistry went into the design and construction of each unique treehouse.

He comes from the east coast, Pa. Md and N.J. and traveled thru out the US for many years and eventually landed in Hawaii in 1980. Which was home base for years of international travels until settling down in Volcano Village in the late 80's and starting his new enthusiasm of TreeHouse building out of recycled materials creating his beautiful master pieces, which became his future homes.

One never knows where they will end up if they just follow your hearts is a life lesson he learned and lived.

Skye Peterson purchased this cabin in 1989

Why Skye Peterson chose Royal Hawaiian Estates

I'm now sharing what was my private home on secluded 4 acres of Hawaiian rainforest for many years, with others that have been bitten by the TreeHouse bug like I was.

What makes this cabin unique

- A genuine treehouse (take sleeping in a real TreeHouse it off your bucket list!!)

- Right down the road from the craters and red hot lava in Kilauea Volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park -- active with lava flows since 1983.

- Comfortably living in the treetops of Hawaiian Rainforest with dry, warm indoor viewing thru giant windows and outdoor decks at the same level weaving 80 feet out thru the existing trees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I don't know how many other vacation rental owners meet and greet their guests but I do, it's fun. I so appreciate meeting the kindred spirits who seek out TreeHouses to stay in. I have enjoyed many great conversations and count most of my past guests as my friends now. I delight in telling my new guests about the gathering of the recycled materials and the building of my TreeHouses ( which took 6 years) as well as all the wonderful places to visit and things to experience and hikes to take around the Volcano area, inside the National Park, in Volcano Village, and in Pahoa area near by and other unique places on the Big Island. TreeHouse enthusiasts are my favorite people and an all around good lot.
May 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Royal Hawaiian Estates, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) The queen size master bed is perched high up in the loft with 360 degree views.(new matrise), Double Beds (1) I've tucked a double size futon up in a cubby whole, fun for kids but still close enough to parents., Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a trundle bed and pulls out from under the master bed. Good for kids that want to sleep close to Mom and Dad., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room has a fold out futon bed (new,inner spring futon) with lots of privacy from the master bedroom and other sleeping areas.(close to the toilet)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area
average rating of 4.986842 based on 77 reviews
New Brighton
5

Awesome experience

  • 5 of 5

It's not often you get to stay in an actual treehouse--so take the opportunity if you get a chance. Great location near Volcano National Park and great advice from Skye on what to see and do. Perfect balance of rustic solitude and the things you need in a place to stay. Peaceful and beautiful hideaway.

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place we've ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) absolutely loved the Treehouse! It was a highlight of our trip to Hawaii. I managed to keep it a secret until we arrived, and my husband and kids were thrilled.

The Treehouse is really a work of art. The more we looked the more unique flourishes we found (I'd describe them but that would spoil it!). It's so thoughtfully designed and ingeniously appointed.

We loved having coffee and reading on the terrace, high up among the giant ferns. Even the view from the bathroom is a treat!

This was by far the best and most memorable place we've ever stayed, and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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overland park
5

Great experience quiet good launchpad to volcanos

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet, private. Bring g food to cook as you will want to settle in for your time here. It was Rainey but very beautiful. Good volcano and lava fields exploring. Skye was great.

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everett, Washington
5

Loved Treehouse #2

  • 5 of 5

We loved the treehouse experience! The windows surrounding the whole treehouse were our favorite. It felt like we were actually living out in the forest. And Skye was wonderful! He was informative on what we needed to see around the volcano area. (Be sure and take the bike ride to the ocean where the lava enters the water.) And we loved his short tour on how he built the treehouse and all the features and comforts that are included. This is definitely a place for adults and children of all ages. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highlight of our Hawaiian vacation

  • 5 of 5

Skye’s treehouse is a ‘do not miss’ if you’re going to Volcano National Park. We were close to the crater, great hiking trails, lava tubes and a short drive to the lava flow. The accommodations were great - comfortable beds, kitchen, full bath and fantastic views. This was the highlight of our trip.

  • Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Staying in a real TreeHouse and still in comfort is just as cool as being just minutes from seeing real red hot lava. Come have the most exciting and unique holiday ever. Skye
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5

Awesome and unique experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing experience! Skye has thought of every detail - an incredible layout with all the modern conveniences. It's a short drive to the park so we were able to go back & forth easily. We hope to return someday!

  • Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
About 7 miles away is the Volcano Golf club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HYW 11 come up from Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
In Volcano Village there some great eateries
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Hilo

The Treehouse is near the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, where you can view the glowing crater, it's about 12 minutes away. Also Kalapana, where the lava has been entering the ocean is a 50 minute drive. Hilo is where all the water sports are also the movies and museums and is about 30 minutes away. Another fun event is exploring old lava tubes, with a guide if you like.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Royal Hawaiian Estates, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$443
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$94.99

Custom Skye block print souvenir TreeHouse T-shirts available for men, women, children.

Reservation Deposit check by mail required. Balance due on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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