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World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area

People7
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 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Royal Hawaiian Estates in Volcano

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area
average rating of 4.986111 based on 73 reviews
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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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experience of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

This gem is a habitable sculpture, nestled up in the tamed branches of a jungly wonderland. We had a ton of fun living this adventure for a few days. Our boys (9/13) loved it; the location is great for many fascinating day trips. The craftsmanship of this structure portrays a delight in nature that is apparent in the details. It was kept impeccably clean and well thought out in its provisions. A comfortable adventure we will fondly remember.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortably Indulge Your Inner Child

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Skye's tree house this summer. Do NOT miss this playful, delightful experience.

Many will worry about "comfort" in a tree house. I can assure you that we had hot showers, a means to cook and refrigerate.

Skye was a welcoming host. He spent time helping us understand the area so we could spend our time in the most impactful, beautiful places. His recommendations for dining out delighted us.

As the sun set, I watched as the trees became something like a canvas - like Japanese ink painting. At 4 in the morning I woke to a clear full view of the sky and saw shooting stars. In the morning, I sat with my coffee on the deck above the tops of the trees.

It was a magical (and comfortable) experience. It is on my bucket list to do again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfull, inspiring stay at the Tree House. Everything in/at the house were beautyfull and if we will come back to Hawaii we would like to stay "in the sky" again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Essential Part of a Fun Adventure

  • 5 of 5

This was a great experience and we are so glad we did it. Best for couples or families with kids who have sense of adventure. It's a luxury treehouse with all reasonable amenities so you get the feeling of "roughing it" without roughing it.. Skye is a terrific guy who gets you set up, then leaves you alone, but is available at a moment's notice if you need assistance with anything. Hilo is about 30 minutes down the hill and the surface lava flows about an hour away to parking (then another 2 hours of biking and hiking to them). The location worked well for us as a base camp to explore the east side of the island. Keep up the good work Skye. The Big Island is a better place for your efforts.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Royal Hawaiian Estates, Puna District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£582
for 2 nights
From
£263
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.29

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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