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World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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

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

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Skye Peterson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area
average rating of 4.978261 based on 47 reviews

What a gem!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed staying in Skye's Treehouse for 2 x nights. From the moment we met Skye we could see how passionate he was about his Treehouse masterpiece and the Volcano area. He gave us plenty of information and answered any questions we had. The Treehouse was a home away from home with everything you need - with little extras like dvd's, games, music, candles, books, etc....It was truly a tranquil setting in the middle of a rainforest. The Volcano National Park was a short 5min drive away which made it easy to come and go - day and night. My only wish was that we should have stayed longer. So much to see and do. I'd love to come back 1 day and stay longer at the Treehouse and see more of the Big Island from the Volcano side. I highly recommend staying in the Treehouse - it will be a highlight of your holiday as it was ours.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Treehouse Experience

  • 5 of 5

Loved the treehouse - very clean, fascinating things around every corner, impressed with all the recycled wood and other items in the house, felt like we were truly in the jungle. We were constantly finding unusual things in the house that Skye had decorated. Skye could not have been a better host. Because of all his advice, we were able to streamline our activities and not waste time. Would highly recommend this very fun experience to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I truly enjoy my job, hosting folks on vacation in my own TreeHouse that I built with my own 2 hands. I love sharing all the unique places around our Volcano area to hike or eat or swim or just stand in awe of something incredibly powerful and unusual and very user friendly, Kilauea Volcano and it's Lava. Showing off a real TreeHouse for living in is amazingly fun and rewarding. Very few have ever been in a TreeHouse that was built to live in comfortably, a TreeHome actually, and to see the look on their faces when they climb the 30 stairs up into the place and look around at the artistry, the tree trunks running up thru the whole building and all the huge windows with giant Tree Ferns just outside brushing against the glass and hear the kids running around giggling in glee at the fun sleeping areas they will be crawling into to dream in, about the bright red firey lava or the huge lava fields and cinder cones, craters and many other first time visions here to take in. What a job! What a life! Come experience for yourself some first time, one and only time maybe, surprises life has in store for you and your family.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Treehouse #2 and found it to be everything we imagined it could be. We arrived with four kids and the intention of heading down to see the lava flowing spectacularly into the sea. The kids pretty quickly agreed that they would rather hang out with mom and dad in their treehouse. But we still had time to make the quick trip of a few miles into the national park to see the bright red glow of the active crater from the museum. Skye gave us all the information we needed, including the location of the nearest grocery store (not close, so shop in advance). He is justifiably proud of his creation, which is made entirely of repurposed construction materials and uses the dimensions and setting given by nature to create a unique lodging experience. We came to Volcano after three nights with the crowds in Kona, which was fine and not unexpected at a busy time of year. The treehouse is the opposite: complete tranquility, quiet except for the birds. There is no question we would stay there again and recommend Skye's treehouse to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Come True Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was an outstanding vacation! Skye was an amazing host. The treehouse is such a unique experience. It has all of the amenities of being at home, but you're in a tree!!! It's beyond cool!

The detailed craftsmanship that went into creating such a inviting place are everywhere you look!

There are so many places to go on The Big Island, we never ran out of things to do - we stayed 4 days and ran out of time to do all the things we wanted!

If you are looking for a relaxing, get away from it all kind of vacation - this is it!

I would do it again in a heartbeat! I recommend it highly! Mahalo, Skye! We'll see you again :-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbie, I so enjoyed hosting you. It seemed like you went and saw many things while you were here and also took time to appreciate the TreeHouse it's self, all the things I added to make it special takes some sitting still and looking around. The outside forest seems to blend into the TreeHouse it's self and the pictures, carvings, glass etching and all the artsie touches were done for your enjoyment. Thanks for noticing. See you next time. Skye
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Jacksonville, FL

Fantastic stay on Big Island

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again Skye for a wonderful stay on the Big Island. Our family of four--2 adults, 2 teenage boys--were easily accommodated. Literally, every turn we made, we found something, some detail, that we'd not noticed before. All the way up to our departure when I noticed the wooden chair you've fashioned, underneath the treehouse. We were constantly surprised and amazed by your attention to detail. And we too loved "Monjoe, the cat. My son actually cried when we petted him and left him there at the driveway for the last time. It was a wonderful stay--better than we expected--and our expectations were already pretty high based upon your reviews. We loved it. Oh, and I was able to climb the stairs to the bedroom with my bum knee after all! Saw numerous shooting stars! A few right from the bed :).

Mahalo for sharing your beautiful creation with us!


  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

The Most Incredible Place I've Ever Stayed!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed in Skye's treehouse with our two kids and my mom. My mom and I found and booked it online and decided to keep it a surprise for my husband and the kids. I wish I'd had video of their faces when they saw where we were staying, and I have to say that even I was surprised. It looked amazing when I saw it online, but being there in person completely blew me away! We've traveled quite a bit over the years, and I have to say that it is truly the most incredible place I've ever stayed! It really made us wish there weren't nearby volcanoes to explore so we could have just hung out in the treehouse for our entire stay.

Skye was excellent to deal with in preparing for our trip and met us on arrival for the grand tour. The treehouse has full amenities while still making you feel that you are alone in the middle of the rainforest, gazing out on the tops of the trees. We all loved meeting Skye, hearing about how the treehouse came to be and getting ideas for how to best explore Volcanoes National Park. My kids also loved hanging out with Monjoe, the cat. :)

Not sure what else I can say other than if you're considering staying here, DO IT! Volcanoes National Park is just a few minutes away, and the drive over from Hilo wasn't bad at all. The only problem is that now we all want to stay in treehouses everywhere we travel!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for enjoying. Often the person that sets it up, wants it to be a surprise, so it's so fun seeing everyones faces even the person that set it up also is surprised and I get to see them all light up, it's truly is one of the best things about sharing the TreeHouse. I really like to tell guests all about the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park just up the road and all the other great adventures and eateries available nearby. I hope in the future some of the kids that have enjoyed my TreeHouse will be inspired to build their own when they are older and maybe I can go stay in theirs. Why not make life fun?
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
73 Miles
About 7 miles away is the Volcano Golf club

The Treehouse is near the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, where you can view the glowing crater, it's about 7 minutes away. Also Kalapana, where the lava has been entering the ocean is a 40 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Royal Hawaiian Estates, Kona Coast

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60

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

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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Royal Hawaiian Estates in Puna District

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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

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