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WORLD-CLASS, GENUINE TREEHOUSE IN VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK AREA

Skye Peterson

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Skye Peterson

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014
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WORLD-CLASS, GENUINE TREEHOUSE IN VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK AREA

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Opihihale Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Skye Peterson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p199848vb
-(808) 985-7060 (Hawaii, USA)
Opihihale Kona Coast
Pahoa
5

Built to Last!

  • 5 of 5
We had so much fun the first time, we came back for another visit. We were very excited about staying in Skye's beautiful treehouse on the night of tropical storm/hurricane Ana and amazed at how safe and secure we felt the entire night of the storm. Owner/builder Skye is clearly a builder with a lot of Skill. We just laid back and enjoyed the increadable lightning storm all evening. With the large windows all around, the show was spectacular! Rain or shine, Skye's treehouses are one of the most beautiful and exciting places we have ever stayed at! Both of Skye's treehouses are amazing - each with its own unique ambiance. It was another epic/galactic evening we will never forget!
J✨
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p199848vb
-(808) 985-7060 (Hawaii, USA)
Opihihale Kona Coast
Pahoa
5

Enchanting !

  • 5 of 5
I had the pleasure of staying in Skye's treehouse and found the experience to be completely satisfying. The treehouse is an amazing work of art. Skye's artistic expresion is seen in every beautiful detail. He is truly a master at creating an enchanting environment! The staircase leading up to the bedroom is cleverly crafted and the views from the loft bedroom are amazing! The round table downstairs with the fireplace is a very cozy and unique place to enjoy a meal. The kitchen is beautiful and is equip with everything needed to cook with. The large windows all around the treehouse allow for beautiful views of the mystical rainforest. The skywalk is a wonderful place to sit outsid to enjoy the sunrise or sunset while listening to the cool wind move through the trees and singing from the colorful birds of the rainforest. The night sky is absolutely amazing here with shooting stars and constellations floating overhead. Skye, thank you for sharing your masterpiece. It is an experience never to be forgotten!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, I'm so glad you got to experience an epic stay. I love seeing shooting stars right from bed, the Skywalk is my favorite place to drink coffee and enjoy the morning or evening, and the fireplace on the table seems like another person sitting there with you, I've never seen that anywhere else. Thanks for taking a chance with staying in my TreeHouse, it's way more than you might expect.
business
World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p199848vb
-(808) 985-7060 (Hawaii, USA)
Opihihale Kona Coast
5

Fun Adventure in the Rainforest

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Skye's 2nd treehouse in Volcano for 4 nights in August of 2014. The place is amazing! Skye was very helpful when we arrived. He met us and took us around, telling us all about the place. He gave recommendations of places to see and things to do on the island. It's certainly not a 5 star resort with all the amenities but it's a lot of fun and different than your traditional hotel. Everything you need is there. It's super quiet and you can watch the stars at night from your bed or hear the rain fall. My daughter, age 7, loved sleeping up in her loft space and thought it was so fun to stay in a treehouse! The path that lights up when you come up at night is amazing. It's very isolated but it's only about 5-10 minute drive to a few restaurants, and the Volcano National Park. Great place to stay if you want to try something different!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p199848vb
-(808) 985-7060 (Hawaii, USA)
Opihihale Kona Coast
San Jose, CA
5

The seclucsion and beauty of camping with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5
Hotel rooms come and go and we never remember them. Staying in the treehouse will be something we remember for the rest of our lives. It was magical! We loved going to sleep and listening to the rain fall on the roof - amazingly cozy and dry. We loved the view. Surprisingly, not too many bugs. There are wonderous surprises around every corner - from the artwork created by the owner, to the surfboard covering the shower!

If you are looking for Mai Tais and daily maid service, this is NOT the place for you. Certain conventiences, like a washer/dryer, would be nice... but, hey - it's a TREE house! We found the lack of cable t.v. and WiFi a bonus, as we wanted to get away from all that. Things we found wonderful - like winding staircases - would not be recommended for anyone who has trouble with their footing or any balancing issues. There is one master bed (with steps up to it) that is very comfortable. Both places for kids to sleep are in nooks (low overhead)- one is underneath the raised master bed, and the other is in a nook/crawlspace. This was great fun for our kids, but adults may or may not enjoy those tight quarters. We did not use the futon downstairs for sleeping. It is visually isolated from the master bed upstairs, but no closed doors in between (in case you are looking for real privacy.)

The number of windows and lush gardens all around were magical. We loved coming "home" at night and following the mini light strands down the winding path to our tree house.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p199848vb
-(808) 985-7060 (Hawaii, USA)
Opihihale Kona Coast
Minneapolis
5

Stay in a work of art that is more destination than accommodation!

  • 5 of 5
We could not have enjoyed our short stay at Skye's tree house more. We only wish we had spent more time there. Our first approach at dusk on the path of tiny lights through the forest was magical. Skye is a great host with a great passion for artistic expression that shows through in all the fascinating details and clever practical features of the house. I am an architect by trade and spent much of my time failing to capture the place in pictures. You really have to see it in 3D to appreciate it. There is no sacrifice of creature comforts either, with a warm shower and thoughtfully designed and stocked kitchen and entertainment area. My family of 4, including 2 teens, enjoyed watching Swiss Family Robinson (already there of course) and roasting marshmallows on the clever table fireplace. Skye's own excellent artwork decorates what few walls there are. The location just outside the volcano park is also convenient for exploring Hilo and Puna District. Great dining and necessities are just down the street in Volcano. We recommend Kilauea Lodge for dinner and Rainbow Moon for great fresh pastry and "Crazy Balls". I highly recommend a stay here, just set aside more time than we did to just enjoy the place!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
World-Class, Genuine Treehouse in Volcano National Park Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p199848vb
-(808) 985-7060 (Hawaii, USA)
Opihihale Kona Coast
Kapaau, HI
5

AMAZING Experience!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in the second treehouse and it was absolutely wonderful. It was clean, well-maintained and had all the comforts you could want including hot water and electricity, which I was amazed to have high up in the trees. The owner is very helpful and friendly and the location is close to Volcano Village and Volcano National Park (which was almost a moot point for me personally because I never wanted to leave the treehouse). HIGHLY recommended.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Hilo
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.

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Opihihale Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Notes 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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Amenities

Opihihale Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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