About the property
- Cabin1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
An Experience for All!
Thank you so, so much for the best staycation experience ever! We needed a getaway from Kona and the Treehouse was perfect, unique and incredible! We will be talking about it for years! We enjoyed Skye’s hospitality and knowledge. This is a must for all! Thank you do much Skye. We will see you next year!
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.
Best place we've ever stayed!
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!
Great experience quiet good launchpad to volcanos
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.
Loved Treehouse #2
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!
Highlight of our Hawaiian vacation
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.
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Custom Skye block print souvenir TreeHouse T-shirts available for men, women, children.
Reservation Deposit check by mail required. Balance due on arrival.