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Royal Hawaiian Estates, Volcano, HI, USA
  • Estate2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Volcano Rainforest Lodge - Private Craftsman Estate - Completed 12-2012

The Volcano Rainforest Lodge is a luxury craftsman estate in an ancient forest.

We are located only a few minutes from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park main entrance near Kilauea summit and the friendly artists community of Volcano Village. Volcano Rainforest Lodge is located in a secluded, private, 3-acre forest. Each room is designed to view the forest and lava outcroppings.

The lodge was designed with privacy in mind. No other guests will be on the property during your visit.

The lodge is a 2,300 square foot, one level, luxury home with three bedroom/bathroom suites, gourmet kitchen, living room with lava rock fireplace, 16' x 20' dining room, and over 1,400 square feet of covered, outside living area (lanai).

The Lodge has Mango flooring, and door/window trim. Mango is also used in the bathroom cabinets and mirror frames. The doors are solid core knotty Alder. The ceilings are beautiful Canadian Pine with Red Western Cedar beams from Oregon. Counter tops in the Lodge are granite. Bathroom walls and floors are gauged Quartzite.

This beautiful Lodge provides all the elements to make your vacation on the Big Island a memorable experience.

The Lodge is like a breath of fresh air amidst the beautiful forest of Ohias and Hapu'u tree ferns; a quiet place to relax and unwind, while being located close to the various adventures in the area.

The Lodge is available for weddings, parties, and corporate events. Please do not confuse our property with Volcano Rainforest Retreat.

Each of the king suites has a Kuerig coffee maker, microwave, private lanai, keyed exterior door, and a big screen TV. The lodge has DISH satellite television and high speed internet.


Rob Owens

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Rob Owens

I have over fifteen years experience in the Hawaiian vacation rental business. I wanted guests to experience luxury and privacy in a Hawaiian/Craftsman home, while being able to view and enjoy ancient forests and lava features from every room and private lanais. I built this home to last for generations, with only high quality construction materials being used. The Volcano Rainforest Lodge took years to complete because great efforts were made to spare the forest and lava features. No bulldozer ever touched the lot with the utmost effort being made to protect the many endangered trees and plants on the grounds. The utilities were placed underground to maximize the views from The Lodge.

Rob Owens purchased this Estate in 2006

Why Rob Owens chose Royal Hawaiian Estates

The property was chosen because of its location. While only minutes away from the national park, Volcano Village, and the golf course, the home site has a remote, rural feeling for those who desire privacy and quiet. The elevation of the lodge is about 3,025' and the daytime high temperature is rarely over 80. The property is within Hawaiian Orchid Island Estates. The square, three acre lot allows for an extensive hiking trail network exclusive to our guests. The property has numerous lava outcroppings to explore as well as 200-year-old Ohia trees, rare native plants, and 20' Hawaiian Hapu'u tree ferns. Construction of the Volcano Rainforest Lodge was completed in December 2012.

What makes this Estate unique

The Lodge has over 1,400 square feet of covered, outside living area. Comfortable patio furniture surrounds the house for guests to enjoy the forest in every direction. After a day in the park guests may enjoy a relaxing rest in the hot tub while viewing the beautiful fern forest and stunning night skies. All of the lava excavated during construction was used in the foundation of the home, fireplace, and retaining walls. Exotic woods add to the beauty and elegance of The Lodge. A giant Mango tree which was blown down in a storm and blocked the highway is now our floor and trim. Come and enjoy this beautiful Hawaiian Craftsman home. **New** Discounts for Golfing and equipment rental at Volcano Country Club and Golf Course. Ask Sharon.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Aloha Room
        2 twin/ single, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, King or 2 Twin Beds; Microwave, Keurig, small refrigerator
      • Forest Room
        1 king, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, Dining table, coffee maker, microwave.
      • Volcano Room
        1 king, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, Dining table, 2 chairs, recliner, microwave, coffee maker
      • Custom furnishings include comfortable seating, small tables for in-room dining while enjoying the views of the forest, birds, and nature. On your private lanai you can enjoy the sounds of the forest, relax and disconnect and enjoy a respite from noise, pollution and the hurry of everyday life. Some of the custom furnishings using native Hawaiian woods were built by the owner. Each bedroom has its own microwave and coffee maker with all necessary amenities provided. Sleep in a luxurious bedroom suite with only the best linens and comforters to keep you warm and cozy. Twin folding beds, inflatable twin beds, a crib and a "Pack-n-Play" are available.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Volcano Bathroom
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Quartzite tile; Tree fern view; Mango wood mirror/cabinet
      • Forest Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Features Quartzite tile Mango wood mirror and cabinet.
      • Aloha Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Large shower, Quartzite tile, tree fern/forest view
      • Private en-suite bathrooms with towels, hair dryers, and bath amenities provided. Here at The Lodge if you find you need anything, you only have to ask our Innkeeper who lives on the adjacent property.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Panoramic view from every window in the lodge. The lodge was built in an ancient forest of mostly Ohia trees and Hawaiian tree ferns. Lava features which were carefully exposed are within view.
        • Rural
          Quiet rainforest setting situated among the beautiful Ohia Lehua trees with an under canopy of ancient tree ferns. Everywhere you turn there is another beautiful and peaceful view.
        • Village
          Sleepy Volcano Village is up Mamaloa Highway (Hwy 11) about 2 miles. Several restaurants, a Deli, art galleries, live entertainment several nights a week with local Hawaiian slack key.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                      For use of guests staying three or more nights. Ask Innkeeper for instructions.
                    • Fireplace
                      Custom built wood burning lava rock fireplace in Great Room. Ask Innkeeper for assistance.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Space heaters in Great Room, dining room and each bedroom. Lava rock fireplace in great room.
                    • Internet
                      WiFi available from Hawaiian Telecom
                    • Linens Provided
                      Pillow top beds, cozy comforters and bedding provided.
                    • Living Room
                      The Great Room provides a warm environment to relax, read and watch television. Please ask Innkeeper about use of fireplace as it may require some instruction.
                    • Parking
                      On site parking area. Unloading area directly in front of Lodge.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Large fluffy towels and other bathroom amenities available.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Ask Innkeeper for instructions.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig coffee makers in dining room and bedrooms. Complimentary coffees and teas are provided,
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Disposable items are available in kitchen pantry. Shopping service prior to visit available on request.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Provided for our guests use. Please ask Innkeeper about how to use the kitchen appliances.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Gourmet Kitchen, Stainless appliances, Granite counter, Forest view.
                        • Microwave
                          Stainless microwave/combo convection oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Fresh fruits, condiments, cooking oils and spices are located in pantry and refrigerator, as well as a complimentary loaf of Kona-Mac Banana Bread. Shopping service is available upon request
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless refrigerator/freezer with icemaker.
                        • Stove
                          Stainless gas stove/oven with five burners.
                        • Toaster
                          Four slice toast/bagel toaster.


                            • Dining
                              Incredible forest view dining room. Vaulted ceiling, exotic woods throughout. Monkey pod wood table and chairs. Seats 10-12 with additional seating available.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                  Family library available. Many books on Hawaiiana as well as popular novels and children's books.
                                • Games
                                  Games and puzzles available.
                                • Music Library
                                  Many Hawaiian music CD's, as well as a large library for all types of music lovers.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DISH network available in Great Room and bedrooms. WiFi provided by Hawaiian Telecom
                                • Stereo
                                  Stereo and CDs available in Great Room.
                                • Television
                                  High definition televisions in all bedrooms and Great Room.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The Lodge is surrounded by lanai areas and comfortable seating with ottomans and tables.
                                    • Golf
                                      Full set of men's RH clubs at lodge. Just past the national park is Volcano Golf & Country Club; approx. 5 miles from Lodge; Near the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach is Discovery Harbour Golf & Country Club
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Over 1,400 square feet of covered, outside areas with panoramic views of the forest.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Three acres of private forest and jungle surround the lodge. Hiking trails with lava features and rare Hawaiian plants and trees are exclusive to the guests.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      A barbeque grill is available and is located on the dining room lanai for easy access.


                                        • limited accessibility
                                          Thelodge sleeps 6 adults and there are two rollaway beds, two air beds for older children and teenagers and a crib and pack and play for infants.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              A great way to relax after a day hiking in the park or sightseeing on the island. - Hot Tub use: Please - NO sunsceen allowed. Children over age 3 accompanied by adults. No pregnant women.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge


                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • The Lodge is close to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park main entrance and Kilauea summit. View amazing lava flows. Hike through Thurston Lava Tube and the many nature trails. A short drive away is Kalapana where lava flows are currently entering the sea. We are close to beaches, snorkeling, diving on the Hawaiian coast. Nearby is Volcano Village, a friendly community with many art studios, some restaurants/delis, gift shops and a General Store. Only 5 miles from the lodge is the Volcano Country Club and Golf Course. Our guests are given a substantial discount on golf and equipment rentals. We have one set of men's RH golf clubs for guests to use.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      117 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Absolutely Perfect!

                                                                      Julie S.

                                                                      The Royal Hawaiian Estates was amazing. The property was beautiful and the home was exquisite. The attention to detail made our stay even more delightful. The owner's mother oversees the property and she was so welcoming and accommodating. She even had firewood set in the fireplace ready to light. The home is a bit remote but that adds to it's uniqueness. It's only minutes from the entrance of Volcano National Park. After a day of exploring the park and the beautiful Big Island, returning to this beautiful home was a pleasure. We would definitely stay here again. We had 7 in our group and had more than enough space. The home is very well stocked with anything you might need. The little personal touches made it feel special as well. Mahalo to Sharon and Rob for making this beautiful property available and for making our trip so enjoyable.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Your stay at the Volcano Rainforest Lodge - Aloha and thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our Big Island home. We appreciate your comments and hope you’ll come again. Mahalo nui Loa, Rob and Sharon


                                                                      Deni M.

                                                                      Wonderful home and so relaxing. Beautiful setting in the forest.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you so much for staying with us and we hope you will visit us again. We appreciate your kind comments and any suggestions you may have to make your experience at the Lodge better. Aloha nui loa,

                                                                      Rob and Sharon at the Rainforest Lodge

                                                                      A beautiful home in a wonderful setting. One of the nicest VRBO homes that we've ever rented.

                                                                      Robert M.

                                                                      It is a real treat to stay in this home. Once we were there we wished we had another day or two. The owners were exceedingly nice and helpful - and Sharon was a joy to talk to. The rain forest setting is fantastic and the proximity to Volcano National Park is very convenient. I would highly recommend this place to anyone interested in visiting this area. The only caution is that there are limited dining options in the area - its not a big problem, you just need to make dinner reservations somewhere.

                                                                      Luxury stay while visiting Volcano Park

                                                                      Valerie R.

                                                                      This house was very impressive. Nestled in seclusion but only several miles from Volcano National Park, this comfortable home was a perfect stay for our family of five. It was very quiet and relaxing to stay here. Loved that it was only a few miles away from Volcano. The beds were very comfortable, the sheets were soft, and the house was very clean. My son especially loved the hot tub at night. You can tell the owners put a lot of thought in designing and building this home. Sharon, the property owner/manager, was a joy to meet and deal with. I would definitely stay here again!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We appreciate your kind comments and hope you’ll stay with us again.

                                                                      Aloha nui loa,

                                                                      Rob and Sharon at the Lodge

                                                                      Absolutely beautiful home!

                                                                      Karen S.Fruitport, MI

                                                                      We had a wonderful stay! Perfect location for visiting the NP. Sharon was extremely helpful. Would definitely stay again!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your kind comments about our island home. We appreciate your time and hope you’ll visit us again. Mahalo nui loa, Rob and Sharon at the Lodge

                                                                      The most beautiful house ever!

                                                                      Barbara W.

                                                                      We knew this house was going to be gorgeous based on the photos, but it is even better than what you see. Every little detail has been taken care of. In fact, I walked around the house taking mental notes about how to make my own house even more comfortable. The price is a bargain for what you get. Thank you Sharon for taking such good care of us!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your kind comments about your stay at our island home in December. We appreciate your visit and hope you will visit us again. Mahalo nui loa, Sharon and Rob at the Volcano Rainforest Lodge, Hawaii Island



                                                                      Royal Hawaiian Estates, Volcano, HI, USA

                                                                      Latitude 19.44033018358109 Longitude -155.18712043762207 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 4 miles, Includes: Kilauea Volcano Caldera, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Thurston Lava Tube; Punalu'u Black Sand Beach; Akatsuka Orchid Gardens 1 mile; Volcano Art Center 2 miles; Imiloa Astronomy Center; Panaewa Rain Forest Zoo; Papaikou's Tropical Botanical Gardens; Mauna Kea Observatory; Akaka Falls


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      The lodge has two king suites and one suite that can be arranged with a king bed, two twin beds, or two twin beds and a roll-away bed. Check in after 3:00 PM. Check out by 11:00 AM please. The Volcano Rainforest Lodge rental includes the entire 3-acre estate. No other guests will be on the property during your stay. The lodge cleaning fee can vary and is based on how many guests will be arriving and how many beds will be required.

                                                                      117 Reviews
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