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Authentic Hawaii Volcano Treehouse

Bedrooms 3
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A True Treehouse romantically perched in Ohia Forest.

Another incredible treehouse, built with the same sensitivity to Nature as VRBO #199848, also built from recycled materials, an eco-friendly, solar powered, passive energy paradise in the forest. Take the stairs up to above the lower canopy to a lawn of hapu'u fronds and the tops of the ohia trees. Enter your cozy multi-level nest and stay somewhere so unique you will remember it for the rest of your lives.

Unplug your kids for a change. No TV on purpose! Be transported back to the child in you, as you discover the treehouse experience with your children.

The number of windows and lush gardens all around are magical. You really have to see it in 3D to appreciate it. There is no sacrifice of comforts either, with a warm shower and thoughtfully designed and stocked kitchen. You will be amazed to llive this comfortably this high up in the trees!

If you care to even leave the treehouse, you can visit the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park just 5 miles up the road.

You are out in the forest….it's a bit like camping, but you have all the cozy comforts in a romantic, picturesque Hawaiian rain forest: kitchen with fridge and 2-burner stove, hot water shower, regular flush toilet, mood setting open faced fireplace with kindling and lots of cut wood.

Go upstairs…. A comfortable Cal King bed with windows above for star-viewing awaits you. From the Master bedroom up the Captain's ladder to the double-futon loft is another large window to the sky. Sleeping for the 5th person is available on the living room couch, a new single bed mattress. (All mattresses are new.)

The moss and fern lined exotic trail (lit by a string of festive lights at night) from your private car parking weaves uninvasively through the Hawaiian forest to the 28 steps that will take you up to your treehouse adventure.

FUN! A 50 foot walkway bends its way through the top of trees with a comfy place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee with the sounds of birds and view of the treehouse.

This could be one of your BEST adventures ever! Come visit and take it off your bucket list.

If you value a getaway out of the ordinary -- and absolutely extraordinary -- this is the place. Not for the fussy...

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

About Skye Peterson

I'm a Volcano enthusiast and a Treehouse Romantic and want to share this incredible place with others.

I built the treehouse to be a very romantic hideaway for myself and my honey, and now that I'm renting it out, the couples who have stayed here, including many honeymooners have appreciated the romance of the setting and ambiance. (In fact, we had considered calling it KamaSutreehouse when setting up the website!.) The setting is so private, surrounded by such natural beauty that one cannot help but be inspired. My favorite romantic details are the fireplace and the bed perched high up in the loft where you're surrounded by windows looking out at the moon and stars at night and native trees, birds and cloud formations by day.

Skye Peterson purchased this cabin in 1988

Why Skye Peterson chose Volcano

This area is untouched pristine Hawaiian Rain Forest where I could build an eco-treehouse with minimal impact on the native environmental surroundings.

What makes this cabin unique

To be able to experience an authentic eco-treehouse, built above the rain forest lower canopy. 5 large skylights, 2 over the beds for night time star viewing. Finally get living in a treehouse off your bucket list!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was so amazing to feel warm and secure, yet seeing, feeling, the forces of nature… Indeed swaying with the trees! We wish we had more time. We were completely in awe of this creation of yours. Thanks for your hospitality.
Aug 2013
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Royal Hawaiian Estates Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Separate toilet from shower with fun mirror setup.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Livingroom - 1 twin/ single , Couch is new single foam mattress
    Loft - 1 double , New natural fiber double futon bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , New Cal King mattress
  • Cal King bed with large overhead skylight for star viewing and view of the ocean. No bugs here!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • tennis
Lava touring, Lava tube exploring, Black Sand Beaches, Green Sand Beach, International Telescopes on Mauna Kea, Tropical Helicopters (another way to view the lava), Interact with flowing lava, endangered sea turtles, spinner porpoises, Winter whale watching.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Authentic Hawaii Volcano Treehouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Glen Mills

Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Treehouse #2 was our home for 3 nights. My teenage son and I felt is was such a unique adventure that will be the most memorable for us during our stay on the Island. Just getting to the location and walking through the magical path to the treehouse, especially at night, was an adventure in itself. I now know that the Coqui tree frog really does say "Ko-Kee" because that's who will be serenading you during your stay.

Skye was a great host and truly lives the eco-friendly life and appreciates and respects the beauty of nature as evident in the treeshouses he built. Maholo

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

We're a family of 5 (3 teenagers) that wanted to spend some time in the Volcano National Park area. The treehouse was awesome! Yes, a little tight, but we were in a tree, so what can you expect! Overall, we were very comfortable for the two nights we stayed. Skye gave us some great tips regarding the park and nearby dining - he seemed like a really good guy. I was shocked by how well built the house is, within a tree, in a remote location. Overall, a safe, beautiful experience that I doubt we'll ever replicate at any other location.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best experiences ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Skye's treehouse # 2 was exemplary. We were out of words when Skye introduced us to the place. The care and love that went into building the house is very apparent. It is easily accessible from the Volcano village by car; it's a 10 minute drive and a 15 minute drive to the national park. Even though it was a tree house, it had all the basic facilities: electricity, warm water, a small kitchen & a fireplace. The experience of staying there was second to none. We felt on top of the world in the middle of the forest, all by ourselves and it was a very romantic setting. We will surely recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to hear when guests have a romantic time there, that is part of the idea from the start. Being minutes from really good restaurants and the entrance to Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park makes it very convenient too and alot of time isn't spent driving. Lava viewing just 12 minutes from the door. It's easy to just stay at the TreeHouse too, make food enjoy the Skywalk that stretches out 60 feet into the forest at TreeHouse level, or just relaxing by the fire watching Lava dvd's or other popular dvd's that are there from the collection. CD's also, local flavor and oldies but goodies. Nature, privacy and uniqueness is what's here to savor in a real TreeHouse, you may never want to leave.
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West Chester, PA

Our family of 5 (three teens) absolutely LOVED this!! Skye - amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Skye's "Treehouse #2" for two nights during our tour of Hawaii's big island; having read all his reviews and his info, I thought our kids (three teens) and my wife would absolutely LOVE it, which they did, to put it mildly. It is a work of art, and amazing construction, all built by Skye himself. There are an abundance of windows, so you truly feel you're living in the treetops. I'm sure the stars are great too, however it was cloudy and raining for our two days there so we instead enjoyed the pitter-patter of the rain and the completely dry treehouse. Yes, it has a fully functional bathroom and shower and simple kitchen, along with a wood stove and propane heater when necessary. I imagine this would be incredible for honeymooners as well as families, and is very secluded and romantic. Truly a unique experience.

To those who only enjoy being pampered in "5-star" hotels like the St. Regis, Four Seasons, etc - this may not be for you. One needs certain expectations, and a sense of adventure and fun to appreciate this; if that's you, do NOT miss it, trust me.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, Virginia

This treehouse is a work of art

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here for three nights while exploring the national park. We loved all the artistic details that Skye created with tree branches inside and out. The whole place was constructed to fit into the habitat, so it's truly a living-in-trees experience and I have never slept better. Most comfortable bed ever, too. The stay here was our peak experience of our entire two week Hawaii trip. Love the lava!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hong Kong

Lovely property managed by a super landlord

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely magical stay here, including multiple great catch-ups with the landlord, Skye, who was great company and a fantastic host.

Very convenient for the gas station, restaurants and stores in Volcano town plus the multiple attractions inside the National Park, while at the same time, being secluded, quiet and absolutely unique.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Volcano House
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Volcano Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Kilauea Lodge
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary

Active lava flowing from Kilauea Volcano at Pu'u O'o vent on Kilauea.


Rates & Availability

Royal Hawaiian Estates Cabin Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee - per stay $75

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

Deposit check by snail mail, balance on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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