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Authentic Hawaii Volcano Treehouse

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Authentic Hawaii Volcano Treehouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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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Perfect place to stay on The Big Island!

  • 5 of 5

If you are considering staying in one of Skye's tree houses, DO IT!!!! Amazing experience. The treehouse is perfect, filled with essentials, great views all around, simply magical. You won't get this experience anywhere else! An added plus is how pleasant and knowledgable Skye is... He will give you the inside knowledge to get the best experience while visiting Volcano on the Big Island! Stay AT LEAST two nights 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, gorgeous, private, and super cool!

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was a true pleasure and a highlight of our trip. We absolutely loved that it was so unique and hand-crafted, and the secluded and ultra-quiet (from human noise; there were lots of background nature sounds to enjoy) location was exactly what we were hoping for. I was amazed at the amount of window space, which allowed us to enjoy and feel connected to the lush foliage completely surrounding us. We actually cut some of our volcano activities short, preferring to just relax in the treehouse! Even in such a outdoorsy setting, everything was very clean and comfortable, and the flush toilet, shower, and kitchen sink (and accompanying hot water) were all in perfect working order. The only very minor inconvenience is that there is no bathroom sink, but the kitchen sink is right there and does the job.

In addition to the treehouse itself being so great, Skye was a wonderful host. In both our pre-trip communication and in-person orientation, he was prompt, thorough, and friendly. We appreciated his very useful suggestions and especially enjoyed hearing about how he built the treehouse.

There is no TV service (there is a TV player + DVD player, and also a CD player, both with some discs for use, and while we're at it, some board games), cell service for us was spotty, and there are stairs both to enter the treehouse and within it, so I could see this not being the best fit for everyone. But as an able-bodied, laid-back, non-partying couple who were looking for quiet time to cook, read, and have conversations with a beautiful view and nobody else around, this was paradise! Thank you, Skye!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coolest thing on our personal reveal of the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

Such a fun adventure sharing Skye's love of tree houses. Three of us had a two night stay and wished for more. . .Skye was so accommodating and helpful, we had no worries. He gave us lots of tips about the area and we worried that we were taking too much of his time! Such a fun experience being up in the air and over the rain forest. We had the smaller tree house and the space was plentiful and tasteful and the tree house details were special. A nice respite from resort living! Thank you, Skye

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, 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

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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.

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Royal Hawaiian Estates Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
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 6
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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