We loved our experience. My husband and I have stayed in Tree Houses in Belize, Maui, & Mexico. This one was the most authentic of them all. Very well designed & romantic. But the outside shower was cold at 50 degres out!More
We loved our experience. My husband and I have stayed in Tree Houses in Belize, Maui, & Mexico. This one was the most authentic of them all. Very well designed & romantic. But the outside shower was cold at 50 degres out!MoreShow less
aloha and thank you for posting a review. We have had some cold temps lately. Hopefully the hot tub offset the out of doors shower.... in such a space as the treehouse, with the weather being what it is, we chose to forgo the indoor shower... mahalo and hope to see you again.
We truly enjoyed every minute spent here and I wish that we could've stayed longer. Being lulled to sleep by the pitter patter of rain and gently woken by the singing birds left me relaxed and refreshed. The cardinals and spotted doves were frequent visitors to the deck and they are such fun to watch. The birds and the occasional movement of the tree have made it seem like we were truly apart of the forest. We really enjoyed our day trips to the many lovely areas around Volcano from the treehouse. We were so very grateful for the plush chairs on several occasions, especially after our hike around Kilauea Iki trail. I could go on forever about the wonderful details which have obviously been chosen with great care. We hope to return here another time, as I can’t imagine finding a better place for some R&R.
Thank you so much for caring enough to post a review. We are grateful your experience has led you to wish to return, and we hope your travels bring you back to Hawaii and the treehouse. aloha!
My wife and I stayed here last week. The place truly is amazing and is the most unique place we have ever stayed. The location and design are very exotic but the house contains all the amenities you'd expect at a "normal" property.
Everything was very clean and well maintained and matched what is advertised. The kitchen provided everything you'd need: small refrigerator, two burner stove, microwave, and a bunch of dishes and utensils. The outdoor shower had tons of hot water and soap, shampoo, and such were provided. The small gas fireplace really kept the place cozy even when it poured rain our first night there. The bed was also very comfortable.
We had a completely wonderful stay here. I'd absolutely recommend staying here if you are in the Hilo or Volcano areas. It will be a once in a lifetime experience.
thank you so much for the glowing recommendation. We are delighted you so enjoyed your stay at the treehouse. We'd love to see you again! mahalo nui loa, and much aloha.
I booked the treehouse as a surprise for my wife and we both had a wonderful time. My only contact was with Gail, and she couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating when making the reservation. The layout of the treehouse was perfect - any bigger and it would have detracted from the cozy nature of it all. The hot tub was already heated when we arrived and hit the spot during the cool evening. We loved how the bedroom was up one level. We fell asleep listening to the breeze blowing through the forest, and woke up in the morning to the sun filtering through the treetops. Everything was as depicted on the website and the photos were representative of the treehouse and yet didn't quite do it justice. Overall it was a fantastic experience and will definitely be on our calendar the next time we're on the Big Island.
mahalo for the review, and looking forward to your return.
The treehouse experience is something you only dreamed of. Every part of this amazing place was as we imagined. The fresh feeling of waking up to light taps of rain on the roof and a picture perfect view was fantastic.
The bedroom on the 2nd level is very comfy and warm, though the steps up can be difficult with hauling up stuff.
The kitchen and living area is well suited and very accomodating. The heater in the main level easily heats the entire space up and best part it is an actual gas heater, not an insert. The kitchen has a very good burner system and decent size fridge. There is a little freezer in the fridge if you have a pack of burgers or something to cook on the outdoor BBQ.
The bathroom with the composting toilet takes a little to get used to, but works fine once you settle. The outdoor shower is amazing to have in the morning when the steam from the heat fills the forest. The hot water doesn't seem to last forever though, so don't take 40 minute showers. The hot tub is great to take a dip in after a long day of hiking and to just enyoy the view and sounds of the forest.
The location of this rental is only a 5 minute drive, tops from the National Park. The Village of Volcanoes is only 1 minute away and a drive to Maun Kea is about 1.5 hours for night sky viewing.
We loved everything about this place for the sights, location and different experience. I would recommend this to anyone that can get by without fancy luxury's and that can handle the two steep staircases up to the levels of the treehouse.
We look forward to staying here again in the future
Mahalo for taking the time to post a review, and for the comments on the ladders. Conventional stairs take up a lot of space, and the authentic treehouse experience calls for ladders - the steep ascent and descent. At the base of the property, where you park your vehicle, we have established an area we call "Base camp" where you may repack into the day packs we provide, and go up hands free. The treehouse calls upon you to leave behind your usual practices, and rewards you with this remarkable experience you talk about, outside convention.
Wow - sinking into the hot tub with misty air & sprays of orchids, all at mid canopy. Imagine waking up to rainforest bird sounds. The cardinals played and ate just 2-3 feet from me. Rain - fresh, clean, at night and on and off during the day. Once inside the property, it's so private! The climb over lava and up into the treehouse adds to the adventure. This is not my childhood version of a treehouse. Having a toilet and things to make hot food, even a refrigerator makes it luxuriant. Watching a volcano DVD set the stage for visiting the actual volcano just minutes away. The bed was comfy and warm. It was a human version of being a bird in the trees. Though I've visited rainforests before, it was nothing as personally interactive as this. I felt I was truly a guest in the bird's space.
Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on your experience at the treehouse. Our vision in building the treehouse was to incorporate the childhood fantasy into the adult reality, so that you have all the comforts an adult wishes for and yet that wonderful childhood exuberance in the living of fantasy gets called forward, and for awhile, you feel like a child again. Very happy you felt like a guest in the bird's space.