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treehouse in forest of hapu'u and ohia
moongate entrance
cedar hot tub
treehouse from lava boulders below
ascent to treehouse
front door
lanai
dining al fresco
inside - jotul heating stove, ships ladder to trapdoor
indoor table top in window
kitchen
cooktop & sink
sidelight at front door
living room
looking out through speakeasy window
cedar hot tub
bedroom
treehouse in forest
outdoor shower
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Very good - based on 39 reviews
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Windus22
Encinitas, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Shower”
Reviewed 2 December 2011 for a stay in November 2011

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!

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Liked best: The hot tub
Liked least: The shower!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Dec 2011
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.
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BiancaMcC
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Magical hideaway for two”
Reviewed 28 November 2011 for a stay in November 2011
1
person found this review helpful

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.

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Liked best: Incredibly comfy & cozy. The shower was uniquely awesome.
Liked least: Unfortunately, it never was dry enough to lay in the hammock.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
28 Nov 2011
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!
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jreinmill...
Vancouver, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 16 November 2011 for a stay in November 2011
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person found this review helpful

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.

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
16 Nov 2011
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.
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HawaiianS...
Pasadena, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Serenity Redefined”
Reviewed 13 October 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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people found this review helpful

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.

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Liked best: The uniqueness of the treehouse
Liked least: Having to check out
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
13 Oct 2011
mahalo for the review, and looking forward to your return.
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ElementTe...
Lethbridge, Alberta
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“What a unique experience, something not to be missed”
Reviewed 5 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011
17
people found this review helpful

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

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Liked best: The outdoor hot tub and shower were fantastic
Liked least: Having to store some food in the car
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Oct 2011
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.
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