Immerse yourself in the big island rainforest in your very own tree house! This Homeaway Eco-friendly Tree House in Volcano Hawai’i is a tranquil oasis hidden in the heart of nature. In fact you’re on the slopes of Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano (source). But you’re also close to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Village and laid-back Puna. See further on for ‘Things to Do’…
- Type: Homestay
- Price: Around US$100 per night (subject to season)
- Best For: Peaceful, Zen, Nature, Near Volcano National Park
- Location: Volcano, The Big Island, Hawai’i
- Book safely and Read Reviews at: Homeaway.com
On arrival at the turn off from the main road it’s best to drive slowly down the tropical path, as it’s a bit rocky. You’ve entered a whole new world in this lush jungle! The unique design of the tree house is rustic, totally off-grid, and handcrafted in bamboo, rattan and wood. You’ll discover lots of special touches – tropical flowers, candles, fairy lights down the jungle path, pot plants, colorful furniture and cushions and Buddha statues.
Time to Relax:
As you enter the tree house you’ll see the outdoor relaxation zones (called Lanai in Hawai’i). Downstairs is the zen space with a lovely big Teak Balinese Daybed and chairs. On a teak bistro sits the coffee machine so you can enjoy local Kona coffee. You’ll also find the drinking water here.
The upstairs zen space on a deck has cushioned wicker chairs so you can gaze out through the trees. The atmosphere is totally still with only the sounds of birds, frogs and insects.
How many beds?
The tree house has one bedroom and accommodates two guests comfortably. The upstairs bed is cleverly raised up on a platform so you can marvel at the stars and the jungle through the huge cathedral windows. The comfy mattress is Temper-Pedic for blissful sleeps. Linens and towels are provided.
We were falling asleep to the sound of frogs and waking up rejuvenated with a peaceful mind.Guest Comment
Is there Hot Running Water?
Yes! The shower room mimics the outdoors with bamboo walls, hanging plants, a rainwater shower heated by solar and propane gas along with cruelty-free shampoo, conditioner and soap. In the bathroom you’ll find the washbasin made from koa wood, a flushing toilet, and vanity.
Dishes and utensils are provided but bring some food with you, e.g. picnic food – snacks, breakfast, bread, and salad. There’s a cooler in the downstairs lanai to keep your food safe from any insects.
More Info about the Eco-Friendly Tree House in Volcano Hawaii:
- USB chargers next to the bed
- Deadbolt included for security
- Exterior lighting
- Parking provided
What Guests Think:
The Treehouse is unbelievable, whimsical and comfortable all at once. You feel like you’re in a different world – waking up amongst the trees & listening to the rain.Guest comment.
You’ll love this off-grid peaceful retreat in Hawaii’s lush rainforest. It’s relaxing, affordable and quirky and if you’ve always wanted to sleep in a tree house then here’s your chance!
Things to Do near your Eco-Friendly
Tree House in Volcano Hawaii:
Snorkeling at night with Manta Rays!
Don’t miss this popular and highly rated bucket list adventure. You’re provided with wet suits (the water is cold) and snorkel gear. You set out to sea on a short cruise and watch the Kona sunset. Then the crew attract the plankton with light boards which then brings the manta rays. “It’s an incredible, surreal experience!” Hot Tip: Hire a Go Pro for the trip. Viator Tours offer the trip and you can read more about it here.
More to Do…
- Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park – see active volcanism – Kilauea and Mauna Loa active volcanoes. Stop first at the Kilauea Visitor Center. For more information see the Park’s official website here (plus any alerts): https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/index.htm
- Akatsuka Orchid Gardens (just across the road from the tree house).
- Volcano Garden Arts – vegetarian cafe and art gallery
- Cooper Center – Volcano Village Community Center. Catch the Sunday Farmer’s market.
- Sulphur Banks – see volcanic activity on this hiking trail.
- Volcano Art Center and Gallery – eclectic range of art
- 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass
- Crater Rim Drive #2: Steam Vents, Steaming Bluff, and Ha‘akulamanu. Check if open – see more here: https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/craterrimtour_steam.htm
- Enjoy a sunset cocktail and dinner at Volcano House Hotel then visit the Halemaumau summit crater at night.
- Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and Kaumana Caves.
- Kailua-Kona: visit the west coast of the island. The weather is dry and sunny. Beautiful beaches and seahorse farm.
- Visit Hilo on the northeastern side of the island for the Rainbow Falls, historic buildings. According to Fodors this is the ‘old Hawai’i’ with fewer visitors.
- Kamuela – cowboy country to the north of the island. Good for hiking.
- Kohala Coast – beautiful beaches and classy hotels.
Want to do island hopping in Hawai’i? Intrepid Travel offer a wonderful 10-day adventurous trip (with comfy accommodation) where you get to discover the lush tropical Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Kauai, the Big Island and Maui. Click here for more information at Intrepid.
- Discover Car Hire offer a variety of cars in Hawaii with good rates and a cancellation policy.
- Auto Europe also have a good selection of cars in Hawaii.