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“Utter Enchantment”
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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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MollieK12...
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Utter Enchantment”
Reviewed 14 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Treehouse. Bucket List. Fulfilled.

It was magical. The property, from the moon gate to the winding path, to the diverse and fragrant orchids in the Ohia trees, to the magnificent tree house itself... utterly enchanting.

Every detail was perfect. The tree house was an architectural phenom. Hand carved doors, custom stained glass windows, thoughtfully and outfitted kitchen were extra special. Of great fun is the bedroom, by which access up a narrow ladder is afforded a comfortable room with a cozy bed. Be sure to wake up early to catch the sunrise in the form of a pink band hovering atop the Ohia canopy. It is a sight that cannot be forgotten.

The outdoor space is just as lovely. An outdoor shower invites a unique experience of bathing in a rainforest, the rain-catch hot tub affords an amazing star gazing experience, and the several outdoor patios allow for dining and lounging amongst some of the most peaceful nature known on this earth.

I so thoroughly enjoyed my tree house stay. A special shout out to its hosts - Gail and Robert - for their graciousness and for providing a once in a lifetime experience.

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Management Response
14 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your joy. Our vision of the treehouse is as a portal to the wonders of Volcano. You honor us as we attempt to honor the place. Mahalo nui.
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adnyl18
Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Tropical Paradise”
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Loved staying here. When you walk from where you park, to the front door, you feel like you are really in the jungle. There are twists and turns and lush tropical foliage.
The treehouse is very charming. Perfect for a romantic getaway. Taking a shower outdoors is the best! A one of a kind experience.
I will say, we were very afraid of the composting toilet. I wasn't even sure if it would be inside the treehouse, but it was. However, once we started using it, it was fine! There was no smell, other than a slight pleasant smell, probably from the container of peat moss. It was not an issue at all!
There are two things I would suggest. The property is lush and tropical because of the amount of rain they get. Because of that, the treehouse has a slight musty smell. I would bring incense or an air wick.
Also, when they say a mile from "town" the "town" is three restaurants and a gas station. A cafe, an expensive American food place at the lodge and a Thai restaurant. Be prepared to either cook, drive thirty minutes to Hilo, or be content with the restaurants in "town".
I would say staying here is a must, when coming to the Big Island!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
14 Oct 2014
Aloha and thanks for taking the time to meaningfully review and comment. There is some tropically scented air spray in the bathroom. Dampness cannot be avoided in the rainforest. As for Volcano Village, it is very small. There are also two places to eat inside the park, and a couple more lunch spots in the Village - both cafes. Cafe Ono is especially nice, with garden and indoor tables and a gallery to browse. Uncle George's inside Volcano House in the park has a comprehensive bar menu, and usually one special that is a full dinner, and live music on Friday evenings. Very good live music. Plus you can see the glow in the crater from there.
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Gonzo G
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing Visit”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 for a stay in December 2013
3
people found this review helpful

First trip to the Big Island and what better way to see the Volcanoes national park area than to come home to your very own treehouse! The property is immaculate and the staff and owners make everything as smooth and a fun as ever. The treehouse and mini hot tub, along with the outdoor shower made for a perfect treehouse experience.

Be advised that you may want to arrive during the daylight hours. Since we got in late - we're were provided packs and headlamps!

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Management Response
5 Jun 2014
Thanks for taking time to write the review. We encourage guests to arrive during daylight hours as the house is in the forest, and even with lights the forest is still mysterious in the night time.
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ATL_guy_7
Atlanta
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very Cool/Great Experience”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We ABSOLUTELY loved staying here in the treehouse! It was beautiful, easy to get to, and so uncomplicated.. convenient to the volcano. Felt like a true rainforest experience, tucked away in the woods. Loved the Japanese hot tub, outdoor shower, waking up and opening the double doors in the bedroom. Rustic yet elegant at the same time.. one thing I would say, slightly negative.. is we wished it had been a LITTLE cleaner. I know it's out in the rainforest, but it wouldn't hurt to run a swiffer over the entire floor surface, even a little murphy's oil soap. You have to squeeze through a small hole to get up to the bedroom, you don't want to see a lot of dirt and dust on the floors. But I would still recommend anyone stay in this treehouse for the beautiful and amazing experience!

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Management Response
20 May 2014
Aloha ~ Very happy you enjoyed the treehouse and not so happy you encountered any dust on the floor. We recently had a change in prople helping us out, and it sounds like our new person may have overlooked an important detail. Thanks for the heads up.
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barlar201...
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Magical!”
Reviewed 6 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We love treehouses, but had never stayed in one before. This treehouse is magical and incredibly beautiful. It is very private even though it is in the village of Volcano. You will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. The bird songs were amazing and we particularly loved the outdoor shower and the hot tub. We found the steep ladder to the bedroom a bit of a challenge and the composting toilet was not our favorite. But all in all, this is a magical place to stay and gave us lots of ideas for building.

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Liked best: Staying in a treehouse.
Liked least: The composting toilet was too high.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
6 Feb 2014
Aloha and thanks for taking the time to review. The treehouse is off grid in all the ways there are, so a standard flush toilet is not an option. We hope you did not have difficulties with the compost toilet. It is serviced daily to make sure its operation is trouble free for our guests. The steepness of the ship's ladder also goes with the tiny territory. Hopefully the photos published here show it adequately so it is not a surprise to those who stay with us. Happy you found your stay magical, if a bit challenging. Aloha!
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