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Exotic Treehouse at Kilauea Volcano

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Secret House in Magical Forest

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Last updated: 12/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Volcano cottage description

Romance and enchantment combine with excitement and adventure for an enticing cocktail if you choose to stay in this little house perched up in the trees. Many of us have enduring dreams of sleeping in a treehouse, and are drawn to the intimacy of cozy spaces. Imagine yourself soaking in the fragrant cedar Jacuzzi under the starry canopy, relaxing on the two levels of verandas. Sleep in the exotic bamboo bedroom, and awake to rainbows of light bathing you through the multiple stained glass windows. Throw open the French doors and sip local Hawaiian coffee on the lanai while you watch the birds of the forest flirt. This is a playhouse for grownups.

Treehouse Accommodation
Visiting a treehouse is an adventure, so staying in one is also an adventure. When booking a stay here, please keep in mind that some agility is required to hike into the treehouse through the forest, and ascend into it. To enter the top level, you will go through a trap door. The access is through the actual forest, and the house is built over top of a lavatube, in the trees.

Eco-Stay Aspects
Mahinui Na Lani is a treehouse designed by Roderick Romero, whose work appears in the book 'Treehouses of the World'. It is built of sustainable bamboo and recycled lumber and windows from Oahu. Power is from the sun and wind, and back up by a generator. Water is the rain that falls from the sky, that is captured onsite and stored in a catchment tank, then filtered. We provide drinking water. You shower and soak in the rainwater. Bathroom includes composting toilet and handpainted copper sink.

Forests of Kilauea
The location is just outside the gates to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, in a forest of giant tree ferns and towering trees. This is the same forest that you enter through the main gates of the park. Altitude is about 4000 feet. Temperatures are cool in the evenings, and damp days can also be chilly. Your explorations of the area will take you quickly to warmer and drier areas. Often there is a fine mist, called pineapple rain. One of the more fun ways to get warm (other than in the cedar hot tub) is to drive into the park and stand next to a steam vent. Volcanoes National Park has an array of extraordinary sights and adventures, including flowing lava, petroglyphs, guided tours, hiking across volcanic craters and through lava tubes, a road to the sea, and a visitor center and gallery. Volcano House, the hotel and restaurant in the park will be undergoing renovation in 2010.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Queen size Beds (1) memory foam mattress

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Other Amenities

                      • secluded rainforest location, minutes from Hawaii Volcanos National Park. Views are of forest and birds. ...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Music Library
                      • Video Library

                      Attractions

                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist

                      Leisure Activities

                          • Sight Seeing

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Spelunking
                          • Swimming

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 2 people

                          General

                          • Gas Fireplace
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking Off Street

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator

                          Outside

                          • Balcony
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          Pool / Spa

                               

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                              Winter Holiday
                              Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $275
                              My Standard Rate
                              1 night min stay
                              $245

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • cleaning and prep fee $85 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 13.42%

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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 12/25/2014
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                              Location

                              visit active volcano, view lava flow, explore lava tubes

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2010

                              About the owner: We are Robert and Gail, runaways from the mainland. We built this treehouse with expert help. The finishes are our part. We envisioned this as a honeymoon cottage, and it is a part of our rainforest wedding offering. We also have a pavilion in a separate location for intimate ceremonies. If you are interested in that, please let us know. Aloha!

                              Why the Owner Chose Volcano:
                              We chose this place for the romance, for the unusual aspect of being on top of the volcano. It is a thrilling place to visit.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              Here in the rainforest, you feel you are inhabiting a scene from Jurassic Park, or a wing of the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. In the treehouse, you step into a fantasy. For most people, it is their own fantasy they enter. One of the highlights is soaking in the cedar hot tub. During the day, birds fly by even at eye level, as you are so far off the ground. At night, you are under a canopy of stars winking through the leaves of the trees, or kissed by gentle night mists.


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                              Photos

                              • Secret House in Magical Forest

                                Secret House in Magical Forest

                              • Bamboo Bedroom

                                Bamboo Bedroom

                              • View From Within

                                View From Within

                              • Steps up Lava Tube to First Level

                                Steps up Lava Tube to First Level

                              • Cedar Hot Tub

                                Cedar Hot Tub

                              VRBO #281949

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

                              $245 - $275 per night (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

                              View calendar: Updated 12/25/14
                              Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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                              Member since: 2009
                              Speaks: english
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                              • Calendar last updated: 12/25/2014
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