2 bedroom, 2 Bath, sleeps 4
John Arne and Amanda Løken
- english, spanish, swedish, norwegian
About John Arne and Amanda Løken
John Arne first came to Utila in 1997 while on a backpacking trip from Guatemala to Panama. One day, while on a walk, he came across Stuart's Hill and fell in love. He sought out the local owner, begged to buy the property, and never made it to neighboring Nicaragua, let alone Panama. In 2001 John Arne left Norway for good and has called Utila home ever since. He soon began the process of creating the treehouse, his dream home on the rock, a loving vision. In 2006, a vacationing public radio producer from the USA named Amanda met a handsome Norwegian on his way out of his island house to buy paint thinner. A few months later she would sell all her belongings, quit her job, and move to Utila with nine boxes of books, a suitcase of clothes, and her faithful dog, Ella. There they would make a family, renovate a big yellow house, build the world's largest sensory deprivation room (Float Utila) and rent out a magical treehouse. Didn't see that coming. Now John Arne and his young family reside in said yellow house, but the treehouse will forever be a creation near and dear to him, something to share with those who are seeking an extraordinary experience.
John Arne and Amanda Løken purchased this House in 1997
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
We allow children age 10 and over.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Such an incredible place to stay. It is a treehouse nestled off the beaten path so there may be a few bugs, maybe a friendly lizard or spider but nothing that doesn't add to it's charm. Mosquitos are everywhere on this island though so make sure you have bug repellent!
All in all I would highly recommend to friends and family, and will definitely return!
Trip to Remember!
We took our two girls 13 & 15 for the diving. The treehouse was great, we loved it. The diving did not disappoint. We went looking for Whale Sharks and found a pod of Pilot Whales, which were even more rare. We went sport fishing and caught a Barracuda that was bait for double hooked Marlin's. This was a trip of a lifetime. I would go back and I don't say that about many places:) The people were friendly and it seemed like they wanted to know you.
Cool place on a fun diving island
Great place and I would stay again. Loved the outside shower and views. The only downside is it is a bit out of the main town, but we rented transportation from Rooney's and it wasn't a problem at all.
Amazing Tree top experience!
My husband and I stayed in the Treehouse for a week and it was hands down the most unique, and beautiful place I've ever stayed! It's even more amazing than the photos and Tina and JJ went above and beyond to ensure we had a great trip. We don't dive but still had a ton to do on Utila including kayaking through the mangroves, exploring the island on the ATV we rented, eating at all the delicious restaurants, snorkeling and relaxing in the hammocks of the beautiful decks. The house's location couldn't be better: complete seclusion and privacy but very close to the adorable, clean and safe town of Utila. I was a little nervous that I may be too bug averse for something so adventurous, but the home is just that... truly a home in a tree versus camping like conditions and I'm glad that concern didn't deter me from this once in a lifetime experience. Thanks for sharing this amazing experience with us! -Joy and Zack
Everything we hoped for.
Secluded, private, quiet, natural setting on an island with some of the best diving ever. Short walk into town for excellent local cuisine with lots to see above water, (find the Jade Sea Horse"...) and always felt welcome and safe. Excellent support from the owners and property managers.
One of a kind experience
We stayed at the treehouse last week and it was such a unique experience. I highly recommend a stay here!! Property managers Tina and JJ were exceptionally excellent and made our stay that much more wonderful. Internet went out and they took care of it immediately.
Stay here! You will not regret it.
The treehouse is located in a large fig tree on the eastern side of Stuart's Hill, Utila's second highest point. It was custom built by Norwegian owner John Arne Løken, a trained carpenter, craftsman and artist. The treehouse is the only building on Stuart's Hill, heralded for its panoramic view of the entire island and a sought after spot for sunsets.