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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Volcano Rainforest Lodge - Private Craftsman Estate - Completed 12-2012

The Volcano Rainforest Lodge is a luxury craftsman estate in an ancient forest.

We are located only a few minutes from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park main entrance near Kilauea summit and the friendly artists community of Volcano Village. Volcano Rainforest Lodge is located in a secluded, private, 3-acre forest. Each room is designed to view the forest and lava outcroppings.

The lodge was designed with privacy in mind. No other guests will be on the property during your visit.

The lodge is a 2,300 square foot, one level, luxury home with three bedroom/bathroom suites, gourmet kitchen, living room with lava rock fireplace, 16' x 20' dining room, and over 1,400 square feet of covered, outside living area (lanai).

The Lodge has Mango flooring, and door/window trim. Mango is also used in the bathroom cabinets and mirror frames. The doors are solid core knotty Alder. The ceilings are beautiful Canadian Pine with Red Western Cedar beams from Oregon. Counter tops in the Lodge are granite. Bathroom walls and floors are gauged Quartzite.

This beautiful Lodge provides all the elements to make your vacation on the Big Island a memorable experience.

The Lodge is like a breath of fresh air amidst the beautiful forest of Ohias and Hapu'u tree ferns; a quiet place to relax and unwind, while being located close to the various adventures in the area.

The Lodge is available for weddings, parties, and corporate events. Please do not confuse our property with Volcano Rainforest Retreat.

Each of the king suites has a Kuerig coffee maker, microwave, private lanai, exterior door, and a big screen TV. The lodge has DISH satellite television and internet.

More Details

Rob Owens
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Rob Owens

I have over fifteen years experience in the Hawaiian vacation rental business. I wanted guests to experience luxury and privacy in a Hawaiian/Craftsman home, while being able to view and enjoy ancient forests and lava features from every room and private lanais. I built this home to last for generations, with only high quality construction materials being used. The Volcano Rainforest Lodge took years to complete because great efforts were made to spare the forest and lava features. No bulldozer ever touched the lot with the utmost effort being made to protect the many endangered trees and plants on the grounds. The utilities were placed underground to maximize the views from The Lodge.

Rob Owens purchased this estate in 2006

Why Rob Owens chose Royal Hawaiian Estates

The property was chosen because of its location. While only minutes away from the national park, Volcano Village, and the golf course, the home site has a remote, rural feeling for those who desire privacy and quiet. The elevation of the lodge is about 3,025' and the daytime high temperature is rarely over 80. The property is within Hawaiian Orchid Island Estates. The square, three acre lot allows for an extensive hiking trail network exclusive to our guests. The property has numerous lava outcroppings to explore as well as 200-year-old Ohia trees, rare native plants, and 20' Hawaiian Hapu'u tree ferns. Construction of the Volcano Rainforest Lodge was completed in December 2012.

What makes this estate unique

The Lodge has over 1,400 square feet of covered, outside living area. Comfortable patio furniture surrounds the house for guests to enjoy the forest in every direction. After a day in the park guests may enjoy a relaxing rest in the hot tub while viewing the beautiful fern forest and stunning night skies. All of the lava excavated during construction was used in the foundation of the home, fireplace, and retaining walls. Exotic woods add to the beauty and elegance of The Lodge. A giant Mango tree which was blown down in a storm and blocked the highway is now our floor and trim. Come and enjoy this beautiful Hawaiian Craftsman home.

**New** Discounts for Golfing and equipment rental at Volcano Country Club and Golf Course. Ask Sharon.


Royal Hawaiian Estates Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Children: Because of lava features and tubes on the property, constant supervision of children is required.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Volcano Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Quartzite tile; Tree fern view; Mango wood mirror/cabinet
    Forest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Features Quartzite tile Mango wood mirror and cabinet.
    Aloha Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large shower, Quartzite tile, tree fern/forest view
  • Private en-suite bathrooms with towels, hair dryers, and bath amenities provided. Here at The Lodge if you find you need anything, you only have to ask our Innkeeper who lives on the adjacent property.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Volcano Room - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Dining table, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker
    Aloha Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , King or 2 Twin Beds; Microwave, Keurig, small refrigerator
    Forest Room - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Dining table, coffee maker, microwave.
  • Custom furnishings include comfortable seating, small tables for in-room dining while enjoying the views of the forest, birds, and nature. On your private lanai you can enjoy the sounds of the forest, relax and disconnect and enjoy a respite from noise, pollution and the hurry of everyday life. Some of the custom furnishings using native Hawaiian woods were built by the owner. Each bedroom has its own microwave and coffee maker with all necessary amenities provided. Sleep in a luxurious bedroom suite with only the best linens and comforters to keep you warm and cozy. Twin folding beds, inflatable twin beds, a crib and a "Pack-n-Play" are available.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Lodge is close to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park main entrance and Kilauea summit. View amazing lava flows. Hike through Thurston Lava Tube and the many nature trails. A short drive away is Kalapana where lava flows are currently entering the sea. We are close to beaches, snorkeling, diving on the Hawaiian coast. Nearby is Volcano Village, a friendly community with many art studios, some restaurants/delis, gift shops and a General Store. Only 5 miles from the lodge is the Volcano Country Club and Golf Course. Our guests are given a substantial discount on golf and equipment rentals. We have one set of men's RH golf clubs for guests to use.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 112 reviews

The most beautiful house ever!

  • 5 of 5

We knew this house was going to be gorgeous based on the photos, but it is even better than what you see. Every little detail has been taken care of. In fact, I walked around the house taking mental notes about how to make my own house even more comfortable. The price is a bargain for what you get. Thank you Sharon for taking such good care of us!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were excited to stay at the house because of all it had to offer but it exceeded our expectation!

  • 5 of 5

We were so excited to stay at this house with another family to share Thanksgiving. We chose it based on all the amazing reviews. When we drove up it blew us all away. The beauty of the house and every detail in it just cannot even be captured in pictures. We were running late and Sharon was so gracious in meeting us later than expected. The kids were so excited to be there and Sharon was so sweet to them and to us. The house is breathtaking. We were lucky enough to share Thanksgiving at the beautiful monkey pod dining table! The grounds are just so lush and breathtaking. At night we slept so good to the sounds of the rain coming down.

The house was stocked with food items of all sorts. The Macademia Nut Banana bread was amazing that Sharon made and had wrapped up. We could not have asked for a more exciting, peaceful and beautiful place to spend our vacation at. The children loved running around the grounds and exploring. When we drove away they all said, “bye house, we will miss you! “ ( Kids are 13,9,8).

It is in a great location to move around to sight see. We would all go back in a second and would not even consider another place to stay at! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Nicole, Thank you for the wonderful review of our property. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit us again. Mahalo nui loa, Sharon and Rob At the Volcano Rainforest Lodge
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Tacoma, Washington

We LOVED this Volcano home!

  • 5 of 5

My family had an absolutely perfect stay here! The house and grounds are beyond gorgeous, pictures truly do not do them justice. The inside of the home had some amazingly beautiful pieces, we particularly enjoyed the fireplace and the mango tree dining table. The wraparound porch/lanai allowed us sit out and enjoy the lovely grounds/scenery. Our hosts were very thoughtful; Sharon met with us upon our arrival and we were surprised to find the kitchen already stocked with some goodies. Thanks Rob and Sharon!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for your kind comments about your visit to our home in the rain forest. We appreciate your time and hope you will visit again. Sharon and Rob at the Volcano Rainforest Lodge
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Gorgeous Volcano Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was the highlight of our trip to the Big Island! My Mother, Sister and I loved our stay here, and Sharon was a wonderful hostess. As many other reviewers have said, the pictures do not do this house outstanding home on a beautiful piece of land! Our group hit a bit of a snag with our schedule on the day we checked out, and Sharon could not have been more kind and gracious throughout. She made what could have been a stressful situation so much easier on us. Mahalo to Rob and Sharon for sharing your beautiful home with us and extending your warm hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Lodge. We appreciate your visit and hope you will have the opportunity to come see us again. You’re always welcome. Rob and Sharon at the Volcano Rainforest Lodge
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Kailua Kona, HI

I Love with this house

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this home the minute we entered. Every detail is curated with such perfection. We savored every moment we were there, enjoying the grounds, the hot tub, the Forrest, the architecture, the fireplace, the dining room, the outdoor seating, all of it. We will be back for sure.

The owners took exceptional care of us. Seeing to every need and treating us as though we were the most special guests. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words about your visit to our Rainforest home. We appreciate your stay and hope you will come again. You are always welcome. Aloha, Sharon and Rob
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Beautifully impressive home in a little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at this remarkable home. The attention to detail is impressive, from the decor and materials used in the construction of the home, to the generosity and thoughtful amenities, the beautiful landscaping and the peaceful energy of the land. Truth be told, we struggled to leave the property as it was so peaceful. A day spent sitting on the lanai in the rainforest, reading, relaxing, from dawn to dusk, was rejuvenating. Hope you see you again Sharon, and thank you Rob. A hui hou.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa for your kind words and we so appreciated your visit. We hope you will come relax with us again. Meanwhile, a hui hou ,🌋🌈�🌺� Sharon and Rob
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lava Rock Bar and Grill. Ohelo Cafe
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Volcano Golf Course (Discounts for Lodge Guests)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 11)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lava Rock Bar and Grill
Car: necessary

Latitude 19.44033018358109 Longitude -155.18712043762207 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 4 miles, Includes: Kilauea Volcano Caldera, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Thurston Lava Tube; Punalu'u Black Sand Beach; Akatsuka Orchid Gardens 1 mile; Volcano Art Center 2 miles; Imiloa Astronomy Center; Panaewa Rain Forest Zoo; Papaikou's Tropical Botanical Gardens; Mauna Kea Observatory; Akaka Falls


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Lodge Cleaning Fee $65
Tax Rate 13.42%

The lodge has two king suites and one suite that can be arranged with a king bed, two twin beds, or two twin beds and a roll-away bed. Check in after 3:00 PM. Check out by 11:00 AM please. The Volcano Rainforest Lodge rental includes the entire 3-acre estate. No other guests will be on the property during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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