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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. GOOD NEWS! NATIONAL PARK REOPENS SEPTEMBER 22! RECENT LAVA FLOWS ARE 20 MILES AWAY.

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, keyed exterior door, and a big screen TV. The lodge has DISH satellite television and high speed 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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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 lanai. 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 ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Children: Because of lava features and tubes on the property, constant supervision of children is required.
  • Please restrict food consumption to dining room.
  • Absolutely NO sunscreen allowed in hot tub. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Careful use of cover is appreciated.
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 ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle ...
  • 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
  • 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.
    Volcano Room - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Dining table, 2 chairs, recliner, microwave, coffee maker
  • 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 ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas ...
  • 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 125 reviews

Prefect. We would like to return.

  • 5 of 5

Warm, easy, inviting

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind comments about your stay. We appreciate that you took the time and sincerely hope you will come see us again. We are safe and recent visitors were happy they came to the Big Island. Wishing you and your family the best. Sharon and Rob at the Lodge
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Beautiful sanctuary with amazing scenery

  • 5 of 5

If you are wanting to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Big Island without having to be around a lot of people all the time, then this is the house for you! This house was truly the sanctuary the 6 of us adults needed for our trip to Hawaii!! We enjoyed spending the cooler nights out on the lanai, listening to the sounds of the frogs (once we figured out thats what was making the eerie chirping) and the rain.

Some advice for future guests: go to the house BEFORE stopping at a grocery store! The house was already stocked with spices, condiments, coffee, toiletries, etc.. Sharon truly treats her guests like they are family! Ask her for advice on the different activities to do on the island. There are so many different companies. She can tell you who are the best to use.

We have used VRBO for other vacations. This was truly the best place we have stayed in thus far because of Sharon and the craftsmanship of the house! We would definitely stay here again! Mahalo Sharon and Rob!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your kind words about the Rainforest Lodge.. We appreciate your visit and hope you will come see us again. It makes what we do worthwhile when our guests enjoy their vacation. Mahalo nui loa, Rob and Sharon at the Rainforest Lodge
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This is an Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

This was the nicest VRBO property at which I have ever stayed. The rooms were large, clean, and the entire home was built with high end construction. With that said, what said it apart was how nicely it was decorated as someone has a very keen eye for detail. Needless to say, the next time my wife and I are on the Big Island this is where I plan to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you for your kind words about our island home. We appreciate that you took the time to send us your thoughts and we hope you will visit us again. It makes all that we do worthwhile when our guests enjoy their stay. Mahalo nui loa, Sharon and Rob at the Lodge.
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Extremely lovely home, wonderful hostess, not affected by current volcanic activity

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay here and happily saw/felt no evidence of the volcanic activity while staying there. That should hold some weight because I originally wanted to cancel our reservation because of the current volcanic activity. We stayed in late June 2018. Volcano National Park was closed and there was lots of ongoing seismic activity at the Kīlauea caldera. We spent a decent amount of time at the house and felt absolutely none of it. Air quality was also great during our stay. The house is about 10 minutes from Volcano Village.

Now about the house - it is extremely lovely. My family of 4 agreed that it was the best house we stayed at during our 3+ week trip to Kauai and the Big Island (and we stayed at some remarkably nice homes). The house is built in a craftsman style with beautiful hardwood floors (mango I think?), a fireplace, comfortable lanais, a great kitchen, a lovely dining room with a beautiful live-edge table made of local wood (monkeypod I think?), great bathrooms and comfortable beds. The singing birds during the day and the peeping frogs at night enhanced our stay but never kept us from sleeping well. We cozied up in the evenings with the provided throw blankets and enjoyed some relaxing games and puzzles provided for us.

The home owner's mom, Sharon, is a wonderful hostess. She welcomed us with a tour of the home and lots of charm. She provided us with some starter food/drink as well as her signature homemade banana bread which was honestly the best we have ever eaten. (Sharon, you should start a business!)

The VNP was closed so we headed towards Hilo for our activities. The activities we enjoyed were climbing in Kaumana Caves (bring flashlights, which Sharon provides), visiting the various waterfalls, swimming at Carlsmith Park, talking with the park rangers at the Volcano Art Center, having the best (seriously) shave ice on the Big Island at the Original Big Island Shave Ice Company truck (in Hilo on Thurs, Fri, and Sat), exploring Hilo and enjoying some nice meals there! If there is still volcanic activity going on in the Puna area you can take some beautiful pictures at night by driving on rte 11 from Hilo towards Volcano and then turning off on rt 130 - turn right when you hit the road block and stop at the church parking lot for a good viewing spot. The church (and lava) is about 40 minutes from the house but it's worth the trip.

We would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, We want to thank you for the most kind review of our home and we are delighted that you had a great experience here on our island. It makes what we do worth while when we see our guests having so much fun, especially in view of all that is happening here. You are always welcome here in our home and we hope you will visit again. Mahalo nui loa, Sharon and Rob at the Volcano Rainforest Lodge
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Awesome property, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

This house is a gem nestled in the jungle. So many unique touches and the hosts are awesome - I've stayed here twice and would return in a second. Definitely one of our best rental experiences!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review our property. We appreciate your visit, welcome any suggestions that will help us improve and would love to welcome you again to our island. Mahalo nui loa, Rob and Sharon at the Lodge
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Paridise on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

Our stay couldn’t have been any better. Home is magnificent decorated in a lush tranquil setting. Loved sitting on the porch with a book as the rain fell. Sharron was most welcoming; her banana bread is second to none ! . I look forward to returning one day.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine, Thank your for taking the time to review your stay at our island home. We really appreciate it and hope you will be able to come again. We’re happy to be welcoming John and his friend back this week so they can view the lava flows. Again, many thanks. Sharon at the Lodge P. S. Desi and Lucy, the pheasants here at the Lodge, just had a clutch of four chicks. I don’t remember if you met them during your visit. They’re so cute and the parents are very proud.
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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

Cleaning $55

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. The lodge cleaning fee can vary and is based on how many guests will be arriving and how many beds will be required.

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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