Volcano Rainforest Lodge - Private Craftsman Estate - Completed 12-2012
About Rob Owens
I have over seventeen 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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We loved this house!
Everything was so perfect!! This is by far our best VRBO experience ever.
Amazing vacation home!
We loved everything about this home. It is super special. Stay on this area of the island, explore, with this house as home base. It's beautiful and you'll never regret it.
Thank you for your kind words about your recent visit to our Island home. We appreciate your taking time to do so and hope you come again. Mahalo nui loa.
Fabulous - Don't Miss Out!!
This is a very special place in the rainforest! The house is beautiful, fully loaded and very private. Sharon was a joy and very accommodating. The Banana Bread provided was incredible. We will certainly be back and highly recommend this property. Bert and Cheryl Trapanese
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to our Big Island home.
We appreciate it very much and hope you will come see us again. You reminded me that I promised the recipe of the Kona Mac Banana Bread. I’m sending that via email today. Aloha nui loa to you and your family.
Sharon and Rob at the Volcano Rainforest Lodge.
Fantastic House, Great Location
Absolutely great home, beautifully finished and well supplied. Would stay again in a heart beat the next time we are in Volcano.
Thank you for taking the time to review our Island home. We appreciate your kind comments and we’re happy you enjoyed your stay. Please come see us again. You’re always welcome.
Sharon and Rob at the Lodge
Stunning Luxury; Good Value!
This house is exquisite luxury in a stunning setting. The house itself is one-of-a-kind with rock and wood combining to make an architectural masterpiece. Inside the decor is unique with many Hawaiian-themed items. We loved the views of the rainforest from every window. Everything is high-end and the amenities are plentiful. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, the bathrooms impeccably clean and well-supplied, the kitchen is gorgeous with the refrigerator stocked with all sorts of goodies. We enjoyed meeting Sharon and we are sure she has many interesting stories to tell. Her banana nut bread is legendary. My three sisters and I loved our stay in the rainforest and would highly recommend this property to anyone.
Thank you so much for your kind review of the Volcano Rainforest Lodge. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay and the Big Island.. We appreciate that you loved our home and it makes all that we do worthwhile when we read your review. Please come see us again.. Mahalo nui loa.
Sharon and Rob at the Lodge
Great place to stay. Love the grounds at night.
Wonderful property. Enjoyed our stay. Owners are very helpful and pleasant. Best banana bread, ever.
Thank you for taking the time to review our vacation lodge. We are so pleased you had a good stay and appreciate your kind words. Mahalo, Sharon at the Volcano Rainforest Lodge
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