Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

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  1. My ten-year-old son Declan and I just spend two nights at Treehouse #1. Absolutely. it was Declan’s favorite place to stay, EVER! His postcards to his friends all said the same thing: “I stayed in a treehouse and I saw a volcano!” Skype is an artist who has engineered his treehouse with sustainability and whimsy. Trees are woven into the design and the structure of the house; walkways overlook the canopy of the greenery below. A magical lighted path leads to the treehouse entrance; the doorknob is just where it needs to be! So many windows: you could see the stars and the sunrise from the bed, and so many sounds of birdsong and cicadas.

    We enjoyed a nice indoor fire on a cool January night, watching the “Kilauea: Mountain of Fire” DVD from Skye’s collection. All of the comforts of home in an amazing setting; I wish we could have stayed more time to really soak in the vibe from all corners of the house in every kind of light. Mahalo, Skye, for sharing your creation with us and for the Tshirt. We hope to see you again! Juliet


  2. Five Stars: A truly unique experience! We absolutely loved the Volcano Treehouse #1 and were pleasantly surprised at how solidly it’s built, with lots of beautifully-crafted nooks and crannies to explore. The treehouse is located in a very dense wooded area and although there are houses nearby it feels very private and totally quiet.

    We experienced a couple of chilly nights during our early October visit, but were comfy and warm with the blankets and comforters provided, and enjoyed our early morning coffee by the toasty fire. Quite a contrast after just coming from a stay at Waikoloa (with the high humidity and 90+ degrees temps). There are heaters available (and fans to cool), but the fire made it very cozy and warmed the treehouse nicely.

    There’s lots of glass, so you can look out at the stars as you’re laying In bed. Everything you could possibly need is provided: coffeemaker (along with coffee beans, grinder, creamer and sugar), toaster, dishes, utensils, some pantry items, a 2 burner gas cooktop, microwave, full-size fridge, dish soap, and bath towels. Also, a safe for valuables. The treehouse is located on the wet side of the island, so expect some dampness.

    My husband and I are older adventurers and were a little concerned about climbing up and down the spiral stairs and getting into the elevated bed, but Skye has installed sturdy grab ropes and solid handrails to hold onto and I felt perfectly safe moving about. Great places to eat nearby in Volcano Village: Thai Thai, Lava Rock Cafe, Cafe Ono, plus a nice convenience store.

    Volcano National Park had just re-opened and there were plenty of hiking trails open. We hear that more hikes have opened up since our return home, so we look forward to our next visit. We highly recommend spending a couple nights in one of Skye’s Treehouses if you’re visiting VNP.

    Mahalo, Skye, for sharing Treehouse #1 with us.

    Jim & Michele Coates, Lyndeborough, NH


  3. The treehouse was one of the highlights of our recent HI trip. It has a whimsical, magical feeling about it, and Skye is friendly and accommodating. Folks who cancelled due to concern over the volcano missed a truly unique experience.


  4. We had the most amazing stay at tree house number 2. It was an awesome place to relax and enjoy the bush. It was so comfortable and has all the mod-cons in a perfectly formed real tree house. Plenty of room for the 5 of us. Even though the national park is closed you can still drive along the side road and get to the southern end with great hiking and lovely beaches. Easy to access the attractions of Hilo but still a retreat is this unique home in the bush. The stars are stunning and we could see the distant glow of the lava. It is perfectly safe no issues or risk from lava and or gases. We spent a total of 3 weeks on the Big island and Oahu and all agree the tree house was our favourite accommodation. Skye was very kind, accommodating and a knowledgeable host who gave us lots of helpful information. Thanks for the t-shirts Skye, our kids love them as it reminds them of ‘our’ favourite place in Hawaii.


  5. My husband and three kids (10,8 and 6) stayed at Skye’s treehouse for two nights in July. It was an incredible experience for all of us. The walkway to the house lets you know you’re in for something special. The lush surroundings are just beautiful. The house itself is magical, particularly for kids. Mine just loved the ladder to the bedroom on the second floor and sleeping in the nooks under the queen size bed. It was unfortunate that the national park was closed during our stay but having such a fantastic house to stay in made the trip worthwhile nonetheless. Although we did not get to see any lava, we did experience an earthquake while in the house! We really enjoyed our stay and recommend that you go for it if you’re on the fence. Thanks Skye!


  6. Quiet tranquility combined with a sense of freedom and imagination are what I experienced when staying at Skye’s treehouse. It is an unforgettable experience to feel so removed from the world and smack in the middle of it at the same time. Nature at it’s best. And Skye could not be a more charming and informative host yet he intuitively knows how to respect your privacy. The beauty of the treehouse is stunning right down to the twinkle lights that greet you on the path. I look forward to my next visit! 5 Stars!


  7. Skye’s treehouse is incredible. It combines impressive sustainable engineering with a wonderful eye for artistry and whimsey. It is nestled among lush vegetation, so inside or outside, it is a true feast for the eyes. The kitchen is beautiful and well stocked. The main bedroom is like something from Swiss Robinson, while there are lots of other sleeping options. We had two families of three stay there, and we were very comfortable. The air circulated at night perfectly, keeping us cool and refreshed without the need for air conditioning. And we had a great dinner in town down the road at the edge of the national park. We could have happily stayed there much longer. It was perfect.

    It was sad to learn that so many folks have have found the recent uptick in volcanic activity a reason to cancel their stays on the big island. We were right at the edge of the park in the treehouse, and we were as safe and comfortable as could be. The air was bright and clear, the roads and stores were filled with relaxed people going about their business, and we even got to drive through the park to a hiking area on the one-third of it that remains open. We learned that one of the big reasons the park is closed is that so many water lines have sustained damage, thus making it hard for the park to adequately host the typical crowds. The closure turned out to have very little to do with the actual threats from lava or ash, or even from significant earthquakes. We ended up having to travel 70 miles by boat from Hilo (which is already about 25 miles from the treehouse) just to try to glimpse lava. We are so glad we went, and we felt safe and comfortable throughout.

    The treehouse is a real opportunity to enjoy nature in true style. Highly, highly recommended.”

    Submitted Jun 14, 2018 by Shana W. from Chicago — 5 stars!


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