Are you searching for the coolest treehouses in Hawaii? Then look no further! This list has nine of Hawaii’s best treehouses that are available for rent.
Looking for a treehouse that’s just minutes away from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? Or maybe one featured on HGTV? Or perhaps one that’s just the right balance between comfort and luxury? No matter what you prefer, there’s a fantastic treehouse in Hawaii for you featured on this list.
As kids, we all imagined living in a treehouse for a little while. I mean, what could be cooler than sleeping in a little house nestled in a huge tree? Now, you can make that dream come true! You can not only live in a treehouse, but you can live in a treehouse in Hawaii!! Which of these amazing treehouses in Hawaii will you choose to stay at?
Lastly, as an added bonus, you can get a free $40 Airbnb coupon simply by using my code when you book!
Where Are the Coolest Treehouses in Hawaii Located?
At one point, there were cool, rentable treehouses scattered all over the Hawaiian Islands. While most were on the Big Island, you could still find ones on Oahu and Maui. Now, all of the treehouses in Hawaii (that you can stay at) are located on the Big Island. In other words, if you’re visiting the Big Island, you should definition take advantage of the opportunity to stay at a treehouse in Hawaii.
How Can I Get to these Treehouses in Hawaii?
The vast majority of these treehouses are a bit off the beaten path, so using just public transportations or even Ubers would be quite difficult. If you plan to stay at one of the treehouses listed below, it would be a good idea to rent a car.
How Far in Advance Should I Book These Treehouses in Hawaii?
As you can imagine, these Hawaii treehouses are always in demand. Unless you’re looking to spend just one night at one of these accommodations, you should try to book at least three months in advance IF you are flexible with your dates. If your dates are not flexible, try to reserve four to six months in advance.
9 of the Coolest Treehouses in Hawaii
Big Island Bamboo Treehouse, Volcano, Big Island
This Big Island Bamboo Treehouse on the Big Island honestly may be one of the coolest treehouses on this list. Situated on top of 14-foot-high stilts and complete with a spiral staircase, this bamboo treehouse looks like it popped straight out of a fairytale!
This treehouse also offers many non-treehouse-like accommodations. You’ll still have access to Wi-Fi, a smart TV with Netflix, a dehumidifier, a heater, and a refrigerator! It’s the best of both off-the-grid and on-the-grid accommodations.
Personally, my favorite part of this Hawaii treehouse may be the lanai (a.k.a. the balcony). The lanai circles around almost the entire perimeter of the treehouse, so you can get 360-degree views of the area. Just imagine sitting out there, breathing in the fresh air, and sipping on a cup of coffee.
Kona’s First Luxury Treehouse, Kailua-Kona, Big Island
This superhosted Airbnb made it onto my list of the coolest Airbnbs in Hawaii – that’s just how amazing it is. Located in Kona, the location of this treehouse sets it apart from the rest. While the rest of the treehouses in Hawaii are located on the Hilo side of the Big Island, this accommodation is close to all of the gems of Kona, including Kua Bay, Big Island Bees, and the many Kona coffee farms.
Plus, the treehouse itself is amazing. This relatively large home manages to tie comfy and luxurious into one accommodation. Wake up in a bed that has stunning views of the ocean, and, once you walk out of your bedroom, you’ll be reminded that you’re staying in a treehouse in Hawaii from the branches crisscrossing across the house!
The host, Jeff, is also amazing. All of the reviews talk about his generosity, as he’s constantly dropping off farm fresh gems from fresh eggs to yellow dragonfruit! He’s also set up his treehouse to include Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, and even a hot tub!
Tiny Tropical Treehouse, Volcano, Big Island
While it may be a little bit of a stretch to call this accommodation a treehouse, it is definitely a fantastic place to stay on the Big Island. This wooden house situated in the middle of a rainforest may not be situated in a tree, but it certainly has a luxury treehouse vibe. And because this treehouse is Plus-verified and superhosted, Airbnb and the past guests seem to agree.
Despite the fact that this house is surrounded by nature, it is sparkling clean. Plus, it has a ton of cool amenities, including a heated outdoor rain shower, an indoor fireplace, and a hot tub!
It also has quite a few surprises that aren’t always available in treehouses, like WiFi, a full kitchen, a TV, and even some snorkeling gear. Even with all of this, this tiny tropical treehouse is one of the most reasonably priced treehouses in Hawaii.
Romantic Treehouse, Volcano, Big Island
This romantic treehouse may be the most adorable treehouse in Hawaii – although this one may also stretch the definition of “treehouse” a bit. Just like the tiny tropical treehouse in the last listing, this romantic treehouse is also made of wood and surrounded by trees. However, the accommodation isn’t actually built in a tree as a few of the options on this list are.
That said, this romantic treehouse is one of the most highly rated treehouses in Hawaii. With an average of 4.95 stars across all six of Airbnb’s rating categories (communication, accuracy, location, check-in, cleanliness, and value), this Airbnb is succeeding by all measures.
Simply put, it’s wonderful location near the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, features like the indoor/outdoor shower, and the consistent cleanliness keep guests coming back again and again.
Hawaii Wedding Treehouse, Volcano, Big Island – FOR SALE, CLOSED FOR BOOKINGS
As of 2023, the Hawaii wedding treehouse is for sale. If you are interested in learning more, check out the Hawaii wedding treehouse website.
If you’re looking for a legitimate treehouse with thick branches shooting through the floor and the ceiling, this accommodation is one of the few treehouses in Hawaii like that. Add that to unparalleled privacy and seclusion while still being relatively close to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, this treehouse at the Kilauea Volcano has proven to be a crowd favorite.
This Hawaii treehouse has amazing amenities, like a private hot tub, an indoor fireplace, and even stained-glass windows made by a local artist. It has also been featured on several TV shows and news outlets, including Extreme Cribs, Buzzfeed, and The Ellen Show.
Dreamy Tropical Treehouse, Fern Forest, Big Island
This accommodation based within the otherworldly Fern Forest on the Hilo side of the Big Island is just as magical as it is on the inside as it is on the outside. And with an average rating of 4.85 stars across all six categories, the previous bookers would agree.
With little touches like an outdoor shower and a gramophone music player for iPhones, the superhost truly has thought of everything to make your stay in the Dreamy Tropical Treehouse as amazing as possible.
Compared to Volcano (where many of these treehouses in Hawaii are located), Fern Forest is also slightly closer to the town of Hilo, where there are tons of things to do! In Hilo, you can visit several amazing waterfalls, stock up on Hawaii’s best cookies at Big Island Candies, or even watch the best hula dancers perform at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. In other words, if you want a relaxing day to yourself, you can do that. Or, if you want to go out an explore, that’s always an option too!
This Airbnb sleeps two people and costs $300 per night.
HGTV Adventure Treehouse, Mountain View, Big Island
Want a tiny house and a treehouse all wrapped into one fantastic Hawaii Airbnb? Look no further! This accommodation is extra special, because it was showcased on the HGTV show, “Tiny Paradise.” When have you ever been able to say that you stayed somewhere that was on TV?
There are tons of fun parts of this tiny treehouse, including a swinging bridge and a zip line. There’s also Wi-Fi, a kitchen, and a refrigerator. It’s even situated in a bunch of super rare native Hawaiian ohia lehua trees, one of the most beloved Hawaiian flowers! It’s like the designers were committed to bringing every single idea that popped into their heads to life! It truly is an amazing experience.
The main perk of this treehouse is, despite the fact that its small size, it is the only accommodation on this list of treehouses in Hawaii that sleeps more than two people! In total, this tiny home can sleep up to four people, which means the kids can live out their treehouse dream too! When that is coupled with the $85 per night price tag, this treehouse is also by far the most reasonably priced treehouse in Hawaii.
Ao Lele, Volcano, Big Island
Just like many of the treehouses on this list, Ao Lele is located just a few minutes away from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which means you’ll severely cut down your travel time compared to if you were coming from either of the two main cities of Kona or Hilo.
As a matter of fact, you can see the rainforest that surrounds Nahuku (the famous Thurston Lava Tube) from the treehouse! That’s how close you are! Because the treehouse is in such a secluded area (as you might expect, not many people live near volcanoes), it’s also a wonderful place to enjoy some stargazing.
In the reviews of this treehouse, the previous guests can’t stop talking about one thing in particular: the host’s attention to detail. Between meticulous cleaning and fresh bananas, this host makes sure that his guests have everything they could want from this treehouse in Hawaii.
Mokuna Tree House, Mountain View, Big Island – NOT AVAILABLE AS OF JULY 2023
This off-the-grid treehouse in Hawaii may be one of the best treehouses in the islands. First of all, the house is completely self-sufficient, thriving on solar power and filtered rainwater. Second, the Mokuna Tree House is very aesthetically pleasing. Many of the walls of the house have been built with a beautiful variety of wooden panels, the windows and glass ceilings encourage natural lighting, and the little touches around the home help to make it very cozy.
Between all of these wonderful inclusions and all of the necessary amenities (although it does not have a full kitchen, this accommodation is one of the most reasonably priced treehouses in Hawaii. The fee of $124 per night INCLUDES the TAT and GET taxes that guests must pay usually pay upon arrival, making this accommodation very cost effective as well.
So what are you waiting for? Have you booked your dream Airbnb treehouse in Hawaii yet?
Have you stayed in a treehouse in Hawaii that you think should’ve made it onto this list but didn’t? Or have you stayed at one of the treehouses in Hawaii that are already on this list? Let me know in the comments!
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