Treehouse Description & Amenities

Mahinui Na Lani is located about five minutes from the entrance gate to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.  A map of the area may give the appearance of a neighborhood, yet as you drive into Mauna Loa Estates where we are located, you are surrounded by old rainforest, dense and green.  There are houses, so widely separated that ambient light after sundown is insufficient to see your way while walking out at night.  The effect is one of serenity and privacy, in the midst of timeless forest.

We are about a half mile from the main road, across from Volcano Village where you will find restaurants, a gas station. two food stores, and galleries. The treehouse is an intimate space designed for two people to share.  The hot tub seats two, as does the indoor table and outdoor table.  In the downstairs area there is a kitchen with cooktop, sink, refrigerator and microwave oven, indoor seating for sharing meals and drinks, a Jotul propane stove for heat, a comfortable sitting area and small flatscreen DVD player.

There is one queen sized bed, accessed up a ship's ladder through a trap door.  The shower is outdoors.  Toilet is composting.  Power is off the grid, using generator, batteries, solar and wind power.  This is a true eco-stay, where you will have the opportunity for first hand experience in off-grid green living.  The treehouse can be a part of your volcano adventure - a place to stay unlike either an ordinary vacation rental or standard hotel room.

From the moment you step through the moongate entrance, you cross a portal into a secret garden where perhaps menehunes once wandered.  Inside the portals, you have entered volcano goddess Pele's sacred forest.