*Our stay in this property was provided for promotional consideration, but all opinions are my own.*
The reason we chose to visit the big island of Hawaii was to spend time in Volcano, a one-stoplight residential town bordering the Volcano National Park. It’s one of the most active volcanoes in the world, set in the picturesque rain forest of Hawaii.
After a full day’s adventures driving around the southern coast of the Big Island from Kona to Volcano, we were eager to rest up before a big day of hiking. Enter this tropical treetop bungalow in Volcano, Hawaii: our first destination in this beautiful area!
The best word to describe this tropical treetop bungalow is charming. And I mean charming in the sincerest romantic sense of the word, not the backhanded compliment sense of the word.
It’s new, modern, comfortable, and very, very welcoming.
You walk up outdoor stairs to a sit-in patio, then enter the open concept, one bedroom bungalow. The first thing you notice are big, unobscured windows with a gorgeous view tropical plants and trees. The next is rhythmic humming of light rain on the skylights. Light radiates through this private space, bringing nature, warmth, and romance into each corner.
I loved seeing and hearing the heavy rainfall from the warm safety of the bedroom, but one of my favorite things about this home was the shower. We’d had trouble finding a hot shower in Hawaii so far, and boy was I ready for one! This home has great water pressure and hot water, which you really want when surrounded by rain!
We were just as impressed with the small family who runs this home on AirBnB. David and Camille live across the gravel driveway from the bungalow, and built it from scratch in the last few years.
It has transformed as their family has- they opened as a finished AirBnB property in December and welcomed a son two months later!
Not only is David a master home builder, he is also an expert on the area. He’s visited all of the national parks in the Pacific region, and has worked as an ecologist at Volcanoes National Park for the last 17 years! So come ready with questions about the area’s main interest, because you’ll never have a better opportunity to learn about this fascinating place.
If you’re interested in booking a relaxing couple’s retreat in this treetop bungalow in Volcano, Hawaii check the AirBnB listing here!