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25 Top Treehouse Rentals in Hawaii (Accessible & Gorgeous!)

Shaldon Roberts-Lemus

Shaldon Roberts-Lemus, Updated October 7, 2022

When planning a treehouse escape, most people probably don’t think of lush rainforests and sandy beaches. However, this and more is exactly what you’ll get from resting among the trees in beautiful Hawaii.

Enjoy everything a treehouse has to offer plus everything unique about this wonderful network of islands. Rest in bamboo tree houses high in the rainforest, bathe in luxury, or swim in crystal clear ocean. Enjoy world class food on white sand beaches or zipline above a canopy of tropical trees. Hawaii has something for everyone in your traveling party.

Picking the right treehouse for your trip and group size is important to ensure everyone has a good time though. Luckily, this list has a treehouse for every kind of visitor. Whether you’re an experienced glamper or a connoisseur of luxury, you’ll find something that fits your needs.

1. Dreamy Tropical Treehouse (Fern Forest)

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Rest 15’ in the air in this luxurious yet naturalistic bamboo treehouse, perfect for disconnecting. Lounge in the large hanging bed on the first floor, or head through the trapdoor to enjoy stunning views and an off grid experience.

While the treehouse is off-grid and offers a glamping experience, there are still several modern comforts offered. You’ll have access to a plush and spacious sleeping space, a lovely bathroom with natural design elements, and a wrap around deck.

The bathroom uses captured rainwater for its shower, and eco friendly flooring and walls to continue the naturalist experience. Everywhere in the house you’ll have stunning views of the surrounding nature through large windows, as well. You’ll reconnect with nature inside and out.

Guests will also have access to electricity generated through solar power. This treehouse truly offers a secluded off-grid experience without having to sacrifice. Center yourself and reconnect with nature in this beautiful abode.

Location: Fern Forest, Hawaii 
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.84

2. Sunset Beach Temple Treehouse (Haleiwa)

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Nestled between two large Banyan trees, this large two story treehouse offers gorgeous views of an easily accessible beach. A minimum rental of 30 days is required but with the tropical beauty surrounding you, you won’t want to leave this private beach treehouse.

Surrounding the treehouse is a bounty of nature. Expect to see a multitude of different fruit trees, herbs, and more, all of which you are welcome to partake in as the season allows. 

Beyond the trees, you’ll have access to a beautiful beach, which is also one of the most famous surf spots on North Shore. The treehouse even comes with water and outdoor activity equipment. Bikes, surfboards, chairs, snorkels, and more are provided.

Once you’re all done with your adventure, the interior of the treehouse has everything you need for a comfortable stay. You’ll have running water, a well appointed kitchen, and Wi-Fi to keep you connected. You’ll also have access to a lovely balcony, perfect for yoga.

The treehouse sleeps up to 3, and while there is no AC or heating, most guests won’t require it. Tropical climate and proximity to the beach keep temperatures regulated. 

Location: Haleiwa, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.84

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3. Kona’s 1st Luxury Treehouse (Kailua-Kona)

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Voted #1 airbnb in Hawaii, this luxurious, hand-crafted abode offers an authentic treehouse experience. Rest high above three acres of private fruit farm and enjoy connecting with nature with the comforts of a resort in this indoor/outdoor abode.

This treehouse has everything you could want from a treehouse and resort experience. Expect tree trunks growing through floorboards, scenic vistas through massive openings to the balcony, and more. 

Rest in your large plush bed, soak in the hot tub, or prepare a meal in the full kitchen. Enjoy the custom floor to ceiling glass shower. Relax in the infrared sauna, or rinse off in the Hawaiin air in the outdoor shower. 

The treehouse’s location on a farm also brings additional benefits. Guests will be able to enjoy the bounty of fruits depending on what’s in season, and will have farm fresh eggs from the chicken coop. 

Nature is an integral part of your stay. Here you’ll see beautiful wooden design, open doors, and tree trunks poking through the floor. The outside and inside blend to create a one of a kind experience in this resort treehouse.

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.94

4. Luxurious Tree Cottage (Volcano)

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Those looking for a romantic getaway, will get exactly what they’re looking for in this modern home in the trees. Enjoy all the comforts of home with a private garden and stunning views of nature near Volcano National Park. 

This treehouse has been carefully designed and maintained by its owner, providing a personal touch to your romantic retreat. Expect beautiful decor, a well-equipped kitchen with custom cabinetry, and a luxurious shower.

The owner also takes special care to provide soft, plush linens and towels. So, you can have the resort experience without the resort price. The treehouse also has Wi-Fi, so you can stay connected when needed, and disconnect when you’re ready to enjoy the beauty of the area.

Outside you’ll have views of the wildlife and plants unique to Hawaii and an outdoor garden. Guests can also go hiking or head to the nearby Volcano National Park.

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 5.0

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5. Kealakekua Bay Bali Cottage (Captain Cook)

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Stay mere steps away from Kealakekua Bay in this cozy cottage for two. Decorated with surf boards and traditional Hawaiian imagery, this private abode is near several unique centers for activities. Swim around or walk through a historic village just outside.

Built with old bali teak panels and with trunks visible along the ceiling, this space offers a truly unique stay. Inside you’ll have a cozy living area with lanterns, carvings, and a bed for two. Those dreaming of a tropical beach house vibe won’t be disappointed.

The outdoors are the star of the show, though. Here you will find a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, lovely seating areas, a grill, and more. There’s also an outdoor shower with flooring made of smooth stones, where you can rinse off under the shade of the ficus tree.

Beyond the perimeter of the cottage you’ll be mere minutes from the water where you can snorkel, swim, and more. Just slightly further than that, you can go to Manini Beach Park, Captain Cook Monument, or historic Napoopoo Village.

Location: Captain Cook, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.81

6. Zen Garden Treehouse (Pahoa)

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Relax your body and your mind in this breezy structure in the trees. Engage in several soothing and rejuvenating activities from yoga to Qigong and much more on two acres of tropical beauty. 

This treehouse is located within a zen garden and retreat center. Here, not only will you have the beauty of Hawaii to relax you, but several natural physical therapy options. Of course, outside you’ll also have the rest of the island to explore, knowing you have a cozy homebase.

Inside the treehouse you’ll find a queen size bed, and screen windows, perfect for feeling the breeze. The interior is also uniquely decorated and offers a calming atmosphere to return to from your adventures around the island. 

The treehouse is also only 30 yards away from the main house where you’ll have access to several additional amenities. Here there’s a large shared bathroom, kitchenette, and more. Guests can also use the grill and outdoor shower during their stay.

Location: Pahoa, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.82

7. Maile Treehouse (Volcano)

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Get lost in the beauty of the rainforest through the multitude of large windows all around the house. Sleep up to 4 in this cozy and modern space with quick access to Volcano National Park and several restaurants. Luxury and nature unite in this treehouse.

Inside the treehouse you’ll get to enjoy the beautifully custom constructed and decorated building. Fine wood and materials cover every inch, giving this treehouse an unmatched air of luxury. 

Inside is also a two-sided fireplace, a kitchen, and all the comforts of home. Additionally, just steps away from your bed and surrounded by lava rock, is a lovely jacuzzi tub. Outside, you can sit among the tropical fauna in a dedicated seating area.

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.9

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8. Hawaiian Rainforest Treehouse (Volcano)

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A romantic retreat, mere minutes from Hawaii Volcano National Park, waits for you here. Enjoy the mid-century tropical decor, relax in a swinging basket chair in your bedroom, or look out at the garden in the lounge. 

The treehouse is beautifully decorated and outfitted with all the creature comforts. You’ll have access to a full kitchen and the choice of enjoying your meal on the top level lanai, or the lower level lounge. 

Either way, you’ll get stunning views of the garden and surrounding area. You might even get a unique view of the large crater caused in the 2018 eruption. 

Guests will also have all the amenities of a modern home including, Wi-Fi, running water, electricity, and more. You’ll have a comfy queen size bed and rattan swinging chair in your bedroom too.

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.96

9. Bamboo Treehouse (Volcano)

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Perched 14 feet up in the air, this secluded, cozy, and spacious treehouse sits surrounded by jungle. Despite its seclusion, the bamboo treehouse is hooked up to local power, allowing for some unique amenities. 

Head up the spiral staircase to your lofty abode and pull up your luggage with the built in pulley system. Inside you’ll find modern comforts like a full kitchen, electricity, Wi-Fi, and a TV. The running water comes from filtered rainwater, so it’s also eco-friendly.

Outside you’ll have a large deck around several of the sides of the uniquely shaped structure. From here you can look at the tropical flora and garden below. The treehouse is on an island, so you’ll also have the chance to enjoy some aquatic activities.

With its location on an island though, you may want to make sure you pick up anything else you might need for your stay in Hilo. The treehouse has everything else taken care of.

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.92

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10. Tiny Tropical Treehouse (Volcano)

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This minimalist and chic treehouse is the very best that a tiny home has to offer. Enjoy an off-grid living experience with plenty of the amenities of home to maintain your comfort. Soak in the hot tub and enjoy a secluded stay with the wildlife and plants.

Those seeking a visit without all the bells and whistles will feel right at home in this tiny home. You will still have access to things like a stove, fridge, and running water though, so no need to worry.

Outside you’ll have access to a hammock and hot tub, where you can relax among the tropical flora. You’ll also only be a short drive away from Volcano National Park. So, while the treehouse offers a humble visit, it still has plenty to offer.

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.88

11. Magic Sands Beach Treehouse (Kailua-Kona)

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This treehouse is a modern and rustic abode with stunning ocean views and quick access to Keauhou. Enjoy the beauty of the beach and the fun of a city. Enjoy some famous Kona coffee and lounge on the deck.

The treehouse sits overlooking the water, so expect great views and ocean sounds as you relax. Of course this means that heading down to the beach is easy, especially when your home base is close by.

Besides views, the treehouse also offers several modern comforts. While the kitchen is not fully equipped, it does have the tools to make light meals for on the go. 

Luckily the Kona town trolley stops only half a block away and can take you into the city. Here you can go to the theater, eat at a restaurant, and enjoy everything a Hawaiian town has to offer.

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.94

12. Menehune Jungalow (Mountain View)

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Escape the city to this relaxing, brightly colored retreat in a Hawaiian rainforest. Take a tour from seasoned guides to get a traditional Hawaiian experience. Get a rainforest massage, pet some friendly cats, and head out to the water.

The jungalow’s location means you can expect to be serenaded by the sounds of the forest and water during your stay. Inside you’ll find a simple but comfortable living space, uniquely decorated by the owners. 

You’ll also have access to a mini fridge stocked with fresh eggs and local honey. Outside there’s also a grill. However, the real star of this visit is outside. The owners offer specially catered tours of the area, but you can also explore the town and beach on your own.

Location: Mountain View, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.85

13. Glass House in the Heart of Big Island (Volcano)

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Surround yourself with the beauty of Big Island in this cozy glass house in the trees. Relax to the pitter patter of rain on the glass ceiling and coqui frogs outside. Enjoy an off-grid experience and explore the half acre garden.

The glass house makes the most of its limited space. Inside you’ll have a cozy king size bed, hanging chairs, and a bathroom with running water from collected rain. There’s also Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace, ideal for when the glass house and trees spark your creativity.

Outside you’ll have access to a 2-acre garden to explore. The house even comes with 2 water bottles for you to take on your adventures. Beyond the beautiful, sleek property, you’ll also have easy access to the rest of the island to explore.

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.77

14. Adventure Treehouse (Mountain View)

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After appearing on HGTV’s “Tiny Paradise” show, this already incredible tiny treehouse took on all new life. Every detail is carefully curated to create an unforgettable stay filled with art, comfort, and fun. Go across a swinging bridge, zoom across a zipline, and more.

Couples or individuals looking for a private retreat won’t be disappointed. The interior of the treehouse is flooded with natural light and a cozy living space. In the kitchen you’ll find beautiful handcrafted lights, and all the amenities to cook any meal. 

All around are windows and doors providing stunning views of the jungle surrounding your off-grid accommodation. Once outside you’ll have access to the botanical garden and can walk across the swinging bridge to relax on an elevated deck. From here you can zipline back down!

The house is packed with charm, from the lava themed bathroom, to the eco-friendly design philosophy, and beyond. It would be impossible to discuss everything this accommodation has to offer.

Location: Mountain View, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.82

15. Zen Treehouse Retreat (Papaikou)

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A working coffee, vanilla, and chocolate farm is the setting for this unique octagonal structure. Once an art studio, this now luxurious accommodation has everything you need for a comfortable stay and more. The house and space is filled with amenities. 

Take the complimentary Chocolate Farm Tour. Enjoy the tropical and oceanic views from your private lanai while you sip some complimentary local coffee. Refresh yourself with pristine artesian spring water from the tap, or by taking a dip in the pool.

Outside, guests will also have access to a grill and outdoor dining area. The treehouse also comes with loads of equipment for yoga. Mats, blocks, incense, and more are available to use.

Location: Papaikou, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.99

16. Peaceful Rainforest Treehouse (Volcano)

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Envelop yourself in the beautiful flora native to Hawaii at this peaceful retreat. The outdoors and indoors are seamlessly blended for an unforgettable visit. Lounge outdoors in the downstairs lanai or rest in your bed with the trees brushing your window.

Walk down the winding wood chip path surrounded by orchids and trees to reach the treehouse. Once there you will be surrounded by greenery all around. Expect an authentic rainforest experience with plenty of commodities for a comfortable stay.

In the downstairs lanai you can relax in the cozy little seating area, surrounded by nature. Here you will also have a handmade teak bistro where you can make coffee or tea. Outside you will also have the upper lanai where you can see the rainforest and the rainwater catch system.

Inside you’ll have running water from the catch system, and a cozy bedroom with an elevated bed. This is a great retreat for a couple or individual looking for a simple and relaxing stay.

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.92

17. Treehouse Cottage (Volcano)

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Located mere minutes away from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is perfect for small groups taking a trip. Enjoy views of the foliage outside the windows from anywhere in the 750sqft home. Up to four guests can stay comfortably in this modern treehouse.

This cottage is conveniently located to offer privacy and seclusion while still being close to activities on the island. Inside, the treehouse makes the most of its space. It has everything you need from a full kitchen to Wi-Fi, and more.

The layout, high ceilings, and large windows make the space feel even bigger too. So, everyone in your traveling party will fit comfortably. The treehouse also has a nice elevated lanai with a grill, perfect for eating a meal while listening to the rainforest.

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.9

18. Flying Cloud of Kilauea (Volcano)

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This cabin high in the treetops promises a verdant and relaxing Hawaiian escape on a natural area reserve. Outfitted with all the necessities for a comfortable stay, this treehouse is the perfect homebase for exploring the island. 

The treehouse is located ere minutes from the national park and the “lava tube,” so you’ll have plenty to explore. There’s also plenty of restaurants and pubs to visit. When you return, you’ll have a full kitchen to prepare a meal in, and a spacious living area with Wi-Fi and fireplace.

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.97

19. Hale Ulu Treehouse (Pahoa)

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Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean in this off-grid studio, only a few short miles from Pahoe. Surf, watch lava flow into the ocean, rinse off in the outdoor shower, or hike around the forest. This retreat may be small in size, but it has plenty to offer.

Inside, the studio treehouse makes the most of its small space. Enjoy the tropical atmosphere as you take care of any daily necessities. Cook, shower, and rest comfortably, as the treehouse has everything you need. 

Only a few miles away, Pahoe has great surfing spots, restaurants, beautiful vistas, and more. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it.

Location: Pahoa, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.92

20. Farm Treehouse (Pahoa)

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Rest 15 feet off the ground in this solar powered, custom built home surrounded by 24 acres of fruit farm. Located only 15 minutes from beaches, lava flow viewing sites, and more, this is a great home base for adventuring. 

The treehouse is built in an open air style, so there are no “rooms”, but the platforms still offer an area of separation. Inside, the treehouse has everything you could need and more from a kitchen to a cozy living area, to large windows looking out at the beautiful scenery. 

Location: Pahoa, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.96

21. Private Honeymoon Cottage (Hana)

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Enjoy a 180 degree ocean view from high up in this fully equipped, one-bedroom home. Steeped in the traditions of “Old Hawaii,” guests will be treated to a romantic retreat based in the past. 

All around this beautiful cottage is even more beautiful scenery to enjoy. Hike through the rainforest, take a dip in waterfall fed pools, or head down to the ocean. When you return, the spacious and fully equipped treehouse will be the perfect place to relax to the sound of waves.

Location: Hana, Hawaii
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.9

22. Kuono (Volcano)

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Nestled in a forest of Ohia trees, this home is a sight to behold with its 14 foot, floor to ceiling, windows. Feel connected to your surroundings from the comfort of the indoors or sit out on the cozy lanai. This is a sleek and modern getaway for up to 4 people.

Out on the lanai, guests will have access to lounge chairs and a hot tub. Only a few steps away is also a fire pit and log chairs as well. Enjoy the comforts of a modern home in the middle of a forest.

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Where to Book: Vrbo
Vrbo Rating: 4.2

23. Peaceful Glamping Retreat (Mountain View)

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Glampers are in for a treat in this one of a kind, off-grid treehouse located on 2 acres of rainforest. Rest in a lotus tent, recline in a lounge net, prepare a meal, and more all high up in the trees. 

This glamping experience is one of the best you could ask for. Here guests will have access to a full kitchen, bath tub, fire pit, and more. All around the luxurious accommodation is a tropical rainforest for you to explore. Reconnect with nature and rest under the stars.

Location: Mountain View, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.95

24. Cool Beach Shack Treehouse (Kailua-Kona)

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This two story beach shack treehouse sits just across the street from the ocean. Here you can expect to fall asleep to the sound of the waves. The treehouse has everything you need and is conveniently located to allow for anything else you may want.

Pick from an upper or lower lanai to relax in. One of them even has a BBQ, perfect for a meal after your ocean adventures. Inside you’ll have a cozy living area, kitchen, and will be provided with some famous Kona coffee your first few nights.

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 5.0

25. Waterfall Cabin (Ninole)

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Immerse yourself in nature in this humble accommodation. Guests will have views and access to the river, caves, and the jungle all around.

This small cabin in the trees offers an opportunity to reconnect with the elements. Go swimming, explore a cave, and view the breathtaking 500ft waterfall leading out into the ocean. 

Location: Ninole, Hawaii
Where to Book: Airbnb
Airbnb Rating: 4.88

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