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The Onion House- Vacation in a work of art!

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
The historic 'Onion House,' built by the McCormick spice family, is a unique architectural treasure, with stunning visual aesthetics.

With walls of screen and stained glass, light dances throughout the interior. At night, the translucent roof panels glow like twin Japanese lanterns. Two arched structures lie surrounded by pool, fishponds, and gardens, perched on a lava rock terrace overlooking the Kona Coast. This unique home was hand-built by the famed architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, an innovator of Organic Architecture. James Hubbell created the stained glass and mosaic dining table. The home, owned by artist Beth McCormick, has received international acclaim due to its innovative architecture and beauty.

The Onion House has been featured by:
*The Travel Channel
*Architectural Digest
*The Learning Channel
*The Fine Li...
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Listing #FKN2379387
About the Owner
Terri W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for an authentic Hawaiian experience, The Onion House is perfect. Surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. Fully stocked with most everything you’ll need. Great, quiet neighborhood (non-subdivision feel). Comfy bed in the separate wing. There are stairs to get up to the house....More

Date of stay: January 2018
1  Thank califcari
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This beautiful home blends the indoors and outdoors. Wake up with the birds and the outstanding scenery. Dive into the pool in the morning and BBQ when you return in the evening. We had a truly wonderful time in the warm and welcoming paradise.

Date of stay: January 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Onion House is a work of art and the pool and the grounds are like having your own retreat right above Kailua Kona. Really a great get away for a couple or really good friends. Perfect for a Honeymoon or anniversary. It was hot...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Management response:Responded 14 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Mahalo, Beth

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Due to stairs, nonstandard construction, untempered glass and numerous construction features that are not kid friendly, we do not accept children under the age of 12. Smoking is...
    2 Full baths
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Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Cleaning fee: R 5 493 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 6 954 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A refundable security deposit of $500 is needed to secure your reservation.

Deposits are fully refunded if a cancellation occurs more than 90 days prior to the arrival date. For cancellations less than 90 days ahead, the amount of time that can be re-booked to another party will be refunded. More information, photos and video can be seen on the website: http://www.onionhousehawaii.com

Hawaii State Tax ID #- WO-1181490-01
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About the neighbourhood
On the Big Island:
* See flowing volcanic lava up close and personal
* Night dive with manta rays
* Swim respectfully with wild dolphins
* View telescopes at Mauna Kea observatory
* Photograph the varied landscapes and underwater vistas of the Big Island.
* Fly above the erupting volcano
* Zipline through the treetops
* Explore Native Hawaiian sacred sites
* Learn about Tropical Permaculture
* See humpback whales breach.
* Sail, snorkel, dive, and surf

Hawaii Island is a mini-continent with almost every climate on the planet, featuring beaches, plunging waterfalls, tropical forests, snow-capped mountains, and some of the most unique species in the world.
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How to get there
Airport: Keahole: 19.0 km
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Nearest Beach: 3.2 km.
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