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Listing #: 10769
Beach: Short drive
Golf: Short drive
Tennis: Short drive
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The Onion House
The estate of the McCormick spice family, "The Onion House," was selected by the Travel Channel ('Girl Meets Hawaii- Best Deals, Best Values' and 'Amazing Vacation Homes') The Learning Channel ('Wild Houses') and the Fine Living Channel ('Around the World in 80 Homes') With stunning visual aesthetics, this artist's home makes an ideal creative/ healing retreat. This completely unique, architectural treasure is set in sensuous surroundings that allow for tropical living in harmony with the natural environment. Lava Rock walls create a high terrace overlooking the sea, where two arching domes lie surrounded by pools, fishponds and gardens. Light filters through the stained glass walls and the translucent roof panels.
Set on the slopes overlooking the Kona Coast, the site has year round perfect weather and panoramic views accented by cruise ships sailing into Kailua Bay. The compound is designed to afford ample privacy in which to swim, sunbathe, and enjoy the gardens, lilyponds, and 70-foot pool.
The detached master suite has a private walled meditation garden. A covered outdoor walkway, flanked by lily ponds, and the wrap-around swimming pool connects the master bedroom to the main structure.
Hand built by renowned architect Kendrick Banggs Kellogg, the interior is enlivened by colorful stained glass and mosaic table by James Hubbell. Both architects helped to found the style known as "Organic Architecture."
The home of Hawaii artist Beth McCormick, the quiet natural surroundings inspire creativity and personal renewal.
Experience sensuous tropical living in harmony with the natural environment, with privacy in which to swim and enjoy 70' pool, lilyponds, & gardens. With expansive views of coastline, it is 5 minutes from town or beaches, yet worlds away.
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
- Store Nearby
- Coffee Maker
Activities and Attractions
Swim with wild dolphins & sea turtles; night dive with manta rays. Fly over the erupting volcano. Explore Native Hawaiian sacred sites. Zipline through the treetops of the rainforest; hike to tropical waterfalls; go whalewatching, & ocean kayaking. Visit the Mauna Kea observatories. Learn about Hawaiian indigenous plants and animals, plus the unique Hawaiian culture and history. Snorkel through pristine coral reefs.
- Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
- Restaurant Nearby
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Rates are in $US and subject to change without notice.
Rental Rate Notes
Additional charges include the tax of 13.42% and cleaning fee of $350, plus a refundable security deposit of $500.
A refundable reservation/security deposit of $500 is needed to hold the reservation, with the balance due 60 days before arrival.
Reservation/security deposits are refundable if a cancellation occurs more than 60 days prior to arrival.