The Onion House- Vacation in a work of art!


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From $295 / night

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • House

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, ha...Read more



The Onion House- Vacation in a work of art!
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Additional Location Information

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.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways

What's Nearby

Tennis courts nearby, Fishing nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Horse riding nearby, Water sports nearby

Nearest shops, 3 miles
Nearest beach: Kahaluu, 2 miles

Getting There

Nearest airport: Keahole, 12 miles
Car is essential


Last updated on September 18, 2014
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Rates shown in $ USD

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Sep 1 - Dec 14, 2014
Fall 2014
$330$2,2504 Nights
Dec 15 - Dec 24, 2014
Winter, 2014
$360$2,4503 Nights
Dec 25 - Jan 1, 2015
$450$3,0004 Nights
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2015
Winter, 2015
$360$2,4503 Nights
May 1 - Aug 31, 2015
Summer 2015
$330$2,2503 Nights
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $500
  • Cleaning fee | $397 per stay
  • Tax rate | 13.42% of rent
  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Additional notes from the owner

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:

Hawaii State Tax ID #- WO-1181490-01


  • Alarm Clock
  • Washing Machine
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
  • Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
  • Telephone
  • Internet Access
Pool / Spa
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean or water views
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Stove or Oven
  • Stereo or CD player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - ask
  • Suitable for children - ask
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 2500 square feet

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