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The Onion House, Hawaii. McCormick Spice family private estate, unique architectural treasure.

Property Information
The estate of the McCormick spice family, this unique home has
been featured on MTV, the Travel Channel, HGTV, and
Architectural Digest, among others. Set on a high terrace
overlooking the sea, the compound has privacy in which to swim
and sunbathe, with a 70 foot turquoise tiled pool. Panoramic
views face the sunset, surrounded by lush tropical foliage. With
stunning visual aesthetics, the translucent roof panels glow at
night. 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
Bangs Kellogg, the interior is enlivened by colorful stained glass
and mosaic table by James Hubbell. Both architects helped to
originate the style known as Organic Architecture. The home of
Hawaii artist Beth McCormick, the quiet natural surroundings
inspire creativity and personal renewal.

Property Amenities
Very private 70 foot PoolDetached Master Suite
FireplacesTropical gardens
LilypondsFull Kitchen
Cookware & Utensils providedSwim with wild dolphins, sea turtles and reef fish.
Night dive with manta rays. Helicopter over an erupting volcano.
Explore Hawaiian historical and sacred sites. Hike to tropical waterfalls.
Visit the Mauna Kea space observatories. Surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking
Wind-surfing, beach-combing, swimming, boating, Wildlife viewing of indigenous and exotic species,
Horseback riding, botanical gardens, bikingGolf, tennis, fishing, shopping, restaurants
Whale watching.

Property Rates
$295 per day  $1995 per week  June 1- Aug31 
$330 per day  $2250 per week  April 1- May 31; Sept 1-Dec 14 
$360 per day  $2450 per week  December 15-March 31 

Property Reservations & Availability
Reservation Information
Beth McCormick, The Onion House
 Ph: Please send e-mail
Email Owner- Click Here
Availability Calendar

Property Notes and Additional Information
Additional charges include the tax of 13.42% and cleaning fee of
$350, plus a refundable security deposit of $500. Check-in is 3pm
and check-out is 11 am.

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Property Testimonials

Rating: 1 <> 5 : 5 being best
By: Kristin Miller Corlulu  
 Aloha Beth, While pictures of the Onion House and the Big Island are still clear in my mind I wanted to drop you a note to say how much we loved our entire stay. Having been warned of the stark lava fields we were not in the least daunted upon landing and they actually became just another remarkable aspect of the island. We tried to explore as much as possible and did get to many different areas but also discovered that it is indeed a big island. Using the Big Island Revealed as our bible together with your helpful notes we visited quite a few of the beaches (hard to reach as well as easily accessible) and found that our favourites were those that provided the best snorkeling – and the snorkeling was just amazing. The diving we did added yet another dimension to the underwater beauty of the area. The Onion House was everything we hoped it would be and a bit! Its seclusion in contrast to the total openness of the house, and the possibility of swimming from the master bedroom to the terrace in the morning absolutely delighted me. I made peace with the geckos rather shortly but left the toads to my daughter. Everything we needed was on hand – including all manner of beach equipment. The only thing lacking was more time there! We have a small place in Florida and I have had notes from our guests thanking us for the use of our home. I understand better now their meaning. We thank you very much for sharing your beautiful home and its fascinating history. This was truly a special trip for us. While we’ll not be able to return in the near future, to stay again at the Onion House and discover more of the Big Island is certainly something we’ll be saving for. Mahalo nui loa! The Corlulu Family
  Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5
By: Aida Burr  
 Aloha to you Beth! There are no words to express how truly wonderful it was to stay in the Onion house...It was impressive, memorable, and unforgettable....The ocean and sunset views were magical...The birds that came every morning and everyday were so unique and so delightful to watch...I loved how one particular dragonfly would accompany me as i swam in the pool...The geckos are so cute and were our breakfast, lunch, and dinner guests...Simply being in the grounds uplifted our spirits and soothed our souls...The architecture is so magnificent...I loved all the arts and craftsie details...And thank you wholeheartedly for sharing such a heavenly place and for allowing us to read about its history...We were moved, admire, and applaud your persistence to save the Onion house, for such a place, as it has for us, brought my family closer together...Thanks a million. Sincerely yours, Aida Burr
  Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5

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 Ph: Please send e-mail
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