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The Onion House, Hawaii

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The Onion House, Hawaii

6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the villa to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great communication
100% of recent guests rated Terri 5-star in communication.

A wildly original architectural gem set on a high terrace overlooking the Kona Coast, the Onion House was hand-built for the McCormick Spice family, by renowned architect Kendrick Kellogg. With the whole home to yourselves, you’ll relish the privacy to swim, sunbathe and enjoy the 70' pool, in a lush tropical setting. Walls of screen and stained glass let you live in touch with the gentle Hawaiian environment, so this unforgettable experience feels like luxury camping.


Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed



19 reviews
David User Profile
December 2019
A truly unique and fun experience in this one off house. We loved the open design, layout and natural light, plus the huge pool and views.
Teresa User Profile
December 2019
Wonderful! Great views and a great host.
Troy User Profile
December 2019
We loved Onion House. It was the perfect place to slow down and enjoy Hawai'i. All the things you need to not need to leave, and close enough to town to easily step out. The architecture is amazing and grounds are beautiful. Terri and Jeanne made everything easy.
Thearith User Profile
December 2019
This was such a magical experience! My friends and I stayed at the Onion House in early December. (Total: 3 people). Architecturally, the place reminded me of a Gaudi building, incorporating nature into the house itself. There was always something unique to check out in regards…
Rachel User Profile
August 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Onion House. It was truly gorgeous and unique. Peaceful gardens, great pool, beautiful architecture. Be sure that you plan to always be back at the house and on the deck to experience the amazing sunsets.
Jan User Profile
August 2019
Exceptional accommodation. Architectural highlight and very special. Very private. Pool is the absolute highlight. Wonderful tropical garden and spacious area in- and outside. Well equipped. Due to the location in the tropical barrier between ocean and mountains in Kailua-Kona…
Terri User Profile
Response from Terri:
Thanks, Jan -- you two were excellent guests, and your comments are helpful! I hopw your onward travels are wonderful. Again, congratulations on your marriage!
August 2019
Susan User Profile
July 2019
Amazing place to get what feels like a real Kona experience. Especially fun for anyone who is into funky architecture.
Terri User Profile
Response from Terri:
Laughed - yes, funky architecture is truly what the Onion House is about! Really glad you enjoyed your time and got to feel a bit of that laid back vibe of real, old-time Kona.
July 2019

Hosted by Terri

Kailua-Kona, HIJoined in April 2015
Terri User Profile
19 Reviews
I work as the Booking Manager for the owners of this home, Harry and Barbara Last. I've stayed at the Onion House several times as a guest, and work with the owners and the onsite team to help make your stay memorable!
Interaction with guests
When you arrive, our on island manager will ask you to notify her by phone. She can answer your questions, help you with the house, and be your local resource --- but will leave you in privacy. Our crew will check in with you to see if you need anything. Pool service and…
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Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
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The neighbourhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 16:00
Checkout: 10:00
Self check-in with keypad
After 16:00

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events


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