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Frank Lloyd Wright Residence - an Unforgettable Vacation Experience!

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Last updated: 12/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kohala Coast house description

The only Frank Lloyd Wright home built in Hawaii is now available for your next vacation. This 3 bedroom/3.5 bath, architecturally significant residence will comfortably accommodate a family of 6 in a setting that is truly one-of-a-kind. Features of the home include a complete kitchen with upgraded appliances, an expansive living area (with a fireplace) and an outdoor lava-rock hot tub overlooking the ocean and breathtaking mountain views. The bedrooms are located upstairs and “float” over the main level of the house. The master bedroom has superior views with a private bathroom, walk-in closet and private outdoor balcony. The second bedroom has it’s own private bathroom with a queen size bed. The third bedroom has two twin beds and the fourth bedroom is currently being used as an office and/or playroom. There is a grass yard in front of the home that is shaded in the morning, making for the perfect space to have an outdoor breakfast or to practice yoga.

This architectural gem was constructed on a 3-acre gated property between the Kohala Coast and the town of Waimea. The half-moon shaped residence is perched over the Waiaka stream with expansive ocean views a perfect panoramic view of three of the Big Island’s awe-inspiring volcanoes (Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai). Throughout the landscaped property guests will find numerous secluded seating areas, a hammock and a small soccer field. Unique to this FLW home, guests are only a short 10 minute drive to beautiful white sand beaches, world class resorts and plentiful golf courses on the Kohala Coast. Also within a short drive is the country town of Waimea where bountiful farmer’s markets will supply you with all the fresh locally-grown ingredients you will need to make memorable meals during your stay.

Completed in 1995 the home was commissioned by Sanderson Sims who partnered with Taliesin Associated Architects, John Rattenbury and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to bring the unbuilt plan to life. Originally conceived for the Cornwell Family in Pennsylvania in 1954, the 3,700 sq. foot passive solar hemicycle home embodies FLW’s principles of organic architecture in which the structure blends harmoniously with the natural landscape. A series of towering glass doors topped with windows reveals floor to ceiling views along the entire span of the home. The second floor appears to float over the expansive curved main living area and is in fact suspended from the beans in the ceiling and hidden steel frame circumnavigating the home.

The home has rounded walls made of coral aggregate block from Oahu, FLW’s signature Cherokee-red concrete floors, and is built into a hill offering indoor/outdoor living that is sheltered from the consistent trade winds. It is furnished with licensed reproductions of original FLW-designed furniture including his ‘Barrel’ chairs, ‘Origami’ chairs from 1949, and ‘Taliesin’ floor lamps. The home has extensive built-in seating per the FLW design, as well as custom built furniture to integrate with the home’s round walls. A series of opaque skylights bring natural light into the home and warm lighting behind opaque glass illuminates the house at night.

5 night minimum - maximum occupancy of 6 people
*No Special Events*

A cleaning fee of $450 + tax will be collected with each reservation. This includes a housekeeping service 1/week (once per every 7 days of your stay). Laundry facilities and detergents are provided in the home for guests to use. Additional housekeeping services can be purchased for a fee.

Tax ID# W53469309-01


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 with a major credit card...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master Bedroom : 1 king

            fireplace and wall-mounted flat screen TV...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            private bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


          • In true FLW fashion the bedrooms are all located upstairs and are very private from the main living area of the home. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master Bathroom : toilet, tub, shower, bidet

            double sinks...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            located upstairs, attached to second bedroom...moreless

          • Guest Bathroom : toilet, shower

            located upstairs for occupants of the third bedroom...moreless

          • Powder Room: toilet

            located downstairs near living room...moreless

          • Bathrooms feature custom sustainable wood cabinetry, turquoise tile and FLW signature sky lights for natural lighting and ventilation. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This is a unique opportunity to stay in a Frank Lloyd Wright property that was constructed in an place with so many vacation activities available to guests. There is no other FLW property available as a vacation rental that is just minutes from world class resort resort golf courses, oceanfront tennis courts, top ranked beaches, spas and luxurious dining. ...moreless


              • Game Room:

                office/game room located upstairs...moreless

              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television:

                Television in living room and master bedroom...moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Luaus
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining:

                Countless indoor and outdoor options...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                2 electric fireplaces (living room & master bedroom)...moreless

              • Internet:

                Free Wifi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                includes pots and pans...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Balcony:

                Master bedroom has a private balcony ...moreless

              • Boat:

                sunset cruises and whale watching...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Golf:

                at nearby resorts...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                ask property manager about nearby rentals...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                flat grassy lawn in front of home is perfect for morning yoga- small soccer field located on property grounds....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Tennis:

                at nearby resorts...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                ask property manager about nearby rentals...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    lavarock hot tub with sunset and starry night views...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Rental rates quoted in: $
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Peak Season
                      Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      Regular Season
                      Jan 6 - Dec 14, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      Peak Season
                      Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2016
                      7 night min stay
                      Regular Season
                      Jan 6 - Dec 14, 2016
                      5 night min stay

                      Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.

                      Additional information about rental rates:

                      * Tax ID# W53469309-01

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                      Last updated: 12/27/2014
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                      33 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Kona International Airport
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      8.4 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Hapuna and Mauna Kea Beaches

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                      Speaks: english



                      • FLW Waimea Home

                        FLW Waimea Home

                      • FLW living room fireplace

                        FLW living room fireplace

                      • Second Dining Area

                        Second Dining Area

                      • FLW dining room

                        FLW dining room

                      • FLW outdoor dining

                        FLW outdoor dining

                      • FLW Master Bedroom

                        FLW Master Bedroom

                      • view from master balcony

                        view from master balcony

                      • FLW Guest Bathroom

                        FLW Guest Bathroom

                      • FLW Powder Room

                        FLW Powder Room

                      • FLW soccer field

                        FLW soccer field

                      • FLW Hot Tub under the Stars

                        FLW Hot Tub under the Stars

                      • FLW mountain views at dusk

                        FLW mountain views at dusk

                      • FLW open-concept living

                        FLW open-concept living

                      • FLW living room

                        FLW living room

                      • FLW media room

                        FLW media room

                      • FLW Kitchen

                        FLW Kitchen

                      • FLW Master Bedroom

                        FLW Master Bedroom

                      • FLW Master Bathroom & tub

                        FLW Master Bathroom & tub

                      • FLW Guest Bedroom

                        FLW Guest Bedroom

                      • FLW Third Bedroom

                        FLW Third Bedroom

                      • FLW Office/Den

                        FLW Office/Den

                      • FLW Outdoor Hot Tub

                        FLW Outdoor Hot Tub

                      • Nighttime views of Kohala Coast

                        Nighttime views of Kohala Coast

                      • 3-mountain panoramic view

                        3-mountain panoramic view

                      VRBO #108255

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

                      $795 - $995 per night

                      3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 12/27/14
                      Member since: 2004
                      Speaks: english
                      • Manager indicates their response time is: Within an hour
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/27/2014
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                      Mon-Fri 7AM-5PM, Saturday 7AM-3PM

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