- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 4
- Minimum stay: 5 nights
Gently elevated over the Waiaka Stream, Cornwell House (also known as Sandy Simms House) is the only house in Hawaii to have been crafted by the pioneering 20th century master architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Designed to work in harmony with both humanity and its unique environment (a Lloyd Wright-created philosophy famously known as ‘organic architecture’), the spectacular retreat is expertly built into a hill, with a second floor that appears to ‘float’ beautifully over the curved living space.
Not only can you savour sweeping ocean views from the windows and doors that span the retreat’s entire length, but the incredible panoramic vista takes in three of the Big Island’s iconic volcanoes: Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, and Hualalai.
The visual delights continue inside, with unusual rounded walls, Cherokee-red concrete floors, and licensed reproductions of original Lloyd Wright-designed furniture that include his celebrated Barrel and Origami chairs.
Meanwhile, well-placed skylights allow natural light to flood warmly inside, as you open a good book and curl up in one of the many comfy, custom-built seating spaces you’ll find dotted throughout the house.
Later on, cook up a storm in the gorgeous kitchen, with its array of upgraded appliances, and then enjoy the resulting feasts either in the sociable dining area, or outside on the scenic terrace.
You’ll also find plenty of al fresco seating areas that are ideal for lazy afternoon chats, along with a hammock for that all-important siesta, and even a small soccer field for the kids to run riot in!Keep reading
At a glance
- The only house in Hawaii to be crafted by the legendary master-architect Frank Lloyd Wright, built into a hillside overlooking Waiaka Stream for superlative ocean and volcano views.
- Sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms: a master with private bathroom and balcony, a queensize with private bathroom, and a cosy twin.
- Relax on the custom-built furniture inside, or on your outdoor terrace, peppered with seating spaces and a cosy hammock.
- For an evening treat, why not watch the stars from the comfort of the lava-rock hot tub?
- Kohala Coast white-sand beaches, shops and attractions can be accessed within a short drive.
- Family Friendly
- Hot Tubs
- Seaside Breaks
Unique master architect-designed retreat, sleeps 6 guests. Curved walls, built-in seating areas throughout, custom-designed furniture, windows and doors with ocean and mountain views. Expansive living area with fireplace, complete kitchen with upgraded appliances, dining area. 3 second-floor bedrooms: master with private bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, balcony, queensize with private bathroom, twin room. Office/playroom. Outside: grass yard, dining terrace, seating areas, hammock, small soccer field, lava-rock hot tub.
Beaches, golf, resorts, restaurants, shops, farmers’ markets, observatories
Not forgetting the grass yard at the front of the house that’s ideal for morning yoga, or indeed, the sumptuous lava-rock hot tub that adds an extra helping of luxury to sunset-watching and stargazing.
When it’s finally time to head back inside, three sumptuous, spacious bedrooms will be waiting for you. The master room features a private bathroom, a luxurious walk-in wardrobe, and a balcony for relaxed chats over morning coffee. There’s also a queen room with a private bathroom and a cosy twin, sleeping up to six guests in total.
There’s another second-floor room that can work as an office or a playroom… whichever takes your (or the kids’) fancy!
What to do during your stay? You’re a mere ten-minute drive away from the glorious white-sand beaches on the Kohala Coast, along with golf courses and world-class resorts aplenty.
You could also head for the country town of Waimea, where you’ll discover a wide selection of farmer’s markets to help you stock up on the freshest, most mouth-watering local produce, making your unique stay in Hawaii truly complete.
Things to note
Check in after 3pm, check out before 11am. Pets are not permitted.