Geodesic Dome located in Kapa'a, private entrance, outdoor kitchen and enclosed bathroom with a lovely tub to soak in after an adventurous day cruising the island. We are located less than a mile from an epic East side beach and Kapa'a town.
Have you ever been in a Dome? 20 foot diameter structure with Tropical Vinyl Canvas that protects from the elements. Very cool for the adventurous type that enjoys the path less traveled. Enjoy the stary night from the Trek Deck or from the bathtub!
When you stay in the dome you will have your privacy and a relaxing space to come home to after exploring the island.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with Host is individual to each guest, the dome is your personal get away, and although the hosts live on property, we will honor your privacy. If you need suggestions or a host to go adventuring we are open to that too!
We are located walking distance (under 1 mile) to Kapa'a town, and awesome Kealia Beach. If you are hungry Kapa'a has some of the best restaurants on island. The dome is nestled in a valley that although close to town feels hidden from the world.
The county bus has a stop close to the address, possible airport pick up and drop off too! Many people hitchhike around the isalnd successfully. The county bus will pick you up most places if you call ahead : (phone number hidden)
Other Things to Note
Although the Dome is enclosed, sometimes the rain and Roosters get loud. If your sensitive bring earplugs. Kauai also has mosquitoes year round. I recommend bringing a bug repellent of your choice :) Also Sunrise is around 7:00am and the dome is East facing therefore the mornings are better spent on the deck. The Dome is adjacent an empty lot and a couple times a year the county cuts the grass down and sometimes people drive in the field. Thought I should mention just in case. Overall the dome is in a natural setting recommended for those who enjoy a path less traveled.
Malama aina (take care/respect the island). Please let the host know if there is any questions you have or anything we can do to help make your Island adventuring Awesome.
My girlfriend and I stayed in The Dome for three nights - it's an amazing spot. Amalia was extremely nice, greeted us when we arrived, showed us around and gave us some suggestions for local places to check out. The Dome is an excellent option for those interested in experiencing Kaua'i in a "non-traditional" way.
First off, there is a cat. We called it Jane aka Janey and then we found out her name was Ming Ming, but at that point we couldn't go back - Jane had stuck. She is sweet. If you don't like cats, this may not be your spot. For that matter, if you don't like roosters, chickens, birds, geckos and/or mosquitoes (a non-issue with a breeze and bug spray, which Amalia provided) this may not be your spot.
However, if you are interested in intimately experiencing a world that I imagine is much different than the one in which you normally live, I can't recommend The Dome enough.
We experienced some pretty torrential rain our first night and going to the bathroom, using the kitchen, etc. was no problem if you're worried about that. Close drive to downtown Kapa'a where we had some great food, coffee and drinks. About a 30 minute drive to the north shore for some great hiking, beaches and the town of Hanalei.
When you look at this listing, if you think to yourself, "yeah, I could stay in a place like this", then do it! If you think otherwise, then don't. Simple.
We had a very nice stay in Amalia's Dome. She welcomed us so warmly and helped us a lot when we needed a ride to go into town to rent a car, as taxis on the island are very expensive.
I can only recommend staying in the Dome, you have everything you need and still get the feeling to be close to nature and live an adventure. It is nicely located and easy to find. We would come back anytime!
The whole reason I even took my trip to Kauai is because the pictures of this dome looked so incredible! I had such a great stay that I wanted to convince Amalia to let me rent out her dome indefinitely and live there forever :)
This place was incredible, it was quiet, private and really close to the main street and beach in Kapaa. I didn't rent a car and still had a relatively easy time getting around (although I would totally recommend renting a car), I was looking to just sit at the beach everyday and, since I'm from Brooklyn, I assumed that walking wouldn't be that bad — and it wasn't. But if you want to explore any kind of hiking or the mountains, or even get to the main grocery stores easier, I would recommend getting a car. I was lucky enough to have made some friends on the island that drove me to see some amazing places that I would have otherwise missed out on.
As for the dome, it had everything you'd need — the kitchen was stocked with everything you need to cook a meal (I cooked every single meal when I was there because the produce was just too amazing to pass up), there were tons of fresh towels, linens and even a mosquito net over the bed which I greatly appreciated. I was there in February (which is the coldest month and still averaged about 80 degrees during the day and around 60 degrees at night) so the tent did get really warm during the day, but there is a really great fan/cooling system in the tent so it wasn't much of an issue. I will say that I was glad to have a little down coat to wear at night since it did get a bit chilly, but there were extra blankets and a sleeping bag in the dome if you really needed an extra layer :) I also REALLY enjoyed the outdoor bathroom and ended up taking a soak in the huge tub almost every night of my stay. The water temperature really wasn't an issue for me, if the water got too hot or too cold, it would quickly adjust. I also found that taking what I like to call "submarine showers" was ideal: half shower/half bath to help regulate any temperature issues. I thought it was a blast, and seriously there was nothing better than looking out into trees and lush greenery while bathing... I miss it already.
Amalia and her family were wonderful and a total inspiration — the girl does it ALL. On my last day in Kapaa I had started to get a toothache and Amalia didn't even hesitate to drive me to the dentist and even took me to fill my prescription afterwords. I felt so grateful and lucky to have stayed here. I would highly recommend staying here and I can't wait to book my next trip. Mahalo!
Wow, what a neat spot! My partner and I really enjoyed our two-night stay here. It was right up our alley: charming, rustic, and comfy!
Charming--The dome is more like what you would encounter on a spa retreat. It is its own annex of the property, on a porch that jets out into a meadow, and allows you to feel very in-touch with nature (more on that later). You can look out onto the meadow while you're taking a shower in the screened-in bathroom and gaze at the stars while sipping a drink at night. Also, you might be greeted by a Kauai kitty, who visited us after each day's activities.
Rustic--While this is a no-frills approach to lodging, you have everything you need: shower & toilet, toiletries & linens, mini fridge, sink, propane stove, candles & lanterns, AC, comfy bed, and a roof over your head. Honestly, if you're looking to experience the essence of the place you're in, what else do you need? If you plan to "camp" here, you'll be pleasantly surprised, as it is an an upgraded kind of camping.
Comfy--Like I said, we had everything we needed and felt taken care of. Adam greeted us upon arrival and oriented us to the nearest beach and nearby hikes. The porch was a hang out area of its own and a nice alternative to overpriced bars and restaurants. There was plenty of room to spread our luggage out, hang wet bathing suits to dry and lounge around. Keep in mind what your standard of comfort is, though, because there are some bugs and plenty of sounds from nighttime critters.
A few other things to keep in mind--you access the dome by way of a flight of stairs, so you'll be lugging all of your belongings up and down them as you come and go. There's a lock on the door to the dome, but if you want to secure your belongings more than that during the day, you may want to consider other options than leaving them behind.
Overall, it was a unique way experience Kauai and made our trip even more memorable!
I assume if you are reading a review about living in a dome you have some sense of adventure? If living in a dome sounds cool to you than you should book it and I promise you won't be disappointed. My girlfriend and I loved the dome! It is amazingly comfortable and spacious. The outdoor kitchen had all we needed to keep food and beer cold, prepare meals, etc. Yes, it is outside (but creatively covered from the elements. Some reviewers compared it to camping, but I would say it is way more useful than any kitchen I've ever brought camping. The outdoor deck area has a table and chairs and plenty of space and privacy. I would call the view a "serene forest view". You can barely see a portion of one neighboring house in the distance. The bathroom is private, but slightly exposed since there is only some window screening between the shower/tub and the surrounding woods. Neither of us ever felt a lack of privacy, but you have to be comfortable with nature. The house cat Ming Ming was a welcome addition for us and she spent a few nights on our bed. We could have easily locked her out or shooed her away though (if you are not a cat person). The chickens were loud when we were there, but with not too bad. I didn't hear them with earplugs in and we were up early most mornings anyways. It is honestly hard to avoid the roosters anywhere in Kauai. The dome is convenient to the cute downtown area. It wouldn't be a bad walk, but I recommend having a car. Overall, a great/spacious place. Thanks Adam and Amalia!
It really was a a special thing staying in the Epic Dome! It is a very natural experience. I would come back!
This was a very nice experience, first of all; Amalia and her husband are so friendly and helpful. I was in toothpain and they gladly helped me finding a dentist. Over to the epic dome; it is so fresh, pretty, cozy and have everything you need of facilities. Outside the dome it is a kitchen, a balcony where you can eat or just hang out, and a nice bathroom (you can even take a warm bath in the big bathtub). It is nice located, not that far to walk to the center of Kapaa (about 15 minutes?) Would recommend to have a car, if you don't like walking. Thanks for a great stay. I really wish we could stay there for more than 2 nights!!
Originally from Santa Rosa CA, I moved to Hawaii in 2002 because I love the tropics. I love creating art and positive relationships. I've been married for 9years and we have 2 wild children that keep us busy and entertained. We both are into the healing arts and made a Dome on the Hillside to practice yoga and massage in. I now work at a fancy resort doing massage and also at an incredible luau fire dancing my character is a Dragon woman, I studied Nursing and one day when I'm grown up maybe I'll be a Nurse Midwife. I love jumping into waterfalls and basking in the sun, in the past my style of travel was backpack minimalist, now I'm starting to enjoy more eclectic dwellings. Being a hostess with Airbnb is a new adventure that allows me to share a creative project with people who are looking for and edge in the circle.