About This Listing
This studio in the main house has a kitchenette, a private lanai and is very tranquil. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this property offers a cloud like atmosphere, real Hawaii'ana, and it is as laid back and small town as it gets. Sleep in peace like you have never slept before in our memory foam bed with adjustable firmness.
THIS IS A DUPLEX WITH YOU ON ONE SIDE AND ME ON THE BACK SIDE WITH 100% COMPLETE PRIVACY. THERE ARE NO OTHER GUESTS ON THE PROPERTY AT THE TIME OF YOUR VISIT. THERE IS NO ONE UPSTAIRS NOR DOWN STAIRS. THIS IS NOT A MULTI UNIT PROPERTY WITH SHARED ANYTHING. IF YOU PREFER TO LISTEN TO BIRDS RATHER THAN OTHER GUESTS THIS IS THE ONLY OPTION IN WAIMEA VALLEY.
We are located just a few short miles from the base of the Waimea Canyon, also known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" with it's ever changing hues and colors.
Enjoy the soothing sounds from "The Menehune Ditch" as it passes through the hollow lava cliff before ascending into a waterfall that feeds the live water pond just outside your front door. The tranquility of this valley radiates from the cliffs and from the river, you can almost hear echoes of voices from times gone by. Walk to the back of the property and relax by the river or hike up the river into the true back country. Or just lounge on the lanai enjoying the gentle flowing water, gazeing at the cliff while listening to birds of all kinds.
We are close to the most beautiful beaches on Kauai...Barking Sands and Polihale State Park, you cannot beat the sunsets in the West. Only a few miles further up the road you will experience a birds eye view of the world famous NaPali Coast from Koke'e National Park.
A few short miles or less up the road brings you to the ruins of an old Russian Fort built when an unsuccessful attempt was made by the Russians to take control of Hawaii. And in the middle of Waimea Town you will see the site and the beach where Captain Cook landed and became, the first westerner to visit the Hawaiian Island.
I had a great stay at Jo's place. It's a quiet corner of the world, down a street that has a dead end sign. The place was clean and Jo had beach towels, a beach umbrella and a super-handy portable cooler for guest use.
It's an amazing experience to be in the (website hidden) is a very very great host, she is friendly and pleasant.
There is everything you need for 2 people in the dome.
The place is quiet and relaxing.
Thanks Jo for having shared our honeymoon, aloha and mahalo!!!
We loved our stay at Jo King's super-(website hidden) is friendly and helpful and will soon have floatation tanks available on-site. How cool is that!! The location is great for seeing the real Hawaii, and close to the best hiking/nature opportunities. We can't wait to get back. Our only note of caution: the kitchen is pretty basic so if you're a foodie and want to cook lavish dinners this might not be the place for you.
Jo is a very gracious host. Her place backs up to a river in a beautiful canyon that is just a few minutes from Waimea town. It's quiet and the stars shine bright at night. It's a nice cozy hideaway.
Jo's monolithic dome is a special place and provides a wonderful experience. It's close to hiking trails - no need to drive. It's quiet - apart from birdsong (and roosters) you won't hear much except for the occasional local (website hidden) is a charming host and very helpful. Her guava smoothie is a great start to the day.
It's just a great and peaceful place: The appartment, the surroundig, the nature, the stars at night (you can see the milky way) and Jo, she is very friendly and helpful. We really felt at home. A mosquito net above the bed would make the accommodation to a just 100% perfect place (instead of 99% :).
Very cool island experience. The dome home was truly one of a kind. Never before seen anything like it! Jo was great, incredibly reachable and helpful. She made great recommendations for activities and beaches. We loved the shell beach so much. We loved hearing about Jo's plans for the sensory deprivation/anti gravity tanks as well! Something to look forward to. Dome was incredibly clean though a bit warm and bug-y (but that's unavoidable for this kind of rustic experience). If you like an adventure, this place is for you!
About the Host, Jo
I fell in love with Kauai during my first vacation here in Dec 1999/Y2K. I decided to stay. I built my childhood dream dome in the back county where horses are not only common, they roam free, often stopping at my house to snack. I made a movie of the building of this dome, there is a short version streaming on you tube just do a search for monolithic dome homes and you will see me!!