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The Dome House

15 Regent Ct Mount Coolum, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573 Australia
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A stay at The Dome House is a unique experience. The house is a timber geodesic dome, designed for the Sunshine Coast's beautiful sub-tropical climate. The design is an expression of Buckminster Fuller's dymaxion, eco conscious house, which uses the 'dome effect' to circulate air. The Dome House is a short walk to Mt.Coolum national park entry & 4 mins drive to the quiet Yaroomba patrolled beach, Point Arkwright whale watching, sea fishing & surf spots as well as two world-class golf courses. Convenient local shops, medical centre & restaurants are near by. Coolum Beach is only 8 mins drive north & Noosa 35 mins away. This boutique private lodge has 4 individually designed rooms, 2x four-poster king size bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 1 queen bedroom with ensuite shower room & 1 twin room with shower room. Guest accommodation also includes shared facilities; kitchen, laundry, dining room, TV lounge (essential) Foxtel package & chill-out mezzanine lounge. Outdoors there is a pool, BBQ & off-street parking. The Dome House is a perfect venue for your business retreat or special event & is a friendly holiday home away from home for all the family including children & pets.
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Summer B wrote a review June 2020
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Very well presented and friendly, we spent 2 nights here and throughly enjoyed our stay.. looking forward to re booking in September.. the breakfast is awesome, everything you need for a good start to day. Would definitely recommend the dome..
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Carmine B wrote a review Sept 2019
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Over the past week, the Sunshine Coast has been hit by bush fires. My partner, dog, and I were evacuated from our place in the heart of fire zone. We were scared for our place and the evacuation centre was welcoming, however, it was hectic with many pets and the anxiety was overwhelming so we thought we might be better off at a pet friendly hotel. Unfortunately, these were already booked out. Fearful we had to stay in our car, we found The Dome House online and gave Claire a call. She offered us a comfy bed with en-suite, a bowl for our pup, and much needed beer and wine all with a discounted rate for the night. Although we barely slept a wink, we were safe, had a comfy bed and our dog was content. As the fires were not contained by the end of the second day, Claire rang us up and offered us a room again but free of charge. Thank you so much Claire! Second night round we were able to relax a bit more and take in the beauty of this amazing house. The kitchen had everything we needed and I could imagine staying here with my extended family for a brilliant holiday. We ordered the room service and it was divine and the breakfast ingredients provided were great too. Thank you so much for helping us in our time of need. Your support allowed us to relax as much as possible and we cannot praise your place enough. It certainly made the best of a bad situation.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Joel C wrote a review Sept 2019
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Clare was a great host and very welcoming. We called last minute and in the late evening but regardless of this, we were made very welcome. The house is excellent with great architecture. Everything that is needed for a great stay was provided and the bed very comfortable. The leafy surrounding are a delight. Did not get a chance to try the pool but it looked lovely. This is certainly a great place to stay in Coolum.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Erbee64 wrote a review Aug 2019
Leuven, Belgium724 contributions161 helpful votes
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The Dome house is a B&B in a spectacular building. It is a wooden structure, with a few metal sheets, build in a very open structure. The bedrooms are on the side of the building, while the kitchen/lounge areas are in the center. The bedroom has a decent size, and a private bathroom (including toilet). It was not very warm inside, but we didn’t bother to switch on the heating since we arrived rather late. You can freely use the kitchen and content of the fridge (including soda, beer and even wine!). Breakfast was in a kind of buffet/help-your-self (in a positive way!) style, with croissants, a variety of bread/cereals/cheese/yoghurt/fruit… Also worth mentioning: an excellent coffee machine! The beds (we had a room with a king + 1 separate bed) were fine, and you wake up with the sound of singing birds. On the downside: although the critical things were clean (e.g. bed sheets, bath room), there were several areas that could use a more thorough cleaning. Given the size and complexity of the house, maybe understandable, but it avoids an excellent score.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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HannahLillian wrote a review Nov 2018
Hervey Bay43 contributions15 helpful votes
What a place! Our lovely host Claire gave us a tour of this gorgeous retreat, showed us the wine in the fridge then left us to choose a spot to sit back and relax. This place has strong a Kingfisher Bay resort feel, and with the house surrounded by trees we felt as if we could have been anywhere. Claire had put together a folder with local dining options, which we used, and the next morning we found our way around the corner to the base of Mount Coolum. It’s a great but steep climb but the view is worth the effort. The pool back at The Dome House was the perfect place to cool down post climb. We will be back to The Dome House for sure!
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Date of stay: November 2018
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stephanie c wrote a review Nov 2018
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he Dome House is an amazing piece of architecture! You just have to be there to really take it all in. Claire (the host) made my husband and i feel so comfortable with the warmest welcome. Claire recommended a range of restaurants and activities in the local area and was always avaliable to assistance at the same time giving us our privacy. Breakfast was excellent and well exceeded our expectations.. i have a lactose allergy and there was a range of lactose free products there which made life so much easier!!! ( butter, milk and yogurt) also not to mention a range of refresments stock in the fridge throughout the day at no extra cost! The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The room has earplug at the bed side which i thought was really thoughtful although we never needed them. You wont be disappointed by the place trust me:) I was really sad to leave as we enjoyed our time at The Done House so much !!! P.s prior to our stay i received an email from bookings.com stating " i had successfully canceled my reservation". I was very confused with this as i never purposefully tired to cancel my booking. I contacted the host and she told me i was still booked in and not to worry. Just be careful when making bookings as there maybe hackers or glitches that might cancel your booking.. always contact the host directly after booking.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Claudette L wrote a review Oct 2018
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at the dome house last weekend with very close friends. On first arrival to the property, my husband and I liked the place. It was spacious, It was full of character & was just different from the other places we've stayed at. Not long after we got a tour of the house (during the tour, host did not mention any out of bounds area), we realised that the place is on the run down side. There were dysfunctional door locks, squeaky beds, uncomfortable mattresses, rusted bath tubs, severely leaking roof (the deck & the foyer were flooded due to heavy & continuous rain. One of my friends actually slipped on the floor), cluttered laundry (a long metal ladder fell in front of me as I access the laundry, dysfunctional dishwasher, very poor lighting especially in the kitchen. We had to use a bed side lamp so we can see what we're cooking and one of the lamp lights wasn't even working. The pool and the pool area were filthy and we had to clean it ourselves before we used it. We still had a great weekend though as it was time spent with awesome friends. On check out day, all dishes were washed, rubbish placed in bins, floors swept, beds made, all used towels in bath or basket provided kitchen bench and tables wiped. We made sure we left the place tidy as what we'd expect if someone else stayed at our place. The puddles of water where left for the host to tidy up. Yesterday, we received an email from the host stating that we should not have accessed the garage and that we've broken the roller door by forcing our way in and that we've used the 'green' bin for our rubbish. As mentioned above, there was no mention of out of bounds area during the tour or on airbnb website. A key was also left in the door knob to the garage door. As mentioned, it was a rainy weekend. We had done some groceries and would appreciate not getting us or the grocery wet so we thought we'd park in the garage. My friends tried to find a button to press to open the roller door but couldn't find any. Since we thought the house was older and most things don't work, we thought maybe we just need to lift it up. It was GENTLY lifted up and it opened! No force was used to open it. No non - heavy weightlifter can open an electronically locked roller door without busting a hernia. This was explained to the host multiple times as they continually repeated that we forced our way in. The host even stated that I was harassing her when I was simply stating facts & explained the events calmly via email. NO CAPITALISATION USED! I was even being empathetic and tried to tell her that I would be angry too if someone had forced their way into our garage. With the bin situation, as we stayed in the house all weekend, we generated a fair bit of rubbish. We chose to use the green bin rather to place our rubbish rather than leaving the rubbish anywhere else but the host didn't appreciate it as she had to fish out one rubbish bag from the green bin. By the end of the day, the host requested us to pay $99 as an ESTIMATE cost for the garage. If the roller door was truly broken as we forced our way in, it would have cost ATLEAST $500 for the repair. She then cancelled the request & stated that a friend of theirs fixed the issue. We already have recommended the place to other people despite all the dysfunctional things in the house as these can be easily fixed but because of how the host had accused us of forcing our way in, harassing and disrespecting her and her property which are all lies, we have retracted those recommendations and made sure to write this detailed review so other people don't have to waste their hard earned money. To finish off, tea, coffee, salt & pepper, toilet & bathroom needs are provided so if you think these provisions, dysfunctional home and money sucking host is worth $1600 for the weekend, please, go ahead and book this place!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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paulw51 wrote a review Nov 2017
Sydney42 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed overnight at the Dome but wished we had stayed longer . The room was adequate and represented great value by itself But the welcome we received from Claire , the bountiful supplies for the cook your own breakfast in the well appointed spacious kitchen and eating area , not to mention the welcome drinks in the fridge make the Dome a standout We will be back . Thanks
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wenx wrote a review Nov 2017
Gold Coast, Australia73 contributions27 helpful votes
We chose this place because it allows dogs. We had no idea it'd be awesome too. The doggy got a toy from the host, they have a pool and a garden, a terrace, there's breakfast (with DIY barista coffee!), it's walking distance to hiking trails and the architecture and the interior design of the place is amazing!!! Loads of character. It's very much on our return-to-list.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Deborah F wrote a review Oct 2017
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My daughter and I stayed at the Dome House for a few nights while visiting the Sunshine Coast. The design of the house was wonderful with a lovely, fully stocked kitchen, great seating and eating areas and a beautiful view of Mt. Coolum. Our host was very welcoming and upgraded us to a room with a small patio, king sized bed and large private bathroom. I highly recommend the Dome House to anyone travelling by car, who wants a quiet and restful retreat in a unique guesthome.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dome House
Which popular attractions are close to The Dome House?
Nearby attractions include Peregian Beach (5.2 km), Mount Coolum (1.1 km), and Marcoola Beach (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dome House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Dome House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dome House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dome House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yiani's Greek Restaurant Coolum, The Caf Coolum, and Patron Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dome House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Dome House?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Dome House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.