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Indonesian, Oceanfront, Estate, Beautiful, Charming & Romantic

Leilani Sim-Godbehere

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Indonesian, Oceanfront, Estate, Beautiful, Charming & Romantic

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Kaneohe Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Java Kai is an Authentic Indonesian home and is the larger of two Indonesian homes on a private one acre estate. Enjoy the warmth of this beautifully crafted, two level Minahasa style island home. This home was built in Sulawesi, Indonesia, shipped to Oahu, and rebuilt. in 1995. This private property is beautifully landscaped from the entry to the upper gardens and lily pond, all the way down the great lawn to the shoreline where Kaneohe Bay beckons. The beach here is a non-swimming beach. The great lawn is approximately 300 feet long and perfect for hosting weddings and events. Java Kai is perched up on the highest point of the property and has a commanding panoramic view of Kaneohe Bay and the Koolau Mountain range. There is an elegant 1100 Sq ft porcelain tiled deck which wraps around the ocean side of both Indonesian homes. The sister home called Hale 'O Bali is adjacent to Java Kai as seen in the photo section. See a description of 1 bedrm/1 bath Hale 'O Bali at listing #18560.

The lower level of Java Kai has a private covered 700 sq ft.deck and lanai just outside the lower bedrooms. Enjoy fabulous ocean and garden views from the entire lower lanai lounging area and lower deck.

Java Kai layout:

On the lower level there are two bedrooms. The master bedrm has a queen bed and large walk in closet. The 2nd bedrm has a cal king bed with large closet. Both bedrooms have ocean views and access to the large private deck and lanai. The spacious lower full bath has two sinks, lots of counterspace, shower/tub and bidet. The large fully stocked laundry room rounds out the lower level of Java Kai.

From the entry on to the upper 1100 Sq Ft tiled deck one enters Java Kai through double doors onto the great room with open beam ceilings and open dining, living, gourmet kitchen and breakfast bar. On the main level there is a third bedroom with Cal King bed with its own bathroom. The appointments in the kitchen are granite and mahogany. Furnishings are Indonesian and island style. The floors are ceramic tiled througfhout and ceiling fans keep you cool in every room.

Parking is plentiful.

Location and proximity to surroundings:

Java Kai is located just off of the main shoreline highway on the lush windward side of the island of Oahu in the area known as Waikane. Koolau Shopping center is a 7 min drive to restaurants, more theaters, gas, supermarket.. Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center is another 5 minute drive with plenty of restaurants, Safeway, two drug stores, Blockbuster, Starbucks, and Jamba Juice. Across fm this center is the Windward Mall with Macy's, Sears, restaurants, many great shops, and movie theater complex. The next town south is Kailua at 20-25 min. drive with lots of great restaurants, shopping, and world class windsurfing, sandy family beaches. Heading north from Java Kai 3 miles find a secluded and very protected safe swimming/snorkeling beach at Kualoa Beach Park. Also find Kualoa Ranch, with 4000 acres, horseback riding, ATV, Helicopter, cultural tours and more. Polynesian Cultural center is 20 min. with great entertainment, education, firedancing competition, shows, and I max theater.

More surroundings, North:

Continue north at 40 min to famous big surf beaches, Sunset & Pipeline. Catch surf competition in the winter months when monster swells come in summer snorkel crystal clear calmer waters here. Walk the boardwalk from Sunset to Pipeline and Shark's Cove in Pupukea for some great snorkeling. Pupukea has a shopping center and snorkel gear for rent. Continue another 10 minutes to famous Waimea Beach Park or Audubon's Waimea Botanical Gardens for great hiking in world class gardens to the Waimea Waterfall. Shops and restaurant are also available here. Another 5 minutes will find you in historic Haleiwa Town. There is plenty of shopping, dining, and fun to be had here.

Sunsets on the north shores are stunning. At the end of a fun filled day you can come home to Java Kai and unwind in your own oasis.

Keywords: estate

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Leilani Sim-Godbehere (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
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About Leilani Sim-Godbehere

Please check listing 18560 or 214400 for details

Leilani Sim-Godbehere purchased this estate in 1995

Why Leilani Sim-Godbehere chose Kaneohe

I love both these houses and have lived many years in both of them until I had to move away. I enjoy sharing there uniqueness and beauty with our guests.

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Indonesian, Oceanfront, Estate, Beautiful, Charming & Romantic
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by this well cared for home and grounds. The pictures do not do it justice. This was the perfect place for our family vacation. Easy drive to all activities. Plenty of room for everyone to relax be it inside or out. The house is well appointed with everything to insure a comfortable stay. Leilani is a gem of a hostess and an expert communicator. We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Beautiful but needed cleaning.

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful home with well maintained yard.

We stayed with three couples here. The house is very noisy, the flushing of the downstairs bathroom could be heard throughout the home and on rainy days it was also very loud.

The place really needed cleaning. It appeared that it hadn't been used in some time and was dusty, dirty. Bathrooms weren't clean and had dried toothpaste in the sink and hair in the shower. For the price you pay, would expect it to be spotless.

While we enjoyed our time on the island very much, next time would choose different accommodations.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate constructive criticism. Our house keeper will be informed of the complaints so we can do a better job. We want our guests to be comfortable and happy. Mahalo, Leilani

Luxury and peace in a perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house exceeded our expectations by far! The amazing sun deck for relaxing and watching the sun rise from the ocean and the stars at night, the luxorious equipment, the spacious lawn running down to the water. The kitchen is fully equipped, so that we didn't have to go out. The location is a perfect starting point for trips to discover Oahu. We will definitely return if we find a chance - the owner Leilani kept a constant lovely contact to us during preparation, our stay and afterwards.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Independence, KY

Paradise for a week!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Java Kai was nothing short of incredible. A beautiful 30-40 minute drive after our 10 hour flight brought us to this gem of a location. The panoramic views cannot be understated. At Java Kai, you are away from it all yet have all the necessities of home. Sunrise each morning should not be missed from the deck. Our kids loved having a baseball catch out on the expansive lawn. I was unsure which part of the island to look for a rental property. After staying at Java Kai, there is no debate. The ocean, the mountains and lush green foliage make the windward side the place to be. I hope this property is available for a return visit in the near future. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THank you so much for the encouraging words. THe beauty of Java Kai and the Bali Kai property are what we love to share with our guests. Being able to share a bit of paradise with you ad your family is a joy and a blessing to us. Mahalo and we would love to host your stay again!

Was just what we needed!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here over the Thanksgiving week in 2013 and had a wonderful time. We have been to Oahu many times since my brother and his family live here but they had moved to Kanehoe in 2012 and we needed to find a place near them to stay. This was perfect. We are early risers so completely enjoyed coffee on the lanai and watching the birds in the morning. A helpful hint for a rooster free night is if you even see one chicken in the yard go chase it to some where else. Only had to do this a few times and they left us alone.

This place had everything one could possibly need and more. After spending the previous week in a condo unit on Maui, getting to spread out and have some peace and quiet was fabulous. My 81 year old mother also thoroughly enjoyed staying here as it gave us a nice place to go relax after all the activity at my brother's place every day.

When we go back to visit my brother we will be renting Java Kai again if at all possible.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Where do you live?

Great house with minor limitations

  • 4 of 5


-Magnificient view of mountains and sea

-Beautiful comfortable house, unique design

-Clean on arrival

-Lots of towels and other things, even an old ice chest that we used on our daily travels

-Great lanai (deck) - when not raining or wet we enjoyed dinner outside

-Opening doors downstairs and watching the sunrise from bed

-Kitchen had all necessary tools, only had to buy food


-Early morning (5am)Traffic noise near upper bedroom (only 50 ft away from major highway around west side of island) - making sleep difficult. Not noticeable in lower bedrooms.

-Rooster noise many times throughout the night making sleep difficult

-Constant drip in shower in upper floor making sleep difficult, only fixed by tying multiple towels around fixture that went all the way to the floor

-30-45 minutes away from most attractions at either Honolulu or North Shore - spent too much time in car. Next time will get something closer to one or the other.

-On the water, but no walkable beach (mud flats at low tide, no path at high tide)

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we have audible road noise especially at rush hours. As stated in our description we are located on the main road around the Eastside of the island (Windward side). Most guests describe the property as being peaceful and quiet but I don't recommend it for noise sensitive guests. THe house is set back 100 + feet from the roadside and has 2 high rock walls buffering the sound. As for the feral chickens, they come and go as they please so they can be quite loud if they set up shop close to the houses! We have a wild chicken problem on the entire island! I prefer for our guests to let me know about minor issues like leaky faucets while they are in residence so it can be addressed right away…. The beach here is walkable at low tide but is covered to the vegetation line at high tide. Because the beach here is a mixture of sand, rock, and silt, it is recommended to wear some footwear while walking. We are always thankful to our guests for taking the time to submit a review!


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu Internatl
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pali Golf course
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Kamehameha Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Kualoa Ranch Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kualoa Beach Park (swimming)
Car: necessary

Java Kai is away from it all but when you want city action Honolulu and Waikiki is only 35-45 minutes away. Airport is 30-35 min drive. Nearest grocery store is Times Supermarket at 7 min drive south to Koolau Shopping Center. There is a MacDonalds on the entry as well as Consolidated movie theaters, gas, and other restaurants, shops. Kaneohe town is less than 15 min drive and has lots more shopping options and the Windward Mall. Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center has Safeway, Longs, Walgreens, Blockbuster, multiple restaurants, Jamba Juice, Starbucks, banking, and gas station. The mall has Macy's, Sears, food court, restaurants, great shopping, and Consolidated movie theaters. Kailua Beach and town is 25 min drive south. Kailua has great eateries, shopping, and sandy family beaches and is world renowned for great windsurfing. Within 10 minutes drive visit Senator Fong's Plantation, Hart and Tagami Galeries for amazing art and gardens in Kahaluu, Byodo Temple, in Temple Valley.


Rates & Availability

From $295 Per night

Kaneohe Estate Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79.00
Tax Rate 13.96%
Notes Rates based on quad occupancy. Please add $25/additional person/night.
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Kaneohe Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • upper bath is simple with a shower. Lower bath is large with 2 sinks, large counterspace, bidet, tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Lower level has second bedrm with Cal-King bed, large closet, private access to deck and ocean views. Upper bedroom also has Cal-King Bed., Queen size Beds (1) Lower level has Master bedrm with queen bed , large walk in closet, dresser, chest, private access to deck and garden/ocean views.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Carport, terrace, garden, outdoor grill, cooler large, beach towels, hair dryer, ceiling fans. This estate consists of two Indonesian homes on a one acre oceanfront property on Kaneohe Bay. The 1100 sq ft upper lanai is elegantly porcelain tiled. The lower 700 Sq ft lanai is concrete extending onto wood deck outside lower bedrooms with lounge area and cool tradewinds and great views of the garden and ocean.

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