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Leilani Sim-Godbehere

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Authentic Indonesian, Oceanfront , Romantic, Charming,

45 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Oahu House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Charming Hale 'O Bali (House of Bali) is perched on a one acre estate near her sister adjacent home, Java Kai(listing #388724). Choose between Hale 'O Bali (1-4 persons) , Java Kai (1-6 persons), or book both and the entire one acre, private estate. The two homes can accommodate 1-10 persons. These oceanfront, AUTHENTIC, Indonesian hardwood homes are located just off the main shoreline highway in Kaneohe on the windward side of Oahu. We can host your wedding/reception, holiday, family gathering, celebration, event, or retreat.

Charming, intimate ,Hale 'O Bali has 1 bedrm, 1 bath with an alternative sleeping loft above the master bedroom, for older children who would enjoy climbing the fixed ladder instead of staying in the den on the comfortable queen futon couch/bed.

Enjoy the 1100 Sq. Ft. porcelain tiled deck Take in spectacular views of Kaneohe Bay and the Koolau mountains.

The high open beam ceilings are graced with Woven Bamboo (Bedeg). Your feet will stay cool on the Ceramic Tiles throughout . Tradewinds and ceiling Fans in each room help keep you cool and comfortable.

Enjoy the soothing sounds of the Waterfall from the Fish and Lily Pond just outside the west side of Hale 'O Bali . Hale 'O Bali is equipped with a Full Kitchen with Granite Countertops and Mahogany Cabinets.

Out on the large 1100 square foot porcelain tiled deck take in the Sunrise over the Ocean Horizon and Spectacular Panoramic Views of the Koolau Mountains, Chinaman's Hat Island, and the turquoise and emerald hues of Kaneohe Bay. Enjoy the lush, colorful, and fragrant gardens and Stroll the One Acre Property to the Shoreline, approximately 300 feet in length.. The great lawn and ocean garden are perfect for events and the 20' high lava rock privacey wall is a perfect backdrop for an event tent or space.

The NONswimming beach here is beautiful, but is shallow for such a long way out and can be rocky also and so is not practical for swimming. The views of the bay and Koolau mountains and Chinaman's Hat Island are breathtaking from here. The waters here are very protected and lend themselves nicely to boating and paddleboarding.

There is a white sandy beach 3 minutes drive away at Kualoa Beach Park. It is one of the ten top rated beaches on Oahu and has extremely safe and protected waters for all ages.

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Keywords: Bayfront ,Estate , one acre shoreline estate with two authentic Indonesian homes.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Leilani Sim-Godbehere (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

About Leilani Sim-Godbehere

I manage this family owned property. I currently reside on the island of Kauai with my husband and daughter where I help take care of our farm and work as a veterinarian.

Leilani Sim-Godbehere purchased this house in 1995

Why Leilani Sim-Godbehere chose Oahu

Our family shipped these Miinahasa Island homes over from Sulawesi, Indonesia and rebuilt them with great difficulty. The area here is rural and a far contrast to the bustle of Honolulu.

I personally lived in each of these homes over many years and have never loved living in any home more.

What makes this house unique

The charming ambiance and warmth of the chempaca wood homes is magical. All I need to be happy is food and to stay at Hale 'O Bali or Java Kai!!! I don't feel any need to leave this property and am awestruck each time I come home not only by the views but by the lovely, cozy feel these homes exude.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I've been preparing this romantic,unique home to be as comfortable as it is delightful. I welcome everyone to Hale'O Bali to share in the beauty and joy that our island paradise provides.
Oct 2002
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Reviews

4.7
based on 45 traveler reviews

Authentic Indonesian, Oceanfront , Romantic, Charming,
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 46 reviews
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5

We loved Hale 'O Bali

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at Hale 'O Bali, and had a fabulous time. This home sits on the windward side, in an area that, in our opinion, is the most breathtakingly beautiful area of Oahu. We love renting a cottage instead of staying in a hotel, as it feels more like we are 'living' in the place, rather than visiting it. For us, Hale 'O Bali was the perfect choice. With it's unique Indonesian/island architectural character, rural setting with stunning views of both the ocean and the mountains, and awakening to roosters and birds chirping, just being in the house made us feel very connected to nature, and a real part of Hawaii.

The house was spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. The bedroom is large, and there's a ton of drawer and closet space. I wished the shower was a smidge bigger, but that's no big deal. Over all, the bathroom was very nice. Lots of towels and plenty of towel bars to let things dry in the tropical climate, and a washer and dryer. During our visit, it rained often, which is very normal for that part of Hawaii, and why it is so gloriously beautiful. Our benchmark for a great place to stay is "is it a good rainy day house" - can you be happy there if weather or other factors keep you couped up for a while. Hale 'O Bali is perfect, because even when you're at home, you are looking out through an entire wall of windows, on to beautiful mountains, lush foliage, and the ocean. Outdoor living is great with a very large deck, nicely furnished. It is ocean front, though it is not a swimming beach. We consider this a plus, as there were no beach-goers out our window. Just lovely foliage, a huge lawn leading to the water, and a half dozen swaying palms framing the view of the ocean. For your beach fix, just hop in the jeep and go up the road in either direction, and you've got beaches galore. Although the home gives you a lovely away-from-it-all feeling, it is a short (and stunningly beautiful) drive south to Kailua and Lanikai beaches, an easy, and gorgeous, jaunt to Honolulu, and right on the way to the wonderful North Shore.

All in all, we would highly recommend this house. It is a unique experience. The owner provided us with excellent service, the home and grounds are beautifully maintained, and we had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. We would stay there again, in a minute, and heartily recommend it to others traveling to Oahu.

M and J

June 2009

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To M& J, It gives us such delight to be able to share the beauty,unique experience, and comfort that Hale 'O Bali provides. Thank you to you and all the other guests for sharing your thoughts about Hale 'O Bali! We hope to see you again! Mahalo, Leilani & Charlie
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4

We really enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

We liked the security gate. We were there by ourselves the scenery was beautiful and easy to travel to other parts of the island. I really enjoyed the unique construction of the home a true piece of craftsmanship. If you enjoy the quiet get away from the crowds type of holiday you would enjoy this home...the owner did provide excellent service. I would like to return with my entire family and rent both houses.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to get away from all the craziness of the Waikiki and Honolulu area...this is the place to be. One of our favorite pastimes was enjoying our morning coffee and watching those gorgeous sunrises. Peaceful and private, the view and the grounds are beautiful. Loved the feeling of walking barefoot on the beautiful tile floors throughout the entire house and lanai.

The property is located in an area that is close to almost any activity you are looking to experience...beautiful beaches, hiking, kayaking, shopping, local eateries....

The house we were in (Hale O' Bali) was clean and well stalked and really gave you the feeling of being in the islands. We loved our stay here.

Leilani was a pleasure to work with and was always available to answer any questions we had. If we ever come back to Oahu, this is where I would want to stay and would recommend this beautiful place to anyone.

Mahalo to Leilani and Geraldine ~ Jack and Evelyn

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Hale O'Bali is located on the beautiful windward side of Oahu! We enjoyed beautiful sunrises every morning! The continuos flowing waterfall in the pond help drown out the noises from the road. We had no bullfrogs. Hale O'Bali was clean and the long lawn well maintained. My husband and I are not fussy and spent most of our time touring the island or spending time on the deck. Hale O'Bali could use some updates. The blinds need to be replaced, the futon couch is not very comfortable, and the loft bed needs a more secure headboard. None of this bothered us but if you are fussy and expect 5 star accommodations then rent the main house which has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and is very nicely furnished. The entire complex would make an awesome wedding venue. It has a long level lawn with ocean and cliff views. The groom and best man could stay in Hale O'Bali and the Bride, maid of honor and parents could stay in the main house. A small intimate wedding reception could be accommodated on the decks and a larger reception on the lawn. Of course all this would have to be arranged and agreed upon by the owner but it would be quite beautiful! Mahalo Leilani we had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing, perfect, idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Bali Kai Estate for our wedding and we were absolutely blown away by this amazing home! We rented Bali Kai site unseen for our special day, and Lailani was so accommodating and attentive to making sure that Bali Kai was going to be right for us. As someone who researches heavily I had read some negative comments from past renters about Bali Kai, all of which were unwarranted. This place is perfect.

When we arrived at the property we walked through the gateway and were immediately transfixed by the site around us. From the mountains to the left, the ocean in front of us, and the view down over Kāne‘ohe Bay to the right, we knew our wedding was going to be very memorable. This place is one of a kind!

Our 5 night stay at the home was very comfortable, and walking up with the sun to perfect views made coming home very depressing. Our wedding went off without a hitch, and we will definitely be back to Bali Kai in years to come.

Thank you Leilani for this beautiful property. The house has it all, and you will not be disappointed. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing way to wake up in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Need to start off by thanking Leilani for everything. What a great place to be able to stay during my recent visit. I stayed Bali Hale for 7 days. I did spend most of my time in the North Shore, but it was a great half way point to my brother who lives on the Island. As I love visiting Hawaii, I really do not like the traffic on the other side of the Island. If you want to get away from all the traffic, then this is the place to stay. About 30 min or so to the airport and 40 min from the North Shore. The one thing that surprised me the most was the water pressure while taking a shower. Felt like buckets of water being poured over you. Amazing sunrises, can't get enough of seeing that every morning. I wish this place was available when I return in December with my 2 boys.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Honolulu
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Kamehameha Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Kualoa Ranch Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kualoa Beach Park
Car: necessary

Snorkelling/Scuba Diving, Adventure tours, paintballing, horseback Trail Riding, Recreational 4-Wheeling are available at Kualoa Ranch which is a very close neighbor 3 miles north. Senator Fongs Plantation in Kahaluu, Hart and Tagami galleries in Kahaluu, Polynesian Cultural Center 20 minute north in Laie, Byodo Inn Japanese Buddhist Temple with gardens and Huge Koi ponds in Ahuimanu 7 minutes south, Golfing at Pali Golf Course in Kaneohe, or Turtle Bay Hilton about 35 minutes north in Kahuku.

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Rates & Availability

Kaneohe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas/ New Years Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$240
$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,260
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Rates based on DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. Additional guests $25/person/night.
Events additional, please inquire.
Cleaning Fee $90-$120

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Amenities

Oahu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Simple bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) King bed in spacious master bedroom, Double Beds (1) double bed in loft above master bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen deluxe futon bed in den converts to couch
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
CD/Cassette Player, Alarm Clock Radio, Stove/Oven, Blender, Coffee Maker, Toaster, coffee grinder,Blender, Cooking Utensils/Dishware provided, Linens/Towels provided, Washer/Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Blowdryer, Ceiling Fans, ***

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