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Indonesian, Oceanfront, Estate, Beautiful, Charming & Romantic

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 nights


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

Property Manager
Leilani Sim-Godbehere
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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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 Oahu

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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Indonesian, Oceanfront, Estate, Beautiful, Charming & Romantic
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

Group of 6, enjoyed ever last minute of our stay. House was clean, the style of the interior was awesome, all the facilities we needed were there and then some. We had an amazing time, next time I come to Hawaii I will stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breath-taking views!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time here!! The house is beautiful and the views of the mountains and ocean are absolutely stunning. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Beautiful Location

  • 3 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week in Oahu on this beautiful estate. Here is my review:


• Gorgeous property in a beautiful location, with amazing views.

• The wood on the house is incredible and it is filled with amazing artwork. There is also a very large and comfortable lanai. It was a perfect house for family members to gather and we really enjoyed the fireworks on New Year’s Eve. What a show!

• There is easy access to all parts of the island from this location, whether you want to head to the crowded North Shore or catch a show in Honolulu.

• Beds were comfortable with clean smelling soft sheets.

• Beautiful birds everywhere in the yard. Fruit trees and lush landscape.


• The property was very hard to find in the dark. This caused a lot of stress so please be sure and ask for mileage instead of landmarks when coming. If it’s at night, it’s very dark, in the country, so you won’t see the landmarks. Also my phone would not pick up the house address on it’s navigation. That would have made a big difference.

• There are no instructions for the house anywhere. Five remotes for the TV and only one worked and this was after WE had to call the television company be told how to use the TV and which remote. The owner/manager did not have answers for us on this which seemed strange. She did give us the number to call the cable company.

• The home is so beautiful and yet the walls are dirty and inside drawers are broken, old items. Things don’t look taken care of, mold on fridge door and a rusted broken fridge in the laundry room. Be aware if you have kids so that no one climbs into it. Many of the window blinds are broken.

• Downstairs bathroom has a water pik shower head that broke twice and fortunately was put back together by my mechanic husband. Also to use the shower you have to know to pull down the tab on the bottom of the water spout. I hadn’t see this before.

• The pillows on the beds are the flattest pillows I have ever put my head on.

• No hangers provided in the closets for your stay.

• The cover on the ironing board was the most disgusting and old, crumbling so I ironed on a table.

• No grill of any type for cooking outside on the beautiful lanai with the gorgeous view.

We would stay here again, for sure, if the house was cleaned up and shown some love.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To our dear guests.... we welcome these critiques. Thank you for informing us about the issues you experienced during your stay at Java Kai. I have to say, when we upgraded the cable television with Oceanic Time Warner Cable, they insisted that it required a new black box and with that all the nuances of a new system, of which I was unfamiliar. I will become familiar with the system. Sorry for the 5 remotes.... I believe 2 may have been extras from previous television sets. We will be sure to remove the extra ones. We were happy to help trouble shoot and get the television issue resolved quickly! We will be reviewing all the household items in the kitchen drawers and removing and replacing anything broken or useless. The second refrigerator downstairs in the laundry room does in fact work great. It's main crime is that it's old, and we don't need it unless there's a big party, so we leave it turned off most of the time. Refrigerators in Hawaii, especially near the salt air and sea, tend to rust and or mildew quickly. Don't worry, it is not a hazard to children. The shower head downstairs has not had a problem before so we will have it checked. Yes, the spout/shower head pull is located on the spout which is rather unusual. Hangers? We used to have plenty but will definitely be placing some hangers in the closets.... thank you for the heads up. Also, will replace the ironing board/cover. Some "fluffy" pillows will be stocked so there will be a variety to choose from. I know the window blinds are always being replaced and take a huge beating from being close to the shore and used all the time by guests who are not always gentle on them. The last grill was destroyed in a storm and not replaced. We do not list a grill as an amenity on our website. It seems to be a rather important amenity to our guests so we will be replacing the grill. Again, thank you for your excellent review and taking the time to help us make the house more comfortable for our guests.
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Long Beach, California

Relaxing and Private

  • 5 of 5

Bali Kai was such a great place to stay that I almost don't want to review it, so I can book it whenever I want. Living in Orange County, California I've often found that Hawaii is overrated and Honolulu, Oahu is described as the Los Angeles of the islands. So I had no great expectations when I was trying to find a place on Oahu that I would enjoy during my friend's wedding. My fiancée found this estate and everything looked great. I honestly was a little worried that it was too good to be true. I'm a worrier and I was completely nervous until I entered the gate code (my fiancée always thinks everything will work out, so she wasn't ever worried - kudos to her). When that gate pulled back and I saw (not only that I wasn't being deceived, but) it was better than any of the pictures on here... I knew we would be back.

The home is beautiful and comfortable. There are neighbors, but I never saw them. The mornings are beautiful to watch the sunrise (we ate on the patio every morning). The property owner was not available, however, her mother came by the next day to welcome us and check out any needs on the property. The only thing we noticed was that we didn't seem to have hot water, but that was remedied by turning on the water heater (they did it, not us). This is such a gorgeous location and very private. If you've been to Oahu you know that there are crowds of people and everything is so "touristy". Bali Kai is the opposite of Honolulu (in fact, you pass numerous homemade signs from locals protesting any hotels in this area of the island - I was happy and sad at the same time). Bali Kai is a little difficult to find the first time, but after that it's like home.

Pro tip - Stay away from the touristy waterfalls and search on Yelp for a waterfall near the house. I won't disclose the actual waterfall location (it's more of an adventure for you to find it on your own), however, I will tell you that the hike begins at the dead end of a street and through a gate that warns you not to trespass.

Extra pro tip - Hit the Costco in Honolulu after you land to stock up on food. Bali Kai has an inviting kitchen that's worth using.

To the owner - thank you so much for trusting everyone you lend your home to. We tried to leave it better than we found it (which was hard to do). I hope everyone respects your home as much as we did so it's available for future trips!


  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, idyllic, charming escape!

  • 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: HomeAway
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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
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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

Kaneohe Estate Rental Rates

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Christmas/ Holiday season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

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 ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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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