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Authentic Indonesian, Oceanfront , Romantic, Charming,

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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). The homes are booked separately. 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.


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

More Details

Property Manager
Leilani Sim-Godbehere
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Leilani Sim-Godbehere

I manage this family owned property. I currently reside on Kauai with my husband and daughter where I help take care of our farm. My mother and son also help care of Hale 'O Bali and making sure guests are comfortable and cared for!

Leilani Sim-Godbehere purchased this house in 1995

Why Leilani Sim-Godbehere chose Waikane

Our family shipped these Minahasa 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. The two homes are separate but share a very large rambling deck. Hale 'O Bali is the smaller of the two homes.

What makes this house unique

The charming ambiance and warmth of this chempaca wood home is magical. Come enjoy the serenity, the views, and the unique Indonesian architecture!

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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Waikane House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Simple bathroom with shower.
  • 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
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
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
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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Authentic Indonesian, Oceanfront , Romantic, Charming,
average rating of 4.6603775 based on 54 reviews

Perfect Retreat on Island

  • 5 of 5

I have lived on the island of O'ahu for five years and am relatively familiar with most locations.

Not only is this the ideal spot for a "getaway retreat" located east side near Kaneohe (and three connecting highways to town/Honolulu/South/West Side) but the property itself is just as proclaimed: romantic, majestic, tranquil, breathtaking. This place allows you to lay low and cruise, or to hele on north towards historic Haleiwa town, hitting Kualoa Ranch, "Chinaman's Hat," Polynesian Cultural Center, Turtle Bay, Waimea Bay, etc., along the way. OR, to explore the Valley of the Temples, Kaneohe Bay/Sand Island, Kailua Town, Lanikai, etc. headed south. I have already started referring anyone I meet to this lovely Hale O'Bali and will continue to do so! Mahalo nui loa Leilani and 'Ohana!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an uplifting and encouraging review. Your comments are the reason we decided to share this amazing place with others who will enjoy the beauty and spendor that awaits! Mahalo, Leilani
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Celebration, Florida USA

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: June 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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Vineyard Haven

Heavenly , even with the rain !

  • 4 of 5

This is a gorgeous house w/ lovely views on a beautiful piece of property at the beginning of the North Shore.

It has one large bedroom with a waterfall outside the window ( blocks any road noise) but also had some kind of bullfrog that sounded like a cow ! The other bedroom is up a ladder in the eaves ( but with plenty of ventilation) so whoever's up there needs to be nimble.

The deck is wonderful for morning coffee and we saw the moon rise between the palm trees

one night. We were there for a month which is perhaps too long given that it rained or was windy much of the time. It is a good house in that there are different areas to spread out in if you're inside for a bit. The best beach is Kualoa (3 miles down the road) which you can see to your left from the lawn. It's your Hawaiian paradise kind of beach, not crowded and perfectly lovely.

Our friends who have lived there for 40 years told us that the weather we had was most unusual for February, which they said , is usually sunny !

The owner's son was very helpful with some minor issues ( mostly internet) and Leilani was responsive to our needs also. Our only major complaint was that if the adjoining house, Java Kai is rented, you are listening to their choice of TV programs and music.

The house itself is well kept and even with the flooding and rain stayed dry. The roosters at dawn took some getting used to, but a well-aimed glass of water discouraged that !

All in all I would definitely recommend this unusual and beautiful house, hopefully your weather will be better ! Aloha....

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. The lily pond does have an occasional rogue bullfrog which Charlie actually has moved elsewhere. When it rains a lot.... bullfrogs move house. I might add the master bedroom is indeed on the ground floor and there is a loft above it for the young and nimble as it is accessed up a fixed ladder as shown in the house photos! There is also a futon couch in the den for additional sleeping and alternate space to the loft. Internet issues seemed to be remedied with a quick reboot of the router or modem. Thank you for your patience and being such a good communicator as that helped us to address the issues sooner. The roosters and their wayward hens are feral so they wander the neighborhood at will. They do not belong to us as some past guests have thought. Thanks so much also for donating many household items that you left behind! Many well wishes to you and many blessings, Leilani Sim-Godbehere
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Lewiston New York

Cozy, quiet and absolutely gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place if you want to be away from the city! I was looking to be surrounded by mountains and ended getting that AND an ocean view which is hard to find. The bedroom was so comfortable and spacious and my sister and I enjoyed hanging out in the kitchen, tv area and the patio. Coming home at night, finding the house would’ve been tough if not for the colorful lights on the posts! Just wonderful. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a place to relax. Plus we love the “country” side of the island so staying here was perfect. Thank you Leilani! Very kind host for letting us check in early also. We will be back for sure. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the serenity of Hale 'O Bali! I look for the cool outside column lights also when returning home at night! Thank you so much for your lovely review! Leilani
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I absolutely loved staying here

  • 5 of 5

Extremely enjoyable house as if i was in south asia or something. The surroundings were also so fantasitc: being right next to ocean and beautiful palm trees etc

The house was about 30min away from everything but we didn't mind it.

Only one difficult thing was that i could hear the next door's TV sound and music so loudly. They also talked pretty loudly..I think these houses are not made to block noises

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay at Hale 'O Bali. You are right the houses are actually from south Asia, from the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia! They are authentic Minahasa style houses with lots of great ventilation to allow the tradewinds to cool the houses. The sounds from outside do tend to come in with the breezes.
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Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just love this side of the Island. It was peaceful, beautiful, and everything we could have asked for on our week long vacation. The property is meticulously maintained and the gated entry is very secure. We would highly recommend this property to our friends and family! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.96%

Cancellation policy: prior to 60 days (100%), 59 days and under refund not guaranteed unless rebooked less $100 cancellation fee.
Rates are based on double occupancy . Additional guests $25/person/night. Up to 4 guests.
Events additional, please inquire.
Cleaning Fee $90

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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