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Indonesian, Oceanfront, Estate, Beautiful, Charming & Romantic

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Java Kai is an Authentic Indonesian home and is the larger of two Indonesian vacation homes on a private one acre estate. The other house, is 1bedrm/ 1 bath, Hale 'O Bali, listing #18560... good for up to 4 guests. The houses are rented separately but together easily and comfortably house up to 10 adults.

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. (Events require approval so please check with the manager). 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.

The lower level of Java Kai has a private covered 700 sq ft. covered outdoor patio and wrap around deck/balcony just outside the lower bedrooms. There is a teak dining set for guests to enjoy on the lower deck/balcony. Enjoy fabulous ocean and garden views from the entire lower area.

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 throughout and ceiling fans keep you cool in every room.

Parking is free.

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

Property Manager
Leilani Sim-Godbehere
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Leilani Sim-Godbehere

Leilani manages the family property. She lives in Kauai with her husband and daughter on their farm. Her mother and adult son live on the adjacent property and also help to care for Java Kai and her guests.

Leilani Sim-Godbehere purchased this estate in 1995

Why Leilani Sim-Godbehere chose Waikane

This property has unparalleled views of ocean and mountains. The unique Indonesian architecture is one of a kind. Chempaca wood structure and Minahasa style with ironwood shingles is sure to transport you to an unforgettable tropical experience!

What makes this estate unique

Unwind in the serenity of a most unique place. The Hawaiian home with it'sIndonesian architecture and it's amazing views will enchant your soul.


Waikane Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain 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
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • 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 - toilet , shower , direct access to livingrm and to bedrm through a 2nd door
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , large bath w double sinks and tub/shower, also has a bidet.
  • upper bath is simple with a shower. Lower bath is large with 2 sinks, large counterspace, bidet, tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This estate consists of two Indonesian vacation homes on a one acre oceanfront property on Kaneohe Bay. Java Kai (listing #388724, 3 bedrm/ 2 bath), and Hale 'O Bali (listing #18560, 1 bedrm/ 1 bath). The 1100 sq ft upper lanai is elegantly porcelain tiled and wraps around the oceanside of both homes. Java Kai has a private covered lower 700 Sq ft lanai which extends from the lounge area and wraps outside both lower bedrooms where there is a 4 person teak dining set to enjoy the breezes and take a meal!


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Indonesian, Oceanfront, Estate, Beautiful, Charming & Romantic
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 27 reviews

A Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Java Kai. The home was beautiful and spacious. The view was lovely. We had everything we needed to cook some great meals. The breeze was great and swept through the whole house with the help of fans. No complaints about road noise. We had a house gecko and hens with chicks in the yard. The home and neighborhood were quiet and serene, but close enough to get to a grocery store or food trucks. We tried beaches both north and south of us, so it was nice to be in the middle. We will definitely come back if we stay on the island again. Leilani was great about communicating and we felt at home.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such lovely guests! So happy you enjoyed your stay at Java Kai!
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lovely location

  • 4 of 5

our stay in Java Kai was wonderful and the weather was great as well i can say it made our holiday in Oahu and gave us some wonderful memories.

the only issues we had was the outside seating and tables where not in a good state and need replacing, and a set of sun loungers would not go amiss so one could enjoy the wonderful views and sunrise.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed a memorable stay at Java Kai! We're working on upgrading the outdoor seating/tables. The Sunrises and views are wonderful. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Beautiful Hawaiian Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is an amazing Hawaiian experience. The home and grounds are beautiful, clean and well kept. The location is great for visiting any part of the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing sunrise and mountain views

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 adults stayed at Java Kai for 10 nights and we were extremely comfortable. The view from the deck and the shore line is incredible we woke every morning to capture sunrise. The location is super quiet an awesome county escape far away from the rat race and the birds in the morning are delightful while there is a little road noise you can hear from the top bedroom it is nothing to worry about and way less than we have at home. We rented a kayak and paddled out and around Chinaman Hat Island. The unit has great amounts of dishes and cooking pans.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Oahu Magic – Christmas week 2016

Sometimes, on a vacation, magic happens as in finding this destination for which we thanked the powers above, the family who rents this enchanting place, and the one who made our trip happen.

Hale O’Bali and Java Kai are two charming Indonesian wood homes directly next to each other, sharing a gated secure entrance, a huge tiled wrap-around lanai, and a view that is perfect. This is just right for the extended family or good friends who want a secluded get-away with space - two kitchens, four bedrooms and pullouts in each living area with combined 3 baths when renting BOTH homes together; otherwise, know that you may have another group in the neighboring house but the grounds are so large, it won’t matter. To drink coffee, wine, or have a meal sitting outside watching the view, the ambience of this private estate with its tropical landscape, sprawling lawn reaching down to the calm waters of Kaneohe Bay looking right at China Man’s Hat is beyond compare – it was paradise. If our group had just stayed at this location every day in Oahu, using our rented paddleboards, cooking fresh ahi bought from a neighborhood home, eating veges and fruits from the roadside stand down the way, and enjoying the orchid farm within walking distance to this home, we would have been entirely pleased. So relaxing, no need to go anywhere else. The homes are comfortable, very well-stocked, clean, and fun to be in. The furnishings are Hawaiian style, lived-in or dated, and in some cases, fascinating, like the massive king-size carved beds, old chest, and artwork. The authentic home design, ceiling and roof is fascinating. Geckos (some inside!), green lizards, chickens, birds, and turtles are all here to enjoy. The Ko'olau Mountains tower over this magnificent view as wisps of clouds drift in and out of the peaks. This is a magical place within fair driving distance to both busy Waikiki, and the North Shore. But be warned – you’ll need to tear yourself away from this rental for your day trips, and upon return, you will smile. Here, you have a top tourist destination to yourself. This is NOT for one who must have ultramodern decor with all new everything, air conditioning, or “fancy” restaurants nearby. For us, the local Waikane Store, Kenekes, and the Poi Factory were enough to satisfy our needs – authentic Hawaiian fare, and a general store with the necessities. Contact with the owner and rental process was direct and personal.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, spacious with lovely oceanfront view

  • 3 of 5

The property is convenient to southern Oahu as well as North Shore. We found it clean and comfortable for our family of 5. Clear directions and instructions were provided by the owner. She may want to provide instructions for the garbage disposal in the kitchen. It was unplugged, and given the number of switches for fans and lights, was somewhat confusing at first.The kitchen is adequately stocked for meal prep--cookware, silverware, serving. Seating for 4 at the dining table, but seating for six would have been appreciated. Of the three bedrooms, the two downstairs are quite comfortable and free of highway noise. The upstairs bedroom is subjected to constant highway noise, and is the reason I cannot give this property a higher rating. I would recommend this property to the right party--those who only require two bedrooms. There are adequate towels and linens, plus a washer/dryer. Outside is pleasant--both the deck and the downstairs lanai. The star fruit tree had ripe fruit, some of which was dropping and rotting. Some might find this unpleasant--both odor and sight--on a seasonal basis. The views were pleasant from the living/dining room, kitchen as well as the deck. Lawn games would be fantastic on the gigantic lawn--frisbee, croquet or badminton.

This property is very convenient to the Polynesian Cultural Center, Kualoa Ranch and the North Shore. We found several beaches within easy driving distance. Everyone recommends Seven Brothers restaurant--there are two locations relatively close. The food is quite tasty. The Shrimp Shack seemed a bit spendy, but is tasty as well.

We did visit Pearl Harbor--be sure to check out the web site for details. We opted to see all of the sites via the Pearl Harbor Passport deal. In hind sight, given how much we've seen on the West Coast (ships, submarines and aviation museums), we would opt to just visit the Arizona memorial and associated museum. The tickets are free for those, with an assigned time to visit the Arizona Memorial. You won't know your time until you obtain tickets; if you arrive early, your time will be earlier in the day. We went in at about 9:30, and our scheduled visit time was 12:45. Do try the pineapple soft serve at the Dole Plantation.

We stopped at Costco in Honolulu on day 1 of our trip. The parking lot is CRAZY to negotiate. We found other grocery stores, one south and two north of the property. Bring your own bags!

Overall, this is a good home base for exploring Oahu.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. The dining table is actually equipped with 4 padded wood chairs and a bench for an additional 2 adults so it is a table designed to seat 6 adults comfortably. The property is located right off the main artery called Kamehameha Hwy which is the route that circles this entire side of the island. The house is set back over 100 feet from the shoulder of this roadway and there are 2 sets of rock walls between the road and the house which helps buffer road noise. We agree the lower bedrooms are actually very quiet because they are insulated into a slope but the upper bedroom does face the inland mountains and the main roadway so there is going to be some road noise at the upper bedroom. We do encourage our guests to help themselves when any of the fruit trees are bearing fruit such as the starfruit tree and the mango trees! The yard men come twice a month to mow and the clean up any green waste to keep the lawn beautiful for our guests!
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Keneke's Grill at Punaluu
American Restaurant
Shrimp Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Pho Vientiane
Vietnamese Restaurant
Vientiane Pho & Sandwiches
Vietnamese Restaurant
Aloha Shrimp
Uncle Bobo's
Barbecue Restaurant
Hauula BBQ Restaurant
Korean Barbecue Restaurant
North Shore Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
North Shore Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Papa Ole's Kitchen
Hawaiian Restaurant
Guadalajara Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Pounders Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
So'da Bomb
Lunch Restaurant
Tita's Grill
Snack Bar
Polynesian Cultural Center
Island Buffet and Prime Dining
Buffet Restaurant
Seasider Snack Bar
Snack Bar
Laie Chop Suey
Chinese Restaurant
Seven Brothers
American Restaurant
L & L Hawaiian BBQ
Hawaiian Restaurant
Hukilau Cafe
Waiahole Poi Factory
Malaekahana Beach Campground
Mana'z Grindz
Kalena's Hut
지오바니 푸드트럭
Mike's Kiawe Broiled Huli Huli Chicken
Fast Food Restaurant
Aloha Espresso
Coffee Shop
Ono Yo
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Thong's Thai
Thai Restaurant
Kalbi on Fire
Giovanni's Aloha Shrimp
Seafood Restaurant
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Seafood Restaurant
Nelly's Tacos Mexicano
Mexican Restaurant
Holo Holo Stop
Fast Food Restaurant
Lani's Yummy Yum Funnel Cake And Gifts
Thai Food Express
Thai Restaurant
Uncle Woody's BBQ CORN
Island Bree'z
Wili Wili's Shave Ice Haven
"SevenBrothers ""At the Mill"""
Hamburger Restaurant
Hang Loose Coffee Caboose
Uluwehi's Wagon
Famous Kahuku Shrimp Truck
Seafood Restaurant
Romy's Kahuku Prawns Shrimp Hut
Seafood Restaurant
Fumi's Shrimp Farm
Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp
Seafood Restaurant
Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp
Bob's Tropical Fruit Hut
Rainbow House Shave Ice
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 the larger of 2 Indonesian houses on this one acre property in the rural neighborhood of Waikane (North Kaneohe on the East side). The other house on the property is Hale 'O Bali and is listing #18560 (1 bedrm/ 1 bath, good for up to 4 adults). It 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Cancellation policy: 60 days (100% Refund), otherwise refund not guaranteed unless rebooked less $100 cancellation fee.

Rates based on 4 person occupancy. Please add $25/additional person/night. Up to 6 guests.
Please inquire about holding an event.

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.