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AlohaAKU Hula Suite - Beachfront 1 Bedroom/Bath - LR - Full Kitchen - Priv Lanai

Charlene and Gary

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Charlene and Gary

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015
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AlohaAKU Hula Suite - Beachfront 1 Bedroom/Bath - LR - Full Kitchen - Priv Lanai

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Kihei Estate Rental Photos and Description

Tranquil Beach Front Luxury With Gated Entrance, 5 Private Suites & Fruit Grove

Blessed by kaunas, 'aloha aku' means the place that ‘gives love and kindness’. Formally known as Aikane Hale.

Even if your requested dates are unavailable please go to www.alohaaku.com to see the Calendar of all of our Suites.

AlohaAKU Inn & Suites is a tucked away, one-of-a-kind vacation gem. Our luxury oceanside estate has 4 beachfront one-bedroom suites and a garden view two-bedroom ohana. Each suite has a private entrance, seperate living room, full kitchen and is like having your own condo at the beach in Maui. This special place is hidden behind a private, double gated entrance, lined with 700 ft of lighted coconut palms that lure you into the feeling of leaving the world behind. But is still centrally placed in Kihei nearly all of the amenities you might desire.

Guests have described AlohaAKU as ‘the most tranquil and ultimate place for relaxation’! You can’t help but feel the peacefulness of Maui's beauty wash over you here. The beach in front of AlohaAKU is only lightly traveled. Sometimes it's like having your own private beach. Hidden beside the tallest mangrove forest in the state, you will be pleasantly greeted with an extravaganza of natural hawaiian beauty.

AlohaAKU lulls you into a wondrous state of being, yet is located in the ultimate location for access to the many conveniences in mid-kihei. And it’s well placed to be your base of operations to explore the rest of the maui island.

Just twenty minutes from the airport, we are within easy walking distance of nearby groceries, shopping, restaurants, bar-pubs, car rental, dive shops, and much, much more. When guests return to the property they say it ‘feels like home’. Some never leave the property during their visit, happy to just lounge around and suntan from their private lanai or on the beach out front!

Your hosts, Charlene (maui-girl) and Gary (g-kane), have upgraded all the suites to include air conditioning, ceiling fans, free high speed wi-fi, free designated on property parking, key codes for everything (no keys or key cards to worry about), flat screen hdtvs with DirecTv in the living room and in the separate bedrooms. Warm up a snack or make yourself a full meal in your suite's nicely outfitted full kitchen. In addition there is a gas barbeque on site nestled between some acacia palm trees overlooking the protected wetland pond.

We can’t wait to host you and see your happy faces. We hope that you will find that AlohaAKU has the intimacy, amenities, and ohana to be your favorite luxury getaway. Maui is considered one of top vacation destinations in the world and after staying at AlohaAKU we are confident that you will have your own special reasons why!

Charlene & Gary

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Charlene and Gary (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

About Charlene and Gary

Aloha from Charlene and Gary.

A little about us.

Char was raised on Maui just a few miles up the beach from Aloha AKU and went to grade school and to St. Anthony’s High School on Maui. Her family also lives here on the island so she and they have seen a lot of changes on Maui over the years. After high school Char left for College at Santa Clara University and majored in TV Production and French. After College she moved the LA and began a carrier in the Entertainment Industry doing everything from modeling to acting and from Producing, Directing and Writing to finally running Production and Entertainment companies.

Ok, so she played Hollywood. Gary has also had a good life having lived in many parts of the country having followed a very successful career in High Tech. He has been a key contributor to Ethernet, Computer analyzed EKG systems, founded a start up Telecommunications product company in Silicon Valley, and ran a $70M per year high tech company in LA. He has always seen himself living on an island and meeting Char 20 years ago was just the ticket to get him to Maui.

So a few years ago this LA couple decided that the time had come to leave the Merry-go-round of their respective businesses and buy a place on Maui and “come home”. So here they are, living the “maui life” as active members of the local community and on many non-profit boards and are supporting many worthy causes. And they decided to create Aloha AKU Inn & Suites and offer a fun, laid back Maui beach experience to fun, laid back and interesting people.

Please join us and enjoy MAUI !

Char and Gary

Charlene and Gary purchased this estate in 2010

Why Charlene and Gary chose Kihei

We were coming home and we just found this magical location and opportunity. We are happy to be able to get it and to be able to open it up to others.

What makes this estate unique

Great views, great beach, great location, and oh yes, just great.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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AlohaAKU Hula Suite - Beachfront 1 Bedroom/Bath - LR - Full Kitchen - Priv Lanai
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Perfect Vacation Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week and absolutely loved the Hula Suite. The entire property is truly one of a kind. The room is stocked with everything you need and is incredibly comfortable. Air conditioning, WiFi and Satellite TV was enjoyed as well. The location is so relaxing and peaceful we actually had a hard time leaving to go explore the island! The owners Charlene and Gary are as nice as they come and provide you with all of the amenities to make your stay perfect. We used their kayaks to enjoy the morning on the water, but they also have paddle boards, bicycles, water shoes, beach gear and coolers, a huge library of books and movies and some exercise equipment to use.

We chose to stay here because of the close proximity to the ocean, the quiet surroundings, amenities and the reviews. Why stay in a crowded hotel when this piece of heaven exists?!! We are so glad we found this property and cannot wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you found us and enjoyed all the goodies. We can't wait to have you back again. Mahalo for a lovely review!
5

Paradise, found!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I don't like staying in hotels, and we happened upon this just by browsing the Internet. We took a chance, and what a find! Owners Gary and Charlene were amazing--they gave us a little tour of the property and were very gracious when we had questions about certain things, like cool, out of the way places to eat.

The condo itself is beautiful-full kitchen, super comfortable bed. And the view! The beach is Right. There. And so private and romantic! Also, so quiet! I hope this place stays a secret, although my review probably isn't going to help with that! I think my overuse of exclamation points is indicative of my/our feelings about this place. It's truly magical, a wonderful paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll try to keep Aloha AKU the best kept secret, but super share at the same time (SMILEY FACE). We can't wait to have you back! Mahalo for a lovely review and for being so lovely yourselves!
Anchorage, Alaska USA
5

OUTSTANDING place to stay in Maui

  • 5 of 5

My husband, family, in-laws, and I stayed at Aloha Aku in Kihei this February in preparation/celebration of our wedding on Valentine’s Day. We are all frequent travellers and all of us were highly impressed with the property’s location, amenities, friendly staff, and owners Gary and Char. Each pair in our group stayed in one of the 1 BR suites- which both met and exceeded our expectations. Each room has a bedroom with a personal bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, a living room, and a private lanai area. Amenities included fresh water, fruit, yogurt, and Keurig machines, AC, TVs, free wi-fi, water sports equipment, bicycles, a hot tub, and a community library (complete with DVDs). The property’s beachfront location away from the main road is an added plus- not only does it provide a more private beach experience when compared to the large hotels, but it also makes your stay quiet and restful. Restaurants and grocery stores are within walking distance as well. I can’t think of a place I’d rather stay when visiting Maui, and all our friends, wedding guests, and family agreed. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

What an incredible find!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful gem, west facing towards incredible sunsets -- just a short walk across a well manicured lawn to the beach. When you are there you can't tell that the busy streets of Kihei are so close.

Our suite worked great for our family --big bedroom and a family/kitchen area with a foldout futon couch and an extra futon provided so each adult "kid" had her own bed. Loved the kitchen filled with juice, yogurt, pastries, cereal, coffee and fruit upon arrival. Also, a box of macadamia nut chocolates and a can of macadamia nuts on the counter were very much appreciated!

There was a common area accessible to all guests where we could get our breakfast items for the morning. There was also an adjoining room filled with a huge number of books and DVDs. We watched a video one night in our suite --- so great to have a DVD player and also access to so many TV channels -- also watched a football bowl game one evening! We got takeout food nearby one night and used the microwave to reheat it, and bought food at a large grocery store just a block away to make dinner another night -- so convenient! The kitchen had all the dishes, pots and pans, blender, etc. that were needed.

We took advantage of the paddle boards, kayaks and bikes that were right there for the borrowing. We took Char's advice and walked to the local CVS to buy $9.99 water shoes to protect our feet from the sharp rocks in the ocean -- there were some water shoes to borrow but to make sure we had ones in our sizes when we needed them we decided to get our own.

We loved the jacuzzi 10 steps away from our suite with the same view of the ocean as from our patio!

We used the large, new washer and dryer in a nearby room and it was so great to have the soap and dryer sheets right there to use!

We really liked the convenience of receiving an email two days before our arrival with all the codes needed to get into our suite, common area, equipment lockers, etc.

Char and Gary were such wonderful, friendly hosts! This is truly a gem that I know will be very popular! We wish we were still there!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy this all worked out for you so well. Mahalo for a great review. We can't wait to have you back again. Be sure to give a call and we will apply the returning guest discount!
Pleasanton CA USA
5

Perfect location, fantastic ammenities and delightful hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been lucky enough to have travelled to Maui countless times over the last few decades. Never before have we so enjoyed our accommodations as we did the AloAku. I almost hesitate to give the review it deserves for fear of blowing our cover-If everyone knows how great it is we might not be able to get in! First of all, the location could not be more perfect. You're in the middle of Kihei, walking distance to groceries, restaurants and shopping BUT far enough away from the road to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. The mangrove forest helped to create such a charming atmosphere-Just beautiful. Our view was second to none-Straight across beautiful, green lawn to the (mostly deserted) beach. Priceless sunsets were enjoyed from the lanai every night. If all this isn't enough, ours hosts-Gary and Char-have thought of everything visitors may need. We took advantage of the paddle boards, bikes, beach gear, ice chests and more. They even lent us furniture to entertain friends and family while we were there. Perfect! Needless to say, AlohaAku was the best place we've ever stayed on Maui. We hope to be there again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your special stay with us so much and we look forward to having you again. When we have happy repeat customers like you, it's a bonus for us because it becomes like having family that comes back to visit!!! Big Mahalo for such a rave review.
5

Romantic. Quiet. Beautiful. Comfortable. Doesn't get better

  • 5 of 5

If we could offer 6 stars, we would! Char and Gary have created the ultimate romantic and relaxed destination. Why book an uncomfortable room in a giant highrise, when you can have luxury in a more private setting? Aloha Aku is the most beautiful site.

The view from your Lanai will be worth a million dollars - perfectly West facing for stunning Sunsets!! The soaking pool and hot tub is a perfect way to end your day after snorkeling or stand up paddle boarding.

The units are impeccably apportioned, completely private, and cannot be closer to the quiet beach. The owners provide free stand up paddle boards, beach cruser bikes, snorkel gear, beach towels, reef shoes, and body boards - we figure we saved over $400 for the week from rentals.

Aloha Aku is a beautiful site. The view from your Lanai will be worth a million dollars! The fresh fruit, juices, and pastries provided for breakfast are a nice touch.

This was the best vacation (actually honeymoon) we could have imagined and we are already planning our schedule to re-book.

You should book Aloha Aku too...just don't pick our week ;-)

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an endorsement! Thank you so much and we're thrilled that you enjoyed it as much as you did. We knew you were having a good time but the way you put it down in words was amazing! Thank you so much and we can't wait to host you again and give you our special happy return guest discount!

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Kahalui
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Diamonds Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eliair Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pi'ilani
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
'Many'
Nearest Beach
Out front
Car: recommended

Located in Central Kihei and within walking distance of most everything you might want or need. Tucked away at the end of a 700 foot long drive and right on the beach.

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Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Kihei Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid
Apr 30 2015 - Jun 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$229
From
$249
Fri,Sat
$1,561
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Jun 18 2015 - Jul 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Indp Holiday
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$279
From
$315
Fri,Sat
$1,924
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Jul 16 2015 - Oct 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Oct 15 2015 - Nov 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$259
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,753
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Nov 12 2015 - Dec 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$279
From
$315
Fri,Sat
$1,924
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/NewY
Dec 17 2015 - Jan 13 2016
5 night minimum stay
$385
From
$415
Fri,Sat
$2,617
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Jan 14 2016 - Feb 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$299
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Feb 11 2016 - Feb 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$299
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Feb 18 2016 - Apr 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$299
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,468
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.46%
Notes Continental breakfast in your room is optional and may be deleted. Contact owner for details.

Non-Smoking, No Children under 16 unless approved in advance.
Please see http://www.alohaaku.com/booking-terms-conditions/ for detailed payment terms and conditions.
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Amenities

Kihei Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Big dressing area just adjecent
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Big, private with in-suite bath w/ shower.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Futon couch in Living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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