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

Bedrooms 1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub


About the property

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.

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

Property Manager
Charlene and Gary
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

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 Maui

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.


Kihei Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Seperate sink and toilet/shower area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King w/ 400 count sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon Couch in Living Room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Just ask. We are here to help make your experience the most that it can be.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

AlohaAKU Honu Suite - Beachfront 1 Bedroom/Bath - LR - Full Kitchen - Priv Lanai
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Dallas, TX

Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our recent stay at AlohaAKU. Gary, Char and Linda were warm and welcoming hosts, and the accommodations were terrific. This was our first visit to Maui, and our experience there was made all the better by our stay at AlohaAKU. We can recommend it without reservation. Just book early!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you! Hope to host you again soon. Mahalo for the 5 star review!
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Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't think it was possible to enjoy our stay more but we did! This is our second time staying at AlohaAKU and we have already booked for next year! When we arrived we were greeted by Linda who welcomed us like old friends. We had requested the same suite and it felt like coming home with all the attention to detail that Gary and Char provide. We immediately noticed that things had been added and done to make our stay even better. If you're looking for peaceful mornings, walks on the beach, books to read, movies to watch and sunsets to remember, this is the place for you. The location is perfect. Very close to Maa 'alea Harbor for Whale Watching and the Aquarium and you'll pass a wildlife refuge on your back that has a wonderful boardwalk. The drive to LaHaina is a short drive with beautiful scenery and a stop along the highway provides beautiful views of the ocean and whale watching. Grocery shopping is close as well and you mustn't forget Eululani's Shave Ice! We visited the Maui Tropical Plantation which is only 20 minutes away and you could spend hours there walking and feeding the ducks. We took the tram and learned the art of cutting open a coconut. We ate dinner at the Mill House there another night and it was excellent. Most nights we stayed in so as not to miss the beautiful sunsets from the lanai or lawn area and to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of AlohaAKU. The accommodations go above and beyond what we want in a real vacation. For us, this has everything and more!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, wonderful accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with our teen-age/adult daughters and rented both the Hula and Honu suites. They have a connecting door, which was super convenient. Both suites really could have accommodated all 4 of us, but it was so much nicer having room to spread out and not have to trip over our daughters' messes in our room :) The location itself is super convenient, in Kihei walking distance to a shopping centre with restaurants, coffee shops, and services (B&B Scuba). Within a short drive is the main busy section of Kihei where more restaurants, public beaches and other services are. We really enjoyed being away from the crowds on the public beach, and this semi-private beach is wonderful. No crowds, beautiful sand and a few shade trees too. Char & Gary provide everything you could need. The rooms have all that you would expect in a condo, including fans, a/c, coffee, kitchen appliances, etc. comfortable beds, futons, breakfast foods, TV with movie channels, netflix, etc. They also have paddle boards, boogie boards, kayaks, life jackets, water shoes, umbrellas, beach chairs, beach mats, coolers, etc. They truly have thought of everything. The small pool is perfect, great to dip in and cool off but not a 'play pool' for children... which is nice when you are past that stage in life. Hot tub/spa was also a great evening treat. The lanai faces the ocean, and is a great spot to sit for amazing sunsets each evening. It is quiet, comfortable and we felt so spoiled to have the wonderful location for 7 glorious days. A piece of heaven, and thank goodness they rent these condos out and share this spot with others.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a glorious time with your family. Mahalo for a stunning review! C & G
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Seattle, WA

Easy and Has Everything for an Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough how lovely and EASY it was to stay at Aloha Aku. From stocking each fridge w/drinks, fruit, and homemade baked goods, to having on hand EVERYTHING (bicycles, surf/paddle boards, boogie boards, snorkel equipment, beach chairs & umbrellas, tennis rackets, movies, books, games...) you could want for a fun trip, this rental is spot on. The apartment itself was immaculate and well-stocked. The towels and linens were great, the bed was comfy, the Keurig was appreciated... I could go on and on. If you are like me and spend HOURS angsting over which vacation rental will be "just right", I can tell you that if you think this one looks good--go with your gut. It is better than it even looks in pictures and sounds in the description! Protip: The Maitais at Nalu's (just up the street in the shopping center) with their macadamia nut/rum foam are the bomb! :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so easy having you here! So happy you noticed all the goodies and details. Mahalo for such a wonderful review. Hope to host you again soon! Mahalo, C&G
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Great hidden spot in Kihei

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time staying here and it won't be the last. Unit was spacious and super clean, bed was comfortable and the kitchen was very well stocked. Air conditioning (a rarity in Maui rentals other than big condo complexes) was appreciated for a comfortable night's sleep. The location at the end of a long private driveway, right on a public but usually empty beach, can't be beat. The loudest noise (other than the occasional boisterous kids in the pool) was from the birds residing in the protected wetlands next door.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to having you back. We took a chance on having tweens for a change - oh the 'happy' pool noises. Mahalo for understanding :). Hope to see you soon!
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Richmond, California

The perfect anniversary

  • 5 of 5

I love the sun and beach and water; my husband loves the comforts of home and privacy and being close enough to the beach to enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean. This place has it all and more. We stayed in one of the inside units so our door accessed the common area which made it so convenient. We could step off our patio and step into the pool and hot tub. Charlene and Gary have thought of everything. If you want to surf, wave board, snorkel, kayak, bicycle, sit on the's all there at your fingertips along with books and games and movies and music and everyone makes you feel right at home. This was our 5th trip to Maui and I can't imagine that we will stay anywhere else. With the location being in the middle of Kihei, you are close to shopping, eating, post office and shops. We visited the Lavender Farm just 45 minutes away which was wonderful and Lahaina is only about 30 minutes and the airport is about 15 minutes away so it's the perfect location. And for our anniversary we drove to Kapalua and had dinner at the Plantation House which also exceeded our expectations. The common area has a refrigerator stocked daily with yogurt, milk, fresh baked goods and fresh fruit, a dishwasher and a variety of coffees and creamers and many items to share between the guess. There is also a washer and dryer on the property. We cooked and BBQ'd and enjoyed every meal out on the patio watching sunrises and sunsets and ducks and frogs and shared lots of smiles and made lots of memories. The whale watching here is great too and we saw a Sea Turtle on the beach just napping for a bit before he decided to go back in the water. This is a piece of paradise in itself. You can't go wrong with the accommodations and we would recommend these slice of Maui heaven to anyone who is looking for a private, peaceful place to truly feel like you were on a vacation. We are already planning to go back again next year. We didn't even need to request anything from the owners because they have thought of every detail along with their staff that seems more like neighbors, always friendly and willing to help.

Thank you Charlene and Gary.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are the best! Mahalo for the stunning review. We can't wait to host you again. Mahalo, Char & Gary
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Diamonds Bar & Grill
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Out front!

Centrally located in Kihei and within easy walking distance to most every amenity that you can think of BUT tucked away on a private estate that gives you the serenity to enjoy the 'non' hotel personal experience of Maui.


Rates & Availability

Kihei Estate Rental Rates

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Feb 23 2017 - Apr 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Apr 27 2017 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Jun 15 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Jun 29 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Jul 13 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Aug 31 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Sep 7 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Nov 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
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Jan 4 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Feb 10 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Feb 19 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Ckeckout Cleaning (1x) $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.46%

Continental breakfast in your room is optional and may be deleted. Contact owner for details.

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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