|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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
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
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.
Great views, great beach, great location, and oh yes, just great.
We've been to Maui 5 times now, and stayed in different places, but this unit we found in Kihei was exceptional. Nicely laid out, spacious and clean. The grounds were well maintained, and the staff on hand kind and helpful.
Communication with the owners Charlene and Gary was great and always yielded a quick turnaround on any questions we had. They were very receptive to any feedback we had at the end of our stay, which is always nice to see. They clearly care a lot about their business and the happiness of their renters.
The unit came stocked with some lovely goodies in the fridge to greet us upon our arrival. The homemade banana bread is to DIE FOR! Another great feature was the virtually silent air conditioning. Fantastic!
We will definitely be making ALOHA AKU our go to place to stay when we're in Kihei again.
Stayed here for a week in early August. I've rented a lot of places on VRBO and they're never as nice as the pictures or descriptions. This rental is at least as nice as described. We were a little surprised, in a happy way. The owners clearly put forth the effort, time and money to keep this place clean an beautiful, and they're super nice too. The location in Kihei is great, if you're looking to separate yourself a little from the rest of the tourists. The beach is uncrowded. The sunsets from your lanai are phenomenal.
One other surprise that's worth mentioning is how well equipped Aloha Aku is for vacationers. Bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, golf clubs, and so many other things that you might need in a hurry... like sunblock or coffee. Just awesome.
My husband and I absolutely loved the Coco Palm Suite at AlohaAku!!! We highly recommend it. It was quite, low-key, and provided us with everything we needed! The sunsets are amazing from here and you have a front row seat :-) My husband and i will definitely return to this condo when we go back to Maui!!!
Your location is absolutely stunning, the grounds immaculate and the amenities in the room were superb. I don't think that we could have asked for anything else! This was our first time staying in Kihei (vs. Kaanapali) and we thoroughly enjoyed the very low-key atmosphere. What an ideal place to totally "chill out" but in luxury. I think I have about 100 pictures of the sunsets while we were there. Thanks again Char and Gary - we have already booked for next year!!
We spent 5 nights in the Coco Palm suite and it was perfect. The only thing that could have made it better was if it were available for the 9 nights were on Maui but it wasn't so we enjoyed the time we did have there. The suite is very roomy. The bed is really comfy. I loved the walk in shower. This is an end unit, so a bit more private when sitting outside. Char meet us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the property. She is so attentive and great to work with. She has stocked the suite and the common room with everything you might need. It was so nice to go into the common room to grab breakfast, a flashlight or whatever we needed. The spa is really nice, especially in the late afternoon as the sunsets. The beach is nice but since its on the bay, its really rocky and shallow. But Char has water shoes for you to use. It was so nice to hang out at the beach and be able to use the outdoor toilet at AlohaAKU!!! So convenient if you don't feel like driving to find a beach. Also the perfect place to watch the sunset, at least in January. Great location to walk to grocery store or to Coconuts for great fish tacos. We rode the bikes and took at the paddle boards. It was so fun. If I had to complain about one thing, it would be the beach chairs that are available for use. There are only 2 of the popular Tommy Bahama chairs and the other ones are not very comfortable. Aside from that, we hope on a return trip to Maui that AlohaAKU is available for our entire stay!!
We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary at Char and Gary's amazing Inn. Thank you for transporting us back to our youth. The view, the accommodations, the warmth and love all served their purpose. We were truly in heaven. If you are looking for the best of the best place to get away on Maui, this is it. You will not be disappointed by anything at AlohaAKU.
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.
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.
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