Bedrooms 1, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 4
Charlene and Gary
- english, french
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
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 House unique
Great views, great beach, great location, and oh yes, just great.
Great Place to Stay
Comfy bed, clean place that made us feel at home. Will definitely use again and recommend to everyone!
Aloha Aku Suites is a wonderful place to stay on Maui. It was convenient for getting to beaches and to areas around the island. The staff (Linda, Wade, and Sarah) were very pleasant, helpful, and professional. The conveniences they provide make being there even more comfortable. I highly recommend Aloha Aku Suites.
Our stay at AlohaAku was everything we could have wanted and so much more! We loved how peaceful it was and waking up to the sound of the ocean each morning was a dream. The property was beautiful, the pictures don’t do it justice. Our condo was clean, had many amenities that we appreciated (Keurig coffee maker, fully stocked kitchen utensils, comfortable bed, and so much more!) and if we needed anything else, the common area’s kitchen had spices, fruit, games, beach equipment, etc. The entire property had an amazing view of the ocean and we loved the convenient location; many restaurants nearby and a very easy drive from the Kahului airport. The jacuzzi and dipping pools were an added bonus, it felt like our own private oasis! Thank you to Gary and Char for sharing their wonderful property with us. We will absolutely return and look forward to making more memories here!
Aloha Sherry. Big Mahalos for the 5 Stars!!! Thank you so much for the thoughtful review. We are so glad you found everything you needed and that you enjoyed so much for this peaceful and dream like slice of paradise. We so look forward to your return. Make sure to mention you are a returning guest to receive a return guest discount! A hui hou!
Char and Gary
Fabulous place. Great hosts, Awesome whale watching while waiting for the sunset on our lanai
Beautiful secluded. All the beach toys you could want from kayaks to SU paddleboards. Bicycles were a welcome plus. Will definitely come back!
Big Mahalos for the five stars! It was great to have you. looking forward to having you back soon.
Char and Gary
Exceptionally peaceful retreat
My husband and I really look forward to our winter trips to Kihei. Montana has very long winters. We always stay on the water and usually at the same place. Luckily we have always been very happy with our accommodations and especially our old location between Kam I and Kam II. This year we uncharacteristically chose to change things up a bit and stay at Aloha Aku - which is located about a mile north of where we usually stay. From reservation to check-out it was the absolute BEST experience we have had on Maui. The owners live on the property and family members help take care of the grounds and the units. The attention to detail and guest services were really impressive and the atmosphere was very relaxing. A little nervous about changing locations this year, it became clear on our first night that we would be happy we did. The beach is quiet and we watched whales and saw so many turtles we actually got kind of used to them! We are already trying to figure out our dates for January 2020. I think we found our new "spot".
Aloha and thank you for the great review. We work really hard to make everyone's stay a success and to provide something different from the traditional resorts and condos. It great to be on property and get to meet so many wonderful travelers. We look forward to your return! Mahalo Charlene & Gary
Priceless location: Ocean and Sunset. Views Galore! It's another world staying at Aloha Aku!
The magnificent sunset and ocean views from our Coco Palm suite was everything, and more, than expected!!! I really didn't want to leave my suite. This place soothed our restless body, mind, and soul! We had a blast falling off the paddle boards while attempting some yoga poses! We recommend using the kayaks early in the morning before the wind picks up. The treat was knowing the water sports equipment and bikes were included at no extra fee. The delicious banana bread, fruits, and cold drinks were a super nice treat upon arriving after a long flight!
There is so much to LOVE about this little slice of heaven on earth!!! SO MUCH, I've already booked the entire place for my Happy Health Wellness Retreat next year!!!
Many Thanks to the charming hosts, Char & Gary! ♥️🌅🌈🌊🌴🌴
Mahalo MaryAnn! We are incredibly happy to know that you had a wonderful time! Looking forward to hosting the Wellness Retreat next year. Aloha!
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.