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Aloha AKU Ohana Suite - Beachfront 2 BR/2Bath, LRw/Full Kitchen, Lanai, AC, WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 6

The 2-bedroom Ohana (Family Suite) is the largest and has the most privacy of any suite at AlohaAKU including 950 sqft of living space. The 300 sqft covered private lanai sits high among the palms and feels like you're in a tree house. Located upstairs, above the property's storage garages, the Ohana sports a view of the State protected La'ie wetlands and has it's own private entrance, yet is only 35 steps from the ocean. The large living room, kitchen, and dining area gives guests the feeling of being right at home. The 2- bedrooms each have their own bathroom/walk-in shower area as well as in-room Flat Screens, HDTV, DirecTV and their own AC’s. A great place for 2 couples or small family to have the privacy they want and the space they need to enjoy the Maui / Aloha Aku experience.

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

Aloha Aku Inn & Suites is a tucked away, one-of-a-kind vacation gem. Our luxury Beachfront estate has 4 beachfront one-bedroom suites and a garden view two-bedroom ohana. Each suite has a private entrance, separate 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 Aloha Aku 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 out front of Aloha Aku is only accessible from Aloha Aku or the private neighboring homes and condos. As a result, the beach is underused and hardly traveled; sometimes it’s like having your own private beach.

Hidden behind the tallest mangrove forest in the state, Aloha Aku will pleasantly greet you with an extravaganza of natural Hawaiian beauty. Aloha Aku lulls you into a wondrous state of being, yet is in the ultimate location for access to the many conveniences in mid-Kihei. Aloha Aku is well situated to be your base of operations to explore the rest of the Maui island, just twenty minutes from the airport and are within easy walking distance of nearby groceries, shopping, pupu bars (appetizers), dozens of eateries, bars, car rentals, dive shops, and 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) - (pronounced ka-nay), 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 cards to worry about), flat screen HD TV's 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 fully equipped kitchen. Take a cool dip in the ili-ili (smooth) stone dipping pools or take an invigorating Jacuzzi while watching the stunning sunsets. In addition, there is a gas barbeque on site nestled between some acacia palm trees overlooking the State protected La'ie wetlands.

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

Charlene & Gary

More Details

Property Manager
Charlene and Gary
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 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

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 house unique

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


Nearest Beach
Waiohuli Beach

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.


Kihei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 king
    - 1 queen
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis
Ask us. We can help with events and Weddings, etc.


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Aloha AKU Ohana Suite - Beachfront 2 BR/2Bath, LRw/Full Kitchen, Lanai, AC, WiFi
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful place to rest, relax and enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

As mentioned by many others the O'Hana suite is a lovely retreat that has everything you need for a great Hawaiian vacation. The suite is well set up and having the covered sitting area with the palm trees and birds flitting seemed to double our living space. Really enjoyed having access to the paddle boards and paddling over top of sea turtles right outside our door was a surprise and great delight!

The staff, especially Lynda, were so friendly, approachable and helpful. The library - books and DVD (very eclectic) yoga mats, and computer were much appreciated. Char and Gary were also very pleasant and happy to help or just have a chat.

Thank you you so much for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The word retreat is so apropos - so glad you enjoyed! Hope you come again soon. Mahalo for the excellent review! C&G
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Really fun!

  • 4 of 5

Nice, clean, comfortable! Loved the paddleboards, kayaks, body boards and turtles the most! Two bathrooms with showers was handy!

Couldn't get music to play....futon had an issue we had to fix (told the grounds keeper) .... and got locked out twice because the batteries in the keypad went bad.

Overall, really fun girls' vacation! !

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry we didn't get a chance to meet you...we were volunteering at my old high school. The music is working, we would have been happy to have showed you if we had known. Our handy man is great at helping with fixing anything, glad he got the futon right. About the locks... the manufacturer's version of this model failed, then it shorted out and ate the 2nd set of batteries...Ugh! We have let the lock company know and they are trying to fix their problem but we always have physical key to back it up in cases like this. So sorry for the inconveniences and we hope to get a 5-star rating from you next time - just call us direct and we'll give you a return guest discount! Mahalo, Char & Gary
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You'll never want to return home!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! The Ohana provides privacy that you dream of on vacation. It's just phenomenal. Everything you need is already there..anything you can think of has already been taken care of by the owners. From places to hang your towel, to tupperware, to extra pillows and blankets, to beach chairs, to paddle boards, to kayaks, to sunscreen, to washing machines, to laundry detergent etc.etc.etc. I'd recommend checking out the condiments and such available in the common room before you go buy groceries because everything is available in that room as well. It was beyond relaxing having the central air available in every room and the beds are ridiculously comfortable. Everyone who works there is unbelievably helpful and nice. The shower head came loose in our room and the man who works there (I can't remember his name, sorry) fixed it immediately after I told him. Someone is always available to help you with anything. Linda answered a hundred questions I asked her with a smile on her face the whole time. The beach is quite private and kept very clean. While your sitting on the beach or swimming, sea turtles are around you and you can actually watch whales playing around in the distance (during whale season). The ducks are the best hanging out around the place and the sounds the birds, it's like being in a rain forest! We were there 2 weeks and I didn't miss home once. I could go on forever about how fantastic our time was while there, but I have to stop typing somewhere...We would love to go back and stay there in the future!!! Thank you guys so much for having us!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay in the Ohana suite. Very clean, open and every amenity necessary. It was like a second home. A lot closer to the private beach than I originally thought. The kayaks, paddle boards and other beach gear were top notch. The staff was very friendly and eager to assist in any way. Thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the great review. We're so happy that you enjoyed!!! Char & Gary
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Truly a memorable stay.

All the amenities of a resort and a home away from home.

There are ducks and birds.

Just a few steps to a beautiful sandy smooth beach

Loved our stay.

Thank you Char and Gary.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truly memorable indeed, loved having you, you are so welcome. COME AGAIN SOON! Mahalo, Char & Gary
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Loved the peace and beauty

  • 5 of 5

Definitely a place of love and kindness, plus tranquillity and joy. We held my daughter and son-in-law's wedding reception at this beautiful place. The amenities were fabulous and Char and Gary's thoughtfulness and cooperation were amazing. The Ohana suite was so comfortable and well-stocked and came with delicious, nutritious breakfast every day! The grounds are beautifully maintained and the beach feels very private. We used the kayaks and had a great time! I will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kayaks r us...LOL! So glad you enjoyed. Mahalo, Char & Gary
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