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AlohaAKU Ohana Suite - Beachfront 2 Bedroom/Bath - LR - Full Kitchen - Lanai

Bedrooms 2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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

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Property Manager
Charlene and Gary
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

AlohaAKU Ohana Suite - Beachfront 2 Bedroom/Bath - LR - Full Kitchen - Lanai
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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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San Francisco California

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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Salt Lake City, Utah

Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Aloha Aku to celebrate my daughter's wedding. We also held the wedding at Aloha Aku and it was as beautiful a wedding as you could imagine! My wife and 2 sons stayed in the Ohana suite -- it was very spacious and comfortable. Everything you need is provided (beach towels, shampoo, robes, beach chairs, water shoes, bikes, paddleboards, etc.). Each room has air conditioning and ceiling fans -- a welcome feature if you're not used to the heat and humidity. The Ohana suite is set apart a little ways from the other suites so you have complete privacy. The property is beautiful and literally steps away from the beach. We stay exclusively at vacation rentals when we take trips and this one is at the top of our list. Thank you Char and Gary for helping make this such a memorable experience for our family. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do so look forward to hosting you again! Mahalo for your kind review. Char & Gary
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Hettic, IL

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. everything you need. Had fun riding bikes and playing with ocean toys.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed...yay for bikes and toys! Mahalo for a great review, Char & Gary
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Diamonds Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eliair Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Out front

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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Checkout Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.46%

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 for detailed payment terms and conditions.

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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Kihei Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In-suite - Big dressing area just adjecent
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In-suite - Big dressing area just adjecent
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Big, private with in-suite bath w/ shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Big, private with in-suite bath w/ shower.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Futon couch in Living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ask us. We can help with events and Weddings, etc.

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