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Aloha AKU Hula Suite - Beachfront 1 BR/Bath, LRw/Full Kitchen, Lanai, AC, WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 1, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 4

The Aloha AKU Hula Suite sits closest to the La’ie wetlands. Enter through your private door and enjoy the soothing colors and local art commemorating the Hula tradition of Hawaii. Done in Hula skirt green you can almost feel the locals dancing. Drop your bags, put on some Hawaiian music, and kick-back and begin your amazing stay. Pull open the glass slider and step onto your private lanai. Sit down and enjoy the ocean view across the beautiful grassy area or maybe grab a glass of wine and head down toward the beach for a sunset experience. Maui is calling you.

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 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


Kihei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 king
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • 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 Hula Suite - Beachfront 1 BR/Bath, LRw/Full Kitchen, Lanai, AC, WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Bowie, Maryland

Aloha Aku - Maui Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Hula Suite, which is next to the wetland reserve area. Each morning & evening we were treated to the music of the birds. The picture is a accurate depiction of Aloha Aku's location - literally right on the beach. No need to rent any rec equipment, because Aloha Aku has it for FREE. You won't find a better value for your vacation dollar. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A paradise indeed! So happy you could enjoy and the mynah-bird symphony everyday is a treat. Come back soon. Mahalo for 5 ***** Char & Gary
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Great location for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed the stay. We had the Ohana suite for 4 of us and two others in the Hula. It was a perfect combination. We watched the sunset from the Hula suite and then all ate together on the Ohana’s huge lanai. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful,friendly or courteous. We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely review, Mahalo! We really enjoyed having you back and the layout was perfect for all the rest of your family to enjoy to the fullest! The staff loved you too! Come back soon! Mahalo, Char & Gary
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  • 5 of 5

Great place! Hope to be back some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’d love to have you back!!! Whoohoo 5-stars - Big Mahalo, Char & Gary
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The location of AlohaAku is great, very central, but not busy.We love the privacy of the gated entry

  • 5 of 5

Really nice to meet Linda when we arrived, she gave us the tour of the property and all the amenities that we can access. The beach is gorgeous, and it feels very secluded because it not so busy, which is perfect for us. Our suite is very nice, large open space to the kitchen and livingroom. The bedroom is also open to the wash stand counter. Love the granite counters in the kitchen and bathroom, and the travetine tiles in the shower. Only things we would recommend are, there need to be extra shelf in the shower, the towel hanger could be lower by a foot. I'm at 5ft height, I couldn't reach the hook to hang the towel or the shelf that are there. Also we have trouble controlling the lever for the shower temperature, if we turn just a bit, it too cold, if we turn too far, it too hot. It also nice if there no pony wall that jug out, instead add a glass door. It will definitely make the shower bigger and easier for sharing. We'll definitely like to come back to AlohaAku again. Charlene are great over the phone when we booked our accommodation, and thank you for the little welcome snacks on the counter and in the fridge, as well as the laundry samples soap from Go Green.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good suggestions on the extra shelf and towel hangers! We loved having you and look forward to having you again. Mahalo for the 5 stars, Char & Gary
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Tacoma, Washington

The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at AlohaAku for 12 days in Sept 2017. It was the most relaxing and beautiful vacation we have ever had. We arrived at night, so when we awoke in the morning and opened our curtain, we were stunned. It was more beautiful than we could imagine, and then we stepped out to the lanai... the sounds of birds and ocean waves washed over us.

The next week was just perfect, the room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. We had everything we needed and more, to feel at home. 50 feet to the beach, all of the amenities and ocean equipment, available on site. We spent hours just sitting on the lanai or on the beach soaking in the solitude.

Gary and Char are the perfect hosts and work tirelessly to make sure your stay will be beyond perfect. The property is conveniently located to everything, but totally secluded.

We cannot wait to come back to this perfect oasis.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

The owners and everyone who works there takes great pride in ownership and care of the property! The place is immaculate and has any extra someone staying may need! From beach chairs, boogie boards, board games, lawn games, paddle boards, kayaks, even candles for the table on the lanai! They really go above and beyond to make you feel like you're staying with family! They even stock the fridge with continental breakfast items and homemade banana or mango bread (which was delicious)! The residence is fully gated and is a minute walk to the beach! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back and staying at the Aloha Aku! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so sorry we didn't get to chat in person!!! You'll have to come back...LOL. Big Mahalo for the 5-star review! Char & Gary
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Property Manager

Charlene and Gary
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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.


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional