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Charlene and Gary

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

AlohaAKU Hula Suite - Beachfront 1 Bedroom/Bath - LR - Full Kitchen - Priv Lanai

18 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Kihei Estate Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Charlene and Gary (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: 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

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.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

AlohaAKU Hula Suite - Beachfront 1 Bedroom/Bath - LR - Full Kitchen - Priv Lanai
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my summer vacation at this beautiful place. The property is clean and well-maintained. The location is the best in Maui. I would recommend it to someone who travels solo ( alone) to enjoy nature and tranqiullity. Thanks dear Chalene and Gary!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so tranquil! Happy you had a good retreat here. Mahalo for the fantastic review, hope to see you again soon. Mahalo, Char & Gary
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5

Simply fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Aloha Aku for 9 nights and enjoyed everything about it. First of all, the basics were great: the suite was very clean and up-to-date, and a comfortable bed, great linens, and a well-appointed kitchen made us feel at home. The location is also terrific: right on a nice beach and just a couple of blocks walk to a good grocery store, several restaurants and Maui Dive Shop. The extras were also very much appreciated: a well-stocked central pantry with breakfast items, a great gas grill, hot tub, lovely lawn, and an assortment of water toys - from flippers and snorkels to SUP boards and kayaks. We also appreciated that this is a small property - just four beach-facing units all on ground level (the owners live above). We got to know other folks who were staying at Aloha Aku in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. We would absolutely recommend this property to friends/family. Thanks to Char, Gary and the staff for sharing this sweet suite with us!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciated having you - 9 nights is such a great length to really feeling like you're getting a break & vacation. come back soon! Mahalo, Char & Gary
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5

Dream wedding and vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been more personalized! We felt like we lived there! Char and Gary were such great people....they are what we call ohana now! We will be going back for sure, so much to do or not do. Spacious rooms, beautiful property and the common area was perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you are the dream couple!!! What a fabulous time, everything was so special. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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5

Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here in March. We found this to be the "perfect" place for us. The combination of location, suite, price, etc... was just what we were looking for. Our son and daughter in law joined us for a weekend, a vacation from their home in Honolulu. They found the futon to be very comfortable. We enjoyed walks on the beach, paddle boarding, relaxing on our lanai. Anything and everything we needed were provided!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear the futon is comfortable. Some are better than others, we purchased the top-of-the-line in hopes it would be. MAHALO and hope we'll see you again soon!
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5

Wonderful everything

  • 5 of 5

A girlfriend & I spent a week in Febuary here. Char & Gary were very accomodating, helping with everything from where to kayak to using the internet. The condo was perfect for us. Comfortably furnished, had everything we needed in the kitchen... including coffee for the coffee maker. So nice to have all sorts of condiments, everything I could possibly want. They even had a cooler that we used everyday on our excursions :) Great restaurants were closeby. Loads of fun things to do, at the condo as well as on the island. I loved the kayaks, SUP, snorkeling gear & bikes. Also loved having a washer & dryer , complete with organic detergent. I'm coming back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

AlohaAku is the perfect place for a romantic couples getaway! So glad we found this little gem. Staying here was like having our own private waterfront estate. Charlene and Gary had a chilled bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived (since we were celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary-married on Oahu in 2012) along with some macadamia nut treats. So thoughtful! The suites are comfortable and nicely decorated with plenty of Hawaiian charm. The kitchen was equipped with everything needed to make a gourmet meal or a quick snack, including a Keurig with a variety of coffees to choose from. The grounds are gorgeous, beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained, and just steps from the beach. We had many interesting encounters with the resident ducks/geese and frogs :) We loved the hot tub and soaking pools right outside our suite. Sitting on the private lanai in the morning or evening all you can hear is the wind, waves, and birds in the mangrove forest along the creek next to the suites...so relaxing! The property also gives you a perfect front row seat for sunset every evening. There are plenty of water toys (paddleboards, kayaks, etc) and land toys (bikes, tennis rackets, etc) available for guest use at no additional cost! Since this was my first time to Maui, our itinerary was pretty full and the weather was a little wonky while we were there, so we had to make some adjustments and play things by ear, but staying in Kihei was perfect base. The nice thing about Maui, it seemed, was if it is raining where you are, just go a mile or two up the road and it's probably sunny! Kihei is a great representation of a Hawaii beach & surfing town. It is located on the south shore in the Maui valley, centrally located and nestled in between the busier resort areas of Lahaina, Ka'anapali, and Wailea. AlohaAku was just steps away from groceries, shopping, and restaurants. (We highly recommend Diamonds IceBar, Coconuts, and Ululani's Shave Ice) Our only regret was not having a couple of extra days just to relax and enjoy our suite and the beach right outside our door. We can't wait to come back! Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a glowing review! Can't thank you enough for the kind words, BIG Mahalo and hope to see you again soon! Char & Gary.
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Kahalui
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Diamonds Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
MauiNUI Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pi'ilani
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
'Many'
Nearest Beach
Out front
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Kihei Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Jul 14 2016 - Oct 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Oct 13 2016 - Nov 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$299
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Nov 17 2016 - Dec 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/NY17
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$399
From
$425
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High17
Jan 12 2017 - Feb 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$299
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Val17
Feb 9 2017 - Feb 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High17B
Feb 23 2017 - Apr 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$299
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid17
Apr 27 2017 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$229
From
$249
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low17
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
IndpHoliday17
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low17B
Jul 13 2017 - Oct 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout Cleaning $100 + 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 http://www.alohaaku.com/booking-terms-conditions/ for detailed payment terms and conditions.

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Amenities

Kihei Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Big dressing area just adjecent
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Big, private with in-suite bath w/ shower.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Futon couch in Living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ask us. We can help with events and Weddings, etc.

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