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

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type estate
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

More Details

Property Manager
Charlene and Gary
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 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.


Kihei Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Big dressing area just adjecent
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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
  • 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
Ask us. We can help with events and Weddings, etc.


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AlohaAKU Hula Suite - Beachfront 1 Bedroom/Bath - LR - Full Kitchen - Priv Lanai
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Our Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We completed our stay at Aloha AKU on February 22, 2017. We found the Hula Suite a "Piece of Paradise". The location was close to a shopping center and busy street , but you did not know it by the sheltered, serene and beautiful landscape of this property. We were thrilled with the closeness of the ocean and the plush green yard surrounding the complex. The palm trees lining the driveway and the yard along with the pond next door was an inviting addition. The slightly traveled beach was wonderful for walking, fishing, wave chasing and whale & turtle watching. We enjoyed each sunset from our Lanai while taking many pictures. Our Hosts and Crew were welcoming and provided excellent service. Delicious continental breakfasts were available each morning. The Hula Suite was pristine and very comfortable. Parking was easy. This was our 5th visit to Maui and we agree that AlohAKU Hula Suite was the best condo we have stayed in. We plan to stay here again when we return to Maui.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, beautiful accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with our teen-age/adult daughters and rented both the Hula and Honu suites. They have a connecting door, which was super convenient. Both suites really could have accommodated all 4 of us, but it was so much nicer having room to spread out and not have to trip over our daughters' messes in our room :) The location itself is super convenient, in Kihei walking distance to a shopping centre with restaurants, coffee shops, and services (B&B Scuba). Within a short drive is the main busy section of Kihei where more restaurants, public beaches and other services are. We really enjoyed being away from the crowds on the public beach, and this semi-private beach is wonderful. No crowds, beautiful sand and a few shade trees too. Char & Gary provide everything you could need. The rooms have all that you would expect in a condo, including fans, a/c, coffee, kitchen appliances, etc. comfortable beds, futons, breakfast foods, TV with movie channels, netflix, etc. They also have paddle boards, boogie boards, kayaks, life jackets, water shoes, umbrellas, beach chairs, beach mats, coolers, etc. They truly have thought of everything. The small pool is perfect, great to dip in and cool off but not a 'play pool' for children... which is nice when you are past that stage in life. Hot tub/spa was also a great evening treat. The lanai faces the ocean, and is a great spot to sit for amazing sunsets each evening. It is quiet, comfortable and we felt so spoiled to have the wonderful location for 7 glorious days. A piece of heaven, and thank goodness they rent these condos out and share this spot with others.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll share our piece of heaven with you anytime! Hope to see you soon. C & G
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Hands down, the best place to stay while in Maui!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I looked for months for a property to rent and also have our wedding venu at. When we stumbled upon this rental through VRBO we knew this was where we were to have our wedding. Charlene (the owner) was so kind and generous leading up to the stay/wedding/checkout. When my husband and I arrived to the property it was so beautiful that I cried. If you don't stay here you will definitely regret it!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Aloha Aku! From the moment we entered through the private gates, we could feel rest and renewal. The beauty of the property, the calmness of the waves that we heard from the beach from the moment we opened the sliding glass door of our large, private lanai, and the included amenities (water sports equipment, laundry, common area, etc.) that were above and beyond exceeded our expectations. There is nothing better than having breakfast with the ducks each morning, being able to bring and cook our own food in our room when we didn't want to leave the property, and watching the sunset each evening on the quiet and secluded beach that is steps in front of you. We were planning our next trip to Maui and Aloha Aku before we even left! Thank you Char and Gary for being wonderful hosts, for providing a stocked fridge and a common area with extra goodies, and for providing local Hawaii treats in our suite upon our arrival. We can't even begin to compare this lovely property to anywhere else, as this is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. We couldn't have asked for a better, more relaxing vacation and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Diamonds Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
MauiNUI Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Kihei Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 7 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Feb 19 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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 13.42%

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. 50% on Booking and 50% 30 days before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.