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Aloha AKU CoCoPalm Suite - Beachfront 1 BR/Bath - LR&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

Blessed by Kaunas, Aloha Aku means the place that ‘gives love and kindness’. Formally known as Aikane Hale.

Welcome to our CoCoPalm suite. Hawaii is known for its exotic palm trees and this Suite exemplifies the swaying luxury and serenity that the many different species of palms on Maui offers. Aloha Aku estate has a rich example of exotic palms and fruit trees, some very rare. The Suite has a nice sense of privacy as the end-most suite and everything you might need is inside waiting for you. You might just not want to leave and you for sure will want to come back.

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:
January 21, 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.


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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 king
    - 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
  • 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 CoCoPalm Suite - Beachfront 1 BR/Bath - LR&Full Kitchen, Lanai, AC, WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

I wrote a long review but somehow it cut me off so I will write a quick one now. You cannot go wrong here... comfy beds, great views, lots of privacy, every need thought of. I'm coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Everyday we marvel at how stunning it is, Mahalo for staying with us and for the great review! See ya on your return...Char & Gary
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The Perfect Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

Our beachfront suite was just perfect for our anniversary get away. Everyone was so friendly and warm and the setting tranquil and relaxing. The only negative thing I can say is we should have stayed for two more weeks! I'm still dreaming of our perfect vacation and I can't wait to go back for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing quiet, and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Close to a lot of good restaurants. All the equipment we needed to have a good time.

The facility was clean and kept up very nicely.

If I take a trip to Maui again I would definitely like to stay at this facility.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you! Come again soon. Mahalo, Char & Gary
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Amazing Vacation Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Maui and the AlohaAku Inn. Just by the fact that we returned to the Inn shows how much we love the place. We had stayed in the Ohana Suite last year and this year in the Coco Palm Suite. All the suites are fantastic and I would not hesitate to recommend staying in any of them. The suites are filled with everything that you would want; from appliances to all the cooking utensils you could think of. If we found we were missing an occasional spice we could look in the shared kitchen that was full of additional cooking ingredients. We cooked many meals on site and took advantage of the new barbecue with the searing side that I loved using.

One of the most important features of a vacation suite is the comfort of the bed. We loved the bed and pillows. I even took a picture of the pillow tag to see if I could find one to replace my current one. The room air conditioning was also fantastic. There are two with one located right in the bedroom. We only needed to turn it on for about 20 minutes a night and it was virtually noise free. We slept very well every night.

The Inn is also full of many beach and vacation amenities. Too many to list but there is nothing that we found lacking. Everything was in great shape and we took advantage of water shoes, boogie boards, beach chairs, two person kayak, life jackets, and stand-up paddle boards.

We also love the location of the Inn. Being in Kihei it is central to everything on the Island. Although we took advantage of the fantastic beach front, it is a short drive to many of the other spectacular beaches on the island. If you are a golfer, this location is minutes away from the Maui Nui golf club. I have golfed there numerous times and recommend it.

Finally, I cannot say enough nice things about the the Inns owners and the staff. They are all super friendly and make you feel at home. We love the fact that the owners are on site and you are dealing directly with them. The Inn is beautifully kept, very clean, and very safe. We love staying here and will continue to stay here the next time we are fortunate enough to stay in Maui.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay in Kihei

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Maui 5 times now, and stayed in different places, but this unit we found in Kihei was exceptional. Nicely laid out, spacious and clean. The grounds were well maintained, and the staff on hand kind and helpful.

Communication with the owners Charlene and Gary was great and always yielded a quick turnaround on any questions we had. They were very receptive to any feedback we had at the end of our stay, which is always nice to see. They clearly care a lot about their business and the happiness of their renters.

The unit came stocked with some lovely goodies in the fridge to greet us upon our arrival. The homemade banana bread is to DIE FOR! Another great feature was the virtually silent air conditioning. Fantastic!

We will definitely be making ALOHA AKU our go to place to stay when we're in Kihei again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll have the local apple-banana bread waiting for you! Mahalo for a lovely review. Char & Gary
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week in early August. I've rented a lot of places on VRBO and they're never as nice as the pictures or descriptions. This rental is at least as nice as described. We were a little surprised, in a happy way. The owners clearly put forth the effort, time and money to keep this place clean an beautiful, and they're super nice too. The location in Kihei is great, if you're looking to separate yourself a little from the rest of the tourists. The beach is uncrowded. The sunsets from your lanai are phenomenal.

One other surprise that's worth mentioning is how well equipped Aloha Aku is for vacationers. Bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, golf clubs, and so many other things that you might need in a hurry... like sunblock or coffee. Just awesome.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 'Just awesome!' That's our new slogan thanks to you 😎. Awesome review, you're awesome people. Mahalo C&G
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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

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