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Aloha AKU Ohana Suite - Beachfront 2 BR/2Bath, LRw/Full Kit, Lanai, AC, WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 6

The 2-bedroom Ohana (Family Suite) is the largest and has the most privacy of any suite at AlohaAKU including 950 sqft of living space. The 300 sqft covered private lanai sits high among the palms and feels like you're in a tree house. Located upstairs, above the property's storage garages, the Ohana sports a view of the State protected La'ie wetlands and has it's own private entrance, yet is only 35 steps from the ocean. The large living room, kitchen, and dining area gives guests the feeling of being right at home. The 2- bedrooms each have their own bathroom/walk-in shower area as well as in-room Flat Screens, HDTV, DirecTV and their own AC’s. A great place for 2 couples or small family to have the privacy they want and the space they need to enjoy the Maui / Aloha Aku experience.

Blessed by kaunas, 'aloha aku' means the place that ‘gives love and kindness’. Formally known as Aikane Hale.

Aloha Aku 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

Property Manager
Charlene and Gary
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 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:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 king
    - 1 queen
    - 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
  • 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 Ohana Suite - Beachfront 2 BR/2Bath, LRw/Full Kit, Lanai, AC, WiFi
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Most amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Maui many times in the last twenty years. I have never experienced the level of hospitality that I did with Charlene and Gary. The stay was memorable and I cant see myself staying anywhere else when I visit Maui. This couple is a class act and very very kind and generous, and they are Amazing people and I am fortunate that I made two very good friends staying with them. I would recommend Aloha Aku 110%.

Peymon Golafshan

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ucluelet, British Columbia

Perfect family location

  • 5 of 5

Spent 8 days here my husband and I, son and daughter in law and grandson. This was a perfect family Ohana House. Everything you could possibly need was provided If it was not in the Ohana kitchen, it was in the common room . Everything from snorkels, boogie boards, golf clubs, beach chairs, food, filtered water, sunscreen and medical supplies, etc. etc. Not to mention a huge library of books and videos. And workout equipment. The setting was ideal with beach. ocean, turtles, and the wetlands and birds. I could go on and on. There were also 4 lovely units on the beaachfront for couples. Location was perfect and close to all shopping. The long driveway in created an oasis of calm, and no traffic noise. We will be back. Mahalo Dian Brian, Christian, Jess and Ben.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC

Quiet, private slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Aloha AKU Ohana Suite was a delightful place to stay for 10 days. There are no units next to, above, or below this two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite, which made it very private and quiet. The owners accommodated a special request I had in a very thoughtful and generous manner. The beautiful beach was literally around the corner. I borrowed beach chairs a few times to sit out there and read. I walked the beach a lot and often saw turtles in the water and out on the beach. The owners graciously provide complimentary food (including yummy banana bread), fruit, and drinks for every day of your stay. You park down a long, gated driveway, which seemed very secure. A great variety of pretty birds live near to and sometimes on the property. I didn't use the bikes and kayaks as much as I thought I would, but I did borrow snorkeling equipment, which was very nice and helpful. The wifi worked as well, and the DVD collection in the "library" was very impressive. I would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our slice of paradise is here for you whenever you'd like to come back :) Mahalo for the lovely rating. Mahalo Char & Gary
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  • 5 of 5

The living room and kitchen were great for family or friend gathering but the lanai was unbelievable . The beds were comfy and th air conditioners were quiet and efficient. We loved the view of the pond. I liked the size of the bedrooms in the lower units better but the Ohana was truly the best option for us once my son arrived from law school... plenty of room to spread out.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay, we’re so happy everything was great and Mahalo for the ‘Excellent’ review! Char & Gary
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Better than our high expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely and well-maintained property, in the perfect location to find all that Maui has to offer. The complex is directly on a beautiful, sandy, west-facing beach which is visited by turtles regularly. The owners offer so many amenities including food for breakfast and snacks, and sports equipment and beach chairs that are in good working order.

The pools are lovely, and better than expected based on the pictures we had seen. All in all a great place in a great central Maui location.

Note: as of February 2017 you need a reservation to see sunrise on Haleakala. We did not know this, so I'm telling everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sweet to hear and glad you enjoyed...We maintain it all with a great crew. Mahalo for the high-ranking review! Hope to have you back soon. Mahalo, Char & Gary
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Great location. Beautiful 2BR suite.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay with Charlene and Gary, loved the free use of paddle boards, kayaks, and bikes. Beautiful location, beautiful beach. Looking forward to staying with them again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The kayaks, bikes & paddleboards are a definite bonus! Happy that you got to use them and we’re looking forward to your return. Mahalo for 5-stars! Char & Gary
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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.