Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 6
Charlene and Gary
- 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
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.
From start to finish, one of the best places we have ever stayed in. You felt as if you had the place to yourself. If you needed any, just call or text. Rooms were comfortable, spacious, cool, reasonable. The beach was in your backyard or a beautiful wading pool and jacuzzi waited for you. All the beach toys you could think of at your disposal, at no extra cost! Breakfast was always available from fresh fruit- mangoes from their tree, apple bananas, homemade muffins and quick breads, danishes, and Maui Maid juices. Laundry onsite at no extra charge!
A great and wonderful place!
Very good experience. The property was very clean and well cared for. Only a few steps from the ocean and it felt very private. The a/c unit in one of our bedrooms was not working so they had a small portable unit a little bit louder than the other one but very efficient. We stayed for 8 days and enjoyed every minute of it. The banana bread was wonderful. We would certainly recommend for anyone looking to stay in a resort quality property without the crowds.
Mahalo KC! We are thrilled to hear you had a lovely stay. Think of us for your next Maui vacation. Aloha!
Our second time staying here and can’t wait to go back
I can’t say enough about this property and our experience both times we’ve stayed. On each visit there have been special touches to the room to really make you feel welcome and give that “home away from home” feeling. It’s clean, private and has all the amenities you could need. We stayed in the 2 bedroom casita which is very spacious and included towels, beach towels, coolers, soap and all the kitchen supplies. The fridge included some morning treats that went great with the included coffee. While this casita doesn’t have an ocean view it is supplemented with beautiful lush landscaping and your own private patio with table and lounge chairs. The beach is not far at all. In the common area you will find beach supplies, chairs and umbrellas. I forgot water shoes and was able to borrow some. They make it so easy! The staff is super friendly. We loved ending the day with the sunset in the jacuzzi. Kihei is a great location on the island. I would highly recommend staying here. I can’t imagine a better place. Thank you for everything and we can’t wait to return.
We are so happy you had a great time and that your vaca was like "home-away-from-home" we strive to make that the experience for everyone staying in our places. Please come back again soon and let us know you stayed with us before. Safe Travels, Mahalo Charlene & Gary
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Aloha Aku Ohana, it was the perfect location the suite was spacious and the extra amenities were fantastic
We are hoping as a family to return again next year...!!
We so enjoyed having you as our guests. Glad you had a fantastic experience. Big Mahalo for the five stars! Looking forward to your return next year.
Char and Gary
Beautiful location on a quiet beach
We had a very nice stay in the Ohana Suite of this property. The property is right on a quiet beach with a beautiful view of the water and sunset. Walking distance to some great restaurants (Nalu's, Coconuts). The birds in the morning were amazing to listen to.
Our children had a great time in the hot tub, pool, and beaches.
Only complaint would be the not entirely private bathroom experience in the rooms.
Big Mahalo for the review! It's important in the tropics to have airflow in bathrooms to prevent mold. It's very common to have the bathrooms designed this way on Maui, so sorry if that impacted your experience. Glad you and your family had a great time staying with us. Hope to see you again soon.
Char and Gary
Great location and very pretty property
The suite we stayed in was perfect for Thanksgiving, as it was large and had plenty of room for hosting. It is right by the beach and the large grassy back was excellent for hanging out.
The kitchen could have been a little better equipped with more plates, glasses and silverware.
I would definitely stay there again!
Happy to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have extra kitchen ware in our common area for when you host a dinner. Visit again soon. Aloha!
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.