About Us

We love it here, so will you!

Our Story

Aloha Kai Properties is a family business. Deborah D. Sharp, “AlohaDebbie” started her family on the Big Island over 40 years ago. We are a happy, loving family (Ohana) of five children in Love (aloha) with the Ocean (kai). Leilani was born in Kealakekua and her younger brother, Joseph Talman, who goes by “Tally” was born in Hilo. Both have a passion for the water. Leilani is an avid paddler and Tally loves to surf. Mom, “AlohaDebbie” still loves to swim, snorkel and paddle her ocean kayak. Debbie acquired her real estate brokers license in 1985 and found a niche in vacation rental management 10 years later. Taking care of vacation homes and world travelers has been Debbie’s life and love for the past 22 years. Tally and Leilani grew up in the business, always helping with guest requests, whether that was delivering a kayak or a coffee pot.

Together, Leilani and Debbie have managed vacation rentals since 1995. Three years ago Tally joined forces to create websites and online presence for Leilani Properties and AlohaDebbie Properties. Now, Tally and Debbie are teaming up to create a very special vacation rental business focusing on a handful of high quality vacation homes, or as we say in Hawaiian “Na Hale Pono” – just the best! Our goal has always been to carry the spirit of aloha into our beautiful vacation homes and to the people who visit them. Our properties are well maintained and full of charm, beauty and comfort.

We hope you will come back again and again and make us your home away from home.

Please join us for your dream vacation!

A Deeper Meaning of Aloha Kai….

Aloha Kai is abbreviated for “ke aloha ka i ʻoi aʻe” -love is the greatest of all and it comes from a song called ʻEkolu Mea Nuii

ʻO manaʻoʻiʻo, ka manaʻolana
A me ke aloha ke aloha ka i ʻoi aʻe
Pōmaikaʻi nā mea a pau
Pōmaikaʻi nā mea a pau

Faith, hope and love,
love is the best
And everything is blessed
And everything is blessed

1 Corinthians 13:13

Meet The Aloha Kai Properties Team

“Aloha Debbie” Deborah D. Sharp ® RB -13827

Property Manager

Debbie started the vacation rental division of her real estate company in 1995, when one her real estate clients insisted she be the manager of their new oceanfront beach house. Since that time, she has acquired many more with the help of her daughter, Leilani Olson (R). Debbie has over 36 years of real estate and property management experience. She is well known and respected throughout the Big Island as a real estate Broker with a high degree of integrity and aloha spirit.

*  Debbie also offers Officiant services for our guests, Please view link below.

Officiant Services

Tally Shackelford

Guest Services

Joseph Talman Shackelford who goes by “Tally” is Debbie’s son and was born and raised here on the Big Island.  Tally is here to help all guest with any and all needs during their stay to insure they have a truly beautiful and relaxing experience while on the Big Island. Some of Tally’s other interest and hobbies are art, graphic design, and surfing.

Professional Management Service

Are you or someone you know looking for a professional property management team to manage your vacation rental home here on the Big Island? Please take a look at our services outlined in the document below and give us a call today!


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