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Kiva Dunes Resort

815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my third year staying at a Kiva Dunes Resort property. I love this place. The first year I stayed in one of their condos. It was nice but far from the beach. Last year and this year, I rented one of the houses. Last summer we stayed at Vitamin Sea and this summer we stayed at The Beach... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My son's team is playing in the world series. We have a group of about 40. This place was very accommodating when making reservations. The units are very roomy and comfortable. The beach is extremely clean and beautiful. Outside of the balcony are snapping turtles and an alligator. This is our first time to see an alligator in it's natural... More 

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Sterling Heights, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I guess this is how the 1% er's live......huge 2 bdrm/2 bath condo with all the premium features, granite, ss appliances, built in convection oven, huge wall of glass with a balcony overlooking the lake and golf course......gators and turtles swim right up looking for a handout.....beautiful village full of pricey, new-urbanist style homes, multiple pools and beach access...what more... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was our second time coming back because the first time was great. However we were in a different Villa the second time & on 5 separate occasions in the room closest to the door (theres a trash room on every flloor?!) we found & killed I kid you NOT 3inch cockroaches!!!! and for that price we paid it IS... More 

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kivadunes, General Manager at Kiva Dunes Resort, responded to this review

Holly K, I am really sorry to hear about your recent experience. I can understand your disappointment in encountering bugs in your room. I think you may have been experiencing an influx of seasonal Palmetto bugs rather than abnormally large cockroaches, but definitely bugs nonetheless, and that is what matters at the end of the day. Our location within the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Kiva Dunes is a nice resort in the Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores, Al but be aware of a property there called Big Blue! I just had the worst customer service of my life in dealing with management of this house! If you rent Big or Little Blue I am confident you will have the same terrible experience! First... More 

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kivadunes, Manager at Kiva Dunes Resort, responded to this review

It is important that it be noted that while Big & Little Blue are inside of Kiva Dunes subdivision, they are not under Kiva Dunes management, as they are rented by their owners through a separate program. Kiva Dunes staff or representation have never sent a threatening or rude email to any of our guests and follow up with any... More 

Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I rented the Piper house for four nights. It is a newly remodeled home with great decor and a deck with nice furniture. The big negative was that the mattress in the master bedroom was horribly uncomfortable. The positive is that the property manager stated that the home owners were contacted and were going to replace the... More 

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kivadunes, Manager at Kiva Dunes Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our wonderful Piper rental home. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your retreat at Kiva Dunes. Yes, Piper was completely remodeled this past summer. The remodeling may have created some issues as you've stated. It is important that we get feedback like you've provided in order to know any challenges a post-remodeled home... More 

Prosper, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We rented a 3 bedroom house in the golf course community and it was great. The owners took great care of the home, and our family loved it. The beaches at Kiva Dunes are clean and beautiful. And, the rental office was very accommodating when we showed up a bit late due to heavy traffic. I would stay here again... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

I usually do not write reviews on places, but I feel people need to know how horribly the women in my family were treated by Kerri Anthony. This was our second time staying at Kiva. We really enjoy the beach and the golf course is great. Everyone else we have encountered have been very nice and would go out of... More 

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kivadunes, General Manager at Kiva Dunes Resort, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about the service you and your group received during your recent stay. We pride ourselves on providing an experience that allows you to relax and enjoy the beaches and golf while on property. I would really like the opportunity to speak with you about your experience. Please feel free to call my direct line or email... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My family and I stayed for a week on vacation in the beach house, "Decked Out." This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Kiva Dunes and the first in a house. The first time we stayed in a condo and loved that and now we even loved a house just as much! The house was beautiful and right... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's clearly a golf resort but close enough to the beaches. You can walk to the public beach or take the shuttle to the private beach. Both are nice, clean, white sand beaches but the private beach was quiet and very relaxing. Unit 401 was comfortable, clean and true to the virtual tour. Lots of attention to detail and well... More 

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