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“GREAT condo!” 5 of 5 stars
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815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542   |  
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Ranked #4 of 23 hotels in Gulf Shores
Mahomet, Illinois
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“GREAT condo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Kerri helped us with our first ever condo rental. This resort was amazing. As you can see from the photos, it is clean, big and scenic. Our condo overlooked the 18th green. The restaurant was AMAZING. We had the breakfast buffet (which was less than $10.00 per person) and also tried the Mai Mai for dinner the night before. GOTTA TRY THE CORN FRITTERS as an appetizer. The waitress (Angie?) from Ohio was friendly and helpful.
The condo was completely furnished (didn't have a hair dryer in the condo) but everything else was there (down to the wine opener). We will definately be back.
Thanks Kerri and Kiva Dunes for a great visit.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I just returned from a great visit at Kiva Dunes! The resort is located 15 miles away from central Gulf Shores which is close enough to access but far enough away to appreciate the uncrowded beaches! The grounds and course are well manicured even in the off season of January. I have visited this property in the summer and the beach and pools are very inviting. we stayed in kiva village over looking the course. The two bedroom that we rented was spacious with a large balcony! All of the appliances are new and modern decor. I look forward to my next visit!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed in Kiva Village and loved it! The view of the golf course was amazing! Didn't play the course but it looked well kept! My family really enjoyed watching the alligator off of the balcony each and everyday! The beach at Kiva Dunes was beautiful! It was just about a 10 minute walk from the village or we would drive to the pool and walk across the dunes to the beach. The beach itself was quiet and very peaceful! We really enjoyed looking for shells and making sand castles each day of our stay! Definitely would stay at Kiva Village again in the future!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This Resort is in a beautiful location on Fort Morgan Road outside Gulf Shores. It is about a 15 mile drive from central Gulf Shores but well worth the ride. Very nice facilities that include Condo and house rentals. This Resort has a must play golf course - both challenging and beautiful. You will enjoy your experience at Kiva Dunes.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Russellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

The Kiva Dunes Lodge is in a great location with wonderful views. Even has a restaurant which is very convenient for late arrivals and days when you do not feel like fighting the crowds in Gulf Shores. The private beaches were uncrowded even during the peak months. The only disadvantage is the distance from the beach; however, there is shuttle service available and very limited parking near the boardwalk.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This was our first visit to Kiva Dunes and we are so glad we chose unit 607 at the Lodge. Our party was celebrating a 50th birthday and this penthouse was the perfect place. The views are spectacular from the master suite wraparound balcony! The gulf beach views were breathtaking especially with the surf being so high due to tropical storm Debby being nearby. There are also views of several holes of their golf course to enjoy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Loved the private beach access and 3 beautiful pools. The area is quiet but close to all the action if that's what you're looking for. This may have been our first visit but it definitely won't be our last.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This was our second time to stay at Kiva Dunes and a wonderful time was had by all! The beach is beautiful, wonderful staff, and very clean. Fort Morgan is our kind of place, far from the crowds!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 815 Plantation Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
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Ranked #4 of 23 hotels in Gulf Shores

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