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Kiva Dunes

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Whether you enjoy sunbathing at the beach, relaxing by the pool, or a challenging game of golf, Kiva Dunes is a sanctuary of luxury living. Set alongside 3,000 feet of sugar-white beach front, the resort possesses one of the top five golf courses in the country. The new Kiva Beach club serves food and drinks both poolside and on the beach, unlike anything on the island. Each of our elegant coastal homes and condominiums has effortless beach access. Kiva Dunes is the ideal location to enjoy a variety of resort amenities like yoga, massage, tennis, fitness and dining. Don't just get away, find your Kiva.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Golf course
Hot Tub
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Several years ago myself and 3 golf buddies made a trip to Gulf Shores to play some of the highly rated golf courses in the nearby area one of which was a new course, Kiva Dunes. At that time the pro shop was located in a temporary trailer but the course was ready for play and
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Response from KivaDunes18, Guest Relations Manager at Kiva Dunes
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We are so happy that you have enjoyed your stays over the years, and hope to see you again soon!
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We had a wonderful time at Kiva. The golf course is in pristine condition, and our condo in the Kiva Village was perfect. We have been coming to Kiva for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. The new Beach Club at Kiva is fabulous as well with great atmosphere and
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Response from KivaDunes18, Public Relations Manager at Kiva Dunes
Responded May 9, 2018
We are so happy that your family has chosen Kiva Dunes for so many years. Thank you for your thoughtful review! Hope to see you again soon.
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Our family rented a home at Kiva Dunes over Christmas and had a very good experience. Though the main resort was under construction the other facilities were very nice. Our main interaction with guest services had to do with the heating in the house causing electrical problems
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No matter time of year, weather, etc, always great reception and accommodation at Kiva Dunes. Consistently top shelf experience...this time, was very last minute trip, that was accommodated exceptionally and promptly. Thanks again!
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My husband and I have been coming to Kiva Dunes for several years! We love it here!!! It is first class beach time...Kiva Beach Club is wonderful, the condos here are all first class, the golf course is beautiful and the staff is nonstop at making your stay wonderful. We
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Response from KivaDunes18, Public Relations Manager at Kiva Dunes
Responded Jan 11, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review Kiva Dunes. Our team is so happy that your family can call Kiva a home away from home.
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The place we really liked was a house called Inn With The New. It is a 4bdr 4bath, so it may be a little excessive for a family of 4. However, it is perfect for the beach (90 steps to beach walkover) and pool (kitty corner across the street). We are a family of four and we split it with a cousin (family of 3). It was about 4K total for the week (split 2k per family). It has two master suites so it does work out fairly if you wanted to share costs with family and friends. I’ve stayed in the condos and they are both great. The lodge has the pool downstairs so that would be better for family time. The shuttle is timely and it only takes a couple minutes to get to the beach club. Views everywhere are great. My advice would be condos if you want to keep costs reasonable for single family trip, but the house is pretty hard to beat if you want immediate access to the amenities. Also, you can grill on the balcony of the house, but I don’t think that is allowed at the condos. Hope this helped. Whatever you decide, the place is really awesome. Take care.
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The beach club was about a 10 minute walk from this house. The resort does, however, have a shuttle that will pick you up and take you back to the beach club for free. It is a 12 person golf cart. So yes, it is convenient. You can walk on the road to get to the beach club or the street.
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Hi there, it is just under a 5 min walk, but our shuttle service would be happy to pick you up.
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Hi there! If you rent in the house community you will be closer to the beach. The Lodge and Village boarder the golf course. Kiva Dunes has a shuttle service that you can call to schedule a pick up.
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"We stay in a 4-bedroom beautifully furnished condo with complete kitchen suitable for meal preparation on site."
"The condos are all equipped with everything/anything you could need to feel like you are home. "
"Everything was clean and well supplied. View looking over the eighteen fairway was beautiful."
"Take advantage of the beach club, no need to drive into town:)"
"Stay in the Lodge - Awesome views!"
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