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Walkway to the beach, right across the street. Long sandy gulf beaches!
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15 reviews
Walkway to the beach, right across the street.
Long sandy gulf beaches!
Looking back at the house from the beach.
Close and private
House rear, facing the golf course
View from the golf course.
Stairs at the rear (golf course side).
Master bedroom
Master closet (left) and Master bath (right).
2nd floor deck off of the 3 second floor bedrooms.
Master bedroom towards the golf course.
Sunset
Kiva Dunes Club and lodge from the rear deck.
Top floor wet bar.
Top Floor Den
Den looking towards kitchen
Twin bedroom - middle floor, middle room.  Own bath.
Basement shared sleeping room.  My favorite place to sleep.
Living room towards the beach...
Dining area and living room.
Top floor (left to right) powder room, elevator, pantry, kitchen.
Elevator, top floor.
Nearby freshwater pool
Tennis courts within Kiva Dunes
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Gulf Shores, Alabama

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tgibbs16
Burlington, Iowa
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Revised Review from September 2017- Wonderful Vacation Home”
Reviewed October 5, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

I reviewed this property in early September after my family and I stayed in the house for a week. There were several issues that I pointed out in my review that was in need of being fixed or replaced. As a result of my honest review, the owners of the home were kind enough to reach out to me with a very sweet, and sincere apology. It was so refreshing to hear directly from the owners and know they are engaged and responsive to issues with the home. They did not make excuses and had a well-formulated plan for the fixes to the home. The home is lovely and very spacious, we loved the beach and the Beach Club as amazing! There were 10 of us and we all had a good time and took home memories that will last a lifetime. I'm happy to say that I would recommend this property to a friend and I'd love to stay again sometime!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mai-Anh N
1 review
“Ideal House for a Getaway!”
Reviewed October 4, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Stayed here with a couple of friends and we absolutely loved it! The house had a beautiful kitchen and living room perfect for gathering with friends. The bedrooms were spacious and we especially loved the decks in each room. The house is also so close to the gorgeous white sand beach as well as the beach club with a great pool. Didn't want to leave! Would definitely stay here again!

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asg123201...
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
“Fabulous house and great location, best vacation ever!”
Reviewed August 30, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We absolutely love this place - this was our 2nd time staying here and both visits were just fantastic. The house is gorgeous and well-appointed with beautiful colors and furnishings - so spacious with tons of areas to spread out and enjoy. Especially loved enjoying the sunsets and gulf breezes on the top porch which overlooks the water. The large, wide-open family / dining / kitchen room has vaulted ceilings and comfortably accommodates a large group. Kitchen is great with everything we needed, and the extra bar area with icemaker is fabulous. This house is right across from both the short beach access (over the dune) and the beach club pool which is the best club pool ever with cooled-water and a graded slope and fountain (great if you have kids) and a lovely hot tub. Chairs, umbrellas, and towels are provided.. with friendly staff that circulate to bring any desired drinks or food! Then there is the open shaded breezeway with tables adjacent to pool, for when you want to get out of the sun. It was 100% delightful in every way, and so easy to go back and forth to the house from both pool and beach. We can't wait to go back to this home at Kiva Dunes next year!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed July 17, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
Thanks for alerting us. These issues have been addressed. I wish you had let me, or Kiva Dunes maintenance know this upon your arrival, as we could have addressed it your first day, rather than after your stay.
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GAgroup
Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed June 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This was our annual family beach trip with 6 adults and 5 children (ages 22 months to 12 years of age). This house had everything we needed. It was close to the beach and had 3 pools. The shuttle service was exceptional. The entire staff was very gracious and helpful. We would recommend staying here.

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Liked best: The amount of room in the living/gathering area.
Liked least: The fire alarm is placed where the heat from the oven will set it off. A fan was available to redirect the heat.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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tulsa
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wow, accommodations were well beyond expectations”
Reviewed June 6, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Sand Castle is truly an appropriate name for where we stayed. Our family ranged in age from 2 to 92 years old and the home was comfortable for all. It has easy access to the beach and a phenomenal view of both the tree tops of the golf course and the Gulf. I'm grateful of the memories my grandchildren will have of the two week sojourn we had in the castle.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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swisscoac...
Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“"Perfect Place for Golf and Beach Lovers"”
Reviewed September 25, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We had a 3-bedroom first floor unit that opened toward the beach. Condo was well appointed and clean. The greens Kiva Dunes Golf course had been sanded about 10 days before we arrived, so they weren't great, but the course is in very good shape. We also played the Peninsula Golf Course about 7 miles away, which was in great shape and a much better and cheaper course than Kiva Dunes. Food at Kiva Dunes club was above average for lunch. We enjoyed out stay.

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Liked best: Being on the beach
Liked least: The towel exchange is a bit of a time waster.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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