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Susan

Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

'Kiva Grand' Luxury Home, Beachfront Pool , Hot Tub + Elevator

66 Reviews
Sleeps23
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Alabama Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

8 Bedrooms, 8.5 Baths, Sleeps 23, Perfect Family Gulffront Home with Pool Media Room

Welcome to Kiva Grand!

You can also book directly on our site. Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals is abbreviated GSVacationRentals for our web address. We do have a secure payment interface. We know some of you are displeased with VRBO/Homeaway service fee.

Sorry, but we keep getting these questions about Kiva Grand so we'll just get them out of the way--NO Weddings and while it is a very large home, we make NO Exceptions to our Maximum of 22 Guests, and NO Exceptions to our Minimum Rental Age.

We accept reservations UP TO 51 WEEKS before arrival. If the corresponding week this year has not passed, we cannot yet accept your reservation. This year's guests have an opportunity to rebook at the end of their stay. The next Monday the house is open for all reservations.

Kiva Grand is a Beautiful Beachfront Custom Family Home (it is not a duplex!) on a 2 acre gulf front Kiva Dunes lot. It was designed for Luxury Family Living. Although the views and surroundings are indeed quite grand, comforts like a Really Big Kitchen, a Huge Pool Level Family Room with a 2nd Kitchen, a 20'x40' Gunite Pool & More were built with family gatherings in mind.

The Best of Gulf & Golf! Kiva Grand is a wonderful Vacation Rental House for gathering family & friends. 7 Spacious Bedrooms, each with Private Bath & TV, plus a bunk room that sleeps up to 3 guests. Large open kitchen with 2 islands, room for lots of cooks and for everyone to eat in the same space. Huge recreation room opens to the pool area and offers a second kitchen, another large television surrounded by plenty of seating and more. Private beach side gunite pool. Large covered porches on all three levels of the house. And of course the fabulous sugar-white beach that lies beyond the 8,700+ of heated and cooled space!

On the main floor you'll find an expansive open living area that includes a main seating area, a fireside sitting room, space for everyone to dine together, a kitchen with an over sized refrigerator, two islands for cooking and serving, two dishwashers, and room for plenty of cooks. You'll have all of the dishes and serving pieces you need to live graciously during your stay. There is also a family room with a 73' television, a half bath, and a king bedroom with a private bath. Next to the kitchen you will find the bunk room with its charming nautical decor. The family room has a sleeper sofa. It has a large closet for your clothes, and doors so that it can be shut off for privacy.

The upstairs features six bedrooms, each with a private bath, and the smaller of the two laundries. The spacious Beach front King Master Bedroom opens to both a private and a shared porch. It's bath has a steam shower with multiple shower heads at an array of heights, a jetted tub and a double vanity. A second beach front King Bedroom opens to the broad shared terrace, as does a beach front Queen Bedroom. There is a bedroom with a pair of double beds, a bedroom with one queen bed, and another bedroom with a pair of double beds.

Below the main floor, at the same level as the pool, there is a recreation room complete with another large television and lots of seating, and a second full kitchen and smaller informal dining area. You'll also find a full bath (convenient given the pool) and the larger of the two laundries. This level also opens to the garage where you will have 3 covered parking spaces. This family-friendly space has multiple French doors that open to the covered porches on the east and north sides of the pool area. It is rare to find a pool area that offers spacious areas for both sun and shade but Kiva Grand has it!

You can reach all three levels of the house by both front and back stairs, as well as the elevator which is wonderful for grandparents, groceries and luggage!

Enjoy the feeling of being away from it all, then pop over to the Kiva Dunes Lodge for lunch, visit the nearby Beach Club for dinner or for a massage at the spa. Watch dolphins from the porch or see who can find the best shells on the beach. Yes, you can settle in with your chairs and tents on the beach and leave them there until it is time to go home.

Located within minutes of historic Fort Morgan

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Susan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 66 traveler reviews

'Kiva Grand' Luxury Home, Beachfront Pool , Hot Tub + Elevator
average rating of 4.939394 based on 66 reviews
5

Amazing vacation! Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Kiva Grand was better than we could've ever imagined! Everything at the property was amazing! The layout of the house worked great for a large group, and everything was tidy and well maintained. There was plenty of living space and the bedrooms had ample room. We never felt like we were stepping on each other's toes and had plenty of space to spread out. The house was also very well stocked with dishes and other amenities. The pool area is huge with plenty of lounging chairs, and it was really nice having the shady area to enjoy right there. There were also lots of pool toys, floats and beach chairs to use. The beach was beautiful and very private. The property managers were extremely easy to work with and very accommodating. We only had a couple minor issues that came up during our stay...one was the need for a new grate for the grill, and another day the pool water became very cloudy. I was impressed with Geoff's quick response to both situations. I would highly recommend Kiva Grand and Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, and definitely will consider returning in the future! Thank you for an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Rock, AR
5

Friends beach reunion

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Kiva Grand is amazing! This was our third stay at this property and we will be back. This house never disappoints. Always very clean, well stocked, and updated. The private pool, hot tub, and beach are perfect! The house is large enough that our families can have privacy, but also has many large family areas where we come together and make memories. I'll be looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield, MO
5

Excellent for large family vacations/reunions!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at Kiva Grand. My parents wanted a beach front place that was large enough to handle our entire family (7 couples, 8 kids + 2 infants) = 24 total bodies! Kiva Grand fit the bill entirely! There was plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable; the multiple living areas allowed for groups of people to congregate, the large kitchen made meal prep and eating a breeze; and the pool was fantastic! The beach front with private boardwalk was super convenient for everyone to spend time at the beach without having to drive anywhere. And did I mention the pool? It was great for the kids and adults both. We had several nights of games and hanging out in the large living areas. We found many "surprises" like beach chairs and umbrellas and pool toys there on the property to use. The property itself is convenient to Gulf Shores (20 minutes) and there's plenty of other stuff close by too! There are some restaurants and nice attractions very close by, so you don't even have to head into town. The beach felt semi-private since it's on a relatively undeveloped stretch. However, there are 2 new houses being built right next door.

One small recommendation would be that the technology needs to be updated. The WIFI is horribly slow and it's reach is limited too since there is only 1 router it's not centrally located. All the rooms have DVD players, which is nice, but these should be updated to play Blu Ray discs. The main living rooms also have Direct TV as an added bonus, but the bedrooms do not. These are small recommendations that may not bother most people - especially in a beach front house!

The property was very clean upon arrival and all the furniture and fixtures are in top-notch shape. The property manager was highly responsive and helpful during our stay, addressing an issue with the A/C on the same day and then also with the hot tub another day.

Overall, I would highly recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewisburg, TN
5

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We brought friends and family together to celebrate our anniversary and could not be more happy with our stay. This property exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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NEWPORT, ARKANSAS
5

VACATION AT KIVA GRAND MAY 2016

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

THIS WAS OUR 9TH OR 10TH STRAIGHT YEAR AT KIVA GRAND AND IT WAS EVERY MUCH AS NICE THIS YEAR AS THE FIRST,THE PERFECT VACATION HOUSE FOR LARGE FAMILY OR GROUP,EVERYTHING FROM THE FURNISHINGS TO THE POOL TO HOW CLEAN AND FRESH THE WHOLE PROPERTY IS MAINTAINED MAKES THIS THE PERFECT VACATION HOUSE IN GULF SHORES.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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5

Marbury Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our vacation was an awesome experience. The house was just amazing, very clean, very well thought out and organized, and so much room. The house is great if you have a large family.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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Close to Gulf Shores Marina for charter fishing. Near historic Fort Morgan (civil war era fort) and ferry to Dauphin Island.

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Amenities

Alabama Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 8800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • 3 King beds, 2 Queen beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 1 Bunk bed, 2 Full beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
Located at Kiva Dunes, rated among Top 75 courses in US by Golf Digest. Neighborhood tennis courts.

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