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Kiva Grand

Huge Beachfront Luxury Home w Private Pool, Hot Tub & Elevator

Beds/Baths

8 BR
8.5 BA
Sleeps 23

Description

Kiva Grand is a Beautiful Beachfront Custom Family Home on a 2 acre gulf front Kiva Dunes lot. Although the views and surroundings are indeed quite grand, it was built with family gatherings in mind with comforts like a really big kitchen, a huge pool level family room with a 2nd kitchen, a 20'x40' beachfront pool and a hot tub for enjoying the outdoors even when it is a bit cooler outside.

The Best of Gulf & Golf! Kiva Grand is located at the acclaimed Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort. Seven Spacious Bedrooms, each with Private Bath & TV, plus a bunk room. 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. You will also 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 message 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.

Come see why so many of our guests return to Kiva Grand year after year after year!

Amenities

Living

  • Central Air
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • High Speed Internet
  • Fireplace

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • BBQ Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Pool
  • Tennis
  • Beach
  • Two community pools
  • Pool
  • Dune Walkover
  • Hot Tub

Geographic

  • Beachfront

Availability

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#Night Available#Night Unavailable#Arrive Only#Depart Only
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Rates

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11/27/16 - 12/20/16$800$5,600
12/21/16 - 01/01/17$1,000$7,000
01/02/17 - 02/28/17$700$4,200
03/01/17 - 04/29/17$1,050$7,350
04/30/17 - 05/27/17$8,190
05/28/17 - 06/10/17$12,090
06/11/17 - 07/29/17$13,000
07/30/17 - 08/05/17$12,090
08/06/17 - 08/12/17$11,050
08/13/17 - 09/09/17$1,350$8,100
09/10/17 - 10/28/17$1,125$6,750
10/29/17 - 11/17/17$850$5,950
11/18/17 - 11/25/17$1,063$7,438
11/26/17 - 12/19/17$850$5,950

Reviews

Spectacular

Reviewed on 2016-08-31 by Carmen M. of Dallas, Texas United States
Updated on 2016-08-31
Review of stay from 2016-08-07 to 2016-08-14
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this was just perfect...all was in order. my family of 16 had a wonderful time. we cooked every night, swam in the pool every day, and went to the beach every day. we were ages 74 down to age 3. there was something for everyone.....food, games, intertainment, etc

Wilburns Mom 75th Bday Celebration

Reviewed on 2016-08-24 by Sherrie W. of Upper Marlboro, MD United States
Updated on 2016-08-24
Review of stay from 2016-08-19 to 2016-08-22
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Our family vacation experience at Kiva Grand was unbelievable. It exceeded every expectation we expected at the rental. We all left saying "Goodbye House", we were honored that you allowed us to vacation in your spacious, beautiful and grand home. This was a check off my bucket list that I vacationed in a million dollar home. The Life style of the Rich and Famous saying "champagne wishes and caviar dreams"! Thank You

Kiva Grand

Reviewed on 2016-08-02 by Mike C. of Texarkana, AR United States
Updated on 2016-08-02
Review of stay from 2016-07-24 to 2016-07-31
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Our third year at this beautiful home.
The first time we experienced any inconveniences and they were handled by staff very efficiently.

Amazing vacation! Couldn't have been better!

Reviewed on 2016-07-19 by Unknown of Lewis Center, OH United States
Updated on 2016-07-19
Review of stay from 2016-07-10 to 2016-07-17
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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!

Friends beach reunion

Reviewed on 2016-06-29 by Leslie C. of Little Rock, AR United States
Updated on 2016-06-29
Review of stay from 2016-06-19 to 2016-06-26
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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.

Excellent property

Reviewed on 2016-06-20 by Elicia F. of Lewisburg, TN United States
Updated on 2016-06-20
Review of stay from 2016-02-12 to 2016-02-15
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We brought friends and family together to celebrate our anniversary and could not be more happy with our stay. This property exceeded our expectations!

VACATION AT KIVA GRAND MAY 2016

Reviewed on 2016-06-02 by RODGER B. of NEWPORT, ARKANSAS United States
Updated on 2016-06-02
Review of stay from 2016-05-08 to 2016-05-15
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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.

Marbury Family Vacation

Reviewed on 2016-05-24 by Unknown of Birmingham, Al United States
Updated on 2016-05-24
Review of stay from 2016-05-15 to 2016-05-22
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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.

The Daugthers and sons family reunion of Carrie simpson

Reviewed on 2016-05-17 by Berkley S. of Dothan, Alabama United States
Updated on 2016-05-17
Review of stay from 2016-04-24 to 2016-05-01
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The family have a great stay . We r going to book the house for another trip in 2017 .

Exceeded our Expectations

Reviewed on 2016-05-01 by Baxter T. of Oak Ridge, TN United States
Updated on 2016-05-01
Review of stay from 2016-04-09 to 2016-04-15
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Very large gathering area and super kitchen. Two sets of washer dryers and two kitchens. Very well stock kitchens with utensils. Had a couple of minor problems which were attended to immediately. Would definitely book here again.

Best Place Ever

Reviewed on 2016-04-15 by Beverly V. of Lafayette , LA United States
Updated on 2016-04-15
Review of stay from 2016-03-26 to 2016-03-30
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My family and I had a memorable stay at Grand Kiva. This lovely vacation home is in a great location and was very clean and attractive. Also, the management was very helpful with this fine vacation rental.

Family Favorite Vacation

Reviewed on 2016-04-11 by Danny D. of Edwardsburg, MI United States
Updated on 2016-04-11
Review of stay from 2016-04-01 to 2016-04-09
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This is the 5th year that we have stayed at Kiva Grand. It has become our favorite family vacation with grandchildren. This home, the pool, and beach provide the perfect destination for fun and relaxation. We had 7 days of beautiful weather which made it extra special.

Great holiday once again!

Reviewed on 2015-12-15 by Mary W. of Jefferson, LA United States
Updated on 2015-12-21
Review of stay from 2015-11-25 to 2015-11-29
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Another lovely Thanksgiving at Kiva Grand! Couldn't ask for more.

Family gathering

Reviewed on 2015-11-09 by Unknown of Cumming , GA United States
Updated on 2015-11-09
Review of stay from 2015-10-17 to 2015-10-24
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Our entire family has vacationed here twice now and just love this home! The home is spacious, clean and most of all comfortable. It's well equipped kitchen is a joy to work in even when there's more than one cook in the kitchen. While we had a very windy week, the balconies offered refuge and sun out of the winds so we thoroughly enjoyed our days. A beautiful home I highly recommend!!

oct trip

Reviewed on 2015-10-19 by michael l. of ROCK ISLAND, IL United States
Updated on 2015-10-19
Review of stay from 2015-10-11 to 2015-10-16
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everything was wonderful !!- the only suggestion we have is the pool steps really need a handrail-

Kiva Grand October 4-11, 2015

Reviewed on 2015-10-13 by Robert M. of Jeffersonville, Indiana United States
Updated on 2015-10-13
Review of stay from 2015-10-04 to 2015-10-11
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tbis was our third time staying at Kiva Grand and once again we had a perfect vacation . The home has so many personal touches to it that it makes you feel like royalty while staying there. It was very clean. Management was easy to contact and quick to reply. The only thing that would make it better would be to have a stronger signal for the wifi. We are already planning a return for next year.

Kiva Grand is GRAND!!!

Reviewed on 2015-10-07 by Scotty D. of Springfield, Tennessee United States
Updated on 2015-10-07
Review of stay from 2015-09-27 to 2015-10-04
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Our vacation was fabulous and the house was awesome. Our family consist of 14 adults and 3 children. The house exceeded our expectations and needs. We have found the perfect house and location for our family event. Thank you Susan and Geoff!!

Best vacation home ever!

Reviewed on 2015-09-30 by Pamela M. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States
Updated on 2015-09-30
Review of stay from 2015-09-04 to 2015-09-07
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This was our family's second stay at Kiva Grand. We especially love the quality of the furnishings, all the outdoor spaces overlooking the beach, the spacious pool area and the easy access to the beach. Also, the beach is never overly crowded.

Best Vacation Rental ever!

Reviewed on 2015-09-29 by Martha C. of Brandon, MS United States
Updated on 2015-09-29
Review of stay from 2015-09-23 to 2015-09-27
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This was the fifth year for our group of friends to stay at this house. It has been improved every year, which we greatly appreciate. We love it and hope everyone who comes there will love it as if it were their own. Hope to be back.

Family Vacation/August 2015

Reviewed on 2015-08-25 by Ron C. of Prosper, Texas United States
Updated on 2015-08-25
Review of stay from 2015-08-16 to 2015-08-23
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This house and location was superb, for a family of 18. The pol is large and beautiful. Private boardwalk to the beach was very convenient. The house is nicely furnished and very spacious. Great managers, very responsive and helpful. We will definitely be back.

Family vacation

Reviewed on 2015-08-20 by Oliver A. of Magnolia, TX United States
Updated on 2015-08-22
Review of stay from 2015-08-09 to 2015-08-16
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The home is spacious, great beach location but had issues with appliances and plumbing. This late in the rental season the house was showing in wear and tear. Did not live up to our expectations and would not go back.
Manager response on 2015-08-22 - Response from Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
Unfortunately we had the perfect storm of appliance issues the week these guests came but luckily Kiva Grand has 2 or more of all of the appliances. One of the ovens had a problem requiring a part that required a 2 day wait, the other oven (a standard electric range) WORKED FINE but the guests thought it wasn't working until shown how to turn it on. One of the 3 dishwashers had a pump that went out (again 2 days for a part) but the 2 other dishwashers worked fine. One of the 2 water heaters had an element go out but it was fixed within hours. We have repair issues taken care of as quickly as possible. We do our best to have our homes look as good in August as they do in May, but please know if you are traveling in August that it can never be quite as fresh as at the beginning of the season, but it should be close. We do understand that for some guests, once something goes wrong they are never going to be happy. Others take in stride that everything possible is being done and continue enjoying themselves.

Wonderful Home

Reviewed on 2015-08-12 by Ginger B. of Birmingham, AL United States
Updated on 2015-08-12
Review of stay from 2015-08-02 to 2015-08-09
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We had a wonderful time. The home was perfect for our 15 member family and is appointed well with privacy throughout. We loved that the baby could be taken downstairs when he woke up first so he wouldn't wake everyone else. The pool was great since there were many jellyfish when we were there. Great experience!

Great Family Vacation

Reviewed on 2015-07-11 by jeffrey s. of pickerington, ohio United States
Updated on 2015-07-29
Review of stay from 2015-06-28 to 2015-07-05
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The home is beautifully set between Kiva Golf Course and the beach. Doesn't get any better than that. The home itself was beautifully decorated and the layout of the bedrooms was awesome. We loved the pool and all the outside amenities made are stay very family oriented.
The only real negative was the landscaping. Given a good week of outside work and some planting would make the property pop.
Manager response on 2015-07-29 - Response from Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
Unfortunately Kiva Dunes is a conservation area and the beachfront lots are now only allowed native plants so it is a real challenge to create a landscaped look. Given the choice, the deal struck with the regulatory agencies allowed a huge pool area but other areas had to be left natural.

Celebration time!!

Reviewed on 2015-06-05 by Dan W. of Hoover, Alabama United States
Updated on 2015-06-05
Review of stay from 2015-05-24 to 2015-05-31
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We decided to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren on the beach. In searching the internet for a home that would be suitable for our family on the beautiful Alabama beach we found KIVA GRAND. This home exceeded our expectations. It is beautifully furnished with ample room for everyone to relax and enjoy time alone or spending time with everyone talking, eating or laughing together. The large TV room was furnished with ample seating and large enough for all our sports loving fans to enjoy together. There were many "wows" as we entered the home on the lower level but many more "oh wows" as we explored each level. Needless to say the beautiful white sand on the beach kept us occupied for many hours and the large swimming pool and hot tub was a super bonus. The house is so lovely and comfortable that there were 5 or 6 of us that never left the house for the entire stay. Looking forward to returning in the very near future.

Wonderful adult family vacation.

Reviewed on 2015-04-28 by Carol U. of Grand Rapid, MI United States
Updated on 2015-04-28
Review of stay from 2015-04-12 to 2015-04-26
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This house was perfect for a two-week family vacation with adults (25-72)and one infant coming from Michigan to the west coast.

Beautiful Home/Setting for Family Gathering

Reviewed on 2014-12-02 by Mary W. of Jefferson, LA United States
Updated on 2014-12-02
Review of stay from 2014-11-26 to 2014-11-30
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We were fortunate to find this home for our annual family gathering (18-20 of us with college age+ kids). Beautiful and high-end in a comfortable way - pictures don't capture how nice it is - so much more than a generic rental. Right on the beach in a private setting. Easier to access than the Gulf Shores stretch. Close to shopping, movies, grocery. Manager was great and responsive. We have booked it 3 years in a row now.

Our Great Fall Getaway

Reviewed on 2014-10-28 by Unknown of Cumming , GA United States
Updated on 2014-10-28
Review of stay from 2014-10-19 to 2014-10-26
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Our family of 12 just returned from a beautiful week at this beautiful mansion and enjoyed every minute. The management company quickly responded to our request and we were comfortable and happy. The house was more beautiful than described and well appointed. I highly recommend a week at this resort type mansion.

Absolutely Priceless

Reviewed on 2014-10-14 by Unknown of Florence, Al United States
Updated on 2014-10-14
Review of stay from 2014-09-24 to 2014-09-28
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The most awesome vacation ever. Our family made memories to last forever. We appreciated the privacy,beauty and modern conveniences that make it easy for everyone.

Sept 7-10 2014

Reviewed on 2014-09-29 by Kim E. of Malden, MA United States
Updated on 2014-09-29
Review of stay from 2014-09-07 to 2014-09-11
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It is a wonderful location and home. It met or exceeded our expectations in nearly every aspect. We held a regional sales meeting with just 7 people at the house and it huge and provided more space than we even needed. There were a couple of very minor issues, door handle on a patio door falling off, but they didn't detract for a great experience. My only comment would be that that house needs a nice gas grill versus what is offered today. We would not hesitate to return again

Exceeded Expectations

Reviewed on 2014-09-18 by Pamela M. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States
Updated on 2014-09-18
Review of stay from 2014-09-04 to 2014-09-07
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Our family weekend at Kiva Grand was awesome! It was like having your own private resort. The managers promptly responded to questions via email. The app was a great convenience.

2014 FAMILY VACATION IN PARADISE!

Reviewed on 2014-09-15 by Wade O. of Louisville, KY United States
Updated on 2014-09-15
Review of stay from 2014-08-22 to 2014-08-28
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I would like to be able to take some credit for the planning of the most memorable vacation that our family has ever taken. However this credit has to go to my wife "Michelle"! She found the perfect getaway! The house was incredible! The memories made unforgettable! The family time together irreplaceable! Our family is a very busy family and very seldom have the opportunity to spend a week together. This was the perfect private location with all the accommodations to make very special memories. The dolphins that frequently visited us was icing on the cake! The house was large enough that we never felt crowded in any way! The kitchen was very well equipped! The views from the balconies where breath taking! We simply didn't want to leave! We can not wait to return. The property management team was very professional and accommodating. The name of this property describes it very well - GRAND!

Hamilton Family Vacation

Reviewed on 2014-08-24 by thomas h. of Greenville, OH United States
Updated on 2014-08-24
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We had our first family vacation during the week of 8/17/2014. The home was exactly as described. The location was approx. 1/2 hrs from the main area of gulf shores, not a big deal. It was just as the pictures show. Having the boardwalk from the home to the ocean was great. The kids would go down to the beach, then to the outside shower to wash off the sand, then into the outstanding pool. We had 7 adults, and 9 grand kids. More than enough space for everyone. A couple of little problems did come up, but were taken care of right away. Great communication with the management staff. Home was clean when we arrived, and all they ask you to do when leaving is leave it as you found it. Plenty of toys for the kids, both play and pool/beach items. The ice machine worked wonderful. When we plan another family vacation we would come back. Grand kids and most of the adults didn't want to leave. They are building another home next door, but it wasn't that big of a deal. Kiva Grand thanks for a great family vacation!
Went to LuLu's twice, Bahama Bob's, and Hazel's Kitchen, the seafood was wonderful.

Perfect for our extended family

Reviewed on 2014-08-20 by Mike C. of Texarkana, AR United States
Updated on 2014-08-20
Review of stay from 2014-07-27 to 2014-08-03
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The home was better than we could imagine. The new boardwalk made walking to the beach a breeze. Three great media areas/rooms gave our family plenty of space. Every part of the property was very clean and inviting. The property management team were very helpful and provided assistance at every opportunity. We have already booked for next year and recommended the home to friends. Time on the "almost private" beach, lounging around the pool and playing golf at Kiva Dunes and the Peninsula Club were our major activities.
Our fishing trip from the marina at Fort Morgan (8 min away) with Capt. Rick of Alabama Girl Charters was a definite treat. We limited on 15-20 lb Redfish on the Dixie Bar! This was our fifth year to vacation on the gulf and Kiva Grand is the best by far!!

Great Vacation

Reviewed on 2014-08-12 by Ginger B. of Birmingham, AL United States
Updated on 2014-08-12
Review of stay from 2014-08-03 to 2014-08-10
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Our family of 15 had a wonderful, restful vacation

Great Stay at Kiva Grand

Reviewed on 2014-07-31 by Unknown of Knoxville, TN United States
Updated on 2014-07-31
Review of stay from 2014-07-06 to 2014-07-13
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This is a SUPER house for large family gatherings. Our only disappointment was a lack of sufficient kitchen towels for a house where so much prepping and cooking was being done. We could find only 3 towels in the kitchen. We'll be back in 2015!!!!

Review of Kiva Grand for period from June 30 thru July 6

Reviewed on 2014-07-22 by Robert P. of Dallas, TX United States
Updated on 2014-09-02
Review of stay from 2014-06-29 to 2014-07-06
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It's a great house for a family vacation and we have stayed there before. However, this time the house was not completely clean and my daughter had to clean her bathroom before she could use it.
The pool and spa were not clean when we arrived and we could not use them until a day after we arrived.
The wifi was not working and was not repaired while we were there. Very inconvenient.

There was no house phone, but we had a lot of cell phones so that was a minor problem.

The owner was very responsive to any problem we encountered but not all the problems were solved while we were there.
Manager response on 2014-09-02 - Response from Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
Please, please, please let us know when things need to be done. It sounds like the housekeeper missed a bathroom and would absolutely have come back to fix it. We missed checking the house before the guests arrived because we got stuck in holiday weekend traffic and they arrived before we could get there. In this case, we knew about the pool first thing that morning and our pool man worked on it most of the day. It was not at all that it had not been cleaned. In Summer the pool man comes on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The previous guests' children had poured at least one huge container of bubbles into the pool & spa and left plastic bottles and toys blocking the skimmer. With 20+ people swimming in it and July heat, that can & did cause an algae bloom between when the pool was checked on Thursday, and when it was checked again on Sunday morning. It had to be "shocked". So it definitely had been cleaned (and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned throughout that day), but due to the previous guests, was not usable from the 4 pm check-in time until the next morning. Luckily the house is beachfront and there are 2 neighborhood pools. The wifi was a service provider issue that our techs could not resolve. Many issues they can fix quickly, but sometimes Mediacom has to come and they never come quickly.

Perfect location for family vacation

Reviewed on 2014-05-20 by Unknown of richardson, TX United States
Updated on 2014-05-20
Review of stay from 2014-04-30 to 2014-05-04
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The home is perfect for larger family vacations. Even with 20+ people in the house, there was still plenty of room for everyone to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and amenities. I would highly recommend this property, and hope that our family can return to enjoy it another time.

Absolutely beautiful home, beach front, well taken care of

Reviewed on 2014-04-17 by Jodi S. of St Louis, MO United States
Updated on 2014-04-17
Review of stay from 2014-03-16 to 2014-03-23
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This home is pure luxury. It is beautiful, huge, well laid out, very clean, million dollar ocean views, two kitchens, and right on the beach. Any maintenance issues are quickly resolved. I can't wait to spend another week there.

PERFECT FAMILY TIME

Reviewed on 2014-04-16 by Pat S. of The Woodlands, Texas United States
Updated on 2014-04-16
Review of stay from 2014-03-09 to 2014-03-16
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We are a large family - one set of grandparents, 3 children with spouses and 13 grandchildren ranging from age 2 to 16 (21 in all). This is the perfect house for a large family. With 8 bedrooms the children could gather with their cousins in their rooms or together in the large living area. The dining room table in the photo is not the same one at the house. This one is massive and wonderful - think it seats 16 people. There are also 6 stools in the kitchen area at the counter for people to eat. The kitchen is better equipped than my home. Having 2 dishwashers (in the main kitchen) and 2 refrigerators was a bonus (one refrigerator in the main kitchen upstairs and another one in the second kitchen downstairs). There are also 2 washing machines and 2 dryers. Some people who reviewed the house last year made mention that beach access would be nice. Well, there is now a great boardwalk from the house to the beach. You will also find a new shower area outside to rinse off the sand. The pool man is a source of much information if you have any questions about the area. He is discreet about coming to check on the pool in the mornings. Most reviewers said that the photos do not do the house justice and I would have to agree. You are just going to have to rent the house to see what it is like. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. We had a wonderful family get together and would certainly go back again.

great group retreat

Reviewed on 2014-03-03 by Rose B. of Hoover, AL United States
Updated on 2014-03-03
Review of stay from 2014-02-24 to 2014-02-27
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we had totally positive help from the beginning to the end of our stay. We hope to return for another beautiful beach stay.

Dream Location

Reviewed on 2013-12-05 by Unknown of Lewisburg, WV United States
Updated on 2013-12-05
Review of stay from 2013-11-27 to 2013-12-01
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This is an amazing property with a panoramic view of the gulf , both sunrises ans sunsets. Very nicely furnished throughout and multiple outdoor spaces , sunny and shaded. Definition of total relaxation.

Best house on the beach

Reviewed on 2013-09-26 by Martha C. of Brandon, MS United States
Updated on 2013-09-26
Review of stay from 2013-09-18 to 2013-09-21
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There were a few maintenance issues. The ice makers did not work at all. Some were distressed that the WiFi was not working. The coffee pot was not functional. In Prior years, there had been several good coffee makers. This year there was one Mr. Coffee that took over 30 minutes to make. There was a smoke detector that had a low battery, we called and no one came to service it. Other than minor items it is a great place

Week in paradise

Reviewed on 2013-09-18 by Unknown of Spring, TX United States
Updated on 2013-09-18
Review of stay from 2013-08-18 to 2013-08-25
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Kiva grand is an amazing house! It has every thing your family and friends need to enjoy the beach. The view is spectacular from every floor of the house! My friends and I are planning to make our Kiva stay an annual tradition.

From New Jersey to Gulf Shores

Reviewed on 2013-08-09 by Unknown of Glen Gardner, NJ United States
Updated on 2013-08-09
Review of stay from 2013-07-28 to 2013-08-04
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We had a wonderful time at Kiva Grand. The house was absolutely beautiful and the owners/managers were responsive to our few minor problems. There were 13 of us in our party and there was room to spare. The pool was perfect, large enough for all of us to splash around and there were a lot of toys for the kids to play with. Although the walk to the beach was a little challenging for a few of us the beach was beautiful and there were very few people on the beach with us. Everyone was very happy with the house, the pictures just don't do it justice! Thank you for a perfect family trip!!

Awesome Anniversary

Reviewed on 2013-07-17 by kathy e. of Valparaiso, Indiana United States
Updated on 2013-07-17
Review of stay from 2013-06-23 to 2013-06-30
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What an awesome 45th Wedding Anniversary celebration our Indiana family enjoyed at Kiva Grand. The breakfast bar was long enough for our six little ones to eat their meals. It was beneficial to have the shaded area near the pool - Beneficial for the children and the adults who used the area for their corn-hole tournaments.
Having a washer and dryer on the ground level and third level was so convenient - everyone took home clean clothes! This home is beyond words - it was truly a location that we only wish we could visit on a yearly basis....


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