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Viva La Kiva

Amazing Beachfront Home, Heated Pool & Elevator at Kiva Dunes

Beds/Baths

6 BR
6.5 BA
Sleeps 16

Description

Beautiful beachfront home with true coastal feel and a private 10'x28' heated pool. Amazing views, broad porches, lots of bedrooms (each with a private bath), an elevator and more.

You'll love 3 floors of beachfront decks spanning the entire width of the house. The living room is getting a huge sectional so you have lots of room for everyone to gather and we love the big round dining table that seats 10. There is a second gateleg table that provides a second table, and there are also stools at the breakfast bar.

You'll find 6 KING bedrooms, each with a private bath. Two of those bedrooms also have a daybed and trundle. Each level has a gathering spot from the great room on the top floor (with the best views of all), a family room on the middle floor, and a great screened porch on the lowest level.

The kitchen is open to the great room and has the added bonus of a under counter icemaker. You'll find a wet bar on the middle floor complete with a beverage refrigerator. The adjoining porch features steps down the lower deck and beach walkover beyond.

The new heated (March-October) pool is right on the bottom level deck and while it is in full sun, you can sit in the sun, sit in the shade, or even relax in the screened porch.

Kiva Dunes has one of the last stretches of natural dunes along the Gulf coast. It also has a nationally ranked golf course, neighborhood pools and tennis courts, and a clubhouse with good casual restaurant. The restaurant also does pizza to go.

Amenities

Living

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

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • BBQ Grill
  • Private Heated Pool
  • Tennis
  • Beach
  • Two community pools
  • Pool

Geographic

  • Beachfront

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyWeekly
03/05/17 - 05/13/17$800$5,600
05/14/17 - 05/27/17$930$5,580
05/28/17 - 06/10/17$8,835
06/11/17 - 07/29/17$9,500
07/30/17 - 08/05/17$8,835
08/06/17 - 08/12/17$8,075
08/13/17 - 09/09/17$925$5,550
09/10/17 - 10/28/17$850$5,100
10/29/17 - 11/17/17$625$4,375
11/18/17 - 11/25/17$781$4,688
11/26/17 - 12/19/17$625$4,375
12/20/17 - 01/01/18$781$5,469
01/02/18 - 02/27/18$400$2,400
03/01/18 - 05/12/18$800$5,600

Reviews

Couples Getaway

Reviewed on 2017-02-21 by Arlene H. of Alabaster , AL United States
Updated on 2017-02-21
Review of stay from 2017-02-16 to 2017-02-19
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We had a great time! The house was amazing; clean, spacious, and a great view. Great open floor plan for entertaining! All rooms were perfect and well stocked with everything we needed. Kitchen is gorgeous and had everything needed! We have decided to make this location a yearly visit!

Lovely home on the Gulf

Reviewed on 2017-02-01 by Unknown of Oxford, MS United States
Updated on 2017-02-01
Review of stay from 2017-01-25 to 2017-01-30
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We have stayed at this house 13 times and that has included a change in ownership/management. The location is quiet and peaceful and close enough to the beach to be able to yell to your kids to come in for supper. It is spacious and tastefully decorated. The management is quick to respond and fix problems or bring missing items. We called for more wine glasses and they came right over. Beds are comfortable. Sofas and chairs are comfortable and the big round dining table is great for conversation and games. The biggest negative in this house is the noise inside the house. It travels up and down the central stairs so the tv, conversation, etc. can bother anybody on any floor. Also, the Gulf-facing bedrooms are very bright, so if you are a late sleeper, choose one of the two facing the neighborhood. The kitchen is small and not particularly well equipped so don't plan to make Thanksgiving from scratch. The tv requires a PhD in audio visual to operate, but it has a nice picture once you find your program.

Unique - Special - Comfortable

Reviewed on 2016-11-28 by Ellen H. of Fraser, MI United States
Updated on 2016-11-28
Review of stay from 2016-11-05 to 2016-11-12
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5 couples + 1 week + magnificent house = rested, relaxed, rejuvenated. Viva la Kiva was exactly what we needed - and more. Clean, spacious, beautiful. The round dining table that seats 10 was perfect for our group - loved being able to visit with everyone at once. Each room having king-sized beds made choosing who-goes-where easy.

Buck-Scottsboro

Reviewed on 2016-10-31 by George B. of Scottsboro, AL United States
Updated on 2016-10-31
Review of stay from 2016-10-22 to 2016-10-29
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Family reunion of 10. House could easily handle more. We have been doing this yearly since 1992 and all agree that this the best house we have ever stayed in.

The Hideaway

Reviewed on 2016-07-19 by Unknown of Mansfield, Louisiana United States
Updated on 2016-07-19
Review of stay from 2016-07-10 to 2016-07-17
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Great place to stay, enough room for our crew. The pool was wonderful for the kids.

Alabama Visit

Reviewed on 2016-05-01 by Judy L. of Kalamazoo, MI United States
Updated on 2016-05-01
Review of stay from 2016-04-09 to 2016-04-14
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Home and location were wonderful. Unfortunately the weather was not ideal, but enjoyed the time with friends in this lovely home.

Amazing comfort with wonderful views!

Reviewed on 2016-04-27 by Brandy F. of Owens Cross Roads, AL United States
Updated on 2016-04-27
Review of stay from 2016-04-22 to 2016-04-25
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This house is perfect for 6 couples. It was so relaxing to be so close to the beach. Our private pool was icing on the cake. The staff was extremely kind and helpful. We are already planning our next visit!

Couples Trip 2016

Reviewed on 2016-04-19 by Unknown of Powder Springs, GA United States
Updated on 2016-04-19
Review of stay from 2016-04-14 to 2016-04-17
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We had a great time. The home was perfect for us because everyone had their own personal space (bed room and bath) and the great room was large (perfect for eating, relaxing, and playing games). The kitchen was packed with plenty of cooking utensils, pots and pans. We had a wonderful time and would definitely rent again.

Family extravaganza!!!

Reviewed on 2016-04-03 by Unknown of Clintonville, WI United States
Updated on 2016-04-03
Review of stay from 2016-03-25 to 2016-04-01
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Viva la Kiva was a wonderful house for our large family...we fit perfectly and used every inch of the house. My girls suggested more towel drying bars in the bathrooms and possibly another fridge. Trying to fit all the food for 16 in one fridge is quite a challenge. The beach was gorgeous, as well as the pool. We have spoiled ourselves vacationing at Gulf Shores and will be very difficult to improve on this time together. We were very happy with Viva and would whole heartedly recommend it.

Spectacular Spring Break

Reviewed on 2016-03-21 by Renee B. of Pearland, TX United States
Updated on 2016-03-21
Review of stay from 2016-03-12 to 2016-03-19
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The house was an amazing getaway spot for our two family spring break vacation. It's location well away from town made for a quiet week with a large stretch of beach to ourselves. The house was clean and had all the amenities we expected to find. We found the layout of the house to be exceptional and very accommodating for our group. Every bedroom having it's own bathroom worked well for 6 adults and 6 teens. Lots of beach items including chairs, beach toys, and volleyball and net were available and in good condition. The furnishings were lovely with little wear and tear and we found the beds comfortable with lots of extra pillows.
The kitchen was well appointed with nice dishes and pots and pans. There was an array of glasses for every occasion and we enjoyed our time cooking family meals. The only items we noticed that the house lacked were cereal or soup bowls but we made do with large cups and mugs. The kitchen was a little small for such a large house but we managed fine and the dining table seating 12 comfortably made it a great gathering place for everyone in the evening.
The heated pool was a perfect addition and it was an asset with Gulf water temperatures still a little chilly for the adults in the group. We arrived in a torrential rainstorm so the pool heater, pilot light was out. A phone call on Sunday morning to alert Geoff of the situation initiated the quick arrival of the pool guy and we had warm water within an hour. He also checked on the pool during the week so that was a nice surprise.
Overall we would rate this house as one of our favorites rented through VRBO. We would rent again and look forward to visiting Gulf Shores on another vacation.

Lovely home on the beach

Reviewed on 2016-01-22 by Unknown of Oxford, MS United States
Updated on 2016-01-22
Review of stay from 2016-01-16 to 2016-01-20
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This beautiful and comfortable home sits on the beach with view of dunes and water. There is plenty of room for a crowd with a large round table on the top floor and two seating arrangements, one with large sectional. The second floor also has a den. The beds are comfortable with nice bedding. The bedrooms not shown each have king beds and the ground floor one also has a twin plus trundle. The pool is on the back deck and is heated. There is plenty of seating outside on the decks and balconies and the screened porch. The house was very clean. The kitchen is small and is good for reheating and assembling but not fancy cooking. The ice maker was broken but manager brought us bags of ice. The beds are comfortable, but the staircase is open through the center of the house so noise travels throughout all three floors. It is nice to have a bath with each bedroom. The vanity spaces around the sinks are small, so bring a hanging toiletry bag.

The things that need to be fixed are the light streaming in the bedrooms that face the beach. One cannot sleep past sunrise, so curtains in those rooms would be so helpful. There are large tv's in the top floor and second floor living areas but they are so complicated that we could not figure them out. No instructions given. We also did not like the manager's instructions to wash all the towels and fold them before we left. This was stressful on our last night in the house. They need a supply of towels they can switch out. The location is secluded, which we loved. Just know that it is 20 minutes to the grocery store.

Those complaints are minor. It was a lovely vacation for the nine of us because the house is designed for conversation and comfort. We would return.

Wonderful Christmas Week!

Reviewed on 2016-01-15 by Traci G. of Franklin, TN United States
Updated on 2016-01-15
Review of stay from 2015-12-25 to 2015-12-30
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This house is perfect for large families who want to gather for a holiday or beach get away. Plenty of room for four families and lots of grandchildren! The home is beautifully decorated and very well stocked. The kitchen is great and has a nice selection of dishes and cookware. The heated swimming pool was the grandkids' favorite spot! Watching the Blue Angels practice from our balcony was the icing on the cake! We've rented many homes but this was our favorite! We've used this management company before and they are excellent.

Friend get together

Reviewed on 2015-10-23 by Connie E. of Lawrenceville, GA United States
Updated on 2015-10-23
Review of stay from 2015-09-26 to 2015-10-03
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The home was very nice. Had a lot of space and porches. Loved being so close to the beach. The kitchen is small but we made due.

Viva La Kiva

Reviewed on 2015-09-15 by Carol G. of Pascagoula, MS United States
Updated on 2015-09-15
Review of stay from 2015-08-27 to 2015-08-30
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Beautiful home!!! Everything was perfect. Wish we could have stayed longer. Rating: 5 overall

Gorgeous Beach House for a large family vacation

Reviewed on 2015-09-10 by Unknown of Navarre, Fl United States
Updated on 2015-09-10
Review of stay from 2015-09-03 to 2015-09-07
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This house is so gorgeous, inside and out. The details and decorations of the house was outstanding, I took pictures of the decor to try to remember and incorportate into my home. Kitchen was well equipped and the garage and tons of beach toys/chairs which was convenient. It is far from restaurants/shops so take that into consideration. Management (Geoff) was great, had a few plumbing issues that were quickly resolved.

Viva La Kiva June Vacation

Reviewed on 2015-06-23 by Edward F. of Pineville, LA United States
Updated on 2015-06-23
Review of stay from 2015-06-14 to 2015-06-21
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Wonderful time. Three families with 4 teens. Plenty of room for sleeping and the large table was a bonus at meal time. Location was excellent with our own beach area. Leave the volley ball net and canopy setup all week. Everything was in good working order. The kitchen was FULLY furnished, plenty of beach toys and equipment, pool was great. Located right in front was great. It was perfect enough that we have made reservations for next year already...

Great location - beautiful home

Reviewed on 2015-06-16 by Elise S. of McKinney, Texas United States
Updated on 2015-06-16
Review of stay from 2015-06-07 to 2015-06-14
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The home was almost perfect for my family with plenty of room for everyone. I loved all the windows that allowed us to enjoy the view from almost any room. The gated community made the home even more appealing. The large round table was a favorite for meals and game time. The kitchen was a little small to prepare meals for 13 of us and the home really needs another refrigerator on the first level.

Great Property!

Reviewed on 2015-05-05 by Keith S. of Lake Charles, LA United States
Updated on 2015-05-05
Review of stay from 2015-04-30 to 2015-05-03
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The property location is ideal if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds at condos or hotels. It felt like we had a few acres of beach access to ourselves. The house is something out of a Pottery Barn catalog, everyone was impressed with the furnishngs and decor!

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