Spectacular 4 BR, 4.5 BA vacation home faces the beach and backs on the Number 14 fairway at Award Winning Kiva Dunes Golf & Beach Resort! Spacious floorplan, beautifully decorated, and filled with every amenity you need for a relaxing beach vacation. The house is has 3,600 generous square feet of living space and is located on Lot 38 at Kiva Dunes.
Facing the Gulf and backing on the 14th fairway, this gorgeous house is ideally located for easy access to all that Kiva Dunes has to offer. This home is directly across from one of the lovely Kiva beach walkways, so it is only a two minute walk across the dunes to the clean white beach (Kiva requires use of walkways to protect endangered beach species).
It's easy to run back to the house to refill the cooler or get your favorite paperback. Multiple pools are only a short walk away within Kiva Dunes, and the first tee is only a short walk away.
For maximum enjoyment, the living area (kitchen, living room and den) are located on the top floor providing gorgeous views of the Gulf out the front, and Mobile Bay and the Golf Course out the back. Covered beach-side balconies on the third and second floors extend the length of the building and are a lovely place for morning coffee or afternoon refreshments. The living area is quite spacious, including different areas for different activities. The dining table seats 8 comfortably, with counter seating available for another 6. The kitchen has all amenities including ice machine, dishwasher, wet bar, blender, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker and all the equipment you need for a seafood feast. It's easy to put together simple snacks and have a beautiful happy hour on the beach.
The second floor is comprised of three large bedrooms each with bath, large closet , and beach views. All bedrooms are equipped with television and cable. The master bedroom has a king bed and oversized tub, the middle bedroom has two twins, and the third bedroom on this floor has a queen bed. A full laundry room is also located on this floor.
The first floor includes single car garage, storage room for beach chairs and toys, and a large bunk room furnished with four single beds, television, and table with four chairs. A large bath adjoins the bunk room, which is equipped with additional inflatable mattresses and sleeping bags. The house entrance is at the back, on the golf course side. The gas grill is inside the garage, ready for use. The elevator is directly to your left upon entering.
The house is professionally decorated and will delight you with its use of natural materials and unique, comfortable furnishings. Come and enjoy all that Kiva has to offer, including a newly-remodeled fitness facility in the clubhouse and some of the best golf in the South (Greens fees Spring $93/$78 and Summer $79/$65, approximately). Plan now!
Handicapped access details: the house elevator is accessible from parking area and opens on all 3 floors. There is no true handicap access to the beach due to federal regulations requiring walkways to protect endangered species. Flat access is available thru The Beach Club, located next door.
Left on 12/30/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Scott FulmerReviewed Dec 30, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
Our family loved the stay. The house is roomy and well laid out with great views from the top floor of the beach and the golf course. The home is very convenient to the beach and the pools are just a short walk or ride away. The beach is beautiful and we weren't covered up with others all around us. The location is more secluded but it is only a short drive to restaurants and activities. We feel like it is the best of both worlds!
Left on 12/29/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | K NellieReviewed Dec 29, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
Given this property's location and beauty, the only downside is needing to make choices. A beautiful long ocean beach is right across the street, the golf course is in the backyard, the swimming pool is down the street, Mobile Bay is 500 yards out the back yard, and wildlife preserves are nearby. Runners and cyclists appreciate the relative calm, but the hospitality of Gulf Shores is a short car ride away.
With large covered porches and top-floor kitchen, family room, laundry/pantry, and den the views are great, regardless of the weather. The elevator makes all floor access easy for anyone. The mid-floor contains multiple bedrooms and baths, while the lower floor has a great dorm-style room for kids!
The house easily fits larger families, and the area provides so many great recreational and leisure choices, that multiple visits are required to sample all of them.
Left on 12/12/2011 for a stay in August 2010 | RueReviewed Dec 12, 2011Stayed Aug 2010
I have stayed at this beautiful beach house several times, and have found it to be a wonderful stay every time. The house is beautifully designed and decorated, and has gorgeous views of the ocean from the entire first floor and some of the second floor as well. Additionally, it has a great kids room on the first floor which is tiled so that you don't track all that sand into the house. The rooms are lovely, the kitchen is fully stocked for cooking of any kind, and there is room for everyone to have space and not be too tightly packed together. There is also an elevator for getting the groceries up to the third floor kitchen or to help less-abled guests. The location is also fantastic- beautiful beach just a tiny walk over the dunes away (2 minutes, really), and you're far enough away from the main of Gulf Shores that you get a lovely piece of beach all to yourself.
Left on 12/10/2011 for a stay in April 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 10, 2011Stayed Apr 2010
The house is in a great location with lots of privacy in a beautiful gated community; it has a great layout and phenomenal views of the Gulf. White sand beach is absolutely beautiful. The golf course is breathtaking - challenging but lots of fun. Historic Ft Morgan is right down the road - a great side-trip. My daughter challenged me to a bungi jump at Guf Shores => another great bucket list item... LuLu's Restaurant in Gulf Shores is tons of fun. Can't wait to go back.
Left on 12/09/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 9, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
My family (all five of us) have had the good fortune to stay in the house on multiple occasions. Each visit has been thoroughly enjoyable. The house affords plenty of room for us all, plus extended family members and friends. The floor plan works well as it provides a comfortable balance between privacy and family gatherings. Its location is well situated as it is within close walking distances to the beach, pools, tennis courts and golf course. The views from the balconies toward the Gulf, the golf course and westward for sunsets are spectacular. It has become one of our favorite vacation spots.
Left on 11/29/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | DannoReviewed Nov 29, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
My golf group was greated at the Kiva Lodge and Clubhouse by Kerri and the Kiva staff who had all our information and keys,it took less than 5 minutes to be on our way to the house, aptly named the Sand Castle. Unlike most beach houses that waste the top floor as bedrooms, this house has used the top floor as the entertainment and living area. Dominated by great views of both the beach and the golf course, the third floor has a beautiful wide open kitchen, family room and den. Our group lived on this floor, playing cards, sitting on the swinging chairs, playing chess and checkers on the kid friendly set in the living room and eating great seafood cooked in the open kitchen. The bedrooms are comfortable, and being on seperate floors from the living area, made putting tired kids and adults to bed easy. The big tub in the master was a hit.
The house is right across the street from the walkway to the beach. This made it easy to grab another cooler whenever it was required. When we finished at the beach we walked to the pool and enjoyed a refreshing swim and made lunches at the pool bar. We also managed to sneak in a couple rounds of golf and when one of our party was having a bad round, he just got off the cart in the back yard of the house on #14, sat on the porch and waited for us to finish.
We also got to do some inshore fishing in the bay directly across the street from the entrance to Kiva Dunes. In a small 22 foot boat, we motored out about 2 miles to Shellbank Reef and caught plenty of speckled trout for dinner.
It was a great week of golf, fishing and just hanging out. Low key and uncrowded. This was a perfect getaway from reality. Definately Paradise on Earth
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