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The Great Escape
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16 reviews
The Great Escape
Family Room
Family Room
FAMILY ROOM 60' HDTV
Dining Area--seating for 10
Kitchen with breakfast bar
Gas grill, back deck off kitchen
UPSTAIRS MASTER BEDROOM W/DECK
Upstairs Master Bath
Master Bath Shower, Dual Showerheads
Master Bath
Front deck off Master Bedroom
Upstairs full bath
Guest bedroom/Queen
Guest bedroom/Twin beds
Laundry closet
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs Master Bedroom with Full Bath, Covered Patio with outdoor shower (not private)
Downstairs Master Bedroom
Lower level living space with sleeper sofa, mini fridge, microwave, DVD player, coffee maker
Front patio with charcoal grill
View from front deck down to front yard
Golf course view from Master BR Deck
Path to back of house
Back yard/covered patio with outdoor shower
Path to front of house
View from back deck
View from back deck
View from Crow's Nest
View from Crow's Nest
PRIVATE BEACH, 3/10 mile
PRIVATE BEACH, 3/10 mi. away
Beach Club with heated pool, hot tub, bar/grill service and beach access
Pool closest to house--2 min. walk, next to tennis court
The beach is calling!
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Cruiser13...
1 review
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“Kiva Staff and 'The Great Escape' home make for perfect combination for a wonderful beach vacation.”
Reviewed 23 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
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We had a wonderful stay at Kiva Dunes in the home, The Great Escape. Perfect size for our family to have plenty of room, as well as, kitchen was well stocked
with everything we needed. I think the guys highlight was the ice maker, HA HA. We had such a wonderful visit.
The first floor has a living area, kitchenette and nice sized bedroom and full bathroom. Very private. 2nd floor large living area, kitchen and dining area. All 10 of us were able to sit down to meals together. Wonderful family time before heading to different areas of the complex. 3rd floor has master bedroom with a large shower, two twin bed bedroom and 3rd bedroom with queen bed. Additional bathroom in hallway. Washer/dryer also on this floor. Convenient and clean. 4th floor is a small area for reading or escaping for quiet.
The beach club pool is perfect for little ones. The graduated pool with the fountains and shallow water to play in was fantastic for our 18m old granddaughter, as well as, older kids. The adults enjoyed the hot tub. The food and drink prices at the club were not outrageous and the portions a good size. We enjoyed the patio seating to escape the sun but still feel the breeze from the ocean. We used this pool most often due to direct beach access. The other two pools we visited were well maintained and not overcrowded. Plenty of lounge chairs at all pools. We felt like the kids could play in all the pools and not annoy other guests.
Kiva offers a golf cart, seating for probably 8 to 10, to all areas of the complex. We really never waited more than 5 min for the shuttle.
All of your employees were kind, helpful and professional. Kiva should be proud of your grounds, homes and your employees.

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Management Response
24 Jun 2017
LeeAnn--thank you so much for taking the time to to share your experience in detail! I added the ice machine in April and I'm glad it's appreciated. The beach club is new as well --this pool is heated in the off-season, which is really nice. That dining table is where I sat growing up visiting my grandparents in their Orange Beach home--so happy to know families enjoy sitting together at it too. I will share your comments with Kiva--thank you so much! Please come back : )
Mary Anne
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shannaslr...
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
“Memory maker”
Reviewed 25 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This place is a dream!!! We love every second and every detail of our stay!!! The home is clean and surprising private!! It contained every detail imaginable for the perfect stay!! Shuttle service very accessible and staff was fabulous!!! If you stay here, be absolutely sure to take time to go to the crows nest and enjoy the stars!!! We cannot wait to go back!!!

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Management Response
28 Apr 2017
Thank you Shanna--so glad great memories were made! The stars are amazing down there, I agree. And the shuttle service is so convenient.
See you soon I hope!
Mary Anne
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Cathy135
Decatur, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Birthday with the girls”
Reviewed 5 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This house was in a cute gated neighborhood in Kiva Dunes. It was neat and the beds were comfy. The 4th bedroom was on the ground level and could be rented separately as a one bedroom place separate from the upstairs. Two of the girls could not make it so we did not use that area. The AC was hotel style units down there and it smelled a bit musty from lack of use over the winter and early spring perhaps?

The beach and pools were close. We were a beach loving group so we never used the pools. Beach walk was actually a climb up, over, and then back down a sand dune so carting chairs, cooler, and umbrellas was not easy. A new beach rule prevented us from leaving our chairs and umbrellas stacked at the beach for the next day. So...everything had to be lugged everyday. Not a plus for this beach access,

Friendly staff at Kiva Dunes.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
13 May 2016
Kiva Dunes is complying with Orange Beach and Gulf Shores in efforts to keep the beaches clean. The program is called "Leave Only Footprints".
The Leave Only Footprints program exists to ensure the Alabama Gulf Coast stays a beautiful place to live, work and play for generations to come.
That's why items cannot be left on the beach over night. Thank you,
Mary Anne Supic, owner, The Great Escape
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prarieros...
Davenport, Iowa
1 review
“Great place to rekindle relationships with extended family”
Reviewed 24 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This multi-story house with 4 bedrooms and multiple bathrooms allows for extended family members to be quiet and times to enjoy each other. We enjoyed the most comfortable facilities including multiple balconies which gave additional options. Having a 3 minute walk to a pool or a 6-7 minute walk to the ocean was delightful. We liked walking along the beach and walking back to watch the sunsets. We also liked making meals with the most excellent amenities. Instead of having to rent 3 hotel rooms we were able to enjoy more space and have privacy in a wonderful home. This is a place that we would love to come back to again.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Tina J
Mabelvale
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2 reviews
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“Breathtaking”
Reviewed 22 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

All I can say is this is the BEST vacay that I have ever experienced. I have traveled many places, been on cruises and this is the best by far!!!! The amenities were excellent and I felt like I was right at home. My family feels the same way they can't wait to get back to the Great Escape. We are already talking about our next trip and you can rest assure that it will be at the same place!!!!! Maryanne is a jewel she made me feel welcome before I made my trip to Ft Morgan. The view was Breathtaking and I was in awe of everything that I saw. From the time I made it even to the drive to the house it was like heaven on earth!!!!

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Liked best: The Home/View/Peace and Relaxation
Liked least: what was there not to like/I Loved everything
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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