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Recent Alabama reviews

  • Two for Two!

    "We have stayed at Kiva Grand twice over the past two years and could not have had more fun. In my review last year I already told you how wonderful the house is for a large family gathering. It is perfect! Again, you have to rent the house to see how great it is. We had an issue with a microwave not working. Sent a text to Geoff (owner) about 7 PM one evening and at 9 AM the next morning a fellow delivered a new microwave. It doesn't get much better than that. The gate to the beach was broken and we could not open it. Within a few hours someone was there to replace the lock on the gate. Am sure all would love to have such a quick response when you have an issue at your home. Thanks again, Geoff and Susan. We made great family memories last week!"
    Guest: Pat S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • Wonderful family getaway!

    "My family recently had an early Thanksgiving weekend and we had an amazing time! We had 4 couples and 2 small children and everyone had a comfortable room. The main living space space is spread out and great for meals, visiting, board games etc. The downstairs has pool/ping pong and another TV so everyone had plenty of space and plenty to do! The outside space is wonderful, sweeping views of the lake from the 2 story decks and a fire pit area to congregate. We brought down trucks for the little ones to play in the sand and skipping rocks was a favorite activity! We plan to return in warm weather to take advantage of the water! I would advise arriving/departing in daylight, the roads in are narrow and steep! WONDERFUL place!"
    Guest: Sherry Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 20, 2014
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  • Something for everyone

    "Spent a week in October. I look for three things in a vacation rental: location, condition of the rental, and cleanliness. I found that in this vacation. For location, you can't beat being right on the beach in a private home, while also enjoying all of the amenities of the Plantation (pools, tennis, workout, etc). The view from the deck is the best where you can enjoy both sunrises and sunsets while being right on the water. The condition of the rental was good. In talking with the owners, they had just replaced the floor on the main level with new tile and installed new granite countertops in the kitchen. Both looked nice. The rest of the house was in good shape. As for cleanliness, I didn't see any signs of a problem and believe me, I would have noticed. So, it passed my requirements with ease. The burrs are still around, but the owner is having the drive paved which will correct that minor problem. Overall, I had a great time and the house fit my needs.... quiet and seclusion when wanted but close to the city when I wanted some entertainment. Enjoy Gulf Shores, I did."
    Guest: Tom Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 15, 2014
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  • Wonderful vacation!

    "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: Beautiful condo !!! Enjoyed our stay !!"
    Guest: A guest from Canton, SD Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: April 3, 2015
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Alabama Travel Tips

Known as the "Heart of Dixie," Alabama borders Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Florida. Though the capital of Alabama is Montgomery, the most populated city is Birmingham and the oldest city is Mobile, which was founded by French colonists.

For anyone looking to escape cold, wet winters, the climate in Alabama ranges from mild to hot with summer temperatures climbing to 100 degrees - perfect for a warm getaway. Winters are less harsh here, with temperatures ranging from 30 to 60 degrees.

History buffs will enjoy exploring any of the state’s 36 national historic landmarks and more than 1,200 locations that are part of the National Register of Historic Places. All of Alabama is steeped in rich and interesting facts from its beginning up until the present time.

Things to Do in Alabama

U.S. Space & Rocket Center: When visiting Huntsville, be sure to stop by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a museum showcasing achievements, rockets and artifacts from the United States’ space program. The museum is home to more than 1,500 permanent pieces relating to space exploration. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center also offers two camp programs where people can stay on-site and learn more about space with the U.S. Space Camp or aviation with the Aviation Challenge. Along with displays, you can also check out the Spacedome Theater, Rocket Park and Education Training Center that houses NASA’s Educator Resource Center.

Birmingham Zoo and Montgomery Zoo: Animal lovers are sure to enjoy a trip to either zoo in Birmingham or Montgomery, or maybe even both! The Birmingham Zoo is home to about 800 different animals of more than 200 species. It’s also a force in elephant conservation, featuring a Trails of Africa exhibit. Along with the elephants, you can visit with rhinos, giraffes, birds and other creatures. The Montgomery Zoo allows visitors to take a trip to South America, Asia and other countries without ever leaving Alabama. With more than 500 animals, there’s plenty to see here, including elephants, penguins, zebras and more.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park: One of the country’s most unique military attractions, The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park provides an exciting experience for the whole family. Located on the western shore of Mobile Bay, the park features a collection of wartime aircraft and ships. The USS Alabama is a national historic landmark and a great way to pay respects to soldiers who have fallen in the past.

Bryant-Denny Stadium: In Tuscaloosa, you’ll find the home of the University of Alabama and Bryant-Denny Stadium. Originally the football shrine was built to honor the university’s first president, it was amended later to also honor the famous Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Alabama is also home to one of the United States’ oldest college rivalries between Auburn University and the University of Alabama. If you visit during football season, taking in a game between the Crimson Tide and the Tigers is sure to be entertaining both on and off the field.

Huntsville Botanical Garden: While visiting Huntsville, be sure to stop at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Free and open year-round, it’s home to a butterfly house as well as a variety of gardens, including aquatic, wildflower, fern, rose and others. Spend the day meandering through each space and savor the natural beauty everywhere you look.

Shopping and Dining in Alabama

Bel Air Mall: Located in Mobile, Bel Air Mall is a major attraction for excited shoppers. Featuring more than 130 stores, there no doubt you can find exactly what you’re looking for while visiting Alabama at local shops or bigger name stores. In addition, Bel Air Mall is home to a quaint Venetian carousel and many restaurants when you need to take a break and refuel.

Wintzell’s Oyster House: For a true Southern seafood meal, visit Mobile’s historic landmark, Wintzell’s Oyster House. It’s been open for more than 75 years and has grown and expanded from a six-stool oyster bar to the landmark it is now.

Mike and Ed’s BBQ: For some Southern-style barbecue, visit Auburn’s Mike and Ed’s BBQ which dishes up some of the tastiest pulled pork and home cooking in the state. There's no excuse for leaving hungry here - the portions are big and chances are you will clean your plate.

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