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Gulf Shores Beach Front Condo Kiva Dunes Golf Too

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom Two Bath Gulf Front Gulf View

Have a great vacation in this three bedroom, two unit that has everything that you need to enjoy your vacation directly on the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico A fully equipped kitchen with updated appliances provides a home-like touch and the dining area has seating for four along with four bar stools.

The living area has a sofa sleeper queen bed and a 52in flat screen Smart TV. The master bedroom has a King size bed and 48inch smart TV. The guest bedroom features two Double beds with a 42in TV and DVD player and the guest bedroom has a two twin size beds and a large flat screen tv. The kitchen, living and dining area are tiled and all bedrooms are carpeted.

The Gulf Shores Plantation with 6 outdoor pools, basketball courts, tennis courts, horseshoes, shuffleboard, fitness room, putting green, hot tubs, BBQ grills, convenience store, fitness center, gift shop, hot tub, outdoor pools, restaurant, Wifi, horseshoes, putting green, shuffleboard, tennis court and an onsite ATM machine. At the facility, boardwalks lead to the beach and you will feel secure with 24 hour security and is located next to the Kiva Dunes golf course and several other golf courses in the area. The amenities are endless at the Gulf Shores Plantation! The unit is located on the top (3rd) floor of the Plantation West building with laundry facilities located on the 1st and 3rd floor. Linens and a starter set of bath towels are provided.

Additional amenities include: beach chairs, games, playground, beach walking, boating, beach, water park, shopping, jet ski rental, baseball park, nearby grocery, movie theatre, movie rental available, nearby post office, beachcombing, nearby golf course, washer & dryer, nearby fedex, battlefields, surfing, deep sea fishing, medical services nearby, museums, surf fishing, theme park, wildlife viewing, biking, swimming, boogie boarding, military base, nearby internet cafe, bicycle, outlet shopping, miniature golf, dance, nearby kinkos, fishing, theatre, sight-seeing, craft shopping, wireless network, nearby atm, snorkeling

Parking Passes handled On-Site by Association - The Plantation complex chargers $20.00 per car per visit.

More Details

Ron Pennise
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Ron Pennise

We have been coming to Gulf Shores and the Plantation for years and love the quite and out of the way location of the beach and facilities.

Ron Pennise purchased this condo in 2010

Why Ron Pennise chose Gulf Shores

The plantation offers us the opportunity to go to the beach without all the crowd and remembering the way it use to be. You can sunbath, build sandcastles, collect sea shells or just sit and read at one of the 6 pools on the property. Kiva Dunes Golf Course is located at the entrance of the property so don't forget your clubs. If you like to fish, you are located in Paradise. There is a marina down the road and the fishing off the point is some of the best. This Family Friendly Resort is gated and offers you a private beach of white sand that has something forall ages to enjoy.




Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths with tub/showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , NOW TWO DOUBLES IN GUEST BEDROOM
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , NOW TWO TWINS IN LOFT
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A KING IN THE MASTER
  • KING size bed in the master bedroom, two DOUBLE size beds in the guest bedroom, two TWIN size bed in the loft and one QUEEN size SLEEPER SOFA in the living area that pulls out.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan/Orange Beach area provides great entertainment and restaurants. We will be glad to share some of our favorites. Deep sea and inshore fishing guides available all over the area or try your luck at surf fishing. Make time for the USS Alabama ship in Mobile and/or just down the road take a tour of the historic Fort Morgan. Several fun things for the kids and family like a water park, mini golf, go kart rides, etc. If you like to shop you are in luck Foley has a large Tanger Outlet mall as well as several other shopping venues all around the area. Our location provides a great get away for you and your family. The Gulf Shores Plantation complex itself draws visitors back year after year. Give us a try you will not be disappointed....


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Gulf Shores Beach Front Condo Kiva Dunes Golf Too
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo! Owner was very responsive and accommodating. I would recommend to anyone interested in an amazing vacation spot. Also an incredible spot to be right on the beach, but away from the busy hustle of Gulf Shores. The Plantation at Gulf Shores has all you need for a perfect vacation getaway.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

I loved the location, it's far enough away from all the hubub in town, but close enough to get there in minutes, if that's your thing. The owner was very responsive to all my questions prior to travel. We had a special circumstance that needed attention and they had a hurricane prior to our arrival. He addressed all my questions and confirmed that our travels would not be affected by the storm. The condo itself was a little misleading, I guess when I hear "sleeps 10", I expected it to be bigger. It would sleep 10 comfortably if you had 4-6 children but we were all adults. It really only sleeps 6 adults comfortably. The loft area was awkward to move around in, there was no extra space to move freely, just a couple of beds and one dresser that The person on the far wall could not use easily, so she just put all her things on the floor between the beds The kitchen was quite small (only one person at a time for sure), but it had all the necessary utensils and pots and pans we needed. The shower in the master bath had very low pressure on the hot side. We needed to tie a towel around the point of the winding staircase otherwise we would have split our heads open several times. We never got 2 tv's working (until the last day, I finally got the television in the master bedroom working, still don't know what was wrong with it) the one upstairs never worked. This would normally not be a concern but we were there during the World Series. Also, should you have bad weather and be forced to stay indoors that place would not have been adequate at all for 10 people ....We were fortunate to have good weather during our stay, so we were not stuck indoors. We enjoyed our stay, there's plenty to do and several good places to eat within minutes. I wish we could have found a condo that was closer to the pool, being that the place was virtually empty when we went. Never saw another person in the long hallway of the floor that we stayed on. We were in the back of the bldg furthest from the pool and beach, but an easy walk. This building is quite old and needs a major update but it served the purpose. We were never told about a key to the indoor pool and basketball courts but we found the key when we were cleaning up to leave on the last day. I'd give the owner a100%, I'd give the location a 100%, but the condo gets a 70%. A little TLC would go a long way.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

I was very disappointed in the condo. We started to leave after only two days. We did not have water from the sink in the master bath the entire time we were there and the toilet in the other bathroom's handle was broken for the first two days we were there. Will not be staying at the Plantation again!!! There was a dead LARGE rat outside our condo and we saw another one running around near the pools. Someone needs to not only do maintenance on the condo but also the grounds as well. It is definitely worth the extra money to stay at the Beach Club instead.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The faucet in the master bathroom has been repaired. The Association was notified concerning the animals and a certified pest expert addressed the situation. Please understand that outside the condo the association handles and is out of my control. I have contacted the association and was assured that the situation has been corrected. I apologize for the inconvience.
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Gulf Shores is beautiful

  • 3 of 5

The condo is in a nice location--convenient to the beach and pools. The resort is in a quiet location in the non-touristy part of Gulf Shores. The water didn't work in both bathroom sinks and the day after we let the owner know, someone came to work on it. One had an ok stream of water after that, but the master bath's worked for one day, then went to no water. One tv didn't work, but we weren't there for tv, so it was ok for us. Wish there would have been a little more information about the resort left in the condo. We had a nice time and thought the beach was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is amazing! The condo had such such a beach feel and was tastefully decorated and clean.

  • 5 of 5

My family of six had an awesome time here! The place was a paradise away from Paw Paw, Michigan for sure. We had all we needed there except groceries. The beaches were never crowded nor were the pools. We were only 15 minutes from the "more crowded" area. Be sure to drive down Mobile Street slowly, that's were alligators hang out. Take a flash light for the kids and let them search and capture the tiny ghost crabs on the beach at night, SO fun! The only negative is that I would highly recommend the Plantations invest in a few more basketball courts instead of so many tennis courts. There were lines, and sometimes we were unable to even play basketball at all because there were lines and you had adults and little kids all wanting to play while the tennis courts sat almost empty. We stayed in a lofted condo that was by far located right next to the best two pools and hot tub on the grounds, with a boardwalk right to the beach. My kids had fun catching lizards and jellyfish and collecting a few shells. We caught 2 slow worms and 3 geckos. It was really a relaxing time. Washing our own laundry was no issue at all. We are so very blessed to have had such a wonderful trip and stay in Alabama. Ron Pennise offered such a wonderful vacation opportunity to our family in being able to stay here!!!

Sherry P

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Last week of summer get away

  • 5 of 5

We rented for a week’s stay and found the condo as enjoyable as owner Ron was accommodating. The condo itself, a short walk to any pool or to the beach, was spacious, clean and comfortable. The kitchen offered more appliances than we needed or could use, and we found the same for dishes, silverware and cutlery. The large refrigerator /freezer allowed us to buy perishable food for the entire week’s stay; plenty of kitchen cabinetry allowed us to stock up on the dry goods for the week as well. Even the condo’s kitchen had a convenient and useful extension: outdoor grills provided barbecued steaks and salmon. Even the bathrooms came stocked with towels for our use.

When leaving the comfort of the condo and going beyond the pools or beach for a spell to explore the area, we found plenty to do. Hardest part was choosing what to do first: historical pilgrimage to Fort Morgan, natural habitat hike through Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge or the wide open ferry ride of Mobile Bay, or the many shopping experiences afforded by stores on Route 57, just a short ride from the condo.

We enjoyed most perhaps the never-crowded, white sands of the beach, warm and clean Gulf waters, and abundant wildlife seen in both water and sky. Sunrises prompted our long, quiet walks along the shoreline. Cooling sunsets simply refreshed and amazed us. We appreciated most the condo owner’s affable demeanor, whether contacting us shortly after our arrival to see if we needed anything to his availability to answer our questions (especially about getting around, suggestions for restaurants or sightseeing destinations). Ron is a both maître d' and a tour guide, always helpful, always there when you need him.

We are booking this condo again for our next visit to Gulf Shores in the spring.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Shores Plantation Resort, is a premiere gated resort featuring 5000 feet of private beach on the Gulf of Mexico. It is a perfect vacation spot for families and those wishing to relax in a less populated area close to Gulf Shores. The climate is such that the resort can be enjoyed year round.

Conveniently located 10 minutes from the shops and restaurants in Gulf Shores, the resort includes an abundance of amenities and recreational opportunities listed below. Fishing and boating are available directly on the Gulf or immediately across the street on the Mobile Bay.

The world-class Kiva Dunes 18-hole golf course, once ranked #1 course in Alabama and #58 in America by Golf Digest is located on the property within walking distance. Kiva Dunes Restaurant is located in the clubhouse.

Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico - just minutes from the Heart of Gulf Shores - The Gulf Shores Plantation offers 2000 feet of incredibly beautiful private beach, plus all the amenities you'd expect from a family resort.

Driving Directions to Gulf Shores Plantation:

* From I-65 or I-10 exit onto Highway 59 South (Gulf Shores Parkway). Follow Highway 59 South through Foley and over the Dr. Holmes Bridge into Gulf Shores. At the fourth traffic light, turn right onto Highway 180 West (Fort Morgan Road). Travel 13 miles, and you will find the entrance to Gulf Shores Plantation on your left.

* From Highway 182 (the beach Highway in Gulf Shores) turn North on Highway 59. Go to the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 180 (Fort Morgan Road) and turn left. Travel 13 miles and you will find the entrance to Gulf Shores Plantation on your left.

* Or, take the Dauphin Island Ferry across Mobile Bay and follow Highway 180 East for eight miles to the entrance of the resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145
Transaction Fee $50
Damage Insurance $50

Rates are subjected to change until a reservation is placed.

Gulf Shores Plantation charges a $20.00 per car per visit for parking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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