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Spacious Balcony, 3 Pools & Hot Tub 'Galveston Tropical Palms'

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The largest pool and our condo (Tropical Palms) at sunset.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Maravilla condo description

Experience a tropical paradise at beautiful 'Galveston Tropical Palms' at the Maravilla Resort Condominium. From your spacious private condo balcony (385 sq ft), you can view the Gulf of Mexico in the distance, as well as enjoy the lush vegetation surrounding two of our three pools, the secluded hot tub and the bubbling rock waterfall with meandering brook.

Galveston Tropical Palms features two bedrooms. Between the two bathrooms there is a double ceramic tiled shower for relaxing times.

Walk to the spacious balcony from either the elegant master bedroom or the living room. Enjoy the balcony complete with wooden patio furniture (a table with seating for 6, two wooden chaise lounge chairs with cushions, and two adirondack chairs), many plants, and a solar umbrella for your enjoyment.

In case you want to work or work-out while on vacation, there is WiFi internet access in our condo as well as in the main office. Maravilla has a great exercise/work-out area where you can exercise while watching the waves of the Gulf or play Ping Pong. Of course you will also want to enjoy times in the largest Maravilla pool surrounded by plants and the swim around island as well as the smaller 3 foot wading pool which is perfect for children or the East Pool which is heated in the cooler months. Make certain you save time for our oversized secluded hot tub.


Maravilla is on the western edge of Seawall Boulevard, a paved 7 mile walkway perfect for walking or biking while enjoy the ocean waves and the many birds. (We provide binoculars for your use while at the condo.) In addition, you are also close to Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Gardens, and downtown where you will find the Strand, the historic district, the Railroad Museum, shopping, great restaurants as well as exciting Galveston nightlife.

Feel free to contact me if you would like my recommendations on the best restaurants, shopping, and 'must-see' tourist spots


Keywords: Condo, Maravilla, Gulf, Ocean view, Pools, Hot Tub, Galveston

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 760 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 3 elevators

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    some pool floats and a few beach toys are available for your use...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    We are located on the first floor. There is an elevator from the parking area....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed on the balcony...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    A small to medium size dog or cat for a $50 pet fee...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

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  • Queen size Beds (2), A portable (Pack and Play) can be reserved at no cost, The queen sleeper sofa is new (purchased May 2013)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    An eclectic collection of games ranging from some board games to cribbage and backgammon....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV with over 100 stations...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 30 DVDs for your viewing pleasure - ranging from kid's DVDs, to classics, to adventure, to 'chick flicks'....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    From the balcony, you can view the Gulf in the distance...moreless

  • Resort:

    A privately owned condo at Maravilla Resort Condominiums. Maravilla features 3 pools, a hot tub, volley ball, ping pong and lovely tropical landscaping....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    All our condos feature tables so you can have a relaxing dinner or play games or set up your computer. The extra leaf for the table is in the hall closet...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (coin-operated)...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator:

    3 elevators...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fluffy colorful towels and some monogrammed pool towels...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin-operated on property...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi is available in the main lobby and the exercise/work-out room. WiFi can be purchased for use in the condo...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Including a large electric griddle, an electric frypan, blender, champagne flutes, both red and white wine glasses as well as plastic wine and marguerita glasses for the pool area...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Quality dishes and utensils - no Melmac in our condos!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops and stainless appliances, we believe in a fully equipped kitchen so also have a crock pot, griddle and quality pots and pans. As well as a generous assortment of glassware....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in, under the counter...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide salt and pepper, coffee as well as some spices...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Extra large balcony with a great Gulf view, wooden furniture including two lounge chairs with cushions, two Adirondack chairs and plants (please give the plants a drink when you visit). And for those romantic evenings watching the stars, a solar umbrella....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    The gazebo is by the pool and provides shade during those sunny Galveston days...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    there are 6 outdoor BBQ pits on the property - first come, first serve...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    (3) Maravilla has 3 incredible pools - the largest 'Resort Pool' with the swim-around island, the 3 foot deep 'Wading Pool' and the 'East Pool' with the BBQ grills and picnic tables....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    This secluded hot tub surrounded by plants is wonderful....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Feb 13 - May 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$180 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,300
Summer
May 16 - Sep 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$230 $310
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600
Fall
Sep 16 - Nov 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,000 $2,000
Winter
Nov 16 - Feb 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$130 $160
Fri, Sat
$900 $1,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$180
$1,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

No other fees when you rent from Larry and me, the owners. We include cleaning and booking fees in your total. You must purchase a parking pass from the main office for $15 (check, credit or debit card) which is good for your entire stay. Wrist bands for pool/hot tub use and the exercise/activity room will be distributed when you register your car. Special rates for holidays with a 3 night minimum.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

43 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houson Hobby (HOU)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jimmy's on the Pier
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Free ferry to Bolivar Penisula
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Moody Gardens Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 45
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jimmy's on the Pier
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

Our condo at Maravilla Resort Condominiums is located on the western part of Seawall Boulevard on Galveston Island in Texas. Galveston is 45 miles south of Houston with easy access to two airports - Hobby (closest) and George W. Bush International Airport (a bit farther north). While at the condo you will be right across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and will be less than 3 miles from Schilitterbahn indoor/outdoor water park and Moody Gardens.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature Golf

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I'm an up-beat positive professional woman who enjoys life and meeting new people. That’s why I enjoy sharing my condo with new friends. As a child I grew up in New Jersey. As anyone who has ever lived in “Jersey” knows, summer vacations are spent at the Jersey shore. And that’s where I started my love affair with the ocean. When I moved to Texas (Houston area), I was excited to learn about wonderful Galveston Island on the Gulf of Mexico where the water was WARM!. I bought one condo at the Maravilla, and then a second condo at the Maravilla and then, just last year, a third. Experience Galveston – it is a wonderful place. INFORMATION added after the June 3, 2009 fire. We lost two condos in the fire - fortunately no loss of life nor serious injury. This condo was behind the fire wall and received NO damage.

Why the Owner Chose Maravilla:
Galveston Island, Texas is an awesome place with charm, the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Bay and so much to do. Maravilla is the 'jewel' of Galveston with three pools, a secluded hot tub surrounded by lush tropical vegetation - a perfect place for a long weekend or week.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Relaxing by the pool; bird-watching; strolling or biking along Seawall Boulevard; drinking wine on the spacious balcony with friends; jumping in the waves; collecting shells along one of Galveston's many beaches; touristing along the Strand; enjoying historical places in town; the Opera House; Moody Gardens and of course Schlitterbahn.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • The largest pool and our condo (Tropical Palms) at sunset.

    The largest pool and our condo (Tropical Palms) at sunset.

  • Please water the plants and flowers on the balcony.

    Please water the plants and flowers on the balcony.

  • After a day at the beach, write notes or read at classic wicker desk

    After a day at the beach, write notes or read at classic wicker desk

  • Prepare a gourmet meal in your fully equipped sparkling clean kichen

    Prepare a gourmet meal in your fully equipped sparkling clean kichen

  • A great place for your computer when you want to be close to family/friends.

    A great place for your computer when you want to be close to family/friends.

  • Another view of our largest pool at Sunrise.

    Another view of our largest pool at Sunrise.

  • Another Maravilla pool known as the "Wading pool" is surrounded by lush plants

    Another Maravilla pool known as the "Wading pool" is surrounded by lush plants

  • Watch the shrimp trawlers in front of Maravilla

    Watch the shrimp trawlers in front of Maravilla

  • Another view of the East Pool - note the picnic table and BBQ.

    Another view of the East Pool - note the picnic table and BBQ.

  • In case you want to exercise AND watch the Gulf. Free Wi-Fi here too.

    In case you want to exercise AND watch the Gulf. Free Wi-Fi here too.

  • Another view of our largest pool at Maravilla.

    Another view of our largest pool at Maravilla.

  • There's something magical about sunrise over the Gulf - in front of Maravilla.

    There's something magical about sunrise over the Gulf - in front of Maravilla.

  • Walk from the master bedroom directly to the spacious balcony

    Walk from the master bedroom directly to the spacious balcony

  • Walk to the balcony from your living room to gaze at the stars

    Walk to the balcony from your living room to gaze at the stars

  • One of the two bathrooms between the double ceramic tiled shower

    One of the two bathrooms between the double ceramic tiled shower

  • The largest of the three Maravilla pools with a swim-around island

    The largest of the three Maravilla pools with a swim-around island

  • The secluded hot tub is awesome

    The secluded hot tub is awesome

  • Our Maravilla waterfall and bubbling brook leads to the Wading Pool.

    Our Maravilla waterfall and bubbling brook leads to the Wading Pool.

  • The East Pool is the perfect place to relax when you want shade.

    The East Pool is the perfect place to relax when you want shade.

  • Our relaxing atrium has many plants an flowers.

    Our relaxing atrium has many plants an flowers.

  • The entrance to the Hot Tub is surrounded by plants.

    The entrance to the Hot Tub is surrounded by plants.

  • You will enjoy walking around the lovely grounds

    You will enjoy walking around the lovely grounds

  • Welome to Maravilla - your home away from home - on Seawall Boulevard.

    Welome to Maravilla - your home away from home - on Seawall Boulevard.

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Condo
  • Reviews
    32
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/01/2015
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