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Top Floor, Beautiful Gulf View, Couples Retreat!

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Living room with view of gulf and balcony

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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our condo has been thoughtfully designed and professionally decorated with quality fixtures, furniture, bedding and utensils. It was fully renovated in November 2007 and has amenities most others do not. It was completely refreshed after Hurricane Ike as well. Our 1 bedroom condo is located three miles west of 61st Street, and is close to beautiful beaches. We welcome you to stay with us and visit historic Galveston Island. Make this your retreat for weekend getaways, spring and summer vacations or whenever you need a break!

Our condo is located on the Seawall, top floor, front section area location, with a fabulous view of the gulf, lake and the fishing pier! We just added new ceramic tile to the balcony floor which compliments our new railings and furniture.

We have a custom gourmet kitchen, fully renovated bathroom with a large shower with grab bars, a high riser toilet, high sink too! (This may not be suitable for small children). We strived to make this a couple's getaway & welcome our guests! .


Interior description: Our condo has been thoughtfully designed and professionally decorated with quality fixtures, furniture, bedding and utensils. The bathroom is handicap assist. There is a walk in shower with grab bars, a high riser toilet and high sink. For those who may have trouble sitting on the high stools at the counter, a bistro table with chairs has been provided. Or use it to just enjoy a meal on the balcony!

The kitchen has granite counter tops, self clean oven, microwave over the range, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker. There is a stone backsplash and under cabinet lighting. All cabinetry is custom with many drawers instead of cabinets for ease of access. Some are even self closing! I have stocked the kitchen with quality cookware, utensils, and small appliances, toaster, blender, etc. We try to supply the extras for you.....dish washing liquid, dishwasher detergent, cleaning supplies, paper towels, dishtowels, as well as sugar, salt, pepper and spices.

Interior and Exterior description: The master bedroom has a queen size bed with 'Almost Down' type pillows. There are also an array of pillows just in case you have a preference. The lamps have decorative rattan shades. Ceiling fan, TV, clock, hangers, and a full size dresser and closet.

The bunk bed area present in most condos was changed in ours. This is now an excellent storage space for suitcases, cases of drinks, etc. The living room has a new (April 2014) custom sofa (not for sleeping) with high end designer Ikhat fabric. There is a floor lamp, flat screen tv with DVD player, CD player, books, games, magazines, a bistro set, & reading chair. There are 3 bar stools too.

Our balcony has a full set of comfortable furniture.. Being on the top floor gives a fabulous view of the gulf with shade in the afternoons and evenings. Enjoy watching the fishing boats & dolphins! We also have a drying rack for wet suits and towels

Additional notes : We limit occupancy to 2 guests but may make exceptions sometimes for 3 guests max. This includes children and babies. Our goal is to share our condo, not have it as a supermarket style rental unit. By doing this, we are able to maintain it to our level of quality, condition, and do not hesitate to supply it with brand name and top quality items. Please note, the condo IS NOT childproof and it is on the top floor. There are breakable items as well as high sinks with custom cabinetry which CAN NOT be climbed on. Pac and play style cribs inhibit walking paths within the condo and could present a safety issue. Beds do not have waterproof liners.

Although we are animal lovers, we do not allow pets of any kind or size. Sorry.

No smoking is permitted in the condo. We have a balcony with an ashtray for anyone who wishes to smoke. We ask that the sliding door be kept shut while smoking so odor does not come indoors.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 521 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : 3 elevators service our building, the front elevator is 5 doors away. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    We only have one bunk style bed. So max would be one child. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry! ...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • One queen bed, closet, dresser, two end tables with touch type lamps. One bunk style bed in cove. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Handicap assist...moreless

  • Totally gutted and everything new in 2007. Step in shower with daisy shower head, glass shower doors, grab bars, high riser toilet, high riser sink. Hair dryer, liquid shower soap, ironing board with iron, cleaning supplies....moreless

Other Amenities

  • One bedroom with full dresser, queen bed, and TV, a flat screen TV with DVD player (in living room), cable, tiled balcony with furniture and so much more! Relax on the balcony and listen to the gulf, see the dolphins at play, or just take a snooze with a good book! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Ping Pong table and outdoor volley ball net...moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Counter seating inside or bistro set which may be brought outside on balcony....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Nice and cool! ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking:

    Under building parking...moreless

  • Elevator:

    3 elevators service our building, the front elevator is 5 doors away. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Excellent quality, linens purchased continually. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-Fi provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some incidentals may be in the condo. Varies by week...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Our balcony has tile floors, a glider, two comfortable chairs with ottomans, end tables and a drying rack. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    3 pools including one that is heated and one that is a walk in style pool so no ladder is needed. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 1 - May 14, 2015
2 night min stay
$110 $150
Fri, Sat
$750 $3,000
Summer
May 22 - Sep 10, 2015
2 night min stay
$175 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,300 $5,000
Fall
Sep 11 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$110 $150
Fri, Sat
$750 $2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Linen and preperation $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

No check in or check out on Saturdays.

Holiday & special event weekends & weeks- 3 night minimum stay at higher rates

Add 15% hotel tax,

Cleaning/linen charge starting at $75 for 2 people, one bed-2nts) ,

$200 security deposit,

$15 parking pass

****Holiday weekends - 3 nt minimum at weekend prices

Full payment is due within 60 days of reservation. Outside 60 days, 50% deposit. Payments are refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival with $50 reservation fee withheld.


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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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Location

Car: Recommended

There is lots to do on the island, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, Air Museum, Train Museum, Historic Home Tours, miniature golf, great restaurants, beaches, fishing, etc. Close to shopping, Wal-Mart, Krogers, Target, etc. A short drive to NASA, Gulf Greyhound Race Park, and, of course Houston!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Your hosts - Vince and Valerie Giordano Vince and I are empty nesters. We purchased our condo because it has always been my dream to live by the sea. We wanted a place to relax, unwind from the stress of everyday life and this is it! We share ALL our reviews and are just delighted our guests enjoy our condo as much as we do!

Why the Owner Chose Maravilla:
Vince and I (Valerie) purchased our condo in May 2007. Growing up on the east coast, I spent every summer at the shore. After the kids finished their educations and left the nest, it was time to do something for us! After quite a bit of research, we decided on the Maravilla and our condo for the following reasons: 1. Location of the community - away from the crowds at 61st St 2. Location of the condo - 5 back from the front on the top floor, giving us a beautiful view of the gulf. Eastern exposure...sun in the morning, then shade on the balcony all afternoon! I like to read and this was a must! 3. Size - most one bedroom condos we saw at other communities were much smaller and I wanted a full kitchen too. 4. Friendliness of the staff and residents 5. Most condos we saw were so outdated or tired looking. We completely gutted and remodeled the entire condo making it our little paradise. No expense was spared in this endeavor. We also wanted to have a bathroom which would have the amenities most retired people are looking for. The bathroom not only looks great, but it fulfilled this requirement. BadaBeach is not just a property we rent, it is our getaway as well! I personally handle all inquries and have fun sharing our condo and getting to know each guest in the process. I strive to exceed expectations and am very pleased with our reviews

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
I just love the peace and quiet. I particularly enjoy relaxing on the balcony and reading a good book. There is so much to see from our vantage point on the top floor too! Binoculars are in the condo and I know everyone uses them too. There are fishing boats in the gulf, Scholes airport is diagonally behind us so it's fun to watch the planes taking off and landing. The pelicans fly by, the dolphins play in the gulf and quiet as it may be, there is always something to do!


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Photos

  • Living room with view of gulf and balcony

    Living room with view of gulf and balcony

  • Breakfast bar with bistro set

    Breakfast bar with bistro set

  • Stainless self clean oven and micro above

    Stainless self clean oven and micro above

  • Bedroom view

    Bedroom view

  • Relax on the balcony with views of the gulf, lake and fishing pier!

    Relax on the balcony with views of the gulf, lake and fishing pier!

  • Preparing for some rough weather!

    Preparing for some rough weather!

  • Early morning at the condo....so peaceful!

    Early morning at the condo....so peaceful!

  • Our secluded rock pool

    Our secluded rock pool

  • Hot Tub!!!!

    Hot Tub!!!!

  • Exercise room with ping pong table

    Exercise room with ping pong table

  • A pelican retrieving dinner from the surf. Picture was taken near the condo

    A pelican retrieving dinner from the surf. Picture was taken near the condo

  • A guest showing how high the water rose in a building on The Strand during Ike.

    A guest showing how high the water rose in a building on The Strand during Ike.

  • Another view of living room and balcony

    Another view of living room and balcony

  • Granite countertops, breakfast bar too!

    Granite countertops, breakfast bar too!

  • Bedroom with view into bath

    Bedroom with view into bath

  • Guest 'Bunk' with storage above

    Guest 'Bunk' with storage above

  • Close up of balcony furniture - not shown - glider

    Close up of balcony furniture - not shown - glider

  • Sunrise view from balcony

    Sunrise view from balcony

  • Main pool with center island - huge! Another pool that is more shaded too!

    Main pool with center island - huge! Another pool that is more shaded too!

  • Pool #3 - heated in winter

    Pool #3 - heated in winter

  • Cascading waterfall - great picture taking area - not shown - volley ball net

    Cascading waterfall - great picture taking area - not shown - volley ball net

  • A short walk to Jimmy's On The Pier. Fishing and open air dining! Lots of fun.

    A short walk to Jimmy's On The Pier. Fishing and open air dining! Lots of fun.

  • A view of The Strand during the Dickens celebration

    A view of The Strand during the Dickens celebration

  • Our Rock Pool has recently been changed to a graduated entry.  No ladder needed!

    Our Rock Pool has recently been changed to a graduated entry. No ladder needed!

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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/23/2015
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