Romantic Galveston Tropical Getaway - #1 3 Pools & Hot Tub Too
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
“Galveston Tropical Getaway - #1” at Maravilla is ready for your Galveston beach holiday. Our one bedroom condo, at the popular ocean front Maravilla Resort Condominium, is located in the new section and decorated in cool relaxing colors with lots of art. Everything is BRAND NEW (with the exception of some artwork and the classic wicker furniture in the bedroom)!
We think of it as our Romantic Galveston Getaway and invite you to visit. This condo, one of our five personally owned Maravilla condos, sleeps five with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom with a mirrored closet wall, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a single bed in a hide-away nook. All the floors and the balcony are tiled with 20 inch ceramic tile for a stunning look.
You can walk from the living room to your private balcony overlooking the largest of Maravilla’s three pools with a view of the hot tub and the Galveston Gulf in the distance. The well-designed modern kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops and stainless appliances. You can eat at the bar or sit at the round table or dine at the small round table on the balcony. The bathroom has a tiled walk-in shower.
We now have good news for our friends and returning guests - 'Galveston Tropical Getaway - 2' is right next door to our original Galveston Tropical Getaway. This condo also sleeps five.
This part of the Maravilla complex is brand new. We are proud that “Galveston Tropical Getaway” is one of the first condos to be completed and ready for guests. We are also delighted to report that the construction of the new Marriott Hotel next door is complete and with it comes a Starbucks coffee shop right next door.
Keywords: Galveston, pet-friendly, condo, hot tub, Seawall Boulevard
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Bedroom 1
- Convertible bed(s)
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Video Games
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Shared Hot Tub
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Theme Parks
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Sound/Bay Fishing
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Thank you so much to the owners for letting us rent their beautiful condo for the weekend. We came to celebrate my friend's birthday with a girls weekend and this was perfect. The pictures are exactly what the condo looks like. Quiet, just enough room for us 4, the pool and hot tub were amazing, everything was great. This is a nice end of the beach away from the craziness of the Seawall but still close enough to be near "town". Parking was great as well. The owners we so nice and easy to work with to book and to check out, even letting us stay later at the pool. I definitely recommend these wonderful people! So nice. Thanks again and I will definitely be coming back with the girls or my family.
- Guest mysmart
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are delighted that you had a wonderful birthday celebration at our condo. In addition, we are pleased we had a chance to meet you. We look forward to your return visit. Returning guests are special and receive at least a 10% discount from our publshed rates.
Relaxing birthday weekend !!
Relaxing birthday weekend !!
Loved our stay at this property . The condo is beautiful . I stayed there with a few girlfriends for my birthday . We had a great time . Very relaxing weekend spent lounging by the pool. The grounds are so pretty & tropical . Our balcony overlooks the big pool & made for a great view. We had plenty of room in the condo . Very updated kitchen & loved the walk-in shower . I will defantly revisit this property . Hopefully soon ! The couple that own the property are really great . Made us feel so welcome like we were family .
- Guest Beach girl !!
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 04/14/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: What fun to celebrate a birthday in Galveston and we are pleased you chose to stay at our Galveston Tropical Getaway. Perhaps this can be a birthday tradition - and of course our returning guests receive a discount.
Quiet and lovely
Quiet and lovely
This condo is exactly as shown in the pictures - just lovely! The furnishings are classy and comfortable. We stayed during spring break and I was a little worried about noise. It was not an issue. The parking area had a good number of cars, so there were plenty of people staying there, but you just wouldn’t know it. The owner was very gracious and easy to work with. We really appreciate her hospitality. Galveston was a great place to vacation. Be sure to start at the Visitor's center for information on what to see and do. Pick up resturant coupons too! Note: If you are traveling through Houston, stop and see the Johnson Space Center. It is absolutely amazing! Plan to spend a minimum of 3-4 hours. Buy tickets online for a huge discount.
- Guest Herself
- Date of stay 03/17/13
- Review Submitted 04/02/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: It is always fun to introduce visitors from out of state to Texas and Galveston. We are delighted to have been able to share our Tropical Getaway with you. Thanks too for the excellent suggestions about stopping at the Galveston Visitors Center as well as buying tickets to the Space Center on-line. We look forward to your next visit.
We stayed in Galveston and were very happy with this condo. It is convenient to beaches and to eating places. (Just a short drive) The condo was very clean and well stocked with everything you need to cook a meal. We plan on staying there again soon!
- Guest Denton
- Date of stay 10/03/12
- Review Submitted 10/29/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are so pleased that you had a wonderful Galveston Getaway at our condo. And, from you comments in our guest book, we smiled when you mentioned that you enjoyed one of our classic DVDs "Adams Rib". We look forward to your next visit at one of our two "Galveston Getaway" condos - both with that 10% discount for returning guests. Larry and Marilyn
Maraville unit 135
Maraville unit 135
My husband and I were extremely pleased with our find on this quiet quality condo unit. The owner was professional, pleasant and patient in our dealings for last minute arrangements. We prefer the calmer west beach area of the island to the busier east beach area and upon arrival and unpacking friday evening walked to the lovely Jimmys pier to enjoy the drum circle. We found the condo so comfortable and cozy-completely and tastefully furnished with all the comforts of home, it was otherwise difficult to leave for beach activities, The private balcony gave us a lovely view of the grounds and beautiful pool. (the construction on property next to condos was not disruptive at all and we as native texans are happy to see Galveston survive, thrive and come back stronger and better post hurricane Ike) There was always a security staff visible on property and in parking areas which provided a sense of security. Other guests and owners we met in shared areas (pools/hottub) were all friendly and welcoming. We will be happy to return and enjoy the accomadations again...hopefully soon! Thank you Marilyn and Maraville.
- Guest Dale
- Date of stay 09/21/12
- Review Submitted 09/26/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are pleased you had a most enjoyable stay at our "Galveston Getaway". Thanks for your great comment about Galveston "..Galveston survive, thrive and come back stronger and better post hurricane Ike." We feel the same way - Galveston is becoming better every day. By the way, we too enjoying strolling down the Seawall to Jimmy's on the Pier. We look forward to your next visit.
Wonderful Romantic Retreat
Wonderful Romantic Retreat
First let me say how wonderful and easy Marilyn was to work with. So warm and helpful from booking the condo to giving some great suggestions for local places. Now the condo, it is so clean and fresh and comfortable. Everything is new and top end, they spared no expense to make sure you have everything you need. The queen bed was so comfortable, and the shower with the huge rain head was just amazing (plenty of hot water)!! We loved that it was just a few minutes to the hussle of everything, but far enough down the road not to be too noisy. We never heard any construction noise and enjoyed plenty of time on our private balcony having a cocktail. We wanted a comfortable place to get away and not feel like we were couped up in a hotel room. Let me tell you this is the place to go. The large pool was amazing and we loved that we could take our drinks and snacks down there (no glass). We saw many couples there, as well as families everyone had the same goal in mind, relaxing and enjoying the grounds, they were beautiful and well maintained. The hot tub at night was a great place to unwind, and one night we grilled out using on of the BBQ pits on the Maravilla Property. We can't wait to go back again. I highly recommend this property and renting from Marilyn and Larry. You will get your monies worth when you go with one of their units.
- Guest Missy
- Date of stay 08/22/12
- Review Submitted 08/30/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are delighted that your visit more than met your expectations and look forward to your next "getaway". Fall in Galveston is awesome and if you could plan your visit around the next Galveston Art Walk it would be a special treat. We too enjoy a glass of wine or margueritas on the balcony as well as our early morning coffee. So glad you grilled out on the BBQ too. Until next time.
Perfect for our family!
Perfect for our family!
This was our first experience with HomeAway, and this condo was perfect for our family of 3! We stayed 2 nights, and the condo was beautiful, clean and just as described. The owner, Marilyn, was wonderful. She was friendly and the process of payment, check-in and check-out could not have been easier! She was upfront about the construction of the property next door, both over the phone and in email correspondence. We were not bothered at all by the noise, we never even heard it from inside the unit. The pools were great! Just a short drive to the restaurants and public beach access. The busier public beach areas comb the beach better with regards to the seaweed, we were not bothered by it. We had a fantastic time and hope to return to this fantastic beach condo. The only downside was not having a better view of the gulf due to the brand new building that just went up next door, but will not keep us from returning. We also recommend the dolphin tour from pier 21, Baywatch dolphin tours, we had a great time and saw lots of dolphins and shrimpers, really neat! Thank you Marilyn!
- Guest Mindi S.
- Date of stay 07/22/12
- Review Submitted 08/12/12
Owner response: We are delighted that you had a wonderful time in Galveston and at our condo. And, we look forward to your returning visit. Remember all of our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount from the published prices - and you can use your discount on any of our 5 Maravilla condos. Aren't those dolphins fun to watch? Another idea - take the free ferry to Bolivar Penisula - most often you can also see dolphins, feed the birds and see more secluded beach front. Until next time - Marilyn
My mom, my daughter and I stayed at this well-maintained condo over a long weekend. We had a great time! All of the appliances are top of the line and there is plenty of space in the kitchen. The condo had everything we needed, including kitchen accessories, towels, and a great selection of DVDs. Thanks Marilyn for such AWESOME hospitality :)
- Guest Cecilia
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 07/27/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and in particular the kitchen. As you probably could determine, we both like to cook and eat at home - therefore it is important to have all the accessories easily at hand. In addition, I am delighted that you enjoyed our DVD collection. I try ro rotate our collection among our 5 condos, so there will be different DVDs on your next visit.
Not what we thought...
Not what we thought...
My fiance' and I stayed here from July 3-6 for a quiet and relaxing anniversary celebration. However, most of our trip was definitely not quiet and certainly not relaxing. The construction going on around us was simply unbearable. We could not sit outside on the balcony because we could not hear each other speak once it was daylight. We could not relax in the hot tub or pool because the construction was so loud and literally less than 50 ft away. I know the owner could not control this, but we were not made aware of this when we booked our stay. If we had known there was construction, we would have rented a condo somewhere else. The pictures on this site need to be updated to show what it actually looks like outside on the balcony. There is construction right outside and across the street from the condo. The beach view shown in the pictures is not visible anymore. Also, we did not have a sufficient amount of towels, even if we were to take only one shower per day. This was unacceptable to us because we wanted to enjoy going on the beach and out to dinner without having to stop at Wal-Mart to buy clean towels to shower. However, I will say the condo was very clean and access to parking was convenient. The front office staff were friendly and helpful as well. The size of the condo is reflected well in the pictures, and it was perfect to bring our small dog. Galveston beach was very dirty, and the seaweed along the coast was rather disgusting. We would recommend taking the jet boat ride and going to La King's confectionery. Also, dinner at the Steakhouse inside the San Luis Resort was magnificent. We have learned from this experience to ask more specific questions before deciding to rent another condo for a vacation . However, I highly doubt we will ever stay in Galveston again.
- Guest Tiffany
- Date of stay 07/03/12
- Review Submitted 07/13/12
Recommended for: Pet owners.
Owner response: We, the owners, are saddened that our property did not meet your expectations as we strive to exceed them. We provide towels for the number of guests that the unit sleeps – which includes 6 each bath, hand and wash cloths. We can offer daily or mid-stay maid or linen service for an additional cost and would have been happy to do so had we known of the problem. Yes, Galveston is growing, and the Marriott corporation is building new accommodation options nearby. However, this was reflected on our website and responses to emails from this and every guest who stays with us. The noise is mildly distracting to most, and we, along with fellow guests and owners who were at the property this weekend enjoyed wine in the evenings and breakfast in the mornings on the balcony. The pools and hot tub are full of folks enjoying themselves. These guests were given discounted rates as we were aware of the potential for construction noise. As for the seaweed, while we wish it could be controlled, there are many things that Mother Nature throws our way and its part of the lifecycle. So pleased that these guests found ways to entertain themselves including boat rides and Galveston eateries, and I hope that they will return to Galveston some day.
Great little place to stay
Great little place to stay
The condo was great! A little smaller than I had anticipated, but it suited our needs quite well. Very clean and the construction noise wasn't too terribly bad. Overall, a great stay and would definitely come back again!
- Guest Disneywm76
- Date of stay 06/07/12
- Review Submitted 06/20/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Winter (Nov 16 - Feb 15) $90/nite weeknites; $130/nite weekends; $700/week Spring (Feb 16 - May 15) $120/nite weeknites; $170/nite weekends; $900/week Summer (May 16 - Sept 15) $150/nite weeknites; $200/nite weekends; $1100/week Fall (Sept 16 - Nov 15) $120/nite weeknites; $170/nite weekends; $900/week 2 nite minimum - 3 nite minimum special weekends New Years, Mardi Gras, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Bike Week, Thanksgiving and Christmas - peak plus 15% Cleaning, linens and one parking pass included in above rates; 15% tax added
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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- Nearest Airport: Houston Hobby at 43 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Free ferry to Bolivar Penisula at 8 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 45 to Houston at 3 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Jimmy's on the Pier at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Moody Gardens Gulf Course at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: y's on the Pier at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We, Larry and Marilyn, love the water and time in Galveston. It's a special treat when the grandkids visit and we can ride on the beach in our 1973 Volkswagon Thing. Larry is an avid fisherman and prepares the most delectable meals. Marilyn helps people make sound retirement decisions primarily with Medicare and long term care options.
Why the Owner Chose Maravilla:
We love Maravilla - the charm and the ambiance. This was the fourth condo we purchased at Maravilla and our first one bedroom condo. We like to think of it as our special getaway condo - and so have furnished it so that it truly is a romantic getaway for us. This condo has the red fluted champagne glasses with hearts. Perfect for relaxing on the balcony and celebrating life.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
'Galveston Tropical Getaway - #2' is right next door to our Getaway, 'Tropical Getaway - #1'. Both condos sleep 5. If you have an extended family - it is perfect. Some of the family can stay in Getaway #2 and others can stay in #1. Privacy yet close enough to visit.
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Enjoy some afternoon refreshment on your private balcony overlooking the pool.
Enjoy the sunset on your private balcony
Another view of two of Maravilla's pools with the Gulf in the background.
Entrance to the hot tub - surrounded by plants
Our "East" Pool in the early evening - away from the sun
The queen sleeper sofa is very comfy and great place for watching the TV
Enjoy a meal at the counter
Chose to eat at the bar or on the round table. The TV is 37 inch.
This hideaway twin bed provides privacy
Our "Wading Pool" is 3 feet deep - perfect for the kids.
Sunrise over the Gulf in front of Maravilla
Cast your cares away with a walk on a secluded Galveston beach
View of the largest of the 3 pools from your balcony.
The largest of the three Maravilla pools has a swim around island
Maravilla's lush grounds with the Gulf in the background.
The secluded hot tub has room for all
Another view of the East Pool" from above - note the picnic tables and BBQ.
Another view of the comfy sleeper sofa - note the guest book.
Swivel barstools lead to easy conversations - or catching the news on the TV
Your bedroom features a queen bed and a mirrored closet.
Enter the roomy bathroom from the bedroom or hall
Enjoy a walk around the lovely Maravilla grounds.
Our center atrium has many plants and flowers
Maravilla is conveniently located at 9520 Seawall Blvd
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