Romantic Galveston Tropical Getaway - #2 3 Pools & Hot Tub Too
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Maravilla condo description
“Galveston Tropical Getaway - #2” at Maravilla is ready for your Galveston beach holiday. Our second 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. It is next door to our other one bedroom condo at Maravilla, 'Galveston Tropical Getaway - 1. We invite you to visit. This condo, one of our five personally owned and managed 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. 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 everything you could need for cooking an elegant dinner at home. You can eat at the bar or at the rectangular table after appetizers on the balcony. The bathroom is tiled with a bathtub and shower. This part of the Maravilla complex has all new construction. We are proud that we now have all six of our Maravilla condos available for our guests. Galveston is growing and we are delighted the new Marriott Hotel next door is now finished. And with the Marriott comes a Starbucks Coffee shop, a bar and restaurant right next door.
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Covered Parking:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning
Pool & Spa
(3) Maravilla has three pools - our large resort pool has a swim around island, the 3 foot deep pool is ideal for children and our third pool (the East Pool) is in the shade during the end of the day...moreless
(2) The front balcony overlooking the pools and the Gulf is 195 square feet. There is a smaller off the second bedroom on the second floor where one can generally watch birds with the Galveston Bay in the distance....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- 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 (HOU) (closest) and George W. Bush International Airport (IAH) (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, Bird Watching, Miniature Golf, Leisurely beach walks, Swimming...moreless
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Getaway with my wife
Getaway with my wife
Had a blast! Staff was cordial and helpful with info. about the island too. Good location to get to the restaurants or just taking a walk on the beach. Lazed around the pools some too. Definitely going back as soon as we can manage it. Place was clean. Looked just like the pictures we saw on line. marilyn answered all of my questions before we arrived. Definitely recommend "The Spot" on Seaway. Eclectic layout, and eclectic menu. Had a full moon to stare at. All the while, I had the most beautiful girl in the world next to me. Perfect!
- Guest Andy (League City Tx.)
- Date of stay 06/23/13
- Review Submitted 07/27/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: What fun to have a romantic getaway with your wife! Larry and I definitely agree - watching the Galveston moon over the Gulf is pretty amazing. Looking forward to your next visit.
Fourth of July getaway
Fourth of July getaway
Such a great condo for a family of 4. The condo was very spacious, clean and organized. We had such a great time and enjoyed the pool. Thanks for making the rental process easy. We will definitely rent from you again. It was a pleasure meeting you !! :)
- Guest Aurora (Dallas, Tx)
- Date of stay 07/03/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks. Larry and I both enjoy meeting our guests when possible. Our philosophy about owning and personally sharing our condos is that we want our guests to feel as though they are our PERSONAL guests. We look forward to your next visit - remember our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount from published rates.
Works for Mom & Daughter Getaway Too!
Works for Mom & Daughter Getaway Too!
My mom and I stayed for some mother-daughter bonding time. It was quiet and pretty, close but far enough away from the mayhem. The unit was well stocked and bed very comfortable. The later check-out and early check-in was an unexpected bonus we were gracious to have. Marilyn was very agreeable and responsive. We just returned and already want to plan our next trip to stay in one of Marilyn's places.
- Guest Marissa A. (-)
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: So glad that you had a great mother-daughter time. In fact, I have a mother and 3 daughter trip planned in August (of course a VRBO getaway). And, we are looking forward to your return visit. Our returning guests always receive at least a 10% discount from our published rate.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this delightful condo. Having stayed in various places across the country and in many time-share arrangements we have a set criteria of expectations and our condo met and surpassed those. First, it was exactly as described to us by the owners and upon entering we observed that all the rooms were very clean. We especially appreciate such a unit being well-stocked for the typical traveler and we found everything we needed and more was already there. One difference compared to some other properties is the size of the balcony. Often it is a tiny little place with barely room for 2 people and a small table. We loved having space to share with friends. The grounds are very well maintained and so pleasant. The fact that everything is new and beautifully decorated made our time there especially memorable. Thanks so much! We will return!
- Guest Hoosier Travelers (West Lafayette Indiana)
- Date of stay 03/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/13/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are delighted to have been able to share our condo with you. One of the things that is very important to us is "clean" and we have a wonderful cleaning staff that takes care of us. In addition, I'm glad you enjoyed the balcony. We also enjoy coffee in the morning and wine at nite on the balcony where you get those ocean breezes and the rustling sounds of the palms. We look forward to your next visit.
Fantastic Weekend Getaway
Fantastic Weekend Getaway
My wife and I did a last minute trip to Galveston and it was awesome. After looking for awhile we contacted Marilyn who promptly responded and made the whole process easy and enjoyable. After we arrived the check-in was quick and painless. The condo was nice, clean and has great view of the pool. After a wonderful day at Moody Gardens we wanted to stay longer. She was so accommodating and let us check-out late. The whole weekend was perfect and I would definitely recommend anyone stay at Maravilla. Thanks Marilyn for everything.
- Guest Russ (Killeen, TX)
- Date of stay 11/09/12
- Review Submitted 11/18/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners.
Owner response: We are delighted that you had a wonderful time in Galveston - Moody Gardens is particularly festive this time of the year. And, Larry and I agree - relaxing on the balcony is superb. It's fun to be hands-on owners too - when there is a special request - like a late check-out - most often we can accomodate our guests. We look forward to your next visit when you can stay for an extended weekend.
Great little getaway
Great little getaway
A friend and I stayed at this condo 8/23-8/26, and it was great...just as expected. This was my second stay with this property owner, and we had no issues at all. This condo is just as great, if not better, than the one next door! :) The construction noise for the adjacent hotel(s) was not noticed at all this trip. I am very much looking forward to getting back to Galveston again for anoter quick retreat. Thanks for an amazing place to stay!
- Guest Disneywm76 (Tulsa, Ok)
- Date of stay 08/23/12
- Review Submitted 09/04/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: So glad that you have now stayed in both of our Galveston Tropical Getaways (#1 and #2). It has been fun having two condos - right next door for families and friends who want to be close, yet have some privacy. And of course, we are looking forward to your next visit!. We are pleased to have many returning guests. By the way, we also have 3 two-bedroom condos for larger groups.
Super nice and very comfy
Super nice and very comfy
My husband and I plus our four legged furry baby just stayed last month (July 2012) and it was a very nice and clean condo. I was actually surprised how comfortable the bed was. We went for a wedding at the San Luis Resort which it was close to as well as everything else: seawall, restaurants and beach. We did go to the pool and even though there was construction going on we hardly noticed. Very, very nice place that we all enjoyed.
- Guest Kyndole (Brazoria, Texas)
- Date of stay 07/19/12
- Review Submitted 08/13/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Larry and I agree - the bed (memory foam) is super comfy! We also pride ourselves in providing quality sheets for our guests. Looking forward to your next visit - and a reminder - our repeat guests receive a 10% discount from the published rates.
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 nie minimum - 3 nite minimum for special holiday or event weekends New Years, Mardi Gras, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Bike Week, Thanksgiving and Christmas - peak plus 15% Cleaning, linens, and pool passes included. Add 15% tax to rates.
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- Nearest Airport: Houston Hobby (HOU) at 43 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Free ferry to Bolivar Penisula at 8 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 45 at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: beach at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Marriott next door at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Moody Gardens Golf Course at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Marriott next door at 0.1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We, Larry and Marilyn, love Galveston and visit the Island as often as possible. In fact our retirement dream is to own a canel home. But we are still part of the workforce so until then we will settle for living in Pearland, Texas and spending just as much time as possible in Galveston. Larry works for Baker-Hughes and Marilyn helps people with their Medicare and retirement solutions through Bankers Life and Casualty. She is also very much of a 'hands-on' property manager for our 5 Galveston condos. This picture was taken on the Galveston Beach in April.
Why the Owner Chose Maravilla:
We purchased Galveston Tropical Getaway #1 in 2008 - right before Hurricane Ike. It was to be our personal hideaway in Galveston. Then came Hurricane Ike, then came the Maravilla fire. In late 2011 and early 2012, Marilyn realized how much she enjoyed doing the decorating and serving as the General Contractor (with lots of help and encouragement from Larry) for the rebuild. And we are delighted with the resuts! When the condo next door to our original 'Galveston Tropical Getaway' came on the market, we didn't hesitate too long. We thought it would be easier to rebuild, choose colors, choose furnishings etc. since we would be doing it again. And for the most part - it was. And that's the reason we now have Galveston Tropical Getaway #2. We like to think of them as the 'Tropical Getaway Twins'. It works so well for two families that want some privacy yet want to be close.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
'Galveston Tropical Getaway #2' is right next door to our original Getaway, 'Tropical Getaway#1'. Both condos sleep 5. We enjoy it when the grandkids (and their parents) visit. They can stay in this condo (with a bathtub for the little ones) and we can be right next door - a walk-in shower is ideal for us.
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Relax with a marguerita on your private balcony overlooking the pool.
Maravilla's largest pool (the Resort Pool) early in the morning.
You will enjoy our comfortable queen bed with the memory foam mattress.
The bathroom features a relaxing tub for your sore muscles after touristing.
We call this sleeping area "the hideaway nook" with an adult size twin bed
Walk from the living room to your private balcony and watch the stars.
Sometimes all you need is a snack for one.
Entrance to the hot tub - surrounded by plants.
Exercising is much more fun when you are looking at the Gulf
View of the grounds, picnic area and East Pool - perfect for your BBQ
Our two Tropical Getaways are right next door and overlook the pool
Saying good bye to #137 "Galveston Tropical Getaway - #2" or "until next time".
View of the pool from the balcony.
Enjoy a meal at the table, play some family games or place your computer there
Note the wicker writing desk for sending postcards or for your laptop.
Walk directly from the bathroom to your bedroom or to the hall.
Lots of living space in the living/dining area as well as a 37" TV.
Enjoy dinner at the table or at bar in the sparkling clean kitchen.
Enjoy a walk through the lovely Maravilla grounds.
The grounds at Maravilla with a shrimp trawler in early morning.
Our East Pool - perfect at the end of the day when you want SHADE!
Our third pool, the Wading Pool, is 3 feet deep - perfect for the young ones
Maravilla is located on 9520 Seawall Blvd - near the East end of the Seawall.
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