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'Tropical Sundancer' 24 Ft Ocean Front Balcony 3 Pools & Hot Tub too

Bedrooms 2
Space 766 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

From the moment you arrive at our lovely condo, “Galveston Tropical Sundancer at Maravilla”, you will be impressed by its charm. The beautiful floors, granite counter-tops and tropical furnishings all say, “Come in, relax and enjoy your vacation.'

The cool colors and a touch of whimsy, make this unit a relaxed atmosphere for you and your family to rent year after year. This is a true ocean front condo (one of only twelve at Maravilla) so you can relax on the 24 foot balcony and enjoy a breathtaking view with the ocean stretching out to the horizon. We provide binoculars for a close-up view of the dolphins jumping or the fishing trawlers.

Watch the sunrise over the ocean every morning, either from the comfort of your king-size master bedroom, from the living room, or the big balcony with comfortable patio furniture (a round table with four chairs for dining, a cushioned bench and even a coffee table) for your beverages of snacks as you relax and watch the waves.

The living/dining/eating area is open so it is easy to visit with family and friends. You’ll enjoy preparing meals, or reheating leftovers from our awesome Galveston restaurants, as you watch the ever changing waves of the Gulf. Or, if you wish, watch the large (50 inches) flat screen TV/DVD compete with cable and a collection of some of my favorite DVDs, currently over 30 from which to choose. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, glasses, including wine glasses and champagne flutes, a microwave, toaster, blender and even a crock pot as well as a variety of spices and condiments for your use.

The master suite awaits you with a king-size bed and a mirrored wall of closets. There is a second flat screen TV with cable so you can watch movies or keep up with the news. Your master suite also features an over sized tiled shower.

The second bedroom has a queen-size bed. We also have a flatscreen in this bedroom. There is a comfy queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a bunk area with two bunk beds.

Maravilla Resort Condominiums include 3 large resort-style pools (one with a swim around island and swim up bar area) surrounded by lush vegetation. In addition to the swimming pools there is a large secluded hot tub and a bubbling waterfall that cascades down to one of the pools which has a sloped entrance so convenient for the young ones. The East pool is heated in the cooler months and has shade in the summer.

In case you want to 'work' or 'surf the web' on your vacation, there is a broadband, high-speed internet connection in our condo, the office and the exercise/weight room with floor to ceiling windows where you can watch the gentle waves of the Gulf as you exercise.

Your vacation paradise is close enough to downtown so you can experience all that Galveston has to offer - elegant restaurants, the historic district, shopping and the cruise ship docks, yet far enough away that you are not in 'tourist heaven'. You are within walking distance to the beach, a fishing pier, miniature golf, a bungee jump, a Starbucks, and some shopping.

Since you are on the near west end of the island, you are also close to Schlitterbahn Water Park, the award-winning Moody Gardens Golf Course, Scholes Airport, the Lone Star Flight museum, Moody Gardens, Galveston Fishing Pier and wonderful places to bird watch.

I look forward to sharing my vacation home with you. Please call or e-mail for more information and to learn more about my favorite places to visit while in Galveston.

Keywords: Condo, Gulf, Hot Tub, Pools, Ocean Front, Galveston, Maravilla, Large balcony

More Details

Marilyn Swanson, the owner and property manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Marilyn Swanson, the owner and property manager

I, Larry, purchased this condo in December 2009 after realizing how much fun I had in Galveston at Maravilla with my then fiance, Marilyn. Prior to meeting Marilyn I had visited Galveston several times - having a place of my own was just a distant thought. When I met Marilyn at Maravilla she owned one Maravilla condo - and then she purchased two more while we were dating. It seemed only inevitable that I finally joined the joy of being a full-fledged Maravilla condo owner. Marilyn and I were married in April, 2010 (at Maravilla of course). Managing the condo is a team effort. She's the one you will contact to arrange your stay. AND, when the condo is not booked - we get to enjoy MY condo with the awesome ocean view.

Marilyn Swanson, the owner and property manager purchased this condo in 2009

Why Marilyn Swanson, the owner and property manager chose Galveston

As a fisherman, I chose this condo because it has a full front ocean view. I enjoy watching the water as well as the fishing trawlers, shrimp boats and the dolphins. This is the perfect condo for people like me who find watching the waves totally mesmerizing.

What makes this condo unique

While at Maravilla there is easy access to all of downtown Galveston and other island events. We like to relax with a cocktail as the moon rises over the Gulf. In addition there are the three wonderful Galveston pools and the hot tub. I like to think of the ocean as our front door neighbor.


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 766 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Roll-over and watch the Gulf from this bedroom.
    Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom features an X-box arcade for the children
  • King Bed, Queen Bed, Full-size Bunk Beds and a Queen Sleeper Sofa. One portable child crib available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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'Tropical Sundancer' 24 Ft Ocean Front Balcony 3 Pools & Hot Tub too
average rating of 4.7884617 based on 52 reviews

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the Tropical Sundancer!! The condo was clean, comfy, and was in a GREAT location. The condo was nicely furnished and had all of the dishes we could need. The best were very comfortable. The property itself is very nice. The multiple pools and scenery were beautiful. Marilyn made the reservation process extremely easy and went above and beyond to make our trip the best it could be. This property as well as the owner exceeded my expectations!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo. Thanks too for your nice words about me, Marilyn, and the reservation process. As the owner, not a property manager, I try to help each of our guests have the best possible vacation. And, because we are the owners, you can contact me directly. I am familiar with each of our condos in the Galveston Tropical Condos group. Remember, our returning guests, receive at least a 10% discount from published rates when they rent directly from me. Can't wait for your next visit when I hope to have a chance to meet you. Marilyn
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RoundRock, TX

Very nice condo, felt like home. Had everything we needed. Great owner, clear communication line.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the condo and everything in it. The owner went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. Easy check in, easy check out. View was beautiful, enjoyed the sunrise. Close to entertainment. A few complaints were the closest elevators were not working, the big pool was being repaired, the pet area had some stickers which were a problem and lots of mosquitoes. Learned to always where spray. The management in the office seemed short fused and rude to not only me but others as well. Also, was unaware of the charge for parking. Was told after the booking was paid for. In general the property was run down, it is after a major storm though. It’s nice being able to take pets, but there was a lot of pee and poop on the stairs and hallways. The owner is top notch, but the property is not.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Key code was wrong, cleaning people gave us a new code.

No lock on bedroom patio door.

Very loud traffic.

Great view.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View was fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The condo was close to all eateries and attractions. Fantastic view from the living room and balcony. Swimming pool area was well maintained, clean and could easily handle a whole bunch of people.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo. We agree - the view from the balcony is great - always one will see Brown Pelicans swooping by and sometimes Dolphins too. We look forward to your return visit. Marilyn and Larry.
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Palestine, Texas

Great view and amazing condo

  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo and view. Its location is perfect too, not in the middle of all the hustle but still close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved our condo and the view. There is something magical and relaxing about sitting on the front patio with a cup of coffee in the morning as the sun rises and the pelicans are swooping or in the evening with a glass of wine as the moon shimmers over the Gulf. We look forward to your return visit. Don't forget to remind me that you are a returning guest so I can give you the returning guest discount.
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Great view!

  • 3 of 5

For the most part, the condo was enjoyable. There were a few things that were not... we get there and stood outside for over a half an hour trying to get the code to work (turns out wrong code) finally over an hour later we were able to get the correct code from the owner. Second, the fold out bed in the living room couldn't get pushed back in half the time because the brackets were bent.... third, the linens in the master didn't seem like they were clean. Other than those little things our stay was nice. The layout was very accommodating and the view was beautiful off the balcony.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Houston Hobby (HOU)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Next door at the Marriott
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
To Bolivar Peninsula (free)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Next door at the Marriott or Jimmy's on the Pier
Car: recommended

Maravilla Condos are convenient to all the west end attractions including Moody Gardens, Schlitterbaun, Magic Carpet Golf, Galveston Fishing Pier and west end beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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