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

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 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
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Marilyn Swanson, the owner

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 purchased this condo in 2009

Why Marilyn Swanson, the owner chose Gulf Coast

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
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

'Tropical Sundancer' 24 Ft Ocean Front Balcony 3 Pools & Hot Tub too
average rating of 4.869565 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Condo was in a great spot just outside of all the hustle bustle of Seawall. We will be back

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at the condo. Hope to see you next year for the Lone Star Rally. Always a special Galveston time.
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Good size, Great view, clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this condo for a long weekend and we very pleased with the space. Plenty of room for 6 adults, nice kitchen and gorgeous view from the balcony. The little ones enjoyed the pools and walks along the seawall.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo. We agree - the view of the Gulf is great - particularly early mornings when the sun comes up over the Gulf or late in the evening with a glass of wine and when you can watch the twinkling of lights from the ships in the Gulf. We look forward to your next visit.
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Nice little place on the Sea Wall

  • 4 of 5

I love Galveston. The Maravilla complex was awesome. We loved the ocean view on our balcony. The condo was cozy. I wound on one of the bunk beds and slept really well. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful Galveston stay. And that the bunk bed was great - it is a full twin mattress on the bunk and we purchased more than the standard mattress. We look forward to your returning visit when you can explore even more of Galveston.
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Mother's Day weekend 2016

  • 5 of 5

Great view and awsome check in and out. Thank you for making my special family weekend the best. I will make this my annual mothers day weekend spot. This was our third stay with these great full of everything condos. Marilyn and Larry know how it's done and are great to work with.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tara - We so enjoy our returning guests and are happy when they are able to "Make Memories". Family time is so special. We look forward to your next visit - either Mother's Day 2017 or some time before.
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Parker, CO

Great location for us!

  • 5 of 5

The check-in & check-out process was easy & the condo was super! Exactly what we needed for our weekend! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you stayed at our condo and look forward to your return visit to wonderful Galvesgton
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Clean condo with many amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the week of Christmas 2015. Ms Marilyn provided detailed checkin/checkout process in her emails and was always available on the phone. Being that it was our first time renting a condo from HomeAway, she did not seem to mind answering many of our questions through several emails and phone calls at all.

She provided plenty of bath towels and beach towels in her condo, including liquid soap and shampoo. We appreciate that she has a blender that we could use for making protein shakes for breakfast every morning. View of the sea was amazing and we were able to enjoy listening to the sea waves hitting the seawall from our second floor unit.

We were able to utilize the heated pool (on the east side of the complex not connected to the other 3 pools/hot tub), and the nearest beach was less than 5 minutes’ drive or an easy walk along the seawall. There is also an area on the east side of the complex by the big dumpster to walk our little dog. Coin-operated laundry facility was conveniently located on each floor, but there was no change machine for quarters. There were 3 elevators in the complex, but the closest one to the front units were out of service during our stay, which we were duly informed so it was not a surprise.

The complex may be old, but the grounds appeared well-maintained, and the condo we stayed in was clean with modern amenities. We felt right at home as soon as we arrived, and are already talking about our next beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to know hat your First HomeAway experience was a success. It is our goal to treat our guests just like we like to be treated when we go on vacation. I never mind questions from our guests, it makes me feel as though they are our personal friends. We look forward to your next visit when we will have the brand new elevator installed in the front portion of the condo complex. And, I will mention your idea of coin machines for obtaining quarters to the staff. I do believe they keep a supply of quarters in the main office. Looking forward to your next visit. And thanks for the complete review.
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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
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 13 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Lone Star
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 16 2017 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mardi Gras weekend 1
Feb 2 2018 - Feb 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mardi Gras weekend 2
Feb 8 2018 - Feb 11 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Feb 16 2018 - May 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.
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