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Top Floor, Balcony with beautifulgulf view!

Bedrooms 1
Space 521 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2 max.

Our balcony view is fabulous and my favorite place to be!!! Comfortable chairs, ottomans, and a glider for your enjoyment.

Our condo has been thoughtfully designed and professionally decorated with quality fixtures, furniture, bedding and utensils. It is updated yearly and has amenities most others do not. 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 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,, 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. Bringing additional portable beds will 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.

More Details

Valerie Giordano
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2017

About Valerie Giordano

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!

Valerie Giordano purchased this condo in 2007

Why Valerie Giordano chose Galveston

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

What makes this condo unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

By Ray and Mona (Coppell, Tx)

A wonderful condo for two. Every thing is updated and clean and all essentials are provided. We did little cooking, but the kitchen was fully equipped- even to salt and pepper. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the morning and evenings looking at the Gulf. It was a very pleasant and relaxing experience from our first contact with Valarie. She provide alot of "what to do, where to go" information. This is a go back.
May 2010
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Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 521 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Handicap assist
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen bed, closet, dresser, two end tables with touch type lamps. One bunk style bed in cove.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
One bedroom with full dresser, queen bed, and TV, a flat screen TV, 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!


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Top Floor, Balcony with beautifulgulf view!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at this beautiful condo during July 4th weekend. It's located at the quieter end of Seawall Blvd. but

everything is just minutes away.

The unit was spotless and very tastefully decorated in colors of blue and green. Very serene. The balcony is furnished with comfortable lounge chairs and has an amazing view of the gulf!

This condo has everything you need for a relaxing, peaceful stay! Even the bed was comfortable with high quality linens. The complex has three pools and is two minutes away from pocket beach 1 (one), to the right just past Woody's. We had the beach, grassy dunes and all, to ourselves on July 4th weekend!!

The owner, Valerie, was a pleasure to work with! She was very accomodating and provided us with alot of info re: things to do and restaurants to try. We did walk to Jimmy's on the Pier. Good food and more amazing views.

Valerie cares about this beautiful condo and did everything to make our stay perfect!!!! Looking forward to renting again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Honeymoon Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this condo. It was very nice and clean. Everything was in such perfect placing. The view was gorgeous and it was nice sitting out on the balcony and watching the waves roll in and seeing everything going on around us. Not to mention the Hot tub there was amazing! Valerie was so wonderful to us and a huge help! Thank you Valerie for making this a wonderful honeymoon stay!!!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am always so pleased to have guests who enjoy our condo as much as we do! I try very hard to maintain an excellent accommodation and I know my guests appreciate that. Best wishes, and congratulations on your marriage!!
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Ghislaine & Marcel from Montreal

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 weeks at the condo and everything was super. Thank you Valerie for the information you gave us about the beach and the area. It was a pleasure to stay in your condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such great guests. I appreciate you taking such good care of our "baby" and hope to see you again. Merci beau coup and Au revoir !!
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Romantic getaway/birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a weekend getaway and this place seemed perfect. I loved everything about this condo. Location, décor, cleanliness, etc.

I also loved talking with the owner. You can tell she truly cares about her property. She was quick to respond and answered any questions that we had. The pictures really don't do this place justice. It is absolutely adorable and completely stocked with whatever you may need. We will definitely be renting here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, Thank you so much for the great review. As you know, our reviews are the reason guests stay at BadaBeach! I so enjoyed working with you and I only wish the weather was better for you. As a matter of fact, I was surprised you made it to Galveston with the storm we had! I hope you will come back again to stay and hopefully get to enjoy the condo and view in the sunshine! Valerie
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

Just what we'd hoped for....a relaxing weekend for two away at the beach. Lovely balcony to sit and enjoy the view with a cup of coffee and a book, and very clean, well-decorated and well-equipped property. Appreciated all the information the owner supplied for things to do in the area via email and in the condo. Great experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kari, Thank you so much for your review of BadaBeach! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay! I love this "home away from home" and am glad you did as well. Best wishes, Valerie
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Everything just as described. Fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful 2 weeks in Galveston. Condo had all the amenities one would ever want! Quiet location, friendly staff and the view of the water was gorgeous!

We had the most restful, relaxing vacation ever. One MUST get up for the spectacular sunrise--WOW! We had great food--so many choices. Favorites: Fisherman's Wharf, Mario's (61 St), Rita's frozen custard, Jimmy's on the Pier,Fish Tales.Go to Moody Gardens (Rain Forest) Ferry (free) saw dolphins,

Tree sculpture tour, Off shore oil rig museum. So much more--You must come see for yourself!

Valerie is the most gracious and will help in any way!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Linen and preparation $75 + Tax
Parking pass $20
Tax Rate 15.0%

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) ,

$100 minimum security deposit,

$15 parking pass
****Holiday weekends - 3 nt minimum at weekend prices

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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