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Island Paradise-2nd Floor, Sunrise Side 1 BR Condo that Welcomes 6 Guests

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Resort! Palm Trees in the middle of perhaps the largest pool on Galveston Island


Last updated: 03/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom/1 Bath condo on the sunrise (east) side of Maravilla Resort, 2nd Floor

Once you arrive you won't want to leave. Owners have thought of everything to make you comfortable in their home away from home.

The totally open concept kitchen and living room make it comfortable for everyone to share space and time - watch TV together, play a game of cards, and either make snacks or warm up leftovers from the great Galveston eatery options or cook a full-course meal.

The bedroom features a comfy queen bed and access to the restroom without having to go into the hallway.

The bathroom can also be accessed through the hallway by those who may be using the queen sleeper sofa or the bunk beds for sleeping arrangements.

Your favorite place will be the balcony on the "sunrise side" of the complex so you get the breezes without the afternoon heat. Sliding door access to the balcony is through the living room.

And then there are the amenities of the complex. There are 3 pools at the complex. The "east" pool is heated in the off-season so that all of our guests can enjoy swimming, regardless of the time of year you choose to visit. The "lagoon pool" has a walk in aspect of it for the little ones, or take one of the plastic lounge chairs from the pool and lay barely in the water while sunning with your favorite beverage - of course in a plastic cup! The "resort" pool is the largest of the three and considered one of the largest in Galveston with 330,000 gallons of water, with palm trees literally growing out of the middle of the pool, and a swim up “bar” with in-water barstools from which you can enjoy your picnic lunch. (Not a functioning commercial bar - but you are certainly welcome to bring your own beverages.)

All condos are not the same! My Galveston Getaway is very particular about the condos we accept into our rental program, and Starfish Paradise meets our high standards. The company was founded by a condo owner who could not find anyone else in Galveston to give her guests the service they deserve!

In addition to standard refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, range & microwave - all of which are full sized (some condos offer apartment sized, or only a cooktop, mini-fridge and microwave - worth asking!) we've included many common counter-top appliances as well - coffee pot, toaster, blender (IT IS THE BEACH!), etc.

Remember, this is our getaway as well - and we wouldn't do any less for our guests than we do for ourselves, so you'll find the condo to truly be a home-away-from-home. We are lucky to be able to have this - we should share, right?

All cars on property are required to have a parking permit. They are $20.00/each and purchased from the office. Owners and management companies have nothing to do with this, we just have to play by the rules we are given.

Can't beat the VALUE! We compare our pricing regularly with local hotels - and there truly is no comparison. Yes, you are giving up daily maid service and maybe room service - but does that really matter on vacation or do you want more space, privacy, and the resort style vacation? And if there is anything that we can help with - we have contact who provide concierge services, will prepare for your arrival by stocking the condo, can arrange for private tours of local bars/restaurants, arrange dinner reservations, fishing tours, in-home massages or chefs to come and cook for you. Just tell us how we can help and we will do our best to make it happen.

YES is our favorite word.

We are required to collect and pay 9% occupancy taxes to the City of Galveston, 6% occupancy taxes to the State of Texas, a small fee for a damage waiver (since we don't ask for a security deposit) and a cleaning fee. Our cleaning fee may seem higher than others but remember it is inclusive of the damage waiver, the starter supplies that we provide, use of quality bed linens and bath towels while you are with us. When you contact us we will respond with an all-inclusive rate to you so that there will be no surprises. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and personal checks.

Keywords: condo, Galveston, Gulf of Mexico, Maravilla, Tropical Grounds, Heated Pool
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, Very limited Spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • Elevator : Steps away!

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The person who signs the contract, makes the payment, and must be present - must be at least 25 years of age and we do ask for a copy of a driver's license....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Queen sized bed in each of the 2 bedrooms, true twin bun beds tucked away in the hallway, a rollaway bed stored in the closet for an extra person...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 1/2 baths - each half bath has sink and commode, between the two halves you'll find the tub/shower combination with nice tile details....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) 2 Cable TV / DVD combination units - one in living room, one in master bedroom....moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    The Maravilla resort is gulf front with great views. The nearest beach, however, is about a mile to our west....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking:

    Parking permits are $10.00 per vehicle for the duration of your stay. Every vehicle with tires touching pavement, anywhere on the property, is required to have a permit. Guests are only permitted to have trailers on property during Lone Star Rally weekend, for the purpose of transporting motorcycles. No trailers transporting boats or jetskis, or utility trailers, are permitted on the property by guests at any other time. One parking permit is included in the rates quoted. Additional permits are the financial responsibility of the renter and the owner will not be responsible for enforced towing....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    If there is something missing, let us know!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.3
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 9 - Mar 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,500 $4,000
Mar 27 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$155 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,000 $2,500
May 25 - Sep 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,500 $4,000
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,500 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $75
  • Cleaning/Linen/DMG Waive $160
  • Tax Rate 15%


Included: City of Galveston and State of Texas occupancy taxes, use of bed linens and bath towels during your stay, cleaning upon your departure, damage waiver and where required one parking permit. For our dog-friendly properties there is a separate, non-refundable $50.00 dog deposit required. ASK ABOUT LAST MINUTE SPECIALS - WE LIKE TO SAY YES! Surcharge of summer +15% MAY apply for holidays

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/07/2017
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Car: Necessary

The Maravilla resort features 3 pools, one of them heated, as well as a hot tub and a fitness facility where you can work out while watching the waves. Outdoor games including ping pong, volleyball and corn hole are available on site. Many come to Galveston for the beaches, but when they see this resort they never leave!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: The family purchased this condo close to 7 years ago because they love Galveston and visit often. Their family has grown up visiting the island and now they share it with their own kids and extended family - as well as our guests who get to stay here when the family has to work to maintain their Galveston habit.

Why the Owner Chose Galveston, TX, USA:
The balcony won the family over. They spend more time outside than inside when they are here. The resort complex and atmosphere also drew them in. Lounging by the resort pool with friends who own other condos here has been a favorite thing to do for them.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
My Galveston Getaway manages many of the nicest condos in the Maravilla complex and along Galveston's Seawall Boulevard. If you are traveling with a group, let us know. We will give you a discount for extra condos rented. We have hosted teams competing in dance and cheer competitions and hosted 3 national champions. We have also had proposals in our condos, hosted bachelor/bachelorette parties, entire wedding parties and a family reunion. We can sleep over 100 - and would love to help make your group's gathering a success.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Very limited Spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

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  • Resort! Palm Trees in the middle of perhaps the largest pool on Galveston Island

    Resort! Palm Trees in the middle of perhaps the largest pool on Galveston Island

  • Water feature provides seating, relaxation and comfort

    Water feature provides seating, relaxation and comfort

  • Sunrise at the Maravilla

    Sunrise at the Maravilla

  • The office at the complex is inviting, the staff friendly!

    The office at the complex is inviting, the staff friendly!

VRBO #370217

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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