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Incredible balcony, sip coffee, enjoy a drink with an umbrella in it!


Last updated: 10/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Kick off your shoes you’ve arrived at Barefoot Paradise at Maravilla, a great 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo with large balcony overlooking the resort pool, one of three at the complex, and considered to be the largest on Galveston island with 330,000 gallons of water, palm trees growing out of the island in the middle of the pool, and a swim up “bar” with in-water barstools from which you can enjoy your picnic lunch.
Each of the two bedrooms has a comfortable queen bed. The master bedroom has a sliding door to the balcony, as well as it’s own half-bath and a large closet. There are true twin bunk beds built in to the hallway of the condo, offering extra sleeping space.
The kitchen has everything – really – you could need while on vacation, to call this your home away from home. Nothing has been left out, we want you to relax and come back time and again to Barefoot Paradise.
Even the balcony is cool – with outdoor ceiling fans.
There is a second half-bath accessed through the hallway, and between the two private half-baths, you will find a great tiled tub/shower combo.

All condos are not the same! My Galveston Getaway is very particular about the condos we accept into our rental program, and Barefoot 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 oven, 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 them. They are $15.00/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?

We are required to collect and pay 9% occupancy taxes to the City of Galveston, 6% occupancy taxes to the State of Texas, a $15.00 fee for a damage waiver (since we don't ask for a security deposit) and a cleaning fee. 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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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • 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


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • 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
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • 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
Sep 7 - Nov 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$155 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,000 $2,500
Lone Star Rally
Nov 3 - Nov 5, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
Nov 11 - Mar 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$115 $155
Fri, Sat
$875 $1,750
Mardi Gras Weekend 1
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Mardi Gras Weekend 2
Feb 24 - Feb 26, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
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


  • Cleaning/Linen/DMG Waive $160
  • Pet Fee $75
  • 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: 10/10/2016
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The Maravilla resort features 3 pools, one of them heated, as well as a hot tub and a recreation room with ping pong table, exercise equipment and free lending book library. Many come to Galveston for the beaches, but when they see this resort they never leave!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: The family purchased this great condo in 2014 to enjoy and share with friends - both theirs and friends of ours who are looking for a great condo to rent at the Maravilla resort.

Why the Owner Chose Galveston, TX, USA:
This condo fits our needs, our dog loves to come with us and the complex is dog friendly. The balcony overlooks the great pool and we love having coffee here in the mornings and 'adult beverages' here in the evening to watch the sun set and the kids play in the pool.

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 2 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



  • Incredible balcony, sip coffee, enjoy a drink with an umbrella in it!

    Incredible balcony, sip coffee, enjoy a drink with an umbrella in it!

  • 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!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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