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Ideally located in magnificent hi-rise condo-(chosen for the view)

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
6 nights

About the property

2+bedrooms/2.5 baths/1430 sq/ft Malibu Plan.

Sit on balcony of this PERFECTLY SITUATED condo (not too high that all you see is Gulf, not too low so pool activity is disruptive) and enjoy views of Pleasure Pier, sweeping views of Gulf, and ideal spot to enjoy looking at beautiful pools/hot tubs/and lovely water features! Two full bedrooms with king beds/smaller room with trundle that sleeps 2/2 full baths off bedrooms/half bath serves smaller room. Tile floors in living areas/granite counters/seated dining capacity for 8 inside/4 or more on balcony. Light and cheerful decor throughout! 6 night minimum only. Palisade Palms rule. High speed Internet and wifi in condo. The common areas for owners and renters include exceptional gym/workout area, lanai, library, beautiful indoor entertainment area can be rented, vending machines, super game room with pool table, wide screen TV, etc., tennis court, basketball court, outdoor playground, indoor play nursery for toddlers accompanied by parents, beach volleyball, free coffee and newspapers on 2nd floor, 24 concierge.

Ellen May
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Ellen May

I live in Houston. I have been a licensed real estate broker for 35 years. I graduated from Rice University. I owned a property on West End in Galveston, but as a senior citizen, just knew I would enjoy condo living so much more. Palisade Palms with it's fabulous security was the answer as Galveston is one of my favorite places to 'get away from it all'. Come on down and enjoy what we love about our home away from home.

Ellen May purchased this condo in 2012

Why Ellen May chose Gulf Coast

Having been a realtor I was always cognizant of the first 3 rules of purchasing a home--1. Location 2. Location 3. Location. There are many similar plans in this hi-rise and of course they have different views. This Malibu has IT ALL! Views down the beach toward the Pleasure Pier/grand views of the Gulf/and a marvelous location to see pool area and water features etc. without being disturbed by the participants. We were pleasantly surprised to find we lucked out literally with this condo location. Totally shaded and breezy (usually) in the popular summer months, and sunny and warm during the winter months which make for year round enjoyment.

What makes this condo unique

Without sounding redundant, the location of this particular unit was exactly what I was looking for in Palisade Palms. This floor plan affords 2 private separate bedrooms on either side of living area with en suite bathrooms. The bonus room has trundle beds but is a fun play room for kids also.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Ideally located in magnificent hi-rise condo-(chosen for the view)
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Plano, TX, USA

Perfect Place For A Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Incredible views from a balcony that's low enough to enjoy the pool but high enough to relax and enjoy the long views of the Gulf. The entire facility has incredible amenities, top flight security, and is highly maintained and incredibly clean. The fitness center is 5* hotel quality and the baby's play/nursery is spotless and well stocked with toys and games. Access to the pool is about 2 minutes and maybe 5 minutes to the private beach. No need to hassle with dining out as the full service kitchen and spacious dining area makes cooking a breeze. Great place to kick back and enjoy a weekend of watching football on the big screen TV.

Great condo for a family or a girl's/guy's trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terrific review, thanks for taking the time to write it.
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We visit Galveston often and have stayed many places. We loved this condo due to the location on the east end with nice beaches and easy access to many restaurants and the strand. The complex and the condo itself are beautiful and well maintained! The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and the views from the balcony were gorgeous! The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms clean and the washer/dryer and free coffee are an added bonus. Ellen was so nice and easy to work with. I would recommend this place without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI M, so glad it was "all you were expecting" for your 'revisit' to Galveston. Come back soon
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  • 5 of 5

Want a relaxing vacation where everything but food is provided? Then this is the place to stay! Lovely condo and balcony looking out over the Gulf and Pleasure Pier! We had a great time and our grandchildren did too!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad ALL of you enjoyed your week in Galveston. Hope to see you in 2017!
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Great condo - excellent views

  • 5 of 5

We have rented for the past 5 summers at Palisade Palms.Each visit has been in a different condo but now we have found "our place". This condo is on the fifth floor and it faces the Gulf of Mexico. You have beautiful views and the wonderful gulf breeze. Sleeps six very comfortable and has everything you could need in the kitchen. You will be close to all island activities. The cleanest beach area on the island and very safe. You will have an owner that cares that you have a good visit. Get to this condo as fast as you can ...perfect get a way!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a terrific review...of course, my thanks, and hope to see you in 2017.
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to rent this condo. It is quiet, very clean, comfortable. The property is very secure. The beach is well maintain with free chairs and cover. The swimming pools are great for children. We plan to rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Carol, and hope to see you in 2017!
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Wonderful vacation location, beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week on the beach with easy access to the fun Galveston activities. As a family, we mainly stayed at the condo, enjoying the pool, walking the beach, and spending time as a family. The condo itself is well decorated, clean, and comfortable. I recommend this as a destination for your family.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, I thank you for your very positive comments. Ellen
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Car: recommended

This property is located just minutes away from the historic and famous Strand District with shopping, art galleries galore, antiquing, finest of restaurants, Galveston Harbor with cruise ship departures and arrivals, 1894 Grand Opera House, sailing vessel Elyssa. Only minutes away from new Pleasure Pier. Easy drive to Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn which are open year 'round. Magnificent Bishop's Palace, Moody Mansion, Ashton Villa all available for guided tours. Public golf at refurbished Moody Gardens Golf Course. Large grocery store 5 minutes away!


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
April/May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Peak summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Clean $85
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Palisade Palms requires a minimum 6 night stay. Please do not request a lesser stay as monetary fines are imposed by the condominium if an owner breaks that rule.
Prices do not reflect 15% hotel tax,$59.00 insurance, $85.00 departure cleaning and a service fee charged by VRBO. I am flexible about July 4th dates/minimum 6 nights, however. Thank you, Ellen May

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1430 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath with 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Study or bedroom with trundle bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The security of Palisade Palms is exceptional! Concierge desk is extremely helpful, welcoming and friendly. The caliber of owners and renters in Palisade Palms is really nice. Everyone is respectful of the renters. Elegant place to spend a week or more.

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