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BEACH FRONT and BEAUTIFUL; Handicapped accessible; 2 Pools! Hot SPA! NO STAIRS!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Looking for a resort like experience? This is the place for you!

The beautiful sandy beach is only a walk across the street. The beach, beautiful ocean and 2 pools are at your disposal for an amazing Galveston stay.

Our 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo with all tile floors and granite counter tops is a luxurious

treat. Beautiful inside with lovely, lush landscaping outside! You feel like you are at a resort!

You will enjoy preparing your meals at our beautifully decorated full kitchen which includes cooking and eating utensils to make meal preparations a breeze. Your stay will feel like a resort- stay experience minus the cost of course! Our pictures do not reveal the relaxation and luxury found at our lovely condo! Full size washer and dryer located in the condo along with 3 TV's.

Location cannot be beaten with the patio facing the swimming pool and easy access with a small gate quickly leading to the gated pool. And the city beach is just across the street. The Galveston city trolley picks up and drops off guests outside our complex for easy touring of city attractions. Family friendly with 2 swimming pools, hot spa and a fitness room. Our condo is decorated with your comfort and relaxation in mind. Child friendly - Looking for shells and little sea creatures is always fun for the kids across the street with safe crossing of the Seawall.

We hope to hear from you!

More Details

Yolanda Lonsford
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Yolanda Lonsford

We enjoy sharing our Galveston condos and beach homes with family and guests so much that we have just purchased this condo! Doc and I look forward to hearing from our guests to help us make this condo as special as our others.

We find that Galveston, Houston's weekend playground, has so much too enjoy, especially the wonderful seafood! We cannot get enough of the food! The many activities in this historic town are many.

The town is a relaxed seaside community with a lot of history to experience. If you have never enjoyed Galveston, this condo is a MUST!

We work hard to make our places "special" so that guests continue to come back and stay at our wonderful condos or beach homes.

Yolanda Lonsford purchased this condo in 2016

Why Yolanda Lonsford chose Galveston Island

The Dawn is a beautiful well kept resort type atmosphere. It is located close to all attractions found in Galveston and is very private but family friendly.

The condo is located within 1 mile from Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn and close to the Galveston Convention Center! The Pleasure Pier is on about 7 miles away.

We have many returning guests that enjoy the beautiful grounds and well kept community! Our condos are also very spacious NOT "tiny" like many you will find on the island!

What makes this condo unique

This condo is very spacious; easy access to one of the two swimming pools with the beach across the street! We choose this complex for its beautiful resort - like environment and easy access to all Galveston attractions! And easy access into the condo with no stairs to climb.

You will find value in the spacious condo and beautiful surroundings with our wonderful guest reviews!


Galveston Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking allowed on patio
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • Master bathroom has oversized walk in shower. There is a lip at the shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full size bathroom and large walk in closet.
    Twin bed with trundle - day bed with trundle in living area
  • Master with king size bed full bath with oversized walk in shower. Oversized walk in closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gated condo with comforts of home! Beach located across the street. Very nice and comfortable vacation or romantic get away. Beautiful beach decor! Very close to Moody Gardens; much more spacious than a hotel with many amenities! You will feel like you are at a resort without the price tag.


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BEACH FRONT and BEAUTIFUL; Handicapped accessible; 2 Pools! Hot SPA! NO STAIRS!
average rating of 4.787234 based on 47 reviews

Nice property

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed spring break here with our two young children. Plenty of space for 4 adults and 2 kids. Liked the close proximity to one of the pools, though a heated pool would be a big bonus! Short walk to the beach with gas stations, Walmart, and plenty of restaurants nearby for convenience!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Quiet, Modern Condo--Perfect for Our Small Family

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Doc & Yolanda's condo in March 2018 with our toddler. It was our first time in Galveston and our first time traveling by plane with her. We were looking for a quiet retreat near the beach to just relax. SO thankful we picked this place! The condo's location was ideal. Ground-level meant we didn’t have to lug anything up and down the stairs and our girl could run out onto the patio without us worrying she’d fall down. The beach is across the street from the complex (we drove, but without a toddler we could easily have walked). And there’s walk-out access to one of the complex’s two pools, via the gate on the back patio. Plus there’s a Walmart and barbecue place just across the drive, so it was easy to grab food. The complex was very quiet, which was important for us since she napped every afternoon and went to bed at 7:30 pm. No parties are allowed in the pool area. It was offseason, so while we were there the pool was open but it was mostly just a couple of adults reading on chairs every afternoon. The complex felt upscale and modern compared to most of what we saw in Galveston and the two bedrooms gave our small family more than enough space. We were especially thankful for the beach toys and pack n play (included in the closet), comfy beds, a beautiful glass shower in the master bathroom, and lots of cookware in the kitchen. I was VERY sad to leave! Thanks for a relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cory, Thank you so much for taking the time from your busy schedule to provide a great overview of our complex and condo! We hope you visit us again!
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Great home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for our family. Thank you for sharing your place.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 5 star review! Please visit us again!
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

I will be staying here any time I’m in Galveston

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comment and 5 star review!! We hope to have you stay at our second home again.
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nice location

  • 4 of 5

Nice location and comfortable condo, we came in the off season so The Dawns was very quiet. Pools are unheated so not useable during our stay. Location was easy to get to pretty much everything. Enjoyed the Brewery only a mile away. Condo had pretty much all you needed for stay. Owner was easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joy, Thank you for the lovely review and sorry we lost a star for the pools not being heated! Our management is working on getting a gas line put in so we will have heated pools hopefully by this Spring! So please keep us in your list of favorites! Thanks again!
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Perfect for family getaway

  • 4 of 5

Well designed, nicely appointed condo. Clean! Well managed by owner. Great for family

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
The Strand Historic District
Great place to shop and enjoy Galveston, Texas
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Galveston Seawall
The Spot
Lone Star Flight Museum
Galveston Fishing Pier
Stewart Beach Park
Olympia Grill
Dolphin Watch
Magic Carpet Golf
Fisherman's Wharf
Rainforest Cafe
Walmart Supercenter
Texas Seaport Museum and Elissa
Fish Tales
sng horseback riding galveston -- CLOSED
Island Carriages
Willie G's Seafood & Steak House
My favorite!
Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
Antique Warehouse
Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts
Ben & Jerry's
Gino's Italian Restaurant
We love this place! Not fancy but great Italian food!
Railroad Museum
Premiere Cinema
Jet Boat Thrill Ride
Old Strand Emporium
1900 Storm Memorial
Tortuga Coastal Cantina
Grand 1894 Opera House
Moody Mansion
Every body comes to the Moody Gardens to enjoy what Galveston has to offer! Always something...
Bishop's Palace
Saltgrass Steak House
1877 tall ship Elissa
MOD Coffee House & Cafe
Strand Street Theatre
Galveston Island Visitors Center
Cajun Greek
Galveston Seawall
Sea Turtle Tours
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
The Galveston Sea Wall
Colonel Cruise
Moody Gardens
Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort
Shipley Do-Nuts
Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry
Galveston Segway
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Scholes International Airport At Galveston
Nearest Barpub
Too Many To List
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Galveston Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf course
Nearest Restaurant
To Many To List
Nearest Beach
West Beach
Car: recommended

Condo is centrally located on the Galveston Seawall. Easy access to The historic shopping district, "The Strand" Only one mile to the Schlitterbahn Water Park and Moody Gardens with its I Max theater aquarium and many fine restaurants to choose from. The Galveston Convention Center is only 1 mile along the Seawall Blvd.

The beach is directly across the street from the condo! The best part is not having to climb any stairs during the heat of the summer. The condo is handicapped accessible with parking right outside the condo.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been made. We do not rent to single adults under the age of 25.

Owner will provide SECURE WiFi connection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.