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Come Relax At... Your Home Away From Home... We now have a brand new beach!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 825 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Upscale 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Beach Front Condo With Everything You Need.

We have a brand new beach across the street!!!

Come relax and enjoy some island time... Mermaid cove at The Dawn became a reality for us June 2013.

Fully gated community on the seawall. Two pools and two hot tubs. Everything is new and updated in the condo. King bed in the master. One full size sleeper sofa and one queen trundle sofa bed. Kitchen seats 6 and everything you need to cook. There are charcoal grills by the pool. Deck overlooks pool and a great view of the gulf.

One 32in tv in master and 47in in living room. Movies and on demand available with high speed internet. Games and books galore.

Full size washer and dryer.

X-box and cable with high speed internet

More Details

Cindy & Rick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Cindy & Rick

For 17yrs. we lived in the great state of Texas. In 2013 my husband took a military tour that now has us living in Saudi Arabia. Before we left we wanted to keep a home away from home in Galveston. Friends of ours loved it here and we do too! Rick left in May and then I closed on the condo in June and the boys and I stayed there till we moved to Saudi. We still have a little spot in Texas and our hearts will always be there...we decided to share it with others. Hopefully you will find everything you need here at 'Mermaid Cove' ... When we return for visits... Galveston Island will be our first stop. The 14 years we lived in north Houston going to Galveston was a retreat that was close by. The Texas gulf coast is a great place to visit...It's unlike any other beach town.

Cindy & Rick purchased this condo in 2013

Why Cindy & Rick chose Gulf Coast

Visiting Galveston is unique... It's a sleepy little beach town with a great family friendly atmosphere!!!

Hopefully, since we lived there we managed to make sure you have everything you need!


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Nice bathroom with tub/shower, sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom with King sized bed. Two sleeper sofas in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
On demand movies and high speed internet. Movies will be charged whatever amount you use no extra costs.


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Come Relax At... Your Home Away From Home... We now have a brand new beach!!!
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful Retrreat with the Kids

  • 5 of 5

The place looked immaculate. Clean and well stocked. We had everything we needed there. We especially love the decor. You know your at the beach. Centrally located on the seawall so there is plenty to do with the grand kids who we took with us this time around. Plenty of room and sleeping arrangement for 6. We ad 7 with a 2 year old and there still was plenty of room. Loved the King size bed. Very nice sleep on that bed and the Kids enjoyed all the extra's in the house for them. Very nice kitchen. Loved my mornings on the balcony with my coffee watching the seagulls dive bomb for fish. . Such a nice view of the ocean and pool. The kids loved the pool and ours were old enough to let go down by themselves. You can watch them from the balcony to keep a check on them. Cindy was very helpful with suggestions of things to do, and always kept good communications with us. We will definitely rent this place again...and again. I highly recommend this Home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and comfy condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very comfy, fully equipped and at a great location. Walk across the street to the beach, easy on and off the island, shopping and restaurants so close.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano, TX

Nice condo on the Seawall

  • 5 of 5

Took a quick trip down to Galveston for a long weekend. The condo is located toward the western end of the seawall. It was very clean and well appointed, with everything you'd need for a pleasant stay. Although it is only 1 bedroom, there was adequate sleeping space for up to 6 people, with a pull out sofa and another that makes into a trundle bed. Plenty of utensils, towels, pillows, blankets, etc. Close to everything the seawall, the strand and the island has to offer. You can walk across the street to enjoy the beach or cool off in the resort style swimming pool that the balcony overlooks. This was not a problem for us, but the condo is located on the 3rd floor, so there are some stairs involved. Not sure if there was an elevator, as we did not need one nor did we look for one. There were plenty of games and movies for the kids. Best part was probably dealing with the owners. Very responsive and informative and easy to communicate with. We highly recommend this place for your next vacation.

Thanks Cindy for sharing your beautiful place with us! And please tell your husband we appreciate his service to our country!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, North Carolina

Great location, very nice condo .... mostly.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this condo for a full week. The unit is stocked with everything we could need, all pots, pans, dishes, glasses, etc. Furniture is nice and decorations are very nice. The place is very relaxing and we mostly enjoyed it. Our only issue with the condo itself was with the bed. The description does say that everything is new, but the mattress was not new. We both have back issues and while I was able to make do, my wife had to find a chiropractor on the island in order to make it through the week because of the poor mattress. Otherwise we really liked everything else about the condo, and would to return someday ... IF the mattress gets replaced. Also, there seemed to be an issue with the pool's filter - the water was cloudy and the pool floor was very dirty all week. I can't fault Cindy & Rick for that, though.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are incredibly sorry you didn't sleep well... I also have Major back issues and appreciate your concerns and issues... But, we have NEVER had a complaint in 3 yrs and I sleep best when I'm there... Today, we did purchase new memory bedding.... In hopes to keep past guest happy and future guest happy... Our commitment to our guest is sincere and honest... Cindy & Rick
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Lovely condo. Well-equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at Cindy and Rick's condo for a short little getaway with our 4 young children. The location was great, and the condo was very clean and fully stocked with anything you could possibly need. It made for the perfect place to get away for a few days!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful little condo in a beautiful little beach town!

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Cindy's condo was adorable, well kept, immaculate and extremely comfortable. It has a very beachy feel and for a 1 bedroom is extremely spacious. Both pools in the complex are awesome and we were very impressed with how well manicured the gardens are etc. The condo is literally across from the beach with gorgeous ocean views. Cindy was super sweet and extremely helpful in recommending where to eat, shop, etc. They even had coloring books, markers, crayons, beach and sand toys there for kids to play with. We will definitely go back soon and it might just become our yearly vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hobby Airport
Car: not necessary

Galveston is located near everything but secluded from all the hustle of downtown Houston. Pleasure Pier has been open a year. Tangier outlet malls are 25 minutes away up I-45 north. Downtown is 45-55 minutes. Kemah boardwalk is 30 minutes away. Tons of information is at the condo and also at the Property office. It's easy to relax here or stay very busy... Galveston is a great resource also.

Jamaica beach is 10 miles west and has a couple of great restuarants, plus it's a nice drive.


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 15.0%

Veteran Owned. Ask about Military, Fire, Police, and Teacher discounts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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