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High Style Penthouse #5ph2 with 180 Degree View of the Gulf

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Gorgeous master suite with floor-to-ceiling views of the Gulf and 55 inch TV

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Last updated: 11/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A Caribbean seaside resort conveniently located in Galveston best describes Diamond Beach. Our 3 bedroom/2 bath penthouse is located on the fifth floor at Diamond Beach Resort and Spa, which is unequivocally the preeminent resort in Galveston. Everything inside the condo is new. We recently finished decorating it.

All of the condos at Diamond Beach have great views of the water but this is one of the few condos that has a view of the bay and the ocean. Starting at the front door, you have a wonderful view of the bay. As you step inside the penthouse, you will be greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. When you open the sliding glass doors, you will step onto your private oversized balcony with a 180 degree view of the bay and the gorgeous Gulf waters. The balcony is a great place to sip a cup of coffee in the morning before everyone wakes up or have a nice tropical drink in the evening with your family and friends.

The master bedroom in the penthouse is one of the few units that has floor-to-ceiling windows with a spectacular view of the Gulf. The bedroom is an oasis for rest and relaxation, starting with its chandelier, deluxe king- size bed, and 55-inch flat screen TV (my husband’s decorating input) with Blu-ray player. The bathroom contains a wonderful rain-shower and an oversized tub. The bathroom also has his and her sinks.

The 2nd bedroom has a deluxe queen size bed, a custom headboard, a 55 inch-flat screen TV (again my husband’s decorating input) with Blu-ray player.

The 3rd bedroom has a deluxe king size bed, a custom headboard, and a large flat screen TV with Blu-ray player. The 2nd bath is across from the two guest bedrooms. The penthouse is tiled with stone floor and a washer/dryer.

The penthouse comes with a fully equipped kitchen and has granite counter tops. You’ll have 180 degree views of the ocean as you prepare waffles for breakfast or eat your favorite take-out foods from the large selection of restaurants within a short distance of Diamond Beach. The dining table seats 6 and the counter-stools sit 3, which is where the kids like to sit.

The living room has fantastic views of the ocean, a queen-sleeper sofa, and a 60-inch flat screen smart TV (you’ll never guess who picked out the TV). The condo sleeps up to 8 people. In case you have a large gathering, this condo is next to my parents' penthouse Unit 5PH3 (www.vrbo.com/905494), which sleeps an additional 6 people. We also have another 2 bedroom condo on the 3rd floor, Unit 314 (www.vrbo.com/383009), which sleeps 6.




Diamond Beach boasts of many amenities including:
Concierge: A concierge desk open 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm for your convenience with a staff knowledgeable regarding the island’s best attractions and restaurants.

Pools: Three pools consisting of a 750 ft. lazy river with a swim up bar and grill, a gigantic 300 ft. tiered cascading pool (which contains a kids’ pool), and Galveston’s only indoor heated pool for year-round enjoyment. The pools have plenty of lounge chairs or, if you want something more private, you can rent a cabana for the day. The kids (and adults too) will love the fantastic water slide that plunges into the lazy river. The swim up bar and grill and slide are open during the weekends, summer through Labor Day.

Bar: After a relaxing day at one of the pools or the beach, you are steps away from Bar None which offers great drinks (my favorite is the Miami Vice) and breathtaking views of the ocean in an intimate, stylish setting. You’ll appreciate the sleek, contemporary feel, perfectly complemented with a wraparound veranda for the best sunsets on Galveston Island.

Spa: The spa is currently closed.

Gym: The Look Better in Your Swimsuit Center (aka The Exercise Room). This place may inspire those of us (like me) who would prefer to have a tooth extracted instead of going to the gym to actually get on a treadmill with its spectacular vistas of the Gulf.

Game Room. Tabletop shuffleboard, foosball, pin ball machines, a billiards table, and a Wii Room for the kids and sometimes even parents get to play.

Cinema Room: If you are in the mood to go to the movies, all you need to do is step into the private theater room at Diamond Beach while you enjoy a bag of popcorn.

Kids Jungle Room: With its jungle murals, games, blocks, oversized bean bags and TV, this is the place to be for the hip toddler crowd.

Business Center: If you must work, at least you’ll have great views of the indoor pool and beach.

Beach Access: If you have time to go to the beach after doing all of the activities at Diamond Beach Resort & Spa, all you need to do is open the door on the property next to the lazy river and walk down to the beach. Diamond Beach is located just steps away from the beach. There’s no need to cross the road or jump in the car.

Diamond Beach is near everything. Just a few minutes car drive from: (i) entertainment (Moody Gardens; Miniature Golf; Schlitterbahn Waterpark; The Stand; Railroad Museum); (ii) golf courses (Moody Gardens Golf Course and Galveston Country Club), (iii) recreational activities (Seaside Bicycle Rentals; fishing for speckled trout, redfish, founder, golden croaker); bird watching (3/4 of all North American species travel through Galveston during fall and spring migration), (iv) restaurants (everything from McDonald’s to Guido’s), and (v) lots of shopping.

We are glad to share our home with you and know you will enjoy your stay here as you make great memories with your family and friends.


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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 1637 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Game Room:

    Game-On room contains foosball, pinball machines, and many others...moreless

  • Games:

    checkers and other board games...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    In the Game-On room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast...moreless

  • Television:

    Total of 4 very large flat smart TVs (thanks to my husband)...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beautiful views of West Beach. Access to the beach from the east and west gate without having to cross the street...moreless

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Comcast ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Max. of two cars on property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    complimentary local and domestic calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided; please bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All new appliances ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony:

    One of the largest, if not the largest, balcony at Diamond Beach with 180 degree view of the Gulf and Bay...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grills located by the pool for use by guests...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Largest outdoor pool in Texas, 750 ft. lazy river and indoor heated pool...moreless

  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016/2017
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$299 $399
Fri, Sat
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$399 $499
Fri, Sat
Spring Break
Mar 10 - Mar 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$429 $550
Fri, Sat
Spring 2017
Mar 20 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$399 $499
Fri, Sat
Summer 2017
May 25 - Sep 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$499 $599
Thu, Fri, Sat
Fall 2017
Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$399 $499
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

One-half of rental costs are due to reserve dates. Second payment is due 30 days before check-in.

Holidays/events (Mardi Gras, Spring Break, Bike Rally, etc.) may be subject to additional minimum stay requirement and summer rates apply.


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: 11/26/2016
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hobby Airport
Galveston, TX, USA
Nearest Barpub
Bar None
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jimmy's On the Pier
Galveston, TX, USA
Nearest Beach
West Beach
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My name is Maria, and I have lived in Houston for most of my life. My husband is originally from New York. We love to travel but with our busy lives it’s difficult to get away for more than a few days. Diamond Beach is the perfect getaway. It doesn’t require a plane ride or a long car drive. We can go for the day or for the week.

Why the Owner Chose Galveston, TX, USA:
We purchased a 2 bedroom condo at Diamond Beach a few years ago. We have had so much fun and have been asked by so many guests if we had another condo that we decided to buy another condo. The penthouse is spectacular and the photos do not do it justice.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Diamond Beach is a haven from our hectic lives. Whether you go with your kids, do a girls weekend, or a romantic getaway, you’ll want to come back again and again. If you live in Houston, it’s as close as a 45 minute drive. Even though you’re so close to home, you’ll feel that you’ve gone to the Caribbean for a vacation with all the amenities and tranquility.


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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

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Photos

  • Gorgeous master suite with floor-to-ceiling views of the Gulf and 55 inch TV

    Gorgeous master suite with floor-to-ceiling views of the Gulf and 55 inch TV

  • Sunset view of the Gulf from the master bedroom

    Sunset view of the Gulf from the master bedroom

  • 3rd bedroom with king size bed

    3rd bedroom with king size bed

  • Living room with amazing views of the Gulf

    Living room with amazing views of the Gulf

  • Another view of the living room with 60 inch TV

    Another view of the living room with 60 inch TV

  • Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops

    Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops

  • Oversized tub in Master bedroom

    Oversized tub in Master bedroom

  • View from the front door

    View from the front door

  • Expansive view of west beach from the balcony

    Expansive view of west beach from the balcony

  • Galveston's only indoor heated pool for year-round swimming

    Galveston's only indoor heated pool for year-round swimming

  • Game room with pinball, foosball, and pool table

    Game room with pinball, foosball, and pool table

  • Bar None - best drinks in town

    Bar None - best drinks in town

  • Sitting area in master bedroom and TV

    Sitting area in master bedroom and TV

  • 2nd guest bedroom with queen-size bed and 55 in. flat TV

    2nd guest bedroom with queen-size bed and 55 in. flat TV

  • Living room with queen sleeper sofa

    Living room with queen sleeper sofa

  • Balcony with two seating areas and 180 degree views of the Gulf and the Bay

    Balcony with two seating areas and 180 degree views of the Gulf and the Bay

  • Dining table with great views of the Gulf

    Dining table with great views of the Gulf

  • 2nd bathroom with tub

    2nd bathroom with tub

  • View of Moody Gardens from the front door

    View of Moody Gardens from the front door

  • Lobby with concierge desk open 7 days a week

    Lobby with concierge desk open 7 days a week

  • Lazy river - total relaxation

    Lazy river - total relaxation

  • Cinema room

    Cinema room

  • The totally hip Jungle Kids Klub

    The totally hip Jungle Kids Klub

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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