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High Style Penthouse #5PH2 With 180 Degree View Of The Gulf

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,637 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Penthouse With Ocean View

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. Free Wifi.

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 slide is open until Labor Day.

Bar: The Citadel Bar is now open on the 3d floor. Come in and enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere inside or the best views of the Gulf on the large patio. My favorite drink is the lemon drop martini, but they have many other drinks you will enjoy.

Spa: The Oasis Massage, Bath & Body Spa is now open on the 4th floor. Book your appointment and relax with one of the many wonderful treatments.

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.

More Details

Owner
Maria
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Maria

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.

Maria purchased this condo in 2013

Why Maria chose Galveston

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Amenities

Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1637 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guest acknowledges that they have read and understood rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

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High Style Penthouse #5PH2 With 180 Degree View Of The Gulf
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 78 reviews
5

SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

HATS OFF TO THIS AMAZING PENTHOUSE, FROM THE DECOR, TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM THE STAFF!! WE WERE TREMENDOUSLY IMPRESSED. WE HAD A WORRY FREE VACATION VISIT AT THIS HOME. THE OWNER WAS HANDS ON REACHABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS THEY MAY HAVE COME UP. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS PENTHOUSE TO ANY ONE LOOKING TO LIVE FANCY FOR A FREE DAYS!!! MY FAMILY WERE BLOW AWAY WITH THE FANTASTIC VIEWS!!!! 20 THUMBS UP!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review. We're glad to hear you were impressed with the condo and the staff and that you had a great vacation. We hope to see you in the near future!
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4

Spacious condo fun resort no real beach access

  • 4 of 5

Condo was very roomie. Owner had everything needed such as bath towels utensils soaps shampoo and even games. Arrived to a bottle of wine which was a nice touch. Large balcony and plenty of room inside. We had 7 guests and never felt crowded. The resort pools and game rooms and amentities were very nice. Everything was great. The only downside was there wasn’t an easy beach access. You had to walk down a steep hill and beach wasn’t as nice as other areas around. This wasn’t an issue for us as the pools and other amentities kept us busy and entertained. If we wanted to go to Galveston again for a comfortable nice place we would rent this condo again. Owner is very accommodating. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sugar Land, Texas
5

Perfect condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is beautifully decorated and has all of the amenities needed for a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cherie - Thank you for the 5 star review and for staying in our condo! It was pleasure having you and your family, and we hope you'll return again. We try our best to keep the condo well maintained, very clean, organized, family friendly, and comfortable.
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5

FANTASTIC Property!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's second stay at this property at the request of my 4 year old who insisted that she celebrate her birthday HERE! The property and this penthouse are simply exquisite. From the furnishing to the expansive balcony and all the on-site amenities, this penthouse is our #1 destination in Galveston! You might look and consider elsewhere, but that would be a mistake. My family and I look forward to coming back very soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rashaad - Thanks for the 5 star review. We're glad your daughter and your family loves the condo and Diamond Beach. We look forward to her next birthday!
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Watauga, Texas
5

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay here! The bed are so comfortable and the views are amazing! My kids loved the pools and the game room. The location was awesome, it was away from all the crowded beach’s but also close to everything. We can’t wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montgomery TX
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this condo now three times and love it! The view is awesome, its beautiful and my grown sons love the lazy river! I'll stay here each trip to Galveston.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angela - We love having you as a guest. We're glad you've selected our condo for your vacation and the place to relax. We look forward to your next trip next year.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
Bar None
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jimmy's On the Pier
Nearest Beach
West Beach
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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