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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 2 - 3 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.

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.

Ba None: The bar is currently closed.

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.

More Details

Owner
Maria
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

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 Gulf Coast

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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guest acknowledges that they have read and understood the lease terms.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
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 -
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High Style Penthouse #5PH2 With 180 Degree View Of The Gulf
average rating of 4.898305 based on 59 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: Feb 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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5

Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Fun place for kids and family:-)...

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had fun and enjoyed the beautiful views. Hope to see you soon.
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! By far, one of the nicest condos in Galveston! This is a beautifully decorated 3 bedroom penthouse that over looks Galveston beach. The owner has done an amazing job. We especially enjoyed sitting on the large balcony morning & evenings. The resort is perfect for a family vacation with pools, slide, lazy river, arcade, movies and more! We definitely would recommend this penthouse!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear you think Diamond Beach is the perfect place to vacation and that you especially enjoyed the oversized balcony. We look forward to seeing you again.
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4

Nice views and comfortable space - Owner was bothersome

  • 4 of 5

Pros:

Beds were very comfortable

Views were amazing

Spacious for a 7 person family

Con:

Misunderstanding between owner and front desk regarding check in-time presented a conflict that lingered throughout our stay. Although it was only twenty minutes prior to the published check in-time and the front desk was just trying to be accommodating, the owner repeatedly contacted us (as the guests) to reiterate that we should not have entered the condo at 2:40 pm (check in time of 3pm).

We will probably look for other owners next time - the repeated contact put a damper on our stay and left a bad taste in our mouths.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed the views and the condo. We try to be as accommodating as possible to our guests. However, as I mentioned, when we have guests departing on the same day as someone is checking-in, we generally cannot allow early check-in because the cleaning crew needs enough time to clean the condo. While we are happy that you were able to enter before check-in time, entering the condo before the cleaning crew has finished can present potential problems for the cleaning crew and guests. We wish you the best in your future travels.
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The Woodlands, TX
5

Family time

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week over the 4th of July and had a great time! The facilities are beautiful with lots of activities available for the whole family.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Lovely condo on beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental was perfect. Three couples shared the condo and everyone found their rooms to be nicely decorated and the beds to be very comfortable. The deck provides a great ocean view and the lazy river was relaxing and enjoyable. I am hoping to return to this condo again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy all three couples had such a nice time. We're glad you enjoyed the great ocean views and look forward to your return trip.
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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

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

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.

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