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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,637 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 (, which sleeps an additional 6 people. We also have another 2 bedroom condo on the 3rd floor, Unit 314 (, 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

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 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.


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1637 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

High Style Penthouse #5PH2 With 180 Degree View Of The Gulf
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 52 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • 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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Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with great views! Maria responded very quickly if we had a question. Loved the kitchen and master bedroom and bath! The grounds are also well maintained.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you loved the views and the condo. We hope to see you again soon.
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Wonderful place to stay. Elegantly furnished

  • 5 of 5

Wonder place to stay with elegant furnishings.

Would recommend for couples and Families

Lots of things to do..

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you liked the furnishings in the condo and all the fun things to do at Diamond Beach. We hope you'll come back soon.
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Nice but dirty.

  • 2 of 5

It needs to be noted that the condo has one of the largest balconies of any property, but it is located on a roof which extends out another 25-30 ft. There is a nice ocean view, but the roof inhibits any view of the resort swimming pool. This may be a plus if you have no desire to have a view of the pool.

The condo was dirty in places. As we tried to place some items under the beds for storage, we were met with colonies of dust bunnies pushing back. There was long hair in the second bedroom bed along with scant remnants of dander and dust at the foot of the sheets. There was a door in the second bathroom that was off its hinges...maintenance did come up and fix this issue. The second bedroom also had a dresser handle hanging and had a couple socks left in a drawer. The MB mattress is in need of an update, as the window side mattress side sunk down when laying on that side. (My wife was wondering why I was sleeping near the center of the bed). None of the bathroom soap pumps worked. I actually took them apart and ran hot water through them to get them to pump again.

The condo walls have notable numerous luggage scuff marks that really need to be cleaned up and painted.

The size of the condo is nice, over 1650sf. Nice large MB that has ceiling to floor windows. Nice walk-in shower, large tub and double sinks. The other sized BRs are fair sized. All rooms have media, as well as the Living room. Good sized apartment washer and dryer are also in the condo.

The kitchen is ok stocked with essentials. Need more than 2 regular sized coffee cups. It had zillion really small coffee cups.

Overall, after washing the sheets and doing some initial cleaning and maintenance, we settled in and enjoyed ourselves. This condo would be great for large parties, as the balcony was large, and the overall condo is nicely sized.

If the condo would have been really clean, all the sheets washed, and maintenance issues fixed, I would rate this condo a 4 out of 5. It would give it a 5 out of 5 if it had a resort view as well. But due to areas that were just plain dirty, sheets that appeared not be have been changed, a mattress that needed to be replaced, and minor maintenance issues as mentioned, I rate this condo a 2.5./5. It just needs just a little bit better care. Sorry.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy the fantastic views of the ocean and the beach, and our guests have enjoyed the oversized balcony. Because you were extremely upset about not being able to see the pool from the balcony even though the pictures on the site accurately show the views, I offered to give you a full refund if you wanted to move to another condo. Since you did not want to leave, I assumed everything was fine and you were enjoying the great views of the Gulf and the beach. However, I now understand the cleaning and several other items were also an issue for you, and I certainly appreciate you bringing this to my attention. Our cleaning company cleans our three units plus numerous other condos in the building. I recognize they are not perfect. However, they do a professional job. If you would have brought your concerns to me, I could have tried to rectify the issues to meet your approval. And yes, the condo was scheduled to be painted later in the month so it is now freshly painted. I wish you all the best in your future travels.
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Best 60th Birthday Party ever!!

  • 5 of 5

I had the good fortune to rent 3 condos from the owner of this property to bring friends and family down to Galveston for my husband and his twin's 60th birthday party. This was the larger of the three, therefore this is where everyone congregated. The huge balcony with a fabulous view, comfortable sectional sofa, and large dining table easily hosted 12 adults for an entire day of dominos, reading and just relaxing and enjoying each others company. The property has easy access to the seawall for morning exercise and then pop on down to the beach for a more relaxing walk to cool down. An amazing time was had by all, we are all trying to decide when we can come back and do it again.

We also reserved the wine and dine room and had a chef come in and cook and serve a 5 course wine dinner. So nice to know that after enjoying such a nice meal, each course with a different wine, no driving was required, everyone just walked back to their condo.

Maria is so easy to deal with, I feel like I know her personally. We have rented from her before and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you selected our condos to celebrate this wonderful birthday milestone. We really enjoy having you as guests. Thank you for the 5 star review and taking such good care of our home. We hope you'll come back soon.
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Wonderful family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We had our family come to Galveston for Christmas this year. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed Diamond Beach and this beautiful condo. Not often do you find that the actual looks better than the pictures in the ads. The condo was extremely well stocked with dishes and cooking implements. Kitchen appliances were top of the line. The shower in the master bath was so great that my daughters were using it every day. Just wish we could come when it is warmer to enjoy the fantastic pool and lazy river rides. My grandson was perfectly happy with the indoor pool, however. We also spent time in the game room - old fashioned pinball machines for me. My daughter and husband spent time in the wonderful exercise room. I can't imagine a more beautiful place to stay. If we are ever in the area again, this will be where we will stay!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our 3 bedroom penthouse and the amenities at Diamond Beach. We agree Diamond Beach has something to offer from the youngest person in the group to the oldest. We hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
Bar None
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jimmy's On the Pier
Nearest Beach
West Beach


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 20 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 7 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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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