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"Almost Two Famous" Great balcony with ocean view! NEW AC - PET FRIENDLY!

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Ocean and bay view, sleeps up to 6, one bedroom


Monthly rentals available Sept-March for a flat $1,200/mo. - all bills included - no additional fees.

Everything in this ocean and bay view condo is new and it has JUST been remodeled! This condo sleeps 6. There is a new World Class Simmons Contender queen size mattress, a new Lazy Boy memory foam sleeper sofa and built in bunk beds that are adult strength with new pillow top mattresses. The condo has beautiful and unique decor that is local to Galveston. There is everything you need to have a fun and relaxing vacation including hotel toiletries (in case you forgot something!)

New TV, DVD player, cable and free WIFI are available. There are games, books and DVD’s for all ages to enjoy.

Washer and dryer are steps out the front door. The balcony has a beautiful and quiet view of the ocean and bay with an outdoor fan to keep you cool. Table and chairs are located on the balcony to enjoy the days and nights.

Bathtub has a double spa head for a refreshing shower. Maravilla has one of the largest pools in all of Galveston complete with an island and a large gazebo area for personal use. There is a secondary pool (that is heated in the winter), a kiddie pool and a hot tub that is heated year round! There are several BBQ pits and a volleyball net for your enjoyment. A workout room, recreational area and a business center are all available off the lobby to you and your guests. There are also 3 elevators to get you where you need to go.

There is a full size kitchen with upgraded granite counter tops. This kitchen is stocked with everything from a blender, toaster, coffee maker and a mixer to dishes, pots/pans, baking utensils, spices, coffee and much more!

Jimmy's on the Pier is within walking distance and has one of the best views in Galveston. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and have a full bar (call for hours during winter). You can fish on the pier year round, so bring your fishing pole or rent one there.

I personally own and manage this property to ensure everything is just the way it should be for every guest.

Covered parking. Parking pass is $20 per car per 30 day visit and is purchased from Maravilla office at arrival.

Linens, beach and pool towels included.

Pets are welcome for NO additional charge. HOWEVER, there is a 2 pet maximum.

10% discount for active military and veterans.

More Details

Lara Coursey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Lara Coursey

I grew up in the area and always loved spending time in Galveston as a quick getaway with my family and friends. My dad worked as an entertainer in and around Galveston and his logo was 'Almost Famous One Man Band'. Therefore I named my first property in Jamaica Beach after him and now that I have my second rental I carried on his memory... 'Almost TWO Famous'!!!

Lara Coursey purchased this condo in 2014

Why Lara Coursey chose Gulf Coast

I found Maravilla and loved the size of the units which are much larger than most in Galveston. The pool area and amenities are so wonderful I couldn't imagine being in any other complex! The best eateries and things to do are all close but the complex is on the West end of the seawall which makes it quiet and convenient. Schlitterbaun and Moody Gardens just a few miles away and Schlitterbaun is open year round!

What makes this condo unique

I remodeled and furnished this property with the number one priority being comfort and relaxation. Me, my family and friends love staying here and so does my precious dog, Honey!


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is spacious with a bathtub and double shower head to give you a spa like experience.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has a World Class Simmons Contender mattress. I purchased a high end bed so guests could have a comfortable sleep while on vacation.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

"Almost Two Famous" Great balcony with ocean view! NEW AC - PET FRIENDLY!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews

Very nice and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The property was really nice and clean.My fanily enjoy our stay and it was really nice to be able to bring our pets. The propeety was well supply and the owner Ms Lara wasvery helpful will definitely rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Unit was clean and well stocked, my not issue with linens that was fixed right away. Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

It was really clean and smelled great. She provided everything that we needed living wise. She answers all your questions in a timely manner. Will refer this place and we WILL be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need is provided

  • 5 of 5

Great view.The master bed and sofa bed were great quality mattresses. The extra pool and beach floats and toys were super great to use.We had a great stay.We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I honestly think they thought of everything you might need for a weekend stay. It is very accessible and right on the seawall. The property is very well-kept and maintained. The pool are is amazing. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great condo

  • 4 of 5

We just left today after spending the month of January in this condo. Very clean and comfortable. The light bulbs are dim, but that seems to be everywhere these days. The full size bed was very firm and we slept well. Everything was as described and we were fortunate to be there during Restaurant Week. One thing I would recommend is a dresser in the bedroom. Probably not a problem for a weekend, but we stayed for a month and had to use 2 shelves in the linen closet in the bathroom. There is a small closet in the bedroom & it had 2 flat plastic boxes on wheels that you could probably put your clothes in, but it's the same as living out of you suitcase. There was a suitcase stand as well and a dresser could easily fit there. Otherwise, we had a great stay & the grounds were beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Lonestar Bike Rally
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance Fee $59
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

A VRBO Service fee is calculated on a sliding scale of 4% to 10% of the total booking. The charge applies to the cost of the rental and will not exceed $499. The service fee is for features such as 24/7 customer support etc.
10% discount for active military and veterans.
Monthly rentals available for October through March. Flat fee of $1,200.00 (this rate includes cleaning and insurance fees) Monthly rental does not charge tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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