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Family-friendly with 2 bedrooms & 2.5 baths 3 Pools and Hot Tub too

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,066 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Outstanding condo that sleeps eight with an outstanding view of Maravilla

Enjoy your Galveston holiday at one of our 7 personally owned and operated condos and MAKE MEMORIES AT MARAVILLA. This condo sleeps 8 with third and fourth floor views of the water.

Our condo, “Galveston Tropical Pelican Watch at Maravilla” features:

• Master bedroom with a king bed overlooking the largest pool and the Gulf with a 37” flat screen TV;

• Second bedroom with a twin over a double bed and a twin trundle bed, a flat screen TV and a door to the second smaller balcony area;

• Two roomy full baths on the second level;

• A fully-equipped sparkling clean kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops – everything you could possibly need to cook a gourmet meal or warm up leftovers from any of the great Galveston eateries;

• A separate dining area with seating for 4 – or you can choose to dine at the counter or outside on your roomy 195 square foot balcony (wooden table and chairs);

• Full size washer and dryer;

• A lovely open living area with double glass sliding doors leading to the balcony, one queen sleeper sofa and a 42 inch flat screen TV;

• A convenient half bathroom on the first floor;

• Free WiFi in the condo;

• Attention to detail and elegance and

• Unique contemporary artwork featured throughout the condo.

NOTE: This is one of only three condos at Maravilla that is in town-house style with 2 ½ bathrooms.


The property boasts three pools (one heated) with barbeque pits and picnic tables as well as a roomy outdoor hot tub on grounds that can’t be found anywhere else on the island. Also there is an exercise/activity room with floor to ceiling windows so you can watch the waves while you exercise, play Ping Pong or just relax. Free WiFi is available in the condo with WiFi login and password information on the TV.

We invite you to visit and Make Memories at Maravilla.

More Details

Marilyn Swanson, the owner and property manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Marilyn Swanson, the owner and property manager

That's us - Larry and Marilyn - your hands-on owners and managers of Galveston Tropical Pelican Watch. We enjoy meeting our guests and having fun. Dancing is always a special time for us.

Marilyn Swanson, the owner and property manager purchased this condo in 2014

Why Marilyn Swanson, the owner and property manager chose Galveston

Galveston Tropical Pelican Watch at Maravilla is the seventh condo in our Galveston Tropical Condos family. Maravilla is a special place for Larry and Marilyn - We met at Maravilla in 2006 and were married at Maravilla in 2010. When this property came on the market, it reached out to us. It is our second 2 bedroom townhouse style condo with 2.5 bathrooms and only two doors away from our Galveston Tropical Breezes.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy sitting on the balcony and watching the ever changing Galveston Gulf - as well as many of the pelicans that fly high overhead. This condo also has a washer/dryer in the unit so is convenient for longer stays.


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1066 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second bathroom - toilet , shower , Large tiled double shower
    Half bath - first floor - toilet , Conveniently located on the first floor
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large tiled double shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Look out at the Gulf from the comfort of your king bed
    Second Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Perfect for the family - double bed with a bunk and trundle
  • Second Bedroom One portable child crib available on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Family-friendly with 2 bedrooms & 2.5 baths 3 Pools and Hot Tub too
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun. The location is perfect and the accommodations were awesome. Just as expected. We will definitely return to this location.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had an amazing time at our condo and in Galveston. Galveston is a wonderful place to be for the July 4th activities. So much to do. Glad the weather was great too. We look forward to your return visit at one of our 7 condos at the Maravilla.
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Albuquerque, NM

Condo was very nice and comfortable beautiful view from balcony

  • 4 of 5

Loved the condo. Only problem we had was every evening somewhere around us they would run around bump into furniture, stomp their feet and yell for hours. Could never figure out which unit - think it might have been the one below is

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the condo. We too enjoy the lovely view of the Gulf from the balcony. Just peaceful and relaxing. Sorry about the noisy neighbors - most of the time the guests at Maravilla are wonderful, but sometimes....Next time give me a call or send a message and I will inform our courtesy officer. We look forward to your return visit. Marilyn and Larry (owners)
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Houston, TX

Nice location, clean, good views

  • 3 of 5

The unit we stayed in was well appointed, the balcony was large and there was a great view of the pool and the sea. The only issues came from the fact that there were stairs up to the entrance, so that there was no way to transport a luggage cart to the front door. This didn’t seem a big deal until we came back with lots of shopping, after having carried a car full of luggage, and wished to use the cart again. Further, we have a toddler, and there is a large gap on the edge of these stairs overlooking the parking lot. This was a worry to me.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed the condo and our balcony. Yes, there is a great view from our balcony. Sorry about the 5 stairs to our condo - it was the architectural design - I think to even improve the view. Thanks too for the update on the gap issue. I'm not sure where that is, but next time I am in Galveston I will check it out. Thanks for letting me know. We hope to have you visit again.
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice condo with plenty of space for us and our 5 kids! Close to the beach and nice pools, only a mile or so to the grocery/ walmart...beaches were amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and the kids had a good vacation in Galveston and at our condo. Family time is memory time. We hope to have you visit again next summer. BACK to school now.
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Good place for a family.

  • 3 of 5

The condo was well equiped and the view was exactly as shown. Condo could use a bit of updating including better towels. Bunk beds were also a bit uncomfortable. We ended up using the mattress from the top bunk on top of the trundle bed. Would have been nice to have another comfortable chair or two in living room. Pool area was really nice, and front desk staff were very hospitable. Thanks for allowing us to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to take your family for a getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Galveston while we were there on spring break and it started with this fantastic condo. The owner, Marilyn Swanson, was readily available when called and was very helpful and nice to speak with. The day after we left I realized that I had left several is mu shirts hanging in the closet and she took time out of her day to go grab them and mail them to me. I can't thank her enough for the hospitality that she showed me. I would stay here again and again just because of ownership not to mention the great condo. Everything about this condo is great for a getaway and has everything you could possibly need while away. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Our condo at Maravilla Resort Condominiums is located on the western part of Seawall Boulevard on Galveston Island in Texas. Galveston is 45 miles south of Houston with easy access to two airports - Hobby (closest) and George W. Bush International Airport (a bit farther north). While at the condo you will be right across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and will be less than 3 miles from Schilitterbahn indoor/outdoor water park and Moody Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.