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The most luxurious address in Galveston for the crème de la crème

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Convenient location close to the best beach, restaurants & attractions in town

Your exclusive vacation residence is in a luxurious Randall Davis resort high-rise project that features dramatic views of the Gulf, beach and harbor. Other amenities include 166' infinity pool, volleyball pool, swim-in spa, lobby bar, movie theater, state of the art fitness center, game room, covered parking, swim-up pool bar, and trolley system at the front door.

Set on the highest point of the island, behind the seawall, The Beach Gem offers you the quiet luxury, elegance & security you want in a Gulf vacation home. With a spacious floorplan, high ceilings, spectacular views & large outdoor living spaces, The Beach Gem is perfect for those who want to live here for a few months, as well as those who simply want to get away from the city for a nice respite.

Our guests love the proximity to Stewart Beach, Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, cruise & ferry terminals, museums & popular restaurants.

You'll have plenty of space for your family with the 3 bedrooms (including a Master Suite) and 2.5 baths. The master bedroom has a Queen bed with Trump memory foam mattress (and two stacked step stools for those that need assistance). The second bedroom has a Double/Full bed. The third bedroom has a Double/Full Bed, with two Single/Twin Beds - above and below (trundle).

The living area has cozy leather recliners and a large flat-screen TV (which you won't need). The large wrap-around balcony is great to enjoy quality time with your loved ones, especially in the evening. Our well-equipped kitchen includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, microwave, blender, coffeemaker, toaster, pots & pans, dishes, glasses, silverware and utensils. We also provide a washer-dryer.

The Dining Area has 4 bar stools. You can see the TV atop the electric fireplace, if you turn the stools.

We have privileges to the Galveston Country Club that you may use, with sufficient notice. This includes Golf, Tennis Courts, Pool and use of the Restaurant. You will need to call the Front Desk to make reservations, at least 2 hours in advance. The Country Club is 12.9 miles away and it takes less than 25 minutes to get there. This is an added amenity being made available for a limited time.

We can offer a wide range of options to make this stay/vacation/date truly special. Call us at (832) 356-4551 to discuss how we can add any/all of the following:

- Limo/town-car to pick you up from Houston and bring you back

- Massages, facials, body treatments (get a firmer body, lift your skin or exfoliate your body to rejuvenate it)

- Bike rentals

- Horse Rides

- Water-craft rentals

- Delivery of tickets (for attractions such as Moody Gardens & Schlitterbahn) to your room


* 5 Star Beach-side Dwellings

* Infinity Pool & Cabana (outdoor kitchen with grill)

* Game Room & Mini-Theater

* Convenient Location & Parking

* Concierge & 24x7x365 Security

* Look & feel your best with our spa options

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Little bit of Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Rita

Tasteful, punctual with an eye for details.


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , This is bunk bed (Twin & Full), with a trundle (Twin).
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full size bed.
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
Optional services (private chef, chauffeur, staff, concierge, massage, spa services) can be arranged, with sufficient notice.


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The most luxurious address in Galveston for the crème de la crème
average rating of 4.0 based on 10 reviews

We will go back! We love Emerald by the Sea!

  • 5 of 5

The location and amenities were very nice. Staff at the complex was friendly and helpful. It would have been nice to have WIFI in the unit, for internet access, otherwise we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Great environment, right across from Stewart beach, shopping and restaurants down stairs. Plenty of room for a family of 5. Only downfall, is there is only a small tv in the living room. None in the bedroom. But who goes to the beach to stay in and watch TV. Great outside pool with plenty of room to BBQ and eat poolside. Would recommend and definently stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sugar land texas

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at the Emerald Condos. We relax and enjoy ourselves every time. Clean and very nice condo Ms Rita. Can't wait for next year!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind words are much appreciated. But, more than that, we are pleased that we were able to provide you a good vacation. God bless you!
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Gorgeous Property/Condo

  • 5 of 5

We rented this Condo to have a nice Ladies Weekend get-a-way, and this place/property made it perfect! We had even asked if we could check-in before normal time (4 p.m.), and the owner made sure the place was ready, free of charge, a night early!!! The User Guide that the owner sent prior to arriving explained everything perfectly and was extremely descriptive. The Condo was picture perfect and had an awesome view with a huge patio! We had a wonderful time and were so close to The Strand, where we enjoyed one of our days taking Old Time pictures, had appetizers and cocktails at one restaurant and even visited the Beef Jerky store. I would definitely go back and most definitely recommend this place to friends and family. Thank you so much for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We own this property to enjoy it with our family and to share with fun-loving people like this renter. It is a sheer pleasure working with people who want to have a great time and create lifelong memories.
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Family Time!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Beautiful, comfortable, safe. Enjoyed the amenities like pool, game room, and movie theater. Nice location across street from beach. Much better than a hotel room. Owner was very helpful and accommodating. Would stay here again when in Galveston.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a pleasure to hear from such renters who are there to have a nice vacation. We truly enjoy making your moments with your loved ones special. We enjoy our condo a lot and love to share it with fun loving folks like you.
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San Antonio Texas

Pick any other place in Galveston if you want a nice vacation!

  • 1 of 5

While this is a nice property with beautiful views, this particular unit is owned by very absentee owners who have no interest as to whether or not your stay goes well. When we arrived, the unit was filthy. The people before us had left 2 days before and it had not been cleaned. Bags of trash, unmade beds, dirty bathrooms. This problem was fixed by the next day (after we missed a family function finding somewhere else to stay for the night). I did have to spend the next day cleaning and changing sheets (which were the same dirty ones we saw unmade when we originally walked in). There was no soap in any of the dispensers. Everything must be provided by you including towels. There were a few very well worn bath towels, but not even enough for 2 people.

The furniture is very sparse and cheaply made. I have seen better decor in a lower end hotel. You could not sit 4 people comfortably in living room with furniture in the unit. There is an extremely small TV which was unconnected. I had to call the cable company to get it working. This place was so uncomfortable and we had such a bad experience working with the owners, we left and went home a day early.

These owners do not work with the company that manages this property. We had other relatives who stayed in units that were run by onsite company and they were MUCH cleaner and nicer.

There are MANY options in Galveston. This one is not worth the price or the headache.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Last minute cancellations are not possible, per the policy that we clearly state in our listing. Sorry, we could not cancel you a day before you were scheduled to arrive. Everybody in the building is required to pay for the same maintenance crew. We have a professional cleaning service that has done a very good job for several years,, as attested by other renters. The furniture can be seen in pictures and videos. Additional supplies/towels are in the cabinets. We use the condo for our family and we would never settle for something less than perfect.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Guests receive a 50% refund of the total cost (minus the booking & credit card fees) if they cancel at least four weeks before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.