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You Deserve a Tropical Island Getaway - Directly on Galveston's East Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 656 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Galvestonian 1BR DELUX - 2 private balconies - ocean, beach, palm trees views

Beach is calling. Make our Galvestonian condo your island retreat from the city! Galveston has so much to offer. Our privately owned galvestonianrental condo is managed only by us! Our goal is to provide a restful retreat to others in our island home as an alternative to hotels. When you are our guest, you step into our sandals. Our large 1 br condo has ocean-facing window walls, with private balconies off of living area and bedroom. King bed in bedroom with convertible queen sofa bed in living. At night, listen to the waves and watch the far off ship lights on the horizon from either balcony. Our kitchen is fully stocked and all cooking amenities are provided. Flat screen TVs in living area (smart tv) and bedroom. Free onsite wi-fi. Updated bathroom with a walk in shower. All tile, no carpet. We provide all amenities, including towels and linens, shampoo, soap, etc.

The Galvestonian property is directly on the beach, not across a highway. Start your day with a morning walk and end the evening with a relaxing stroll on the beach.

- Complementary beach/pool towels are provided in the lobby.

- Galvestonian pool is heated for year round enjoyment and the jacuzzi/hot tub is always ready.

- Beachside picnic area/tables and bbq pits (be sure to reserve)

- No Excuse! Newly expanded exercise room includes full range of equipment from treadmills to barbells.

-Two onsite tennis courts (reserve)

Additional amenities can be purchased directly from the Galvestonian; beach chairs/umbrellas, bicycles, fire pit, etc.

More Details

Chelita Riley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Chelita Riley

After retiring to the Texas Hill Country near Johnson City, we cannot enjoy our beach home as often as we would like. In 2011 we began offering our galvestonianrental condo to guests when we are not able to make the trip. Our guests have been wonderful and it is a pleasure to share our island retreat. We update our condo annually based on suggestions from our guests and attempt to keep it fully stocked with all the necessities you would want if this was your island home.

Chelita Riley purchased this condo in 1989

Why Chelita Riley chose Gulf Coast

Prior to retiring to the Texas Hill Country, we were Houstonians and made frequent trips to Galveston for our beach fix. Our Galvestonianrental condo was our weekend retreat. We have an exceptional in house staff that keeps the Galvestonian well maintained. Our 24X7 front desk personnel are friendly and always available to help. When you are our guests, you step into our sandals and will be treated as if you are us!

What makes this condo unique

It is all about the Beach! The views from our bedroom and living room balconies are exceptional. The glass walls facing the ocean provide a full tropical view from our condo's interior. Our unit is close to the elevator and is the 1st floor of condos which are actually the 3rd level of the building. You can see the pool, but we are not right over the pool. One of the few Galveston properties directly on the beach! We want you to take a break from hotel sameness and enjoy our beach getaway as much as we do! The beach is calling!


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 656 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Upgraded bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living Area - 1 queen , Couch in living area converts to queen bed
  • Ottoman in bedroom Is twin bed foldout for small child.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We also provide two beach chairs in our beach closet or you can rent chairs/umbrellas directly from the Galvestonian. It's all about the beach! And close to the strand, the Galvestonian property is secluded with a large beach but yet convenient to island activities, shopping and dining. Very convenient back to the mainland. The Galvestonian prides and promotes itself in being a premier property in Galveston. (We think it is THE PREMIER, but we have owned here for over 25 years, so might be a little biased!).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

You Deserve a Tropical Island Getaway - Directly on Galveston's East Beach
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews

Great Beachfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Condo 107. The Condo was clean and decorated to make you feel right at home. The view from the balcony is amazing and the owners go out of their way to make your visit pleasant with extra amenities. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sharing our condo and so glad you enjoyed your stay. After 5 years of sharing our Galvestonian condo, we have many guests (our new friends ) return every year. It is each of their suggestions that makes our newest friends enjoy a time to shake off the rest of the world and step into our sandals! We look forward to having you return! Enjoy the remainder of the summer, Chelita
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Loved It!!

  • 5 of 5

Was so much fun. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view and amenities. The owner was great to work with.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I bought this for my son & his new wife's wedding present. The owner was awesome to work with. When the full amount was due, she worked with us because my father died & I had to put funds towards paying for the funeral. We also requested a welcome gift basket; she did a wonderful job in picking that out for a bonus surprise. I can't brag on the owner enough!

My son said it was a very nice place! Great views, nice beaches that were well maintained & clean, nice pool which was also well maintained, & quiet. I'll be keeping the information for my husband & I to go sometime!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to be a part of the new couple's new life! Our condo and the Galvestonian is a favorite for special times where memories are important; newlyweds, anniversary and birthday celebrations. We hope as stay is in your future also! Our best to the new couple! Chelita
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Wow! What a view!!!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very nice and so well stocked with everything you need including an umbrella, chairs beach towels and beach toys. View of the ocean from living area, kitchen and bedroom. 2 balconies with plenty of seating on both. Loved this place.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We listen to our guests and attempt to provide a vacation experience with wonderful memories. This year, we installed new drapery, lighting and other small amenities. We try to make our beach home an alternative to the hotel experience... please come back! Chelita
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Perfect getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

For the first time, my husband and I decided to get away from the Seawall and take a chance on an east beach condo--The Galvestonian. I can't believe we missed this gem, this paradise, this perfect, quiet and secluded property!!! Cherita and her husband have the perfect rental condo--first floor, all the amenities you can imagine, and beautiful space and grounds. They think of everything to make a stay enjoyable, from extra necessities to suggestions for eating local. We will definitely be back--hopefully sooner rather than later.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deb, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! I know your essential oil business keeps you very busy, but sometimes we need an escape even from the things we love! I hope you will be able to make it a tradition to get a beach fix and, just to let you know, looks like everything is under control at the Galvestonian! Next time! Chelita
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Moody Garden Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Porch at 1625 East Beach Dr (walking distance)
Nearest Beach
We are directly on beach, Not across a road!
Car: necessary

Our Galvestonian privately-owned condominium rental by owner is located directly on East Beach, not across a highway. Secluded yet very close to the strand, art district, historical district, UTMB, cruise ships, ferry and Galveston restaurants and shopping. Excellent choice of restaurants, Galveston is perfect for music and art. Always check out The Grand for live performances. You will have plenty to do on the island, with easy access to the mainland for more touring; NASA Space Center, and Outlet Malls A perfect getaway for first-time or repeat Galveston visitors. Start the morning with a stroll on the beach, a dip in the beachfront heated pool or relax in the hot tub before you take in the island. Play tennis or work out at our in-house exercise facility. BBQ grills and picnic areas let you spend the weekend without leaving the property. Our condo is a beach-front large one bedroom deluxe with living room and bedroom balconies and window walls (not directly over the pool) with a full kitchen. This Galvestonian vacation rental is provided directly by the owner, not through the Galvestonian. Take an island vacation an hour from downtown Houston. Galveston is filled with incredible places to eat! Gumbo Bar, Rudy & Pacos, Shrimp and Stuff, Sunflower Cafe, Mosquito Grill, The Porch, Fisherman's Wharf, Olympic Grill... are just a few!


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
FALL 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Payments are through our personal website at Housekeeping is included prior to arrival and after departure.Additional fees: The Galvestonian charges $5 for each room key. One room key will be provided to you at check in. For additional room keys or any other amenities offered by the Galvestonian (bicycles, beach chairs/umbrellas, fire pit), you will pay the Galvestonian front desk directly by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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