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3/2 Diamond Beach Condo

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,127 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Well maintained and comfortably decorated resort condo.

Our three bedroom condo at Diamond Beach resort is well maintained and tastefully decorated in a beach theme that is elegant yet functional. This unit is perfect for a family vacation, couples weekend or romantic getaway and is a sure bet to impress you and your guests. For your added convenience, the unit features a washer and dryer, DVDs and players, fully-stocked kitchen, board games, kites and pool toys for the kids. Located only an hour from Houston, the Diamond Beach resort combines upscale onsite amenities in a comfortable, family entertainment setting.

This unit features a large balcony with views of both the beach and resort pool. The balcony spaciously accommodates a full dining table and a three piece sofa sectional – perfect for you and your guests to eat, relax and enjoy the breathtaking views!

The custom kitchen features upgraded granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances and is fully stocked to serve a light snack or cook up your favorite meal.

The living room’s interior appointments include floor to ceiling glass windows with ocean views, a flat screen TV, WiFi internet and a double bed pull out sofa bed.

The master bedroom features a comfortable king bed and a flat screen TV. The master has a large shower with a standard shower head as well as a rainfall shower head - Nothing is so luxurious and relaxing!

The second guest room features a queen bed and a flat screen TV mounted to the wall.

The third bedroom features a flat screen TV and bunk bed with a bottom full and single top, providing plenty of room for the kids to sleep and play, or extra room for adults to sleep comfortably.

About the resort:

The Diamond Beach resort features over $6 million in extensive and unique amenities for you to enjoy. The resort has direct beach access and is centrally located on Galveston Island, close to restaurants, attractions and shopping. Convenient elevator access leads to the secure, covered and gated parking lot. For your convenience, the resort provides trolleys to help load and unload your personal items from your car to the unit.

1st floor outdoor amenities:

Outdoor amenities of the Diamond Beach resort include hot tubs, a 300' long cascading swimming pool, 750' lazy river, water slide and swim up bar. The pools have plenty of lounge chairs or, if you want something more private, you can rent a private cabana and grill by the hour or for the full day.

Beach Access: If you have time to go to the beach after exploring all of the activities at the Diamond Beach resort, all you need to do is walk out the back gate of the property (next to the lazy river) and step down to the beach. Like to run or bike? Diamond beach is situated at the end of a 10 mile seawall. Run, bike or take a sunset stroll along the seawall while enjoying the sound of seagulls and ocean waves.

2nd floor amenities:

• Lobby/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.

• Galveston’s only indoor heated pool for year-round enjoyment.

• Business Center: If you must work or would like to surf the internet, there are several Mac computers for guests to use. Even in here you’ll have great views of the indoor pool and beach!

• Kids jungle room with full-length murals, games, blocks, oversized bean bags and a TV, this is the place to be for the hip toddler crowd.

3rd floor amenities:

• Ocean Cinema: The cinema offers a movie theater-style viewing experience. You can reserve the cinema and bring your favorite movie – don’t worry if you didn’t pack any movies, the front desk has an extensive list of DVDs to choose from. The cinema has a side room with a microwave and small counter to prepare your popcorn and favorite snacks and seats up to 35 friends.

• Wine and dine room: This room has a large dining table and lounge area, allowing for private dining while enjoying expansive views of the ocean. There is a small kitchen area for caters to prep meals.

• Bar None is an onsite bar and lounge facility for guests 21 and over. Bar None is ready to pour your favorite drink and opens out to a patio for you to gaze at the ocean and pool area below.

4th floor amenities:

• Game room: This spacious game room is perfect for both adults and kids. All games are free, including shuffleboard, pool table, pin ball machine, arcades, foosball, and a TV room.

• Fitness Center: The fitness center is named the “look better in your swimsuit” room. For the fitness buff, the gym is furnished with free weights, state-of-the-art machines, mats, spin bikes and punching bags - everything you need to get your sweat on. Most importantly, it offers amazing views of the ocean while you work out.

• Spa: Pamper yourself at the Spa with a massage, facial, body scrub, manicures and pedicures or hair styling. The Spa offers a host of services that provide five-star relaxation and wellness.

***DIAMOND BEACH WILL ONLY PROVIDE POOL BANDS FOR UP TO 8 IN A 3 BEDROOM***

More Details

Owner
Doug Brown
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Amenities

Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1127 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest 1 - 1 queen
    Guest 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

We enjoyed the beautiful views and sandy beaches.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jun 5, 2015

Our family of four had a wonderful time in Galveston visiting this Gulf Coast historic city. Of course the VRBO Bear traveled with us and had a very relaxing vacation at the Diamond Beach condo as well, which by the way exceeded our expectations. Our accommodation was clean and tastefully decorated. The owners didn’t miss anything making sure every room had all the comforts of home. Our favorite place to hang out was the ocean-front open concept kitchen area and living room, which extended over to an extra specious balcony. Views of the ocean, palm trees and passing by pelicans were everything we needed to relax. As much as we loved spending time in the condo, cooking, playing and enjoying the views, we enjoyed using the beautiful amenities the property had to offer. Kids loved splashing at very clean pools, floating down the lazy river and of course the water slide. One of the benefits of the location, which we found extremely positive, was unlimited access to Galveston’s sandy beaches. Between the luxurious amenities and easy access to local attractions, it’s hard to imagine there is a better place to spend a vacation in Galveston. We appreciate the owners leaving us information about where to shop, eat and what to see. The condo is located at the very end (west end) of Seawall Boulevard. We loved slow drives along the ocean while stopping for ice cream or other treats. We enjoyed the historic district featuring beautiful architecture, but also shops and cafes. We also had a free ferry ride, a tour of a retired submarine and a battleship, and visited the aquarium at Moody Gardens. But best of all, we were so happy returning each day to our condo, which made our vacation a perfect family time!

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3/2 Diamond Beach Condo
average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews
Minnesota
5

Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here and pretty much had the pool and lazy river to ourselves (mid October 2017 stay - slide was closed). We had plenty of room (4 adults and 2 kids) and no issues with controlling the AC. The bar and spa are closed until further notice, which did not impact our stay. We used the arcade and theater room (which the kids loved). The only thing we didn't realize was that you have to walk a short distance to the beach (which was a little rugged), because the complex overlooks the seawall. The pool was fantastic so it really was not an issue and we thought the ocean view from the balcony was really great. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great family friendly vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Galveston was better than expected!

The Condo is located toward the west end of the Seawall. The unit was clean and accommodated 7 of us comfortably. Having coffee in the balcony next to the sound of the ocean waves was simply a pleasure. The amenities were great. The kids enjoyed the pool, lazy river, water slide and on rainy days they took advantage of the game room and movie theater. I did use the gym which was spotless and had a great view. I wish the bar was open or maybe transformed into a restaurant that way I didn't have to worry about making meals. Walks on the beach and sunsets were breathtaking and although I'm use to the turquoise Florida ocean colors Galveston did not dissapoint. Overall one of the best relaxing family vacations we've had. We probably will come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good experience

  • 4 of 5

Kids enjoyed beach, pool, and lazy river with slide.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great condo, balcony, and pools!

  • 5 of 5

Overall, the accommodations were great, and the resort itself was great. Our family enjoyed the lazy river, both pools, and the game room. The bedrooms were nice and large, and the beds were comfortable. The bathrooms were spacious too.

One thing to note--there isn't a dining table indoors. Eating on the large table on the patio was lovely, but when it rained, we needed to eat inside, and only four can sit at the counter. There were TV trays we could have used for eating at the sofa, but it would have been nice to have a table at which to play cards or a game on those rainy evenings. Despite this, we'd still recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd Time to Stay will be last!

  • 1 of 5

I owe it to my kids for the vacation being a success not Diamond Beach, View was small due to trees in front of room. Need to be 5th floor or better to see ocean well. Thermostat in room was programmed for 80 in daytime 75 for nighttime, this was the nail in coffin! My vacation my a/c controls... Period! On our last night to stay we decided to run down for late swim 8:45 ish, only about 5 kids in the pool and no one around we set our things in a bamboo hut close to the jacuzzi, while swimming and playing, the staff came to us to remove our items because we did not have reservations! A table and four chairs with bamboo sticks covering it needs reservations! Thanks Diamond Beach for saving us the money next time!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN
4

Good value and a really nice condo, especially for a family. Just do your homework.

  • 4 of 5

The unit was wonderful, with incredible amenities, and you are a short drive to everything the island offers. The management of the community was a little different. We had a bathroom fixture issue and there was confusion as to who was responsible for fixing it, so the work went undone, although it didn't diminish the trip.

We were also there during non-peak season (end of March), which was too late for the Texas spring break. Because of that, certain amenities (water slide, bar) were closed. I would suggest calling the property before booking to get a full picture of what you will be getting with your stay.

Other than that, it was a wonderful property and a good value.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $105
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.