About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Welcome to Paz de la Playa, and our 2 Bd/2 Bath Condo with oversize balcony
Welcome to our relaxing unit, with its oversized balcony overlooking the pool, the Gulf and the lake next door. Enjoy stunning sunrises from the comfort of our 4 piece seating set.
See NOTE below re: Construction at the Maravilla and the impact on our balcony.
The unit is a new build out from 2014 with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, professional decor with upscale furnishings. Bathrooms are modern.
Gulf, pool, lake and tropical views from the balcony, living room and master bedroom.
King bed in master with private bathroom. Queen bed in 2nd bedroom. Twin beds in built-ins in hallway and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. Unit sleeps 8.
The Maravilla has 3 pools, the one pictured from the unit's balcony is the heated pool. The grounds are beautiful with a hot tub, BBQ grills, exercise room and oversized gathering areas near the pools.
TV's in living room and bedrooms. Blue ray player in Living room and Master bedroom, DVD player in 2nd bedroom. Video library in the unit.
HOA Construction update: as of September 1, 2017, our balcony has a brace - see photo added. The complex is in litigation with 2010-era contractors for faulty work on 2nd and 3rd floor balconies and walkways. Support braces have been added.
While the repairs are underway, the HOA has instructed owners and guests that the balconies are not to be used. There is not an issue with first floor balconies having a construction defect but there is a risk since the second and third floor balconies with a defect are overhead. We use our balcony when we are there but we do so at our own risk. Our balcony is only 1 of 2 that are oversized meaning you generally sit on furniture under open sky, not under a 2nd/3rd floor balcony. We should have an exception but the HOA finds it easier to have one general rule. I have been instructed to tell guests, no balcony use.
The HOA has inspected the balconies, removed the soffits and installed a brace to be safe. Their additional safety precaution of "no use", even for first floor balconies surprises me but I guess it is the most conservative approach. The exposed beams and the braces are not attractive - I apologize for that "new look" we will have to live with for several months. I apologize for the instruction to not use the balcony and to do so would be at your own risk.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Sherron Watkins
We are from the Houston area and get down to use the unit as much as we can. We hope you enjoy your stay and ask that you treat the place as you would your own home.
Sherron Watkins purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Sherron Watkins chose Galveston Island
We purchased Paz de la Playa in late December 2014. San Luis Pass and the Galveston/Surfside areas were our home away from home in the summers. My grandparents had a place on the beach and we loved spending our days there. Before the 1900 storm that devastated Galveston, my great great grandmother ran a hotel in Galveston with her husband. Lizzie and Thornton Thatcher spent their time between Galveston and Eagle Lake, Texas. I often refer to our unit as Lizzie's Lodge and Inn in a tribute to this pioneering woman who immigrated from Scotland to Texas in the 1800's.
What makes this Condo unique
We love the Maravilla Condos - the place offers a fabulous stay in Galveston because of the pools as well as the proximity to the end of the Seawall (the beach) and the fun activities of Galveston: Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn and the Pleasure Pier. We selected our unit because of the oversized balcony, a feature unique to about 8 units at the complex.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything was great, the condo, the location and the pools. It was a bit nerve racking with the jackhammering and concrete dust from 8am till 3pm daily. We worked around it but it really aggrevated my asthma. You may want to let guests know that have upper respiratory conditions, to be preparred. Thanks,
The condo was beautiful and very comfortable. We really enjoyed the deck.
Great location and wonderful condo!
The condo was located right along the main road of Galveston island, was within walking distance of a beach, and was just a short drive to get to local restaurants and attractions. This place was very nicely and well furnished with everything that our group needed. The patio was a great place to eat group meals and relax in the evening. The heated pool was nice to swim in and the larger unheated pool was great to lay out at when it was too cold/windy to go to the beach. Sherron was great to work with and provided great recommendations. Would definitely stay at again and recommend to anyone traveling to Galveston!
Great condo! Great location!!! Will come again!
I was looking for a place to take my mom, who is older and going through chemo treatments, and we had specific questions and needs. The owner was wonderful to work with, and she made our last-minute trip even possible. She accommodated our late booking, provided some great tips, and was very pleasant. The bunk beds were perfect for my boys. The master was ideal for my mom to have a little space of her own. And the kitchen was fully stocked. Thank you!
Excellent location for a base to explore and wonderful for the beach and walking
Sherron was wonderful to work with. We received timely and full entrance instructions before our arrival. We were given excellent information on all the sites to see, places to eat and shopping locations.The condo was well laid out and comfortable. The beams on the deck are a minor distraction and did not deter our use of the space, Great sunrises!! The pools were very nice at the complex. In all a great time was had by us and we would highly recommend anyone to try the condo.
The Maravilla Resort is located at the West end of Galveston's historic Seawall Boulevard, within walking distance to Jimmy's Fishing Pier, Miniature Golf and Go Karts and close by (within 5 - 15 minutes) of Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, Pleasure Pier and the Strand, as well as jogging on the seawall, tons of shopping, restaurants and beach activities.
Enjoy the fireworks at Moody Gardens on a summer Friday or Saturday night from the complex.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
No smoking in unit including the balcony. All reservations are subject to contract review and acceptance. Use "Email owner" click through to request contract terms. Contract must be reviewed for reservation acceptance. Pets must be approved. Case by case basis. $15 parking pass purchased from front office upon arrival. Valid for entire stay.