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Enjoy the Gulf of Mexico & the fun of Galveston at our "Peace at the Beach"

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Sherron Watkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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

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.

Amenities

Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pet information must be sent with reservation for approval. $20 Parking fee is purchased upon arrival. Valid for entire stay. No cash accepted.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms. Master has shower; 2nd bathroom has shower/tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Additional sleeping via Twin bunks in hallway. Queen sleeper sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Enjoy the Gulf of Mexico & the fun of Galveston at our "Peace at the Beach"
average rating of 4.921875 based on 64 reviews
5

Great!!! 5-10 minutes away from downtown. Very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice. Comfy. Accommodated 6 adults and 2 children well. We had a marvelous time.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 5 ladies and we absolutely loved it. The condo was amazing and decorated super cute! The owner was so very nice and such a pleasure to rent from. We will def being going back and staying here!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maravilla Rm146

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Maravilla. Our room, #146, was very comfortable and was plentiful with all the things we needed during our stay. My 3 year old grandson loved the walk-in kiddie pool! We were located close to the city and beach as well. We will definitely return to Maravilla!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very beautiful property. We stayed right after Hurricane Harvey and the place was clean and nice

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay. The owner was always prompt on replys. She gave us all the information needed and more. The unit was so nice and beautiful and we enjoyed all the amenities. Huge pool, hot tub, kid pool. The balconies were going through inspections, so a little construction stuff around but didn't get in our way.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This unit was at the end of the building. It made it quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed our time & the condo. Everyone was so nice. Our friends drove down from Texarkana and it was worth their drive. You will find the owner quick to help with whatever you need.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had an amazing time! The condo was absolutely fabulous. It was very clean, very updated decor, an

  • 5 of 5

We had amazing time! The condo was absolutely fabulous. It was very clean, very updated decor, and loved the location. We will definitely want to stay again on our next visit to Galveston.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning_Sanitation Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.

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.