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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Large Terrace with Amazing Views - Sleeps 8

As you sit on the large terrace of Pelican Watch, you look up to see the flocks of pelicans overhead and look out beyond the lush gardens and tiered pool to see the Gulf of Mexico. When we purchased Unit 205 in Diamond Beach's premier five-star resort, we wanted to add our touches with both you and our family in mind. We have furnished it with everything we want and believe it will be everything you want as well.

The living room of this amazing unit features a large flat-screen TV with cable service, including Netflix streaming, DVD player and a bluetooth speaker to connect your personal device. WiFi is also provided. The open plan provides a dining table to seat 6-8 for eating or those great family games. The adjoining kitchen with it's stainless steel and granite is well equipped with cooking conveniences plus a Keurig coffeemaker and a Nespresso machine. We've even provided you with an assortment of spices.

If outdoor cooking is your pleasure, as it is mine, your terrace is equipped with an electric grill. Poolside grills are also provided.

At the end of your busy day you will find rest in the three well-furnished bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a bathroom en suite with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower with dual heads for a relaxing rain shower experience. The second bedroom has twin beds, and the third bedroom a queen. All bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans, TVs and luxury bedding The second bath has a combination tub/shower with an extra-deep tub for a long, soothing soak.

Just down the hall from Pelican Watch is Diamond Beach's Concierge desk, beautiful indoor heated pool, children's playroom and computer center. Also for your enjoyment is a game room with pool table, pin ball machines, video games, shuffleboard and more; a 35-seat movie theatre and state-of-the-art workout center overlooking the Gulf. Pelican Watch is not only convenient to all the indoor amenities, it provides easy access to the resort's beach entrance and to the outdoor pool complex which offers three spill-over pools, hot tubs, water slide, lazy river and swim-up bar. Don't miss the panoramic view of the sunsets from the outdoor terrace off the third floor Bar None.

With so much to do at Diamond Beach, you probably won't want to leave, but in case you do, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn and the Pleasure Pier are only minutes away. Galveston also boasts many great restaurants and, of course, shopping on The Strand. For you golfers, Moody Gardens offers an excellent course for you to try.

Don't miss spending your vacation in this unit we like to call the "Sweet Spot" in this resort.

More Details

Linda Carey
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Linda Carey

After retiring from our careers of Police Officer and Commercial Property Manager in Dallas,, we bought a beachfront house in Galveston which we named Dolphin View. Deciding to make life easier and to have more amenities, we sold the house and purchased a condominium in this beautiful Diamond Beach Resort. We now not only have the beachfront, we have all the other amazing advantages of this property.

Linda Carey purchased this condo in 2015

Why Linda Carey chose Galveston

We chose this property after looking at many and Diamond Beach is not only the premier five star resort with unequalled amenities in Galveston, it has amazing views and beach access. It is close enough to everything without being in a congested area and in walking distance to the best hamburger in Texas - "Cafe Michael Burger"!!

What makes this condo unique

The second floor has extra-deep terraces with amazing views not only of the Gulf but of the gardens and pool area. We love an outside area and this unit has the perfect "sweet spot".

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are having so much fun! Love your condo!
Jun 2016
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Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Oversized shower with two shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extra deep soaking tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , TV and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , TV and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV and ceiling fan
  • Queen sleeper sofa in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Spa is by appointment only.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.836735 based on 53 reviews

Surpassed our expectations. Pictures did not do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful and the location on the second floor was perfect. Our balcony allowed us to drop over the side items the kids or adults forgot plus gave us a beautiful gulf view for morning coffee. The security gave us peace of mind with a 6 and 8 year old. Plenty to keep them busy. The fourteen year old enjoyed his stay as well. Pool, lazy river and water slide was never overcrowded. The facility had more to offer than we had time to explore. A five star in comfort and beauty. The kitchen was so well stocked with appliances, cookware and necessities that we only ate out once. It was like being in my own kitchen. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!!!! So happy you were pleased and hope you will be back!!!
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Nice condo in a good location.

  • 4 of 5

Overall a good condo in a good location.

We stayed in late January and the weather was too cold and rainy to spend much time on the beach and a number of the facility amenities such as the pools,the water slide, the lazy river and the bar were all closed.

Condo is in good condition and has everything you should need with one exception , it would be nice to have a couple of Tupperware containers to store your leftovers. Minor complaint though.

Linda the owner was very responsive and helpful when I contacted her with a question.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry the weather was so bad for you. As you might expect, there were containers there but assume guests used them to take food home, which I can understand. I have already purchased new ones to take down. Sorry for the inconvenience. Hope the weather will be better for you next time.
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Condo feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

You can tell that Linda really cares about her Condo and your experience as a guest. For my parents 50th anniversary we rented two condos at Diamond Beach. The other condo was bigger and more expensive, but not as loved as the Pelican Watch. I'm not even reviewing the other one... Pelican Watch has a great view, lots of comfortable seating, great beds, and literally everything you need to feel at home. And HUGE bathtubs - the kids loved them. We stayed when it was really cold, and the condo had great heat, extra blankets, etc. Beyond the condo itself, Linda was a joy to work with as I was coordinating 14 people and two condos! Thank you Linda!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my gosh, I am overwhelmed with your review. I’m so glad you were pleased. That is my ultimate goal. I want anyone that stays at Pelican Watch to feel like they’re at home and have everything they need. Thank you so much for your review and I hope you come back anytime! More importantly, I am thrilled your parents had a wonderful 50th anniversary.
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kerbie, I would really appreciate knowing why only 4 stars. We try very hard to maintain a 5 star condo, so let me know what we need to do, please. We want you to be pleased!
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A great week!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pelican Watch during the week which was really great: very few other families around, very quiet, and we had the pool all to ourselves most of the time. The condo is comfortable and stays cool, with a lot of windows and a great view of the pool. I would recommend future visitors to bring bug spray as we got pretty eaten up by mosquitoes in the evenings and early mornings. It was a wonderful and relaxing stay. Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay, in spite of the mosquitoes! Hope you will come back soon!
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great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Pelican Watch at Diamond Beach. The unit we stayed in was amazing. Once you got the lay of the way things were laid out it was very easy to get around. The staff there was great, and I really liked the security features. I would highly recommend it to anybody that was interested.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!!!! Hope you will come back!!
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Galveston Island Municipal

Diamond Beach Resort is conveniently located on the seawall of Galveston within minutes to anywhere you want to go.




Additional information about rental rates

Resort Fee $60 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.