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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
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

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 Gulf Coast

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 -
(37 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.8378377 based on 41 reviews

Beautiful condo!

  • 4 of 5

Pelican Watch is a lovely condo. We especially liked the balcony and the fact that there was plenty of seating in the condo for our family, especially at Astros and Rockets game time! The beds were comfy and the condo was decorated beautifully. We appreciate the quick response when the toilet started leaking! A couple of comments-it would be nice if housekeeping could wipe up the bird poop on the patio (there are plenty of those annoying black birds, but also lots of pelicans and seagulls). Also, if your housekeeper could empty the refrigerator, that would be great. There were 2 full door shelves of old food left behind-we didn't throw it away, but we surely could have used the extra space. Also, while the master shower was awesome, we found the tile to be a bit slippery. Overall, we would highly recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me know about the housekeeping issues. i will address them immediately and also get a mat for the master shower. Hope you will come back soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Thanks again for making our Girls Trip weekend special. The property has everything you would need. Top of the line !!!!!! Thanks again for making it special.....

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were pleased and had a great time. Hope you will come back.
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Our best rental at Diamond Beach yet!

  • 5 of 5

Furniture and decor are lovely and make you feel like you are in island heaven. Thank you Linda for creating such a relaxing space.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Amy. We look forward to having you back.
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Cozy and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Condo is well furnished and well equipped. Lots of (nice) dishes and cookware were available. Small supply of necessities like toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo and dish soap provided. Beds were comfortable. Netflix on the TV was good to have. Supply of board games was used and appreciated. Tons of bath towels. Deck was great to sit out on. Patio couch was very comfortable to read on. Access to clothes dryer was helpful. Bring beach towels. Pool noodles, beach balls and a cooler were provided.

Based on the pictures I thought the patio was at the same level as the pool deck. It is about 1/2 a story above the pool deck which gave it more privacy than I was expecting. There are also lots of flowering bushes by the deck that helped with privacy. You could easily see and talk to the people in the pool by standing at the railing - which is one of the reasons I wanted the lower level condo.

Access to Walmart, Kroger and another grocery store was easy by car. The Food Mart across the street is just a gas station with very limited food selection.

Condo building itself was very impressive and had a ton of amenities but not much staff beyond cleaning and front desk staff. We never saw staff at the pool. Pool is great. Lots of birds by the pool. The kids loved to jump off the waterfall into the lower level pools. The water was only slightly cool for late March. Lazy river was good - tubes were a bit tall to ride on, suggest you bring your own floaty. Slide was closed. Hot tub was comfortable - not overly hot. Not many umbrellas by the pool. We saw why when one umbrella was left open overnight and the wind destroyed it. Indoor pool was great, and a bit warmer. Game room was fun. Beach was easily accessible but you would need to bring chairs to sit down there - lots of shells on the sand.

Galveston was fun. We had dinner at Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar (just fair, but I'm not a huge Gumbo fan, atmosphere was good, outdoor dining on the sidewalk). Lunch at The Spot was great - by the water, casual food, outdoor dining on the deck. Moody Mansion was good but not overly impressive. Children's Museum was best for very small children. Johnson Space Center was amazing.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eileen, I appreciate so much your taking the time to do this review. It will be very helpful to potential guests. As Summer nears, the water slide will open and there will be more pool staff and lifeguard around. We prefer being down there when you were there because there's fewer people and like having your own private resort, but as the occupancy increases the staff increases as well so as in anything there are advantages and disadvantages. Big Daddy's Gumbo Bar is near the Strand on Post Office. Try that one next time -- our favorite!!! Again, so pleased you had a good time and enjoyed Pelican Watch. We always welcome A+ guests like you. Hope you will come back soon!
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Fun times with the fam!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Wish the swim-up bar was open during spring break and the slide should have been open during spring break week.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I sure wish I had control over those things, but thanks for taking the time to post a review.
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Family Christmas Week

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Watch was very nice and comfortable. Cold weather but grandkids loved the Hugh indoor heated pool. We reserved the theater and watch Christmas Vacation. Wi-fi was Intermittent for us but who needs wi-wi on vacation? Would definitely recommend it ,especially with children. Condo was very clean and well equipped

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I didn't know about the wifi problem. Wish you had called us and I would have had Xfinity check it out. We haven't had problems. So sorry!!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 29 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 22 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late summer
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 2 2018 - Mar 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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