About the property
- Condo1075 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Beautiful 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, sleeps 8 with breathtaking Gulf & Pool Views
Around the corner!! Moody Gardens/Golf Course and Spa, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Jimmy's on the Pier fishing and restaurant over the Gulf. Majic Carpet Putt Golf and Batting Cage, Galveston Go Kart & Fun Center. Walk across historic Seawall Blvd. and you are at water level. Beach (toes in the sand) access is less than 5 minutes driving, from this beautiful condo.
General shopping - Kroger, Randall's Wal-Mart, Ross and Marshall's are within 10 minutes from our beautiful condo! Want more specialty shopping?
Try some local favs; Treasure Trove on 61st Street (next to Randall's), Tina's on the Strand, Head to Footies and Blu Boutique on Postoffice!!
We take care of our guests! By making their vacation time with us memorable we earned our Care Bear Token! Check out the reviews to see what our former guests said about us!
Beautiful and very comfortable 1,075 sq. ft. 3rd floor condo with oversize deck, overlooking the largest pool on Galveston Island and Gulf of Mexico. Comfortable chairs for total relaxation, sit back relax with a cool drink, feel the breeze, watch the waves! We call this Island Time!
2 bedrooms/2 full bathrooms on 2nd level
King size Tempur-Cloud Prima Bed in 1st bedroom
Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom
Queen size sleeper sofa
Newly installed twin bunk beds
Master bedroom, King size Tempur-Cloud Prima bed with Gulf and pool views and 40" flat screen TV
2nd bedroom has queen size bed with Bay View
2 full baths on 2nd level, free standing shower and tub/shower full body shower heads
Fully equipped kitchen with a view of the Gulf of Mexico
Counter dining, with bar seating and Gulf View
Dine on the beautiful outdoor deck w/Gulf and pool views
Separate dining area, with seating for 4, plus bench for additional seating
Comfortable open living room, with brand new full body recliner,
relaxing chairs and 40" HDTV.
Open floor plan, access to large open air deck with Gulf and pool views
Full size washer/dryer, dishwasher, stove/oven, refrigerator with ice maker
Micro-wave, toaster, coffee maker and yes we provide the coffee, waffle maker, blender for those frozen drinks.
Electric wine and can opener, Iron board w/iron, lint remover
Pots/pans, dishes, silverware, cutting board/knives
Baby gate for our "little" guests
Shampoo/conditioner, bath soap, toiletries
All linens and bath towels provided – bring your beach towels!
Start-up pantry items. You will need to bring food items!
Free WiFi and cable TV
Music and games
Lush tropical landscaping with three swimming pools and a secluded hot tub. The main pool is one of the largest on the island and has plenty of room for relaxation. Outdoor swim up bar that can be used for your own pool party. Semi-private heated East side pool and zero entry pool, perfect for our younger guests. Volley ball court, charcoal cooking grills located on property for those "grill masters". Want to stay in shape during your vacation, check out our on-site exercise facility.
Just steps away from historical Seawall Boulevard and just minutes away from our newly restored beach access. There is no beach access in front of the resort, but just a short drive or walk along the Boulevard. You can splash into the Gulf waters, run or walk along with sands or simple hang out!
Moody Gardens, where you can play golf, schedule a spa day, visit the Aquarium, Rain Forest, Theaters, Colonel Paddle Wheel Boat, Museum and zip line the Ropes Course.
Schlitterbahn Water Park, 90th Street Fishing Pier, Cafe Michael Burger (voted best burgers by Texas Monthly), Jimmy's on the Pier, Premier Cinemas, Go Kart Arcade, Majic Carpet Golf. Drive further East on Seawall Blvd and check out Pleasure Pier and the may delicious restaurants, such as world famous Gaidos Seafood, The Spot, Nick's Kitchen & Bar and Fish Tales to name a few.
Want more adventure? Check out downtown Strand area. Beautiful turn of the century Victorian shopping/dining areas. Some of my favorite boutiques along the Stand - Tina's (voted the best boutique), across the street is Head to Footsies, another jewel. After shopping dine at Fisherman's Wharf, delicious seafood at the right price. Also a bonus, see the historical Tall Ship Elissa up close, it is docked by this restaurant.
A must for the kids, La King's Confectionery, features a 1920's soda fountain, serving malts, shakes, ice cream sodas, sundaes, splits, floats and your favorite fountain drinks. They proudly make and serve "Purity" ice cream, Texas' first ice cream manufacturer, since 1889 founded on Galveston Island. This place is amazing!
Galveston Historical Foundation is very active on Galveston Island as a result the island is home to the largest collection of Victorian homes in the country. Explore the beautiful Bishop Place and Sacred Heart Church on 14th and Broadway.
Next is 1859 Ashton Villa. Built by James Moreau Brown, beginning in 1859. The family occupied the house by 1861.
Mr. Brown was born in New York State on September 22, 1821. He was the youngest of 16 children. After running away from home, he was apprenticed to a brick mason. He left New York around 1838, arriving in Galveston sometime in the mid 1840s. In Galveston, he opened a hardware business and became quite prosperous. This beautiful home is located 2328 Broadway St, Galveston, TX 77550
The Moody Mansion - Of all the jewels in Galveston’s architectural crown, the Moody Mansion at 2618 Broadway, Galveston TX is arguably the shiniest of all. As one of the Top 10 wealthiest Americans at the turn of the century, W.L. Moody Jr. and his family spared no expense to make the mansion more than a home. It was a gathering place for the nation’s movers and shakers and a social spot for the family to relax in splendor. What makes the self-guided tours at the Moody Mansion unique, organizers say, is that they are narrated by Moody family members.
Take in the East End Historic Tour with Cool Tours. Check out their schedule on-line.
We hope you enjoy your stay on beautiful Galveston Island and make lasting memories!
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About Doreen Hughes
I am a local business woman living on beautiful Galveston Island. Life on the island is exciting and adventurous, every day is filled with new adventures. There is so much to do, see and learn! The beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. The ever changing landscape of the beaches, the cool morning and evening breezes. The sound of the ocean waves and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping ashore! Life don't get any better than this (:). The island warms my heart! I enjoy spending time with my community and neighbors in social and business settings. I love meeting people, learning about their personal journey, cultures and way of life. As a young girl I grew up in South America, and to this day still get excited planning and packing for a trip to an exciting new place. I am an active member of several chambers, including the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, advocating on behalf of businesses in and around Galveston County. I enjoy giving back to my community, both civic and social, and serve on several boards. I am a active Rotarian who enjoy rolling up my sleeves and volunteering in my club's community activities such a the Senior Share Program, College of the Mainland Education Foundation and Child Safety and Health Fair. I love gardening, the tropical weather on this amazing island allows me to indulge and enjoy this passion. The tall palm trees swaying in the wind, the smell of the Oleanders in spring time and the beautiful colors of hibiscus. Life on the island is truly joyful! I love the outdoors, riding my bicycle on the beach, running or walking on the beach and listening to the sounds of the waves, magical! When life gets tough I relax by gardening, reading and just hanging out with family and friends. I am a sports fanatic, a perfect day is watching football and puttering around in the kitchen!
Doreen Hughes purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Doreen Hughes chose Galveston Island
Maravilla Resort Condominiums is a tropical paradise on beautiful Galveston Island, within walking distance to historical Seawall Boulevard on the Gulf of Mexico and just minutes away from the newly restored beach access. The landscape is lush and tropical, the smell of the blooming flowers and swaying palm trees takes you back to a simpler time. Life on the island is truly an adventure. We hope you will come stay with us at our beautiful condo and create lasting island memories. Starting with three refreshing swimming pools, the main pool is the largest on the island with plenty of room to relax in the water or poolside in a comfy chair! Plan your own pool party at the swim up bar with charcoal grills located on the grounds for your BBQ! Hear the sounds of laughter from children and families enjoying and splashing in the cool water! Want something quieter, enjoy the smoothing heated pool located on the East side of the condo or relax warm waters of the secluded on-site spa hot tub. Want to relax after a day on the beach, shopping or golfing! Enjoy a tropical, refreshing cocktail on the large open air deck of your beautiful vacation resort overlooking the pool and Gulf of Mexico! Hear the sounds of the waves as they splash against the rocks, listen to the seagulls as they fly up and down the coast line. Feel the wind and cool breeze in your hair. Enjoy the oceanfront view from the workout room, which includes weight and exercise machines. Schedule a spa day at Moody Gardens, just minutes away from your condo! There is ample parking on the property. Visitor parking permits (required) may be purchased in the front office. The cost is $20 and is valid for your ENTIRE stay. On-site security provides peace of mind to our visitors.
What makes this Condo unique
Welcome to the Maravilla – one of Galveston’s premier resort condominium complexes. Located on the the Gulf behind historical Seawall Boulevard towards the west end of Galveston, the best of all the island has to offer is right here. Our condo offers top floor views of the Gulf and oversized free style pool The views from our large, spacious deck with comfortable chairs is truly amazing! Put your feet up, relax with a cool tropical drink, hear and see the waves.... you gotta see this place! All amenities provided. The unit is conveniently located close enough by the 3rd floor elevator, yet far enough not to hear it. No detail is too small, check out our guests reviews. We are centrally located and just minutes from some of the most exciting places to see and things to do on Galveston Island. Beautiful Moody Gardens and Golf Course, miniature golf, Schlitterbahn Water Park, 90th Street Fishing Pier, Jimmy's on the Pier, movie and Grand theaters, batting cages, restaurants, local shopping and of course the beach which was recently restored. Beach access is just a few minutes away from the condo by car or a walk down the Boulevard. There is something to do for every member of the family. The landscaping is lush and tropical and includes three swimming pools and a secluded hot tub. The main pool is a free form pool, the largest on the island and has plenty of room for relaxation. The 2nd pool is a heated, and offers quiet space, the 3rd pool is a zero entry suitable for our little guests! Enjoy the oceanfront view from the workout room, which includes weight and exercise machines. There is ample parking on the property. Visitor parking permits (required) may be purchased in the front office. The cost is $20 per car/per stay. Your security and safety is important to us! Come stay with us, have fun and relax.....this is Island Time!
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Check-in: 4:00 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.
Christmas at Maravilla
We arrived on Christmas Day at our unit and "Santa" had made sure every detail was perfect. It is a well appointed unit with absolutely everything you could need. Doreen checked in with us periodically throughout our visit and made sure we had everything we needed. Sadly, the weather was not too cooperative during our stay but the deck and view was beautiful. We will definitely request this unit on a future visit.
Cheryl & Edward,
Thank you for your review, we love sharing this beautiful condo with our guests! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay and created memorably moments. We hope the next time you plan a return trip to Galveston you will stay with us.
Happy New Year!!
This place is amazing!! Good quality, wonderful host. BEST experience ever!!!!!!
Enjoyed the condo. Big deck to relax on during the morning and evening. Eight of us (3 adults and 5 kids, 11-15 years old) were comfortable staying there. Owner is very responsive. Only downside was that the main pool was closed for maintenance during our stay, which was disappointing. Would highly recommend this condo for any family.
Thanks for your review! We love it when our guests tell us about their stay and what made it special! After touching base with the Front Desk Maintenance staff, the pool was closed for maintenance for safety reasons, please accept our apology but we would rather err on the safe side.
We hope the next time you return to beautiful Galveston Island we would come back and stay with us.
A lovely family condo with a GORGEOUS view
My family and I stayed in the condo for a week while in Galveston. It was very clean and comfortable for us. The view was spectacular! We often had dinner outside on the large patio which is shaded in the evening for the perfect temperature. The kitchen came fully stocked with all of our needs for the week (minus the food, of course). We spent most of our week in the large pool, splashing and floating our days away. And the cherry on top, Doreen was delightful. She checked in with us a few times, and gave us hints and tips on fun activities around the island. Doreen has set the bar very high, and I doubt there is another condo that could live up to this one!!!!
Thank you for your positive review!! We really appreciate it when our guests tell us what they like about this amazing condo, we are truly grateful for the opportunity to share it with you and your wonderful family. We are delighted you choose to spend time with us, thank you!
Our goal is to create lasting and memorable vacation experiences for our guests. You are our #1 priority! We hope the next time you return to beautiful Galveston Island you will come back and stay with us, we will love to host you and your family, again!
This condo is perfect for families. It is well-appointed and very comfortable. The owner checked in frequently and was helpful with advice and recommendations. Great patio overlooking the pool and ocean. The community pool is clean and wonderful. We had 4 adults and 4 small children and everyone was comfortable and happy. We would definitely stay here again!
Thank you for your review of our condo! We appreciate it very much when our guests tell us how we are doing. We love going the extra mile to ensure our guests comfort, relaxation and enjoyment. We would love for you and your wonderful family to come back to beautiful Galveston Island and stay with us. We give our returning guests a 10% discout, our online calendar is always up to date.
Clean and updated
Our first impression was a little iffy upon arrival but that all disappeared when we walked into the condo. The parking lot and outside appearance seems a bit dated but the condo is beautifully updated and meticulously kept. Everything we needed was there! The deck furniture and the view is by far the nicest on the property.
The pools are very clean and the grounds are well groomed and maintained. It's a very nice condo and fit the needs of our family perfectly.
Thank you Doreen!!
Thank you for your great review of our condo, we love to hear back from our guests! Our #1 priority is creating wonderful memories for our guests. We hope the next time you visit beautiful Galveston Island you will come back and stay with us!
It’s Island Time! Sit back, kick off your shoes, relax and enjoy #MyGalveston Island. Beautiful Galveston Island is simple a fantastic place to visit with many exciting things to see, do and enjoy with family and friends! Start your vacation off with a cool, refreshing drink on the beautiful deck of your resort condo, overlooking the largest pool on the island and Seawall Boulevard. Take a stroll on Seawall Boulevard, watch the waves, hear the amazing sound of the Gulf of Mexico, feel the fresh air, hear the seagulls! Jimmy’s On the Pier – Located within walking distance from your beautiful resort condo. Sunrise, start your day off with a delicious breakfast on the pier over the gulf! Watch the sunset while enjoying a cool cocktail on the pier or dine in the restaurant over the gulf! Indoor/Outdoor Action and Fun! Moody Gardens Palm Beach Offers Refreshing Summer Family Fun! Adventure awaits you at every corner - This beautiful theme park has something for everyone – sink your toes in white sand, lounge beneath palm trees and splash among a variety of beach attractions. Palm Beach Grab your sunglasses and sink your toes in the white sand. Galveston’s favorite summer hangout, Palm Beach, is now better than ever. You and your family will love relaxing on the lazy river, our 18-foot tower slides and wave pool. Bands on the Sand Concerts and Fireworks LIVE MUSIC & FIREWORKS! Enjoy this popular summer concert series featuring local and regional bands every Friday and Saturday night Moody Gardens pyramids and Offatts Bayou! 3D and 4D Special FX Theater Experience the action! Immerse yourself in the MG 3D Theater featuring the world’s first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System. This state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Ropes Course & Zip Line Challenge your agility, balance and strength as you encounter the five-tier Sky Trail Ropes Course, the tallest Steel Ropes Course on the Gulf Coast or take it to a whole new level with the Zip Line. Colonel Paddlewheel Boat EXPERIENCE LIFE WITH A LITTLE DAY CRUISE! Live the high-life on an hour-longcruise aboard a replica of a 1800s paddlewheel boat. Enjoy the open-air promenade deck, or one of the elegant dining rooms. Galveston Go Kart and Fun Center – Wow, wow what a cool place and it’s inexpensive! Its great family fun children as young as 3 years old can ride. Kids 4 ft. 6 inches tall can drive- watch out! There are single seat and two seat Go Karts. Plenty of carts are available at the Galveston Go Kart and Fun Center so you don’t have wait long to get your motor running! Moody Gardens Golf - Want to Play Some Golf - A First-class Public Seaside Golf Course with a Tropical Feel! Jacobsen Hardy's attention to detail provides residents and visitors alike with a premiere public golf course. Among the many improvements the course features Paspalum turf, designed Magic Carpet Golf – Family Time! Just minutes from your beautiful resort condo, Magic Carpet Golf has been wowing kids and families for years. Featuring two colorful, fun-filled 18-hole courses for your enjoyment, Magic Carpet Golf is loaded with animated twists, turns, and trickery that'll keep you entertained. Schlitterbahn Waterpark - The 70,000 square-foot indoor waterpark offers more than a dozen heated water adventures including four tube slides, three speed slides, three kids' activity areas containing a variety of children's water elements and pint-sized slides, a secluded beach, a heated pool, a man-made surfing wave, and the Torrent® tidal wave river. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier - The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier - In 2013 Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards recognized the Pleasure Pier as one of the world's top-five seaside parks. The approximately 1,130-foot pier extends over the Gulf of Mexico at 25th Street and Seawall Boulevard and is home to Texas' first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant, a number of shops, entertaining midway games and 16 rides, including gentle rides for young visitors and exhilarating coasters for thrill seekers. Hotel Galvez Spa – Relaxation Awaits! Want some “me” time after a busy day of outdoor adventures? Relax at the Spa at the Hotel Galvez is a true destination for those seeking to experience relaxation, restore balance and achieve a complete state of wellness. True to Galveston's seaport heritage, the Spa offers treatments that include herb and floral extracts, essential oils, and minerals spanning the seven seas. The spa features a total of seven treatment rooms, including massage rooms, hydrotherapy room, Vichy shower room, and couple's massage room for luxurious pampering. Enjoy some of my favorite island restaurants: Rudy and Pacos Sky Bar Steak & Sushi Bar Black Pearl Oyster Bar Sunflower Cafe