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AMAZING Unobstructed Gulf Views, Sleeps 6/8.

AMAZING Unobstructed Gulf Views, Sleeps 6/8.


Property Details

Updated: Nov 22, 2014
2/1.5, AMAZING unobstructed Gulf view, sleeps 6 to 8

Welcome to the Top of the Palms. This condo offers amazing UNOBSTRUCTED GULF views from this Galveston vacation rental located right on the Seawall. Only 12 condos have this view at the Maravilla. balcony offers a bit more privacy then most since you cannot see any other condo. Your view is the Gulf and its gorgeous.

The 2/1.5 condo is at the front of the complex and offers you an unobstructed view of the Gulf. We are a dog friendly condo and welcome your pets upon approval.

Walk across the street and enjoy a walk down the Seawall. Minutes from Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Moody Gardens, the Pleasure Pier, much more. Condo features 3 pools and a hot tub that is warm all year long. The grounds at the Maravilla feel like a tropical paradise. Sit outside the front door an enjoy an unobstructed view of Moody Gardens while having a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Perfect for when they have firework displays. The condo has been freshly renovated in 2012 to fit your vacation needs with a beach theme that will make you enjoy your island stay. The condo sleeps 7 with views from all windows in the living area, and also unobstructed views from the master bedroom. You can bring a port-a-crib or blow up mattress, etc or a 8th child.

The owners would like you to feel like this is your paradise away from home. Putt Putt golf, golfing, restaurants, and so much more are offered minutes away from the complex. The Maravailla is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Galveston. Be the 1st to visit the new Galveston Pleasure Pier coming this summer. Book before its to late. Cable TV provided in both the living and master bedroom. Secure Wifi access in the condo.

We have a lovely gym with a water view. We conveniently have washer/ dryer room at the end of our hall. the elevator is located right very close to our front door.

Keywords: Amazing views of the beach, East side unit with no views of the Marriott construction that will be completed 4/2013. Wonderful Pools and grounds, Located right on the Seawall by Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn WaterparK. Features include several pools, hot tub, gym, office, fully stocked kitchen, and much more, Condo was remodeled in 2010/11 to suite your vacation needs. Owners will be adding wireless internet for the Summer 2013 season.

Here are some reviews from our past guests.

Great property for a Galveston getaway! 5 STARS

Guest: A beachlover from Kingwood (Kingwood, Texas)

Date of Stay: 08/09/12 Review Submitted: 08/14/12

We had 7 people stay at this property for two nights. The atmosphere and accommodations were very welcoming and clean. The location was great; just a short drive down seawall to where you can hang out on the beach. The property manager was fantastic to work with and answered all my questions quickly. I would hightly recommend this property to anyone with or without pets. We brought our German Shepherd with us and she felt at home there. We did bring our own kennel to keep her in when we were not inside the property so she would feel confortmable. There was plenty space to keep it in the living room. I can't wait for our next Galveston overnight; I know we'll want to go back to this property again.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

Excellent getaway with a ocean view. 5 STARS

Guest: caryrich (Hardin, TX)

Date of Stay: 06/24/12 Review Submitted: 08/07/12

Excellent condo away from the people and traffic of Galveston. Beautiful condo with a gorgeous view. Seen dolphins off the balcony within 15 minutes of our first day. Renting again next year.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

A++ Flawless perfection! 5 STARS

Guest: TeresaE (Tomball, Tx)

Date of Stay: 07/26/12 Review Submitted: 08/06/12

My family of 4 and I stayed at this condo recently, we had an amazing time. The condo was very clean, loved the up to date appliances and plumbing fixtures, very classy. This place also has an amazing pool area, i was blown away with the size!!! A few kids with parents, never 'crowded.' (i was very impressed) Our trip consisted of mainly adults, so it was nice to hang out on the patio w/ drinks, look at the amazing view and listen to the ocean. The person I booked the trip with was so very nice as well. She was very thorough when answering my questions, and she was super prompt in replying to my emails. We had an amazing vacay!!!

Wonderful spot to spend my time away from home

Guest: Lola B (Dallas, Texas) 5 STARS

Date of Stay: 02/02/12 Review Submitted: 07/13/12

I received the information asking for a review from the owners who appear to want feedback and I completely forgot until I tried to book again today. Its nice that people appreciate the comments of their guests which could be either good or bad. Thankfully my experience was wonderful and I regret not posting this review sooner. The owners promised a 10% discount and I am currently working on booking the condo for September. I had such a wonderful view that honestly I would come back without the discount. I never thought Galveston would be such a nice place to visit during the winter but due to visiting family I now know its a great time of year to enjoy the island. This condo offered everything I needed. The view speaks for itself so I do plan to continue working with these owners and their property manager.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

Recooping from Surgery

Guest: Donna W. (Port Neches, TX) 5 STARS

Date of Stay: 03/11/12 Review Submitted: 03/16/12

I chose to come to Galveston to recoup from back surgery. I was told to walk a lot and relax. Your condo provided a lot of both. When I needed to walk, I would just cross the street and take long walks on the sea wall while watching the waves or sunrise. Only about 2 blocks down is Jimmy’s Pier for GREAT food-we ate there for breakfast twice and lunch twice. When eating in the condo, we enjoyed the FULL SIZE appliances. A lot of condos have mini-versions. The view from the balcony was so close to the water and we enjoyed watching the pelicans fly slowly by above our heads all day. The pools were huge and my sister and her husband said the hot tub was very hot and strong. They loved it. Thanks for helping me recuperate! We loved your condo and will be back.

The last guest BOUGHT her own home away from home at the Maravilla during her stay.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

This property is managed by a local property manager and Realtor, Christina Stevens with Realty Associates. We are a couple who feel in love with Galveston many years ago. We do live out of the area and travel as often as we can to the condo.

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AMAZING Unobstructed Gulf Views, Sleeps 6/8.
+1 -409-443-8959
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time. The view was very nice in the mornings we sat outside and had breakfast and in the evening watched the sunset. The condo was very clean and everyone had enough room to move around. I hope we can come back next year.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
AMAZING Unobstructed Gulf Views, Sleeps 6/8.
+1 -409-443-8959
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
ft. worth

Galveston, Oh, Galveston

  • 5 of 5
Great room, great view, great amenities on site. Really enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your stay and the time you took to provide a review.
AMAZING Unobstructed Gulf Views, Sleeps 6/8.
+1 -409-443-8959
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Sugar Land, Texas

Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for letting us come down for a few days with the family, including the 4-legged ones. We all had a great time. Your condo is perfect and very clean. Love the updates and decor. We enjoyed the morning sunrise on the balcony. The pool is fabulous! Thanks again for a great get away!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We so appreciate the time you took to make this kind review for us so other travelers can maybe decide that our condo is a great location for their next vacation.
AMAZING Unobstructed Gulf Views, Sleeps 6/8.
+1 -409-443-8959
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Grand Prairie, Tx

Family getaway

  • 4 of 5
My favorite part of the Condo was the large balcony overlooking the ocean. I could have stayed there the whole time. The morning time was great sitting there with a hot cup of tea and listening to the ocean despite the traffic. It did get better at night. The view of the ocean at night with the moon shining on it was awesome. The Condo was located in a great location. The security man was very helpful as were the office people. Another favorite was the big clean swimming pool. The men did have a problem with the hot tub as the jets were not working properly. The Condo itself was nice but we was taken back by the one shower. It did work out for us. The only problem was the bunk beds. They was very hard to make up. I would like to discuss the bunk beds with you. We did walk down from the Condo to Jimmy's pier for breakfast. It was a great breakfast with friendly workers.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: As we reminded the guest when she called we do advertise very clearly we have a 1.5 bath. She called to ask why we have a safety guard on a 3rd story window as well and wanted to be moved barbecue the window opening was a must for her party of 4. She stated the couple she was with did not read the ads and she had mistakenly booked a condo with a 1.5 bath. We really advise travelers read the advertisement.

We are blessed for any review, appreciate the 4 stars as she did not the view was amazing and she wishes her friends would not have been so upset. We offered a discount for a second condo for the other couple which they did decline.

The bunk beds are advised for children, not adults. With a party of 4 adults I am concerned why they found this to be an issue since an adult should really consider if a bunk bed is the best space for them during a vacation.

Communication with the property manager and reading all ads, rental agreements etc is KEY to a successful vacation.

We appreciate the feedback and time taken to give it.
AMAZING Unobstructed Gulf Views, Sleeps 6/8.
+1 -409-443-8959
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Cypress, Tx.

Awesome View

  • 5 of 5
Me and my wife and two dogs had the a great time!
Thank you Christina!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Anytime and thank you for the kind review. We adore 2 and 4 legged family members.
AMAZING Unobstructed Gulf Views, Sleeps 6/8.
+1 -409-443-8959
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Spring, tx


  • 5 of 5
Great weekend. Well equipped.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. Thanks Christina


From the Owner

Having a condo for our pleasure in Galveston, Texas, that we could also use as a vacation rental was a must. We love the island and hope our visitors feel the same. After looking at many properties we feel in love with the Maravilla because the grounds are so wonderful and the view was perfect. The pools are very inviting and the complex is well landscaped. We feel like we can offer our condo to others that will truly enjoy the ocean breeze while staying at our home away from home.

Activity and Interests

The seawall is just right across the street. Come enjoy the new arcade, go carts, Magic Island Golf and much more. Experience our new Galveston Island Historical Pleasure Pier located on 25th street. The Pier has 20 rides, numerous games, features Bubba Gumps Shrimp Company, and so much more. We are minutes away from Moody Gardens, the famous Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Our historical Strand district offers shopping and much more. Are you a pirate fan? Enjoy Pirates Legends of the Gulf Coast which is also located on the Strand. Artist Boat gives you the chance to take a once in a lifetime trip through out wetlands and paint your adventure. In addition, to the above you can always count on Galveston to welcome all visitors with open arms to numerous beaches. We also want to recommend you stopping by Jimmy's on the Pier which is within walking distance from the condo. You can eat breakfast, lunch, of dinner at Jimmy's, fish the pier. Forget your fishing pole? Jimmy's has poles to rent if needed. contact our property manager who is a native Galvestonian for more information.


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Updated: Nov 22, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 22 2015 - Sep 9 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Sanitation fee $80
  • Refundable damage deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner subject to change rates.

Pets must be approved.

20% increase for holidays and special events. 3 nights required for all holidays and many special events.

No Saturday check out during summer.

$15 for parking effective per car. Valid for the entire stay.

Must be 25 to reserve. Please review contract details.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


From the Owner

We enjoy relaxing evenings on the patio watching the sun set and just feeling the ocean breeze. It is always nice to cook a lovely dinner and just enjoy the beauty of the ocean. We can also have a lazy day at the pool followed by a lovely dinner out since we are conveniently located by many restaurants. The hot tub is always inviting and warm year around. Our personal guests have enjoyed all the amenities the Maravilla has to offer. A morning swim (weather permitting) or workout is always an option to start the day. We have entertained many friends since our recent purchase and enjoy every free moment we have to do so. We hope others experience the blissful feeling we have while just enjoying a simple life and the beauty of the ocean.

Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Ocean View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 778 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, 1.5 bath total
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, 1.5 bath total
  • 1.5 Hollywood bath, shower/ tub combo with adjoining toliets and vanties seperated from the tub area to make this a 1.5 bath


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bunk Area
  • Master bedroom has an unobstructed view of the ocean and a king bed. 2nd bedroom has a queen bed. 2 twins located in the hall and the couch does have sheets but it is not a pull out.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • The perfect condo that truly has Gulf views that are amazing. Your next vacation spot.
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