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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 27, 2015
3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Penthouse With Ocean View

A Caribbean seaside resort conveniently located in Galveston best describes Diamond Beach. Our 3 bedroom/2 bath penthouse is located on the fifth floor at Diamond Beach Resort and Spa, which is unequivocally the preeminent resort in Galveston. Everything inside the condo is new. We finished decorating it Jan. 2014.

All of the condos at Diamond Beach have great views of the water but this is one of the few condos that has a view of the bay and the ocean. Starting at the front door, you have a wonderful view of the bay. As you step inside the penthouse, you will be greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. When you open the sliding glass doors, you will step onto your private oversized balcony with a 180 degree view of the bay and the gorgeous Gulf waters. The balcony is a great place to sip a cup of coffee in the morning before everyone wakes up or have a nice tropical drink in the evening with your family and friends.

The master bedroom in the penthouse is one of the few units that has floor-to-ceiling windows with a spectacular view of the Gulf. The bedroom is an oasis for rest and relaxation, starting with its chandelier, deluxe king- size bed, and 55-inch flat screen TV (my husband’s decorating input) with Blu-ray player. The bathroom contains a wonderful rain-shower and an oversized tub. The bathroom also has his and her sinks.

The 2nd bedroom has a deluxe queen size bed, a custom headboard, a 55 inch-flat screen TV (again my husband’s decorating input) with Blu-ray player.

The 3rd bedroom has a deluxe queen size bed, a custom headboard, and a large flat screen TV with Blu-ray player. The 2nd bath is across from the two guest bedrooms. The penthouse is tiled with stone floor and a washer/dryer.

The penthouse comes with a fully equipped kitchen and has granite counter tops. You’ll have 180 degree views of the ocean as you prepare waffles for breakfast or eat your favorite take-out foods from the large selection of restaurants within a short distance of Diamond Beach. The dining table seats 6 and the counter-stools sit 3, which is where the kids like to sit.

The living room has fantastic views of the ocean, a queen-sleeper sofa, and a 60-inch flat screen smart TV (you’ll never guess who picked out the TV). The condo sleeps 6-8 people.

Diamond Beach boasts of many amenities including:

Concierge: A concierge desk open 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm for your convenience with a staff knowledgeable regarding the island’s best attractions and restaurants.

Pools: Three pools consisting of a 750 ft. lazy river with a swim up bar and grill, a gigantic 300 ft. tiered cascading pool (which contains a kids’ pool), and Galveston’s only indoor heated pool for year-round enjoyment. The pools have plenty of lounge chairs or, if you want something more private, you can rent a cabana for the day. The kids (and adults too) will love the fantastic water slide that plunges into the lazy river. The swim up bar and grill and slide are open during the weekends, summer through the middle of fall (or until the kids turn blue).

Bar: After a relaxing day at one of the pools or the beach, you are steps away from Bar None which offers great drinks (my favorite is the Miami Vice) and breathtaking views of the ocean in an intimate, stylish setting. You’ll appreciate the sleek, contemporary feel, perfectly complemented with a wraparound veranda for the best sunsets on Galveston Island.

Spa: The spa is currently closed.

Gym: The Look Better in Your Swimsuit Center (aka The Exercise Room). This place may inspire those of us (like me) who would prefer to have a tooth extracted instead of going to the gym to actually get on a treadmill with its spectacular vistas of the Gulf.

Game Room. Tabletop shuffleboard, foosball, pin ball machines, a billiards table, and a Wii Room for the kids and sometimes even parents get to play.

Cinema Room: If you are in the mood to go to the movies, all you need to do is step into the private theater room at Diamond Beach while you enjoy a bag of popcorn.

Kids Jungle Room: With its jungle murals, games, blocks, oversized bean bags and TV, this is the place to be for the hip toddler crowd.

Business Center: If you must work, at least you’ll have great views of the indoor pool and beach.

Beach Access: If you have time to go to the beach after doing all of the activities at Diamond Beach Resort & Spa, all you need to do is open the door on the property next to the lazy river and walk down to the beach. Diamond Beach is located just steps away from the beach. There’s no need to cross the road or jump in the car.

Diamond Beach is near everything. Just a few minutes car drive from: (i) entertainment (Moody Gardens; Miniature Golf; Schlitterbahn Waterpark; The Stand; Railroad Museum); (ii) golf courses (Moody Gardens Golf Course and Galveston Country Club), (iii) recreational activities (Seaside Bicycle Rentals; fishing for speckled trout, redfish, founder, golden croaker); bird watching (3/4 of all North American species travel through Galveston during fall and spring migration), (iv) restaurants (everything from McDonald’s to Guido’s), and (v) lots of shopping.

We are glad to share our home with you and know you will enjoy your stay here as you make great memories with your family and friends.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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18 Reviews

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High Style Penthouse With 180 Degree View Of The Gulf
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p515542vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Texas
4

Wonderful weekend retreat right on the water

  • 4 of 5
My husband & I stayed in this fantastic penthouse condo just for a quick weekend getaway. It was just what we needed to recharge our batteries! It was so wonderful to wake up to the sight of ocean waves right outside the master bedroom windows. This PH unit has floor to ceiling windows in the master bedroom and living room areas, so you get maximum exposure to the gorgeous views outside. It was so nice and relaxing to have morning coffee outside while listening to the ocean waves crashing against the beach. You will not be disappointed.
The walk-in shower in the master bedroom is great! My husband is a very tall man and even he was impressed with the really high rain shower head in the walk-in shower. And the tub is extra large in my opinion, perfect for a relaxing soak after a day of walking around/exploring the Island.
The only 'problem' during our stay (and it was really more just a minor inconvenience) is that we could not figure out how to get the stove top to work in the kitchen and couldn't find any instruction manual but I did not call the owner for this as it was morning, we just went out to eat instead - I highly recommend the Mosquito Cafe for delicious breakfast :)
Otherwise the kitchen is very well appointed and has everything you need if you want to cook or bake like pots & pans, dishes, cutlery, glassware, etc. We did bake in the oven with no problems.
I agree with the other reviewers' comments regarding the staff at this condo/resort community - they were friendly and helpful. As it was "off season" we could not partake of the lazy river or other outdoor amenities but the indoor pool is functional year round, which is nice. Secured covered parking for one vehicle is a plus too.
And Maria (the condo owner) was a simple joy to work with - registering and payment was a snap/easy. Maria was also available via email for any questions we had during our stay which was an added bonus. Overall, we would definitely recommend this condo in particular and the condo/resort community in general to couples or families.
We love Galveston Island and will surely be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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High Style Penthouse With 180 Degree View Of The Gulf
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p515542vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Von Ormy, Texas
5

Hall family

  • 5 of 5
this property was we'll tooken care of . It was peaceful n quiet . The on duty personnel was amazing n very nice . The house felt like you were At home with all amenities to cook, wash n just relax:)
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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High Style Penthouse With 180 Degree View Of The Gulf
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p515542vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Kimberly

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely Fabulous! Treat yourself to this luxury retreat...staff very friendly, not crowded, property was beautiful. I look forward to booking again soon! Marie was a pleasure to work with, the reservation and booking process was seamless.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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High Style Penthouse With 180 Degree View Of The Gulf
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p515542vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Perfect Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5
This beautifully decorated condo was perfect for a sorority reunion 25 years in the making. The rooms were spacious, furniture plush & bathrooms (especially the master) were great.

The TV was spectacular. HD blue ray movie was amazing on this TV.

The grounds are very clean & well cared for. Great bar area for relaxing.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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High Style Penthouse With 180 Degree View Of The Gulf
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p515542vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
5

Penthouse luxury

  • 5 of 5
This penthouse is very nice. It is decorated nicely and well maintained. This unit is very spacious as well. The master bedroom and bathroom are especially large. The owner is very friendly and accommodating.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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High Style Penthouse With 180 Degree View Of The Gulf
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p515542vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Tx
5

Vacay Stay

  • 5 of 5
We could not have asked for a better home to take our two family vacation in. The Decor of the condo kept us reminded of the beauty and comfort that we had selected for our families to get better acquainted in. The kids loved the lazy river, slide and great pools on the resort grounds. I would highly recommend this amazing home to share your own great memories in.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

We purchased a 2 bedroom condo at Diamond Beach a few years ago. We have had so much fun and have been asked by so many guests if we had another condo that we decided to buy another condo. The penthouse is spectacular and the photos do not do it justice.

Availability

From $475 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Feb 4 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$465
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$525
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$599
From
$649
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$525
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning fee $120 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 15.0%

One-half of rental costs are due to reserve dates. Second payment is due 30 days before check-in.
Holidays/events (Mardi Gras, Spring Break, Bike Rally, etc.) may be subject to additional minimum stay requirement and summer rates apply.

Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Diamond Beach is a haven from our hectic lives. Whether you go with your kids, do a girls weekend, or a romantic getaway, you’ll want to come back again and again. If you live in Houston, it’s as close as a 45 minute drive. Even though you’re so close to home, you’ll feel that you’ve gone to the Caribbean for a vacation with all the amenities and tranquility.

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1637 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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