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3rd floor, Unobstructed View of the Beach, Sleeps 6/8. Pet friendly in Galveston

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vacation rental description

Welcome to the Top of the Palms. This condo offers amazing UNOBSTRUCTED GULF views from this Galveston vacation rental located right on the Seawall. 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.

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condo rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • condo
    • floor area 778 sq. ft.
    • floor 3
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • ocean view
      • Unobstructed ocean view. The pictures you see are what you get.
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • family
    • historic
    • romantic
    • spa
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • covered parking
      • Covered parking on ground floor of the complex. Parking passes required.
    • elevator
      • 3 elevators on property
    • washing machine
      • Coin operated laundry room on site.
    • clothes dryer
      • Landry Room on site.
    • linens provided
      • Towels and sheets provided.Please do not take any of our linens to the beach.
    • wireless internet
      • We have secure Wifi access in the condo
    • internet
      • We have secure Wifi access in the condo
    • heating
      • central heating system
    • towels provided
      • We provide an adequate amount of towels per the nights stay
    • parking
      • Ample parking
    • living room
      • Open living/ dining concept with an unobstructed beach view while cooking and sitting on the couch
    • fitness room / equipment
      • We have quite a bit of fitness equipment in our gym area that is located in the lobby. Access 24/7 via our pool key
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
    • air conditioning
      • Central air and heating system.
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • All you need to cook any great meal.
    • microwave
    • stove
      • 4 burner stove
    • oven
      • Full sized oven
    • dishes & utensils
      • All you need to cook any meal
    • pantry items
      • We supply a start5 up roll or paper towel, coffee, and some spices.
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • refrigerator
      • Full refrigerator
    • dishwasher
    • cooking utensils
      • We have all you need and more
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • We have a bar that seats 4 and a large amount of seating on the patio. Why not enjoy dining or having breakfast with an unobstructed beach view.
  • Pool / Spa
    • heated pool
    • communal pool
      • Pool with Cabana, 2nd pool has a waterfall flowing into it, 3rd pool is our heated on the East side.
    • shared hot tub
      • Warm Year Around
    • hot tub
      • Warm year around
  • Bathrooms
    • 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
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 8, beds for 6-8
    • 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.
  • Entertainment
    • video library
      • Complex allows for you to rent videos
    • dvd player
    • cd player
    • television
      • Tv's in living room, master and second bedroom.
    • stereo
      • Small stereo for your music choices and CD player.
    • game room
      • We have Foosball and ping pong in the lobby/ gym area.
    • ping pong table
    • foosball
    • satellite / cable
      • Cable TV offered in the living room area and master. DVD offered in the bedroom.
  • Outside
    • bicycles
      • Bring your bikes to enjoy the Seawall.
    • balcony
      • Balcony with unobstructed ocean view and lots of seating
    • outdoor grill
      • We have multiple areas where you can charcoal grill on the grounds.
    • golf
      • Golf the day away at facilities like Moody Gardens
    • boat
      • Boat rental options in the area.
    • kayak / canoe
      • Contact Artist boat for a great experience.
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
      • Families are always welcome
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Kids are always welcome but the main party booking the unit must be 24 years old.
    • pets considered
      • Pets considered on a case by case basis.
    • non smoking only
      • We do no allow smoking. If smoke is smelled in the unit this is a forfeiture of deposit.
    • long-term renters welcome
    • events allowed
    • wheelchair accessible
      • We have had guests with wheelchairs stay with us multiple times.
  • Notes
    • The perfect condo that truly has Gulf views that are amazing. Your next vacation spot.

activities and attractions in Galveston Texas

  • Attractions
    • restaurants
    • theme parks
    • cinemas
    • churches
    • live theater
    • marina
    • museums
    • water parks
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • sight seeing
    • shopping
    • miniature golf
    • boating
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • deepsea fishing
    • pier fishing
    • fishing
    • cycling
    • surfing
    • swimming
    • golf
    • kayaking
    • parasailing

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
May 23 2014 - Sep 9 2014
$239
$329
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,668
2 nights
 
 
Labor Day holiday
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$1,184
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$129
$199
Fri,Sat
$984
2 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
$110
$169
Fri,Sat
$800
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Sanitation fee $80
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $300
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.
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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traveler reviews for this galveston condo rental

Perfect Get Away

Review submitted: July 2, 2014   Date of arrival: June 29, 2014

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!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet-friendly

Owners 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.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Family getaway

Review submitted: June 27, 2014   Date of arrival: June 13, 2014

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.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners 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.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Awesome View

Review submitted: June 4, 2014   Date of arrival: May 22, 2014

Me and my wife and two dogs had the a great time!
Thank you Christina!

Recommended for: families with young children, pet-friendly

Owners response: Anytime and thank you for the kind review. We adore 2 and 4 legged family members.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

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This vacation rental has been listed since 01/21/2011.