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Stunning 2bed/2bath Beach Front Condo Unit 314 Diamond Beach, Galveston

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 19, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

A Caribbean Seaside Resort conveniently located in Galveston best describes Diamond Beach Resort and Spa, which is unequivocally the preeminent resort in Galveston. Our 2 bedroom/2 bath condo is located on the third floor at Diamond Beach and sleeps 4-6 people. As you step inside our condo, you will be greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. When you open the sliding glass doors, you will step onto your private balcony overlooking one of Diamond Beach’s pools and the gorgeous Gulf seascape. The balcony is a great place to sip a cup of coffee in the morning before everyone wakes up or have a nice glass of wine in the evening with your family and friends.

The master bedroom is an oasis for rest and relaxation with its chandelier, deluxe king size bed, handmade Italian headboard, flat screen TV and DVD player, and oversized private bath with his and her sinks and a rain shower. Once you try the rain shower, your spouse may never see you again because the rain shower feels so good. The 2nd guest bedroom has two twin size beds with the same deluxe mattress as the king size bed, custom headboards, flat screen TV and DVD player, and a tub bath adjacent to the room. The condo is tiled with stone floor throughout and has its own washer/dryer.

The condo comes with a fully equipped kitchen and has granite counter tops. You’ll have great views as you prepare pancakes for breakfast or eat your favorite take out foods from the large number of restaurants within a short distance from Diamond Beach. The large dining table seats 8 and is a great place to catch up with your family and friends while you enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the Gulf. The living room has fantastic views of the ocean, a queen sleeper sofa, and flat screen TV and DVD player.

In case you are traveling with additional family members or friends, we also own a 3 bedroom penthouse, 5PH2, on the 5th floor which accommodates 8 people (vrbo #515542) and my parents recently purchased a 2 bedroom penthouse next door, 5PH3, which accommodates 6 people (vrbo #905494).

Diamond Beach boasts of many amenities including:

Concierge: A concierge desk open 7 days a week for your convenience with a staff knowledgeable about 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 includes 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 or use one of the grills on the property. The kids (and adults too) will love the fantastic water slide plunging them into the lazy river. The swim up bar, grill and slide are open during the weekends, summer through Labor Day.

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. Bar None is open during weekends.

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 spectacular vistas of the Gulf.

Game Room. Tabletop shuffleboard, foosball, pin ball machines, a billiards table, and a Wii Room for the kids. 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. The concierge has complimentary movies, or you may select from our private library or bring your favorite DVDs to play in the cinema room.

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. The business center has computers for your use as well as complimentary WiFi and is open 24/7.

White Sand: Next to the lazy river, there is an area about the size of a volleyball court with imported white sand. This is perfect for small kids or a volleyball game. While it's not a beach, this area is great for making white sand castles or having fun in the sun.

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 Strand; The 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 plus much more.

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

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About the Owner

Maria
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Maria

My name is Maria and I have lived in Houston for most of my life. My husband is originally from New York. We purchased this property so we could have a place close to home to unwind, relax and have fun. We love to travel but with our busy lives it’s difficult to get away for more than a few days. Diamond Beach is the perfect getaway. It doesn’t require a plane ride or a long car drive. We can go for the day or for the week.

Maria purchased this condo in 2011

Why Maria chose Texas Gulf Coast

There are many reasons why we selected Diamond Beach but the most memorable became apparent after our first visit. I could swear our kids shoes were glued to the floor as they shouted “Mom, Mom don’t take us away! We want to play in the kids’ room and go swimming. We’ll eat our veggies if you let us stay.” After we toured the other 3 luxury properties in Galveston, they had only one question, “When are we going back to Diamond Beach?” The kids still don’t like broccoli, but they love Diamond Beach and we love going as often as we can.

What makes this condo unique

Diamond Beach is a haven from our frenzied 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.

75 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

5

LOVED EVERY MINUTE!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

I was blown away by this place! The condo was comfortable and well decorated and the building had wonderful amenities! We played in the arcade, swam in the pool, and hung out in the hot tub! We had planned to go to Moody Gardens, but we were having such a great time that we just stayed in! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good place

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

My niece had a wonderful time

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Diamond Beach provided us a great stay over Thanksgiving weekend. Although it was a bit chilly in the outdoor pool, we enjoyed the large outdoor hot tub. There was easy access to walk on the beach, and the grounds were beautiful. The teens enjoyed the free game room and movie theater. The complex is located in a quiet area at the east end of the boardwalk, but within easy drive to restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Unit 314 provided great value, was very clean and well-equipped, with a great view from the balcony. The complex is very secure, with easy parking, and a very pleasant and attentive staff. I would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to meet our fine staff. We hope to see you again when the weather is warmer.
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5

As advertised and more

  • 5 of 5
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We inadvertently booked the weekend of the Lone Star Rally, a bikers convention, and weren't sure what to expect with street noise and congestion. This condo offered beautiful views of the pool and gulf and we heard almost nothing all weekend. The kitchen is fully equipped and the beds very comfortable. We spent a lot of time on the balcony just enjoying the views. The resort has every amenity and we also enjoyed the hot tub, the indoor pool and, inexplicably, the game room that has free video games. Two sixty something year olds enjoying Galaga and Ms. Pacman 30 years after the fact! Work out room is also a pleasure with panoramic views of the gulf. We had such a relaxing time in this condo and can't wait to book again. This condo really had everything we could have possibly wanted.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay during the Lone Star Rally even if you aren't bikers. We agree the game room is tons of fun for kids of all ages! Hope to see you again.
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5

Great time in Galvey!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

I loved the place; it was everything promised and then some. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you loved the condo. Hope to see you again!
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5

Bridesmaid getaway perfection!!! Great place for girls wknd or family trips.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect for our bridesmaid trip. The staff was very friendly and property was clean. It's also a great place for families-I would love to come back with my kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.
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From the Owner

There are many reasons why we selected Diamond Beach but the most memorable became apparent after our first visit. I could swear our kids shoes were glued to the floor as they shouted “Mom, Mom don’t take us away! We want to play in the kids’ room and go swimming. We’ll eat our veggies if you let us stay.” After we toured the other 3 luxury properties in Galveston, they had only one question, “When are we going back to Diamond Beach?” The kids still don’t like broccoli, but they love Diamond Beach and we love going as often as we can.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Point of Interest : Moody Gardens Nearest Point of Interest : Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Nearest Point of Interest : Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant Nearest Point of Interest : Gaido's Restaurant

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016/017
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$249
Fri,Sat
$1,199
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$239
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,499
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$299
From
$379
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 20 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$239
From
$299
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$349
From
$399
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,300
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 7 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$239
From
$299
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter 2017/2018
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$249
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

One-half of rental costs are due to reserve dates. Second payment is due 30 days before check-in.
Two adults over the age of 25 years of age are required to rent and must remain at the condo during the entire rental. Holidays/events (Mardi Gras, Spring Break, Bike Rally, etc.) may be subject to additional minimum stay requirement and summer rates apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

Diamond Beach is a haven from our frenzied 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

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

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

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 1282 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Leather sectional sofa converts into a queen sleeper

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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