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Ocean view! Three resort pools (heated) Washer/Dryer! Leather! Oversized corner!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

King Suite, Queen, Adult size Bunks, Leather Sleeper Sofa, 2 full Baths Sleeps 8

You will be staying in 'DolphinSmileVIEW', a new luxury condo sitting on the seawall of Galveston Island. Pam & I invite you to share our latest creation, a playful dolphin theme for the family while still saving a little luxury for you. Pamper your senses with soft new leather and sandy-beach colored tile.

Your shower spa experience begins as water cascades over the aqua water-fall bathroom sink. Aqua glass wall decorations, float next to sand colored tiles, bringing back beach memories from the day's activities. Then, explore the many shower options, possibly beginning with the tropical 'rain' shower head. Close your eyes and drift through a misty tropical rain forest, OR adjust the wand height to match your height and cycle through the many options; spray, mist or invigorating massage. Men, if you like to shave in the shower, heat the mirror (no fog) with a little hot water, turn off the large rain head and stay warm with the 4 body sprays. Too much fun!

To be continued...

More Details

Property Manager
Dave Ruch
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

About Dave Ruch

Pam & I live in Denver, but enjoy visiting Galveston with our Grandkids. They love to splash in the shallow beach water. Eliana wants to drive next time with her new learner's permit :-)

Dave Ruch purchased this condo in 2012


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)


Can I pick 6 stars!?

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this property and the owners were fantastic. We went for a girls weekend, to relax and enjoy the views. Couldn't have asked for a better spot, better views, and a smoother experience thanks to Dave and Pam!! I would definitely book this property again and I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully clean and well appointed condo. Balcony was a real plus with views of the water and also overlooking well manicured lawns. Dave was great to work with on all the logistics - extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Maravilla property in Galveston was great.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Maravila condo in Galveston! It was very convenient to everything we were interested in. The condo was very clean, well organized and the kitchen was well equipped. The condo was updated beautifully and the views were amazing. We had a great view of the Gulf from the balcony, and a pond on the East hosting ducks paddling around. The condo was priced right according to all the amenities. Great place to stay when in Galveston.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My 2nd Home for a Week

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here from Friday, 11/11/2016 to Friday, 11/18/2016. What can I say... couldn't have asked for a better week of R&R. The view is fantastic, the ocean air is breathtaking and the condo is comfortable - I feel like I am home almost. We opened the sliding doors in the living room and the master bedroom every morning for the ever present sea breeze the soothing sound of the waves. Dave (the owner of the condo) was always available to answer any questions you had and he genuinely wanted to make sure your stay was as great as possible. The condo is fully loaded - all you have to do is bring yourself and food. All I can say is we will be back for sure... sooner rather than later! Thanks for everything, Dave.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leander, Texas

Amazing last minute beach trip!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our family. The location is fantastic, so close to everything within Galveston and right across from the beach. Multiple pools, though the heated pool was not actually heated but that could have been more of a seasonality thing. The condo is right by the airport, which my grandson just loved! We sat out on the large balcony and continuously watched the propeller planes fly over. Ample parking, elevators and on site staff for assistance. The owner had great communication and an immediate response time. He even gave us some recommendations for things to do with our family. We would absolutely consider staying here again next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beverly, Yes, airplanes, so fun to watch the occasional (only a few each day) take off or land at the nearby airport. I flew 747 jumbo jets in my past life. Kids (and adults too) have a fascination with those big birds. We like watching the little birds (pelicans) too on the Island. The property manager said the heated pool was turned on Oct. 17, so it will be nice and warm for you next time if you visit during the winter. I'm glad you had a "perfect" stay. You made my day! Dave
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Very clean!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean when you arrive and ready to make yourself at home. Fully supplied to cook any meal. All you have to bring is the food to cook. Overlooks the ocean and on the end of building. Huge master bedroom and bathroom. This was our second time renting this condo will definitely be back. His cleaning lady does a very good job at getting the place ready for guests.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julia! Welcome back. Like you, we have many returning guests, and some regulars too. I passed on your kind words to our cleaner. She works very hard (it is hard work), and welcomes the encouragement. See ya, Dave
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Mardis Gras
Feb 24 2017 - Feb 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Spring Break
Mar 12 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Spring
Mar 17 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
May 23 2017 - Aug 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 July 4th
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Next year
Aug 30 2017 - Feb 26 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Condo Damage protection $59 + Tax
Pro Cleaning and Linens $89 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

We provide first day coffee, paper towels and toilet paper.
Purchase parking passes at the front desk, only $20/car for the entire stay.
Email me for possible discounts.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 815 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer/Dryer
  • 2 full bathrooms. Shower spa includes: Large 'rain' shower head, adjustable height wand with custom sprays, 4 adjustable body sprays.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master king - 1 king
    Queen - 1 queen
    Hallway - 2 twin/ single , Bunks
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bunks
  • Private bedroom 1 sleeps two in a king bed. Private bedroom 2 sleeps two in a queen bed. Hallway bunks sleeps 2. Leather sleeper sofa sleeps 2.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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