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


Property Details

Updated: Jul 21, 2016
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...

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

Recent Review

About the Owner

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 :-)

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Speaks: english

60 Reviews

based on 60 traveler reviews



  • 4 of 5

It was our first time ever using home away. We were very pleased with our stay. The owner of the condo we stayed at was extremely polite and answered any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dave's place was great!

  • 4 of 5

Staying at Dave's was really nice and clean! We stayed with our son and his wife and son and we also brought our other grandson. The pools were very nice including the children's pool. You won' regret staying here

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best family vacay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The condo was clean and very nice. Best view! At night, sitting on the balcony and watching the ocean in the moonlight! Beautiful! It was also very nice to have a kitchen to cook in. Made breakfast every day! Again, we had a wonderful time here. The pools are nice too and lots of friendly people! Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Clean, Updated and Has Everything We Needed

  • 5 of 5

I was so nervous to book a condo as this was my first time. Right from the start Dave was able to assure me the condo would fit our needs including traveling with aging parents as well as kids. This Condo was so nice and clean and had everything to make us feel at home. It's large enough to sleep 7 comfortably even though we only had 6. The kids loved the pool right below our unit and its heated so it's always the perfect temp. Dave was also very helpful in offering information on the best beaches to fit our needs. There is an abundance of clothes storage so you don't have to live out of a suitcase. The only problem is, we wanted to enjoy it longer!!! Will definitely be back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful & relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay with Mr. Ruch at this property. Just as the first time, everything was wonderful and relaxing. All the amenities from home and then some. Mr. Ruch was very attentive at all times during each of our stays. I highly recommend this location for families and couples. The condo is on the corner with awesome views of the ocean and has 2 pools plus a hot tub and small wading salt water pool. Nice and comfortable, great A/C in the unit for the hot Texas days. Can't say enough about it. We will return! Thank you Mr. Ruch!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of room, great patio with nice view, well-equipped with necessities.

  • 5 of 5

Great communication from condo owners! Unit was as described in a nice location. All info and directions regarding the unit were clear and concise. We only used one of the pools on the property, but it was clean and well-maintained. Plenty of parking. Unit was well-equipped with laundry, bathroom, and pantry essentials. The box of kids dishes was nice as we were traveling with 4 kiddos! Plenty of space for everyone. We all enjoyed ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

The new Schlitterbahn indoor/outdoor water-park and Moody Gardens wait for fun just 2 miles away. Coming this summer: The new Galveston Pleasure Pier. The pier will feature a number of traditional rides, including a 36-foot double-decker carousel and a 100-foot tall Ferris Wheel. For the more adventurous, visitors will be able to ride a 200-foot tall swing, considered the highest ride in Texas.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 29 2016 - Aug 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Next year
Sep 6 2016 - Mar 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Free parking pass $-15 + Tax
Cleaning $87 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Our price includes:
Linens and welcome coffee!
Just add cleaning, taxes and refundable $100 damage deposit. Parking passes are only $15 per vehicle for the entire stay.
No other hidden charges like reservation fees or linen fees. No worries.
For Holidays: add 10-50% and 3 night minimum.
Email me for discounts; last-minute, weekly and seasonal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Jul 21, 2016
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Property Type

  • condo


  • 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


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

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


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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 815 sq. ft.


  • 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.


  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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