TOP FLOOR, BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW, COUPLES RETREAT!

Valerie Giordano

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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TOP FLOOR, BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW, COUPLES RETREAT!

Galveston Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2 max. Three guests on a case by case basis only

Our condo has been thoughtfully designed and professionally decorated with quality fixtures, furniture, bedding and utensils. It was fully renovated in November 2007 and has amenities most others do not. It was completely refreshed after Hurricane Ike as well. Our 1 bedroom condo is located three miles west of 61st Street, and is close to beautiful beaches. We welcome you to stay with us and visit historic Galveston Island. Make this your retreat for weekend getaways, spring and summer vacations or whenever you need a break!

Our condo is located on the Seawall, top floor, front section area location, with a fabulous view of the gulf, lake and the fishing pier! We just added new ceramic tile to the balcony floor which compliments our new railings and furniture.

We have a custom gourmet kitchen, fully renovated bathroom with a large shower with grab bars, a high riser toilet, high sink too! (This may not be suitable for small children). We strived to make this a couple's getaway & welcome our guests! .

Interior description: Our condo has been thoughtfully designed and professionally decorated with quality fixtures, furniture, bedding and utensils. The bathroom is handicap assist. There is a walk in shower with grab bars, a high riser toilet and high sink. For those who may have trouble sitting on the high stools at the counter, a bistro table with chairs has been provided. Or use it to just enjoy a meal on the balcony!

The kitchen has granite counter tops, self clean oven, microwave over the range, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker. There is a stone backsplash and under cabinet lighting. All cabinetry is custom with many drawers instead of cabinets for ease of access. Some are even self closing! I have stocked the kitchen with quality cookware, utensils, and small appliances, toaster, blender, etc. We try to supply the extras for you.....dish washing liquid, dishwasher detergent, cleaning supplies, paper towels, dishtowels, as well as sugar, salt, pepper and spices.

Interior and Exterior description: The master bedroom has a queen size bed with 'Almost Down' type pillows. There are also an array of pillows just in case you have a preference. The lamps have decorative rattan shades. Ceiling fan, TV, clock, hangers, and a full size dresser and closet.

The bunk bed area present in most condos was changed in ours. We removed the top bunk. This is now an excellent storage space for suitcases, cases of drinks, etc. The bottom bunk is still there, decorated with designer bedding & a storage shelf.

The living room has a new (April 2014) custom sofa with high end designer Ikhat fabric. There is a floor lamp, flat screen tv with DVD player, CD player, books, games, magazines, a bistro set, & reading chair. There are 3 bar stools too.

Our balcony has a full set of comfortable furniture.. Being on the top floor gives a fabulous view of the gulf with shade in the afternoons and evenings. Enjoy watching the fishing boats & dolphins! We also have a drying rack for wet suits and towels

Additional notes : We limit occupancy to 2 guests but may make exceptions sometimes for 3 guests max. This includes children and babies. Our goal is to share our condo, not have it as a supermarket style rental unit. By doing this, we are able to maintain it to our level of quality, condition, and do not hesitate to supply it with brand name and top quality items. Please note, the condo IS NOT childproof and it is on the top floor. There are breakable items as well as high sinks with custom cabinetry which CAN NOT be climbed on. Pac and play style cribs inhibit walking paths within the condo and could present a safety issue. Beds do not have waterproof liners.

Although we are animal lovers, we do not allow pets of any kind or size. Sorry.

No smoking is permitted in the condo. We have a balcony with an ashtray for anyone who wishes to smoke. We ask that the sliding door be kept shut while smoking so odor does not come indoors.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Valerie Giordano (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Valerie Giordano

Your hosts - Vince and Valerie Giordano Vince and I are empty nesters. We purchased our condo because it has always been my dream to live by the sea. We wanted a place to relax, unwind from the stress of everyday life and this is it! We share ALL our reviews and are just delighted our guests enjoy our condo as much as we do!

Valerie Giordano purchased this condo in 2007

Why Valerie Giordano chose Galveston

Vince and I (Valerie) purchased our condo in May 2007. Growing up on the east coast, I spent every summer at the shore. After the kids finished their educations and left the nest, it was time to do something for us! After quite a bit of research, we decided on the Maravilla and our condo for the following reasons: 1. Location of the community - away from the crowds at 61st St 2. Location of the condo - 5 back from the front on the top floor, giving us a beautiful view of the gulf. Eastern exposure...sun in the morning, then shade on the balcony all afternoon! I like to read and this was a must! 3. Size - most one bedroom condos we saw at other communities were much smaller and I wanted a full kitchen too. 4. Friendliness of the staff and residents 5. Most condos we saw were so outdated or tired looking. We completely gutted and remodeled the entire condo making it our little paradise. No expense was spared in this endeavor. We also wanted to have a bathroom which would have the amenities most retired people are looking for. The bathroom not only looks great, but it fulfilled this requirement. BadaBeach is not just a property we rent, it is our getaway as well! I personally handle all inquries and have fun sharing our condo and getting to know each guest in the process. I strive to exceed expectations and am very pleased with our reviews

What makes this condo unique

I just love the peace and quiet. I particularly enjoy relaxing on the balcony and reading a good book. There is so much to see from our vantage point on the top floor too! Binoculars are in the condo and I know everyone uses them too. There are fishing boats in the gulf, Scholes airport is diagonally behind us so it's fun to watch the planes taking off and landing. The pelicans fly by, the dolphins play in the gulf and quiet as it may be, there is always something to do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

By Ray and Mona (Coppell, Tx)

A wonderful condo for two. Every thing is updated and clean and all essentials are provided. We did little cooking, but the kitchen was fully equipped- even to salt and pepper. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the morning and evenings looking at the Gulf. It was a very pleasant and relaxing experience from our first contact with Valarie. She provide alot of "what to do, where to go" information. This is a go back.
May 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Top Floor, beautiful gulf view, Couples retreat!
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
business
Top Floor, beautiful gulf view, Couples retreat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282873
(713) 594-9966 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Amenities great - clean and fun!

  • 5 of 5
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for letting us stay at the BadaBeach! It was clean, very well maintained and very convenient. I appreciated all the info you sent us… everything was so helpful. Awesome decorating job – very cozy, comfortable and pleasant. The pools and grounds were really nice - a very fun place to stay!! Highly recommend this rental.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill,
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We strive to provide a vacation that will meet and exceed our guests' expectations! Please visit us again and have a great summer. Vince and Valerie
business
Top Floor, beautiful gulf view, Couples retreat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282873
(713) 594-9966 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Baton Rouge, LA
5

Great 4-day vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Small condo great for a couple's retreat. Very quaint. Our condo overlooked Seawall Blvd and it was very pretty.

Valerie was very accommodating.

Would go again.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again.
business
Top Floor, beautiful gulf view, Couples retreat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282873
(713) 594-9966 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas
5

A "Little Piece of Peace" by the beach

A "Little Piece of Peace" by the beach
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently rented this beautiful little condo. We had a wonderful stay and I can't say enough about how lovely this place is!! And, the view is amazing!! We look forward to renting this little piece of peace many, many times in the future! Thanks again Valerie!!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review, Diane. It was our pleasure!
business
Top Floor, beautiful gulf view, Couples retreat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282873
(713) 594-9966 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Perfect place of peace

  • 5 of 5
I was looking for something peaceful and quiet for a weekend getaway and was so glad that I came across BadaBeach. Big enough for a cozy weekend for two ... The view from the balcony was amazing. The condo is minutes from the action but superbly located far enough away to be your own slice of paradise. I had dinner and drinks at Jimmy's on the Pier (great view, friendly service) and ventured to Mosquito Cafe for breakfast to get a taste of what the locals rave about... Both were solid choices. A drive down the beach at night to take in the scenery was a plus as Pleasure Pier looks so pretty against the evening sky. Walmart and Kroger are close for any needs you have. Valerie was a great hostess and made sure I had all the info needed for a weekend of R&R. The only thing I would offer is the bleach that the cleaning crew uses is super strong ... The condo was spotless and comfy but the bleach aroma was a bit Oooooweeee . Good news is the cleaning crew takes their job very seriously ;) I would definitely book again.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of our condo. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and will take the bleach aroma into advisement. I stress that our condo be immaculate and I am glad the cleaning crew does their job! I hope you will come back again! It was my pleasure!
Valerie
business
Top Floor, beautiful gulf view, Couples retreat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282873
(713) 594-9966 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Broadview Heights, OH
5

Great Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Valerie for allowing us to rent Bada Beach! The condo was spotless and had all the cooking and cleaning utensils we could have needed. The view from the balcony was great and we enjoyed sitting out there watching the fog roll in. The list of restaurants, coupons, and directions you provided was a nice touch since we prefer local restaurants rather than chains. We used the pool and hot tub when warm enough and the entire complex was well maintained. We are looking forward to staying again.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jan,
Thank you so much for the kind words. We strive to provide a complete vacation for our guests and so enjoyed having you stay. Hope to see you next year!

Valerie
business
Top Floor, beautiful gulf view, Couples retreat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282873
(713) 594-9966 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Sugar Land, TX
5

A Perfect Getaway to unwind!

  • 5 of 5
We had an unforgettable weekend at your condo over Memorial Day! We were far enough away from the crowds yet close enough to visit some of the island attractions. Mainly, we just enjoyed the condo and the pools which are very nice and relaxing. Your condo is tastefully decorated and we noticed all the special items that you have in the condo to help make the stay for your guests enjoyable. I can't think of anything we needed that was not provided. Thank you for sharing your beach getaway condo Val, you made everything so easy with the booking process and we hope to come back soon!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill and Joann,
Thank YOU for being such great guests! Your review is much appreciated and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Please come back again!
Vince and Val
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Car: recommended

There is lots to do on the island, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, Air Museum, Train Museum, Historic Home Tours, miniature golf, great restaurants, beaches, fishing, etc. Close to shopping, Wal-Mart, Krogers, Target, etc. A short drive to NASA, Gulf Greyhound Race Park, and, of course Houston!

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Availability & Rates

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Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 12 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$750
$2,250
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$650
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen and preperation $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes No check in or check out on Saturdays.

Holiday & special event weekends & weeks- 3 night minimum stay at higher rates
Add 15% hotel tax,

Cleaning/linen charge starting at $75 for 2 people, one bed-2nts) ,

$200 security deposit,

$15 parking pass
****Holiday weekends - 3 nt minimum at weekend prices
Full payment is due within 60 days of reservation. Outside 60 days, 50% deposit. Payments are refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival with $50 reservation fee withheld.
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Amenities

Amenities

Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 521 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Handicap assist
  • Totally gutted and everything new in 2007. Step in shower with daisy shower head, glass shower doors, grab bars, high riser toilet, high riser sink. Hair dryer, liquid shower soap, ironing board with iron, cleaning supplies.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen bed, closet, dresser, two end tables with touch type lamps. One bunk style bed in cove.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
Notes:
One bedroom with full dresser, queen bed, and TV, a flat screen TV with DVD player (in living room), cable, tiled balcony with furniture and so much more! Relax on the balcony and listen to the gulf, see the dolphins at play, or just take a snooze with a good book!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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