TOP FLOOR, BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW, COUPLES RETREAT!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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 3 max. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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 pull out sofa bed right now. but since we have limited the number of guests, there is no need for it anymore. Instead, we have ordered a more comfortable, custom sofa with a designer Ikhat fabric and are hoping it will arrive by April. 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 prefer occupancy of 2 guests but will make exceptions sometimes for 3 guests max. 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.

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • limited accessibility

Valerie Giordano

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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

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

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!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Property Reviews

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Top Floor, beautiful gulf view, Couples retreat!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 32 reviews
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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
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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.
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
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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!
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
Helpful votes: 1/1
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

A TINY GEM BY THE SEA

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
This was our first visit to the Galveston area and what a treat it was to stay at Bada Beach! The condo was extremely clean with high end finishes and Valerie has thought of every amenity guests could need. The decor is very nicely done in soothing hues of the sea with tasteful beach themed touches. The view from the balcony is spectacular, we enjoyed the parade of pelicans and gulls and their frequent flyovers. Coffee at sunrise is a must! The gym is a plus and the pool area was very enjoyable after a warm day of shopping. Valerie provided a wealth of information on "must see or do" and places to dine that were spot on. The only thing I would change about our stay would have been that it could have been longer. This is a great place for a couple. I would highly recommend this property and we would stay here again.

Thanks Valerie for sharing this tiny gem by the sea!
Owner's Response: Hi Sandy,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I enjoyed working with you and wish you could have stayed longer, but I am so happy you did enjoy your stay! Please visit us again. I would love to have you!
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
Arizona
4

Sharing our perspective

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We enjoyed a comfortable stay which added to the pleasure of our trip. Our only suggestion would be to have heavier drapes in the bedroom in addition to the blinds provided. Our preference is a much darker sleeping environment. We refered to the map of the island on the living room wall often. A nice touch! Leon's, although a hole in the wall, did indeed have great BBQ ribs. Thanks for the suggestion. We would not hesitate to recommend this cozy condo to others.
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I welcome the suggestion of heavier drapes in the bedroom and will work on getting that for the condo. I am so happy you had a nice time. Thanks again!

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
Monroe, OH
5

Galveston Condo by the Beach

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
This was the first time we had rented a condo for a winter vacation. We were pleasantly surprised at the immaculate condition of the condo and the amenities offered. The staff in the lobby was most helpful and friendly also. Restaurants we liked were: McAlister's Deli, Marios Ristorante,IHOP, and Jimmy's on the Pier. Attractions we liked were: NASA Space Center, Bishop's Palace, Moody Mansion, Moody Gardens, Mardi Gras parades, and Kemah Boardwalk. While in Galveston, we attended First Christian Church in Texas City and we were most warmly welcomed there. We also enjoyed walking on the beach west of the Galveston sea wall and driving the length of the island to its western end. The sunrises and sunsets on the beach were great for picture taking. It was too cool in February to do any swimming, etc., but we were able to take advantage of the workout room next to the lobby. We would recommend this property to anyone wishing to vacation in Galveston and would like to again rent from Valerie in the future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you as our guests. Thank you for the glowing recommendation. We hope you will come back again next winter!

Your Hosts,
Valerie & Vince
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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

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Feb 28 2014 - May 15 2014
$110
$150
Fri,Sat
$750
$3,000
2 nights
 
 
Summer
May 16 2014 - Sep 11 2014
$150
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$4,700
2 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 12 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$110
$150
Fri,Sat
$750
$2,250
2 nights
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 26 2015
$100
$125
Fri,Sat
$650
$1,400
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen and preperation $70.00 + Tax
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.
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes No check in or check out on Saturdays.

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

Cleaning/linen charge starting at $60 (2 people, one bed-2nts) ,

$200 security deposit,

$10 parking pass
****Holiday weekends - 3 nt minimum at weekend prices
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Amenities

Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 521 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Elevator
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen bed, closet, dresser, two end tables with touch type lamps. One bunk style bed in cove. One queen sleeper sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
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!

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