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OCEAN FRONT - 'GALVESTON TROPICAL SUNDANCER' 3 POOLS/HOT TUB

Marilyn Swanson

Advertiser since: 2008
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Marilyn Swanson

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
Call Manager
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Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

OCEAN FRONT - 'GALVESTON TROPICAL SUNDANCER' 3 POOLS/HOT TUB

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Galveston Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Bunk Area, Sleeps 8

From the moment you arrive at our lovely condo, 'Galveston Tropical Sundancer at Maravilla', you will be impressed by its charm. The beautiful floors, granite counter-tops and tropical furnishings all say, 'Come in, relax and enjoy your vacation.'

The cool colors and a touch of whimsy, make this unit a relaxed atmosphere for you and your family to rent year after year. This is a true ocean front condo (one of only twelve at Maravilla) so you can relax on the balcony and enjoy a breathtaking view with the ocean stretching out to the horizon. There is also a spotting telescope for a close-up view of the dolphins jumping or the fishing trawlers.

Watch the sunrise over the ocean every morning, either from the comfort of your king-size master bedroom, from the living room, or the big balcony with wonderful patio furniture (a round table with four chairs and two lounge chairs with ottomans).

Or, if you wish, watch the large flat screen TV/DVD compete with cable and a collection of some of my favorite DVDs, currently over 30 from which to choose. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, glasses, including wine glasses and champagne flutes, a microwave, toaster, blender and even a crock pot as well as a variety of spices and condiments for your use.

The master suite awaits you with a king-size bed and a mirrored wall of closets. There is a second flat screen TV with cable so you can watch movies or keep up with the news. Your master suite also features an over sized tiled shower complete with multiple shower heads.

The second bedroom has a queen-size canopy bed.

In addition to the swimming pools there is a large secluded hot tub and a bubbling waterfall that cascades down to one of the pools.

In case you want to ''work'' or ''surf the web'' on your vacation, there is a broadband, high-speed internet connection in the office and exercise/weight room with floor to ceiling windows where you can watch the gentle waves of the Gulf as you exercise.

Your vacation paradise is close enough to downtown so you can experience all that Galveston has to offer - elegant restaurants, the historic district, shopping and the cruise ship docks, yet far enough away that you are not in ''tourist heaven''.

You are within walking distance to the beach, miniature golf, a bungee jump, and some shopping.

Since you are on the near west end of the island, you are also close to Schlitterbahn Water Park, the award-winning Moody Gardens Golf Course, Scholes Airport, the Lone Star Flight museum, Moody Gardens and wonderful places to bird watch.

I look forward to sharing my vacation home with you. Please call or e-mail for more information and to learn more about my favorite places to visit while in Galveston.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marilyn Swanson (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Marilyn Swanson

Yes, that's us, Larry and Marilyn. We are very much 'hands-on' owners and property managers. We live in Pearland but spend just as much time in Galveston at one of our five condos.

Marilyn Swanson purchased this condo in 2010

Why Marilyn Swanson chose Galveston

People frequently ask, 'Which of your condos is your favorite?' Actually it is hard to say - all are favorites for different reasons. 'Galveston Tropical Sundancer' is definitely a favorite for watching the waves, the sun rising in the morning and a glass of wine on the balcony at nite as the moon rises over the Gulf.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 36 traveler reviews

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Ocean Front - 'Galveston Tropical Sundancer' 3 Pools/Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
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Ocean Front - 'Galveston Tropical Sundancer' 3 Pools/Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348527
+1 -281 773-4210
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Family Fun Time!!

  • 5 of 5
This condo was AWESOME! And the views were AMAZING!
For the price of a hotel room, we stayed in this cute 2 bedroom condo. The deck is huge as it spans the entire 24 feet of the condo. My daughter would've slept out there if we had let her. My dog ran laps. Its big..
It was just the three of us and the dog, but there was plenty of room for several others and it not feel crowded. The extra half bath is a life saver!
The kitchen is full size, not one of those hotel mini-things. I gladly cooked breakfast both days and dinner on the patio is worth the rental cost alone!
The beach is literally 2 minutes away. And I mean a real beach, not a spit of sand in front of the seawall. There's nothing like a morning run with the pooch watching the sun rise with the fishermen, and a few revelers still at it from the night before...
We also visited Schlitterbahn, which is also just a 5 minute drive from the condo.
This place has it all and we will be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Ocean Front - 'Galveston Tropical Sundancer' 3 Pools/Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348527
+1 -281 773-4210
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Foreman, AR
5

lone star rally 2013

  • 5 of 5
Lone Star Rally...
We enjoy being a part of the RALLY goings-on...but also enjoy staying a few miles away so to enjoy the flip side of our vacation... This condo was perfect!!!! Water, Serf, Bikes, BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you were able to enjoy the Rally at our condo. Always lots of people in town for the extended weekend. You were wise to reserve early. We look forward to your return next year if your schedule allows - and yes even though it is the Rally, you will receive our returning guest discount.
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Ocean Front - 'Galveston Tropical Sundancer' 3 Pools/Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348527
+1 -281 773-4210
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Spring, TX
5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
We totally enjoyed our stay in the condo. The three of us had plenty of room and we especially enjoyed sitting on the balcony. We went for long walks along the seawall and enjoyed the quick access to Galveston restaurants and The Strand.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a blast at our condo! The Strand is a great place to go with your friends. It is fun to see all the new restaurants in Galveston. Hope you have a chance to come and visit Maravilla again soon!
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Ocean Front - 'Galveston Tropical Sundancer' 3 Pools/Hot Tub
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Indiana
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
When my daughter and son-in- law relocated to the Houston area, I was looking forward to vacationing in a state I had never been to.I had never used vrbo before, but after contacting Marilyn, I knew this was the way to start planning our next vacation.
Not being familiar with the area, Marilyn was so helpful. She had great recommendations, where to eat, shops, sightseeing and so much more!! Every time I had a question, she was quick to respond.
The condo was perfect, very clean & spacious, the balcony over looking the ocean was amazing!! The property is beautiful. The staff was so nice!! I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a great experience.
Thank-you again Larry & Marilyn for sharing your condo with us! I wish we could have met, maybe next time because we will definitely be returning!!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Ocean Front - 'Galveston Tropical Sundancer' 3 Pools/Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348527
+1 -281 773-4210
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
5

Four Arkansas Ladies

  • 5 of 5
As a travel agent, booking a vacation for myself is a challenge. As a VRBO fan, I look for location, cleanliness, amenities and an engaging manner from the owners! WOW, I got it all! Just far enough from the heavy traffic, best beds on the island, gorgeous pool, great office staff, clean, well stocked and the MOST amazing owner! Thank you, Marilyn! We wanted to steal that coffee maker and the mattresses, but were afraid you might notice!! So many owners do not understand the importance of a good night's sleep, but my guess is that Marilyn sleeps in these beds on occasion!
If you are looking for a great view, good value and peace and quiet, you will not go wrong choosing Tropical Sundancer! Need a smaller condo with the same great service and style? Call Marilyn. I have it on good authority that she has acquired a one bedroom at Maravilla for my next solo runaway!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Ocean Front - 'Galveston Tropical Sundancer' 3 Pools/Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348527
+1 -281 773-4210
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Magnolia, Texas
5

What an awesome view!

  • 5 of 5
What a GREAT place! My family and I have been going to Galveston for years for several “mini-vacations” a year and have stayed all over the place. That is until we rented our first condo from Marilyn and Larry! We are hooked now and don’t stay anywhere else. The furnishings are gorgeous at all of their condos and the appliances are all up to date and in working order. This was our first stay in this particular condo and it may be our favorite yet! It’s not hard to miss the sunrise in the mornings when all you have to do is roll over in the super comfy king size bed and look out the sliding glass door. We were up early every morning to make sure we didn’t miss it! Beautifully decorated and all the comforts to make you feel right at home.

Thank once again you Marilyn and Larry for your hospitality and sharing your beautiful place with us...
See you soon,
Mike, Linda and Family
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Houston - HHobby (IAH)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jimmy's on the Pier
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Free ferry to Bolivar Penisula
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jimmy's on the Pier
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Our condo at Maravilla Resort Condomium is located on the western part of Seawall Boulevard on Galveston Island in Texas. Galveston is 45 miles south of Houston with easy access to two airports - Hobby (closest) and George W. Bush International Airport (a bit farther north). While at the condo you will be right across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and will be less than 3 miles from Schilitterbahn indoor/outdoor water park and Moody Gardens.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $140 Per night

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 16 2014 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$2,000
 
 
Spring
Feb 13 2015 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,300
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes No other fees when you rent directly from Larry and me, the owners. We include cleaning and booking fees in your total. You must purchase a parking pass from the main office for $15 (check, credit or debit card) for each vehicle. Wrist bands for pool/hot tub use and the exercise/activity room will be distributed when you register your car.

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

Amenities

Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • The granite stone double shower is made for two with specialized shower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk Area
  • The master bedroom with a king-size bed has sliding glass doors to the balcony. Roll over and watch the sunrise and see the waves. The second bedroom with a queen bed has a Play Station 2 Arcade. The living rooms has a a comfy sleeper sofa. In addition there are two bunk beds. This condo sleeps 8.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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