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Gulf, Pool Views, 2 King Beds, Washer/Dryer, Pet friendly

Christina Stevens

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Christina Stevens

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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Gulf, Pool Views, 2 King Beds, Washer/Dryer, Pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Galveston Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 king beds, 2 Baths, queen sleeper sofa, bunk beds, 2 full baths, jacuzzi tub

Welcome to Making Memories

RELAX in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. This condo is in a NEW building at the Maravilla and has recently been completed with the latest designer decor. Pets welcome on a case by case basis with approval.

Enjoy a king size bed in BOTH bedrooms. We offer a washer/ dryer inside the condo. We also have secure Wifi so you can work or surf the internet while enjoying our amazing views.

In the hall, there are 2 bunks. The bottom bunk bed converts to a convenient settee for playing games, eating or reading. The den features a large couch that converts to a queen sleeper. The guest bath includes beautiful tiled shower and granite countertop with undermount sink. The master bath features a jetted tub with a gorgeous tile surround. The sink is a stainless vessel with a unique vessel faucet. Wake up to a view of the Gulf from the oversized master bedroom with entry to the large balcony that spands across the den.

The kitchen has a side window view of a relaxing lagoon to the east and features beautiful granite countertops and convenient cooking supplies including, coffee maker, blender, George Foreman grill and other necessities. Keruig coffee maker and a standard coffee maker as well. Please note to bring any Keruig single cup coffee or brewers (K Cups). Supplies for the Keruig are not in the condo but it is there for your use.

We hope you will use our beach cottage 'Making Memories' for your future vacation getaway.

The owners provide all your starter needs such as paper products, coffee, salt, pepper, etc. Parking passes are needed to stay at the Maravilla. $15 per car, purchased upon arrival, valid for your entire stay.

We are close to the new go carts, arcade center. The Marriott just completed construction on the east side of the building and features a restaurants, a bar, and Starbucks within walking distance.

Here are some of our recent reviews.

Alison Bray said...

May 25, 2012

Memorable Beach Vacation!

9520 Seawall Blvd, 256, Galveston, TX (414771)

What a gorgeous condo! A true home-away-from-home! From the minute we walked in to this beautiful place, we were hooked! From the stained hardwood floors throughout, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, over sized jetted master tub, king sized beds in both bedrooms,3 flat screen TVs, the comfortable rocking chair in the master bedroom (handy if you have a baby), washer and dryer (and more!), you could easily tell special attention was paid to every detail in the finish out of this condo to make it a memorable vacation spot. The photos are great, but the condo is more beautiful in person. The condo was very clean. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing and watching the ocean waves with a glass of wine on the double balcony off the living room and master bedroom. The location was convenient to anywhere on the island you want to visit, but just the right distance away from the higher traffic areas which made a real difference for us. The sandy beach is a short drive to 61st Street. It was a real pleasure dealing with the Property Manager of this unit. She was very responsive, informative, and answered all our questions which helped to make our stay so enjoyable. We had a great time and will highly recommend the 'Making Memories' Condo to our friends, relatives, and to anyone planning a weekend getaway or vacation on the island. Thank you for making our 1st beach vacation with our toddler a 'special memory'! We can't wait to return!

Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Fantastic Vacation

Guest: The Brady Bunch (Kansas City, MO)

Date of Stay: 07/01/12 Review Submitted: 07/17/12

We had a wonderful time in Galveston, and a big part of that was your lovely condo. The accommodations were fantastic, the Maravilla property was well kept, and your condo was beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. We would definitely recommend it to anyone that is visiting Galveston.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

Can't wait till we return, great place!

Guest: Kathy (Deer Park, Tx)

Date of Stay: 05/31/12 Review Submitted: 06/10/12

We have rented condos several times in Galveston, this is by far THE BEST! The owners were very helpful in answering our questions and concerns. The property was clean, neat and well-maintained. We give this place 5 stars!

Recommended for:Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

Keywords: Galveston Vacation rental, condo, ocean view condo, 2 bed 2 bath, sleeps 8, Whirlpool Tub, 3 pools, Wifi, Washer/dryer. Elevators

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Christina Stevens (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

About Christina Stevens

We have 2 condos at the Maravilla. As about condo 352- Eat-Sleep-Beach if you are interested in another condo that sleeps 6or a larger family trip.

Christina Stevens purchased this condo in 2012

Why Christina Stevens chose Galveston

We chose to purchase at the Maravilla condos because of the great location that is minutes from all the great activities in Galveston. The Maravilla has wonderfully landscaped grounds with a nice river running from front to back. The pools are incredible with a large free form pool with a cabana for your convenience. Below our condo there is a third pool which we like since it is a little quieter and very convenient.

What makes this condo unique

One of the things we like best about the Maravilla is the convenient location to Galveston activities yet directly around the Maravilla it is on the quieter end of the seawall so you can get away from it all if you want to. It is easy to cross the street and walk up and down the seawall and look for dolphins playing and birds soaring overhead. The atmosphere is relaxing and the property has spacious grounds which provide enough room to never feel crowded! Enjoy our balcony which spands both the den and master bedroom and the view includes a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Coming soon the city has plans to expand beach front entrance in front of our resort.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our experience was great! First, working with the Galveston Real Estate team exceeded expectations. The were responsive, flexible in our requests and provided very clear rental instructions.

As for the condo, it was phenomenal. This unit was all new inside, very clean and well kept. The best compliment I can pay is that I would certainly recommend this unit and working with Galveston Real Estate to others and would definitely stay here again in the future.

Thank You

Mar 2013
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Gulf, Pool Views, 2 King Beds, Washer/Dryer, Pet friendly
average rating of 4.84375 based on 33 reviews

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented a perfect condo for our stay in Galveston. The location was right off the main road in Galveston and the beaches. We were just driving distance to all the beach we would want. Having access to a fridge and full kitchen made eating very cheap and we only ate out a few times. I gave this review very high marks but there was at least one complaint. We were on the second floor and with a third floor unit above us and college kids renting that unit made noise very loud when they were walking. For the most part we were not in the room very much but late in the evening with a toddler and a baby made it a little annoying. This by no means would deter my family and I from renting again. We just know now that noise might be a problem. Overall, we were very happy with staying here and are even considering purchasing our own property to use for family vacations and rent out when we are not using the unit.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Gabe. please note we do not have much we can do about this when other do not control their kids. It is a resort as any other hotel may have this issue. I have escalated this to that owner. A call to our office could have sent security right over. We also have security information posted in all common areas such as elevators onsite. Your review was greatly appreciated and we hope you come back soon. Thank you Christina Stevens Property manager, Realtor We grealty enjoyed your stay.

nice little getaway

  • 4 of 5

Although the property description states that "1 parking pass for $10 has been factored into your rental rate. Any additional would be purchased from Maravilla HOA at a cost of $10 per car" we only had one car and had to purchase a parking pass and the price is now $15. Not a big deal, but if the first pass isn't included then it shouldn't be advertised. Although this condo is pet friendly, the residents aren't pet friendly (they seem annoyed with pets) and I wouldn't recommend bringing your pet. We really enjoyed our mornings sitting on the patio drinking coffee and watching the sunrise while listening to the ocean tide. I would recommend the dolphin tour, it was amazing!!! We tried several of the restaurants and hands down Shrimp & Stuff was the best all around! The boudin balls are awesome!!! The Moody Gardens Aquarium is a nice way to get out of the heat. I fell in love with the stingray, too cute! If you like jerky, try visiting the jerky outlet downtown.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Cynthia. I will say I do not agree about the dog comment at all. Dogs are always been petted in the hallway. They must be on a leash and we are VERY dog friendly. Every owner has a dog. We are one of the only complexes that embraces 4 legged family members if approved. Some complexes do not even allow them such as the Seascape and Casa De Mar. maybe you ran into a rude guest who does not like dogs and thats just simply life. Some people do not like pets but the Maravilla has made provisions to protect and invite the pets of our guests and owners. We screen the pets also carefully for non-aggressive dogs, etc. I simply cannot agree with that feedback ad I am sorry you feel differently but I want to be clear for future travelers reading this. in 4 years I have never seen anything like this mentioned in a review or verbally to me. It is clear in the contract that parking is $15.00 It is also clear in the advertisement. I did take out, due to this review that we factor one parking pass into the rent becuase that seems to have confused you a bit. What we mean is we simply reduce your rent to take on that cost for one care. I am so sorry about the confusion and do appreciate the feedback. We again have examined all ads closely becuase in 2 years we have not had this complainant. I certainly wish you would have called us so we can explain and direct you to where these things are noted. We thank you again for the wonderful review. Thank you Christina Stevens, Property manager, Realtor


  • 4 of 5

We so enjoyed our time at this condo! The unit was lovely, well equipped, & well located on the island. The pools were maintained well. Easy to access. Our unit had beautiful views too. We'd like to come again!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Edmond, , OK

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Galveston. The condo was clean and it was really handy to have a washer and dryer in the unit. The view was great! We enjoyed watching the ducks and pelicans land on the pond right next door. We even saw some nutria! We will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Antonio, TX

Nice, updated condo with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Our family very much enjoyed our stay at this condo. We have 3 boys, ages 9, 13 & 15. The accommodations were perfect for us with room to sleep 2 or 3 more pretty easily! We loved the dual purpose table/bottom bunk which worked for games during the day and a sleeping space at night. We also enjoyed playing games around the round table in the living room with pull out stools. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. We were spoiled with the keurig coffee maker - I think we're going to need to buy our own now! The condo is nicely updated with beautiful wood floors and granite and stainless steel. It was very cold during our stay, so the jacuzzi tub in the master bath and outdoor hot tub were big hits. It was still too cold for the heated pool. Our boys loved our day at pleasure pier - no lines this time of year!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate it when someone takes the time to leave us feedback. We often get great texts and emails but just taking the time to do a review means so much. Your kind words are so nice. We LOVE the Jacuzzi tub and this time of year is a "no wait" for places like the Pleasure Pier. Galveston is a really great [;ace in the fall and winter. Combined with our reduced offseason rates we hope our guests continue to have great experiences.
San Antonio, TX

Family winter get away

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented two condos at this location. This condo was outstanding! Everything was in excellent condition, just as advertised. The check-in was simple; location, excellent; and the condo itself was perfect for both adults and children. The view of both the beach and pool were bonuses we did not expect. And the heated pool was a big hit. Thanks for a fun and relaxing vacation. This is on our list of "Do It Again" locations.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your stay and the fact that you took a moment to tell others how nice the condo is. Making Memories has been one of our best condos since 2012. We are so pleased to see so many enjoying the condo and truly Making Memories. Your feedback is valued and appreciated so much. Thanks again, Christina, Property Manager


Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jimmy on th Pier, Marriott next door
Car: necessary

Close to fun Galveston activities Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, numerous beaches to visit and the NEW Pleasure Pier. Visit the historical Strand area or reserve a deep sea fishing trip. Just a few other things to do include miniature golf, bungee jumping, or kayak with Artist Boat. Galveston has so many wonderful restaurants. The island is full of fun all year long. We have numerous special events such as Mardi Gras, Bike Rally's, and Dickens on the Strand make that make our island very unique. A calendar of monthly events can be provided by our property manager.


Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day rates
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 22 2015 - Sep 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
July 4th holiday
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 10 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Lone Star Bike Rally
Nov 5 2015 - Nov 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year Eve
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Sanatation Fee $80.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes All reservations are subject to contract review and acceptance.

Contract must be reviewed for reservation acceptance.

Pets MUST be approved. Case by case basis.

$15 parking pass. Purchased upon arrival. Valid for entire stay

Weekly stays are 6 nights and 7 days.

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Cancellation Policy

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Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bath condo. One bath has a jacuzzi tub and one stand up, custom tiled shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Both bedrooms feature a king bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room sofa folds out into a queen sized bed., Bunk Beds (1) The bunk beds also convert into a settee for playing games, reading, working, etc. 2 bunks are located in the condo.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 large pools, super comfortable sheets, fabulous tropical decor, extra large master bedroom, granite and tile in baths and kitchen, master bath has beautiful stainless sink and faucet, large deck with expansive Gulf view, flat panel TV's in every room. Our hot tub is warm year around. Minutes away from some of Galveston's main attractions including several beaches. This unit was fully renovated beginning in late 2011 to May 2012.

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