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LUXURIOUS OCEANFRONT 'SEA SHELL PALACE' 4 FREE SCHLITTERBAHN TICKETS

Sharon or Roxanna Ghalamdanchi

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Sharon or Roxanna Ghalamdanchi

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LUXURIOUS OCEANFRONT 'SEA SHELL PALACE' 4 FREE SCHLITTERBAHN TICKETS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Galveston Condo Rental Photos and Description

Enjoy our new tropical paradise vacation home 'Sea Shell Palace' on Galveston island. Catch the stunning sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy lush vegetation surrounding two of our beautiful pools, a secluded hot tub and the bubbling rock waterfall from our third floor patio/balcony and fourth floor Ocean views.

this Sea Shell Palace is a large 2 bedroom/2 bathroom 1,175 sq ft split level condo furnished with new custom state of the art appliances and granite counter tops. this kitchen is stocked with dishes, silverware, pots, pans and other utensils including waffle iron and coffee maker. outside grills are located by the beautiful tropical pool for your daily use. there are 3 pools and one hot tub at this resort.

This master suite is upstairs and has a queen size bed, dresser and 32' led t.v. the master bathroom has a walk in marble shower with bench and rainshower spa, top flush toilet, and elegant waterfall glass vessel sink. this master has a charming view of the ocean, pool, and Tropical landscaping all without getting out of bed.

the second bedroom is adjacent with 2 double/twin bunkbeds and a 19' led t.v. with it's own private entrance. you will find beautiful hardwoods in both bedrooms, while the bathrooms are done in travertine with granite inlays. second bathroom also has waterfall glass vessel sink, walk in marble shower with bench and rainshower spa.

take a walk down the seawall and feel the tropical breezes and grab something to eat. the cinema,

golf, fishing pier, etc are just that close. moody gardens, schlitterbauhn are just 5 minutes away. wal mart, randalls are 10 minutes, pleasure pier theme park, rain forrest cafe is 15 minutes, new outlet shopping just 30 minutes on 45 north.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sharon or Roxanna Ghalamdanchi (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Sharon or Roxanna Ghalamdanchi

we spend a lot of free time in Galveston as a family, taking walks, collecting seashells, relaxing and just enjoy the seashore, while watching the beautiful sunset on the moonlight ocean. it's fun to watch the sunrise on the beach in the mornings also.

Sharon or Roxanna Ghalamdanchi purchased this condo in 2007

Why Sharon or Roxanna Ghalamdanchi chose Galveston

the maravilla resort pool is known as the jewel of the island.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

4.2
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Luxurious Oceanfront 'Sea Shell Palace' 4 Free schlitterbahn tickets
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews
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Luxurious Oceanfront 'Sea Shell Palace' 4 Free schlitterbahn tickets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421613vb
-(281) 935-9222
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Austin, TX
5

Excellent accommodations!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent 3 nights at the Sea Shell Palace. We have stayed at Maravilla before and the kids always love the big pool. This unit was clean, spacious and very well stocked. The deck overlooking the pool isreally nice. Owner was responsive to questions we had. Wifi and tv's worked great. There were 2 adults and 4 children in our party - plenty of room for everyone. Had a super time and will return!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Luxurious Oceanfront 'Sea Shell Palace' 4 Free schlitterbahn tickets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421613vb
-(281) 935-9222
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
3

Dishpan hands while on Vacation

  • 3 of 5
I usually read the reviews before booking a place - I trust and appreciate the reviews of previous occupants. I payed the price for not reading them this time around.
Worst part of this property was not having good contact with owner before and during our stay. She wouldn't return my call for hours, leaving us in limbo during that time. I had to call her about several issues: 1. no dish washer soap NOR dish soap, 2. broken shower curtain rod in guest bath, 3. no Wi-Fi and 4. missing key to the swimming pool. She told me cleaning lady would come over later that evening to bring some dish soap and to work on shower rod - that didn't happen nor did owner call to check status. She did tell me she would reimburse me if I chose to buy the soap and rod myself. I did not feel up to making another trip to Wal-Mart for 2 items when we had already made the grocery run in Houston, had to finally run to Kroger the next morning when cleaning lady never showed up. We ended up using shower curtain at mid level once we found a spot on tile that would hold it. I wonder if the dishes were even washed properly from previous occupants since they probably didn't have any soap on hand or even a good sponge. Sponge available in Condo was so dingy and old, bought a new one while at Kroger. Washed dishes by hand all weekend so I wouldn't be charged with breach of contract for not "putting dishes away at time of departure".
They only supplied 5 small rolls of toilet paper for 6 adults (3 being women ) over a 4 days weekend, had to make a second trip to Kroger for supplies.
It took a lot of effort on our part to make Condo comfortable - nothing on owner's part.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Luxurious Oceanfront 'Sea Shell Palace' 4 Free schlitterbahn tickets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421613vb
-(281) 935-9222
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
San Antonio, TX
5

Girls Trip

  • 5 of 5
We were in town for a girls weekend and loved the condo and the facilities. The condo is nicely set up, we did wish there was a powder bath downstairs, but other than that, Loved it. The condo has a great deck where we were able to sit and enjoy the evening. Loved the covered area at the pool. We will def consider returning.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Luxurious Oceanfront 'Sea Shell Palace' 4 Free schlitterbahn tickets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421613vb
-(281) 935-9222
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
4

NIce place- Just need attention to small details

  • 4 of 5
The Sea Shell Palace was very nice and looked recently remodeled. The pictures are pretty spot on. The balcony and view of the pool and ocean are awesome. This was a great size condo for my family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids ages 9 and 13). My kids loved the pools and hot tub.

There were a few things that need some attention: The 1st night at around 4 AM the smoke alarm started beeping (needed batteries) I seen this same problem in another review so maybe it’s an ongoing issue. The fans in the living room and in the mater bedroom shake and make a lot of noise. We couldn’t even sleep with it on because it was so loud. Luckily the AC works great- but also very loud! The bar in the kitchen does not have any stools or chairs so you really can’t utilize the space. I think the owners should leave more toilet paper, enough for at least the stay. I think it’s a great place to stay but I think the owners should put a little more time in to the small details, especially for the price point.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxurious Oceanfront 'Sea Shell Palace' 4 Free schlitterbahn tickets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421613vb
-(281) 935-9222
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, TX
3

Family Time

  • 3 of 5
My husband & I invited another couple from CA to meet us in Galveston. We were very embarassed that this unit did not our expectations.
Master BR: ceiling fan wobbled and was noisy no door on the closet / AC sounded like a hurricane when on / TV very difficult to figure out (needed instructions)
Master Bath: shower curtain unstable - falls easily / electrical outlets very difficult to plug into - wouldn't "give" at all / no wastebasket
2nd BR - ceiling fan could be dangerous to a child on top bunk/. no closet door
No ironing board, no toaster, no hair drier, no casserole dish, no cutting board, no coffee filters
Coffee pot failed to work - called owner who said to call a man (forgot his name). He said he wasn't in Galveston and to go and buy one and I would be reimbursed. Since I was on vacation, I didn't choose to spend time in Wal-Mart buying a coffee pot!
The balcony is a joke. I understand the units are under renovation, but we had to move our chairs outside and there was no partition between the other 2 units - one unit had "pot" smokers sitting outside a good deal of the time and we didn't care to inhale outdoors.
The only positive thing was that the unit appeared to be very clean; however the 2nd bedroom had only sheets on the beds and was not decorated at all. The bathrooms are fancy but that decor didn't fit the overall poorly decorated unit. We definitely would look for a better rental next time - especially when we are inviting guests to join us.
Bedrooms are up fairly steep, narrow stairs so wouldn't be conducive to elderly or handicapped.
Good location for restaurants, etc., but across main road to beach access.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Luxurious Oceanfront 'Sea Shell Palace' 4 Free schlitterbahn tickets
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421613vb
-(281) 935-9222
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas
4

Review... Pros and Cons

  • 4 of 5
Pros: The location was great, not in the center of the action but only a 10 minute drive from nearly everything. The condo did sleep all 7 of us (2 adults and 5 children) with no problem, kids enjoyed all being able to stay in the same room. Kids loved the pool! We were not disturbed by airport noise or construction noise. The condo was apparently in the middle of a remodel. Most of the updates were complete and well done.

Cons: We were told to arrive at 3:00 which we did exactly, however it was not ready on arrival. The owner was still making beds, the towels were still in the laundry, a/c was not turned down, and the fridge had not been cleaned out; I emptied the dishwasher myself later. Two smoke detectors needed new batteries (started beeping in the middle of the night). The ceiling fans in the master and living room were noisy. There are two nice showers, but no bathtub (for us was an issue as we have little kids).

These issues are not a fault of the owners but should be noted for future guests: The elevator goes to the 3rd floor, but does NOT go the remaining ten steps up to the condo. For us this was a problem as I arrived by myself with 5 children 11 years and under with 5 days of luggage and food. There was some uodate or something going on the balcony and while adults could be out there, the rail had a gap at the bottom making it unsafe for little ones. The mosquitoes in Galveston are terrible this year!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Maravilla resort sits on the west end of the seawall, close to schlitterbahn water park, moody gardens, golf, etc. Downtown has the strand, the historic district, the railroad museum, the cruise ships, shopping and great restaurants to explore.

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Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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fall
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$199
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winter
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
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$189
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spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
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$199
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3 night minimum stay
$149
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1175 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • master bath - toilet , shower , waterfall glass vessel sink, rainshower spa
    second bathroom - toilet , shower , waterfall glass vessel sink, rainshower spa
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master suite - 1 queen , master sleeps 2
    second bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 2 sets full/twin bunkbeds sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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