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Romantic Galveston Tropical Getaway - #2 3 Pools & Hot Tub too

Marilyn Swanson, the owner

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Marilyn Swanson, the owner

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015
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Romantic Galveston Tropical Getaway - #2 3 Pools & Hot Tub too

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Galveston Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1 Bath (Sleeps 5-6)

“Galveston Tropical Getaway - #2” at Maravilla is ready for your Galveston beach holiday. Our second one bedroom condo, at the popular ocean front Maravilla Resort Condominium, is located in the new section and decorated in cool relaxing colors with lots of art. It is next door to our other one bedroom condo at Maravilla, 'Galveston Tropical Getaway - 1. We invite you to visit. This condo, one of our five personally owned and managed Maravilla condos, sleeps five with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom with a mirrored closet wall, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a single bed in a hide-away nook. All the floors and the balcony are tiled with 20 inch ceramic tile for a stunning look. Walk from the living room to your private balcony overlooking the largest of Maravilla’s three pools with a view of the hot tub and the Galveston Gulf in the distance. The well-designed modern kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops and everything you could need for cooking an elegant dinner at home. You can eat at the bar or at the rectangular table after appetizers on the balcony. The bathroom is tiled with a bathtub and shower. This part of the Maravilla complex has all new construction. We are proud that we now have all six of our Maravilla condos available for our guests. Galveston is growing and we are delighted the new Marriott Hotel next door is now finished. And with the Marriott comes a Starbucks Coffee shop, a bar and restaurant right next door.

Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Marilyn Swanson, the owner (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

About Marilyn Swanson, the owner

We, Larry and Marilyn, love Galveston and visit the Island as often as possible. In fact our retirement dream is to own a canel home. But we are still part of the workforce so until then we will settle for living in Pearland, Texas and spending just as much time as possible in Galveston. Larry works for Baker-Hughes and Marilyn helps people with their Medicare and retirement solutions through Bankers Life and Casualty. She is also very much of a 'hands-on' property manager for our 5 Galveston condos. This picture was taken on the Galveston Beach in April.

Marilyn Swanson, the owner purchased this condo in 2012

Why Marilyn Swanson, the owner chose Galveston

We purchased Galveston Tropical Getaway #1 in 2008 - right before Hurricane Ike. It was to be our personal hideaway in Galveston. Then came Hurricane Ike, then came the Maravilla fire. In late 2011 and early 2012, Marilyn realized how much she enjoyed doing the decorating and serving as the General Contractor (with lots of help and encouragement from Larry) for the rebuild. And we are delighted with the resuts! When the condo next door to our original 'Galveston Tropical Getaway' came on the market, we didn't hesitate too long. We thought it would be easier to rebuild, choose colors, choose furnishings etc. since we would be doing it again. And for the most part - it was. And that's the reason we now have Galveston Tropical Getaway #2. We like to think of them as the 'Tropical Getaway Twins'. It works so well for two families that want some privacy yet want to be close.

What makes this condo unique

'Galveston Tropical Getaway #2' is right next door to our original Getaway, 'Tropical Getaway#1'. Both condos sleep 5. We enjoy it when the grandkids (and their parents) visit. They can stay in this condo (with a bathtub for the little ones) and we can be right next door - a walk-in shower is ideal for us.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Romantic Galveston Tropical Getaway - #2 3 Pools & Hot Tub too
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Houston, Texas USA
5

Very Nice and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for my wife's birthday and had a wonderful weekend. It was nice to go out on the balcony and enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings. The condo has a great view of the pool to watch the people swimming. It is the perfect place to just go and relax and get away from it all! Marilyn was super to deal with and gave us all the info we needed for a super easy "check in". If you need a question answered she's just a phone call or e-mail away!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to celebrate a birthday at our condo - perhaps it can be a tradition? We welcome our returning guests with a returning guest discount too. And a special thanks for mentioning the ease of "check-In". We try to provide for our guests what we would want in a vacation rental. Marilyn
Thornton, Tx
5

Very Impressed!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here celebrating our 15 yr anniversary last September. Upon arrival we were a little nervous because of the sheer ease of check in, settling in, etc. That is what we were promised but I really didn't think it would be THAT easy and private and just like WOW! The three pools were all fabulous, the location was awesome, and it was extremely relaxing. I know we want to come back and bring our daughter. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. As a matter of fact we recommended it the first time while we were still there! This review is WAY late, but I still remember how awesome this place was. And, Marilyn is super awesome, informative and friendly!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, TX
5

What A Great Find!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow..thanks for meeting and exceeding my expectations! What a wonderful place. I'm a "details" person and I must say...your attention to details makes the difference. Down to the coffee filter in the coffee maker, awaiting my morning java fix. Your condo is in a great location, very clean, tastefully decorated, comfortable, supplied with everything you need, stocked with island info and thoughtfully laid out. My teenagers pass on their "2 Thumbs Up!!" We will definitely be back and refer others to you. Thank you again for opening your condo to our family...and making our visit to Galveston, one to remember.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
League City Tx.
5

Getaway with my wife

  • 5 of 5

Had a blast! Staff was cordial and helpful with info. about the island too. Good location to get to the restaurants or just taking a walk on the beach. Lazed around the pools some too. Definitely going back as soon as we can manage it.

Place was clean. Looked just like the pictures we saw on line. marilyn answered all of my questions before we arrived. Definitely recommend "The Spot" on Seaway. Eclectic layout, and eclectic menu. Had a full moon to stare at. All the while, I had the most beautiful girl in the world next to me. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What fun to have a romantic getaway with your wife! Larry and I definitely agree - watching the Galveston moon over the Gulf is pretty amazing. Looking forward to your next visit.
Dallas, Tx
5

Fourth of July getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such a great condo for a family of 4. The condo was very spacious, clean and organized. We had such a great time and enjoyed the pool. Thanks for making the rental process easy. We will definitely rent from you again. It was a pleasure meeting you !! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Larry and I both enjoy meeting our guests when possible. Our philosophy about owning and personally sharing our condos is that we want our guests to feel as though they are our PERSONAL guests. We look forward to your next visit - remember our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount from published rates.
5

Works for Mom & Daughter Getaway Too!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I stayed for some mother-daughter bonding time. It was quiet and pretty, close but far enough away from the mayhem.

The unit was well stocked and bed very comfortable.

The later check-out and early check-in was an unexpected bonus we were gracious to have.

Marilyn was very agreeable and responsive. We just returned and already want to plan our next trip to stay in one of Marilyn's places.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had a great mother-daughter time. In fact, I have a mother and 3 daughter trip planned in August (of course a VRBO getaway). And, we are looking forward to your return visit. Our returning guests always receive at least a 10% discount from our published rate.

Map

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Houston Hobby (HOU)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Marriott next door
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
0.1 Miles
Marriott next door
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Our condo at Maravilla Resort Condominiums 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 (HOU) (closest) and George W. Bush International Airport (IAH) (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.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Bird Watching, Miniature Golf, Leisurely beach walks, Swimming

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Rates & Availability

From $90 Per night

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 16 2015 - Sep 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$240
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$750
Flat fee
 
 
July 4
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$750
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$700
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 2015 - Nov 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$170
Fri,Sat
$900
$1,800
 
 
Lone Star
Nov 5 2015 - Nov 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$750
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Nov 16 2015 - Feb 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$90
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$650
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes No other fees when you rent 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) which is good for your entire stay. Wrist bands for pool/hot tub use and the exercise/activity room will be distributed when you register your car. Special rates for holidays with a 3 night minimum.

Cancellation Policy

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

Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) With a memory foam mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) An adult sized twin bed in a hideaway nook with storage below, Baby Cribs (1) We have a Pack and Play that can be reserved at no charge, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sleeper sofa has a comfortable queen mattress
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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