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GREAT GALVESTON EVENTS!! - OCTOBERFEST, LONE STAR RALLY & DICKENS ON THE STRAND

Karen Madden

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Karen Madden

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014
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GREAT GALVESTON EVENTS!! - OCTOBERFEST, LONE STAR RALLY & DICKENS ON THE STRAND

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Galveston Condo Rental Photos and Description

Book Now to reserve! Immaculate 3 Bed, 2 Bath Oceanfront Condo with Gulf View

Enjoy a stress-free vacation in a beautiful, fully-furnished and supplied, luxury unit in a 5-Star Resort Property with gorgeous ocean views from our balcony. This 3-bed, 2 bath unit is comfortably furnished with a king, a queen, 2 full-size beds and a queen-size sleeper sofa. (There is a six-person maximum occupancy unless prior written authorization is obtained.) There are stunning 5th-Floor views from the condo of the Gulf of Mexico, the beach and the gorgeous Diamond Beach Resort. The Resort has beach access, a lazy river and heated indoor pool, onsite bar, theatre room, game room and a fitness room to rival any health club. You would never have to leave the property, but you will want to experience all that the City of Galveston has to offer - fine dining, historic properties and museums, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Pleasure Pier amusement park, live theater at The 1898 Grand Opera House and shopping on the Historic Strand. Weather concerns? Not a problem. The unit has 4 huge, flat-screen, Smart TVs, a secure wireless network and expanded cable. Take advantage of the indoor pool and game room until the sun is shining again.

Traveling with kids? Great. A full-over-full-size bunk bed will make them happy. In addition to expanded cable services and Wi-Fi, there is a DVD player and board games in the unit. Downstairs, there is the game room with free-play pinball and basketball games. The lazy river and slide (seasonal hours vary) will provide hours of entertainment. For small children, there is a bright, beautiful playroom on the property.

Do you need to mix business with pleasure? The secure wireless connection in the condo will allow you to use your laptop and wireless devices. The resort has a business center with computers. You can entertain and meet with clients in Bar None or the Wine Room.

Galveston has an abundance of highly-rated restaurants, but if you want to prepare meals, the condo is fully-supplied with anything you would need (except your groceries).

Finally, you can relax knowing that there is 24-hour guest services and security at the Diamond Beach Resort. Also, the owners are local residents and business owners who will be available to immediately address any issues that may arise with your vacation rental.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Madden (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

About Karen Madden

We are local business owners and long-time residents in Galveston. We are available to answer any questions or address any concerns during your stay, even if it's only a recommendation for a restaurant.

Karen Madden purchased this condo in 2013

Why Karen Madden chose Galveston

We bought this property because we fell in love with Diamond Beach, and wanted a place for family and friends to stay when visiting. We have furnished and supplied the unit as if it were a second home.

What makes this condo unique

The views from the unit are simply breathtaking. When I stood in the kitchen, I could see for miles down the beach at low tide. Our kids loved the pools and game room. We love to relax at Bar None or work out in the fitness room, all the while enjoying amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 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

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Great Galveston Events!! - Octoberfest, Lone Star Rally & Dickens on the Strand
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Great Galveston Events!! - Octoberfest, Lone Star Rally & Dickens on the Strand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455182vb
-409.939.6263
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Lumberton, Texas
5

Relaxing family getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Wow! Condo is amazing. Sunsets and sunrises are wonderful from the balcony. Owners have thought of everything! Condo is comfortable, kid-friendly and decorated nicely. Master bedroom also has a white noise machine! Rain showers are in BOTH bathrooms. Master bathroom has Jacuzzi tub and a very large shower. Condo was very clean! Living room is great for playing family board games and watching a movie at night. Portable crib and high chair were also provided! This made our packing so much easier!

The owner met us and showed us around the property and condo. We loved that. The condo is nice, but to have that level of service makes the condo AMAZING!

Diamond Beach also has many amenities! Our boys enjoyed the game room, theater room, indoor pool and lazy river!

We had an excellent time and cannot wait to come back! Our only regret was that we could not stay longer! We have found a place we love!

Thanks for sharing your condo with us!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I hope that you and your family are able to visit again. Your children were so personable and well-mannered. I enjoyed talking to them, and I am glad they had a good time!
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Great Galveston Events!! - Octoberfest, Lone Star Rally & Dickens on the Strand
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Houma, Louisiana
5

great get away!

  • 5 of 5
Our family visits Galveston at least once a year. We usually stay in a hotel, but since our family has out-grown hotel rooms, I thought we would try a condo. It turned out to be a wonderful choice. This condo offered everything we needed. Even though the weather was wet, windy, & cold, we were entertained with the indoor pool, game room, theater room, balcony view, and cozy living room! Would love to return and try the outdoor amenities.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Great Galveston Events!! - Octoberfest, Lone Star Rally & Dickens on the Strand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455182vb
-409.939.6263
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Lufkin, Texas
5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5
This condo exceeded our expectations. It was all we wished for and more. The entire property was lovely and well maintained. The owner was very pleasant to work with. What a great place to enjoy our children and grandchildren!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you! You and your family are welcome back any time!
business
Great Galveston Events!! - Octoberfest, Lone Star Rally & Dickens on the Strand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455182vb
-409.939.6263
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Grand kids loved it! And so did we :)

  • 5 of 5
The unit was clean and kid friendly. We enjoyed the pools, walks on the beach (away from the sea weed), and game room amenities. We grilled at the pool lobby and apparently made others hungry! The complex is clean and well maintained. Our two year old grandson and four year old granddaughter loved the kiddie pool everyday! Our unit was modern with granite counters and electric smooth cooktop range. However, we're going to have to find out what kind of mattress the master bedroom has--my back pain went away!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear that you had a good time. I love it when grandparents are able to vacation with their families in our condo! I hope you are able to visit Galveston again when we do not have a record seaweed season. (It really is building up the beaches, though. There is a beach west of 61st Street that was not there before.) Thank you for your business! Karen
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Great Galveston Events!! - Octoberfest, Lone Star Rally & Dickens on the Strand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455182vb
-409.939.6263
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Austin, Texas
5

Great family trip to Galveston

  • 5 of 5
My family and I came to Galveston for a family wedding and are so glad we stayed at this condo in the Diamond Resort that we are already planning our trip back.

Myself and 5 other adults in my family had plenty of space to hang out together in the living room, kitchen and balcony without having to compromise on our own private space in this 3 bedroom condo.

Upon arrival, we were immediately amazed by the beautiful indoor pool, game room, outdoor pool, media room, and more. When we entered the condo, we were greeted with an incredibly clean home stocked with all of the key essentials. Karen also met us to make sure we knew where everything was and that we had everything that we needed.

It is so hard to pick my favorite part of this place, but nothing beats sitting on the balcony that overlooked the beautiful pool and the beach. I can't wait to come back when we have some more time to enjoy the pool and beach.

Thanks for having us, Karen! We had a great time.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Casey, you and your group are welcome back any time! I promise to do my best to get you good weather! September and October are beautiful here. Thanks for being so lovely to work with!
business
Great Galveston Events!! - Octoberfest, Lone Star Rally & Dickens on the Strand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455182vb
-409.939.6263
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Sad to leave!

  • 5 of 5
The owners were very helpful & willing to accommodate us in any way possible. They are on the island and met us to walk us through the check-in process & show us to the condo. They have a perfect balance of showing attentiveness & also giving the plenty of privacy & space. They make you feel completely welcome but also like the condo is all yours.

The condo is extremely clean & neat. Nice upgraded appliances, cookware and also quality products like Method hand soap & dish soap which was a very nice touch. So often when we travel, I feel like my quality of consumable products is lower than what I normally use at home. Here, I felt completely comfortable & even a little pampered!

Nice bedding and very comfortable beds. Just bought our son an expensive top of the line memory foam mattress & yet he said the lower bunk bed mattress was the "most comfortable bed" he's ever slept on. Go figure. ;)

The location of the condo is great. The view from the balcony is perfect -- overlooking the length of the pool, part of the seawall & a long way down the beach.

The grounds were very well-kept. We used the hot tubs even though it was in the 40's. They are quite large. The front desk ladies were always very nice.

There were a couple of funny "house" sounds but they didn't bother us. One has something to do with the HVAC in the hall bathroom. It was infrequent but we simply closed the bathroom door at night & I never heard it. The other was the sound of wind being heard through the master bathroom vent but only when the wind was extremely strong -- nothing the owes could do about that. HOWEVER, when I mentioned it, they immediately ordered a white noise/nature sound machine for the condo. I slept like a baby with that thing!

Overall, an excellent stay and I would definitely love to come back! To me, the grounds are great & the condo is very nice but the owners add a special touch & make the place really shine.

Thanks so much for sharing your property with us! We hope to come back soon!
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I truly enjoyed meeting you. I hope you are able to return for some better weather!

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Scholes Field
Nearest Barpub
Bar None - Onsite
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Port Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak - Houston
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Jet Skiing
Nearest Beach
Galveston Island West Beach - Adjacent

Diamond Beach is Galveston's only five-star, mid-rise resort residences, located at the end of the historic Seawall. This 5th Floor, 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo has endless Gulf views, and all the luxurious amenities of the resort, including indoor and outdoor pools, spa, bar, fitness center, theater and game room. Located on Galveston’s West Beach, Diamond Beach enjoys the premier location on the island, on the south side of FM 3005, allowing residents the ability to walk out onto their own private beach and the Galveston beach beyond – without ever crossing a road.

Galveston Island is located on the Texas coastline just 50 miles south of Houston, featuring 32 miles of beaches and a relaxed atmosphere. There are abundant leisure activities, excellent medical facilities, award-winning restaurants and exciting attractions. A vibrant historic downtown, the Strand, offers easy access to cruise ships, fishing excursions, shopping and sightseeing.

Galveston is famous for its festivals - from Dickens on the Strand, to Mardi Gras and the Lone Star Bike Rally. For the athlete, there are sanctioned events scheduled all during the year. Galveston has shopping for any taste, whether it's antique, upscale, artsy, or beach trendy.

Top attractions include the famous Moody Gardens, which has the Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramids, an IMAX 3D, 4D Special FX theater and IMAX Ridefilm theaters; silky-smooth Palm Beach, with white sand and freshwater lagoons; and the 19th century style Colonel Paddlewheeler. Schlitterbahn Waterpark features uphill water coasters, water slides, kid’s playgrounds, whitewater rapids, wave poosl, hot tubs, plus the Boogie Bahn surf ride Schlitterbahn’s Wasserfest. The park offers a dozen heated attractions in a warm, tropical oasis featuring four enclosed tube slides, the Torrent Tidal Wave River, three speed slides, three water playgrounds and more. The historic Pleasure Pier is an amusement park over the Gulf of Mexico, fashioned after another historic landmark, Galveston's Electric Park. Traditional rides will include a 36-foot diameter, double-decker carousel and a 100-foot tall Ferris Wheel, and for the more adventurous, a steel roller coaster with a 100-foot vertical climb, 200-foot tall swing recognized as the highest ride in Texas and classic bumper cars for adults and children.

Museums cover every facet of land, sea or air, from the art deco Railroad Museum near The Strand, to the Ocean Star Offshore Museum on Pier 20, to the Lone Star Flight Museum, and the Texas Seaport Museum on Pier 21 featuring the Tall Ship Elissa.

Galveston is a great place to visit year round, with average temperatures ranging from the 60's in the winter to the upper 80's in the summer. Island life is also enhanced by the absence of traffic congestion, making it a quick 'commute' to any destination on the Island.

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Peak II
Mar 8 2015 - May 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
Peak I
May 29 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
8 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fees $125
Resort Fee from HOA $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. A refundable $250.00 deposit is required to offset loss or damage to the unit and its contents, normal wear and tear excepted. Costs of actual damage may be higher and will be assessed, if required. Maximum number of occupants is six (6) unless prior arrangements have been made in writing. There is a minimum charge of $125.00 for cleaning.

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
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1268 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a jacuzzi in the master bath, and a large, walk-in, double shower, with a separate commode.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - The 4th sleeping area is a queen size sleeper sofa.
  • There are 3 bedrooms, including a large master suite, and 2 additional guest rooms with a queen bed and a full/full bunk bed. There is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In addition to the indoor and outdoor pools, there is a water slide (hours vary) and a lazy river. There is a spa onsite, by appointment, and a fitness room with views overlooking the Gulf with all state of the art equipment. A full-service bar is located downstairs with very convenient hours.

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