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Karen Madden

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Immaculate 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Oceanfront Condo with 5th Floor Water 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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Karen Madden

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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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: Jul 18, 0305
  • 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!
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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!
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Dallas
5

WE WILL BE BACK

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved this place, i have stayed in many condos and this was beautifully decorated ( i was a little worried about my 2 year old getting into stuff so I just put the nice stuff up high or out of reach while we stayed). All of the beds are comfortable and the owners leave items for you to use such as dishwashing soap. papertowels, trashbags, hand soap. This was very nice because I am not a fan of going on a trip and buying an entire box of trashbags or dishwashing soap when we are only going to use a small amount. The only thing i can mention would be a noise that was coming from the hallway bathroom that had something to do with the air conditioner , the owner did give us a heads up about the noise when we arrived and they were in the process of having it fixed. The big water slide was never in operation while we were there, we arrived on a wednesday and told our kids it would at least be open on saturday but the resort never opened it up, this is nothing that the individual owners can control - it is up to the resort. This resort is extremely nice and clean and this is not a party place. The lazy river was wonderful and relaxing! We fell in love with the pools and will be back. We actually loved the fact that there are rules in place in order for this resort to stay nice and for everyone to enjoy their time while staying at Diamond Beach!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for being such great guests! I'm glad to say that the plumber has solved the mystery of the knocking. Your next stay will not be interrupted like that. Karen
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WONDERFUL PROPERTY FOR A VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful family vacation at this property. The condo is beautifully decorated and very clean. The owner is easy to work with and I would highly recommend this property for a great vacation. The view was wonderful and just as pictured.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 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! I hope that you will stay with us again in the future. Karen
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Cypress
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WONDERFUL FAMILY GATHERING FOR LABOR DAY

  • 5 of 5
Our extended family of grandparents, married children, a three year old and 9 month old had a memory making weekend at your beautiful condo! The condo looks just like the pictures and everything looked brand new. We enjoyed all the special amenities such as watching a movie in the theater, kids play room, the game room, lazy river with swim up bar, cascading pools, hot tub, and white sand play area. The pool was perfect for the little ones with a splash area for the baby and for our three year old to walk around. We also use the BBQ pits for one dinner. The owner was very helpful in showing where everything was located and having a high chair and portacrib for the infant! Our adults even took advantage of getting a massage at the spa! We did spend some time on the beach in the gulf waves, digging in the sand and flying kites and appreciate the fact that the beach was right there! We did get to watch our favorite college football games on the big TV in the condo and enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the sunset. Even though it was a holiday weekend, the pool and lazy river were not crowded and there were plenty of chairs and inner tubes available when we wanted one. The beds were very comfortable and the master bathroom was awesome! Everything about this condo was like a well appointed resort that had everything we needed for fun and relaxing. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked all our meals. It was great to have a washer and dryer right there. We do hope to come back again and enjoy your special condo. Thanks so much for all your help to arrange this special weekend for our family!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love when grandparents are able to host their families in our condo. Come back any time!
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PERFECT GET AWAY

  • 5 of 5
Perfect get away for my busy family and I. The location was great, the resort was perfect and the unit was spectacular. It had all the finishing touches and everything one could possibly need! Their attention to detail on the unit and decor was perfect. You won't be sorry you rented this unit. We will be coming back to spend more family away time here when given the opportunity! Not a single complaint, even from someone as picky as myself!!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We enjoyed having your family, and hope to see you again!
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Map

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

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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Availability & Rates

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Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak I
May 24 2014 - Sep 7 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2014 - Nov 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fees $125
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.
  • 7 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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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