Palm Paradise - our family's Galveston retreat condo at the Maravilla, welcomes families to our comfortable, well furnished and equipped condo. Bedroom features comfortable queen bed, bathroom access, flat panel TV/DVD wall mounted unit and soothing decor. Living area has a full-sized sleeper sofa, another TV/DVD combo, and other furnishings to allow for the family to gather together at the end of a fun day in Galveston. Kids enjoy the built in bunks offering privacy. The kitchen is fully equipped with full-sized appliances and all of the cookware, dishware, etc. you could possibly need to prepare a gourmet meal or warm leftovers from any of Galveston's wonderful eateries.
The balcony is where you will want to be! With views of the tropical grounds the Maravilla resort offers and the west pools, as well as westward view to the Gulf of Mexico.
All condos are not the same! Owners who rent their own pay much closer attention to the details that guests want in a vacation!
We tried to think of everything!: Our bedding is high quality, our towels are fluffy, and we even include beach/pool towels for use during your stay (please leave them for the next guests, though!)
In addition to standard refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, range & microwave - all of which are full sized (some condos offer apartment sized, or only a cooktop, mini-fridge and microwave - worth asking!) we've included many common counter-top appliances as well - coffee pot, toaster, blender (IT IS THE BEACH!), crock pot, etc.
Remember, this is our getaway as well - and we wouldn't do any less for our guests than we do for ourselves, so you'll find the condo to truly be a home-away-from-home. We are lucky to be able to have this - we should share, right?
There is some construction going on at the rear of the property which shouldn't affect your stay in this unit whatsoever, but we're required to tell you that by being on the property you are agreeing for yourself and those in your party that you know about this.
The Maravilla Resort Complex is Awesome: From the friendliest staff you will find on the island, to amenities and grounds unmatched elsewhere, you won't want to leave - and you'll be making your return reservations almost before you do. The tropical grounds are unbelievable, with palm trees literally growing out of the largest of the pools at the complex - we're told this is the largest pool on Galveston island! There is another pool as well, a hot tub, tropical grounds, and a workout room with floor to ceiling glass. If you can't skip the workout on vacation, you can watch the waves while you do so. Inside that workout room you will also find a free lending library of books to read while on vacation, a movie rental machine, and a cable ready TV to catch the day's weather before planning your activities.
WiFi is available at no cost in the work out room and in the office. There is a WiFi service for fee available in the condo itself as offered by most hotels. There are some free DVD rentals available int he office.
Pricing - NO SURPRISES: Don't you hate it when you make a reservation and at check-in you're told plus plus plus equals? We do, too! So we offer no surprise pricing. We include all City of Galveston and State of Texas occupancy taxes (we are required to pay these for rentals of 29 days or less. We include the cleaning fee, the laundry fee, and even one parking permit. All cars on property are required to have them and if you need extras you can buy them in the office for $10 or you can park on the Seawall. The ONLY potential extra charges are 20% surcharge for holidays and special events and if you want to pay through PayPal the 3.5% fee they charge is passed along.
Can't beat the VALUE! We compare our pricing regularly with local hotels - and there truly is no comparison. Yes, you are giving up daily maid service and maybe room service - but does that really matter on vacation or do you want more space, privacy, and the resort style vacation?
Other Activities: Movies, Miniature Golf within walking distance