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Dave Ruch

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Top-Floor Ocean View! 3 resort pools (heated) King bed! Hot tub! Large balcony!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Galveston Condo Rental Photos and Description

2BR/1.5BA Sleeps 8, king bed, queen bed, 2 adult size bunks & sleeper sofa

We like to call this our "OceanLoversVIEW" condo. Wake up to sunrise from your private, quiet balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Then, make memories with your loved ones on beautiful Galveston Island.

E-mail from guest:

Hi, David

Just returned last night from Galveston and had to let you know what a lovely condo you have. . . there was not a thing we needed that was not there, the decor was so very attractive, location just right - that end of the Island is very good place to be.

We did the ferry to Port Bolivar, Paddle wheeler trip, museum downtown as well as oil rig museum, trip to Penguin Island, old mansions (Moody was favorite), drove further west and ate at Richard's restaurant in Sea Isle on the marina - TWICE. Used the pocket beaches to good advantage. . . kept going to a different spot each day! Weather was tremendous. . . foggy early but burned off by 9 a.m. Sat on seawall and watched the surfers, went out on fishing pier. . . enjoyed eating at The Spot!

Hope to be back, Don and Donna Williams

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dave Ruch (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Dave Ruch

Pam & I live in Denver, but enjoy visiting Galveston with our Grandkids. They love to splash in the shallow beach water. Eliana wants to drive next time with her new learner's permit :-)

Dave Ruch purchased this condo in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner


Hi, thank you! Your place was wonderful. Very relaxing, clean, and very quiet. My family loved it. The property was amazing.The pools were refreshing and very spacious. Although they had construction going on we never had issues and most of all never heard a sound. Very pleasant. We have enjoyed the beaches very much. Shopping was great; the seawall was wonderful; and the weather was warm but awesome. Things we did with the children ages 11,16,16,16; we visited Schlitterban Waterpark, went to the GREATEST Cafe' " Rainforest Cafe' " Absolutely amazing. We took a day and rode a few minutes down the road and visited The NASA Space Center in Houston, which the whole family enjoyed very much. Then off to the Kemah BoardWalk all with in a couple of miles from each other. I can say this, we will certainly be back. This was one of the most wonderful getaways we have had. So thank you so much for opening your vacation home to my family and I.

Thank you,

Shirley S & Family
Jul 2010
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)
Top-Floor Ocean View! 3 resort pools (heated) King bed! Hot tub! Large balcony!
average rating of 4.76 based on 28 reviews

Very nice views but disappointing features.

  • 3 of 5

My husband, daughter, her friend and I spent four nights at this condo. The owner of this condo was exceptionally prompt each time I text or emailed. He was very patient with us when we were late sending payment. We had a minor problem in the condo and he was very prompt with helping us resolve the issue. We so appreciated the well stocked kitchen (although no dish towels) and enjoyed the lovely view. However, it was very obvious that the decor and all linens, including draperies, were purchased at Walmart. The condo felt very sterile and we were all disappointed. Even my husband, who, if he had his way, would have running posters throughout our home, mentioned the cheap-like feel of the condo. With the amount of money we paid per night, we expected much more than what we got. The condo needs a new coat of paint, the doors and baseboards needs a good cleaning, the kitchen cabinet door needs to be painted and/or cleaned and the entire unit needs to be improved. The master bedroom is very small and I understand why you put a "dresser" in the closet. But plastic, rolling drawers are not acceptable. Although the balcony is very spacious and the view is nice, it was almost impossible to enjoy it because of the heat - a ceiling fan would certainly help. My family and I still managed to have a great time despite our disappointment in the condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, Beautiful views. Will be staying again. Dave and Pam are very accommodating and make sure they are available 24-7.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Lewisville, TX

Perfect getaway for this land-locked family!

  • 5 of 5

Virtually last minute I began my search for a place for 8 to stay! I stumbled upon Dave and Pam's condo and his response was almost immediate! We were booked in no time and in the days leading up to our stay Dave had answers for everything. Upon arriving we found a very clean, well stocked, well decorated condo. The beds were comfy and the air condoning was cold, perfect for hot summer days! We grilled each evening down by the pool...and had plenty of room to spread out to eat and relax. Even with the 8 of us, we never felt cramped. We drove down to Jamaica Beach one day and another little pocket beach the next. This was our first beach weekend in Galveston, but hopefully not our last!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Excellent stay, many great memories made!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations. Beautiful ocean views with fountain.

Clean and well maintained.

Great customer service from owner - Dave.

I would highly recommend this condo for your Galveston stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful condo to stay in for our trip to Galveston; fit our family perfectly! Each couple got their own private bedroom, and the kids loved the bunk beds. It was very nice to have two toilet rooms that could be closed off from the shower area so they could each be used while someone was showering. (And that rain-showerhead was AMAZING!) The condo had everything we needed to cook meals at home and plenty of space to eat inside or out on the huge balcony. The view of the ocean was superb, and swimming beaches were about a half a mile away (not right across the street). Pools were great, AC was cold, and parking was covered and easily accessible - could not have asked for better accommodations for our trip! (now weather, that's a different story...tropical storm Bill surprised us, but at least we had a nice place to wait it out!) Thank you, David & Pam! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Our daughters 2nd birthday!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Galveston. We booked our rental online for the 1 bedroom. However, we got an email saying that there was some construction and Dave wanted to upgrade us to the 2 bedroom condo. It was so nice of him to do that with us having a toddler and noise from construction would not have been good! Dave is great to work with and immediately answered every question we had. We will definitely be booking with him on our next trip down there. The condo was clean, fully stocked with everything we could have needed and had a great view. Amazing place to stay and was at an even better price!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: shopping, basketball, boating, wildlife viewing, miniature golf, racquetball


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last minute
Aug 26 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2016 Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
2016 Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
2016 Lonestar
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2016 Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2016 Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
2017 Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Mardis Gras
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Mardis Gras
Feb 24 2017 - Feb 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Spring Break
Mar 12 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Spring
Mar 17 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
May 23 2017 - Aug 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 July 4
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Next year
Aug 30 2017 - Feb 26 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee $49 + Tax
Professional Cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Our price includes:
Linens and welcome coffee!
Purchase parking passes at the front desk, only $15/car for the entire stay.
No other hidden charges like reservation fees or linen fees. No worries.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 766 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 separate vanities and toilets with a private tub/shower area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - Adult sized Bunk Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Gulf View, 42' Plasma TV w/ surround sound, DVD and 3 TV's, King Bed, Queen bed, Bunks, Sleeper, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Tile Floors, Washer & Dryer (shared), 3 Pools (shared). The new Schlitterbahn indoor/outdoor water-park and Moody Gardens wait for fun just 2 miles away. Free Hi-speed wireless internet access.

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