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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! Jet tub in your suite.

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Texas Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

1BR/1BA Sleeps 6, 2 adult size bunks & sleeper sofa

We like to call this our "SeasideVIEW" condo. Enjoy sunset from your private quiet balcony overlooking the gulf and beautiful pool grounds. Then, make memories with your family 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!'

E-mail from guest, (continue): 'We have stayed in condos on Hilton Head Island, Lake Tahoe - yours was the nicest. . . will miss your television. . . guess we will take a trip to our local television sales store! Thanks again for everything. By the way, the rental office was great, too. We arrived on Monday afternoon and went there in case they could rent to us one day early. . . gave us an hour for the housekeepers to finish and we were in. And, the pool is lovely! Hope to be back. . . Don and Donna Williams in Indiana.'

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dave Ruch (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dave, We had a great stay! The accommodations were great. The kitchen was well equipped. The only addition we could think of was maybe a sponge. We brought some DVD's and watched them on the flat-screen and we loved the surround sound. We especially enjoyed the movies because the hurricane was coming and we couldn't be on the beach as much as we wanted. It was extremely clean (no bugs) and we enjoyed our stay. Thanks, Mike

By the way, the miniature golf course nearby was the best we've ever played on!
Jun 2010
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Top-Floor Ocean View! 3 resort pools (heated) King bed! Jet tub in your suite.
average rating of 4.735849 based on 57 reviews

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful stay. We will definitely do it again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

Decided on a last minute getaway the same day, the owner was back in touch within minutes, very professional transaction. He checked in on us a couple of times during the weekend via text to make sure everything was OK. Nice clean place with a beach view, comfortable bed, cold A/C. cold fridge, direct tv, great pool etc. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place with lots of beautiful outdoor space.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and really appreciated having a clean and updated condo to stay at. The view of the beach is awesome. Loved the pools and bbq grills. Very close drive to the busy part of the beach. But far enough away to have some peace and quiet. Would love to come back some day!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a well kept budget friendly condo. We had room for our family of 5. The condo has the necessary items to make the weeks stay easy. Our whole family enjoyed the pools which were well maintained as well as the hot tub. Dave was very easy to work with and seemed to take pride in making sure you have a good stay. Thanks for a great family trip!

Our favorite places in the area were put put down the road, Fisherman's Wharf restaurant where we watched Dolphins out on their back patio, ferry ride, Sunny beach, Seawolf Park and we got a nice kite at Kites Unlimited to fly at the beach.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Views with Bunnies!

  • 4 of 5

This condo is perfect for a weekend jaunt for two to Galveston. Located right on Seawall Boulevard, it has a lovely view of the Gulf, and check in with property company was a breeze. The property grounds are well maintained with 3 pools and a hot tub. My husband and I tried the heated pool and the hot tub, and they were both working well. The grounds are well-maintained, and as the title of this post suggests, there are a handful of wild rabbits that inhabit the grounds.

The only cons we experienced on the trip was that my husband got stuck in the elevator for about 5 minutes. You can tell by signage in and around the elevators that they are being replaced, so hopefully, that won't be a problem for others in the future. Also, though there are really cute built in bunk beds by the front door, if you are looking for a place that affords some space away from your kids, this does not have it. Perfect, however, for couples.

The property owner is very friendly and responded quickly to all emails.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Already planning our 2017 return trip.....

  • 5 of 5

The Condo was bright and sunny with the perfect beach motif. The view from the balcony is breath taking. Dave provides everything you could need from a blender to surround sound and everything in between. He even checked in on us via text several times during our stay. The condo is small but does have a sleep sofa and a set of bunk beds along with a king sized bed but it was just my husband and I and it was the perfect amount of space. It is located on the quieter end of the beach but the restaurants and shopping are just minutes away.

We sent photo's home and folks couldn't believe we were only a drive away in Galveston. There is a nice tropical feel - full grown palm trees surrounded the pools and the grounds were meticulously maintained. Most definitely a must stay location.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Car: recommended

Galveston, Texas, USA (Walk to the Water, Fishing). Only 2 miles from the new Schlitterbahn indoor/outdoor water-park and Moody Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Summer
May 27 2016 - Aug 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
2016 Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Next year
Sep 6 2016 - Mar 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Free parking pass $-15 + Tax
Cleaning $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

Our price includes:
Linens and welcome coffee!
Just add cleaning, taxes and refundable $100 damage deposit. Parking passes are only $15 per vehicle for the entire stay.
No other hidden charges like reservation fees or linen fees. No worries.

For holidays: add 10-50% and a 3 night minimum
Email me for discounts; last-minute, weekly and seasonal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 521 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Big fluffy bathroom towels!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunks
  • The bunkbeds are located in the hallway separate from the private bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
DVD and 2 TV's, King Bed, Bunks, Sleeper, New Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Tile Floors, Washer/Dryer (shared), 2 Pools (shared), top third floor views. Free high-speed WIFI internet access in condo. The fishing pier re-construction looks to be completed soon, stay tuned!

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