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AMAZING Unobstructed Gulf Views, Renovated wood floor, 2 new bathrooms

Bedrooms 2
Space 778 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2/2, AMAZING unobstructed Gulf view, sleeps 6 to 7, Upgraded King bed

This balcony IS NOT affected by the Maravilla safety inspection balcony closures.

Welcome to the Top of the Palms. This condo offers amazing full frontal, UNOBSTRUCTED GULF views from this Galveston vacation rental located right on the Seawall. Only 12 condos have this view at the Maravilla. balcony offers a bit more privacy then most since you cannot see any other condo. Your view is the Gulf and its gorgeous.

The 2/2 condo is at the front of the complex and offers you an unobstructed view of the Gulf. We are a dog friendly condo and welcome your pets upon approval.

Walk across the street and enjoy a walk down the Seawall. Minutes from Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Moody Gardens, the Pleasure Pier, much more. Condo features 3 pools and a hot tub that is warm all year long. The grounds at the Maravilla feel like a tropical paradise. Sit outside the front door an enjoy an unobstructed view of Moody Gardens while having a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Perfect for when they have firework displays. The condo has been freshly renovated in 2012 to fit your vacation needs with a beach theme that will make you enjoy your island stay. The condo sleeps 7 with views from all windows in the living area, and also unobstructed views from the master bedroom. You can bring a port-a-crib or blow up mattress, etc or a 8th child.

The owners would like you to feel like this is your paradise away from home. Putt Putt golf, golfing, restaurants, and so much more are offered minutes away from the complex. The Maravailla is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Galveston. Be the 1st to visit the new Galveston Pleasure Pier coming this summer. Book before its to late. Cable TV provided in both the living and master bedroom. Secure Wifi access in the condo.

All quotes and booking is handled via our "Book Now" link for 24 hours booking convenience,

Smoking will forfeit your deposits.

No renters under 25 years of age.

Pets allowed on case by case. Must be approved by the property manager.

Travel insurance is advised as we do not have a refund policy unless it is a situation such as a hurricane evacuation.

Rentals agreement must be reviewed and agreed upon to book via the "Book Now" button

Christina Strommen Stevens

Realty Associates

Realtor, Property Manager

409-443-8959 direct cell

1-866-434-1069 direct fax

Office Hours 9:00 Am to 6:00 PM

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Christina

This property is managed by a local property manager and Realtor, Christina Stevens with Realty Associates. We are a couple who feel in love with Galveston many years ago. We do live out of the area and travel as often as we can to the condo.

Christina purchased this condo in 2010

Why Christina chose Texas Gulf Coast

Having a condo for our pleasure in Galveston, Texas, that we could also use as a vacation rental was a must. We love the island and hope our visitors feel the same. After looking at many properties we feel in love with the Maravilla because the grounds are so wonderful and the view was perfect. The pools are very inviting and the complex is well landscaped. We feel like we can offer our condo to others that will truly enjoy the ocean breeze while staying at our home away from home.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy relaxing evenings on the patio watching the sun set and just feeling the ocean breeze. It is always nice to cook a lovely dinner and just enjoy the beauty of the ocean. We can also have a lazy day at the pool followed by a lovely dinner out since we are conveniently located by many restaurants. The hot tub is always inviting and warm year around. Our personal guests have enjoyed all the amenities the Maravilla has to offer. A morning swim (weather permitting) or workout is always an option to start the day. We have entertained many friends since our recent purchase and enjoy every free moment we have to do so. We hope others experience the blissful feeling we have while just enjoying a simple life and the beauty of the ocean.


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 778 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , New construction to make a full 2 bath complete by 12/15
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sitting area in the newly remodeled shower
  • Newly remodeled bathrooms. Completed 1/2016. Shower/ bench sitting for the master bath. Deep tub in the second bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom has an unobstructed view of the ocean and a king bed. 2nd bedroom has a queen bed. 2 twins located in the hall and the couch does have sheets but it is not a pull out. New King bed 9/2015- pocket coil system, gel latex gel memory bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The perfect condo that truly has Gulf views that are amazing. Your next vacation spot.


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AMAZING Unobstructed Gulf Views, Renovated wood floor, 2 new bathrooms
average rating of 4.293103 based on 58 reviews

Nice condo.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Remote in master bedroom did not work tried replacing batteries that were missing still did not work, light bulb out in master bedroom. Minor inconvenience. Would recommend. Christina answered any communication promptly.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

I loved the balcony view and the condo was nice and clean but smaller than I expected. It advertised for 8 people, but was really not suitable for 8, but 6 could sleep comfortably. The pool area is very nice and open but I was disappointed that the pool had to be closed for maintenance the last few days we were there. Overall, we enjoyed it and would go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean and comfortable. Wonderful pool area

  • 4 of 5

Wish we could have stayed longer but only had a couple of days to be there. Loved the balcony and view. Kitchen had everything we needed. Would have liked to have bar soaps in the showers and updated sheets on the king bed would have made it more comfortable. Hope to book this property again in the future. Charging $20 to park seems a little much unless a group has multiple cars. We've never paid parking in any other condos we've rented in either Galveston or Port A.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The views from the balcony are fabulous!! The bedrooms and bathroons are updated and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The master bedroom and living area open on to the balcony, and there are acreens so that you can sleep to the sound of the ocean. It is on Seawall Blvd, so you can also hear the cars, but this is less at night. There are three TVs with cable that works well, and WIFI that handled two adults and four tech-active teens with no glitches. There is also an electric Weber grill in very good condition, and we were able to cook all of our meals here and eat with the ocean view and breeze. It is close enough to the nightlife section, but far enough away to not be hectic. Great neighborhood beach just half a mile West down 8-mile Road. The only drawback was no washer or dryer. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great view in an amazing town!

  • 4 of 5

Overall the condo was what was expected. It's not the most updated one I've ever stayed in, but it was good for the price. There was five adults and two kids that stayed and we always felt that we had plenty of space. The view from the balcony was the best part. Just beautiful. I felt the location was also a great benefit. Walking distance to some attractions, including the beach, but not in the middle of all the hustle bustle. Overall everyone who stayed with us was pleased with our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Gorgeous view!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Couldn't ask for a better view!! Great location close enough to stores and restaurants but still secluded. We will be staying in this condo again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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The seawall is just right across the street. Come enjoy the new arcade, go carts, Magic Island Golf and much more. Experience our new Galveston Island Historical Pleasure Pier located on 25th street. The Pier has 20 rides, numerous games, features Bubba Gumps Shrimp Company, and so much more. We are minutes away from Moody Gardens, the famous Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Our historical Strand district offers shopping and much more. Are you a pirate fan? Enjoy Pirates Legends of the Gulf Coast which is also located on the Strand. Artist Boat gives you the chance to take a once in a lifetime trip through out wetlands and paint your adventure. In addition, to the above you can always count on Galveston to welcome all visitors with open arms to numerous beaches. We also want to recommend you stopping by Jimmy's on the Pier which is within walking distance from the condo. You can eat breakfast, lunch, of dinner at Jimmy's, fish the pier. Forget your fishing pole? Jimmy's has poles to rent if needed. contact our property manager who is a native Galvestonian for more information.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Sanitation fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

No Saturday check in our check out for Spring Summer season.

Small pets ONLY considered. Pet information must be sent with reservation for approval.

All reservations are subject to contract review and acceptance.

Check in is provided in the HomeAway/ VRBO app 3 days before arrival. If you need an email for check in please advise.

Please email names of all guests with ages when requesting a reservation. Rental agreement is executed when you request a booking with us.

$20 Resort/ parking fee per vehicle. Purchased upon arrival. Valid for entire stay. No cash accepted.

Contact for Winter Monthly rates in the Fall and Winter

Per our rental agreement we ONLY supply a start up amount of items like toilet paper, paper towel, and trash bags. You must bring what is needed for the duration of your stay. We do not provide toiletries such as shampoo and body soap.

VRBO/ HomeAway is a 3rd party company. You are not reserving this condo with their service as they just advertise and handle payments for our management company. All questions need to be directly sent to the property Manager. Email may result in a faster response during our busy Spring and Summer seasons.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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