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$199 nightly , 2 bed/2bath/1075 sq ft oceanfront condo, sleeps 8

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Enjoy our new tropical paradise vacation home 'Sea Shell Palace' on Galveston island. Catch the stunning sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy lush vegetation surrounding two of our beautiful pools, a secluded hot tub and the bubbling rock waterfall from our third floor patio/balcony and fourth floor Ocean views.

this Sea Shell Palace is a large 2 bedroom/2 bathroom 1,175 sq ft split level condo furnished with new custom state of the art appliances and granite counter tops. this kitchen is stocked with dishes, silverware, pots, pans and other utensils including waffle iron and coffee maker. outside grills are located by the beautiful tropical pool for your daily use. there are 3 pools and one hot tub at this resort.

This master suite is upstairs and has a queen size bed, dresser and 32' led t.v. the master bathroom has a walk in marble shower with bench and rainshower spa, top flush toilet, and elegant waterfall glass vessel sink. this master has a charming view of the ocean, pool, and Tropical landscaping all without getting out of bed.

the second bedroom is adjacent with 2 double/twin bunkbeds and a 19' led t.v. with it's own private entrance. you will find beautiful hardwoods in both bedrooms, while the bathrooms are done in travertine with granite inlays. second bathroom also has waterfall glass vessel sink, walk in marble shower with bench and rainshower spa.

take a walk down the seawall and feel the tropical breezes and grab something to eat. the cinema,

golf, fishing pier, etc are just that close. moody gardens, schlitterbauhn are just 5 minutes away. wal mart, randalls are 10 minutes, pleasure pier theme park, rain forrest cafe is 15 minutes, new outlet shopping just 30 minutes on 45 north.

More Details

Sharon or Roxanna Ghalamdanchi
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2017

About Sharon or Roxanna Ghalamdanchi

we spend a lot of free time in Galveston as a family, taking walks, collecting seashells, relaxing and just enjoy the seashore, while watching the beautiful sunset on the moonlight ocean. it's fun to watch the sunrise on the beach in the mornings also.

Sharon or Roxanna Ghalamdanchi purchased this condo in 2007

Why Sharon or Roxanna Ghalamdanchi chose Texas Gulf Coast

the maravilla resort pool is known as the jewel of the island.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

$199 nightly , 2 bed/2bath/1075 sq ft oceanfront condo, sleeps 8
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews

Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

Both restrooms being upstairs was not very convenient, as I didn't know from the pictures that all beds and bathrooms were upstairs.

The Waffle maker was AWESOME! The people before us didn't clean it but I cleaned it and enjoyed the heck out of it.

The pools were awesome and we highly enjoyed our stay with 5 adults and 1 child.

We never even had to leave the property, we made our own meals and utilized the pools and hot tubs.

CONS- the shower curtain in the one restroom did not stay up, after seeing several reviews about this i was sure it would be fixed!

The property has an elevator but for this particular unit you still have to walk up about 12 stairs to get to the door. which was inconvenient with my 72 year old grandmother.

The condo is on the seawall BUT it is on the section on the seawall that doesn't have a beach :(

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a great place to! We had a blast! The resort is so clean and all the staff at the property are so nice and helpful. The condo itself is very nice. We had everything we needed! The owner is very nice and easy to communicate with. There is a go kart track next door to the resort that was a blast also! We will for sure be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely a Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during Spring Break and our stay was made very comfortable! This condominium was equipped with everything needed when your away from home! The views are beautiful! The hot tub and heated pool was a plus, since Spring has not fully sprung! We enjoyed every single day we stayed at the Maravilla we are definitely coming back and we recommend this condo to anyone looking for a place they can feel at home!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated, gorgeous view from balocny. The condo was clean upon arrival. The owner's were easy to communicate with. Great for family getaway! Will be booking again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 3 nights at the Sea Shell Palace. We have stayed at Maravilla before and the kids always love the big pool. This unit was clean, spacious and very well stocked. The deck overlooking the pool isreally nice. Owner was responsive to questions we had. Wifi and tv's worked great. There were 2 adults and 4 children in our party - plenty of room for everyone. Had a super time and will return!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dishpan hands while on Vacation

  • 3 of 5

I usually read the reviews before booking a place - I trust and appreciate the reviews of previous occupants. I payed the price for not reading them this time around.

Worst part of this property was not having good contact with owner before and during our stay. She wouldn't return my call for hours, leaving us in limbo during that time. I had to call her about several issues: 1. no dish washer soap NOR dish soap, 2. broken shower curtain rod in guest bath, 3. no Wi-Fi and 4. missing key to the swimming pool. She told me cleaning lady would come over later that evening to bring some dish soap and to work on shower rod - that didn't happen nor did owner call to check status. She did tell me she would reimburse me if I chose to buy the soap and rod myself. I did not feel up to making another trip to Wal-Mart for 2 items when we had already made the grocery run in Houston, had to finally run to Kroger the next morning when cleaning lady never showed up. We ended up using shower curtain at mid level once we found a spot on tile that would hold it. I wonder if the dishes were even washed properly from previous occupants since they probably didn't have any soap on hand or even a good sponge. Sponge available in Condo was so dingy and old, bought a new one while at Kroger. Washed dishes by hand all weekend so I wouldn't be charged with breach of contract for not "putting dishes away at time of departure".

They only supplied 5 small rolls of toilet paper for 6 adults (3 being women ) over a 4 days weekend, had to make a second trip to Kroger for supplies.

It took a lot of effort on our part to make Condo comfortable - nothing on owner's part.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maravilla resort sits on the west end of the seawall, close to schlitterbahn water park, moody gardens, golf, etc. Downtown has the strand, the historic district, the railroad museum, the cruise ships, shopping and great restaurants to explore.


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
spring 2017
Feb 10 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
summer 2017
May 15 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
fall/winter 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $85
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 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:
  • 1175 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • master bath - toilet , shower , waterfall glass vessel sink, rainshower spa
    second bathroom - toilet , shower , waterfall glass vessel sink, rainshower spa
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master suite - 1 queen , master sleeps 2
    second bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 2 sets full/twin bunkbeds sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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