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Karen Madden

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

THE BEACH IS BACK! See the results of the Galveston Beach Restoration Project.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Galveston Condo Rental Photos and Description

Book Now to reserve! Immaculate 3 Bed, 2 Bath Oceanfront Condo with Gulf View

Enjoy a stress-free vacation in a beautiful, fully-furnished and supplied, luxury unit in a 5-Star Resort Property with gorgeous ocean views from our balcony. This 3-bed, 2 bath unit is comfortably furnished with a king, a queen, 2 full-size beds and a queen-size sleeper sofa. (There is a six-person maximum occupancy unless prior written authorization is obtained.) There are stunning 5th-Floor views from the condo of the Gulf of Mexico, the beach and the gorgeous Diamond Beach Resort. The Resort has beach access, a lazy river and heated indoor pool, onsite bar, theatre room, game room and a fitness room to rival any health club. You would never have to leave the property, but you will want to experience all that the City of Galveston has to offer - fine dining, historic properties and museums, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Pleasure Pier amusement park, live theater at The 1898 Grand Opera House and shopping on the Historic Strand. Weather concerns? Not a problem. The unit has 4 huge, flat-screen, Smart TVs, a secure wireless network and expanded cable. Take advantage of the indoor pool and game room until the sun is shining again.

Traveling with kids? Great. A full-over-full-size bunk bed will make them happy. In addition to expanded cable services and Wi-Fi, there is a DVD player and board games in the unit. Downstairs, there is the game room with free-play pinball and basketball games. The lazy river and slide (seasonal hours vary) will provide hours of entertainment. For small children, there is a bright, beautiful playroom on the property.

Do you need to mix business with pleasure? The secure wireless connection in the condo will allow you to use your laptop and wireless devices. The resort has a business center with computers. You can entertain and meet with clients in Bar None or the Wine Room.

Galveston has an abundance of highly-rated restaurants, but if you want to prepare meals, the condo is fully-supplied with anything you would need (except your groceries).

Finally, you can relax knowing that there is 24-hour guest services and security at the Diamond Beach Resort. Also, the owners are local residents and business owners who will be available to immediately address any issues that may arise with your vacation rental.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Madden (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Karen Madden

We are local business owners and long-time residents in Galveston. We are available to answer any questions or address any concerns during your stay, even if it's only a recommendation for a restaurant.

Karen Madden purchased this condo in 2013

Why Karen Madden chose Texas Gulf Coast

We bought this property because we fell in love with Diamond Beach, and wanted a place for family and friends to stay when visiting. We have furnished and supplied the unit as if it were a second home.

What makes this condo unique

The views from the unit are simply breathtaking. When I stood in the kitchen, I could see for miles down the beach at low tide. Our kids loved the pools and game room. We love to relax at Bar None or work out in the fitness room, all the while enjoying amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)
THE BEACH IS BACK! See the results of the Galveston Beach Restoration Project.
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
5

Had a great time, will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience here. We enjoyed all the amenities including the movie theater room, game room, gym, and both pools. Our favorite thing was the lazy river, especially the kids. Our kids also loved having the bunk beds in their room.

The beach access was very close and convenient, our only wish was that they had a boardwalk to get out there. But the beach was awesome and the water was warm and clear. We even saw dolphins right out front one day!

The condo was great, had everything we needed. The only thing we couldn't find was a pizza cutter:) We had a great time though, and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas
5

Great Family Condo

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 adults and 2 kids had a great time staying in this great 5th floor condo. The owners were so helpful and so nice. It's always nice to have owners who really care about your rental experience. We've stayed in many VRBO places over the years and this one (because of all the thought Karen puts into her place) had absolutely everything we needed! Even beach towels! It was very clean and even prettier than the pictures. The kids loved the lazy river, we had to drag them out!! And it was really pretty easy to get to the beach. The beach was the cleanest and the water the prettiest we had seen in a long time. This was our 4th visit to Galveston Beach and the first to Diamond Beach. We will definitely return to Karen's condo hopefully next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments and for taking the time to post a review. You were such nice guests! I hope that we will see you again on a future trip. Please be sure and remind me that you have stayed before. I always try to give returning guests a better rate!
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the condo and resort posted on VRBO do not do it justice! The grounds are very well maintained. The condo is exceptionally clean and very well kept. We had a wonderful time. My kids ate breakfast on the balcony every morning and watched the dolphins - the views are incredible, again the pictures listed here pale in comparison to the actual grounds/unit. Karen, the owner, was delightful to work with as well as very prompt and responsive. She was very sweet and made sure we had everything we needed. The unit had plenty of TV's and entertainment (plenty of games for the kids to use while they were in the unit). I can't stress how well maintained everything was. Our only regret was not staying longer. I had a sad family (me included) when it was time to pack up and leave. We will be back! Thank you Karen for having us, we had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your review made me smile, especially about your kids having breakfast on the balcony and seeing dolphins! I appreciate your kind words about the unit. You have reminded me that I really do need to update the photos on my listing. I took most of the photos before the unit had been painted and fully decorated. I hope that you will visit again, and make sure and remind me that you are returning guests.
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5

Awesome condo and the best owner

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to Diamond Beach, but the first time in this unit, and this condo was incredibly clean and comfortable for our family of 6. Karen was very kind and easy to deal with, and it's clear that she put in a lot of personal effort to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. All of the other reviews sum up what's great about the condo, and I'll add that I love that there was Netflix in every room, which was an added bonus for the kids. Highly recommend you stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to host your beautiful family in our condo! I am so happy that you may make this an annual event. When you think you have chosen your dates, let me know and I will put a hold on them. Thanks for being such great guests!
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5

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay in Galveston was perfect. The entire complex offered everything nearby, and the accommodations in the condo were top notch. You can tell that Karen goes the extra distance to make sure everyone who stays there leaves feeling relaxed and happy. Thank you, Karen!!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amanda! Your comments made me very happy! You and your family were great guests! I am so glad you enjoyed your time in Texas.
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Andover, KS
5

Outstanding place for your family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here last June and absolutely loved staying here. The inside of the condo was beautiful and we were all very comfortable. While there was a huge TV in the living room, we didn't even turn it on until the end of our stay. Instead we looked at the beautiful ocean view. We could see dolphins in the morning from the patio area. The lazy river and pool area was a hit for us daily and one evening we even enjoyed the indoor pool. It was easy to get to any place in Galveston and our stay here made the trip all the more special. We walked to the beach several times and enjoyed the Gulf waters. There was plenty of room for us to spread out and it seemed like a home away from home. We really recommend staying here. I don't think you could find a better place to stay if you are visiting.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Scholes Field
Nearest Barpub
Bar None - Onsite
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Port Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak - Houston
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Jet Skiing
Nearest Beach
Galveston Island West Beach - Adjacent

Diamond Beach is Galveston's only five-star, mid-rise resort residences, located at the end of the historic Seawall. This 5th Floor, 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo has endless Gulf views, and all the luxurious amenities of the resort, including indoor and outdoor pools, spa, bar, fitness center, theater and game room. Located on Galveston’s West Beach, Diamond Beach enjoys the premier location on the island, on the south side of FM 3005, allowing residents the ability to walk out onto their own private beach and the Galveston beach beyond – without ever crossing a road.

Galveston Island is located on the Texas coastline just 50 miles south of Houston, featuring 32 miles of beaches and a relaxed atmosphere. There are abundant leisure activities, excellent medical facilities, award-winning restaurants and exciting attractions. A vibrant historic downtown, the Strand, offers easy access to cruise ships, fishing excursions, shopping and sightseeing.

Galveston is famous for its festivals - from Dickens on the Strand, to Mardi Gras and the Lone Star Bike Rally. For the athlete, there are sanctioned events scheduled all during the year. Galveston has shopping for any taste, whether it's antique, upscale, artsy, or beach trendy.

Top attractions include the famous Moody Gardens, which has the Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramids, an IMAX 3D, 4D Special FX theater and IMAX Ridefilm theaters; silky-smooth Palm Beach, with white sand and freshwater lagoons; and the 19th century style Colonel Paddlewheeler. Schlitterbahn Waterpark features uphill water coasters, water slides, kid’s playgrounds, whitewater rapids, wave poosl, hot tubs, plus the Boogie Bahn surf ride Schlitterbahn’s Wasserfest. The park offers a dozen heated attractions in a warm, tropical oasis featuring four enclosed tube slides, the Torrent Tidal Wave River, three speed slides, three water playgrounds and more. The historic Pleasure Pier is an amusement park over the Gulf of Mexico, fashioned after another historic landmark, Galveston's Electric Park. Traditional rides will include a 36-foot diameter, double-decker carousel and a 100-foot tall Ferris Wheel, and for the more adventurous, a steel roller coaster with a 100-foot vertical climb, 200-foot tall swing recognized as the highest ride in Texas and classic bumper cars for adults and children.

Museums cover every facet of land, sea or air, from the art deco Railroad Museum near The Strand, to the Ocean Star Offshore Museum on Pier 20, to the Lone Star Flight Museum, and the Texas Seaport Museum on Pier 21 featuring the Tall Ship Elissa.

Galveston is a great place to visit year round, with average temperatures ranging from the 60's in the winter to the upper 80's in the summer. Island life is also enhanced by the absence of traffic congestion, making it a quick 'commute' to any destination on the Island.

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Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak I
May 27 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$475
$2,900
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Peak II
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Resort Fee from HOA $75
Cleaning fees $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. A refundable $250.00 deposit is required to offset loss or damage to the unit and its contents, normal wear and tear excepted. Costs of actual damage may be higher and will be assessed, if required. Maximum number of occupants is six (6) unless prior arrangements have been made in writing. There is a minimum charge of $125.00 for cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1268 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a jacuzzi in the master bath, and a large, walk-in, double shower, with a separate commode.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - The 4th sleeping area is a queen size sleeper sofa.
  • There are 3 bedrooms, including a large master suite, and 2 additional guest rooms with a queen bed and a full/full bunk bed. There is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In addition to the indoor and outdoor pools, there is a water slide (hours vary) and a lazy river. There is a fitness room with views overlooking the Gulf with all state of the art equipment. A full-service bar is located downstairs with very convenient hours.

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