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IT ALREADY FEELS LIKE SPRING IN GALVESTON!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,268 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Indoor Pool
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Book Now to reserve! Immaculate 3/2 Oceanfront Condo with Gulf View

Only 40 minutes from Hobby Airport. Enjoy a stress-free vacation in a beautiful, fully-furnished and supplied, luxury condo in a 5-Star Resort property with gorgeous ocean views. 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, but ASK ABOUT A SECOND 5TH FLOOR UNIT AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS.) 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, an enormous beautifully landscaped pool with a lazy river and slide, a heated indoor pool, onsite bar (seasonal hours), 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.

More Details

Owner
Karen Madden
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

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.

Amenities

Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1268 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • limited accessibility
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

IT ALREADY FEELS LIKE SPRING IN GALVESTON!
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
5

Great view from a very nice condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is very nice and had plenty of room for our family of five. The indoor pool was nice since the weather was a little cold for the outdoor pool. We enjoyed the view of the water from our balcony. The location is great. Very close to Galveston restaurants and attractions.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo, well stocked with basics, very nice owner

  • 5 of 5

Love Diamond beach and enjoyed this condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am glad you had a nice trip, and I hope we see you again. You were great guests!
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Very Nice Condo

  • 4 of 5

We really appreciated the owner meeting us and showing us Diamond Beach Resort. Everything was beautiful. The condo was very nice. We had everything we needed to have a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, relaxing time, fun for all age groups!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well furnished unit with fantastic views of both the gulf & the faclity pool. Immaculate, well landscaped grounds, fully furnished apartment & kitchen including all the right digital requirements. The property has something for all ages, our four-year-old loved the pools as much as the beach; Mom & Dad loved the convenience. A nice distance from the heart of the city but close enough to reach everything quickly. Karen was a gracious host who kept in touch throughout our stay & made sure we had everything we needed. This was our second stay at Diamond Beach, its become our favorite vacation spot, we'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

We went for a weekend family getaway and the condo was perfect. There were 4 adults and 2 children. The kids LOVED the bunk beds in their room. All the amenities at the facility were great and the location was nice as well - not too close to the craziness of the pier, but easy enough to get to at night!

Karen was very helpful and provided all that was needed for our stay to be comfortable!

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being so easy to work with. I hope that we can host a last minute weekend stay for you again sometime!
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great feedback! There should be a dune walkover some day soon. There were plans for one, and Hurricane Ike interrupted things! With all the improvements being made to the beaches, we are in line for the walkover. And I can't believe I never bought a pizza cutter! I am certain you are not the first guests to need that, so I really appreciate it when you let me know how to improve things. I am aiming for a "home away from home" experience. Thanks again! Karen
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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
 
 
Peak I
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
$2,900
 
 
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

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