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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,268 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


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

Karen Madden
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 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.


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1268 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
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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average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

Immaculate beachfront condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great and by far the cleanest vacation rental that I have ever stayed in. Karen the owner was very gracious and accommodating.

The king bed was very comfortable and the condo was in a good location. It's right on the beach with a beautiful oceanfront view but still close to restaurants and entertainment. I would definitely stay there again.

Amy Yao

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Karen was great! She was very accommodating and we had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrew! I hope you enjoyed the golfing. Keep us in mind if you are down this way again.
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this condo! Everything was great for our family there. Loved location and condo.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests! Please come back any time!
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Port Neches, Texas

Nice Condo with great views

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very nice and had all the amenities that you would wish for. The views of the Gulf and of the resorts cascading pool were fabulous. The pool and lazy river were well maintained and fun for all ages. We will definitely be back to the Diamond Beach Resort in the future.---- Leslie L.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayzata, MN, USA

All as Advertised, a nice complex and unit

  • 5 of 5

We were there with our granddaughter for Spring Break. Even though there were just 3 of us, the unit can handle up to 6 with little problem. The complex is at the west end of the Galveston sea wall, but it's nice that you don't have the busy road between you and the beach. Great shelling on the beach after high tide. This was the last week of March, but the outdoor pools were still warm enough to use on sunny days. The heated indoor pool was a nice option for mornings and our one rainy day. The unit is nicely furnished, well maintained and everything you need is pretty much provided. We made use of the two boogie boards and sand toys. It was nice that the owner showed up to help with checkin and explained where everything was in the unit. Complex was very quiet, but this may have been in part due to our late spring break. I would recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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
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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.


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 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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