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Sunrise Ocean-View from King bed! 3 Pools-1heated/HotTub! Washer/Dryer! Leather!

Bedrooms 2
Space 815 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

King Suite, Queen, Adult size Bunks, Leather Sleeper Sofa, 2 full Baths Sleeps 8

You will be staying in 'DolphinSmileVIEW', a luxury condo sitting on the seawall of Galveston Island. Pam & I invite you to share our latest creation, a playful dolphin theme for the family while still saving a little luxury for you. Pamper your senses with soft new leather and sandy-beach colored tile.

Your price includes a discount for balcony closure. The HOA has closed a number of balconies for inspection/repair and will not be accessible during your stay. You will still have a great top-floor view through the sliding glass door and huge window, but won't be able to access the balcony.

While this is out of my control, I have reduced our prices to help you make the best decision for your family. I hope this is a good compromise for both of us.

The over-sized master bedroom has a wonderful water view from the king-size bed. The other bedroom sleeps two in a queen size bed. The hallway area hosts 2 adult sized bunks. The leather sofa sleeper folds out for 2 more, right in front of the movie theater with surround sound. Enjoy!

This condo also has a convenient washer/dryer.

Save food budget in your fully equipped kitchen.

Wherever you choose to stay, I hope you bring home many special Galveston memories.


More Details

Property Manager
Dave Ruch
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Dave Ruch

Pam & I live in Denver, but enjoy visiting Galveston with our Grandkids. They love to splash in the shallow beach water. Eliana wants to drive next time with her new learner's permit :-)

Dave Ruch purchased this condo in 2012


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 815 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer/Dryer
  • 2 full bathrooms. Shower spa includes: Large 'rain' shower head, adjustable height wand with custom sprays, 4 adjustable body sprays.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master king - 1 king
    Queen - 1 queen
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Leather sleeper sofa
    Hallway - 2 twin/ single , Adult size bunks
  • Private bedroom 1 sleeps two in a king bed. Private bedroom 2 sleeps two in a queen bed. Hallway bunks sleeps 2. Leather sleeper sofa sleeps 2.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8350515 based on 97 reviews

Very Clean & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We came in for the motorcycle rally and the location was great. Being a top corner unit and set back from the Seawall, we had privacy and a fairly quiet stay even with the motorcycles running down the road. The unit was very clean and comfortable. This is a great place to stay with your family or share with friends/couples. Thank you for the hospitality and we will definitely consider this place again for our next trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views friendly neighbors awesome grounds

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful kept grounds and pools condo is decorated lovely

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. Beautiful condo. Clean and quiet. Would happily return

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynda, We would happily love for you to return too! Thanks for the kind words. Hopefully we can earn that coveted 5 star review next time. Dave
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very nice vacation

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location and the condo itself. We had a few issues that we wish had been better. The balcony had a safety issue and we could not use it. The elevator at our end of the complex was broken and although we were told by the front desk that it would be fixed on our 2nd day there it never was. It would have been nice if the actual swimming beach had been across the road instead of rocks, but it was not a far drive to the beach. There was a stack of cooked pancakes left in the oven from the previous guests when we got there. Outside of these few minor problems, then place was very nice and we had a geat vacation there.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Morgan, I'm glad you loved the location and condo. I remember your family was having such a great time you wanted to stay an extra night :-) I can't believe the substitute cleaner did not see pancakes in the oven, absolutely unacceptable. Our regular cleaner would be horrified to hear that. Certainly not up to her standards. The substitute cleaner has been terminated. Please accept my apologies. I so love hearing you had a "great" vacation. I hope you are safe in Idaho from all the wildfires up there. Dave
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Nice condo but old building

  • 3 of 5

I stayed at the condo the first week of August with my husband, daughter and 2 grandkids (9mo & 2yr). When i booked the condo i knew we would not have the balcony ahead of time and i was ok with that until i got there and looked outside the building and saw beams supporting the balcony below ours. The 2nd night we were there I get a text from the owner telling me there is possibly a leak in the bathtub and could we not use it until someone could come look at it. (my grandkids take baths so this made bathing difficult). The condo is very nice we did have to rearrange some furniture as the condo was not as kid friendly as I would have liked. There was a strange smell when we entered the condo and as my grandkids were running/ crawling around their feet were black from the dirty tile floor. Im not sure the cleaning staff know how to clean well. Dave was very apologetic due to the plumbing issues and even refunded some money for the troubles. This was my first trip to Galveston and will be my last the beaches are littered with seaweed and jellyfish and having to pay the go on a clean beach and a pier is strange. The best part of the trip was the Strand in the downtown area that had different shops.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lauren, Yes, my wife really enjoys The Strand also for little shops. You must be talking about a different building than this new one you stayed in. It is only 5 years old, newer than my home in Denver, HaHA! I’m sorry your beach experience was not what you expected. We have had many happy guests this summer, but I realize a beach vacation is not for everyone. Some years, especially after a very high tide, I’ve seen seaweed on parts of the beach, but the city is usually quick to send pickup crews. I hope you have a chance to return someday and experience a normal week. Thank you for being so patient with our neighbor’s leak below us. When they told me about the issue, I promptly wanted to have a plumber look at our bathtub for any possible issues. As you know, the tub was not leaking after all! Better safe than sorry. The plumber said you guys were so kind and understanding. We sure appreciate guests like you when everything isn’t perfect. I hope you had a nice trip back home to Shawnee, OK! Best, Dave
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Clean, inviting, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Not having been to Galveston before, I didn't realize how far this condo complex was down the seawall. But, the unit was great! Very cute, friendly owners (easily accessible by text), clean with a great view. Hopefully balconies will be repaired soon, because they are so inviting! Definitely recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia, thanks for the recommendation! I'm glad your first Galveston visit was great. I hope you will consider us again for the second visit :-)
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Car: necessary

The new Schlitterbahn indoor/outdoor water-park and Moody Gardens wait for fun just 2 miles away. The new Galveston Pleasure Pier. The pier will feature a number of traditional rides, including a 36-foot double-decker carousel and a 100-foot tall Ferris Wheel. For the more adventurous, visitors will be able to ride a 200-foot tall swing, considered the highest ride in Texas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pro Cleaning and Linens $89
Tax Rate 15.0%

We provide first day coffee, paper towels and toilet paper.
Purchase parking passes at the front desk, only $20/car for the entire stay.
Email me for possible discounts.
No Hotel Tax for stays longer than 30 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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