2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 6
“Galveston Tropical Palms” has a wonderful spacious balcony including tropical plants. With 2 cushioned lounge chairs, a wooden table with seating for 6, and 3 Adirondack chairs, there is room for everyone to relax and soak up the sun. It faces west with a great view of the resort pool and the lush Maravilla tropical landscaping with the Gulf in the distance. Our condo has been recently remodeled with new cabinets and great storage. There are two bedrooms as well as 1 and ½ baths with a relaxing double tiled shower. This condo can accommodate up to 6 with 2 queen beds and a queen sleeper sofa.
Accommodations: Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)
Experience a tropical paradise at beautiful ‘Galveston Tropical Palms’ at the Maravilla Resort Condominium. From your spacious private condo balcony (385 sq ft), you can view the Gulf of Mexico, as well as enjoy the lush vegetation surrounding two of our three pools, the secluded hot tub and the bubbling rock waterfall with meandering brook.
Galveston Tropical Palms features two bedrooms. Between the two bathrooms there is a double ceramic tiled shower for relaxing times.
Walk to the spacious balcony from either the elegant master bedroom or the living room. Enjoy the balcony complete with wooden patio furniture (a table with seating for 6, two wooden chaise lounge chairs with cushions, and two adirondack chairs), many plants, and a solar umbrella for your enjoyment.
In case you want to work or work-out while on vacation, there is WiFi internet access in the main office and a great exercise/work-out area where you can exercise while watching the waves of the Gulf. Of course you will also want to enjoy times in the largest Maravilla pool surrounded by plants and the swim around island as well as the smaller 3 foot wading pool which is perfect for children. Make certain you save time for our oversized secluded hot tub.
Maravilla is on the western edge of Seawall Boulevard, a paved 7 mile walkway perfect for walking or biking while enjoy the ocean waves and the many birds. (Bring your camera and binoculars.) In addition, you are also close to Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Gardens, and downtown where you will find the Strand, the historic district, the Railroad Museum, shopping, great restaurants as well as exciting Galveston nightlife.
Feel free to contact me if you would like my recommendations on the best restaurants, shopping, and ‘must-see’ tourist spots.
Iron & Ironing Board
Beach Towels Provided
Ping Pong Table
High Speed Internet
No Smoking Allowed - Smoking is allowed on the balcony
3 Pools - 1 Heated
Pet Friendly with $50 fee
Gulf View (Ocean)
Covered Parking Available
Sleep Sofa /Futon
Pack-N-Play available with reservation
- Hair Dryer
Large Electric Griddle
Handicapped Accessible (May Have Limitations)
- We are located on the first floor. There is an elevator from the parking area.
Extra large balcony with a great Gulf view, wooden furniture including two lounge chairs with cushions, two Adirondack chairs and plants (please give the plants a drink when you visit). And for those romantic evenings watching the stars, a solar umbrella. The gazebo is by the pool and provides shade during those sunny Galveston days Several charcoal grills are available on the grounds along with picnic tables. Children welcome; some pool floats and a few beach toys are available for your use.
Our condo at Maravilla Resort Condominiums is located on the western part of Seawall Boulevard on Galveston Island in Texas. Galveston is 45 miles south of Houston with easy access to two airports - Hobby (HOU) (closest) and George W. Bush International Airport (IAH) (a bit farther north). While at the condo you will be right across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and will be less than 3 miles from Schlitterbahn indoor/outdoor water park and Moody Gardens.
- Children's Pool (onsite)
Movie Theater (1 mile)
Shopping Area (1 mile)
Aquarium (4 miles)
Gym/Fitness Center (onsite)
Ocean (1 mile)
Grocery Store (2 miles)
Kayaking (4 miles)
Park (1 mile)
Horseback Riding (2 miles)
Water Park (4 miles)
Bicycling (1 mile)
Sailing (1 mile)
Golf (3 miles)
Deep Sea Fishing (5 miles)
Boating (1 mile)
Beach (1 mile)
Surfing (3 miles)
Jet Skiing (6 miles)
Fishing (1 mile)
Restaurant (1 mile)
Amusement Park (4 miles)
Live Entertainment (6 miles)
Miniature Golf (1 mile)
2 Weeks in Galveston
Review Submitted: 1/30/17
My family and I arrived, to find a very cute, clean, and comfortable condo. I was working during the stay, but my wife and girls were able to go and see nearly all the sights, including many days just going for a walk on the beach. Coming home to swim in the pool, and an adequately stocked kitchen to cook a meal. The halls were quiet, the pool was heated. They enjoyed their time greatly. They went to the zoo--a small drive, they went to a pirate ship/museum, the rail museum, the wolf pack museum, and many other attractions. There were board games for the kids, televisions in the bed rooms, with dvd players. Really if we come back will certainly stay here again.
Review Submitted: 8/15/16
I book this place to celebrate my brothers birthday. The rates are competitive, the location is great, the atmosphere was awesome! I love the pools on the premises, which let us get some water activity in if we didn't feel like getting out. This two bedroom unit was perfect for us (3 adults/1 child/ but sleeps 7-8) plenty of space inside and on the patio. The unit was very clean when we arrived. I would highly recommend to friends, family, anyone reading this!
Family Vacation 2016
Review Submitted: 6/11/16
We really enjoyed our stay!! Great location and loved sitting on the patio. The updates were very nice. It was clean and cozy!! We really enjoyed the 3ft pool!! Our sons wheelchair was easy to get in the condo and move around!!
Nice well equipped condo
Review Submitted: 2/23/16
My family and I fell in love with this condo, it is updated well equipped nice and clean. We fell in love with the balcony/patio it is nice and BIG, awesome especially when you have little ones plenty of room for them to explore while we relax and enjoy the view and breeze. Also their is an arcade with go karts right next door incase the kiddos get bored at night and a pier across the street to go fishing. We will defiantly be returning soon!!
Guest: Terri Anderson (Portland, OR)
Review Submitted: 11/04/15
First and foremost, the owners of this condo are first-rate! The condo has a spectacular view and is really close to all of the attractions and beach. Very clean, recent updates, pet friendly, all amenities plus a lot more, much more than we expected. A lot of planning went into accomodating guests ranging from children to adults. If you forget to pack something, no worries, Marilyn most likely has it there for you 🙂 We are looking forward to our next stay and know exactly where we are staying! Thank you for sharing your condo with us!
Owner Response: Thanks Kim for you kind words about our condo. As you know we are very much hands-on owners and like to have "well-equipped" condos so we can enjoy them too. We look forward to your next visit to one of our seven condos - and of course you will receive at least a 10% discount from published prices. We love our returning guests!
Guest: Terri Anderson (Portland, OR)
Review Submitted: 07/04/15
My family was visiting my dad for his 80th birthday and we thought we would make a mini vacation out of it as well. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more! The condo was absolutely perfect and we especially enjoyed the huge deck overlooking the pool. This was exactly what we were looking for and Marilyn was a delight to work with! We'll be back!
Owner Response: We are so pleased that Dad enjoyed his 80th surrounded by family. AND, even more delighted that we could share our condo with you. We look forward to your returning visit. BTW - we too so enjoy relaxing on the huge deck overlooking the pool.
Perfect Weekend Get Away
Guest: Tsp Cook (Houston, TX)
Review Submitted: 05/11/15
As this was our first condo rental we really didn't know what to expect, however; once we arrived we were very pleased. The whole condo was clean and comfortable (great AC) Marilyn was so easy to work with on this rental and it was truly what the advertising said it was. We honestly had not one issue with the condo or the entire grounds. Thanks Marilyn for providing us a great weekend get away for Mother's Day ;). We will be back.
Owner Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed the condo experience. When we travel, we prefer a condo to a hotel - so much more flexibility and it is wonderful being able to prepare a meal "at home". We look forward to your next visit at one of the seven condos in our Galveston Tropical Condos family.
Guest: Dana Savage (Macomb, MI)
Review Submitted: 04/27/15
Stayed at this condo for 2 nights prior to cruise. Met up with friends from the Austin area. After viewing hotels in the area, it was a much better value than the two of us booking 2 seperate hotel rooms. This also allowed us to spend some relaxed time visiting without being in a hotel type environment. The patio was fantastically large and plenty of space to enjoy being outside without feeling crowded. The condo was very clean. Towels, shampoo, hairdryer everything you needed was there. Pool area was very nice, unfortunately the weather did not allow us to take advantage of that as it was rainy and not a very sunny day. But that said, the condo was plenty roomy enough that we thourghly enjoyed the visit. This would not have been the case had we stayed in a hotel. Covered parking was also a PLUS since we arrived in a downpour. Wish we could have stayed longer and will difinately be seeking this out if we return to the Galveston area again. Would highly recommend this. In addition, Marilyn made making the reservations effortless.
Owner Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed our condo - so many guests have mentioned the large balcony with the lounge chairs, table and chairs and plants. So sorry that the weather did not cooperate but we hope to welcome you again - I'll do my best to order sunny weather.
Guest: Cheryl Cochran (La Porte, TX)
Review Submitted: 09/08/14
Love this property. Have stayed at a few of Marilyn's property. If you find anyone more pleasant to rent from, then please let me know. You get everything you expect and then some. Never was a Condo type person, I like my privacy. This place gives you that!!! Quiet, you can't hear the neighbors the people at the pool or outside. Everyone is friendly and leaves you alone. If your in doubt don't Jump on it!!!
Owner Response: Thanks for your lovely words. We are delighted that you have already been a repeat visitor and look forward to your next visit at yet another one of our condos - as you know we have 7 - all different but if one looks closely they can see the "Marilyn touch".
Guest: Mary Adams (College Station, TX)
Review Submitted: 08/20/14
The unit was elegantly decorated and very clean. The patio that overlooked the main pool was spacious and very inviting. (I could have slept very comfortably out there.) All the appliances were top notch and worked perfectly. The swimming pools were wonderful and the property grounds kept clean. Being pet friendly was the added bonus to our stay. It was comforting to see the on site security guard when I took the dog out late at night. The only thing that surprised me was that the unit was not furnished with trash bags, liquid dish soap, or extra toilet paper. I was also irritated that the master bedroom's TV remote didn't have any batteries. I certainly hope that these things were a simple oversight and that all guests are not required to bring such necessities. Another minor inconvenience was that the internet was not available due to a billing issue. Despite the few inconveniences, overall we had a pleasant stay. I would definitely recommend this rental to family and friends and hope to have the opportunity to rent again from Marilyn.
Owner Response: Thanks so very much Mary for your thoughtful comments. We pride ourselves in providing coffee, sugar, extra toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, hand dish soap and dishwasher soap as well as shampoo, conditioner and body wash for our guests. However, sometimes there can be a problem. I am sharing your comment with our cleaning staff. As to the battery in the remote not working - I did not know. So thanks. We supply back-up smoke alarm batteries - I'll now add remote batteries too.
Great Galveston Find!!
Guest: Tia Garnett (Austin, TX)
Review Submitted: 03/19/14
What a great condo! I'm a "details" person and I must say, your condo met and exceeded my expectations. I'll definitely recommend your place & I'll be back. You've payed attention to everything...down to the coffee pot having a filter & ready for my morning java fix. The condo was comfortable. It was very clean, had plenty of local information, had a great location (quiet end of the seawall), great views, awesome pools..we couldn't of asked for much more. My teenagers equally enjoyed it. Thanks for nice relaxing stay!
Owner Response: So glad you enjoyed our condo and your special time in Galveston. Our grandson will be visiting next week and is already talking about the great big pool with the ISLAND. We look forward to your next visit - and remember as a returning guest you will receive at least a 10% discount from published rates. AND, the discount will count in any of our 6 condos at Maravilla.
Wonderful Christmas present!
Guest: Julie Hestand (Carrollton, TX)
Review Submitted: 01/06/14
We loved this condo and looking forward to staying here again! It was very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. The huge balcony was our favorite part! Such a beautiful view and great to just relax and hang out there, especially with our dog who came along! The owners were very gracious, easy to rent from, and we loved the location. They even had a little Christmas tree up for us. 🙂 Felt just like home!
Owner Response: We are delighted that you were able to spend some of the Christmas holidays at our condo. We too love spending time on the balcony - my favorite part is early evening when the sun is beginning to set. We look forward to your next visit.
"Dicken's On The Strand "Getaway
Guest: Sue Beaton (Longview, TX)
Review Submitted: 12/11/13
We had a great time and the condo was very nice. I love the big balcony but didn't get to spend much time there because of the weather. It started out being cloudy and foggy then it turned rainy, windy, and very cold. We spent a lot of time in the condo because of the weather. We lived in Galveston for 16 years and always enjoy going back. Over all we had a great time cooking and inviting old friends over and celebrating my husband's 75th birthday. The kitchen had everything I needed.. We enjoyed "Dicken's on the Strand" and we even had our picture taken on the deck for our Christmas Cards. And last but not least the owner of the condo went out of her way to make our stay there enjoyable. Sue Beaton.
Owner Response: So glad you had a wonderful time at our condo. We too like Dickens on the Strand. I'm glad you were able to get your Christmas picture taken. I hope we get to see your photo. And most important, how wonderful to celebrate your husband's 75 birthday - next time we will attempt to arrange slightly better weather. Although I must admit, whenever Larry and I can get to Galveston we are there - no matter what the weather forecast predicts!
Guest: Sheila Grice (Mesquite, TX)
Review Submitted: 10/07/13
This condo was great. very nice inside and a super great balcony, would recommend staying there. When we get a another chance we would stay here again.
Owner Response: So glad you had a wonderful time at our condo. We agree, the balcony is a wonderful place to relax. We look forward to your next visit.
Girl's Weekend Away
Guest: Brittany Bell (Lake Charles, LA)
Review Submitted: 08/05/13
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on our girl's weekend! Mrs. Marilyn was very helpful throughout the entire process. When we arrived to the condo, the view was amazing! The balcony is very spacious and in the best location. We were able to have a beautiful brunch and just relax on the balcony. The condo is fully equipped with everything you could think of that is needed to cook! The rooms are spacious and cozy! Would stay there again in a heartbeat! Thanks for everything Mrs. Marilyn.Owner response: We were delighted that you could visit our condo - and also pleased we had a chance to meet albeit briefly. Glad you could enjoy the "gourmet" kitchen - you can tell Larry and I like to cook and utilize that great Gulf Coast Seafood in our own space. Looking forward to your next visit.
Owner Response: Larry and I are pleased that you chose our condo for your Girl's Weekend. It was a pleasure to meet you (even though briefly) and a special thanks for taking such good care of our condo. Glad you were able to enjoy a brunch on the balcony - it is one of our favorite things to do.
One bedroom condo
Guest: Glenna Snow (New York City)
Review Submitted: 03/06/13
Very tastefully decorated and comfortable! Awesome spa like bathroom and kitchen with all a gourmet cook could ask for! The grounds and pools are beautiful! Great location!
Owner Response: We were delighted that you could visit our condo - and also pleased we had a chance to meet albeit briefly. Glad you could enjoy the :gourmet" kitchen - you can tell Larry and I like to cook and utilize that great Gulf Coast Seafood in our own space. Looking forward to your next visit.
Location, location, location
Guest: Mark Shireman (Minnetonka, MN)
Review Submitted: 03/033/13
We thoroughly enjoyed the condo with the furnishings, movies, books, and proximity to the ocean. Many great restaurants a short drive away, including the Cajun Greek, the Spot, etc. There are nice beaches just north of the Sea Wall, starting about a half mile west of the condo. Lots of historical things to see near the cruise pier in Galveston.
Owner Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your time at our condo and had a chance to participate in some of the many activities Galveston has to offer - we also like the Spot with the great selection of condiments for your burger. Looking forward to your next visit.
Guest: Rainey (Tenessee)
Date of Stay: 05/28/12 Review Submitted: 06/02/12
Condo was clean and comfortable.
Recommended for:Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Perfect for get away
Guest: MO (Pearland, Texas, USA)
Date of Stay: 09/09/11 Review Submitted: 09/29/11
This was my fourth time to rent at the Maravilla and each time seems better than before. The condo was spacious and equipped with every thing we needed to entertain ourselves. The patio is always our favorite spot to gather and soak up the beautiful scenery and weather. I have never seen the Galveston bay water so blue and inviting. Thank you again for sharing the Tropical Palms. I'll be back and soon.
Owner Response:We so enjoy our repeat visitors (who become our friends). In addition, we appreciate their ideas and suggestions to make our condo even more inviting. We look forward to your FIFTH visit next year! And I agree, Galveston Bay has been particularly blue this Fall.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
THE PERFECT PLACE TO STAY!!
Guest: Tom's Crew (Rockwall, Tx )
Date of Stay: 06/02/11 Review Submitted: 06/07/11
The Condo was great! Very Spacious inside and out on the balcony. We had 5 adults and a 22 month old with us and we had a great time! The kitchen was well equipped for enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner. The balcony is huge and you can get there by either the living room or the master bedroom which was very convenient! The pools and spa were fantastic also! You can't go wrong renting this condo any time of the year. Marilyn is very nice and makes it so easy to rent and walk right in. Thanks for a great stay and we will definitely be back!
Owner Response:Likewise you were perfect guests - so glad you could enjoy Galveston and our condo. We look forward to your repeat visits.
Recommended for:Sightseeing, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Guest: Family of Four (Fort Polk, LA)
Date of Stay: 04/26/11 Review Submitted: 05/09/11
We enjoyed our short Spring Break trip to Galveston, thanks to Marilyn and the use of her wonderful condo! We were really pleased that our Hawaiian-born, beach loving dog could come with us! We all loved the huge lanai that overlooked the pool. The condo was really relaxing and comfortable with beautiful upgraded bathrooms and kitchen. My girls were excited about the amazing pool. My husband and I appreciated the restaurant recommendationso. We have already passed along the condo information to some friends and would definitely return to Maravilla! Thanks for a great family mini-vacation!
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
great place to stay
Guest: luichy (richmond, texas)
Date of Stay: 03/21/11 Review Submitted: 04/19/11
The condo is great and with everything you can need. Very clean and organize, I would recommended it to other travelers. Definitely I would stay there again. Thanks Marilyn.
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Amazing place to stay
Guest: Zach (Boerne, Tx)
Date of Stay: 09/10/10 Review Submitted: 09/13/10
We loved our stay here. The condo was so cute, it had a big balcony with a great view. The pool was amazing. We enjoyed just staying at the condo all day. It was so relaxing and very comfortable. The rooms are great. We can't wait to come back and stay again.
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Guest: Nick (Boston, MA)
Date of Stay: 07/02/10 Review Submitted: 07/06/10
My fiance and I and two other couples stayed here of July 4th weekend. We had a great stay here. The condo fit 6 comfortably, has an awesome balcony, and awesome pools. Also had a great view of fireworks from right in front of condo. Great condo...great value
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Great Place to Stay!!
Guest: Donnette (Barry, Texas)
Date of Stay: 06/06/10 Review Submitted: 06/18/10
I just wanted to let you know how much my family and I enjoyed our week in Galveston. We had a blast!! Thank you for allowing us to rent your condo at Maravilla. My daughters and their friends had a great time. My eldest daughter, Emily, did receive an engagement ring during our stay, so once she has completed college, we'll be planning a wedding. It was certainly nice to relax, enjoy coffee on the balcony (my personal favorite), watch a movie, play games and swim in the awesome pool every day. My daughter's fiance made the comment that "This was the best vacation ever!!" Thanks again for your hospitality.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
~Beautiful, comfortable, and Marilyn is Wonderful!!
Guest: missmiss93 (Webster, TX)
Date of Stay: 05/21/10 Review Submitted: 05/27/10
The condo is absolutely fabulous!!! We had so much fun, the pools are gorgeous and very, very clean! The condo is also super clean, spacious, and full of modern updates!!!! Marilyn is so wonderful to work with!!! We will come back for sure!!!!
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
5 Star Condo! Absolutley must stay here!
Guest: Edie B. (Lewisville, TX)
Date of Stay: 05/03/10 Review Submitted: 05/12/10
The moment I spoke with Marilyn on the phone I knew that my husband and I would have a great experience in Galveston Texas….and we did!! This spacious condo has all the comforts of home, with many amenities, as well as a view of the ocean and the tropical lush landscaped property and pool. Speaking of the pool….it is enormous, with a swim up bar, and is very well maintained. My husband and I also enjoyed the hot tub and lounging on the large patio that was equipped with a large patio table, lounge chairs and plants…..all the things needed for a romantic dinner, grilling with a group of friends, or sunning and sipping on a cold beverage! (Preferably an alcoholic one)? My husband and I have found our “romantic getaway” and will be back and would not think of renting anywhere else!
Owner Response: What fun it is to get to know our guests! When Edie told me she had posted her "Galveston Vacation Photos" on Facebook, I asked to become her "Facebook Friend" - what fun to see pictures of our condo on Facebook. We enjoy sharing our condo with new found friends.
Long Term Rental - Not Available until June 2018
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