2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8
“Galveston Tropical Pelican Watch” with its beautiful Gulf view has an amazing balcony with table and chairs for your relaxation. This Townhouse style condo has two bedroom upstairs that both have water views. Sleeping eight with two and a half bathrooms, one conveniently located downstairs.
The condo has a full-size Washer/Dryer with upscale granite and stainless appliances. Ample room to dine at the bar with eight bar stools. Or dine at the dining room table or on the balcony. With three TVs, a DVD player and DVDs, including free WiFi in the condo.
The master suite has a king-size bed and private bath. Ideal for families, the 2nd bedroom has twin over full-size bed with trundle below. Our condo is also pet-friendly.
Master bedroom with a king bed overlooking the largest pool and the Gulf with a 37” flat screen TV;
Second bedroom with a twin over a double bed and a twin trundle bed, a flat screen TV and a door to the second smaller balcony area;
Two roomy full baths on the second level;
A fully-equipped sparkling clean kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counter tops – everything you could possibly need to cook a gourmet meal or warm up leftovers from any of the great Galveston eateries;
A separate dining area with seating for 4 – or you can choose to dine at the counter or outside on your roomy 195 square foot balcony (wooden table and chairs);
Full size washer and dryer;
A lovely open living area with double glass sliding doors leading to the balcony, one queen sleeper sofa and a 42 inch flat screen TV;
A convenient half bathroom on the first floor;
Free WiFi in the condo;
Attention to detail and elegance and unique contemporary artwork featured throughout the condo.The property boasts three pools (one heated) with BBQ pits and picnic tables as well as a roomy outdoor hot tub on grounds that can’t be found anywhere else on the island. There is also an exercise/activity room with floor to ceiling windows so you can watch the waves while you exercise, play ping pong or just relax. Free WiFi is available in the condo with WiFi login and password information on the TV.
Beach Towels Provided
Ping Pong Table
High Speed Internet
No Smoking Allowed
3 Pools - 1 Heated
Washing Machine-12 coin operated washing machines on property
Clothes Dryer-12 coin operated clothes dryers on property
Pet Friendly with $50 fee
Gulf View (Ocean)
Covered Parking Available
- 1 King Bed
2 Twin Beds
1 Sofa Bed
1 Double Bed
Pack 'n Play available with reservation
This condo has a convenient half bath down stairs, two bedrooms upstairs.
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)
Hiking (2 miles)
Theme Park (2 miles)
Gym/Fitness Center (onsite)
Restaurant (1 mile)
Playground (2 miles)
Amusement Park (3 miles)
Fishing (2 miles)
Sailing (2 miles)
Deep Sea Fishing (3 miles)
Beach ( Golf (2 miles)
Shopping Area (2 miles)
Live Entertainment (3 miles)
Ocean ( Grocery Store (2 miles)
Surfing (2 miles)
Water Park (3 miles)
Miniature Golf (1 mile)
Wonderful place to take your family for a getaway.
Guest: Jason D.
Review Submitted-VRBO: 3/28/17
We had a great time in Galveston while we were there on spring break and it started with this fantastic condo. The owner, Marilyn Swanson, was readily available when called and was very helpful and nice to speak with. The day after we left I realized that I had left several is mu shirts hanging in the closet and she took time out of her day to go grab them and mail them to me. I can't thank her enough for the hospitality that she showed me. I would stay here again and again just because of ownership not to mention the great condo. Everything about this condo is great for a getaway and has everything you could possibly need while away. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE.
View was beautiful!
Guest: Jacquelyn G.
Review Submitted-VRBO: 3/23/17
The room was amazing and a great fit for our family! We enjoyed galvaston so much this spring break and having a nice condo made it that much more enjoyable. We love the beautiful pool area. Thank yo for a great spring break!
Guest: Anonymous (Cypress, Tx)
Review Submitted-VRBO: 3/1/17
Great condo! Plenty of space to spread out....we had three adults and two kids. This condo is on the top level and overlooks the large resort style pool. I brought my parents and my two kids(age 8 and 10). They all loved it. We are frequent travelers to Galveston and have stayed in many beach rentals, hotels and condos. This condo is easily in our top 3 and we look forward to renting from this owner again soon. She was very responsive to emails and even phoned us to ensure things were going well before she left town. The condo was super clean...an item that is an absolute requirement for me to give a good review. No one travels to stay somewhere that is gross or unmaintained. Every staff member that we encountered was super nice and welcoming. The location is next door to a cute go kart/arcade which was a hit for my kiddos and a good way to take a quick walk and spend some down time. We didn't get a chance to use the pools on this trip but my kids are already asking when we can go back to get that done. lol
Owner Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our condo. Yes, I do have an amazing cleaning staff - in fact I have used the same one for over 7 years. I will forward your comments to her (and make her day). We look forward to your next stay and remember when you book directly with me, there i a 10% discount from published prices. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Guest: Sherry D.
Review Submitted-VRBO: 12/21/16
We didn't spend a lot of time at the property because we were Christmas shopping and seeing the lights and Ice at Moody Gardens but having a place that we could have family breakfasts and a nice place to sleep was awesome. We actually had 3 generations of family.
Beautiful Condo , plenty of room!!
Guest: Debra L. (Rayne, Louisiana)
Review Submitted-VRBO: 10/7/16
Beautiful condo . Plenty of room for everyone. Awesome view and the owners are very nice people and provided everything we needed and more!! Would definitely rent from them again.
Owner Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your time at our condo - we too think it is a pretty special place. In fact we will be going to Galveston tomorrow - it's Art Walk and then we will be participating in Schooner Sunday at the Sea Scout Base Camp on Sunday. We look forward to your return visit and hope you can stay longer!
Awesome family friendly condo
Review Submitted-VRBO: 8/24/16
What a beautiful condo! We are a family of five and had tons of room to spread out and relax after a day at the beach or pool. For me, the best feature was the full size appliances (often condos feel like you're in a dorm haha) and a full sized washer and dryer and the unit. I packed two outfits for everyone and just washed them a couple of times 😜
We have nothing but positive things to say about this condo- super clean, great owner communication, and a very well maintained pool area and complex. We will for sure be back next year!!
Owner Response: So glad you enjoyed your time in Galveston at our condo. As you could probably tell from the array of kitchen items - including a blender, crock pot and 4 slice toaster, we like to relax, cook at home and eat outside on the balcony as the sun sets. It was fun to chat with you. We look forward to your return visit.
Wonderful relaxing week!
Guest: Jennifer W.
Review Submitted: 7/30/16
The condo was perfect. We had a family of 7 and our pit bull "Fiona" with us. Everyone was so pleasant at the condo, the Go Karts next door let our dog hang out with us by the go carts. Jimmy's on the Peir was delicious. I loved the skillets and pots and pans and trash bags, the little things you don't pack and don't think about were provided. And the pool was very clean and refreshing. We stayed at the pool and jacuzzi till the pool closed at 11 every night. My four year old told me that this was our house, and didn't understand why we had to go. Believe me I understood I didn't want to go either. Thank you Marilyn for your quick reply when I had a question and for letting us stay at your wonderful condo. We will be coming back!
Owner Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We totally agree - late summer evenings at the pool are wonderful! And we do try to provide those extras so our guests have all they need for their stay. We look forward to your return visit - and as I mentioned to you, our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount when they rent directly from me. We hope you and your family will make this an annual tradition. Marilyn
Wonderful location and amenities
Review Submitted-VRBO: 7/24/16
Will definitely stay again! Very clean and nice for our family. Marilyn was very responsive and thoughtful.
Review Submitted-Vacation Home Rentals: 7/22/16
Wonderful experience! Owner was very helpful, friendly and responsive. The air conditioner went out the second day we were there and she had a worker there to fix it in about an hour - on a holiday weekend! Beautiful pool and view, wonderful vacation. You have to try the food at the restaurant in the next lot by the kite shop! A+++ experience, mostly due to the owner. Keep up the good work.
Review Submitted-Vacation Home Rentals: 7/17/16
The condo exceeded our expectations. It was clean, well maintained, and offered a spectacular view of the pool area and ocean. Really enjoyed watching the bunnies hop through the grounds each evening as we relaxed by the pool! The property is very family friendly by allowing access to the ping pong table, corn hole game, volley ball net, and three poles and sauna. Minutes away from the beach, Pleasure Pier, and great eateries. Booking the condo was hassle free and Marilyn made me feel welcomed from the moment we spoke. She provided us with lots of helpful information about the island! We'll definitely rent the same condo again when we return to Galveston Island.
Review Submitted-Vacation Home Rentals: 6/17/16
The condo was relaxing and welcoming!! The pool was fun and refreshing and big. We love Galveston and all it has to offer in a vacation will differently go back! I just hope that this condo will be available for us. I was able to meet the owners and they are friendly and helpful!! ❤️ Galveston
Mo, Pearland, Tx
Guest: Mo (Pearland, TX)
Review Submitted-VRBO: 4/28/16
I have been enjoying Marilyn and Larry's condominiums for a number of years. My stays have always been relaxing and rejuvenating. The decor of the condos are welcoming and bright and the pool area is outstanding. During my resent stay at the Pelican Watch condo, I counted more then 300 pelicans flying over head while we sat soaking up the sun...I will be returning there soon. Thanks Marilyn and Larry
Owner Response: We love our returning guests and so happy that you have found a "Galveston Home - Away from home" at Galveston Tropical Condos. And to our "soon to be friends" who have not yet stayed with us, we offer at least a 10% discount for returning guests at our 7 condos. Looking forward to your next visit, Mo.
Review Submitted-Vacation Home Rentals: 3/29/16
My family and I loved our short stay at this condo. The view from the patio/deck was gorgeous. So enjoyed sitting out there at night and in the morning having my coffee. The place was so nice and cozy. It had all the amenities needed and made you feel at home. The pools and spa were amazing. We hope to go back soon and have another enjoyable stay. The owners are great to deal with.
Review Submitted-Vacation Home Rentals: 3/10/16
The layout of the condominium was very spacious and absolutely perfect for a family of four. Once we put the children to bed, we were able to enjoy a glass of wine with casual conversation and jazz while sitting on the balcony without disturbing the children. The early morning view during breakfast was breathtaking. It was centrally located which enabled of to walk wherever we wanted to go and we avoided the hassle of parking. We had an awesome time and will definitely return with friends and family. The enormous amount of space will definitely accommodate more people and having the half bath is a plus. This was a perfect inexpensive way to enjoy a quick but relaxing getaway.
Guest: Dawn Leathers (Cypress, Texas)
Review Submitted: 11/23/15
While I'm late with my review, I absolutely wanted to share our wonderful experience. The condo exceeded our expectations for our stay during the weekend of the Tequila Festival. It literally was a home away from home. Everything and more we needed was available. The unit was not only spacious, but spotless as well. I must admit my favorite space was the balcony where we sat every morning drinking our coffee looking out to the ocean and every evening listening to the waves. Marilyn and Larry are exceptional hosts. We can't wait to return!
Owner response: Thanks Dawn - so glad you enjoyed our condo. BTW - I must agree with you about enjoying time on the balcony. I never get tired of the view - whether it is the pelicans overhead or shrimp boats in the Gulf or the magnificent moon rising over the Gulf. We look forward to your next stay.
Guest: Benny Ramos (Texas)
Review Submitted: 10/06/15
We stayed in this condo for a mini vacation with our family. It exceeded our expectations. It is very obvious that the owners Marilyn and Larry pay attention to detail. The condo was very clean, the views were amazing, and there was plenty of extras in the condo to make our stay feel like home. We highly recommend this condo, and plan to return again for a visit!
Owner response: So glad you had a relaxing vacation in our condo. And we are glad we had a chance to meet you and the grandchildren - they are special. As a grandmother myself, I so enjoy those times when I can share new experiences with my five grandchildren. BTW -- they love a visit to "Mimi's at the condo!"
Galveston Tropical Pelican Watch
Guest: Shelly Zander (Houston, Texas)
Review Submitted: 08/26/15
The condo was very spacious for our family of four and it had everything we needed to prepare meals. It was nice to find a place in Galveston that allowed us to bring our dog. The Maravilla pool and grounds are very nice and we absolutely enjoyed our view of the pool and beach from our balcony. It was great to see the pelicans flying over throughout our stay. Marilyn and Larry provided detailed information about restaurants and activities on the island. Jimmy's on the Pier was a great spot for lunch by the water. We had a great relaxing trip. Thanks Shelly Zander
Owner response: So glad that you enjoyed our condo. We too enjoy Jimmy's on the Pier. Looking forward to your next visit.
First class condo
Guest: Jeanne Ives Sachary (Lancaster, Texas)
Review Submitted: 08/09/15
Just spent a week in this beautiful condo. Had everything we needed and we love to cook. We have rented from Marilyn Swanson before and all her units are gorgeous, relaxing and have everything you need for your stay. We used the wonderful pool a lot and also enjoyed the beach. Loved the washer and dryer in the unit. The guys enjoyed the gym and ping pong table too. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. They have an excellent dog area. I always feel comfortable renting from this owner because I know I will not be disappointed. The only bad thing was leaving so I have already reserved for two weeks next year. If this unit does not meet your needs she has more units.
Owner response: Thanks Jeanne for your kind words. It has been so nice to become acquainted with you and your family through our Galveston Tropical Condos. So glad the guys enjoyed the Ping Pong Table too. Larry and I had forgotten how much fun a game of ping pong is. And of course being in an air-conditioned area where one can look at the Gulf certainly does help. Looking forward to seeing you next year during your two week visit! Best stay
Guest: Frank Davis (San Antonio, Texas)
Review Submitted: 07/29/15
Some friends and I stayed at this location and we all agreed that it was the best summer ever. We plan on coming back again a few more times. Wonderful view of the ocean and everything you need or want to do is a good distance to walk. I would advise people to stay here.
Owner response: So glad you had the "best summer ever" at our Galveston condo. We look forward to your return visit - either at this condo or one of our other 6 condos. And as a returning guest when you stay at one of our Galveston Tropical Condos, you will receive at least 10% off of the posted rates. Enjoy the remainder of your summer - and we hope to see you in the fall.
Guest: Alisa Deininger (Ohio)
Review Submitted: 07/25/15
Relaxing, clean, modern two story, large deck condo. Very kind owner. Loved the pool too!
Owner response: So glad we could share Texas and our condo with you. We look forward to your next visit.
Guest: Ester Stephens (The Woodlands, Texas)
Review Submitted: 06/23/15
We really enjoyed this condo, took our grandkids, had their own bedroom, the views were awesome, we had a great time! Can't wait to go again
Owner response: So glad you (and the grandkids) enjoyed the condo AND Maravilla - We look forward to your return to one of the condos in our Galveston Tropical Condos family. As grandparents too, we look for condos where the grandkids can have their own bedroom too 🙂 Looking forward to your next visit.
Guest: Tiff Any (Topeka, Kansas)
Review Submitted: 05/08/15
We were so lucky to have found Marilyn and her condo! This was an ideal condo for us to celebrate my husbands birthday! We traveled with another couple and had plenty of room for all of us and absolutely LOVED the huge patio overlooking the gorgeous grounds and large pool with the gulf beyond that!! Couldn't have been any better and immediately felt like home away from home!! Everything was there for our needs! Wonderful to meet Marilyn and Larry too!! Looking forward to coming back soon!!! And will definitely be sending friends there to stay!!!
Owner response: We are so lucky to have had such wonderful guests! We enjoyed meeting you at the pool and Larry particularly enjoyed the conversation about favorite Kansas City places. We look forward to your next visit and hope you will have a chance to experience one of our other condos. See you soon. PS - Remember the Lone Star Rally is in November.
Mardi Gras Weekend in Gorgeous 2-bedroom
Guest: Ellen Eastham (Houston, Texas)
Review Submitted: 03/08/15
Have you stayed at the Maravilla Resort Condo's? Why not review your calendar right now, and see what dates you have open to spend a weekend, several days, or a week at Marilyn and Larry's Condos! Do you know they rent 7 different units so it is possible they have a rental opening for the dates you have available for a visit? Galveston's typically warm weather with 70's to 90's is typically Spring, Summer and Fall, however, we were there in Feb.-it was 70 and sunny that weekend! For all those in cooler temperatures, doesn't a trip to Galveston, a walk along the beach, a beautiful sunset, a ride on the Bolivar Ferry, a stroll in the Strand District, enjoy all the many restaurants, a fun outing to Pleasure Pier, and exploring all the things to do in Galveston sound so appealing? I am a good friend who has stayed at the Maravilla condos in Marilyn & Larry's units numerous times. My husband and I love the vacation atmosphere even for a brief visit, since we live in the Houston area. They are decorated and kept so stylish with TLC from Marilyn & Larry. This review and unit we stayed during Mardi Gras festivities. What a great time on the island, and even better staying in a place where 8 of us had a wonderful Sunday brunch together. I highly recommend staying in this condo for the spaciousness for your family and friends, or staying at any of the other 6 condos that Marilyn and Larry rent. Enjoy your stay..... plan your trip now! Ellen
Owner response: Ellen - Larry and I are always delighted when you and Tom choose our condo for your Galveston adventures. Can't wait for the next time. AND, as I like to say "Making Memories at Maravilla" - it doesn't get any better than that.
Mardi Gras Weekend
Guest: Ann Rogers (Sugar Land, Texas)
Review Submitted: 02/20/15
We had a fabulous weekend in Galveston for the last weekend of Mardi Gras. Our stay at the Maravilla was very nice. I loved the view of the Gulf from the living room. Our bedroom overlooked the huge pool and the Gulf. The condo was a beautiful place to come back to after the crowded Strand! Thanks Marilyn
Owner response: So glad you were able to stay at our condo for Mardi Gras. We too love the Mardi Gras crowds but it is so pleasant to come back to one of our condos and have wine on the balcony. Look forward to seeing you at Mardi Gras 2016.