2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8
“Galveston Tropical Sundancer” has an outstanding view to watch the waves that directly faces the Gulf with a 24 foot balcony. This condo has two full bathrooms, one with a tub and one with a walk-in shower. One king bedroom and one queen bedroom. Sleeping eight, with full-size twin bunk beds too!
A fully equipped kitchen that lets you watch the waves while you cook. Dine in at the bar with one of a kind bar stools. Or you can dine at the dining room table, or enjoy the large balcony. Decorated throughout with a tropical theme and we are pet-friendly.
Accommodations: Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)
From the moment you arrive at our lovely condo, “Galveston Tropical Sundancer at Maravilla”, you will be impressed by its charm. The beautiful floors, granite counter-tops and tropical furnishings all say, “Come in, relax and enjoy your vacation.’
The cool colors and a touch of whimsy, make this unit a relaxed atmosphere for you and your family to rent year after year. This is a true ocean front condo (one of only twelve at Maravilla) so you can relax on the 24 foot balcony and enjoy a breathtaking view with the ocean stretching out to the horizon. We provide binoculars for a close-up view of the dolphins jumping or the fishing trawlers.
Watch the sunrise over the ocean every morning, either from the comfort of your king-size master bedroom, from the living room, or the big balcony with comfortable patio furniture (a round table with four chairs for dining, a cushioned bench and even a coffee table) for your beverages of snacks as you relax and watch the waves.
The living/dining/eating area is open so it is easy to visit with family and friends. You’ll enjoy preparing meals, or reheating leftovers from our awesome Galveston restaurants, as you watch the ever changing waves of the Gulf. Or, if you wish, watch the large (50 inches) flat screen TV/DVD compete with cable and a collection of some of my favorite DVDs, currently over 30 from which to choose. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, glasses, including wine glasses and champagne flutes, a microwave, toaster, blender and even a crock pot as well as a variety of spices and condiments for your use.
The master suite awaits you with a king-size bed and a mirrored wall of closets. There is a second flat screen TV with cable so you can watch movies or keep up with the news. Your master suite also features an over sized tiled shower.
The second bedroom has a queen-size bed. We also have a flatscreen in this bedroom. There is a comfy queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a bunk area with two bunk beds.
Maravilla Resort Condominiums include 3 large resort-style pools (one with a swim around island and swim up bar area) surrounded by lush vegetation. In addition to the swimming pools there is a large secluded hot tub and a bubbling waterfall that cascades down to one of the pools which has a sloped entrance so convenient for the young ones. The East pool is heated in the cooler months and has shade in the summer.
In case you want to ‘work’ or ‘surf the web’ on your vacation, there is a broadband, high-speed internet connection in our condo, the office and the exercise/weight room with floor to ceiling windows where you can watch the gentle waves of the Gulf as you exercise.
Your vacation paradise is close enough to downtown so you can experience all that Galveston has to offer – elegant restaurants, the historic district, shopping and the cruise ship docks, yet far enough away that you are not in ‘tourist heaven’. You are within walking distance to the beach, a fishing pier, miniature golf, a bungee jump, a Starbucks, and some shopping.
Since you are on the near west end of the island, you are also close to Schlitterbahn Water Park, the award-winning Moody Gardens Golf Course, Scholes Airport, the Lone Star Flight museum, Moody Gardens, Galveston Fishing Pier and wonderful places to bird watch.
I look forward to sharing my vacation home with you. Please call or e-mail for more information and to learn more about my favorite places to visit while in Galveston.
- Linens Provided : Quality sheets, bath linens and pool towels are provided
Washing Machine : Coin-operated on property
Clothes Dryer : Coin-operated on property
- Baby Crib : Portable child crib available on request
Sleep Sofa /Queen
- Shared Hot Tub
Satellite Or Cable
- Refrigerator : Including icemaker
- Balcony : 24 foot long balcony facing the ocean includes round table with seating for 4 and two additional chairs and cushioned bench.
Outdoor Grill Charcoal : Several charcoal grills and picnic tables are located on the property
- Oceanfront : 'Tropical Sundancer' is one of the 12 true ocean-front condos at Maravilla
- Wireless Broadband : Free WiFi is available in your condo, the main office and exercise room. You can purchase WiFi for use in your condo.
- Non Smoking Only : Smoking allowed on the balcony
Pets Considered for a $50 one-time pet fee
- 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)
Guest: Scott W.
Review Submitted-VRBO: 11/7/16
Condo was in a great spot just outside of all the hustle bustle of Seawall. We will be back
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at the condo. Hope to see you next year for the Lone Star Rally. Always a special Galveston time.
Good size, Great view, clean and comfortable!
Guest: Ann B.
Review Submitted-VRBO: 8/4/16
My family and I stayed in this condo for a long weekend and we very pleased with the space. Plenty of room for 6 adults, nice kitchen and gorgeous view from the balcony. The little ones enjoyed the pools and walks along the seawall.
Owners Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo. We agree - the view of the Gulf is great - particularly early mornings when the sun comes up over the Gulf or late in the evening with a glass of wine and when you can watch the twinkling of lights from the ships in the Gulf. We look forward to your next visit.
Great place to stay
Review Submitted-Vacation Home Rentals: 7/20/16
Went with my grown kids for vacation and had a great time. Condo wad well equipped with everything we needed. Enjoyed the balcony and view of the beach.
Owner response: Hi Carol: So glad you had a great time at our condo. Vacations with families are always fun - particularly when you can sit on the balcony and relax while watching the moon come up over the Gulf. We look forward to your next visit.
Nice little place on the Sea Wall
Guest: Deirdre F.
Review Submitted-VRBO: 7/18/16
I love Galveston. The Maravilla complex was awesome. We loved the ocean view on our balcony. The condo was cozy. I wound on one of the bunk beds and slept really well. Great location.
Owner Response: So glad you had a wonderful Galveston stay. And that the bunk bed was great - it is a full twin mattress on the bunk and we purchased more than the standard mattress. We look forward to your returning visit when you can explore even more of Galveston.
Mother's Day Week-end 2016
Guest: Tara C.
Review Submitted-VRBO: 5/13/16
Great view and awesome check in and out. Thank you for making my special family weekend the best. I will make this my annual mothers day weekend spot. This was our third stay with these great full of everything condos. Marilyn and Larry know how it's done and are great to work with.
Owner Response: Thanks Tara - We so enjoy our returning guests and are happy when they are able to "Make Memories". Family time is so special. We look forward to your next visit - either Mother's Day 2017 or some time before.
Review Submitted-Vacation Home Rentals: 4/21/16
I want to thank Marilyn for the use of her great condo. It was clean, well stocked and had a wonderful view. We were fortunate enough to see dolphins playing on most days and although the weather wasn't real cooperative it wasn't a great time. We brought our brother-in-law who is dealing with health problems and the trip was a great distraction for him. We couldn't have been more pleased with the condo or the owner. Thank you.
Owner response: So glad you enjoyed our condo. We look forward to your next visit too. Although we can't promise dolphins every day it certainly is a treat when you can watch them cavorting in front of the condo while sitting on the balcony. And I trust all goes well with your brother-in-law. Marilyn and Larry
Great Location for Us!!!
Guest: Jodie (Parker, CO)
Review Submitted-VRBO: 4/14/16
The check-in & check-out process was easy & the condo was super! Exactly what we needed for our weekend! Thank you!!!
Owner Response: We are pleased you stayed at our condo and look forward to your return visit to wonderful Galveston.
Clean condo with many amenities
Guest: Samatha J.
Review Submitted-VRBO: 12/28/15
We stayed over the week of Christmas 2015. Ms Marilyn provided detailed checkin/checkout process in her emails and was always available on the phone. Being that it was our first time renting a condo from HomeAway, she did not seem to mind answering many of our questions through several emails and phone calls at all. She provided plenty of bath towels and beach towels in her condo, including liquid soap and shampoo. We appreciate that she has a blender that we could use for making protein shakes for breakfast every morning. View of the sea was amazing and we were able to enjoy listening to the sea waves hitting the seawall from our second floor unit. We were able to utilize the heated pool (on the east side of the complex not connected to the other 3 pools/hot tub), and the nearest beach was less than 5 minutes’ drive or an easy walk along the seawall. There is also an area on the east side of the complex by the big dumpster to walk our little dog. Coin-operated laundry facility was conveniently located on each floor, but there was no change machine for quarters. There were 3 elevators in the complex, but the closest one to the front units were out of service during our stay, which we were duly informed so it was not a surprise. The complex may be old, but the grounds appeared well-maintained, and the condo we stayed in was clean with modern amenities. We felt right at home as soon as we arrived, and are already talking about our next beach vacation.
Owner Response: So glad to know hat your First HomeAway experience was a success. It is our goal to treat our guests just like we like to be treated when we go on vacation. I never mind questions from our guests, it makes me feel as though they are our personal friends. We look forward to your next visit when we will have the brand new elevator installed in the front portion of the condo complex. And, I will mention your idea of coin machines for obtaining quarters to the staff. I do believe they keep a supply of quarters in the main office. Looking forward to your next visit. And thanks for the complete review.
Tropical Sundancer was just the retreat we needed!
My husband and I had a wonderful 2 night stay at the Maravilla Tropical Sundancer condo right across the street from the Gulf. This was our first time ever that we opted not to stay in a hotel because we wanted to bring our dog with us, and this condo was an excellent choice. Marilyn was super easy to work with when making arrangements, and she graciously accommodated our request for an early check-in. She is such a nice person and obviously cares a lot about making sure her guests are comfortable and happy. Even got to meet her on our last day, as she & her hubby were staying in one of their other condos at the same time. Our dog thoroughly enjoyed hanging out all day on the huge balcony surveying the gorgeous view. So did we, of course! The condo is delightfully decorated and very clean, and is stocked with just about everything you could need. Our only complaints were that the dog area had a lot of stickers that kept getting stuck in our dog's paws, and it was obvious that some people did not "clean up" after their dogs, which is against the rules, and certainly no reflection on Marilyn & Larry. Also it appears that the building itself seems fairly "weathered" (which is understandable) and could use some sprucing up on the outside, but the inside of the condo itself made us forget about that first impression of the building from the outside. The grounds are nicely landscaped, well kept and very beautiful. It's also really nice to have covered parking. Can't say enough positive things about Marilyn! Next time we return to Galveston I'm certain we will rent another one her condos at Maravilla. Thanks again for a great experience!
Owner response: So glad you had a wonderful time at the condo. And thanks for your nice words about me. I'm glad we had a chance to meet - it is always special for us to meet our guests in person. Thanks too for the info about the stickers in the dog walking area. I shared your complaint with our office staff and the very next day, they had one of the maintenance crews working on the stickers. We also discussed ways to better monitor "non-respectful" pet owners. Thanks for sharing.
In addition to everything you need for a really nice retreat, there was the view of the ocean along with the pool from the balcony. This pet-friendly place was just what we needed to get away and relax and only a few minutes to the public beaches or just a stroll to seawall.
Owner's response: So glad that you enjoyed your time in Galveston at our Galveston Tropical Breezes. We look forward to your next visit. You might enjoy trying out Galveston Tropical Pelican Watch next time - similar floor plan and the same great balcony views, but Pelican Watch has a washer-dryer in the unit. And remember our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount from published prices. Thanks for Making Memories at Maravilla.
Great view and needed nothing!
Thank you for your beautiful condo. We brought my Mother who is 83 and ha some dementia to Galveston. It was the first time in many many years she had been there. The condo was perfect as it provided a room and bath of her own and no worries for us about her waking up in a hotel room not know where she was. she loved everything about it as did we. We watched Andy Griffith, sat on the balcony watching the waves, gulls, pelicans, and people. Enjoyed Moody Gardens while we were there and great seafood. Played dominoes Saturday night when my brother-in-law came in from Houston for a visit. We will be back for a couple weekend in the future but also hope to bring Mom back again. So many things to do and this is the perfect place to base ourselves. Thank you again!
Owner response: We are so glad that you, and especially mom, enjoyed the condo and Galveston. We were able to take my mom (now deceased) for a last trip to the ocean when she was 85. I still have special memories of that last vacation. OOPS - I don't mean to say that that was your mom's last trip to Galveston, in fact I hope there will be many more and she will have more time to watch the waves, gulls, pelicans and people. Thanks too for mentioning the dominos. We keep a variety of games in our condos.
Post Prom weekend
This was a post prom getaway for my daughter and her friends after their prom Friday night. The condo is very roomy, and cozy. Beautiful set up and loved having the ocean room view in the master as well. Marilyn provides everything you need. Condo is very clean and maintained. We had plenty of room for all 7 of us. I have to say we all had a blast. The weather was great...a little cloudy Sunday afternoon, but overall it was great. Very Sunny Saturday after the storm that hit Houston and then Galveston. We arrived to beautiful weather and straight to the pool to relax. My sister was already there and we joined them at the pool. They too loved it. We had so much fun just doing nothing!! It was the most relaxing weekend for us. Our daughter and her 4 friends... were out and about the whole time doing their thing in Galveston..and my husband and I were doing our thing...mosting relaxing on the balcony enjoying our coffee in the morning or wine in evening watching the ocean waves, or by the pool,hot tub and the patio area by the rock water falls. When the girls were at the condo, they loved hanging out at the pools and hot tub and watching movies in the evening provided by the host. We also loved it! My sister happend to rent the condo next door to us so it was perfect. We got to hang out with them our whole stay. They loved it as well. My husband didn't want to leave and told me that we have to come back and stay for a week which we definitely will. We have found our home away from home in Galveston. Oh...and he also loved the shower!!!! Also thank you Marilyn for letting us know about the maintenance going on before our arrival. It wasn't a problem at all. Thanks Again, Sandra
Owner's response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit at our condo. It does sound like you all had a blast. Thanks too for the nice words about the DVDs. We try to provide about 20 in each of our 7 condos and rotate them so our returning guests have a chance to relax with new movies. We DEFINITELY look forward to your return visit to one of our seven condos - and remember that our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount from published rates.
Very comfortable, nicely decorated. A few plumbing issues, but nothing critical (and the owner was at the condo working on the problems when we checked in, and made sure we were comfortable and aware of the problems). Plenty of entertainment options in the condo (December in Galveston can be too cold for outdoor activities!) This was a last-minute rental and the owners were very efficient and friendly. We hope to return next year.
Owner response: We are so glad that you were able to enjoy our condo. Thanks for your understanding about the plumbing issues. Larry and I try very hard to be "hands-on" owners and fix things as soon as we are aware of them. We look forward to your next visit - and remember that our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount from published rates.
New Year's stay
Guest: Diane (Houston, TX)
Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted VRBO: 1/2/14
Family Fun Time!!
A little piece of paradise 🙂
If you are looking for a gorgeous ocean front condo, this place is for you! Our stay at the Tropical Sundancer was amazing. The condo was spacious and clean. The beautiful kitchen had everything we could possibly need! Marilyn definitely thought of everything!! She even came by to check on us. The view on the enormous balcony was breath taking. I spent many mornings out there drinking coffee and taking in the view. Aside from the amazing condo, the Maravilla grounds were beautiful. It had 3 pools and a hot tub! There was plenty of space to swim. There was even a spot to have a barbecue. Marilyn was so easy to book with. It was completely hassle free and she was extremely helpful. I will absolutely be returning 🙂
Owner's response: Hi Katie: We are so delighted that we had a chance to meet and you had a great Galveston experience. We look forward to your visit next year for the Dance Competition and hope you will be able to encourage even more of your friends to stay at one of our seven condos at Maravilla. AND, of course you will receive the 10% discount as a returning guest. Marilyn
Lone Star Rally 2013
Client: Rendall & Kelly (Foreman, AR)
Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted VRBO: 11/14/13
Great Place to Stay
Owner response: So glad you had a blast at our condo! The Strand is a great place to go with your friends. It is fun to see all the new restaurants in Galveston. Hope you have a chance to come and visit Maravilla again soon!
Four Arkansas Ladies
Recommended for: Pet owners, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Romantic getaway
What an awesome view!
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Pet owners, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
Owner response: We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Galveston and our condo. It is always special to us when we have out of state visitors (Maryland) and we can share all the fun things Galveston has to offer including warm weather in March. We look forward to your next visit - remember the 10% discount for our returning guests.
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