Beautiful "Galveston Tropical Palms" at Maravilla

Our condo "Tropical Palms" overlooking the poolRelax in the lounge chairs on your private balconyAnother view of the balcony with the solar umbrellAnother sunny Galveston dayPlease water the plants when you visit our condoWalk from the master suite to the spacious balconyThe second bedroom has cool relaxing colorsOne of the two bathroomsThe secluded hot tub is awesomeWaterfall and bubbling brook leads to Wading poolThe lovely living area has room for allFully equipped kitchenOur largest pool has a swim around island.View of the East Pool with picnic tables and BBQChoose your favorite lounge chair as the sun sets.Maravilla located at 9520 Seawall Blvd
“ Excellent ”
10 Reviews
9520 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per night: $130 - $310
Per week: $900 - $1,600
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Galveston vacation condo rental
Visit our beautiful condominium "Galveston Tropical Palms" at Maravilla for an outstanding vacation on Galveston Island, Texas. The large private balcony (over 385 square ft) features wooden furniture including a table with 6 chairs. 2 lounge chairs with cushions and two adirondack chairs. Your spacious balcony includes potted plants and herbs as well as a solar umbrella for those romantic Galveston evenings watching the moon and stars. Wherever you chose to sit on the balcony, you will appreciate the lovely views of the Gulf, the largest of the three Maravilla pools and our secluded hot tub. Maravilla's landscaped property has walking paths as well as outdoor charcoal grills and picnic tables. You will enjoy the bubbling rock falls with the meandering brook leading into one of the Maravilla pools. We call it the "wading pool" since it is 3 feet deep and perfect for the children.

"GALVESTON TROPICAL PALMS” has two bedrooms and compfortably sleeps 6. One bedroom has sliding doors to balcony and the other has a wicker desk for writing, reading and relaxing.

If our guests would like to do some work or "surf the web" during the stay, there is a broadband, high-speed internet connection in the office and exercise/weight room with floor to ceiling windows where guests can enjoy watching the gentle water of Gulf as you exercise or work on your computer.

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, miniature golf, a bungee jump, and some shopping.

We look forward to sharing our 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.
Area Information
Maravilla is located at the western edges of the Seawall Boulevard. Between Seawall Boulevard and the Gulf there is a paved 7 miles walkway which is ideal for biking or walking while enjoying beautiful ocean views. Since there are numerous birds don't forget your binoculars and camera. Maravilla is within 3 miles of Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Water- Park and the renowned Moody Gardens Gulf course.

Please Contact us for more information or queries .

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 16 2014 Feb 15 2015 $130 $160 $900 $2,000 2 Nights
Nov 16 2014 Feb 15 2015 $130 $160 $900 $1,800 2 Nights
Feb 16 2015 May 15 2015 $180 $250 $1,300 $2,400 2 Nights
May 16 2015 Sep 15 2015 $230 $310 $1,600 - 2 Nights
Sep 16 2015 Nov 15 2015 $150 $200 $1,000 $2,000 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 15%
Deposits: $200 to reserve your condo which will be credited to your total payment
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: No other fees when you rent directly from Larry and me, the owners, We include cleaning and booking fees in your total. You must purchase a parking pass from the main office for $15 (check, credit or debit card) which is good for your entire stay. Wrist bands for pool/hot tub use and the exercise/activity room will be distributed when you register your car. You are invited to bring your well-behaved pet for a fee of $50.


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Balcony
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Children's Pool
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (4 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (4 miles)
  • Pool
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (4 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Water Park
    (4 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (3 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Birding, Dolphin and Pelican Watching, Biking and Skateboarding on the Seawall, Collecting shells, Swimming and Sunning on the beach, Local historical homes, The Strand, Mardi Gras celebration

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Galveston, Texas

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Cheryl Cochran

La Porte, TX.

Condo Owner

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!!!

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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".

Mary Adams

College Station, TX

Pleasant stay

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.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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.

Tia Garnett

Austin, TX

Great Galveston Find!!

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!

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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.


julie hestand

Carrollton, TX

Wonderful Christmas present!

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!

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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.

Sue Beaton

Longview,TX USA

"Dicken's On The Strand "Getaway

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.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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! Marilyn

Sheila Grice

Mesquite, TX


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.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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.

Brittany Bell

Lake Charles, LA

Girl's Weekend Away

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.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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.

Glenna Snow

New York City

One bedroom condo

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!

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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. Marilyn

Mark Shireman

Minnetonka, MN

Location location location

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.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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.

Katie Phillips



The Condo Was Great And Had Ample Room For The Family. My Grandson Loved The Pools More Than The Ocean! He Didn't Like The Sea Weed At All. The Balcony Was Huge And Very Inviting. We All Has A Great Time And Would Do It Again. Thanks

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    University of Delaware, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Washington State University
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    Licensed Insurance Agent - Sovereign Investment Group
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