Oceanfront "Tropical Sundancer" 3 pools & hot tub

Relax on the 24 foot balcony and watch the pelicans as they fly over the GulfTime for morning coffee as the sun risesA sunrise picture taken from the balconyGrab a snack at the counter before heading to the beach or the poolsThe resort pool has a swim around islandRoll over and watch the waves or walk to the balconyAnother bedroom view with entrance to the hallYes, this is the view from your bedOne of two full bathrooms - this bathroom has a large tiled walk-in showerView of 2 of Maravilla\'s 3 pools with the Gulf in the distanceSecond bedroom with a queen bedNote the reading light in the bedroom - also a flat screen TVSecond full bathroom - this one with a tub - note all that counter spacePlenty of places to picnic on the lovely groundsWalk to the balcony from the living roomExercise while watching the gentle Gulf wavesThe wading pool is surrounded by plantsNote the sloped entrance to the Wading PoolEnjoy walking the lovely groundsOur grounds with the Gulf in the backgroundRoom for all in the hot tubClose up of the hot tub for allThe East Pool with BBQ pit and picnic tableClose up of the East Pool on a sunny dayMaravilla Resort Condo on Seawall Boulevard
“ Excellent ”
9 Reviews
9520 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Condo
Per night: $140 - $340
Per week: $1,000 - $1,800
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Galveston vacation condo rental
Galveston Tropical Sundancer at Maravilla: You will enjoy our condo with the spacious (24 foot) private balcony where you can watch the waves, pelicans and dolphins. We have decorating our condo with tropical furnishings, granite countertops, and fully equipped the kitchen to make for a most enjoyable Galveston holiday.

The cool colors and a touch of the whimsy makes your vacation getaway condo relaxing for you and your loved ones to rent again and again. (And our repeat guests receive a 10% friend discount). "Galveston Tropical Sundancer" is truly a oceanfront condominium (1 of 12 at Maravilla ) where you can enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine on the balcony and experience the spectacular views along with ocean stretching to horizon . We also a spotting telescope and binoculars for close up views of jumping dolphins or fishing trawlers .

You will also enjoy the spectacular sunrises over the Gulfful ocean each morning, either from the comfort of the king sized master size bedroom, the living area or the balcony (round table with 4 chairs, cushioned bench and 2 additional chairs).

The living/eating/dinning areas are open so it is convenient to visit with friends and family. Preparing a meal in the dkitchen or cleaning up doesn't seem like work at all when you look out and see the crashing waves of Gulf . We enjoy creating meals so our kitchen is fully stocked with glasses including champagne flutes,marguerita glasses, wine glasses as well as a variety of "beachy" serving dishes. We also have a microwave, blender, toaster, electric griddle, hand mixer and even a crock pot

If you desire, watch our large (50 inches) wide screen TV-DVD Player completed with premium cable and a collection of my favorite DVD’s, currently over 30 from the living room. If you would rather read or play family games, we have that available also with books and games such as backgammon and chess.

The master suite awaits you with a king sized bed and mirror wall of closets. Second flat screened TV along with premium cable connection so that our guests can watch their favorite movies, while enjoying the comfort of their bed. The master suite features an over size tile shower.

The second luxurious bedroom features queen sized bed. In that bedroom we have another flat screen TV.

In addition we have a queen sleeper sofa in the living room and 2 bunk beds .

This is one of our seven personally owned and managed condos. We look forward to your visit where you will be "Making Memories at Maravilla".
Area Information
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, Galveston Fishing Pier, Moody Gardens and wonderful places to bird watch.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Feb 13 2015 May 15 2015 $180 $270 $1,300 $3,500 2 Nights
May 16 2015 Sep 15 2015 $240 $340 $1,800 - 2 Nights
Sep 16 2015 Nov 15 2015 $160 $210 $1,100 $2,200 2 Nights
Nov 16 2015 Feb 13 2016 $140 $180 $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

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Beach Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

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

  • Children's Pool
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (4 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (4 miles)
  • Pool
  • 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)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Galveston, Texas

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Central Texas

Galveston condo

January 5, 2015

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.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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.

Katie Clark

Katie Clark

Indianapolis, IN

A little piece of paradise :)

July 15, 2014

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 :)

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

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.


Sarah Jones Thomas

Sarah Jones Thomas

Winter Park, CO


April 9, 2014

Everything we had hoped it would be. Clean, neat, all needed extras in the kitchen for cooking... but was mostly thankful to be able to be in touch with Marilyn who was happy to help with our little questions/requests. Thanks for having us!

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

So glad to have you stay with us. We look forward to your next visit. I think I mentioned that all our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount.

Marilyn and Larry (owners)

Cathy Estes

Cathy Estes



January 2, 2014

Very clean, beautiful views and grounds. Owners are great and local staff very friendly.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

We are delighted to be able to share our condo with you and look forward to your next visit. Remember our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount from published rates.

Linda Karas

Linda Karas

Brainerd, Minnesota

Beautiful Views from Tropical Sundancer

February 14, 2013

We so enjoyed our stay at the Tropical Sundancer. The condo has everything you need for cooking a meal of all the wonderful seafood Galveston has to offer and a large balcony with table and chairs to enjoy the meal while watching the waves roll into the shore. Marilyn and Larry accomodated our need for a flexible arrival time, which we really appreciated since we were driving down from Minnesota and never know what type of road conditions we may encounter up north in the winter months. The bulding itself is very nicely maintained. The grounds are beautiful and the covered parking is very convenient. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed our stay very much. This was our 2nd year in Galveston, at the Maravilla, and we are already checking dates for next year to come back to the "Tropical Sundancer".

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

We were delighted to have you stay at our condo, Tropical Sundancer. I remember when we chatted on the phone that you definitely wanted to stay at one of the 12 Maravilla ocean front condos - Larry and I are pleased that you stayed with us and look forward to your next visit. As mentioned before our returning guests always receive at least a 10% discount from published rates. Have a wonderful Minnesota spring, summer and fall and think GALVESTON for next winter.

Diane Jacobs

Diane Jacobs

Missouri city, Tx

Birthday party

September 29, 2012

It was great. The condo had everything we needed to entertain. The balcony was spacious and the pool was beautiful.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

We are delighted you had a great birthday celebration at our condo - maybe it will be a tradition - a birthday at Tropical Sundancer next year! And remember our returning guests receive a 10% discount on published rates. Marilyn

Laura Van Stavern

Laura Van Stavern

Oklahoma City

Loved our stay in paradise

April 10, 2012

Marilyn was such a pleasure dealing with. She was very sweet and open to answer any questions we had. This condo was perfect for my family of four and really made our vacation a comfortable memorable stay. I especially loved enjoying my glass of wine while reading a book in the comfort of a king size bed with the balcony door open listening to the roaring waves of the ocean. I wanted to stay like that forever. The hot tub was also a nice relaxing luxury in the evenings. My youngest slept on the top bunk of the bunk beds in the hall. She thought that was so neat. My oldest found her own retreat in the 2nd bedroom. The layout was nice and everything we needed the condo was equipped with. It was in the perfect location away from all the hustle and bustle yet close enough too! We ate at some wonderful places nearby and especially loved Salsas. The Rainforest cafe was mediocre and I think we'll eat dessert only next time so we still get the experience. The moody Gardens was only a hop, skip and a jump Away and was fun for us all. I'm a woman who loves to shop and really enjoyed the strand area. We got suckered in to a dolphin excursion that we paid to see dolphins and didn't see one. My children had to wait out a 45 minute historical boat ride that ended in tears. However, we did learn about the bolivar ferry that we could ride for free and see lots of dolphins. We had a blast on that. We decided to walk on it rather than drive and didn't have to wait at all. My girls loved our adventures but also loved coming back to the condo to unwind and watch the waves or the tv. There was construction going on but with the location of our condo and the times that they were allowed to work we never heard a thing. When we got back I passed along the information of this condo to two other friends that will be staying here over the summer and we will be returning to stay here again. This location and the ambiance can't be beat! If anybody stays here and happens to find a white jewelry boy full of keepsake cross necklaces my daughter got from her baptism we would love to work out something to get those back:( Anyways, you will love your stay here all the way from the beginning to the end! I was sad to leave. The Van Stavern Family

Robert Pillion

Robert Pillion

Lafayette, LA USA

pet friendly stay

August 1, 2011

the owner, Marilyn Swanson, made our stay a personal one. Everything worked and was very clean. It appears to have been recently redone and looked great.We have two greyhounds and they made themselves at home with no problems. The only shortcoming we could find was, we were not directly on the beach but we knew this starting out, however, we found a great beach about a mile down the highway where you could actually drive onto the sand and park where you wanted without crowds. Loved it as did our grand daughter. This was here high school graduation gift from northern Illinois where the beaches and salt water is scarce.

Bonnie Barnes

Bonnie Barnes

Fort Worth, TX

Wonderful Holiday Retreat

June 1, 2011

We enjoyed the view of the ocean and amenities at the Maravilla. Sitting on the balcony in the mornings with our cup of coffee was so nice and the building was quiet and tenants friendly. The pet friendly condo made our family weekend even more enjoyable. The owners provided many little things that made for a comfortable stay. Thanks!

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    University of Delaware, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Washington State University
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