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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

Galveston Tropical Sundancer at Maravilla: You will enjoy our condo when you open the front door and realize you can view the Gulf from the comfort of your condo. Sorry, due to renovation issues, the balcony is not usable at this time. Nevertheless you can still watch the waves, pelicans and dolphins from inside with air-conditined comfort - or even open the sliding glass doors and breathe in that fresh Gulf air. 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 ).with amazing views.

The living/eating/dinning areas are open so it is convenient to visit with friends and family. Preparing a meal in the kitchen 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 twin bunk beds .

This is one of our seven personally owned condos. We look forward to your visit where you will be "Making Memories at Maravilla".

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Crib

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8632114

About the area

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, Miniature Golf, Scholes Airport, Galveston Fishing Pier, Moody Gardens and wonderful places to bird watch.

Interaction with guest

When you book with me, you will recieve a confirmatory email with all your check-in information as well as my direct cell phone number.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds Bunk bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (19)

19 reviews

“Galveston getaway.”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2017

My wife and I spent four nights at one of the condos at the Maravilla in Galveston to just get away for a few days. The condo unit was very nice and updated with remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. The condo had a wonderful ocean view and was very relaxing. I would recommend this condo unit to others. Thanks Marylin, for welcoming us when we arrived, and givi my us some pointers and recommendations for beaches and restaurants there in Galveston. James and Susanne Chastain September 2017

“Great place to stay.”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2016

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's reply: 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.


Reviewed 21 Apr 2016

I want to thank Marilyn for the use of her great condo. It was clean, well stocked andhad 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's reply: 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

“Tropical Sundancer was just the retreat we needed!”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2015

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's reply: Hi Pam: 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.

“vacation at Steward Beach, Gaveston”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2015

Very nice condo, good location, beautiful swimming pools we were enjoys our week (too short !!!) . Hope elevator n#1 will be fixed for our next trip ? Nice to know you Marilyn, I'll call you again soon. thank you to help us take care of my 101th yo mother.

“Perfect Getaway”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2015

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 reply: 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!”

Reviewed 11 May 2015

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's reply: 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”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2015

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 reply: 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.

“Galveston condo”

Reviewed 5 Jan 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.

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.

“A little piece of paradise :)”

Reviewed 15 Jul 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 :)

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. Marilyn

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