Oceanfront "Tropical Sundancer" 3 pools & hot tub

Relax on the 24 foot balcony and watch the pelicans as they fly over the Gulf
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
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Excellent
16 Reviews

From $67 / night

9520 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
Oceanfront "Tropical Sundancer" 3 pools & hot tub
Condo
2 bedrooms
8 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Condo
Per night: $140 - $340
Per week: $1,000 - $2,000
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 Gulf 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.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Marilyn Swanson

Marilyn Swanson

Marilyn Swanson

  • School:

    University of Delaware, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Washington State University
  • Work:

    Licensed Insurance Agent - Swanson Health Insurance
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Sep 06 2016 Nov 02 2016 $160 $210 $1,100 - 2 Nights
Nov 03 2016 Nov 06 2016 $300 $300 - - 2 Nights
Nov 07 2016 Nov 22 2016 $160 $210 $1,100 - 2 Nights
Nov 23 2016 Nov 27 2016 $250 $250 - - 3 Nights
Nov 28 2016 Dec 21 2018 $140 $180 $1,000 $2,000 2 Nights
Dec 22 2016 Jan 02 2017 $250 $250 $1,500 - 3 Nights
Jan 03 2017 Feb 16 2017 $140 $180 $1,000 $2,000 2 Nights
Feb 17 2017 Feb 28 2017 $200 $300 $1,300 - 2 Nights
Mar 01 2017 Mar 09 2017 $180 $270 $1,300 - 2 Nights
Mar 10 2017 Mar 19 2017 $300 $300 - - 3 Nights
May 31 2017 Jun 30 2017 $240 $340 $1,800 - 2 Nights
Jul 01 2017 Jul 10 2017 $300 $300 $2,000 - 3 Nights
Jul 11 2017 Sep 01 2017 $240 $340 $1,800 - 2 Nights
Sep 02 2017 Sep 05 2017 $270 $270 - - 3 Nights
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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, Discover, 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.

Amenities

Amenities

  • 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
    (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)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • 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)



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Reviews (16)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Galveston, Texas

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Excellent
16 reviews
Carol Ley

Great place to stay.

Carol Ley

Dallas

Great place to stay.

July 20, 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.

Marilyn Swanson

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.

Danetta Allen

GREAT

Danetta Allen

San Antonio, Tx.

GREAT

April 21, 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.

Marilyn Swanson

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

Pam Nelson

Tropical Sundancer was just the retreat we needed!

Pam Nelson

Austin, TX

Tropical Sundancer was just the retreat we needed!

November 22, 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!

Marilyn Swanson

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.

ngoc-chi hua

vacation at Steward Beach, Gaveston

ngoc-chi hua

Midwest city, Oklahoma

vacation at Steward Beach, Gaveston

October 10, 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.

Suzanne Gilbert

Perfect Getaway

Suzanne Gilbert

Huntsville, Texas

Perfect Getaway

June 3, 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.

Marilyn Swanson

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

Brenda Bunn Cowan

Great view and needed nothing!

Brenda Bunn Cowan

Deep Woods of South East Texas

Great view and needed nothing!

May 11, 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!

Marilyn Swanson

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.

Sandra Alonzo

Post Prom weekend

Sandra Alonzo

Houston, Tx

Post Prom weekend

April 30, 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

Marilyn Swanson

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.

MARY ENGLE

Galveston condo

MARY ENGLE

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

A little piece of paradise :)

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.

Marilyn

Sarah Jones Thomas

Awesome!

Sarah Jones Thomas

Winter Park, CO

Awesome!

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

Fantastic

Cathy Estes

Usa

Fantastic

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

Beautiful Views from Tropical Sundancer

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

Birthday party

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

Loved our stay in paradise

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

pet friendly stay

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

Wonderful Holiday Retreat

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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