Family-Friendly with 2 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths

View two of the pools and the Gulf from your private balcony-early morning
View two of the pools and the Gulf from your private balcony-early morningFirst view when you walk into the condoEntrance to the Master Bedroom with King Bed and view of the GulfMirrors abound in the Master BedroomHallway to the second bedroomA full-size bed, bunk on top and trundle bed below - also a flat screen TVView of Galveston Bay from the second bedroomThe hot tub has room for all - the Resort pool in the backgroundThe largest of our 3 pools aka "The Resort Pool" has a swim around islandYou will enjoy cooking in the modern kitchen with all the amenitiesLots of room in the living room or walk to the balconyThe queen sleeper sofa is brand new (December, 2014) and super comfyView from the living room and the stairs to the second floor bedroomsA convenient full size washer/dryer in our condo - no need to bring quartersEnjoy a snack or feed the children at the counterOr have a snack and a glass of wine with the news in the backgroundThe half bath on the first floor is super convenientLots of room on your private balconyView of the East Pool from above - note the picnic tables and BBQ grillsThe East Pool is heated in the cooler months and shaded in the summerEnjoy a stroll on the lovely Maravilla grounds - check-out the volley ball netThe water falls lead to the lazy river and then to the Wading or Rock PoolThe Wading or Rock Pool is only 3 feet deep - perfect for the young onesLots of lounge chairs around the \"Resort Pool\" - as well as BBQ grillsRelax around the resort poolYou can exercise or pay Ping Pong while watching the wavesSunrise right in front of the Maravilla
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Excellent
15 Reviews

From $67 / night

9520 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554
Family-Friendly with 2 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths
Condo
2 bedrooms
8 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
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
Come visit one of our 7 personally owned and operated condos and MAKE MEMORIES AT MARAVILLA. This condo sleeps 8 with third and fourth floor views of the water.

Our condo, "Galveston Tropical Pelican Watch at Maravilla" features:

Master bedroom with a king bed overlooking the largest pool and the Gulf with a 37" flat screen TV;
Second bedroom with a twin over a double bed and a twin trundle bed, a flat screen TV and a door to the second smaller balcony area;
Two roomy full baths on the second level;
A fully-equipped sparkling clean kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops - everything you could possibly need to cook a gourmet meal or warm up leftovers from any of the great Galveston eateries;
A separate dining area with seating for 4 - or you can choose to dine at the counter or outside on your roomy 195 square foot balcony (wooden table and chairs);
Full size washer and dryer;
A lovely open living area with double glass sliding doors leading to the balcony, one queen sleeper sofa and a 42 inch flat screen TV;
A convenient half bathroom on the first floor;
Free WiFi in the condo;
Attention to detail and elegance and
Unique contemporary artwork featured throughout the condo.

The property boasts three pools (one heated) with barbeque pits and picnic tables as well as a roomy outdoor hot tub on grounds that can't be found anywhere else on the island. Also there is an exercise/activity room with floor to ceiling windows so you can watch the waves while you exercise, play Ping Pong or just relax. Free WiFi is available in the condo with WiFi login and password information on the TV.
Area Information
Our condo at Maravilla Resort Condominiums is located on the western part of Seawall Boulevard on Galveston Island in Texas. Galveston is 45 miles south of Houston with easy access to two airports - Hobby (closest) and George W. Bush International Airport (a bit farther north). While at the condo you will be right across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and will be less than 3 miles from Schilitterbahn indoor/outdoor water park and Moody Gardens.

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
Nov 28 2016 Dec 21 2016 $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 - 3 Nights
Feb 17 2017 Feb 28 2017 $200 $300 $1,300 - 3 Nights
Mar 01 2017 Mar 09 2017 $180 $270 $1,300 - 2 Nights
Mar 10 2017 Mar 19 2017 $200 $300 $1,500 - 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
Sep 06 2017 Nov 02 2017 $160 $210 $1,100 - 2 Nights
Nov 03 2017 Nov 06 2017 $300 $300 - - 3 Nights
Nov 07 2017 Nov 22 2017 $160 $210 $1,100 - 2 Nights
Nov 23 2017 Nov 27 2017 $250 $250 - - 3 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 12 a.m.
Lodging tax: 15%
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Pet Fee $50 There are no other fees when you rent directly from us, the owners. We include cleaning and booking fees in your total. You need to purchase a parking pass from the main office for $15 (check, credit or debit card) to register your car. Your parking pass 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. 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Beach Towels
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

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

  • Children's Pool
    (onsite)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (3 miles)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Surfing
    (2 miles)
  • Water Park
    (3 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (1 mile)



Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Three Pools - one heated in the winter
Three elevators at Maravilla
Convenient half bath down stairs
Two bedrooms upstairs and a portable crib available on request
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Reviews (15)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Galveston, Texas

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Excellent
15 reviews
Tonya Eddy

Maravilla Pelican

Tonya Eddy

Missouri, USA

Maravilla Pelican

July 22, 2016

Wonderful experience! Owner was very helpful, friendly and responsive. The air conditioner went out the second day we were there and she had a worker there to fix it in about an hour - on a holiday weekend! Beautiful pool and view, wonderful vacation. You have to try the food at the restaurant in the next lot by the kite shop! A+++ experience, mostly due to the owner. Keep up the good work.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Tonya for your lovely words. We self-manage several of our condos and so are blessed to have located the best workers to help us when something is wrong. I'm sharing your review with our AC guy too. He is a sweetie and I know your comments will make him smile! We look forward to your return visit - remember that our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount from published rates. Marilyn

Rebecca Rodriguez

Amazing View!

Rebecca Rodriguez

Austin, TX USA

Amazing View!

July 17, 2016

The condo exceeded our expectations. It was clean, well maintained, and offered a spectacular view of the pool area and ocean. Really enjoyed watching the bunnies hop through the grounds each evening as we relaxed by the pool! The property is very family friendly by allowing access to the ping pong table, corn hole game, volley ball net, and three poles and sauna. Minutes away from the beach, Pleasure Pier, and great eateries. Booking the condo was hassle free and Marilyn made me feel welcomed from the moment we spoke. She provided us with lots of helpful information about the island! We'll definitely rent the same condo again when we return to Galveston Island.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

Hi Rebecca:

So glad you enjoyed your stay in Galveston. Thanks for your nice words about the condo and the Maravilla grounds. We also enjoy watching the bunnies cavorting around the property. Larry and I have played the corn hole game, however, I have as of yet, not been able to beat him. But of course the fun is in the playing. We look forward to your return visit and remember that our returning guests receive at least a 10% discount from published rates.

Mary Leonard Stennett

Relaxing stay!

Mary Leonard Stennett

THIBODAUX LA

Relaxing stay!

June 17, 2016

The condo was relaxing and welcoming!! The pool was fun and refreshing and big. We love Galveston and all it has to offer in a vacation will differently go back! I just hope that this condo will be available for us. I was able to meet the owners and they are friendly and helpful!! ❤️ Galveston

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

Hi Mary - So glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo and I too hope you will be back. I enjoyed meeting you and sharing "OUR" Galveston with you. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Wendy Pugh

Spectacular View

Wendy Pugh

Spring, TX

Spectacular View

March 29, 2016

My family and I loved our short stay at this condo. The view from the patio/deck was gorgeous. So enjoyed sitting out there at night and in the morning having my coffee. The place was so nice and cozy. It had all the amenities needed and made you feel at home. The pools and spa were amazing. We hope to go back soon and have another enjoyable stay. The owners are great to deal with.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

Hi Wendy:

So glad you enjoyed your stay at the condo. We agree - the patio view is amazing. We hope next time you can plan to spend more time. And remember our returning guests who book directly with me receive at least a 10% discount from published rates.

Marilyn and Larry (hands-on owners)

Ora Chandler

Wonderful Weekend!

Ora Chandler

Houston, Texas

Wonderful Weekend!

March 10, 2016

The layout of the condominium was very spacious and absolutely perfect for a family of four. Once we put the children to bed, we were able to enjoy a glass of wine with casual conversation and jazz while sitting on the balcony without disturbing the children. The early morning view during breakfast was breathtaking. It was centrally located which enabled of to walk wherever we wanted to go and we avoided the hassle of parking. We had an awesome time and will definitely return with friends and family. The enormous amount of space will definitely accommodate more people and having the half bath is a plus. This was a perfect inexpensive way to enjoy a quick but relaxing getaway.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

So glad you enjoyed the condo and a chance to have a relaxing and romantic time with your hubby. Larry and I agree - watching the moon and the nite stars from the balcony are a wonderful way to end a fun-filled Galveston day. We look forward to your return visit. Do share our condo info with your friends too. Marilyn

Dawn Leathers

Outstanding!

Dawn Leathers

Cypress, TX

Outstanding!

November 23, 2015

While I'm late with my review, I absolutely wanted to share our wonderful experience. The condo exceeded our expections for our stay during the weekend of the Tequila Festival. It literally was a home away from home. Everything and more we needed was available. The unit was not only spacious, but spotless as well. I must admit my favorite space was the balcony where we sat every morning drinking our coffee looking out to the ocean and every evening listening to the waves. Marilyn and Larry are exceptional hosts. We can't wait to return!

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Dawn - so glad you enjoyed our condo. BTW - I must agree with you about enjoying time on the balcony. I never get tired of the view - whether it is the pelicans overhead or shrimp boats in the Gulf or the magnificent moon rising over the Gulf. We look forward to your next stay.

Marilyn

Benny Ramos

Review

Benny Ramos

Texas

Review

October 6, 2015

We stayed in this condo for a mini vacation with our family. It exceeded our expectations. It is very obvious that the owners Marilyn and Larry pay attention to detail. The condo was very clean, the views were amazing, and there was plenty of extras in the condo to make our stay feel like home. We highly recommend this condo, and plan to return again for a visit!

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

So glad you had a relaxing vacation in our condo. And we are glad we had a chance to meet you and the grandchildren - they are special. As a grandmother myself, I so enjoy those times when I can share new experiences with my five grandchildren. BTW -- they love a visit to "Mimi's at the condo!"

Shelly Zander

Galveston Tropical Pelican Watch

Shelly Zander

Houston, Texas

Galveston Tropical Pelican Watch

August 26, 2015

The condo was very spacious for our family of four and it had everything we needed to prepare meals. It was nice to find a place in Galveston that allowed us to bring our dog. The Maravilla pool and grounds are very nice and we absolutely enjoyed our view of the pool and beach from our balcony. It was great to see the pelicans flying over throughout our stay. Marilyn and Larry provided detailed information about restaurants and activities on the island. Jimmy's on the Pier was a great spot for lunch by the water. We had a great relaxing trip. Thanks Shelly Zander

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

So glad that you enjoyed our condo. We too enjoy Jimmy's on the Pier. Looking forward to your next visit.

Jeanne Ives Zachary

First class condo

Jeanne Ives Zachary

Lancaster, TX

First class condo

August 9, 2015

Just spent a week in this beautiful condo. Had everything we needed and we love to cook. We have rented from Marilyn Swanson before and all her units are gorgeous, relaxing and have everything you need for your stay. We used the wonderful pool a lot and also enjoyed the beach. Loved the washer and dryer in the unit. The guys enjoyed the gym and ping pong table too. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. They have an excellent dog area. I always feel comfortable renting from this owner because I know I will not be disappointed. The only bad thing was leaving so I have already reserved for two weeks next year. If this unit does not meet your needs she has more units.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

Thanks Jeanne for your kind words. It has been so nice to become acquainted with you and your family through our Galveston Tropical Condos. So glad the guys enjoyed the Ping Pong Table too. Larry and I had forgotten how much fun a game of ping pong is. And of course being in an air-conditioned area where one can look at the Gulf certainly does help. Looking forward to seeing you next year during your two week visit!

Frank Davis

Best stay

Frank Davis

San Antlnio, TX USA

Best stay

July 29, 2015

Some friends and I stayed at this location and we all agreed that it was the best summer ever. We plan on coming back again a few more times. Wonderful view of the ocean and everything you need or want to do is a good distance to walk. I would advise people to stay here.

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

So glad you had the "best summer ever" at our Galveston condo. We look forward to your return visit - either at this condo or one of our other 6 condos. And as a returning guest when you stay at one of our Galveston Tropical Condos, you will receive at least 10% off of the posted rates. Enjoy the remainder of your summer - and we hope to see you in the fall.

Alisa Deininger

Beach villa

Alisa Deininger

Ohio

Beach villa

July 25, 2015

Relaxing, clean, modern two story, large deck condo. Very kind owner. Loved the pool too!

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

So glad we could share Texas and our condo with you. We look forward to your next visit.

Marilyn

ester stephens

Awesome

ester stephens

The Woodlands, Texas

Awesome

June 23, 2015

we really enjoyed this condo, took our grandkids, had their own bedroom, the views were awesome, we had a great time! Can't wait to go again

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

So glad you (and the grandkids) enjoyed the condo AND Maravilla - We look forward to your return to one of the condos in our Galveston Tropical Condos family. As grandparents too, we look for condos where the grandkids can have their own bedroom too :-)

Looking forward to your next visit.

Marilyn and Larry (the owners, the managers)

Tiff Any

Fantastic condo!!!

Tiff Any

Topeka Kansas

Fantastic condo!!!

May 8, 2015

We were so lucky to have found Marilyn and her condo! This was an ideal condo for us to celebrate my husbands birthday! We traveled with another couple and had plenty of room for all of us and absolutely LOVED the huge patio overlooking the gorgeous grounds and large pool with the gulf beyond that!! Couldn't have been any better and immediately felt like home away from home!! Everything was there for our needs! Wonderful to meet Marilyn and Larry too!! Looking forward to coming back soon!!! And will definitely be sending friends there to stay!!!

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

And we are so lucky to have had such wonderful guests! We enjoyed meeting you at the pool and Larry particularly enjoyed the conversation about favorite Kansas City places. We look forward to your next visit and hope you will have a chance to experience one of our other condos. See you soon. PS - Remember the Lone Star Rally is in November.

Ellen Eastham

Mardi Gras Weekend in Gorgeous 2-bedroom

Ellen Eastham

Houston, TX

Mardi Gras Weekend in Gorgeous 2-bedroom

March 8, 2015

Have you stayed at the Maravilla Resort Condo's? Why not review your calendar right now, and see what dates you have open to spend a weekend, several days, or a week at Marilyn and Larry's Condos! Do you know they rent 7 different units so it is possible they have a rental opening for the dates you have available for a visit? Galveston's typically warm weather with 70's to 90's is typically Spring, Summer and Fall, however, we were there in Feb.-it was 70 and sunny that weekend! For all those in cooler temperatures, doesn't a trip to Galveston, a walk along the beach, a beautiful sunset, a ride on the Bolivar Ferry, a stroll in the Strand District, enjoy all the many restaurants, a fun outing to Pleasure Pier, and exploring all the things to do in Galveston sound so appealing? I am a good friend who has stayed at the Maravilla condos in Marilyn & Larry's units numerous times. My husband and I love the vacation atmosphere even for a brief visit, since we live in the Houston area. They are decorated and kept so stylish with TLC from Marilyn & Larry. This review and unit we stayed during Mardi Gras festivities. What a great time on the island, and even better staying in a place where 8 of us had a wonderful Sunday brunch together. I highly recommend staying in this condo for the spaciousness for your family and friends, or staying at any of the other 6 condos that Marilyn and Larry rent. Enjoy your stay..... plan your trip now! Ellen

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

Ellen - Larry and I are always delighted when you and Tom choose our condo for your Galveston adventures. Can't wait for the next time. AND, as I like to say "Making Memories at Maravilla" - it doesn't get any better than that.

Ann Rogers

Mardi Gras Weekend

Ann Rogers

Sugar Land, TX

Mardi Gras Weekend

February 20, 2015

We had a fabulous weekend in Galveston for the last weekend of Mardi Gras. Our stay at the Maravilla was very nice. I loved the view of the Gulf from the living room. Our bedroom overlooked the huge pool and the Gulf. The condo was a beautiful place to come back to after the crowded Strand! Thanks Marilyn

Marilyn Swanson

Owner's reply:

So glad you were able to stay at our condo for Mardi Gras. We too love the Mardi Gras crowds but it is so pleasant to come back to one of our condos and have wine on the balcony. Look forward to seeing you at Mardi Gras 2016.

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