19 reviews

1 / 27 View two of the pools and the Gulf from your private balcony-early morning



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths, 1 Half bath

Description from owner

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. And our balcony is fully functional.

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.

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

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8632113

About the area

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.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 00:00
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: Full bed Bunk bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Wi-Fi available


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


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths
  • 1 Half bath

Reviews (19)

19 reviews

“Nice and Relaxing”

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Relaxing is what I was looking for and The Pelican Watch Condo of Galveston Tropical Condos fit the bill perfectly. Located between the more popular beach area and the the more rugid but less people beach area, it's the best of both worlds. I however just grabbed some groceries, snacks and beverages from right down the road on the way there and settled in for a great weekend. Overlooking the big pool we had all we needed for cooking some homecooked meals and just taking it easy. Very comfortable. I highly recommend staying here.

Owner's reply: We are so glad you and your family had a chance to relax and rejuvenate at our condo. I totally agree - watching the waves or the pelicans or the sunrise gives one faith and hope in mother nature and the world. We look forward to your next visit.

“Perfect Getaway”

Reviewed 15 May 2018

My husband and I stayed here at "Tropical Pelican Watch" for our 15th anniversary and couldn't have been happier. The condo is beautiful with every amenity and special touches. The view is gorgeous in morning, all day, and evening. The condo is so spacious and was very clean. It comes with everything you need, including a little throw blanket that came in handy in the evening on the balcony. The bedrooms are very spacious, the beds are comfortable, and the bathrooms are very nice. There is a half bath conveniently downstairs as well. Washer & dryer, all appliances. The dining room was perfect for dinners that you can cook in the fully equipped kitchen. We will be back and reccomend to all our friends and family. She also offers a military discount which was really nice since my husband is retired army. It's so great that she supports our troops. A few years ago we stayed in the Condo #338 Tropical Sunrise & it too was very nice and we had a great stay. Marilyn is our go to for condo rentals in Galveston. I would also like to add that the grounds are gorgeous especially at night. There are 3 pools, one heated and a hot tub as well. Pergolas that have lounge beds and privacy curtains for relaxing. Beautiful pool side bar & grill area that you can use and bring your own food and drinks, including swim up bar. Convenient location on Galveston Sea wall. Baggage carts for carrying luggage to and from rooms. Thanks again Marilyn for another great stay. We will be back!

Owner's reply: We are so happy to have you as a returning guest. Thanks for your lovely comments and additional descriptors too! We are proud to be able to offer the dedicated folks who serve in the military at least a 10% discount from on-line rates when they book with us. And, our returning guests also received discounts. See you again soon. Marilyn

“Maravilla Pelican”

Reviewed 22 Jul 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.

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed you visit. Sorry again about the AC - but then again we are blessed to have a great HVAC guy who takes great care of us.

“Amazing View!”

Reviewed 17 Jul 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.

Owner's reply: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our condo. We agree lots of things to do at our condo - our grandkids really like ping pong - but Larry and I keep practicing so we can STILL beat them in a game :-) We look forward to your return visit.

“Relaxing stay!”

Reviewed 17 Jun 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

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.

“Spectacular View”

Reviewed 29 Mar 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.

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)

“Wonderful Weekend!”

Reviewed 10 Mar 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.

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


Reviewed 23 Nov 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!

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


Reviewed 6 Oct 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!

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!"

“Galveston Tropical Pelican Watch”

Reviewed 26 Aug 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

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

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