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BEACH FRONT and BEAUTIFUL; Handicapped accessible; 2 Pools! Hot SPA! NO STAIRS!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Looking for a resort like experience? This is the place for you!

The beautiful sandy beach is only a walk across the street. The beach, beautiful ocean and 2 pools are at your disposal for an amazing Galveston stay.

Our 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo with all tile floors and granite counter tops is a luxurious

treat. Beautiful inside with lovely, lush landscaping outside! You feel like you are at a resort!

You will enjoy preparing your meals at our beautifully decorated full kitchen which includes cooking and eating utensils to make meal preparations a breeze. Your stay will feel like a resort- stay experience minus the cost of course! Our pictures do not reveal the relaxation and luxury found at our lovely condo! Full size washer and dryer located in the condo along with 3 TV's.

Location cannot be beaten with the patio facing the swimming pool and easy access with a small gate quickly leading to the gated pool. And the city beach is just across the street. The Galveston city trolley picks up and drops off guests outside our complex for easy touring of city attractions. Family friendly with 2 swimming pools, hot spa and a fitness room. Our condo is decorated with your comfort and relaxation in mind. Child friendly - Looking for shells and little sea creatures is always fun for the kids across the street with safe crossing of the Seawall.

We hope to hear from you!

More Details

Yolanda Lonsford
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Yolanda Lonsford

We enjoy sharing our Galveston condos and beach homes with family and guests so much that we have just purchased this condo! Doc and I look forward to hearing from our guests to help us make this condo as special as our others.

We find that Galveston, Houston's weekend playground, has so much too enjoy, especially the wonderful seafood! We cannot get enough of the food! The many activities in this historic town are many.

The town is a relaxed seaside community with a lot of history to experience. If you have never enjoyed Galveston, this condo is a MUST!

We work hard to make our places "special" so that guests continue to come back and stay at our wonderful condos or beach homes.

Yolanda Lonsford purchased this condo in 2016

Why Yolanda Lonsford chose Galveston

The Dawn is a beautiful well kept resort type atmosphere. It is located close to all attractions found in Galveston and is very private but family friendly.

The condo is located within 1 mile from Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn and close to the Galveston Convention Center! The Pleasure Pier is on about 7 miles away.

We have many returning guests that enjoy the beautiful grounds and well kept community! Our condos are also very spacious NOT "tiny" like many you will find on the island!

What makes this condo unique

This condo is very spacious; easy access to one of the two swimming pools with the beach across the street! We choose this complex for its beautiful resort - like environment and easy access to all Galveston attractions! And easy access into the condo with no stairs to climb.

You will find value in the spacious condo and beautiful surroundings with our wonderful guest reviews!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Galveston in Galveston County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking allowed on patio
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Master bathroom has oversized walk in shower. There is a lip at the shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full size bathroom and large walk in closet.
    Twin bed with trundle - day bed with trundle in living area
  • Master with king size bed full bath with oversized walk in shower. Oversized walk in closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gated condo with comforts of home! Beach located across the street. Very nice and comfortable vacation or romantic get away. Beautiful beach decor! Very close to Moody Gardens; much more spacious than a hotel with many amenities! You will feel like you are at a resort without the price tag.


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BEACH FRONT and BEAUTIFUL; Handicapped accessible; 2 Pools! Hot SPA! NO STAIRS!
average rating of 4.7954545 based on 44 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

I will be staying here any time I’m in Galveston

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice location

  • 4 of 5

Nice location and comfortable condo, we came in the off season so The Dawns was very quiet. Pools are unheated so not useable during our stay. Location was easy to get to pretty much everything. Enjoyed the Brewery only a mile away. Condo had pretty much all you needed for stay. Owner was easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joy, Thank you for the lovely review and sorry we lost a star for the pools not being heated! Our management is working on getting a gas line put in so we will have heated pools hopefully by this Spring! So please keep us in your list of favorites! Thanks again!
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Perfect for family getaway

  • 4 of 5

Well designed, nicely appointed condo. Clean! Well managed by owner. Great for family

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a great review!
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A great place for our family of four

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Doc's Quarters for three nights in December, and it was excellent. We had plenty of room for our family and were comfortable during our stay. The condo is decorated nicely, the kitchen had what we needed, and the owner was very responsive anytime we need to contact her prior to or during our stay. The condo is an easy walk to the beach itself. The pools and hot tub on the property were nice as well.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We hope you keep us in your list of favorites!
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  • 3 of 5

Arrived at Condo at night. Outside light not working so it was difficult to get the long code into the entry pad. Unit is convenient to Galveston Beach area and nicely decorated unless you have a toddler who likes to grab stuff. Found all appliances inside in alarm mode and not working. There was one full roll of toilet paper and about 7 partial rolls with just a little bit of paper on each of them. Contacted the owner who was out of the country. Managed to get the appliances and GFI reset. Only one GFI that controls both bathroom outlets, It tripped everyday day at least twice a day and needed to be reset. It seems to me that perhaps the owner needs to hire some one else to service this condo. I was in town for my son's graduation and did NOT need to be dealing with these issues....including going to the store to buy toilet paper. For the price we paid to use the Condo it should have been "turn key" with no issues.

Furnace thermostat had some kind of electronic lock to prevent guests from turning it up to high or down to low (with a warning that the guest would have to pay for repairs if they did). Again this was a very nicely decorated condo in a good area. It would have been a 5 star stay but ended up requiring two much of our attention during our visit. With the owner out of the country they need a much better caretaker. It is my understanding that they have more than just the one condo so perhaps they will get the situation fixed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, I was disappointed that we did not make a 5 star guest rating! Doc and I strive to exceed our guests expectations! I don't understand what could have caused the breaker to trip the kitchen appliances, possibly an electrical storm and that issue was readily resolved over the phone. We have never had previous issues with the bathroom GF'I's and possibly there was a lot of electrical power being used simultaneously causing one of the GFI's to trip the other GFI . I understand this must have been an inconvenience but it is a necessary safety feature. Regarding, the toilet rolls, I checked the bathrooms a few days prior to your arrival due to my leaving the country and wanted to make sure our condo was ready for your arrival. During my inspection, I saw 2 full rolls in one bathroom and I saw one full roll in the other bathroom but I don't recall checking under the sink for a second roll. We provide instructions that our guests might have to buy additional rolls but we strive to leave 2 rolls per bathroom. I did text my housekeeping staff to take additional rolls but unfortunately she did not reply and I offered to bring some rolls one day after your arrival since I was returning from out of the country at that time. You stated that would not be necessary and you would buy additional toilet paper. Thank you for letting future guests know that our condo is beautifully furnished and located in a beautiful complex convenient to all local attractions. Again, please accept my apology for the inconvenience of the GFI's, and breaker being tripped on your arrival.The thermostat is set to not go below 69/70 and the guest instructions provided explain why this is necessary and helps to prevent the air conditioning system from freezing when placed to low. Heat has never been a problem so setting the thermostat high is not regulated. Again, congratulations on your son's accomplishment, I know it always makes a parent proud when our children make successful millstones.
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Fun girls shopping trip

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hooray!! Thanks for the lovely review!
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Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
The Strand Historic District
Great place to shop and enjoy Galveston, Texas
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Galveston Seawall
The Spot
Lone Star Flight Museum
Galveston Fishing Pier
Stewart Beach Park
Olympia Grill
Dolphin Watch
Magic Carpet Golf
Fisherman's Wharf
Rainforest Cafe
Walmart Supercenter
Texas Seaport Museum and Elissa
Fish Tales
sng horseback riding galveston -- CLOSED
Island Carriages
Willie G's Seafood & Steak House
My favorite!
Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
Antique Warehouse
Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts
Ben & Jerry's
Gino's Italian Restaurant
We love this place! Not fancy but great Italian food!
Railroad Museum
Premiere Cinema
Jet Boat Thrill Ride
Old Strand Emporium
1900 Storm Memorial
Tortuga Coastal Cantina
Grand 1894 Opera House
Moody Mansion
Every body comes to the Moody Gardens to enjoy what Galveston has to offer! Always something...
Bishop's Palace
Saltgrass Steak House
1877 tall ship Elissa
MOD Coffee House & Cafe
Strand Street Theatre
Galveston Island Visitors Center
Cajun Greek
Galveston Seawall
Sea Turtle Tours
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
The Galveston Sea Wall
Colonel Cruise
Moody Gardens
Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort
Shipley Do-Nuts
Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry
Galveston Segway
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Scholes International Airport At Galveston
Nearest Barpub
Too Many To List
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Galveston Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf course
Nearest Restaurant
To Many To List
Nearest Beach
West Beach
Car: recommended

Condo is centrally located on the Galveston Seawall. Easy access to The historic shopping district, "The Strand" Only one mile to the Schlitterbahn Water Park and Moody Gardens with its I Max theater aquarium and many fine restaurants to choose from. The Galveston Convention Center is only 1 mile along the Seawall Blvd.

The beach is directly across the street from the condo! The best part is not having to climb any stairs during the heat of the summer. The condo is handicapped accessible with parking right outside the condo.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £68.6
Damage Deposit £216.63

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been made. We do not rent to single adults under the age of 25.

Owner will provide SECURE WiFi connection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.