Whether you are a frequent visitor to Galveston Island or perhaps you have never vacationed to this popular beach destination located just 50 miles south of downtown Houston, now is your opportunity to experience a new perspective in modern Five Star condominium vacation living located in the most prestigious luxury high-rise on Galveston Island.
As the owners of a stunning 15th floor Malibu unit, we are excited to offer our 2.5 bedroom / 2.5 bath personal vacation condo to you and your family / friends, comfortably sleeping 6-8 people. We are certain you will be pleased with the breathtaking oceanfront views from the balcony (unlike most other Galveston condos, we have NO highway and NO seawall between our balcony and Grand Beach) and living area as well as the HUGE, HUGH, HUGE ocean view picture windows in both bedrooms. Professionally decorated, beautiful furnishings, motorized remote-controlled Hunter Douglas window shades, hardwood floors and brand new premium mattresses and bedding are just a few of the amenities that set our condo apart from the rest.
Just because you’re on vacation, it doesn't mean you have to give up premium entertainment or technology. You will have fast reliable 100MBS Wi-Fi throughout the condo and free resort-provided Wi-Fi in the common areas and around the pool. In the living room, enjoy our 48” HD flat screen TV with 160+ premium XFINITY X1 Entertainment channels, HBO, Netflix, ESPN, Amazon Prime, HBO on Demand, Apple TV, Blu-Ray DVD player (bring your favorites, enjoy ours or rent from the Red Box kiosk on-property) and for the kids (the young ones and the grown up ones) play our XBox 360 (bring your favorite games or enjoy ours). In the master and guest bedroom, enjoy 42” HD flat screens with 160+ premium cable channels including HBO and ESPN. Use the DVR to record up to 4 channels simultaneously. If you must sneak in a little business while on vacation, we have a networked HP OfficeJet Pro 8600e All-in-One Printer in the half bedroom. Make copies, scan or print via AirPrint or HP ePrint. Need to take a quick work call before the family wakes up? Sneak down to the elegant library on the 2nd floor before the kids wake up to take private early morning business calls while grabbing free coffee at the coffee bar from 5am to noon.
If you like to cook, you’ll love our kitchen! You’ll find premium Bosch appliances, high-quality Cuisinart stainless cookware, a Le Creuset Dutch oven, a heavy-duty blender for making frozen margaritas, rum punch, and smoothies. We also have a mini-food processor, electric pancake griddle, hand mixer, SHARP knives and most every utensil and gadget imaginable. Prep meals on the granite countertops facing a direct view of the ocean. You’ll find a pantry already well stocked with many of the basics plus a dozen of the most common herbs and spices. Grab your groceries just a mile away at Arlan's Market.
Get the most incredible fresh-off-the-boat Gulf seafood from Katie’s Seafood, just 3 miles away. There is no fresher shrimp, red snapper or flounder ANYWHERE in the world. The fishing boats pull up to the canal-side rear of the store, unload their catch in your plain view. Only TWENTY FEET from boat to your grocery bag! Holy Cow!!! (no pun intended) ... the pelicans hang out back for the scraps!!! Respecting eco-friendly, sustainable, line-caught fishing (and listed as approved on the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch) you'll know EXACTLY from WHICH BOAT your red snapper was actually caught.
When you get back to the condo, if you went for the shrimp, do a quick all-in-one pot shrimp boil. Maybe add some corn-on-the-cob, new potatoes and Andouille sausage. You've got all the pots, pans and utensils you need already there. If you chose the red snapper or flounder, cook it simply: a little salt and pepper, some Cajun seasoning (maybe), a light dusting of flour and a quick pan sauté in a little butter and olive oil served with a twist of lemon. Next, turn on a little Jimmy Buffet on the iTunes Radio. Pour a locally brewed St. Arnold's Ellisa IPA or a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc and you'll KNOW that you've started your beach vacation! Then, enjoy it all, lounging on the balcony, watching the sunset over the ocean and Pleasure Pier ... now you've got some Good Eats!!
As far as resort amenities go, Palisade Palms is simply off the charts: two heated swimming pools, two hot tubs, direct beach access, gas fire pit, tennis courts, basketball court, 24x7 concierge and maintenance, a huge/modern/spotless fitness center (with changing rooms, lockers and sauna), morning lounge (great spot to read the newspaper overlooking the pools, the ocean and the elegant lobby), free morning coffee bar, ice machines, a very cool multi-purpose 3rd floor roof terrace overlooking the pool and Gulf of Mexico … sun or shade (a great place to catch a breeze and read your Kindle), a max’ed out game room for the kids (with pool table, foosball and air hockey), PlayScape Beachcomber Kid’s Club, private boardwalk connected to a well-groomed Grand Beach plus a media lounge with a big, big screen for those game-day Sundays!
If you’re a runner, the beach is clean, flat and solid near the water line making for easy breathtaking morning sunrise runs. Enjoy an almost constant cool ocean breeze and hundreds of birds chirping to complement the experience. Or, run on the seawall for 10 miles along The Gulf without ever crossing a road! Be sure to bring your stuff!
Dozens of beachfront restaurants, taquerias, burger joints, gumbo bars, sushi spots, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, Pier 21, The Strand, golf, historic museums and mansions, as well as grocery, drug stores, confectionaries and liquor stores are within a 10-minute drive from Palisade Palms.
Or, better yet, leave the car parked and take a 10-minute stroll east along the beach at sunset, beverage in-hand, for a great meal at our favorite slightly upscale yet comfortable, Porch Cafe in Beachtown. We LOVE it for Sunday Brunch.
Also, the condo is extremely child friendly ... you’ll find Galveston Monopoly, a Galveston jig-saw puzzles, kites, balls, beach games and a new Pack-n-Play if you're bringing an infant or toddler for their first beach experience!
Lastly, to make sure that you have the very best TOTAL experience from booking, to arriving, to exploring Galveston, to using all of our amenities, to checking out, we provide you with the "Mobile Hospitality Manager" smartphone app powered by VRBO / HomeAway. After your reservation is confirmed, you'll get a link to download the app (iPhone or Android) with all sorts of information that we've customized for our condo, just for YOUR visit. It includes directions, Wi-Fi codes, what to pack, how to check in, what we provide, local recommendations ... even local Galveston tides!!! A REALLY, REALLY valuable section in the app is our 'Local Recommendations'. Get the real story on the BEST Galveston restaurants and where to shop from a local's perspective!!! Avoid the tourist traps! Get our personal reviews, just for you, with links to recommended websites, clickable maps and phone numbers to all our favorite places. It is SO handy to have all of this on your smartphone. Share the app with your family to get them ready for your upcoming beach vacation. Even if you don't download the app, all of the info is all still available online from your regular web browser. Our guests tell us that this is a HUGE benefit of staying with us!
From a personal perspective, Houston is our home. Palisade Palms is our family get away and our only rental property. We maintain an extraordinarily high level of attention-to-detail and keep our condo immaculately and spotlessly clean and comfortable. We are personally there just hours before your visit to do a thorough inspection to insure your stay with us is not 'just OK' ... we want it to be PERFECT. Should anything unexpected arise during your stay, there is 24 x 7 Concierge and Maintenance on property ... the front desk is staffed at all times. Plus, you can reach my husband, Mark, or me 24 x 7 as well, by phone or text.
We think we offer the VERY best vacation condo experience in Galveston. Really!!
We look forward to hearing from you with any questions you might have about our condo or this Five Star resort. Please feel free to call me or shoot me a text or an email. We can’t wait to help you schedule your most incredible beach vacation ever at Palisade Palms!!!