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Experience Island Living at the Dawn!

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Galveston - The Dawn Condominiums

2 bedroom/2 bath ocean condo with onobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico!

Sparkling Sunrises, Calm Water, Gentle Gulf of Mexico breezes, 2 large pools, fitness center, outdoor grill & picnic area, directly on the Seawall, across the street from the beach, all the best restaurants and tourist attractions located within a few minutes of the Dawn, outdoor balcony with seating area, luxury furnishings with modern appliances and finishings. This unit is definately one of the nicest in the community, come see for yourself! Hey friends, FYI, we own another extremely beautiful 2 bdrm/2bath untt just next door, at the high-rise, By the Sea, property ID 702229. You owe it to your self to check it out. It's totally renovated, brand new furnishings, and located on the 10th floor. Check it out, and touch base with us again in a couple of weeks, as we are adding another unit, a 1 bedroom, totally gorgeous unit, directly on the beach........!!! Enjoy :)

Don't forget to check out my other 2 bdm/2bath front row condo, next door, on the 10th floor at By The Sea. It's newly decorated, fully remodeled, and the property id is 702229.

Can't wait for your visit!!!


More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Andrea Rice
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Andrea Rice

I am a retired real estate professional, having moved back to the Texas area, after living in Mexico for 10 years. I was born and raised in Houston, and happy to be back with family and friends, after being gone for so long.

Andrea Rice purchased this condo in 2014

Why Andrea Rice chose Texas Gulf Coast

After living by the sea for many years, I realized that I would miss the wonderful, calming sounds of the ocean, so owning this condo on the ocean is the next best thing! I hope you enjoy it, as much as I do, as an owner.

What makes this condo unique

I immediately fell in love with this condo, after walking inside, and seeing the beautiful ocean view from the balcony, and the beautiful luxury and modern furnishings that were included in the condominium. Complex is very close to all the tourist attractions, as well as conveniently located to all the best restaurants in the area. We promise to make your stay a truly wonderful experience!


based on 46 holidaymaker reviews

Experience Island Living at the Dawn!
average rating of 4.7608695 based on 46 reviews

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Condo was beautiful. We were within walking distance to store, bike rentals, and some nightlife. Beach access right across the street and near a lifeguard stand. We'd stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and nicely kept condo.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The kids enjoyed being right on the beach and also sitting on the balcony and watching the sun come up. Lots of extras with this condo. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great getaway

  • 4 of 5

We really liked our experience here. The beds were excellent - so very comfortable. There was lots of room for all six of us (4 adults + 2 children) for the length of time we were in Galveston. It was great to have laundry facilities available as well. The location was excellent with some nice evening walks on the beach, and since most of our plans were in Galveston it was accessible to everything needed, although a car is extremely useful. When I had questions for the owner, they were answered promptly and without delay. The only things that are worth considering is the 3 floor walk up to the condo, which while not a problem under most circumstances, does seem a long way when lifting many bags (there was a great view, so a nice payoff, just something to consider). Otherwise the main tap for the sink could use some maintenance and there was a problem with some lights turning on and off randomly in the main area. Not really sure why. I only give out five stars if a location blows my mind, while this didn't do that, it is certainly worthy of consideration for a getaway to Galveston for a family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Condo!

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with this condo. It was very neat and clean. We had an awesome view of the ocean from our balconey. She had everything we needed and more. The 2 pools were very nice. Walmart was right next door which is always convenient and a plus! Would definitely recommend this condo!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Great property and location! Easy to get to and easy to check into. The rental description didn't tells us it would be this nice!! The property is a short walk away from the beach (one block). The beach was nice and had life guards. It is also walking distance from gas stations, a grocery store and restaurants (fast food & dine in). Yet, you'd never know stores are that close looking out the windows...all ocean! Great balcony to enjoy the views and sounds of the surf. This home rental is set up for family friendliness and beach lovers alike. Beach towels, chairs and toys were provided. The property has two pools close by (we swam multiple times each day). Pool hours were great (open until 10:00pm) and never crowded. The home is beautifully decorated and comfortable. The home was prepared for us, with extra linens for the sofa bed, plenty of bath and kitchen towels and the condo was clean. The kitchen had everything we needed. Updated appliances, including a washer and dryer. As a family of five we had plenty of room using the sofa sleeper. Also, plenty of room when the adults needed time away from the kids either on the balcony or in the bedroom when the kids watched TV in the living room. Although it was a condo, we never heard neighbors between the walls or floors. The stairs going up were tiresome, but we knew we were going to have to deal with this since the owner made it clear that the unit was on the 3rd floor with no elevator. We were ok with this since our kids were older and the great price of the rental. This property is a great value, as we looked at many homes preparing for this vacation. The property is on the main island road, so don't expect just the sounds of the surf, but the traffic noise never bothered us. There is no assigned parking with the unit, but we never had a problem finding a parking spot in the lot. We checked in and out easily and never needed to contact the owner because everything was ready for us. I would certainly stay again.

The Williams Family, Elk River, MN

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Views

  • 5 of 5

The unit (#334) we stayed in at the Dawn was a great value. We loved the views and the location. The unit was very well stocked with all the odds and ends (beach chairs, beach toys, etc) to help you enjoy your stay. The owner (Andrea) was super accomadating and quick to remedy an issues that occurred. I would definitely recommend staying at this property to ALL my friends and family! The property is on the 3rd floor (2 flights of stairs) so be cautious if you have elderly guest.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Moody Gardens
The Strand Historic District
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry
"Landry's Seafood Restaurant Fishtale Restaurant"
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
"Shrimp n'stuff seafood"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
William P. Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.08 Miles
Tortuga Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Miles
Port Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.23 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Schlitterbahn Water Park
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Various Jet Ski Rentals
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Galveston Bay - 61st Street
Car: necessary

Imagine starting your Galveston vacation, sitting out on the beautiful oceanfront balcony, enjoying your favorite beverage, eating the breakfast of your choice, and watching the ocean waves crashing on the seawall or beach, listening to the seagulls, and feeling the salt in the air! This condo reminds you of a 5 star resort, with all the amenities you can imagine.

The 2 large bedrooms, with 2 full bathrooms are perfect for a family of 6, with no problem. There is also a spacious pull out sofa bed in the den, with close access to a full bathroom with modern fixtures and large bath tub.

The Dawn is located in an extremely private, gated community, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, 2 resort style pools nearby, a heated spa tub, a picnic area, with a charcoal grill and picnic tables, and a full gym with elliptical weights and free weights.

There is a large flat TV screen in the living room, as well as the Master bedroom.

You'll feel like you are in a high-end tropical resort, with a full size washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, and everything you'll need to prepare a great meal for your family. Just bring the food!

Moody Gardens is 1 mile away, and the popular Schlitterbaun Water Park is nearby. The historic downtown district is 4.7 miles away, and extremely close to all the popular attractions on the island.

The condo is large and spacious, not tiny, like other condos on the site.

The Master bedroom has an attached bathroom with double sinks, and a modern, glass enclosed shower. The second bedroom has a large, King size bed with a spacious bathroom with granite counter tops and large bathtub, steps across from the bedroom.

We tried to include everything in the modern kitchen, that you could possibly need, as well as a DVD player for unlimited movies, and high-speed internet.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Galveston, Texas Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer/Fall 2016
8 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £61
Maid cleaning £53
Tax Rate 15.0%

No smoking or pets are allowed, and if there is any evidence that these rules were violated, the damage deposit will be non-refundable. Upon booking, a 50% deposit amount is required, and is fully refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to stay. Balance is due 30 days before arrival. Please add 15% for required taxes, $65.00 for cleaning fee and $75.00 refundable damage deposit. For bookings within 30 days, we require full payment immediately, to confirm the reservation. Thank you.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Galveston in Texas

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bath is private with double sink and enclosed shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath 2 is shared, located across the hallway
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious room with plenty of closet space
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious room with plenty of closet and storage space
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

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