The Secret Diamond - Galveston, TX
Max occupancy: 4
1 King Bed,
1 Sofa Bed
10327 Termini San Luis Pass Rd #619, Galveston, TX 77554
Oceanfront condo with resort amenities: shared pool, hot tubs, and more!
Whether you're a couple looking to be pampered or a small family in search of some good old-fashioned Texan sunshine, this resort condo right on the Seawall - As Seen On HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt - is perfect for your next Galveston getaway! High-quality resort amenities, easy beach access, and a wonderful downtown to explore are all missing just one thing: you!
This upper-level condo for four is right on the western edge of the city of Galveston, making it just a quick drive from the shopping, dining, and attractions of Galveston's downtown. Proximity to a great gulf town isn't the main reason this home impresses, however - that honor goes to the balcony, and the stunning oceanfront view that goes with it! Stretching from the crashing waves of the gulf and soft sands of Diamond Beach all the way to the massive outdoor pools, there's only one thing better than the amazing balcony view - heading downstairs to experience it all firsthand!
Soft white and blue colors, along with low-key decor and furnishings, create a home that welcomes you in after a long day out. Sit back and relax on the living room's sofa, just a few steps away from the balcony's fresh air and well-positioned to enjoy the flatscreen TV's cable and DVD player. Have a movie marathon with the kids, or snuggle up with your special someone and use the WiFi to plan a fun date night.
Take a break from eating out with the fully equipped kitchen! Stainless steel appliances and granite finishing on the countertops and kitchen island provide all the practicalities you need. Take a seat at the indoor table for four nearby, or have some appetizers and drinks out on the balcony. Just bring your dishes to the dishwasher when you're done!
With one bedroom and one bathroom, up to four guests at once can stay in this home, though it would be most comfortable for four guests. It's ideal for couples and small families. You and your special someone will be nice and cozy in the king-size bed of the bedroom, while kids can have a good night's sleep on the sofabed. Wake up and take in some fresh air on the balcony before enjoying a soothing shower - or decadent bath - in the en suite bath. Pick up some fresh clothes from the washer/dryer, and you're good to go!
Indoor resort activities like a game room, home theater with a movie library, and fitness room give you plenty of options, but don't miss the chance to soak up some rays on Diamond Beach! Boasting the best of both worlds - an easily accessible beach that's still protected by the seawall - you have your choice of more low-key beachcombing and seaside, and splashing around in the surf with the kids! Even closer are the resort's massive outdoor pools, which feature a swim-up bar, a cascading pool, and a lazy river. Don't worry if it's chilly out - just head to the heated indoor pool, or soak your stresses away in a hot tub!
There's still plenty to do off the resort grounds. The wet and wild rides at Schlitterbahn Galveston, as well as the golf course and educational attractions of Moody Gardens, are just a quick three-mile drive away. Downtown Galveston, meanwhile, is just under seven miles distant, and offers sights like the Moody Mansion and Galveston Children's Museum - along with more views of the seawall and plenty of shops and restaurants.
Don't hesitate and let your perfect Texan getaway slip through your fingers - place your reservation today!
*Please note there is an additional fee for the resort amenities, which varies by season and length of stay. You will be contacted after booking but prior to your stay with information about this fee. Thank you!
**Due to HOA regulations, the minimum age to rent this condo is 25 years of age.
***HOA counts all guests towards occupancy regardless of age.
Pool table : Shared
Washer/dryer : Private
Pool : Shared
Hot tub : Shared
had a great view. bedroom was roomy as was the closet.loved the lazy river! close walk to the beach.
We loved staying at Diamond Beach!!! It’s was beautiful!!!! We will go back to visit for sure!!!!
I could stay here forever
Loved the place! Best view around! Great somewhat pricey beach access! Definitely will be back!
Diamond Beach resort is the best
We hated to eave so we extended for a few more days.
The amenities are fabulous. The huge lazy river with the water slide was so much fun. We stayed in it most of the time. We reserved the theater and watched our favorite movie and show (GOT) on the big screen. It was epic. The game room was so much fun as well. The indoor pool was great on the day it rained and there were tons of chairs by the pools.
We really enjoyed our stay!
This condo very comfortable!
This place is my first choice when I come to Galveston.
We were there during spring break. 1 out of 2 hot tub was broken or not useable. Thank goodness for the indoor pool. Staff was overall helpful. Little things that’s annoying was owner leaving 1 travel size shampoo and conditioner for a family of four for the 4 days that we were staying there. It’s a quiet place with very few people around despite spring break week. No organzized Kids activity like Lost pines or JW Marriott in San Antonio. But if you’re looking for a really quiet place with hardly anybody around then this place would suit you .
The condo was beautiful, great view, and location.
Even on rainy days the indoor pool, game room and theater room make a getaway great.
The view was great
Always love a clean place and place was great / very polite staff
The staff on site was very helpful. It was a beautiful condo and very well maintained. We will definitely stay here again!
Condo was great. Loved the pool, lazy river, hot tub, and beach. Very relaxing
The place is clean with nice amenities. Overall, a good value.
It was a nice condo, perfect for our family of 3. Our 6 year old daughter loved the lazy river, pools and the game room. The condo was clean. There was a problem with the bathroom sink, but the owner took care of the issue promptly. Easy check-in, parking, was not very crowded, friendly staff! Will stay there again!
We've rented at numerous properties from VRBO. This condo had the most broken items and issues we've ever experienced. The patio door is still broken so we had no access to the patio during our stay! The kitchen drawer is still broken despite previous reviews, the drawer has not been fixed. The sink in the kitchen island is completely detached from the counter top! You can see there is glue around the top perimeter of the sink; the sink is sunk down an inch from the counter. The text I received from Vacasa said they would attend to this detached sink after we check out so we would not be inconvenienced during our stay. There was sitting water in the washing machine! I packed enough clothes so we did not have to do laundry during our 3 night stay so we could deal with it but what if I needed to do laundry? I did not want to spend my vacation constantly calling Vacasa for all these problems. The dryer works fine and I dried our damp towels in the dryer. There were no instructions on how to turn on cable TV. We figured it out for the living room TV but the same procedure did not work for master bedroom TV. After calling Vacasa, they sent someone up and set it up for us. There was an extra (useless) remote that was removed from the condo.
AC works great and kept condo nicely cool. Oven and electric stovetop took awhile to warm up but work fine. No pans for pizza or baking sheets. Still no waste basket in the bathroom (as other reviews mentioned). Plenty of clean fluffy white towels, two blue-striped pool towels were provided. We received two dishwasher pods, mini laundry detergent box, one mini shampoo, conditioner, and mini bar soap, one roll of toilet paper, one roll of paper towel, coffee filters, napkins, and can of sugar. Ice maker didn't provide sufficient amount of ice so we bought a bag of ice for our stay. Water filter was working on the fridge door.
My kids complained they could feel the springs on the sofa bed. We used the extra blankets in the closet to line the bottom of the sofa bed so they could sleep comfortably. Patio view is exactly as photos show. No glass coffee table which was ok. Master bed and pillows were comfy.
The twirly slide was open. Lifeguard stationed there but not until later in the afternoon. Swim up bar had bartender only on Saturday and Sunday. Inflatable inner tubes provided by Diamond resort. I really appreciated how the pool and lazy river were never over run or crowded. Lounge on 3rd floor was closed.
We visit Diamond Beach at least once a year and we just love it. You can not beat the pools, lazy river, views, etc. This was our first time renting through Vacasa and staying at this unit. The unit was clean and comfortable and we had a good stay. The unit had just the necessary essentials that you would need to enjoy your stay. 1 travel size shampoo, 1 travel conditioner and 1 travel bar soap for the shower. We were disappointed there was no hand soap to be found in the unit, only 2 small rolls of toilet paper and no trash can in the bathroom. Upon arrival, we were very disappointed to find out the patio door was broken and we would not have access to the patio at all during our stay, however we do feel we were compensated fairly, after we made multiple calls to Vacasa. I do not think you can go wrong staying at Diamond Beach. It is a beautiful place!
Hi Secret Diamond vacationers! Let me just say that this was a super cool place to spend our short vacation this April. We pretty much had the resort to ourselves early in the week!
The only thing I can knock it for at all would be a lack of pillow cases for the extra pillows. Not sure what happened there! The balcony was a bit small, but then, there were just two of us - so we weren't really bothered.
The condo, itself, is well-appointed and a very comfortable place to spend your time. We took time every day for the hot tub (since it was still a bit too cool for swimming in the pool).
If you want a good time within walking distance, both of us really rate Jack's Pub which is right across the street and offers friendly wait staff, pool tables, and food as well as drink. Each day after we soaked in the hot tub, we walked on the beach and then over to the pub. We were beginning to feel like locals! :)
Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. Joy and Paul
The ability to walk out the gate to the beach and not have to cross Seawall Blvd was the best thing about the complex.
Great location with wonderful amenities. Very clean condo - nice size for 2 adults and 2 children. Well kept and nicely decorated. We had a fabulous stay and would highly recommend!!!
It was a great place to stay. We had a beautiful view of the ocean and left the balcony door open to listen to the waves. The resort itself is great for families and kids. The owners are quick to fix any issues and readily available. Even over the weekend!
A little pricey but, overall nice place. Would like to have a secure parking next time for my expensive motor trike.
My kids loved the last river and the game room. We really didn't need to leave the resort except to eat! We were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 boys, ages 9 and 11) and it was a nice size. If the boys were older, it would probably be tight tho. All three pools were great!
This condo is perfect for 1 or 2 people. Even though it says it will sleep 4, it would be really tight.
Everything else was great! The views from the balcony, the sound of the waves, and it is very quiet.
I only had one not so pleasant experience. I was awakened by a very loud scratching noise at my door. When it stopped I looked out and it seems that they are getting ready to paint so someone had been sanding.
The amenities at Diamond Beach are wonderful. Especially the lazy river and the indoor poor. It doesn't matter what the weather is, you can find something to do.
The condo was great, very clean and great view. Large condo! kids liked the pool and lazy river. Bring your own beach towels! Kids liked the playroom on 2nd floor
However check in was horrible,
This was the worst part of our trip. Vacasa had not sent a confirmation email to Diamond Resort so WOULD NOT LET US CHECK IN. IT TOOK OVER AN HOUR TO CLEAR THIS UP. We almost made sunset, after 6 hour car ride, to have to sit in Lobby for over an hour to get the keys. We were VERY DISAPPOINTED. The front desk at Diamond Beach did not help much and Vacasa did not send the correct email with our correct dates so they wouldn't let us check in. I called Vacasa 4 times and finally got the email sent.
SECRET DIAMOND WAS AWESOME.. VERY CLEAN, EASY ACCESS TO BEACH, POOL, AND LOCAL EATERIES
Awesome property. VIEW and beach are great. Pool and lazy river so much fun. My 5 year grandson loved it and didn't care to go anywhere else. He was more than happy to stay at complex all day.
We loved the condo and the staffs...overall all are good and we really enjoyed the trip...with an exception, the beach was too dirty and did not spent smuch time there...we loved the pool and spent most of our time there!
Love the place ...the housekeeping needs help.
There seems to be more fees than you list as well.
Housekeeping will be performing a deep clean after the busy season to get any areas that might be missed during the summer. If guests are booking directly through us on our personal site (www.vacasa.com), all fees charged can be found before making the reservation. Thanks!
The property has everything you could want on a vacation. With the beautiful pool, the great lazy river, the waterslide, game room and movie theatre, my kids never wanted to leave. The beach is easy access with the property's back gate. The condo was beautiful with a great view of the ocean. If you want a perfect Texas beach getaway, make sure and book a vacation here.
We really enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect. The facilities were clean and well kept. No complaints whatever. Everything was perfect.
We had two teenage kids, two adults and a baby in our room. The closet was perfect for the baby to sleep in the pack and play. It was huge. The kids slept on the pullout. They said it was pretty comfortable. Our bed was super comfortable. The view was amazing and the chairs out on the deck were very comfortable. The fridge was large sized and they had everything that we needed for our stay in the kitchen, plus plenty of pillows, blankets, towels etc, including some beach towels. They also had a washer and dryer.
We loved the bathtub in the room. It was really long so you could totally lounge in it.
There was easy access to the beach. There are also plenty of gas grills in the pool area to cook dinner. The pool was a bit cold, but we got our money's worth in the lazy river for those wondering if you can swim in April. I would definitely stay here again. The facility was awesome. There was plenty of parking. It is past all of the high traffic areas which was very nice too. We did not use the indoor pool, but there were several people using it when we arrived so I am assuming it was pretty warm.
The condominium's location was more than ideal. The view was gorgeous. I loved looking out over the water. The lazy river and the pool were absolutely lovely.
We booked this condo for 4 days over Spring Break and had the best time. Very clean, comfortable condo with everything we needed. The closet is big enough for another bed, if you have a baby in a pack and play or kid on an air mattress. Our 2 kids both slept on the pull out sofa and were very comfortable. Plenty of towels, and kitchen has pretty much everything you would need. Very convenient/easy to use washer/dryer for clothes and towels. The pools are amazing--2 hot tubs, lazy river, huge outdoor pool, outdoor water slide AND a gorgeous, very clean indoor pool! Our kids were thrilled. Beach is accessible through 2 gates. We will definitely return!
This unit and entire facility is extremely clean with updated furniture and every amenity you could possibly ever want or need in a vacation. It is more suited for a couple or a small family as the sleeper sofa is pretty much standard not affording much comfort but something children definitely wouldn't mind. The multiple pools, game room and movie room are awesome and the sunrises and sunsets are amazing!! I would definitely not hesitate to book this unit again through Vacasa. They have been so accommodating and helpful throughout the whole process. We cannot wait to go back!
We live in Katy about an hour away and wanted to get away forthe weekend for our anniversary. I booked the condo last minute and it was cute. Just enough room for two. The view is great! I love the sounds of the waves. We also had beach access from the property which was so nice to have. The kitchen has all you need, modern with high end touches. Mattress was uneven, like it had a board on one side of the bed.
The one bedroom condo was roomier than we thought. The resort is beautiful and is located steps from the seawall. The property is very clean and well kept. We will definitely be back. Loved the sound of ocean at night.