USA Texas Galveston Emerald by the Sea - Galveston, TX Listing #10143

Emerald By The Sea #603 - Galveston, TX

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102 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
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Elegant Gulf escape w/ shared pool, hot tub, beach access, & waterfront views

Indulge in a beachside retreat that gives you easy access to the pristine seaside, a shared pool, and relaxation around every corner when you book your trip to this studio-style Galveston condo. With room for up to four guests to enjoy upscale furnishings and a prime location, you'll be able to dive into the Galveston beach scene without hassle.

Perched just a block from the sand, you'll have the nearby beach and the beauty of Stewart Beach State Park as your playground. A short walk puts you within easy reach of Galveston's popular dining and shopping options.

Feel the stress melt away as the waves crash at your feet on the sun-soaked Texas shores. Let yourself slowly melt into vacation mode as you relax by the pool and the ocean breezes swirl around.

Head inside to make a quick meal in the fully equipped kitchen and then lounge on the couch while you surf the cable channels on the large flatscreen TV. This bright and comfortable condo is the perfect spot to unwind in peace.

Leave the hustle and bustle behind when you treat yourself to a Texas Gulf Coast getaway at this deluxe Galveston studio.

Things to Know
Free WiFi
Room darkening shades on both windows
*Please note that the Emerald Resort charges a 10% fee, calculated as 10% of the rent only. This fee is already built into the fees at booking. A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

This rental is located on floor 6.
Parking Notes: There is free parking in the garage on levels 1-5, upon check-in Concierge will direct you to the location and provide you with your parking pass.

City/town permit number: GVR08501

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games

Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Game room



Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Gulf view


Internet : Xfinity


Cable : Xfinity

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player


Step-free access

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Heated pool

Board games

Pool table : Shared

Foosball table


Gas grill : Shared



Parking & access


102 reviews

Rebekkah A. Jan 2022
This studio room has everything you could ask for and then some. From the fully stocked kitchen to the comfy seating and king sized bed, nothing has been overlooked. The fact that you can walk right out onto your private, beach view patio and out onto the 6th floor pool deck was just the icing on the cake. We were worried being on the same level as the pool would be loud, but we enjoyed a nice quiet weekend.
The facility itself is very clean with plenty of parking. The staff we encountered were incredibly kind and eager to help in any way they could. It was a pleasure staying at Emerald by the Sea. We hope to visit again soon.
Ini O. Jan 2022
Very clean, quiet, and comfortable.
Melissa S. Dec 2021
Great view, clean, quiet, and friendly!
Jodi G. Dec 2021
This studio is spacious and inviting . Bed, couches and chairs are comfortable. Kitchen is fully stocked. Bathroom has plenty of towels and comes with soap and shampoo/conditioner. Everything is very clean. A plus that it is right off the pool and hot tub. Very convenient. Minus is that the facility has rules on pool times and workout room times for guests. Parking was very easy. I would definitely return.
C Z. Dec 2021
Fabulous views and lovely accommodations. Staff was super friendly.
Lisa N. Dec 2021
Loved the layout of the room and loved the access too pool and hottub directly from our patio, and great views and location….
Noel S. Nov 2021
This place was wonderful! The location was great and having pool access right outside our door was amazing! Parents and kids loved it! We would stay here again!
SCOTT D. Nov 2021
Had no idea what I was getting into, place is super legit but the hidden fees doubled the price. Not impressed with the price but it was more than I was expecting in what I thought was a hotel room
Francis V. Oct 2021
Such an amazing and beautiful place. Will definitely be back.
Christina B. Oct 2021
Very peaceful and relaxing! Nice pool, nice room, nice furniture, great view. Everything was great but the TV wouldn’t work; it turns on, but no tv service provider. Would stay again!!!!
Manager response:
Christina, thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful vacation. We apologize for the difficulties you had in trying to utilize the cable on the television. While we have not had any other reports of issues with the cable in this home, we have passed this feedback along to our local manager to address. We hope to host you again soon.
Jason S. Sep 2021
My wife and I were looking for a quick getaway and found this place. Could not have been any perfect. Room was just the right size and outfitted for everything you need. The view was amazing and the pools were awesome. Heated pool. Hot tub. And one pool not heated. Just right for any need and so much room in all three. BBQ pit areas were super nice. This condo was located on pool level and could walk out to your own balcony by the pool and then just stroll out to the pool. We loved it and just a hop and a skip to pleasure pier and downtown. Will definitely be back.
Bala R. Aug 2021
The vacation we had was very memorable. The condo is spacious for two or three members and the view out to ocean is incredible. We would absolutely love to visit again and use the condo to stay
Erika H. Aug 2021
We enjoyed our stay in #603 immensely. The room was well decorated, open, and airy. Having a patio that opened to the pool deck was a big plus. We could see the beach from our patio and our bed. Being 6 floors up, there is a great breeze and hardly any traffic noise. We spent every morning and every evening at the beautiful pool(s). Our daughter thought it was the coolest thing ever. The bed was a little firm for our taste but it wasn't an issue, there are extra mattress pads and down comforters in the kitchen closet. The staff and residents were all very friendly and helpful. The building is very secure; I felt safe in the parking garage even late at night. I've already recommend this room to two friends with small families. Its a quick drive down from Houston, so we will definitely be back soon.
Derek B. Jul 2021
The pool and outdoor area was amazing. Close to the beach and lots of restaurants. Would easily book again.
Roxanne Z. Jul 2021
The home was nice clean, location great! My only Vice was towels- one day there and our family had no more clean towels! They made it right the next day - but kids went to bed dirty!
Kayla P. Jul 2021
We had a great stay at this condo. It was perfect for our family, it has a great view of the ocean as well as being on the same level as the pool makes it extremely easy with kids. Although it’s on the same level as the pool we never heard anyone in the pool or enjoying the awesome outdoor patio. The room was clean, and had everything we needed, the location of the room was so quiet!! Communication was great, and easy check in/check out. Would definitely stay here again.
Erin S. Jul 2021
The pros
-The interior was fantastic - just as described!
-The location to the pool was even better!
-Very clean and nicely put together space

The cons
-The beach is NOT a "quick 2 minute walk" as the listing states. It's down the elevator, out the parking garage, past the long strip center, just to get to the busy intersection. Then once you cross two major streets, you cross a large parking lot to get to the sand. It's about 10 minutes all in and not the safest feeling walk.
- the location outside of the condo building is not a great area. it's directly over an abandoned bank building and poorly kept strip center. There was a lot of transient/homeless near the parking garage entrance. We witnessed/heard three separate domestic disputes in the street.
Manager response:
Hi Erin, thank you for your thoughtful review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the decor, cleanliness, and pool amenity during your stay! We apologize for the misunderstanding regarding the proximity to the beach. According to Google Maps, the home is located 0.3 miles from Stewart Beach and is a roughly 6-minute walk. We have contacted the local management to address this discrepancy in information. We also sincerely apologize for any disturbances caused by the homeless population during your visit, and we are sorry if this caused a negative impact on your visit. Regrettably, as this issue is relating to the surrounding city and not the property itself, it is difficult for us to guarantee that these incidences will not reoccur. Please know, however, that we take guest health and safety seriously, and offer our assistance should any concerns arise during your stay. We will follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience to discuss preventative measures, and ensure the continued safety of our future guests. We hope for another opportunity to host you again soon, for a much more enjoyable stay.
Taylor A. Jun 2021
This property was gorgeous and was right on the (amazing) pool level while still having good privacy. However, some basic kitchen items were missing that made our stay inconvienent and frustrating at times. More hooks/towel bars in the bathroom would also assist greatly in all the wet items that you naturally accumlulate being at the pool/beach. Overall, a recommended property for sure.
Manager response:
Hi Taylor! Thank you for submitting your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered with some basic kitchen items were missing that made at Emerald By The Sea #603. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you during your time with us. Thank you for staying with Vacasa!
Maxwell C. Jun 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at the Emerald! The pools were great. The kids enjoyed the theater room and the game room also!
jennifer w. Jun 2021
We loved the patio & pool right outside the room!
Richard C. May 2021
Exceeded Expectations. Great Location and Amenities.
Michelle C. May 2021
Loved the accommodations! Very comfortable! Maybe place a card with remote instructions! Had to call the office to get instructions and Jake was very helpful! Would stay here again if available!
Sarah C. May 2021
We absolutely love our stay and already can’t wait to come back. The room is as fabulous as pictured. Very comfy and clean. Lots of extra towels, which i appreciated! The back patio opens to the pool area, but still felt so private. View was amazing!
Danaee K. Apr 2021
This location had a beautiful and clean room with great views and wonderful amenities. The residents were very kind and helpful with recommendations.
gerald g. Mar 2021
Amazing atmosphere
Cynthia N. Feb 2021
I gave four stars because this is a very nice unit but if you’re looking for privacy this is not for you. If you want to open the blinds to enjoy the view then people can see in and the bed is right there at the patio door. Also, the chairs on the patio are right by your neighbors window. We still enjoyed our stay, this is one of the nicest places I’ve stayed in Galveston. I would definitely stay at Emerald by the Sea again but probably choose a different unit.
Ryan B. Jan 2021
Perfect place. The view is amazing! Pool and hot tub right outside your door. Best place in Galveston.
Mira P. Dec 2020
We’ll be back soon!
Stephanie A. Nov 2020
Beautiful space, beautiful views, full kitchen, hot tub and heated pool, private and quiet, great amenities, spacious bathroom and shower. The only reason I did not give five stars is because the window coverings weren't working and need to be replaced.
Gail C. Oct 2020
The unit is decorated beautifully. It was very clean and the main desk staff are very accommodating and pleasant.
Zack G. Sep 2020
Loved the access to the pool from the patio. Great gulf views!
Gini C. Sep 2020
The apartment was perfect and gorgeous! Easy access to everything in the Galveston area. Definitely for an older crowd, very quiet.
Chasnea H. Aug 2020
Great property, perfect location and friendly staff. We had a great time!
briana K. Jul 2020
The location of the condo and the facility was nice. We are disappointed that the amenities was closed down on site and only had access to the pool. The condo it's self was well decorated and cozy however it could have had more kitchen tools and rugs. There were ants however the front desk was helpful in correcting. For a couple this would be a nice getaway.
Cheryl S. Jul 2020
We loved the condo. The only problem we had was getting there. We put the address 500 Seawall and it took us to the San Luis. We found out that it wasn’t the San Luis because their condo numbers weren’t the same. We are not really familiar with Galveston. Information on location would be better if explained better. We came by ferry and not 45. Also when checking in on Sunday no concierge so luckily security was there to explain. Otherwise beautiful and relaxing
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Cheryl. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We have reached out to our local manager with your comments and suggestions. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. We hope to host you again soon!
Holly f. Mar 2020
Great layout and very spacious. Stylish decor. Perfect location right off the pool, with easy access. Close to downtown shopping and restaurants - would highly recommend it!
Chelci R. Mar 2020
Super cute, open house!
Daniel L. Feb 2020
This was the perfect place for us for our vacation. We were very happy and pleased overall with the condo. ..although there could have been more cleaning done in the shower area for our taste, we were happy we chose this place and would go back again.
Angela M. Jan 2020
There was a couple of minor issues but I would come back here any time!
Megan B. Oct 2019
This Condo was gorgeous, with a sexy, cozy feel/vibe! Perfect for our anniversary getaway! Wish we could've stayed at least a whole week. Because we arrived late, (at 11:01 to be exact) we were not able really enjoy the amenities that were right at our fingertips... Nobody was at the front desk, at arrival, so we could not get our keys till the next day, which was not that big of a deal, but a minor inconvenience. Just wish I could have soaked up and enjoyed the outdoor area/pool /spa more. It was very clean, well decorated, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, I will definitely be back! Would love to book a bigger condo and bring the family too!
Staff was very helpful and kind. GREAT vacation, just not long enough... Thanks again for the way y'all handled the reservation mix-up in the beginning! This Condo was exactly what I was looking for and wanted when planning this trip. Worked out perfectly!
♡ Megan B. ♡
Holly F. Oct 2019
The people were great, the view was amazing
BETTY C. Sep 2019
We had a great stay. The place is quite nice. Pool and patio are is wonderful. We had some trouble with one unfriendly employee but all the rest were great.
Ted M. Sep 2019
We liked it.
Kasia H. Sep 2019
The people are very professional and the place is top notch.
John T. Sep 2019
Very nice Studio Apartment, well equipped, our patio opened onto pool area, nice quiet spot just off Stewart Beach, will definately be back!!! Very secure indoor parking too.
Michelle R. Sep 2019
The condo and the people are very nice. I'll be back.
Jay W. Aug 2019
Beautiful place, a luxurious feel to the whole building.
Courtney D. Aug 2019
Super condo, clean and nice view
Thomas S. Aug 2019
I loved the quietness of the condo and the access to the pool deck from the gated porch. The view was fantastic from the pool area. Use of the grills just outside the condo was very handy. The ice machine in the freezer had a very large bucket and provided all the ice we needed for beach trips. Overall very satisfied with no complaints.
Antonio G. Jul 2019
The room was well put together and very elegant for our getaway. One of the best things about the room was the smell, it smelled very pleasant and clean. The pools were also a plus. Highly recommend these condos!
Gabriella W. Jul 2019
The building and condo are very nice
Liz J. Jul 2019
Love this respite as a wonderful place to relax wen we need R&R!!!!
Kari M. Jul 2019
Emerald is top notch
Leslie C. Jul 2019
Four days of staying at the hotel was well worth it. Bed was comfortable, the Oceanview was so beautiful. The staff were so sweet and helpful.
Lois H. May 2019
Love the building and the condo
Art D. Jan 2019
Nice place to relax. Great customer service. First Night night was cold, AC heat wasn’t working but it was fixed ASAP. Beautiful room to stay.
James D. Jan 2019
The Emerald cove was great. We loved it and it was perfect for our anniversary. We will recommend it to our friends
Kay c. Nov 2018
The place is beautiful and the staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating.
TRACEY M. Nov 2018
The place was amazing! Stayed her for 1 night with an extended checkout time. The weather was cold and very windy. Didn’t get to enjoy the amenities outdoors, however the room was very comfy and warm.
Esther G. Nov 2018
Great accommodations with easy access to pool and spa, nice location with ocean view and close to city attractions. Very clean and quiet. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Margaret C. Nov 2018
We had a great time in Galveston at Emerald Cove! It was clean and perfect for the two of us. The front desk was very helpful and ease of parking, entering and exiting the building made it very relaxing. Being right next to the pool / hot tub was awesome as most times we felt like it was our own private area. Upon our return, we hope to stay at Emerald Cove again!
P d. Nov 2018
Very nice staff, beautiful apartement, cosy minded, good bed, very nice pools, close to the beach, big bathroom.
We missed a wardrobe and laundry.
Lynn B. Oct 2018
Beautiful and spacious studio! Amazing staff and great amenities.
Gary S. Oct 2018
This was a great location and easy access to all the amenities. Will definitely stay here again.
Wendy G. Oct 2018
As a busy executive who tries to disconnect for a few days every couple of months this property was perfect! So quiet (off season/early Oct) beautifully maintained and homey. I will absolutely be back!
Elaine P. Sep 2018
Loved this studio condo. Clean, quiet, same level as pool, all needed amenities. However, HATED all the hidden fees. advertised a base price & does not tell you about the fees charged by the management company Vacasa. There is a cleaning fee, a resort fee and another fee I can't think the name of so after taxes the place was close to 50% more. So, as I said loved the place but buyer beware.
Paul H. Jul 2018
nice place but it was a little like fort knox with the security to have access to the room. Parking was a bit dificult with parking in the guest area of the garage and trying to get to the elevators through the electronic garage dors. Wish there were parking spaces in the secure area of the garage, not just for the owners. The bright orange wrist bands were a tad bit annoying too for VRBO guests.
John M. Jul 2018
Very clean and nice condo. The pool right off the condo patio was a plus.
Misty M. Jul 2018
I traveled with my 2 kids (4 and 11) and we had a great time. The room was spacious and the ac worked great! The bed was comfortable and there were plenty of towels and such for our stay. It was nice being on the same level as the pool which gave easy access to the room if needed. It was almost like we had the pool to ourselves in the evening. Will plan on coming back.
Angela C. Jul 2018
The condo was beautifully decorated and was very easily accessible to the pool. The concierge was friendly and very knowledgeable. The neighborhood was not traveler friendly and the beaches are dirty.
Paula S. Jul 2018
Beautiful pool and spa area, tastefully decorated, clean condo, theater and game rooms in common area - lovely!
Stevie D. Jul 2018
Overall our stay at this condo was a good one. The room is spacious, well stocked, clean, and suited our needs perfectly. The pool/hot tub area does need some updating though. There were tiles coming loose, peeling paint, etc. The game room, theater, and amenities inside this building are fantastic!
Becky S. Jun 2018
Staying at Emerald Cove was perfect for my son & daughter and me. This condo is on the main floor and provides great parking. The patio leads directly out to the very large hot tub and gorgeous pool that overlooks a beautiful beach view. It's also on the same floor as the game room & theatre room. It's complete with all necessary amenities. The bed is plush and our stay was wonderful and does not disappoint. Thank You! Thank You!
Kimberly M. Jun 2018
Beautiful room with the best possible access to the pool and hot tub. Being on the same floor as the game room was also amazing. A beautifully maintained building. We will be going back.
Kim F. Jun 2018
Felt like home , very clean , had no problems, enjoyed the pool ( u can look over the pool & see the sunset & sunrise , & Scenery)& hot tub , we walked across to the state beach (free) they had everything u need in condo , just need to bring ur clothes & food , no washer & dyer 😒 would of been nice ,
Jennifer W. Jun 2018
Beautiful one bedroom condo with easy access to the pool!
Frank P. May 2018
We loved everything about the building. Great amenities. Great location.
Kymberly W. Mar 2018
Andrea N. Mar 2018
We loved this unit. The hot tub was only 10 steps from the room. Great views....Perfect!!!
Brittney V. Mar 2018
We loved our stay for our 6 year wedding anniversary! Our favorite part? The pool-sized hot tub right outside the door! Clean and comfortable, we would definitely stay here again.
Carla B. Feb 2018
Beautiful condo
M Paula W. Jan 2018
The condo is located on the first actual floor of occupancy for the building, the sixth floor. It has the check-in desk, two large pools and a hot pool all within a few feet. Also on that level are the media room, sitting area and other amenities. The Gulf view is wonderful. Lots of lounge chairs and patio furniture make the deck area enjoyable.
Mary L. Nov 2017
We are locals then my husband suffered a hip injury and was unable to navigate the stairs in our 3 story bay home. This was the perfect spot to spend a few days while he recovered. Loved being able to walk right out to the pool deck and watch the sun set. Really wonderful unit and location!
Tiffany M. Nov 2017
A perfect sized studio with plenty of room, updated & great location to see the sunrise, the building is very nice with great amenities!
George J. Oct 2017
Both excellent
Susan S. Oct 2017
This condominium, although a studio, is surprisingly roomy. It is beautifully decorated, immaculately clean, and equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The 6th floor location is ideal for enjoying all the property has to offer. Quite, upscale, and sophisticated, with spectacular views.
Kristin E. Oct 2017
The unit we stayed in opened out to the pool, covered lounge areas, and outdoor cooking facilities. We felt like we had our own outdoor space to enjoy but there were never any crowds or loud noise to detract from the atmosphere. The view from the unit was amazing - out over the gulf and the gorgeous pool & lounge areas. Although it's a studio apartment, there was plenty of living space with a king size bed and pull out sofa bed for up to 4 people to stay comfortably. The hospitality was amazing too-we were invited to Astro's viewing parties in the Theatre, and there was always coffee & donuts out in the morning in the lobby. Game room, fitness center, theatre room & wine room were available throughout our stay.