USA Texas Galveston Emerald by the Sea - Galveston, TX Listing #8921

Emerald By The Sea #806 - Galveston, TX

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Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Enchanting Oceanfront & Ocean View Condo w/ Pool, Sauna, & Hot Tub

Enjoy a quintessential glimpse of Maine at this three-bedroom Poland family home! It's a dog-friendly lakefront retreat with a gorgeous location on Upper Range Pond, a private dock, close proximity to forests and state parks, and an abundance of child-friendly amenities to make you feel right at home.

Scenically situated on the western shores of Upper Range Pond, this charming three-level home is the perfect place for summer vacationers and fall foliage enthusiasts. You'll be just six miles from Range Pond State Park, 17 miles from Sebago Lake State Park, 16 miles southwest of Lewiston, and 29 miles north of bustling downtown Portland.

Located just a few miles from the original source of Poland Spring Water, this updated home is all about life on the lake. Step inside to find hardwood floors, plush seating, and large windows that frame views of the pond. Curl up on the sofa with a good book, use the WiFi to post a few photos, and spend the evening watching movies on the flatscreen cable TV and DVD/Blu-ray players.

Prepare pancakes and eggs each morning in the beautifully equipped kitchen, which offers stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and a gas range. Grind your own coffee beans, help your kids crack eggs at the two-person bar counter, and pull up the high chair and booster seat as you sit down at the table for four.

Spend your days lounging in Adirondack chairs on your private waterfront property, pushing your children on the tree swing, or launching the home's two kayaks from the private dock to fish for perch and rainbow trout. Back on dry land, you can rinse off in the outdoor shower and use the gas grill to make a feast from your fresh catch. Roast marshmallows over the firepit.

At night, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home will accommodate as many as eight guests (and three dogs, for a small nightly fee). The master bedroom has lofty ceilings, a lovely wall of exposed wood, and a queen-size platform bed, while the guest bedroom offers a full-size bed. The kids' room has a pair of twin beds and windows that frame the treetops.

The downstairs family room features a futon for additional sleeping space, but it's also a wonderful spot to watch TV, play with the provided games and toys, and open the patio doors to let in the summer breeze. Other family-friendly amenities include a private washer/dryer and baby gates to give you peace of mind.

Thanks to its gorgeous woodlands, pristine ponds, and convenient location from Portland and Lewiston, Poland offers an iconic glimpse of summertime in Maine. You'll have the 391-acre Upper Range Pond right outside your door, while the Poland Spring Golf Course - the oldest resort golf course in the country where Babe Ruth and President William Howard Taft once played - is just five miles east.

Drive a few miles to reach Range Pond State Park, which has a wide sandy beach and a public boat launch on Lower Range Pond. There are hiking, biking, and cross country skiing trails in the area, as well as plentiful fishing and ice fishing. Or, spend the day exploring Maine's deepest lake at Sebago Lake State Park, one of the state's five original parks that features 1,400 acres of woodlands, beaches, and wildlife.

Come and experience the summer magic of Maine - book your stay at this Poland home today!

*Please note that the outside deck is not available for use until further notice. Guests will need to access the home through the garage door.

The dock is only available in the summer months.


City/town permit number: GVR03556

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



Children's games

Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view

Water view

Beach access

Gulf view


Internet : Xfinity


Cable : Xfinity

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router


Step-free access

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Heated pool

Board games

Pool table : Shared

Foosball table


Gas grill : Shared



Beach towels

Parking & access


43 reviews

Jane S. Mar 2022
The condo was clean, comfortable and the amenities were great.
Ken L. Mar 2022
We loved the location and the size of the unit. The staff at Emerald were very nice and accommodating.
Sarah D. Mar 2022
Unit and building were very clean. Parking was easy and the pool was very nice. The reasons I did not care for it were that 75% of the view is horrible, railing was zip tied together, the rules were a bit uptight, and no windows were designed to be opened. The only sliding door was difficult to open and had no screen. Also, between the large scale ,miss matched furniture and the 1000 random things hung on every space of wall….it felt claustrophobic and haphazardly put together. But again, everything was clean and comfortable.
Manager response:
We appreciate you submitting your feedback! We're sorry to hear that you did not find the home fitting for you. Our goal is to be as transparent with our listings as possible and provide accurate and current photos, amenities lists, and descriptions so that guests may make an informed choice about what they are paying for and make the right decision for their needs. Thanks for staying with us and we hope for another opportunity to impress you with a much more enjoyable stay!
Virana C. Sep 2021
First time renting a condo. There was enough space for our family of four. The room with the day bed felt a little bit cramp. The place was overall clean despite some missed spots (kitchen counters not wiped down and dirty dishes in the dishwasher). Enjoyed the view from the balcony, close proximity to the stores, restaurants & beach. The pool and hot tub was enjoyable with a majestic view of the sunset. The downfall is the “bracelet” that’s required to be worn since we’re vacation renters, so the permanent residents knew who we were. Even though we have access to the amenities on the 6th floor, we were restricted to use the gym. It was only available to us on the weekends (seems a bit odd). VACASA staff was very communicative during the rain storm; brought in patio furniture due to the winds and provided extra items that we needed (big thanks to William). We enjoyed our stay for the time being but would be reluctant to rent a condo in the future due to the rules & regulations.
Manager response:
Thank you for your thoughtful review, Virana. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the location and view that our home has to offer. We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding regarding the amenities and access to the gym. We attempt to be as transparent with our listings as possible and provide accurate and current photos, amenities lists, and descriptions so guests can make an informed choice about what they are paying for and make the right decision for their needs. We have passed your comments along to our local manager to review and make any necessary updates to the listing and home. We hope to have the chance to better impress you in the future.
Marla H. Jul 2021
The view was great, really enjoyed coffee in the morning and wine in the evening on the balcony. The home has all the amenities needed, including two types of coffee pots. There was even a high chair and pak-n-play if you are needing.
CJ H. Jun 2021
The condo facility is super. 6th floor pool, common area, game room, movie theater - all top notch and well done. My teenage kids had a great time playing pool and watching movies when we were not at the beach. Location is great, walking distance to the beach with plenty of chairs and umbrellas for rent. Close to the Strand for a nice dinner out as well. The unit itself was nice and clean, a lot of furniture so it felt a little cramped but worked just fine for us. The balcony had a broken rail so we were not able to sit out and enjoy the views in the evening.
Manager response:
Hi, CJ! We are so glad your family enjoyed their stay and apologize for the issue with the balcony railing. The balcony itself is completely safe to sit on as we wait for a welder to repair a small piece of the railing. Thanks!
Danielle S. Sep 2020
We love the condo and the beautiful views of Stewart Beach. It was so cute with the many framed arts and well stocked kitchen ware. The weekend would not have been easy if we didn’t have personal contact while we stayed there. Thanks to Jake! Vacasa made it so easy when we needed help or something happened on the property. The desk had great hospitality too! Gave 5 stars so easy to get food or find food nearby or even cook in! The pool and gas grill made for a great cookout!
Flloyd S. Jun 2020
I loved the view. The pool is nice. They make you wear a pink wrist band so the permanent residents can keep a very good eye on you.
Also we were told that even if the property description says it has an amenity like a gym, doesn’t mean you get to use it.
Hillary W. May 2020
Beautiful space. Clean. Walking distance to everything. Awesome and responsive rental team. Just perfect!
Stephen K. Feb 2020
The resort is great and I really enjoyed the condo when we stayed in.
Lothar V. Oct 2019
Wonderfull seaview, high Standard Appartement, helpful and friendly staff etc
Aimee C. Sep 2019
Loved staying here.
Richard A. Aug 2019
It is great on the deck
Crystal M. Aug 2019
Had a wonderful time in Galveston. The condo was great and well equipped. The pizza place and the snow cone places out front are GREAT. The building was easy to navigate and staff was wonderful.
Kimberly P. Jun 2019
The condo was very well stocked. There were more than enough towels and also included beach towels. Great price for a three bedroom 2 1/2 bath condo. The balcony had a beach and bay view which was nice.
Oscar M. Jun 2019
East side paradise
Kathy W. Mar 2019
Our apartment was a 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, full kitchen. We had an eastern and northern view out of our living room/kitchen. But the windows were large enough that we also had a view of the gulf. We had visitors during our 2-month stay and the 3 bedrooms worked out perfectly for us. The apartment was clean, comfortable, well-maintained. I couldn't be more pleased with our accommodations and our experience with VACASA and Emerald by the Sea!
Gerard K. Dec 2018
Loved the condo. Pool workout room and location. Quality condo
Donna N. Sep 2018
Wonderful view of the ocean from the condo. Had everything we needed and more. Corner balcony amazing view of the beach and down town Galveston area. We definitely want to rent this condo again.
Gasper S. Aug 2018
It was my Families 1st time down to this part of the Gulf Coast. The Condo had everything we needed and more, including a play pen for my 9 mo old that we used as make shift crib. Room for everyone( Party of 6) and the pool was amazing, certainly the best feature of this resort. Resort is right across from the beach and you could walk the block and a 1/2 to stick your toes in the water. Plenty of restaurants close by and we were always only minutes from the Historic districts and shops or the Sea Wall dining and entertainment. Parking Garage felt very secure. On the minus sides, we ran out of Garbage bags and laundry detergent but these were minor issues. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.
Kathleen A. Aug 2018
The condo was big enough and comfortable enough for our family of 8. The bed arrangement didn't turn out to be quite as described (Q w/ twin trundle in one bedroom and full bed w/ twin trundle in other bedroom). It looked like a twin bed w/ twin trundle in one bedroom and a full with a pallet in other bedroom, so one of the kids slept on the couch. The condo was very clean and beautifully decorated. We really liked the views from the balcony, and the 6th floor pool and common area was amazingly beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay there. We definitely want to rent this condo again.
Monica U. Aug 2018
We were pleasantly surprised by our stay in Galveston. Our condo was great. Well stocked, beautiful views, and awesome pool. We will be back
Debra G. Jul 2018
We enjoyed our stay very much. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Our Emerald By The Sea #806 was everything we had hoped it would be.
Tessa D. Jul 2018
Good location! Nice place
Susan T. Jul 2018
Exceeded expectations. Clean, comfy beds, lots of towels and a well equipped kitchen...we had a great time!
Jana E. May 2018
We loved the layout, the balcony, how the unit has lots of natural light, and the Emerald has an amazing swimming pool.

The master shower needs attention though- the caulk is black from mold. All of the bathrooms were clean, but several kitchen utensils need a deep cleaning and/or replacement.
Jeffrey C. Apr 2018
We had a great time in Unit 806! At first we had some issues with the coffee pot and not enough towels for the pool but Erica at Vacasa quickly corrected those inconveniences. The property has some great amenities that we enjoyed (pool, hot tub, game room, movie room). The staff was very friendly and the views from the pool were awesome! The unit is very comfortable and spacious. Don't leave out a walking tour of the historic area in Galveston. Some very nice homes and buildings. I highly recommend this place for a family vacation.
Lyndsey G. Apr 2018
The condo was very spacious, offering 3 large bedrooms and an open kitchen/dining/living area/ The master bathroom was amazing - deep garden tub and oversized shower, plus a double vanity. Kitchen was fully stocked - we weren't missing anything!
The balcony is in the best spot of the building, on the corner. You get an amazing panoramic view of the beach and the downtown Galveston area. The wraparound patio allowed us to still enjoy the beach on one of the days it was VERY windy. The amenities are top notch & we will definitely be back to Emerald #806.
Richard P. Dec 2017
Beautiful condo with great views. Great amenities.
Timothy H. Aug 2017
For the price I expected more
Gerald D. Jun 2017
I stayed with my 4 children 2 of which are young adults 20/19 one 17 and one 9 and another 10 year old relative. I didn't say what I noticed to my children but the older three told me exactly what I felt myself but never said. The told me basically they felt like they were an outsider or not quite welcomed. Not totally unwelcomed but there was a feeling as though we were intruding upon the residents turf/space etc....Subtle stares, glares, uncomfortable conversations. I don't like to be negative and I don't know what could be done(it's their home), but my family is/was very well behaved so I know that's totally not an issue. I just would like to end this by saying the condo was very well kept, very well stocked with any items a family needed to function as though they were at home. The staff was very nice and helpful as possible. A great home away from home vacation spot!
Valerie C. Jun 2017
The property was fantastic and I would stay there again on my next trip back to Galveston.
Mandy M. May 2017
We were a group of 4 adults staying the weekend. We really enjoyed our stay here, there was plenty of room for all of us. Nice corner condo so it was quiet with a nice view of the beach across the street from the large balcony and living room windows. You can walk to several places, Walgreens, Restaurants, Bonjour Nails, the beach. You are really close to The Strand and the Seawall attractions. This building is very secure and safe. Everyone we met there were very nice and friendly. We didn't get to enjoy any of the amenities but the pool looked nice. We will try to stay here next time we are in Galveston.
James B. Mar 2017
The place is great. Quiet hallways. Clean building. Pool was great. A bike ride from the pleasure pier and anything you might need. Very close to all attractions.