2 BEDROOMS; 2 FULL BATHROOMS - Located 1 mile from Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Water Park --
THIS CONDO IS A LOVERS PARADISE with its fabulous view of the moon from the balcony.
This condo has 1140 sq. ft. for a spacious beach stay!
The 3rd floor view of the ocean and beach is AMAZING during the day and night! FYI; condo gets booked quickly from previous guests, you will not want to miss a stay at this lovely condo
You will prefer to start your day sitting at the balcony relaxing with your morning cup of coffee or drinking your favorite beverage, maybe eating breakfast while watching and hearing the ocean waves crashing on the seawall. Yes, you will hear the seagulls and feel the breeze at the balcony . . . BOOK THIS CONDO RIGHT AWAY . . . . before someone else does!
The amenities and decor are phenomenal! The 2 large bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms are perfect for a family of seven! The master bathroom has granite counter tops, double sinks and a spacious glass enclosed shower. There is even a toddler bed for your little fish.
Our condo is in a gated community surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, 2 resort style pools, heated spa tub, and a full gym with elliptical equipment and free weights. There is no extra charge for parking.
You can also start your day at the fitness center then dive into the swimming pool to finish out your workout. If you feel like this is too strenuous, then take your margarita to the swimming pool and relax with a great book and start your gorgeous suntan!
- 24-hour Check-in
- Air Conditioning
- Beach View
- Cable TV
- Car Recommended
- Car Required
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Communal Pool
- Deepsea Fishing
- Dishes & Utensils
- DVD Player
- Fire Extinguisher
- Fitness Center
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Hair Dryer
- Horseback Riding
- Hot Tub
- Iron & Board
- Kid Friendly
- Laptop Friendly
- Lawn / Garden
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Near The Ocean
- No Smoking
- Ocean View
- Outdoor Grill
- Outlet Shopping
- Parking Included
- Pier Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Smoke Detector
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Towels Provided
- Video Library
- Washing Machine
- Water Parks
- Wireless Internet
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The most comfortable place/condo we have ever rented. The master bed was so wonderful, I’d like to know what kind of mattress it is. The place was welcoming, comfortable where we all relaxed and enjoyed and early vacation. Thank you so much for letting us rent. The only issue was that someone broke into my daughter’s finance’s car. The gate was working at the time. Make sure you don’t leave any valuables in the car. Lived in TX for 6 years and the running joke is if you haven’t been broken into in some way, you’re not a Texan. Things just happen. GREAT PLACE LOVE IT and hope to come back.
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We’re so pleased the condo was as described and better. I sincerely apologize for the theft that occurred in your daughter’s fiancé ‘s car. It’s unfortunate that it happened in our complex. I will bring it to the attention of the management team in hopes that they will consider having a curtesy officer or security cameras installed. Thanks again. Yolanda
This was a great place to stay during the Lone Star Rally, great location, great condo. The condo had everything needed for it to feel like home. The home owner was extremely responsive and great to work with! I look forward to staying here next year! Lone Star Rally, 2018.
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review! It is very much appreciated! Thank you!
Had a great time in this very comfortable condo. The beds are very comfortable as is the sitting area. The view from the balcony is amazing. Several in our group walked to the beach easily. It was a great place to catch up with old friends.
Owner Response: Thank you again for staying at our home!
Enjoyed a 3 night stay for my birthday with family. The condo is beautiful and decorated very nicely and the beds and pillows are very comfortable! The view from the balcony is amazing and the patio furniture is perfect. You cannot get a better view. The beach just across the street is so easily accessible and not as crowded as other areas. We have stayed at The Dawn Condos for numerous years in various units and have always enjoyed the beautiful pools, and grounds and quietness of the complex. It is so convenient to be located next to Walmart and a Valero store, literally within walking distance. Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn are minutes away from complex. The owner, Ms Yolanda, is very nice and provides a quick response when contacted. Check in information is provided in detail prior to arrival and makes check in and out very easy and effortless. We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely return to Docs Quarters again!
Owner Response: Thank you for the most gracious review! You have made my day. We do try and provide the perfect place to stay!
This is a beautiful condo the view is breath taking .This condo is well stocked and Ms.Yolanda is just a text away if you need anything she is right there .I will stay there again if its available .
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review! Please visit us again!
Great location- nice view !
Owner Response: Thank you Skip! We hope you visit us again!
The accommodations were wonderful! We will be back again next year.
Owner Response: Hi Lorraine, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We'll expect to hear from you next summer!
We spent one night here with another couple and it was perfect! Wish we had had more time to take off. The view was beautiful and the furnishings very comfortable. Definitely will stay here again on a longer trip.
Owner Response: Hi Betty, Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review! I definitely hope you stay with us again for more than the one night! Doc and I are so pleased to have provided a wonderful Galveston stay!
The condo was awsome very clean and comfortable, the owners left a very detailed booklet that answered.. well just about everything, the 2 yes 2 pool were great, definitely wanting to come back for our next get away!
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely and gracious comments about our amazing beach condo! We hope you keep us in your list of favorites!
Condo was clean, great location. All instructions were clear and made it easy. Beautiful accommodations.
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review!! it is greatly appreciated!
Would rent again. Very nice.
Owner Response: Thank you Richard, For the lovely 5 star review! Your guest review is greatly appreciated!
We had a wonderful time. The condo was well equipped with everything you need. There were even some things we forgot to bring and there it was in the cabinet as if they just new we would need it. My family thoroughly enjoyed themselves here. Thanks for having us.
Owner Response: Hi David, Thank you for your lovely comments and 5 star review! We truly appreciate sharing our condo with wonderful people like yourself. We try and provide what we can to make our guests stay a relaxing and worry free get-away!
My family and I stayed at Docs Quarters and had one of the best vacations ever. I have two sons, 25 and 20. Last time we all had gotten together for a family vacation was about 4 years ago. I have not seen everyone laugh so much without a care in the world. The condo made it so that everyone had their own space and after supper each night we would all go out to the balcony and relax and talk. My son stated that this condo was better than the cabin in TN we had rented several years ago, and it even had a hot tub. The décor and all of the "little" touches were wonderful. Thank you for letting us stay at your condo.
Owner Response: Thank you Valerie for one of the best reviews ever! We enjoyed being host to you and your family. Sharing our beach condo really makes it a joy when we hear the wonderful comments!
This home was wonderful!! We loved waking up to have breakfast on the balcony and watch the gulf waves play. It was perfect that we could just walk across the street and check out the beach and walk right back to our condo. The house had everything we needed and more. The kids loved the priate ship bed and spent the evening in there talking about their daily adventure. Thank you again for sharing Docs place with us!!!
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review!! I'm glad you and your family found the condo and easy access to the beach enjoyable and love it as much as we do!
Had a great time in Galveston on the seawall. We had rented from Doc and Yolanda before at their properties on west beach They had their property very well decorated as we have come to expect. Everything about the condo was first class! Having the beach across the street was fantastic and very convenient. Look forward to our next visit with two classy owners! Robert Davis - College Station, TX
Owner Response: Hi Rob, Thank you for your gracious comments! We enjoy having you stay at our beach home and this year you decided to try the condo for your family's Spring Break. And I am so glad you LOVED IT! Thank you again!
We only rented this wonderful place for one night, and wish we rented it longer. Nicely furnished, very comfortable beds, and well stocked for just about anything you'll need. The proximity is ideal. The owners are very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. Renting was a breeze!
Owner Response: Hi Heather, Thank you for the wonderful review!! We try very hard to provide the perfect Galveston stay! And we are super excited we met our goal. Thank you for the 5 star review!
We had a nice stay. The owners provided useful info before we arrived and were attentive to the questions we had.
Owner Response: Thank you for choosing our condo for your Galveston stay! I hope you enjoyed the great ocean and beach view!
We were here over New Year's 2016. Beautiful facility; well kept and well equipped. The little "pluses" in the already well-equipped condo made it that much nicer; pail and shovel for kids to play in the sand, beach towels, a beach chair, etc.... The view from the balcony is absolutely gorgeous - terrific place to sit and have coffee in the morning! The condo is in a fantastic location; the beach is right across the street, Wal Mart is within walking distance, several nice restaurants are a few minutes away and Moody Gardens (recommended!) is less than 10 minutes. Galveston State Park is 15 minutes away. Downtown Galveston (The Strand) and the cruise terminals are also only 10-15 minutes away with lots of neat shops. The only downside is that the street in front of the condo is very busy and the crosswalk lights weren't working when we were there so you had to dodge traffic to get to the beach.
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review and 5 stars!! Doc and I are so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas holiday stay and more importantly our condo! The traffic on the street in front of the condo can get busy and the city is currently repaving the street leading into the condo complex which is an eyesore at best but by this Spring it should look beautiful again! God bless and keep us in mind for another great stay!
Clean, perfect location, beautiful ocean views. The beach just across the street was just what we hoped for. We enjoyed the beautiful pools and hot tub. Would definitely stay there again.
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review and for choosing our condo to enjoy your beach vacation!
Yolanda and Doc's condo is gorgeous! Beautifully decorated and fresh and clean! Even better, it is wonderfully comfortable, from the bed mattresses, soft sheets and fluffy pillows to every need and amenity in the kitchen...they thought of everything! All appliances were in great shape and worked perfectly, including a nice washer and dryer. We didn't need them, but we noted a charming junior bed, a nice play pen and high chair stowed in the spacious walk-in closets, which would be great if you had little ones along. LOVED having coffee overlooking the beach each morning! My two teens and young adult daughter and I made great use of both pools. They were nicely landscaped, lovely and heavenly! The condo was very convenient to grocery and other shopping as needed. Beach combing for shells and hermit crabs, kite flying, skim boarding and reading novels with our feet in the sea were just what we needed! But we also enjoyed shopping the strand, touring the Moody Mansion, and feeding the gulls on the free ferry ride to Bolivar...and I did see a dolphin! We also included the Rain Forest Cafe river ride (for the memories... a tradition since the kids were very little...still fun.) The one and only caveat to this condo would be if the approx. 19 stair steps needed to get up to the condo would be too strenuous for you. At 56 and out of shape, I just counted this as part of an exercise routine I badly needed. But when my daughter sprained her ankle doing somersaults on the beach, the stairs were a challenge that day. Regardless, we would return in a heart beat and will recommend to our friends. Loved it!
Owner Response: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for taking the time to tell other about our beautiful condo by the sea. I am so glad you got to see the dolphin from the balcony! It is an amazing sight to see. The 2 flights of stairs can be a challenge if your not used to using stairs. Otherwise, the view is worth it! Thank you for the star review!
Nice and spacious getaway!!! Thanks for keeping it available for us, we enjoyed our comfortable stay. The stairs were a challenge with groceries and heat but gave us a nice little workout on the positive side. The hot tub was wonderful at night. Thanks for opening up your home for rental.
Owner Response: Thank you for the "nice and spacious getaway"condo comment and the lovely review! Walking the 2 flights of stairs can be a challenge. As many of our guests tell us, the ocean and beach view is well worth the walk!
My family and I had a wonderful stay here. The condo was fully equipped, even with beach toys and a boogie board. The pools were great and we loved being able to see the ocean from the balcony. We definitely would go back!!
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review! I am so glad you mentioned the lovely beach and ocean view from the balcony as well as the available swimming pools. I hope you keep us in your list of favorites!
Everything was perfect. The condo was clean, the location is awesome, the neighbors were quiet and respectful. You can appreciate the owners' thoughtfulness in every detail of the home. We will definitely be back.
Owner Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and the 5 stars! We hope to have you visit us again.
Very Nice spacious Place. Enjoyed our stay and had a nice View.
We brought our teenage daughters for spring break. The condo is perfectly located across seawall and is very nicely decorated. My only complaint is that the workout room and hot tub were not working. I think that is more of an issue with the management office, then the condo owner. The condo has everything you need kitchen-wise. We would definitely stay there again.
Owner Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I am not aware there was a problem with the fitness center not being open to the guests. I know a new treadmill had been ordered. The hot spa had a pump failure but it is now working. I hope you enjoyed the easy access to the beach across the street!
The condo was perfect for my family. We we close to everything and were very comfortable. Loved our stay!
Owner Response: Thank you for the 5 star review!! We're glad your Spring Break get-a-way was perfect! We also hope to have you visit us again to enjoy all Galveston has to offer!
This condo was very well kept. Updated and the 2 bedrooms gave us plenty of space. It easy to find and close enough to activities but not too close. Loved our stay!! Highly recommend this place.
Exactly as described. Loved every minute. Thanks for everything
Doc's at the Dawn was just perfect for our 3 day getaway!! Very clean and well kept. Close to many attractions. The view was beautiful, despite the traffic noise, but I think that would be very hard to avoid in Galveston. Definitely would recommend and if we ever decide to go back- this would be our first call!! Thank you Yolanda for the wonderful trip!!
Owner Response: Thank you Georgeann for the 5 star review!! Docs Quarters makes every effort to provide the perfect stay! We hope to have you or your friends visit us when in Galveston for all its fun activities!
Condo was a great size with everything you need for a long weekend.
Owner Response: Thank you so much for posting a 5 star review! It is greatly appreciated!
Condo was perfect for our family group. The layout was great. The furnishings were very comfortable throughout the condo. The pool woke us up, the exercise room and Seawall location encouraged our fitness routines and the view provided calm throughout the day. The new owner supplied WIFI worked well for 6 users! No way to stop tweens and teens posting and playing during screen time! Wish I could have won more card and board games, but they beat me. Weather changes did not stop our fun. Walks to Starbucks, shopping at the Strand, Hotel Gálvez spa time, Pleasure Pier, Moody Garden Holiday activities, photo opportunities galore and beach time. Everything about the experience- start to finish- could not have been better. Give it a try. You will like it!
Owner Response: Thank you Gwen for the lovely review and the 5 star rating. We do try very hard to provide the perfect Galveston stay!
thank you Yolanda YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL CONDO CLEAN,CONFY AND BEAUTIFUL DECORATION OR VISITORS FROM NEW YORK WER VERY IMPRESS .ANA AND ALEX
thank you Yolanda YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL CONDO CLEAN,CONFY AND BEAUTIFUL DECORATION OR VISITORS FROM NEW YORK WER VERY IMPRESS .ANA AND ALEX
We had such a wonderful time! The condo was beautiful and perfect for our needs. We were able to cook Thanksgiving and celebrate my daughter's 16th Birthday very comfortably. The ocean view is fantastic and it was so convenient for our girls to go to the beach with the easy access and location. It was unseasonably warm and we had an issue with the air conditioner on Thanksgiving Day. Yolanda and Doc came over and took care of it immediately. We could not have been more pleased with our stay and Yolanda and Doc showed great kindness and hospitality to our family. We will definitely be coming back! I cannot express how much we appreciate and enjoyed our experience.
Owner Response: Hi Kristina, Thank you for the lovely 5 star review! We enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope you visit us again. Summers are delightful in Galveston! Thanks again for choosing our condo!
This was by far the best condo we have ever stayed in. Everything exceeded our expectations. The view was great, we liked the floor plan, the unit was well decorated and very clean. We will recommend this property to our friends who travel to Galveston. The Olympia Grill at Pier 21 has wonderful grilled whole flounder and a good view of the harbor. The Sunflower Bakery at 512 14th Street, has a delicious dark chocolate meringue pie that is absolutely terrific, as well as good lunches, including a very good pecan crusted red snapper.
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed our condo and found it to be a 5 star stay! We hope to have you visit us again.
As a native Galvestonian, I am picky about where I stay when I return to the Island and this condo gets five stars. The location is perfect with a lovely view of the gulf. The interior is well laid out and spacious, the added plus of a single story. The furniture are decor are very nice as well as exceptionally clean. We will be back.
Owner Response: Thank you so much for the 5 star review! Our guests appreciation of our condo brings us great delight and makes us want to make it even better! The city bringing in several million cubic feet of sand in front of our condo at the seawall is helping us out a lot! : - )
My wife and our two friends decided to stay in Galveston after taking a cruise. This was the perfect place for us. It was a very comfortable 2 bedroom with a lovely view. There were really not negatives but I would suggest that you read the description carefully, as it is truly a 3 story walk up. Excellent for the unimpeded view but it is a work out to carry the luggage up 3 flights so know what you are getting into. The condo was very clean had everything we need except for internet but then when we are on vacation we should be tech free. Thanks for the lovely stay if we come back to Galveston we will look you up again.
Owner Response: Thank you for your review and the 5 star rating. We do try very hard to have the perfect place for your stay. Being on the 3rd floor has its advantages with its beautiful ocean view and disadvantage since we don't have elevators. We put in secure internet for our guests who have to stay connected, although most of our guests don't even miss the internet with all the fun things to do in Galveston!
We initially had some troubles with the Internet and I texted the owner and she was responsive and helpful! The condo is very clean and it felt like home!
Owner Response: Thank you for the 5 star review!! We are so pleased you had a great time and enjoyed the condo's ocean view and all the wonderful Galveston attractions and food!
Doc's Quarters was very nice had a concern on A/C but they were very nice and got us in the cool within an hour. The balcony door was a little stubborn but the place was so nice and room for grand children we figured out where to pull to get it opened and closed with no problem . The condo was beautiful the view was breathtaking. Watching the dolphins while having coffee was priceless. Yolanda was such a sweetheart during our conversations strongly recommend for couples,young families or grandparents and grandchildren.
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review! and for letting our potential guests know about the fantastic ocean view from the balcony! The view is priceless while staying in Galveston!
The Condo was amazing!! The view from the balcony was out of this world..... and right to the beach. It was all we expected and more. We couldn't have been more pleased. We are planning to do this again year after year! Thanks for sharing your world with us.
Owner Response: Thank so much for the lovely review!! We can't thank you enough for letting potential guests know how lovely and inviting our condo is with its beautiful amenities and beyond compare ocean view. Thanks again, we'll see you next year!
Beautiful,very clean and comfortable and you have everything you need in a household,Yes we highly recommended this condominium.We have a wonderful vacations.Thank you Yolanda
Owner Response: Thank you Alex! We enjoyed having you stay at our beach condo. I'm glad you and your family from New York enjoyed everything about our lovely condo including the amenities and the amazing ocean view! And most important that your family Galveston vacation was most memorable!
excellent views from 3rd floor balcony. Centrally located to all the eateries and the amusement rides. Kitchen has all you will need and the bedrooms and baths were very clean and comfortable.
Owner Response: Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to provide us with a wonderful guest review!
Loved this unit and complex. Condo was up to date, very clean, comfortable. Had everything we needed and was gated as well. Close to everything.
Owner Response: Thank you for the 5 star review! The ocean view is amazing, I hope you enjoyed it!
Thank you for the opportunity for my friends and I to spend an enjoyable weekend in Galveston. It was a celebration of our friends birthday and it was everything that we had hoped for. The condo was beautiful and had a marvelous view from the balcony. We spent a lot of time on the balcony watching the water, enjoying meals, drinks and conversation. I would highly recommend it to my friends and family for future visits.
Owner Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed our condo with your friends. And was able to have a relaxing opportunity to renew friendship and celebrate a great occasion! Thank you for letting your family and friends know about our lovely condo facing the ocean!
Our stay at the Docs Quarters @ the Ocean was fabulous. Yolanda's place included everything we needed and more. The place was clean, beautifully decorated, and beds, pillows, were comfortable. The location location was perfect . We will definitely go back and I have already recommended to friends. Thanks Yolanda!!
Owner Response: Thank you, thank you for the 5 star rating! We are so pleased we are continuing to provide a condo equal to the best resorts.
We always look forward to returning to this unit at "The Dawn". It has most of the conveniences of home which makes for very welcoming accommodations after a busy day on the island. Of course the view of the gulf from the deck is gorgeous and the constant sound of the waves is mesmerizing. Pretty sure we will be back next year. Just wish it was closer to Nebraska. 🔆🔆
Owner Response: Hi Eileen, Thank so much for the lovely review! We enjoying hearing from you! We are so pleased to call our home yours every year!!
Our family stayed at Doc's Quarters while my granddaughter competed in a cheer competition. It is a beautiful condo; we had everything we needed. Plus it was ideally located; just minutes from nearly everything on the seawall and the Moody Gardens Convention Center! Yolanda is a wonderful hostess and prepared us for a seamless weekend. We can't thank her enough!
Owner Response: Thank you for the 5 star review! We can't thank you enough for letting other potential guests know we work hard to provide a fantastic island stay! I'm sure you were so proud to see your granddaughter perform her cheers.
We came down to race the Ironman 70.3 at the end of April, Needless to say it is a very stressful event, So we decided to rent a Condo instead of staying in a hotel with all the other 2500 racers. We are so glad we did!!! What a wonderful place it turned out to be! Far away from the stress of Hotel Life and waiting for Tourist Restaurant Food. We where able to cook every meal at home with the ample cooking supplies and equipment. We where able to eat every meal out on the patio overlooking the Gulf and listen to the sounds of the ocean (Awesome). We where also on the top floor (NO ONE ABOVE US) which makes for an even more tranquil environment. I am definitely keeping this place on my radar for all of my Galveston Events. AMAZING WEEKEND, Oh and the Ironman was pretty good too! J Denmon
Owner Response: Hi Jeff, Thank you so much for your lovely review and the 5 star rating! I'm glad to know we provided the best condo ever! Not having someone staying in the condo above can be priceless!! Doc and I are willing to go the extra mile to make our guests staying at our condo the BEST stay ever experienced on the Island! Thank you again!!!
We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Clean and updated condo. Conveniences of home and an awesome view! Good location. Would recommend.
Owner Response: Thank you for the 5 Star Review! Doc and I try very hard to have our condo as luxurious as possible for our valued guests! We hope to be able to host you and your family on your return trip!
Beautiful condo and wonderful views! Plenty of room for four adults and comfortable beds. Owner very nice and had bottle wine waiting for us. Hope to visit again.
Owner Response: Thank you Robin for your gracious review! We hope to have you back soon!
Stayed a couple of days in this beautifully decorated and updated condo. Beach View - Awesome! Conveniences of home. Comfortable mattresses too! Walk to stores and restaurants.
Owner Response: Thank you for the fantastic review! We hope you keep us mind for your next Galveston trip!
The condo was super cute and so comfortable. It had everything we needed and more! The view was wonderful. Very close to everything. We would certainly stay again!
Owner Response: Thank you, thank you for the 5 star review!! Doc and I try very hard to provide the best accommodations you will find on the island! So glad we are meeting everyone's expectations! P.S. Thank you for your email requesting where we bought the mattress! We hope to have you back soon for another get-a-way.
As we walked into the condo I thought I heard angels singing like that commercial from that other site that rhymes with Looking...but...NO....it was VRBO!!! and it wasn't angels singing, it was the sound of my very hard to please teenage boys laughing and walking around going...WHOOAAA this place is AWESOME!!! The view is worth the stairs plus it was a bonus because I didn't feel guilty eating all the great food that is right down the seawall! The location was perfect and even though the weather wasn't perfect there was still plenty to do and we never heard that dreaded phrase...Im bored!! Yolanda and Doc have this rental thing down pat! The directions were very detailed and gave us every bit of info we might need.. And Yolanda is super sweet too! We will definitely rent from them again! Thanks yall for making our east coast winter break ROCK!
Owner Response: Thank you Stacey!!!!!! Your review was angels singing to me! I can hardly express how appreciative I am of your great review and so glad that you enjoyed all the hard work we put into our condos to make them the best in Galveston!! We will always strive for perfection in our condos! Thank you again!
We just wanted a weekend away from Woodlands/Spring area...had a lovely weekend. The condo is in a great location! Very convenient to everything. You have the comforts of home with comfortable beds; nice kitchen; lovely porch with view of the beach. Would recommend this condo very highly!
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review and choosing to stay at out home. Your right, the ocean view is amazing! We hope to have you visit us again!
This 2BR, 2 Bath condo was a perfect fit for our family. The view from this gorgeous 3rd floor condo was breathtaking! The location is perfect for touring the Galveston Island! Very clean and had all the amenities you would ever need. I would recommend this condo to all!
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We are so pleased your Spring Break was perfect and you enjoyed the AMAZING ocean view!
Beautifully decorated, well stocked, comfortable, great location. Everything I excepted after reading the listing and more. The owners have truly thought of everything from an extra umbrella to a basket of beach toys. Will definitely stay here again next time we visit Galveston.
Owner Response: We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed our condo! We try very hard to provide the perfect resort -like experience and exceed expectations! We will be pleased to have you back soon, Galveston is an amazing city with many attractions! Thank you for the lovely review!
The condo was extremely clean and had all the amenities you could ask for on vacation. Also, we all felt safe and the owners communication was simply awesome!
Owner Response: Thank you so much Susan for posting a review! Take care and we hope to have you back when you visit Galveston.
Hubby and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary weekend here, and our 14-year old daughter spent the weekend with us as well. Condo layout was perfect. Great family weekend with lots to do and see. We visited the exact spot in the lobby of The Tremont House where he proposed, and our daughter thought that was really cool. Only thing that was an issue was the three-story climb up the stairs. If you have knee problems (I do), this is a challenge. That said, the view was worth the climb. I would recommend this location (close to everything), and the owners are pleasant, lovely people.
Owner Response: Thank you for the lovely review! Anniversary celebrations are a must especially at our condo with its amazing, romantic ocean view. The 2 flight climb can be a challenge for guests who have knee issues.
It's a lovely condo, nicely decorated, clean and well maintained. It fronts the seawall and has a great view of the ocean. We felt very welcomed and were very comfortable while staying there. In my phone conversations with the owner, she was hospitable, helpful, gracious and provided good information about local attractions. Restaurants and shops were within easy walking distance. Galveston is an interesting city with a fascinating history. We would definitely recommend this condo for everyone, except those who have a mobility problem (3rd floor, no elevator)
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a great guest review! We are glad you enjoyed your winter stay!
We enjoyed our stay at Doc's. Used it as our home base for travel around Galveston area.
Owner Response: Thank you for your guest review!
Beautiful, clean, and well stocked condo. Great view of the ocean right from the balcony and master bedroom. The owner was very accommodating, prompt, and an excellent communicator. Was able to accommodate us even though we booked the unit the night before. I would definitely recommend this property and owner.
Owner Response: Thank you Sanil for the wonderful review! It was my pleasure to be able to assist you at the last minute! I am pleased to know you and your party had a fantastic stay at our Galveston condo! We hope to have you back soon!
The condo was beautiful and very comfortable. It was definitely a home away from home. We enjoyed the pool with our kids. We will rent from Yolanda again. She provided excellent customer service with reminder emails and instructions. We rented the condo with some friends, but may rent next time for our little family. My daughter did not want to leave! Loved it! I would highly recommend this condo to anyone.
Owner Response: Thank you for the fantastic review!! It gives Doc and I great pleasure to read great guest reviews! We truly enjoy sharing our little "condo by the sea". We hope to be able to host your family next time! Thank you again and have an awesome school year with the kids!
My sisters and I had a great stay. Very comfy condo with a beautiful view. We visited the Strand, Antique Shops..loved the salvaged antiques, The Café...always very good food and Fish Tales...a favorite restaurant. Can't wait to return. Again, loved the condo. Thanks
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to post a guest review. AND thank you for providing us with a 5 star review! We try very hard to have a luxurious condo for your Galveston Island stay!
We found this condo on such short notice and we were highly surprised at such amazing customer service from the owner! She was the nicest person to deal with! That in itself was a huge plus! Once we arrived at the condo, we were pleasantly surprised at all of the amenities that were provided. Super clean and very comfortable. The pool was amazing and our kids begged to stay longer! This is definitely one of the best condos we've ever stayed in! The only downfall was the third level climb with a handicap 10 year old! However, everything worked out and we would come here time and time again!!! We highly recommend this condo. The view of the ocean is spectacular! Worth every penny! Thank you for making us feel so at home!
Owner Response: Thank you so much for giving us a 5 star guest review! I'm sorry I didn't know you had a handicapped child or I would have mentioned that we are on the 3rd level. I am very glad you mentioned the FANTIASTIC OCEAN VIEW from the balcony! We hope you will consider a longer stay next time!
We loved the condo. It was beautifully decorated with unique items. We loved the patio, great peace for evening drinks or morning coffee! Furniture was extremely comfy and perfect for our party of 4. Would definitely recommend to anyone...in fact we have already shared our experience with several friends.
Owner Response: I can't thank you enough for taking the time to write a fantastic review! I have already received a booking based on a friend's recommendation. So I am assuming it is probably one of your friends! :) I know they will also love the ocean view from the balcony! I hope they get the opportunity to see the full moon glistening on the water.
This is a treasure for sure. We have stayed here in the past and made it a point to come back. You couldn't have a better view of the ocean from the deck. It was very calming just sitting on the deck and enjoying the view of the Seawall. The inside of the condo is super comfortable with most of the conveniences of home. It was also nice to bring back leftovers from the restaurants and enjoy them for lunch the next day. I was impressed with the train museum. The area where it is located had many shops to explore. A Great place for a getaway!
Owner Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and wanting to come back again and again and again! :) We will keep the condo as lovely and refreshing for your next stay!
The property was very well taken care of. Great location! Great view! Being on the third floor was difficult but we would go out for the day and then come back in the evening so we weren't constantly going up and down the stairs. There was plenty of towels and found everything we needed in the kitchen to cook dinner each night. We would definitely come back to this condo!
Owner Response: Hi Denise, Thank you for the 5 star review!! :) The 2 flights of stairs can be difficult if you are not use to climbing stairs. But you have to agree, the ocean view is FANTASTIC from the 3rd floor! We hope you return for your next girls weekend.
The condo is a very lovely place to stay for a getaway at Galveston. I really enjoyed the layout and how you have your own room. We were unable to swim at the pool due to the weather but the pool is beautiful. The kids loved the condo and I love how a high chair was already provided. Very beautiful kitchen and bathrooms. Amazing ocean view from the balcony.
Owner Response: Thank you! Thank you! For a great review! Your right the OCEAN VIEW from the balcony is awesome! We hope to have you stay again!
Extremely neat and clean. Great view & location. 3rd floor with only stairs was a little rough for a couple of our vacationers, & the 1st I remember seeing 3rd floor was after we paid & received the confirmation. I know the owners can't help the no-elevator situation, but a heads up would've been nice, since the other couple with us had difficulty on the stairs. Everything worked as it should & we'd definitely return. I know you shouldn't be on your laptop or tablet during vacation, but with the way everyone does it, a reliable internet would be welcome. The service thru the Dawn condo assoc. is terrible. We had 2 iPads & a PC tablet & even when we could get online, we'd always lose our connection. Especially bad when you had to pay for it, separately. Still, a great stay!!!!
Owner Response: Thank you for letting us know you would definitely stay at our beach condo and found our high-end amenities to your liking! Being on the 3rd floor, is a curse and a blessing! The curse is having to walk up the 2 flights of stairs and the blessing is a view "like no other!". The view of the moon as it glowed and glistened on the ocean water this weekend was phenomenal, I hope you enjoyed it! I never realized you didn't know it was on the 3rd floor. The reason I purchased the condo was its view of the ocean from the 3rd floor and not the street level. Thanks again for taking the time to post a great review and I'm glad you would come again!
The condo was even prettier in person than it was in the listing photos. Ideally situated across from the Sea Wall and easy to reach Moody Gardens from, it was in the perfect place for all the activities on our list of things we wanted to do. The beds were super comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with cooking pans, bakeware, and utensils so we could eat in just as easily as going out. It was a great place to stay and we will be back again next year...if we don't buy our own unit in the complex ;)
Owner Response: We are very pleased that the amenities provided at our condo were to your liking! Your right about the location; within 1 mile to Schlitterbahn and Moody Gardens and an easy walk to the public beach along the seawall. Thank you again for choosing our beach condo and we will keep it ready for your next visit!
This condo was great! Very nicely decorated, great location, and nice balcony to sit and watch the waves. It had a really nice pool and all of the amenities of home. We would definitely stay again!
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a guest review! I am glad you and your family enjoyed the view of the ocean which is absolutely gorgeous!
The condo was modern, beautiful and clean. We have 2 young boys and they had a great time too. The view was fantastic! Yolanda was very responsive and easy to work with. We highly recommend it. Looking forward to coming again!
Owner Response: Thank you very much for choosing our beach condo for your family's vacation. We are so pleased you enjoyed the ocean view and the condo!
Property was very nice and close to all of the activities that we had planned. We had everything we needed for our stay. Yolanda and Doc really thought of everything. Our sons really enjoyed the condo - we'd stay here again!!
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a guest review. We are so pleased that you found the condo the perfect get-a-way for you and your family! I am sure the ocean view must have been a delight!
This is truly a great find. It has all the conveniences of home, PLUS a beautiful view of the ocean. I'm sure we'll be back and can only hope that it will be available. Thanks so much!!!
Owner Response: Thank you for choosing our beach condo! You are right the view of the ocean from the condo is fantastic! We hope to have visit us again for your next vacation.
Very nice and clean. Would recommend this listing to someone. Would stay here again if in the area.
Owner Response: Thank you for choosing our beach condo for your vacation! We try very hard to provide accommodations that exceed expectations.
The condo was great. The bed in the guest room is a small double but 2 adults made it work. The master is fabulous! And, we had 2 kids on the pull out couch. Very convenient location for our trip. The seawall isn't beach at that area so if you are looking for sand (we were not) you will have to walk or drive. The view was great, the road a little noisy. The pool was very nice. We would definitely rent this condo again!
Owner Response: Hi Melissa, Thank you for your review! We have replaced the double bed with a fabulous queen size bed with a luxurious mattress. We left the twin size mattress in the closet. The seawall road can get a little noisy when the patio doors are left open but the ocean view from the balcony is fantastic! I have heavy drapes in the bedroom to block out the noise. and only receive raves on the comfortable posterpedic mattress in the master bedroom! I am very glad to know that you will definitely visit us again!
We stayed at this condo for 4 days...and didn't want to leave!!! The condo is very modern, clean, and was comfortably suited for the 6 of us. With a full size fridge, washer & dryer, plenty of towels, beach chairs for your use, you won't be disappointed! The master bedroom and bath were amazing...and the sound of the waves and view of the gulf from the master bedroom was absolutely soothing. The patio was spacious, and view of the ocean was stunning. The owners were a pleasure to deal with, and readily available if you have any questions. Walmart is right next door, so very convenient if you forget something at home. All in all, we had an awesome vacation and have bragged about this unit to everyone back home and you will continue to be highly recommended! We can't wait to vacation again in Galveston, and when we do, we will surely be looking to stay here again!
Owner Response: Hi Julia, Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post a great review. Of course, I have to agree about the fantastic ocean view from the balcony!! I think it is hard to beat, we try very hard to make the atmosphere pleasurable and make a guest feel like they are at a resort!
Docs' Quarters was outstanding. Very clean, roomy, beautifully decorated with an awesome balcony veiw. The condo was well stocked with lots of little details making it feel like home. The complex was quiet and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the waves and visiting. I highly recommend Docs' Quarters. Relaxation at its best. Thanks Yolanda and Doc for sharing your condo, the photos and description were accurate and your attention to details was much appreciated. We hope to be back next year!
Owner Response: Hi Donna, Thank you for choosing our beach condo and for taking the time to post a guest review! We are delighted that you and your girl friends had a fabulous, relaxing time especially enjoying the balcony view of the ocean! We hope to have you back soon!
We stayed at the Dawn condo for about a month while I was receiving a new oral chemo drug at M D Anderson CC. It was "just what the doctor ordered". Made it feel like a vacation rather than a hospital stay. The owner was great and the conso is very nice. The view was calming. Only one caveat, on second floor with no elevator so if infirmed or a breathless person you need a first floor condo.
Owner Response: Thank you Tom for the great review! Doc and I are glad that your stay at our condo made your treatments at MDAnderson tolerable. I have to agree, the ocean view is fantastic! I am always amazed that no matter what time of the day or month, the ocean view from the condo is spectacular!
We spent the weekend in Galveston and were very pleased with this condo. Clean is really important to us, and the condo was spotless! Beds were very comfy. Bathrooms were clean and modern. We didn't cook (there are plenty of great places to eat in Galveston!), but the kitchen looked well equiped. The condo balcony looked directly out over Galveston bay - fantastic veiw! We really liked the location - right on the seawall, close to everything but down the seawall just a bit so that things were a bit quieter. We would stay here again!
Owner Response: Thank you Tim for a fantastic review! Its true our housekeeper goes the extra mile to make sure the condo is very clean for our guests. We especially enjoy sharing our beach condo with great people like yourself! Please keep us in your "favorites" list for your next Galveston stay!
WOW! This condo is wonderful! This was our second stay in Doc's Quarters at the Dawn and we will keep coming back. Great view of the ocean from the balcony and master bedroom. Close to everything. Sleeps 6 or 7 comfortably.Beds are very comfy! Have had a few young children both times we stayed and it worked great with them too.....the condo is very child proof, and some toys and games are provided as well :) Very spacious condo,unlike other condos and hotels we've stayed at that are just tiny! Kitchen is fully equipped with anything you would need to bake or cook while visiting. The grounds are very well kept and the pools are sooo nice! Plus the condo isn't too pricy when accommodating that many people,you'd be paying the same price or more to sleep 6 or 7 in 2 hotel rooms.....I know,we've done it! Have spoken to Yolanda many times making arrangements and asking her questions and she is always easy to deal with,easy to contact,answers all your questions and just all in all very pleasant and makes you feel welcome! Overall everything gets 5 stars from us and we will keep coming back,thanks Yolanda and Doc for providing such a great place to vacation!
Owner Response: Thank you David and Bethany for continuing to like our beach condo so much! Doc and I are very pleased that our beach condo and the complex continues to meet and exceed your expectations!
We really enjoyed our stay at Doc's Quarters. The condo was amazing and it is so convenient to everything. When we arrived my husband kinda complained about the stairs but when we walked in all he did was smile. Nice view and the furnishings are nice. Very spacious and plenty of room for my family of 4. Yolanda was very easy to work with and always reponded promptly. I will definitly stay there again!! I always wanted a vacation home, now I have one:)
Owner Response: Thank you again for choosing Docs Quarters @ the Dawn! The 2 flights of stairs are a curse but the view is a real blessing!! Thank you for liking our beach condo and we hope that you will consider it your beach condo away from home!
We have stayed at The Dawn before and enjoy the location on the Seawall and view from the front row units. This Unit is the best we have every been lucky enough to rent and we will never stay anywhere else! The kitchen is completely outfitted, and some items I brought were redundant....the condo already had them! I was able to entertain my college roommate & her husband and it was as easy as being at home! The furnishings are comfortable, tasteful and give the condo just the right feel. There is a full size washer & dryer! We could have brought half the amount of clothes as we did - most units have the tiny stack washers which won't keep up with two teenagers! The owner is very nice and helpful...we added a day and she worked with me to get it all done efficiently. Again...I am never staying anywhere else! I have already recommended this unit to two friends but I am concerned I won't be able to get back in when I want! The family groused a little because they had to carry the bags up two flights of stairs (3rd floor unit) until they walked in...one look at the view and the home and I never heard another complaining word out of them. Thank you Yolanda for letting us enjoy your and Docs great condo! We will be back!
Owner Response: Thank you Lana! Doc and I felt great when we read your review and it definitely makes all the effort we put into providing the best condo for relaxation and fun on the island. Thank you also for the great pictures taken from the balcony, I will be posting some of them soon.
Our stay was nice. A couple of things....only one tv posed problems with 6 guests. Also with 6 guests there was not enough toilet paper. Also per the house rules we were to wash sheets and there was no laundry soap. We had not planned to need to do laundry ourselves. With that being said it was a beautiful place and convenient to everything. The king bed was fabulous.
Owner Response: Hi Kim, Our housekeeping service leaves one roll per bathroom and in the guest information sheet sent to all our guests, we request our guests to bring extra paper. We also suggest our guests start the laundry if they bring laundry soap. We are not able to provide sufficient laundry soap for our guests.
This is the first time we've ever rented traveling accommodations so were cautiously optimistic & our review is written with that in mind for any other "potential" first timer . With that being said from our initial contact with Yolanda to arrival at Doc's Quarters we were quite pleased with the smooth process - from making our deposit to arriving at the 3rd floor condo complex which is surrounded by a security gate. As the photos show you will find them to be as they are photographed. We inspected the unit upon arrival & our only reason to contact Yolanda was to let her know the patio door handle was broken. You will find this unit to be equipped with comfortable beds & nice linens; kitchen stocked with numerous utensils for cooking, dishwasher, coffee maker and a few items even in the pantry. An added benefit was having a washer & dryer which we found even more beneficial when we got back home as we didn't have but a few items to wash at home. :) All we had to do was cross the street to walk along the seawall which was wonderful. Ideally located near by are grocery stores (Walmart & Kroger), Valero gas station is on the same block, fishing pier about a 5-10 minute walk, and numerous eating establishments can be found all along the seawall. We enjoyed our time so much on the beaches we didn't go to Moody Gardens, but do want to suggest if you want to visit NASA plan on making it a full day especially if you have children. We would not hesitate to rent this unit again if we should go to Galveston. Perhaps our 6 yr old granddaughter said it best "bye condo I hope we rent you again". It was her very first trip away from home with "grandma & bestefar (grandpa in Danish)" so to have her reach the conclusion she did should come as the highest recommendation!
Owner Response: Thank you so much for writing a review for future guests contemplating a stay at Docs Quarters @ the Dawn! Doc and I get such a wonderful feeling when we recieve reviews such as yours! It makes the hard work on our part worth every bit. I certainly hope your granddaughter has a reason to visit us again!
Our group of four adults and three small children found the condo perfect! We will definitely stay again. The rooms were bigger than we expected, and the decor was beautiful. Also, the grounds and pools at the Dawn are very well kept. Can't say enough good about it!
Owner Response: Hi Phil, Thank you for your great review on our beach condo! Doc and I are especially pleased that you and your family had a great time and found our condo and complex luxurious and very spacious!
This Condo is even more beautiful than the pictures. FABULOUS decor throughout and the balcony view was great, very spacious rooms and HUGE closets and master bath. We had 7 ladies for a girls getaway weekend and had PLENTY of room. The kitchen is absolutely stunning and is equipped with every thing you need. Beds were very comfortable and the grounds and pools are beautiful. We will definitely come back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Condo with us.
Owner Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and most important, I am glad you all had a fabulous ladies get-away!
We really enjoyed our stay here. The entire condo was spacious, modern and well maintained. We have stayed at many places on the island and your condo was by far the nicest place I have ever stayed. There were six adults who were in our party and we were all very comfortable. The view from the patio is breathtaking and I cannot say enough nice things about it! Thank you for making our vacation so spectacular! We will recommend you to all of our friends!
Owner Response: Thank you! Doc and I try very hard to make this condo a fantastic stay and the best stay in Galveston! :)
We absolutely loved this condo and had a great time during our visit to Galveston. The unit is beautifully furnished and maintained. There was plenty of room for our family, 4 adults and a toddler. We enjoyed our walk to the beach each day and the view of the ocean made sitting on the balcony a pleasure. It's located close to groceries which is a big plus. Thanks Yolanda, we hope to come back again sometime!
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review and I am glad that you enjoyed all the amenities! Especially the nearness of the condo to the BEACH! The view of the Ocean is a delight!
The condo was absolutely beautiful, even more breathtaking than the pictures. The view of the ocean from the balcony was spectacular. All of the local hot spots were within walking distance (every tourist's dream). I will definitely be back for another stay :) If you're looking for an amazing temporary home away from home, look no further!
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review! I am very glad you found the condo to be close to all the attractions! And the amenities very favorable.:)
We brought our four kids ages 5 and 8 to the beach for the first time. We stayed at Yolanda's and were really comfortable. The unit is very close to everything you could need and we didn't have to travel too far for entertainment. The views from the condo are amazing. We had breakfast every morning on the terrace and were lulled to sleep by the waves everynight. The unit has everything you need and was like home away from home.
Owner Response: Thank you for the great review! I am glad the childrens first beach experience was memorable and you all enjoyed the fantastic ocean view!
This condo is just as beautiful as it is pictured. It is decorated very tastefully and is most comfortable. We enjoyed the condo and wished the weather had been better so we could have spent some time in the pool and hot tub. However it was February and we did not realize that Texas has winter weather too! It was convenient to many restaurants and getting around Galveston was quite easy. As we daily climbed the steps, we could feel ourselves getting in better shape, but this may be unsuitable for those with knee problems or breathing problems. One suggestion that I would offer would be another television in one of the bedrooms. I liked the keyless entry and we did not have to worry about who had the key or losing the key. Very clean, very well equipped and lots of nice, special extras and very reasonably priced. We loved Marios, Salsas, The Brick House, McAllisters and several places at Pier 21. Much to see and do at Moody Gardens. Since we experienced a lot of rain and fog, the cinema was quite close and we visited it often. Many choices of movies and good matinee prices. One other recommendation would be more lighting over the dining table. We were unable to use it for games, doing paperwork, etc. because there just wasn't enough light. Galveston is a great place to be during Mardi Gras!!!
Owner Response: Thank so much for spending your winter vacation at our beach condo and I am glad that you decided to spend it in Galveston! I will consider how to add more lighting and a table only for paperwork,that sometimes has to be done. Thanks for the great suggestion! :)
I loved it here! It's actually prettier than pictured. I've added Doc's Quarters to my rolodex because I do intend to come back! The view is excellent! The unit was clean and comfortable. Full beach view from master bedroom and living room. Condo is well furnished and has a well-equipped kitchen. Of note: two private bedrooms, master bath is huge with a generously-sized walk-in shower, granite countertops in kitchen and baths. Very comfortable, pretty accommodations and a very helpful and responsive owner! Don't leave Galveston without making a trip to LaKings on the Strand for ice cream! For me and my family, this place was perfect but please be aware that this property probably isn't suitable for a vacationer that isn't comfortable climbing at least 2 flights of stairs.
Owner Response: Thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedule to post a review! Doc and I are really happy that you and your family enjoyed the beach condo with its amenities. We hope to make it even better! Although, the view can't get much better! :)
This condo is so beautifully decorated. (The pictures don’t do it justice!) We have stayed in 2 other condos at the Dawn, and this was by-far the nicest. This condo is very spacious and comfortably accommodated our large group for the weekend -- four adults, two 4-year-olds, and two 20-month-olds. The pool with the large sunbathing shelf was excellent for the kids. The condo also has an awesome view! The 3rd floor, directly above Seawall Blvd, provides a picture-perfect scene from the balcony. The few board games and the foam ocean puzzle were also a nice touch. That puzzle provided so much entertainment for the 4-year-olds, I think I’ll have to buy one myself! I also personally liked the recent issues of Us, People, and Star magazines that were tucked in a decorative box on the sofa end table. There’s nothing like some celebrity gossip to complete a beach vacation. For anyone staying at this condo, make sure to look in all of the cabinets to find these items. (It would also be neat if visitors started a trend of bringing some of their recent magazines to leave for future visitors.) I would say that the only thing I would change (if I could) was that the condo was located further from our preferred pool than some of the other condos on the property. However that will not stop me from booking this particular condo again. Also it looks like many of the units around that pool are unsold (unavailable) anyway. I did notice that instead of a double mattress in the closet, the condo has a double bed fold-out sofa. I just thought I’d mention it, although it shouldn’t affect anyone trying to choose a condo. It is nicer to be able to fold away the bed during the day anyway. Plus if you really wanted to take the mattress off of the frame, that is easy enough to do. An extra bonus of this condo is Yolanda! She is so organized and provided all of the information we needed. I had no doubt about what would be provided in the condo (and therefore what I didn’t need to pack), as well as how to operate the tv remote control, coffee maker, etc.
Owner Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review!! You are very gracious to take the time to post a review for the guest traveler who is considering a stay at our condo. :)
This was our second stay this summer, our first being at Doc & Yolanda's other Dawn property. Both of these properties are lovely, beautifully decorated homes. Yolanda strives to provide all that you will need to enjoy your time here and has always been available to answer any questions. The common property is well maintained and staff our on hand daily for ground/office/pool/weight room management. With two pools on sight we've never felt over crowded and could always swim with or without our teens. This property seems to me to have a bit more square footage, so if you are traveling with a large group or more than one family you would have plenty of room in this unit. The scond bedroom has a full bed w/trundle and a mattress in the closet, another bedroom, perfect. We had plenty of room in the other unit as well, we are a family of 5, with teenage boys. The unit has wonderful kitchen appliances and granite, just like home. If you love to cook, you have everything that you need. Be sure to get a Randalls card at the service desk if you plan to shop, it will save you some money and it is the best and freindliest store on the island. Want to take a break from cooking? Head West and have a burger at Cafe Michael Burger, they take cash and have an ATM machine at the register. Also, Benno's up on the West end is a great lunch stop, something for everyone. Adult night out at Brick House was fun, sit outside and get the mac & cheese. You can pack light, washer and dryer are in the unit, towels and beach towels are provided. I can't say enough about these two units, both are wonderful. This unit has a balcony that faces the seawall, you can see everything that happens and it's a great spot to feel like you are right in the action. The pelicans were hanging out right in front of us each morning and we saw dolphins jumping too. The other unit has a sea view also, looking through two building and over looking one of the pools, which I really enjoyed because I could see the kids easily, from this unit you have to walk to end of the walkway on the unit to be able to see the pool. You can't go wrong with either unit. If you ask our boys if they want to go to the beach they respond with "are we staying at Yolanda's?" Making teenagers happy, priceless. I think that says it all.
Owner Response: Thank you Michele! Doc and I enjoyed sharing both our beach condos with you and the boys this summer. :) You are so thoughtful to take the time to write us a great review and greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful remaining year!
This condo was perfect for our family! Our 3 kids had their own room while my wife and I stayed in the master bedroom. The accomodations were clean and modern. The condo was centrally located with a great view of the Gulf from the balcony. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you made the last minute decision to stay at Docs Quarter!
We absolutely loved staying at this condo! It is spacious and beautifully decorated. It looks like something from HGTV! The views are fabulous! The accommodations are wonderful and would be great for more than one family to stay. The space is kid friendly with an excellent pool on site. We traveled with a 5 year old and an infant and they had a great time too! The price for what is included is great-better than hotel rates for sure! We are already planning our next visit!! The condo owners are amazing as well and easy to work with. They were very accommodating and helpful. They even provided a pack n play crib for our infant, which made packing and travel much easier. Stop your search for the perfect vacation place right here!! Book it before it is full. We travel to the beach every summer and this was by far our best vacation yet!!
Owner Response: Thank you! We try hard to provide a refuge from the day to day humdrum. :)
We recently returned from a weekend getaway to Galveston and our only complaint is that our stay was not long enough! There are several reasons that I rate this unit as exceptional compared to other rentals. I will try to summarize as best as possible. Owners: Yolanda was prompt and helpful with all of questions. This made our planning so much easier & stress-free! Unit: We loved the Dawn complex and this unit especially. Yes, it is a couple flights up the stairs, but the view cannot be beat. The unit is fresh and up-to-date with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, high quality bedding and decorations. It feels like a home rather than a "rental". The kitchen was fully stocked for all your cooking needs, though I must admit I only used the toaster, frying pan & coffee maker ... I told my husband I was NOT cooking the whole weekend and I didn't ;) There is storage space galore - a pantry in the kitchen, walk-in closets in the bedrooms and plenty of storage in the bathrooms. I was nervous about having 7 people but with all the extra space we did not feel crowded. I didn't think we would need to use the washer/dryer for our short stay but turned out we used it every day! Keyless Entry: Need I say more? No worrying about sharing, losing or picking up card keys. A definite plus! Complex: The Dawn condos are really some of the best looking units on the island. It is gated so we always felt safe. The grounds and structures are well-maintained. The resort style pools were a welcoming treat after a long day at the beach. My husband said the work-out room had everything needed and equipment was in great shape. Location: The Dawn is located on the west end of town which was perfect for us. There is decent beach access all along the seawall heading east. However, our favorite spot was at beach access # 9 (pocket 2). It was a 7 minute drive west of the condo. There is a small fee to park but the beach was clean, well maintained and had bathrooms and outside showers. Galveston has activities to fit all ages and desires. We, personally, just wanted to chill at the beach and pool and enjoy a nice dinner out. We spent 1 evening at the Kemah boardwalk and had a blast. The kids enjoyed souvenier shopping along the strand. We definitely would recommend this property to friends or relatives. We are planning another trip next spring because a long weekend just wasn't enough!
Owner Response: I can't thank you enough for taking the time to write a wonderfully detailed review that will be very useful to our guest travelers! :) Thanks again!
The problem we had was with the owner. We were instructed to be sure to check around the condo as soon as we arrived. After unloading the car, to the third floor, I inspected to make sure it was ok. I tried to open the trundle bed in the second bedroom, and it would not come out. I removed the spread to lift the matress to see what was wrong. The sheets had been slept in, and had crumbs of yellow crackers in them. As we lifted the matress we could see a broken slat pushing down into the trundle. I immediately called the owner to let her know. They were nice enough to come out that evening to fix it, as we needed the bed to sleep. After we returned home, she emailed me that she was charging me $75 for breaking the bed. Her cleaning service had said it wasn't broken, and IF they had tried to make the bed they would have seen the damage. I understand that it is necessary to charge for damage, but they should not charge renters for damage for which someone else is responsible . I find it very insulting to be accused in such a manner. The cleaning service obviously isn't doing their job and the previous renter broke the bed and didn't notify Yolanda. I am extremely honest and trustworty, and would be responsible for any damage I would have done. In this case, we were Not responsible!!
Owner Response: You stated that you thought someone had been jumping on the bed and caused the slat to be broken. That evening you were very gracious in allowing us to come over immediately to fix the bed. We also noticed that someone had indeed jumped on the bed and not only broke the slat but also the frame holding the slat. The bed was clearly damaged and unusable. The head of the bed was visibly slanted downward. Upon meeting you and your family along with your grandson there was no mention of the bed linen being dirty or you having changed the linen! The next day, I asked the owner of the housekeeping service about the incident. She explained that the bed was not broken and that she personally made up the bed. I spoke with you on the phone the day that you checked out. I explained that the owner of the housekeeping service told me that there was no damage to the bed prior to your check in. We have used the same housekeeping service for over 3 years. Isn’t it possible that your grandson could have jumped on the bed in his excitement upon your arrival and broke the bed without your knowledge?
I got the greatest workout of my life at the condo. After 22 surgeries and then a heart attack, the 3rd floor climb was like climbing a mountain to me. I certainly felt a sense of accomplishment every time I succeeded. I would then go to the balcony and enjoy the fantastic view from my mountain top. I am NOT being sarcastic, I am being honest. I enjoyed being out of my wheel chair and challanging myself. I used muscles I have not used in years. It was great exercise. The view was beautiful, the condo was beautiful, and our time was too short. You provided everything we needed to have a great time. I STRONGLY HOPE MY WIFE AND I CAN DO IT AGAIN SOON. P.S. You might want to warn people the staff at "Fish Tails" were very rude and it was very overpriced.
Owner Response: WOW, as I read your review, I was thinkingI we had caused another heart attack! It wasn't until half way into the review that I was able to breath normally. :) As I often mention to my inquiring guests, being on the third floor is a blessing and a curse. The blessing is the GREAT VIEW and the curse is walking the 2 flights of stairs! Thanks again for taking the time to write Docs Quarters a great review!