Welcome to Diamond Beach 701-Queen of Diamonds! - From the moment you pull into the driveway, you’ll know that you’ve booked your vacation stay someplace special.Easy Access - The living room provides quick and easy access to the patio where you can sit and enjoy your surroundings.Granite countertops - Even if you aren't a gourmet chef, you will feel like one when you use this kitchen! Granite countertops, wooden cabinetry, a breakfast bar, and so much more.Open and Airy - The centrally air-conditioned house with ceiling fans circulates throughout the open floor plan and has something for everyone.Primary Bedroom - Retire for the night after a long day at the beach in the plush king-size bed in the primary bedroom.Living Area - From the large, elegant windows to the attractive furniture, you and your guests will love spending time together in this bright and airy living area.Relaxation - Settle into the comfortable living room furniture, make plans for the day, and enjoy spending time with friends and family.After The Sun Has Set, Relax with Some TV - After a day on the beach, turn on the TV and catch up with your favorite TV shows and movies.Comfortable Elegance - Sink into the comfortable, beautiful couches. It’s a great place to watch your favorite TV shows or simply have a casual conversation with your guests.Delightful Dinner Space - Look forward to spending quality vacation time with the family and friends around the lovely dining room table.Games or Grub? - The large dining room table is ideal for group meals. But it’s also the perfect spot to host a game of Go Fish or Uno with the kids.The Kitchen Will Bring Out Your Hidden Julia Child - Equipped with appliances, cookware, prep tools, and tableware, the open, expansive kitchen makes cooking a pleasure.Take Out? - Who wants take out when you can create your own Top Chef recipes right here!Everything You Need - Your kitchen features all pots, pans, dishes, and dinnerware for those nights you want to enjoy a great home cooked meal.Sleep Like a King - These luxurious, well-appointed beds will surely be the site of several sweet dreams.Getting Ready For The Day -  You’ll enjoy all the comforts of home in this bathroom, it makes getting ready each day quick and easy.Spend Time By Yourself - The bedroom is well-suited to meet your needs for rest and relaxation.Rest Easy - Whether you're sprawled out on the bed watching TV or dozing beneath the gentle whirr of the ceiling fan, you'll find it easy to rest up for your next day's adventures.Take a Rinse! - Getting that early morning shower will be a memorable experience in this bathroom.Washer and Dryer - Feel free to pack light! With the convenience of a washer and dryer, you won't have to worry about overstuffing your suitcase on this vacation!Ready. Set. Relax. - Your vacation starts the minute you step inside Diamond Beach 701-Queen of Diamonds. Enjoy!Diamond-Beach_01Exterior-Pool-_LH04324Diamond-Beach_03Canopies for RentLazy RiverDiamond-Beach_04Diamond-Beach_11_1Amenity-Diamond Beach Gym-_MG_9897Diamond-Beach_12_1Diamond-Beach_14Diamond-Beach_13Diamond-Beach_15Diamond-Beach_16Amenity-Diamond Beach Back Elevation-_LH04326

Diamond Beach 701-Queen of Diamonds

4.64/5 (38)

4.64/5 | 38 reviews

Gorgeous, beachfront condo on the top floor w/ panoramic views + lg. patio
2 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 6 | Gulf View
Galveston, TX


Property type
Gulf View View
Gulf Front Proximity
Pool - Community (Heated) Amenity

Where you'll be


Top Floor Diamond Beach 701 - Queen of Diamonds has amazing ocean and city views.  Large 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6.  From the moment you walk into the Queen of Diamonds on the Penthouse floor of The Diamond Beach Resort, guests will have the most highly ...
Top Floor Diamond Beach 701 - Queen of Diamonds has amazing ocean and city views.  Large 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6.  From the moment you walk into the Queen of Diamonds on the Penthouse floor of The Diamond Beach Resort, guests will have the most highly sought after floor plan offered at the resort.  This is the very large two bedroom, two bath unit that is located on the easternmost corner of Diamond Beach - offering 1385 square feet interior and 210 square feet of outdoor patio space to enjoy both city views and full Gulf of Mexico views high atop The Diamond Beach Resort.

This very special property has a curved wall of glass that surrounds the spacious open concept living/dining/kitchen area with direct views to the Gulf of Mexico as well as the view of the evening fireworks that take place at Moody Gardens on summer weekend nights and other special occasions.  This unit boasts a view from every living area including both bedrooms!  Updated, custom kitchen with large island, custom cabinetry and stainless appliances.  A view to the water while you prepare the spectacular ""fresh catch"" of the day.   The primary bedroom features king size bed and en suite bath with walk in shower and flat screen television,  The second bedroom has a queen bed, flat screen television and a gorgeous view of the water.  Second bath has deep soaking tub to relax after a long day enjoying all of the amenities of The Diamond Beach Resort.

Amenities at The Diamond Beach Resort include a cascading 300' swimming pool with a 750' lazy river and water slide, private cabanas and beach access.  The Diamond Beach Resort also offers an indoor heated pool, concierge service and a business center (if you must!), while children play in the jungle room.  Ocean Cinema has some scheduled films or you can reserve a private showing for your guests.  Wine and dine in the elegant private dining area. Amenities also include a fitness center, game room and conference room.  Amenities are available at the DISCRETION of the resort or property.  A usage fee may apply for some of the amenities.  Ryson makes no guarantee as to the availability of amenities at The Diamond Beach Resort.  

If you have a larger group, please also consider booking Diamond Beach 702 (next door) which is a 3 bedroom 2 bath that will accommodate 8 guests for a total of 14!  Ask your reservation agent please at Ryson Vacation Rentals.

Diamond Beach Resort is a five-star, luxury getaway, located on the West End, just at the end of the Seawall, world’s longest continuous sidewalk. All units offer a private balcony with expansive and unobstructed Gulf Views. Guest will be able to watch the waves roll in and crash against the Seawall, watch the seagulls and pelicans fly overhead and look down below to the outdoor pool and lazy river, without leaving your condo. Diamond Beach Resort amenities include a three-tiered 300′ cascading infinity outdoor pool, 750′ outdoor lazy river (guests must bring own tubes), outdoor water slide (peak season 11 am – 7 pm), two outdoor hot tubs, outdoor swim-up bar and grill (peak season), sand volleyball court, cornhole, chess, ping pong, grills (9 am – 7 pm by reservation), cabana rentals (9 am – 5 pm by reservation), outdoor shower, indoor heated pool, outdoor veranda perfect for watching the sunset, game room, Ocean Movie Theater (open to public before 3 pm and private reservations after that time), Wine and Dine Room, children’s Jungle Playroom, 24/7 fitness center, 24/7 business center, conference room, vending machines, secure building and gated community.

Ryson partners exclusively with Gulf Coast Concierge to make your time on the island unforgettable! Gulf Coast Concierge understands it's the little things that count. Create your own adventures with beach gear and golf cart rentals, a sunset cruise or a bonfire and smores on the beach. Gulf Coast Concierge also offers fishing charters, photo sessions, and a variety of in-home services. If you can dream it, we will do our best to make it happen!

All Ryson properties are non-smoking.

Sorry, pets are not allowed at this home. If needing a pet-friendly vacation rental, please check out Ryson's pet-friendly vacation rentals.

It is recommended to review Ryson's Packing List when planning your vacation. If there are any questions, please contact us.

Events, parties, or guests attending prom are prohibited at this home, as well as any type of large gathering with guests not listed on the reservation's Guest Registration or exceeding the maximum occupancy. These provisions are strictly enforced by Ryson Vacation Rentals, and GARM (Galveston Association of Rental Managers) security. If any questions, please contact Ryson.

This vacation home should accommodate up to 2 vehicles to be parked at the property. Parking at condos is determined by the space available at the property (typically two-car maximum). Carpooling is highly recommended. Vehicles should be parked in the driveway or designated parking space. At no time should any vehicle be parked on lawns, yards or dune. Many HOAs do not allow parking for trailers, RVs, boats, etc. Please contact Ryson with any questions.

Resort amenities, including advertised elevators, require maintenance, and from time to time may be unavailable for guest use. Every effort will be made by Ryson to notify the respective HOA. However, please understand, Ryson has no control or authority in completing necessary repairs or routine maintenance. If elevator use is a requirement for any guests during your stay, please contact Ryson prior to booking, and we're happy to go over available options (alternate elevator available on premises or locating a better limited mobility friendly access unit).

If guests are interested in floating on the lazy river, Diamond Beach does not supply the tubes, and it highly recommended to purchase prior to arriving on the island, as they at times there may not be enough supplies at local stores to keep up with demand.

Elevator is available for adult guest use - helpful for those with limited mobility or to carry up luggage and groceries.

Outside/exterior security surveillance is present at this home for the security of the home and our guests.

Even if listed as a provided amenities, Ryson is unable to guarantee specific cable package, network or channels or cable and internet signal quality and cable may not be available on all TVs. Oftentimes additional TVs are available for guests wanting to hook up their own game systems or streaming devices.

All reservations require a completed Ryson Rental Agreement, and the agreement holder must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property and provide a valid ID at check-in. Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out time is at 10 am.

Monthly rentals are considered in the off-season - Winter Texans, snowbirds, retirees, corporate stays, medical professionals, university students and plant workers are welcome. Extended stays or monthly rentals require a stay of 30+ nights, and these reservations are tax exempt. This is an immediate savings of 15%! Although most extended stay reservations are between the middle of November through February, extended stays may be considered anytime between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Extended stay reservations may not be placed online, but a Ryson Vacation Planner would love to answer any questions you may have and help you reserve your extended stay.

Ryson, established in 2006, is the largest local vacation rental provider on Galveston Island, offering close to 300 vacation rentals, including Ryson's Luxury Collection, in-house maintenance, housekeeping, inspection, laundry and property management. Ryson’s team of Vacation Planners are Certified Tourism Ambassadors and more than happy to work with guests interested in renting multiple homes, as they offer expansive local knowledge and know Ryson's vacation homes.

GVR # 01978


Gulf View
Ocean View
Water View
Full View
Beach View
Pool View
Beach Front
Water Front
Beach Access
Ocean Front
Gulf Front
Pool - Community
Pool - Community Indoor
Lazy River
Pool - Community (Heated)
Property Features
Linens Provided
Smoke Detector
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Game Room
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
TV (s)
Laptop Friendly
Living Room
Private Balcony
Theater Room
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Dishes and Utensils
Ice Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Resort/Shared Amenities
Business Center
Community Grill-Charcoal
Community Grill-Gas
Bar(s) On-site
Fitness Room
Community - Game Room
Movie Theatre
Poolside Bar
Nearby Activities
Fishing - Surf
Medical Services
Fishing - Deep Sea
Fishing - Sound/Bay
Golf Course(s)
Jet Ski Rentals
Miniature Golf
Beach (No Cars)
Fishing - Pier
Health Beauty Spa
State Parks
Water Parks

Select check in and check out dates

Add your travel dates to complete booking
Check in: 4:00 PM *
Check out: 10:00 AM
*The minimum age for check-in is 25


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

Adriana & Liviu I.
Verified Guest Comment

Other than the two things mentioned (toilet bowl and mattress topper) our stay was so so enjoyable. The bedroom has a spectacular view of the ocean and skyline. The balcony as well. I spent a lot of time in the rocking chair with my coffee or munching on sunflower seeds. This is the second time booking #701 and when I entered I really felt like I was coming back home. We stayed for three days but really did not want to leave. We try to come back every year. The kids might outgrow this vacation spot but this will be my favorite place for years to come.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

The condo unit is always clean with adequate linen and towels and wash cloths. The staff in the reception area are kind and helpful. Parking was ample and close to the elevators. We will rent again. Mary Atkinson

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

The view is great and the unit is perfectly furnished. We really enjoyed our stay.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

This was a very nice property. Plenty of room. On the end so very quiet. The large balcony and the view was perfect. While there we enjoyed the game room, the pool, and the lazy river. There was a gate that you could exit with easy access to the beach.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

The view from this condo is absolutely amazing. We enjoyed every minute in the large open area that makes up the living/dining/kitchen. We had one major problem that affected our rest each night. There is a knocking noise in the master bath that is ongoing and seems worse at night. It was hard to sleep with that noise. We got a white noise machine that covered it up in order to rest at night. We called and reported it. A very nice young man came and tried to fix it, but said it would require getting into the sheet rock. It was supposed to be taken care of but no one came back. That would be my worse complaint. I hope it gets fixed for the next person. If you like coffee pods, bring your own Keurig. If you like fixing your own food, bring mixing bowls. The kitchen is not well equipped, but we made do. I purchased a small vegetable steamer and left it there for the next group. You will love the view, the porch and the furniture are comfortable. The amenities are nice. Parking vehicle in the garage is wonderful. The only reason I am not giving this an excellent review is because of the ongoing pounding noise in the master bath and the lack of sleep it caused.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

Deposits and Cancellations
  • Diamond Beach 701-Queen of Diamonds is new to the rental program, and our systems are curently syncing. Please call 844-334-4588 to verify the deposit and cancellation policy.