Welcome to Emerald 712-Good Day Sunshine! - Once you arrive at this beautiful condo, you may never want to leave!Windows Galore - The large, elegant windows allow the living room to be filled with lots of natural lighting.Play "Top Chef" in this Gourmet Kitchen - Who will be the "Top Chef"? Take on cooking like you never have before in this gorgeous kitchen complete with appliances and gadgets galore.Let The Sun Serve as Your Alarm Clock - Wake up to sunrise views in this extravagant primary bedroom filled with plenty of natural lighting!Pure Relaxation - Worn out after a full day at the beach? Unwind in the clean, modern living room, watch your favorite show on the HDTV or surf the net with the free Wi-Fi.Stretch Out and Relax! - Afternoon nap? Why not?! You are on vacation after all!Spacious Breakfast Bar - Convenient and breezy, the kitchen accommodates several cooks. Use the long counter as extra eating space or as a buffet table for those big meals!Kitchen Extras - A fully equipped kitchen with everything you will ever need on vacation. Preparing snacks for the evening, breakfast menus, or a full-course meal, you will have it all.Culinary Delight - When you have a gourmet kitchen, there are no limits to the meals you can prepare for your vacationing family and friends.We have all the kitchen basics - We have your kitchen necessities in the event you don't want to eat out for every meal.Dinner Time! - Enjoy a meal with your crew! Lots of bonding time will be had at this table.Take a Rinse! - Getting that early morning shower will be a memorable experience in this bathroom.Serene Retreat - The comfortable bed in the primary bedroom is so inviting. You’ll sleep like a baby after a day of adventure!Sunsets in Bed - Enjoy fiery sunsets from the comforts of the primary bedroom! End the day in style!Side by Side - Two full sinks and plenty of countertop space means everyone has room for toiletries without being cramped.Spend Time By Yourself - The bedroom is well-suited to meet your needs for rest and relaxation.Late Night TV - Can’t sleep? No problem. Just turn on some late night TV and you’ll be drifting off to dreamland in no time.Fall Asleep Listening To The TV - The TV in the guest bedroom will help you unwind as you fall asleep on our comfy bed after another satisfying day.Long Shower Or A Soak In The Tub? You Decide! - Take a refreshing shower or indulge in a long hot bath in our full bathroom that has ample countertop space, which means plenty of space for toiletries without being cramped.Relax and Enjoy It - Enjoy a nice long soak in this beautiful tub.Multiple Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, you can get ready on your own time without the hassle of fighting over the shower.You Have Arrived - Welcome to your own personal paradise and enjoy a vacation fit for royalty!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 Emerald 712-Good Day Sunshine. Enjoy!POOL WITH BEACH VIEWPOOLSIDE KITCHENPOOLSIDE LOUNGESPACIOUS GYMGYMMOVIE THEATHERPOKER TABLES IN GAME ROOMGAME ROOMGAME ROOMWINE ROOMLOUNGE AREA IN LOBBYCOMMON AREACOMMON AREACOMMON AREALOBBYFRONT VIEW OF EMERALDFRONT VIEW OF EMERALDBeautiful Beaches Await You - Kick your shoes off and enjoy a stroll along the gorgeous coastline as the waves tickle your toes.Kick Back, Relax, and Enjoy - Do your days tend to be filled with work, chores, and errands? Not here! Your only job at is to have fun.Visit the Local Shops - Whether you like spending vacation at the pool or in town shopping, you can have it all in Galveston.Beach Fun - Enjoy some fun in the sun while spending quality time with friends and family!

Emerald 712-Good Day Sunshine

4.74/5 (19)

4.74/5 | 19 reviews

Comfortable high-rise condo, across from Stewart Beach, heated swimming pool
2 BR | 2 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath | Sleeps 6 | Gulf View
Galveston, TX


Property type
Gulf View View
Beach Front Proximity
Pool - Community Amenity

Where you'll be


Emerald by the Sea is strategically located at the intersection of Seawall and Broadway Boulevards on the site where the historic Jack Tar Hotel once stood.  The building majestically stands across the street from Stewart Beach, one of Galveston's premier ...
Emerald by the Sea is strategically located at the intersection of Seawall and Broadway Boulevards on the site where the historic Jack Tar Hotel once stood.  The building majestically stands across the street from Stewart Beach, one of Galveston's premier beaches.  Guests of the Good Day Sunshine condo will relish the magnificent view of the sunrise in the morning from an enormous balcony.  Sit and enjoy a quiet sunrise and watch the beach come to life every day.  Take in the salty sea air as you listen to the laughing gulls and watch the pelicans fly overhead in military-style precision.  The Emerald 712 is a south facing unit with an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico.  In the distance, guests will also see ships, tankers and other various sailing vessels as they enter and exit the Port of Galveston from the eastern most points off Galveston Island. The Emerald is within close proximity to the Historic Strand District, as well as the Pleasure Pier entertainment area, amazing restaurants, nightlife, shopping areas, and the Galveston area hospitals, just to name a few. 

Emerald 712-Good Day Sunshine is a large 2 bedroom /2.5 bath condo that will comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests.  All guests check in directly at the Emerald sixth floor Sky Lobby and check in begins at 3:00 p.m.  This high rise condo features numerous luxurious amenities such as a 6th floor heated swimming pool that is maintained at a constant temperature year round and boasts underwater seating and a panoramic view of Stewart Beach and the Gulf of Mexico.  In addition, guests will enjoy the large hot tub/spa, several covered grilling areas, and a mixture of seating for sun lovers and shade seekers alike.  The Emerald also offers a movie theater, game room, fitness center and wine tasting room. 

Good Day Sunshine has an open concept living/dining/kitchen area.  It was updated and newly furnished in 2020.  The owner has furnished the fully equipped kitchen with a vast array of cookware and utensils which can be used to prepare and serve a gourmet meal or heat up a quick snack. Both pottery and Melamine dinnerware and Tervis beverageware are provided, as well as a Keurig coffee system.  The utility room accessed from the kitchen area contains a full size washer and dryer.

The living area features floor to ceiling windows, a queen sleeper sofa, a large screen Smart TV with a Harmon Kardon soundbar, and a variety of board games and Galveston-related books and magazines for guests to enjoy. The luxurious ocean view primary bedroom has a queen bed, Smart TV and ceiling fan along with an ensuite bath featuring a walk in shower and walk in closet.  The coastal inspired second bedroom has a full size bed, Smart TV and ceiling fan with an ensuite bath featuring a large garden tub.  A half bath is located along the main hallway. 

Emerald by the Sea is a 14-story resort community, located directly on Seawall at Broadway, in the heart of the East End of Galveston Island, and offers breathtaking panoramic Gulf views and jaw-dropping sunsets. Most homes at the Emerald offer private Gulf-facing balconies, with floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area. The Emerald offers so many amenities, you may never need to leave; including a 6th-floor terrace with a 166′ heated infinity rooftop pool, fitness center, game room, movie theater, wine room for private parties, several lounge areas and a parking garage.

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).

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

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 # 06813


Gulf View
Ocean View
Water View
Full View
Beach View
Across From Beach
Beach Front
Beach Access
In Town
Pool - Community
Property Features
Linens Provided
Smoke Detector
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
TV (s)
Outdoor Shower
Dining Room
Laptop Friendly
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Private Balcony
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Dishes and Utensils
Ice Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
Hair Dryer
Walk In Shower
Resort/Shared Amenities
Business Center
Community Grill-Gas
Fitness Room
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Jet Ski Rentals
Miniature Golf
Water Parks

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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.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Th emerald condo complex is a must stay if your visiting Galveston. Check in was easy the condo was well maintained and spacious. The view is amazing from unit 712, they keep the pool and hot tubs very clean and very warm. We used the hot tub everyday. The tenants and security were very friendly.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

There was one very significant problem. We did not have air conditioning. My friends husband was sweating the entire time. Please decide if you may refund half of cost back to us. vmontalvo007@yahoo.com

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

This condo is beautiful and we had a great time overall. Very well decorated, very clean, comfy beds and kitchen well-stocked. We loved the pool and hot tub! I have to agree with a few of the other reviews I read regarding the lighting in the primary bedroom and the internet. The primary bedroom is very bright at all times. Even at night, as the property keeps the pool and patio lit 24/7, that light comes in the thin shade that is over the large window. I didn\'t mind it in the morning...nice to wake up to the sunshine but tough at night. The internet is very slow. This posed a bit of an issue as I had 4 teens who wanted to watch movies but we couldn\'t keep the tv\'s connected. Again, beautiful property and I would book this place again.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Condo was clean and very nice. Only thing i would recommend is a bigger bed in the master bedroom. We just felt a little cramped sleeping. Other than that everything was very nice

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Amazing stay


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $300 is due at the time of booking if the total is less than $4000.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $1000 is due at the time of booking if the total is more than $4000.
  • After 48 hours of booking, if canceled, or in case of no-show, the total amount of the reservation will be charged.