Shaded by a blanket of historic oak and elm trees.Take a swing under an old oak tree.
Private Paradise in Central ATX - 3BR/2BA
Private Paradise in Central ATX - 3BR/2BA
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Quiet oasis in the heart of central Austin! Historic, recently-remodeled 3BR/2BA house in convenient, safe neighborhood. Perfect for families, business travelers, couples. Walk to restaurants, grocery, bars, shopping, bus, bike rental, more. Close to campus (1/2 mi), downtown (2 mi), ACL (4 mi), 35 and Mopac (1.8 mi). Fully-stocked kitchen, art, comfy furnishings, spacious & private bedrooms w/premium cable, & many amenities. The Private Paradise is perfect for your relaxing ATX experience!

The space

WHAT MAKES THE PRIVATE PARADISE SO SPECIAL? Feel like you're miles away even though you're right in the heart of the city. Built in 1919, this gorgeous, recently-renovated 3BR/2BA house will feel like your home-away-from-home and is an authentic taste of what makes Austin so special. You'll also get concierge-level service; Elizabeth has a background in event planning and communication!

OUR MOTTO: As fellow Airbnb guests, we designed this space with your ultimate relaxation, comfort, value, and convenience in mind. We want to exceed your expectations!

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: The Private Paradise is blocks from the UT campus and two miles from downtown in a quiet neighborhood with everything you could want and more just steps away. We're super close to some of Austin's best local restaurants and shops like Torchy's Tacos, Via 313, Wheatsville, Central Market, Amy's Ice Cream, Trudy's, Taco Deli, Kerbey Lane, Black's BBQ, and Uchiko. We're minutes away from downtown and SXSW (2 miles), ACL/Zilker Park (4 miles), and both of Austin's major highways - 35 and MoPac (each 1.8 miles).

THE EXTRAS: You'll have all the supplies you need, including: fully stocked kitchen (including pantry essentials like EVOO, seasoning, etc.), Keurig coffee and tea, cold drinks, filtered water, French Press, linens and towels, extra blankets and pillows, toiletries, snacks, and slippers. And if you want to get out and have some fun, there's a picnic basket, games, balls, umbrella and chairs (upon request), beach towels, sunscreen, bug spray, and croquet. Families love staying here because we have a washer/dryer and toddler/baby "supplies" available upon request (pack-n-play, outlet covers, changing table, Bumbo chair, kids dinnerware, stair gate, and swinging cradle) - there's even a tree swing!

BEFORE YOU BOOK: Please read our entire description and house rules carefully, check out all of the photos, and email us with any questions. The house technically has space for more than six people and small social gatherings. We approve extra guests and events on a case-by-case basis. Message us directly with an inquiry about your dates to make arrangements.


*Private driveway and yard with tree swing shaded by a blanket of old elm and oak trees, with gardens and a great stone patio

*Two upstairs bedrooms and one downstairs bedroom, all with stylish art and furnishings, comfy beds, and premium digital cable

*Spacious kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, appliances, and supplies

*Large living room with ample seating, comfortable furniture, art, plants, and a wonderful view of the lush front yard

*Antique clawfoot tub/shower combo in upstairs bathroom (please look at the pictures so you're not surprised by the wrap-around curtain)

*Modern stone stall shower in downstairs bathroom

*Beautiful stone floors downstairs; original pine wood and tile floors upstairs

Guest access

Guests will have access to the entire house.

Interaction with guests

We are close by and available by text, phone, or email (but give you all the privacy and space you want).

Business travel
   This listing has essential business travel amenities. 


Cleaning Fee: 80
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

1. Please be respectful of our neighbors. They are great people and we want to ensure their privacy!

2. Always check that all doors and windows are locked before leaving the house, and that spare keys are returned to their proper places before checking out.

3. No smoking anywhere on the property, please.

4. Please contact us ASAP if something breaks, malfunctions, or gets damaged. Failure to do so before checking out may result in additional fees being charged. We never want that to happen!

5. Please don't have more guests staying at the house than registered at the time of booking (extra fees apply), pets (which are not allowed), or events/parties without our previous consent (extra fees apply). Additional fees will be charged in those instances and you may be asked to leave. We never want that to happen!

6. Please don't use bath towels to remove make-up or take them out of the house for outdoor activities (we provide make-up remover wipes and pool towels). Additional fees may be charged for missing/ruined towels.

7. Please contact us if you run out of supplies like tissues or lightbulbs, or need anything else. We will gladly take care of your request ASAP and want you to be 110% satisfied with your experience!

8. Please take good care of our home like it's you're own. We love living there and hope you will too. :)



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

102 Reviews

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Celia User Profile
August 2017
The house is in a lovely neighborhood and a short walk to Amy's, a great local ice cream parlor, as well as the UT campus. The house itself is clean and comfortable. And the great window in the living room is magnificent and gives a beautiful view of majestic live oaks. Matthew was generous to let us stay late our last day as we had a late flight. We were grateful for that accommodation.

Rachel User Profile
August 2017
Loved the pictures. Just not the paradise we were hoping for. The house is located at the top of a busy street. The AC broke and was fixed, the dryer never worked. Communication was not an issue. Maybe it could be your paradise.
Elizabeth & Mike User ProfileElizabeth & Mike is a superhost.
Response from Elizabeth & Mike:
Wow, we're so sorry your expectations weren't met, Rachel. We refunded a night's stay because the A/C broke down, but I can understand that it must have been really upsetting. (The entire Austin power grid was overloaded after a week of 100+ degree temperatures.) We tried our best and had the A/C completely fixed within four hours of you contacting us, and we had emergency fans delivered within an hour. In terms of the location, we've never had another complaint about noise, so our apologies that it must have been a busy week or something. Unfortunately, the dryer worked before your group was there, but we gave you another refund for the inconvenience. We're very sorry that wasn't enough to change your mind about your experience!
August 2017

Stephanie User Profile
July 2017
Elizabeth and Mike are amazing hosts! Their place is beautiful and location is great!

Robert User Profile
July 2017
Great space for medium size group! Centrally located and Elizabeth and Mike were great. Comfy spot! Nice amenities, toiletries, kitchen and cribbage board! The black velvet Matador painting set it all off, that's when we knew we were finally at home. ;-)

Alistair User Profile
June 2017
Lovely home in a great, central location with helpful, communicative hosts! In the heart of the city in a quiet tree-lined street, but only 15 mins from Zilker Park and 40 mins from Lake Travis. Ands if you like Texas BBQ - or want to try it for the first time - you can do a lot worse than visiting Blacks just around the corner!

Angela User Profile
June 2017
When you walk into the house, you notice all the natural sunlight and the space is amazing! The modern decor throughout gave the house character. Elizabeth and Mike communicated promptly if we had any questions. They were accommodating in letting us drop off our luggage before the official check-in time and flexible with check-out time as well. The house was very clean, and there were an abundance of towels for us to use and great snacks in the kitchen. My girlfriends and I had a great weekend in Austin! You should definitely book this place for a big group of people or family.

Amog User Profile
June 2017
Elizabeth and Mike's property was a pleasure to stay in. The driveway was a huge plus, and they were able to accommodate charging my electric vehicle at the last second. The property is just off Guadalupe with an exceptionally large front yard. The house was clean and the AC had been turned on prior to our arrival, making for a trivially easy check-in. The hosts were extremely responsive to every message and a joy to deal with.

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Elizabeth & Mike User ProfileElizabeth & Mike is a superhost.

Two relaxed, active, lighthearted entrepreneurs who love living in sunny Austin and sharing our home with interesting people from all over the world! When we aren't working and hosting, we love playing and listening to music, cooking and eating, swimming in Texas's natural spring pools, spending quality time with friends and family, and visiting the ocean as much as possible.

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Hindi, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk, Polski, Português, Punjabi, Suomi, Svenska, Tagalog, Türkçe, Čeština, Ελληνικά, Русский, українська, עברית, العربية, ภาษาไทย, 中文, 日本語, 한국어
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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