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In The Heart Of College Station. Lovely Aggie Getaway, Football/Short Term Rent

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Lovely And Elegantly Appointed 4 Bedroom, Boutique Hotel Style Accommodations.


Our unique 4 bedroom/2 bath home is located in the best of College Station locations. At either end of the street is a shuttle bus, at the end of the street is popular Wolf Pen Creek park and amphitheater where locals walk, run, play and listen to free and paid concerts outdoors. Drive around the block to Post Oak Mall where you might shop or hop an A&M shuttle to the big game. No on campus parking during football games, just park and ride. Restaurants and bars are 2-3 blocks away and campus is just a few turns away.

Carnation Cottage has a large master bedroom with Sterns & Foster pillow top king and private master bathroom with walk-in shower, garden tub and two sinks. The orange and green rooms have very comfortable pillow top queens and the blue room has twin beds. Ideal occupancy is 8. We welcome large groups and can accept up to 2 additional guests at an additional per person charge of $25.00/pp/night. The living areas in our property are open and large so it has a hospitable 'gathering' atmosphere for your group.

There is a patio and grill available for cooking out and it is equipped with washer/dryer/microwave and the oh so important coffee pot. Coffee included!

During football game weekends and special events, we provide a continental breakfast on Saturdays with fruit, muffins, milk, juice, coffee and tea.

For parties of less than 8, please contact me for availability and rates. I will consider 1, 2 or 3 MONTH TERM RESERVATIONS (and 6 month depending on season). River Valley Vacation Rentals owns this and other guest homes in the Brazos Valley. We work hard at this business every day and want to earn your repeat business.

More Details

Lori Walker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Lori Walker

Hi Travelers! My name is Lori Walker. I am the broker-owner of River Valley Realty and River Valley Vacation Rentals in College Station. Originally from the Gulf Coast, I have lived in the Brazos Valley since 1980, continuing on as a resident after graduating from Texas A&M University! We operate a portfolio of furnished guest homes/corporate rentals/game day rentals in here and we take pride in providing exceptional, immaculate housing to our guests. Our homes are all fully appointed and tastefully designed and maintained offering guests clean, convenient, comfortable housing for their short term needs.

Lori Walker purchased this house in 2006

Why Lori Walker chose College Station

If you are looking for short term housing near Texas A&M, shopping and parks, this home is ideal for you. It is unique in that it is in the central area of College Station but newer construction and up to date. The shuttle bus stops at both ends of this street if you are going to campus or games. Wolf Pen Creek Park and Amphiteather is located at the end of the street, offering live music venues, walking and jogging, or frisbee!

What makes this house unique

I purchased this home for my soon to be Aggie oldest daughter back in 2006. What a great investment it has been! I waited for a home to be listed on this particular street because of the awesome location. Map it and you will see! I own River Valley Vacation Rentals and we own several guest homes in the area. It is a business for us and we strive to be the best! We love repeat business!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know that your place made us feel at home. It is a beautiful home and the perfect place to hang out with friends after a game!
Sep 2013
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Eastmark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Guest stays of more than 30 days are required to have monthly cleaning service. $100/cleaning.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks
  • Cultured marble tubs and shower, dual sinks in each bathroom make getting ready for the game fast for a big group, separate garden tub in master.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Green Room - 1 queen
    Orange Room - 1 queen
    Blue Room - 2 twin/ single
  • There are four nice bedrooms in this home. All have comfortable beds and walk in closets to store your belongings.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Why would you pay for a cramped hotel room when you could relax in a spacious, larger accommodation with full kitchen and secure garage parking with remote control? And it's almost impossible to house 8-10 people comfortably in a hotel.


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In The Heart Of College Station. Lovely Aggie Getaway, Football/Short Term Rent
average rating of 4.6 based on 21 reviews

Very spacious property

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The house is spacious. Large living room, three nice size bedrooms, and a big master bedroom with an awesome master bath. The property is located just a few miles from the A&M campus. Had a great parents weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families share this house for an Aggie football weekend and it was perfect for us. We will look at it again. Thanks Lori.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Casey! Come back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, great house with a yard. Easy to work with. Wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summed up in one word "Outstanding".

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at MS Walkers property and was greeted, much to our surprise, with a bottle of wine and home made cookies. The house was very clean, spacious, accommodating (ease of access to stores, restaurants etc), and it just made us feel like we were home. Everyone in our party made numerous comments on how comfortable and accommodating the house is/was. If all of MS Walkers properties are as nice as the one we stayed in, then I recommend any of her properties to anyone planning to visit the Brian College Station area.

We had a great stay and will be booking with MS Walker in the future.

Mike Cox

Ranger, Texas

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location!

  • 4 of 5

Home had everything we needed, very clean and cute!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carnation Cottage problems

  • 1 of 5

We found the cottage to be clean with comfortable beds and linens. The home is close to Texas A & M where we were attending an event. The architects of this floor plan did an amazing job of getting a 4 bedroom, 2 bath plan into this space. Compared to other VRBO homes we've stayed in, I would describe this as rather spartan. We felt a little more like we were in a hotel or a condo rental than a home. We had a couple of problems at the property. Apparently, the air conditioning was not turned on until shortly before we arrived. The house didn't start to cool down until 10 PM. We had significant problems with the kitchen sink faucet that ultimately we could only turn off from the cut-off valves under the sink, and then those quit working.It had been worked on before we got there for a different leak, but something wasn't done correctly. This created some difficulties as we were sponsoring a small luncheon after my daughter's graduation. Lori was very responsive to the problems, but then we were charged $25 from our deposit for bath linens that were "ruined" by makeup. The linens were white, but we've not had problems getting ours cleaned before. The charge was nominal, but seemed out of line for the problems we experienced at the house. We would not stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had very few issues with this property since it's inception as a guesthouse in 2013 (in fact we have had nothing but good reviews on both service, suitability and decor). Unfortunately breakdowns occur and the sink was repaired early on the day the guest arrived. Both of the new valve stems installed cracked (which we promptly returned to rectify). We did do our best to get it taken care of while trying not to interrupt our guests' stay. With multiple calls for our assistance, we tried to respond quickly and effectively during this guest stay. We charge for damaged linens as a policy and provide make up remover pads in each bathroom at the property so that damage to white linens does not occur. We may not charge when there is a small towel damaged, however, when multiple towels are used for make up removal, we do have to charge to recover cost of replacement. For our guests information and assistance with this, please note that white towels will usually not come clean of makeup, even with bleaching. Our office refunded the 25.00 charge for multiple damaged towels as a courtesy for his inconvenience.
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Nearest Airport
6.3 Miles
Easterwood Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ozona Bar & Grill
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Johnny Carinos
Car: recommended

Howdy! College Station is the home of Texas A&M University, a world class institution known for it's high moral character, excellent education, and loyalty and camaraderie among it's former and current student populations.

The highly successful 2012 football season and Heisman winning QB have brought the world's attention to this middle sized metropolis. We, the Twelfth Man, welcome you!


Rates & Availability

Eastmark House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aggie Summer 2017 Graduation
Aug 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aggies v Nicholls State Colone
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aggies v. Lafayette
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aggies v. South Carolina
Sep 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nightly Rate
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Aggies v. Alabama
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aggies v. Mississippi State
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aggies v. Auburn Tigers
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aggies v. New Mexico Lobos
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aggie Fall Graduation
Dec 14 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.75%

Please call me at 979-255-0702 or email me at to discuss additional guests, pets, long term stays. Corporate stays must call to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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