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Connie 'Paprika' Leaverton

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Gorgeous Garden St. House -Close to Downtown Shops Lake Hike and Bike Awesome!

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3/2 House with 1 King, 2 queens and 1 full, 2 full bathrooms,nice outdoor spaces

Colorful, historical remodeled home built in 1912 with original wood floors and unique homelike atmosphere on the edge of downtown Austin. Great family environment for groups up to 8.

If more than 8 people, we may be able to accommodate you. We have other rentals.

Any group over 6 needs to be related according to City of Austin ordinance.

Vaulted ceilings, wood floors, big front porch just east of downtown, near hike and bike trail and Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake. Furnished very comfortably.

MASTER bedroom (large room) with king size bed, private bath/shower, cable TV, ceiling fan, wood floors, antique rugs, empty closet and dresser, large comfortable easy chair, very private.

MIDDLE bedroom, queen size bed, ceiling fan, wood floors, cable TV, closet and shelf space.

FRONT bedroom with queen size bed, empty antique dresser, closet space,

ceiling fan, cable TV, wood floors, antique rugs.

Additional full size futon couch in office.

1 twin air mattress also available in closet.

Includes wifi, cable tv, linens, towels, and a great location one mile to downtown, 6th street and Austin Convention Center. Bus stops very close for University of Texas, Downtown and Convention Center. 7 minutes from the airport. Walking distance to Downtown is 15-20 minutes. Parks and hike and bike trail are very close.

House has a washer/dryer and ironing board.

Professionally cleaned after each stay.


The house has antiques, original wood floors from 1912, overstuffed couch and chair with arches, colorful walls and character.

Registered with the City of Austin

License #2016-002341 OL

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Connie 'Paprika' Leaverton (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Connie 'Paprika' Leaverton

I bought the Garden St. House is 2001 and renovated it. It was built in 1912 and was quite the project. I vaulted the ceilings and opened up the left side of the house making arches and adding colorful walls. The original but now polished and beautiful pine floors are throughout the house. I have 2 other houses in Austin as well, and take great care and pride in keeping all the houses clean, running efficiently and well maintained.

I love this house and have lived here since 2001. I do travel quite a bit and so rent out my home. Enjoy your stay!

Connie 'Paprika' Leaverton purchased this house in 2001

Why Connie 'Paprika' Leaverton chose Austin

This is a wonderful house because of the nearby parks, lake and its close access to downtown, 6th street and everything cool! It was built in 1912 and has original wood floors, which I found during renovation after peeling up layers of carpet, vinyl and tar paper. House has been updated and transformed.

Bold colors complement the various rooms of the 1700 square foot house as well as high ceilings, all with a comfortable 'you are at home' feel.

The kitchen is large great for gatherings.

I just had to purchase this property, because of its big porch and good bones. I've made it into a very beautiful place that I share with you.

What makes this house unique

The big covered front porch of the downstairs house reminds me of the slower simpler days of the early 1900's when neighbors used to spend alot of time outside drinking lemonade to stay cool in the hot Austin summers, waving to neighbors and enjoying the occasional rainstorm while sitting under the protected large porch. Don't worry, we have central AC/Heat to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter...but you can still enjoy the rain and wave to the neighbors on this wonderful porch.

Thank you for visiting my Garden St. House. Hopefully we'll see you here soon!


based on 53 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Garden St. House -Close to Downtown Shops Lake Hike and Bike Awesome!
average rating of 4.792453 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful place! Enjoyed location and house.

  • 5 of 5

Was great to have the Renters Club Concierge service. We ended up having them buy groceries for us. And they gave us tourist tips which was also great.

The house was very clean and felt like a 5 star hotel. Folded towels on the bed is a nice touch. Nice everything!

And we walked almost everywhere, especially the Sola area. Fun!

Thanks so much.


  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the quiet neighborhood, proximity to Ladybird Lake and walking trails, couple of great restaurants nearby by (try the Don Juan at Juan in a Million), and you can even try you skill on a trapeze a few blocks down Chavez. About a half hour walk to Rainy Street restaurants. House has a nice front porch and back patio and yard, both of which we used a lot. Quirky older home, which we enjoyed. Hard to open some of the windows, but enough opened for us to be comfortable in spring weather.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Cosy home from home

  • 5 of 5

Everything from the booking process to arrival went really well. The place was lovely and cosy and had pretty much what you needed for a short stay. We rented the Garden St House for 2 weeks during SXSW and it was perfect. While we were far enough from the hustle and bustle of downtown to get rest and work undisturbed, it was only a 30 min walk to the convention centre. I would definitely stay again if in Austin.


  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Cute and Charming

  • 5 of 5

Nice and spacious with a bit of blast from the past charm. Within a walk or short drive to many Austin sites.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nice home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our visit for the F1 Race. Well located to allow ease of getting around Austin. Easy drive (or bus ride if you want) to downtown and the SOCO areas. The house is spacious, comfortable and has all of the character you would expect in a house this age. Much larger inside than it appears when you first drive up.The neighborhood is nice and quite. There is a fairly new restaurant just over a block away and you are about a 10 minute walk to some great food truck BBQ and neighborhood pubs. Homeowner is great at getting back to you if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great house, great location

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with 5 friends for a "guys' weekend" of biking and tubing in the Austin area. We all thought the house worked out great. In the morning, we could walk to "Juan In a Million," an excellent Mexican restaurant, for a fantastic breakfast. And when going into Austin, it was only a 5-minute drive, which we used Uber for. Super convenient, and the neighborhood was nice and quiet, too.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Airport
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Amtrak Station, 250 N. Lamar Blvd.
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
IH 35 and Cesar Chavez
Nearest Point of Interest
Austin Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic 6th street area
Nearest Point of Interest
Juan in a Million Mexican Food
Nearest Point of Interest
Mr. Natural and Yoga Studio
Nearest Point of Interest
Buenos Aires Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Rio Rita Lounge and Shangri-La
Car: recommended

Austin is a wonderful mix of music, culture, university students, outdoor activities and artists.

The Garden Street House is only 1 mile from the downtown area where live music is played 365 days a year.

The Convention Center is also 1 mile from the Garden Street House with public transportation delivering you right to the front door.

The Austin City Limits Festival and SXSW film/music festival are always exciting and fun for all participants.

Austin has great weather all year, so its a great place to get warm when its cold up in the northern winters.

The House is great for families or groups up to 8 people.

Other Activities: Basketball Court, Parks, Hike and Bike Trails, Elementary School, Close to Downtown


Rates & Availability

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May 25 2016 - May 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Charge $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

No smoking inside the house. Please recycle. Containers in the kitchen and on the side of the house. Damage Deposit will be returned 7 days after check out. 10pm quiet time outside in compliance with City of Austin Ordinance. Please respect the neighbors and the ordinance!

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Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full baths with bathtubs and showers in each one.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • One king size bed. Two queen size beds. One futon that makes a double size bed in the semi private office area between the kitchen and living area, and one air twin size air mattress.​ There is also one Pack'n Play available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wonderfully comfortable vacation living! We have additional rentals and other options for overnight stays. Inquire with us. Hope you can stay with us!

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