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Paprika Leaverton

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Gorgeous Garden St. House -Close to Downtown, parks and pool. Nice!

59 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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East Austin House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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. Large screen tV with cable and Showttme.

MASTER bedroom (large room) with king size bed, private bath/shower, 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, closet and shelf space.

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

ceiling fan, 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.

1 minutes from the airport. Walking distance to Downtown is 20 minutes. Parks and hike and bike trail are very close.

House has a washer/dryer and ironing board.

Professionally cleaned after each stay.

In the interest of full disclosure, there is a separate apartment above the house that is not included in this listing. Guests in this apartment have no access to any part of the house (anything shown in pictures) and get to said apartment through outdoor stairs in the backyard.


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
  • wheelchair accessible
Paprika Leaverton (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About 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!

Paprika Leaverton purchased this house in 2001

Why 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 59 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Garden St. House -Close to Downtown, parks and pool. Nice!
average rating of 4.779661 based on 59 reviews

Great for my whole family

  • 4 of 5

My family went to Austin this past weekend for a wedding. We chose to stay at the Garden St. House because it offered the most affordable price for the amount of sleeping and seating space my family needed. The house has a unique feel to it, which resonates with the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan. My family appreciated the unique setting, especially since it accommodated all of us within our budget. There was enough sleeping for 8, and we could also all sit in the living room together to talk and play games. We could also all fit comfortably around the kitchen area to enjoy our daily brunch together. The location was very convenient. This house was a great fit for my family's 4-day getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious, comfy and clean house

  • 5 of 5

Great house to stay a couple of day with family of group of friends! Clean and spacious! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorful Fun House with lots of room, eclectic style and large kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Austin and at the Garden St. House. Our kids loved the wagon full of toys and the little rocking chair. We had a big family meal in the well equipped kitchen and enjoyed the playscape just down the street. The house is roomy and enjoyed the old style and the colorful vaulted walls. Quite creative and unique.

Lindsay was wonderful too and we were able to have her company deliver us groceries before we even arrived. That was so nice.

Thanks all!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden St. House Beautiful, Comfy. Great for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Garden St. House in June and it was great! Quiet neighborhood, Big backyard with a BBQ grill, vaulted ceilings and large bedrooms, comfy beds. Parks and the pool was close and we even found the river just 2 blocks away. Was nice but unusual to have wood floors everywhere even in the kitchen. Its an older house with alot of charm. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great central location

  • 4 of 5

A group of us were travelling to Austin for a music festival (imagine that :) It was initially a bit confusing because the VRBO listing was transitioning from a property manager to Paprika herself. We did get that sorted out eventually and arrived to find a great updated house. The house was very comfortably furnished and very well located. And ...... as it turned out Paprika was a fan of the festival as well so we got to meet her too! She was a delight and a wonderful hostess. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, Thanks so much. So great having your marching band as guests. You rocked the fest! Do keep us in mind for your future travels to Austin.
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Great East Austin Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing East Austin house. Well equipped, great back patio, friendly neighbors. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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

East Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 24 2016
4 night minimum stay
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $15
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!

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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East 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
  • 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 ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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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