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10 Vacation Rentals In Waco, Texas - Updated 2020

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Ever since the HGTV show “Fixer Upper” became popular, Waco has become an increasingly popular tourist destination in the United States. In fact, the Magnolia Market at the Silos averages more visitors than the Alamo, one of the best-known tourist attractions in Texas. However, hotel occupancy rates have been on the rise, which can make it harder to find lodging when visiting this city. This means that you can and should seek alternatives if it becomes difficult for you to find lodging at local hotels. The following places are not only reasonably priced but also provide privacy for you during your stay in Waco. So go for any of the awesome vacation rentals in Waco, when in the city.

1. Pet-friendly cottage in the heart of Waco (from USD 99)

Just located only a few minutes from Magnolia Market, this little cottage was built in a Swiss hunting lodge style. Pets are especially welcome here, and the place is stocked with amenities for both you and your furry companions such as treats, toys, and beds. The fee is also reasonable, at 25 USD per pet. The cottage also has a veterinarian on-staff in case of an emergency. This one-bedroom home guarantees privacy for you and your pets during your stay in Waco.

Cozy, Rustic Cottage- Pet Friendly (License No. 18-053)
16 reviews
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The only negative of the home is that the cable package is very basic-
but on the flip side the internet speed was very good
Our GSD loved the yard but was nervous about the creeking floors inside Comfy pillows and bed
Our stay was wonderful and loved the quaint cottage feel
Cleanliness:
The owners are very hospitable and easy to contact and work with
Host:
Great for people traveling with a pet
Allison was a exceptional host
Our son brought his Xbox and monitor and had no issues with connectivity
very clean and comfortable Waco is a very nice community
The house location close to everything the owners helpful and welcoming character and history of the home
Location:
It's within 5 miles of just about everything (zoo Baylor
The location of this house is awesome
The adjoining neighborhood is charming and enjoyable to walk
The house is located on a pretty busy corner with lots of traffic so during the day it's pretty loud
Cozy house with lots of charm Good location convenient to our places of interest
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2. Old home, with new amenities (from USD 192)

Despite being built in the early 1900s, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home provides the latest amenities. The house has a renovated kitchen containing a dishwasher and gas stove. One of the bathrooms provides old charm, however, with the original claw tub and sink. This place is only a short walking distance from Harp Design Company, which sells quality, handmade furniture. It is also less than two miles (3.2 km) from Magnolia Silos. The house is three miles (4.8 km) from McClane Stadium, making it a great place to stay if you are catching a Baylor University football game.

Built in 1900 Sanger Heights Area Home 1/2 block for Harp Design Co.
80 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is stocked with anything you could possibly need
The amenities of TV movies
the beds are sooo comfortable
The host is A+ and the beds are insanely comfortable
The home has retained its original charm yet is pleasantly comfortable Hot showers comfy beds and so much to look at with all the antiques inside
Host:
the home owner was awesome even left us homemade tamales
Nice big historic home with all the modern conviences
Toni had the house prepared was accommodating and readily available (even for all of our plant questions)
The owner obviously loves her home and want her guests to feel welcome and appreciated The front porch is wonderful and the seating lighting and firepit in the backyard are so welcoming
It was our home-base as we were gone most of the days and ate out every meal but coming back after supper to hang out and chat
Location:
are by far the very best I've ever experienced
Everything is a 10 min drive
This is the perfect property if you are looking for a place to stay in Waco
Of course we did the Magnolia Things and made some good memories
The house has so much character
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3. Beautiful home with rustic charm (from USD 159)

Located in the middle of Waco, this home has a nice rustic charm to it. However, the amenities are plenty and the accommodation is clean and comfortable. It is great for a family of four, as the house has a queen bed and a folding bed. The house also has a full-size couch and a decent-sized shower. The kitchen also comes equipped with a coffee maker and a stocked pantry that will help you have a great start to your day.

505 Pecan Lodge Guest House
20 reviews
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
From the moment we entered the lodge
it was very private especially for being on a shared property with the owners
The overall property is so charming well-maintained and very easily accessible from anything you want to do while in town
The biggest reason was because we stayed at the Pecan Lodge
the property was cozy quiet and relaxing Would recommend and stay again
Cleanliness:
The guest house is so comfortable and nicely decorated
Host:
we felt welcomed Fresh adorable decor
Kali and Dawson were very nice and gave some great food recommendations & places to check out Our daughter even enjoyed playing with theirs & we all hung out and enjoyed the nice weather as if we ...
The hosts are extremely knowledgeable of the area and
Very family friendly studio Loved the kitchen and having all the things from home to cook and spend time together
We came to Waco for mine & our daughters first birthday & really enjoyed staying at the guest house
Location:
Conveniently located near lots of fun shopping and not too far from the Magnolia Market Magnolia table and other great tourist areas in Waco
the original Magnolia and the Silos are 5 min away
505 Pecan Lodge is the best kept secret in Waco
Close to everything in Waco
The hosts provided info on local activities and favorite restaurants Thank you for everything
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4. Beautiful house near Magnolia Market (from USD 200)

This home’s location is perfect for those who want to visit the Magnolia Market, the Silos, and the Silos Bakery Company, as it is only a short walking distance from these places. Built in 1912, this recently renovated house features three bedrooms, two bathrooms. This home even comes with a laundry room, ensuring you will always have clean clothes during your stay in Waco. There is a barbeque grill outside, and even a 55-inch TV, which can provide opportunities for fun while lodging. The home also contains beautiful front and back porches as well as a large backyard. The place is also behind the Backyard Bar and Grill, meaning you can walk there to enjoy live music, or even enjoy it right from the backyard.

1 block to the New Magnolia Press Coffee Co, Now Open, Book Us Now!
32 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well-stocked kitchen items
Another reviewer mentioned the bar/music venue directly behind the house
Adorable house-comfy beds
the backyard bar provided a festive atmosphere
large fridge washer/dryer
Cleanliness:
The beds were very comfortable and everything was very clean
This property was clean and close to everything
Location is perfect - home was professionally decorated
Host:
the owner was very helpful and attentive to our needs and questions
The owner was so responsive and had the house perfect for our arrival
every detail was well done and thoughtful Two blocks to Magnolia Easy checkout and owner was very responsive to emails We would love to stay here again
We were there during the week and had no issue with noise Owner was very quick to respond to questions
the sweet tea mason jar ready for a refill at the Silos Sweet Tea food truck and the sound machines in every bedroom
Location:
The location was soooooo convenient to Magnolia and The Findery
It was the perfect location to just walk over aft
It is loud though but my daughter slept fine with provided sound machines Hope to visit again
We enjoyed our stay and loved being able to walk to Magnolia Market etc
Loved the decor and very convenient walk to Silos
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5. A tiny cabin in Waco (from USD 87)

This beautiful, tiny home provides great amenities for two. It contains a Murphy bed that has a comfortable queen-size mattress. The kitchen and dining area has a cooktop, a fridge, and a nice table top for you to eat on. The rooftop deck is also open, and you can get on top of it to check out the beautiful LED lights that are part of it. This little home also contains a full-sized shower and decent-sized bathroom as well.

“Stillwater House” Tiny Container Home 12 min to Downtown/Magnolia
Waco, Texas, United States
435 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the tv and streaming capability and being able to log into my own accounts
and for being a tiny shipping container it had the most awesome shower definitely recommend this airbnb
Cleanliness:
very clean and convenient
it was super clean and so cozy
super clean nice personal touches and an amazing experience
nice and clean and very cozy
great place and very clean
Host:
the host was very attentive & extremely nice
hosts were very hospitable and ready to help with anything
hosts well communicate and and very proactive with anticipating questions
kenneth was very responsive and the home was easy to find
the owners are so attentive and are generous with provisions
Location:
the location was perfect
great place only 15 minutes to baylor
close to waco and all the attractions
great place and great location
it’s was a great central location to all of waco’s sights
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6. Cozy little abode for a budget traveller (from USD 64)

This little guest home can accommodate up to four guests and has private alleyway parking. The home is a great place for a weekend getaway or even a work retreat. The home contains a full-sized kitchen and a bathroom with the appropriate amenities. This home is also located only 2.5 miles (4.02 km) away from Magnolia Market and the rest of downtown Waco.

The Dutch Door Guest House
Waco, Texas, United States
423 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
awesome place to stay with very comfortable mattress and bedding
cute amenities and plenty of kitchen and bathroom essentials
nice job making a small space so cozy and functional
had a great time staying in this cozy cottage
Cleanliness:
very clean and cutesy decorated
clean and safe place to stay
autumne 's place was clean and well-appointed with plenty of towels etc
the guesthouse was clean and it was nice that the toiletries towels etc were provided
the guest house is super clean and trendy
Host:
helpful maps and tips too
autumne was a great host
the hosts are a sweet couple who kindly greeted us when we arrived but gave us our privacy
autumne is a wonderful host and her guesthouse is cozy and stylish
great value autumne is a great host
Location:
loved this cute little place
wonderful place close to everything
location is nice and central for visiting various sites around waco
great space cute touches and close to attractions
the neighborhood she’s located in felt very safe and quiet
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7. Tiny, rustic cabin in the greens (from USD 86)

This one-bedroom home will make you think you were living in the 1900s. It is panelled with barn wood that is about a hundred years old. The home includes a copper sink, attractive lighting, and even a handmade rocking chair. However, it also contains modern ammentities such as a WiFi, A/C, and even a TV. This makes it appealing as it blends old and new. Unfortunately, one thing to note about this place is that it is not the most handicap-accessible home. You have to take a steep ladder style stairway in order to get to the bedroom.

Cozy Cabin "Little Red Hen" 12 min to Magnolia
Waco, Texas, United States
229 reviews
Tiny house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was perfectly decorated the bed was very comfortable and the a/c kept us very cool
the house is cozy beautiful and immaculate the sleeping arrangements were very comfortable and decorating is so pleasant
a comfortable little cabin for one or two to rest and relax after your day of exploring waco
Cleanliness:
everything was clean crisp reasonable
clean safe and comfortable
the space was super clean and communication was great
place was very clean
clean charmingly decorated and organized
Host:
the recommendations offered by the hosts were very helpful
kenneth was a great host
the hosts are responsive and helpful
kenneth was a great host and provided many great recommendations for the area
the host was easy to communicate with and always made sure our stay was perfect
Location:
not far from waco but in a good location
close to all attractions people come to waco for
kenneth's place is a great location to downtown waco
such a nice place to spend away from the city
if your looking for a place to stay that's quiet and peaceful this is the place to choose
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8. Downtown private condo for six (from USD 207)

This recently renovated two-bedroom, two bathroom condo is located right in downtown. It can accommodate up to six people as well. As it is only a five-minute walk away from Magnolia, and a very appealing location for travellers to Waco. You can also walk only a short distance to many different dining, shopping, and family entertainment options. It is also only a short walking distance from Baylor University, making it a great place for both old and young, and their children.

Private Downtown Condo - (3 Blocks from Magnolia!)
Waco, Texas, United States
350 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
perfect amount of room for our family of 5
i’m not normally a “tour fan” kind of girl but so glad we decided to go
my sister kept noticing the really fine design details of the apartment and really appreciated it
Cleanliness:
very clean & comfortable
the condo was very clean and comfortable
beautifully decorated and clean and spacious
i loved this condo it was very clean and great decor
great place very clean definitely recommend staying here
Host:
our host was very responsive and checked in with us throughout our stay
chris was very responsive to any questions
chris is a great host and made everything so easy
great stay great owners made for an easy enjoyable stay
chris was a great host and was very responsive to messages
Location:
great location right on trolley line
this condo is in a perfect downtown close to everything location
super cute place and close to the silos
perfect location and beautiful space
great location and comfortable stay
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9. Exciting container-home living (from USD 79)

Starting off as a shipping container, this tiny container home can accommodate up to two people in a Murphy bed that contains a queen-size mattress. Kitchen and dining amenities include a cooktop, a fridge, and a tabletop. This little home provides great minimalist lodging for those who are coming to Waco for some adventure. It is only a short walk away from everything, which makes its location very popular for travellers.

"Yellow & Blue" Elegant Container Tiny House
Waco, Texas, United States
380 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning television and wifi worked well and we enjoyed our stay
we also enjoyed the surprises of fully stocked coffee rosé in the fridge and hulu on the tv
property felt special- and comfortable
the bed was extremely comfortable
we took the trip to waco for my girlfriend's birthday she's a huge fixer upper fan
Cleanliness:
very clean on the inside
it is very clean and really pretty
it’s sparkling clean and quiet too
what a beautiful space so clean and adorable
clean and welcoming great experience
Host:
host was very responsive
kenneth was a great host
super nice hosts
hosts are amazing and communicate quickly
very nice people and very helpful with questions and concerns
Location:
excellent location with just a short trip to all the major attractions
this tiny house is in a great location it is close to waco & all things magnolia
close to downtown waco and easy to get to and from everywhere
everything was well put together and the location was great
the tiny house is super nice and has an awesome location
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10. Bungalow only few miles from Magnolia

This home has been inspired by Joanna from “Fixer Upper.” It provides great amenities such as a full-sized stove and a well-stocked kitchen. It is only three miles (4.8 km) away from Magnolia, making it a great location. The home has a queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa, which allows it to accommodate up to four people. The bathroom contains a walk-in shower as well. There is also a Roku TV and wifi, which will keep you entertained while you’re at rest. Street parking is not an issue, as there is enough space around the surrounding area. The home is only a half an acre (0.2 hectares) from the main road, which makes it a convenient location for a traveller on the go.

Waco’s Chic Bungalow - 3 miles to Magnolia
3306 US-84
6 reviews
studio 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

An emerging destination

Waco, Texas, is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination. Such popularity has made lodging difficult, making it important to seek alternatives to hotels or motels. These unique places provide great amenities as well as privacy. The convenient locations allow you to spend more time at the great restaurants and shopping centres nearby.

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