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Centrally Located In The Middle of Waco!

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

This home was newly renovated in 2010. This ranch style, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is well appointed with vintage, antique furniture and glassware, yet has all the modern conveniences. Custom maple cabinets, granite counter tops, and new appliances give the kitchen it's clean & modern look. Red Oak custom cabinets in the master bath/sitting area gives a rich, warmth & comfortable feeling. It's backyard contains flower gardens, a sitting area and a creek that separates it from Baylor's, Floyd Casey Stadium. A large pecan tree graces the front yard in which Cardinals, Doves, Blue Jays and other birds come to feed. The front garden adds charm, warmth and a country feel to the property. Centrally located off of Valley Mills drive, restaurants, theaters and entertainment are all just minutes away. Just down the block is Baylor's Track and Field complex, at the other end of the block is a newly formed park for Floyd Casey Stadium. Come and enjoy this restful spot in the heart of Waco

About the Haley House: We at the Haley House, desire to pass on the comfort and hospitality that was set as a standard by our parents Rev. JA and Junette Haley. Many of the amenities that are on this property belonged to them and were gifts from visiting missionaries or their congregations through the years. Our desire is to provide a 'haven of rest' in a busy city. We hope that the time spent with us will make you feel as if you are at home.

Additional Information: If you have any special needs please do not hesitate to contact us.

Local Attractions:: Waco has many activities, attractions and events that take place all through the year. Listed below are a few of the local attractions: Magnolia Market, (5 minutes) Armstrong Browning Library, Waco Art Center, Baylor University, Bear Habitat, Cameron Park Zoo, Carleen Bright Arboretum, The Dr Pepper Museum, Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Heritage Square, Historic Homes, Homestead Heritage, Mammoth Site, Martin Museum of Art, Masonic Grand Lodge, Mayborn Museum Complex, Red Men Museum, Scottish Rite Museum, Suspension Bridge, TCV Winery, Texas Ranger Museum, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Baylor Theatre, Bosque River Stage, Waco Civic Theatre, Waco Hippodrome Theater

More Details

John & Kathy Haley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About John & Kathy Haley

We have the best of both worlds, a home in Alaska and one in Texas. We love to travel with family as well as get away to a secluded place just to be with each other. Our Waco home is a wonderful place to do both,

John & Kathy Haley purchased this house in 1995

Why John & Kathy Haley chose Waco

We inherited this property from my husbands Father. We so love Waco that we have kept it. Recently, we completely renovated this home, adding AC, new wiring as well as internet and cable connections. Beautifully handcrafted maple cabinets now grace the kitchen. When we finished, we so loved the result, we wanted to be able to spend time there ourselves. We decided to rent it out in a different manner, so we could take advantage of staying there when we visited Texas and share the comfort of our home with others, when we are not able to be there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Was notified very timely with acceptance of dates needed. Upon stepping though front door was surprised with a delightful home. This house is in a nice neighborhood. Five woman stayed the weekend here and had ample supply of thick, soft towels for showering in the two showere. We had everything we needed in this home. The owners have thought of everything, including extra fans in closet if needed for white noise. The bedding was also extremely nice. All around great home.

(Coped from review on TripAdvisor)
Oct 2012
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University House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower
  • **The 'guest bathroom' has been charmingly restored to the flavor of the 50's. It contains a glass sink, ceramic soap and lotion dispensers and a tub/shower combination with double shower curtains. **The Master bath has tiled floors and counter tops, custom red oak cabinets, a glass bowl sink with a 'pump' faucet, giving it that country feel, and a dressing table area with chair . A full length mirror graces the wall and a rounded step in shower completes the room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , (Queen Bed with Luxurious Bedding)
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Daybed can be converted to a KIng Bed
  • **The Master Bedroom has a 40 inch TV and a DVD player with cable programming, as well as a desk with internet access and lots of plug-ins for electronics. The linens are of a luxurious 700 and 1200 thread count. The large bedroom window looks into a charming garden with a birdbath. The private bathroom has a step in shower and the counter is equipped with ample plug-ins for your styling needs. **The Guest Bedroom contains 2 daybeds with trundles. If desired, the daybed can be converted into a king size bed, just let us know if you desire us to set that up for you. The pop up trundles also can roll into the Master Bedroom or living room for more 'elbow room', if needed. The guest room contains a 22 inch TV/DVD combo and has cable as well as internet access and the ability to hook up a game station (Not provided)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
During your stay with us, If you find you have need of a washer or dryer, arrangements can be made by contacting our house manager. If you have special requests, let us know, we will do all we can to accommodate you and make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Centrally Located In The Middle of Waco!
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 54 reviews

Super spot to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Haley House is unique and wonderfully maintained. Lovely furnishings and great location. Served us well for our time in Waco. Kathy is very helpful in all ways. I highly recommend this rental.

Alice from Missouri

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alice, Was so blessed that our home was a comfortable place for you and was honored to be your lodging destination while in Waco. We hope we will have the opportunity to share our home with your folks again in the near future. Blessings! John and Kathy
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Fort Worth, TX

Cute house!

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed. It was my husband and our two kids, age three and 20 months. We stayed for three nights. Had an icoffee maker and a regular coffee maker with whole beans that you could grind. Had a nutri bullet that we used. A lot of towels. Make sure to read the binder on the coffee table, it has a lot of good information about the house. Location was close to all the places we visited, zoo, Magnolia market, Dr pepper museum, suspension bridge.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nancy, Was so blessed to learn that you had a great experience at our home. Glad you enjoyed the NutriBullet. We were hoping, when we brought that from Alaska, that it would be enjoyed by our guests. We also just added the iCoffee this spring, and are glad to hear it is something our guests enjoy. We so enjoyed having you with us and hope you have the opportunity to visit Waco and stay with us again! Blessings! John & Kathy
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Beautiful Pet-Friendly Family Home

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Haley House. The owners are pet-friendly and even went so far as to provide a basket of doggy goodies. The house is well-appointed and has everything you need plus more. They literally thing of everything. It has a nice covered porch and fenced backyard. The house is very centrally located and extremely easy to find. Just a few short minutes from downtown and Magnolia (although not the focus of our trip). We will absolutely rent this house again as we have family in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Becky, So blessed that you enjoyed your time at our home, and we loved the pictures you sent of the furry members of your family enjoying it as well. Thank you as well for taking the time to share your experience with others, it means so much to us to know folks find our home as restful and conveniently located as we do. We are looking forward to your return again to the Haley House, the next time you come to visit family. You are always welcome! Under the Same Wings, Kathy & John
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New Baylor student

  • 5 of 5

Cute, quaint and clean with a creek running through the backyard. Perfect size for my family when visiting.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Deb, So blessed that you enjoyed the time you stayed in our home. The creek does add a country feel to the property, and makes you feel as if you are not in the center of a busy city. We look forward to your returning time with us, Be Blessed! Kathy & John
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Cozy and warm. Centrally located to restaurants (George's) and shopping the Silos

  • 3 of 5

I loved the neighborhood...its established and well kept up homes and yards.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello CarolRae, Thank you for taking such good care of our home in the extended time you spent there. I wish the weather had been a little more cooperative during the January/Feb time, but Texas weather can be very fickle during that time of year. So glad our location worked well for you. It never ceases to amaze me when we return to Waco, how centrally positioned the house is to all sorts of venues. Thank you for making note of that in your review. Thank you for being our guest!
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Great House & Location

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and in a great location. Kathy was easy to get ahold of if I had any questions

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

We are in the center Waco, with the Baylor campus and Heart of Texas Coliseum minutes away and away and Hart-Patterson Track one block from our front door.


Rates & Availability

University House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Fall Season
Aug 1 2017 - Jan 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Security/Damage deposit of $200-credit card number held but not run unless lease breached.
For Baylor University special event weekends (Commencement, Parents' Weekend, and Homecoming) and holidays, there is a two night min. and the rate is $225 per night for 1 to 6 guests.
IN HONOR of Rev J.A. & Junette Haley, we cater to Pastors, their families as well as those with family in local hospital

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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