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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

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 University

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Centrally Located In The Middle of Waco!
average rating of 4.9344263 based on 68 reviews

Comfortable and relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Haley House and it was like coming back home. Everything was as I remembered. The house is cozy and comfortable. It served as home base for our daughter's wedding. Thank you for the personal attention and making us feel at home. I feel like we've been friends forever! Looking forward to more visits to Waco and Haley House in the years to come!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, So blessed to have you here again. You are a wonderful guest and I feel as you, that we have been friends for ever, though we have never met face to face. We are happy to be your home away from home while in Waco. Hope to share our home with you again soon. Blessings! Kathy & John
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Gonzales, TX

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

Just love this home. Our Texas Baptist Ministry Assistants have made this our home each time we have come to Waco. Clean, a great location, and beautiful back yard. Great place to get away and focus on our business. In town and yet in quiet neighborhood. We loved it so much we are talking about coming to Waco and stay here for a reunion.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, It has been an honor and a joy to have you with us each and every time. We always look forward to your visits. So glad our home fit your needs, both in location and amenities we provide for you and the ladies who travel with you. We would so love to have you back for a reunion. Blessings! Under the Same Wings, Kathy & John
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Convient location , clean, well stocked, great fenced back yard !

  • 4 of 5

Lovely stay during a hectic Thanksgiving on the road with family . Kathy is great at communicating never had to wait for a response . The kitchen is well stocked , the beds comfortable and all was tidy . The back yard was a plus as it was warm out for November and this extended our space . Could use a few more comfortable chairs or love seat in the living area the couch and one club chair are small but of course we had 7 people eating dinner we had only 4 sleep over and the home is furnished with small antiques and 5 out the 7 people were well over 6 feet tall !

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ginny, Thank you taking time to write your review. So glad you were able to make our home work for you. I was a little concerned about 7 folks fitting around our dining room table..but I am so glad it worked, hope the wooden TV trays help extend your space some. It was great to get to know you during the reservation process. We hope you will return again at a future time. Hope your pups enjoyed the backyard and the the dog door was useful to them. It is always our desire that our home be a place of respite in the middle of a busy city. Once again thank you for taking the time to review us. Under the Same Wings, Kathy & John
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Very comfortable and inviting

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location. Large fences in yard. My dogs loved it

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, So glad you enjoyed your time in our home! We strive to set an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort, or both our human and 4 legged furry guest. We hope you return to us again when you return to Waco Blessings! Kathy & John Haley
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Dallas TX

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was very clean, beautifully decorated, everything you need, and a nice yard grimy dog! We would stay here again and would recommend to our friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so blessed that you enjoyed your time in our home and your pup enjoyed the yard, hope the dog door was easy for your furry family member to traverse in and out of the back yard with. We look forward to having you with us again in the near future and thank you for taking time to write a review. We so appreciate it. Blessings! Kathy and John
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very nice inside !!!!

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately we didn't end up staying over night. We finished all of our activities around 4:00 pm Friday and decided to drive back home to Beaumont. I want to thank Kathy for letting us make the arrangements to stay overnight. We do not expect any refund. Thanks again, David Thomas

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, I am sorry that you didn't get the opportunity to stay overnight in our home, but perhaps at another time it will work out. Thank you for taking the time to write a review...and we hope you will be able to stay with us in the future. Blessings! John & Kathy
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

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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