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Finally a better way to visit Waco! Minutes from Magnolia Market/ McLane

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Waco's Only Luxury Vacation Rental-- Finally a Better Way to Visit Waco!

Perched under a long row of towering Live Oak trees, these completely remodeled modern luxury units have a number of amenities you won't find anywhere else. A few Highlights include:

Brand new top of the line Electrolux Stainless Steel Appliances -- Gas Range, French door fridge w/icemaker, Dishwasher and High Efficiency Washer/Dryer

Each tastefully furnished/decorated unit has 2 bedrooms each with queen-sized beds and spacious French door closets. In addition, there is a sleeper sofa in the living room that pulls out into a comfortable full size bed (extra linens included). Outside of each unit there is a quaint granite gravel patio flanked by expansive shade trees with a table and chairs to relax and socialize.

Our modern luxury condos are perfect for all University events such Baylor football, homecoming, wedding parties, parents weekend, commencement, etc. Or just for anyone looking for a high-end experience at a budget price.

We distinguish ourselves from most “Vacation Rental" properties as we strive to provide more of a “Boutique Hotel" experience than that of a traditional “Vacation Rental". With an onsite manager available 24/7 we are able to provide guest with anything they desire to make their stay more comfortable - you can be assured your every need will be met. We provide an excellent alternative to expensive and crowded hotels. Have your own private suite and enjoy close proximity everything Waco has to offer!

Situated in a prime location across the street from the local university, and shaded by towering Texas live oak trees, this freshly completed, TOTALLY remodeled 6-unit condo features amenities that will make your stay in Waco a delight. These former student apartments have been converted for overnight stays, and have all the comforts of your own home.

With granite countertops throughout, a fully equipped, professional grade kitchen with commercial appliances and gas range, front loading high efficiency washer/dryers, solid wood floors, travertine tile, luxurious high-end beds with 1,000 thread count sheets and handcrafted metal work, you’ll enjoy your stay, be it for business or pleasure.

Tasteful decor accentuates 2 cozy bedrooms and 2 full baths in each unit.

The property also features brand new 50-inch LED TVs with high-speed wireless internet + cable. Each unit can sleep up to 4-5 adults comfortably. A stone’s throw from Baylor Campus and only minutes from Downtown Waco, the property is perfect place to lay your head for all Baylor Events including Sports, Special Weekends (Parents Weekend, Homecoming, Commencement) etc. or any events in the Downtown Waco area.

More Details

Jack Thomas Herrin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Jack Thomas Herrin

Born in Waco, raised/ educated in Austin, my family has been in and around the Waco area for generations. I currently "reside" in Colorado but more or less spit my time between the 3. I have a deep passion for everything outdoors, live music and, of course, Baylor University Athletics.

Jack Thomas Herrin purchased this condo in 1970

Why Jack Thomas Herrin chose Prairies & Lakes

Family Owned and operated since construction was completed in the 70's by my Grandfather, Jack Thomas, who was a student athlete and later coached football for the Baylor Bears. Having served and supported the University and the local community for well over 30 years, he had a deep passion for the University and its sense of community.

Once student housing, we have recently remodeled completely and now aim to service the Baylor Community and the Greater Waco area in their accommodation needs while maintaining the sense of community that is our heritage.

Although he is no longer with us it is with great pleasure that we are able to continue serving the Baylor/ Waco community for which I know he'd be proud. we hope to carry on Jack Thomas' s legacy of hospitality and generosity for many years to come.

Sick' Em'

What makes this condo unique

Situated under towering Live Oak shade trees, our completely remodeled, tastefully furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condos have a number of high end amenities that you won’t find in any hotel - at a fraction of the cost.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We LOVED your condos!!! The condos were just exactly what we needed and clean and comfortable in every way!!

The beds were very " sleep positive"...I cant say enough how much we enjoyed our stay.

Thanks so much and look forward to coming back some time.
Jun 2015
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Waco Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen, 1 Pull Out Sofa
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
We are more than happy to provide guest with ANY reasonable services/ request they may desire. Please feel free to contact owner with any special request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Finally a better way to visit Waco! Minutes from Magnolia Market/ McLane
average rating of 4.892857 based on 58 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean and well appointed. Check in and check out were super easy. Great location for a visit to Baylor or the Magnolia Silos.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and staying with us Nic. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope we can host you again the next time you are in Waco.
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Waco/Magnolia Market Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great condo! Seriously, this is a great VRBO. Super clean, modern, everything you need is here (and I mean everything - there was even a full spice rack in the kitchen!). Beds were super comfortable and even though most of the units were occupied while we were there, it was quiet. Beds were very comfortable as was the condo furniture. The location is absolutely perfect: easy drive to restaurants, Magnolia, other touristy things and right across the street from Baylor campus, which is beautiful. Recommendations on where to eat and what to do is provided in the condo, which was great. We had some great local food and visited a couple neighborhood bars. Another visit to Waco is in the works and we will be staying here. We highly recommend this VRBO!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Carol, and we can't wait to have you back! It was a pleasure hosting you. See you soon!
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The place was very nice and clean with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located, close to Magnolia Silos and Baylor. Glad we had the VRBO option in this area to choose from; loved the whole experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Universal City, Texas

Very clean and modern

  • 4 of 5

Didn't realize it is on Baylor Campus. Easy access to highways, shopping, restaurants, and Cameron Park trails. Truly relaxing.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zeeland, MI

It was great location and nicely decorated

  • 5 of 5

The property was conveniently located across from the beautiful Baylor campus. We enjoyed the ease of being able to find it and it's closeness to everything we were interested in visiting while in Waco, Texas. The new appliances were a huge plus, but would have enjoyed a few more utensils in the kitchen (spatulas, tongs, strainer, etc), upstairs (laundry baskets). We were able to figure it out and would definitely come back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Mr. Short. Those items should have been stocked in the kitchen. Ashley (our onsite manager) would have been glad to bring by anything you were lacking. I just ordered doubles for each unit so there's extras. We hope you'll keep us in mind in the future. Thanks, Jack
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Happy place

  • 5 of 5

We had to come to Waco for my mother-in-law's memorial service so it wasn't a happy time for us. The condo was a retreat and break for all of us to relax in. Jack was very prompt in responding on the reservation request and Ashley was always available to answer questions. The place was conveniently located, clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!! Thanks again for such a cozy place to regroup at. We enjoyed our time here and in Waco. We got to enjoy the the sights on the day we were leaving. Thanks Ashley for encouraging us to go to Torchy's Tacos and the bakery at The Silos at Magnolia Market. Both would be MUST SEE'S on a trip back to Waco.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Centrally located, right next to Baylor University and Downtown Waco. Magnolia Market is only minutes away as is McLane Stadium. Ballpark and Basketball Arena 2 blocks. Walk anywhere or take the tram that picks up right outside.


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  • During special event weekends (name them here) there is a 100% cancellation fee if not cancelled at least 30 days prior to arrival.
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