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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:
October 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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.


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Finally a better way to visit Waco! Minutes from Magnolia Market/ McLane
average rating of 4.883333 based on 62 reviews
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Great Condo for the Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our condo had everything we needed for a relaxing trip. The Baylor campus is beautiful and the location of the condos is perfect. We were able to eat in (and grill) or out whichever mood we were in. Kitchen is nicely appointed. Having a washer/dryer was ideal too. Wifi throughout the condo was strong and we never lost a signal. Very comfortable beds, pillows, and linens. Plenty of dinnerware and wine glasses. This HomeAway Condo was exactly what we needed and everything we wanted for a seven day, six night vacation in Waco, Texas.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and for the review Robert! We are glad you enjoyed your time in Waco. We'd be happy to host you again anytime!
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Our stay was amazing! The location was perfect, and the condo exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Lisa! We are glad we exceeded your expectations. We'd be happy to host you again anytime!
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Great Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a great property! I had a little trouble booking but enjoyed the stay. The beds and pullout couch were a little hard but the condo was well stocked with a great location and great amenities!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Lindsay. Sorry about any booking difficulties you may have experienced. We are glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise! If you are back in Waco, we'd love to host you again!
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Best Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

Best location and accommodations ever for visiting near Baylor! This was my second visit to this property and I will definitely be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and the review Kristin! It's always a pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to your next visit. See you soon!
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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


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