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Quiet country setting, 15 min to Waco, 20 min to Baylor University

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bdrm 4ba split level on 77 ac of wooded land next to the Middle Bosque River.

Recently remodeled split level house with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, grand room, breakfast and kitchen. A great back patio and fire pit with lots of shade in summer where you can watch wildlife roam. A large front porch where you can rock and enjoy the surroundings and quiet evenings. Balconies are located off the three upstairs bedrooms with iron tables and chairs where you can enjoy your morning coffee and the peace and quiet. Large Master bedroom has private bath. Large downstairs bedroom has private bath. Two bedrooms upstairs share a bath. Fourth bath is located near grand room. Fully furnished with all the necessities for a weekend or longer vacation includes bed linens, towels and kitchen necessities. You provide your own food, drinks, toiletries. You can roam the 77 acres of wooded pastureland full of local wildlife and fishing in the Middle Bosque River during season. Or you can simply enjoy the surrounding acres from the balcony or patio.

A large open grand room with tables, chairs, couches, fireplace and TV are ready for an evening of games, TV or just relaxing by the fire. Great for families or individuals.

More Details

Patricia Gohlke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Patricia Gohlke

This property has been in our family since 1966. My parents built the house in 1974 and loved the woods and river for many years. We as a family spent many 4th of Julys on the Middle Bosque River camping and swimming. My father could be heard saying late on a summer afternoon, 'Let's go to 'the Bosque' when it was time to go cool off in the Middle Bosque River after a long hot day of work. That's how our name began. So share in the pleasure and fun with us and come for a visit at 'The Bosque'.

Patricia Gohlke purchased this house in 2014

Why Patricia Gohlke chose Texas

We bought the family land in 2014 and began a total remodel of the house and surrounding areas. It's been a lot of work but also a lot of fun and satisfaction.

What makes this house unique

A real family home to be used for weekends or vacation where you and your family can feel at home and enjoy your time at 'The Bosque'. You can walk in the woods, or to the river, fish and just enjoy the changing leaves as you relax and unwind at 'The Bosque'.


Crawford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Near kitchen and living areas, toilet and sink.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Shower and pedestal sink. Serves the 4th bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower, vanity with mirrors. Serves Bedrooms 1 & 2.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower, dressing area w vanity. Serves Bedroom 3.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , French doors onto balcony with iron table and chairs.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , French doors open onto private balcony with table and chairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , French doors lead onto balcony with table and chairs.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large bedroom with TV sitting area, private bath
  • Each bedroom has TV with cable, closet, table and chairs. The 4th bedroom has a sitting area, no table and chairs.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing


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Quiet country setting, 15 min to Waco, 20 min to Baylor University
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Bosque is such an amazing home!! We came to Waco for our sons wedding and had 11 people in the house which included 2 young grand kids. We could not believe how well stocked this house was! Not only did Patricia have Keurig cups for us but I found garlic salt in the pantry that I needed for dinner one night! Everything was super clean, lots of hangers, tissues, shampoo, etc., which I have not found in other VRBO's. In fact, I packed our own facial tissues and didn't need them. It is so peaceful out here. Absolutely lovely home inside and out. We loved the patio and pavillion although it was SUPER hot the week we stayed. We had 22 family over for a bbq our last night and there was enough seating, at tables in the great room, for everyone!! LOVED taking out the gator and seeing our first Texas longhorns. Patricia even brought over a walker for my father in law! She was SO attentive and kind and answered my requests immediately! For us city dwellers, it was a tad out of the way but definitely worth it !! Our daughter commented that the pictures on VRBO don't do it justice. Come on and book it y'all - you won't regret it !!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful inside & out

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time - The house is spacious and accommodating. The outdoor areas were relaxing and inviting and of course the Gator made traveling around the property fun!!

We had easy access to events & activities in Waco and explored Crawford.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are just beautiful! We enjoyed lots of visiting outside on the beautiful patio. There were 8 of us ladies and we had more than enough room for all of us. We enjoyed a ride on the gator to look at the amazing property. The owner was always quick to answer questions and had everything ready for us upon arrival. We will definitely plan a trip back! It was an easy 15 minute drive to Waco.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girlfriend Getaway @ The Bosque

  • 5 of 5

Me and 11 of my closest girlfriends stayed at The Bosque for our Waco Weekend. Let me first say that, Mrs. Gohlke (owner), is amazing - she quickly responds to all inquiries/emails, and checked in on us during our trip to make sure we had everything we needed. She even made a gas run for the Gator (which I highly recommend spending the extra $100 to explore the beautiful property). Secondly, I'd like to say that pictures do not capture the true beauty of this place. The Bosque is beautiful - inside and outside. There is every kitchen accommodation you would need for a getaway weekend. A great outside fire pit for evening drinks and story telling. If you explore the property on the Gator, take the trail all the way to the river - it is a beautiful trail. There are plenty enough bathrooms for 12 girls! Only recommendation would be to update the mattresses, a few of us had a rough night sleep, and the living room could probably sit another couch for more large group seating. Other than that, all 12 of us said we would definitely stay there again! If you choose The Bosque, be sure to take a small 1 mile trip down to Tonkawa Falls - the Crawford Community Park is very nice and great place to capture some cool pictures. Our purpose for travel was to visit the Magnolia Silos, and all the other fun shopping trips on the trolley tour. However, our second day we spent exploring nature in the surrounding area - Tonkawa Falls, Cameron Park, and the Waco Suspension Bridge. Love The Bosque!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything is beautiful! Inside and out.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you as guests. Please come back to visit again!
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Braggin' 'Bout "The Bosque"

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our 27th GIRLFRIEND'S REUNION!!! Perfect location, perfect size, perfect accommodations for the 8 of us! We wanted to be close to Waco because we planned to spend our days there. We loved the big room where we could all eat & sit around the fireplace to visit. There were just enough bedrooms and bathrooms for our group. And the surroundings were beautiful. And the hostess couldn't have been more accommodating. She was helpful and cooperative in every way. I highly recommend this beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Waco Regional Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrack Station, McGregor, Texas
Nearest Motorway
Highway 185, Cedar Rock Parkway


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Remember, this is in the country. Deer will wander up into the yard late at night or early mornings. You may see a skunk, squirrels, rabbits. If you wander onto the property where the land is less disturbed you may find all sorts of wildlife including rattlesnakes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.