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Family-Friendly Harris Creek Guesthouse-close to Baylor and Magnolia!

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About the property

Fully equipped 3 bed, 2 bath, 1600 sq ft guesthouse 20 minutes to downtown Waco

Fully equipped 1600 sq ft guesthouse in the beautiful Harris Creek neighborhood, just 20 minutes from Baylor, Magnolia Silos, and downtown Waco. Perfect for long term, mid term, or short term stays!

We are NOW BOOKING winter Texans 2016-2017--monthly availability for parts of December and all of March 2017. $2000 monthly or for less time, with opportunity to bundle Baylor basketball season tickets!

Harris Creek is a quiet, safe, park-like neighborhood with mature trees. Gas grill, a retro silver swing set and slide in the yard, and private patio off your guesthouse, plus 2 more outdoor seating areas (3 total), all for your use!

Inside you'll find a fully equipped home to sleep 5 guests or more. Includes washer/dryer and all kitchen appliances. Master bedroom has king size bed. Second bedroom has also has a king size bed. Living room has pull-out sofa with super-size twin mattress and pillow top. Two full bathrooms are also full equipped with all the essentials for your trip to minimize your packing. We provide a portable crib, as well as various sizes of air mattresses, if needed.

Owners live on-site for easy access, but you have your own detached, private guesthouse. It's the perfect home away from home!

Please note: We require a 2-night minimum during big event weekends in Waco (e.g., game weekends, graduation, etc). All other times we welcome 1-night stays!

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Phillip & Sara Perry
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Phillip & Sara Perry

We are a family of 4 living in Waco, working at Baylor, and fans of all things local. We love hosting families as they visit Waco!

Phillip & Sara Perry purchased this house in 2014

Why Phillip & Sara Perry chose Texas

Beautiful neighborhood with mature trees and big lots. Lots of peace but close to everything. A few special amenities, including nice linens, all the kitchen and bathroom essentials, and a special Fixer Upper driving tour!

What makes this house unique

This guesthouse offers complete privacy with convenience of the owners being nearby when you need us.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Family-Friendly Harris Creek Guesthouse-close to Baylor and Magnolia!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Spacious, quiet, easy drive to Magnolia Silos

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the best place for our girls weekend to the Silobration! Plenty of comfortable space for the five of us-the foam mattress topper in the guest room closet for the sofa bed was huge bonus! Plenty of towels, blow dryers in both bathrooms, spare blankets, and even a fan for white noise in the master. Great water pressure, plenty of hot water, & shampoo for both showers. Beautiful yard & very cool to know a neighbor is a Fixer Upper home. Less than 15 minutes to parking for Magnolia Market, Spice Village, the Waco Farmers Market, and the Suspension Bridge. Thank you for a great guest house!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

This home boasts a peaceful setting in a quiet neighborhood. The accommodations were well appointed and the beds very comfortable.

Thank you for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It was a great spot for 7 of us--there was plenty of room and it wasn't too far from Waco. The owners were extremely accompanying and instantly responded to anything you needed. Great place!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our stay. 2 large bedrooms with king beds/2 large baths, large living area, and very clean.

It was a short drive out of Waco. We didn't find it too far. It was in a very nice residential area that was super clean and quiet.

This was perfect for our short stay but would be even better for a longer visit.

If in the area we will definitely check on this property again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Safe Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My greatest concern when searching for a rental in the Waco area was safety. Some of the places I looked at did not look safe to stay at, especially when they showed the surrounding area. When I read that the owners lived on the property, I knew this was the place I would feel safe staying at. Our host were very friendly and helpful. They gave me their phone numbers and said to call at anytime if we needed anything. If we ever visit the Waco area we will stay with them again.

I liked the layout of the house. The living room, kitchen and dining room was one big great room. The bedroom wing was down a hallway from the great room. Some of our party liked to stay up late and others liked to get up early so this layout worked extremely well for us.

The host left a list of places to see in the area as well as a list of good places to eat. We ate at four of the ones they recommended and the food was delicious at all four of them.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fabulous Home! Wonderful Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two doggies stayed at the guest house for the month of June 2016. We could not have been more pleased with the home, location, or the owners.

Phil and Sara were so very accommodating and assisted us with several travel challenges.

The house is larger, cleaner, and more beautiful than it appears in the pictures. This house would comfortably sleep 6+ people if you use air mattresses. The kitchen is HUGE, the yard is large and beautiful, and the home is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. And if you don't find what you need, just ask Phil and Sara.

The neighborhood is located just off of the highway and very close to downtown Waco. However, you will never hear any traffic noise. I think the giant oak trees just gobble up the noises. We truly enjoyed our walks with the dogs through the neighborhood. The houses are beautiful and the people are very friendly.

We will absolutely return. Our son and daughter-in-law live in Temple so this is just a 30 minute drive from their house. Again, this house is in the perfect location for site seeing or any business or events in Waco, Temple, or Killeen. We enjoyed visiting the Dr. Pepper Museum, Magnolia Silos, Ft. Hood, and family in Dallas.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
McGregor Executive Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Harris Creek Grocery (best burgers in town)
Car: necessary

Plenty of information provided, including a self-guided driving tour, on Fixer Upper, the hit HGTV show.


Rates & Availability

McGregor House Rental Rates

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Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
All Year
Mar 1 2017 - Aug 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Rates listed are for maximum 5 adults (children are free) with 2 max cars. For more adults, a $20 per night, per adult charge is added.

For pets, we charge a $150 refundable deposit instead of the standard $100 deposit. Please check with owners if you are bringing a pet.

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.
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McGregor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to Master Bed, with full walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Right off main hallway, and next to Bedroom 2
  • Large vanities and mirrors in both bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 1 will accommodate queen size air mattress on floor. Bedroom 2 will accommodate baby bed or twin air mattress as well. Big walk-in closets in both bedrooms would also accommodate baby bed and air mattresses. Bedroom 1 (master) also has a cozy seating area for added comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Owners live on-site in separate house and are more than willing to accommodate your unique needs. Just ask and we will see what we can do! Area attractions include Fixer Upper's Magnolia Silos and new Magnolia House B&B (6 miles away), BSR Cable Park, Baylor University, Cameron Park and Zoo, Mayborn Museum for children, numerous other museums (Dr. Pepper, Texas Rangers, Texas Sports Hall of Fame), Mammoth Site, Hawaiian Falls waterpark, Lake Waco, and much more. If you want any help planning your visit, just ask!

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