This beautiful home boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, with a wrap around porch is only 5 min to downtown, 7 minutes to Baylor and the Magnolia market and has plenty of parking on the property. This home can accommodate up to three families or about 12 guests comfortably. We are kid friendly so cribs can be provided upon request. The fenced yard has ample play space or room for entertaining large groups of people, big or small. Perfect for wedding parties too. Each reservation requires a 2 night minimum stay or one night stays are available but please contact the owner to set up the reservation. Check for availability as dates go quickly.
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 20, 2018
About Charmaine Hooper
I am an ex pro soccer player who represented Canada on the national team for all of 2 decades. After soccer, I found myself being drawn toward real estate and hospitality. Very strange, since I studied neither during my 5 years at North Carolina State University. I work a lot with kids. That might explain why the home is kid friendly. In whatever spare time I have, I volunteer at Meals on Wheels in Waco.
Charmaine Hooper purchased this House in 2011
Why Charmaine Hooper chose Waco
We were so attracted to this property simply because of its beauty, character and great bones. It has undergone an incredible transformation, thanks to the HGTV stars of Fixer Upper. I had no intentions of being on a TV show and definitely neither did my husband. This house had been transformed from "crappy to happy" in a matter of a very short period of time and the fact that the home is located only 7 min. from Baylor University and only 5 minutes to the Silos and downtown makes it a great place to stay for any events around town.
What makes this House unique
Upon entering the home, one gets a sense of a comfortable home away from home with the open kitchen and dining area, perfect gathering place for everyone while the chef creates. The 5 bedrooms make it possible for large groups to stay together in the same place at a fraction of the cost of hotel rooms. The wrap around porch is a perfect place to sit and enjoy the day in the early morning or late afternoon. Also, the open grassy area makes it possible to play ball or have a party. Check in is 3pm and check out is 11am the latest. Please check with the owner first to see if early check in or late check out is available for your specified dates.
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Pine Tree Alumni Girls Weekend
We had a great time in Waco and loved our stay at the Gorman House. The house was perfectly located near everything we wanted to see and do in Waco. The open floor plan on the first level provided ample space for everyone to visit and enjoy our time together. Every amenity was provided and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Plenty of room for all of us.
Shower head on 3rd floor was awesome, the tubs were difficult to get in and out and plastic shower curtain does not stay down.
GREAT EXPERIENCE EXCEPT FOR ONE THING
BEAUTIFUL, SPACIOUS, WELL-MAINTAINED HOUSE! THE KITCHEN HAD EVERYTHING WE NEEDED TO COOK A MEAL FOR 12. CHARMAINE IS A WONDERFUL, RESPONSIVE HOST! WE ARRIVED TO FIND BOTTLED WATER AND KERIUG CUPS ALREADY IN PLACE. WE SAT ON THE BEAUTIFUL PORCH AND WATCHED THE FIXER-UPPER EPISODE THAT SHOWED THE RENOVATION OF THE GORMAN HOUSE - SO FUN! THE SHOWER HEADS WERE SO AMAZING, WE BOUGHT ONE BEFORE WE LEFT TOWN! THE ONE DRAWBACK FOR OUR GROUP - 4 OF THE “SHOWERS” ARE CLAWFOOT TUBS WITH PLASTIC SHOWER LINING WITH MAGNETS (THAT FALL OFF) TO TRY TO KEEP THE LINING FROM BLOWING IN & STICKING TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU TURN THE WATER ON. NO PLACE TO PUT SOAP/SHAMPOO, NOTHING TO GRAB SHOULD YOU GET OFF BALANCE, NO STEPS TO CLIMB IN AND OUT. DANGEROUS AND NOT FUN - NO ONE TOOK A 2ND SHOWER IN THEM.
Great Fixer Upper!!!
Property was excellent. Eleven of us had a great time and absolutely loved the home. Everything we expected from a Fixer Upper. The owner was great; communication was timely and accurate. The entire reservation process was so simple. The showers were a bit of a challenge but managed fine. The downstairs living area was perfect for our gathering and wild story telling. Would stay again in a minute. Highly recommended. Thank you, Charmaine!!!
Great house, very clean and very well cared for!
Sisters and friends from nine different states, came together for an awesome trip to Waco! The house was fantastic and everything we could have asked for! Great location, lots of room and bathrooms for all! We would definitely stay again and you should too! Thanks Charmaine for making it a trip we will never forget!
Wonderful Girls Trip!!
We had a wonderful time. Beautiful home.
Charmaine is the sweetest person I have ever rented from.
She went above and beyond with every detail.
This was a girls trip for 5 of us.
It was 4 of the girls birthday's within a month. We ordered a cake and had decorations
sent to the house. Charmaine had the cake picked up and she decorated the table for us and had the cake set up as a surprise from me for the birthday girls.
Within a mile or 2 of everything! We went to Magnolia Markent, Magnolia Ware House, Magnolia Table, antique shops, the suspension bridge, the Dr. Pepper Museum, many nice restaurants, and a day trip to San Antonio. We had a packed 3 days!!
Again, I can not say enough about the Gorman House and especially Charmaine!!!
Cameron Park Zoo is 10 min. away. Antioch Church is 3 blocks away at Waco Dr. and 20th street. There is a wonderful Mexican restaurant 3 min away at 25th and Waco Dr. The courthouse is 5 min away on the corner of Washington and 5th street and the County District Clerk's office is across 5th street. Also, the Waco convention is 2 min from the courthouse at 100 Washington Ave. Not to mention, Spice Village. In a nutshell, this is a collection of shops and restaurants, all with a little something to spice up your life.
Additional information about rental rates
One night stays are available but it's not included for a weekend stay. Stay at a rate of $475.00. Please contact the owner at 630-715-3760 to make the reservation. If guests are not checked out by the set checkout time, there will be an automatic $100 charged for every hour the guest stays past the checkout time, unless previously discussed with the owner. For 1 month stays or longer, there is a substantially discounted rate. Please check with the owner for more details.