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As Seen On HGTV's "Fixer Upper" Only 7 min to Magnolia Market, Downtown, Baylor

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

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.

Charmaine Hooper
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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 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. Please check with the owner about pets. 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 4pm 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.


Waco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not attempt to go out on the second floor balcony/roof of the porches. Please put trash into bags before putting it into the bins outside.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 3 bathrooms have claw foot tubs with showers, one with a stand up shower and the other is a half bath.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , With it's own ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , With it's own ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room is on the third floor with an ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , this room shares an ensuite bathroom with bedroom 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shares an ensuite bathroom with bedroom 1
  • On the second floor, there are two rooms that share a full bathroom and both have queen beds. There is another room with a queen bed and a full bathroom as well as another room with a full/full bunk with a small, full bathroom. On the third floor, there is a full sized bed with a full sized futon if needed. This room also has a full bathroom.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The calendar online will show that there are no dates available in a particular month. Unfortunately, one-night stays may not show up online. Check with the owner directly about one night stays that might be available.


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As Seen On HGTV's "Fixer Upper" Only 7 min to Magnolia Market, Downtown, Baylor
average rating of 4.8933334 based on 75 reviews

Fabulous, fun place!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were amazing to work with and the house was clean and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and quaint

  • 5 of 5

My family girls trip stayed comfortably with 8, very hospitable owner had the Christmas Tree and lights on for us when we arrived at night! We had plenty of room, bathrooms were comfortable and the large kitchen and openness was great to all be together. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is a beautiful home that holds a ton of people easily.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house to stay and and Charmaine is amazing. She replies to texts rapidly and checks in on her guests. The home is beautiful and has everything that you need to stay comfortably. The one and only negative that I have is that each night there was LOUD music playing in the neighborhood until well after midnight.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time enjoying Waco sights

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen was beautiful and spacious! Charmaine was very helpful and quick to answer any questions we had about the house. A nice surprise was bottled water in the fridge and chocolates as we arrived!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Gorman House in Waco, Texas was the perfect home away from home for our family ! We loved it !

  • 5 of 5

The Gorman House is simply gorgeous ! It is beautifully decorated and the home's owner, Charmaine, has added many special touches to make the guest's visit comfortable.

The home is spacious and perfect for a large gathering or for small family gatherings. We are a family of five, and we each had a comfortable and spacious bedroom and bath. The home has beautiful gathering spaces and a well appointed kitchen, too.

Charmaine, the owner, is gracious and caring of the guest's needs. She was the picture of true hospitality.

We agreed as a family, that we wanted to come back and stay in the Gorman House again !!

Thank you, Charmaine !!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

5 ladies had a wonderful weekend in this beautiful house. It had everything we needed for cooking and relaxing. The owner had thought of everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnolia Market
If you're looking for something that is vintage Joanna Gaines, this is the place to shop. Ge...
Dr Pepper Museum
Definitely enjoy a yummy Dr. Pepper after checking out the museum.
Cameron Park Zoo
Enjoy activities that allow a more in depth understanding of the animals and conservation ac...
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Twisted Root Burger Co
Definitely a good burger but just a little pricey.
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

One night stays are available 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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.