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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

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:
November 24, 2017

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 2013

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.


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.


Waco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • 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.
  • 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 and Baylor
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Charmaine is a leader with hospitality ❤️

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and Charmaine was an amazing hostess who is available if we ever had a question . She had the house all ready for us and anything and everything you would possibly need for your trip is available at the house . Definitely book this home !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Waco for Baylor Homecoming with our kids and grandkids. Great house for all of us! Charming, relaxing and so pretty. The porch is amazing! We all had a great visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay at a beautiful Fixer Upper

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from a girls trip and stayed at the Gorman House. The property is beautiful And offered plenty of space so you never felt crowded. The front porch was fabulous to sit on day and night. Really loved the bottled water and chocolates that Charmaine provided at the house when we arrived. Close to all Waco attractions within a short driving distance. My only dislike would be the driveway for the property as it was so steep and bottomed out the vehicle every time we pulled in/out so drive super slow. Otherwise fabulous time in Waco and at the Gorman House. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great girls getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful!! Tons of space and has everything you may need for your stay. Charmine was so easy to work with and made sure we had everything needed. She contacted me when we arrived to be sure we found everything ok and again on our last day to be sure we had a great trip. Being a Fixer Upper house added to our visit. The beds were comfy and the seating on the porch was fantastic. We were just a short drive from all the Waco attractions. This house is in the middle of the rougher side of town, so be prepared for that. But the appeal of staying in such a beautiful house was worth it. I would rent from this property owner in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous property!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family stayed here for our son's wedding. Great entertaining space. Charmaine was wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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It more then exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I usually do not write reviews unless I am extremely impressed with somewhere I stayed and this was one of the best rental houses we have been to. The house was spotless and gorgeous. There was plenty of Drive way parking for our 4 vehicles and the neighborhood was very quite. The beautiful kitchen was surprisingly stocked with coffee, creamer, sugar, & chocolates. The fridge was full of bottle water. The pantry had plenty of paper plates, napkins, plastic ware etc. lots of pots and pans and gadgets for cooking too! We stayed on one of the hottest weekends of the year and the air conditioning worked great! Even the third floor room was nice and cool. All the beds were really comfy and the pillows and bedding was luxurious high end hotel quality. All 4 baths came with body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and plenty of towels. There was so much space! Our party of 10 adults fit very very comfortably. We cooked breakfast and grilled during our stay and the house was not missing anything we needed for some big meals. Grill worked great and there was plenty of outside seating for everyone while grilling. We can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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 substantial discount. Please check with the owner for more details. There is a minimum $100 non-refundable pet deposit for pets.

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.

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