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FIXER UPPER's BARNDOMINIUM available to enjoy!!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

America's beloved Barn is perfect for your Family vacation or Girls Getaway!

The Infamous BARNDOMINUM is now available for your friends & family to enjoy! As most recall, this Luxuriously appointed, fully renovated barn boasts 5 Bedrooms, a "Grand Dining Hall" (that still seats an army). Sitting area/Den, Trendy Kitchen, Living Room, Breakfast Area, 2 Full Bathrooms. Recently added over 2,000sq ft of outdoor living space with cover patio, decking, pergola, outdoor kitchen with gas grill. Sofas, chairs, benches & dining table can seat a huge group while enjoying the 10 gas fire tables & columns for warmth & ambience! Property is fenced with an electric entry gate & set away from road and any surrounding neighbors.


(Luxury linens, feather down pillows & duvets, temperpedic pillows & hypoallergenic pillows avail)


*Bedroom 1- King Bed

*Bedroom 2- Queen Bed

*Bedroom 3- "Lego Room" Twin Bed


*Bedroom 4- Queen Bed & Full/Full Bunkbeds

*Bedroom 5- Queen Bed & Full/Full Bunkbeds

-Queen sleeper sofa

-Air mattress.


Upstairs deck with Pergola & seating

Downstairs covered patio & deck w seating

Playground area with swing & playhouse

Dining table & chairs

Kitchen w gas grill, sink, fridge & icemaker

Patio fire tables & fire columns

Outdoor propane heaters

Picnic table


This remarkable home sits on over 16 acres of Private land covered in Oak trees, a private pond & lake, wildflowers. Six of these acres are heavily wooded & perfect for a wildlife expedition. The property is nestled alongside the banks of a spring fed (20acre) bass filled lake, perfect for that avid fisherman. Your stay will be enhanced with the following amenities:

Cable Tv

High-speed internet/WiFi

Flatscreen in livingroom

Tv's in master & den

Apple TV- live streaming

DVD player

Fishing Equipment


Paddle board


Outdoor yard Games (croquet, corn hole, redneck golf)


Lots of Boardgames, card games, dice etc

Gas grill

Outdoor kitchen w/sink, fridge & ice maker

Stocked fridge & pantry

Completely equiped kitchen upstairs

Conveniently located just 1 mile off I-35, only 9 miles from McLane Stadium & 10 miles from Magnolia Markets, "The Silos". Cameron Park, Cameron Park Zoo, Texas Rangers Museum, Dr Pepper Museum, Mayborn Museum, Brazos River & The Shops of River Square Center are all within a 15 minute drive.

This property was never occupied, as the precious Meek family was transferred out of state before they were able to occupy the home!! It remains almost identical to what aired on Season 3, episode 6 of the FIXER UPPER! You will certainly feel captivated by your surroundings both inside & out. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!!

*Please note, this land is in its natural form & has some great rugged terrain. The lake and tree covered areas are kept somewhat organic & are part of the nostalgia that makes the Barndominium experience so unique! Fishing, kayaking, lounge floating or just taking a dip in the lake are welcomed. Just be aware that it doesn't have sandy white beaches so the banks may have some areas of high grass or floating Lilly-like pads, depending on the season & weather.

More Details


Waco Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No outdoor fires allowed. No outdoor music after 10pm. No additional guests.
  • Please park along the side towards the back of the Barn (near or past the wooden fence). Do not pull up to front entry as sprinkler system will break.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Glassed shower w/floor to ceiling tile & marble single sink
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Marble top double sink vanity w/tub & shower combo
  • We have some amenitie items available (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, hair products and other necessity items)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bohemian Bedroom - 1 queen , Luxurious Egyptian Cotton sheets, linen & down bedding
    Wildside Master Bedroom - 1 king , Luxurious Egyptian Cotton Sheets, down duvet & pillows
    Sofa Bed (upstairs livingroom) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs living room has queen sized sleeper sofa
    Western Chic Bedroom (Upstairs) - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen bed & Full/ Full bunkbed
    Rise & Shine Bedroom (Upstairs) - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen bed & Full/Full bunkbed
    "Lego" Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Famous for the Lego designed wall w/ mobile ladder, Twin Bed
  • We have some amenitie items available (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, hair products and other necessity items)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This property can accommodate almost any desire travelers may have. If your looking for relaxation in a country setting, an outdoor & active get-away or just wanting to experience what was brought to life on TV, The Barndominium is the perfect destination.


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FIXER UPPER's BARNDOMINIUM available to enjoy!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

The Barndominium is amazing! The accommodations and setting of this wonderful home is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this home! The outdoor patio, kitchen and fireplace is perfect for all of the group! We would definitely stay here again and we highly recommend this home as the perfect get away!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled that y'all loved the Barn and were one of the first groups to enjoy the new outdoor "living room". Looking forward to having you all back again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

The kitchen was straight out of my dreams! It was a bit chilly when we went but the outdoor space is incredible. So much space to hang out! The house was so comfortable. We want to go back and bring the whole family next time! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient. Accommodating. Enjoyable. Different.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location for our family of 17 people (eight children). Recommend it for large gatherings. Off the beaten track, but easily accessible.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for my daughter's Baylor graduation. Family members from all over the country were attending and the Barndominium accommodated us all. The large table was set and we had plenty of room to feed the crowd. Everything was perfect (except the weather). If we come back to Waco we will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a big girls weekend! We had a blast and definitely recommend this house!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was super easy to deal with and the house was clean and in great condition. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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40th Birthday Bash

  • 5 of 5

So we came here with 10 of us and the house did not disappoint at all. We had a fantastic time and it was an easy drive to the Magnolia Silos. The property feels so secluded and we spent every night on the back porch by the fire pits and BBQ. We were also impressed with how similar the house was to all of the pictures. Many times the pictures are older and the house does not accurately reflect what you see before but this house was on point and looks exactly like all the pictures on the site. The rooms were comfortable and the beds were great. Can't say enough good things about this lace and Kristi who owns it.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kristi Bass
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Kristi Bass

I am a Central Texas native who's always been passionate & enthusiastic about homes, design & unique destinations. Having local roots, I am thrilled to be enjoying running my own company where we do construction & renovation of properties locally. I not only Love what I do, but I love where I get to do it, right in the Heart of Central Texas. Although I wasn't involved in this project specifically, I'm honored to have been blessed with this magnificent property to share with my friends, family and extended community worldwide.

Kristi Bass purchased this barn in 2016

Why Kristi Bass chose Waco

Although I had never seen this property in person, I too was mesmerized by the transformation I saw on the show. Although I knew the owners & the Gaines through our church, I never dreamed I would one day have the honor of purchasing it for myself. Just so happened that the Meek family (who did the show), were forced to relocate out of state before moving in. This gave me the opportunity to purchase it, with a stroke of luck, perfect timing & Gods grace, I was able to make this place my own! One day I hope to build a home on the land that is simply incredible!

What makes this barn unique

I immediately fell in love with the Barndominium on the show, however when I saw it in person, it was more spectacular than I had ever imagined!! With the magnificent 16 acres of land and spring-fed lake it sits up on, it's truly breathtaking. You just can't really appreciate it until you have see it personally. There is definitely something magical about this place and its no wonder Chip and Joann were ecstatic about the opportunity to transform this Barn. The lake, Im told, is filled with bass and catfish for those fishing enthusiast. The land is ideal for exploring nature and connecting with its creator. I am honored & blessed to call it mine & I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with others. I am confidant you will share in my sentiments once your experience it firsthand.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My Mom celebrated her 70th birthday this past weekend and since she's a huge Fixer Upper fan, we were ecstatic to be able to stay at The Barndominium!! The house is just as it appeared on the show and my Mom loved every second of our stay. Unfortunately, she fractured her pinkie toe the day before we arrived, so she wasn't able to go into Waco to visit any of the Magnolia venues, but she had a very nice and quiet time sitting out by the lake near the house in the evening. We all loved that there was a home large enough to adequately accommodate the whole family, plus our furry babies. The house was PERFECT!! And Kristi went over and above by having groceries delivered upon our arrival. I've stayed at other vacation rentals and ended up going to the store because we didn't have everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Not so with Kristi! She made sure the house was very well stocked - it was awesome!! The rental process was very smooth from beginning to end and Kristi was always responsive to any of my requests. It's been a week since our stay and I still find my Mom smiling, thinking about her birthday. She says this birthday was THE BEST one she's ever had (and she's had a couple of good ones!). Kristi, thank you so much for making this an occasion that we will never ever forget!!

My Response

Wow!!! What a beautiful & touching review Trendolyn! I do feel honored & Very Blessed to have the opportunity to share the Barndominium with friends & families from across the country, like yourselves. My prayer has always been to recreate an experience that very much mirrors the show, but also create the feel of country living with the added charm & quaintness of our community. It was a pleasure having your family visit & I deeply appreciate your precious affirmations. Y'all are considered family now & I'd love to have you return again soon!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Waco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill, Crickets,
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Lake Waco Country Club, Cottonwood
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Heitmiller Steaks, El Conquistador, Cracker Barrel
Car: recommended

Waco has become a hotspot for travelers around the world. Not only is Central Texas popular because of its Famous "Fixer Upper" Couple, and the Magnolia Marketplace, it also has prestigious Baylor University & the new McLane stadium that sit along the banks of the Brazos River. Wether you're traveling with friends or family, you can enjoy dozens of world class activities like the hiking & biking Trails of Cameron Park, Cameron Park Zoo, Mammoth Site, Texas Ranger & Dr Pepper museums. You can also enjoy live outdoor concerts at the Indians Springs Park & Backyard Bar Stage & Grill. If nightlife is your fancy, Austin Ave is chocked full of local wine rooms & trendy bars, gourmet food as well as food trucks. The newly renovated Hippodrome Theatre is the new buzz, where you can eat, drink and enjoy live theatre or current box office hits. These are just the highlights of what Waco has to offer!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $225
Tax Rate 13.75%

***Please note*** There is a $150 Non-refundable cancelation/Booking fee for reservations that are not rescheduled

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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