One of the most popular frequently asked questions is “Where should we stay in Waco?” This is a loaded question because Waco is fortunate to have many options! Clean hotels, Airbnb’s, and more. However, we are going to focus on a few of our favorite Airbnb’s in this post. Waco is a central location that many choose for bachelorette weekends, mom’s night out, staycation, weddings, baby showers, and more. That’s right- South Haven recently hosted their very own wedding!

Why are these particular Airbnb’s our favorite? It really boils down to the owners. Sure, location is always important but so is the host. You want a host that will make your stay one to remember. We can also guarantee that their properties are safe and clean (which is also crucial during a pandemic!). One thing to note is savvy Airbnb guests look for when searching for a property is ratings on cleanliness.

We encourage you to click on each one to find the best fit for your weekend getaway or staycation. The Airbnb’s listed below are all unique in their own way, but equally as beautiful!

Haven House

Play in Waco but retreat to Haven House! Enjoy this simply but beautifully decorated 3 bedroom farmhouse that sleeps 6-7 with everything you need to have a wonderful trip. We design our homes with storybook themes in mind, and this home is The Princess Bride. You will find little nods to the fairytale throughout the home.
Cookies will greet you and soft sheets will comfort you! There’s coffee in the freezer and carefully crafted eating, shopping, and home guides waiting for you on the counter. We are 1.9 miles from the Silos & Baylor and 12 from BSR. Our guests are so kind and loyal, and many return over and over again.  We are family friendly with a pack n play and high chair for your child. Come and Be Our Guest!

South Haven

Breathtaking Southern charm with blue and white decor to make you feel right at home in central Waco, Texas. Play in Waco, but retreat to South Haven! This century old two-story 4 bedroom home sleeps 10-12 people. Cookies and wine are served upon arrival, beds are plush and comfortable, and a pack n play is available for your child. Our homes are designed with themes in mind, and this home has subtle nods to Gone With the Wind downstairs, and Johnny & June Cash upstairs, as Southern influences.
The house is 2.3 miles to the Magnolia Silos and downtown Waco, 1.7 miles to Little Shop on Bosque, and 12 miles to BSR Cable Park. Easily accessible to all sectors of Waco from this location, it is an easy place to come and go!

Cameron Park Farmhouse

This home was custom built in 2020. Spacious 1680sqft home with fireplace, raised ceilings, 3 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, laundry room,  and off-street parking. Generously furnished with all the amenities and luxury bedding. Located near Cameron Park, Waco Zoo, Baylor University, and Magnolia Silos. Smoke free. Pet free.

Glen Haven

A Modern Lodge style retreat for forest lovers and Robin Hood fans! This newly renovated, stylish home has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 12. It is located 2 minutes from Baylor and close to everything downtown, especially Cameron Park Zoo and historic Earle-Harrison House and Pape Gardens. BSR Cable Park, one of the nation’s leading surf parks, is 11 miles away.  Enjoy the feel of being in a forest in the living room with a feature wall painted by local artist Carrie Stout. You will also recognize the story and theme of Robin Hood throughout the home. This is the perfect place for a family or group of friends to get away together and explore downtown Waco. Cookies and wine served upon arrival, and a pack n play is provided. We are ready to host you!

100 Year Old Home

My 100 Year Old Waco Home is the perfect place to stay in Waco. Located one mile from Magnolia Silos and Market and Baylor University, the home was completely remodeled in 2019. While updating 100% of the home, the home still has original wood floors and ceilings, and shiplap. A new wrap around porch was added overlooking a beautiful oak tree. The home has state of the art appliances and electronics, a gourmet kitchen plus luxurious linens and all new furniture.

The Halet House

Waco’s premier designer home – The Halet House. Designed by the designers of Halet James Design Co, the same team that that has earned the recognition of HGTV Magazine, Modern Texas Living and Bekah Martinez from ABC’s The Bachelor.

Only 3 Minute Driving / 10 minutes Walking Distance to Magnolia.

The space features modern architecture with vintage elements that showcases images of Waco’s rich history. From built in china cabinets, 20 foot tall windows, beautiful beams, vintage paintings, historical photos of waco, European antiques and more! You won’t want to miss the beautiful mural painted by a local artist on the back of the house!

Morrow House

The Morrow House is perfect for your Waco getaway! The home was toured by Chip & Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper, featured on the cover of Cottage Style Magazine and called “Our Favorite Fixer Upper” by Modern Farmhouse Magazine. The home is beautifully decorated and perfectly situated just a couple of miles from Baylor University, Magnolia Market, Cameron Park, great shopping and delicious food. The attention to design and detail makes for a great guest experience.

Poppy and Rye

Bright, light and airy with pops of poppy red and handcrafted pieces, it’s the best of the old with the luxury of the new. The interior was thoughtfully designed by Dana with original shiplap, bead board, and hardwoods that are beautifully blended with all new modern decor. Rye — a Harp Design Co-trained craftsman — has crafted one-of-a-kind pieces throughout the home.

We have 3 bedrooms with 3 FULL bathrooms (a rare find!). Two bedrooms have their own connected baths in “suite style” for privacy. We’re located in the heart of downtown Waco, a short walk to the Silos, on the next block over. Relax with friends and family on not one, but two, of our large porches (front & back!), or enjoy the private fire pit area in the backyard.

Waco House Boat

Fun houseboat at Lake Waco Marina. Great place for families to get away from the city.
Great for fishing or just hanging out. 10-15 minutes from downtown.
Houseboat is close to a restaurant, The Minnow, which is open April – October.
There is usually live music on the weekends. The houseboat is stationary and is not capable of leaving the dock.

Waco is a patchwork of neighborhoods and if you want to stay in a place that is close to downtown and easily accessible markets, you may not be staying in a neighborhood that looks like your own at home. And no way does that mean it is not safe, but there are generally friendly people next door willing to help you out in any way. We highly encourage people to check out street views of the neighborhood they will be staying at before they come. Airbnbs are not like hotels or other places where you get 100% refund if you show up and “don’t feel safe.” Owners will honestly answer questions about the neighborhood and people around it, and then you will find out why we love our town so much. Humble many of us may be, but friendlier than most towns you’ll ever visit. We take pride in our hometown and are happy to share it with you.

Let us know when you stay in Waco – we hope you feel right at home!

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