BLACKBERRY COTTAGE A Tiny House With A View ★★★★★

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Tiny home hosted by Doug

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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The Blackberry Cottage exudes warmth and comfort in a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom package that can comfortably sleep up to 4. Stay inside or venture out onto the covered deck to cook some steaks on the gas grill or just sip your favorite beverage. You're within 10 to 15 minutes of Magnolia and Baylor or, you are less than two minutes from Waco's number-one-rated eatery, Cafe Homestead. So, whether you are looking for a ricochet point or a place to dig in and rest, you'll find it here. 2-night min.

The space
THE HOUSE
The Blackberry Cottage is the backdrop for our small blackberry patch where our 9 barred rock hens enjoy foraging between the rows. We built this cottage to be everything a hotel isn't.

Sometimes what you DON'T have is good. We have WiFi but we do not have a TV.

HEATING AND COOLING
...all handled with a quiet central mini-split A/C and heat pump that you control. It can get pretty hot here in the summer but your cottage is foam insulated and the air conditioner is sized to overcome whatever is going on outside.

THE DECK
The Blackberry Cottage has a large deck that looks out over the blackberry vineyard and our chickens. The propane grill is great for cooking out and there is a table and chairs for four. It seems there is always something going on on the deck--humming birds, squirrels, painted buntings, chickadees, cardinals--depending on when you come. We'll put a "Birds of Texas" book in the cottage so you can identify everything if you're interested.

THE KITCHEN
More than just a "kitchenette," you have a small gas stove and oven to cook your masterpiece, double sink and microwave.

THE BATHROOM
Behind the barn door is a huge shower that's powered by a water heater that never runs out of hot water. So, if a long shower is your way of pampering yourself, this is your dream-space. We hope you'll love the antique lavatory and the copper vessel sink. Look inside. If you forgot your toothbrush, we have a replacement for you.

THE VIEW
Whether you are sitting on the sofa or lying on the bed, you can open (or raise) the blinds to look out on the ever-present wildlife on the deck or look past that to the fading sun. Or, close the blinds and go to sleep.

THINGS TO DO/SEE
Most of our guest come for Magnolia or Baylor. But, because you are so close to Homestead Heritage, most guests "discover" a place they love but didn't know was here. If you go to Homestead Heritage to eat, be sure to allow time to walk around their craft shops. You can watch craftsmen make baskets, throw pottery, forge architectural pieces, make heirloom furniture with hand tools or make a dress from cotton they have planted, raised, carded, spun and woven (seriously!). My favorite shop is their newest, the Basket Shop. You can find beautiful baskets made from pine needles harvested locally (semi-locally?) and, if you want to learn how they do it, they'll teach you.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Common space
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Pack ’n play/Travel crib
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Waco, Texas, United States

THE LAND
We have a gate on our property that we keep open almost all the time. (If we do close it, we will give you the access code.) We're on about 3 acres and the only livestock we have is chickens and they are in "chicken tractors." (Goggle that . . . )

Hosted by Doug

  1. Joined in April 2016
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Donna and I have been happily married for over 48 years and it seems like it just keeps getting better and better. She's a homemaker and my day job is as a graphic designer and web developer—semi-retired. We have three grown kids that all live with their spouses and kids within a couple of miles.

We've been in the vacation rental business for a few years now and we find that our guests are the best part of owning a BNB. It's a supplement to our retirement but the real pay from owning these vacation rentals is reading your comments and feedback in the Guestbook. The guests we have had have all been absolutely wonderful.

We had another company managing the property until recently but decided to take it back because we felt distanced from everything except washing sheets and towels. So, as mentioned elsewhere, we will protect your privacy but we want to at least meet you--even if it is just to say, "You're Welcome Here."
Donna and I have been happily married for over 48 years and it seems like it just keeps getting better and better. She's a homemaker and my day job is as a graphic designer and we…

During your stay

OUR INTERACTION WITH YOU
We'd love to meet you but we will absolutely respect your privacy. That being said, please don't avoid us. We love meeting you and getting to know you better. It's one of the reasons we built the Blackberry Cottage.
OUR INTERACTION WITH YOU
We'd love to meet you but we will absolutely respect your privacy. That being said, please don't avoid us. We love meeting you and getting to know y…

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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