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From your bed or the sofa you can look out on the covered deck to see birds and squirrels as well as the blackberry vineyard.Turn up the lights if you would like.  Or, establish whatever mood you want because most of the lights are on dimmers.
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BLACKBERRY COTTAGE - ❤️Cuddle Up With A View

BLACKBERRY COTTAGE - ❤️Cuddle Up With A View

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Air conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Accessibility

Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance

50 Reviews

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Paul User Profile
Paul
May 2018
What a charming place. We enjoyed our stay at Blackberry Cottage. Everything was perfect, great hosts, great location great setting and comfortable accommodations. Perfect distance to downtown Waco and short drive to beautiful parks and lakes. Doug and Donna were always very tho…
Doug User Profile
Response from Doug:
Thanks, Paul. Your review is very kind. You were one of those "invisible" guests who come, stay quietly and slip out without a sound--leaving everything in perfect shape before you leave. Thank you. Please come again. Doug and Donna Saylor
May 2018
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Stephanie
May 2018
At Forest Cottage, Doug and Donna have created a magical get-away. You follow a lovely lit path back into a small copse of trees where you are treated to a beautifully designed cottage surrounded by birds and graceful touches. It is luxurious simplicity at its best! I would …
Doug User Profile
Response from Doug:
Thanks, Stephanie! I think this review ended up on the other cottage but, you came across loud and clear as being the giving, unselfish person you are. Thank you for staying with us!
May 2018
Ryan User Profile
Ryan
May 2018
The hosts were amazing, they took every little detail into consideration. I would definitely recommend staying here!
Doug User Profile
Response from Doug:
We enjoyed getting to meet you two and wish we'd had more time. Your business sounds intriguing. And congratulations on your half marathon!
May 2018
J. Mark User Profile
J. Mark
April 2018
This little cottage was our home away from home for a full week. We were well cared for in every way. Finding a little surprise hanging on the door knob at the end of each day was very special since we arrived tired from a full day out. It was so quiet, peaceful and the bed so…
Doug User Profile
Response from Doug:
Mark and Gina are adventurers! We're used to people coming for the excellent classes that Homestead offers through their Ploughshare Institute and that's what they were here for. The difference is BOTH Mark and Gina took the same Woodworking class! They got to class early, worked HARD all day and came home tired. No wonder he said the bed was comfortable! :-) Thank you for staying with us and we hope you'll take some more classes and join us again.
April 2018
Sara User Profile
Sara
April 2018
Amazing place to relax and take in the inside beauty and enjoy the birds on the porch outside. Close to town but a car is necessary to get around. Loved the decor details, music, fresh flowers, coupon towards meal at Cafe Homestead, boat tour suggestion and serenity without a TV…
Doug User Profile
Response from Doug:
Thank you, Sara. And YES! you DO need to come back when the blackberries are ready to pick. It looks like this year could be a bumper crop. Thanks for mentioning “serenity without a TV.” We almost never hear of anyone missing the TV. We’ve had one guest thank us for WiFi that was good enough to watch movies but that was when it was so cold and stormy, they just didn’t want to get out. You and Sam were wonderful guests. Please do come again. PS. Anyone who comes when the blackberries are ripe can pick all they can eat! Yum!!
April 2018
Forest User Profile
Forest
April 2018
The blackberry cottage is so simple yet beautiful, and this couple does an incredible job at adding the perfect, personal, hospitable touches to it. I highly recommend staying here.
Doug User Profile
Response from Doug:
Your words are very kind, Forrest. Thank you. We know there are other good places to stay in Waco but know we’d love to host you any time you get back in the area.
April 2018
Thomas User Profile
Thomas
April 2018
The Blackberry Cottage was even better than expected! The cottage was sparkling clean, tastefully decorated, and included everything you could possibly think of...and a few things more (including umbrellas, which luckily we did not need!). Doug and Donna are very gracious hosts…
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Response from Doug:
Thank you, Tom and Ann, for such a gracious review and for choosing to stay with us. We very much enjoyed getting to know you a bit and hope you'll come again soon.
April 2018

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Hosted by Doug

Waco, Texas, United StatesJoined in April 2016
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Donna and I have been happily married for over 45 years and it seems like it just keeps getting better and better. She's a homemaker and my day job is as a web designer. We have three grown kids that all live within a couple of miles. We've just started in the vacation ren…
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