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Cottage in Waco

The Hill | Modern Farm House 9 miles to Magnolia

A truly custom & quality built home nestled in the quiet countryside just outside of Waco. The home is full of beautifully handcrafted finishes and complete with large windows that fill the space with natural light. Situated only 10mins from Magnolia & Baylor University, this home just built in 2018 is conveniently located to everything in Waco without the traffic & noise of the city. There are two other homes on the 7 ac property and therefore we DO NOT allow any parties or events of ANY KIND.

Jun 14 – 21

$98 per night$854 total
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Cabin in Waco

Cozy cabin on the Brazos River

Enjoy our rustic cabin on the beautiful Brazos River. Our cabin is one large room with a queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa. Grain silos have been converted to awesome restroom and shower facilities. Outside area includes a covered deck as well as an open deck. Gas grill available for outdoor cooking. Large fire pit for relaxing by the fire! Full access to the river for fishing and swimming. 18 miles to Baylor Stadium and Magnolia Market at the Silo! Come enjoy the Big Rocks on the Brazos!

Aug 16 – 23

$111 per night$941 total
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Guest suite in Waco

The Culdesac Studio - Everything You Need

This newly renovated studio with a full kitchen that has just about everything you could need. Comfy memory foam king bed. Big covered back patio w/ table & chairs. Relax & watch tv, or get some work done with fast fiber internet. We are thrilled to introduce you what we call the Culdesac Studio. Please note some areas are shared w/ our respectful and quiet long-term tenants in the main house. The patio, back yard, laundry, parking are shared, but this unit is a mother-in-law suit.

Jul 21 – 28

$64 per night$572 total

Popular amenities for Waco places to stay

Stay near Waco's top sights

Cameron Park Zoo168 locals recommend
Cameron Park143 locals recommend
Waco Mammoth National Monument139 locals recommend
Magnolia Market Silos256 locals recommend
McLane Stadium62 locals recommend
Extraco Events Center12 locals recommend

Homes in Waco

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Home in Waco

The Nest 1 Bedroom Suite 12 min from Magnolia

Dec 28 – Jan 4

$63 per night$559 total
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Home in Waco

Hot Tub | Little Dutch Cabin #102

Nov 20 – 27

$175 per night$1,486 total
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Home in McGregor

ReCoop Ranch

May 11 – 18

$89 per night$766 total
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Home in Waco

Shotgun House

Feb 15 – 22

$325 per night$2,596 total
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Home in Valley Mills

The Getaway-A Southern Chic Farmhouse Style Home with Pool

Jan 25 – Feb 1

$129 per night$1,028 total
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Home in Waco

Quaint Home Near Lake

Jul 7 – 14

$119 per night$1,044 total
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Home in Waco

Historic cottage in Cameron Park

Sep 24 – Oct 1

$131 per night$1,085 total
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Home in Waco

Amazing Home on Brazos Bluffs Ranch

Feb 3 – 10

$239 per night$2,077 total
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Home in Waco

Upscale Luxury Homestead - Blocks to Silos/Baylor

Jun 10 – 17

$201 per night$1,778 total
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Home in Waco

Waco's Premier Designer Home - 3 Min from Magnolia

Feb 6 – 13

$259 per night$2,172 total
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Home in Waco

Poppy & Rye House: one block from the Silos

Jun 28 – Jul 5

$375 per night$3,140 total
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Home in Waco

Avenues of Waco - Walk to Magnolia and Baylor!

Apr 27 – May 4

$366 per night$3,093 total

Other great vacation rentals in Waco

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Cabin in Waco

Plush Cabin 4 min to Homestead Heritage 18 min to

Jun 21 – 28

$112 per night$968 total
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Farm stay in Mart

The Ranch Barndominium - 20 minutes to Silos!

Jun 9 – 16

$68 per night$585 total

Guesthouse in Waco

Magnolia's Hillcrest Cottage

Nov 2 – 9

$472 per night$3,885 total
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Guesthouse in Waco

Adorable studio guest house in the heart of Waco

Sep 20 – 27

$106 per night$897 total
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Farm stay in Waco

Mid-Century Modern Farmstay 15 Min to Magnolia

Sep 18 – 25

$149 per night$1,238 total
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Farm stay in Troy

The Silo House At Laughing Llama Farm

Apr 30 – May 7

$175 per night$1,487 total
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Tiny home in Waco

FOREST COTTAGE A Shaker-Inspired Tiny House ★★★★★

May 24 – 31

$104 per night$906 total
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Guest suite in Waco

The Green Door Suite w/FREE BIKES

Oct 17 – 24

$73 per night$641 total
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Guesthouse in Clifton

AVIARY-French Farmhouse on 10 Acre Private Estate

Jul 3 – 10

$106 per night$881 total
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Bungalow in Waco

Mclane Stadium Bungalow Walking distance/Downtown

Dec 3 – 10

$100 per night$839 total
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Treehouse in Waco

The Chickadee Treehouse 15MIN to Magnolia & Baylor

Jul 9 – 16

$145 per night$1,229 total
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Guest suite in Waco

Hailey's Cottage on Small Farm-16 minutes to Silos

Jan 28 – Feb 4

$89 per night$765 total

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Waco

Total rentals

730 properties

Rentals with a pool

50 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

200 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

520 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

56K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$20 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Waco


Deep in the heart of Texas, Waco has gained renown as a home renovation and design destination thanks largely to a popular home renovation TV show. Fans come to tour homes featured on the show and browse antique stores, chic interior décor shops, and home goods marketplaces. But the charming college city, home to Baylor University, has been undergoing a revitalization since long before the show aired. In the Downtown Cultural District, 19th-century buildings now house trendy restaurants, art galleries, and taprooms. History buffs can dive deeper into Waco’s past and visit the Dr. Pepper Museum, the Branch Davidian Memorial, or the Waco Suspension Bridge, which was once part of the historic Chisholm Trail cattle trade route.

There are plenty of green spaces to enjoy here. Lake Waco is just west of downtown, and the Waco Riverwalk runs along the Brazos River between Baylor University and the 416-acre Cameron Park.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Waco

The best times of year to stay in one of Waco’s vacation rentals are spring and fall, when the weather is pleasant, and temperatures range from 70 to 80 or 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are muggy and can get as hot as 100 degrees. Cooler winters tend to be around 66 degrees, but temperatures can drop into the high 50s, so be sure to pack a jacket and warm layers. It doesn’t rain much in Waco, but May and October are the wettest months.

Top things to do in Waco

Magnolia Market at the Silos

To get the full experience, catch the free Silo District Trolley to this massive home décor shopping complex that spans two city blocks. Owned and operated by two famous designers, it’s a wonderland of modern farmhouse style stocked with furniture, tableware, wall accents, and various trinkets. Be sure to take a break to relax in the gardens, fuel up with food from an onsite food truck, or grab a cupcake at Silos Baking Co.

Waco Mammoth National Monument

Waco Mammoth National Monument features the remains of a herd of Columbian mammoths that roamed the grasslands here around 70,000 years ago. Twenty-four mammoths have been uncovered, and some of the fossils have been left exactly where they were found. The park offers guided tours, and there’s a free dig pit for kids.

Baylor University

The grassy grounds of Baylor University are home to museums, libraries, and beautiful buildings open to the public. Visit the Armstrong Browning Library, an architectural masterpiece with displays of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and letters, or wander the natural history galleries and outdoor exhibits at the Mayborn Museum Complex. Stop by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame to learn about high school football and pro sports legends, and spend some time paging through volumes of Texana at the Texas Collection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Waco?

    Waco experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot summers, typically reaching 96°F (36°C), and mild winters, with lows around 35°F (2°C). Visitors can also expect moderate rainfall throughout the year, with May usually being the wettest month.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Waco?

    Spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) are the most popular times to visit Waco due to pleasant temperatures. Events such as the Waco Wild West Bicycle Tour in October and the Baylor University Homecoming Parade in November often attract visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Waco?

    The downtown area, near Baylor University and the Magnolia Market, is frequently suggested for its proximity to local attractions. North Waco and the neighborhoods around Lake Waco are also popular for their quiet settings and beautiful views.

  • What are the best places to visit in Waco?

    Waco is home to a variety of attractions such as the Dr. Pepper Museum, Baylor University, Waco Mammoth National Monument, and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. For fans of home design, visiting Magnolia Market at the Silos, run by HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, is often recommended.

  • What are some hiking trails in Waco?

    Cameron Park has a number of hiking trails like the 7-mile (11 km) River Trail and the 2.5-mile (4 km) Cameron Park Outer Loop. For a more challenging hike, you can try the 4-mile (6.4 km) trail at Lake Waco Dam.

  • What are some family activities to do in Waco?

    Families in Waco can spend a day at the Hawaiian Falls Water Park, learn about native wildlife at the Cameron Park Zoo, or explore the interactive exhibits at the Mayborn Museum. For outdoor fun, a picnic in Cameron Park or a hike along the Waco Riverwalk could be enjoyable.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Waco?

    From Waco, many travelers enjoy day trips to nearby cities like Austin, about 160 km away, known for its vibrant music scene, or Dallas, around 144 km away, with its rich cultural history and shopping districts. Nature enthusiasts may also appreciate a visit to Lake Whitney State Park, just 56 km away.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Waco?

    Experience the best of Waco with our house rentals, starting at about $30 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Waco?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 360 vacation rentals in Waco featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Waco?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with a gym, over 430 homes with wifi, over 120 homes with a bbq area, over 200 homes with self check-in, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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