Vacation Homes, VRBOs, and Airbnb in Waco: 15 Homes to Take Your Breath Away

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If you’re looking for an Airbnb in Waco, Texas, you’re probably already familiar with words like “shiplap” and “kitchen island.” If not, throw on an episode of Fixer Upper starring Chip and Joanna Gaines and you’ll understand why Waco has become such a tourist hotspot in recent years (and what shiplap actually looks like). 

Because of the show, many locals have been inspired to undertake their own renovation projects throughout the city, which makes the Airbnb experience in Waco that much better.  

All of these properties air on the side of Texas trendy, with lots of modern furnishings and decor, while maintaining a super homey vibe. 

If you you’re in search of awesome vacation spots in Texas and want to stay at one of Waco’s finest properties while passing through, check out these 15 incredible Airbnbs that will surely be the highlight of your trip. 

P.S., There are even listings that were featured on the show!

Editor’s Note: Please note that Airbnb recently made changes to their program so in this article, we are including links to other options like VRBO or Booking.com which have much lower booking fees.

Quick Answer: Best Vacation Homes, VRBOs, and Airbnbs in Waco, Texas

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Best Overall Vacation Home in WacoPremium Design Home| Entire Home (2BR, 1B)
Shotgun House
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Best Budget Vacation Home in WacoLuxury Apartment | Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Historic Warehouse Loft in Downtown Waco
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Best Luxury Vacation Home in WacoUrban Myrtle Bungalow | Entire Home (3BR, 2B)
Urban Myrtle Bungalow
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Best Vacation Home in Waco for CouplesGreen Door Lofts - Retro Loft | Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Green Door Lofts – Retro Loft
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Best Vacation Home in Waco for CouplesModern Loft | Entire Home (2BR, 2B)
Poppy & Rye House
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15 Amazing Airbnbs in Waco

As the home renovation capital of America, Waco is brimming with the most incredible Airbnbs. Here are 15 of our favorite picks!

Trifecta

Trifecta

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 1B)

Location: Between Sanger-Heights and Brook Oaks

Superhost: No

Price: $

A gorgeous home offering immense value, this vacation home in Waco is absolutely dreamy. The exterior of this house is eye catching with pops of raw wood and a turquoise door. You’ll always be able to pick it out of a crowd!

Inside, you’re met with an open plan living room with a comfortable couch, cowhide rug and plenty of room to relax. The living room bleeds into the dining room, with the retro style kitchen off to the side.

Each of the three bedrooms has a different local theme to get you into the Waco spirit (Go Bears!), and the house even has a massive fenced in backyard. When you feel like exploring the area, you’re just over a mile from downtown and the silos.

Why We Love It: Gorgeous budget home in a quiet neighborhood.

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Downtown Luxury Apartment

Downtown Luxury Apartment

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Austin Ave 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

If you’re hoping to be right downtown, this VRBO in Waco should do the trick. Located on Waco’s main street in Austin Ave, you’re just a minutes walk from all the city’s best offerings. 

This spacious apartment has serious style with mid-century modern furniture, a picnic style dining table, and views looking out over Waco.

The bedroom features a king bed with an ensuite bathroom, and if you’re traveling with extra guests, the couch folds down to a full size bed.

You’ll find all you need for cooking in the kitchen, and there are laundry machines conveniently located in the unit as well.

Why We Love It: Great downtown apartment perfect for couples visiting Waco.

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The Waco Victorian

The Waco Victorian

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3B)

Location: Brook Oaks

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

This VRBO in Waco is described as a blend of Victorian and Magnolian (is that even a thing?), and as soon as you walk through the front door, you’ll see why.

With twelve foot high ceilings and lots of natural light, this Waco vacation home has been refurbished to be truly remarkable. Both the floor and ceiling feature wood paneling, which perfectly matches the kitchen cabinetry and furniture. 

The wood throughout the home gives it a really warm feel, so whether you’re kicking back in the living room or cooking up a meal, you’ll be able to soak in the unique ambiance.

This Waco vacation rental also features three bedrooms, two of which are huge, while the third features matching twin beds.

What’s really special about this home though, is the master bathroom with a double vanity, walk in shower, and stand alone tub. This is the perfect spot to relax in Waco.

Why We Love It: Victorian home revamped in Magnolia style with a luxury bathroom.

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The Morrow House

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3B)

Location: 0.3 mi to Waco center

Price: $$

Located in the heart of downtown Waco, this beautiful home has been featured in the first episode of the final season of Fixer Upper. Since its renovation, this home has been featured in multiple magazines such. as Cottage Style Magazine, Modern Farmhouse Style Magazine and Modern Texas Living Magazine.

The clean bright decor gives it a modern yet homey  feel which we absolutely love. Guests rave about the modern furnishings, clean lines, and amazing hospitality!

Why We Love It: Beautiful furnishings

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Restored 1930’s Uptown Bungalow

Restored 1930’s Uptown Bungalow

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 1B)

Location: Austin Ave

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

Fall in love with this restored Waco home from the 1930s. It still has all of its old time charm with a few contemporary upgrades that really take this space to the next level.

This home is perfect for groups as there’s a sizable living room brimming with comfortable furniture, a formal dining room with funky chairs, and a spacious kitchen for cooking meals together.

All of the bedrooms are quite large and fashionably decorated. There’s even a bunk room if you’re traveling with little ones (or adventurous friends)!

The large two toned bathroom has a stand alone Victorian tub (with a shower head), and has plenty of room for getting ready for the day. 

Why We Love It: Renovated home from the 1930s with lots of styles.

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The Oaks Helm – 2 Story Container Home

The Oak Helm – 2 Story Container Home

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: Near Homestead Cafe and Craft VIllage

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

This is among one of the most famous vacation homes in Waco and for good reason! It’s made from shipping containers, giving guests an unmatched experience while visiting the city. Set in a rural neighborhood outside of downtown near I-35, this is a peaceful, well connected getaway.

The Helm is a double decker structure with floor to ceiling windows and comfortable furnishings. There’s a quaint living room with a sofa and plush armchair that leads into the state of the art kitchenette. With so much natural light, there’s a really bright feel to the space. 

They’ve somehow managed to fit two decently sized bedrooms into this container home, along with two full bathrooms. Talk about serious craftsmanship!

This vacation rental in Waco is overflowing with trendy vibes, with a mix of wood and metal that you simply cannot find anywhere else. 

Why We Love It: Trendy tiny home made from two containers with lots of modern flair.

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Green Door Lofts – Retro Loft

Green Door Lofts – Retro Loft

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Silo District

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

This magical loft is definitely one of the best vacation homes in Waco. It has a funky atmosphere that’s unique when it comes to this city, making it a charming option if you’re looking for a stay outside of the norm.

The large living room has comfortable seating options and retro furniture to round out the space. There’s also a little dining table in this area to enjoy your home cooked meals, and a disco ball to really get you into the 70s mood. 

You won’t be disappointed with the kitchen that has everything you need for cooking, as well as coffee, tea and all the fixings. 

When it’s time to hit the hay, settle down in the comfortable bedroom with a turquoise accent wall, fun artwork, and an ensuite bathroom. 

This loft complex was actually featured on Fixer Upper and has nine units with a heated swimming pool. 

Why We Love It: Contemporary luxury loft with a retro theme.

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Waco’s Premier Designer Home

Waco’s Premier Designer Home

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1B)

Location: Brazos

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

If you’re hoping to stay at a house that’s gained some fame, this designer VRBO in Waco has been featured by HGTV Magazine, Modern Texas Living, and even a Bachelor contestant! Just a quick ten minute walk to Magnolia, this home is in the perfect position for your Waco getaway.

This is a great space for a girls’ trip, with an eye catching living room that has floor to ceiling windows, a cozy dining area, and a kitchen that’s straight out of a dream. With forest green cabinetry, white countertops, and even the classic Magnolia island, cooking is a total delight here.

There are two bedrooms, one of which has two queen beds, and one of the most luxurious bathrooms I’ve ever seen.

Outback you’ll find twinkly lights, lots of comfortable seating, a fire pit, and even a custom Waco mural that doubles as the perfect backdrop for Instagram pics. 

Why We Love It: Trendy designer home with luxe rooms.

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Modern Downtown Domicile

Modern Downtown Domicile

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: Silo District

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

Like the idea of staying in the heart of downtown? Then this VRBO in Waco is an ideal spot for you. This modern escape is just steps from the Silos, along with the best dining and shopping Waco has to offer. 

Step into this apartment and be amazed by the exposed ceiling, brick wall, and heaps of natural light flooding the space. It hasn’t always been a home, but rather the Behrens building, built in 1913 as a fire-proof space for a drug company, explaining the industrial atmosphere. 

The entire living area is open, with a velour couch, plush armchairs, and a dining island set for four. This space also houses the kitchen with its bright blue cabinets and updated appliances to make cooking a breeze.

There’s a master suite with a full size bed and an interesting bunk room with three beds hanging off the wall. There are two large bathrooms (one with a tub), stocked with gold hardware and plenty of extra towels.

Why We Love It: Fashionable loft in a historic building with extra beds.

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Vesper Violet House

Vesper Violet House

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Type: Entire Home (4BR, 2B)

Location: Austin Ave

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

I really have a thing for the color purple which is probably why I’m so drawn to this VRBO in Waco. A stunning violet exterior gives this country home a sweet aura, perfect for families or groups of friends.

As soon as you walk up to the front door you’ll feel right at home, with rocking chairs lining the porch and a red door welcoming you inside.

The living room is bright and airy, centered around a whitewashed brick fireplace with heaps of plush furniture and lots of greenery.

Make your way into the sprawling kitchen, or run straight for the coffee nook fully ready for your brew. 

The four bedrooms are fit for royalty and the bathrooms live up to the same standards with double vanities, gold framed mirrors, and lots of towels.

After a long day of exploring together, settle into the backyard for a BBQ and some hot tub time. It’s all yours to enjoy!

Why We Love It: Large house decorated to the nines with a large backyard and hot tub.

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Brand New House Center of Waco

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3B)

Location: Close to Magnolia Market

Price: $$

This fun home is a stone throw away from Magnolia Market, making it a super ideal location. There are lots of unique aspects about this stay which makes it one of the top choices for accommodation… Plus, it’s just a block from the Silos!

The modern house features tons of natural light, bright furniture, and unique artwork to really round out the space. 

The place can comfortably sleep 10 people which makes it great for girls weekends or staycations.

Why We Love It: beautiful furnishings

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Urban Oasis in Downtown

Urban Oasis in Downtown

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 2B)

Location: Silo District

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

For an upscale stay smack in the center of downtown, this VRBO in Waco is an obvious choice. Sitting in the Behrens building, this condo has recently been renovated but retains lots of its original swag.

A brick accent wall and exposed ceilings make up this space, with lots of natural light coming in through the strategically placed windows. There’s a little balcony off the living room to soak up the sun and lots of space to sit and enjoy the views.

The kitchen was recently remodeled with designer cabinetry and an expansive island with fun leather bar seats. There’s also a dining table in case you feel like sharing a meal at home one night.

Each of the three bedrooms is surrounded by brick walls with unique art prints and practical furniture. With two full bathrooms, there’s truly room for everyone at this Waco vacation home. 

Why We Love It: Hip downtown apartment in a historic building with lots of natural light. 

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Poppy & Rye House

Poppy & Rye House

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3B)

Location: Next to the Backyard Bar Stage and Grill

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

This fun little Airbnb will help you feel right at home in Waco. With a super inviting atmosphere, you may forget this is rental and think it’s your own place!

Just one block from Magnolia, this local treasure is a dreamy option. It has three bedrooms with three full bathrooms, two of which are ensuite. The master bath even has a double vanity and a little nook with a soaking tub… It’s more luxurious than any hotel!

The living space is modern with the original shiplap walls, electric fireplace, and TV with a Roku to keep up with your favorite shows.

The kitchen features brand new appliances and a ten foot table, ideal for group meals that you’ve cooked up altogether.

Feel like cooking outside? In the backyard, you’ll find a massive fire pit, BBQ, twinkly lights and lots of chairs. I give this one a 10/10!

There are lots of unique elements in this home, like original poetry on the walls written by the grandpa who inspired the Poppy & Rye House, and little notes about the history of the space.

Why We Love It: Charming home with lots of personal touches that make it special (and amazing bathrooms). 

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Mid-Mod

Mid-Mod

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Type: Entire Home (5BR, 3B)

Location: Mountain View

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

This family friendly VRBO is a little different from the rest of the properties in the area. Built in a distinct mid-century modern style with a long, flat design, this home was featured on Fixer Upper and now doubles as a holiday home for those visiting Waco.

Rather than downtown, this vacation home in Waco is in the Mountain View neighborhood near Lake Waco. This means a wooded view and a super zen environment. 

This house is so unique in so many ways. The living room is thoughtfully designed in “Mad Men” style with whitewashed brick walls, mod furniture, a fireplace to cozy up around and floor to ceiling windows that look out over the wooded ravine below.

Just behind the living room is the designer kitchen with a chic white island, hanging light fixtures, and everything you could wish for when it comes to cooking.

In terms of sleeping quarters, there’s a master bedroom, two guest bedrooms, a baby room (yes, an entire room devoted to a little one), and a fifth bedroom in the garage in addition to two queen beds. This is extra handy if you’re staying with multiple families or looking for some extra privacy!

Why We Love It: One of a kind mid-century modern house with glorious views and garage addition.

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Urban Myrtle Bungalow

Urban Myrtle Bungalow

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 2B)

Location: Silo District

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

A swanky boho-chic bungalow, this VRBO in Waco is a top choice for a luxurious stay. It’s just steps to Magnolia and the Silos, putting it in prime position for all things Waco.

There is so much to love about this house like pops of exposed brick, raw wood, and patterned tiles. Everywhere you turn there’s a treat for the eyes, making this vacation home a true pleasure to stay in.

The living room is a great place to congregate with loved ones (the sectional is to die for), and the kitchen is totally ready for you. With a double farmhouse sink, massive fridge, and sliding barn door you’ll actually want to cook when you see this space.

Bedrooms here are simple but immaculate with both wooden floors and ceilings in between the white walls and luxurious bedding. 

The bathrooms are built for relaxation, with walk in showers, lots of towels, and even a stand alone soaking tub to kick back in after a long day.

Finally, be sure to end your days in the backyard with a large covered porch, BBQ, and fire pit with views of the Silos.

Why We Love It: Stunning home with lots of interesting materials and thoughtful touches.

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Things to Do in Waco

If you’re looking for unique things to do in Waco, check out these local Airbnb experiences!

  • Horse Ride, Campfire, Sunset, S’mores: The name of this activity says it all! Enjoy a taste of cowboy life on this Waco ranch with sweet treats included.
  • Hands-on Pottery Wheel Throwing: Let your creative juices flow by learning how to make a bowl, vase, or cup on the wheel during this pottery class. 

Packing for Your Trip

Before you take off for your trip, check out our travel gear page to make sure you don’t miss out on anything important!

Travel Must: At the risk of sounding like your parents, make sure you get travel insurance before hitting the road. Trust us, it’s one of those things you don’t want to leave home without. We recommend either World Nomads or Safety Wing, depending on the type of traveler you are.


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