A Tiny House that's nestled in the woods. Close to Magnolia, Homestead, Baylor
About Doug Saylor
Donna and I were high school sweethearts in Odessa. We got married in 1972 and it just keeps getting better and better. All our kids and their families live close so we enjoy getting to see everyone fairly often. Donna is the Mom of the cottages and makes sure everything is just so. She's also a grandma and that can take priority over everything. I still work as a graphic designer. So, on a typical day, I'm working in WordPress and PhotoShop. Grandpa work can take over any time, though. The Forest Cottage used to be my detached office. When our church needed places for people to stay for an international symposium, I decided to convert to a tiny house. Since then, I have added this Blackberry Cottage as well.
Doug Saylor purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Doug Saylor chose Waco
This is where Donna and I live. We planted a blackberry vineyard and decided to set a tiny house there to look out over it. Our property is wooded so it is easy to feel like your in the middle of a forest when you are actually on the edge of it.
What makes this Cottage unique
Because we are out of town, we get all the beautiful birds and other wildlife. If you get to a place where you can just watch out over your deck, you will see some of our birds. Cardinals, painted buntings (our favorite) and squirrels will be there every day.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
What a beautiful relaxing place to stay! Everything was perfect for our a weekend stay, including the delicious baked goods that were left for us. Looking forward to being able to stay here again! Thanks to Doug for all the communication and information about the cottage and Waco area. Definite a great host.
Best little cottage in Waco!
I’m hesitant to tell everyone how great this place is because I want it to be available anytime I’m in Waco. The house was so clean it was as though I was the first guess to stay there. Doug and Donna literally have everything you could possibly need or might have forgot to pack. The property is charming and the little extra gifts they left put this VRBO over the top!!!
I would like to say this was the best stay I have had at a vrbo property. From the welcome sign to the notes in the room to the little treats left in the room. It was my birthday as well as my 15th yr wedding anniversary. Donna and Doug made it so special for me and my husband. We will definitely be returning. I have also told everyone I know about the property as well. Thank you again for making it a special experience for us. I never even missed there wasn't a TV in the room!!!
Spring Break in Waco
My husband and I are educators. We spent Spring Break in Waco, taking in the sights and relaxing. Doug and Donna were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed the Blackberry Cottage. We found that the location was perfect for setting off on our daily excursions. At the end of the day, we enjoyed relaxing on the cottage porch. When we returned each day, we found a surprise delivery from Doug and Donna . . . whether it was brownies, blue bonnet soap, fresh eggs, or a lunch coupon to Heritage Village. We will definitely return someday. The bed was comfortable for my bad back, the shower was large and always had plenty of hot water, the cottage was nicely furnished with everything we needed in the kitchen, and we even had an Alexa for our listening pleasure! We were able to totally unplug and relax.
We loved our stay at the cottage, the owners were so hospitable and welcoming. Special little gifts and extra attention to details were very evident. All was clean and comfortable.
Very nice little cottage
This was one of the best VRBO that I have stayed in. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. It was stocked with everything needed to make the stay pleasurable. The owners were available and near by if needed and returned my messages quickly.
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