Enjoy your stay at our fabulous Waco Mid-Century Modern Home, featured on Fixer Upper in Season 2! This house was expertly remodeled by Magnolia Homes. Located in the center of town, nestled in the wooded acreage of the Mountain View neighborhood, this property features a stunning view of the woods, a pergola covered patio with grill, an open floor plan, & a beautiful state of the art kitchen. With it's new cedar siding, this "mountain" modern is sure to offer the perfect dose of "zen" that you might be needing. Our home is 4bed/3bath, plus a nursery off the master bedroom, perfect for your little one, or an air mattress on the floor for kiddos. The home will sleep 10-12 people (queen air mattress for 11-12). Conveniently located 12-15 min to downtown Waco, The Magnolia Silos & Baylor, with HEB & Target up the street, you can't beat this location. When picking a home in which to stay, the neighborhood is very important for safety. This home is in a great neighborhood and we have never been afraid to go outside or take walks, even at night.
Fabulous, Mid-century Modern, Featured On Fixer Upper! The Famous Waco Mid-Mod
Josh and Jill Barrett
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Nov 2018
About Josh and Jill Barrett
We love hosting new friends in our home and watching them make wonderful memories with their families. We got into this quite by accident. I basically lost my job the day before the episode aired. Our daughter, Lyla, was born on March 3, 2015 when our Fixer Upper episode came on the tv in the hospital room where we were resting with her. After things settled down, we assessed our situation and we were inspired to list our home on VRBO to help with the mortgage payments, or risk losing our new home. We listed the home and the rest is history! My wife, Jill Mashburn Barrett, is a wonderful designer and started an internationally known coffee shop on Baylor University Campus called Common Grounds in 1994. We have a warehouse by the Magnolia silos where we store unique goods and furniture from all over the world and Joanna has shopped there many times to help furnish this, and other homes on the show. Jill and the warehouse, "Falcon and Owl" were featured on some episodes in Season 3 of Fixer Upper. I (Josh Barrett) own numerous rental properties with Jill including a home for women coming out of rehab and looking for a safe place to stay. Our dear friends, Summer and Ronnie, live in one of our other rent homes and manage this wonderful mission for us. Our homes are higher design than a typical rental property in town and our hope is to provide a next chapter in the lives of people looking to find an affordable and well designed short and long term stay. I am also starting an energy brokerage firm in 2017 to help people wade through the complex process of purchasing electricity for their commercial needs. Please keep a look out for our new homes and boutique stay ideas coming soon on our website: hospitallerhomes.com
Josh and Jill Barrett purchased this House in 2014
Why Josh and Jill Barrett chose Mountainview
This is the Famous Waco Mid-Century Modern as seen on the hit home remodeling TV show called Fixer Upper. This is the only Mid Century Modern shown on the show to date. You can see it on the link below: http://www.hgtv.com/shows/fixer-upper/a-fixer-upper-take-on-mid-century-modern-pictures The home has a special feel to it and the fact that Joanna put her spin on what Jill wanted in a Mid Century design, makes it all the more special. The view out the floor to ceiling windows in the living and dining are stunning and people who stay here say it is their favorite part of the experience. If you need more information....just see what others say about us in our reviews. We know you will love staying in this most special home.
What makes this House unique
Stay in the only Mid Century Modern Fixer Upper home expertly remodeled by Chip and Joanna Gaines and their Magnolia Homes Re-modelling company. The episode can be seen on Season 2 episode 9 on Netflix and HGTV.com. The home sleeps 10-12 people.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great house -the Waco Mid Mod-not Mountainview.
Very comfortable -highly recommend !
We loved having you as a guest. You were so thoughtful and your communication with us was appreciated. Please come back!!
Josh and Jill
My family and I are avid viewers of Fixer Upper and were so excited to have a girls weekend in Waco. Josh and Jill's Mid-Century Modern did not disappoint! The house is in a great location and is stunning. I highly recommend this rental to anyone visiting Waco!
We had the best time while staying in the Fixer Upper Mid Mod Home! Everything was so nice and clean, it fit our family perfect!
Josh and Jill seemed great.Well,I mean they messed up our reservation from the beginning(double
booked the house, moving us to a different house 1 night)but Josh ensured us that he would help make sure we had accommodations for that night.I left the situation in his hands because I assumed it would be handled appropriately.Well boy was I wrong.Josh new that we had 12 people in our party(10 adults, 2 kids).Upon arrival,at a house that was too small,I immediately noticed there was no air mattress(which he said he would have).He then said his wife was dropping one off.When she did it was a twin,if not smaller!And didn’t stay inflated.I notified him of this he told me to buy my own!He did say that he would reimburse me,but that is not the point.This was not okay.We were on vacation and paid him good money.3 members of our group had to sleep in a hotel room and 2 others slept on the hard floor.Needless to say,we were looking extremely forward to getting to the Mid Mod house,the house we were supposed to have for our whole stay.I’m not going to lie,the house was great!Very accommodating for our group and had tons of space.When I texted Jill about a few things she was very nice and helpful,this did not last long!I asked Jill about the parking situation because we had some family coming for dinner.She said that we could have 4 cars in the driveway and 2 in the curved part(which could not stay over night).She said any other cars would need to park on a side street.However,then I received word from the bride,that her father who is the chief of police was in contact with the commander in chief.He explained that we are 100% allowed to park on the street as it is not illegal, so we did.We had family over for dinner and the bridal party was told they could stop by for a meet and greet/open house so the 2 families could meet.This was in no means whatsoever at a party.However, the neighbors are not fond of VRBO rentals and therefore were complaining to Josh and Jill about this.It is not our fault that their neighbors do this and that they clearly have has issues(i.e. a restraining order).We were then told the cops were called.When they arrived they said we did nothing wrong and left.The officer also said there was no noise,as it wasn’t a party(we have video to prove).Josh/Jill did not stop there!After rude and disrespectful messages,Jill came to the house.She not only verbally assulted the bride(who is a cop),but also the chief of police(brides father)! It did not end here, so horribly disgusted!she continued to try and ruin this wedding until we left!
Jill and I are very sad and disappointed by how this reservation went.
As always, there are other sides to every story.
Unfortunately, Amber is angry because we had to keep her deposit because she knowingly broke 4 house rules and 3 city ordinances and caused a major uproar in our quiet, little neighborhood. She cites what appear to be credible sources who said she can do these things, but they are actually just Patrol Officers and a “Campus Head of Security” at a local school. They were not familiar with the City Law surrounding “Short Term Rentals” in Waco. This issue has not been a big deal in the past with my hundreds of renters until just now.
Her guests (one, a local police officer) knowingly parked in our neighbor’s driveway, blocking the owner from getting into her own home. My neighbors said her guests were outside drinking and yelled at them, and her guests parked all up and down the street, hampering access to driveways. Many of these guests were area police officers. The police were called by the neighbors and a report filed on my home. We were given the opportunity to kick them out and decided not to because we didn’t want to ruin the bride’s big wedding day. Our neighbors actually agreed to let them stay, which shows they are kind and generous. Amber’s statement that I messed up her reservation is not factual. She booked the wrong dates for her own family’s wedding and I had to try and fix it because the scheduling got messed up as a result. As far as Amber paying money for the first night, that is not true. Wanting to help, we gave her that night, free, offered to buy her extra beds when told at the last hour she needed more beds, and rushed our cleaners to get her into both homes. I truly don’t know what more I could have done.
I do not intend to counter all these claims, and welcome anyone who is concerned over this to contact me in the reservation app with an “Inquiry”.
I will answer all questions and concerns, read to them the City Ordinance on parking at a Short Term Rental and reiterate that VRBO authorized me to kick them out, as did the attending police officers.
We love our guests and our neighbors and strive for our guests to have fantastic experiences at our home. That is our heart.
Please see our other 5 star reviews (all but this one) and you will know who we are by what others say about us.
Take care and safe travels!
Josh and Jill
Great house, great location!!
A group of us traveled from Orange County CA to check out Magnolia Farms for our Aunts Birthday. This location was great!! Only a 15 minute drive to The Silos and beautiful surroundings. Thank you for your hospitality!!
Home Away From Home
This is our third time renting Josh and Jill’s Mid-Mod home. We absolutely love it! It is a comfortable home with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. It has a fun kitchen to cook in and there is plenty of space for everyone to relax. It is an easy drive to all the fun places to visit, shop and dine. Thank you Josh and Jill for another wonderful visit.
Additional pricing information
***NOTE: Weekends require 2 night stays minimum. Also, 1 night stays are available when the schedule permits. Just ask! Property Address is: 2517 Wooded Acres Dr Waco, TX 76710