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As seen on Fixer Upper - Stay in The Fabulous Waco Mid Century Modern Home!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fabulous, Mid-century Modern, Featured On Fixer Upper! The Famous Waco Mid-Mod

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.

Josh and Jill Barrett
Member since: 2015
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Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 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:


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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mountainview in Waco

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. No street parking per City Ordinance 2. Only 4 cars on property per City Ordinance 3. No loud parties Any negative reports could void refund
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New bath in garage bedroom suite.
  • New bath installed in the garage bedroom suite. Secluded and private from the rest of the home.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , Large room with 2 built in queens, a sitting area and bath.
  • The home has 3 bedrooms as shown on the show. We talked with Magnolia Homes about adding a 4th bedroom in the garage. We were not able to finish it out completely at that time. Jill has finished the remodel with 2 queen beds built into the side with a cozy living area with the original couch from the show, some funky swivel chairs wrapped around a 55 inch 4K TV with Netflix. This is a great room for kids, or a family and kids or a fun bunk area for more guests!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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As seen on Fixer Upper - Stay in The Fabulous Waco Mid Century Modern Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews

Awesome Home!

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 women on a girls trip to Waco and were thrilled to be able to stay in a "Fixer Upper". This home is beautiful, comfortable and livable. Was fun to be able to watch the episode while actually being in the home! We weren't sure we would find enough to do in Waco but we FILLED our days easily and came to appreciate Waco. The Tour Waco, which has a stand just a block from Magnolia (AND you might see David Ridley the Fixer Upper's most eligible bachelor), gives you an insight into the history of Waco and even drives by some of the "Fixer Uppers". Was a great tour and so glad that we were able to do take it. Thank you Josh & Jill for sharing your gorgeous home with us!

Margo, Char, Jean, Pam


  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margo, You gals were the best! The home looked amazing when you were gone. Thank you for taking such good care of our home and anyone reading this should be happy to have you as a guest. Safe travels and PLEASE come back. Josh and Jill Barrett
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Stunning, comfy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The best of both worlds. Stunning architecture, decor, and location as well as being super homey and comfortable. Centrally located to everything in Waco... The owners Josh and Jill were wonderfully responsive and sweet to last minute request. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Jill and Josh’s Mid Mod was magical! The house was perfect for our large group, and so comfortable. I especially appreciated the comfy mattresses. The spacious kitchen was so accommidating to all of us, since it, being the heart of the home, is where we hung out the most. Thank you to our hero host Jill who went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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As seen on Fixer Upper

  • 5 of 5

This house is so neat...the view, the layout and the fact that it was on Fixer Upper. We had 11 ladies and had plenty of room! Beds were so comfortable too! It’s worth checking into. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm, inviting , beautiful fixer upper house! LOVED LOVED LOVED OUR STAY!!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts, Jill and Josh have a beautiful home. It came equipped with every possible kitchen gadget you could ever need. The home was so clean, comfortable and welcoming. Our beds, pillows and sheets were better then some 5 star resorts. Bathrooms were amazing and the showers had such great water pressure. We loved how the home was full of light and picturesque. One day we actually stayed in to enjoy the comforts of our rental. We will definitely be back! Catticus Finch ( the cat) was a lovely addition. All three of us wanted to take him home. It added such a joy to our stay! Thank you!!! Marion, Shari and Patty

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Waco Mid Mod was the highlight of our whole trip. The house is more gorgeous in person than on TV. Very very comfortable and in such a cute neighborhood. All the beds were super comfy as well. And we loved the “outside” cat ... Catticus Finch. What a character. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us Jill and Josh.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Waco Regional (American Airlines from DFW)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96.54
Damage Deposit £371.3

***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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.