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Historic Cottage In Cameron Park Near Baylor

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Come stay in our Cameron Park guesthouse! Built in 1925, the property has been lovingly restored. Walk the grounds, or walk one block to Cameron Park itself for kayaking, biking, etc. 4 minutes from Baylor Stadium and Magnolia; 6 minutes from Ferrell Center.

Fabulous space for couples or small families. Great for Baylor events; 5 minutes from campus. Enjoy all the amenities of Cameron Park.

The area is wonderful for walkers and runners.

We're two Baylor professors with flexible schedules. Happy to host you & give you all the inside information about Waco--places to eat, stores, downtown, Baylor, etc.

Wonderful old, historic neighborhood; originally developed in the 1920s as a prime location near the 'new' Cameron Park.

One private bedroom, with queen bed, sleeps 2. One high-quality inflatable bed can be made up in the living area; perfect for kids. Can sleep up to 4 people.

Pets allowed inside, if fully house-trained. We also have a fully fenced backyard.

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North Waco Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 1 queen bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic Cottage In Cameron Park Near Baylor
average rating of 4.7843137 based on 51 reviews
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Quaint cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage! It is in a great location with an added bonus of an attached fenced yard for those of us who travel with our dogs. The cottage itself is nicely laid out and has pretty much everything you might need for a visit. And, as another reviewer stated, the furnace does work well! If the weather allows, take the short walk to Cameron Park--it is well worth the time and effort! Thank you, Elizabeth, for offering this cute cottage for travelers looking to not stay at a hotel!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice at first glance

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I just stayed here two nights and first off let me say the furnace works well and the two big fenced yards for dogs are great. However, we both thought the cottage was in need of some maintenance and general sprucing up. Don’t get us wrong, it was comfortable but in it’s current condition we felt the rent was a bit high for what you get. Parking is difficult if you drive a pickup (tough to turn around in my F150)

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a disappointing review, to be sure. But I think this guest may have had expectations that simply don't match the property as advertised. If you're looking for steel, glass and marble in a newly built hotel, this isn't the place for you! But if you want a vintage house, built in 1924, with original wood windows and beadboard, located on an historic Waco property-then come stay with us. (We also completely updated the kitchen and bath in October 2017 with marble countertops and subway tile in the kitchen.)
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Our go-to place to stay in Waco

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed here many times and it’s always great. Clean, friendly, convenient. Nicely remodeled bath. See ya again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot for family of four

  • 5 of 5

We had just one night in Waco, but this was far better than a hotel chain. The cottage was clean, charming and well stocked. The owner's yard and property were so nice, especially the backyard and all the butterflies we saw down the rock stairs. Perfect location for all Waco has to offer.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our go-to place when visiting Waco

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed here many times over the past two years and it works perfectly. Safe, secure, clean and convenient. Just can’t beat it.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic home with lovely garden.

  • 4 of 5

The property is lovely and located adjacent to Cameron Park, very close to the Brazos. Looking forward to another stay later in Fall.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elizabeth Corey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Elizabeth Corey

I'm a Baylor professor and mother of 3 children--ages 12, 10 and 3. I've lived in Waco since 2002 and in this house since 2008. We absolutely love Cameron Park, and think you will too!

Elizabeth Corey purchased this cottage in 2008


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Cameron Park is within walking distance, about 2 blocks away, and you can get there easily on foot. There should be maps (as well as other information about Waco) in the basket in the dining room.

Walking: Just across the street from our driveway, in the Methodist Children’s home. Nice and quiet, hilly campus.

Or, go to Cameron Park. Walk out our driveway, turn right and go down the hill to Lindsey Hollow. Turn left; you’ll see an intersecting street with white gates. It’s blocked off, but walk down it and you’ll get to Proctor Springs. Keep going straight and you’ll follow a path into the heart of the park, and to the river. There are playgrounds and trails. All beautiful.

Or, visit the fabulous Cameron Park Zoo.

Outdoor Waco, on University Parks, rents kayaks & bikes.

HEB is our local, excellent grocery store, and it has multiple locations nearby.

There is a Laundromat on 18th Street (Take Herring to 18th, turn right, and it will be on your left).

Magnolia and The Findery are fun shopping downtown. Cameron Trading Company has antiques, and is on Austin Avenue. Papillon is at 1025 Austin Avenue and has nice antiques and decor. Show and Tell Antiques is expensive but in a grand old historic house and worth a look at 1525 Morrow, near Harp Design, also on 15th.

Restaurant suggestions?

Try Bangkok Royal, downtown, for great Thai food.

Burgers: Dubl-R (on Herring and 18th St.) or Health Camp (on the Circle).

Kitok’s (on 18th) is also great—be sure to order the “Oriental Fries.”

Fancy, expensive steakhouse: Diamondback’s, on Franklin near University Parks. Also a bar, Cricket’s, and Mexican, Ninfa’s.

Lots of Food Trucks at University Parks and Franklin. Selections include BBQ, Indian, Cupcakes.

Great Mexican dive, in a converted Pizza Hut: take Herring to 19th, follow it 5 minutes until you pass the HEB; just next to Dairy Queen is “Taqueria Mexicana” or some such name. Fantastic Tortilla Soup & often margarita specials.

There’s also a Torchy’s Tacos, which is great, on 5th Street near Baylor.

Manny’s on the River: New, clean place on the Brazos for good quality Tex-Mex. Go watch the sunset! On Martin Luther King Drive, about 2 minutes from our house.

Two fun local bars/pubs: Barnett’s, downtown, and the Dancing Bear, near Baylor.

Good lunch place/coffee shop: Lula Jane's, on Elm (across the river in East Waco) and Dichotomy, downtown serves coffee AND cocktails. Thus the name.

Just further down from Lula Jane’s is Tony De Maria’s—great, authentic BBQ. But go early, as they sell out fast—usually by noon.

Baylor campus coffee shop: Common Grounds.

Really neat place out on Gholson Road, Homestead Heritage. Check it out on the web for more details; they make cheese, pottery, furniture, etc. and have a wonderful restaurant. They also offer HORSEBACK RIDING, as one of our guests found out!

The Waco Farmer’s Market is downtown on Saturdays from 9-1. Lots of fun stuff there.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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