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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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:

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 The home sleeps 10-12 people.


Mountainview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 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 queen , 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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 57 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


  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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  • 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.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a fun experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying at the Waco Mid Mod! It is a beautiful house and it was so fun to watch their episode, in their home. Catticus Finch (outdoor kitty) was a delight! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home, can’t wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished up our week long stay at the Waco Mid Mod House. Our son attends Baylor and Josh and Jill's home was the perfect spot to stay while helping our son move into his first apartment. There are so many special little spots around the house. I love the new addition. Right as you enter the home, you are greeted with a cozy sitting area. A few steps later, you walk into the room that easily transports you back to your childhood and those memories of playing in a tree house. We look forward to our return trip again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great week in this terrific home!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I enjoyed another 'girl's getaway' in Waco and were again warmly welcomed by Jill and Josh. Their home is inviting and comfortable with a convenient location that makes is easy to navigate around Waco's growing attractions. We are so glad that we found this gem in between Dallas and Austin!

PS: The new garage addition is wonderful! Great style and functionality!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house to host a board meeting/weekend retreat and it was great. The house is adorable and it's neat that we got to watch its transformation while sitting in it. It is very spacious and worked perfect for our meeting.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Waco Regional (American Airlines from DFW)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
CLEANING $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

***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 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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