5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 1 half-bath, Sleeps 10-14
About Charmaine Hooper
I am an ex pro soccer player who represented Canada on the national team for all of 2 decades. After soccer, I found myself being drawn toward real estate and hospitality. Very strange, since I studied neither during my 5 years at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh. I work a lot with kids. That might explain why the home is kid friendly. In whatever spare time I have, I volunteer at Meals on Wheels in Waco.
Charmaine Hooper purchased this House in 2011
Why Charmaine Hooper chose Waco
We were so attracted to this property simply because of its beauty, character and great bones. It has undergone an incredible transformation, thanks to the HGTV stars of Fixer Upper. I had no intentions of being on a TV show and definitely neither did my husband. This house had been transformed from "crappy to happy" in a matter of a very short period of time and the fact that the home is located only 7 min. from Baylor University and only 5 minutes to the Silos and downtown makes it a great place to stay for any events around town.
What makes this House unique
Upon entering the home, one gets a sense of a comfortable home away from home with the open kitchen and dining area, perfect gathering place for everyone while the chef creates. The 5 bedrooms make it possible for large groups to stay together in the same place at a fraction of the cost of hotel rooms. There is also a garage apartment which is also available for smaller groups of 1-5, at a reduced rate, if rented alone, offering an extra two bedrooms with a sleeper sofa in the living room and one and a half bathrooms. Just contact the owner to find out about availability. The house and guest house can also be rented together if available. The wrap around porch is a perfect place to sit and enjoy the day in the early morning or late afternoon. Also, the open grassy area makes it possible to play ball or have a party. Check in is 3pm and check out is 11am the latest. Please check with the owner first to see if an earlier check in or later check out times are available for your specified dates. . The outdoor green space as well as the play area for kids makes it an all round great place to stay.
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Play area in yard. Cribs available upon request.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please do not attempt to go out on the second floor balcony/roof of the porches. Please put trash into bags before putting it into the bins outside.
Do not put trash in the blue bins. Those are for recycling only. Green bin is for yard waste. Do not put trash in there.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The Gorman House was the perfect House to celebrate my 60th Birthday!!
THANK YOU Charmaine!!! Our stay at your beautiful "Fixer Upper" Home was perfect in every way!! From the minute I booked and starting emailing you questions - you always got right back to me and had some great suggestions too!! Our large group of 12 women fit perfectly in the house - we had enough rooms and beds and bathrooms and a big beautiful area to gather! It is a nice open kitchen. dining, family room area! It was so FUN to stay in a home that Chip & Joanna fixed up!! And Charmaine was the BEST!! We hope to return one day!! THANKS for a fabulous weekend in Waco - one that will hold a special place in my heart!! OXOX
Really enjoyed our stay at the Gorman house!
Wonderful girls weekend!
The property was beautiful and inviting. Loved the house. The neighborhood is a little sketchy but not too bad. All amenities were available and we really enjoyed the weekend!
Communicating with Charmaine was so easy. She was always quick to respond. We had everything we needed upon arriving. The property was clean and inviting. We were pleased with all the k-cup options and all the supplies she provides to doctor up our coffee. We also rented the guest house and it was great. For our group of 16- 6 adults and 10 kids this home was perfect. Thanks for being great hosts!!!
The Waco, Gorman experience!
There was 7 of us from our church that wanted to do the Chip and Joanne, Waco experience. This house was very close to everything we wanted to do. Nothing in walking distance but driving just minutes from the Silo's, Harp Design Co. & JDH Iron Designs (Jimmy Don) and plenty of shopping places. Lake Waco not too far either. Charmaine was wonderful to work with. She answered questions and emails promptly. The kitchen was stocked with everything you need. She had lots of variety in Keurig cups, sweeteners, creamers. She had ice in the freezer and water in the frig. Walmart is 10 minutes away for any grocery needs. She had body wash and shampoo's and conditioners for bathrooms along with hair dryers for each bathroom. We loved sitting on the porch drinking our coffee in the morning and a little wine in the evenings. We had no problem with the neighborhood. The only thing that was a little irritating was how the plastic shower curtains would draw in on you when you used the shower in all the claw tubs. If you are a little bit older as some of the women were getting in and out of the tubs might be a little difficult. Charmaine does have step stools by the tubs and handles where she could put them. It is an older home if you watched the show and that is what I wanted to experience. If you have kids she also has a pretty descent size fenced in yard and a play area behind the garage. The beds for me and everyone in our group were very comfortable. I would recommend this house for sure. We loved our stay and would do it all over again!!
Loved this Waco gem!
The only thing better than this house is it’s owner, Charmaine! House is HUGE, old world charm yet farmhouse updated and perfect! The owner is soooo sweet and accommodating. Visit Waco, and stay at the Gorman House! You won’t be sorry. Kids will love the 3rd story. Super clean, has everything you can think of! Oh and watch this home’s episode of fixer upper before you go, it will make you appreciate the work that went into this beautiful property that much more.
Cameron Park Zoo is 10 min. away. Antioch Church is 3 blocks away at Waco Dr. and 20th street. There is a wonderful Mexican restaurant 3 min away at 25th and Waco Dr. The courthouse is 5 min away on the corner of Washington and 5th street and the County District Clerk's office is across 5th street. Also, the Waco convention is 2 min from the courthouse at 100 Washington Ave. Not to mention, Spice Village. In a nutshell, this is a collection of shops and restaurants, all with a little something to spice up your life.