Waco Vacation Rentals Fixer Upper Giraffe House In Waco

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4 Br/2 Ba • Sleeps 7, Max 8 • 1799 SF

As featured on Fixer Upper - The Giraffe House - Sleeps 7 and Minutes to Everything Magnolia

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The Giraffe House - featured on HGTV's Fixer Upper in Season 4, Episode 15 is available for your one of a kind stay when visiting Waco.  Just minutes from downtown Waco and everything Magnolia and Baylor, this 3 bedroom cozy home has everything you will need for a comfortable and memorable vacation, get away, birthday trip, girl's trip or corporate stay!
The Giraffe House was featured in the episode that gave us a glimpse into how it all began for Chip and Joanna.  The house has a cottage feel and has been updated with modern touches with that signature Chip and Jo style we all love.  
There is a fantastic front porch swing and an even better back yard with a play area for the kids.   Enjoy the open living room with the herring bone floor (flooring was left over from the bakery), the magnificent find of those pantry doors (they were found in the garage when renovating)
The kitchen is fully equipped for anything you would need and that bathroom upstairs...remember the wooden beam and the rock from the outside of the house.....and the office / reading nook upstairs is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy some quiet time.
Please note, there are steep stairs that lead to the Master Bedroom, bath and office area and may not be suitable for all guests.
*****The upstairs bed in the office is best for a child.  It is the padded area on the built out bench in the center.
Distance to Local Attractions:
Waco Regional Airport:   7 miles
Extraco Events Center:   2 miles
Waco Convention Center:   3 miles
Waco Tourist Information Center:   4 miles
Magnolia Market and Silo District:   2 miles
Dr. Pepper Museum:   3 miles
Baylor University/McLane Stadium:   3 miles
Ferrell Center:   4 miles
McLennan Community College:   6 miles
Texas State Technical College:   9 miles
Cottonwood Creek Golf Course:   3 miles
Earl Harrison House and Pape Gardens:   3 miles
Brazos Park East Boat Ramp:   5 miles
Mayborn Museum Complex:   3 miles
Waco Mammoth National Monument:   6 miles
Magnolia Table:   3 miles
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum:  4 miles
Texas Sports Hall of Fame:  3 miles
Waco Suspension Bridge/Downtown:  4 miles
Cameron Park Zoo:  3 miles
BSR Cable Park:   13 miles
Homestead Heritage:   11 miles
The Dwyer Group:   4 miles
L-3 Platform Integration:  10 miles
Allergan:   6 miles
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest:   5 miles


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Great house, we enjoyed our stay. - (Jan 2021 - Airbnb)

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We had a wonderful birthday weekend at our temporary fixer-upper. A great experience all around. - (Dec 2020 - Airbnb)

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My family and I stayed here for the Thanksgiving holiday. The kitchen is incredibly well-stocked-we were able to cook our entire Thanksgiving meal without needing much of anything we brought from home! It was great to watch the Fixer Upper episode while we stayed and to enjoy the Magnolia grounds, which were not far from the house at all. Definitely recommend staying here for a trip to Waco! - (Dec 2020 - Airbnb)

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It was awesome to stay here! - (Nov 2020 - Airbnb)

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Very clean, close to all of the tourist spots in Waco! - (Oct 2020 - Airbnb)

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Super cute and roomy home. You can watch the Fixer Upper episode of the Giraffe House renovation while you're there, pretty fun. Very comfortable stay, great location close to everything. - (Oct 2020 - Airbnb)

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Plenty of beds to sleep everyone - nice kitchen/dining/baths Could use more comfy chairs in living room. Pretty central location in good neighborhood. Property management super easy to work with. Thanks! 
Date of arrival - September 18, 2020 - (Oct 2020 - Airbnb)

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Great place, fun to watch the fixer upper episode while staying there. Kitchen well stocked to cook!" - (Sep 2020 - Airbnb)

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From pressing submit we had an amazing experience. Property owners were responsive to changes and communicative as the trip approached. The welcome book had detailed instructions and lots of ideas of things the locals/tourists do. The home is beautiful, clean and was perfect hub for a girls weekend away. It was close enough to hussle and bustle but in a quite neighborhood where we enjoyed morning coffee on the porch. Checkout instructions were detailed and easy to follow. Thank you for everything. We will definitely be back! - (Aug 2020 - HomeAway)

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Loved the home. And my family enjoyed being there. - (Jul 2020)

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Thanks for being a great host - great house that really added to the Fixer Upper vacation experience! - (Jun 2020)

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Charming house! - (Jun 2020)

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The house was centrally located and close to everything Magnolia. Worth a little extra money to stay in a real "Fixer Upper" home! - (Jun 2020)

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Beautiful property close to the silos. Well stocked and very clean - (Jun 2020)

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We loved everything about the Giraffe House! A very comfortable home away from home (full of character!) after a long drive! Everything was exactly like the pictures and very well equipped. Very close to Magnolia and other attractions! Great host! The whole process was very smooth! A very memorable trip! - (Mar 2020)

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Great place to stay in Waco. So cool to stay in a 'Fixer Upper' house. Took away some decorating ideas and inspiration! - (Feb 2020)

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We loved it! Thanks!

We loved staying at this house. Loved the location. We could pop over to magnolia any time we wanted. Very close to other activities and restaurants. So fun staying at a house magnolia flipped. - (Feb 2020)

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We came here for a retreat and enjoyed our stay so much. The communication was easy, the space was beautiful, and it was the perfect spot for a couple of days away. - (Jan 2020)

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The Giraffe house was perfect for our girls trip to Waco to experience everything Fixer Upper. It's in a great location, the house is wonderful and we couldn't have asked for more. - (Jan 2020)

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Great host, great house!

Everything about this property was as described! The hostess kept in communication with us and was very friendly. The neighbors were friendly and gave recommendations of places to eat. If you like Italian you must eat at Baris. Delicious! But be sure to bring your own wine or beer, they do not serve it there and welcome you to bring your own. Also, if you like BBQ Viteks is a must. Everything Magnolia is very close. Property was the finishing touch to an amazing trip! Highly recommend this property! - (Jan 2020)

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Charming home with beautiful porch, kitchen, bathrooms, and great backyard for kids. Only 10 minutes to the Silos. Perfect home for family get-together - (Jan 2020)

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The Giraffe House was amazing!

We were in Waco for our son's graduation from Baylor and needed a space to fit the 6 of us. The Giraffe House was comfortable, clean and welcoming. The communication with the Property Manager was minimal because they provided us the information promptly and accurate. Being fans of the show Fixer Upper, it was exciting to sit in the house while watching the episode that covered the house we were staying in. - (Dec 2019)

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Recommend this company and their services/property selection. - (Dec 2019)

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Really enjoyed our stay for my moms birthday mother/daughter trip!

This house is bigger and even more gorgeous in person than it looks in the pictures! The location is PERFECT. You are 2-8 minutes from all the major Waco destinations like Magnolia, Harp Design, etc. The house is super cute, the upstairs bed is very comfortable for anyone who needs a comfy bed. Stunning house! - (Dec 2019)

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We loved being able to stay in a property that Chip & Jo did! Beautiful home. The couch is one of the comfiest I've ever sat on! - (Nov 2019)

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Everything was great abut this house! Everything was clean and we loved all the little touches! - (Nov 2019)

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Wonderful location! Adorable home! - (Nov 2019)

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Waco Vacation Rentals is a great way to go.....go to their website for more details! Friendly hostess. Loved our stay at the giraffe house in Waco! - (Nov 2019)

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Waco rentals does a great job equipping their homes. Great attention to detail. Feel right at home. - (Oct 2019)

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This house was close to everything! We of course went to all magnolia stops and had a wonderful time. We also went to the Cameron zoo which was barely 10 minutes away and very nice. The backyard at this house is perfect, especially if you're traveling with a little one! Check in and out was a breeze. The shower upstairs was super nice. We felt very safe at this house and it was so fun staying in the "giraffe house" that was on fixer upper! Hope we get to come back soon! - (Oct 2019)

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The house was super clean and quaint! We had a great time in the evenings taking advantage of our space playing games and just enjoying the home! - (Oct 2019)

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It was such an amazing experience to be able to stay in the Giraffe House. In addition there was SO much for my son to do. We loved the games, toys, playhouse and playset in the backyard. The house is stunning and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. The Giraffe House was the highlight of our trip. - (Oct 2019)

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Great house for the weekend! We enjoyed our stay. It was clean, quiet and great for a weekend getaway. - (Oct 2019)

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Waco Vacation Rentals Fixer Upper Giraffe House In Waco

What a fun place to stay for a girls trip to see all things Fixer Upper! We were like kids at Disney World! Everything was great. The informational binder was very helpful, and we appreciated the treats left for us. The house was comfortable, and of course, beautifully decorated. It was an experience we'll never forget! - (Sep 2019)

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Amazing accommodation, we knew everything about the Giraffe house prior to our visit. Can't express enough how much we enjoyed our stay. We felt like we all were visiting in our parents Kitchen/Dinning area. We we 8 sister and felt very comfy! Thanks again - (Sep 2019)

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Stay in a real Fixer Upper house! Yes! The Giraffe house was adorable. We walked into a very cool house which was great in this Texas heat. As we made our way into the kitchen we saw a handwritten note welcoming our family with a bottle of wine and sweet treats. We did have an issue with the water heater but the host was very quick to resolve the issues! We had a blast in Waco and will definitely be back. As we were leaving we realized right next door was another cute house done by Chip and Joanna. We would definitely do business with Waco Vacation Rentals/Airbnb. - (Sep 2019)

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Beautiful home and a perfect place for a getaway - (Sep 2019)

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We had a great experience and Waco Vacation Rentals went above and beyond. The house was perfect and so fun to stay in while in Waco. - (Aug 2019)

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Amenities Included


  • Breakfast Not Available
  • Dinner Not Available
  • Lunch Not Available


  • A/C - Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels
  • Washer

Arrival Day

  • Flexible


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo


  • Necessary
  • Recommended

Cleaning / Safety

  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Self Checkin Checkout


  • Television


  • 1 King Size Bed
  • 2 Twin Size Beds

General Amenities

  • 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Air Conditioning

Kitchen / Dining

  • Area
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Room
  • Spices
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports


  • Atm Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Location Type

  • Town


  • Grill


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Smoke Detector


  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Children Welcome
  • Events Not Allowed
  • Long Term Renters
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
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