Step from the upstairs suite to the well-lit rooftop deck for an evening cocktail. A fusion of 2 shipping containers, 20' and 40', the interior of this unique home is insulated and paneled in pine shiplap and trimmed in 100+ year old barn wood.
“The Helm is TRULY a wonderful RELAXING place to stay when visiting the Waco area! If you are traveling to this area, you won't be disappointed if you stay here! It's perfect if you want a place out in nature or want to experience a tiny home, and yet just a short drive to be right in downtown. Kenneth and Amanda have thought of everything to make the place accommodating - earning their 5 star rating! The only thing we regret is that our trip wasn't longer - we are already wanting to go back! Some may think the only thing in Waco is the university, but that's not true. There are quite a few things to see - and some wonderful restaurants. With all that can be done on a trip, however, accommodations can make it memorable or miserable. A stay at The Helm makes your trip a memory you enjoy looking back on! Wonderful, wonderful place! Thanks for everything, Kenneth and Amanda!!”
The German Schmear Cottage is tucked away on a quiet street in the Mountainview area. It is centrally located (HEB, Target, and Starbucks are right down the road) and only 10-15 minutes from downtown, the Silos, and Baylor. Once a detached garage, this 400 square foot space is now a cozy, modern living space and is on the property of the main German Schmear (fixer upper) house, which is also a vacation rental. See pictures for more detailed information about the tiny house.
“We wanted a few days away from the craziness of our schedules so we decided to book with Jess and Sara for a few nights of writing and relaxation. The space was such a cute cottage, very modern and fun. Loved the backyard for wine and reading. The cookies were AMAZING. Also, their communication was spot on when we had some wifi issues. Thanks for having us!”
Walk to the Silos and Downtown from the Steps of the Shotgun House This distinctive house, popularized by appearing on Fixer Upper, stands just a block from the Silos and Waco’s vibrant downtown scene. The sunny space contains large windows and beautiful hardwood floors that lead from the front door, past the gourmet kitchen, to your cozy sleeping quarters. Conveniently located near great dining and wonderful shopping opportunities, allows you to take in all Waco has to offer.
“Unfortunately my husband and I had a last minute change of plans and we were unable to make our trip to Waco or stay at the Shotgun house as we had planned. As soon as I was made aware of this extenuating circumstance, I notified Jessie of our issues. She immediately responded with concern and empathy. She was very helpful in the refund process and completely understanding. Although we didn’t get the opportunity to stay at this awesome home or enjoy our mini getaway, I can say that based on my encounters with the owner, they are very easy to work with and we will definitely be booking in the future. Thank you Jessie for all that you did and for working with us during a time when matters are totally out of our control!”