PHOTOS: See Inside Chip and Joanna Gaines' New Waco Vacation Rental, Hillcrest Estate
Chip and Joanna Gaines's Second Vacation Rental Is (Almost) Open for Business!
If your dream vacation involves Southern charm and lots of farmhouse style, get ready to grab a reservation at Chip and Joanna Gaines’ just-announced second vacation rental home. The Fixer Upper stars put their magic makeover touch on every square inch of this pretty pad, dubbed Hillcrest Estate, in their hometown of Waco, Texas. “We definitely kept its old world charm,” Joanna writes in an Instagram post introducting the property.
If you’re looking to book a stay, get ready to act fast: Reservations for September-December 2017 open August 8th at 9:00 a.m., and if it’s anything like their first vacation rental, Magnolia house, it will book up in mere minutes.
The 1903 home boasts 7 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and is completely covered in the Gaineses signature style. “Chip and I had so much fun restoring this old Waco icon,” Joanna says.
The kitchen is the definition of dreamy, and can serve as the perfect backdrop to whip up one of Joanna’s signature recipes.
Snooze in Style
According to their Magnolia newsletter, the home comfortably sleeps 12 and includes a washer/dryer, full kitchen and Wi-Fi.
If the same Magnolia House rules apply to the Hillcrest Estate, guests will have to book the property in its entirety with a 2-night minimum stay. Sunday check-in is not available.
Although we wouldn’t blame the guest who never leaves the comfort of this cozy bedroom, there are a plethora of spots to explore in the humble Texas town.
Open and Airy
“Our hope is that friends and families from all over can make lasting memories here during their visit to Waco,” Joanna continues in her Instagram post.
A deep blue paint, a departure for the well-known lover of white walls, give this chic fireside sitting area a moody feel. Another design departure: Not one board of shiplap is visible in these photos.
The couple’s minimalist design gets an elegant upgrade with matte black fixtures and a flea market-style sign.
For more on the HGTV stars' latest project, visit their website.