They say you can't go home again, but this beautiful, historic 112-year-old home in downtown Waco, Texas proves different. Each visitor is certain to fall in love with its charm and handcrafted details of a bygone era. Constructed in a time when people prided themselves on craftsmanship, the beauty and details remain timeless today. The moment you drive up to the property, you will be greeted by a grand front porch with large columns, carved details, and white wicker rockers—perfect for enjoying morning coffee or sipping afternoon iced tea. Once guests step inside, they will be visually treated to handcrafted decor such as the original stained glass windows, transoms, and the original hand-carved fireplace mantel which matches the design in the original stained glass windows. Hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and even a sleeping porch with original glass windows add to the timeless allure. Other timeless details include a clawfoot tub and a pedestal sink marked with the actual date the sink was constructed. This fabulous home started construction in 1907 and was completed in 1910. It has passed through three more families before miraculously returning to a family member—the great-great-granddaughter of the original owners.
Growing up, she had heard many stories of the home and its beauty but was under the impression that it was no longer standing. Then, serendipitously, on her birthday, in the summer of 2019, a long-time family friend called to see if she knew who these people were that built this gorgeous 112-year-old home and had the same last name (maiden) as she. The friend, looking for real estate in Waco, had stumbled across this gorgeous historic home in downtown Waco, within walking distance to the farmers market, the Silos, and Austin Ave businesses. The moment she heard the description of the home, she knew it was her great-great-grandparents! With blessings from her friend, she purchased the home and has lovingly worked to restore the original beauty while adding modern and personal touches throughout the home. Each bedroom has been decorated with a theme or nod to family members, local artists, and friends.
Our home is within walking distance (less than half a mile) of the Magnolia Silos, Bakery, and the new shopping complex. Also close by are Spice Village, the Farmers Market, interesting shops, and restaurants, and about a mile to Baylor's campus. We are also only 15 minutes away from BSR Cable Park.
Fannie's On 5th has been a part of this neighborhood for 113 years and appreciates the relationships we've built with our neighboring residents. Therefore, we kindly request that our guests be thoughtful of our neighbors regarding excessive noise and unruly behavior. Our goal is for everyone to enjoy their stay while being respectful to our neighbors. We ask that you have no large gatherings that exceed the number of guests indicated at the time of booking. If any of our neighbors report excessive noise or unruly behavior, your deposit may be forfeited, and disruptive individuals will be asked to leave the property. Within these respectful parameters, we hope you will enjoy your stay.
We keep a closet locked for supplies and one upstairs bedroom that is the owners. It is not included on the description.
other things to note
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING.
LARGE BALCONY LOCATED UPSTAIRS. NO MORE THAN 12 PEOPLE ALLOWED ON THIS BALCONY AT A TIME.
CHILDREN UNDER 2 NOT RECOMMENDED. WE HAVE STAIRS TO THE 2ND FLOOR WITH LOW BANISTER RAILINGS. THERE ARE ALSO STAIRS TO ENTER THE HOUSE IN THE FRONT AND BACK.
WE HAVE A NARROW ENTRANCE FROM THE STREET. YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE A WIDE TURN WHEN ENTERING THE DRIVEWAY.
NO STREET PARKING. THERE IS AMPLE PARKING BEHIND THE HOME.
KEEP THE VOLUME DOWN AT NIGHT. BE RESPECTFUL, COURTEOUS, AND THOUGHTFUL OF THE NEIGHBORS WHO LIVE HERE. IF ANY NEIGHBORING RESIDENTS REPORT EXCESSIVE NOISE OR UNRULY BEHAVIOR, WE MAY HAVE TO EVICT YOU FROM OUR PROPERTY.
THERE ARE TWO SMART TVS WITH STREAMING APPS AVAILABLE, AS WELL AS CABLE.
WE PROVIDE BOTH A CONVENTIONAL COFFEE MAKER AND A KEURIG WITH PODS.
Occupancy Certificate License: STR000978-12-2020
-washer & dryer
-all purpose cleaner
-Keurig pods and sweetener
-Dishes and silverware
-Living room tv upstairs and downstairs
-smart tvs with streaming apps
-free parking on premises
-security gate to parking
-self check-in key pad