The Farm at Shady Acres

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
unit_2255034 | 1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Farm at Shady Acres

Entire home

The Farm at Shady Acres

9.8/10 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
Waco, TX

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHomestead Heritage13 min drive
  • Popular LocationHeart O' Texas Speedway21 min drive
  • Popular LocationWaco Mammoth National Monument27 min drive
  • AirportWaco, TX (ACT-Waco Regional)32 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
1100 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 queen beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Farm at Shady Acres

Family-friendly vacation home in Waco with water park
Welcome to The Farm at Shady Acres! Make yourself at home at this freshly remodeled long time family farm. Shady Acres is located 12 miles from Waco, only 20 minutes from downtown Waco and the Magnolia Silos and 15 minutes from historic West, Texas. Shady Acres offers a spacious 1100 square foot one bedroom home with two queen beds, one bath and a large open concept living/kitchen/dining area. The farm sits on a fenced in 4 acre section of a larger 40 acre farm complete with horses and cows. You can experience amazing sunsets and the tranquility of the country while being just a short distance from the city.

Enjoy all the amenities of "city living" with an extremely well-stocked kitchen with, oven, stove, microwave, refrigerator, Keurig and dishwasher. When not enjoying a meal at one of many local restaurants feel free to make yourself at home and cook up your favorite meal. Enjoy your meal either inside or at the outdoor dining area on the screened in porch. You can wrap up your evening by enjoying a cozy fire in the fire pit.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the laundry room with detergent provided.

The Farm at Shady Acres is perfect for all Baylor sporting events and activities, fans of Fixer Upper, workshops at Homestead Heritage, Westfest and any and all Waco events.

When not out enjoying all that Waco and Central Texas have to offer, settle in with HDTV with the Dish Network, play a board game, cards or dominoes. Or, just sit back and relax and enjoy all that country living has to offer.

Standard Rate: $115 per night

NOTE: Administration Fee is McLennan County 2% tax and 7% Waco Hotel/Lodging Tax. VRBO collects state sales tax only.

No pet fee with approval.

100% refund with cancellation more than 30 days of stay
50% refund with cancellation more than 14 days for stay
0% refund within 14 days of visit ($100 damage deposit will be refunded)
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park.

Property manager

Jim and Carrie Kruse



Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen island
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1100 sq ft (102 sq m)

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Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

The Farm at Shady Acres Waco
The Farm at Shady Acres Private vacation home
The Farm at Shady Acres Private vacation home Waco

About this area


Located in Waco, this vacation home is in a rural area. Homestead Heritage and Waco Mammoth National Monument are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Cameron Park Zoo and Hawaiian Falls. Traveling with kids? Consider Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Mayborn Museum Complex. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Homestead Heritage - 13 min drive
  • Playdium Pool - 19 min drive
  • Hawaiian Falls - 20 min drive
  • Heart O' Texas Speedway - 21 min drive
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Waco, TX (ACT-Waco Regional) - 32 min drive


  • Cafe Homestead / Seminars - 13 min drive
  • Donuts & Kettle Corn - 13 min drive
  • Food Court A - 13 min drive
  • Food Court B - 13 min drive
  • Red Wagon BBQ - 13 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is The Farm at Shady Acres pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Farm at Shady Acres?

As of Dec 9, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Farm at Shady Acres on Dec 11, 2022 start from $125.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Where is The Farm at Shady Acres located?

Located in a rural location, this family-friendly vacation home is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from Homestead Heritage and 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from Playdium Pool. Marlin Branch and Heart O' Texas Speedway are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 48 out of 52 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Excellent

Sara D.
Amazing stay!
Beautiful home and property!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Thomas Y.
Awesome little farmhouse to stay.
House was setup nicely.Reminded of home. It had everything we needed…from farm fresh eggs to coffee. Cozy beds and fresh towels. My wife is a horse lover and she got to pet the horses which is huge for her. Just what we wanted…something out of town, peaceful, and quiet.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Verified traveler
Very Nice Country Getaway
We enjoyed our stay here a lot! It is beautiful country property but still close enough to go do fun things in and around Waco. We only had one issue while staying here, the cable/Internet went out. We contacted the host and he responded very quickly and did his best to solve the problem (cable came back/Internet remained spotty). Also, just FYI, there is a short hallway but no doorway between the sleeping area and the living room area. Just something to keep in mind if you and your companions have different sleeping schedules. These are small complaints for what was, overall, a very pleasant stay at this lovely little house.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Gayle P., Austin TX
Country Living = Happiness
The Farm is a great place to get away and feel like you’re doing a little country living. Green space, animals, and quiet, yet still close enough to find what you need and plenty to do.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Thuy, Arlington
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place to get away from the city and visit some animals!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022