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1920's Bungalow Guest HouseEnjoy the flagstone patio, outdoor dining table, and grill
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1920's Bungalow Guest House

1920's Bungalow Guest House

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Gary & Mary Jo is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.

The space

Behind our main home in historic McKinney, we have refurbished a 1920’s arts & craft style guest house. This 570 sq. ft. house has been completely redone inside to now include a living area, full kitchen, bedroom, and full bath. We welcome guests for an overnight stay, or an extended stay over weeks or months. Amenities in the guest house include:
Fully furnished rooms with all sheets, towels, kitchen utensils/dishes, and modern appliances
Heating and air conditioning
A spacious, fully equipped IKEA kitchen that we installed in 2011. New Whirlpool appliances include range/oven, microwave, toaster/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, disposal, and washer/dryer.
Included local TV and Roku (Netflix/Amazon Prime/streaming), secured wi-fi internet access, DVD/CD player, and sound system
A full bathroom
Iron, ironing board & hair dryer
Onsite parking by the guest house, or on the street

Basically, you can walk into our guest house with your suitcase(s), unpack them, and you’re home. We invite our guests to enjoy the flagstone patio and grill between the guest house and our main home. Guests also enjoy relaxing on the spacious front porch of our main home.

We live in the heart of McKinney’s Historic District. In addition to seeing the many older, picturesque homes in this area, we are a short 10 minute walk from McKinney’s Historic Downtown Square. Many of our guests enjoy the variety of restaurants, entertainment, and unique stores on the Square.

McKinney is 30 miles north of Dallas. Access to North Dallas is about a 25-30 minute drive on US75 or new tollways. We are long-time Dallas and McKinney residents, so we can assist guests with directions and suggestions for attractions, entertainment, restaurants, and shopping in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. We will respect your privacy.

Come enjoy McKinney and stay with us in our quiet, relaxed neighborhood.


Air conditioning
Ethernet connection

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


82 Reviews

Kerri User Profile
May 2018
Gary & Mary Jo's cottage was exactly as described, even better! It was the perfect stay for my daughter and I. It was quiet and restful and I loved being able to walk to the historic McKinney downtown. The neighborhood is safe with lots of beautiful historic homes. Gary and …
Joe User Profile
May 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Gary & Mary Jo. Their hospitality was a treat and the cottage was a perfect setting for our stay in McKinney.
Ann User Profile
February 2018
Do not want to give a bad report but I will never stay there again.
Gary & Mary Jo User Profile
Response from Gary & Mary Jo:
The rules in relation to food and drink anywhere but the kitchen area and dining table are clearly stated on our site, and have been so since August of 2017. As for Ann painting, we suggested she rent space at an artist studio near the cottage. She did not do so. We suggested this because we had to replace a set of dishes after her visit in 2017, as the dishes had paint on them that was not removable.
February 2018
Richard User Profile
December 2017
Gary and Mary Jo are wonderful hosts and very responsive to emails. Their guest house is private, quiet, and feels secluded even though the are in the middle of town. They have a private drive so you don't have to park on the street and I found it easy to get downtown as well …
Michael User Profile
November 2017
Was a great place to stay very private yet close to historic downtown
Lynn And Celia User Profile
Lynn And Celia
October 2017
This is at least our sixth stay in the McKinney bungalow. Its our home away from home. Great location. Excellent and attentive hosts. Easy walking to the city square. We totally recommend it. Can't go wrong with this place. Celia & Lynn
Raquel User Profile
October 2017
Gary and Mary Jo were excellent hosts! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in their lovely guest house. We will definitely go back👍👍 it is so close to downtown McKinney and we loved all of the shopping and restaurants the town had to offer. Highly recommend for a weekend getaway wit…

Hosted by Gary & Mary Jo

McKinney, Texas, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Gary & Mary Jo User Profile
90 Reviews
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Gary & Mary Jo is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We enjoy hosting guests in our fully updated 1920's arts & craft-style bungalow. Always enchanted with the historic district, we decided to move to the area after our children were "out of the nest." It is a beautiful neighborhood of older homes and large trees. We …
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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McKinney, TX, United States
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