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Great House in Best Location in Town, 3BR 2baths, Sleeps 2-6

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Presidio County Court House from front of house


Last updated: 08/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marfa house description

I purchased my house nine years ago; it was in its original form, only seventy-five years older. Since then, it has been re-done, but it maintains its original charm, with hard-wood floors, tall ceilings and windows, and an interesting layout which includes several adjoining doors to allow the entire house to breathe. It's outstanding feature is its proximity to the beautiul Presidio Couny Courthouse which is, basically, right across the street.

The location is nonetheless quiet as it is on a non-through street. A person can walk to the library or several fine eating establishments within minutes or ride a bike. I call it my 'Hopi mesa' because of the intimacy and convenience of the town which is also very interesting as a center for the arts, music, theatre, and local color!

The yard and patio include several cool sitting areas. It is a xeriscaped yard with regional plants and rocks.

The house includes an interesting library with many refererce books on the southwestern US, art books, good fiction, books on spirituality, and a large selction of Spanish novels and texts, some translated into English.

No one will be disappointed with this charming and comfortable dwelling..

Keywords: Charming, fully updated, 1700 square foot home with one queen size bed, one full, one twin. New matresses. House has great windows wood floors, tall ceilings, tremendous comfort and decorum. The gorgeous Presidio County Courthouse is the view from the sunporch. There is a family of great-horned owls living above the house. For readers, there's a great library; for cooks, a full kitchen that's fun to cook in while friends watch from the stools around the large bar (and help?) There is the possiblity for a well behaved dog or kitty. Fenced yard. Also, garage storage space, one bike and so forth. This is a house to fall in love with, as I did.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Children Welcome:

                The house is fine for grade schoolers. It has not been child-proofed for cabinets and so forth....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs are a possibility. The yard is fenced. No cats...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Large counter in kitchen is a favorite spot to eat, but there's a regular dining area in the front room with a great view of the courthouse....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                This is a fully-stocked kitchen with all required tools and containers for food preparation....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                French press and electric drip, small and large....moreless

              • Toaster:

                Regular and toaster over....moreless

              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Air Conditioning
              • Garage
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • The home is located on the quiet side of the courthouse which is very much like a park; the courthouse is in clear view from the sunporch; it's perfect for morning coffee or dining, and it's very quiet, except for the pair of great horned owls that call at night from above. It is also a great place to throw the frisbee or toss a ball....moreless


                  • Video Library:

                    I have an unusual selection of films and documentaries, inlcuding info about the Marfa LIghts....moreless

                  • Television:

                    I have a ROKU streamer which connects to countless movies and gives TV access. Netflix, etc....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    There is a large selection of CDs plus, of course, Marfa Public Radio!...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • Toys
                  • CD Player


                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There is a lovely patio with a small deck....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Bicycles


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View
                  • Mountain View


                  • Restaurants
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Hiking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Photography
                  • Rock Climbing


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 14 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Regular Rate
                  May 28 - Aug 27, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,200 $2,900
                  Labor Day
                  Aug 28 - Sep 2, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Memorial Weekend
                  Sep 5 - Sep 9, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  Chinati Week
                  Oct 9 - Oct 14, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Nov 26 - Dec 1, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,200 $2,900

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee $40 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 13%


                  We DO NOT charge a cleaning fee!! Instead guests are asked to provide a cleaning deposit check which will be destroyed as long as the dishes are washed up and the linens placed in the laundry. This has worked great for everyone!

                  Prices vary slightly according to how many nights and how many bedrooms. (Rate is lower after 3 nights.) Guests may pay by credit card using VRBO's Paypro service or by check. At least half the cost must be paid to reserve the space and the other half within a month of occupancy. There is a $50 cancelation fee up until 30 days before date. Within 30 days one half of cost unless we rebook quickly.

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                  Last updated: 08/06/2014
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                  Marfa is an arts community and offers regular exciting plays, films, and music. Frequently they are free!! All within walking distance. There are three small, nearby towns that offer similar events and new adventures at a half-hour drive.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: I am a teacher and a traveler. I have had several 'lives' and long to have a couple more which is why I am allowing others to enjoy my house in my absence. I have just completed a book: Let Go of the Rope about the life and times of living here and there, including lovely Marfa.

                  Why the Owner Chose Marfa:
                  This is my 'home.' I love Marfa; but I am a rolling stone. (It doesn't snow very often; but, occasionally.)

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  I adore drinking coffee on the front porch, watching a fabulous sun rise, then hours later, drinking a glass of wine, watching the sun set. Of course, there are other interesting activities in between, and later. It's just a fun house in a fun place!

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: spanish, english



                  • Presidio County Court House from front of house

                    Presidio County Court House from front of house

                  VRBO #384654

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                  $215 - $240 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/06/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                  Speaks: spanish, english
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