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Fancy Pony Land House

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front porch, Fancy Pony Land house with giant rosemary!

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Marfa house description

We took this old adobe house down to the mud bricks and remodeled it by hand with mostly reclaimed materials into a super cute warm contemporary cottage. It's an 850 sqr ft one bedroom with hardwood floors throughout. There is a woodstove in the front room and a custom-built 12'x4' daybed that can sleep two in a pinch. Great for lounging side by side in front of the fire. A bathroom floor tiled in pennies, handmade cushions, unique textiles and original art give the house a special Marfa style charm. There is one bathroom with a tub & shower, gas heat, a swamp cooler, full kitchen, big closet, covered back porch and a big fenced back yard with a fire pit. The house is just a block south of the Thunderbird Hotel, close to everything in town (everything is close to everything).
This house is great for a single person or couple but can squeeze in a couple more if you're all good friends and don't mind close quarters. Nice neighbors, safe, quiet neighborhood (except for passing trains and peacocks) .
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Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            must be 25, please...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Reasonable dogs are fine. Email us to check....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • Double/full bed. There is a 12ft. long daybed in the living room that can sleep 1 adult or two kids end to end and is also incredibly comfortable as a snuggle couch. There is also a queen inflatabed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • shower and tub, gas heater, low-flow toilet, on-demand water heater, penny-tiled floor...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • World-class minimalist art at the Chinati Foundation, peak into Donald Judd's world at the Judd Foundation, amazing stars and dark skies, readings by writers in residence with the Lannan Foundation, Marfa Book Co., performances at the Crowley Theater, McDonald Observatory, Food Shark, Grilled Cheese Parlor And Museum Of Electronic Wonders, Camp Bosworth's art at The Wrong Store, live music at Padre's & Planet Marfa, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, CineMarfa Film Fest, margaritas by the fountain at Jett's Grill in the Hotel Paisano, trains whistling through town, Marfa Public Radio, contemporary art at Ballroom Marfa and great opening parties, visiting musicians, Farm Stand on Saturday mornings, handmade boots at Cobra Rock Boot Co., amazing date pudding and great food at Cochineal, fancy drinks and appetizers at Maiya's, beautiful architecture, get anyplace in town by bike, sunset walks along the railroad tracks, birding, art galleries, cute shops, happenings....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                evaporative swamp cooler (desert air conditioner)...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Plenty of good quality blankets, sheets, pillows etc. with designer touches....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                up to 4 cars can park in front...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet:

                18 MB/second high speed internet ...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                cutest woodstove ever and it cranks heat. wood pile in backyard....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Le Creuset pots & pans, cast iron skillets, utensils, full set of dishes & silverware, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, good knives, condiments & spices...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                Great little kitchen stocked with about everything you would need including basic condiments and spices as well as cooking/eating utensils and appliances. No microwave or dishwasher but we do have a toaster and good chef knives....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Vintage Chambers gas stove...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                basic condiments, spices, baking ingredients, oils & vinegars...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Vintage Chambers gas stove...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Great covered back porch for hanging out with a rocking chair and a hammock. There is a rock fire pit and a washing machine barrel for a fire pan off one end....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                cool Log Cabin cast iron small grill...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $150
              $900

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • cleaning fee $75
              • Tax Rate 13%

              Notes:

              We prefer checks but also accept Visa, Mastercard or PayPal. A signed rental agreement is required. A refundable damage deposit of $150-$400 (depending on length of stay) is also required.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/22/2014
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              Location

              200 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              El Paso, Midland
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Padre's--live music, food, games
              25 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Alpine
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Cochineal--casual fine dining with a courtyard

              Marfa is a mecca for minimalist and contemporary art pilgrims, writers, artists, film makers, collectors etc. It's a small town with big art, a great bookstore, great food, amazing artists and craftsmen and super friendly, interesting people.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About: I am a clothing, jewelry & interiors designer and until very recently had a store in Marfa called Fancy Pony Land. The store featured my clothing, train-squashed penny jewelry and artwork as well as work by artist friends from Marfa and around the country. Last year the store was featured in Vogue as one of their 20 favorite stores in 20 cities. The house reflects this artist-made sensibility. This spring we moved to the Grand Canyon, where my husband is a backcountry Park Ranger. We lived in Marfa for 5 years and were super sad to leave the coolest small town in America and some of the world's best people. We come back whenever we can but when we're not there you can enjoy Marfa and the house for us.

              Why Marfa:
              We fell in love with Marfa after living in the tiny village of Redford (SE of Marfa on the Rio Grande) for 5 winters. It was really the people of Marfa and the good friends we made there that made us want to buy a house. This house was a good cute fixer-upper project for us. Just when we got it fixed up perfectly, we moved!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We have wonderful neighbors and a great central location. Marfa is a truly unique town that combines the sophistication and culture of a big city with the sweetness, friendliness and safety of a small town. People look out for one another and there is always something interesting going on. It is a town full of artists, characters and Texas tall tales.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • front porch, Fancy Pony Land house with giant rosemary!

                front porch, Fancy Pony Land house with giant rosemary!

              • front porch

                front porch

              • 12ft. long custom built daybed.  Super comfy for lounging or sleeping.

                12ft. long custom built daybed. Super comfy for lounging or sleeping.

              • Front room looking toward back of house, with Eames rocker

                Front room looking toward back of house, with Eames rocker

              • middle room looking to front room

                middle room looking to front room

              • middle room with Perhacs studio lamp

                middle room with Perhacs studio lamp

              • We love this woodstove!

                We love this woodstove!

              • bedroom

                bedroom

              • Kitchen with beautiful vintage Chambers stove

                Kitchen with beautiful vintage Chambers stove

              • kitchen

                kitchen

              • Bathroom with PENNY FLOOR! 18 hours to glue down, then poured marine epoxy

                Bathroom with PENNY FLOOR! 18 hours to glue down, then poured marine epoxy

              • Shady back porch and desert plants

                Shady back porch and desert plants

              • street view, Fancy Pony Land house

                street view, Fancy Pony Land house

              • volcanic rock planter with cactus, local rocks and living rock plant

                volcanic rock planter with cactus, local rocks and living rock plant

              • Front room with 12ft. long custom-built daybed and handmade cushions

                Front room with 12ft. long custom-built daybed and handmade cushions

              • front room to middle room

                front room to middle room

              • middle room looking back to kitchen, side to bedroom--note no door on bedroom

                middle room looking back to kitchen, side to bedroom--note no door on bedroom

              • cutest woodstove ever!

                cutest woodstove ever!

              • bedroom with rocker, Fancy Pony Land cushions and artwork

                bedroom with rocker, Fancy Pony Land cushions and artwork

              • Fancy Pony Land bandage bedspread and appliqued cushions

                Fancy Pony Land bandage bedspread and appliqued cushions

              • Chambers stove in all its glory

                Chambers stove in all its glory

              • kitchen table

                kitchen table

              • penny floor!

                penny floor!

              • Back porch idyll

                Back porch idyll

              VRBO #433984

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

              $150 per night (USD)
              10

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
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