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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: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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) .
I've provided a list of restaurants, stores and art museums with hours and contact info.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            must be 25, please...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          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

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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • 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

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Stove:

            Vintage Chambers gas stove...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

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

          • Wood Stove:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Parking:

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

          • Babysitter
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          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

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    18 MB/second high speed internet ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hunting
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  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: 08/27/2014
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                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  200 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  El Paso, Midland
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Alpine
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Padre's--live music, food, games
                  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 - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                  $150 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 08/27/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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