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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: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

 

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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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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 87%
  • Calendar last updated 04/27/2015
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