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La Casa Amarilla (the yellow house) offers the highest quality and comfort to those seeking a peaceful and relaxing visit to Marfa. The 1,200 sq. ft. home has been fully renovated and is situated on a private double corner lot, just a few minutes drive or a short 15 minute walk to downtown Marfa.
The home boasts a large gourmet eat-in kitchen featuring a hand painted light fixture from Europe. There are new KitchenAid appliances to include gas stove, micro, D/W and refrigerator with ice and water dispenser. The cabinets are stocked with every pot, pan, small appliance and gadget you would need to prepare and serve gourmet meals. There is flatware and Mikasa place settings for up to 12.
The main living area is spacious and comfortable with ample seating, perfect for entertaining or a quiet game of cards - several board games, cards and puzzles are already here. There is a separate cozy den off of the kitchen that has a 7ft. couch, stuffed high back chair, stereo/radio, and a 40” TV. FREE cable and WiFi that covers most of back yard is included with your stay. There is local art & accessories featured throughout the house.
Both bedrooms have comfortable queen beds with plush linen and multi-speed ceiling fans. The master has an antique brass bedframe hand crafted by a US manufacture in business since 1855. There is a full closet with lots of hangers, dresser, writing desk, 32” TV and a Bose CD/radio. The second bedroom faces the private backyard and has a chest of drawers, full closet and a clock radio.
The bathroom is stocked with spa like towels, shampoo, soap and hair dryer. Just bring your toothbrush and pack light because there is a full size washer/dryer, too.
The peaceful, enclosed and private backyard is fully landscaped and features flower gardens, a covered outdoor dining area and 6-burner gas grill. You will likely find yourself spending most of your time in the yard, enjoying margaritas or just relaxing on the sundeck or under one of the trees. Colored lights drape the patio area and provide a festive atmosphere for your evening activities. The backyard is a true oasis where the music of many birds and the trees swaying in the breeze. Note that the back area is 7,500 sq. ft. and is perfect for a private event.
The house is fully insulated, but if it gets to warm you have central A/C system to maintain your comfort level. Main entrance to the house is provided under carport, which has room for two vehicles. For larger vehicles such as RV or trailers, parking is provided on west side of house next to carport. Please enjoy your stay.
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This home is located half a mile from downtown Marfa. Besides the main activities related to Chinati Foundation and numerous art galleries, the area has many outdoor activity options. The McDonald Observatory is a scenic 50 minute drive where star parties are held weekly. Several State and private parks offer hundreds of hiking miles through diverse, local fauna and flora.
Year Purchased: 1967
About: The Nunez family had this home built in 1967 and it is where their son, the current owner, was raised and lived until graduating from Marfa High. Many years later, although living on the East Coast, the decision was made to renovate his childhood home so that he and his wife could continue to visit family in friends in Marfa. They wanted to share their love of this home and Marfa with travelers to the region and so decided to make it a Vacation Rental.
Why Marfa: When we travel, we want all the comforts and conveniences of our own home- laundry machines, a loaded kitchen, quality furnishings and outdoor space to dine and relax. So when I decided to renovate my childhood home we made sure the house had all of these features.
The Unique Benefits at this House: High quality, comfortable furnishings and upscale finishes throughout. This renovation was thorough and no corner was cut. Casa Amarilla has a kitchen an epicure will love. No need to worry about the erratic Marfa restaurant hours when you can enjoyably prepare and serve meals at Casa Amarilla.