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The Casita at Cochineal~ Private Courtyard ~ Heart of Marfa

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Last updated: 07/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Casita at Cochineal is all about comfort, style and convenience. A place where you can dress it up or dress it down as your mood dictates. Upon arrival, enjoy our gift of a bottle of cold Champagne and let relaxation begin! You can choose to cook in, dine out or have dinner catered, by Cochineal, to your own private casita and courtyard for parties of up to 6 persons. Big Bend light invades the space via multiple skylights and picture windows bring in the big sky and outdoors. Decorated with modern furniture, photography and artwork, we have kept the décor purposefully minimal, clean and crisp - like Marfa itself. We look forward to helping you arrange most any adventure you wish! Gliders, Bikes, Mountains and the Rio Grande. With the Chinati Foundation's recent designation as a World Monuments Site, Marfa provides a rare opportunity to explore modern art.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years and above......moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Well behaved children are welcome when accompanied by and adult... The Casita is not child-proofed! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke in the private courtyard......moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We ask for a $25/night fee & a $500 refundable deposit towards any damages (This does not limit any guests damages caused by their pet, just makes the owner more willing to consider them). I will ask that you send pictures of your pet before approving. The deposit will be refunded post-visit & less any extra cleaning fees/damages. In the event the $500 deposit does not cover all cost of such damages, the guest will be liable for the balance....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The sleeper sofa is full-size in the living area....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    The entry to the bathroom is thru the bedroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • If you have questions about The Casita @ Cochineal or want advice on things to do in Marfa & the Big Bend region... e-mail (preferable) or call and we will do our best to accommodate you! Tours: Horse rides, Hiking, Rock Art, Canoeing/Rafting, Geological, Botanical, Historical, Art Foundation/Museum, Observatory/Astrological & others......moreless


  • Games:

    There are cards & board games in the cabinet in the bathroom......moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Available at several local establishments! Lost Horse Saloon, Planet Marfa which is seasonal, Padre's to name a few......moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Seating for 6 in-suite or private courtyard... Cochineal is located on the property and is the best restaurant in town....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Clothes Dryer:

    In-suite, hidden in the bedroom behind the door......moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Though we do not have our own gym... There are several gyms in Marfa that offer day/weekend/week/yearly passes......moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In-suite, hidden in the bedroom behind the door......moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Service for 6 persons, pots & pans, coffee pot, tea kettle, toaster oven, more... If you have specific needs let us know and we will try to accommodate... ...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented in-town......moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Casita has it's own private courtyard... Perfect setting for coffee & the paper in the morning or drinks & dinner in the evening!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Marfa Municipal Golf Course (the highest course in Texas!), Lajitas Golf Resort, Alpine Country Club......moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Trips can be arranged on the Rio Grande, let me know if you wish to explore the options......moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Seasonally, Marfa community center has a pool available for a fee......moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day 2015
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
2 night min stay
Design Marfa Symposium & Tour
Sep 18 - Sep 19, 2015
2 night min stay
Trans-Pecos Festival of Music
Sep 24 - Sep 28, 2015
2 night min stay
Chinati Open House 2015
Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2015
3 night min stay
Marfa Film Festival
Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2015
3 night min stay
New Years 15/16'
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Exit cleaning $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%


Special Events & "parties" (7+ persons) must be approved by the owner and will be subject to additional charge.

Guest is responsible for all other guests actions, damages, payments/fees, exit condition of La Casita, etc...

All catering & services from Cochineal Restaurant, are paid at the time of service, directly to Cochineal & to include a 20% gratuity.

20% gratuity on all additional services.

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Last updated: 07/24/2015
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189 Miles
Nearest Airport
El Paso, Midland/Odessa or Marfa Airport (15min
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Marfa Municipal Golf Course
26.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Alpine, Texas - 26 miles east of Marfa
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 90 (San Antonio Street)
Nearest Restaurant
460 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sante Fe, NM
548 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rio Grande River or Corpus Christi, Texas

Car: Recommended

Marfa is the perfect location to explore the Big Bend or Trans-Pecos region of Texas from. You can have the best of all worlds as Marfa offers world class museums, foundations and non-profits that support the arts, literary, music and live theater. There is always a book reading, play, music, exhibition or event to attend and enjoy. Marfa also has wonderful walks/hikes from your doorstep to the edges of town and beyond on scenic county roads or ranches opened to the locals. If you are into the out of doors, we have the Davis Mountains State Park, Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountains Preserve, Balmorhea State Park, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, soon to be Chinati Mountains State Natural Area & many other adventurous places for ALL levels of adventurer. You can ride in the car and see stunning parts of Texas that qualify for the most beautiful drives in America! So come on out and join us here in Marfa!


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  • Beautiful Courtyard

    Beautiful Courtyard

  • Living area-fold out sofa

    Living area-fold out sofa

  • Kitchen and Back Door

    Kitchen and Back Door

  • In-suite laundry makes an extended stay enjoyable...

    In-suite laundry makes an extended stay enjoyable...

  • Cochineal Courtyard Seating

    Cochineal Courtyard Seating

  • Dining for 6

    Dining for 6

  • Queen Bed

    Queen Bed

  • Cochineal Indoor Seating

    Cochineal Indoor Seating

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