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Newly offered on VRBO, Adobe Chi is an historic, comfortable, light-filled adobe house that will inspire you to write, sketch, read and daydream while you discover the adventures and offerings of the high Chihuahua desert from its front door. The Cortez family lived in Adobe Chi (ch'i) for decades. Ismail Cortez was a magician, and the house has a magical and inviting air. Fresh and simply furnished with wool rugs, original art and cotton sheets, you will instantly feel at home. There are lots of small touches throughout the house that will make your stay the best. The den has a large metal desk for writing and a buttery (memory foam) daybed (2 twin mattresses) for lounging or napping. Plus there are lots of books to peruse from local history to Russian and Italian novels. We also offer games and cookbooks and of course free WiFi. A well-stocked kitchen (again with the little things that real cooks need like good knives, wine glasses and saucepans) is the perfect place to brew a complementary cup of coffee or tea and plan your day. The Get Go grocery is only a block away in case you forget the pesto, chocolate and Barolo. The large bedroom has a comfortable queen-sized bed, large closet, chest of drawers and a desk for you to unpack and pretend you live here. In the backyard by the pecan trees there is a table and chairs for watching the sunset, and in the lovely living room you'll find hardwood floors, a mohair sofa and a 34' HD DVD monitor for movie watching.
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$250
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Marfa has become a mecca for those wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy, congested city living. Without even a stop-light and located three hours from an airport, people who travel to Marfa relish the slow and easy times that await them here.
However, there's more to Marfa than just a peaceful, easy feeling... there's world-class art, music, dining and area attractions not to be missed.
Chinati Foundation: tour this compound (reservations required) which is an old army base turned art foundation with out-buildings showcasing minimalist art by luminaries such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin and more.
Ballroom Marfa - check out their website for their rotating exhibitions that showcase contemporary art. They also host music events in spaces throughout town.
Other orgs to google and learn about prior your arrival for possible tours, shopping or just so you're in-the-know include: Judd Foundation, Marfa Public Radio, Freda, WRONG, Marfa Book Company, MacDonald Space Observatory (star party where you can see galaxies adjoining ours is one of the best experiences of my life), Big Bend National Park, Chihuahua Desert Nature Preserve, Fort Davis Fort, Museum of the Big Bend and so much more. The Marfa Chamber of Commerce is also a good resource and prior your visit you can see what events are going on here during your stay.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: I moved to Marfa in 2009 after being drawn here by a box (as in Judd's), a cactus (as in the cholla) and a Bush (as in Johnny Bush). I'd left my hometown of San Antonio for the West coast and having stayed gone a long time I was rather surprised when the above tri-fecta beckoned me back to my homeland. I now run a performing arts non-profit, make video art and teach acting to uber creative kids. It's a good life. Marfa is full of magic.
Why the Owner Chose Marfa: Adobe Chi called to me for years. I love this house. It was sold to me on a handshake and on my mama's birthday. We live on the same street and are close by if you need anything.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We are on the southeast side of town which is the least developed part of Marfa due to the MacGuire ranch and its huge expanse of land. Adobe Chi is a block from the Get Go, Ballroom Marfa and everything else that is Marfa, however, it's on the edge of town with unobstructed views that go on and on and on...