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Adobe Chi -- in Marfa's Backyard, Walk to Everything.

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Last updated: 08/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marfa house description

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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Senior Adults Only Community:

            There are handicap bars in the bathroom and shower....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            fold-out cot is also available, please request...moreless

          • Hardwood floors covered with a warm wool rug give the bedroom a cozy feeling. Unwind and unpack. Down and wool blankets with lots of pillow options await you on the comfortable, new bed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Tiled shower, high-quality towels, soap and shampoo...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is well equipped to make a good meal for yourself. Please ask if you have specific questions as to supplies. If we don't have it, we will try and get it for you....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully equipped with plenty of dishware, serving bowls and utensils. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining table is in the kitchen and can seat 2-6....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas stove....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Old fashioned clothes line in the backyard....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Yoga mat, block and strap...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Video Library:

            The Dollar General offers Red Box videos if you choose to rent a movie. ...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Mini-speakers for your iphone/ipod...moreless

          Communications

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Pecan trees and chef's herb garden...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        The neighborhood is sleepy with artists and old-timers co-mingling. It's tranquil, serene and quiet. Hear frogs in Alameda creek if it rains. And the starry night skies will blow your mind....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Rafting
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Playground
                      • Library
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Basketball Court
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 5 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      April thru August
                      Apr 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $129
                      $850 $1,875
                      Chinati Weekend
                      Oct 9 - Oct 14, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $149
                      $1,000
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $149
                      Holiday Break
                      Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $149
                      $1,000 $2,050
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $129
                      $850 $1,850
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $50
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Tax Rate 13%

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                      Last updated: 08/01/2014
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                      Location

                      200 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      El Paso or Midland
                      145 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Big Bend's Boquillas crossing
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak in Alpine
                      55 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Banks of the Rio Grande
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Marfa Municipal Golf Course

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      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.

                      Highlights include:

                      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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      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...


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, Hablo un poco de espanol
                       

                      Photos

                      • Adobe Chi awaits you.

                        Adobe Chi awaits you.

                      • Living room with wood floors, encaustic art by Lauren Mantecon.

                        Living room with wood floors, encaustic art by Lauren Mantecon.

                      • Playwright Octavio Solis wrote a play here, inspired.

                        Playwright Octavio Solis wrote a play here, inspired.

                      • Lots of light and places to read.

                        Lots of light and places to read.

                      • Thru the kitchen screen door a backyard place to watch the sunset.

                        Thru the kitchen screen door a backyard place to watch the sunset.

                      • Entry table with Year of the Horse batik above Tradescantia pallida.

                        Entry table with Year of the Horse batik above Tradescantia pallida.

                      • We hope to see you.

                        We hope to see you.

                      • Pull-thru drive-way with back studio garage (use not included).

                        Pull-thru drive-way with back studio garage (use not included).

                      • The den doubles as the office and the second bedroom with this comfy daybed.

                        The den doubles as the office and the second bedroom with this comfy daybed.

                      • write your novel or postcard.

                        write your novel or postcard.

                      • Stocked kitchen and the Get Go grocery is a block away for pesto, wine or cheese

                        Stocked kitchen and the Get Go grocery is a block away for pesto, wine or cheese

                      • Vintage curtain and bottle opener for cold beer, Mexican Coke or Topo Chicos.

                        Vintage curtain and bottle opener for cold beer, Mexican Coke or Topo Chicos.

                      • Have a sirloin or salad in the kitchen.

                        Have a sirloin or salad in the kitchen.

                      • Cozy, quiet bedroom.

                        Cozy, quiet bedroom.

                      • Marfa portal

                        Marfa portal

                      • Flowers to welcome you.

                        Flowers to welcome you.

                      VRBO #553263

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                      This listing was first published here in 2014.

                      Date last modified - Friday, August 01, 2014

                      $129 - $149 per night (USD)
                      5

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 08/01/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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