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Austinite Marfa: Beautiful Minimalist Adobe, Walk to Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

100 MBPS Internet, Entire House, Landscaped Yard, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Sleeps 10

Serene 3 bed/2 bath renovated historic adobe home with original hardwood floors. Antique, vintage and modern furnishings throughout. Completely fenced large corner lot is pet friendly and offers 2 outdoor dining areas plus a nice grass lawn. Uplifting, comfortable atmosphere with high ceilings, ceiling fans in most rooms, central a/c and heat. Other features and conveniences include a cast iron sink and claw foot tub with shower, modernized kitchen, dishwasher, Bosch front load washer and dryer, full size refrigerator with ice maker, wifi and hi-def satellite, desk with printer, and 2 indoor dining areas. Walk to almost every attraction in Marfa. Only 3 blocks from the courthouse.

City of Marfa Vacation Rental ID: S26

More Details

Property Manager
Lauren Meader
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Lauren Meader

We began ranching in Presidio County in 2003 and found ourselves spending more time in the region after changing professions and wanted house in Marfa to help break up our long drive from Central Texas. We walked in this house and were immediately drawn to the positive energy of the home and landscaping. The Austinite has become a wonderful place for us to bring friends and family who want to see both sides of our lives in West Texas- the rugged ranch terrain and the charm of Marfa. As we split our time, we wanted to be able to share this wonderful adobe home with others who love Far West Texas as much as we do.

Lauren Meader purchased this house in 2009

Why Lauren Meader chose Big Bend Country

Location! You can walk to almost every Marfa attraction. The historic turn-of-the-century adobe house has been nicely updated blending original period details with modern amenities. The large landscaped and fully fenced corner lot offers space for pets and people to relax and lounge outdoors. The interior is light and calm and comfortably furnished. If you enjoy entertaining, this property also offers great outdoor options.

What makes this house unique

We are repeatedly told by guests that the house has great energy- calm and uplifting. 2 bathrooms! The pond with fountain and goldfish in back yard is soothing and the yard is a great place to drag chairs into and relax. The dishwasher, central air and heat, and quality kitchen accouterments are nice creature comforts not commonly found in Marfa.


Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • East Bedroom En Suite Bath - toilet , shower
    Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • sink, toilet antique cast iron claw foot tub converted with Shower in Full Bath, East Bedroom bath has shower. sink, toilet and shower in Bath 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • West Bedroom - 1 king , flat screen tv with satellite
    South Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds are twin on top, full on bottom, desk and patio.
    East Bedroom - 1 queen , En Suite Bath with shower.
  • One bedroom features (1) King size bed, One bedroom features (1) Queen size bed, Double Beds (2) one bedroom features two sets of bunk beds- twins on top and double beds on bottom, Twin or Single Beds (2) one bedroom features two sets of bunk beds- twins on top and double beds on bottom, Bunk Beds (2) one bedroom features two sets of bunk beds- twins on top and double beds on bottom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
outdoor fire pit, pond with fountain and goldfish


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Austinite Marfa: Beautiful Minimalist Adobe, Walk to Downtown
average rating of 4.7234044 based on 47 reviews
Medina, TX

Great location - perfect spot to enjoy a Marfa weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed walking to dinner and shopping. My favorite part of vacation is sitting around the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and this house has a cozy kitchen for visiting around the table. The beds were super comfortable ensuring a great night sleep. The backyard is an oasis for a relaxing afternoon. While a small thing, plenty of hot water for all six of us. I look forward to a return visit because we didn't take advantage of the fire pit yet!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review! We put a great amount of effort ensuring the Austinite is a comfortable home and I'm glad it suited you. Our family has enjoyed many mornings around the table as well. We'd love to have you back to stoke the back yard fire!
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Nice property and location

  • 5 of 5

4 adults and 3 children stayed here for a long weekend in the July 4th holiday.

The location is great and you're a 5-15 minute walk to anywhere near the Main Street if Marfa.

The layout was perfect for our group b/c there was a room for each of the adults and a bunk room for the kids.

Additionally, there was indoor and outdoor space for sitting around and eating.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Perfect Marfa Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my birthday weekend in Marfa with 6 other girls. It was the perfect house for everyone to spread out comfortably and still have extra room! Only the back bedroom has an attached bath, but the other bathroom was conveniently located off the dining room. We brought two smalls dogs with us and they LOVED the backyard! The koi pond and lush greenery made for a wonderful outdoor entertaining environment. The house is central located within easy walking distance to nearby restaurants and bars. The automated door lock made access easy for all guests. I would definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cool vintage home

  • 4 of 5

House was adorable and location was great but galleries were disappointing and we didn't see the lights :(

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Austinite Marfa was just perfect. We loved the entire place and yard. Our dogs thought they died and went to dog heaven. It was so fun to see them enjoying themselves. We relaxed, read, wrote, watched TV, and visited the cool places in town. We look forward to coming back to this exact place perhaps next Thanksgiving again. The decorations in the home were beautiful and lots of thought went into them. The heat worked well. Having a code to get into the house is smart and easy on the renter and owner. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving weekend with family

  • 4 of 5

The house (and quick response with questions) was perfect for our long weekend in Marfa. The property was accurately presented and comfortable for our group of four. Very close walking distance to the small downtown area, and located in a quiet residential neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
184 Miles
Midland International/El Paso International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Marfa Municipal Gold Course
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Amtrak Alpine Station
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Squeeze Marfa
Car: recommended

Glider Rides at Marfa Municipal Airport, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, Ballroom Marfa, Chinati Foundation, Judd Foundation


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $500

base rate is for 4 guests. Payment must be made in full to reserve. Additional charge of $20/night/guest up to 10. children under age 12 are free, please request a custom quote for this as VRBO does not currently support age based pricing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.