About the property
- House1523 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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. Exterior repainted in 2018, now green instead of blue.
City of Marfa Vacation Rental ID: S26
Lauren Fowlkes or Adeline Schowengerdt
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Lauren Fowlkes or Adeline Schowengerdt
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 Fowlkes or Adeline Schowengerdt purchased this House in 2009
Why Lauren Fowlkes or Adeline Schowengerdt chose Marfa
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Bright, cozy, clean
Great house with lots of space for guests. Central to town (two blocks from the courthouse) so you can walk most places. Can’t wait to visit again!
Absolutely enjoyed our stay at this sweet property. Lauren was uber-responsive! The home was perfect for our getaway to Marfa. It's well appointed, and as a bonus, the back yard is nice to hang out in as well. Walking distance to Courthouse and many hot spots.
Marfa quiet, accessible.
Right downtown, walk to everything. Plenty of beds, decent kitchen. Met our needs - we were not there to hang out in the house, but rather explore galleries and museums.
Great location, comfortable and fun.
Four of us had a great time and were very comfortable in the house and enjoyed the garden. Well equipped kitchen (no dishwasher) comes in handy as the few restaurants in Marfa seem to have irregular hours. All the tech (WiFi, sat tv, hvac) in good order. Bath shower faucets could use an update but bathrooms good. Would recommend to others!
Charming. Comfortable. Perfect.
2 Blocks from downtown so there's a good bit a person can do without firing up the automobile. The Overlook Trail (5 miles round trip) is at the end of Austin Street and that's where I jogged every morning and watched the rising sun light up the Davis Mountains in the distance.
But you likely are more interested in the house itself. Our party of 6 adults enjoyed it very much and would book it again without question. The house is clean and the beds are comfortable. Lots of art and style if you like that sort of thing (we do). Ice maker in the fridge--always a good thing in West Texas because you're going to want ice.
When we arrived I was looking for an iron (it was included in the amenities on VRBO) but couldn't locate one anywhere. Sent the owner a text and within 30 minutes a knock at the door and an iron presented. That right there is taking care of the guests. Yes. See "would book it again without question" above.
And so, person reading this, I'd recommend you book this house. Good luck and bon voyage.
Thanks so much for the great review! We'd love to have y'all again.
Nice property and location
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.