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Last updated: 07/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We took this old adobe house down to the mud bricks and remodeled it by hand with mostly reclaimed materials into a super cute warm contemporary cottage. It's an 850 sqr ft one bedroom with hardwood floors throughout. There is a woodstove in the front room and a custom-built 12'x4' daybed that can sleep two in a pinch. Great for lounging side by side in front of the fire. A bathroom floor tiled in pennies, handmade cushions, unique textiles and original art give the house a special Marfa style charm. There is one bathroom with a tub & shower, gas heat, a swamp cooler, full kitchen, big closet, covered back porch and a big fenced back yard with a fire pit. The house is just a block south of the Thunderbird Hotel and Capri bar and restaurant, close to everything in town (everything is close to everything).
This house is great for a single person, couple or a close family You can squeeze in a couple more if you're all good friends and don't mind a slumber party. The house is only 850 square feet and has no door on the one bedroom.
Nice neighbors, safe, quiet neighborhood (except for passing trains and peacocks) .
I've provided a list of restaurants, stores and art museums with hours and contact info.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must be 25, please...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Reasonable dogs are fine. Email us to check....moreless

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

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Other (See Description)

    ...moreless

  • Custom built Queen bed. No door on the one bedroom. There is a 12ft. long daybed in the living room that can sleep 1 adult or two kids end to end and is also incredibly comfortable as a snuggle couch. There is also a queen inflatabed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • shower and tub, gas heater, low-flow toilet, on-demand water heater, penny-tiled floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • World-class minimalist art at the Chinati Foundation, peak into Donald Judd's world at the Judd Foundation, amazing stars and dark skies, readings by writers in residence with the Lannan Foundation, Marfa Book Co., Hotel St. George, amazing food and drinks at the Capri, performances at the Crowley Theater, McDonald Observatory, Grilled Cheese Parlor And Museum Of Electronic Wonders, Camp Bosworth's art at The Wrong Store, live music at Lost Horse Saloon and El Cosmico, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, CineMarfa and Marfa Film Fests, margaritas by the fountain at Jett's Grill in the Hotel Paisano, trains whistling through town, Marfa Public Radio, contemporary art at Ballroom Marfa and great opening parties, visiting musicians, Farm Stand on Saturday mornings, handmade boots at Cobra Rock Boot Co., amazing date pudding and great food at Cochineal, beautiful architecture, get anyplace in town by bike, sunset walks along the railroad tracks, birding, art galleries...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    There is a video projector that can be set up to show movies on the window shade. Bring a laptop if you want to use this option. Speakers with amplification also provided and all cables. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    There are a bunch of infant, toddler and kid toys in the closet. Also kid's books....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a fold-up kid's chair in the closet that straps onto a chair....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window AC unit in the bedroom can keep the whole house cool. An evaporative swamp cooler (desert air conditioner) in the kitchen also cools things down and adds much-needed moisture. Ceiling fans ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Please inquire. For an additional small fee, access to the washer & dryer can be arranged....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a yoga mat and some small free weights in the closet...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall-mounted gas heater in middle room and bathroom. When these are kept on low they can keep the whole house cozy....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of good quality blankets, sheets, pillows etc. with designer touches....moreless

  • Living Room:

    A 12 ft. long custom daybed with my own handmade felted wool cushions makes for good lounging. There is also an Eames rocking chair....moreless

  • Parking:

    up to 4 cars can park in front...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Please inquire. For an additional small fee, access to the washer & dryer can be arranged....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    18 MB/second high speed internet. Perfectly fine for streaming movies etc....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    cutest woodstove ever and it cranks heat. wood pile in backyard....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    basic Mr. Coffee and coffee grinder, also there's an Italian stovetop espresso maker, French press and basic plastic cone for pour-overs. Coffee filters provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Le Creuset pots & pans, cast iron skillets, utensils, full set of dishes & silverware, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, good knives, condiments & spices...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, coffee mugs, glasses, wine glasses and cutlery. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Great little kitchen stocked with about everything you would need including basic condiments and spices as well as cooking/eating utensils and cookware, blender, toaster and microwave. Good knives. No dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Vintage Chambers gas stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    basic condiments, spices, baking ingredients, oils & vinegars...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Vintage Chambers gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bikes can be rented from The Thunderbird Hotel or Bizarro Bikes, both a block away on Hwy. 90...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Great covered back porch for hanging out with a hammock. There is a rock fire pit with a fire pan off one end....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    cool Log Cabin cast iron small grill basic hibachi...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$160
$1,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • cleaning fee $75
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

We prefer checks but also accept Visa, Mastercard or PayPal. A signed rental agreement is required. A refundable damage deposit of $150-$400 (depending on length of stay) is also required.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/12/2016
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Location

200 Miles
Nearest Airport
El Paso, Midland
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Padre's--live music, food, games
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Alpine
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cochineal--casual fine dining with a courtyard

Marfa is a mecca for minimalist and contemporary art pilgrims, writers, artists, film makers, collectors etc. It's a small town with big art, a great bookstore, great food, amazing artists and craftsmen and super friendly, interesting people.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: I am a clothing, jewelry & interiors designer and until 2012 had a store in Marfa called Fancy Pony Land. The store featured my clothing, train-squashed penny jewelry and artwork as well as work by artist friends from Marfa and around the country. In 2011 the store was featured in Vogue as one of their 20 favorite stores in 20 cities. The house reflects this artist-made sensibility. We now live in Big Bend National Park, where my husband is a Ranger. We lived in Marfa for 5 years and were super sad to leave the coolest small town in America and some of the world's best people. We come back whenever we can but when we're not there you can enjoy Marfa and the house for us.

Why Marfa, TX, USA:
We fell in love with Marfa after living in the tiny village of Redford (SE of Marfa on the Rio Grande) for 5 winters. It was really the people of Marfa and the good friends we made there that made us want to buy a house. This house was a good cute fixer-upper project for us. Just when we got it fixed up perfectly, we moved!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Marfa is a truly unique town that combines the sophistication and culture of a big city with the sweetness, friendliness and safety of a small town. People look out for one another and there is always something interesting going on. It is a town full of artists, characters and Texas tall tales.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front porch of Fancy Pony Land House

    Front porch of Fancy Pony Land House

  • front porch

    front porch

  • 12ft. long custom built daybed.  Super comfy for lounging or sleeping.

    12ft. long custom built daybed. Super comfy for lounging or sleeping.

  • middle room looking to front room

    middle room looking to front room

  • looking from front room into middle room

    looking from front room into middle room

  • cutest woodstove ever!

    cutest woodstove ever!

  • custom built queen bed with super comfy mattress

    custom built queen bed with super comfy mattress

  • bedroom

    bedroom

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • Bathroom with PENNY FLOOR! 18 hours to glue down, then poured marine epoxy

    Bathroom with PENNY FLOOR! 18 hours to glue down, then poured marine epoxy

  • back porch with hammock, table and lots of chairs. Also a small grill

    back porch with hammock, table and lots of chairs. Also a small grill

  • back yard

    back yard

  • street view, Fancy Pony Land house

    street view, Fancy Pony Land house

  • volcanic rock planter with cactus, local rocks and living rock plant

    volcanic rock planter with cactus, local rocks and living rock plant

  • Front room with 12ft. long custom-built daybed and handmade cushions

    Front room with 12ft. long custom-built daybed and handmade cushions

  • looking from front room into middle room

    looking from front room into middle room

  • middle room looking toward kitchen

    middle room looking toward kitchen

  • We love this woodstove!

    We love this woodstove!

  • bedroom with window AC unit

    bedroom with window AC unit

  • Chambers stove in all its glory

    Chambers stove in all its glory

  • Kitchen table with posters from Ballroom and local events

    Kitchen table with posters from Ballroom and local events

  • penny floor!

    penny floor!

  • back porch with table and chairs

    back porch with table and chairs

  • fire pit area with giant agaves

    fire pit area with giant agaves

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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