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5 Star Luxury Ranch Style - Close to Town - Private Outdoor Oasis

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bdrm, 1 ba - Large All New Fully Equipped Kitchen

This home is of the highest quality and comfort in Marfa. The perfect "home base" when visiting the cool minimalist art galleries, venturing out to the Big Bend National Park or taking in a star party at McDonald Observatory, etc.

2 BDRM 1 BA LUXURY - 1,200 sq. ft. one level home offers upscale interior with local art and accessories. Comfortable living room, separate den and two well appointed bedrooms. Home is clean, upscale and nicely decorated. Quiet location near Porters, Capri and just a short distance to downtown. Easy to get everywhere.

MODERN EAT IN KITCHEN - Fully equipped with higher end gas stove and refrigerator with ice & water dispenser. Stocked with every pot, pan and gadget you would need. Elegant dishes, barware and serving pieces for up to 12.

ENCLOSED PRIVATE BACKYARD OASIS W/ OUTDOOR DINING AREA - 7,500 sq. ft. of lush grass, abundant flowers and mature shady trees. Sundeck, covered dining with seating for 4, and a 6-burner gas grill. Tranquil setting with birds chirping and the occasional low rumble of the passing train.

SLEEP WELL - 2 Bedrooms each with queen beds, plush linen and ceiling fans. The master has an antique brass bed frame and both have full closets.

WHITE TILED BATH & FULL SIZE W/D - Fresh, clean and stocked with spa towels, shampoo, soap and hair dryer. Full size W/D & free detergent.

EXTRAS INCLUDED - FREE cable, WiFi, Central Heat & A/C, puzzles, board games and cards, carport parking for two vehicles, parking for RV or Trailer, local and friendly management.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Jesse

I was born and raised in Marfa, Texas and now live on the East Coast with my wife.

Jesse purchased this house in 1967

Why Jesse chose Big Bend Country

This home has sentimental value to me because my parents purchased it brand new in 1967 and raised me, my brother and two sisters here. My siblings and I have all since moved away and I decided to renovate the home because I wanted to keep visiting my home town and to share my house with travelers to the region. The kitchen is special to me because of my memories of my Mom cooking delicious food and the backyard holds fond memories of my dad taking care of the trees, plants and rose bushes.

What makes this house unique

High quality, comfortable furnishings and upscale finishes throughout. This renovation was thorough and no corner was cut. Casa Amarilla has a great kitchen and the backyard is by far one of the best in Marfa.


Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • white tile bath, spa quality towels, blowdryer, soap, paper products, scale
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Bose Radio/CD player, ceiling fan, dresser, writing desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ceiling fan, dresser, clock radio
  • fine linens and closet in each room
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
7,500 sqft, privacy fenced back yard can host events, please inquire for rate.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

5 Star Luxury Ranch Style - Close to Town - Private Outdoor Oasis
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Loved Marfa and the house was lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Great home! We recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was perfect for the weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, and the owners left lots of little hospitable touches that were very much appreciated. Wonderful stay all around!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed staying in our home. We really hope that you will come and visit again soon.
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Beautiful, well-equipped home

  • 5 of 5

La Casa Amarilla is the nicest short-term rental we have ever stayed in. It was immaculately clean with beautiful artwork and antiques. The kitchen was full of high-quality appliances, cookware, and dishes. I really can't think of anything that would make it any better.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the home to your liking. Hopefully, we will see you again when you come back to Marfa. Thank you.
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A Perfect West Texas Getaway: Quaint Casa Amarilla in Marfa

  • 5 of 5

Accompanied by our in-laws, my wife and I headed west from San Antonio for a Thanksgiving weekend adventure in West Texas. We used Marfa as our centralized location to explore Big Bend National Park (2 Hour drive), Marathon, TX (1 hour drive), Fort Davis (30 minute drive) and of course the unique town of Marfa.

We were pleasantly surprised by the home in which we stayed in, the "Casa Amarilla" managed by Jesse Nunez and his wife. The house was perfect for 2 couples and we utilized the TV room for our 5th on a blow-up mattress. The house is fully equipped with kitchen wear, towels, extra pillows etc. A beautiful back yard with outdoor seating compliments the comfortable living areas inside the house. This quite simply was like being at home on the road.

Jesse, homeowner, is very responsive if needed. However, we had everything at our disposal that nothing was needed beyond what the house already provided. Nested just outside of downtown Marfa, this house is the perfect getaway if looking to relax, go out and adventure or simply soak in the Marfa experience.

We highly recommend this property for anyone out there! A perfect 10!


Steve & Sarah

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad that you felt it was "like being at home on the road" because it is important to us that our guests are comfortable. We hope to see you again on your next trip to West Texas.
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Perfect place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Four of us flew out from Atlanta, GA, and stayed over the Fourth of July holiday this year, and this proved to be the perfect getaway. Everything is walking distance, and the weather was temperate enough that we walked everywhere. The house is maybe ten minute's walk from the city square, so you can be in town in no time but it's also very quiet at night when its time for bed. You wake up to morning doves cooing, which is awesome. The house is very spacious, and the kitchen is definitely first rate... we cooked virtually every night. Also grilled out one afternoon using the gas grill, with some newfound friends. Bed was more comfortable than my own back home! Back yard was green, with nice flower beds, and the patio was a great place to just sit around and enjoy the day. The caretaker Orlando personally came over, introduced himself, and made sure that everything was to our satisfaction-- an awesome touch, and I have to say, probably not unusual for Marfa. People here were so friendly that we found ourselves having conversations with locals everywhere we went.

Can't say when, but we will definitely come back to Marfa, and when we do, this will be where we stay. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Marfa and that La Casa Amarilla met your expectations. It is great to hear that you were able to use the kitchen to cook every night and meet new friends along the way. It sounds like you had a great time and we appreciate you choosing to stay at our home.
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Nice accommodations in far West Texas

  • 4 of 5

The house is very well equipped, and very nice through out. It easily handles four adults, but with single bath room your vacation team must coordinate a bit. The hot water tank rebounds fairly quickly (gas water heater) though, so is not much of a problem.

The kitchen is fairly well equipped and the appliances are good. The dish washer was in need of leveling, so the racks readily slide into the room. This is not a big issue, but do be ready for this.

This light dimmers are very nice and allow one to lower the level of illumination in the late evening - - if you are into managing your sleep cycle. If you are into health food, there is actually a small but reasonably well stocked heath food store in Marfa. We had forgot to pack a few items, and were able to find them at this little store. My cell phone (Waze application) guided us right there.

The digital lock on the door works well, but recommend you "test" it after setting the lock to insure that it is actually locked. It takes a couple of uses in order to get the hang of it.

The car port at the kitchen (back) door is convenient when preparing for an outing. It took us 2.5 hours into the Big Bend park each day, and another 2.5 hours back. This is less of an inconvenience than one may think, as outside the park the commute moves quickly along roads that are fairly straight. If you do what we did, by placing ourselves this far away from the park - - don't pass up a good gas station, and be sure to fill up in Marathon before proceeding into the park. A full tank and plenty of water are essential.

I would return to this property and also I would recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about your stay at our home. We are pleased that the house met your needs and that you would tell your friends. ( we will get that DW leveled out - thanks!) Please feel free to come back whenever you would like.
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Nearest Airport
184 Miles
Midland International or El Paso International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Marfa Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Alpine Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
HWY 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Car: necessary

This home is located half a mile from downtown Marfa. Besides the main activities related to Chinati Foundation and numerous art galleries, the area has many outdoor activity options. The McDonald Observatory is a scenic 50 minute drive where star parties are held weekly. Several State and private parks offer hundreds of hiking miles through diverse, local fauna and flora.


Rates & Availability

Marfa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Marfa Film Festival
Jul 12 2017 - Jul 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Marfa Lights Festival
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Chinati Open House
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Base rates includes 4 people, $20 for each additional person per night.
A pet is permitted with approval by Owner for an additional fee.
Please contact Owner with any questions or clarifications.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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