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The Casita at Cochineal ~ Heart Of Marfa

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A newly built contemporary one bedroom one bath house with private courtyard

The Casita at Cochineal is all about comfort, style and convenience. A place where you can dress it up or dress it down as your mood dictates. Upon arrival, enjoy our gift of a bottle of cold Champagne and let relaxation begin! You can choose to cook in, dine out or have dinner catered, by Cochineal, to your own private casita and courtyard for parties of up to 6 persons. Big Bend light invades the space via multiple skylights and picture windows bring in the big sky and outdoors. Decorated with modern furniture, photography and artwork, we have kept the décor purposefully minimal, clean and crisp - like Marfa itself. We look forward to helping you arrange most any adventure you wish! Gliders, Bikes, Mountains and the Rio Grande. With the Chinati Foundation's recent designation as a World Monuments Site, Marfa provides a rare opportunity to explore modern art.

More Details

Property Manager
Alexandra Gates
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, All other languages can be translated via google..
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017


Marfa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The entry to the bathroom is thru the bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sleeper sofa is full-size in the living area.
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
If you have questions about The Casita @ Cochineal or want advice on things to do in Marfa & the Big Bend region... e-mail (preferable) or call and we will do our best to accommodate you! Tours: Horse rides, Hiking, Rock Art, Canoeing/Rafting, Geological, Botanical, Historical, Art Foundation/Museum, Observatory/Astrological & others...


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

The Casita at Cochineal ~ Heart Of Marfa
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Great location, very cool

  • 5 of 5

We loved our visit to Marfa. The Casita was in the middle of everything and we walked to the restaurants, and other sites. It was very clean and classy. Everything went very smoothly for our visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern and well-located apartment

  • 4 of 5

Right in the center of Marfa, the Casita is a nice place. Beautifully designed and well-appointed. The restaurant was not open when we were there. Definitely a bit expensive but the location can't be beat for easy access to Marfa.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home base for visiting Marfa! As we soon discovered many restaurants in Marfa are hard to count on without calling hours in advance, so staying at the Casita was perfect because we were always able to get a reservation at Cochineal, right out our front door, whenever we needed, and the food was delicious and the best in town. The Casita is charming and beautiful and had everything the two of us needed, including two wonderful owners, Paul and Tom. We explored the town and area during the day, so the location was perfect for walking around town and coming back for a mid-afternoon snack and siesta. Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marfa issus

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. There were three of us and we were very comfortable. Marfa is one of my favorite places to be and this was an added feature. It felt at home!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Please consider the Castia your home away from home in Marfa...
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Personal Favorite Hands Down!

  • 5 of 5

Location is central to everything! Garrick responds to requests and questions almost instantaneously. The house is simply stated, perfect shaded courtyard to leave the screen door open for fresh air and everything was in perfect condition. Cochineal is hands down the best delivery service ever - they open the gate, knock on the door, set down the service and bring the courses in one by one. If you are even considering, you should have already booked before it is too late.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests and the awesome review! Come stay with us again soon...
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Minimalistic in design with all of the conveniencies and comfort!

  • 5 of 5

The design is minimalistic but the Casita offers all creature comforts. While it is an excellent lodging choice in Marfa (maybe the best), the biggest advantage is being able to order delivery from Cochineal (the restaurant). We placed an order on 2 of the 3 nights we stayed and it was served as if we were in the restaurant. When you have a puppy this is BETTER than room service in a hotel. We had a great stay and will definitely be back when we return to Marfa.

As others have noted there is noise from the restaurant kitchen during the evening but we brought a fan to mask the noise and it worked perfectly.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat, Thanks for the great review... We look forward to your next visit! Garrick
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Nearest Airport
189 Miles
El Paso, Midland/Odessa or Marfa Airport (15min
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Marfa Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
26.1 Miles
Alpine, Texas - 26 miles east of Marfa
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 90 (San Antonio Street)
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
460 Miles
Sante Fe, NM
Nearest Beach
548 Miles
Rio Grande River or Corpus Christi, Texas
Car: recommended

Marfa is the perfect location to explore the Big Bend or Trans-Pecos region of Texas from. You can have the best of all worlds as Marfa offers world class museums, foundations and non-profits that support the arts, literary, music and live theater. There is always a book reading, play, music, exhibition or event to attend and enjoy. Marfa also has wonderful walks/hikes from your doorstep to the edges of town and beyond on scenic county roads or ranches opened to the locals. If you are into the out of doors, we have the Davis Mountains State Park, Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountains Preserve, Balmorhea State Park, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, soon to be Chinati Mountains State Natural Area & many other adventurous places for ALL levels of adventurer. You can ride in the car and see stunning parts of Texas that qualify for the most beautiful drives in America! So come on out and join us here in Marfa!


Rates & Availability

Marfa Cottage Rental Rates

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per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning $70 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Special Events & "parties" (7+ persons) must be approved, in advance & in writing, by the owner and will be subject to a negotiated additional charge...
Unauthorized Events/Parties will be assessed a minimum fee of $1,500 (does not limit guests liability or additional costs)...
Guest is responsible for all other guests actions, damages, payments/fees, exit condition of La Casita, etc...
All catering & services from Cochineal Restaurant, are paid at the time of service, directly to Cochineal & to include a 20% gratuity...
Pets are approved by owner and will require an additional $500 refundable deposit (refunded after exit cleaning is performed) and a $25/night fee...
20% gratuity on all additional services...
Last Minute Rates (when available) are applicable to bookings less than 7 days from arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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