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Adobe Chi -- Artist retreat on quiet street, great amenities, walkable"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Adobe Chi is an historic, comfortable, light-filled adobe house that will inspire and relax you while you discover the adventures and offerings of Far West Texas.

Clean and simply furnished with wool rugs, original art and cotton sheets, you will feel at home. The large bedroom has a comfortable queen-sized bed, large closet, chest of drawers and a desk. There are lots of small touches throughout the house that will make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The den has a large metal desk for writing and a buttery daybed for lounging or napping. There are lots of books to peruse from local history to art and novels. We offer games and cookbooks and free WiFi. A well-stocked kitchen (with the utensils chefs need like good knives, wine glasses and saucepans) is the perfect place to brew a complementary cup of coffee and plan your day, and the Get Go grocery is only a block away.

In the backyard under the pecan trees there are tables and chairs for watching the sunset, and in the living room you'll find hardwood floors, a mohair sofa and a turn-table with plenty of records to play. Sorry, there's no TV.

More Details

Jennie Hamilton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Hablo un poco de espanol
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

About Jennie Hamilton

I moved to Marfa in 2009 after being drawn here by a box (as in Judd's), a cactus (as in the cholla) and a Bush (as in Johnny Bush). I now run a performing arts non-profit, make video art and teach kids. It's a good life. Marfa is full of magic.

Jennie Hamilton purchased this house in 2013

Why Jennie Hamilton chose Marfa

I love this house. It was sold to me on a handshake and on my mom''s birthday. We live on the same street and are close by if you need anything.

What makes this house unique

We are on the southeast side of town which is the least developed part of Marfa due to the MacGuire ranch and its huge expanse of land. Adobe Chi is a block from the Get Go, Ballroom Marfa, The Lumberyard, Do Your Thing Coffee and everything else that is Marfa, however, it's on the edge of town with unobstructed views that go on and on and on...


Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tiled shower, high-quality towels, soap and shampoo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , fold-out cot is also available, please request
  • Hardwood floors covered with a warm wool rug give the bedroom a cozy feeling. Unwind and unpack. Down and wool blankets with lots of pillow options await you on the comfortable, new bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Solid, light-filled adobe haven!

  • 5 of 5

Oh the beautiful morning light! The comfy day bed for reading/daydreaming and napping! A record player w great records! The comfortable bedroom! And reading chair nooks! All within walking distance of terrific music venues and downtown Marfa art scene. Marfa is magical-- u will want to keep coming back! Adobe Chi is a peaceful oasis in the desert. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adobe Chi was a wonderful retreat for me and my husband!

  • 5 of 5

Adobe Chi is a sweet and older cottage with good vibes. My husand and I were very comfortable staying there during our first trip to Marfa! We enjoyed the close proximity to art venues and eateries in town. The casita had everything we needed to make our stay easy and comfortable. We loved that there was no television although there was wifi.

Jennie, who owns the property, was very responsive and flexible with a request we made. I admire her eclectic decorating style too! We would love to stay there again!

Mary Kirkland

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

A perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable, clean and cheerful. The bed is particularly comfortable and the kitchen is well furnished. The house is located in the central part of town which makes it an ideal spot for exploring MARFA.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Great Marfa House

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed staying at Adobe Chi in Marfa. Very convenient location within walking distance of most attractions. The house was cozy and a great place to relax after a long day. Host was easy to communicate with and we had no problems staying here. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fit

  • 5 of 5

This was just what we needed. Located exactly where we needed, it afforded us a central staging point to explore several different intended locations. Quiet, comfortable and appropriately stocked, whenever we were in the quaint house we were able to relax and unwind. I began one of the many interesting novels that Jen has provided. Sadly, I was not able to finish it in our short three day stay, but I am headed to my library so that I can finish it. I would wholeheartedly recommend this location. All prior-to-stay interactions were clear and concise.

Thank you Jen for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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accurate and pleasant adobe house in Marfa

  • 4 of 5

Jennie was very communicative - helpful, clear, and cheerful. Her house was as described - close to everything and comfortable for the 4 of us.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Miles
El Paso or Midland
Nearest Ferry
145 Miles
Big Bend's Boquillas crossing
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Marfa Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrak in Alpine
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Banks of the Rio Grande
Car: not necessary

Marfa has become a mecca for those wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy, congested city living. Without even a stop-light and located three hours from an airport, people who travel to Marfa relish the slow and easy times that await them here.

However, there's more to Marfa than just a peaceful, easy feeling... there's world-class art, music, dining and area attractions not to be missed.

Highlights include:

Chinati Foundation: tour this compound (reservations required) which is an old army base turned art foundation with out-buildings showcasing minimalist art by luminaries such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin and more.

Ballroom Marfa - check out their website for their rotating exhibitions that showcase contemporary art. They also host music events in spaces throughout town.

Other orgs to google and learn about prior your arrival for possible tours, shopping or just so you're in-the-know include: Judd Foundation, Marfa Public Radio, Freda, WRONG, Marfa Book Company, MacDonald Space Observatory (star party where you can see galaxies adjoining ours is one of the best experiences of my life), Big Bend National Park, Chihuahua Desert Nature Preserve, Fort Davis Fort, Museum of the Big Bend and so much more. The Marfa Chamber of Commerce is also a good resource and prior your visit you can see what events are going on here during your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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