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West Texas Artist's Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fun adobe house located at the edge of town for 2-4 guests.

Wifi, fully air conditioned and heated adobe house. Located on the western edge of Marfa this fun place has everything you need for a comfy stay in Marfa. The house belongs to a private chef & art collector who carefully restored the adobe himself.

This house is great for up to 4 people.

1 Bedroom downstairs - Queen bed, sleeps two.

The bathroom is downstairs.

1 Loft bedroom upstairs - Full size bed, sleeps two.

Davis Mountain views from some parts of the property.

Courtyard with a unique, handmade, fun soaking tub. (This is a cowboy handmade tub, not a white shiny porcelain bath tub. It is located outdoors and will require you to dust it out, fill and drain the tub. It is an "ofuro" style tub with both hot and cold water. It is not a community hotel hot tub with seating for 20 people. Small, intimate tub, best for one calm, sane person.)

Escape the event crowds & noise.

Concrete floors and fun art.

You’ll have the best of both Marfa’s: the town's events, restaurants, & music plus the magic of the high desert. While just a short distance from the center of downtown, you’ll be able to escape to spend the evenings stargazing in the back yard or courtyard, or soaking in its cowboy handmade outdoor tub (this is not a white porcelain bathtub. It is handmade, it is outside and will require you to dust it out, fill with great hot or cool water and drain after use.) On cool nights the back patio provides nice sunset views.

The train is an integral part of the town of Marfa. There would be no town of Marfa without it and you wouldn't have the privilege of visiting. You may hear it, you may not. This house is far quieter than most others in downtown Marfa and quieter than two of the four hotels in town.

The house is in a real, very safe Marfa neighborhood that has older and less manicured adobe homes, a cemetery at the end of the street and is "rustically" West Texas - not Beverly Hills.

Inside you’ll find:

WIFI, fully air conditioned for the hottest desert days, fully heated for those cold Marfa nights. Remote control air conditioning at your fingertips, one system upstairs, one system downstairs.

Full kitchen with gas convection range, microwave, concrete countertops, wooden butcher block and plenty of kitchen equipment.

Rain head shower inside full bath.

Lofty ceilings

1 bedroom downstairs with queen bed with comfy sheets and choice of down or fiber filled pillows.

1 Loft bedroom upstairs with a full sized bed with memory foam topper offering fun mountain views over the tops of the studios to the north. If there are extra guests for the upstairs, please take a look at the stair pics. If those extra guests have bad knees, have to use the bathroom all through the night or even suffer from never-ending complaint syndrome, this is probably not the house for you.

Dining room with hand-made dining table also doubles as a great artist space, studio with fine indirect morning light.

Outside you’ll find:

Private courtyard with outdoor soaking tub (please read all descriptions of outdoor tub) & comfy seating.

Well behaved pet and children owners may be discussed for approval.

Due to the recent city wide "burn ban", outdoor fires in the fireplace are prohibited at this time.

WIFI - There is wifi at the house.

(Marfa Hotel Tax ID S44 - Registered)

If you are a chronic complainer, please do not rent my house. If you enjoy being alive and have a great outlook on your upcoming trip, this probably IS the house for you.

More Details

Property Manager
Terry Nowell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2017

About Terry Nowell

I bought an adobe ruin in Marfa in 1997 after locating the run-down shell of a house with the help of some friends. I've worked on it for quite a few years attempting to make it into a super comfy retreat at the edge of town in Marfa.

Terry Nowell purchased this house in 1997

Why Terry Nowell chose Marfa

This rustic adobe artist's space allows you to experience the real feel of West Texas in an extremely comfortable dwelling.

What makes this house unique

Nicely equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, very unique handmade house. We try to keep Big Bend coffee in the house for your use unless you are there for an extended stay.

The house is in a real, very safe Marfa neighborhood that has older and less manicured adobe homes, a cemetery at the end of the street and is "rustically" West Texas - not Beverly Hills.


Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a large shower with great rain shower head.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom - Super COMFY!!
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double , There are steep stairs going to the loft bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Check-in time is 4:00pm and check out is 12:00 noon.


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West Texas Artist's Getaway
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews
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Clean, beautiful, lots of character

  • 5 of 5

An amazing art filled home great for a Marfa visit. We especially loved discovering all of the little surprises that decorate the place. It is on the edge of town a short distance from the main drag. Getting around Marfa is quick as you are never far from anything so this worked fine for us. Great communication and instructions from the owner/manager to top everything off.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having Mason stay in Marfa, from an owner's perspective, was both trouble free and a pleasure. He responded to email communications without delay, he was kindly observant of the house guidelines during his visit and he left the house in great shape when departing. It would be a pleasure to have him visit again at any time.
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Great spot, has everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice space overall. Super unique, and has everything you need to have an enjoyable stay in Marfa. Place is well thought out for the visiting person. House did have WiFi!

We would for sure stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

The ultimate adobe home!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having Jeanne and her friends visit. I would welcome her back at any time in the future.
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay! They only improvement would be to have wifi available.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location, interesting history of home/decor

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Terry's. The location is at the edge of town, with relatively unobstructed views of the morning skies, and easy access to the Eastern part of the town via the back road that runs directly on the side of the house. We enjoyed early morning runs, and late evening walks to catch the sunrise and sunset respectively. We didn't cook much (we availed ourselves of Marfa's many culinary experiments!), but when we did eat at home, it was easy to find whatever utensils etc. that we needed. The loft space offered a great vantage from which to take in a magnificent thunder/lightening storm that happened while we were there, and the ground interior and exterior spaces provided enough seating to host an impromptu poetry/prose reading as well as to watch the day go by. Our girls enjoyed the tub immensely. The elderly neighbor seemed to take a liking for us, and was quite happy to chat and allow our younger daughter to play with his puppy. All in all, a terrific experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Marfa Adobe

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Thanksgiving week and had the most wonderful stay. Terry's home provided the perfect place to explore Marfa and the surrounding area. The home is decorated beautifully, having so much character and well thought out design Terry was wonderful and easy to work with. I found this to be the best place in Marfa to stay. You are in for a real treat staying at this home. It also has a wonderful patio and kitchen.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to give your comments Melissa. It's a pleasure having people like you stay in my house. The fact that you communicate so well, before, during and after your stay and that you left the house is great shape when leaving, all reflect a caring visitor, one any homeowner would be pleased to have visit. Please to come back for another stay some time.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

A 13% local tax will be added to total.
Cancellation Fees do apply to this rental. No rental refunds after 7 days prior to visit.
Check in time 5pm. Check out time 12:00 noon.

Manager'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.