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Remodeled 100-year old adobe casita

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

One bedroom/One bath cozy casita

This 500 sq. ft. casita offers guests the unique opportunity to stay in a newly remodeled 100 year old adobe house with walls approximately 2ft. thick and high ceilings. The remodeling of this one bedroom/one bath casita was completed in August 2014 and is decorated with traditional Mexican and Spanish flavors. The home is equipped with central air and heating and ceiling fans in each room for added comfort. The casita offers full size stainless steel appliances and equipped with everything you will need for gourmet cooking. Bathroom walk-in shower has floor to ceiling tile and beautiful travertine vanity with deep stainless steel sink. Other accommodations include washer, dryer, televisions in both living and bedroom. The casita has a great covered back porch that is just right for grilling and entertaining. The yard is fenced and has mature peach and pecan trees. Street parking is available on site. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Pets are allowed, but require owner approval. Charges may apply.

Mi Casita is located in the western part of Marfa within walking distance of the grocery store, courthouse, art galleries, restaurants and shops. A welcome packet containing information about Marfa is provided. It contains detail information about restaurants, things to do and places to visit during your stay.

Outdoor activities in the surrounding area include golf, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, sightseeing.

More Details

Virginia Platt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Virginia Platt

Although I currently live in Houston, Marfa will always be called 'home'. I attended elementary and junior high school in Marfa. Our family took frequent trips to Big Bend, Presidio and Ojinaga. On several occasions, we viewed the lights, visited the Mc Donald Observatory and Indian Lodge. I have many happy memories of Marfa, especially the friendly people and the delicious Mexican food.

Virginia Platt purchased this house in 1973

Why Virginia Platt chose Big Bend Country

Mi Casita(my tiny home) has been in my family since 1973 and has served as a home for several tenants during the past 40 years. A couple of years ago, I decided to remodel it and use it as a vacation home for family and friends. I travel from Houston three or four times during the year to enjoy the beautiful weather Marfa offers and catch up with old friends.

What makes this house unique

The uniqueness about this property is that the inside buildout was performed by three women, my sister-a USDA inspector, my friend-a school teacher and me-a banker. Before each phase, we sat around and watched You Tube videos. I have a true appreciation for contractors and carpenters after this project. I am in love with Mi Casita.

As my guests, I hope that you feel that this is your home also.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Remodeled 100-year old adobe casita
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Mi Casita. Virginia is a gracious hostess. The home was perfect for the two of us, and our dogs loved the yard! They also appreciated the toys she left for them. Marfa is a great spot to stay in order to see Fort Davis and Big Bend in one trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Lil Casita!

  • 5 of 5

Great, clean, comfortable, well-appointed casita with all the amenities and supplies provided. A large private & fenced backyard that was also very accommodating with a covered patio and comfy chairs in the yard to enjoy a beverage and star-gaze.....even 2 cruiser bicycles (that we didn't get a chance to ride during our short stay.) Very comfy mattress and CD player loaded with CD's! Though I was expecting the town of Marfa to more than it was (low season), this home definitely met our expectations! The owner Virginia was so thoughtful to have welcomed us (remotely) with a bottle of wine, dog toy and detailed information on the local restaurants and attractions! That personal touch goes a long way. Thank you again, Virginia! We will certainly recommend to friends and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend at the Casita!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I (and our dog!) greatly enjoyed our stay at the casita. Virginia left a great welcome bag with info about Marfa and even a toy for our pup (she loved it). We cooked Thanksgiving dinner for the two of us, explored the town, and spent a day in Big Bend during our stay. The house was perfect for the three of us, and the yard was amazing! The trains did not bother us. The internet worked well (we used the Apple TV to watch Saturday football). Overall, it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend a stay here! :)

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Marfa Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. There was nothing we needed that wasn't provided. The property was very clean and in excellent condition. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to Marfa!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A relaxing fall visit to Marfa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay. The house was exceptionally well stocked with essential supplies and many extras. Certainly clean and well maintained. The appliances were new and functioned well. The yard worked great for our small dog. The neighborhood was quite. The train made noise, but I think you can hear that anywhere in town. In late October, the pecan tree in the back yard provided pecans for our pancakes and oatmeal. The Food Shark food truck had fresh Mediterranean food and is within walking distance. Buns & Roses was a nice place for breakfast.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A sweet casita with a quiet backyard and thoughtful surroundings in order to feel right at home.

  • 5 of 5

Virginia's place was such a respit with so many thought out amenities offered.

It was cozy, quiet and just minutes away from the Marfa main strip.

Truly a find. Ill most certainly come back time and again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
183 Miles
Midland International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Marfa Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Amtrak Texas Eagle in Alpine Texas
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
U.S Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles

Marfa is a small town without traffic lights. Most destinations are within a couple of minutes of driving time. Shopping, restaurants, art galleries and bars are within walking distance or bike riding is also preferred option. Marfa is very safe and full of friendly people.

For your convenience, a welcome packet containing information about Marfa, things to do and places to eat will be provided to you.


Rates & Availability

Marfa House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Chinati weekend is a flat rate of $1,200. Marfa Lights Festival weekend is a flat fee of $700. Maximum of 2 guests plus infants at all times. Taxes are not included in rental rate. Check in time: 3:00 pm and Check out time: 11:00 am

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.
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Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has Saltillo flooring, Travertine vanity and floor to ceiling walk-in shower. Bathroom is equipped with towels, hairdryer, soaps and night light and other bathroom amenities.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The Bedroom is styled in warm, rich tones and designed with comfort in mind. The room has a high ceiling. Enjoy a comfy Queen-size bed, work desk with lamp, alarm clock radio, TV and ceiling fan for added comfort. A large closet and chest of drawers with ample storage. French doors that lead to back porch.
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  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

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