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Remodeled 100-year old adobe casita

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Virginia Platt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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.

Amenities

Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews
5

Beautiful and gracious casita!

  • 5 of 5

Mi Casita is beautifully done and the owner has thought of every detail to make this a "home away from home." We enjoyed having morning coffee and evening drinks on the back porch. Any location in Marfa is convenient, but this was easy to find and close to "town." Virginia was quick to respond through the process and is a gracious host. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Beautiful Casita in Marfa

  • 5 of 5

My wife, young dog, and I loved our stay at Virginia's casita in Marfa. Virginia was helpful throughout the booking process and everything about the rental went smoothly. The yard was quite large and we heavily enjoyed sitting outside on the patio during the relatively cool summer weather. I highly suggest the location of Marfa as well as this adorable rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Very cozy romantic place to just get away!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay!!

Easy access to all Marfa has to offer!

We loved staying here and we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean, tidy well thought out rental with everything you need for a stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a little gem in Marfa. This was our third stay here and we loved it just as much. I find it hard to write this review as I want to keep this amazing place a secret. But the owner really deserves a 5 star review. The home is always very clean and tidy. Has everything you need to cook, plenty of towls and smellies to start you off and a lovely outside area. The welcome card, fruit and wine is beyond kind and makes you feel special. Communication is amazing and the owner responds super fast. This will not be our last time staying here. We have tried other Martha houses but keep coming back here. Thank you once again for making our vacation wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Felt like Home

  • 5 of 5

My grandson and I spent a month at CasaMarfa and loved it. CasaMarfa, has everything you need, the kitchen is well stocked, the living space is comfortable and the bed wonderful I slept like a rock. Also, the air conditioning works well. Loved having a front porch to sit on in the evenings and the table and chairs in the backyard in the morning. CasaMarfa, is a great place to stay, I highly recommend this accommodation. Thanks Virginia, it was great to meet you and Dan and your Mom too.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Every detail thought out...wonderful location...quiet street...lovely in every way...we will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
Cochineal

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.

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Rates & Availability

Marfa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $25

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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