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Remodeled 100-year old adobe casita

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 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 Marfa

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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

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4

Nice small house to stay in while visiting Marfa and West Texas

  • 4 of 5

Two of us stayed for a few nights over Thanksgiving. Overall, it's a nice little 1-bedroom house to stay in. The bedroom and bath are small, but the bed is very comfortable, and the decent sized shower had ample hot water. The kitchen area is also small, but workable. We had prepped most of our big meal at home and brought it with us. The stove and fridge are full size, but there's no dishwasher. Hand washing dishes was no problem, though. I'm glad we had great weather while visiting, as we were able to utilize the great back yard. We used the small charcoal grill for cooking some of our big meal, and ate at the larger table on the back patio. It's also a great place to watch the trains as they pass by a few times a day just on the other side of the back fence. The casita is located in a quiet neighborhood fairly close to Marfa's main street, galleries and other prime attractions. It's an easy to walk to the nearby convenience store and a few restaurants. It is a small town after all.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great get away!

  • 4 of 5

This casita is nicely remolded and offers all the necessary convenience a home can offer. Neighbors were friendly. The train can be really loud and tends to drive thru very early in the morning. Loved the dog accommodations. I would highly recommend this cute Home!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Has everything you could ask for

  • 5 of 5

Best place I've stayed in Marfa .... completely stocked with bikes, W/D, great linens n towels, comfy bed, private yard with front n back porches, etc!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Super cute, clean and comfortable little casita! Easy walking distance to town but quiet and private. We loved it and would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect little getaway that felt like home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and cute put together makes for a great Labor day weekend. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

beautiful quaint space with local charm

  • 5 of 5

everything was wonderful! the casita was perfectly stocked with just about everything we needed! loved the cleanilness of the space as well as anything we needed to keep it that way. we were close to everything while still feeling private. wonderful time!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Planet Marfa
"Must Visit! Planet Marfa is an indoor/outdoor patio garden that sells beer, wine and limited..."
Chinati Foundation
"Must Visit! The Chinati Foundation is open to the public Wed.-Sun. Please contact the museum..."
Cochineal
"I have eaten here several times and ordered different items. It has all been delicious."
Squeeze
"Swiss Coffee and Sandwich Shop. An assortment of coffees and Sandwich shop. Open Tuesday-Su..."
Ballroom Marfa
Marfa Lights Viewing Center
"Each time I visit Marfa, I drive out to see the mystery lights. I've been coming here since ..."
McDonald Observatory Visitors Center
"The McDonald Observatory Visitors Center is only 21 miles away in Ft. Davis. It offers dayt..."
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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

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