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Buck And Camp's Casita Smack Dab In The Middle Of Marfa.

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

A Rental For 1 Or 2 Adults With Interest In Art, Fun And Privacy.

Faxonia sits right behind Wrong and resides in the back of the first church of Marfa.

One night stays are welcome. No cleaning fee.

The casita is 450 sq. ft. living space with a built on bathroom just steps from the front door. There is an indoor and outdoor shower with all new brass fixtures. But, EVERYTHING is new. New with the right amount of vintage, art and collecting.

It's in a private location -- it feels like a real secret. The rental comes with a giant outdoor courtyard. The courtyard is a continual changing site as we continue to landscape the heck out of it.

Our first guest said this: "This is where Johnny Cash would have stayed."

Why Faxonia?

In 2001 we visited Dagger Flat at the Big Bend National Park and fell in love with yuccas. It was on that trip we visited Marfa and bought the first church in Marfa built in 1886. We moved to Marfa four months later and one of the first people we met was Gerald Scott. Gerald was a true desert aficionado. He loved yuccas too and knew everything about them. That year for Christmas we purchased three Faxon Yuccas from Gerald. He delivered them and if anyone knew Gerald you knew this was an all day affair. The man was a story teller and had his own pace with everything he did.

We are not sure how it started but Gerald called the Faxon Yucca “Faxonia.” When you Google Faxonia you don’t get a lot of information about it but that’s what he called our yuccas and we have called them Faxonia ever since.

We do not believe there has ever been a truer desert rat than Gerald Scott. We learned about transplanting faxonias, mining geology, art cars and the true love of all desert life from Gerald. He'd stop by our place between runs from Van Horn to Alpine and we'd sit on the porch and talk about dogs, art cars, plants and politics. It was always a surprise to see what he was driving. His appreciation and respect of this desert climate was such an influence on our curiosity in our new home place. And, he had the best turkey call for miles.

We are sad to say Gerald died in 2014. We miss him. He’d be so pleased we have called our special casita FAXONIA.

More Details

Buck Johnston
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Buck Johnston

We are two fun-loving artists living it up in Marfa, Texas.

Camp is a sculptor and painter and his studio is next door.

Buck is a shopkeeper and likes to push pixels around.

We travel a lot, but love sitting in our backyard with a tequila and watching our dogs go nuts.

We painted our house hot pink.

Buck Johnston purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Buck Johnston chose Big Bend Country

We simply had no choice in buying this property. It chose us and it was the most spontaneous decision of our lives. How often do you get the chance to buy a church? Most importantly, we fell in love with the desert.

What makes this apartment unique

We love being centrally located. We can walk to everything. We love owning an old church and all the things that go into a historical structure. We've peeled back the layers and worked to get to the original structure


Marfa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , The bathroom is in its own structure 3 steps from main apt.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Stereo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Buck And Camp's Casita Smack Dab In The Middle Of Marfa.
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Classic Marfa

  • 5 of 5

You can't get more Marfa than this place, from the original local art to two of the original folks who brought cool to the desert--Buck and Camp. They are kind and lovely people who know Marfa and know how to provide a solid experiece. The Casita is just the right size and the outdoor amenities--shower, shade, bbq, etc make this one of the most comfortable stays in Marfa.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We really enjoyed having you two stay. And not sure the place has ever been left tidier! xoxo.
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Marvelous Marfa

  • 5 of 5

Buck and Camp, owners of Faxonia and the oldest church in Marfa, are the coolest, friendliest hosts you will ever surely find. The space was not only decorated so hip, but was very clean and we were feeling so lucky to have found the spot to stay here versus the Hotel Saint George or El Cosmico. Staying at Faxonia felt more homey and by nature of Buck and Camp's hospitality, more home grown and natural to the specialness of Marfa. They gave us tips of stuff to do locally, and extended their community love our way. We can't thank them enough for making our trip so memorable and what it was. I cannot write this stay high enough, 5 stars just doesn't cover it!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: xoxo. You gals are the best and always welcome. Stay in touch with us!
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  • 5 of 5

Faxonia was a great place to stay in a great location in Marfa. The bed was very comfortable which we were so grateful for after driving 11 hours! Owners were nice enough to let us check in at an earlier time. The house has everything you need and we would recommend this place to anyone interested in visiting marfa!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing! If you're coming to Marfa, stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Buck was fantastic. Helpful, generous with her time, and her place is awesome. Every little nook and wall is expertly curated - the Chemex for morning coffee is a great touch!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Adorable and so clean!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little Marfa spot!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cute/funky place!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and quiet: loved hearing church bells and the train; I didn't quite enjoy walking outside 4 steps to the bathroom especially in the middle of the 37 degrees. Thank goodness for those fluffy robes!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pet Fee $50

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