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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
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


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.

Notice: July 2018 (only) will have a two night minimum. One night stays are welcome other months. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

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 Marfa

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 4.903226 based on 31 reviews
Austin, Texas

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: April 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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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Buck and Camp are awesome and so nice! Their place is quaint, very comfortable and close to everything. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quirky, comfortable and classy

  • 5 of 5

We had lovely stay with Buck and Camp. The location is phenomenal-quiet but within a block or so of just about everywhere you want to go. Faxonia is so cute, the bed was really comfortable, the outdoor shower amazing, and the space decorated with great art. They are wonderful hosts-when our car broke down and we were delayed in arriving they were able to shift our reservation and loan us some tools to fix it! Buck’s little shop, Wrong, has a very eclectic collection of everything and Camp’s studio is filled with creative wonders. Marfa itself is great fun, and staying at this place made the trip. Can’t recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean Casita, nice inside/outside shower, most everything in Marfa walking distance ...

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this rental for one night on our way to Arizona (we were traveling from Central Texas) and for two nights on our way back. Buck was hospitable on our arrival welcoming us to the place.

The location of the Casita is perfect for staying in Marfa. The outside and inside area felt private and was well decorated with exceptional artwork. The outside shower is a nice touch and the weather was right to enjoy it.

Most everything in Marfa is within walking distance from the Casita and the surrounding towns (Alpine, Fort Davis, Presidio, etc) are all less than an hour away.

The bed was very comfortable.

Many amenities were present: plenty of towels, two robes, toilet paper, utensils in the kitchen, refrigerator, etc. Except shampoo / soap wasn't provided other than a very small bar of soap, which we thought was strange.

Overall, it was a nice experience and we were satisfied with our choice.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Your Marfa experience must include a stay at this casita!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Buck and Camp’s casita. The inside is open and light with super cool décor, just the right amount of vintage and modern. There are seating areas for lounging and browsing through their cool Texas art books. The outside courtyard has a nice seating area too, some of it shaded area for the hot summer days, but I enjoyed the sunny spot for the winter day I was there. The detached bathroom is no big deal. Three steps tops and Buck provides robes so even in the cold weather, you stay toasty warm. It’s walking distance to many cool shops, galleries and restaurants so the location is perfect. I totally recommend it and I can’t wait to return someday.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just the best.

  • 5 of 5

Buck and Camp have created an incredibly beautiful, relaxing environment for their guests. The space was simple and perfect; they had everything you would need to enjoy some time away. Even though you are walking distance to everything there is to do in Marfa, you still feel secluded and tucked away. The Wrong gallery is amazing (wish I had taken more time to walk around), and Buck & Camp could not have been more helpful and accommodating. I'm so happy to have found them & their amazing place, and I can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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