BEAUTIFUL, LARGE VICTORIAN ADOBE HOUSE WITH CASITA

Laura Marcinkowski

Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Laura Marcinkowski

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BEAUTIFUL, LARGE VICTORIAN ADOBE HOUSE WITH CASITA

Marfa House Rental Photos and Description

Property has 4 Bedrooms + 3.5 Baths (Beds for 10 + a pull out couch)

This historic landmark property consist of a main house and a casita.

The main house is 4200 sq feet. Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen with Viking range, butler's pantry, dining room that seats 10+, large living room and full laundry room. There are two bedrooms downstairs, one has two twin beds and the other has a king bed. There is also one full and one half bath. The house has a beautiful front porch for dining and relaxing.

Upstairs is a 1200 sq ft family suite with a king bed, two twin beds and large bathroom.

The Casita has one bedroom with sitting room and full bath. The casita has a refrigerator/microwave and screened in patio.

Both properties are surrounded by a privacy wall yet are located downtown next to the Paisano hotel, the center of activity.

The property may be rented for vacation rental or to host your next event. Weddings are often held here.

Keywords: House, vacation rental, weddings, events, hotel, marfa

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Laura Marcinkowski (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks italian, english

Why Laura Marcinkowski chose Marfa

Interesting community that combines the ranching and art worlds. It is peacefuland relaxing yet something or someone interesting is always there.

What makes this house unique

Meeting people and hanging out with family and friends, visiting art galleries and music venues, going horseback riding, touring west Texas.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Visit this wonderful 100 year old home referred to by the locals as the castle in

the desert. A great place for family and friends to stay or for hosting an event.

Enjoy the unique architecture and furnishings in this one of a kind property.
Jan 2008
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Beautiful, Large Victorian Adobe House with Casita
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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Beautiful, Large Victorian Adobe House with Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160429vb
(281) 333-5512 (Texas, USA)
Marfa Big Bend
Houston, Texas
5

Simply the Best.

  • 5 of 5
We have a group of 6-7 adults and 5-6 kids that have stayed at El Sueno several times over the last 4-5 years. It is a great place for enjoying Marfa. We have logged many hours relaxing on the expansive patio, discussing our adventures at Padre's (which is just a short walk away). It cannot be easy to maintain a house so large in Marfa, but every year we notice improvements (new patio floor, new TV in the upstairs bedroom, etc). There is not enough space provided in these review "write-ups" to list all the things we love about El Sueno, but here are some of them: the lush yard; the casita; the numerous fire places; the giant dinning room with ample seating around the table; the modern stove and all the other necessary kitchen items (notably, a blender); the full laundry room; the arrangement upstairs for having kids on one side and the comfortable king size bed for the parents on the other; the two large bedrooms downstairs; the architecture of the house; the history of the house; the nice lady who lives next door who came by to pay us a visit; the location; the huge sitting room next to the dinning room; and the great hospitality of the owners. El Sueno is a great place to stay.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoy El Sueno & Marfa as much as we do. It is pleasure to share our home with guests like you!
business
Beautiful, Large Victorian Adobe House with Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160429vb
(281) 333-5512 (Texas, USA)
Marfa Big Bend
Dallas, TX USA
5

Great place to Hang out and relax in Marfa

  • 5 of 5
I was pleased by the pictures but even more excited when we got to the house, it was huge and built like a tank. It had a great setting for my friends and I to just hang out on the porch and meet people walking by. Loved the location we could walk anywhere in town or make food at the house. And the beds were very comfortable, most important in my opinion. Perfect for a group, large family or two. Will definitely come back and recommend to anyone going to Marfa!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back again.
business
Beautiful, Large Victorian Adobe House with Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160429vb
(281) 333-5512 (Texas, USA)
Marfa Big Bend
Midland, TX
2

Not Quite as Advertised and Overpriced

  • 2 of 5
This is a large house with plenty of room for people to stay without stepping on each other's toes. The beds are comfy and linens are very nice. Gourmet kitchen? No way. Unfortunately for the owners, people who can afford what we paid to rent both the large home and the casita, probably have gourmet kitchens. This "gourmet kitchen" was a major disappointment. Lighting was equivalent to a cave until property manager came and at least upped the wattage on the 1 light bulb in kitchen. There is a very low wattage florescent strip over sink but it was minimal. Viking range? Quite old, and lord knows when it was last serviced. Oven had multiple hotspots and there was no way to get an accurate temperature reading. Refrigerator was a brand none of us had ever heard of. Anything kept in the back of the refrigerator froze. Not what you want to have happen when you are there to share Thanksgiving with family and friends! Dining for 20? Table and chairs for 8 were what we got. As there were 11 of us that didn't quite work. Televisions? 2 televisions from last century - boxy things one of which did not work at all. There was one flat screen....all 13 inches of it! We had one of our family members bring his 42" HDTV from home so we could watch Thanksgiving football! Upon arrival we had to clean dog poop that was in the area between the main house and casita. Why this was so, we didn't know as the front yard was lovely. All of this would have been almost OK if we were paying much less than we did. For what we paid, it didn't come close to making us as happy as we had hoped to be.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear that the kitchen did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide the best experience for our guests. Based on your feedback we are addressing the temperature of the refrigerator and stove to ensure no hot and cold spots and are increasing the lighting in the kitchen. We do not have a dog on the property and the grounds are carefully looked after so we must have had one wander in. We will make sure the gates are securely closed in the future. In regard to your comment on the price though, the property is actually a much better value than a hotel as it sleeps 10 people comfortably so the cost per person is at a lower rate with different amenities than a hotel can provide.
business
Beautiful, Large Victorian Adobe House with Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160429vb
(281) 333-5512 (Texas, USA)
Marfa Big Bend
5

Five Stars!!!Great property in the best location.Don't let the opportunity to stay here pass you by!

Five Stars!!!Great property in the best location.Don't let the opportunity to stay here pass you by!
  • 5 of 5
I recently stayed at this property and I have to say it was the best experience I have had in awhile with a vacation rental. The owners responded quickly and were very organized with the rental process. The house is perfectly furnished and the location is amazing. We really enjoyed the private porch and courtyard. The happy hours were great!!! The beds have to be the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. I even inquired as to the manufacturer of the beds. The kitchen had everything we could possibly want or need and then some. We loved el Sueno and will return.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful, Large Victorian Adobe House with Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160429vb
(281) 333-5512 (Texas, USA)
Marfa Big Bend
Katy, Texas
5

Wonderful Wedding Venue

  • 5 of 5
Our daughter was recently married in the Marfa area. El Sueno was the center of activity for all of the wedding activities. It was a destination wedding for our guests, so we had the house and La Casita filled with people. We had a young family in La Casita and another in the master bedroom. The other bedrooms were full and we had five guests upstairs. It was a perfect situation for young adults for the weekend. It started with my husband and son putting together a dance floor in the yard on the right side of the house. The left side yard was set up with tables for the reception. Lights were strung among the many trees over the dance floor and the tables. Flowers decorated the tables, the pillars of the house and inside. The inside of the the house with its many beautiful fireplaces and antique furniture lent itself to special pictures. The reception was catered by Maiya's restaurant and the food was delicious. We had a string quartet on the front porch of El Sueno which was lovely. Dancing went on until the middle of the night. The following morning we had a catered brunch cooked by local chef Rocky. He used the large kitchen to prepare his menu and served the buffet on the front porch. My daughter and son-in-law wanted a very personal and intimate wedding. El Sueno lent itself perfectly for the occasion. The description and photos of El Sueno helped us decide to use this location. The owner was very helpful in our planning phase. Other benefits of the location included being next door to El Paisano Hotel. This is where the grandparents stayed and it was so easy to walk back and forth. We had other special dinners for family and friends at Cochineal and Austin Street Cafe restaurants. The meals were delicious. Food Shark is great for grabbing lunch. The people of Marfa are very friendly and helpful. Our guests enjoyed walking around the town and some of us went out of town to look for the Marfa Lights. We will have many happy memories of our stay at El Sueno and look forward to visiting again.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad everything went well with the wedding and appreciate you choosing El Sueno. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
All the best.
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Beautiful, Large Victorian Adobe House with Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160429vb
(281) 333-5512 (Texas, USA)
Marfa Big Bend
Austin
5

Amazing home!!

  • 5 of 5
It is the best place in Marfa! The house has amazing architecture and the owners are fabulous. The decor is amazing!! It is so comfortable I never want to leave! I have stayed there several times and would never stay anyplace else. A must on your vacation destinations!!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$575
$3,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates for the casita are $150 a night 2 night min.
Pay upon booking. We take Visa MasterCard American Express and checks.
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Amenities

Amenities

Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Full Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Full Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Casita Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1/2 Bathroom downstairs - toilet
  • 3.25 2.5 in house, one in casita
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main House #2 bedroom downstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Main House #1 bedroom downstairs - 1 king
    Main House Upstairs #3 Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Casita Bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Pull out Couch (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • library
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shuffleboard
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
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