GREAT HOUSE IN BEST LOCATION IN TOWN, 3BR 2BATHS, SLEEPS 2-6

Marie Blazek

Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Marie Blazek

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GREAT HOUSE IN BEST LOCATION IN TOWN, 3BR 2BATHS, SLEEPS 2-6

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Large, charming house with 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Sleeps 6.

I purchased my house nine years ago; it was in its original form, only seventy-five years older. Since then, it has been re-done, but it maintains its original charm, with hard-wood floors, tall ceilings and windows, and an interesting layout which includes several adjoining doors to allow the entire house to breathe. It's outstanding feature is its proximity to the beautiul Presidio Couny Courthouse which is, basically, right across the street.

The location is nonetheless quiet as it is on a non-through street. A person can walk to the library or several fine eating establishments within minutes or ride a bike. I call it my 'Hopi mesa' because of the intimacy and convenience of the town which is also very interesting as a center for the arts, music, theatre, and local color!

The yard and patio include several cool sitting areas. It is a xeriscaped yard with regional plants and rocks.

The house includes an interesting library with many refererce books on the southwestern US, art books, good fiction, books on spirituality, and a large selction of Spanish novels and texts, some translated into English.

No one will be disappointed with this charming and comfortable dwelling..

Keywords: Charming, fully updated, 1700 square foot home with one queen size bed, one full, one twin. New matresses. House has great windows wood floors, tall ceilings, tremendous comfort and decorum. The gorgeous Presidio County Courthouse is the view from the sunporch. There is a family of great-horned owls living above the house. For readers, there's a great library; for cooks, a full kitchen that's fun to cook in while friends watch from the stools around the large bar (and help?) There is the possiblity for a well behaved dog or kitty. Fenced yard. Also, garage storage space, one bike and so forth. This is a house to fall in love with, as I did.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
Marie Blazek (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks spanish, english

About Marie Blazek

I am a teacher and a traveler. I have had several 'lives' and long to have a couple more which is why I am allowing others to enjoy my house in my absence. I have just completed a book: Let Go of the Rope about the life and times of living here and there, including lovely Marfa.

Marie Blazek purchased this house in 2003

Why Marie Blazek chose Marfa

This is my 'home.' I love Marfa; but I am a rolling stone. (It doesn't snow very often; but, occasionally.)

What makes this house unique

I adore drinking coffee on the front porch, watching a fabulous sun rise, then hours later, drinking a glass of wine, watching the sun set. Of course, there are other interesting activities in between, and later. It's just a fun house in a fun place!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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4.8
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Great House in Best Location in Town, 3BR 2baths, Sleeps 2-6
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
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Marfa Big Bend
Laredo
3

Cleaning Deposit

  • 3 of 5
The home is very lovely. Beds very comfortable. Only thing is..make sure you check on the requirements for cleaning up before you leave. My deposit check was cashed in. Floors were swept, trash taken out, no dishes in the sink, beds striped for cleaning person, towels left in dryer from previous rented were even folded... Hmmm.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I deducted a part of my guests' deposit on the basis of what my housekeeper, who's a pro, told me about the condition of the house. Upon hearing from my guests, I refunded her the balance, taking their word for it. My system of requesting a cleaning deposit rather than charging a cleaning fee has worked well. This is the first time in three years that there has been any confusion. My guests are great and really do pick up a bit before leaving. I regret that these guests felt inconvenienced. No blame here.
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Marfa Big Bend
Commerce, Texas
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
This was our first experience
renting a home and it was great! So much better than a hotel room. This home was cozy and inviting and in a great location. We loved all the pottery, artwork, etc. Thanks, Marie!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the house. I love being there myself, but I am also pleased to know that my guests have a good time and are comfortable in my cool, ole' house. I bet you spent a lot of time in the front room, watching the courthouse and Marfa life go by.
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed staying here for a long weekend. The location was perfect and the house was really wonderful, and so sweetly decorated! We will definitely stay here again! Thank you so much!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Marfa Sty

  • 5 of 5
Great location to stay in Marfa. Home has a comfortable, easy to live in feel. Well stocked with what one needs for a stay. We could feel the loving kindness of this warm wonderful home.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, my house is a charmer. I am so glad that you enjoyed its warmth as well as the beautiful courthouse and Marfa in general.
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Marfa Big Bend
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
When it comes to visiting Marfa I don't think it's possible to find a better place to stay than this. Everything you could want to get to is within walking distance and getting in and out with your car is very easy. The home is also very cozy with everything you need to have an enjoyable time. I highly recomend it.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is indeed a great house; I always hate to leave. Then I get to return! I don't know if I like the great horned owls on the tower, or the view of the courthouse from the porch, or the comfort of the house itself the most. All of them I guess. Anyway, thanks and come back soon. MB
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Marfa Big Bend
Austin
5

Great family gathering!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, 2 boys (4 and 10 yrs), mom, and dog had a wonderful stay at this Marfa home. There was ample room for all of us, and for the boys and dog to spread out. It's a cozy house and served as a warm and welcoming spot to host extended family also staying in town. The kitchen met our needs for cooking family dinners and we enjoyed several relaxed meals on the lovely patio off the kitchen. It's just a wonderful, quintessential Marfa house with space, character, art and in a great location!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am always delighted to know that folks enjoyed my great house. I love it too for the same reasons: classic comforts with just enough pizazz and a great location. Good price too.
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Marfa is an arts community and offers regular exciting plays, films, and music. Frequently they are free!! All within walking distance. There are three small, nearby towns that offer similar events and new adventures at a half-hour drive.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Marfa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Chinati Week
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,400
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,200
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes We DO NOT charge a cleaning fee!! Instead guests are asked to provide a cleaning deposit check which will be destroyed as long as the dishes are washed up and the linens placed in the laundry. This has worked great for everyone!
Prices vary slightly according to how many nights and how many bedrooms. (Rate is lower after 3 nights.) Guests may pay by credit card using VRBO's Paypro service or by check. At least half the cost must be paid to reserve the space and the other half within a month of occupancy. There is a $50 cancelation fee up until 30 days before date. Within 30 days one half of cost unless we rebook quickly.
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Amenities

Amenities

Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Two baths, one with tub, one with shower only.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Actually a good sofa.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
The home is located on the quiet side of the courthouse which is very much like a park; the courthouse is in clear view from the sunporch; it's perfect for morning coffee or dining, and it's very quiet, except for the pair of great horned owls that call at night from above. It is also a great place to throw the frisbee or toss a ball.
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