FANCY PONY LAND HOUSE

Lorna Leedy, owner

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lorna Leedy, owner

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FANCY PONY LAND HOUSE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Marfa House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath artist's cottage (Sleeps 2-4)

We took this old adobe house down to the mud bricks and remodeled it by hand with mostly reclaimed materials into a super cute warm contemporary cottage. It's an 850 sqr ft one bedroom with hardwood floors throughout. There is a woodstove in the front room and a custom-built 12'x4' daybed that can sleep two in a pinch. Great for lounging side by side in front of the fire. A bathroom floor tiled in pennies, handmade cushions, unique textiles and original art give the house a special Marfa style charm. There is one bathroom with a tub & shower, gas heat, a swamp cooler, full kitchen, big closet, covered back porch and a big fenced back yard with a fire pit. The house is just a block south of the Thunderbird Hotel, close to everything in town (everything is close to everything).

This house is great for a single person or couple but can squeeze in a couple more if you're all good friends and don't mind close quarters. Nice neighbors, safe, quiet neighborhood (except for passing trains and peacocks) .

I've provided a list of restaurants, stores and art museums with hours and contact info.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lorna Leedy, owner (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Lorna Leedy, owner

I am a clothing, jewelry & interiors designer and until very recently had a store in Marfa called Fancy Pony Land. The store featured my clothing, train-squashed penny jewelry and artwork as well as work by artist friends from Marfa and around the country. Last year the store was featured in Vogue as one of their 20 favorite stores in 20 cities. The house reflects this artist-made sensibility.

This spring we moved to the Grand Canyon, where my husband is a backcountry Park Ranger. We lived in Marfa for 5 years and were super sad to leave the coolest small town in America and some of the world's best people. We come back whenever we can but when we're not there you can enjoy Marfa and the house for us.

Lorna Leedy, owner purchased this house in 2007

Why Lorna Leedy, owner chose Marfa

We fell in love with Marfa after living in the tiny village of Redford (SE of Marfa on the Rio Grande) for 5 winters. It was really the people of Marfa and the good friends we made there that made us want to buy a house. This house was a good cute fixer-upper project for us. Just when we got it fixed up perfectly, we moved!

What makes this house unique

We have wonderful neighbors and a great central location. Marfa is a truly unique town that combines the sophistication and culture of a big city with the sweetness, friendliness and safety of a small town. People look out for one another and there is always something interesting going on. It is a town full of artists, characters and Texas tall tales.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Fancy Pony Land House
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Marfa Big Bend
Austin, Texqas
4

Comfortable, charming house

  • 4 of 5
This house was the perfect place to stay while exploring Marfa. Our dogs loved the fenced back yard, and we felt safe letting them explore out there. We spent 3 nights in August, which is a hot month. There is a window unit in the kitchen, but the air does not reach the rest of the home. Nights in the bedroom were hot despite the ceiling fan. We loved the old antique stove, but found little free counter space to prepare meals. There is a train that's active nearby (part of the charm), and can be heard from any home in Marfa, so I recommend bringing ear plugs. The owner took great care in preparing a notebook full of information about the area, even including information about the artwork in the home. There was a large walk in closet in the bedroom, which allowed us to store all our baggage. The shower/tub was clean and had good water pressure. I observed bicycles in the outdoor shed that were not accessible to guests - an added bonus would be to allow guests to use bicycles to get around town. Overall, we liked the house and artwork.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Marfa Big Bend
5

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Lorna, it was such a pleasure to stay in your wonderful and elegantly designed and renovated adobe house in Marfa. I wish I could have stayed longer, it was very peaceful and calm. Best, James
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Marfa Big Bend
Austin
5

Great little escape

  • 5 of 5
We loved our weekend in Marfa, and this house was a big part of the fun. The woodstove was the star of the show: great warmth and the glow of the fire made for a wonderful way to end the day after hiking around for hours. We also loved the vintage kitchen stove and burners and the cast-iron cookware for our own meals. The place has real charm! It's tucked away in a corner of town, which we didn't mind at all. We look forward to returning!
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Marfa Big Bend
5

Cozy, clean, well designed

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay here. The house is warmly designed with a sparse modern aesthetic and everything you need to make yourself at home. Lorna and her local house manager responded quickly to fix a minor miscommunication. It takes a while to get the house warmed up but once you do it is cozy. The only suggestion I'd make is for them to add some table or standing lamps to the living room and dining room as the overheads detract from the coziness.
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Marfa Big Bend
Austin, TX
5

Perfect Marfa escape

  • 5 of 5
Fancy Pony Land House is a beautiful place to enjoy Marfa from. Like the town itself, it has an understated simple elegance, serving all needs perfectly while allowing an absolute and perfect leisure. The wood stove is amazing in the winter and all facilities are well-maintained with an artist/designer's eye. Everything you need is here and you are walking distance from all of Marfa's many amenities. The back porch is a restful retreat where you never know what you might see, including a peacock and peahen enjoying their morning scavenging.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Marfa Big Bend
College Station, Texas
5

Marfa Gem

  • 5 of 5
The house is beautifully remodeled, well appointed, conveniently located, and just perfect for my wife, my dog, and me. We liked it so much, we're going back for Christmas!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
200 Miles
El Paso, Midland
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Padre's--live music, food, games
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Alpine
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cochineal--casual fine dining with a courtyard

Marfa is a mecca for minimalist and contemporary art pilgrims, writers, artists, film makers, collectors etc. It's a small town with big art, a great bookstore, great food, amazing artists and craftsmen and super friendly, interesting people.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Marfa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
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$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes We prefer checks but also accept Visa, Mastercard or PayPal. A signed rental agreement is required. A refundable damage deposit of $150-$400 (depending on length of stay) is also required.
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Amenities

Amenities

Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower and tub, gas heater, low-flow toilet, on-demand water heater, penny-tiled floor
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double/full bed. There is a 12ft. long daybed in the living room that can sleep 1 adult or two kids end to end and is also incredibly comfortable as a snuggle couch. There is also a queen inflatabed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
Notes:
World-class minimalist art at the Chinati Foundation, peak into Donald Judd's world at the Judd Foundation, amazing stars and dark skies, readings by writers in residence with the Lannan Foundation, Marfa Book Co., performances at the Crowley Theater, McDonald Observatory, Food Shark, Grilled Cheese Parlor And Museum Of Electronic Wonders, Camp Bosworth's art at The Wrong Store, live music at Padre's & Planet Marfa, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, CineMarfa Film Fest, margaritas by the fountain at Jett's Grill in the Hotel Paisano, trains whistling through town, Marfa Public Radio, contemporary art at Ballroom Marfa and great opening parties, visiting musicians, Farm Stand on Saturday mornings, handmade boots at Cobra Rock Boot Co., amazing date pudding and great food at Cochineal, fancy drinks and appetizers at Maiya's, beautiful architecture, get anyplace in town by bike, sunset walks along the railroad tracks, birding, art galleries, cute shops, happenings.
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