|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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) .
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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
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!
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.
Staying here was a fantastic experience overall. Charming, eclectic, tasteful and very comfortable - a wonderful place!! I hope to return soon and highly recommend this house for a couple looking for a stylish base from which to explore all the art Marfa has to offer.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|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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