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Great Views, Perfect Getaway! - sleeps 2- 10

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Panoramic View 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 2 Fireplaces- sleeps 2 up to 10.

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a relaxing family vacation. Our slice of heaven is the best place to enjoy all the sights that West Texas has to offer. The windows of our adobe home provide a 360 view of the sights of Marfa. The front yard provides you with a vista of the iconic town, while the backyard provides a beautiful view of the majestic Davis mountains and the sweeping prairie. Our place is just perfect to get out and enjoy the many parks of West Texas or to stay in and relax in the beauty of the surrounding area. Our home is equipped with a state of the art kitchen, featuring a Wolfe range and a Subzero fridge, a basement home entertainment center with surround sound and luxurious bathrooms, featuring a Kolher 'Tea for Two' tub and a two person walk in rain shower. The home features two fireplaces on the main floor, one in the Master bedroom and one in the living room. The master bedroom faces the west and is the prefect place to sit by the fireplace and watch the sunset while the front two bedrooms have balcony access that make for great places to take in an early sunrise. Both the front yard and backyard feature spacious porches, which coupled with the Dark Skies initiative makes for excellent star gazing.

Ross and Paula Buhrdorf
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Ross and Paula Buhrdorf

Long time Vacation Rental Owners. We finally purchased a place the mountains of West Texas. We found it to be the perfect place to getaway, relax and unwind under the big Texas sky. Come visit Marfa and find out what all the talk is about.

Ross and Paula Buhrdorf purchased this house in 2012

Why Ross and Paula Buhrdorf chose Big Bend

We have fallen in love with West Texas and Marfa. This is a recently built house with all the modern conveniences and comforts and the location simply can't be beat! it's quiet and relaxed -just what the doctor ordered to unwind.

What makes this house unique

This house has great views of the mountains and is perfect for 2 and big enough for the whole family. It is also close to all of the stunning attractions that West Texas has to offer and is a great place get away from city life.


Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Main Bath - toilet , shower
    Half Bath - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , With a Fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With Balcony
    The Lair - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
We do not/ will not accommodate parties. To host an event will result in forfeiture of your reservation and you will be required to leave the premises.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Great Views, Perfect Getaway! - sleeps 2- 10
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great house for our stay in Marfa. Very comfortable in a beautiful landscape. Good wifi, fully stocked kitchen, and generous living areas. Would book again for sure!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is absolutely enchanting.

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely enchanting and true to West Texas beauty. Its porches allow for sun in the morning when you want a little heat on your toes and coffee in your hands, and a cool, shady breeze in the evening with a sunset view when you're holding a cold one. The amenities are perfect; nothing missing that we needed. The bedrooms are comfortable and the sheets and towels are heavenly. We had three kids and three adults and fit perfectly. The boys (two of them) loved the "hideout cellar" and spent a fair amount of time down there. Our daughter browsed the plentiful art books, and we all spent time in the wonderfully comfy sitting room, thoughtfully stocked with soft pillows and blankets to offset the soft, cushy, but naturally chilled leather sofa cushions. Town is a good walk away past the high-school, which makes the Marfa street glow diminish for unreal star-gazing. And we caught a Marfa High School six-man football game for a true Friday Night Lights experience in small town West Texas. It was an enchanting stay. I would go back in one heart-beat.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a ball! The home was comfortable, spacious and very cool. Well-stocked kitchen with top-notch appliances and cooking gear. Lots of table space to play cards and games as well as couch/comfy chair space for lounging and visiting. Master bath is beautiful! Beds and linens/towels were comfy and nice. The back porch was heavenly--even though you are in a neighborhood, you definitely have privacy as the home backs up to a large field. Paula was wonderful and gave us lots of tips about the area. A wonderful weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house -- beware of the fine print!

  • 3 of 5

Big Sky Marfa is a very nice and spacious house -- beautiful views, well appointed and comfortable. Our family rented the house in July for a wedding in Marfa. (Screens on the windows would be nice, so the cool evenings could be enjoyed! As it is, you have to keep the house totally closed up to prevent insects from getting in.)

It would have been very helpful to have the owner’s list of rules printed and posted in the house instead of in an email that was sent last November. Neither our second home in Mexico, nor properties we have rented through other agencies have a policy that the kitchen must be cleaned and the trash removed from the premises, so a reminder list would have been most helpful! The owner's extremely rude phone call regarding dishes left in the sink was the only negative experience of an otherwise fabulous wedding weekend in Marfa. We dealt with many venues in Marfa including hotels, event spaces and other rental homes that our friends were staying in, and this experience makes me very reluctant to ever rent with Home Away again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I ask that all of my guests send written confirmation that they have read and agree to the terms of the rental agreement which includes the expectations for the care of the house before I proceed with a booking. I do this to avoid this type of situation occurring. I also asked all guests to call with any questions or concerns at any time so that I can be reached if there were any issues they may encounter during their stay. Further all guests have a copy of this rental agreement that they have agreed in writing to abide by in their home away portal. Having utilized either of these options would have avoided any confusion as to the details of what they had agreed to do. Also to address the sink of dirty dishes – the guest was sent photos documenting the entire counter and sink full of dirty dishes as well as the three bath towels that had to be replaced due to make up stains.
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Total comfort and beauty at the edge of the world

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious, well-appointed and livable house. Everything you need is at your fingertips. The owners must be cool and quirky to judge from the art collection. We felt completely at home from the moment we walked in, yet it was an upgraded version of our lives. The linens, furnishings and fixtures are all top of the line and super comfortable. It's at the very edge of Marfa in an interesting neighborhood, and walking around we felt like we were visiting a slightly different planet than Earth. Marfa and the big Texas sky are just that unique. Yet great dining and diversions are just minutes away. Our visit was fun and relaxing and we couldn't recommend this house more highly.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at the Big Sky Marfa House. The views off the back porch were breathtaking, and there was so much space for all 4 of us that stayed there. Not only were there plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, but all of the common space (especially the kitchen!) was expansive and accommodating. It was tucked away in the back corner of a neighborhood, up against the desert, without another building in view directly behind the house. We loved it and would stay again without question.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
250 Miles
El Paso or Midland
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles


Rates & Availability

Marfa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
fourth of july
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
labor day
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Sep 20 2017 - Oct 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
winter holidays
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
new year's eve
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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