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Great Views, Perfect Getaway! - Big Sky Marfa House

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Marfa House Rental Photos and Description

Panoramic View 4000 Sq Ft, 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 2 Fireplaces

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 Santa Fe style home provide a 360 view of the sights of Marfa. The front yard provides you with a view 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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Ross and Paula Buhrdorf
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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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 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Great Views, Perfect Getaway! - Big Sky Marfa House
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

The Gem of Marfa

  • 5 of 5

This house is the Gem of Marfa...a perfect setting, lots of privacy, beautifully kept and well appointed. We were very comfortable and you could not ask for best Hosts than Paula and Ross. The house had everything you could want on vacation and it was apparent they want their guest to be comfortable. Linens, bedding and towels were fresh and new. These are the extras that set this property apart from the others. If Marfa is in your travel plans, this is the place to get. Tom and Helene Moran

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
250 Miles
El Paso or Midland
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
90

Rates & Availability

Marfa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
XMAS
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
New years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$395
From
$415
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225 + 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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Amenities

Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Main Bath - toilet , shower
    Half Bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king , With a Fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , With Balcony
    The Lair - 1 queen , 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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