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Best View in Marfa close to town

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2000sf one story architect designed adobe on acreage 2 miles east of town.

Home located in Antelope Hills has an unobstructed view of the Davis Mountains and other peaks. Great location for photographers.

Home is fully equipped and sleeps 4 in two separate bedroom suites. One bedroom has queen size bed the other has two twin beds. A cot is available for a child. There are several patios and courtyards to enjoy the outdoors or you may just want to stay inside and watch the clouds and an occasional antelope go by. Sunsets and the night sky are breathtaking! t

This home will connect you to the unique landscape of the West Texas Plateau.

More Details

Barbara Tennant
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Barbara Tennant

Owners are architects and builder of the property. While new construction in Marfa is a challenging undertaking, the result is well worth the effort.

Barbara Tennant purchased this house in 2005

Why Barbara Tennant chose Big Bend

We fell in love with Marfa on our first visit and traveled back to the town from Houston two weeks later to purchase land and begin our project. The sun is dependable in Marfa. Days are always bright and nights are cool in the summer. The landscape of this area includes broad vistas that inspire artists and photographers.

What makes this house unique

Our home, situated at a highpoint outside of town offers an amazing view of the surrounding plateau. The home is cozy and has everything you may need for a comfortable stay. A Rumford fireplace in the living area adds to the relaxing atmosphere in the winter. The 14' adobe walls keep the home cool and comfortable in the summer months. Sit in the middle of the south courtyard on a moonless night and ponder the Milky Way.


Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Master Bathroom has a large tiled shower, separate W/C and two pedestal sinks. Secondary bath has a tub shower W/C and pedestal sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Master Suite has a queen size bed and a view of the plateau. The adjacent library space has a trundle bed. Master closet is walk-in. There is a stacked washer and dryer in the Master Suite.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
Relax at Marfa View. Regenerate your energy. Many guests who come here do not want to leave the house. They return home well rested and inspired by nature. Others enjoy drives to Big Bend, Fort Davis, Balmorhea and Alpine for the many attractions offered. Of course, Marfa provides a stimulating art scene. A tour of the Chinati Foundation is a must do.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Best View in Marfa close to town
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is my third time staying at Best View and every stay is just as amazing as the last. A great place to disconnect with enough space between neighbors to feel like you're all alone in the desert. The lack of central air/heat is of no concern to me and hasn't affected my stays here in the slightest.

Highly recommend Best View... unless of course it messes with me booking my stays.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for my husband and I. We spent 4 days in Marfa. The house is an easy drive from town and so peaceful once you settle in. Plenty of time to read about the area and history. The views are amazing from the living room. We did not miss not having the tv or wifi. The town of Marfa is charming and has several good restaurants, and you must check out the bookstore in the new St George hotel. The house has a master bedroom with one queen bed which was very comfortable. The other bedroom had 2 twin beds so if traveling with another couple that may not be preferred. Each room has its own bathroom. We loved how the house was decorated, it made you feel at home and the leather sofa and chairs in the livingroom were very comfortable.

We loved the house and would stay here again on our next visit

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and views. very peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and ended up hanging out at the house more than we planned. Sunsets were so lovely to enjoy and the location felt remote, though close enough to Marfa for a quick grocery trip as needed. Bed was comfortable, nice linens and towels. Having a washer/dryer and dishwasher was a plus.

The fireplace was not only fun, but really did warm the house. We enjoyed being able to use it since we were there in February.

Two notes: If you are a coffee lover, bring your own French Press. the coffee maker is not good. Also, the little smoker that is there is cute, but not great at actually cooking, so don't show up with your charcoal ready to cook out. We made it work, but it is not great.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Venue

  • 5 of 5

Our family completely enjoyed our stay. The home is just the right distance from Marfa. We spied many varieties of rabbit so be careful when driving. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A destination versus just a place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is about the 5th year we have stayed at the house and the most time we have stayed on property in all this time. Marfa and the whole area in general is great and has much to offer in terms of the arts, great places to eat and outdoor adventures...all of which we have done over the years. I find the thing I look forward to more each year is the peace and quiet of the house, the amazing views north towards the Davis Mountains and the awe inspiring starry skies at night. We cooked and ate at home each night we were in Marfa; read every magazine, newspaper and book we brought!

The Tennants have a real gem on their hands!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Peace" with a view

  • 5 of 5

I love this place. The view is exspansive, the location close to Marfa is convenient, and the house is well designed and very comfortable. In a perfect world I'd have liked nightstands in the master bedroom that allowed you to read in bed and a guest room more suited to adults (bigger beds) but that doesn't stop me from wanting to come back. This is my second time and I hope to always return to what I call "home"

Thank you Barbara for sharing your lovely space.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Midland, Texas
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Jett's Grill
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Marfa Golf Course
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Alpine, Texas
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 90
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Many of our renters spend the majority of their time enjoying the view and the peacefulness of our location. The sunsets are amazing. The sun rises and sets an hour later than regular CST because we are at the edge of Mountain time. Wonderful place to relax and get away from it all!

Area attractions we frequent with our guests are:

Balmorhea Natural Springs, -swimming and scuba diving

McDonald Observatory, -Fort Davis Star Party

Big Bend Ranch State Park -hiking, photography, wildlife

Big Bend National Park -hiking photography wildlife

Fort Leaton, Presidio

Chihuahua Desert Nature Center, Fort Davis

Museum of the Big Bend, Fort Davis

Chinati Hot Springs

Pinto Canyon Road, drive in truck or SUV recommended


Rates & Availability

Marfa House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Security deposit of $250 and first night's rent, $300 are required to hold the reservation.
Security deposit is fully refundable after inspection of the property.
Rent deposit $250 is fully refundable 2 weeks prior to proposed rental start.
A cleaning fee of $100 is added to the total amount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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