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Fancy Pony Land House

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath artist's cottage (Sleeps 2-3)

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 and Capri bar and restaurant, close to everything in town (everything is close to everything).

This house is great for a single person, couple or a close family You can squeeze in a couple more if you're all good friends and don't mind a slumber party. The house is only 850 square feet and has no door on the one bedroom.

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.

Sorry, no actual pony available.

City of Marfa listing #S30

More Details

Property Manager
Lorna Leedy, owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Lorna Leedy, owner

I am a clothing, jewelry & interiors designer and until 2012 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. In 2011 the store was featured in Vogue as one of their 20 favorite stores in 20 cities. The house reflects this artist-made sensibility.

We now live in Big Bend National Park, where my husband is a 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 Big Bend

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

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.

Amenities

Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 3
  • Custom built Queen bed. No door on the one bedroom. 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 ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • 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., Hotel St. George, amazing food and drinks at the Capri, performances at the Crowley Theater, McDonald Observatory, Grilled Cheese Parlor And Museum Of Electronic Wonders, Camp Bosworth's art at The Wrong Store, live music at Lost Horse Saloon and El Cosmico, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, CineMarfa and Marfa Film Fests, 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, beautiful architecture, get anyplace in town by bike, sunset walks along the railroad tracks, birding, art galleries

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Fancy Pony Land House
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Fancy Pony Land House was charming and well equiped for our stay! We were looking to unwind and enjoy the culture of Marfa. The location was great! We got exactly what we wanted. Can't wait to go back and stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san antonio, texas
5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Great little house. Perfect for two people. Loved the style. Just as described with a nice porch and backyard in a good location, especially if you want to visit Chinati. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay in Marfa

  • 5 of 5

Our thanks to Lorna and Peter for sharing their house with us for a few days. It has everything you need, and was clean and comfortable. The pics show it accurately. We didn't see any AC cooling, but none was needed with the thick adobe walls. Convenient neighborhood; you may hear the train but it didn't bother us and you will hear it almost anywhere you stay in Marfa. Lorna was an excellent hostess, accessible by text and phone and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas, USA
5

Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay. The master bed was particularly comfortable. It's a short walk to all the shops, galleries and restaurants on the main drag. The kitchen is well-stocked and the supermarket is very close (3 blocks).

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

~positive experience~

  • 5 of 5

Property just as expected; conveniently located and fittingly appointed. Owner very responsive, and informative beyond expectations.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Mexico
5

Excellent stay in a sweet and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed Fancy Pony Land house during our trip to Marfa for the Marfa 100 bike ride. Lorna was wonderful. The house was ready for us as expected, and easy to access. The location was great, just a few minutes walk to the Capri, a great spot for drinks and light dinner! We didn't cook at all while there, but appreciated the wonderful vintage stove nonetheless. Everything was walkable or bikeable for us. We brought my husband's bike, and I rented one from BikeMarfa (by the four-way stop sign). The evaporative cooler in the kitchen worked very well. Of course, one has to crack a window to pull the cool air through, and we cracked the bedroom and bathroom windows. Worked great during a VERY warm October. Wi-Fi was very good, we streamed a couple of shows on my tablet. Lorna has an excellent binder with all you need to know and then some. I loved reading about the origins of the art. Don't hesitate to stay here!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
200 Miles
El Paso or Midland
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Capri--dinner, drinks, beautiful garden & bar
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Alpine
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Capri--meso-american food, drinks, garden

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

Marfa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%

We prefer checks or PayPal but also accept Visa or Mastercard. A signed rental agreement is required. A refundable damage deposit of $200 (depending on length of stay) is also required.

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