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Fancy Pony Land House

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorna Leedy, owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 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.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 4
  • 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 ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • 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
  • 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! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Fancy Pony Land House
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
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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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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5

What a gem of a house!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time to stay here. The Fancy Pony Land house is artfully arranged with stylish and comfortable furniture (great mattress, so important!) and artwork. The overall effect is clean and organized but in an unfussy way.

Though the weather was warm during the day, it remained comfortable (window AC in the bedroom). What a pleasure to open up the the house at night and see all those glorious stars! Kitchen has everything you need and enjoyed cooking several meals here, great stove!

Lorna, the owner is super pleasant and accommodating. She has a well-written binder detailing her home and Marfa attractions.

This is a perfect vacation home, close to the center of town to boot. Look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great, cozy house

  • 5 of 5

The Fancy Pony Land House was a great choice for our second trip to Marfa. This time we brought our dog, who was able to enjoy the fenced backyard. The heaters were sufficient to warm the house to a comfortable temperature overnight, just start them early. The house is walking distance to everything in Marfa and is right next to a grocery store if you need anything quickly.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Fancy ponyland house was just perfect. Modern decor yet cozy and inviting. Loved the built in furnishings, blue marmoleum kitchen floor and fun penny bathroom floor. The kitchen is well appointed, the bed is comfortable with nice cotton sheets and nice thick bath towels too. We enjoyed the backyard every evening, what glorious stars! Great central location too. I would definitely stay here again, thanks for everything, Lorna!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved this rental!!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a long weekend here with a friend and our pups. It was a wonderful house, comfortable with lovely decor. Lorna had everything you could need in the kitchen / bathroom. The location was great and the backyard is the best place to hang out!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
200 Miles
El Paso, Midland
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Padre's--live music, food, games
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Alpine
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cochineal--casual fine dining with a courtyard

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

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2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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