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Fancy Pony Land House

Sleeps4
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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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.

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.

Amenities

Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please park considerately, so that you do not block our sweet neighbor's driveway.
  • Do not flush baby wipes or wet wipes of any kind. Despite what the packaging may say, they are not flushable and can clog the plumbing.
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 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 ...
  • 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

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Fancy Pony Land House
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
5

Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

This little home had everything you could imagine. It's a cozy home and will stay there again. I didn't want to leave because if felt like I was home .

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Will stay again!!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, quiet, convenient stay! We enjoyed ourselves and relaxed just like we hoped!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spot in the heart of Marfa

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I recently booked the Fancy Pony Land House for our trip out to West Texas. As a HomeAway employee, I look at several properties a day and this home had been on my "favorites" list for months. When we decided we were going to West Texas, I knew we had to stay here.

My boyfriend and I are both film photographers. After five days in the sun lugging around camera equipment, this home was the perfect spot to 'take a load off' and relax. The interior of the home is even cuter in person. The home is cozy, in a great location, and loaded with amenities and features that made our trip easy. We loved watching the thunderstorms roll in from the hammock and truly felt like we were getting an authentic West Texas experience. Lorna is a great host and was very responsive to all our questions.

We will be back to West Texas before long and the Fancy Pony Land house will always be our first choice for home base.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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4

Love the penny floor!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed this home. Everything we needed was included and the yard was great! It's a fun and relaxing space with an eclectic atmosphere. The rental process was easy and Lorna was very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Wedding Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were in Marfa for a wedding and decided to stay at Lorna's Fancy Pony Land House. I will say we didn't spend a great deal of time at the house, but it was walking distance to the wedding reception at the Capri, which was perfect (everything is within walking distance in Marfa, but this was only 1 block away). We enjoyed our stay and made good use of the hammock on the back porch. The weather was perfect for sitting outside and just relaxing. If I had one complaint about the house, it would be the lack of central AC, but the window unit in the bedroom did fine (other than my wife turning it off because of the noise). Overall, the experience was a good one. Lorna was very easy to work with and all the instructions for the house were easy to understand. We'll definitely be back, hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Always lovely -- feels like home.

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Marfa and staying at Fancy Pony for four years. It's like a second home. We'd never stay anywhere else in Marfa. Afternoons spent in the hammock in the backyard are my favorite.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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