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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Marfa

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:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Fancy Pony Land House
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
Dallas texas
5

A Peaceful Gem in a Corky and Fabulous town

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the afternoon. We had no idea what to expect after such a long drive. As soon as we opened the door and entered the home, we felt relaxed. We wasted no time in grabbing our walking shoes and our 13year old dog. We found a Wonderful wine bar, AlCampo. They welcomed Ozzy and us. The cheese board was great! The wine hit the spot. We then walked over to Hotel Paisano for some grub. Again they allowed us to dine with our pup. We felt a positive vibe. The streets and houses reminded us of our childhood home in Bisbee/Naco Arizona. The people were friendly. Even the neighbor's dog greeted Ozzy with a wagging tail. We came back to the house to enjoy the patio. So many birds were in the trees. I brought along my binoculars. We sat out to watch the full moon. It was so relaxing. We never sleep in but we did this weekend. It is a quiet neighborhood. They even provide you with a sample of Marfa soap from the Marfa Soap company. I made sure to buy some for our home!! We only had 2 night there, but plan on coming back to this quaint town. We will for sure stay at The Fancy Pony Land House if it is available!!!! Thank you- Mark and Zelda Saxton

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Chill!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a wonderful respite from the hectic city day to day. It is just as pictured and a perfect location for a West Texas getaway. It is quiet, convenient and comfortable. We cooked our meals there and the kitchen is well equipped. We'll definitely stay here again when taking a break from Austin!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The owner was very supportive in allowing the weekend stay to create very good memories.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very inviting, after spending time with family and friends at the various restaurants and touring the city and surrounding areas of interest. The accomodation experience at the Fancy Pony will definitely bring me back to Marfa.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, homey, exactly as pictured. Great location, chill vibes and great for couples, families or friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Tx
5

Cute little house in a prime location

  • 5 of 5

House is just off of the main road and close enough to the sites in Marfa to easily ride bicycles or walk. The only time we used car was to go see Marfa lights, McDonald Observatory, Prada Marfa, and to go for an amazing glider ride at the airport (marfagliders). The house is a block away from the grocery store. The backyard is perfect for relaxing with the hammock on the porch and fire pit. The owner has a book listing just about everything you might need to know, including where to eat, how to maintain the house, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

charming, comfortable, and quiet - just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this charming little house, just a short walk to groceries and places to eat. Great back yard for watching stars. Everything was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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