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Family-Friendly 1920s Two-Story Adobe House

Bedrooms 7
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Home on Three Acres

Built in 1920 by Mrs E.B. Quick, the Marfa Boarding House is a two-story adobe home that sits just inside the city limits of Marfa. The house fronts on Washington Street and is across the road from the historic Brite Ranch where you can see Mt. Livermore and the Davis Mountains to the north towering over Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands. The Marfa Boarding House is located on one of the highest hills in the city with wonderful area views, especially from the second floor porch and windows. The property consists not only of a 7 bedroom, 3 bath two-story main home, but also has a Casita, Barn, and extensive garden and grounds, all on three acres. The property has been remodeled three times in the last 8 years into a grand home with the current owner putting the finishing touches on this unique lovely Marfa heritage homestead.

Marfa Boarding House has also played host to several weddings and special events. We welcome the opportunity to host your special day. In order to rent our property for any event hosting more than 25 people, we require a non-refundable $1200 event fee. We also require that you rent both our main house and casita as any large gathering can be disruptive to another guest sharing the property. We also strongly recommend hiring on Marfa Magic Hour to help you with your party planning needs.

If you need more room and would like to add the casita to your rental, please see our VRBO listing #492441.

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Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No white bath towels outside
  • If you move furniture, please move it back and no indoor furniture is permitted outside.
  • Please do not use the pottery on the kitchen shelves. Any broken pottery pieces will be charged $500 a piece.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Second Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , First Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Second Floor
    Bedroom 7 - 2 bunk bed , Second Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Second Floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat


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Family-Friendly 1920s Two-Story Adobe House
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful, large home with a lot of history and character

  • 5 of 5

You can't go wrong with the Marfa boarding house. It's HUGE, larger than we expected. The property is great--we saw lots of jack rabbits and even a roadrunner. It is beautifully decorated and the owner was very responsive to our questions. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! Very Marfa.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with a group of 10 ladies. It was so cute. It was fully stocked with everything we needed. Plenty of space and great meeting/living areas. We always got a quick response when we had questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my bridal party for the weekend of my wedding. It was perfect to fit all 16 of us. We all had plenty of space to get ready and we had an overall great experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for a long weekend and had my wedding on the property. It was a fantastic place to stay and was so charming. All my guests commented on how great everything looked. Mikelle and Mariela were always prompt with their responses and very helpful. I definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous home with great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The place was clean, welcoming, and close to everything. I would highly recommend to others!!!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for 3 generations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend--the house was so perfect for our needs. Whether visiting inside, on the lovely porches, or by the outside tables, it was so comfortable. The manager was very accommodating to our needs. With 6 little grandchildren under 4, we were thrilled to find highchairs, toys--everything we could need for little people. Thanks for a enjoyable retreat!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mikelle Kruger
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Mikelle Kruger

Our family has been coming to Marfa since 2009. We love the vast desert landscape, blue Texas sky, and drippy golden light.

Mikelle Kruger purchased this house in 2013

Why Mikelle Kruger chose Marfa

The Marfa Boarding House is a family home. With six kids, this property was unique as it boasted seven bedrooms plus a casita. We love this house and have gone to great lengths to make it a home!

What makes this house unique

7 Bedrooms; 3 Bathrooms; 3 Acres; Family-Friendly; Awesome Porches & Outdoor Spaces


Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79

Absolutely no house parties, youth groups, fraternities, weddings, receptions, meetings or parties are allowed unless agreed upon by owner in writing. Marfa Boarding House is not for students or groups of students, even if a parent or other legally responsible adult makes the reservation. If such a group occupies or attempts to occupy the property, it will be required to vacate with no refunds.

Absolutely no smoking inside the house. Smoking is permitted outside and it is kindly requested that all waste be disposed of appropriately.

Owner'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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