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Barbara Tennant

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, german

Best View in Marfa close to town

21 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Marfa holiday house

2000sf one story architect designed adobe on acreage 2 miles east of town.

Home located in Antelope Hills has an unobstructed view of the Davis Mountains and other peaks. Great location for photographers.

Home is fully equipped and sleeps 4 in two separate bedroom suites. One bedroom has queen size bed the other has two twin beds. A cot is available for a child. There are several patios and courtyards to enjoy the outdoors or you may just want to stay inside and watch the clouds and an occasional antelope go by. Sunsets and the night sky are breathtaking! t

This home will connect you to the unique landscape of the West Texas Plateau.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
Barbara Tennant (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, german

About Barbara Tennant

Owners are architects and builder of the property. While new construction in Marfa is a challenging undertaking, the result is well worth the effort.

Barbara Tennant purchased this house in 2005

Why Barbara Tennant chose Big Bend

We fell in love with Marfa on our first visit and traveled back to the town from Houston two weeks later to purchase land and begin our project. The sun is dependable in Marfa. Days are always bright and nights are cool in the summer. The landscape of this area includes broad vistas that inspire artists and photographers.

What makes this house unique

Our home, situated at a highpoint outside of town offers an amazing view of the surrounding plateau. The home is cozy and has everything you may need for a comfortable stay. A Rumford fireplace in the living area adds to the relaxing atmosphere in the winter. The 14' adobe walls keep the home cool and comfortable in the summer months. Sit in the middle of the south courtyard on a moonless night and ponder the Milky Way.

Reviews

4.7
based on 21 traveller reviews

Best View in Marfa close to town
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews
5

Perfect Venue

  • 5 of 5

Our family completely enjoyed our stay. The home is just the right distance from Marfa. We spied many varieties of rabbit so be careful when driving. We hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A destination versus just a place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is about the 5th year we have stayed at the house and the most time we have stayed on property in all this time. Marfa and the whole area in general is great and has much to offer in terms of the arts, great places to eat and outdoor adventures...all of which we have done over the years. I find the thing I look forward to more each year is the peace and quiet of the house, the amazing views north towards the Davis Mountains and the awe inspiring starry skies at night. We cooked and ate at home each night we were in Marfa; read every magazine, newspaper and book we brought!

The Tennants have a real gem on their hands!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"Peace" with a view

  • 5 of 5

I love this place. The view is exspansive, the location close to Marfa is convenient, and the house is well designed and very comfortable. In a perfect world I'd have liked nightstands in the master bedroom that allowed you to read in bed and a guest room more suited to adults (bigger beds) but that doesn't stop me from wanting to come back. This is my second time and I hope to always return to what I call "home"

Thank you Barbara for sharing your lovely space.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Relaxing and Peacefull

  • 4 of 5

Best View in Marfa just about says it all. You have a patio for viewing the beautiful sunrises and a patio for viewing the spectacular sunsets. Of course you also have nothing between you and the great view of the mountains. The location is far enough out of Marfa to be private but close enough to run into town for just about anything you need. We were there when the temps were moderate but on the days that the afternoons got a bit warm we would close the windows early so the afternoon heat did not warm up the cool air inside. For us, the solar passive design worked perfectly. Be sure to get directions to the house before you go since Google Maps cannot find it. Thank you Barbara for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Property met all expectations. Wonderful house with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Everything went great. The accommodations were perfect. Would definitely stay here again if we come back and recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best View In Marfa is an apt name for the property. Well appointed home and wonderful owners.

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely. The pictures of the view don't portray how beautiful the landscape is. It's wonderful to watch the change in the light on the mountains in the distance as the rabbits and quail put on a show just off the edge of the porch. And if you have any interest in birds, you will see them all. The house is also only two minutes from the city of Marfa itself. It's the ideal blend of quiet and away with the ability to pop into town any time to visit the sights or have a bite at one of the great places to eat. Highly recommend accept for dates when I plan to return as I don't want to compete for use of the house.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Midland, Texas
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Jett's Grill
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Marfa Golf Course
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Alpine, Texas
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 90
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Maya's
Car: necessary

Many of our renters spend the majority of their time enjoying the view and the peacefulness of our location. The sunsets are amazing. The sun rises and sets an hour later than regular CST because we are at the edge of Mountain time. Wonderful place to relax and get away from it all!

Area attractions we frequent with our guests are:

Balmorhea Natural Springs, -swimming and scuba diving

McDonald Observatory, -Fort Davis Star Party

Big Bend Ranch State Park -hiking, photography, wildlife

Big Bend National Park -hiking photography wildlife

Fort Leaton, Presidio

Chihuahua Desert Nature Center, Fort Davis

Museum of the Big Bend, Fort Davis

Chinati Hot Springs

Pinto Canyon Road, drive in truck or SUV recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Marfa, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$368
A$2,206
A$5,349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning A$134 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$334
Tax Rate 6.0%

Security deposit of $250 and first night's rent, $275 are required to hold the reservation.
Security deposit is fully refundable after inspection of the property.
Rent deposit $250 is fully refundable 2 weeks prior to proposed rental start.
A cleaning fee of $100 is added to the total amount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Marfa, Texas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The Master Bathroom has a large tiled shower, separate W/C and two pedestal sinks. Secondary bath has a tub shower W/C and pedestal sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
  • Master Suite has a queen size bed and a view of the plateau. The adjacent library space has a trundle bed. Master closet is walk-in. There is a stacked washer and dryer in the Master Suite.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
Relax at Marfa View. Regenerate your energy. Many guests who come here do not want to leave the house. They return home well rested and inspired by nature. Others enjoy drives to Big Bend, Fort Davis, Balmorhea and Alpine for the many attractions offered. Of course, Marfa provides a stimulating art scene. A tour of the Chinati Foundation is a must do.