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Artfully Unique Marfa Adobe

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fun adobe house for up to 4 guests.

Located on the western edge of Marfa this fun place has everything you need for a comfy stay in Marfa. This air conditioned and heated adobe house, with wifi, belongs to a private chef & art collector who carefully restored the adobe himself.

The house is wonderful for 2 -4 guests and sleeps up to 4 people.

1 Bedroom downstairs - Queen bed, sleeps two.

The bathroom is downstairs.

1 Loft bedroom upstairs - Full size bed, sleeps two.

There is a small sofa in the living room, but not best for sleeping unless you just have to escape that snoring husband/wife/friend/alien who happened into your bed!

Large screen tv for viewing DVD’s. Fun selection of DVD’s but no cable tv.

Davis Mountain views from some parts of the property.

Courtyard with a unique, handmade, fun soaking tub. (This is a cowboy handmade tub, not a white shiny porcelain bath tub. It is an "ofuro" style tub with both hot and cold water. It is not a community hotel hot tub with seating for 20 people. Small, intimate tub, best for one calm, sane person.)

Concrete floors and fun art.

You’ll have the best of both Marfa’s: the town's events, restaurants, & music plus the magic of the high desert. While just a short distance from the center of downtown, you’ll be able to escape to spend the evenings stargazing in the back yard or courtyard, or ) On cool nights the back patio provides nice sunset views.

The train is an integral part of the town of Marfa. There would be no town of Marfa without it and you wouldn't have the privilege of visiting. You may hear it, you may not. This house is far quieter than most others in downtown Marfa and quieter than two of the four hotels in town.

The house is in a real, very safe Marfa neighborhood that has older and less manicured adobe homes, a cemetery at the end of the street and is "rustically" West Texas - not Beverly Hills.

Inside you’ll find:

WIFI, fully air conditioned for the hottest desert days, fully heated for those cold Marfa nights. Remote control air conditioning at your fingertips, one system upstairs, one system downstairs.

Full kitchen with gas convection range, microwave, concrete countertops, wooden butcher block and plenty of kitchen equipment.

Rain head shower inside full bath.

Lofty ceilings

1 bedroom downstairs with queen bed with comfy sheets and choice of down or fiber filled pillows.

1 Loft bedroom upstairs with a full sized bed with memory foam topper offering fun mountain views over the tops of the studios to the north. If there are extra guests for the upstairs, please take a look at the stair pics.

Dining room with hand-made dining table also doubles as a great artist space, studio with fine indirect morning light.

Owners of well-behaved pets and children may discuss their approval.

Due to the recent city wide "burn ban", outdoor fires in the fireplace are prohibited at this time.

WIFI - There is wifi at the house.

Check-in time is 4:00 pm unless we have guests departing the same day as your arrival at which time check-in will be 5:00 pm.

(Marfa Hotel Tax ID S44 - Registered)

More Details

Property Manager
Terry Nowell
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2018

About Terry Nowell

I bought an adobe ruin in Marfa in 1997 after locating the run-down shell of a house with the help of some friends. I've worked on it for quite a few years attempting to make it into a super comfy retreat at the edge of town in Marfa.

Terry Nowell purchased this house in 1997

Why Terry Nowell chose Marfa

This rustic adobe artist's space allows you to experience the real feel of West Texas in an extremely comfortable dwelling.

What makes this house unique

Nicely equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, very unique handmade house. We try to keep Big Bend coffee in the house for your use unless you are there for an extended stay.

The house is in a real, very safe Marfa neighborhood that has older and less manicured adobe homes, a cemetery at the end of the street and is "rustically" West Texas - not Beverly Hills.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • PETS. You must have approval from owner for bringing your pet/s prior to completing your reservation.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a large shower with great rain shower head and large glass doors leading to the outdoor cowboy bathtub. Bathe under the stars in the cool night air of summer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Downstairs Bedroom - Super COMFY!!
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double bed , There are stairs going to the loft bedroom. Please see pics.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Check-in time is 4:00pm unless there are other guests leaving the same day which means check in time will then be 5:00pm and check out is 12:00 noon. Pets must be pre-approved by owner before reservation will be completed. If you have been approved for bringing your pet/s, please be mindful of pet hair in the house. Pets are never allowed to sleep on/in beds. Any pet hairs left in/on rugs linens, towels, floors or furniture will require extra cleaning time for the staff and the costs will be passed along to the renter. Dog waste in the yard should be taken care of properly by the renter. Any extra time required for taking care of these matters after the renters depart will result in loss of all or part of the security deposit.


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Artfully Unique Marfa Adobe
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Clean, beautiful, lots of character

  • 5 of 5

An amazing art filled home great for a Marfa visit. We especially loved discovering all of the little surprises that decorate the place. It is on the edge of town a short distance from the main drag. Getting around Marfa is quick as you are never far from anything so this worked fine for us. Great communication and instructions from the owner/manager to top everything off.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having Mason stay in Marfa, from an owner's perspective, was both trouble free and a pleasure. He responded to email communications without delay, he was kindly observant of the house guidelines during his visit and he left the house in great shape when departing. It would be a pleasure to have him visit again at any time.
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Enhanced the feel of Marfa

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the setting and the house.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking great care of the house Deborah and thanks for being prompt with your emails and texts when booking your stay. Please do visit again in the near future.
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Mystical fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

I’ve never been the type of person who chills at houses but this is one I enjoyed spending time in. Amazing desert dwelling. My only issue is that the main bed was not too comfortable (too much of a springy mattress for me). Otherwise kitchen is fully equipped. And the house is stunning.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Best place we've stayed in Marfa

  • 5 of 5

This house is now our go-to place to stay in Marfa. We've stayed twice now, and will look for it first whenever we visit.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Marfa Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Terry, was responsive and wonderful to communicate with. The house has a rustic Marfa feel and lots of character - it's clearly been a labor of love and is in a great location on the edge of town. We especially enjoyed the very well-appointed kitchen since we were there for Thanksgiving. This is a cozy house with little privacy (no master bedroom door, etc.), so it's better for a couple, or 3 - 4 if privacy isn't important.

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot, has everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice space overall. Super unique, and has everything you need to have an enjoyable stay in Marfa. Place is well thought out for the visiting person. House did have WiFi!

We would for sure stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.05
Pet Fee AU$13.47
Damage Deposit AU$269.46

A 13% mandatory state and local hotel tax will be added to the total and detailed in your invoice before you agree and make your first payment.
Cancellation Fees do apply to this rental. No rental refunds after 5 days prior to visit.
Check in time is 4pm unless we have guests departing the same day, then check in time is 5pm. Check out time 12:00 noon.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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