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On the Edge of Marfa

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.

Private, comfortable and peaceful. On-site parking, entire house which is not attached to any other structure. Concrete floors and high ceilings, air conditioned, heated and has wifi and nice star gazing from courtyard.

Two bedrooms:

- 1 bedroom downstairs with queen bed (memory foam bed topper, choice of feather or fiber-filled pillows, very clean selected linens—including flannel in the winter).

-1 cozy upstairs loft bedroom with a full sized bed, memory foam topper and sleeps two. There are stairs going to the upstairs. (See pics). If someone is staying upstairs and they need to use the bathroom all through the night, they will have to come down the stairs to do so. The bathroom is on the ground floor.

House is most comfortable for no more than 4 guests.

Full kitchen with all appliances and utensils for meals.

Full bath with rain head shower.

Lofty ceilings

The tv is for dvd viewing only. There is a fun selection of DVD’s but there is no cable tv.

WIFI - There is wifi at the house.

Some views of the Davis Mountains from the property and from upstairs.

Courtyard with distant mountain views and a fun small soaking tub (this is a handmade, “cowboy”, rustic outdoor tub with both hot and cold water.)

Comfy chairs inside can be moved outside for wonderful star viewing.

The historic Paisano Hotel, Marfa Book Company and galleries in the center of town are a 3 minute drive away, though many guests enjoy walking to downtown, about 20 minutes. Several fun restaurants are walking distance, less than 5 blocks away.

A few minute's walk from the Cemetery Merced at the end of the street. That area is high on the western edge of town, a nice place to watch the sunset, with nice views of the ranch lands and plenty of distant mountains. The railroad runs though Marfa. You will see the train from the house back yard and from upstairs. Please read what every other homeowner in Marfa has written about the train. It is the reason there is a town in the middle of the desert.

You will interact with me when booking the property - I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have in advance of your visit. At the property, you'll let yourself in, and will have phone numbers for the house manager who will be able to troubleshoot if you happen to need assistance during reasonable hours of your stay, not at 1:00 am. Please keep in mind, this is a website which offers people's homes for rent. This is not a hotel with 24hr concierge service.

PETS - Guests must get prior approval before bringing any pets to property. Dogs under 50 lbs are more than likely to be ok'd by home owner. Pet owner is totally responsible for any and all clean-up and will be charged for any damages.

Due to the city wide "burn ban" which is in effect, there are no outdoor fires allowed at this time.

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:
9 September, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Marfa

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
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • PETS - Guests must get prior approval before bringing any pets to property. There is an additional $25 non-refundable pet fee.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 - Guests must get prior approval before bringing any pets to property. Well behaved dogs under 50 lbs are more than likely to be ok'd by home owner. Pet owner is totally responsible for any and all clean-up and will be charged for any damages.


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(26 traveller reviews)

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On the Edge of Marfa
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$104.88
Pet Fee AU$13.98
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$279.68

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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