Deep in western Texas lies the small, quirky town of Marfa. Unassuming at first glance, this remote town in the desert is a hipster paradise that is worth a stop on your Texas itinerary. Marfa is brimming with art galleries, trendy shops, mouthwatering restaurants, and authentic Texas watering holes to quench your thirst.
Surrounded by the vast Chihuahuan Desert, this stop is a memorable one. Plus, it has some of the most unique and stylish Airbnbs found in the country. Here’s our quick list of the 12 best Airbnbs in Marfa!
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Top 10 Things To Do in Marfa
- Visit Prada Marfa. It’s not actually a Prada store, but a famous art installation and one of the most photographed spots in Marfa (though technically it’s located in Valentine, Texas).
- See if you can spot the mysterious twinkling Marfa Lights.
- Explore the more artistic side of Marfa at Ballroom Marfa. The museum showcases modern art and performance art.
- For the best Mexican food in town, check out the breakfast burritos at Marfa Burritos. Or, grab some grub and flowers at Buns N’ Roses.
- See art displays at the Chinati Foundation. This contemporary art museum has a number of large-scale indoor and outdoor installations by a limited number of artists.
- Marfa is full of unique stores, but be sure to stop at our favorite artsy shop called Wrong.
- A stop at the Ayn Foundation is a must while in Marfa. The Ayn Foundation is an exhibition space that features famous works by Andy Warhol and other world-renowned artists.
- Discover the local history at the Marfa and Presidio County Museum, which covers everything from ranching to geology.
- Do it for the gram and take photos at Frama, an Instagram-worthy coffee shop.
- Tip one back at The Sentinel, a cafe, cocktail bar, and also the local paper printing shop.
Why Stay in an Airbnb in Marfa
Staying in an Airbnb in Marfa comes with lots of advantages. First, you’ll have the chance to stay in a home that’s as unique as the city itself, instead of staying in a run-of-the-mill hotel. Many Airbnb hosts go above and beyond with amenities like complimentary snacks and invaluable travel advice during your Marfa stay!
The selection of hip Airbnbs in Marfa is huge. You can choose from an elegant estate, a ranch home on the outskirts of town, or an artsy tiny home to use as a base to explore the city.
You’ll also get way more value in an Airbnb compared to a hotel. Most of the Marfa vacation homes are more spacious and come with more amenities than your average hotel room. Plus you’ll save on dining costs since you’ll have a kitchen to make home-cooked meals.
And lastly, if you’re traveling as a large group, it’s more cost-effective to stay at an Airbnb as they generally cost less than paying for multiple hotel rooms.
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The 12 Best Airbnbs in Marfa, Texas
Best Marfa Airbnbs for Couples and Solo Travelers
Named after the desert landscape, this adobe casita is a charming Marfa getaway nestled amidst the juniper trees. Originally built in the 1950s, the Juniper Moon House is full of bright textiles, locally-made art, handmade furniture, and ceramics made right in Marfa.
This picturesque 1-bedroom house has been featured in many magazines and even has its own Instagram page, thanks to its hip and stylish interior design. Between the queen-sized bedroom and twin-sized daybed in the living room, it sleeps up to 3 people. The living room has card games, books, and complimentary Juniper Moon House postcards to send or keep as a souvenir.
You won’t find a television here, but there’s a record player and the backyard provides plenty of entertainment. There’s a screened-in back porch featuring a set of chairs for lounging or stargazing. The fire pit is the perfect place to roast marshmallows and the ideal place to wind down after a day of Marfa sightseeing.
Tucked away in a sun-drenched courtyard, the Rock City House is stylish inside and out. This Marfa Airbnb is located on the main strip in town and within walking distance of almost everything.
This home sleeps 4 with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a custom sectional sofa made with two twin mattresses in the living room. This white-washed home is decked out in trendy furnishings, robin’s-egg blue accents, and decorated with letterpress prints. There’s lots of tile work throughout the home, including a Fiestaware backsplash in the kitchen and colorful tiles in the bathroom.
Guests share the backyard space with the duplex next door, but it’s big enough to feel like a private space. The manicured grounds are an idyllic setting to enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail. For warm Texas days, there’s also a stock tank pool to cool off.
There’s a dining table on the back patio for outside dining, as well as a dining shed, which would be great for holding events outdoors. The screened-in porch is a favorite guest hang-out spot. As an added bonus, the host also provides bicycles to explore Marfa.
Bungalow 8 is an open-concept adobe house off the main drag of Marfa. Climb the custom-built, spiral, cast-iron staircase to get to the super cool bedroom area that overlooks the dining and living areas.
The minimalist interior features skylights, cathedral ceilings, and exposed wood beams. A highlight of this Marfa Airbnb is the kitchen, which would be a pleasure to cook in. Stainless steel cabinets and butcher block countertops pair nicely with stainless steel and chrome appliances.
This home would be comfortable any time of the year. It’s equipped with an air-conditioning and heating system that keeps it cool throughout the warmer months and cozy on chilly nights. And the comfortable living room comes with a Smart TV and Roku that offers over 500,000 movies and television episodes.
Just a few steps from the house, the detached bathroom provides a marble sink and a clawfoot tub that is perfect for long soaks.
The Alysford White is made up of two separate buildings and both reflect a modern design aesthetic and an open-concept layout. This urban-chic Marfa Airbnb offers a spacious screened-in porch which is the perfect space to enjoy a bottle of wine by the wood-burning fireplace. There’s also a small dining table and a chaise lounge chair to take in the sights and sounds of the surrounding neighborhood.
The main structure of Alysford White features a den, kitchen, and dining areas, all in one open space. The full-size kitchen comes with all the basics to cook a meal at home. It also includes lots of seating with a dining table and a central island with bar stools.
There’s also a studio-like casita separate from the main building for added privacy and space. It serves as the main bedroom but also features a bathroom, a small living room area, and a small kitchenette.
This Marfa Airbnb has plenty of entertainment to choose from including bookshelves filled with art and photography books, DVDs, and Blu-rays for guest enjoyment. For nights out, the center of town is just a mile away so a quick bike ride or drive will get you anywhere in no time.
Best Marfa Airbnbs for Small Groups and Families
The Metamodern House is a super-glam 3-bedroom, 3 bath Airbnb in the center of Marfa. The master bedroom is the real star here. It features a comfortable king-sized bed and a 6-foot oval-shaped bathtub for two. The tub is separated from the rest of the room with a shimmery curtain, so it’s perfect for having a quiet soak alone or for a romantic evening at home.
But there is no need to fight over who gets to stay in the master bedroom. There’s also a master bath to share that features the same spa-like tub. The other 2 guest rooms have their own private sink with an adjoining Jack-and-Jill full shower and toilet. So there’s no shortage of bathrooms here, and there’s a separate powder room.
This 1,800-square-foot house is decorated with birch flooring and touches of bohemian southwest decor. The living room is the perfect hang-out spot with guitars to play, a fireplace, and a television with a DVD player.
Enjoy your meals at home in the fully-stocked kitchen. There’s also an outdoor grill and fire pit for cozy evenings spent at home.
Families and groups can enjoy a desert, art-inspired getaway at The Marfa House. Located next to the historic Brite Ranch and mansion, guests can get a peek of true Texas ranch life at this Marfa Airbnb. Plus, this 2-bedroom adobe home comes with a figure-8-shaped in-ground pool, a screened-in front porch, and a rare feature in these parts – a rooftop deck.
Blending art-deco, minimalist design, and the southwestern style that Marfa is famous for, the fitting mantra of this home is “if you stay here, you’ll want to move here.” This home has 2 bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom with direct access to the yard and pool.
In a typical adobe fashion, this is a large, open-concept space. There are doors on the bathrooms but not the bedrooms. But there’s enough privacy between the bedrooms since they are on opposite sides of the house. For families with small children, a crib is provided.
Another unique feature is the small vintage store in one of the closets. Yes, you read that right. You can literally shop at this Marfa Airbnb from the comfort of your pajamas. Sort through their vintage boho and western pieces and let the owner know what you’d like to purchase.
Finally, there is a screened-in porch for cool evenings and a fire pit with Adirondack chairs. The thing you’ll love the most about this hip home is the unbelievable sunsets that can be viewed from the roof deck. Plus, you won’t be far from the action as everything can be reached within a 5-minute drive.
Part Marfa Airbnb, part art project, The Mary Todd House in Marfa is hard to miss. Painted in pink with canary yellow accents, this 3-bedroom historic home is the latest addition to a group of houses renovated into the Lincoln Compound in the center of town.
The home has been restored to its original grandeur with original crown molding, hardwood floors, and recent updates to the fireplaces. Plus it’s filled with fun local art. Each bedroom has a comfortable queen-sized bed and access to your own private bathroom.
The kitchen is a great place to make coffee with the French press, whip up a meal, or work on your laptop. You’ll have access to expansive grounds, shady porches, fire pits, and a soak tank that’s heated in the evenings.
The back patio has an elaborate tile floor and a pot-belly-stove fireplace. And there’s a Bocce court in the shared courtyard for a friendly match. Be sure to visit the resident turtles in the tortoise garden.
The Love House is perfect for friends or groups searching for a house in the heart of Marfa. This stunning Airbnb was designed by a local couple that are both furniture makers and a design team.
This home has an interesting history as it was once home to the mother of Tex-Mex cooking. You can cook up your own in the kitchen, which features some reproduction pieces like vintage kitchen cabinets and retro-looking appliances.
Each of the 2 bedrooms has a distinct personality. One is called the rug room and is decorated with multiple oriental rugs. The second bedroom has unique paintings and is decked out in animal print and contemporary light fixtures.
Art and photographs showcasing local Marfa attractions are found throughout this home. And in the living room there are custom pieces like an avant-garde “Alice in Wonderland” oversized chair. The combination lounge and dining room is super trendy, decorated with animal print rugs and colorful textiles and pillows.
Corte del Norte has an onsite take-out restaurant, called Para Llevar, that shares the courtyard with The Love House. So you’ll have delicious food conveniently close and the owners keep the home stocked with local coffee for your stay.
The lush courtyard includes a stock tank pool, a semi-indoor/outdoor billiards room, a dining shed, and other large outdoor dining spaces. There’s a huge sectional and lots of patio furniture, a fire pit, and an outdoor bar area with a fireplace. This Marfa Airbnb is located on the main street in town so it’s just minutes away from everything!
Best Marfa Airbnbs for Large Groups and Events
Large families and groups will feel right at home in the Bunk House Marfa. Kids and kids-at-heart will appreciate the backyard that includes a trampoline, a stock tank pool, a fire pit, and a covered dining area. Extra special features include an outdoor shower area, a clawfoot bathtub, and an infrared sauna.
This 1800-square-foot Marfa Airbnb includes 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 people. One of the bedrooms has multiple bunk beds. A travel crib, an air mattress, and high chairs are available for families with small children. The living room is colorful and has oversized couches and plenty of entertainment.
The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and includes a coffee maker, a dishwasher, a microwave, spices, and plenty of dishes and silverware. The dining room will seat 6 or you can dine alfresco at the outdoor table.
The Bunk House Marfa is located on a quiet street west of Main Street just blocks away from a grocery store and walkable to the Marfa attractions.
With room for 13 guests, this grandiose vacation home is one of the best Airbnbs in Marfa for large groups. This remodeled, turn-of-the-century adobe 4-bedroom home is only a block away from the fabulous downtown area. Nicknamed “The Compound” you’ll enjoy all 3 buildings that make up this expansive Marfa Airnb.
Casa Grande is the largest building, with 3 bedrooms and 2 spa-like bathrooms. It resembles a fine art gallery due to all the local arts and crafts. The spacious master bedroom is fit for a king with a king-sized bed, an outdoor shower, and a stock pool soaking tub. The other shared bathroom is just as impressive with its zen-like Japanese soaking tub and large shower.
The kitchen includes a large farm sink and a dining table made from a recycled bowling lane. The second building of the compound includes the “pavilion” – an open-air dining area that’s great for events. It also features an outdoor deck with unique accordion-folding doors.
Last but not least is the smallest “casita” building. The main highlight here is the Donald Judd pivot door that swings all the way open to the back patio. Guests will enjoy the minimalist Marfa- style kitchen. It features upcycled aluminum cans that have been turned into custom doors. Plus, the bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a pop-out window that’s perfect for stargazing.
Connecting all 3 buildings is a spacious deck with custom-made chairs and a fire pit that’s the ideal spot for unwinding after a day spent exploring Marfa.
The Holmes House is just 3 blocks from the Marfa Courthouse in the center of town. With a swimming pool and spacious back patio, 4 deluxe bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms, this Marfa Airbnb can accommodate up to 9 guests. Plus, all of the bedrooms feature plush king-sized beds!
Originally built in the 1800s, this adobe home was brought to life after a complete year-long renovation. One of the biggest updates was the cozy master bedroom on the 2nd floor, which was outfitted with a large 2-person jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower.
Downstairs, you’ll find original doors, wood floors, and massive 11-foot ceilings. The living room and the kitchen/dining area both have gas fireplaces to enjoy on those cold Marfa nights. Bookworms will enjoy the cozy reading nook that looks toward the Marfa Courthouse and the iconic water tower. In the bathroom downstairs there’s another large jacuzzi tub that’s perfect for relaxing.
Soak up the sun on the back patio before taking a dip in the swimming pool. Or, relax on the front porch with a glass of wine after exploring the attractions of West Texas!
This beautiful 5-bedroom Marfa vacation rental is styled after a Hollywood home. It features vintage touches like a 1920s-style bar, lavish decor, and lots of charm. There is plenty of space for the whole family with 3 carefully curated bedrooms in the main house, and a studio out back with 2 more additional rooms. So in total, it can comfortably sleep eight.
This Marfa Airbnb has an eclectic mix of retro and contemporary design. Cooks will appreciate the stylish kitchen which includes a vintage stove. Outside, there’s a heated pool and another full kitchen for alfresco dining. The hosts can also arrange a private chef with advance notice.
Guests will adore the rose gardens and orchards that surround the home and relaxing in the lounge area under the pergola. The home is located on a quiet street 4 blocks from the center of town.
That’s it – 12 of the best Airbnbs in Marfa, Texas! Do your have a favorite vacation rental in Marfa? Let us know in the comments!
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