Welcome to Casa Mariposa! This little adobe house shines in it's authentic simplicity and charm. The rustic vibe is complimented by space, comfort and art. It is a place that whispers of relaxation and reflection but offers easy access to all the good times and marvels that Marfa is known for. Soak up the morning sun out on the front porch or have a refreshing drink in the afternoon under the shady branches of the backyard mulberry tree. Wishing you a wonderful stay!
Casa Mariposa is a simple adobe house with wood and saltillo tile floors. It's name "Butterfly House" comes from the many butterflies that are attracted to the large rosemary bush in the front garden. It reflects the laid back atmosphere of Marfa in it's quiet location and comfortable accomodation. We most enjoy relaxing under the huge spreading mulberry tree in the backyard during warm weather. The house is built in a traditional style with two front doors and two back doors which enhance air flow. The adobe walls help the house stay cool during summer and warm in winter. There is a gas fireplace which provides the main heat in the winter. Ceiling fans assist with cooling in the summer. There is a utility room/half bath with a washer and dryer. The kitchen is well equipped with a 5 burner gas stove and cooking equipment. There is a large french door over freezer refrigerator. Please note there is no dishwasher. Just off the kitchen is the dining room which has one of the two front doors that opens onto the porch. The living room is cozy and comfortable with a bookshelf, good lighting, a radio to listen to Marfa Public Radio and best of all, a 1930's Estey baby grand piano. The bedroom has a quality queen size bed and a down comforter for cooler weather. There is plenty of closet space for your clothes. The main bath has a very large tub original to the house and is great for stretching out and soaking. All in all, you should find the house to be relaxing and comfortable, just like home. The backyard is our favorite part of the property. When the mulberry tree is leafed out, it creates a shady area that is great for relaxing and eating and drinking under.. There is a cactus garden in the far back that we are working hard to cultivate. The vintage trailer in the backyard is undergoing some renovation currently and will be added on with this listing later this spring. Casa Mariposa is a tranquil space that encourages guests to slow down and take some time for personal restoration.
Guest have access to the whole house with the exception of a locked cleaning closet in the kitchen
There is a caretaker who lives nearby. I am available by phone as needed and welcome any questions or concerns you might have. Call or text anytime.
We are not accepting reservations that include pets; no exceptions
This house is not considered safe for young children
No smoking permitted in the house ; violation will result in loss of security deposit
If you smoke outside please dispose of butts in a jar with water; we are in a high fire incidence area
Outside BBQ can be used with charcoal; make sure all fire is out before exiting the property
Quiet time 10 pm to 8am
I am an integrative nurse coach and am passionate about wellness, travel and making the most of life! My partner and I enjoy updating and remodeling old houses. We spend part of the year in gorgeous northern Minnesota and the rest in the southwest; dividing our time between Marfa, TX and Taos, NM. We have used Airbnb for years to market our vacation rentals in Grand Marais, MN and Taos, NM. Ensuring my guests have a great experience at my property is extremely important to me! We spend quite a bit of time at each of our properties each year so we work hard to keep them up to date, homelike and beautiful.