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La Casa Vieja - Adorable Hideaway In Marathon, Texas

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6

Take a step back in time to the Old West. It doesn't get much more atmospheric than this, folks. A real piece of West Texas history, La Casa Vieja is a gorgeously restored home in Marathon, Texas that was originally an old farmhouse built in 1917. Now, nearly 100 years later, it is a beautiful little hacienda, complete with a casita at the rear of the property that can accommodate additional guests. Located at the foot of Big Bend National Park and just a few blocks from the world-famous Gage Hotel, this property is a stunner. With custom woodwork throughout, this delicately-appointed 950-square-foot home sits on a corner lot and offers a beautiful enclosed private patio/courtyard for privacy. Surrounded by pretty, native desert vegetation, the custom features of this home are far too numerous to mention. Here are a list of just some of them:

~ 10 ft. ceilings

~ Open floor plan

~ Latilla ceiling in living room featuring wood beams with corbels

~ Pressed tin tile ceiling in kitchen

~ Saltillo tile and original refinished hardwood flooring

~ Mesquite custom–built kitchen bar top

~ Kraftmaid hickory cabinets in kitchen

~ Pendant lighting

~ Tiled backsplash

~ Textured walls

~ Kiva fireplace in living room

~ Alhambra-tiled shower and Talavera-tiled sink in bathroom

~ Original, restored antique old Mexico wood church doors (1920) at front entry

~ Spacious closet

~ Private and tranquil courtyard w/additional, outdoor kiva fireplace

~ Shaded front porch

~ Flat-screen satellite TV

~ Wifi enabled

The home features evaporative cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings, gas stove and water heater, and a metal roof w/ original tin on sides.

Whether you're here for a wedding or event, are on an artist's retreat, are off to explore the surrounding area, or are simply here to enjoy the peaceful, gorgeous surroundings, La Casa Vieja is your home away from home in Marathon.

For more information about this stunning region and its attractions, visit the visitbigbend website.

More Details

Owner
Spencer Aaronson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Spencer Aaronson

I'm a long-time resident of Southern California who travels often to this part of Texas for leisure purposes myself. In my own travels over the years, I have been the beneficiary of incredible hospitality in the many unique properties where I've had the good fortune of resting my head, so I'm only too happy to return the favor and provide people with their own memorable vacation experiences.

Spencer Aaronson purchased this house in 2015

Why Spencer Aaronson chose Marathon

After taking a road trip through the Big Bend area several years ago on my way to Memphis, I was hooked on this area. Something about this particular part of the country really resonated with me. I'm not sure if it is the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, the romance of a lost time, or, perhaps most likely, all of the above. I've been making routine trips to the region since then and finally took the plunge and bought this property. I have a major soft spot for carefully-restored historical properties, and this one definitely fit the bill. A lot of care went into this renovation. I fell in love with it the moment it popped up on a real estate website I refer to. When I made a trip out there and saw it in person, I loved it even more. I have no doubt you'll feel the same.

What makes this house unique

This is a serious step back in time to the Pancho Villa era. But with all the modern amenities and luxuries one has come to expect in these unique properties. Here are just some of them:

~ 10 ft. ceilings

~ Open floor plan

~ Latilla ceiling in living room featuring wood beams with corbels

~ Pressed tin tile ceiling in kitchen

~ Saltillo tile and original refinished hardwood flooring

~ Mesquite custom–built kitchen bar top

~ Kraftmaid hickory cabinets in kitchen

~ Pendant lighting

~ Tiled backsplash

~ Textured walls

~ Kiva fireplace in living room

~ Alhambra-tiled shower and Talavera-tiled sink in bathroom

~ Original, restored antique old Mexico wood church doors (1920) at front entry

~ Spacious closet

~ Private and tranquil courtyard w/additional, outdoor kiva fireplace

~ Shaded front porch

The home features evaporative cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings, gas stove and water heater, and a metal roof w/ original tin on sides.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marathon in Brewster County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Casita bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Casita - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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La Casa Vieja - Adorable Hideaway In Marathon, Texas
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5

A great get-away cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our get-away week! The beds and furnishings were comfortable and the house was well equipped. We loved sitting in front of the fireplace on the colder evenings. The casita provided the perfect place for my husband to work on his book and I was happy sitting by the fire or on the front porch with my latest knitting project! The kitchen was well equipped. The renovations were thoughtful, including plenty of outlets for our electronic gadgets. The Mexican tile was gorgeous! Only thing I would add is a small chair in the bedroom to put on socks and shoes!

We made one day trip to Big Bend National Park and one to the McDonald Observatory in Ft. Davis, both great side trips! Not to be missed is dinner at the Gage Hotel but be sure to make reservations! Also a new eating place opened up in Marathon just before we left. We will surely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. You are always welcome. We look forward to your next visit!
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5

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home and casita for 4 days last week and absolutely loved it. We were almost sad that it was too warm to light either the indoor or outdoor fireplace. Both bedrooms and baths were super comfy. All appliances were easy to use and we appreciated the provided coffee, creamers and sweeteners. We spent every evening outside in the lovely courtyard.

Only complaint was the 2 outside chairs by the casita - they were worn and partially broken. Since the home can comfortably sleep 4 people, it would have been nice to have had an additional 2 chairs for the outside table.

We will definitely send our friends to Las Casa Vieja. It was super convenience to Big Bend. Alpine, Marfa and Fort Davis. We love the bar and coffee shop at the Gage Hotel and enjoyed shopping at the local grocery story, French's Market. Thanks also for providing the book on the History of the Marathon Basin written by a local. It was a fun and informative read.

We are looking forward to our next trip to the Big Bend area and next stay at La Case Vieja.

Shari Williams

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely way to enjoy a little privacy away from Hotels and strangers. The bed was extremely comfy, which was such a wonderful surprise! It had everything we could ask for in a home away from home. My favorite... throwing on a fire starter log in the evening in that cute fire place and just relaxing. It made for beautiful pictures too! Thank you for paying attention to the details. We can't waitto come back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can’t wait to have you back, Jacque! Thanks for the kind words. Looking forward to your next visit!
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5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable very enjoyable experience. Came tp Marathon for a wedding and found a gem of a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Privacy with culture.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at La Casa Vieja. The home provides privacy, but it is within a neighborhood so you can experience the culture of a small western Texas town. The courtyard is the best part of the house. You can sit out under the stars, but no one knows you are there. The home is beautifully decorated using the culture of the area. It is a close walk to the downtown businesses and only a 40 minute drive to Big Bend Park. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully well thought out property with the perfect amount of character.

  • 5 of 5

Just a great great space and the best was the outdoor courtyard. Literally our favorite spot for the family to gather and enjoy the outdoor fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
246 Miles
El Paso
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Famous Burro
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
12 Gage
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marathon, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High season
15 Feb 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£373
for 2 nights
From
£136
From
£166
Fri,Sat,Sun
£993
£3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£339
for 2 nights
From
£119
From
£149
Fri,Sat,Sun
£908
£3,202
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £56.39
Property Damage Protection £44.36
Pet Fee £56.39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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