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La Casa Vieja - Adorable Hideaway In Marathon, Texas

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Marathon - La Casa Vieja

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
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Spencer Aaronson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016

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 Big Bend

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

La Casa Vieja - Adorable Hideaway In Marathon, Texas
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
5

Great property at the gateway to Big Bend

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights here over Thanksgiving break. The place is well appointed and perfect for a family of four. The boys loved staying in the Casita and the fire place in the court yard is perfect for unwinding after a day of adventure and taking in the star filled skies.

We only wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely a place we'd recommend and come back to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys enjoyed it, Trey. Would love to have you back anytime. You're always welcome.
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3

Nice property, lacked warmth

  • 3 of 5

Each person has their own personal taste. We found the property very nicely restored and clean but did not have a warm inviting aura. Lovely detached second guest quarters....I had asked for two BRs and two baths and but for some reason I did not catch on that the 2nd BR was detached....we had a young lady with us who had never stayed on her own. Having the enclosed courtyard did help feel more secure. I checked on her several times to see if she was feeling secure. Also the person who was listed to call for information (I called twice) never called us back. There was a thunderstorm and power went out over the town. I couldn't find any flashlights. For little ole Texas folks, this place was not worth the money. I would recommend it though for other type of travelers.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry to hear you had these issues, Susanna. I never received a message from you. Are you sure you called the correct number? I'm very attentive to any calls that come in about the property. In any case, know that we work extra hard to make sure all guests are comfortable. Our reviews attest to this. All the information about the layout of the beds and rooms is featured in both the listing as well as the welcome email. As for the power outage, unfortunately, we have no control over when the power goes out in town. Having said that, we did make note of the flashlights and have subsequently immediately provided them for future guests. Thank you for bringing that to our attention. Again, I'm so sorry you had these issues. If you ever do decide to stay with us again, please make sure to contact us so we can address these things while you're still there. As I say, neither I nor the local property manager received any message from you. Best, Spencer
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5

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, nicely stocked with amenities and necessities. Enjoyed and wish we had more time. Well maintained and beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a bunch, Mary! So glad you enjoyed. Looking forward to your next visit!
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5

Outstanding... definitely coming back

  • 5 of 5

Perfect private intimate place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

fantastic spot- will go again

  • 5 of 5

Well kept, cool town, easy to work with, we would rent again for sure

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure having you, Jim. Looking forward to your next visit!
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5

Truly a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home. La Casa Vieja felt as though we arrived at our childhood home. La

Casa Vieja was comfortable, cozy, and relaxing. It was perfect, it was beyond our expectations.

Then there was Spencer, he was a gracious host, quick to answer questions and very accommodating.

Would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Would love to have you back! Thanks for the kind words.
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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, Big Bend

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall and Winter
15 Aug 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£489
for 2 nights
From
£192
From
£209
Fri,Sat
£1,299
£4,025
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£284
for 1 night
From
£178
£1,175
£3,580
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £59
Pet Fee £39
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marathon in Texas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot

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