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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
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

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.

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
  • 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

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La Casa Vieja - Adorable Hideaway In Marathon, Texas
average rating of 4.840909 based on 44 reviews
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Walking into the courtyard at La Casa Vieja is like being wrapped in a warm, friendly West Texas hug! We thoroughly enjoyed spending the evenings outside in this space. The house has outstanding craftsmanship with special attention to detail in all the wood and tile work. We felt so at home here, and you will too!! Highly recommend this marvelous house for your stay in the Big Bend region.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it, Constance. Look forward to having you back!
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5

Very nice! Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful restoration of the old adoby style.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gem in West Texas

  • 5 of 5

Who'd have known? Great home, comfortable, well appointed. 2 couples traveled for a wedding at the Gage hotel - the way the home is set up with master in the house and another casita with master was perfect! Rental was easy - owner does a GREAT job with information up front - show up and it's ready!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was an amazing weekend. I had not idea Marathon Tx was that wonderful. Accommodations were great!

  • 5 of 5

Only regret is it was to short. The house was perfect for 6 people and better than a hotel room. Patio was so relaxing and I cannot wait to go back now that I know there is so much to do in Marathon and surrounding areas. A great place to get away and really relax. Love love this place!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walking Distance to Galleries and Gage!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place for both families and couples alike. We stopped on our way into and out of Big Bend. We got refreshed, relaxed, did laundry, and watched TV.

All looked forward to returning on our way out.

Got up early and sat in private patio and did some star gazing.

So close to Gage we ate dinner and played on their chess board.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Dan. Marathon is quite a lovely place, isn't it? Looking forward to your next visit!
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Nice!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Casa Vieja. Property has been updated and is nicely furnished. Good overall condition and and well kept. The courtyard is a good touch and provides a nice place to enjoy the evenings. I would suggest that the owner add a gas grill for outdoor cooking, that was about the only thing missing.

The location is very good for visiting Big Bend. It is about seventy miles to the park headquarters and takes about an hour and twenty minutes driving time.

If you like to do your own cooking, you definitely need to buy groceries before you get to Marathon. There is a small market in town that only has basics. Store in Alpine is pretty good.

Had dinner at Gage hotel one night ... very good.

We would definitely book Casa Vieja again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys enjoyed, John. The strong winds in West Texas, unfortunately, make the prospect of an outdoor grill something of a challenge. We are discouraged from doing so due to county fire concerns. But we'll look into it. In any case, you're welcome back anytime!
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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
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£454
for 2 nights
From
£176
From
£188
Fri,Sat
£1,170
£3,701
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £59.24
Additional Guest Fee £37.02 per person per night
Pet Fee £37.02
Damage Insurance £43.69
Damage Deposit £370.25

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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