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La Casa Vieja - Adorable Hideaway In Marathon, Texas

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace

Overview


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

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace

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:
26 February, 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

La Casa Vieja - Adorable Hideaway In Marathon, Texas
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews
5

Outstanding comfortable home and the owner takes care of you.

  • 5 of 5

Not one complaint. Everything was outstanding. When I come back to Marathon, Texas I will not even consider a hotel room. I will be staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Joel. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you. Look forward to having you back!
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5

Little Slice of Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quaint and very peaceful

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a bunch, Andrea. So glad you guys enjoyed. Come back soon!
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5

Perfection in Marathon Texas

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay we had at La Casa Vieja. We frequently visit Big Bend National Park in that part of the state and typically stay at a hotel. This time we decided to do a short stay at a rental. This house was awesome and is it has lots more room than a hotel room can provide. Waking up and having coffee by the indoor fireplace on a cold morning was especially great! In the evenings having a glass of wine(or two) by the outside fireplace in the courtyard was also memorable. The clear skies above allow for excellent star and satellite viewing. We even saw the ISS(International Space Station). Although we didn't cook in the house, we could see that the kitchen was fully stocked. Tip: If you need to buy lots of groceries, drive 30 minutes down to Alpine, TX as they have a larger grocery store. However, the local Marathon store is a short walk away for those 1 or 2 items you may have forgotten. We look forward to returning to La Casa Vieja in the summer for a longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys enjoyed, Ivan. Looking forward to having you back!
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4

Vacationing in Big Bend

  • 4 of 5

Overall a great place to stay, very comfortable and it worked well for our time in Big Bend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the place. Home away from home. Can't wait to go back.

Tom and Tina

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't wait to have you back!
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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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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:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring and early summer
15 Mar 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£515
for 2 nights
From
£204
£1,321
£4,094
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£470
for 2 nights
From
£181
£1,195
£3,641
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Pet Fee £40
Cleaning fee £60
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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