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Featured in Southern Living Magazine - Marathon

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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Marathon house description

La Esmeralda is a 100 year old wood farm house, fully restored with hardwood floors, high ceilings, central air and heat. The two bedrooms have very comfortable queen size beds with down pillows and comforts if needed. The bathroom has a deep ball claw tub for soaking or taking a shower. Theres also an outdoor shower that everyone loves!

The house is professionally decorated in 'Cowboy Modern' style. Antique and modern furniture, art, 36 inch plasma TV, books, music, and a film library that includes Oscar winning and classic films. The book collection is a mix of architecure, design, photography, fiction and books on Marathon and Big Bend.

The screened in porch is the perfect place to eat, read and relax. You can watch the amazing sunrises from the porch with unobstructive views or the sunsets from the back porch.

We provide a kitchen with all the spices and things you need for cooking, coffee, tea and even a complimentary bottle of wine when you arrive. La Esmeralda is within walking distance of everything in Marathon and is the perfect place to unplug and enjoy the beauty of Big Bend.



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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

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          • Pets Considered:

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          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Outdoor shower, fire pit, stone BBQ and screened in porch

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

                Bose Ipod dock and cd player with cd library...moreless

              • Television
              • Video Library:

                Over 100 current and classic movies...moreless

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central air and heat...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Everything you need from a French Press to a slow cooker!...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Stocked with spices, tea,and coffee for guest....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  $195/night (two night minimum)plus 13% tax
                  Weekly and Monthly Rates Negotiable
                  $250 Refundable security deposit
                  $75 Cleaning Fee
                  

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                  Location

                  Marathon is 46 miles Big Bend, 26 miles to Alpine, one hour to Marfa and Fort Davis, Marathon basin is surrounded by the Glass and Del Norte Mountains, Beautiful views and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Birders that have stayed at the house love the small fish pond for spotting unusual birds! La Esmeralda is a short walk to everything in Marathon.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: I am a native Texan but now live in California. I have a background in magazine publishing and now own a retail shop that offers architecture and design books, home furnishings and gifts in Solana Beach Ca. named SoLo. I owned an independent bookstore in Del Mar Ca. for 13 years named Esmeralda, hence the name for my vacation home in Marathon.

                  Why the Owner Chose Marathon:
                  I fell in love with the high desert beauty and climate of the Big Bend area. You have the best of both worlds, beautiful mountains, amazing star gazing, clean air and Marathon is a great little ranching town with nice friendly people.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  La Esmeralda is a great old house with all the modern conveniences and comfort. The house is a lot of fun with great views and feels remote from neighbors. The front porch faces away from the street so it is very private. The landscaping if mostly natural grasses with agaves and cactus. I am in the design business so the house has been furnished with interesting art and furniture. I also love to cook so the kitchen has everything you need. La Esmeralda is not your typical rental. La Esmeralda is featured in Southern Living Magazine's January 2011 issue.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Front of La Esmeralda

                    Front of La Esmeralda

                  • Screened in porch

                    Screened in porch

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Guest bedroom

                    Guest bedroom

                  • Dining area

                    Dining area

                  • Outdoor shower

                    Outdoor shower

                  • Firepit and BBQ

                    Firepit and BBQ

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Back of house faces street

                    Back of house faces street

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Eat in Kitchen

                    Eat in Kitchen

                  • Glider on porch

                    Glider on porch

                  • Fish pond

                    Fish pond

                  • Sunrise view from house

                    Sunrise view from house

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
                  Owner
                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  (858) 395-3850

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