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McGonagill House ~ King Beds ~ Alt. Ph. #432-395-2454

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McGonagill House ~ native stone ~ hardwood floors ~ large yard ~easy parking

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Last updated: 11/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marathon house description

New: We have recently added WiFi, a TV, a DVD player and a small DVD library.

The home was built as a 'town house' for a local ranching family and constructed with native rock from the Apple Ranch in the Glass Mountains. Completed in the 1940s, it includes 'Victory V's' in the exterior rock faces, intended to memorialize the Allied victory during WWII.

This home is a quaint mixture of original furnishings along with updated bathrooms and a full kitchen. Porches on the front of the home allow visitors to relax and enjoy those great, wide-open West Texas skies. We put up hummingbird feeders during hummer season. Birders welcome! (Ask about our AARP discount.)

A short stroll will take you to the heart of Marathon where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch at Johnny B's or the Marathon Cafe. Heading down the street, enjoy shopping at the bookstore, dress shop, or one of the numerous art galleries. You may enjoy an evening drink at the White Buffalo Bar.

Above all, Marathon is a place to unwind and relax. Leave your worries at the county line, grab a massage at the spa, or sit outside at and engage in conversation with the locals. It's all good in Marathon.



Keywords: Large shaded yard, quiet, country living, multifamily, parking, peaceful, library

Property Type

  • House
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            $25 per pet fee for small family house trained pets...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

          • Other (See Description)

            ...moreless

          • Antique Blue: 1 king

            Dresser, vanity, rocker...moreless

          • Front Bedroom: 1 double

            Dresser, vanity, rocker...moreless

          • Master: 1 king

            Two antique dressers...moreless

          • King size beds (2) One king bed in master bedroom, one California King in the blue bedroom, Double Beds (1) 1 Double bed in the third bedroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Large shaded yard, wildlife viewing and birding opportunities, easy access to Big Bend, easy walk to downtown Marathon, porches to view sunrises and sunsets....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Board games, cards in the buffet in the dining room...moreless

              • Television:

                Television with DVD player (no cable); small but varied DVD library...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Antique table seats 6 as set up; additional leaf allows seating for 8; Kitchen table seats 4-6....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Parking:

                    Driveway next to house....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Large additional parking area adjacent to house...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Two coffee makers: small is for 1-4 cups; large is for up to 16 cups....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    8 piece set of pots and pans and an additional large frying pan...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Matching service for 8; additional plastic plates/cups for children; additional miscellaneous flatware (dishes and utensils)...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Remodeled, updated kitchen; kitchen table seats 4-6; convection oven, range...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Coffee, Decaf, tea, sugar, salt, pepper. Owner gift basket may include bottled water, fruit, and/or chocolate or homemade goodie. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Refrigerator with freezer on top...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    Four slice toaster...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Old fashioned porches on the front of the house...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $200 $250
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee (less than 6 days) $100
                  • Tax Rate 13%

                  Notes:

                  Rate is based on a 3 bedroom/2 bath rental and the cleaning fee is based on a 3 night rental. Different (lower) rates apply for 1 bedroom/1 bath and 2 bedroom/2 bath.

                  The cleaning fee is lower for a one bedroom/1 bathroom rental or more for a 3 bedroom rental. Please call 432-935-9755 or if no answer call 432-395-2454

                  If monthly rental includes any two weeks in March, monthly rate is $2000


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 11/10/2014
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                  Location

                  31 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Alpine
                  31 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Alpine
                  250 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Johnny B's; Marathon Coffee Shop

                  Big Bend National Park, Rock hunting, camping, backpacking, scenic drives, birding, jeep tours, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, rafting, Ghost town viewing and shopping

                  Very quiet and peaceful.....

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1940

                  About: We are the great-grandchildren of the original owner and builder JA McGonagill and ate many Sunday 'after church' meals here with family and friends. We walked to French's store and charged candy bars and cokes to our parents after school when we were kids. We played games in the yard. This home and this town are dear to our hearts and an integral part of our family history.

                  Why Marathon:
                  This home has been in my family for four generations. Although we don't live in the area, we love Marathon for its one-of-a-kind atmosphere and visit several times a year. We support the Marathon Baptist Church and enjoy meals at the restaurants in Marathon. The Fourth of July Dance at the Post, local roping and horsemanship events, and nostalgia call us back to Marathon.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Short walk to downtown Marathon; tranquility and large parking area; family ties to Marathon; read about our ranching family and how and why the house was constructed in Marathon.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • McGonagill House ~ native stone ~ hardwood floors ~ large yard ~easy parking

                    McGonagill House ~ native stone ~ hardwood floors ~ large yard ~easy parking

                  • Kitchen table

                    Kitchen table

                  • Master bath features native rock walls

                    Master bath features native rock walls

                  • Blue bedroom vanity

                    Blue bedroom vanity

                  • Living Room has an adjacent formal dining room - both with  hardwood floors

                    Living Room has an adjacent formal dining room - both with hardwood floors

                  • Fabulous meals have been served here by great cooks - make a memory here...

                    Fabulous meals have been served here by great cooks - make a memory here...

                  • Prickly pear, Jan 2013

                    Prickly pear, Jan 2013

                  • Spring marking, local cattle ranch

                    Spring marking, local cattle ranch

                  • Elk, summer 2012

                    Elk, summer 2012

                  • Moonset over the Glass Mountains, fall 2011

                    Moonset over the Glass Mountains, fall 2011

                  • Mary Katharine (Groth) Fairbanks, owner

                    Mary Katharine (Groth) Fairbanks, owner

                  • Full Kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, stove/oven, and refrigerator

                    Full Kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, stove/oven, and refrigerator

                  • Master bedroom with king bed

                    Master bedroom with king bed

                  • Blue bedroom with California King bed

                    Blue bedroom with California King bed

                  • Blue Bedroom

                    Blue Bedroom

                  • Third bedroom - double bed

                    Third bedroom - double bed

                  • Full bath includes vanity and large mirror

                    Full bath includes vanity and large mirror

                  • Snow on Glass Mountains, Jan. 2013

                    Snow on Glass Mountains, Jan. 2013

                  • Sunset over the Glass Mountains

                    Sunset over the Glass Mountains

                  • Elk can be seen driving in the Marathon area

                    Elk can be seen driving in the Marathon area

                  • Red-trailed hawk on broken spoke windmill

                    Red-trailed hawk on broken spoke windmill

                  • Cactus, Marthon area

                    Cactus, Marthon area

                  • Luke Groth (left), owner

                    Luke Groth (left), owner

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, November 17, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/10/2014
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