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"Absolutely delightful! My wife and I spent nearly a week at this retreat, and loved every minute of it. Besides the great views in all four directions (with a screened porch on the east side, an open porch on the west), the house is very well supplied with most all the kitchen stuff you need, nice CD player and some CDs (though it got little use from us who just love the quiet and the subtle sounds of the desert), and a small library with some very good reading material about the Big Bend Area, plus more. September was a bit warm during the day, but certainly not unbearable, and the evenings were very enjoyable. Didn't run the AC at all. Oh, and I have to mention the stars. There's a very good reason the McDonald Observatory is in this area (near Ft Davis), as the sky is absolutely dark except for the stars, the planets, and the glorious Milky Way. And then there's the screened skylight above the bed that cranks open to the outside so you can see the stars and hear the night sounds from your repose. Would definitely stay there again."
Guest: RODNEY C.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 6, 2015
"We just got home from our first trip to the Texas Big Bend area. We originally planned on spending 4 nights in Marfa but could only find accommodations for 2 nights there - so I booked our first 2 nights in Marathon at La Esmeralda. Now I wish we'd never left La Esmeralda. Wow! While the photos on VRBO accurately reflect what you'll find in the house - they still don't do it justice. The house is a knockout - decorated in the most perfectly rustic, Texas style imaginable. Antique bureaus, uniquely quirky lighting and art, beautiful vintage Mexican pottery and what must be the world's most comfortable porch glider. Plus everything to make your stay comfortable - cable TV, a large selection of DVDs, CDs, books and magazines, fluffy towels in the bath, everything you need to prepare and serve meals. You can just feel that this house is loved. If La Esmeralda was mine, I'd never leave - but I thank Carole for sharing it with us - if only for a couple of nights. We'll be back!"
Guest: lee u.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 26, 2015
"We had a girls weekend hiking Big Bend and relaxing at the Getaway. The location is great; it's a bit of a drive to the park, but coming home at the end of the day, showering, and sitting on the porch relaxing and watching the sunset, then stars, then sunrise, was great. The house is furnished very comfortably; I was very happy that the AC units had been turned on before we arrived! It was a wonderful place to spend the weekend and we would all love to return. Thank you!"
Guest: Jeanna R.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 22, 2015