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Recent Marathon reviews

  • Peaceful Retreat

    "We loved each and every minute at beautiful La Esmeralda where our days here were measured by sunrises and sunsets; reading and napping on the glider; the soft rustle of the breeze through the Cottonwood; candlelit dinners on the screened porch; relaxing in the comfy living chairs each evening with a glass of wine, listening to great CDs by candlelight with the cool spring breeze dancing between the front and back screened doors; sitting in awe under the vast starry night skies and crescent moons; the sounds of silence only interrupted by the song of the birds and the gentle rumble and whistle of the train. We enjoyed the friendly, sleepy town of Marathon, and a four hour hike in nearby Big Bend National Park, but we were so happy to return to this beautiful home where we rested and breathed deep! We thank the owner for sharing her home with us, her warm hospitality, and making our stay so wonderful - much love, peace and the good things of life reside at your La Esmeralda. We are under her spell. It was hard to leave, but we are already planning to return to this lovely, peaceful retreat next spring."
    Guest: Mike & Patty S. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
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  • Perfect Place in Marathon with beautiful views

    "We stayed there last Thanksgiving and had a perfect time. Close enough to Big Bend, great views and great sitting areas all around the house. I also liked the feel and the tasteful decoration of the house. The views from the back of the house are wonderful as the pictures show and the best view is from the bathtub at sunset: priceless !"
    Guest: Sophie P. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 31, 2014
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  • Excellent Vacation Home Outside Big Bend

    "We stayed in this property for several days on our vacation to Big Bend and loved our time. I would love coming back to this area again and staying in this property. The house is spacious with 2 living rooms filled with couches/chairs, a kitchen and a dining room, 4 bedrooms, and 3 baths. Our party of 9 was slightly larger than what the property officially sleeps, but even with someone sleeping on one of the comfortable couches, we still had more than enough space. The back porch and yard were great for hanging out and star gazing and even for eating when it wasn't too cold. There are TV's in one of the living rooms and in one of the bedrooms, however they are fairly old. This property could use a little TLC (some cracking and loose tiles on the floor, and one of the bathrooms that connects two of the bedrooms has a pretty significant "soft" spot/indentation in the floor) but it's certainly nothing that can't be overlooked and was never a bother or a worry at any time. Even though you have neighbors, the property is nicely spaced out to give you plenty of privacy. We drove into Big Bend every morning and spent the days hiking, and we loved having this place to come back to. There's a small grocery store in town where you can get most of what you'd need. Bottom line, this is a reasonably priced, cool and spacious property in a good location if you're looking to spend some time in the Big Bend area."
    Guest: Tyler Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
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  • Perfect Base Camp

    "This place was exactly what we needed - a base camp for our motorcycle adventures with plenty of room for truck & trailer. We loved the history of the home and all the antiques. The beds were very comfortable and hard to leave. Janet was wonderful to help us out with suggestions and answering all our questions. Definitely a great place to stay."
    Guest: Angelique D. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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