Featured in Southern Living Magazine - Marathon(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
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.
Keywords: Charming 100 year old beautifully decorated farmhouse on six acres.
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Member since: 2007
- Max. occupancy 4
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Outdoor shower, fire pit, stone BBQ and screened in porch
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 13%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
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, TX, USA:
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.
- Primary: (858) 395-3850
- Secondary: (858) 755-8840
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Front of La Esmeralda
Screened in porch
Firepit and BBQ
Back of house faces street
Eat in Kitchen
Glider on porch
Sunrise view from house
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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