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Casa La Vista, Baby!"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

3 minutes from the heart of Marathon, Texas, there's a retreat that's unforgettable. From sunrise to sunset, the landscape is alive with wildlife and a peaceful quiet that will calm your mind and sooth your soul. Walk out onto the covered patio to observe birds, butterflies, geckos, turtles and frogs in your own private preserve. Unwind to a view that goes on forever.

Big Bend National Park is only 60 miles away. Alpine and Arga offer shopping just a few miles to the west. Hiking, biking, shopping, restaurants and friendly folks make your stay at Casa La Vista your west Texas getaway for keeps.

Arrive at Casa La Vista and be impressed by a rustic exterior. Inside all the comforts of home await you!.

Keywords: Sweet 2 bedroom casita, with one full bath, full and stocked kitchen, fireplace. Pond outside fantastic bird and wildlife watching. A peaceful quiet that will calm your mind and sooth your soul.

More Details

Wilma Schindeler
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

Why Wilma Schindeler chose Marathon

I purchased this rental because it was contiguous with property I already owned. I had lived in Marathon for 6 years and knew this would be a worthwhile invest for me and an opporunity for travelers to enjoy a very unique experience in West Texas


Marathon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
Open Vaulted Ceilings, Fabulous Views, Covered Back Patio for Bird Watching and Nature Loving.


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Casa La Vista, Baby!
average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews

We had a great time. The property was very peaceful and the small pond was a draw for many animals.

  • 4 of 5

Great location for visiting Big Bend.. Make sure to visit the Gage gardens while you are there.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Beautiful in Marathon

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

I've attended yoga retreats at Casa La Vista and its adjoining property. I found this West Texas ranch home with its beautiful rustic-chic decor so comfortable and peaceful. Whether relaxing by the indoor fireplace with a good book and a glass of wine or waking up to the view out the back patio while drinking my coffee and watching Mother Nature's daily show, I found just what my soul needed. When can I move in permanently??? ;-)

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The ideal West Texas get away!

  • 5 of 5

My favorite place to stay in Marathon. The ideal West Texas get away. I love the open uncluttered floor plan, the large windows that frame the unobstructed panoramic views of the mountain range and the picturesque sunsets. The beds are very comfortable. The kitchen has every thing you need. I enjoyed sitting on the back porch watching the rabbits, quail, deer, and occasional fox. If you are looking for a serene environment to unplug, this is it.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful Views

  • 4 of 5

Really nice location on the edge of town with great vistas of the mountains. Nice yard too with a little pond and outdoor sitting area. (You can still hear the Marathon train, but that's true anywhere in this town.) Great working fireplace and all the necessary amenities. Love the Mexican style bathroom. Some of the furniture and comforters could use some sprucing up - just a bit on the rough side - and the kitchen could use some more items to make cooking easier, but all very nice. Very nice hosts too.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this rental and disagree with the other reviews. We found it to be overpriced for what you get. The patio was an important feature to us. The view from the patio is fantastic, but you better bring your own chairs. There is an old wooden bench on the patio but it is not comfortable and is difficult to move. There is also a chiminea on the patio but the chimney part of it is broken and laying in pieces right next to it. The patio itself has broken stones and had tall weeds growing out of it during our stay. There was an electrical outlet hanging out of the wall in the kitchen. The linens on the king-size bed were old and covered in "pills." We like a little noise from our ceiling fan, but the ceiling fan in the master bedroom is way too noisy and moves around a lot. You are much closer to the road and train tracks than you might think from the pictures provided. We were hoping to escape the sound of traffic, but you can easily hear the cars on the main road through Marathon. Of course, there is not a constant string of cars, but it was more traffic than we wanted to hear. Trains go through town several times each day and the whistle is loud enough to make you jump. We enjoyed watching a storm build across the mountains during our visit but when it got to us, we lost both electric and water utilities. When the sun went down, it got dark--the "can't see your hand in front of face" kind of dark. We searched for flashlights, candles, battery-powered lantern, or anything else to help us light our way but found nothing. A quick call to the caretaker confirmed that there were no supplies available to guests during a power loss. Fortunately, we had a small flashlight in our car. We let the owners know about our disappointment in the property and hope they make some changes before your visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Cleaning fee $65
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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