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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: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

New: We accept payment by check and cashier's check in addtion to credit card payment through VRBO/Homeaway. Send an inquiry for more information. Please note that VRBO/Homeaway charges a "service fee" of about 10% to pay by credit card. Additionally, 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. The rental property includes the bottom floor of the house (3br/2b), the large yard, and parking in the driveway.

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.) All furnishings can be moved to accomodate the guests preferences. If custom locations for furniture are requested prior to arrival we will accomodate those requests.


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
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Manager

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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

  • Video Library

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

 

Reviews

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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
$1,050 $2,500
* 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:

Monthly and weekly rates vary depending on the season. Please call for a quote.

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


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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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; Famous Burro

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, TX, USA:
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
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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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 - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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