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La Casa Vieja - Adorable Hideaway in Marathon, Texas

(38 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6

Take a step back in time to the Old West. It doesn't get much more atmospheric than this, folks. A real piece of West Texas history, La Casa Vieja is a gorgeously restored home in Marathon, Texas that was originally an old farmhouse built in 1917. Now, nearly 100 years later, it is a beautiful little hacienda, complete with a casita at the rear of the property that can accommodate additional guests. Located at the foot of Big Bend National Park and just a few blocks from the world-famous Gage Hotel, this property is a stunner. With custom woodwork throughout, this delicately-appointed 950-square-foot home sits on a corner lot and offers a beautiful enclosed private patio/courtyard for privacy. Surrounded by pretty, native desert vegetation, the custom features of this home are far too numerous to mention. Here are a list of just some of them:

~ 10 ft. ceilings
~ Open floor plan
~ Latilla ceiling in living room featuring wood beams with corbels
~ Pressed tin tile ceiling in kitchen
~ Saltillo tile and original refinished hardwood flooring
~ Mesquite custom–built kitchen bar top
~ Kraftmaid hickory cabinets in kitchen
~ Pendant lighting
~ Tiled backsplash
~ Textured walls
~ Kiva fireplace in living room
~ Alhambra-tiled shower and Talavera-tiled sink in bathroom
~ Original, restored antique old Mexico wood church doors (1920) at front entry
~ Spacious closet
~ Private and tranquil courtyard w/additional, outdoor kiva fireplace
~ Shaded front porch
~ Flat-screen satellite TV
~ Wifi enabled

The home features evaporative cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings, gas stove and water heater, and a metal roof w/ original tin on sides.

Whether you're here for a wedding or event, are on an artist's retreat, are off to explore the surrounding area, or are simply here to enjoy the peaceful, gorgeous surroundings, La Casa Vieja is your home away from home in Marathon.

For more information about this stunning region and its attractions, visit the visitbigbend website.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/04/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring and early summer
Mar 15 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,340 $4,400
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
$1,200 $3,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $80
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/04/2017
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Location

246 Miles
Nearest Airport
El Paso
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Famous Burro
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Gage

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: I'm a long-time resident of Southern California who travels often to this part of Texas for leisure purposes myself. In my own travels over the years, I have been the beneficiary of incredible hospitality in the many unique properties where I've had the good fortune of resting my head, so I'm only too happy to return the favor and provide people with their own memorable vacation experiences.

Why the Owner Chose Marathon, TX, USA:
After taking a road trip through the Big Bend area several years ago on my way to Memphis, I was hooked on this area. Something about this particular part of the country really resonated with me. I'm not sure if it is the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, the romance of a lost time, or, perhaps most likely, all of the above. I've been making routine trips to the region since then and finally took the plunge and bought this property. I have a major soft spot for carefully-restored historical properties, and this one definitely fit the bill. A lot of care went into this renovation. I fell in love with it the moment it popped up on a real estate website I refer to. When I made a trip out there and saw it in person, I loved it even more. I have no doubt you'll feel the same.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a serious step back in time to the Pancho Villa era. But with all the modern amenities and luxuries one has come to expect in these unique properties. Here are just some of them: ~ 10 ft. ceilings ~ Open floor plan ~ Latilla ceiling in living room featuring wood beams with corbels ~ Pressed tin tile ceiling in kitchen ~ Saltillo tile and original refinished hardwood flooring ~ Mesquite custom–built kitchen bar top ~ Kraftmaid hickory cabinets in kitchen ~ Pendant lighting ~ Tiled backsplash ~ Textured walls ~ Kiva fireplace in living room ~ Alhambra-tiled shower and Talavera-tiled sink in bathroom ~ Original, restored antique old Mexico wood church doors (1920) at front entry ~ Spacious closet ~ Private and tranquil courtyard w/additional, outdoor kiva fireplace ~ Shaded front porch The home features evaporative cooling and heating units. A new metal fence adds privacy to this exquisite property. Other details worth mentioning include: Completely new electrical and plumbing, insulation in the flooring, walls and ceilings, gas stove and water heater, and a metal roof w/ original tin on sides.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/04/2017

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Photos

  • Courtyard at night

    Courtyard at night

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Courtyard

    Courtyard

  • Courtyard

    Courtyard

  • Casita interior

    Casita interior

  • Casita interior

    Casita interior

  • Casita bathroom

    Casita bathroom

  • Casita bathroom

    Casita bathroom

  • Courtyard

    Courtyard

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Sink

    Sink

  • Shower

    Shower

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Courtyard

    Courtyard

  • Courtyard facing casita

    Courtyard facing casita

  • Casita interior

    Casita interior

  • Casita interior (night)

    Casita interior (night)

  • Casita bathroom

    Casita bathroom

  • Laundry hutch

    Laundry hutch

  • Front of home

    Front of home

VRBO #747254

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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