2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6
- english, spanish
About Spencer Aaronson
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.
Spencer Aaronson purchased this House in 2015
Why Spencer Aaronson chose Marathon
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.
What makes this House unique
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Very enjoyable & beautiful!
Great place, beautiful & easy to get to. We truly enjoyed getting to stay!
Coffee in the courtyard by a fireplace...the feel of time gone by with breeze coming in through antique screen doors. Great beds and bedding...pretty tiles bathrooms. We loved the quiet and explored Big Bend and all the towns, had a birthday party at the Gage and would love to come again!
Big Bend Gateway
We enjoyed our stay in Marathon. It was our springboard to visit Big Bend National Park. We were given very detailed information about the workings of the home and the amenities in Marathon. One thing that would have been helpful to know is we found most of the eating establishments closed between Monday and Wednesday; thankfully the French Grocer was open every day. Spencer was very responsive to my couple of text messages and my two issues were resolved very quickly. The private courtyard was a plus. We would stay here again.
Ausinites in Marathon
What a great property. The casita out back was perfect for the couple that joined me on the trip and the main house was plenty spacious and with ample kitchen space. It got quite cold at night but the heaters did their job, even on low. The courtyard area is hard to beat and was great for an evening fire and star gazing. LOVED THIS PLACE!!!
La Casa Vieja
Enjoyed the patio and the signature look with updating.