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Carole Carden

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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FEATURED IN SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE - MARATHON

Marathon House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

La Esmeralda is a 100 year old wood farm house, fully restored with hardwood floors, high ceilings, central air and heat. The two bedrooms have very comfortable queen size beds with down pillows and comforts if needed. The bathroom has a deep ball claw tub for soaking or taking a shower. Theres also an outdoor shower that everyone loves!

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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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Carole Carden

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
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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.

Carole Carden purchased this house in 2005

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.

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

18 Reviews Write a Review
Featured in Southern Living Magazine - Marathon
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
business
Featured in Southern Living Magazine - Marathon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145463vbi
(858) 395-3850
Marathon Big Bend
San Antonio, Texas
5

I AM IN LOVE

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
I am a city girl who laughs hysterically at the idea of living so far away from... well my comfort zone.
Spent the whole time hiking big bend and touring surrounding areas finding myself saying I could honestly live in Marathon all because of this flippen house. SHEEEYAT! I even digged the boots.
Loved waking up drinking tea in the dining area while a good friend of mine sat on the porch doing stuff on her laptop as I updated my facebook status... ja ja ja or was that pinterest? Point is, I am in love and speechless about this place. My 13 year old wasn't even bored in finding something to do. I bow to my knees in knowing this house was restored and exist. THANK YOU .. THANK YOU... THANK YOU!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It always make me happy when a guest enjoys my house as I do. This review captures the way I love Marathon and my little house perfectly. Thanks!
Helpful votes: 1/2
business
Featured in Southern Living Magazine - Marathon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145463vbi
(858) 395-3850
Marathon Big Bend
5

Perfect weekend in Marathon...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
This is a great house to get away... clean, well maintained, has everything needed for relaxing and quiet stay. We hated to leave this place. It was perfect weekend for us and our dog... wish we can be back there soon.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Featured in Southern Living Magazine - Marathon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145463vbi
(858) 395-3850
Marathon Big Bend
Cedar Park, TX
5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
We stayed here for the Thanksgiving break and thoroughly enjoyed Esmeralda! We wanted to show our two girls (ages 9 & 11) the Big Bend area. Staying here really completed the whole experience as this house has so much charm and character. The house is so comfortable and relaxing. There are books and little treasurers throughout the house. Our girls enjoyed the pond and firepit. The owner really made effort to create a relaxing environment. The house has everything you need and more!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Featured in Southern Living Magazine - Marathon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145463vbi
(858) 395-3850
Marathon Big Bend
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5

Nothing left to be desired

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
This place was perfect for us. It comfortably accommodates two couples for some nights. Everything is lovingly decorated and nicely maintained. The welcome was warm and dealing with the owner was quick, easy and professional. We also loved the quaint township of Marathon, dare I say, more than Marfa. If you are looking for a relaxed time in a picturesque environment...this one is for you.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Featured in Southern Living Magazine - Marathon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145463vbi
(858) 395-3850
Marathon Big Bend
San Antonio
5

Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
This is one of the loveliest vacation homes we have ever visited. We enjoyed preparing meals in the kitchen, time with the wonderful books and music, and the majestic scenery and setting of West Texas. Every aspect of the home is designed to make you feel welcome and relax. The decorating is incredible and we loved every detail of the house and our entire trip. Can't wait to return!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

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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.

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Availability & Rates

Marathon House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $195/nt $
  • US Dollars
  • $195/night (two night minimum)plus 13% tax
  • Weekly and Monthly Rates Negotiable
  • $250 Refundable security deposit
  • $75 Cleaning Fee

Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting small game
Notes:
Outdoor shower, fire pit, stone BBQ and screened in porch