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Wilma Schindeler

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Casa La Vista, Baby!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Wilma Schindeler (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Wilma Schindeler chose Big Bend

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


based on 18 traveler reviews

Casa La Vista, Baby!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa la Vista. The house is clean and comfortable. The views all around the house are remarkable. The stars at night are wonderful. You can walk or go quickly into Marathon where the Marathon Coffee shop is great for breakfast or lunch and the Gage Hotel is great for dinner. Big Bend is about 45 minutes away. It was a great place for our dogs to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay in Marathon!

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to Marathon with my husband, children and mother in law from out of town. We loved this property! It is in great condition, tastefully decorated, comfortable and a perfect open floor plan layout for visiting with family. We enjoyed sitting on the back porch, gazing out of the huge window in the main room at the mountains in the distance and playing games around the large dining table. This property was an easy drive to Big Bend and walking distance to downtown with several nice shops.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to Casa La Vista, and we will be back. We love the Big Bend area, and the house is a great 'home location' for lots of different activities. The water hole in the back yard is an added benefit, with lots of wildlife sightings.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fall Weekend in Big Bend

  • 4 of 5

We used the house as a base to explore large parts of Big Bend. Generally speaking, the home is as advertised. Marathon is a funky little town and the house fits right in. It's exceptionally quiet and remote with the occasional train in the distance.

The house is in good working shape and was clean and everything worked. It could use a bit of a deep cleaning: there's a lot of built-up dust and the shower curtain is in dire need of replacing. The beds, linens and towels are above average.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday weekend relaxing in Marathon. The house is wonderful. Great location because it's tucked away and remote,but only a five minute walk to town. It was a good jumping off point for days in Big Bend. We loved that it is dog friendly. The only thing that would make the stay even better is if the kitchen had a few more cooking utensils to make it easier. But really no complaints. And the view was fantastic four morning coffee or evening woke!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great private getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing few days amongst the best scenery in Texas. Returning each day from a hike in beautiful Big Bend, the house was spacious and cool, and we looked forward to evenings watching the wildlife from the verandah. Our dogs were free to roam outside, far enough away from any traffic or neighbouring property - a real treat for them! Barn swallows were nesting above the verandah, deer and jack rabbits came to drink at the pond, and a variety of birds visited the garden each day.

Directions to the house were clear, so finding it was easy and everything was just as promised. The people we met in Marathon, in the Pizza takeaway, the French Grocery and the White Buffalo Bar were friendly and welcoming. We could happily have stayed on awhile, and would happily return to Casa la Vista!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marathon Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Big Bend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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