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Casa La Vista, Baby!

23 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
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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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 23 traveler reviews

Casa La Vista, Baby!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Were a young family of 6 and it was a perfect place for the kids to explore and for my husband and I to sit back and enjoy the view of Gods creation. The house had everything we needed. We are so glad we visited Casa La Vista while exploring Big Bend National Park!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as described and reviewed. It's not the Ritz, but give me a break - you're in the middle of nowhere, which is exactly the point. My family of 4 (including a 3 year and 1 year old) had a ball. There is a long covered porch for soaking in the views. There is a little pond with turtles in it (there probably isn't water in it always, but it was full when we were there). The beds are comfortable. The house is relatively clean all things considered. Lots of windows. There is a serviceable kitchen, but you are on vacation and the Gage Hotel down the street has one of the best restaurants in Texas - no exaggeration! Do yourself a favor a go spend a couple of days in Marathon. It's delightful.

I do recommend this place for families - like I said, our family had a great time. Our 3 year old loved everything about it - especially the fact that from the porch you can see the freight trains passing through town. But it does pay to be vigilant. It's West Texas, so there are spiders, scorpions and snakes. There are also a bunch a happy, floppy eared rabbits running around.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remote, yet so close to town!

  • 5 of 5

Fun place. Beautiful views and comfortable accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Desert Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here last weekend and had a wonderful time! The house was perfect for our family of four. Comfortable beds, fully outfitted kitchen, tv and wifi. Even our dog loved chasing around the jack rabbit (never getting close of course). Big Bend was amazing. We had a great meal of rabbit and deer at the 12 Gage Hotel. Can't wait to come back.......maybe when the weather cools down ;)

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the house. Very clean. Very comfortable. We were there for my grandson's wedding and it was a perfect house for us.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

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Marathon 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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