|Space||1,850 sq. ft.|
New: We accept payment by check and cashier's check in addtion to credit card payment through VRBO/Homeaway. Send an inquiry for more information. Please note that VRBO/Homeaway charges a "service fee" of about 10% to pay by credit card. Additionally, we have recently added WiFi, a TV, a DVD player and a small DVD library.
The home was built as a 'town house' for a local ranching family and constructed with native rock from the Apple Ranch in the Glass Mountains. Completed in the 1940s, it includes 'Victory V's' in the exterior rock faces, intended to memorialize the Allied victory during WWII. The rental property includes the bottom floor of the house (3br/2b), the large yard, and parking in the driveway.
This home is a quaint mixture of original furnishings along with updated bathrooms and a full kitchen. Porches on the front of the home allow visitors to relax and enjoy those great, wide-open West Texas skies. We put up hummingbird feeders during hummer season. Birders welcome! (Ask about our AARP discount.) All furnishings can be moved to accomodate the guests preferences. If custom locations for furniture are requested prior to arrival we will accomodate those requests.
A short stroll will take you to the heart of Marathon where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch at Johnny B's or the Marathon Cafe. Heading down the street, enjoy shopping at the bookstore, dress shop, or one of the numerous art galleries. You may enjoy an evening drink at the White Buffalo Bar.
Above all, Marathon is a place to unwind and relax. Leave your worries at the county line, grab a massage at the spa, or sit outside at and engage in conversation with the locals. It's all good in Marathon.
Keywords: Large shaded yard, quiet, country living, multifamily, parking, peaceful, library
We are the great-grandchildren of the original owner and builder JA McGonagill and ate many Sunday 'after church' meals here with family and friends. We walked to French's store and charged candy bars and cokes to our parents after school when we were kids. We played games in the yard. This home and this town are dear to our hearts and an integral part of our family history.
Janet Groth purchased this house in 1940
This home has been in my family for four generations. Although we don't live in the area, we love Marathon for its one-of-a-kind atmosphere and visit several times a year. We support the Marathon Baptist Church and enjoy meals at the restaurants in Marathon. The Fourth of July Dance at the Post, local roping and horsemanship events, and nostalgia call us back to Marathon.
Short walk to downtown Marathon; tranquility and large parking area; family ties to Marathon; read about our ranching family and how and why the house was constructed in Marathon.
Four men took a road trip in classic sports cars and stayed at the McGonagill House. We took a queen size blow-up with us which made the house perfect for us. The location is about as good as you can get. It was an easy drive to tour Alpine, Fort Davis and the McDonald Observatory on day one and then Big Bend National Park on day two. This is the first VRBO that I have rented that had some basic necessities such as condiments, cooking oil and coffee. The house is spacious, clean and well situated. We did not meet the owners, but they were responsive and polite. I definitely recommend the McGonagill House.
And again, Janet was great to work with. We stayed three nights to adventure into the Big Bend area - our third trip and second time at this house. We love the town of Marathon and what makes it special is this house that allows us to explore the Big Bend area with a central location to access all of the fun.
The house itself is a retreat from the everyday. Beds are very comfortable, bathrooms/showers are great and the living room is fun for conversation and games.
The addition of WiFi from our previous visit and the 4G LTE from Verizon signal enhanced the visit very well. Business or pleasure the broadband was great.
Janet is wonderful to work with and I very much endorse this VRBO as a place we will stay at again.
This is a very nice home with super soft beds. It's on the main road and a great location to visit Big Bend.
We really enjoyed our stay at the McGonagill house. It was everything we hoped for, wonderful beds, fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer and comfortable beds. It is like renting your grandfathers home. Loved Loved Loved our stay.
Property owner was very nice to meet and work with. Loved the home will stay again when we return to the Big Bend area.
Big Bend National Park, Rock hunting, camping, backpacking, scenic drives, birding, jeep tours, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, rafting, Ghost town viewing and shopping
Very quiet and peaceful.....
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee (less than 6 days)||$100|
Monthly and weekly rates vary depending on the season. Please call for a quote.
Rate is based on a 3 bedroom/2 bath rental and the cleaning fee is based on a 3 night rental. Different (lower) rates apply for 1 bedroom/1 bath and 2 bedroom/2 bath.
The cleaning fee is lower for a one bedroom/1 bathroom rental or more for a 3 bedroom rental. Please call 432-935-9755 or if no answer call 432-395-2454
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.