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Sweet Adobe Home

Entire bungalow hosted by Jessica
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
Entire home
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This sweet adobe home from the 1950s is nestled in a garden of fruit trees and succulents. A private patio has a ramada (covered patio) and is perfect for outdoor dining, BBQ and stargazing. The home was lovingly renovated and maintained by my parents for 25 years. Beautiful tiled floors, furniture and outdoor touches reflect their love of Mexico. Marathon is an eclectic, rural town in the heart of the Marathon Basin and a great place to explore the region, be it Big Bend, Ft. Davis or Marfa.

The space
The house is in the old "Mexican" side of town. It still has that open and friendly neighborhood vibe. Don't be surprised if when sitting on the front porch in the quiet, early morning hours, enjoying a cup of coffee, you see a family of javelinas or wild turkeys running by the gate. But no need to worry, because there is a fence to keep the property safe. Seeing local birds and wildlife is a wonderful part of living in Marathon. The house has a covered garage to shade your car from the sun. The adobe construction helps keep the house cool during the day. Nights are cool even in the summer, but there are air conditioners just in case.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Children’s books and toys

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4.87 out of 5 stars from 79 reviews

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Marathon, Texas, United States

Marathon is a peaceful place and has one of the darkest and starriest skies in the country (Class 1 Dark Sky). A vibrant variety of birds flock to the water and vegetation in this high desert town. It was established in 1882 by Captain Albion Shepard who said the surrounding plains reminded him of Marathon, Greece. The railroad runs right through town and the ghostly horns blowing at night remind you of the time when Marathon was a principal shipping point for most of the Brewster County ranchers. Today, the historic Gage hotel still operates but now for curious travelers. There you can enjoy the great White Buffalo Bar and a fine restaurant. Marathon is also home to some pretty amazing BBQ at Brick Vault Barbecue and Brewery (named one of the top 25 new barbecue joints in Texas by Texas Monthly), and coffee/breakfast/lunch spots at V6 Coffee Bar or the more traditional Oasis Cafe among others. You can also always shop at French's Grocery for organic fare to make at home. The Post Park, an old Comanche watering hole, is a short drive down Post Road and is a lovely place for a picnic or just to enjoy the sunset and watch the birds, javelinas, turkeys, deer and jack rabbits as you stand on some of the oldest rocks from the Paleozoic age on the Marathon Uplift. Big Bend, Marathon Basin, Marfa, Ft. Davis & McDonald Observatory are all within an easy drive.

Hosted by Jessica

Joined in September 2017
  • 79 Reviews
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I am not in Marathon but am available by phone, and you'll have contact information for neighbors who can help in person.
Jessica is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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