New: We accept payment by check, PayPal, and cashier's check in addition to credit card payment through VRBO/Homeaway. Additionally, we have recently added WiFi, a TV, a DVD player and a small DVD library and updated the master bath. There is new outdoor furniture for visiting and relaxing.
What makes McGonagill House different? It is one of the largest vacation rentals in Marathon and includes a very large lawn that is surrounded by mature pecan trees. Additionally, the home was built as a 'town house' for a local ranching family and constructed with native rock from the family ranch, the Apple Ranch, in the nearby 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 McGonagill's son, Eldon, was a medic on active duty in the Pacific Theatre at the time. The rental property includes the bottom floor of the house (3br/2b), the large yard, and parking in the roomy 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 accommodate the guests preferences. If custom locations for furniture are requested prior to arrival we will accommodate those requests.
A short stroll will take you to the heart of Marathon where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Oasis, the V6, or Big Bend Pizza. Heading down the street, enjoy shopping a San Rosendo Crossing, or one of the numerous art galleries and small gift shops/boutiques. 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