Sunset Ranch


Entire home hosted by Jim

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Sunset Ranch is an acre lot at the far southeast corner of Marathon, TX that backs up to the ranch land facing south that provides unobstructed views of sunrises and sunsets from the 700 sf covered porch.

Marathon is 40 minutes from Big Bend National Park entrance and is a launch point to explore West Texas.

The studio is well laid out for up to 2 adults with a queen size bed. Upon request, two stackable full size cots and/or an air mattress can be setup for additional guests or children.

The space
Your first experience of Sunset Ranch is the large 700 sf covered porch with dimmable wall lighting and ceiling speakers for ambient music. The views from the porch are excellent for both sunrises and sunsets. Moving into the studio, the complete space is new construction with a mixture of contemporary and western. The kitchen has full amenities, including large farm sink, wood counter top, ample of cabinet space with dish and cookware, and new stainless steel appliances. There is a bluetooth receiver in the wall cabinet that controls the four interior speakers and four porch speakers independently (zones A/B), with a linked tablet playing Pandora radio next to the kitchen sink. The bathroom has a large sink and beautiful walk in tile shower. The bedroom has a custom mixed wood back wall with wall lighting and a very large sliding door closet, which would work well for longer stay guests. The living room windows are placed for a 180 degree panoramic view of the ranch land bordering the property to the south. On the porch, there is a bar with wet sink and gas grill. Around the back on the north wall is the utility closet with washer/dryer. (Keep the utility door open with drying clothes for proper ventilation.) Optional two full size cots, stackable as bunk beds, and/or an air mattress for additional guests and children.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed
Common space
2 single beds, 2 couches, 1 hammock

What this place offers

Desert view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
EV charger
Air conditioning

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Where you’ll be

Marathon, Texas, United States

When you are at sunset ranch, you are on the edge of a very small town facing a ranch, i.e. you will feel quite secluded. It is an easy walk to "town," but I do not recommend walking at night with increased wildlife activity. I keep a set of binoculars by the door for star gazing (level 1 night sky, best you can get) and for bird watching in the morning.

Hosted by Jim

  1. Joined in July 2011
  • 352 Reviews
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Your experience will be quiet and comfortable, poised in the cultural center of Austin.

During your stay

I am very reachable via email, text or phone. If you want guidance on local or park activities, I would be glad to assist.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm

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