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SNUG HARBOR.. My Island in an Ocean

Entire house hosted by Robert
6 guests3 bedrooms8 beds2 baths
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“Snug Harbor”
Situated on the NE side of Marathon, Texas.
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen with appliances, a washer/dryer, DirectTv, SiriusXM, and WiFi compliment this house. A huge comfortable porch equipped with dining room table and chairs, sitting area with a sofa bed, and a 3 burner gas grill. A large upper deck (crows nest) With Adirondack chairs, hammock and a table to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets! A spectacular panoramic view of the Glass and Del Norte Mountains..

The space
I am a retired Ship Captain (Master Mariner). “Snug Harbor” was the Historic Sailor’s Home on the NYC borough of Staten Island. Although the "Old Sailor's Home" is now closed, it's spirit lives on here in Marathon. Enjoy your berth here at "Snug Harbor". You will find assorted teas and hot chocolate provided in the kitchen. Also, I roast my own green coffee beans for your morning “Snug Harbor Blend” (The best and freshest cuppa Joe in Marathon!)...Many of the pictures in the house were taken and framed by your’s truly. Pictures not only from the Big Bend region, but from around the world. The porch area has a detailed large scale map of Marathon and vicinity to help you orient yourself to the area along with a detailed map of "Big Bend National Park" to help you plan your trip into the National Park.
And for my Spanish speaking guests:
Para mis invitados de habla hispana: Puedo acomodarle en el idioma español y hacerle que se quede una experiencia agradable!
Bienvenido a "Snug Harbor"...

Guest access
The Master Bedroom closet is a private space. I have provided a rack with clothes hangers over the desk. Also there are two folding luggage tables to accommodate you. There are a few cabinets in the kitchen that are private (locked) and the pantry near the washing machines is private (locked). The outside green storage building is also private. The house, porch, and Upper Deck (Crows Nest) are at your disposal.

Other things to note
All of the Restaurants and Bars in Marathon accept credits cards. There are two ATM’s in town. One is located outside the Transpecos Bank downtown Marathon. It is open 24 hrs. The other is located inside the Alon service station. It is only accessible during the daytime.
The fuel pumps at the Alon station are open 24 hrs (unattended). Auto repair work can be done at either of the service stations in town and there are also two local mechanics who service automobiles. There is a Grocery store (The French Grocer) near the Bank which is open until 9pm daily.
Gage Hotel:
12 Gage Restaurant
White Buffalo Bar
V6 Coffee Shop
Brick Vault BBQ
The Oasis coffee shop and Restaurant
Angie’s Snack Shack
Big Bend Pizza

You can buy bagged ice at
Both Gas stations
Angies Snack Shack
The French Grocer
Matathon RV Park

I’VE JUST ACQUIRED TWO 28” ENGLISH RACER TYPE BICYCLES FOR GUEST USAGE!!!
“Snug Harbor”
Situated on the NE side of Marathon, Texas.
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen with appliances, a washer/dryer, DirectTv, SiriusXM, and WiFi compliment this house. A huge comfortable porch equipped with dining room table and chairs, sitting area with a sofa bed, and a 3 burner gas grill. A large upper deck (crows nest) With Adirondack chairs, hammock and a table to enjoy both su…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

TV with standard cable
Cable TV
Wifi
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Heating
Washer
Dryer

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Full bathroom

Fixed grab bars for toilet

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Marathon, Texas, United States

Marathon is surrounded by an “Ocean” of cattle ranches. If “Getting away from it all” inspires you then you have come to the right place. A vast and unpopulated region, Marathon is truly an “Island in an Ocean”. Although we are a tiny town, we are big in spirit and charm. You will find the residents here friendly and accommodating. We now have two coffee shops which are open for breakfast (the “V6” and the “Oasis”). A new restaurant “Angies Snack Shack” has also recently opened with a full menu. The Gage Hotel also has a full menu Restaurant along with the “White Buffalo Bar” with late night Bar menu and cocktails. Recently opened is the “Brick Vault” BBQ Restaurant with Brew Pub and cocktails. Places to visit include Gage Gardens with a one mile hiking trail and “Post Park” located just 5 miles south of Marathon (which is also a great ride on a bicycle)...
A must do at night is a trip to the Marathon RV Park where they do a terrific nightly (pending weather) Star Party. William Ramey (our resident Astrophotographer) puts on a world class Star Party with the Park‘s 20” Dobsonian Telescope and informative lecture. Feel free to bring food and the beverage of your choice.Very cool!!! A five dollar donation is appreciated.
Marathon is surrounded by an “Ocean” of cattle ranches. If “Getting away from it all” inspires you then you have come to the right place. A vast and unpopulated region, Marathon is truly an “Island in an Ocean”…

Hosted by Robert

Joined in September 2019
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Marathon, Texas
During your stay
I am a retired “Ship’s Master” and live out back in my Fifth Wheel Trailer. I am easily accessible “Only if you need me”. I will greet you when you arrive and give you a quick walk through of the House!!!
Enjoy!!!!
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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