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Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Joshua Tree house description

Rancho Loco is perfect for your desert hideaway home away from home. Come rain or shine, Rancho Loco has something beautiful to offer. When it's sunny, drinks by the pool, quiet time on the veranda with a book, watching the sun rise or set and enjoying some good barbecue with friends and family. When it's stormy – get cozy on the couch with a fire crackling away, a home cooked meal with a glass of wine while you watch the clouds roll in over the dramatic landscape, framed by the huge picture windows. Rancho Loco also affords extra privacy with separate living quarters, the cozy & bright main house and the open & airy studio.

Located on its own secluded 20 acres, minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, Rancho Loco offers 360º views with over 50 Joshua trees, yuccas and native desert foliage all on the property. Situated between the two houses is a salt water swimming pool with an observation deck, perfect for sunset viewing, outdoor dining, and maybe even a skinny dip under the stars. Rancho Loco is a rustic modern take of a 1920s ranch house updated to today's standards including solar power as its primary source of energy and water drawn from a private on-site well!

Rancho Loco is a great affordable base no matter what your interests are – rock-climbing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, model rocket launching [our fave], novel writing or just relaxing by the pool. So please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to get away and visit this magical California vacation home location.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                $10 per pet per night for cleaning....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Detached Unit

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              • Queen size Beds (2) There is a queen bed in the main house bedroom. There is also a queen bed in the studio loft., Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two twin beds in the main room of the studio. They are also used as sofas., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a convertible futon/double in the bedroom of the main house....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                Forced Air Heater in the Main House. Studio is heated by Wood Stove....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                There is a wood burning stove in the main house and in the studio....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Two Separate Living Quarters, Swamp Cooler in main house and in the studio, Lounge chairs, Pool Floaties, Picnic Table, Beach Towels and other Sundries for Maximum Pool Enjoyment...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    TV is for playing DVD's only. Netflix is accessible....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Good cell phone reception on all carriers....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    covers both units and pool area...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Salt water pool is located between the studio and the main house. Completely enclosed by a wooden fence. Pool is not heated. Season runs approximately May through September....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Two patios off the main house one on the living room side, the other off the master bedroom. The entire compound around the pool is decked with an observation platform with cover....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Gas Grill and small Weber charcoal grill are outside the kitchen....moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        Raised platform that over looks the pool and the westward view....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View

                          Activities

                          • Restaurants
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Golf
                          • Swimming
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cycling
                          • Tennis
                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 26 traveler reviews
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                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $300

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • cleaning $150 + tax
                          • Per person over 4 guests $10 + tax
                          • Pet Fee $10 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 7%

                          Notes:

                          Pet cleaning fees are $10 per pet per night.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/24/2014
                          Check availability
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                          22 Today
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                          Location

                          Year round Joshua Tree activities and festivals, Big Bear is an hour away for skiing and lake activities, Palm Springs and Palm Desert communities, airport, shopping, and aerial tram within one hour drive, Las Vegas is just under 4 hours away for gambling and whatever else floats your boat, Los Angeles is just over a two hour drive.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2001

                          About the owner: We, Karen and Marcus, have lived in Los Angeles since 1990 and take great joy and pride in making things better.

                          Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree:
                          We purchased this property after many years of traveling to Joshua Tree as a get-away. It became our home away from home with the space, privacy and solitude that was hard to come by in Los Angeles. The idea of a two hour car drive putting you in a different world creates an invaluable peace of mind.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          More than just a base for exploring Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding area, Rancho Loco is a self-contained resort. It provides all the comforts of home in a spectacular setting. Unlike many vacation homes in Joshua Tree, Rancho Loco provides a year round experience due to the salt water pool, which provides the remarkable sensation of cool blue water beneath the hot summer sun and the limitless night skies.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Main House - South Facade

                            Main House - South Facade

                          • Rancho Loco

                            Rancho Loco

                          • BBQ area with gas and charcoal grills.

                            BBQ area with gas and charcoal grills.

                          • Living Room Main House

                            Living Room Main House

                          • Master bedroom in main house

                            Master bedroom in main house

                          • View from right outside the master bedroom.

                            View from right outside the master bedroom.

                          • Patio coming off the studio

                            Patio coming off the studio

                          • Studio Main Room with twin beds

                            Studio Main Room with twin beds

                          • Queen bed in Studio sleeping loft

                            Queen bed in Studio sleeping loft

                          • Picnic by the pool.

                            Picnic by the pool.

                          • A gorgeous sunset from the pool's observation deck.

                            A gorgeous sunset from the pool's observation deck.

                          • The pool looking mighty enticing

                            The pool looking mighty enticing

                          • Observation deck overlooking the pool

                            Observation deck overlooking the pool

                          • Living Room Main House

                            Living Room Main House

                          • Master Bedroom Main House

                            Master Bedroom Main House

                          • The Queen Bed in the Master bedroom

                            The Queen Bed in the Master bedroom

                          • Fully-equipped Kitchen in main house

                            Fully-equipped Kitchen in main house

                          • Studio and pool

                            Studio and pool

                          • Laundry and bathroom in Studio

                            Laundry and bathroom in Studio

                          • Fire pit outside main house patio

                            Fire pit outside main house patio

                          • View leaving the studio

                            View leaving the studio

                          VRBO #242104

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                          $300 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 07/24/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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