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Peaceful Privacy in California's Secret Desert

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Inviting entry shaded by olive trees, trickling fountain, blooming bouganviella

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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

All guests in this home may enjoy full golf, social, dining and fitness club membership privileges at the private de Anza Country Club.

Situated on two acres, this 2000+/- square foot home was recently and extensively updated by the owner/contractor. The main living area features the original cedar paneling, indirect lighting, huge windows framing views of the surrounding mountains, wood burning fireplace (firewood included), and 55' plasma TV. The new kitchen features cabinetry with Corian counters and built-in deep sink with disposal, electric smooth-surface range with standard/convention oven, quiet dishwasher, microwave, 29 cf French door refrigerator/freezer, walk-in pantry, under-counter lighting, breakfast bar, and water filtration system. The dining area's travertine table seats up to 8, and there is dishware for 12. Most overhead lighting is controlled by dimmer switches. The master bedroom with king-sized bed is ensuite, and the bath includes an oversized walk-in shower with rainfall and regular shower heads, and vanity with dual sinks. There is a walk-in closet and a sliding glass door exiting to the front patio. The second bedroom also has a Cal-King bed and adjoining bath. There is phone and cable hookups in each room. A 300+/- sq ft bonus room overlooking the pool adjoins the great room. It contains the washer & dryer, a small beverage refrigerator, swamp cooler intake, a home office area, and enough room to set up an artist studio or crafts area. All floors are tile.
Outside our guests will find a 38' x 18' unheated pool (solar panels can provide some heat) various patio tables and chairs, chimera 'fireplace,' drought tolerant landscaping on drip irrigation, 44 palm trees, 3 shady olive trees, and lemon and lime citrus trees. The yard is not securely fenced, and there is room to park an RV (electric hookup available).
An area to do wood-working or other carpentry-type hobbies may be available upon request.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter(s) are requested to be over 40+...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

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  • Guest bedroom: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    A queen air mattress can be set up in the bonus room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master bath: toilet, shower

    Dual sinks...moreless

  • Hall/Guest bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Big box stores, movie theatres, mall shopping, Costco, Trader Joes, Home Depot, and a major airport, etc. are available in the Palm Springs area or Temecula (one hour and 60 miles away). San Diego is has the same, plus numerous tourist attractions. San Diego is 1.5 hours away (about 85 miles)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Selection of fiction, gardening, travel, cooking and various magazines available...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Sony Blu-Ray player...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Expanded cable service, internet, Wi-Fi and phone are bundled....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sony I-Pad/iPod player...moreless

  • Television:

    55' flat screen TV in great room; additional flat screen TV available for master or guest bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 50 titles plus local library has hundreds to choose from...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy uninterrupted views of Indian Head and the Santa Rosa mountains from the main living areas and outside patio areas. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table comfortably seats 6. Patio dining also seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Also energy efficient swamp cooler ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace with firewood supply....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed internet and wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High-thread count cotton and flannel sheets provided. Placements, tablecloths, cloth napkins and dishtowels available....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Room for RV, additional vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No charge for local and calls within the USA...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of fluffy bath & pool towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled and well stocked ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric with convection option...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fully stocked with spices, condiments, pantry basics...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    29 cu ft French door with freezer in kitchen; small beverage frig in bonus room ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth top electric range ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle rentals available from Bike Borrego...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio tables, chairs, lounges...moreless

  • Golf:

    Full golf, social, fine dining and fitness center privileges at de Anza CC, Borrego's only private country club. Four other public courses within 4 mile radius....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Drought tolerant landscaping on drip irrigation...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Unheated except by solar panels. Use of year-round heated pool available nearby for a nominal fee....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,000 $1,800
Mid Season
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2015
14 night min stay

$950 $2,200
High Season
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
30 night min stay

$2,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Contact owner for rates for longer term rentals (over 30 days). 50% of rental fee due at booking with balance due upon arrival. Monthly High Season rentals will be credited $200 per month for water and electric usage (this is our monthly average). Any additional amount will be deducted from the Utility deposit. Utilities are included in Mid and Low Season weekly rates.


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Last updated: 07/06/2015
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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International/San Diego International
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Carlee's, Red Ocotillo, Carmelita's, Rams Hill
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Borrego Springs Resort
85 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10, I-8 or I-15
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Arches, La Casa del Zorro
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mission Bay

Car: Necessary

The town of Borrego Springs--pop. 3300 in summer, 11,000 in winter--is located in the heart of the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, the largest state park in the US. Visitors to our valley enjoy golf, hiking, bicycling, off-roading, tennis, star-gazing, art galleries, art festivals, performing arts and live music performances, swimming, shopping, dining at one of our 14 restaurants, various youth activities, horseback riding, paleontology research, and just exploring the area. It's a friendly place, with always something to see or do.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We're an actively retired couple (him-contractor; her-real estate broker) spending our time traveling 3 to 4 months a year, either in our RV or somewhere in Europe or playing golf at deAnza Country Club with like-minded friends. Although we met in high school, located in a small town in the wine country of northern California, we did not re-connect until a high school reunion 35 years later.

Why the Owner Chose Borrego Springs:
Jamie's family has owned this property since the mid 1970's when his parents 'discovered' Borrego Springs while on vacation. Immediately drawn to the beauty and serenity of this desert valley, and the friendliness of its inhabitants, they purchased this mid-century modern home. With many wonderful memories of his time spent here, Jamie shared the place with Kathy during their courtship in 2005. She, too, was immediately enchanted with the area, and when the decision to retire was made, Borrego Springs was the logical and emotional choice. After purchasing the property from the family estate, Jamie began a two-year major renovation, completely updating the structure and systems while retaining the original desert modern design.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Private, open space, quiet neighborhood, centrally located to town center (2 grocery stores, bank, library, art galleries, bike rental, hardware store, clothing and gift stores, dentist, yoga & fitness studios, physical therapist), 5 golf courses, 14 restaurants, fee-based swimming and tennis facilities. Pleasant winter temperatures (360 days of sun annually) invite all to enjoy a multitude of outside activities. The Anza Borrego State Park, the largest state park in the USA, offers a wide variety of informative walking and hiking trips and volunteer opportunities. As an official Dark Sky Community, residents enjoy a multitude of star gazing opportunities. Borrego is a very active artist community, with several noteworthy art galleries, juried festivals, and over 70 artists in residence. Live theatre, music recitals, and a film festival are all part of the performing arts scene. There's so much to see and do in Borrego Springs, especially from November through April, that we look forward to the quieter summer and early fall months.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, Limited French

 

Photos

  • Inviting entry shaded by olive trees, trickling fountain, blooming bouganviella

    Inviting entry shaded by olive trees, trickling fountain, blooming bouganviella

  • Entry to great room

    Entry to great room

  • Comfy great room with ceiling fan and indirect lighting

    Comfy great room with ceiling fan and indirect lighting

  • Modern kitchen with breakfast bar and all the amenities

    Modern kitchen with breakfast bar and all the amenities

  • Dining area with access to patio, views of pool and Indian Head

    Dining area with access to patio, views of pool and Indian Head

  • Master bedroom with sliding door to front patio

    Master bedroom with sliding door to front patio

  • Guest bedroom with comfy Cal-King bed

    Guest bedroom with comfy Cal-King bed

  • 38' x 18' pool; comfy chairs for night-time stargazing

    38' x 18' pool; comfy chairs for night-time stargazing

  • Daytime around the pool and patio (taken in March)

    Daytime around the pool and patio (taken in March)

  • Sunset shadows creeping up the Santa Rosa Mtns

    Sunset shadows creeping up the Santa Rosa Mtns

  • Northwestern sunset view from the patio

    Northwestern sunset view from the patio

  • You are entering La Maison du Quarante Quarte Palmiers--The House of 44 Palms

    You are entering La Maison du Quarante Quarte Palmiers--The House of 44 Palms

  • Wood burning fireplace, 55' plasma TV, mountain views from expansive windows

    Wood burning fireplace, 55' plasma TV, mountain views from expansive windows

  • Great room at night

    Great room at night

  • Dining area has expansive views of flowers, Indian Head and the Santa Rosa Mtns

    Dining area has expansive views of flowers, Indian Head and the Santa Rosa Mtns

  • Kitchen has under cabinet lighting, walk-in pantry.  Doorway to bonus room

    Kitchen has under cabinet lighting, walk-in pantry. Doorway to bonus room

  • Ensuite master bath with walk-in shower, rainfall showerhead,  dual sinks

    Ensuite master bath with walk-in shower, rainfall showerhead, dual sinks

  • Guest/hall bath with shower over tub

    Guest/hall bath with shower over tub

  • Night lighting on house and pool

    Night lighting on house and pool

  • Sunset glow looking west from the patio

    Sunset glow looking west from the patio

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, french, Limited French
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  • Calendar last updated 07/06/2015
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