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Large Beautiful Desert Home: World-Class Hiking, Golf, Views.

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The view from our back deck during a Spring rain.

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Borrego Springs house description

Three bedroom / bath, kid-friendly home overlooking large open space (a golf course and beyond) and the Borrego Valley and Mountains. The home is a warm and comfortable Old California Ranch Style, with newly renovated kitchen, living-dining room and master bedroom.

For more information and pictures see our home web site, given below.

There are two master suites, one fronting the golf course (king bed), one opening to the entry courtyard (queen). Both are large rooms with high ceilings, expansive windows and patio doors, large walk-in closets and full baths.

The living - dining room has a vaulted, beamed ceiling, large brick fireplace, and a wall of glass patio doors with panoramic mountain views (telescope included). It can comfortably sleep two.

The complete kitchen has a homey breakfast nook, also with mountain views. The third bedroom and bath has two twins and a private patio.

The house has large flat-screen TVs in the Living Room, Master Suite & 3rd bedroom. We have cable and Internet TV service, including free NETFLIX movies and television series. There are lots of book & CDs. Part of the owner’s art collection is on the walls.

The second master has a work area with a desk, broadband connection for high speed internet, a color printer and scanner. Wi-Fi is throughout the house.

Most of the house opens to patios overlooking the Borrego Mountains. The second bedroom and main entry open to an enclosed patio that gets morning sun; perfect for a leisurely breakfast. The property has several orange & lemon trees for fresh juice in season.

The house is just steps from the San Felipe Pool and Tennis Center, including a large pool and Jacuzzi and a tennis court.

Borrego is surrounded by the largest State Park in the contiguous U.S., in the midst of world-class desert hiking. Whether you are up for a casual stroll or a more strenuous climb the property is minutes from unforgettable hiking trails. The pictures below are from hikes within 30 minutes of the house.

The property is a short drive to the charming mountain town of Julian near the Cleveland National Forest, or beautiful (but longer) drives to Joshua Tree National Park or the Salton Sea area. The Borrego area has a range of excellent golf courses, restaurants, art galleries, horse trails, and small airports. The property is an easy drive to a large off-road vehicle area: bring your dirt bike or rent a 'quad' for the day.


Keywords: Home, private property, residence, 3-bedroom

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                3rd bedroom set up for kids (or adults). Some kid toys & videos (including a few Barbies!), nearby pool great for kids....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Short stairs at patio entry, otherwise all on one level, wide doorways....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Adults only; groups of college-age renters not accepted....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking inside or on decks of the property....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Inquire with owner about staying with a dog....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Sunny & open; ajoins large secluded patio....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 double

                Kids / guest room, opens to own patio. Flat screen TV....moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Opens to patio, desert - mountain view, flat-screen TV....moreless

              • Other (See Description): 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Two large comfortable sleep sofas, plus inflatable beds....moreless

              • King size bed in master suite, Queen size Bed in 2nd master suite, two twins in 3rd bedroom. Both master suites have full walk-on closets, medium closet in 3rd bed. Full baths in all bedrooms....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Large tub + shower, walk-in closet....moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Large comfy tub + shower, walk-in closet....moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Shower enclosure, skylight....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining area part of living room / common area. Large comfortable table, great views. Breakfast nook in kitchen seats 4, also with great views....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything you need for the largest of families....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                All electric, new stove & cabinets....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 8:

                Large dining/living room common area. Very cozy & family friendly. Opens directly to large patio for outdoor dining. Continuous patio doors afford wonderful views....moreless

              • Heating:

                Dual zoned very responsive electric forced air heat....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Large brick wood-burning fireplace, wood provided....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                High quality linens and pillows....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • 3-car Garage, Patio with Mountain Views, Nearby Pool, Tennis & Golf, 3 flat-screen TVs, recently renovated. Central air conditioning & ceiling fans. The home is made of heavy stucco & has large overhangs to the South, so it cools at night and stays cool without a/c. Just open the many sliding doors for a great breeze. The large wood-burning fireplace in the Living Room is great for cozy winter nights. Miscellaneous art throughout the house. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player:

                    Blu-Ray; good selection of free DVD rentals available in town library. Free NETFLIX....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable, internet, free NETFLIX on all TVs. 3rd bedroom has separate cable connection....moreless

                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    Steps from house, part of San Filipe tennis & pool complex. Rarely used....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Flat screens in common room, master bed, 3rd (kid) bedroom....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Multiple books; popular, literature, history, destert......moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Misc. popular & classic CDs....moreless

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access:

                    High speed internet for hard-wired or wireless connections...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Hard-line in 2nd bedroom / office area, WiFi elsewhere....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    AT&T hard line. OK to good cell reception....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WiFi throughout the house....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Steps from house, part of San Filipe tennis & pool complex. Large & well maintained; rarely used so we usually have it to ourselves....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Bicycles:

                        4 good bikes available to guests; nice bike trail around Rams Hill neighborhood, good biking in area....moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Free tennis court steps from house; rarely used, to tennis players will often have it to themselves....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Patios in front and back of house, plus a small patio off the 3rd bedroom....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Several high-quality public golf courses in Borrego Springs area....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Garden front patio, rear patio opens to golf & mountain views....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Cactus and native plant gardens in front and rear of house....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities

                      Location & View

                      • Village:

                        Borrego Springs is a charming small town with a range of restaurants - from good to excellent - local artists & crafts, western stores, and a great local bar (Carlee's)....moreless

                      • Rural:

                        Sparse, open area. There are no stoplights in Borrego Springs. Traffic jams occur only during the Borrego Days parade....moreless

                      • Golf Course View:

                        Overlooking 14th green of Ram's Hill golf course, Coyote Mountain in background...moreless

                      • Golf Course Front:

                        Rear decks all overlook the golf course area, then to the Borrego Mountains....moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Borrego & Santa Rosa Mountain views from different decks/patios of home....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Golf
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Antiquing
                      • Ruins
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Live Theater
                      • Zoo
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Roller Blading
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jun 1 - Oct 14
                      7 night min stay

                      $700 $2,130
                      Holiday
                      Dec 15 - Jan 5
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,995
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,225 $3,300
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Two week rentals are $2100 ($150/night).


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                      Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                      Location

                      90 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Diego (90 miles) or LAX (150 miles)
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I - 8
                      90 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Pacific Beach, San Diego CA
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Carlees
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Rams Hill
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Multiple in Borrego Springs

                      Car: Necessary

                      Our property is surrounded by the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the largest State park in the contiguous U.S. The park provides world-class hiking, mountain & road biking, off-road motoring, golf, and star-gazing. Modest drives take you to Cleveland National Forest (incl. the old gold-mining town of Julian), the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Salton Sea area.

                      The State Park has lecture series and hikes addressing wildlife, star-gazing, local geology, and paleontology. Easy drive / hikes to ancient rock art and indigenous dwellings.

                      Borrego Springs has an active artists community. Art walks / openings are held regularly in-season, lots of galleries to drop in on. Local art scene includes a wonderful series of large metal sculptures of prehistoric animal life.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About: I have been hiking and backpacking the American desert for over 30 years. I had done a lot of backpacking in the 'four corners' area, mostly Southern Utah, as well as Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. 20 years ago I discovered the Anza-Borrego area, and have been going back there ever since. I introduced my family to the desert a few years after I became familiar with it, and we all became desert devotees. My father ended up owning a home in the Rams Hill area of Borrego Springs, and after he passed away I inherited it and have been enjoying it with my own family ever since. My wife and two girls have all become major desert enthusiasts. The kids get a lot of use out of the pool near our property, and we all love hiking, off-roading, horse-back riding, and just hanging around the wonderful town of Borrego. We can only get out to Borrego once or twice a year, so we rent the place the rest of the year. We are happy to share our home with others who enjoy the desert country - our renters range from old desert hands, to ardent hikers, golfers, or newcomers to the area.

                      Why Borrego Springs:
                      Our home is actually a home: nothing fussy or formal. The most frequent comment we get is how comfortable and 'at home' guests feel here. Each bedroom is large enough to stretch out and relax, and each has a patio or deck. The common room is just right for family meals, movie night, or sitting around the fireplace. We keep it stocked with games, cards and the like. There are lots of indoor or deck spots to get away and read or relax by yourself. We are a hiking family, so I keep maps and books around and suggest hikes in our guest book. Borrego Springs is a wonderful contrast to our lives in Chicago: it is refreshing to be in a town with no stoplights, no franchise restaurants, no traffic jams! We enjoy both desert and forest / mountain hiking, so we like the access to Cleveland National Forest.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We love to sit on our back veranda and watch the sun rise and set. We get lots of humming birds, quail, roadrunners, and all kinds of song birds. Borrego Springs is one of two 'Dark Skies communities' in the U.S.; night lighting is kept to an absolute minimum. It gets wonderfully dark at night! There are lots of stargazers here, and the Park puts on periodic night sky talks / viewing. For a desert hiker Borrego is perfectly situated: our house is 20 minutes from some great desert hikes. The Northern part of the Anza-Borrego has a wide diversity of plant and animal life; one of my favorite hikes goes through several distinct riparian zones; if you are a good hiker you can actually climb from the desert floor to the Alpine environment to the West. An hour or two South or 45 min. West gets you to the badlands, a truly unique environment. Throughout the park are desert streams, bouldering or climbing spots, wind caves, tunnels, slot canyons, and ancient pictographs. If you love hiking or just the outdoors you need to see and hike these deserts.


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                      Photos

                      • The view from our back deck during a Spring rain.

                        The view from our back deck during a Spring rain.

                      • Another living room view: wonderful light & views...

                        Another living room view: wonderful light & views...

                      • At the mouth of Glorietta Canyon, a beautiful hike 15 min. from the property.

                        At the mouth of Glorietta Canyon, a beautiful hike 15 min. from the property.

                      • Front patio & sitting area; great for breakfast or leisurely reading.

                        Front patio & sitting area; great for breakfast or leisurely reading.

                      • Alternate view of Master bedroom; windows overlook cactus garden & golf course.

                        Alternate view of Master bedroom; windows overlook cactus garden & golf course.

                      • Fully equipped kitchen, lots of light.

                        Fully equipped kitchen, lots of light.

                      • One of the master baths: full shower & bathtub, large walk-in closet.

                        One of the master baths: full shower & bathtub, large walk-in closet.

                      • 3rd Bedroom & bath - 2 double beds, flat screen.

                        3rd Bedroom & bath - 2 double beds, flat screen.

                      • 3rd bedroom

                        3rd bedroom

                      • Panoramic view of the pool (jacuzzi not visible), steps from the house.

                        Panoramic view of the pool (jacuzzi not visible), steps from the house.

                      • Living room:  spacious & comfortable, with flat-screen & large fireplace,.

                        Living room: spacious & comfortable, with flat-screen & large fireplace,.

                      • Swimming pool with Jacuzzi & entertainment area; steps from the property.

                        Swimming pool with Jacuzzi & entertainment area; steps from the property.

                      • Heavy wood dining table, chairs and bench - part of living room area.

                        Heavy wood dining table, chairs and bench - part of living room area.

                      • Master bedroom: newly redone, full bath, walk-in closet, teak furnishings.

                        Master bedroom: newly redone, full bath, walk-in closet, teak furnishings.

                      • Overlook from California Riding & Hiking Trail, about 20 min. from the property.

                        Overlook from California Riding & Hiking Trail, about 20 min. from the property.

                      • 2nd Master bed; sliding door opens to front patio, window overlooks open space.

                        2nd Master bed; sliding door opens to front patio, window overlooks open space.

                      • Office area in 2nd Master bed: internet, printer, phone, lots of light.

                        Office area in 2nd Master bed: internet, printer, phone, lots of light.

                      • Breakfast nook; surrounded by views of the Borrego Mountains.

                        Breakfast nook; surrounded by views of the Borrego Mountains.

                      • Living room, recently refurbished. Large comfy couches.

                        Living room, recently refurbished. Large comfy couches.

                      • Rear porch.  Overhang provides shade, lots of room for relaxing, entertaining.

                        Rear porch. Overhang provides shade, lots of room for relaxing, entertaining.

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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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