About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
About Marcus Wright
We, Karen and Marcus, have lived in Los Angeles since 1990 and take great joy and pride in making things better.
Marcus Wright purchased this House in 2001
Why Marcus Wright 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.
What makes this House unique
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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Rancho Loco for the win
My group had a great stay at Rancho Loco. It's far enough away from the town to feel like you're alone in the desert. The property is great and offers a lot, from the pool/bbq to the acres of land that you can walk and explore. The only reason i'm putting 4/5 is because the bathtub in the main bathroom would not drain so we used the shower in the pool house, and the toilet in the main bathroom would start to leak from the base after multiple uses, so we started using the pool house bathroom for that too. Other than that, this place is a dream!
Well, glad the stay went well. Of course our apologies for any plumbing issues. We do our best but the system is a bit old and has its issues every now and then. Usually when something comes out we can have a plumber on site very quickly.
However long term we are going to do a major renovation on the water systems this spring.
Try us again.
an absolutely peaceful retreat out in the high desert
we have been coming to rancho loco for years & it is one of our favorite places to relax & enjoy a proper getaway. it's a beautiful, secluded home w/ a wonderful layout for group gatherings or solo chill time, properly equipped w/ an indoor & outdoor kitchen; it's the best place to catch a glorious sunset & star gaze by the fire at night. the warm months also make for some proper poolside hangs & backyard bbqs. we look forward to each rancho loco visit & can't wait for the next one. thanks marcus!
Private, comfortable, well-stocked!
Our weekend here was fantastic! It’s slightly off the beaten path and completely private, but still easily accessible to the heart of JT and the Park. The spaces are open with views to the surrounding desert and snow-capped peaks. Sunrises were glorious and the stars at night breathtaking. The kitchen is stocked with every bit of cookware and utensil you’ll need. Hooked up our laptop to the stereo system and danced until late at night. We had a group of 7 friends and all slept comfortably beteeen the main house and guest house across the pool (which we didn’t use because of winter temperatures but definitely would during a summer visit). I plan to be one a repeat customer.
Had everything we needed and the decor was fun and modern.
Had everything we needed. Beautifully decorated, especially the landscape in the yards. We watched the sunset every night with music on the outdoor speakers.
Excellent, every time.
Rancho Loco is the perfect desert get away. The park and town are accessible if you want to explore, but it is also very easy to spend your days never leaving Rancho.
Especially with such a great pool, sound system, and the fire pit for the evenings. You really couldn't ask for much more.
The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and crockery, making self catering easy.
The the space is excellent and feels very secluded as they closest neighbors are only just in sight.
We've stayed at a couple of different places in Joshua Tree, and Rancho is by far our favorite. Great for weekends with friends, as well as trips with parents and families. We will continue to make return visits.
Great get away from the city
Second time staying here. Never disappoints. We will definitely be back again!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pet cleaning fees are $10 per pet per night. Additional fees apply for parties over 4 people. $10 per person per night. 3 night minimum stay on Holiday Weekends 3 night minimum on Holiday Weekends Check in is at 4pm. Check out is at 10am. Pool is not heated. Best swim times are from Memorial Day thru September.