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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

Private Pool, Big Views, Serene, Large Spanish Ranch home, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath

REDUCED SPECIAL WINTER WEEKLY RATE!! $1500 WK! AVAILABILITY WITH A RECENT 7 WEEK CANCELLATION. A very unique custom home property in Borrego Springs. Situated in the exclusive private and gated golf community of Rams Hill. Large custom Spanish style Pool home, at 850 feet above the desert floor, this home is situated for AMAZING 360 degree views of the Anza Borrego deserts, mountains and Badlands. Our Home is Serenely landscaped on nearly 1/2 acre estate with a fully walled perimeter. Guests of this home have full access to the amazing new "San Diego's Best" Fazio Course in the community as well as the beautiful and newly renovated clubhouse country club dining and cocktails. Folks that have stayed here comment "the posted pictures don't do the property justice" or "Exceeded Expectations". I think that's what we are all looking for in an escape. Exceeded expectations. You will not find another like this in Borrego. A star gazers paradise with large unobstructed views from every direction. Situated on a very private lot. Inside the home there is 3000 square feet of living space in a very open floor plan, 3 large Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, vaulted wood ceilings an outdoor shower off the master suite, a wonderfully large Master bath/dressing area with walk in closets and step in soaking tub. The Kitchen area is one of the centerpieces of this home. Perfect for any gathering. (up to 7 people please!) Well laid out wet island, large cooking area, bar area, breakfast nook. Great for cooking, entertaining or just hanging out. The living area has a baby grand piano for guests use, large vaulted ceilings, huge seating area and a beautiful natural stone hearth gas fireplace to enjoy on cool desert nights.

Step outside to the back of the home under the protected canopy and take in the best views of the jewel of California Deserts, Day or Night. Beautiful 360 degrees of blue skies, mountains and deserts.

Lounge in the pool or spa all day while taking in the views. The pool and hot tub are seasonally available heated at an additional cost (propane is very expensive here). There is something and somewhere on this property for everyone to enjoy, together or find your own space.

The Country Club now open, the highly acclaimed Fazio Golf Course is available in to our guests (please contact the pro shop for green fees and tee times) as well, our guests can enjoy the 2 best restaurants in Borrego, Rams Hill and Caza Del Zorro next door.

We believe this property caters to most folks looking for a get away. It is perfectly situated for Hikers and adventurers, those looking to enjoy the beautiful desert sun, cyclists, off road jeepers, folks looking to just get away from the cold. We love animals, but Pets must be pre-approved and listed on the application.

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Peter Cochran
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Peter Cochran

Our Family of 4 lives in Laguna Beach. We leave these pets in the desert for you folks to enjoy. This property has been in our family for years, our boys are getting older and busier so we have decided to share. We are an avid outdoor family. We have hiked, biked, run, walked, golfed, off-roaded and jeeped many of the beautiful areas in this desert. Just ask, and we will likely be able to point you in the right direction.

Peter Cochran purchased this house in 2007

Why Peter Cochran chose Deserts

Borrego Springs and Anza Borrego is the perfect place to vacation 9 months of the year. Is is an outdoorsman's Disneyland of attractions. Now with the Fazio 18 hole course and clubhouse available to the public, there is not better desert vacation at this specific location. Come enjoy one time, and you will feel the special energy of this area. When you are exhausted from the outdoors, come back to this beautiful home and very private property and relax in style. This is property is really a lifetime treat!!

What makes this house unique

This home is in the Rams Hill Community. The newest Country Club Development the Desert. Hiking, Cycling and general adventure abound. Borrego Springs and Anza Borrego State Park, largest state park in California. Desert beauty, mountain ruggedness, Pacific Crest trail, Badlands State park, Hiking the Slot, Hell Hole Canyon, Julian, Mt. Laguna to the Salton Sea. Pick your adventure then come back to this wonderful huge home, soak in the hot tub with the beautiful view on top of Rams Hill.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our home Guest-book:

Yo, Cochran's,

This was our "family of friends" annual get-together. It could not have turned out any better. The home is perfectly set up for 3 couples, and thanks for seeing it it that it's completely outfitted...for everything.

We'll be back! Tony & Jo & friends
Apr 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.677419 based on 32 reviews

Great house with a great pool and amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable. The pool was great. We went out to the desert to star gaze and watch the Perseid meteor shower. The backyard had the best view of the sky and we can see tons of stars, the milky way, and a couple dozen meteors fly by.

The community of Borrego Springs was charming. The kids liked driving around looking for the different metal art sculptures all over Galleta Meadow.

The owner, Peter, was great to work with.

Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Geourgos,

  • 5 of 5

The best vacation ever. Beautiful house with lots of space for us , a private pool and hot tub and beautiful scenary. Everyone had great time. We , will return next year for full week vacation. I would recommend everyone to book this great house and enjoy your vacation.😄😄😄😄

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Zorik for the kind words, we will be happy to have you and your family next year.
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Great time, great property, great owner, will do it again!!!

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us celebrating a friend's birthday - had a wonderful time in a wonderful property with everything we needed and some. Did not want to leave - darn jobs!! Highly recommend and would go there again this weekend if we could!! Thanks, Pete, for everything!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deanna! Happy you enjoyed and we could make it happen for you. This home really does have a peacefully and playful vibe. Happy you made the most of it.
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Huge house with a beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our family time together in front of the fireplace and out on the patio in beautiful Borrego Springs! The house had lots of space and was comfortable for all.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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90's charmer in gated community

  • 4 of 5

This house sits in a gated community with many other architectural homes. We checked in at the entrance gate to this very nicely landscaped community and were given our keys and instructions papers. Peter, the owner, was very good in answering all my email enquiries and letting us know what to expect.

The house looks to be in a Spanish style from the outside. It is very spacious, more than the pictures make it seem. The inner decor has more of an early 90's feel. It was kind of cool, like a little time warp even the framed art.

Everything was very clean and although most of the house is carpeted and they are pet friendly there were no pet odors or fur whatsoever.

There is a lot of outdoor space too and a pool.

Sadly we were not able to use it as the cover to keep the heat in was broken. But we did use the jacuzzi that sits inside the pool and the pool as a cold dip.

The main little town and excellent Central Market

are 15 minutes away. It was a little far if you forgot something but in Borrego you have to have a car and drive anywhere anyhow.

I considered giving the review 3 stars because the fridge was broken during the 3 days we were there but that was just a fluke and the house is still very nice and worth a stay. After all fixing things must be hard in the middle of the desert.

There was a Pingpong table, though we didn't use it and 2 mountain bikes that would have been very fun to use but the tires were flat.

We did watch Netflix in their large TV and stay in at night, all was very cozy.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

House was above our expectation. Very spacious and great views from the pool. Would love to do it again

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely come back, as owners or guests, it's what we all hope for, to have our expectations exceeded. Well said.
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rams Hill, De Anza
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Borrego springs
Car: necessary

Anzo Borrego Desert is the Jewell of California Desert Parks. It is the largest state park in the country. Over 500 miles of dirt roads. World class cycling, mountain biking, hiking, exploring with Pacific Crest trail and many other local maintained trails through the Desert and Mountains. Many are within walking distance from the house. Explore the Badlands, Ghost Mountain, The Wind Caves, Fonts Point, Coyote Canyon, the huge word famous metal statues of the desert, the Salton Sea, explore the mountain community of Julian. In the Rams Hil Community itself Tennis, Golf and Swimming.


Rates & Availability

Borrego Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter weekly special rate
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Mar 1 2017 - May 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $75


Check in is typically 3:30pm-9pm. Contact owner should you plan to arrive after 9pm as the kiosk is closed. Check out: 11:30a. An extra fee may be charged should the home require additional cleaning. Please see rental agreement. SPA IS AVAILABLE FOR USE. THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE AS THE FUEL TO RUN THE SPA IS VERY EXPENSIVE IN BORREGO. FIGURE $25/DAY OR MORE BASED ON AMOUNT OF FUEL USED.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Borrego Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large master suite bath, dressing area, walk in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath attached to bedroom 3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large bath, dressing area, for common area use.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Small 1/2 bath access from Kitchen/Garage.
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Outdoor shower area next to master suite.
  • We do not supply washcloths or Kleenex, but bathrooms are stocked with soap and shampoo. Guest should bring their own personal
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large Bedroom with full attached bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Single bed is a blow up matters.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large bedroom opens to pool area. Blow up full size bed.
  • Queen pillow top mattress, twin air mattress with electric inflation as extra beds that also may be used.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
All spa options available as well through Casa Del Zorro and Borrego resort.

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