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Desert Vacation Rental in Borrego Springs, CA

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This is the Main House (of a duplex that also has a studio).

Borrego Palms is a duplex with a Main House and Studio surrounded by desert. Our Desert getaway in Borrego Springs is only a two hour drive from San Diego. Here you can experience Desert living in a comfortable setting and enjoy spectacular views around the Borrego Springs area. The house has an unheated pool, and flat garage roof for stargazing. The property sits on more than an acre and is close to the Galleta Meadow sculptures, Fonts Point, Coyote Canyon, the Calipatria Mud Volcanoes, Salvation Mountain and the Salton Sea.

Eric Hanscom
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2018

About Eric Hanscom

We are also the owners of Thai-West Resort in Thailand, and enjoy splitting out time between the desert and a tropical island off Krabi, Thailand.

Eric Hanscom purchased this house in 2007

Why Eric Hanscom chose Borrego Springs

We have always loved the desert, and bought this house as a fixer, then took five years to turn it into what it is today.

What makes this house unique

We are located (intentionally) at the far edge of the town of Borrego Springs, to have as much of the Anza Borrego State Park surrounding us as possible. The stargazing out here is unsurpassed in the United States, and there are many fun things to do once you get here. Here are a couple of YouTube videos on our place:


Borrego Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has his and hers showers with natural rock and travertine tile.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Smaller room with bunk beds, good for kids.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
The best way to see if you would like to stay in the desert is to watch our videos, like this one, and see for yourself what Borrego Springs is all about.


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Desert Vacation Rental in Borrego Springs, CA
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Great property, great get away location

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vincent; glad you enjoyed your stay. You would be welcome back any time you want, and hopefully next year we will have a better wildflower season than this dry year afforded!
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Great Place To Relax Or Explore

  • 4 of 5

Well laid out property, with enough privacy and openness to take in the views. Right up against the state park, lots of potential for hikes in the backyard. Big courtyard / front yard space to wander through and enjoy camp fires. Home has nice bathroom and master bedroom. Kitchen is well equipped and capable for cooking and large dining table. Large living space to hang out and relax. Pool and hot tub are a nice luxury to indulge it, as well as the platform to view the stars. The host (in nearby studio) was very helpful and gave us as much privacy as we wanted.

Only inconvenience was the hot water took some time to come. So plan accordingly.

Definitely would like to rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg, Thanks for taking the time to review. The problem with the hot water has been, I assume, a problem that has been with this house since it was originally built in the 1940's. My guess is that the pipe insulation wasn't exactly great back then. The only saving grace is that the water that runs before you get hot water goes into our gray water system that waters the yard, so it isn't wasted. Glad again that you enjoyed your stay.
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Amazing! Perfect family getaway in the desert

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing stay at Borrego Palms. The house is larger than I expected, and it was perfect for our family: myself, my husband, our 3 year old daughter, and my mother. The photos seemed to show bunk beds in the second room, but there was a queen (or full) size bed in the smaller bedroom and a queen and twin in the larger room. Kitchen is huge! Lots of space in the living room too. It was pretry cold and windy outside so we spent most of the time indoors but we didn't mind. I'd go back. I'm even considering a trip to Thailand to check out the owners other property :)

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comments. Good point on the bunk beds. We will update our photos. No kidding on the cold weather! This winter has been brutally cold, but no rain (I'm always willing to trade cold weather for lots of rain, which means good wildflowers)!
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Always enjoy staying here.

  • 5 of 5

Dennis always does a great job getting it ready for guests.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and view, has alot of updates that are really nice.

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with my family of four for a week and we loved it not only is the house beautiful and in a perfect location but this town is a nice laid back place to vacation and/or live. Really words can't describe how much we enjoyed our stay, definitely didn't wanna leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful quiet place

  • 5 of 5

This house was a pleasant surprise to us as we enjoyed the desert out back, the cactus garden out front and the well appointed house amongst the three of us for 2 weeks. The skies were dark at night for star gazing and the out of the way location was quiet and comforting. Dennis, the caretaker was there when we needed him but unobtrusive otherwise. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
4 golf courses in Borrego Springs, CA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
San Diego
Car: necessary

This rental is part of a duplex, the other half of which is a studio. It is nearby the town of Borrego Springs, CA, which has many art galleries, the state park visitor center, and other activities. It is also very close to the Galleta Meadows sculptures. We have our own YouTube Channel, where you can see more about Borrego Palms Desert Vacation Home and the Borrego Springs area in general. Also, we do not allow inside pets. It is due to an allergy of the owner's son, so we cannot make exceptions. Sorry about that! Please note: we do NOT accept foreign checks (way too many scammers) so if you want to stay here, please book through VRBO.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90

No pets allowed.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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