|Space||1,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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:
Dennis always does a great job getting it ready for guests.
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.
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.
We loved the location and the view. The manager was very friendly and accomodating. The house is comfortable but needs some updates including a hot water heater that does not require running the faucets or shower for several minutes to get hot water. In a geographical area that is in a serious need of water conservation, I feel obligated to pass along. Also, the lighting fixtures were lacking in bulbs and/or sufficient lighting in the kitchen and bathroom. We were fortunate that during most of our stay there was not an occupant renting the attached studio. The only barrier from the bedrooms and the studio is a very thin door with a pretty wide gap, in the hallway. It is locked but the problem was that we could hear their conversations and see movement through the gap. That was somewhat uncomfortable and a deal breaker for us.
Great experience, start to finish. Stayed in town for a conference, and had an enviable private retreat compared to the resort downtown. Excellent communication from Eric and wonderfully unobtrusive assistance from Dennis. Spacious, quiet, relaxing & rejuvenating property close to everything, while camouflaged against the hills. Bottle of wine and fresh made fudge upon arrival were the cherry on top!
We very much enjoyed staying here. The manager is extremely helpful and friendly. The house is spacious with a nice pool area and hot tub, and is close to the small town of Borrego Springs for access to places to eat and the shops. It also has easy access to the wonderful Anza Borrego desert park. The pool is not heated so the water is too cold to swim in at the time of year we visited (it was winter time). The house is very peaceful. There is an annexe attached so there may be people next door, who will share the pool area. Internet access is OK but it can stop workingfor short periods of time but I understand this is true of all the area, not just the house. If I wanted to be ultra critical I would say the house could do with a little updating (for example the TV is old and two of the outdoor chairs need replacing) but it didn't really bother us. The place was clean and well appointed with large fridge freezer, cooker, microwave and coffee maker. Laundry facilities are available behind the house. (Washer and drier).
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
No pets allowed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.