Located at "Rancho Mil", an ecotourism ranch on the Colorado River Delta, this is an adobe brick house on the Rio Hardy in Northern Baja California. Surrounded by thousands of acres of open desert, come experience tranquility just one hour south of the US border. Kayak or "SUP" on the river, hike, bike, or let loose on your toys in the desert, or relax on your riverfront patio and watch the "locals" (up to 140 types of birds).
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 4
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 12, 2019
About Don Thousand
I had the good fortune to grow up in Newport Beach, California. For many years I worked with my Father and Brother designing and building specialty vehicles. I have traveled throughout Mexico, visited Japan several times, and made trips to Europe and Central America. I love being on and around the water, and play beach volleyball when I get the chance.
Don Thousand purchased this House in 2013
Why Don Thousand chose Mexicali
I first came to this "rancho" over 35 years ago. I was immediately captivated be the beauty and serenity. It has been my favorite weekend destination ever since. I built my first home here in 1999. Two years ago I was given the opportunity to purchase the entire rancho. I have since been in the process of upgrading and expanding it to provide an even more enjoyable experience for visitors. This "guest house" was my first project, and more recently I developed a campground area. My catch phrase is "Rancho Mil.....Tranquility on the Rio Hardy".
What makes this House unique
The Rancho covers 1000 meters of riverfront on the Rio Hardy, which forms the western boundary of the Colorado River Delta, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. "The Delta" is a stopover for migrating birds on the Pacific Flyway, and one of the most important eco-systems in North America. Inspired by the efforts and accomplishments of the Sonoran Institute, I am focused on creating an ecotourism destination to enhance visitors experiences. Flanked by the Sierra El Mayor mountains to the west and surrounded by thousands of acres of open desert, it is hard not to feel at ease here. Beautiful sunrises and moon rises over the river, captivating sunsets behind the mountains and a million stars in the night sky are all common occurrences!!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great dreamy desert oasis
Don was a great host and his house was more than we expected. We enjoyed touring the ranch and curious architecture in various states of rehabilitation. And the water and colors in the sky were just delightful.