This octagon-shaped building is a pilot’s dream home right across the road from the Borrego Valley Airport. Fly in and walk to the house for your getaway adventure. Fully furnished and ready to enjoy watching the aircraft land and take off in this desert get away. House area is fenced. Huge Great Room includes dining room, kitchen and living room, 3 decks to enjoy the outdoors, gated compound. Non pilots will enjoy the private location with plenty of space to get away from the city. Great views!
- House2900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
3+ Bedroom with a queen bed and 1 bedroom with a bunk bed and 3 bathrooms.
Mary B. Watkins
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
About Mary B. Watkins
Diana and Gabriel Wisdom had this house built on this large parcel across from the Borrego Valley Airport in Borrego Springs. The house was completed in 2015 and is now for rent.
Mary B. Watkins purchased this House in 2015
Why Mary B. Watkins chose Borrego Springs
The Borrego Airport Pilot House is on 55+ acres which were homesteaded more than 100 years ago by the area's most famous pioneer, Alfred Armstrong "Doc" Beaty (1870-1949). Directly across from the airport office and restaurant,"Pilot House Road" leads to a large octagon-shaped building nestled in the old grove of Tamarisk trees. Designed to be a vacation rental retreat for visiting pilots and adventurers, owners Diana and Gabriel Wisdom have also decided to make the Pilot House available for fundraisers, flying clubs, air shows, and other special events. The house has three full ensuite bedrooms each with it's own bathroom and another optional bedroom without it's own bathroom, and includes all the modern ecologically sound luxuries like solar power. The bedrooms extend from each of the four sides of the octagon. From the air, it looks a little like the front of a four propeller bladed airplane. The oldest octagonal building in the world is the Tower of Winds built in ancient Greece in 300 B.C. The newest octagon is now available to enjoy at Borrego Valley Airport.
What makes this House unique
The middle of the house is a huge great room with kitchen, dining room and living room. The bedrooms are all off the great room and equally separated from each other.
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Check-in: 1:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful, spacious,nature retreat. Highly recommend.
It's a great property with open space, style and great views!
The owners and the rental agent are always there for us!
Borrego Springs is located in the low desert in an incorporated area of northeastern San Diego County. Less than a 2 hour drive from San Diego or Palm Springs. Borrego Springs is a village within a park, completely surrounded and protected by the Anza-Borrego State Park, is the largest desert state park in the contiguous United States with over 660,000 acres. This desert community is miles away from the nearest stoplight and we have no big box or chain stores. The slower uncomplicated pace and the scenic beauty, add to your rustic, authentic, desert experience. It is a special place, in all seasons. Activities include, nature walks, off-roading, hiking, biking, watching the wildlife, photography or star gazing. Active community for young and old alike in this small town atmosphere. The elevation is approximately 700 AGL, the summers are hot, the winters are wonderful, spring is delightful and fall is not too bad either.