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The Ranch - Your Best Camp in Borrego

(56 Reviews)

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Great room at the ranch. Entertain, watch TV, play cards, etc.This place is big


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, (sleeps 8 in 4 beds)

This is our second home and when we are not there, we would love to share it with you and your family or friends. Please take care of it as if it was your own. We often leave extra items in the pantry and refrigerator for your use.

Use instant book now to reserve your dates. We often get multiple requests, so instant book will get you an instant confirmation of your rental dates.

Our calendar is always up to date, so if you don't want to miss out staying here, use the instant book for immediate confirmation of your reservation. In case of multiple rental requests, the first paid request will automatically be confirmed.

The cleaning fee is on the honor system and is based as follows: $90 Whole house or $55 for house, master bedroom and master bath, or $65 for house, master BR and two bathrooms used. Please leave cash for the correct amount due in the cleaning fee box located on the chalk board prior to leaving, unless your receipt shows you paid in advance or were quoted a different fee. (Suggested fee for whole house is $90). Burn only compressed logs in the fireplace. Bring your own or buy one of ours for $5 each.

For the kids and teenagers we have TV channels just for them. For adults, HBO Now offers Late Night programs that are rated X. Our property features football, horse shoes, fire pit, playing cards, checkers and backgammon. We also offer, by advance request, the Wii and Wii U draw. If you have games bring them with you.

The Ranch, aka the Camp, is situated in the quiet desert valley of Borrego Springs on two acres of open area with several golf courses and just two hours to Sea World, Pacific Ocean, MCRD, Downtown San Diego, Fashion Valley Shopping Center and the San Diego Zoo. Across the street from the Ranch, are hundreds of acres of open space just waiting to be walked or licensed 4-wheel driven. You won't be disappointed with this rental....bring your horse if you have one.

Our Camp sleeps up to 8 in four beds plus two on a sofa sleeper. The large master bedroom suite has both a king and a double bed. The two other bedrooms have queen beds. Great place and location for a large get-together. BTW, you can use our clothes washer and dryer.

While in Borrego, visit La Casa Del Zorro, just a few blocks away, for their Music by the Pool, every Saturday, 7 p.m. to 10...No cover charge. Their cantina is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. You can also use their tennis courts and pool for a small day fee. Also, for our visiting veterans, American Legion Post 853 is just down the street and is open every evening in season. Don't forget to take the short drive up to Julian for some apple pie, about a half hour ride up the mountain from the house. They also have a VFW in Julian.

Book early for best season dates.

While here, consider visiting the Temecula Wine Country, about one hour drive away. Go horseback riding through the vine trails, wine tasting, hot air balloon and jeep rides or a self guided tour.

Our place can be Google Mapped at 3893 Pecos Dr, Borrego Springs 92004 and has three bedrooms (one king with a double beside it and two queen beds), one sofa bed, two bathrooms, linen, patio deck area, fireplace, wireless Internet access, fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, blender, spices, gas stove range, microwave, side by side refrigerator with ice maker, air conditioning, blu-ray dvd player, flat screen internet TV. Additional amenities include board games, horseshoes, fire pit, charcoal grill, washer (provide your own laundry soap) and dryer, hair dryer and iron/ironing board. Please remember this is a smoke-free property inside. One medium pet dog welcome at a small fee to help with the additional cleaning cost. If a security deposit is required, it will show on the invoice, for most rentals we do not require a security deposit.

What You Need to Know:
Extra-person charges per night per person may apply and vary depending on occupancy.
Credit card or a Echeck payment is required when making a reservation with full payment within 45 days of arrival.
(house parties not allowed, unless all guests are paid guests)
Check-in time starts at about: 4 PM
Check-out time is: 10:45 AM to 11.
Local hotel tax of 8% added to invoices (San Diego County Tax Permit #5-1702701-11)

Pet enclosed fenced area is 36” high.
Additional RV hook up to electricity (50 amp receptacle) is $25 per day. (holding tank required)
Accepted payments USD: Major credit card or Echeck
If you are looking for a last minute escape from the hustle and bustle of life we have the escape for you!

When the rental is booked for only two guests, we expect the second bath and two small bedrooms will not be occupied requiring a linen change and cleaning. Use of additional bedrooms or beds will be deducted from the deposit or charged at the rate of $25 per night per bed.

We like to exchange homes for trips throughout the USA, Baja Mexico, Europe and Canada. If you have another location in mind, ask us. We also have a Penthouse Vacation Rental in the Mission Bay area of San Diego for additional consideration on exchanges.

We are members of Home Exchange . com (H.E.) and consider all Home Exchanges, especially for H.E. Balloons, let us know what you have to offer.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    One well trained house dog about 70 lbs. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Two steps inside....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Enclosed 36" high pet area. This has been a Smoke Free rental and thank you for keeping it that way. Recent reviews are limited due to a long term staying guest who just wanted to relax in quiet setting for a few years. We are back better than ever... and with lots of new improvements. Come join us and enjoy our ranch, you won't regret it....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray. We have several movies to choose from, but bring your favorites. ...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Game table for poker, cards, checkers...moreless

  • Games:

    Chess, checkers, cards and others....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Through TV ...moreless

  • Television:

    New 55" internet flat screen TV setup with all the smart apps pre installed, including Netflix, Roku, Sling, Google Play, and many more. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    About 14 movies for use....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Large family table that can hold up to 10 plus a second game table for more. No high chair or booster seat....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    HVAC forced air to all rooms...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    Burn presto logs only and you can buy those in town. Be sure to open the damper....moreless

  • Garage:

    No garage use allowed....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Downloads at up to 30 mbps...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh linen for all made up beds....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Great room with two ceiling fans....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    On the street on parking slabs...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Ample supply...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Bring your own laundry soap. We do provide four soap pacs....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Borrego Ranch network with password to be found in the house rules....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup drip. Two coffee makers on site....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Just about everything you will need while away....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Soap provided...moreless

  • Freezer:

    In refrig....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with most essential items....moreless

  • Microwave


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Front and rear of house...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Several golf courses nearby....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bring charcoal and lighter fluid...moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Fee tennis courts nearby, Casa del Zorro Resort...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Day fee pass available at the the Casa del Zorro resort, just down the street....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Fee use at Casa del Zorro resort....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Fee use at Casa del Zorro resort....moreless



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from 56 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 22 - Sep 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$500 $1,600

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Season 2018
Nov 1 - Apr 16, 2018
6 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $10 + tax
  • Utilities, WiFi, HVAC $45 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%


The cleaning fee is on the honor system and starts at $55 for house and one bedroom and adjoining bath. The whole house is a minimum of $90, depending on group size. Please leave the correct amount due, in CASH, in the cleaning fee box. Our County rental permit and Tax ID: 5-1702701-11

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs and SAN
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
American Legion Post
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Diego
75 Miles
Nearest Train
San Diego
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Carlee's Rest and bar
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mission Bay

Car: Recommended

The Camp: rustic ranch type house, three bedrooms, greatroom, dining for 8-10 at the large hand made ranch table, fire pit,, corral, fireplace, open space, walking trails and much more. At The Camp it's like being camping on an open desert range without the tent. Sitting around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, looking for satellites, falling stars and counting the planets. The Milky Way, show it to the kids. Bring the pet too...everybody loves this place.

See shooting stars, world famous sculptures and Palm Canyon. All just minutes away. Stay here for less and drive to the coast of San Diego. We also have 'The Penthouse' rental near Mission Bay in San Diego. Considering staying at both of our places.

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Shopping, Boating, Biking

Golf: Several golf courses to choose from


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Retired home builder who loves to travel.

Why the Owner Chose Borrego Springs, CA, USA:
Great view in a quiet area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The best winter get a way!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Great room at the ranch.  Entertain, watch TV, play cards, etc.This place is big

    Great room at the ranch. Entertain, watch TV, play cards, etc.This place is big

  • Our large ranch house

    Our large ranch house

  • Seating for 8-10 at the big table and game table holds 4 -8

    Seating for 8-10 at the big table and game table holds 4 -8

  • Pantry, wine rack and gas stove

    Pantry, wine rack and gas stove

  • Mst BR

    Mst BR

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • BR 2, queen with bath access

    BR 2, queen with bath access

  • BR 3, shared bath with BR 2

    BR 3, shared bath with BR 2

  • East side of house, fenced to 36" for pets

    East side of house, fenced to 36" for pets

  • Rear yard and covered patio area

    Rear yard and covered patio area

  • Parking and front of house

    Parking and front of house

  • High end clay poker chips and cards. Request in advance for use during your stay

    High end clay poker chips and cards. Request in advance for use during your stay

  • House at night

    House at night

  • Horseshoe pit area

    Horseshoe pit area

  • Kitchen with laundry far end

    Kitchen with laundry far end

  • Master suite BR King with double bed and dresser, adjacent bath

    Master suite BR King with double bed and dresser, adjacent bath

  • Master bath with shower

    Master bath with shower

  • Second bath with access to bedroom

    Second bath with access to bedroom

  • BR two

    BR two

  • Morning sunrise

    Morning sunrise

  • Rear yard

    Rear yard

  • Patio dining and BBQ, sunrise view

    Patio dining and BBQ, sunrise view

  • Our Apple checkerboard

    Our Apple checkerboard

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