MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME WITH PRIVATE POOL, GRAND VIEWS, STEPS FROM STATE PARK!

Michael Johnson

Speaks english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME WITH PRIVATE POOL, GRAND VIEWS, STEPS FROM STATE PARK!

Borrego Springs House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 2 BA, w/pool, huge courtyard, views, mature landscaping, on 3/4 of an acre

This quaint and cozy mid-century modern home is a mere stroll (about a block and a half) from Anza Borrego State Park, yet still close to town. Located in the quiet Sun Gold neighborhood, the home is surrounded by huge fan palms, red ocotillos, palo verde, smoke trees, and a wide variety of cacti that bloom every spring. Enjoy golf, a scenic hike or a bike ride in the morning, a refreshing dip in the pool at midday, a nap, massage, or a stroll through art galleries in the afternoon, and a cocktail in the private courtyard under a star-filled night sky unspoiled by civilization.

This mid-century modern home was built in 1962 and is appointed with art and furnishings of the era, with a little bit of desert touches throughout. The huge private courtyard, pool and lounge chairs with matching umbrellas invite you to unplug and relax in your own mini-resort. Whether you choose to swim, sunbath, read, or simply catch an afternoon nap on an over-sized floatie, you will feel your troubles melt into the recesses of yesterday before you know it.

Our favorite local bar and restaurant, the Red Ocotillo and Crazy Coyote are within walking distance at the Palms at Indianhead Resort. Other classic bars, karaoke, and eateries are less than a ten-minute drive into town. The local grocery 'The Center Market' offers standard fare and a surprising variety of organic and local foods and herbs. The kitchen has most everything you'll need, and a gas BBQ grill is available on the patio.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Michael Johnson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

My wife, Cheryl, and I have been happily married for 24 years. We are blessed with two grown daughters, one who is still in college. They are the light of our lives. Our little family has been visiting the wonderful little town of Borrego Springs for nearly 15 years. It was love at first sight. The peace and quiet from the hubbub of daily civilization calms the nerves immediately upon arrival. The year-round sunshine warms the body and spirit and as an International Dark Sky Community, star gazing is unparalleled.

Michael Johnson purchased this house in 2011

We fell in love with this place the moment we laid eyes on it. Its mix of mid-century modern charm and desert oasis appealed to our aesthetic and our fascination with the surrounding desert.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Mid-Century Modern Home with Private Pool, Grand Views, Steps from State Park!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Mid-Century Modern Home with Private Pool, Grand Views, Steps from State Park!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490279vb
Borrego Springs San Diego County
Port Townsend, WA
5

GREAT, HOMELIKE ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this fully-equipped home. Michael and Cheryl were delightful and informative. Well-maintained, great location nr. town. Highly recommended. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are glad you liked your stay. We certainly enjoyed meeting you two and look forward to having you back. If there is anything we can do next time to make your stay more pleasant, please let us know.
Peace to you both,
mj and cj
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Mid-Century Modern Home with Private Pool, Grand Views, Steps from State Park!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490279vb
Borrego Springs San Diego County
San Diego County, California
5

A LOVELY PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I enjoyed the Johnson's house at Easter time. The owners were a pleasure to work with and the place has a really nice vibe to it. The mid-century modern design really suits my personal taste and we found the house, inside and out, to be comfortable, well-equipped and well cared for. It was soooo relaxing to lounge by the beautiful pool and take in the dramatic desert views. It's located in a great area for walking in the nearby state park and exploring the small town of Borrego Springs. As we drove around sightseeing, we particularly liked the rusted metal sculptures that pop up out of nowhere along the roadside. So whimsical! Definitely a place to come back and visit again!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Easter is a great time to be in the desert as the weather is often picture perfect. Glad you enjoyed the sculptured art of Ricardo Breceda that is scattered around the desert landscape. It is truly amazing how prolific he is. Apparently, his work can be found in a number of places around the world, but no where are there more pieces in one place than in Borrego Springs! We look forward to your return!

Best regards,

michael & cheryl
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Mid-Century Modern Home with Private Pool, Grand Views, Steps from State Park!
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Borrego Springs San Diego County
San Diego
5

A PERFECT WEEKEND!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary. It was perfect. The place was private and excellently situated in Borrego. When we weren't lounging by the pool, we'd walked to the Palms for happy hour. The neighborhood is calm and quiet.
Everything was exactly as listed and advertised. Pictures were spot on and the property was in great condition. We're already scheming about when to next stay here.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were honored you chose our home to celebrate your anniversary and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and got a little time to yourselves. We welcome you back any time you choose.

Blessings to you both!

mj & cj
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Mid-Century Modern Home with Private Pool, Grand Views, Steps from State Park!
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Borrego Springs San Diego County
escondido
5

PERFECT GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
What a little gem of a spot in Borrego! Wanted a place to get away and unwind in peace in the desert and we found it. Pool is an added bonus at the price. House was clean and functional and owners friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back again.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Sounds like you appreciated one of the best things about the house and Borrego...the peace and quiet. While the adventures found in the surrounding areas are awe-inspiring, the solitude of nature is also addicting. Please come back any time!
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Mid-Century Modern Home with Private Pool, Grand Views, Steps from State Park!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490279vb
Borrego Springs San Diego County
escondido
5

DESERT DREAM!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this vacation rental a few times now and love it more and more each time we visit. Since we've found this gem of a place we're always trying to make time for a getaway to return and enjoy the peace, light, and comfort that this home in it's superb location have to offer. It seems whenever we go there the weather is perfect to enjoy the pool and to hike the stunning trails of the Borrego Springs National Park which are only a short walk away. The owners were also very helpful in suggesting local restaurants and interesting nearby sites to see.
What a dream of a place! We would highly recommend it to our friends and family.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! It's so satisfying to see that our guests enjoy the home and the surrounding desert and activities as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to comment and please know we'd be delighted to welcome you back whenever you choose.

Safe travels!

michael & cheryl
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Mid-Century Modern Home with Private Pool, Grand Views, Steps from State Park!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490279vb
Borrego Springs San Diego County
San Diego
5

ENCHANTING

  • 5 of 5
What you can't know by looking at the pictures of this enchanting desert home is what it feels like to be here. I have stayed here several times and each time I feel like I drop out of normal reality and into an altered state, where time flows easily, where my mind can relax and spread out and my body rejuvenates. If I'm not taking a long, fascinating hike through this spectacular desert I am sitting poolside, with a cold drink, staring peacefully at the majestic Indian Head mountain range. I've explored much of the town of Borrego, and there is not other spot that captures this quality of quiet, peace and majesty. When I stay, I never want to leave. The endearing owners, Michael and Cheryl, have alway's been sincerely dedicated to my bliss. Everything you need to cook, lounge and live... is here and in working order. Yes, stay here! =)
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting a review! What kind and generous words you chose to describe your stay and the enjoyment you get out of the surrounding desert and town. As you know, you are always welcome at Casa Paz! Safe travels!
michael & cheryl
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Map

Nearest Airport
38.6 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Ferry
89.9 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry, Newport Beach, CA
Nearest Train
57.4 Miles
Amtrak, Oceanside, CA
Nearest Motorway
3.3 Miles
Palm Canyon Drive
Nearest Beach
81.4 Miles
Oceanside, CA
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Crazy Coyote at The Palms at Indianhead
Nearest Ski
71.3 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
De Anza Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Red Ocotillo at The Palms at Indianhead
Car: recommended

Visitors enjoy incredible one-of-a-kind desert vistas and diversity of year-round activities such as golf, tennis, hiking, biking, star gazing, bird-watching, swimming, nature walks, photography, shopping, antiquing, painting, and various off-road activities. Artist Ricardo Breceda's 'Sky Art' collection of nearly 200 pieces of metal sculptures scattered about the desert landscape are a must-see. From dinosaurs to wild horses, scorpions and tortoises--even a 50-yard-long magical serpent that appears to cross under the road--capture the imagination of young and old. Within 1 1/2 blocks from the house lies Anza-Borrego State Park, the largest State Park in CA, and home of more than 100 day hikes and trails. Rangers and volunteer experts on the park are indispensable in helping guide visitors toward activities that match their skill levels and interests. Tours and classes are held regularly. In spring, people come from all over the world to witness and photograph the unique splendor of wildflowers that bloom in a splatter of colors from other-worldly plant varieties. Golfers enjoy golfing on seven golf courses, some designed by renowned golf course designers, and tennis lovers can get their game on at any number of local courts. The genius of local artists blossoms from various galleries about town, including the gorgeous new Borrego Art Institute minutes away in the center of town. Mid-century modern architecture, some designed by widely respected architects such as Modernist William Kesling who designed many of the earliest structures, can be enjoyed throughout the valley. Picturesque moon-like landscapes and badlands provide a perfect backdrop for an evening picnic as the sun sets behind the silhouetted Indianhead mountainscape.

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Availability & Rates

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Borrego Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May - September
May 1 - Sep 30
7 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
October - April
Oct 1 - Apr 30
14 night minimum stay
$651
$1,980
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$595
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Energy ($10 per day) $10.00
Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Cleaning Fee $60.00
Pet Fee $200.00
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Borrego Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Also has a desk
  • Pull-out queen sofa/convertible provides for extra sleeping room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
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