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BEST IN SHOW! Fabulous Indian Head Ranch Estate Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,980 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

'Best of Borrego' Indian Head Ranch of Borrego Springs!


Stunning, Early California style custom architectural gem! AMAZING single level view home located in coveted Indian Head Ranch community, home to high end desert retreat homes on 10 acre lots, a mere four (4) miles north of the village of Borrego Springs! No telephone pole blight, busy roads or noisy neighbors in Indian Head Ranch. Designed by the highly regarded late architect Robson Chambers, Casa Rancho Borrego makes for a very comfortable, unique and THE MOST SCENIC AND QUIET desert vacation experience in all of Borrego Springs! Stylish and uncluttered Casa Rancho Borrego features two (2) spacious bedrooms (one King and one Queen, en-suite) a office/den and delightful 'Great Room' with wood beam cathedral ceilings , view windows, cozy wood burning fireplace and very comfortable furniture and furnishings, indoors and out. The home is ideal for a couple or up to four guests. Pets, including service animals are not permitted.

This luxurious and peaceful retreat home provides dramatic views -both day and night. Overlooking the Anza Borrego Desert State Park and surrounding mountains, Casa Rancho Borrego offers multiple outdoor seating areas to take in the vast desert scenery, local birds & wildlife, and star studded skies. Totally unobstructed views of Toro Peak, the San Felipe, Coyote and San Ysidro Mountain ranges make for an almost 360-degree panoramic experience. There is no place else in Borrego Springs like Casa Rancho Borrego of Indian Head Ranch, Borrego Springs for a peaceful & relaxing getaway!

Also available for a House Swap! Ask us!

*1,930 estimated square feet (house size)

*10 acre lot (no noise from neighbors, mowers or blowers)

*All single level/single story

*Flagstone/tile floors, soaring ceilings, windows galore, views!

*Great room living concept (combo living/dining area)

*2 bedrooms plus office, 3 full baths

*Separate office, writers den, yoga room (views) with WIFI

*Full equipped granite and stainless kitchen, primo views from even the kitchen sink!

*Sparkling pebble tech pool ideal for Spring-Fall swimming and lounging (heat not included in rental price)

*Spa (propane charge extra)

*Garage gym with spin bike and weight set

*Roof top view deck

*Ideal for couple get-away, maximum 4 people (sorry, no pets or smoking)

*Internet TV and WIFI

*10 acres of total privacy, solitude, peace and natural beauty await you here!

Please CALL (BEST) or email us to learn more about how to enjoy our home for your upcoming vacation! We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you.

*sorry, no pets, service animals, maximum 4 people.

More Details

Property Manager
John & Elena Thompson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About John & Elena Thompson

We have been visiting Borrego Springs and the Anza Borrego Desert State Park for +25 years and absolutely love it! This is the most beautiful place in southern California in addition to North County San Diego's coastal beach towns of Carlsbad, Encinitas and La Jolla. When in Borrego Springs, we RELAX, read, sit and ponder... hike, bike, explore, picnic outdoors, star gaze, view wildlife in our yard and surrounds, attend thought provoking nature lectures, guided hikes with local groups, cook in our beautiful, well equipped kitchen, enjoy the Park Visitor Center and local restaurants! This is the QUIETEST place we know of, in all of Southern California-very special!

We are licensed real estate agents, broker/owners, specializing in the San Diego coastal region real estate markets (La Jolla to Oceanside). We travel the world and yet keep coming back to Borrego Springs and The Anza Borrego Desert State Park!

John & Elena Thompson purchased this house in 2010

Why John & Elena Thompson chose San Diego County

This is the desert's best location for a true get-away/retreat. The community consists of 20 desert homes on 10-acres plus. No telephone poles blocking views, noise from lawnmowers or blowers, busy streets, cars or noisy neighbors. This is considered the most beautiful and quietest area in the desert, yet is close to town and surrounded by recreational opportunities just out the door! Serenity, quiet and first class comfort await you here. Walk right out the door and you can take a stroll, hike or bike ride without having to drive anywhere.

The house is an architectural wonder. Simplistic and elegant at the same time. Nicely furnished. Natural. Zen. Clean. No clutter. Lots of windows. Forever views.

What makes this house unique

This house is truly BEST IN SHOW of all Borrego Vacation Homes: Best views, Best location, Best furnished, Best equipped, Best architecture, Best Animal viewing (birds, roadrunners, bunnies, coyotes), Best managed and cared for!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This location is SO Quiet! And, has the best star viewing in all of the desert. Just marvelous again, my second visit to Casa Rancho Borrego. Truly a five star experience here. Thank you.
Dec 2013
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Borrego Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) King in master bedroom with full master en-suite., Queen size Beds (1) Queen in guest bedroom with private bathroom. Maximum 4 guests allowed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Borrego Springs is the Gateway to The Anza Borrego Desert State Park and a true living classroom/laboratory (geology, paleontology, seismology, astronomy, wildlife, natural history) offering first class edu-tainment (educational entertainment) AND recreational opportunities be it hiking, biking, golfing or touring the outback on foot or by jeep with one of the local organizations or guides specializing in this!


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BEST IN SHOW! Fabulous Indian Head Ranch Estate Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have long enjoyed coming to Borrego Springs, and have now found the perfect place to stay. Truth is, our weather was so wonderful we hardly used the home, but it was very comfortable, spacious, and well-equipped. The outdoor spaces are ideal, with a beautiful pool, a lovely shaded area for napping, chairs out front to catch the lovely morning sun, and beautiful views in every direction. The location of the home is ideal, with easy access to town, but the sense of being "away from it all." We loved scent of the fruit groves wafting in from nearby. el We spent our mornings biking and then relaxed by the pool all afternoon. We could not have had a better time. Also, the owners were friendly, very helpful, and easy to work with. We hope to be back, and soon. Thank you for sharing this beautiful oasis!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Desert Bliss at Casa Rancho Borrego

  • 5 of 5

This architect-designed property is sited on the desert to offer views in every direction of both the surrounding mountains and the open desert. Desert sunrises and sunsets provide the light show. The house is beautifully appointed, and the artful landscaping and well-placed outdoor furniture in the surrounding garden provide many spots to settle with either sun or shade, depending on the time of day. The word retreat comes to mind, but then there are myriad nearby attractions outside to tempt you in the unspoiled Borrego valley—it offers more geographic beauty and way less traffic hassle than Palm Springs. The homeowners are meticulous hosts, easy to contact and providing every amenity in this well-annotated home (they’ve thought of everything). Of the four rentals we’ve made in Borrego over a decade, this is by far the best and our favorite.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meridian,Idaho U.S.A.

Sunrise Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We spend the month of February at this beautiful Home in the Desert.The View from every Window is breathtaking. Morning Breakfast on the patio is a must to watch the beautiful Sunrise .Our Days were spend hiking and biking and afternoons in the shade under the Palm Trees by the Pool.Borrego has a lot to offer and we loved the wonderful Restaurants,our favorite Rams Hill as well as Casa del Zoro and Crazy Coyote at the Palms Hotel.

The Owner John and Elena were attentive to every Detail during our stay. We certainly will consider coming back.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Moonlight Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at Casa Rancho Borrego during the month of May. Mild mornings, very hot days (countered with many refreshing dips in the pool), turning into cool clear evenings. We were here with the full moon casting its light on the desert giving us another perspective of this beautiful oasis. We could echo every review listed here as the owner’s were very accommodating and the property and surroundings were world class. We had a truly spectacular experience.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this property in March 2014. We have been to Borrego Springs many times; this was the best. A comfortable and meticulously designed house in a a gorgeous setting. Highly recommended!

We had regretted the closing of the Casa del Zorro Restaurant in the past several years, but it has re-opened and is excellent as ever.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Desert Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Not much to recommend here unless you like a beautiful, immaculate home in a picture-perfect desert setting with a private swimming pool and spa, and lots of privacy, peace and solitude. The pictures on the website really don't do the property justice, and if you enjoy the desert this is the place. Oh, and the owners were incredibly hospitable and accomodating. We'll be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Palm Springs (60 miles)or San Diego (90 miles)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
De Anza Country Club, Rams Hill
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
So many to choose from!
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Car: recommended

Casa Rancho Borrego-Indian Head Ranch is located a mere 4 miles north of the town of Borrego Springs, in a very quiet part of the desert.


-Anza Borrego Desert State Park Visitors Center

-Natural History Museum-Store

-Sky Art-famous area sculptures (134 total)

-World famous geology and desert outback tours


-World class road and mountain biking (Olympic athletes train here!)

-California annual wildflower bloom (Feb-April)

-This is an International, protected, DARK SKY Community. See the star show nightly!

-Great coffee, local restaurants, market, Farmers market (every Friday in season)

-All around you: Peace, serenity, quietude, desert beauty. 'Be' and 'See' versus 'Do' in Borrego! There is also plenty to do here or you can drive to Palm Desert and Palm Springs, around the corner (1HR) or go wine tasting, also nearby (1 HR) or to the mountain town of Julian, home of world famous apple pie.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please call for special rates for stays of 30 or more days in duration. Owners are California licensed Realtors (San Diego) and use the California Association of Realtor's Vacation Rental Agreement (VRA) for ease of booking and for your own protection.

Full payment due at time of reservation except for security deposit and cleaning fee, due within 30 days of visit. Please call with questions, to reserve and for payment details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.