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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful large open floor plan, pool, Light Bright with Huge unobstructed views

Uniquely situated custom home property in Borrego Springs, exclusive private and gated golf community of Rams Hill. Large custom Spanish style, private Pool and spa, positioned on nearly 1/2 acre at 850 feet above the desert floor, this home is situated for AMAZING 360 degree views of the Anza Borrego deserts, mountains and Badlands. Our Home is Serenely landscaped on nearly 1/2 acre estate with a fully walled perimeter. Guests of this home have full access to the amazing Fazio Course recently rated #3 in California. Dine in the beautiful newly renovated clubhouse country club dining and cocktails. Folks that have stayed here comment "the posted pictures don't do the property justice" or "Exceeded Expectations". I think that's what we are all looking for in an escape. Exceeded expectations. You will not find another like this in Borrego. A star gazers paradise with large unobstructed views from every direction. Situated on a very private lot. Inside the home there is 3000 over square feet of living space in a very open floor plan, 3 large Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, vaulted wood ceilings an outdoor shower off the master suite, a wonderfully large Master bath/dressing area with walk in closets and step in soaking tub. The Kitchen area is one of the centerpieces of this home. Perfect for any gathering. (up to 6 people please!) Well laid out wet island, large cooking area, bar area, breakfast nook. Great for cooking, entertaining or just hanging out. The living area has a baby grand piano for guests use, large vaulted ceilings, huge seating area and a beautiful natural stone hearth gas fireplace to enjoy on cool desert nights.

Step outside to the back of the home under the protected canopy and take in the best views of the jewel of California Deserts, Day or Night. Beautiful 360 degrees of blue skies, mountains and deserts.

Lounge in the pool or spa all day while taking in the views. The pool and hot tub are seasonally available heated at an additional cost (propane is very expensive here). There is something and somewhere on this property for everyone to enjoy, together or find your own space.

The Country Club now open, the highly acclaimed Fazio Golf Course is available in to our guests (please contact the pro shop for green fees and tee times) as well, our guests can enjoy the 2 best restaurants in Borrego, Rams Hill and Caza Del Zorro next door.

We believe this property caters to most folks looking for a get away. It is perfectly situated for Hikers and adventurers, those looking to enjoy the beautiful desert sun, cyclists, off road jeepers, folks looking to just get away from the cold. We love animals, but Pets must be pre-approved and listed on the application.

More Details

Peter Cochran
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Peter Cochran

Our Family of 4 lives in Laguna Beach. We leave these pets in the desert for you folks to enjoy. This property has been in our family for years, our boys are getting older and busier so we have decided to share. We are an avid outdoor family. We have hiked, biked, run, walked, golfed, off-roaded and jeeped many of the beautiful areas in this desert. Just ask, and we will likely be able to point you in the right direction.

Peter Cochran purchased this house in 2007

Why Peter Cochran chose Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs and Anza Borrego is the perfect place to vacation 9 months of the year. Is is an outdoorsman's Disneyland of attractions. Now with the Fazio 18 hole course and clubhouse available to the public, there is not better desert vacation at this specific location. Come enjoy one time, and you will feel the special energy of this area. When you are exhausted from the outdoors, come back to this beautiful home and very private property and relax in style. This is property is really a lifetime treat!!

What makes this house unique

This home is in the Rams Hill Community. The newest Country Club Development the Desert. Hiking, Cycling and general adventure abound. Borrego Springs and Anza Borrego State Park, largest state park in California. Desert beauty, mountain ruggedness, Pacific Crest trail, Badlands State park, Hiking the Slot, Hell Hole Canyon, Julian, Mt. Laguna to the Salton Sea. Pick your adventure then come back to this wonderful huge home, soak in the hot tub with the beautiful view on top of Rams Hill.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our home Guest-book:

Yo, Cochran's,

This was our "family of friends" annual get-together. It could not have turned out any better. The home is perfectly set up for 3 couples, and thanks for seeing it it that it's completely outfitted...for everything.

We'll be back! Tony & Jo & friends
Apr 2014
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Borrego Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large master suite bath, dressing area, walk in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath attached to bedroom 3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large bath, dressing area, for common area use.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Small 1/2 bath access from Kitchen/Garage.
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Outdoor shower area next to master suite.
  • We do not supply washcloths or Kleenex, but bathrooms are stocked with soap and shampoo. Guest should bring their own personal
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large Bedroom with full attached bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Single bed is a blow up matters.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large bedroom opens to pool area. Blow up full size bed.
  • Queen pillow top mattress, twin air mattress with electric inflation as extra beds that also may be used.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
All spa options available as well through Casa Del Zorro and Borrego resort.


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average rating of 4.642857 based on 43 reviews

Lovely home and hosts

  • 4 of 5

Our group had a short, pleasant stay in a large, comfortable home with a gorgeous view. The house instructions were clear and easy to follow. People at the front gate were friendly and welcoming. We pointed out a few minor things that could be attended to in the home and the host responded with thanks and graciousness. Recommend and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Views, Spacious Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent almost two weeks in this wonderful desert home. Our son and his family made were with us for a long weekend and the house was perfect for the six of us. The weather was cool and windy some days, so the two of us enjoyed the gas fireplace in the mornings and evenings. Hiking in and riding around Anza Borrego, sampling several restaurants, and relaxing around the pool enjoying the views filled our days. You can find almost anything and everything you need for cooking and serving meals, as well as options for eating inside and outside the house. Any questions, problems, or issues? The owner is very responsive and easy to contact. We loved every restaurant we tried -- Carlee's, Red Ocotillo, K's Kitchen, and the Ram's Hill Clubhouse. Also, we highly recommend California Overland Excursions for off-road tours of Anza Borrego.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of Borrego Springs

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 nights at Peter's house (first week of February) and had a thoroughly wonderful stay. The house is large and very comfortable. The back yard and pool worked perfectly for us...we enjoyed the amazing view as the sun set each evening and then we soaked in the spa and watched the stars after dark each night. It was a perfect way to end each day. Our dog was secure and happy in the fully fenced and gated yard. Ram's Hill is lovely...quiet, private, relaxing. We enjoyed walking around the spectacular golf course in the evenings. Ram's Hill is several miles from the center of Borrego Springs but close enough that shopping and restaurants were still convenient. The house was a good base from which to take trips to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, but it was wonderful to return to such a lovely oasis after each day's outing.

The house and grounds have obviously been well cared for, but the paint and decor are somewhat dated and the house could use some updating and freshening. Peter was very responsive to our communications regarding a few minor items.

We would stay at this house again, although next time we'll bring more people. It was a lot of house for just the dog, my hubby and me!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Quite neighborhood, beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Coming from Alaska we loved our time in the desert at Borrago Springs. so many great hikes in that area. We never tire of the big sky and the vistas from the Rams Hill house where the best!

The kitchen in this house was one of the best stocked kitchen’s of any of the houses we have rented over the years.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and enjoyed several excursion to the State Park, Palm Canyon and esp. Slot Canyon. We were a bit disappointed that we were not able to heat the pool due to a lack of propane fuel since that was one of our primary reasons for renting the property. The spa was great tho and it saved the day.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this house, and we enjoy it very much. We typically travel with two other couples who have similar expectations and activities, and we have been very comfortable here. The view is marvelous and the accommodations spacious. Peter is a great host and very responsive to any issues that might arise. We intend to stay here for our future trips to Borrego Springs.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rams Hill, De Anza
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Borrego springs
Car: necessary

Anzo Borrego Desert is the Jewell of California Desert Parks. It is the largest state park in the country. Over 500 miles of dirt roads. World class cycling, mountain biking, hiking, exploring with Pacific Crest trail and many other local maintained trails through the Desert and Mountains. Many are within walking distance from the house. Explore the Badlands, Ghost Mountain, The Wind Caves, Fonts Point, Coyote Canyon, the huge word famous metal statues of the desert, the Salton Sea, explore the mountain community of Julian. In the Rams Hil Community itself Tennis, Golf and Swimming.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Spa use $100
cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75


Check in is typically 3:30pm-9pm. Please confirm prior to booking.
Contact owner should you plan to arrive after 9pm as the kiosk is closed. Check out: 11:30a sharp!
An extra fee may be charged should the home require additional cleaning. Please see rental agreement.
SPA IS AVAILABLE, an additional fee of $25/day.
Thank you, we look forward to you being our guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.