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Borrego Springs, CA, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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.


Peter Cochran

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • 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.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Large Bedroom with full attached bath.
      • Queen pillow top mattress, twin air mattress with electric inflation as extra beds that also may be used.


      • 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

      Location Type

        • Golf Course View
        • Monument View
          Anzo Borrego Badlands
        • Mountain View


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                      2 zones, front and rear.
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas fireplace, stone hearth. Fireplace, chimnaya outside.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Mountain Bikes (2), stationary recumbent bike, bowflex, golf clubs, ping pong table and more stuff being added all the time for guest use.
                    • Garage
                      2 garage, workout area and bikes, ping pong table, scooters stored in Garage.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      front load.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linnens
                    • Living Room
                      Large oak beamed ceiling, stone hearth gas fireplace, large seating areas Grand Piano.
                    • Parking
                      Large drive and room for 2 cars in garage. Cars may be parked in driveway overnight but must have a parking pass.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels for pool and bathroom towels for baths.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Modern large capacity front load


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee makers available
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully stocked, glass and plastic, wine glasses, Formal or informal settings, all cooking pots pans utensils,
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Beautiful, large Kitchen area, wet island and preparation areas as well as built in Dry bar/buffet area annex to dining room and kitchen. We do supply may spices and cooking oils, some condiments.
                        • Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                          basics filters, spices, oils, staple type foods. Guests welcome, use and replace as needed.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Sub Zero Fridge/freezer
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove, dual ovens. Large counter oven
                        • Toaster
                          oven and individual toaster


                            • Dining
                              6 Seat dining area attached to kitchen. There is also dining on the front and rear areas outside.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Full HBO, Netflix.
                                • Books
                                  extensive library, fiction, no fiction, some classic.
                                • Game Room
                                  Ping pong table.
                                • Games
                                  board games under dry bar area.
                                • Music Library
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • DVD Player
                                  Bluray DVD, Netflix wifi.
                                • Stereo
                                  Surround sound, in main room and out by pool.
                                • Television
                                  Main area flatscreen, we may have added tv's in master and 3rd bedroom. Check in on this if it is important.
                                • Toys
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library
                                  extensive, over 50. Also netflix on tv through wifi bluray player.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Cruizers may be available, various mountian bikes always on site, pump.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (2) 2 patios with extraordinary views and privacy.
                                    • Golf
                                      Rams Hill course open in November. Discount may be available to renters.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Hooked up to house gas.
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Beautiful fully shaded veranda back with expansive views of desert, mountains and badlands.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Courts 1 block away.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • limited accessibility
                                        • not suitable for children

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              with heated hot tub.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Hot tub available at clubhouse 1 block away. Seats 10.
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Huge 18x45' pool. We generally do not offer a heated 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  42 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Lovely home and hosts

                                                                  R T.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Gorgeous Views, Spacious Home

                                                                  Judy G.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of Borrego Springs

                                                                  Todd and StephanieBellingham, WA

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Great location. Quite neighborhood, beautiful views

                                                                  gaylen n.Where do you live?

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Review of Prop 444641

                                                                  Michael H.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Had a great time

                                                                  Steve W.

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Borrego Springs, CA, USA

                                                                  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

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                                                                  WE OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR Paypal, ETF AND CHECK PAYMENTS. PLEASE INQUIRE PRIOR TO BOOKING. 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. OWNER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DECLINE ANY RESERVATION REQUEST. PLEASE REVIEW RENTAL AGREEMENT CAREFULLY PRIOR TO AUTOMATIC BOOKING FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS RENTAL HOME. Thank you, we look forward to you being our guest.

                                                                  42 Reviews
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