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Albert Ennedy

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

CASA DE RANGO :) Desert Retreat, Charming Home, Relaxing Vacation Awaits You

6 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

San Diego County House Rental Photos and Description

Charming Desert Vacation Home With Mountain Views. Close to all amenities.

This Vacation Home is located in Ocotillo Heights. It is close to all amenities that Borrego Springs can offer, in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. The property is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath single level home. It is set up to accommodate 4 people. There is a queen size bed in the master bedroom and twin sized beds in the other two bedrooms.

There is central heating and air conditioning for your year round comfort. Wood-burning fireplace in the living room gives that special feeling of home (up North). Given the pleasant winter climate of Borrego Springs, the fireplace is mostly for ambiance rather than heat. Living room, dining room, kitchen, bathrooms, hallway floors have ceramic tile floors. The bedrooms are carpeted. Kitchen is large and is equipped with new appliances, pots and pans, toaster, coffee maker and tableware for six people.

For your convenience there is a laundry corner in the garage with a full size washer and dryer as well. There is ample parking on the property for your vehicles. Other than the garage, the shaded carport offers protection from the sun.

At the back of the property is a patio with a table, four chairs a bench and BBQ. You could enjoy the the amazing Borrego night sky, have your breakfast or just relax and feel the breath of the desert.

Borrego Springs is surrounded by the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the largest State Park in the contiguous U.S. The property is minutes from world class, unforgettable desert hiking trails. You can choose to go for a casual stroll or a more strenuous climb. Other than world-class hiking, the park provides mountain & road biking, off-road motoring, golf, and amazing star-gazing. The State Park has lecture series and hikes addressing wildlife, star-gazing, local geology, and paleontology. Easy drive / hikes to ancient rock art and indigenous dwellings.

Borrego Springs has an active artists community. Art walks / openings are held regularly in-season, lots of galleries to drop in on. Local art scene includes a wonderful series of large metal sculptures of prehistoric animal life.

Within a reasonable driving distance you could visit Julian, an old gold mining town nowadays famous for its apple pies. Cleveland National Forest, the Salton Sea area are also nearby. If you desire more nature then you could hop over to Joshua Tree National Park. If you miss the city or you wish to visit our beautiful city, San Diego, with all its attractions, then you can be there wihin a two hour scenic ride.

Borrego Valley Airport is located approximately 5.5 miles from the property. It has a pilot-activated, lighted, 5000-foot runway, fueling and space for overnight and longer stays. It is student pilot-friendly and has late-model rental cars available, a restaurant and information on numerous other activities. It also offers the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Sky Trail that gives pilots and their passengers a chance to enjoy natural and historic features of the park, many of which can only be viewed from the air. The Borrego Valley Airport has 99% clear skies.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Albert Ennedy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Albert Ennedy

I am a retired person in my late fifties, married to my lovely wife, Brigitta (in the picture) for over 25 years. We have a daughter, Ashley, and a son, Edward, both of whom are in medical school. Hopefully they'll be able to help their aging father. :)

We moved to Southern California from Canada thirteen years ago and love it. We visited the desert a couple of times with some prejudice, I might add, but the more we came the more we enjoyed it.

Outdoor activities, the serenity and beauty of the desert, the air and the sky are all wonderful here. I find it healing, very relaxing to spend time here. The desert air, the stars at night, the whole environment is magical. There are places to visit, sights to see, trails to discover. It's an experience you'll want to return to. I hope you'll enjoy it too.

Why Albert Ennedy chose San Diego County

My family and I just wanted to have a desert retreat, but still have the amenities and conveniences of a town setting. This property is well located and comfortable. It has charm and character. The neighbors are friendly and quiet. All amenities are within a short distance, yet the desert is at our doorstep.

What makes this house unique

All the beauty, serenity, the air, the night sky, the magic of the desert is here for you. I like to sit out on the patio in the evening and watch as the sun sets over the mountains, lean back in my chair and marvel at the stars, or the morning sky at sunrise. Sometimes a bird like the road runner in my picture visits. It is the perfect place if your are looking for a relaxing, quiet location. But it also offers a lot of opportunity for an active lifestyle in the surrounding areas. We are in the De Anza Borrego Desert with trails to discover, sights to see, and to play and enjoy the desert. (Ample information is available on the internet.)

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

CASA DE RANGO :) Desert Retreat, Charming Home, Relaxing Vacation Awaits You
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Jewel in the DeAnza Desert

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 9 day stay - wish it could have been longer.

House is in a quiet area with a great, covered patio that provided an unobstructed view of the desert and the mountains. The home was very clean and the owner met us upon our arrival and couldn't have been more cooperative. We especially appreciated the covered parking area and garage. One of the neighbors even brought us some Borrego Springs brochures.

Jim & Clara

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time and initiative to write your kind review. I am so glad you had a great time in Borrego Springs and enjoyed staying at our vacation home. It was a pleasure meeting you both and and really hope you will visit again and stay longer too. :) Safe Journeys and happy trails.
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San Diego, CA
5

Beautiful Private Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful home. Incredibly private and safe location, and the house was very clean, spacious and comfortable. Loved coming back to this home at the end of each day of hiking and sightseeing and sitting on the back patio looking up at the stars. Additionally the owner was a pleasure to work with - very kind, prompt to respond, professional and accommodating. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time staying at our vacation home. Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you. Should you wish to visit in the future, you are always welcomed to stay at our vacation home.
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5

Borrego Springs charmer

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our few days in this home. The owner was available and easy to communicate and work with from beginning to end. He had the house ready, clean and stocked for our arrival. He was flexible with his schedule to meet us during our busy work day (which we very much appreciated) to check us in and out. This is a nice, quiet area. Beautiful views. Nice, clean, comfortable home. If you need a place in this area, this is the best. We will definitely call again to book if we are back in this area!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed staying at our vacation home. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Next time, when you are in the area, please let us know if we can help in making your stay even better. Happy travels and good luck in your business endeavors.
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California
5

Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay here in the fall of 2013.

Everything was as pictured and described.

The owner is very nice and helpful - make you feel more like a guest than a renter.

Comfortable, well maintained, clean house and it has all the amenities.

The neighbors are quiet and friendly.

This house offers everything that I need to enjoy my vacation in the desert. It is a good deal, I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Borrego Springs!

It was a perfect rental. I am looking forward to a return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gabor, Really appreciate your review and your kind words about your stay at our vacation home. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were happy with the accommodations. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and hope to see you soon. Take care, Albert
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5

Family-friendly desert escape

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, well-maintained house was perfect for our family of four. Neighborhood is quiet and safe, and is great for bicycling--in fact, the whole town is. Even better if you have mountain bikes because there are seemingly endless dirt roads crisscrossing the desert and leading to all the unusual metal sculptures around town. (And it was nice to have a clean, spacious garage in which to stow the bikes between rides.) Enjoyed seeing all the jackrabbits in the backyard. Owners are friendly, organized, and thoughtful; the house is well-stocked with the basics you need for a short stay. And they seem to be constantly improving things. When I first made the reservation, they mentioned there was no coffee maker at the house. By the time I got there, they had added one!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of our vacation home. We are happy that you and your wonderful family had a nice vacation in Borrego Springs and enjoyed staying at our vacation home. We'd love to have you any time you choose to vacation in our part of the world again.
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Victoria, British Columbia
5

Great Desert Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a very beautiful stay - quiet, safe and great location. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having both of you as our guests in Borrego Springs. We're glad you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you again. Happy travels and safe journeys.
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Map

Nearest Airport
93.3 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Borrego Valley Airport
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9.8 Miles
Highway78 (towards Yaqui pass)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
82 Miles
Torrey Pines State Park and beach
Car: necessary

Desert. Various landscape formations. Desert flowers.

ATV, Jeep rides. Julian, old gold mining town, within an hour's scenic drive. Julian nowadays is famous for its tasty apples and apple-pie. The Borrego Chamber of Commerce East of Christmas Circle, immediately on the left hand side as you go toward Salton Sea on 22, has a lot of information available. Also visit De Anza State Park Visitor Center at the end of Palm Canyon Drive. They can also provide a lot of useful information.

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Rates & Availability

Borrego Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$79
$515
$1,598
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
November
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
$87
$565
$1,765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$109
 
 
December
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
$96
$626
$1,867
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$109
$735
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
January - March
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$675
$1,895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$84
$546
$1,678
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

We reserve the right to change rates, conditions and so on until there is a confirmed reservation. Deposits and payments may vary depending on various things, such as the length of rental period. We request an $80 cleaning deposit and $60 key and remote deposits. These deposits are refundable at time of checking out if home is left clean for next guest and keys are returned. If you have any concerns, special needs or need help with payment, be it online or direct, please feel free to call me. Home #: 858-385-1850, Cell #: 858-231-1333
Thanks, :) Al

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

San Diego County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , plus: European style vanity & mirror, medicine cabinet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , plus: European style vanity & mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 5 drawer chest, 2 night stands, 2 nightlamps, closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 5 drawer chest, nightstand, nightlamp, chair
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 5 drawer chest, nightstand, nightlamp, chair
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • tennis

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