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CASA DE RANGO*Charming, Romantic Desert Home, Feeling great."""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,360 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 bdrm, 2 bth ranch style, desert home. Mountain views. Close to all.

This Vacation Home is located in Occotillo Heights, in a quiet, safe neighborhood. It is close to all amenities that Borrego Springs can offer.

The property is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath single level home, which can accommodate a maximum of 6 people. The master bedroom is equipped with a queen sized bed, the second bedroom also has a queen sized bed, and the third bedroom a double sized bed.

There is central heating and air conditioning for your year round comfort.Given the pleasant winter climate of Borrego Springs, the wood-burning fireplace in the living room is more for ambiance than heating. Living room has cathedral ceiling. The ceramic tile floors in the living room, dining room, kitchen, bathrooms, hallway areas are relatively easy to keep nice and clean, and maintain a fresh feeling. The bedrooms are carpeted. Kitchen is large with a lot more cupboard space than needed. It is equipped with 18 cf fridge, range, stove, microwave, dishwasher and of course pots and pans, toaster, coffee maker and tableware for six people.

Full sized washer and dryer are located in the garage laundry area. Next to it is a storage room where the vacuum cleaner, some supplies and other items are stored.

At the front of the house is a carport, which offers comfort,

shade and protection for your vehicle from the sun. The

attached garage is quiet spacious, easily fits most cars and is accessible by an automatic garage door. (A remote control garage door opener is provided at time of check in.)

Sit out and relax on the patio at the back of the property. There is a table, four chairs a bench and a BBQ and millions of stars at night. You could enjoy the the amazing Borrego night sky, have your breakfast or just relax and feel the breath of the desert and sounds of life distant and near.

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 (about 130) of large metal sculptures of prehistoric animal life, created by Ricardo Breceda.

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 within 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.

We hope you will enjoy staying in Borrego Springs at our vacation home and return for many more vacations.

Welcome to Borrego. :)

More Details

Albert and Brigitta Ennedy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Albert and Brigitta Ennedy

I am a retired person just starting on my 7th decade. I'm married to my lovely wife, Brigitta (in the picture) for 29 years. We have a daughter, Ashley, and a son, Edward, both of whom decided to become doctors. Ashley is a first year resident and Edward is in 4th year medical school. Hopefully they'll be able to treat and cure their aging father. :)

We moved to Southern California from Canada sixteen 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 and Brigitta Ennedy chose Borrego Springs

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 our friendly neighbor, the road runner visits. In the evening a coyote may pop out from behind a bush. Don't worry they respect humans, but remember they are part of the wildlife here. Don't feed them. 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.)


Borrego Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please collect all trash in the bins provided and please take the bins to the curb Wednesday evenings for Thursday morning pick-up.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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 queen , 5 drawer chest, nightstand, nightlamp, chair
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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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CASA DE RANGO*Charming, Romantic Desert Home, Feeling great.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Comfortable Home

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable home in Borrego Springs. Albert was a great host. He was very responsive to all my emails.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, location, value & communication. Minus 1 star for inconveniences around pending sale.

  • 4 of 5

6 of us stayed here for 5 days in April and had a very good stay. We had only one issue -- we ended up having to arrange a last-minute meeting spot 30 minutes outside of San Diego to get the key. This was due to a variety of complications related to the pending sale of the house. We were on a tight schedule and this added some stress to our trip, so I feel obliged to take off a star. This was a difficult situation, and to the owners' credit we worked things out in an honest, friendly way. I would recommend future renters clarify key exchange location and whether the house is on the market before renting. Otherwise, things were just as described, we had a great time and I would recommend a stay! Thank you Albert, and best of luck to you! Daniel

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is nicely furnished and clean with all of the necessities of life provided.

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated on a large lot in a quiet neighborhood. Vistas are wonderful.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 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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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: November 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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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: September 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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Nearest Airport
93.3 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Borrego Valley Airport
Nearest Motorway
9.8 Miles
Highway78 (towards Yaqui pass)
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Basic cleaning fee $49
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. Clarify what may apply in your situation. You can choose to pay the security deposit requested or buy insurance for $59.00 which allows upto $1500.00 in coverage. Both options are handled by HomeAway. Security deposit is refunded in full in 7 days if no damage or loss occurs. If you have any questions please call us at 858-385-1850 or 858-231-1333.

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.

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