3 BR, 2 BA, w/pool, huge courtyard, views, mature landscaping, on 3/4 of an acre
About Michael Johnson
My wife, Cheryl, and I have been happily married for 24 years. We are blessed with two grown daughters, one who is still in college. They are the light of our lives. Our little family has been visiting the wonderful little town of Borrego Springs for nearly 15 years. It was love at first sight. The peace and quiet from the hubbub of daily civilization calms the nerves immediately upon arrival. The year-round sunshine warms the body and spirit and as an International Dark Sky Community, star gazing is unparalleled.
Michael Johnson purchased this House in 2011
Why Michael Johnson chose Borrego Springs
We fell in love with this place the moment we laid eyes on it. Its mix of mid-century modern charm and desert oasis appealed to our aesthetic and our fascination with the surrounding desert.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Great Stay in Borrego Springs.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay . This cottage has everything thing you need for an extended stay. A well set up kitchen, comfortable beds, a great mid century modern vibe to complement the location. And the host was very nice to work with. Loved the pool and deck. We stayed for April and the weather supported its use Every day. You can easily walk to the Park and Palm Canyon from here so it's a great location for hiking and central for tying into the Park naturalist walks. Enjoy it, we did. Bob & Elizabeth.
Hello Bob and Elizabeth!
We thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. Very kind and thoughtful words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I see that we have 4 out of 5 stars (and that's great...thank you); may I ask what areas of the home or service we can improve upon? It is my main mission to ensure that all our guests enjoy nothing but the best experience, and learning from you might help me accomplish that. I apologize to even ask (as I realize it would take time to reply), but your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again...and we look forward to seeing you in the future!
Supremely comfortable house with a wonderful floorplan, well equipped kitchen, mature landscaping, desert walks close by, privacy, peace and quiet, and amiable hosts. What more could you ask for?
Inspiring and relaxing visit
We stayed for a month in the Casa Paz..and loved our visit. The house is welcoming and
easy to adapt to whatever the day brings, which for us was daily hiking, painting, biking. It is comfortable, private, clean, and yes, peaceful. We lacked for nothing!! Thank you Michael and Cheryl for a memorable visit. We highly recommend this wonderful home to anyone who wants to get to know a fascinating, beautiful, and fun community.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind words. We really enjoyed hearing about how much you liked your stay. You were such terrific guests and you are welcome back anytime!
Beautiful time of year to be in Anza Borrego
Great location. Lovely home and terrific host! It was a welcome respite between moves and perfect place to vacation.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we would welcome you back anytime. Your enthusiasm for life and living is infectious. Thank you for the inspiration!
mj & cj
Wonderful Setting with Great Hosts
Michael and Cheryl are anxious to have guests enjoy their home and Borrego Springs as much as they do; they are very accommodating and responsive. Their home is comfortable, spacious, and very close to the Anza-Borrego State Park visitor center, as well as downtown. If you like the outdoors, this is a perfect place to be.
Great Property, Great Location and Fantastic Owners
I have no problem recommending this property to any one and the owners are great to deal with.
After having a fairly hectic two months plus of travel we were set for three weeks of rest and seclusion.
Michael the owner of property had kept in touch with,their had been a problem with air conditioning unit but was working OK, Michael gave us the option of a refund if we wanted to go some were else. We wanted to stay at his house so we said we would still take his property. Once we were close to the property we contacted Michael and he was at the property to greet us and show us around.
The house was fantastic with every thing you could want for your stay, pool was great and we managed to spend some time using it. The area was nice and quite and it was a twenty minute walk into the town or a five minute drive.
We had a fantastic few days but the air conditioning unit broke down and while Michael and his wife did every thing they could to fix it it was not possible in the short term, Michael organised us to stay at the Palms at Indian Head for the night ( unusually hot not a day below 100 deg F ) and the next day we moved to Escondido.
Michael and his wife did every thing they could to help us and organised a refund even though they had left the area on business.
I would certainly use this property again if and when I am in the area and will recommend it to my friends.
Rod, thank you so much for your review, and for bearing with us while we addressed the air conditioning unit. It has now been replaced with a brand new high-end unit and is ready for your next stay! We look forward to seeing you again. I so enjoyed meeting you and your lovely wife (and living vicariously through you and your travels)!
All the best,
Visitors enjoy incredible one-of-a-kind desert vistas and diversity of year-round activities such as golf, tennis, hiking, biking, star gazing, bird-watching, swimming, nature walks, photography, shopping, antiquing, painting, and various off-road activities. Artist Ricardo Breceda's 'Sky Art' collection of nearly 200 pieces of metal sculptures scattered about the desert landscape are a must-see. From dinosaurs to wild horses, scorpions and tortoises--even a 50-yard-long magical serpent that appears to cross under the road--capture the imagination of young and old. Within 1 1/2 blocks from the house lies Anza-Borrego State Park, the largest State Park in CA, and home of more than 100 day hikes and trails. Rangers and volunteer experts on the park are indispensable in helping guide visitors toward activities that match their skill levels and interests. Tours and classes are held regularly. In spring, people come from all over the world to witness and photograph the unique splendor of wildflowers that bloom in a splatter of colors from other-worldly plant varieties. Golfers enjoy golfing on seven golf courses, some designed by renowned golf course designers, and tennis lovers can get their game on at any number of local courts. The genius of local artists blossoms from various galleries about town, including the gorgeous new Borrego Art Institute minutes away in the center of town. Mid-century modern architecture, some designed by widely respected architects such as Modernist William Kesling who designed many of the earliest structures, can be enjoyed throughout the valley. Picturesque moon-like landscapes and badlands provide a perfect backdrop for an evening picnic as the sun sets behind the silhouetted Indianhead mountainscape.