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Desert Vacation Rental in Borrego Springs, CA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

This is the Main House (of a duplex that also has a studio).

Borrego Palms is a duplex with a Main House and Studio surrounded by desert. Our Desert getaway in Borrego Springs is only a two hour drive from San Diego. Here you can experience Desert living in a comfortable setting and enjoy spectacular views around the Borrego Springs area. The house has an unheated pool, and flat garage roof for stargazing. The property sits on more than an acre and is close to the Galleta Meadow sculptures, Fonts Point, Coyote Canyon, the Calipatria Mud Volcanoes, Salvation Mountain and the Salton Sea.


Owner
Eric Hanscom
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Eric Hanscom

We are also the owners of Thai-West Resort in Thailand, and enjoy splitting out time between the desert and a tropical island off Krabi, Thailand.

Eric Hanscom purchased this house in 2007

Why Eric Hanscom chose San Diego County

We have always loved the desert, and bought this house as a fixer, then took five years to turn it into what it is today.

What makes this house unique

We are located (intentionally) at the far edge of the town of Borrego Springs, to have as much of the Anza Borrego State Park surrounding us as possible. The stargazing out here is unsurpassed in the United States, and there are many fun things to do once you get here. Here are a couple of YouTube videos on our place:

Amenities

Borrego Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has his and hers showers with natural rock and travertine tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Smaller room with bunk beds, good for kids.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The best way to see if you would like to stay in the desert is to watch our videos, like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxkGKnHS2Uc, and see for yourself what Borrego Springs is all about.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
5

Always enjoy staying here.

  • 5 of 5

Dennis always does a great job getting it ready for guests.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful home and view, has alot of updates that are really nice.

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with my family of four for a week and we loved it not only is the house beautiful and in a perfect location but this town is a nice laid back place to vacation and/or live. Really words can't describe how much we enjoyed our stay, definitely didn't wanna leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful quiet place

  • 5 of 5

This house was a pleasant surprise to us as we enjoyed the desert out back, the cactus garden out front and the well appointed house amongst the three of us for 2 weeks. The skies were dark at night for star gazing and the out of the way location was quiet and comforting. Dennis, the caretaker was there when we needed him but unobtrusive otherwise. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Peaceful and quiet location...except when the attached studio is occupied.

  • 3 of 5

We loved the location and the view. The manager was very friendly and accomodating. The house is comfortable but needs some updates including a hot water heater that does not require running the faucets or shower for several minutes to get hot water. In a geographical area that is in a serious need of water conservation, I feel obligated to pass along. Also, the lighting fixtures were lacking in bulbs and/or sufficient lighting in the kitchen and bathroom. We were fortunate that during most of our stay there was not an occupant renting the attached studio. The only barrier from the bedrooms and the studio is a very thin door with a pretty wide gap, in the hallway. It is locked but the problem was that we could hear their conversations and see movement through the gap. That was somewhat uncomfortable and a deal breaker for us.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this information. Regarding the door, we had never had a complaint before, but we can easily rectify this by installing a solid door. Thanks for letting us know. As for the water, the water heater is in the garage and unfortunately we are cursed with 1/2" pipe that goes through a slab, so there is not much we can do. On the positive side, that extra cold water goes into our septic system which is designed to water the plants in the parkway, so the water lost through the drains means less water we have to put through drip irrigation on the plants.
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5

Magical Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience, start to finish. Stayed in town for a conference, and had an enviable private retreat compared to the resort downtown. Excellent communication from Eric and wonderfully unobtrusive assistance from Dennis. Spacious, quiet, relaxing & rejuvenating property close to everything, while camouflaged against the hills. Bottle of wine and fresh made fudge upon arrival were the cherry on top!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely peaceful place

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying here. The manager is extremely helpful and friendly. The house is spacious with a nice pool area and hot tub, and is close to the small town of Borrego Springs for access to places to eat and the shops. It also has easy access to the wonderful Anza Borrego desert park. The pool is not heated so the water is too cold to swim in at the time of year we visited (it was winter time). The house is very peaceful. There is an annexe attached so there may be people next door, who will share the pool area. Internet access is OK but it can stop workingfor short periods of time but I understand this is true of all the area, not just the house. If I wanted to be ultra critical I would say the house could do with a little updating (for example the TV is old and two of the outdoor chairs need replacing) but it didn't really bother us. The place was clean and well appointed with large fridge freezer, cooker, microwave and coffee maker. Laundry facilities are available behind the house. (Washer and drier).

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
2 Miles
4 golf courses in Borrego Springs, CA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
78
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
San Diego
Car: necessary

This rental is part of a duplex, the other half of which is a studio. It is nearby the town of Borrego Springs, CA, which has many art galleries, the state park visitor center, and other activities. It is also very close to the Galleta Meadows sculptures. We have our own YouTube Channel, where you can see more about Borrego Palms Desert Vacation Home and the Borrego Springs area in general. Also, we do not allow inside pets. It is due to an allergy of the owner's son, so we cannot make exceptions. Sorry about that! Please note: we do NOT accept foreign checks (way too many scammers) so if you want to stay here, please book through VRBO.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $90

No pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.