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Art and unique furnishings offer a get-away at a very reasonable price

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, LR w/kitchen,Bath, Patio, BR w/ King Bed, sofa for 2 add guests

The property is situated in the midst of the Anza Borrego Desert

State Park approx. 2400ft above sea level. At this elevation the

magnificent pines of Julian give way to a High Chaparral landscape

with native Junipers, Desert Willows and mixed with Agave, Cacti

and Creosote Bush giving the abundant wildlife cover from heat and


The Main Highway is the Great Overland Stage Route of 1849, from

where a private drive takes you to a secluded cottage in Adobe Style

and dedicated to the Native Indian Kokopelli figure, the flute

player who brings luck, charm and mischief.

Julian, the Gold Mining Town, beckons to be explored just 20

minutes to the west, Borrego Springs, 20 minutes to the north east,

offers the desert ambience with golf courses, club houses and

restaurants. To the south you might try a dip in the Agua Caliente

Hot Springs, or experience the freedom of soaring with a sailplane

from Warner Springs Sail Plane Airport 25 minutes to the northwest.

For the R&R enthusiast there are many books to read, movies to

watch, a private access to the Pacific Crest Hiking Trail and the

Mountain in back of the property to be climbed.

After a cool swim in the pool you might enjoy the attached patio

with a perfect view of the most magnificent sunsets, dipping the

mountain ranges into the bluest blue of nature's palette. It might

even inspire you to bring your painting easel, camera or sketch pad

and record these moments on paper or film.

If you are a private pilot you might try taking a picture of your

plane, tied down next to the airstrip, bathed in the gold of the

setting sun, you might even spot a coyote exploring it's tires.

A quiet spot in the High Desert just under two hours from downtown

San Diego and 3 1/2 hours from Los Angeles.

IMPORTANT: The pool is under repair and is not for use at the moment for 2months.

More Details

Charles Cordell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

and thanks for all the tips on local sights
Nov 2014
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Julian Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This Bathroom is beautifully detailed with a painted mural and tiled shower and counters. Fluffy towels on a towel-warmer. Large Mirror and heater add to the comfort along with an antique bathtub/shower combo in heavy duty ceramic. A pedestal sink finishes off the uniquely styled bath. The toilet is situated in a separate room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King Size Flotation Bed, TV and Desk area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath with complete kitchen Microwave Cooktop Refrigerator/ice maker Stereo, Satellite TV Cooling/Heating Internet access via dial up King Size flotation bed Queen size sofa sleeper in the main room Linens, Cookware, dishes and utensils, towels BBQ available For fly-in guests car available upon request for an additional charge


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Art and unique furnishings offer a get-away at a very reasonable price
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect High Desert hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We came for the Anza Borrego State Park 2017 flowers, which are amazing ! Our stay at Kokopelli's Hideaway gave us so much more. The cottage is beautiful and well appointed, with custom art and coordinating elements. We had a great selection of entertainment, including LP records and plenty of films. Charles and Reni are delightful and we treasured the conversations. Adobe is the perfect building material for the cottage, it was cool in the heat of the day and cozy at night. We were able to walk some of the Pacific Crest Trail, which is accessible to the cottage. It's a wonderful choice for the area, accessible to both Borrego Springs and Julian, as well as the other goodies of the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review. We enjoyed having you as our guests and appreciate your kind remarks. You left the place neat and spotless and were delightful company. Providing a relaxed get away for guests like you and Scott is our pleasure and a very rewarding experience.
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As Advertised: Colorful and Delightful

  • 5 of 5

Remi and Charles were wonderful hosts. Our stay can be summarized in one experience. We told Remi we would arrive at 7:30 PM. We were running a few minutes late, and by 7:30 it was dark. At 7:40 our phone rang, and Remi was checking in to be sure we were not having any problems. A few minutes later, she was waiting at the end of the drive as we pulled in. Service way beyond expectations. If our travel plans permit, we will stay with them again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

This charming, beautifully decorated, secluded casa is perfect for couples who want to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of Anza Borrego Desert. Located in the higher, southeastern portion of Anza Borrego, the property is located on a private road that adjoins the Pacific Crest Trail. We had a wonderful time relaxing, enjoying nature, and exploring the magnificent Anza Borrego State Park.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Nature & Outdoor

Hiking, Climbing, Golf & Tennis (Borrego), Mountain Biking

Fishing at Lake Henshaw or Lake Cuyamaca (30 min)

Painting, Photography

RC Model Airplanes

Gambling at the new Casino in Santa Ysabel


Books, Videos, TV, Records and CD's, Boardgames, Card Games


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $30
Tax Rate 8.0%


Standard Rates
$135.00 per night, 2 night minimum
Additional Guest fee (over 2 people) $50.00


A $ 35.00 cleaning fee and applicable taxes will be added to all
A security deposit of $300 required for stays over one week

Note: Rates subject to change without notice prior to confirmation.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. 4th July, add 20%
2 night minimum, $150.00/night, $400.00 for 3 night special

No Pets inside the cottage, we are happy to provide a carrier for your pet on the patio area.

Monthly rates upon request

Use of airstrip no charge for guests

The pool is seasonal and not heated, use at your own risk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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