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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 temporarily not for use.

More Details

Charles Cordell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 WiFi via satellite 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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(6 traveler reviews)

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Art and unique furnishings offer a get-away at a very reasonable price
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The inside of the unit is like a museum... The location is quiet and serene. Night sky's are vast.

Julian is in striking distance and the Pacific trail is close by.

Charles & Rainey are the most wonderful couple if you get lucky enough to meet them. Charles is an amazing artist as you will see by his murals in the unit, Rainey is an amazing decorator too. They will honor your privacy so let them know if you want to meet them.

I would give them six stars if I could........

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You.
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Escondido, CA 92026

Peaceful Beauty, Immaculate Accomodations, Tastefully Decorated=Total Enjoyment!

  • 5 of 5

What a breath of fresh air this "retreat" was. Beautiful Accommodations in the high desert. Far enough away, yet close enough to enjoy either Julian or Borrego Springs. Julian for Historic town fun and apple pie, or Borrego Springs to hike the Anza-Borrego State Park. Stay two nights and visit both! The interior is gorgeous, comfortable and has everything you need to just hibernate if you want. I took a drive into Borrego Springs and enjoyed the town and the Park. Charles and Reni were wonderful hosts and very welcoming. It was a wonderful stay and I will be back! You can hike Anza-Borrego trails at the State Park and then retreat to this wonderful place to rejuvenate and get ready for the next day!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are looking forward to having you back!
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Great place to stay. Highly recommented.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway for the three of us, myself, my son and his wife. We enjoyed being away from it all while having the best of ammenities. We were looking for an isolated location and got that. What came in addition was a very well appointed one bedroom house with everything one needs to just be there. The art work on the walls, some of it by the owner is a real perk.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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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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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San Diego

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

Cleaning Fee $35
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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