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Richard Heim

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

The Ranch - Best location in Borrego

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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House, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, (Sleeps 6+)

The Ranch aka the Camp, situated in the quiet desert valley of Borrego Springs with several golf courses and just two hours to Sea World, Pacific Ocean, MCRD, Downtown San Diego, Fashion Valley Shopping Center and the San Diego Zoo.

While here, consider visiting the Temecula Wine Country, about one hour drive away. Go horseback riding through the vine trails, wine tasting, hot air balloon and jeep rides or a self guided tour.

Our place can be Google Mapped at 3893 Pecos Dr, Borrego Springs 92004 and has three bedrooms (one king and two queen beds), one sofa bed, two bathrooms, linen, patio deck area, fireplace, wireless Internet access, fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, blender, spices, gas stove range, microwave, side by side refrigerator, air conditioning, blu-ray dvd player, flat screen TV (two) with local multi channel cable selections. Additional amenities include fire pit, large charcoal grill, washer and dryer, hair dryer and iron/ironing board. Please remember this is a smoke-free property inside. Pets welcome. No security deposit required.

What You Need to Know:

Extra-person charges per night per person may apply and vary depending on occupancy over six.

There are no room charges for children who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

Credit card or a Echeck payment is required when making a reservation with full payment within 45 days of arrival.

Minimum responsible person check-in age is: 25 (house parties not allowed)

Check-in time starts at: 3:30 PM

Check-out time is: 10 AM

Departure cleaning fee added to all stays.

Utilities added and adjusted per stay at $8 per day.

Local hotel tax of 8% added to invoices (San Diego County Tax Permit #5-1702701-11)

Pet enclosed fenced area is 36” high.

Additional RV hook up to electricity is $8 per day. (holding tank required)

Accepted payments USD: Major credit card or Echeck

If you are looking for a last minute escape from the hustle and bustle of life we have the escape for you!

Enjoy your stay in Borrego and I hope we can accommodate you and your guests. We will consider house swaps with other vacation rental owners.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard Heim (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Richard Heim

Contractor specializing in Solar installations.

Richard Heim purchased this house in 2006

Why Richard Heim chose San Diego County

Great view

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to thank all of you who have stayed here and those of you who have left your comments. I built this house in 2003/4. My wife and I always enjoy spending a few days here when we both have the time. We have no plans to sell this home, so it should be available for many more years as a great getaway place. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have had and come back soon. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are special times out here. Don't for the wildflower season!
Mar 2009
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based on 39 traveler reviews

The Ranch - Best location in Borrego
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Girls Trip 14

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this home. The owner bent over backwards to provide us with everything that we needed to make our stay most comfortable. The house is a great layout. We would definitely come back and stay at this house again.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pasadena california

relaxing getaway with the kids.

  • 5 of 5

The ranch is clean and beautiful. Brand new. Much nicer than in the pictures. The weather was perfect.for stargazing. We stayed up til 2am to watch the meteor shower. Was awesome. The kids also enjoyed seeing the steel sculptors at Galeta Meadow Estate. Some are withing walking distance from the Ranch. Thank you Richard for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gray Mountain, AZ

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family & I stayed 5 days & 4 nights at this house & it was exactly what were were looking for. The listing was very accurate in the portrayal of the property as well as the photos. It was very clean and orderly. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in this area. My family & I stayed here and traveled into San Diego during our trip. It was a 2 hr trip, but it was a very beautiful drive. Thank you again for the wonderful house!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our visit to Borrego Springs.Our family had a wonderful time together in this lovely home. The beautiful views and high ceilings in the Great Room added to the comfort of our stay.

The views of the stars and listening to my grandson,sons and husband playing music around the campfire while enjoying the jacuzzi will always be a treasured memory. We are so glad and thankful we stayed at "The Ranch".


Tom and Robin and Family Feb.2012

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Very fine visit to Borrego Springs

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home, and we really enjoyed our stay. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bedrooms comfortable, the main room spacious and with lovely views from all windows. The hot tub is a nice luxury. In the instructions, perhaps the owner could indicate that the wireless router is in the 3rd bedroom; it had been unplugged and it took us until the last day to find it and plug it back in again!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Wonderful for a family X-mas

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed spending X-mas at the Ranch with 5 adults and two children. The house is nicer than depicted in the pictures. The design is open and light. We had lovely views from the great room. It was clean and well equipped and location close enough to town for the convenience of dinner out but far enough away so it felt very quiet and "away from it all". We enjoyed roasting marshmallows outside and watching the stars from the hot tub. We also liked the large family table. Richard was very helpful and responsive when we had questions. It was a wonderful place & great experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Palm Springs and SAN
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
American Legion Post
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Train
75 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Carlee's Rest and bar
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Mission Bay
Car: recommended

The Camp: rustic ranch type house, three bedrooms, greatroom, dining for 8-10 at the large hand made ranch table, firepit, hot tub, corral, fireplace, open space, walking trails and much more. At The Camp it's like being camping on an open desert range without the tent. Sitting around the campfire, roasting marsh mellows, looking for satellites, falling stars and counting the planets. The Milkyway, show it to the kids. Bring the pet too...everybody loves this place.

See shooting stars, world famous sculptures and Palm Canyon. All just minutes away. Stay here for less and drive to the coast of San Diego. We also have 'The Penthouse' rental near Mission Bay in San Diego. Considering staying at both of our places.

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Shopping, Boating, Biking

Golf: Several golf courses to choose from


Rates & Availability

Borrego Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Xmas to NY
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities, TV, and wifi $48 + Tax
Departure cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Utilities adjusted on each invoice based upon a rate of $8 per day, including wifi, propane, electricity, air conditioning, TV, and internet. Tax ID: 5-1702701-11

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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San Diego County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Convertible sleeper sofa in LR and an air mattress is available upon request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pet fee applies for second pet. Enclosed pet area. This has been a Smoke Free place. Thank you for keeping that way.

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