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The Ranch - The Best Camp in Borrego

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

House, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, (sleeps 8 in 4 beds)

This is our second home and when we are not there, we would love to share it with you and your family or friends. Please take care of it as if it was your own. We often leave extra items in the pantry and refrigerator for your use.

This March and April will be the best season to view the desert wild flowers. Use instant book now to reserve your dates.

Our calendar is always up to date, so if you don't want to miss out staying here, use the instant book for immediate confirmation of your reservation. In case of multiple rental requests, the first paid request will automatically be confirmed.

The cleaning fee is on the honor system and is based as follows: $40 for house and one bedroom and bath used plus $20 for each additional bedroom used. Please leave cash for the correct amount due in the cleaning fee box located on the game table prior to leaving, unless your receipt shows you paid in advance. (Suggested fee for whole house is $80). Burn only compressed logs in the fireplace. Bring your own or buy one of ours for $5 each.

For the kids and teenagers we have TV channels just for them. For adults, HBO Now offers Late Night programs that are rated X. Our property features basketball, football, horse shoes, fire pit, playing cards, checkers and backgammon. We also offer, by advance request, the Wii and Wii U draw and we have the Xbox One S for your use with limited games. If you have games bring them with you. If you expect to use one or both of the video games, request three days in advance that they be setup for your rental stay.

The Ranch, aka the Camp, is situated in the quiet desert valley of Borrego Springs on two acres of open area 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. Across the street from the Ranch, are hundreds of acres of open space just waiting to be walked or licensed 4-wheel driven. You won't be disappointed with this rental....bring your horse if you have one.

Our Camp sleeps up to 8 in four beds plus two on a sofa sleeper. The large master bedroom suite has both a king and a double bed. The two other bedrooms have queen beds. Great place and location for a large get-together.

While in Borrego, visit La Casa Del Zorro, just a few blocks away, for their Music by the Pool, every Saturday, 7 p.m. to 10...No cover charge. Their cantina is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. You can also use their tennis courts and pool for a small day fee. Also, for our visiting veterans, American Legion Post 853 is just down the street and is open every evening in season. Don't forget to take the short drive up to Julian for some apple pie, about a half hour ride up the mountain from the house. They also have a VFW in Julian.

Book early for best season dates.

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 with a double beside it 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 with ice maker, air conditioning, blu-ray dvd player, flat screen internet TV. Additional amenities include board games, horseshoes, fire pit, charcoal grill, washer (provide your own laundry soap) and dryer, hair dryer and iron/ironing board. Please remember this is a smoke-free property inside. One medium pet dog welcome at a small fee to help with the additional cleaning cost. If a security deposit is required, it will show on the invoice, for most rentals we do not require a security deposit.

What You Need to Know:

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

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

(house parties not allowed, unless all guests are paid guests)

Check-in time starts at about: 4 PM

Check-out time is: 10:45 AM to 11.

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 $35 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!

When the rental is booked for only two guests, we expect the second bath and two small bedrooms will not be occupied requiring a linen change. Use of additional bedrooms or beds will be deducted from the deposit or charged at the rate of $25 per night per bed.

We like to exchange homes for trips throughout the USA, Baja Mexico, Europe and Canada. If you have another location in mind, ask us. We also have a Penthouse Vacation Rental in the Mission Bay area of San Diego for additional consideration on exchanges.

More Details

Owner
Richard Heim
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Richard Heim

Contractor, retired

Richard Heim purchased this house in 2006

Why Richard Heim chose San Diego County

Great view in a quiet area.

What makes this house unique

The best winter get a way!

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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Amenities

Borrego Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , Double bed make up by guest
  • Super large master bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Enclosed 36" high pet area. This has been a Smoke Free rental and thank you for keeping it that way. Recent reviews are limited due to a long term staying guest who just wanted to relax in quiet setting for a few years. We are back better than ever... and with lots of new improvements. Come join us and enjoy our ranch, you won't regret it.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

The Ranch - The Best Camp in Borrego
average rating of 4.981132 based on 54 reviews
5

The four of us enjoyed it immensely.

  • 5 of 5

We had a painter who painted from the property.

We had a photographer who shot mostly by walking up the wash West of the property.

The beds were incredibly comfortable.

Everything we needed was there.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You came at the perfect time of the year. Best wildflower showing we have had in years. All thanks to the recent rains. Come back again.
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5

Great house. Great stay for a family.

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults and 2 young children. Great location. Everything was clean. Fenced backyard was great - we brought a small dog. Wanted to use the fire pit, but didn't get around to it. Wifi was a bit spotty, but house was very friendly and useful for our family. Will stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wifi has always been hit and miss in Borrego. We subscribe to one of the higher plans, but that doesn't seem to work any better. The fire pit is awesome, sorry you didn't get a chance to roast some marshmellows. See you next time.
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Richard's house. It has amazing views out all the many windows. The weather was great and tons of wild flowers this year.

The house had everything that we needed.

Thank you

Sharon and Tom

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and Sharon, thanks for staying with us again. Always, good to see you.
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Really beautiful home with everything you could want and Richard is a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

great place for me and my husband. Will def come again!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home Sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. The house was immaculate and far enough from town to feel as if we were camping in the desert. Mountain biking from our front door, as well as having many of the metal sculptures just a few miles from the Ranch was a big plus. We are definitely coming back! I highly recommend this place to anyone who is thinking about visiting Borrego Springs.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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, fire pit,, 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 marshmallows, looking for satellites, falling stars and counting the planets. The Milky Way, 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

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Rates & Availability

Borrego Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Mar 15 & 16
Mar 15 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$260
Flat fee
 
 
Mar 29 & 30
Mar 29 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$260
Flat fee
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 17 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$80
$450
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Season 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 16 2018
6 night minimum stay
$165
$1,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Utilities, WiFi, HVAC $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

The cleaning fee is on the honor system and starts at $40 for house and one bedroom. $20 each for additional bedrooms. Please leave the correct amount due, in CASH, in the cleaning fee box on the game table. Our County rental permit and Tax ID: 5-1702701-11

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.
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