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Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 28, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Rancho Loco is perfect for your desert hideaway home away from home. Come rain or shine, Rancho Loco has something beautiful to offer. When it's sunny, drinks by the pool, quiet time on the veranda with a book, watching the sun rise or set and enjoying some good barbecue with friends and family. When it's stormy – get cozy on the couch with a fire crackling away, a home cooked meal with a glass of wine while you watch the clouds roll in over the dramatic landscape, framed by the huge picture windows. Rancho Loco also affords extra privacy with separate living quarters, the cozy & bright main house and the open & airy studio.

Located on its own secluded 20 acres, minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, Rancho Loco offers 360º views with over 50 Joshua trees, yuccas and native desert foliage all on the property. Situated between the two houses is a salt water swimming pool with an observation deck, perfect for sunset viewing, outdoor dining, and maybe even a skinny dip under the stars. Rancho Loco is a rustic modern take of a 1920s ranch house updated to today's standards including solar power as its primary source of energy and water drawn from a private on-site well!

Rancho Loco is a great affordable base no matter what your interests are – rock-climbing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, model rocket launching [our fave], novel writing or just relaxing by the pool. So please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to get away and visit this magical California vacation home location.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

We, Karen and Marcus, have lived in Los Angeles since 1990 and take great joy and pride in making things better.

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Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p242104vb
-(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

Perfect Desert Oasis

  • 5 of 5
Very private beautiful home in the middle of Joshua Tree. Super close to the Integratron as well as many hiking and sightseeing adventures. If you want to forget about city living this is the place for you. Lovely views ALL around the home, we saw the most magical sunset and sunrises! The owner was VERY helpful, answered all my questions and accommodated all of my needs (including my dog!). There is surround sound inside and by the pool area as well, which made for a lovely day of grilling and eating in the sun. The home is decorated beautifully and the guest house has plenty of room. We really could not have asked for a better weekend and we are sad it's gone. We are already planning a trip back to this lovely slice of heaven in the desert.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p242104vb
-(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
ATL, nearly 50 years, dang time does fly
5

Fantastic Desert Retreat - Excellent Basecamp for Climbing in Tree

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our week at Rancho Loco. It was perfect for our needs, the guest house gave us great options for sleeping arrangements. Pool was was very 'refreshing' as April is still a bit early in the season for swimming :-) Supper great support from owner with the couple of q/a items that came up. This was my second week long verb in the area and I like this location a better - a few more minutes to town but felt very private. Highly recommended if you are looking for a desert getaway.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p242104vb
-(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely amazing weekend at Rancho Loco. Leading up to our trip, Marcus was beyond helpful, accommodating, and simply NICE. As for Rancho Loco itself, the photos of the property are beautiful, but they don’t even do the place justice – it’s GORGEOUS. But it’s also not one of those places where you’re afraid to touch anything – we all felt amazingly comfortable and relaxed all weekend, and enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and lounging and reading in the living area. Would highly, highly recommend to anyone seeking a high desert escape! We’re already scheming and plotting to come back.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p242104vb
-(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

adorable retreat

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here for my recent birhtday, and it was such a great place to visit with a fun group of friends/family. It was relaxing and it helped make my first trip to Joshua Tree so memorable. Also, the National park is just a short drive away!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway
business
Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p242104vb
-(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
United States
5

home sweet loco

  • 5 of 5
this is our third stay at rancho loco & it just gets better every time. we always feel like we are coming home to the really awesome desert home we all wish we had. :) the property is beautiful, wonderfully relaxing & has all the modern amenities u could ask for. marcus is a great host: communicates well & has always been responsive & very understanding w/ various requests. the house sleeps 8 adults comfortably, is doggie friendly, and has a fully equipped kitchen for even cooking up a proper feast. the house stays cool in the summer & warm when it's cold outside. pool time, desert strolls & night time star gazing by the fire are among our many favorite pastimes at rancho loco. we could not recommend this property enuff. we can't wait for our next visit! thank you for keeping such a wonderful place, marcus!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p242104vb
-(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

Desert Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Great place to visit with a group of friends, the house is great and the National Park is just a short drive away.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly

Location

From the Owner

We purchased this property after many years of traveling to Joshua Tree as a get-away. It became our home away from home with the space, privacy and solitude that was hard to come by in Los Angeles. The idea of a two hour car drive putting you in a different world creates an invaluable peace of mind.

Activity and Interests

Year round Joshua Tree activities and festivals, Big Bear is an hour away for skiing and lake activities, Palm Springs and Palm Desert communities, airport, shopping, and aerial tram within one hour drive, Las Vegas is just under 4 hours away for gambling and whatever else floats your boat, Los Angeles is just over a two hour drive.

Availability

From $300 Per night

Rental rates

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Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning $150.00 + Tax
  • Per person over 4 guests $10.00 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $10.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 7.0%

Pet cleaning fees are $10 per pet per night.

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Amenities

From the Owner

More than just a base for exploring Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding area, Rancho Loco is a self-contained resort. It provides all the comforts of home in a spectacular setting. Unlike many vacation homes in Joshua Tree, Rancho Loco provides a year round experience due to the salt water pool, which provides the remarkable sensation of cool blue water beneath the hot summer sun and the limitless night skies.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Detached Unit
  • Queen size Beds (2) There is a queen bed in the main house bedroom. There is also a queen bed in the studio loft., Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two twin beds in the main room of the studio. They are also used as sofas., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a convertible futon/double in the bedroom of the main house.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Two Separate Living Quarters, Swamp Cooler in main house and in the studio, Lounge chairs, Pool Floaties, Picnic Table, Beach Towels and other Sundries for Maximum Pool Enjoyment

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