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Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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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More Details

Owner
Marcus Wright
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Marcus Wright

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

Marcus Wright purchased this house in 2001

Why Marcus Wright chose California Desert

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
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
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

5

Always my favorite cozy spot with the best views!

  • 5 of 5

My fav desert hideaway!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded diamond in the desert

  • 5 of 5

The house was so welcoming and really felt like home. It was truly an amazing birthday experience with family and friends. I will definitely be going back!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great space for a great weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house is really great and the pool is an awesome centerpiece. The description is right that you can't swim in early March but it's still really fun. There's plenty of room to spread out and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really cool secluded spot in the desert

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this place between Christmas and New Year's and really loved it. The house is nice and bright and comfortable, and the kids loved rambling around in the desert finding treasures. The house had everything we needed, from kitchen amenities to Netflix. We weren't able to use the pool because it was too cold but we might rent again to enjoy it in the heat. The other effect of the cold was that the second house was a bit chilly at night and my poor camping skills meant the fire I built didn't really help much. It wasn't so cold that we didn't sleep soundly in the comfortable beds, though! Definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Stay in Beautiful House in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

20 Acre Retreat is a true gem. A little off the beaten path but still close to good amenities. The property is tastefully put together, with lots of natural light, and space to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the area. Clean and well maintained and thoughtfully furnished and decorated. We loved hanging out and barbecuing around the pool and exploring the area. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We LOVED this place!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, peaceful, private and beautiful!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 7.0%

Pet cleaning fees are $10 per pet per night.

Additional fees apply for parties over 4 people. $10 per person per night.

3 night minimum stay on Holiday Weekends

3 night minimum on Holiday Weekends

Check in is at 4pm. Check out is at 10am.

Pool is not heated. Best swim times are from Memorial Day thru September.

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