|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
This well maintained private desert retreat made an excellent getaway for our family summer vacation. Many thanks to Marcus for providing excellent service when we needed it. We would not hesitate to stay here forever.
This house is one of the best rentals we've ever stayed in. It's very private and quiet, and the house itself it beautiful. Nice style and great attention to detail. The perfect place to relax and enjoy the great views. Highly recommended!!
Excellent the whole way around. Myself and 6 other people spent a 4 day weekend at Rancho Loco for Thanksgiving and were absolutely delighted with the place. Quiet, secluded, and well stocked, R.L. is a perfect getaway for those who are fans of desert locations. Great star watching at night and an array of different places in and around the house for relaxing during the day made this the perfect Thanksgiving holiday spot. We'll definitely be renting again in the future! Thanks of an awesome time.
My buddies and I had such a great time at this very secluded house in Joshua Tree. The place was clean, easy to find and very comfortable. The pool was nice, but boy was it cold! I imagine it would've been nice had the temp been in the triple digits but it was a very mild 80 or less that weekend. I will definitely, for sure, be back if I can get away again!
My friends and I recently stayed here for the weekend. We were more than happy with everything! Even when booking, coordinating the reservation with Marcus was very easy. He was very friendly and always quick to respond.
The house is on a great plot of land that's very secluded. The views from anywhere on the property are gorgeous. There is a ton of furniture and many places for people to sleep...not to mention it's very stylishly decorated. There is the main house and studio/guest house area. Both have TVs and are furnished but we spent most of our time outside. The pool was a little chilly but that's definitely not a problem in the desert heat.
In the evening, we BBQ-ed outside and ate at the large dining room table. Afterwards, we would go outside to enjoy the gorgeous view of the stars. If you want a true Joshua Tree experience, this is the place for you. It's also priced at a stellar rate.
Thank you for such a fun weekend! We will definitely be back!
Simply the perfect desert getaway, pool included. Owners were kind & easy to communicate with, instructions on how to utilize the house (pool, grill, guest house, WiFi, etc) were clear & easy to follow. The house itself was the perfect size - two people in the guest house and two people in the main house. The pool was the ultimate relaxation station after a long day of hiking in the National Park. We really enjoyed everything and can't wait to come back!!
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|cleaning||$150 + Tax|
|Per person over 4 guests||$10 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$10 + Tax|
|Notes||Pet cleaning fees are $10 per pet per night.|
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