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SECLUDED 20 ACRE RETREAT WITH GUEST HOUSE AND POOL

Marcus Wright

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SECLUDED 20 ACRE RETREAT WITH GUEST HOUSE AND POOL

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Joshua Tree - Rancho Loco

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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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Marcus Wright

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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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

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Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
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Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p242104vb
(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
san diego
5

JOSHUA TREE GEM

  • 5 out of 5
Incredible views from every room of the house.
Beautifully landscaped and decorated.
A true retreat for our entire family.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p242104vb
(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED.

  • 5 out of 5
The experience was great, the property was secluded with the greatest views. Very comfortable home with wifi and outdoor speakers. I was in heaven!
  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p242104vb
(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
Arcadia, California, USA
5

MADE US WANT OUR OWN PLACE IN JOSHUA TREE!

  • 5 out of 5
This was one of the most memorable mini-vacations we have ever taken. There were so many plus points to this place, so I will start with just our top few.
Firstly, the location was perfect - close up to JT National Park and the town of Joshua Tree to be able to go when we wanted yet remote enough to feel like you're staying in the desert. Having no neighbours around was amazing, no light pollution (the stars were so bright we could even make out Mars' red colour!) and a complete sense of feeling isolated, but in a good way. Going for a run in the morning along the dirt roads that connect Rancho Loco to civilization, I saw all kinds of wildlife and not one person. Infact, we didn't see one person the entire time we were staying there.
Secondly, the house had everything you needed for this kind of trip. Although the pool was still freezing in early April, we were brave enough to take a few quick dips and it was refreshing to cool off from the sun. If we were cold, we could light a fire, if we were warm, the AC was perfect.
The place blended the desert with the comforts of a home. We love the desert and if we don't buy our own place out in JT, we will be going back!
  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
business
Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p242104vb
(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

TOTAL RELAXATION

  • 5 out of 5
This is a great place to relax! Marcus is so professional and helpful. The house is far enough away to relax and close enough to town for a trip to the store or dinner out. There is only a TV in the back house which didn't matter to us - but might to some. Great amenities.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p242104vb
(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
Los Angeles, CA
5

EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay was wonderful. The house is beautiful, bright, well kept and clean, the kitchen has everything you need, the beds are comfortable, the patio is nice and private, and dogs are allowed!. The only two drawbacks: pool is ice cold (although we were there at the start of the off season) and I wish the rooms were explained a little better on the website.

Overall though, I highly recommend this property and hope to visit it again soon.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p242104vb
(323) 547-6109
Joshua Tree California Desert
United States
5

WE LOVE RANCHO LOCO

  • 5 out of 5
rancho loco is just perfect!

we recently stayed here for 4 days in amazing, sunny, clear desert weather. the owner marcus was so easy & flexible to make reservations through. we thoroughly enjoyed the house - salt water pool, lots of outdoor seating, great kitchen (w/ gas & charcoal grill in the backyard) & even a wonderful centralized music/speaker system. the house is well-equipped & very clean. house stays nice & cool w/ ac and/or ceiling fans throughout. we also enjoyed some desert strolls & rock climbing in the area.

we had 8 adults (3 couples, 2 singles) stay & sleep comfortably. the views morning & night are beautiful. the area is super quiet day & night, as there are no neighbors close by.

this home is definitely a gem & exactly what we were looking for. we can't wait to return to rancho loco. thank u, marcus!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

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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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning 150 + Tax
Per person over 4 guests 10 + Tax
Pet Fee 10 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Pet cleaning fees are $10 per pet per night.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Joshua Tree in California Desert

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
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:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • 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
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