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Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool

People8
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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 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 Joshua Tree

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.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Joshua Tree in the San Bernardino County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • Hob
  • 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:
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse 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 -
(78 traveller reviews)

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Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with Guest House and Pool
average rating of 4.9102564 based on 78 reviews
5

Great get away from the city

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here. Never disappoints. We will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Rancho Loco rocks!

  • 5 of 5

The Rancho Loco was very peaceful as it was located on a large space of land with no neighbors in site. The property was clean and maintained with a variety of desert plants, cacti and décor. The house itself was eclectic and clean, with many rooms and spaces that allowed for quiet relaxation and reflection. Listening to music around the pool was such a nice feature to enjoy during the hot dry days and the fire pit was a great way to wrap up the evening. Highly recommend this location and look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property! Secluded!

  • 4 of 5

House has everything including a hammock to star gaze

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We Enjoyed Our Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Nicely secluded retreat home. Place is nicely kept and the pool area is very relaxing. Everyone enjoyed the time we spent there.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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berlin, germany
5

An Absolutely Perfect Oasis in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

rancho loco is a dream come true. this marks the 5th year in a row we have returned to this perfectly secluded, beautiful, yet comfortably well-equipped home in the high desert. marcus is a great host, who keeps the home in great shape & is flexible & prompt w/ all communication/requests. our group enjoyed 4 days of sunny days grilling & chilling by the pool, delicious dinners cooked inside & long nights under the stars bonfiring & enjoying the calm & quiet beauty that surrounds rancho loco. rancho loco is a treasure. we're thankful marcus lets us enjoy such a special place.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whittier, CA
5

Never disappointing.

  • 5 of 5

Great secluded place to stay, we have been coming here for years and it's still our favorite place in Joshua Tree. We will definitely keep coming back.

-The Acunas

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Joshua Tree, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£598
for 2 nights
From
£242
£1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £113.28
Pet Fee £15.1
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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