Welcome to Ranchita Margarita where your country living dream awaits! This authentically rustic Southwestern retreat from the 1940s is privately situated on 5+/- acres offering an intimate gathering place ideal for a personal getaway or income potential as a desirable vacation rental property.
The unique adobe style off-grid compound includes plentiful accommodations for family, friends and guests. A sizeable main lodge boasts an airy and expansive common area featuring exposed wood-beam ceilings, large picture windows overlooking a private duck pond, and an impressive double-sided rock fireplace. A semi commercial kitchen with serving pantry and convenient half bath create the ideal space for functional entertaining and enjoyment. A collection of six adjoining one bedroom/1 bath casitas, and two separate 1 bedroom/1 bath cottages provide comfortable living and sleeping quarters.
Enjoy outdoor living and recreation throughout the property. Take a relaxing stroll around the pond, feeding the ducks, observing the wildlife and enjoying the fresh country air. A custom in ground pool and hot-tub patio area surrounded by beautiful mature, native vegetation creates an ideal space to appreciate the abundant sunshine year-round. An elevated viewpoint highlights the breathtaking mountain and valley views. Adding to the charm and appeal of this property are meandering pathways, custom outdoor pizza oven, shuffleboard/game arena, multiple fire pits and gathering spots.
Ideal for animal lovers, this fully fenced property is set up with a round pen, multiple pens and animal enclosures, a large multipurpose Barnmaster building, and shaded oak canopy areas. Favorable A70 Zoning with an “O” Animal Designator allows for a wide array of agricultural activities.
Utilities include an upgraded grid-tied solar array, a private water well with 5k gallon water storage, and a private septic system.
This backcountry destination offers easy access to endless outdoor activities and adventures with nearby hiking and riding trails, public lands for hunting and recreation, local lakes for fishing and boating, exploration of the natural desert landscape in the Anza Borrego State Park, the largest California state park, and much more!
The quaint, unincorporated high desert community of Ranchita is situated between Julian and Borrego Springs. The historic town of Julian offers many amenities including groceries, recreation, dining, beer and wine tasting rooms, and entertainment. Many family-friendly activities and events are offered year-round. The community is robust with artisans and craftsmen, eco-farmers and ranchers, and entrepreneurs. Borrego Springs, situated in the foothills of the Santa Rosa mountains and the gateway to the Anza Borrego State Park, is known for its luxury resorts and spas, award winning golf courses, campgrounds, RV parks, one-of-a-kind shopping, arts, culture and dining. Not to mention the spectacular annual spring wildflower display.
The Interstate freeway system and the amenities of metropolitan San Diego and the San Diego Beaches are a scenic one-hour drive, while Orange County and Los Angeles are within a two-hour commute.
Property Address: 27949 Old Mine Road, Ranchita, CA 92066