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Vintage Glamping in Borrego Springs - Anza Borrego

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1 Bedroom
4 guests
1 Full Bathroom
Vacation Rental

Property Description

Desert Sands Vintage RV Park est. in 1960 and is the oldest RV park in Borrego Springs which has mostly vintage trailers, some of the best landscaping for miles, breathtaking views, epic sunsets, bright starry nights and happy guests. If you've ever wanted to stay in a cool vintage trailer, this is the place. The pool is warm year round. Borrego Springs has warm sunny weather year round so if you love the outdoors you will enjoy staying here. We have guests that have been coming back for years.

"The Time Capsule" is a 1968 Avion trailer has been totally refurbished with new paint, hardwood floors, AC, new kitchenware, new drapes etc. "The Time Capsule" is 48 years old so please be gentle with her. There is lots of storage for your belongings. The front dinette folds into a large full / queen bed. The bathroom has a real house toilet, and a 1/2 size bathtub but if you prefer you can use the public showers at the center of the park which are less cramped. It sits on its own private space close to the open desert, pool, Jacuzzi and laundry room. The trailer has many windows and has a very airy feeling with spectacular views of the mountains from the living room and bedroom. Outside is a dining table and a Chimenea for making fires.

Even though to the untrained eye the desert looks dry and desolate, once you spend a night in the middle of it all you may hear the howl of a coyote in the distance, in the morning you might wake up to the sounds of different kinds of birds, while sitting outside drinking your morning coffee you'll see rabbits, humming birds, lizards etc. We normally try to leave some snacks and treats for our guests so please help yourself and enjoy your stay.

When guests arrive I will leave a key for you or have the park manager meet you with a key if he is not on his day off. You have the use of the vintage trailer and the space that it sits on. You also have access to the pool, Jacuzzi, and the laundry room which takes quarters.

Trailer location inside the park:

As you enter the park you drive up from the main entrance up a hill to the back of the park. When you get to the top take a right and the silver trailer "The Time Capsule" is on your immediate left.

I live in San Diego 78 miles away and try get to the vintage trailer park as much as I can because I love it so much out there. The park manager, Tom is very helpful who lives on the property. He is off every Thursday and heads into San Diego but I will be available for any questions you may have if you contact me via HomeAway

The vintage trailer park is a very quiet quaint park. Other guests of the park must not be bothered by noise, partying, loud talking or shouting etc. 'Super' quiet time is from 8pm to 8am. If you bring kids that is totally fine but other tenants CAN NOT be bothered by kids shouting, splashing in the pool or horsing around anywhere in the RV park.

Borrego Springs is a dark sky community meaning there are no bright white lights and people use deep orange lights on homes and buildings so that the stars and moon can shine as bright as possible.

Regarding amenities:-

  • The trailer comes with basic cutlery to make meals, coffee and tea ingredients, all bedding and swim + bath towels

*There is wireless internet which is only in close proximity to the office (outside).

  • The laundry is located at the center of the park and takes quarters.

  • The pool and Jacuzzi are located at the center of the park

  • The public showers and bathrooms are at the center of the park next to the pool. Using the trailer toilet is fine but showering in the trailer is very cramped and the water heater is only 6 gallons so I encourage guests to use the public showers.

Desert Sands RV Park is just a stroll to Anza Borrego State Park, the largest in the state , art and culture, restaurants, bars and dining, great views, and the rustic artsy town of Borrego Springs that doesn't even have a traffic light or any big chain stores. There are numerous golf resorts within a 5 mile radius.

There are hundreds of miles of hiking, mountain biking, road biking, off roading close by, mountain views, and points of interest. The state run visitor center us just up the street and has many interesting things regarding life in the prehistoric desert.

The drive into town is roughly one mile away. You can walk, drive or you can bring your bicycles and start exploring. Behind the RV park is a small mountain where you can take a morning stroll to the top and capture some breathtaking images with your camera.

Bedroom Description

Vintage traler camping right at the deserts edge - includes everything you need

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House Rules

Check In Time: 14:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 4 guests

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
2 Twins
2 Beds


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
No Minimum Stay
$37 CAD - - -
01/08/18 - 01/08/21
1 Night Minimum
$163 CAD - - -



Internet Access
Cable / Satellite TV


Heated Pool
Air Conditioned


Dishes / Utensils
Small Appliances


Hot Tub
Parking Available
Tennis Court


Maid Service
Restaurant On Site
Gym / Fitness Centre
Spa Services

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Availability last updated Feb 25, 2018
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