Desert Island


For your consideration today is a 2.5 acre desert lover's retreat which is surrounded on all sides by thousands of acres of publicly owned lands.  This means that while you situate yourself on your own private land all the adjacent open space is available for your use at no additional charge.  This property is an old remnant of when the BLM would sell off small parcels of private land for homesteading and to get people out settling the countryside (and no, they no longer offer this program)  This property has no immediate neighbors at all and never will, essentially it is an island of private land, also known as a private in-holding.

The lot has an excellent legal access dirt road running right through it, and the paved Sterling Road and Highway 395 are 1/4 mile away.  Any vehicle will drive right in with no problems.  A desert retreat built here would be only minutes away from the Kennedy Meadows area which provides plenty of high altitude fishing, hunting, and hiking.  Pearsonville is about 5 minutes away, and Ridgecrest, which is a full service city, about 25 minutes.

Pearsonville, the hubcap capitol of the world, is a small town but has a busy gas station and subway sandwich shop, junkyard, antique store, Golden Cactus curio shop, and a couple other businesses.  Inyo County has a limited amount of property for private ownership as over 98% of the land here is owned by BLM, USFS, and the LADWP.  Only tourism (and recreation) keeps the local economy afloat.

With $1000 down you can assume a balance of $8,999 to be paid in monthly installments of $151.27/month for 6 years. (6.5% interest)

I'm also open to a trade, if you have items of value let me know and we can discuss.

A real estate contract will be sent out after the down payment is received and clears.  This is raw land sold as is.  I will respond to all emails promptly.

No Commissions!!

No Hidden Fees!!

No Credit Checks!!

No Prepayment Penalties!!

Additional information: Inyo County, OS-40 zoning.  Taxes are current and approximately $110/year.  The successful buyer will be responsible for paying the yearly taxes as they arrive every November.  The assessor's parcel number is #037-211-04.  Mineral rights subject to any reservation on record, however, any rights owned will be passed on to buyer.  Well and septic are on your own.  There is no time limit to build.  Seller carries paper, no extra fees for drawing or mailing documents.  I will hold the deed until paid in full.  After full payment is made, I will record the deed in the buyer's name(s) at no additional charge.

Additional information on Inyo County's OS-40 zoning, please see link:

Near the 2.5 acres and looking towards the southern sierra mountains.  As you can see, the land has great views of the southern sierra - this Mother's Day weekend we experienced warm winds and light cold rains.  Desert habitats are great, no watering or upkeep required and they remain basically weed free.

The same western views, No Name Canyon in the distance.  Built into the mountains is the LA aqueduct/pipeline where most of the life blood of the Owens Valley flows.

Poking around in the brush looking for corner surveys.  With a private in-holding, sometimes the BLM will do a survey for you, of course, your results may vary.

I like the shapes in the mountains.  This shot looks from the property across the 395, then over a huge lava flow to the mountains within the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station.

Similar views looking east over lava fields towards Panamint Valley and Death Valley.

Looking south down the 395 towards Inyokern and Ridgecrest.  A southern facing home would have these views and get great California sunshine all year round.  Practically everthing you see is protected land and won't ever be built on.

Northern view toward Owens Valley.  (plenty of chaparral, creosote bushes, and wildflowers) 

All four corners are all unnoficially marked/posted and easy to find, they seem close to spot on give or take a few feet.

California map.  Closest major city is Ridgecrest, about a 25 minute drive from the land.  Los Angeles is about 2.5 hours.

BLM map below.  The yellow on the map coincides with BLM lands.  As you can see the property is surrounded by thousands of acres of designated open space and connective trails.  Because the property is 2.5 acres in size, it doesn't appear on this map because it is too small to show.  Pink lands are off limits, the naval base is a large employer of area residents.

2.5 acres = 330 feet x 330 feet.  Plenty of room to do whatever you'd like.  Out of all the public agencies, BLM makes for the best neighbor in my opinion as they are open to allowing multiple uses on public lands.  Buy this land today for about 9 cents per square foot.