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1/2 MILE FROM NATIONAL PARK,HOT TUB,FIRE PIT,WIFI,CABLE,5 ACRES

Christa Cranston

Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Christa Cranston

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015
Call Manager
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1/2 MILE FROM NATIONAL PARK,HOT TUB,FIRE PIT,WIFI,CABLE,5 ACRES

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Joshua Tree House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-8)

Please see our website for more info: MoonlightMesaRetreats(dot)com

Large 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home on 5 acres in Joshua Tree. A ½ mile from Joshua Tree National Park entrance. Seven person Artesian luxury hot tub with 2 outdoor dining tables, several seating areas (couch, chairs, loungers, hammock and several chairs around outdoor firepit). Gas bbq and fully fenced yard.

Sleeps 1-8 people. One queen Tempur-Pedic bed upstairs with private bath, one queen bed downstairs with shared bath. The third room has a door on it for privacy and has a full size bed, full futon, couch, tv and library. Queen air mattress available as well. Stand up shower in private bath, shower/tub in shared bath. Central heat and air.

Modern kitchen with dining table (seats up to 6+), outdoor dining areas can seat an additional ten. Ice maker, reverse osmosis water system, microwave, dishwasher, basic condiments and almost everything you can imagine to make most meals.

Free satellite, WiFi and cable, flat screen tv, dvd player, and stereo/cd player with large library of cd's and dvd's. Full size couch and futon in shared room along with couch and 2 chairs in dining/kitchen area. Washer and dryer in home.

Complimentary whole bean coffee, herbal teas and condiments for all of our guests. Pets allowed at this home with a $30 fee

Please see our website for a listing of all our homes: MoonlightMesaRetreats(dot)com

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See our other listing at VRBO #160564

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Christa Cranston (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015

About Christa Cranston

After quitting our own business (Mark) and corporate job (me) and then selling our home with everything in it, we travelled the US in our motorhome for what came to be 6 wonderful years! We drove our motorhome to Joshua Tree about 7 years ago to visit friends and never left. It is a beautiful place!

Christa Cranston purchased this house in 1998

Why Christa Cranston chose Joshua Tree

Almost every guests comments about how much they love the location of the house with it just being a 1/2 mile from Joshua Tree National Park's west entrance and part of Monument Manor where most homes are on 5 acres or more, giving everyone room to breathe!

What makes this house unique

The back yard is very private with a big hot tub and lots of outdoor seating.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p165362vb
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Joshua Tree California Desert
San Francisco
5

Best Winter Break Ever

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent four nights at the Rio House with our dog, Schnitzel. We had a wonderful time. The house is lovely, clean, and comfortable, with great indoor and outdoor seating. We spent much of our time in the backyard, either in the hot tub or sitting and reading (during the day) or having cocktails (at night) on the comfy outdoor furniture. While we visited nearby JT, we found we had more fun walking with the dog up the dirt road and around the property. So many jackrabbits! In addition to the rabbits, we saw and heard a little band of coyotes, who came right by the fence. We generally try to meet three criteria for vacation houses: fenced-in yard, private hot tub, and king-sized bed. The yard and the hot tub exceeded our expectations. And we decided to compromise on the bed since the place looked so great when we were deciding on a rental. We'd probably be back every year for sure if there was a king in one of the bedrooms ... But it's hard to beat star-watching in that amazing hot tub while listening to the coyotes yipping right on the other side of the fence!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
Rochester,NY
5

Great location for Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5
We met our adult children here for a chance to explore Joshua Tree and do some relaxed visiting. Rio House was perfect for our needs - amazingly well equipped kitchen, as we all like to cook and eat together. A great place to relax together after a day of hiking or climbing at Joshua Tree. It was too windy to try out the hot tub, but otherwise wonderful!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Nancy! I'm happy to hear that your family enjoyed the house and the well equipped kitchen. I love to cook so I like to be sure each of our rentals have most of the necessary things to make a nice meal. We hope to see you again!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
-
5

Hike and Explore Joshua Tree, Then Relax at the Rio House

  • 5 of 5
The family spent a great four nights in Joshua Tree. Did lots of hiking, climbing, exploring and then enjoyed the comforts of the Rio House each evening. Cooked some great meals, did the hot tub, watched movies. Nice big space, comfortable beds, perfect quiet at night. Also fast and friendly response when we got locked out! We'd certainly come again.
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Scott, we appreciate your feedback! It sounds like you took advantage of some of our favorite things at the Rio House, the hot tub being #1. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
Newberry Springs, Ca
5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in your home and backyard. Took advantage of the jacuzzi, grill, and firepit and took your suggested walk for dogs - minus the dog:) Very nice to return to this home after a day's adventure in the park.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I love the location of this house..to walk right outside the front door and in a 1/2 mile hike in secluded desert wilderness- it is a beautiful area! Glad you enjoyed it as well and we hope to see you again!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

Roomy, comfortable house in lovely location in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5
Five of us stayed at The Rio House for a birthday weekend-- two couples and one single. It was HUGE and could have easily accommodated more people, but we each wanted our own rooms, so we had a ton of space. Saturday night we hosted 2 other couples for dinner (cooked on the fantastic gas grill), cards, and a campfire, and there was plenty of room for 9 people to hang out. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious, and the house in general is very relaxed and comfortable. On top of all that, the location is gorgeous-- we arrived late Friday night so it was a beautiful surprise to wake up the next morning and see the striking desert surroundings. We saw lots of birds and jackrabbits and our friends even saw a bobcat on their way out late Saturday night. The house is very close to the Northwest park entrance where we had the magical opportunity to hike on a rainy/ cloudy day. Coming from Los Angeles, the calm quiet of the desert and a soak in the hot tub on a clear night (we even saw shooting stars!) was a perfect respite. We would definitely stay at the Rio House again and recommend it to friends, Christa was very prompt in responding to our booking request and very helpful. Make sure to check the site for more great photos.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Apolonia! I'm happy to hear that your group felt comfortable in the house (it is our largest house). I also love how the outside area is set up with the fireplace/gas grill/dining table and hot tub so close to one another so that if everyone is doing something different, you are still in talking range. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
Santa Monica, CA
5

A wonderful home just minutes from the park!

  • 5 of 5
We had two families (8 total, 4 children under 6) for our weekend stay. The Rio house had the perfect combination of amenities for both the adults (hot tub!) and the children (big back yard to run around in, various kids games, books and dvds).

All communication leading up to our stay was very professional and informative. Everything was as expected when we arrived and the home was very comfortable for both of our families.

Given how close this home is to the park, it will be hard for us to consider camping on future visits as it's so convenient and easy to get to the park. We'll definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Eric,

Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm happy to hear that everyone in your group had fun at the house during your stay. The Artesian hot tub is one of my favorite amenities as well- glad you all enjoyed it and we hope to see you again!

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
29 Palms Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Crossroads Cafe
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Los Angeles
Car: recommended

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Availability & Rates

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Joshua Tree House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
January/February
Jan 20 2015 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Day
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb
Feb 17 2015 - May 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Please see our website for more info: MoonlightMesaRetreats(dot)com

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 queen beds in private rooms and 1 queen air mattress, 1 double bed in same room as queen futon
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

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