DWELL PUBLISHED MODERN HOME NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Dave McAdam

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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DWELL PUBLISHED MODERN HOME NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Yucca Valley House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

More information about the house: www.RockReachHouse.com

Video tour of the house: www.RockReachHouse.com/video

This one-of-a-kind home was built in 2009 and was featured in the April 2010 Dwell magazine. Each room offers large sliding glass doors that lead out to decks and patios for a marvelous indoor/outdoor living experience. Top-of-the-line appliances and home theater A/V system and high-speed Internet.

The house sits amidst a jumble of fantastically weathered granite boulders in a national park-like setting in the private community of Rock Reach in the Town of Yucca Valley. Taken together, the house and the setting offer a high desert escape second to none.

Why the Owner Chose Yucca Valley: I fell in love with this unbelievable property when I discovered it in 2003. After I bought it I struggled to figure out how to build a small, sustainable home on the property without destroying the very attributes that drew me to the property. That's what led me to what is now the Blue Sky Building System that lets homes sit very lightly on the land. This house demonstrates an entirely new way of building using this revolutionary light-gauge steel frame and a number of other advanced materials and methods. There is no wood in the house except cabinets and a couple of interior doors.

The Unique Benefits of this House: Although this home is less than an hour and a half from the heart of Los Angeles it feels as if it is on the other side of the moon. There is a profound sense of seclusion and connection to nature in this spectacular setting. I very much enjoy sitting outside and being part of the remarkable nature. I also enjoy sitting in the cowboy soak tub after long hikes in the vast surrounding Mojave desert. I feel like I am in my own private national park.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Dave McAdam (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Dave McAdam

I started my professional life as a print journalist, eventually serving in a variety of corporate PR and marketing executive roles. As a Southern California native I have long had a passion for the deserts of California -- especially the Mojave Desert. That passion led me to buy this property and that in turn changed my life as I set out to find a way to build on this land without destroying it. When I found the solution to that problem I also found a whole new professional calling. Now I'm a passionate evangelist helping others build more efficiently and sustainably through my company, Blue Sky Homes.

Dave McAdam purchased this house in 2009

Why Dave McAdam chose Yucca Valley

I fell in love with this unbelievable property when I discovered it in 2003. After I bought it I struggled to figure out how to build a small, sustainable home on the property without destroying the very attributes that drew me to the property. That's what led me to what is now the Blue Sky Building System that lets homes sit very lightly on the land. This house demonstrates an entirely new way of building using this revolutionary light-gauge steel frame and a number of other advanced materials and methods. There is no wood in the house except cabinets and a couple of interior doors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi David,

We LOVED everything about the house! Every detail was appreciated...my friend was freaking out over the Heath Ceramics :)

I can just tell you that you couldn't have had girls that truly appreciated and loved the house more than us! We really enjoyed looking at the stars out on the porch, drinking a beer in the soak tub and the having speakers play music throughout was magical! I'm sure you haven't been to the house, but we left a thank you note and a succulent, it was just prefect and we are so glad you decided to share this home with us! It was very very well stocked for a rental and that made it feel like home! The style was us in a nutshell!

 

Thank you Dave!!! I hope you get more renters who love it as much as we do!
Sep 2010
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346415
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Yucca Valley California Desert
5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5
This home was spectacular! The view was amazing, the architecture is one of a kind, and the our needs were met. I would love to return here again.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
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+1 760 774-2495
Yucca Valley California Desert
los angeles
5

Great place for a wedding.

  • 5 of 5
I eloped at the Rock Reach House and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The location was perfectly serene, the house was spectacular, the hot tub was a dream, and the outdoor shower was a special treat. I could not have asked for a better backdrop to my big day. The owner David is impressive: knowledgable, accessible, accommodating, and a crazy good eye for detail and design.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
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+1 760 774-2495
Yucca Valley California Desert
Oakland
5

Top 5 Vacations of All Time

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I found this house for a relaxing weekend getaway and unexpectedly had one of the best vacations either of us could remember. Between the cowboy soak tub, outdoor shower, mesmerizing landscape, and outstanding cooking facilities, our stay WAS relaxing, but also full of fun surprises and the sense of escape. The location is to die for and the house is perfectly furnished to make guests feel right at home without being overwhelmed with "stuff." It is worth a trip just to see the architecture and design. Everything is beautifully done and it didn't hurt that the owner was a joy to communicate with. We are from Northern California, but we will definitely be coming back soon!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
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+1 760 774-2495
Yucca Valley California Desert
5

Ahhh!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I wanted to see the house that had been featured in Dwell magazine as we are considering this kind of home for ourselves. We wanted to see how this kind of home could be considered and exactly what that would mean for us. The owner was only too happy to describe his journey into the creation of this incredible space. Many of the other comments have described how wonderful the house is to visit as a special accommodation in the desert, how well appointed it is, close to the boulders and sky, inserted into the natural world in a way that does not separate you from it. Rock Reach was an indelible experience for us. I couldn't agree more with the other visitors.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
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+1 760 774-2495
Yucca Valley California Desert
5

Great Home in the Yucca Valley

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in Rock Reach! The home had everything we could want including flashlights at bedside tables for those beautiful dark desert nights! Spacious bedrooms with great light and storage, fully stocked kitchen and a very comfortable living area to enjoy the desert views. The hot tub is just a slight walk beyond the gate behind the home and is a very secluded and a beautifully lit space. We especially enjoyed an evening fire in the outside fireplace. The home is wonderfully secluded- but only a short drive to a main road- the drive makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere- which just added to our get-a-way experience. The owner is great with directions, correspondence and has built an environmentally conscious home- worth going back to again and again. Worth the trip is Harriet and Pappy's just a short drive for music and fun and Noah Purifoy's 7.5 acre art assemblage...The home is not far from Joshua Tree, outlet mall (if you're inclined) and Palm Springs. Cant wait to visit again-
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
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Yucca Valley California Desert
Los Angeles, CA
5

A GEM in the desert rocks

  • 5 of 5
I first visited the Rock Reach house when I officiated a private wedding here in May. It is so peaceful, so elegant and so serene. It is perfect for a wedding! I then recommended it to another client and got to come back for their elopement. Next it was my turn for a visit! My husband and I booked 3 nights here for an annual music festival that happens in Pionertown just a few miles away. We were originally planning to camp because we wanted to see the stars and sleep in the desert silence - but the Rock Reach house offers that same feeling with a beautiful and upscale night's stay! It was also a money saver to have a full kitchen and cook. There is also a BBQ outside and an amazing jacuzzi! We had no idea how fabulous the jacuzzi would be until we went in at night. With all of the lights off, you can see every star in the sky including the galaxy strip. It was one of the most incredible things I had ever experienced - and not just because I was relaxing in a hot tub! It is such a lovely and romantic place to stay and right in the center of town. Pioneertown is on one side and Joshua Tree park is on the other side. We emailed with David in organizing our rental and he was so very kind. He even emailed me to send us back a pair of shoes we left! We are looking forward to coming back next year, and I look forward to many more weddings at this unique and comfortable getaway. It is magical!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Integratron
"This white dome is open to the public for tours and demonstrations. A tour guide turns on an..."
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
"This 29,000 acre nature preserve has 2 billion year rock old formations. Birders flock to Bi..."
Giant Rock
"Considered to be the largest solitary boulder on this earth, this 23,000 ton mass was seen a..."
Noah Purifoy Foundation
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
"A strange and wonderful must-see! Noah Purifoy filled 2 1/2 acres of the high desert in Josh..."
Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa
"World famous relaxing spas, massages and mud baths."
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
"Great bar for live music."
Natural Sisters Cafe
"Best vegan/vegetarian food in the area."
The Joshua Tree Saloon Grill & Bar
"Drinks and bar food."
Sue's Health Foods
JTNP West Entrance
"The closest entrance from Rock Reach House."

Location:

55798 Acoma Terrace Trail, Yucca Valley 92284.

*Please note that this address does not appear in most GPS mapping programs.

GPS Coordinates:

34.148382,-116.446748

These coordinates can be entered into many navigation systems and can be entered into Google Maps

( http://maps.google.com ).

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Yucca Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$340
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $110
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Note: For payments my VRBO / HomeAway reservation system will accept all major credit cards EXCEPT American Express cards. If you want to use your AMEX card you must contact me via e-mail so I can make arrangements to take your AMEX payment through Paypal.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Yucca Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Free Long Distance
  • Iron & Board
  • Free Local Calls
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
  • Television
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
Notes:
If the dates that you desire are already booked — or if you need additional space for your party — you should know that there is a similar house that is also located within Rock Reach (and also built by Blue Sky Building Systems) that may be available. To check availability go to www.vrbo.com/559507.
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