|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
3 bedroom, 3 bath new home with unique desert landscaping on 5 acres is surrounded by mostly undeveloped land. Enjoy walks on Turquoise Ridge on an informal trail that runs the ridge top, south to Rattlesnake Hill and onto Lookout Hill. Fantastic views in all directions include Joshua Tree National Park, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio, and the towns of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. If you are intrigued by the many paintings displayed in the house, you can arrange with the artist owner to see his neighboring art studio/gallery.
Artist and educator Spelman Evans Downer and his wife, Nancy Downer have lived in Joshua Tree for 12 years. Property is next door to artist's home and studio.
Spelman Downer purchased this house in 2011
This large spacious house provides a private retreat with 360 degree views, close to Joshua Tree National Park and the village of Joshua Tree, hiking trails onsite, surrounded by mostly undeveloped park like land.
Views, privacy, new construction, spacious large home for family and friends, garage, onsite hiking trails, owner has guided and taught photography workshops in the park and can recommend places to visit. Local music and art scene.
It was a wonderful spot, beautiful views and plenty of space. Easy to find and very quiet. Felt wonderful to get away.
Large house, very clean, enjoyed the Internet service, lots of seating, stunning 360 degree view, beds are firm, kitchen stocked (could use a couple sealable containers for left overs). The only reason I would not give this a five star rating was some difficulty maintaining evenly heated shower water, there was no tv (although I think this is a plus some may not), no radio or music (we went down to wal mart and picked a small unit up) I would have loved complete silence but as traffic noise increases it becomes more difficult to find, although it was not complete silence outside it was inside, and MUCH better than any hotel. None of these items were bad enough to not stay there again.... Would still consider this the Best vacation rental in the area for the price
We had an excellent stay in the Spelman's house. The house is big and so comfortable. View is amazing from any direction, and the atmosphere was great. The house has any equipment needed for cooking and cleaning and we felt we could not have a better choice for our vacation. Highly recommended - definitely we will come back!
Our group of 8 stayed here for a week while attending a friend's wedding. This house had no problems accommodating our group. Super comfortable, clean and had plenty of space for all of us. Since we were coming in from all over the place we parked 5 rental cars with room to spare. We also cooked almost every night in the spacious and well-equipped kitchen. The location also served as a great home base for trips into nearby Joshua Tree National Park. Nancy, the owner is very pleasant to deal with, I would absolutely stay again.
We were a party of 4 Adults and 4 kids with every member enjoying this property. The feel of the location is semi-wild but close to civilization in terms getting your supplies.
Overall, I would highly recommend this property.
My family had a wonderful time staying in this rental home. It has a large kitchen that opens into a huge living and dining room. It was clean, comfortable, and there was plenty of room for 5 of us. It also has ample parking, and provided beautiful views of sunrises and sunsets. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for comfortable accommodations near Joshua Tree National Park, which is only about a 10 minute drive.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Notes||Rates are for 6 persons. 7+ persons are $25 each per night. $50 cleaning fee. 7% tax to be added.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.