Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Joshua Tree El Coyote on 5 private acres set against the mountainside w/ Hot tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath with views of JT National Park. Sleeps 1-6

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath secluded home sits at the end of a dead end street- no thru traffic..except for the bunnies and bobcats that make this their home as well. Sitting at the edge of the Batlett Mountain range, views of Joshua Tree National Park are the highlights of your sunrises and sunsets at this home. Nothing but mountains and rocks behind the home...hike for miles without seeing a soul.

Comfortable 3 bedroom/2 bath home with central air and heat. Three queen beds. Master bathroom has stand up shower and shared bath has shower/tub. Washer/dryer in home as well. Two queen beds in main house with shared bathroom. One queen bed in studio with master bathroom. Studio (20 feet from the main house) is opened when booking for more than 4 people, or you may pay extra to have the studio opened when booking for less than 4 people. Studio is never rented otherwise so you are are assured a private stay.

Big modern kitchen with dining table, bar with barstools, ice maker/filtered water in fridge, microwave, dishwasher, basic condiments and almost everything you can imagine to make most meals.

Free WiFi, large flat screen TV (Roku streaming player), DVD player, I-phone jack for music and stereo/CD player with large library of cd's and dvd's. New large sectional seating.

Pricing stated is for 2 people, nightly rate goes up $25/person after 2 people.

Complimentary whole bean coffee for all of our guests, sorry pets not allowed at this home.

Please see our other listings on VRBO # 165362, 584538, and 583449.

Keywords: House, Joshua Tree, California, Private, Vacation Rental

More Details

Christa Cranston
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

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 in 2004 to visit friends and never left. It is a beautiful place!

Christa Cranston purchased this house in 2005

Why Christa Cranston chose Joshua Tree

It's seclusion but close proximity to town makes this a lovely location. We love that it sits on a dead end street, never having to see or hear through traffic. Your neighbors are the rocks and mountains this home sits up against. Peace and quiet..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us experience your house. You have excellent taste in everything from fence design to dishes. We felt right at home. It was so great to sit on the patio in the morning and evenings. We loved cooking in the kitchen with every gadget we could need. This house really has everything to make a perfect weekend where all you need is a trip to the grocery store and some good sneakers. We loved hiking in the park and coming home to our Joshua Tree house away from home. We loved it!
Jun 2010
  • 1 of 5


Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In main house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In studio
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Three Queen beds. Two in the main house and 1 in the studio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(92 traveler reviews)

95% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Joshua Tree El Coyote on 5 private acres set against the mountainside w/ Hot tub
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 97 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at El Coyote! This is an immaculate property which still manages to be family friendly. Home cooked meals are a snap with the well-appointed kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and the outdoor entertainment space is delightful. The location is close enough to the park and downtown for convenience yet set back far enough for gorgeous views and peaceful surroundings. The casita was an excellent addition of space for another couple or grandmom. Thank you for a wonderful New Years experience!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback Edith! I'm so happy to hear that the house was everything you hoped for, it is one of our favorites with the many outdoor seating options. I especially love the acreage that it sits on...miles of wild and remote land right outside the back door. Glad you were able to take it all in and enjoy with your family and we hope to have you again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

This place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. All the amenities of home and then some. The hot tub was the perfect way to end our day after our adventures in the park. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. In fact we probably should have gone there first before the grocery store bc we ended buying a few things already there. The location was peaceful, unique, and private yet only a short drive into town. We'll definitely be back. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Laura! So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and all that our El Coyote house has to offer. We hope to have you back again soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

This is a beautiful place and we would come back and recommend it to others

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the beauty of the location and the wonderful accommodations

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you back again soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fabulous find in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property, clean, comfortable and quiet. We saw lots of bunny rabbits, and other wildlife. Absolutely would recommend. We didn’t even get a chance to use the hot tub, but we will next time! Tiny little complaint the second night while we were sitting out enjoying the evening someone very nearby decided to ride around on his dirt bike. Very loud and dusty. He kept it up for a good hour. This is completely beyond the hosts control, that’s why we still rated it a 5!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Robin! I'm happy to hear your enjoyed the house but sorry to hear about the dirt bike rider....a little surprised as most of the neighbors are very mindful and this has not been an issue in the past. I'm glad it was just for a short time and you were able to enjoy the peace and quiet that the house normally offers! We hope to see you again....
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Girls weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property, the location, and the amenities! Views were amazing!

Only comment would be to provide one address for property. I received one address on my HomeAway account for one of the other properties and a different address in my email attachment.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Lisa! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We do list our office address through VRBO/HomeAway but when we send the confirmation email out, we also send the address for the property rented along with directions so that it is clear. I'm sorry that there was some confusion. We hope to have you back again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great spot in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at this wonderful, funky place outside Joshua Tree, and each time we are so appreciative of the location, landscaping, and amenities of Christa's cozy nest here. So many perfect spots to watch the sunrise, watch the light on the rock hills, look at the stars (or just have a fire, a soak in the hot tub, a nap in the hammock...). Thank you, thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to have you and your friends back at the El Coyote house Mari! Repeat guests are a good sign to us. We will see you again in a few months!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Pie for the People
Authentic New York style pizza in the desert!
Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center
New building. Wonderful book selection and info about the park
Natural Sisters Cafe
Our favorite place for vegetarian biscuits and gravy!
Crossroads Cafe & Tavern
Newly remondeled
Sam's Pizza
Inside the pizza place is Indian food! Some of the best Indian food in the desert- authentic
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Car: recommended

Try something different like rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park! In May and October is the Joshua Tree Music Festival- both are amazing fun.

For the art seekers, check out High Desert Test sites, Open Studio Art Tours, Noah Purifoy outdoor museum, JTAG art gallery, 29 Palms art gallery.

For the the open minded, try the Integratron and the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Instant Karma yoga studio, BhaktiFest, ShaktiFest and the Joshua Tree Music Festival!

For the outdoor enthusiast there are lots of hikes in the park, the Andromeda Society for stargazing, and the Keys Ranch guided walking tour.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties