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Joseph Losi, Owner

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Red Rock Oasis Near Moab Utah

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8, max of 10 possible

Amazing red rock vistas from this large, comfortable home located in the red rocks of Southeast Utah near Moab. Whether for an individual, a couple or a family, this fully-equipped home is a rare rental opportunity with easy access to recreation, sight seeing, and all amenities. Perfect as a home base for exploring the desert southwest! Situated on five acres in the foothills of scenic Castle Valley this home includes three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a large living, dining and kitchen area, lots of privacy and quiet. Enjoy the sunrise from the front sandstone patio, gaze at the stars from the detached deck, watch the climbers on nearby Castleton Tower with the home telescope, and enjoy the tranquility and peace that prevail. Three private bedrooms include a children's room with 1 double and two single beds, a master bedroom with private bath and queen size bed, and a third bedroom with a queen bed. A den/office includes a desk, TV with large video collection, and a fold out futon couch for guests. The full kitchen includes all appliances, eating and cookware, seating at a central counter as well as a large, expandable dining room table that can comfortably seat 8. Two swamp coolers keep the house comfortable on the hottest days, and radiant floor heating and an efficient wood fireplace warms the entire house during the winter months. Dates flexible, LONG TERM RENTALS ONLY. NO WEEKEND OR SHORT TERM STAYS.

Keywords: Moab, Southern Utah, Utah, Desert, Red Rock, Arches, Canyonlands, southwest, Castle Valley, Mountain Biking, Hiking, River rafting, Colorado river, Large home, family home, retreat

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Joseph Losi, Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Joseph Losi, Owner

This story is really about the vision and hard work of the 3 owners, Joseph, Lisa and Dave. We all went to the U of U and ran around in the desert of S. Utah in the 70's, 80's, up to the present. We stumbled into Castle Valley sometime back then in the 80's. We all loved hiking, backpacking, river rafting, and just adventuring in S. Utah. Now a days, we just like going for day hikes and sitting out on the flag-stone patio - which we also built.

Joseph Losi, Owner purchased this house in 1991

Why Joseph Losi, Owner chose Utah

Land in CV was pretty cheap back in the late 80's and early 90's. We were young and filled with enough crazy enthusiasm not only for the desert but for the possibility of actually co-owning, designing and building a special place in the desert. We bought the land in the early 90's and then proceeded to design and build the Castle Valley Casa. It took us over 7 years, but we pulled it off. We had the incredible help of Warren Egbert, designer, builder, rock climber, cowboy extraordinaire.

What makes this house unique

It's a bit hard to describe the magic of the Red Rock Casa. It's not at all High Brow, but it is amazingly comfortable. Beyond comfort, it is dramatic in its vistas, its stillness, and in its quiet peace. The house just has a feeling of ease and grand at the same time.

The house feels like it's inside of a National Park. Arches is 45 mins. The Island in the Sky an hour. The Needles District of Canyonlands a couple hours. Rafting on the Colorado is very close. Mountain Biking if your young enough to do that kind of thing is all within a day trip.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Red Rock Oasis Near Moab Utah
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Peaceful and Lovely

  • 5 of 5

This house has incredible panoramic views of all the formations in Castle Valley - an ever-changing show of light and clouds, stars and wildlife. It's 35 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Moab and well worth the drive.

The floor plan of the house is great for spending time with friends and family and the kitchen is well-equipped. Everyone I have shared the house with has loved it.

There are many beautiful hiking opportunities in the area, including Fisher Towers.

The property manager and owners are responsive whenever a problem arises.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views

  • 5 of 5

Incredible views from every window and door. My family and I spent time here in the hottest part of the year. Sat outside every evening while it was over 90 degrees and enjoyed the beauty of this place without breaking a sweat. By the time we walked inside it was too late to watch TV. Very quiet, never heard a neighbor. In the mornings I would here a coon dog miles down the road and that would be the only sound I would here. We will defiantly be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Langhorne, PA

Tranquil Escape from Reality with Incredible Views!

  • 5 of 5

After researching everything I could about Castle Valley and the Moab area prior to our trip, along with the owner’s prompt and helpful emails, the house and surrounding area STILL exceeded our expectations! My wife and I spent a wonderful week enjoying the tranquility of the home ourselves prior to being joined by family and friends. The house was perfect for the two of us but also handled our larger group with no problem. The web site pictures of the home very accurately reflect what you will experience; you will not be disappointed! The house is located at the base of Porcupine Rim and provides breathtaking views overlooking all of Castle Valley. The sunrises and sunsets, and views of Round Mountain and La Sal mountains, can be seen and ‘felt’ from either lounging outside on the patio or relaxing inside from the panoramic windows.

The house is located about a 35 minute drive from Moab which gets you away from all cars, noise, lights at night, etc. This means you need to take this driving time into account for most outings but this is a small trade-off for what you get in return for the location. The almost daily drive along the Colorado River provided a collage of changing colors and shadows on the red rock cliffs and mesas that we never tired of viewing. Our favorite nearby outing was to Fisher Tower tails which is NOT to be missed. Each day of our vacation was filled with mountain biking and/or hiking on the almost endless assortment of trails but, as hard as we tried, we did not get to everything we wanted which simply means we need to come back to this wonderful home and pick up where we left off!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time in the house, and as someone who does a lot of vacation rentals, I thought the house provided excellent value for the cost. The views were breathtaking, day and night (I saw the best shooting star of my life on our last night there).

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Soulful Retreat in the Red Rocks

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in many homes around the country and this place ranks among the most soulful, peaceful and graceful of any. Truly excellent architecture which fits right into its magnificent surroundings. Walking into the house I was struck with an immediate sense of grander. The kitchen, living and dining all combine to produce a great room that held our parties gathering of eight with ease. Cooking, in the fully equipped kitchen, dining and just hanging around were more than a delight here.

One passes easily from the great room onto the flagstone patio where you'll just be stunned by the panorama from Parriott Mesa to the 12,000 foot LaSals, not to mention the incredible spire of Castle Rock. Sitting on the detached patio we were in awe of Porupine Mesa which rises directly behind the home.

The bedrooms are all graciously sized, very comfortable, without being ostentatious in the least. Both bathtubs are large.

The only thing the house could use is a bit more landscaping, but when your in this beautiful desert we didn't feel it was a great deficit.

It was really nice to have a Wi-Fi connection, plus a pretty good stereo system that the owners have made I-Pod compatible. Bring your music! We never once missed the lack of TV reception and took advantage of a pretty wacky collection of old VHS tapes at the house, even though the TV is small - who cares when all the hiking and exploring around this incredible piece of country.

The owners have created a home with grace and ease in a stunning seating. It was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Amazing getaway in the desert

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing time at this lovely getaway in the desert. The house is beautiful- with fantastic desert views of the valley. Evenings spent on the patio stargazing with friends were the perfect capstone to fabulous hikes through the desert. Arches National Park is in your backyard- just about literally. Canyonlands, more rugged than Arches, but full of wonder and beauty is a little further down the road.

This is a wonderful place to get away from it all and the house is appointed with all you need to do just that. Just add friends/family for a lovely place to get away from it all and experience a part of the country that is tranquil, wild, and full of beauty at every turn.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

If you like solitude and the desert SW our home lies in a stunning location that is vast, quiet and filled with panoramic awe.


Rates & Availability

Castle Valley House Rental Rates

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Mar 19 2016 - Dec 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Mandatory Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $250

Base rate of $3000 is for up to 4 people per night for our minumum 30 day rental period. Up to 4 more individuals possible for an additional fee of $50 per night per person. Max occupancy is 8. In addition to the base rate we require at $150 mandatory cleaning fee and a refundable $500 damage deposit. Exact terms available in our rental contract, which is available for download on this site.

Based on the covenants of the Town of Castle Valley we are not able to rent for periods of less then 30 days. You can come and go as you please within that 30 day period. All cleaning within the 30 day period is the responsibility of the guest. Additional cleaning may be available by contacting Castle Rock Property Management at 0r 435-259-7315,

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Castle Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Soaking Tub
    2nd Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath Between Bed 2 & 3: Soaking Tub
    Bathroom 3 - Just off our great room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed with Door to Outside
    Bunk Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Our Bunk Room, Great for up to 4 kids.
    Den/TV Room/4 Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon Couch that folds down into double bed. w/ office Desk
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , With Private Full Bath & Separate Entrance to Outside
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Quiet, amazing views, solitude, short drive to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, close to Colorado River, adjacent to the LaSal Mountains. Situated above the valley floor, this comfortable rental home affords incredible vistas of the red rock desert of Southern Utah. Recreation opportunities abound; mountain biking, road biking, hiking, river rafting. Moab Utah is a short 30 minute drive and includes many wonderful restaurants, parks, shops and entertainment opportunities, The rental house is comfortable and homey, completely and tastefully furnished, with all amenities including a full kitchen, baking and cookware, linens, games, music and video dvd players, and books.

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