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Modern Oasis in the Desert, Spacious, Central A/C, Private Patio, Wifi

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1200 Sq Ft. Sleeps 1-4, 1/2 mile to JT Downtown

Recently remodeled summer 2015, Casa Aqua is a Blue-Green Oasis that is conveniently located just 4 blocks from downtown Joshua Tree. This villa has high-end Central A/C with temperature control, so our guests can be comfortable both during the hot summer months and cooler winter months. The central location allows you to be “close to it all,” while still nicely tucked away in a quiet area away from the main freeway.

The bedroom features a king-sized bed with a thick high-end mattress. The living room sofa folds down into a full bed and there is an extra mobile twin mattress in the closet as well. There is dedicated wifi, a TV with 300+ channels, and a large, well-maintained, 60+ jet Jacuzzi in the complex. The spacious floor plan, open kitchen, and high-ceilings make this villa a great home base for a couple, family, or small group. Many have enjoyed the fully walled outdoor private patio with barbecue grill—the ideal spot for a cocktail (alongside a seared steak, maybe?)

Guests consistently have described this vacation rental as “extremely clean . . . feeling like home. . . and a great place to get away.” The kitchen is fully stocked and the unit, linens, and towels are all professionally cleaned between visitors.

Part of the historic Starlight Villas estate, Casa Aqua lived a vibrant past life, as a gathering place for guests hosted by one of Joshua Tree’s most well-known and generous philanthropists. Her friends, visiting professors, and scientists studying the park’s otherworldly landscape stayed here. Now, we’ve taken care to preserve the same spirit and create a welcoming, stylish place just a few blocks from Joshua Tree Downtown where the visitor center and shops are located.

For all of you who are looking forward to enjoying the awe-inspiring views and rejuvenating power of Joshua Tree, we look forward to being your home away from home on your upcoming adventure here. If you have any questions, I respond best to text messages to (760) 820-2302

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Cliff

I grew up in the small suburban town of Chappaqua, NY and have always enjoyed the outdoors and the arts. I later crossed coasts and graduated from UC Berkeley. I now work in Finance in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree is my favorite weekend escape.

My family and I love to travel and my philosophy in running vacation rentals is to bring together all the elements of what we enjoy most as discerning customers. We also receive some of our best ideas from former guests. I enjoy helping fellow travelers with their Joshua Tree getaways and you can expect a fast response time when contacting me.

Cliff purchased this villa in 2012

What makes this villa unique

Historic Joshua Tree Estate, located just 4 blocks from Joshua Tree downtown.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My Husband and I just returned home from Valentine's weekend at the Starlight Villas, a little weekend getaway, R&R:-) We all need those time and time again. I was so impressed by the property that I wanted to take a moment and write a review. We stayed in the Roadrunner Ranch house and It was like being in your own comfortable home, it was very clean, had all the kitchen amenities you could need, very comfortable bed and pillows and even had welcome beverages, which I thought was a nice touch. The property itself was well maintained and decorated nicely, it also had a relaxing Jacuzzi. We had an amazing time and we will definitely be returning. (This review is posted on Google Places)
Feb 2014
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Joshua Tree Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • 1 King bed, 2 twin mattresses that can be placed in the living room or bedroom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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Modern Oasis in the Desert, Spacious, Central A/C, Private Patio, Wifi
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Lovely property, comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Joshua Tree. What a treat to stay at this lovely home. It was SO clean and comfortable. After a long day of hiking, it was a pleasure to come back to this delightful place. The unit contained everything that we needed and the bed was very comfortable. What more could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute place!

  • 4 of 5

We came to Joshua Tree for Bhaktifest which was just up the road, so the location was perfect. The house is newly decorated and very bright and friendly. We had everything we needed, plenty of towels and nice touches like shampoo and body lotion and even mouthwash were provided. The kitchen was well stocked. The king sized bed was very comfy. The only improvement I would recommend would be something a little cushier to relax on in the living room. A couple of recliners to go with the white sofa, or a small sectional with a hide a bed would be great. At the end of a day in the sun hiking or whatever folks do, a place to sink into is nice. But we were still comfortable and we very much enjoyed our stay!

I also met Cliff, the owner, who just happened to be around, and he was great. Asked us how everything was, and also showed me an adjacent property for possible future rental. Nice guy!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

I'm very happy to say this vacation house was everything we hoped for. The location was perfect and easy to get to, the house was clean, kitchen well-stocked, and the bed was very VERY comfortable. The second we walked in, we felt totally relaxed as there is a nice energy. The patio is a big bonus and we spent a couple afternoons unwinding by lounging in the sun with our strawberry lemonades. The only negative I can think of is the shower is a stand up only type and not a combination shower-bathtub, but the big outdoor hot tub more than makes up for it. We will be returning and have already recommended to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Cozy & Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This is now our second time visiting the Starlight Villas. We had a smaller group of 3 this time and the RoadRunner Ranch was just right. The place was very clean and spacious and the porch was great for relaxing outside. The owner is a great host and the location is right next to the park. The hot tub is very relaxing. It has a lot of jets and can easily fit 4 people. Thanks! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Joshua Tree Saloon Grill & Bar
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 62
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Crossroads Cafe
Car: necessary

The RoadRunner Ranch is conveniently located just blocks away from Joshua Tree’s lively downtown area that features eclectic restaurants, boutiques, the official park visitor center, a weekly farmers market, antique shopping, an art gallery, organic health store, and saloon.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $38

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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