|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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 has lived in Joshua Tree for 14 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.
We had a wonderful time during our stay. Thank you for your kindness and having such a beautiful property. We are already talking about coming back in the near future. It was wonderful coming back to Joshua Tree and showing my family the beauty of this magical area. Everybody, of course, loved Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs but they were pleasantly surprised by Leonard Knight's work at Salvation Mountain in Niland. If you have a chance take the hour and half drive to view the life's work of this interesting man.
In any case, thank you again for everything; my family and I really enjoyed your home and your art in the property. We will definitely be back to stay again.
Thank you so much.
We rented the Turquoise Ridge home for a long weekend while attending our son's wedding. The home was beautiful, well-maintained and looked exactly what we expected from the website. We hosted a brunch for about 50 people at the house, which worked out perfectly. The owner, Spelman, was very accommodating in guiding us on how to park so many cars for the brunch. The house was great for entertaining a large group with very spacious living areas, large kitchen, and lots of outdoor patio areas to enjoy the views. We hope to return for another opportunity to spend more time exploring Joshua Tree Park.
Our family had a wonderful visit to Yucca Valley. Turquoise House was spacious and comfortable; and has amazing views. Spelman and Nancy were gracious hosts. The house was a convenient base from which to visit Joshua Tree NP. We highly recommend the house we all enjoyed it very much.
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!
Short drive to the village of Joshua Tree and the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.
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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|
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.