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Your Own Private Joshua Tree with 360 degree views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath

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.

Spelman Downer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Spelman Downer

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

Why Spelman Downer chose California Desert

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Yucca Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Garage w/c only
    Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Part of Master suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Corner room with East and North views, outside patio
  • couch and foam mattress available for sleeping; queen bed in large closet in master bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • rock climbing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Your Own Private Joshua Tree with 360 degree views
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Los Altos

Wonderful Joshua Tree get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Morning coffee on the deck enjoying the 360 degree views from the ridge was a fabulous way to start the day . The house was spacious and very well equipped. We loved all the art on display, just sorry not to fit in a visit to the owner's studio. The house is conveniently located to access Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Pioneer Town but also away from it all.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, great kitchen and space

  • 4 of 5

Perfect place to get together with family. Beautiful landscaping. Our only feedback was that the internet was slow and we couldn't watch the Final Four!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Spelman's home. The open layout made for an awesome community space. The extra bed in the master closet worked out really well since we were 6 adults (and only 2 of whom were a couple). So that made for 5 beds in the home which worked out perfectly. And each bedroom had direct access to a bathroom. Great location... within a few minutes of Joshua Tree National Park. And we had a unique experience (sound bath) in Landers at the Integretron.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home. Awesome views. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Beatiful sunsets and sunrises. Comfortable beds. Clean. Well appointed.


Easy drive to Joshua tree national park.

Awesome overall.

Kitchen was huge and had plenty of supplies.

Extra blankets for stargazing.

Washer and dryer.

Highly recommend Turquoise Ridge.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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will go back!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, will go back. The property was as described.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

This house and the surrounding views were just fantastic! We spent Christmas here with our 3 adult sons and their families. We had a wonderful time preparing meals together in the spacious kitchen and enjoying the large open space. Really perfect for a large group! The pictures on the website are nice but the space is much larger than I thought it would be. The furnishings and pictures were lovely and the beds were very comfortable. I couldn't have hoped for a nicer spot to come back to after exploring and hiking in Joshua Tree! Everyone loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay on the ridge and mentioned how spacious the house is. Thanks for letting people know about your experience. Cheers, Spelman
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 62
Car: necessary

Short drive to the village of Joshua Tree and the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.


Rates & Availability

Yucca Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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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

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are for 6 persons. 7+ persons are $25 each per night. $50 cleaning fee. 7% tax to be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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