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Gorgeous Views, 5 Acres, Sleeps Up To 6, WiFi, 5 Min To Park!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Gorgeous Mountain Views

Only 1 mile from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, WonderView in the Rocks is surrounded by the beautiful boulders and mountains that Joshua Tree is so well known for. Enjoy panoramic views, blue skies, breathtaking sunsets and desert wildlife from inside and outside the house.

WonderView in the Rocks features high speed internet with WiFi, three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, washer/dryer, a flat screen TV and internet capable BluRay DVD player.

Vera Topinka
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Vera Topinka

I came to the desert just to see the wildflowers, stumbled across a property for sale with gorgeous views, and fell in love with Joshua Tree. I'm still in love, with my views, and with the wonderful critters, the starry night skies, the bike rides and hikes in the Park, the incredible sunsets and moonrise, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, the smell when it rains, and with this whole amazing community here. And all the wonderful desert detritus lying around has influenced my photography in a fun, eclectic, and recyclable way… I look forward to meeting you when you visit (if I can) and sharing my love of Joshua Tree.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Views, 5 Acres, Sleeps Up To 6, WiFi, 5 Min To Park!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
La Jolla

Beautiful Setting among the Joshua Trees!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this lovely little house! The owner, Vera, was very responsive to our needs, and the house is equipped with virtually everything one might need, with a lot of special welcoming touches thrown in, like a big a freshly ground coffee and gourmet muffins from a local bakery. The house is very close to Joshua Tree National Park, so it's a perfect location for vacationers who want to spend time exploring this amazing landmark. I hope that we can return soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nora, I am so glad you had a wonderful time at WonderView House. I love that we have such a great organic cafe so I can provide delicious muffins, and we have our own Joshua Tree Coffee Co, so I can provide great coffee! The house, being only 1 mile from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, makes it very easy to explore the magnificence of the desert here. And downtown is only a 5-minute drive away! And yet you have the privacy of 5 acres. I hope you can return soon also! Thanks, Vera
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Great location, clean & comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Joshua Tree NP for the first time and had a great, relaxing weekend at Vera's house - the location was very convenient, only a mile away from the park entrance. When we saw that there was a firepit behind the house, we went and bought marshmallows and ate them by the fire.

There were lots of books about Joshua Tree in the house that we enjoyed reading - who knew Joshua Tree had such an interesting history?! It made the hikes in the park that much more interesting! There were only 2 of us but the house is perfect for a family - the master suite with attached full bath was on one side of the house, and the 2 additional bedrooms (both good size with queen beds) and the second bathroom were on the other side. The house is very private since it's on a large plot of land and has a safe fenced off area for dogs. We would definitely stay at Vera's house again if we visited the park again!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Peaceful, tranquil location in Joshua Tree. Excellent accommodations and Vera our host was very helpful and gracious. Hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable Desert Luxury

  • 5 of 5

Wonderview is a great desert experience. Vera's attention to detail anticipates every need for the visitor. The fully stocked and meticulously appointed house is easy to access and very close to park entrance. Located in the high area of Joshua Tree it is well above the city lights and thus makes the star-gazing superb. I would reccomend this rental to one and all and I fully intend to return soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, it was a joy to have you stay, and I'm so glad that you had good weather for your serious stargazing! I welcome you back anytime! Thanks for leaving the house so neat! Vera
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Felt at home with Vera's kind-hearted hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Vera's home is equipped with all you need from comfort, ease of travelling, and beauty. All the kitchen and BBQ equipment you need, plenty of towels and bathroom essentials. I took my family and her 3 bedroom, 2 bath home had plenty of room for us. You can hike and climb rocks right in her back yard, or sit on a bench and watch the sunset. Her home is close enough to the highway, but tucked away enough from light pollution.

Vera is soo sweet and accommodating. My family's needs were her priority. Where do you ever find that in a home away from your own? The home is set in the middle of beauty and peace. We were only here a few days, and wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy Joshua Tree and Vera's home. We will be back, and we look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking to get away from our usual, busy lifestyle, so Joshua Tree it was! I found Vera's house online and the minute I saw the house and the pictures, I was captured! As soon as you walk in, you can feel the homey feeling within the house. The peacefulness, the weather, and the views all made it even more better! We immediately made ourselves at home (it was soooo easy) and made it the back porch where we sat and soaked it all in (and eventually BBQ'd). All the small touches that Vera left were delightful, from the gourmet muffins and local coffee to the scrap book with visitor's notes and her amazing artwork hung on the walls throughout the house. At night, we sat outside and enjoyed the clear skies and the bright stars while my husband played his guitar. During the day, we explored the nearby trails. Oh, and her house is doggy-friendly so we took our little Ginger with us and I could tell she enjoyed it as much as we did! I will definitely stay here again and I highly recommend her home to everyone, from a couple who is looking for a nice retreat to a family who is looking for a great reunion place!

Frank & Maria Romero, Coachella, CA

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, I am so glad that you had such a great time in Joshua Tree at WonderView House! I know that how close it is to the Park entrance is a definite bonus! You and your husband and your dog are welcome back any was an honor to have you stay! Thanks, Vera
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Local Restaurants
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Monument Manor House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $60
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Monument Manor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing

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