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1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres

Christa Cranston

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Christa Cranston

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2015
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1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Joshua Tree - Rio House

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-8)

Please see our website for more info: MoonlightMesaRetreats(dot)com

Large 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home on 5 acres in Joshua Tree. A ½ mile from Joshua Tree National Park entrance. Seven person Artesian luxury hot tub with 2 outdoor dining tables, several seating areas (couch, chairs, loungers, hammock and several chairs around outdoor firepit). Gas bbq and fully fenced yard.

Sleeps 1-8 people. One queen Tempur-Pedic bed upstairs with private bath, one queen bed downstairs with shared bath. The third room has a door on it for privacy and has a full size bed, full futon, couch, tv and library. Queen air mattress available as well. Stand up shower in private bath, shower/tub in shared bath. Central heat and air.

Modern kitchen with dining table (seats up to 6+), outdoor dining areas can seat an additional ten. Ice maker, reverse osmosis water system, microwave, dishwasher, basic condiments and almost everything you can imagine to make most meals.

Free satellite, WiFi and cable, flat screen tv, dvd player, and stereo/cd player with large library of cd's and dvd's. Full size couch and futon in shared room along with couch and 2 chairs in dining/kitchen area. Washer and dryer in home.

Complimentary whole bean coffee, herbal teas and condiments for all of our guests. Pets allowed at this home with a $30 fee

Pricing stated is for 2 people. Nightly rate goes up $25/person after 2.

Please see our website for a listing of all our homes: MoonlightMesaRetreats(dot)com

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Christa Cranston (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2015

About Christa Cranston

After quitting our own business (Mark) and corporate job (me) and then selling our home with everything in it, we travelled the US in our motorhome for what came to be 6 wonderful years! We drove our motorhome to Joshua Tree about 7 years ago to visit friends and never left. It is a beautiful place!

Christa Cranston purchased this house in 1998

Why Christa Cranston chose Joshua Tree

Almost every guests comments about how much they love the location of the house with it just being a 1/2 mile from Joshua Tree National Park's west entrance and part of Monument Manor where most homes are on 5 acres or more, giving everyone room to breathe!

What makes this house unique

The back yard is very private with a big hot tub and lots of outdoor seating.

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People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

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1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

What a great house. Great location and you can't go wrong with joshua tree so beautiful. Also great pizza just down the road

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Emily. The Rio House is a favorite for guests since it is just a mile from the park entrance. I'm glad you enjoyed the house and its location. We hope to have you again!
Tualatin
5

Wonderful home near the park

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the rio house with my sister and her husband. We felt so pampered, with the beautiful home. There was plenty of room for us all to spread out, even tho we tended to congregate in the kitchen/family room. The upstairs master bedroom was a wonderful retreat at the end of the day. We had fires at night in the firef pit while watching the stars come out and the guys started each day with a soak in the hot tub. I enjoyed being able to wash our hiking clothes each night. Being from Oregon we tended to wilt in the heat so we would get up early, pack a picnic lunch and be out on the trails by 7:30. The house is located just a few minutes from the park, so we spent very little time driving to the trailheads. We plan to return again before long. We did have an issue with the hot tub, but one call to the owners and they came over immediately, even tho it was late at night. Great customer service!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deb, thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and all the comforts the home has to offer. Thank you for calling us in regards to the hot tub- we are available 24/7 and want each guest's stay to be as perfect as it can be. Having managers (us) living in the same town is a benefit when something goes wrong or needs tending to. We hope to see you again soon!
5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a guys-weekend here with some friends, great location, great amenitities, good times at JT Saloon right up the street. Highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Josh! I'm glad the house was comfortable for your group and we hope to see you again!
Baldwinsville NY
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Rio house was a perfect place for our family to reunite and spend quality time together. Our adult daughters traveled with us to enjoy a few days exploring Joshua Tree National Park. The Rio house was perfect, it had everything we could need, was very welcoming and felt like home! Although it was cold and rained during our short stay ( which I am sure was a welcome relief for those living in the desert) we were able to enjoy the home and still explore the park. Upon leaving, we were already discussing our next vacation here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, thank you for your kind review. I'm glad the Rio House was large enough to make you all feel comfortable and that you enjoyed your time together. We hope to see you again soon!
San Francisco
5

Best Winter Break Ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent four nights at the Rio House with our dog, Schnitzel. We had a wonderful time. The house is lovely, clean, and comfortable, with great indoor and outdoor seating. We spent much of our time in the backyard, either in the hot tub or sitting and reading (during the day) or having cocktails (at night) on the comfy outdoor furniture. While we visited nearby JT, we found we had more fun walking with the dog up the dirt road and around the property. So many jackrabbits! In addition to the rabbits, we saw and heard a little band of coyotes, who came right by the fence. We generally try to meet three criteria for vacation houses: fenced-in yard, private hot tub, and king-sized bed. The yard and the hot tub exceeded our expectations. And we decided to compromise on the bed since the place looked so great when we were deciding on a rental. We'd probably be back every year for sure if there was a king in one of the bedrooms ... But it's hard to beat star-watching in that amazing hot tub while listening to the coyotes yipping right on the other side of the fence!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurie, Thank you for your great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the house and all that it has to offer. With it being so close to the park entrance, a lot of guests find that just walking the area around the house is like being in the park (in fact, you can walk right across the park boundary from the house). Since the park does not allow dogs on the trails, the Rio House is a great place for owners with pets- fenced in yard and great trails around the house. Thanks again!
Rochester,NY
5

Great location for Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

We met our adult children here for a chance to explore Joshua Tree and do some relaxed visiting. Rio House was perfect for our needs - amazingly well equipped kitchen, as we all like to cook and eat together. A great place to relax together after a day of hiking or climbing at Joshua Tree. It was too windy to try out the hot tub, but otherwise wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Nancy! I'm happy to hear that your family enjoyed the house and the well equipped kitchen. I love to cook so I like to be sure each of our rentals have most of the necessary things to make a nice meal. We hope to see you again!

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
29 Palms Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Crossroads Cafe
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Los Angeles
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

From $275 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Joshua Tree , California Desert

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Feb
17 Feb 2015 - 10 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
for 2 nights
From
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$550
for 2 nights
From
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Please see our website for more info: MoonlightMesaRetreats(dot)com

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Joshua Tree in California Desert

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 queen beds in private rooms and 1 queen air mattress, 1 double bed in same room as queen futon
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • tennis

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