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1/2 MILE FROM NATIONAL PARK,HOT TUB,FIRE PIT,WIFI,CABLE,5 ACRES

Christa Cranston

Advertiser since: 2007
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People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Christa Cranston

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
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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

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

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)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks English

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.

Why HomeAway

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

Reviews

4.9
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

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1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
Newberry Springs, Ca
5

Wonderful location

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time in your home and backyard. Took advantage of the jacuzzi, grill, and firepit and took your suggested walk for dogs - minus the dog:) Very nice to return to this home after a day's adventure in the park.
  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I love the location of this house..to walk right outside the front door and in a 1/2 mile hike in secluded desert wilderness- it is a beautiful area! Glad you enjoyed it as well and we hope to see you again!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

Roomy, comfortable house in lovely location in Joshua Tree

  • 5 out of 5
Five of us stayed at The Rio House for a birthday weekend-- two couples and one single. It was HUGE and could have easily accommodated more people, but we each wanted our own rooms, so we had a ton of space. Saturday night we hosted 2 other couples for dinner (cooked on the fantastic gas grill), cards, and a campfire, and there was plenty of room for 9 people to hang out. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious, and the house in general is very relaxed and comfortable. On top of all that, the location is gorgeous-- we arrived late Friday night so it was a beautiful surprise to wake up the next morning and see the striking desert surroundings. We saw lots of birds and jackrabbits and our friends even saw a bobcat on their way out late Saturday night. The house is very close to the Northwest park entrance where we had the magical opportunity to hike on a rainy/ cloudy day. Coming from Los Angeles, the calm quiet of the desert and a soak in the hot tub on a clear night (we even saw shooting stars!) was a perfect respite. We would definitely stay at the Rio House again and recommend it to friends, Christa was very prompt in responding to our booking request and very helpful. Make sure to check the site for more great photos.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Apolonia! I'm happy to hear that your group felt comfortable in the house (it is our largest house). I also love how the outside area is set up with the fireplace/gas grill/dining table and hot tub so close to one another so that if everyone is doing something different, you are still in talking range. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!
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1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
Santa Monica, CA
5

A wonderful home just minutes from the park!

  • 5 out of 5
We had two families (8 total, 4 children under 6) for our weekend stay. The Rio house had the perfect combination of amenities for both the adults (hot tub!) and the children (big back yard to run around in, various kids games, books and dvds).

All communication leading up to our stay was very professional and informative. Everything was as expected when we arrived and the home was very comfortable for both of our families.

Given how close this home is to the park, it will be hard for us to consider camping on future visits as it's so convenient and easy to get to the park. We'll definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Eric,

Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm happy to hear that everyone in your group had fun at the house during your stay. The Artesian hot tub is one of my favorite amenities as well- glad you all enjoyed it and we hope to see you again!
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1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
little rock, Ar
5

Short stay in Joshua Park

  • 5 out of 5
Came for destination wedding. Ideal place to stay as it very near Joshua National Park and there is easy access to the park. The park is great and the landscape is beautiful . The house since it is in the vicinity of Joshua Park has similar interesting characteristics particularly at sunrise and sunset. The house is comfortable with all the amenities for cityfolks.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Edgardo, Thank you so much for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to make use of the extra amenities. We hope to see you again!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
Sonoma, CA
4

Desert Delight

  • 4 out of 5
We recently enjoyed five nights at The Rio House in Joshua Tree. The home exceeded our expectations in that it was far more spacious, both inside and out; it was far more equipped with sundries and necessities, and it was far more tasteful than I had imagined it would be. We spent much of our time on the back patio where the furniture was super comfortable and we could appreciate the lovely, gentle breeze after a day of desert exploring. Joshua Tree National Park almost couldn't be closer, and we hiked several of the trails there, but the trails behind The Rio House were just as fabulous. In the evening, when we weren't star gazing or listening to the coyotes, we watched movies on the larger than usual television, and that was nice. We did almost all of our own cooking, bought groceries at Von's Market, but one morning we had breakfast at the local Crossroads Cafe and then picked up some fresh baked sweets at the Natural Sisters Cafe, and I give both an emphatic thumbs up.

If there was a four and a half star rating, I would have used it, because the house was almost perfect. However, there were two places for improvement: the refrigerator was much noisier than it should have been, and the master bed, fluffy and divine as the sheets and covers were, had a mattress that cratered in the middle, a peeve of mine when paid lodging offer sleep as one of its primary attractions.

Despite those two complaints, if I had a chance to return to The Rio House, I would do it in a flash, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. There was so much more that we could see and do in and around Joshua Tree, that we just may be have to go back, and The Rio House is where we would stay.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Terry,

Thank you so much for staying with us. It sounds like you had a great stay and we so appreciate your feedback with all of the positive things you had to say about the house. In reply to your two suggestions for improvement: the refrigerator is only a few years old- stainless steel Maytag with the freezer at the bottom. I know it wasn't cheap and is in great working order.

As for the bed, I waited a few days to reply to your review because we really did want a chance to replace the mattress if needed. We went up to the house right away to check the bed for any unknown problems (broken supports, etc), but found nothing. My husband and I both laid on the bed and found no "sinking" in the middle. I then asked three other people to test the bed out by laying on it and they also did not find a problem with the mattress cratering in the middle. Having said that, there is not one single bed type that will please everyone (I'm still searching for the perfect one myself!). I wish you might have tried the upstairs Tempur-Pedic bed which is much more firm as I think you would have found that one to be more to your liking.

Again, we thank you for your comments. All feedback is greatly appreciated as we strive to provide the best possible accommodations for our guests.

Thanks again Terry and we look forward to having you again if you are ever out this way!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

This was an amazing home for our group.

  • 5 out of 5
The owners went the extra mile to ensure our stay was as good as it could have been. We were a large group of rock climbers, all men, and they were very attentive to our needs. They knew the hot tub was important to us so they had it serviced to be sure it would function well. Not only would I recommend this property I am reserving it for our next trip. Great location and reasonable too. The house met all our expectations and then some.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again!

Location

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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Rental rates for this holiday house in Joshua Tree , California Desert

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
November
14 Nov 2014 - 20 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$550
for 2 nights
From
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
November
21 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$550
for 2 nights
From
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
December
1 Dec 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$550
for 2 nights
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$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Decembe
19 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$550
for 2 nights
From
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
New years
1 Jan 2015 - 4 Jan 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
 
January
5 Jan 2015 - 15 Jan 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
 
Martin Luther King Jr
16 Jan 2015 - 19 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$825
for 3 nights
From
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
January/February
20 Jan 2015 - 12 Feb 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
 
President's Day
13 Feb 2015 - 16 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
$825
for 3 nights
From
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb
17 Feb 2015 - 10 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
for 2 nights
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$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 information about rental rates

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.

Facilities

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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