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DWELL PUBLISHED MODERN HOME NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Dave McAdam

Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks English
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Dave McAdam

Advertiser since 2010
Speaks English
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DWELL PUBLISHED MODERN HOME NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Yucca Valley - Rock Reach House

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

www.RockReachHouse.com

Video tour: www.RockReachHouse.com/video

This one-of-a-kind home was built in 2009 and was featured in the April 2010 Dwell magazine. Each room offers large sliding glass doors that lead out to decks and patios for a marvelous indoor/outdoor living experience. Top-of-the-line appliances and home theater A/V system and high-speed Internet.

The house sits amidst a jumble of fantastically weathered granite boulders in a national park-like setting in the private community of Rock Reach in the Town of Yucca Valley. Taken together, the house and the setting offer a high desert escape second to none.

Why the Owner Chose Yucca Valley: I fell in love with this unbelievable property when I discovered it in 2003. After I bought it I struggled to figure out how to build a small, sustainable home on the property without destroying the very attributes that drew me to the property. That's what led me to what is now the Blue Sky Building System that lets homes sit very lightly on the land. This house demonstrates an entirely new way of building using this revolutionary light-gauge steel frame and a number of other advanced materials and methods. There is no wood in the house except cabinets and a couple of interior doors.

The Unique Benefits of this House: Although this home is less than an hour and a half from the heart of Los Angeles it feels as if it is on the other side of the moon. There is a profound sense of seclusion and connection to nature in this spectacular setting. I very much enjoy sitting outside and being part of the remarkable nature. I also enjoy sitting in the cowboy soak tub after long hikes in the vast surrounding Mojave desert. I feel like I am in my own private national park.

The cancellation policy is as follows: The renter is entitled to a 50% refund up until 30 days prior to arrival, except fees. Due to high demand for Rock Reach House if the renter cancels less than 30 days in advance, the nightly rate for the nights not spent are not refunded. If the renter arrives and decides to leave early, the nightly rate for the nights not spent are not refunded. The cleaning fee and taxes will always be refunded if the renter did not check in. If the renter booked more than 60 days in advance, a $300 deposit holds the reservation until the remainder is due in full 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made more than 60 days in advance are subject to only the $300 deposit not being refunded. All service fees are non-refundable.

If you're interested in bringing to your dog to Rock Reach House please review these guidelines: www.RockReachHouse.com/dogs

If you're interested in having an event at Rock Reach House please review the events guidelines: www.RockReachHouse.com/events

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Dave McAdam (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks English

About Dave McAdam

I started my professional life as a print journalist, eventually serving in a variety of corporate PR and marketing executive roles. As a Southern California native I have long had a passion for the deserts of California -- especially the Mojave Desert. That passion led me to buy this property and that in turn changed my life as I set out to find a way to build on this land without destroying it. When I found the solution to that problem I also found a whole new professional calling. Now I'm a passionate evangelist helping others build more efficiently and sustainably through my company, Blue Sky Building Systems.

Dave McAdam purchased this house in 2009

Why Dave McAdam chose Yucca Valley

I fell in love with this unbelievable property when I discovered it in 2003. After I bought it I struggled to figure out how to build a small, sustainable home on the property without destroying the very attributes that drew me to the property. That's what led me to what is now the Blue Sky Building System that lets homes sit very lightly on the land. This house demonstrates an entirely new way of building using this revolutionary light-gauge steel frame and a number of other advanced materials and methods. There is no wood in the house except cabinets and a couple of interior doors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi David,

We LOVED everything about the house! Every detail was appreciated...my friend was freaking out over the Heath Ceramics :)

I can just tell you that you couldn't have had girls that truly appreciated and loved the house more than us! We really enjoyed looking at the stars out on the porch, drinking a beer in the soak tub and the having speakers play music throughout was magical! I'm sure you haven't been to the house, but we left a thank you note and a succulent, it was just prefect and we are so glad you decided to share this home with us! It was very very well stocked for a rental and that made it feel like home! The style was us in a nutshell!

 

Thank you Dave!!! I hope you get more renters who love it as much as we do!
Sep 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p346415
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Yucca Valley California Desert
5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 out of 5
This home was spectacular! The view was amazing, the architecture is one of a kind, and the our needs were met. I would love to return here again.
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p346415
+1 -760 774-2495
Yucca Valley California Desert
los angeles
5

Great place for a wedding.

  • 5 out of 5
I eloped at the Rock Reach House and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The location was perfectly serene, the house was spectacular, the hot tub was a dream, and the outdoor shower was a special treat. I could not have asked for a better backdrop to my big day. The owner David is impressive: knowledgable, accessible, accommodating, and a crazy good eye for detail and design.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p346415
+1 -760 774-2495
Yucca Valley California Desert
Oakland
5

Top 5 Vacations of All Time

  • 5 out of 5
My boyfriend and I found this house for a relaxing weekend getaway and unexpectedly had one of the best vacations either of us could remember. Between the cowboy soak tub, outdoor shower, mesmerizing landscape, and outstanding cooking facilities, our stay WAS relaxing, but also full of fun surprises and the sense of escape. The location is to die for and the house is perfectly furnished to make guests feel right at home without being overwhelmed with "stuff." It is worth a trip just to see the architecture and design. Everything is beautifully done and it didn't hurt that the owner was a joy to communicate with. We are from Northern California, but we will definitely be coming back soon!!!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p346415
+1 -760 774-2495
Yucca Valley California Desert
5

Ahhh!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I wanted to see the house that had been featured in Dwell magazine as we are considering this kind of home for ourselves. We wanted to see how this kind of home could be considered and exactly what that would mean for us. The owner was only too happy to describe his journey into the creation of this incredible space. Many of the other comments have described how wonderful the house is to visit as a special accommodation in the desert, how well appointed it is, close to the boulders and sky, inserted into the natural world in a way that does not separate you from it. Rock Reach was an indelible experience for us. I couldn't agree more with the other visitors.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p346415
+1 -760 774-2495
Yucca Valley California Desert
5

Great Home in the Yucca Valley

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful stay in Rock Reach! The home had everything we could want including flashlights at bedside tables for those beautiful dark desert nights! Spacious bedrooms with great light and storage, fully stocked kitchen and a very comfortable living area to enjoy the desert views. The hot tub is just a slight walk beyond the gate behind the home and is a very secluded and a beautifully lit space. We especially enjoyed an evening fire in the outside fireplace. The home is wonderfully secluded- but only a short drive to a main road- the drive makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere- which just added to our get-a-way experience. The owner is great with directions, correspondence and has built an environmentally conscious home- worth going back to again and again. Worth the trip is Harriet and Pappy's just a short drive for music and fun and Noah Purifoy's 7.5 acre art assemblage...The home is not far from Joshua Tree, outlet mall (if you're inclined) and Palm Springs. Cant wait to visit again-
  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p346415
+1 -760 774-2495
Yucca Valley California Desert
Los Angeles, CA
5

A GEM in the desert rocks

  • 5 out of 5
I first visited the Rock Reach house when I officiated a private wedding here in May. It is so peaceful, so elegant and so serene. It is perfect for a wedding! I then recommended it to another client and got to come back for their elopement. Next it was my turn for a visit! My husband and I booked 3 nights here for an annual music festival that happens in Pionertown just a few miles away. We were originally planning to camp because we wanted to see the stars and sleep in the desert silence - but the Rock Reach house offers that same feeling with a beautiful and upscale night's stay! It was also a money saver to have a full kitchen and cook. There is also a BBQ outside and an amazing jacuzzi! We had no idea how fabulous the jacuzzi would be until we went in at night. With all of the lights off, you can see every star in the sky including the galaxy strip. It was one of the most incredible things I had ever experienced - and not just because I was relaxing in a hot tub! It is such a lovely and romantic place to stay and right in the center of town. Pioneertown is on one side and Joshua Tree park is on the other side. We emailed with David in organizing our rental and he was so very kind. He even emailed me to send us back a pair of shoes we left! We are looking forward to coming back next year, and I look forward to many more weddings at this unique and comfortable getaway. It is magical!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Location:

55798 Acoma Terrace Trail, Yucca Valley 92284.

*Please note that this address does not appear in most GPS mapping programs.

GPS Coordinates:

34.148382,-116.446748

These coordinates can be entered into many navigation systems and can be entered into Google Maps

( http://maps.google.com ).

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Yucca Valley, California Desert

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2 night minimum stay
$838
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$364
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Cleaning fee $110
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Cancellation Policy: The renter is entitled to a 50% refund up until 30 days prior to arrival, except fees. If the renter cancels less than 30 days in advance, the nightly rate for the nights not spent are not refunded.

Please refer to the detailed cancellation policy here: www.RockReachHouse.com/vrbocancellationpolicy

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Yucca Valley in California Desert

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
Notes:
If the dates that you desire are already booked — or if you need additional space for your party — you should know that there is a similar house that is also located within Rock Reach (and also built by Blue Sky Building Systems) that may be available. To check availability go to www.vrbo.com/559507.

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