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Joshua Tree El Coyote on 5 private acres set against the mountainside w/ Hot tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath with views of JT National Park. Sleeps 1-6

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath secluded home sits at the end of a dead end street- no thru traffic..except for the bunnies and bobcats that make this their home as well. Sitting at the edge of the Batlett Mountain range, views of Joshua Tree National Park are the highlights of your sunrises and sunsets at this home. Nothing but mountains and rocks behind the home...hike for miles without seeing a soul.

Comfortable 3 bedroom/2 bath home with central air and heat. Three queen beds. Master bathroom has stand up shower and shared bath has shower/tub. Washer/dryer in home as well. Two queen beds in main house with shared bathroom. One queen bed in studio with master bathroom. Studio (20 feet from the main house) is opened when booking for more than 4 people, or you may pay extra to have the studio opened when booking for less than 4 people. Studio is never rented otherwise so you are are assured a private stay.

Big modern kitchen with dining table, bar with barstools, ice maker/filtered water in fridge, microwave, dishwasher, basic condiments and almost everything you can imagine to make most meals.

Free WiFi, large flat screen TV (Roku streaming player), DVD player, I-phone jack for music and stereo/CD player with large library of cd's and dvd's. New large sectional seating.

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

Complimentary whole bean coffee for all of our guests, sorry pets not allowed at this home.

Please see our other listings on VRBO # 165362, 584538, and 583449.

Keywords: House, Joshua Tree, California, Private, Vacation Rental

More Details

Christa Cranston
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2017

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 in 2004 to visit friends and never left. It is a beautiful place!

Christa Cranston purchased this house in 2005

Why Christa Cranston chose California Desert

It's seclusion but close proximity to town makes this a lovely location. We love that it sits on a dead end street, never having to see or hear through traffic. Your neighbors are the rocks and mountains this home sits up against. Peace and quiet..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us experience your house. You have excellent taste in everything from fence design to dishes. We felt right at home. It was so great to sit on the patio in the morning and evenings. We loved cooking in the kitchen with every gadget we could need. This house really has everything to make a perfect weekend where all you need is a trip to the grocery store and some good sneakers. We loved hiking in the park and coming home to our Joshua Tree house away from home. We loved it!
Jun 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

Joshua Tree El Coyote on 5 private acres set against the mountainside w/ Hot tub
average rating of 4.952381 based on 68 reviews

Gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

You really feel transported to your own world when you stay here. The house is beautifully designed and cozy. We had a great time and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Jonathan. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the house and we hope to see you again!
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Lakeside, CA

Party of five at El Coyote

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! El coyote is beautifully furnished, landscaped, and equipped for a wonderful stay! Nights were cozy and days were sunny and very, very quiet. Rabbits and roadrunners and a puffy cactus wren (I think) were among the critter friends. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you again!
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Wow, what a fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

I can confirm what is already stated in other reviews

My wife and I stayed there for 2 nights in Nov. The evenings were already quite chilly, so we did not use the firepit, BBQ or Jacuzzi. Inside everything is as shown on the pictures, so you can decide in advance whether or not this is something for you. The location is fantastic, only a few minutes away from Highway 62, yet very secluded and nature is all around you. Privacy and solitude, that's what we were looking for, as well as cleanliness. Our expectations were met. If travel brings us back in the area, we'd certainly stay there again.

Christa was very responsive and helpful during the booking process.

Thanks, Christa, for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review Ralf. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the El Coyote house. I love the feeling of that house with the wildness around you yet close to town and to the park. I'm glad you enjoyed that too and we hope to see you again!
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Seattle, WA

Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

Me, my husband and another couple opted for El Coyote for Thanksgiving week and we are sure glad that we did. What a spectacular property.

To begin, I have three main things I look for in a rental: cleanliness, comfort and convenience. Each of these were met beyond our expectations. The home and property was very clean and inviting upon arrival. It was also easy to keep clean. The kitchen is well stocked with condiments, pots, pans, dishes and a few odds and in's that made things even more convenient (popcorn popper, blender, and food processor). The beds are very comfortable and the linens are of top quality.

The home is very well laid out allowing for guests to keep to themselves if they wish, or to have intimate conversation. There are several sitting areas to pick from, both inside and outside (although we did wish for more outdoor lighting in the night hours for sitting on the back porch). There are plenty of comfortable seats for four adults to really sprawl out and relax.

The convenience of the property is beyond compare. It is less than a 10 minute drive to the West Joshua Tree park gate, and within minutes to any of the shops, markets or restaurants that you may want to try. There is a great hiking trail on the property, if you want to take a day off from the crowds of the park, and just walking around the "neighborhood" still felt very off the beaten path.

I primarily spoke to Christa and she was very easy to communicate with, and provided quick responses when needed. We had a marvelous time!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! I'm so happy to hear your enjoyed your stay with your group and that you took full advantage of all that the house has to offer (thanks for noticing the little extras we offer). Per your suggestion, we have added some more outdoor lighting- we hope you can make it back some day to enjoy!
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Lovely, quiet, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property on the edge of the wilderness, comfortable living room and bedrooms, spacious kitchen and nice outdoor seating areas. Just far enough from town to feel out of the rush yet close enough for shopping and going out for a bite. The owners were very helpful and the house was as advertised. The local Indian restaurant is quite good (Sam's). Convenient to the west entrance to the national park. The only critique - a very minor one - is that the nonstick pans need to be replaced. Otherwise, the kitchen was well-equipped. Thanks again for a beautiful stay. I'd come back in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Ronald! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and liked the location of the house. Also, we appreciate your feedback about the non-stick pans and have since replaced them. Thank you and we hope to see you again!
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Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Christa and Mark were the perfect hosts for this property. They were great to deal with in all respects and wouldn't hesitate to rent from them again. Thank you Christa and Mark for a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we hope to have you again!
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Pie for the People
"Authentic New York style pizza in the desert!"
Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center
"New building. Wonderful book selection and info about the park"
Natural Sisters Cafe
"Our favorite place for vegetarian biscuits and gravy!"
Crossroads Cafe
"Newly remondeled"
Sam's Pizza
"Inside the pizza place is Indian food! Some of the best Indian food in the desert- authentic"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Car: recommended

Try something different like rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park! In May and October is the Joshua Tree Music Festival- both are amazing fun.

For the art seekers, check out High Desert Test sites, Open Studio Art Tours, Noah Purifoy outdoor museum, JTAG art gallery, 29 Palms art gallery.

For the the open minded, try the Integratron and the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Instant Karma yoga studio, BhaktiFest, ShaktiFest and the Joshua Tree Music Festival!

For the outdoor enthusiast there are lots of hikes in the park, the Andromeda Society for stargazing, and the Keys Ranch guided walking tour.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £49 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Joshua Tree in the California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , In main house
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In studio
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Three Queen beds. Two in the main house and 1 in the studio
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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