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Quiet , relaxing 2 1/2 acre Hilltop home bordering Nature Preserve

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Yucca Valley - Quail Canyon Retreat

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath , sleeps 4 Adults , $95 night, $585 weekly, $2100 monthly

This quaint hilltop home is on 2 1/2 acres of peaceful quiet desert.Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on the large front porch, as you watch the wildlife come for a drink. Feed the quail, scrub jay or orioles. Walk out your back door on to the Nature Preserve. Hike, rock climb, or bring your horse and enjoy the many horse trails, all just a one minute walk away. Or just play a game of horseshoes, while you enjoy the sunshine days.Listen to the coyotes sing at night while you look at the clear, star filled sky.

Go off road to the petroglyphs. After a short hike you will see a lava flow full of this native art.

Visit Gubler's Orchid Farm.

Joshua Tree National Monument , which is only 15 minutes away for serious rock climbing.

Pioneertown 4 miles. Morongo bird preserve 8 miles. Palm Springs Tram 30 miles. Big Bear lake 1 hour away. Experience the desert heat in summer( 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Palm Springs) or the snow topped Joshua Trees in winter. This is a Non- Smoking

This home is just minutes from Joshua Tree National Monument . Palm Springs Tram is only 30 miles away. Cabazon Outlet Stores and Casino 45 minutes. Windmill tours 20 miles away. Several OHV area, nearest is Johnson Valley 20 miles.Covington park in Morongo for bird watchers 8 miles away.The home is 1 mile from a main road. 1/2 mile is on dirt.

Bring your horse or mule.Horse trails go from flat desert to the Sawtooth Mountains. Joshua tree National Monument also has several horse and hiking trails.Plenty of room for horse trailers We are on the California hiking and Riding maps.

Pioneer Town is 6 miles or hike the back way for 4 miles. Cell phone service is available, bring your own phone. We are one mile on a dirt road form HWY 247.This is a NON SMOKING home.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2016
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based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

Quiet , relaxing 2 1/2 acre Hilltop home bordering Nature Preserve
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Peaceful Easy Feeling

  • 5 of 5

Another happy camper! Yes, the road is dirt for the last little bit, and if you are looking for luxury, look elsewhere -- no tub (only shower), no internet, no dishwasher. Instead, we had privacy, beauty and serenity, with birds in the morning and the occasional coyote. The bed is super comfy and warm, and the woodstove was great (although optional). The assorted teas were particularly appreciated, and if I had discovered the medicine cabinet in the bathroom earlier I wouldn't have needed to buy lotion -- no biggie. There are also lots of books and games and videos.

We really enjoyed our talks with Cheryl (she delivered bandaids when we needed a couple) and learning about the home. The house was very clean and welcoming, and we were delighted to save the cleaning fee by performing a few simple chores.

We did make morning arrival reservations so we wouldn't have to try to figure out where to go in the dark; it was a good decision. But that's because we are not accustomed to doing much travel out of our comfort zone.

Truly, looking back, it felt like we had called an old friend in the area asking if she knew a place where we could stay and being told, why don't you stay at my grandparents' place next door to me? (It's literally true, except that we never met Cheryl before booking this trip.) There was nothing I would change, and I hope that we will get to visit Joshua Tree NP again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This home provided for a quiet, peaceful weekend stay. We enjoyed the birds that came to visit while we spent time on the covered front porch. The house itself was very clean and spacious, and reminiscent of visiting your grandmother. Cheryl was a very helpful hostess.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warren, Michigan

tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Cheryl's to finish hiking in Joshua Tree National Park. You cannot beat the beautiful, peaceful setting and homey feel of this place. It's stocked with everything you would need and is very clean. There is a large front porch for eating or swinging on the swing relaxing. It is close in proximity to restaurants, grocery stores, shopping and attractions. Sitting outside at night star gazing is incredible. We also enjoyed feeding the birds every morning, watching hummingbirds, woodpeckers, quail, roadrunners, pigeons, scrub jays, jack rabbits and chipmunks. Would recommend staying here just to relax and enjoy the scenery if you are not into hiking as well.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

This house is larger than we expected it to be. It is a full sized house with all the appliances, dishes, and furniture you would expect one to have. The view is lovely, the atmosphere peaceful and my husband and I ate every meal outside. While it's on the same property as the owner's house, you can barely see it. Be aware, the road to the house is partially unpaved, but our normal sedan had no trouble navigating it even after it rained. Joshua Tree National Park was close as is Yucca Valley so the location was perfect. We look forward to staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful hilltop getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely and comfortable place Cheryl has. My partner and I enjoyed our visit in this homey, lovely and quiet home. It was spacious, very clean and well stocked. Waking up in the morning and having a cup of tea on the swing chair on the porch was delightful. We will be back to rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Paul, Minnesota

A beautiful, relaxing getaway with a fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

This rental is such a gem! We only stayed two nights as we were visiting Joshua Tree National Park on our way to Death Valley. However, we wished we could have taken this rental with us for the rest of the trip. The owner was incredibly responsive, made arrangements for a late-night check-in, and had everything immaculately laid out for us upon our arrival. The place had a great layout with two spacious bedrooms, a cozy living room, a kitchen better stocked with supplies than my own kitchen, a very clean bathroom, and all the comforts of home. And did I mention the view? Holy cow. Beautiful moonlit, starry sky overlooking the valley below! Unfortunately, we never even got to see the property in the daylight hours as we left to hike around Joshua Tree before sunrise and got back to the home after sunset both nights; it would have been great to have been able to explore the property and neighboring nature preserve.

Although we never had a chance to meet the owner, she took great care of us during our stay. She thought of every little detail: all the toiletries you could need, tons of seasonings and spices in the kitchen, a folder full of local restaurant menus, bookshelves full of novels, California guides, puzzles, and games. We would highly recommend this property for anyone looking for accommodations in the Joshua Tree area. It was just a short drive to the north entrance to the park. We would have loved to stayed longer. THANK YOU!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Pioneer town
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
10 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Rock climbing, off- roading, old mine areas, indian petroglyphs, orchid farm

Golf: Several courses are only 30 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Yucca Valley, California Desert

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £0
Pet Fee £82

$95 night/ min 2 nights, call for weekly( 7 nights) discount, $2100 monthly for 4 people. Additional $15 per night per person charge for over 4 people.
All Holidays require a 3 night minimum.
Refundable Security/ Damage deposit required
No Cleaning Fee Please note!!(A cleaning fee will be applied if you have more people then the rental agreement states or extra visitors on the property without prior consent of property owner)
All dogs must have owner's approval.
This is a NON SMOKING home!!

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - Queen bed
  • This NON SMOKING home sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
washer and dryer included. Some pets considered.This is a NONSMOKING property

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