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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park: Rock Reach House

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

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

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

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, DirecTV and satellite Internet service featured.

Rock Reach 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.

AMENITIES

- Secluded four-person Jacuzzi-brand hot tub

- Cool dip “cowboy” tub

- Private outdoor shower (in addition to indoor shower)

- Outdoor fireplace (with free firewood)

- Yoga platform/ outdoor sleeping deck

- Picnic table

- Large steel deck with propane grill

- Wi-fi

- DirecTV service

- 60' HD TV with sound bar and powered subwoofer

- AppleTV

- Washer/dryer

- Two California king beds

- Two folding luggage racks

- Full kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, stocked utensils, cookware and prep tools in the kitchen

- Stocked towels, hand soap and TP in the bathroom

- Various books and games in the living room

- Electric forced-air heating and cooling system

- Two-car carport

- Electric car charger

• DOG FEE - Dogs may be allowed but the renter must first contact the owner for discussion. There is a flat $60 per dog fee.

• RV HOOKUP - There is an RV utility hook up area on the property that includes electric, water and sewage. Arrangements must be made ahead of time if you wish to use these facilities.

• FRESH JUICE DELIVERY - We offer fresh pressed juice delivery at Rock Reach House. Guests are able to be have fresh juices delivered to their door daily (or in the fridge when they arrive!) by local Joshua Tree juice guru Angela de la Agua. Menus and pricing for this service will be emailed upon request.

• STAR TOUR - If you would like a better view of the night sky there is a company called Coyote Telescope that offers a “Star Tour” that uses the fantastic Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD computerized telescope.

• ORPHANED NIGHT DISCOUNT - Occasionally there is an open single night between two other reservations. I am willing to rent these single orphaned nights at a discounted rate. A two-night minimum applies to all other reservations.

• PAPPY & HARRIET'S

If you plan to have dinner at Pappy & Harriet's, we strongly recommend making an advance reservation.

• SOCIAL MEDIA

If you plan on sharing your experience on social media, please tag us! @RockReachHouse on lnstagram and /rockreachhouse on ƒacebook. You can also “check-in" to “Rock Reach House" on both platforms.

• HOMESTEAD MODERN NO. 1 - If the dates you want are booked at Rock Reach House we invite you to look at our newest rental — Homestead Modern No. 1 in nearby Pioneertown.

• 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.

• HOUSE RULES

[1.] The number of people who may be at the property at any one time is the same number of renters stated on the reservation confirmation. In other words – no non-renting guests are permitted. If you would like to invite guests over for drinks or dinner you must receive permission ahead of time from the owner. No more than two cars are allowed on the property at a time without permission. Cars may only be parked in designated parking areas – never alongside the roads/drives. If the renter wants to seek permission to vary from any of these occupancy and/or parking requirements you must receive permission ahead of time from the owner.

[2.] The lease begins at 3 p.m. on the check-in date and ends at 11 a.m. on the check-out date (unless other times are approved in writing by the owner).

[3.] Dogs may be allowed but the renter must first contact the owner for a discussion. We understand that many people do not want to leave their dogs behind when they go on vacation. We are open to having dogs stay at Rock Reach House so long as their owners are sensitive to and understand some basic issues.

-Inside the House-

Unlike a hotel with many “units” we have only one unit we can rent at any one time. If that unit is damaged or soiled we are unable to rent the unit to the next guests until repairs or cleaning can be completed. And often we have back-to-back guests – one group checking out by 11 am and another group checking in by 3 pm the same day – thus no time in which to complete anything other than standard cleaning.

Using their own sheets or other protective coverings, dog owners should always cover any place where their dog may elect to lie down (other than the bare concrete floors). We are not equipped to shampoo furniture or rugs or dry clean bedding when fast turnarounds are so common.

-Outside the House-

Dogs should at all times be kept on leash. Dog owners should immediately pick up after their dogs and deposit the waste in a plastic bag that is placed in storage cupboard #1 at the carport.

Finally dog owners should understand that we will not hesitate to deduct as needed from their house deposit if they fail to report a dog or to cover any damage or repairs necessitated by the presence of their dog.

[4.] An illegal or abusive use of Rock Reach House’s Internet access is not allowed.

[5.] No photo shoots allowed without written permission from the owner. I

[6.] Special events such as weddings and parties are not permitted without written permission from the owner.

[7.] The guest shall allow the owner (or his designee) access to the property for purposes of repairs and inspection if required. The owner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.

[8.] If for any reason beyond the control of the owner the house is unavailable the owner may cancel the rental agreement and a full refund of all fees paid will be made to the guest.

[9.] Smoking is not allowed inside the house or within 15 feet of any open door.

[10.] The owner may withhold all or part of the deposit if any of the house rules are broken. Cause for withholding deposit funds include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Damage to the premises or contents

• Missing items requiring replacement (including keys)

• Excessive cleaning required

• Lingering smell of tobacco smoke

• Charges for mailing personal items left behind

• Evidence of more persons using the property than were authorized

• Evidence of a dog that wasn't authorized

• Unauthorized late check out

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Dave McAdam
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016

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 California Desert

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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park: Rock Reach House
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 49 reviews
5

High quality experience

  • 5 of 5

Dave has put a ton of thought into equipping his home with everything you may need, and his attention to detail was superb. Besides the highly organized, clean, and stylish rental, it is also located in a beautiful spot that invites one to slow down and soak in the quiet and calm. Absolutely loved the place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning Home, Stunning Setting

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Rock Reach House was perfection. The location is seclude and private, yet close enough to Yucca Valley to be very convenient to shopping, grocery stores, and restaurants. Joshua Tree NP is 20 minutes away and Palm Springs is less than an hour.

The Rock Reach community is naturally beautiful. You can gather supplies from Yucca Valley, go up to RRH and not see anyone else until you’re ready to reemerge. It’s such a special place with amazing views of the night sky. I was lucky enough to see a few nights of the Perseid meteor shower; it was spectacular.

The home is a modern masterpiece, elegant simplicity. RRH sits unobtrusively with the landscape. The outdoor fireplace and Jacuzzi are both great choices for enjoying a cool desert evening. Again, all set in harmony with the property. There was nothing quite like using the outdoor shower, it was rejuvenating!

And Dave has so very thoughtfully prepared the home for guests. Light switches are labeled, shampoo, conditioner, & soap are provided in both showers. The kitchen, and entire home, is well appointed.

I am very much looking forward to returning, and one day visiting Homestead Modern No. 1.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

So good for the soul

  • 5 of 5

After booking Rock Reach House for my husband and I, I read every bit of information I could find to get a feel for both the property and it's surrounding area. Not that I needed to - Dave is a kind and outstanding host, and from our initial contact onwards he provided detailed information and answered every single question I had promptly and comprehensively (even my dumb ones).

By the time it came to our holiday I felt like I 'knew' Rock Reach House. But, in hindsight, nothing could have prepared us for the reality.

Set in a stunning little enclave in the Yucca Valley, the scenery surrounding the house - as everyone before us has said - is simply mind-blowing. The modern, eco-luxe design of the house itself sits so perfectly in that scenery that the wildlife lives happily alongside it. It was a real treat to spend our days just watching the local creatures going about their business from the comfort of the deck loungers, dipping in and out of the Cowboy tub and relaxing in the desert sun (which was hot, hot, hot in June).

Inside, the house was equally gorgeous. The decor and design is stylish but comfortable, and it's clear that everything has been carefully considered to ensure guests have a special stay. Dave is also very generous with the provisions he includes in his rental.

The house was immaculately clean and everything in great condition. All the appliances worked perfectly and we loved hooking our Apple TV up and streaming through the big screen in the lounge.

Down in the town we discovered some charming antique stores and boho done desert-style clothes boutiques. Also, loads of restaurants. A few miles the other way there's a Walmart and more stores and eateries.

Pioneertown is worth a visit as it's so close to RRH, and Pappy and Harriet's is a great venue for music, food and vibe. Palm Springs is under an hour away. And LA about two and a bit hours. Visiting from the UK meant we visited both, but the feeling of returning to the blissful atmosphere of Rock Reach House to soak in the jacuzzi under the star strewn sky will always be the highlight of our Californian trip.

I feel lucky to have found Dave and his beautiful house, and blessed that we had the opportunity to create the special memories that we did.

Rock Reach House is a unique and special property and we would recommend a stay to everybody. It's so good for the soul.

Thank you, Dave - we appreciate it and you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay at Rock Reach was outstanding for our family of 4!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well equippe with high end amenities! We especially liked the modern design of the home. The beds were very comfortable - we will definitely plan to stay there again when we return to Joshia Tree.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing home nestled under the beautiful starlit sky in the stunning boulders of Yucca Valley

  • 5 of 5

David's home is a stunner. Everyone has written about the wonderful amenities and unique construction but you really have to be there to soak it all in.

Words cannot describe the natural beauty that surrounds you! The home itself is inviting and contains absolutely everything you need for a

relaxing, renewing getaway. Dave's attention to detail is first rate with everything maintained to the highest degree. We will come back

soon and every chance we get. Don't miss this gem!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

fantastic house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised, only lacking one small thing - a chopping board.

A very minor failing.

It is a glorious house in a glorious setting

As a lifelong fan of the "Road runner" Cartoons, it was a delight to see both a Coyote and a Road runner on the same day

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Rock Reach House watching the local wildlife. I also apologize you could not locate the cutting boards. We have several located above the oven vent in the kitchen. I would have happily directed you to them! Please keep us in mind for future travel to the Joshua Tree area!
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Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa
"World famous relaxing spas, massages and mud baths."
Pappy & Harriet's Palace
"Great bar for live music."
Natural Sisters Cafe
"Best vegan/vegetarian food in the area."
Joshua Tree Saloon
"Drinks and bar food."
Sue's Health Foods
JTNP West Entrance
"The closest entrance from Rock Reach House."

Address:

55798 Acoma Terrace Trail, Yucca Valley 92284.

GPS Coordinates:

34.148382,-116.446748

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Yucca Valley, California Desert

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Dec 4
4 Dec 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£770
for 2 nights
From
£342
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec 9,10
9 Dec 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£939
for 2 nights
From
£426
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec 11-15
11 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£770
for 2 nights
From
£342
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec 16-21
16 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 3 nights
From
£426
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
(Early Book) Holidays
22 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,909
for 3 nights
From
£607
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
(Early Book) MLK '17
13 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,289
for 3 nights
From
£401
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
(Early Book) ValentinesDay '17
10 Feb 2017 - 14 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,440
for 3 nights
From
£451
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
(Early Book) Pres. Day '17
17 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,390
for 3 nights
From
£434
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Coachella 7,8
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£930
for 2 nights
From
£422
From
£485
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£719
for 2 nights
From
£316
From
£375
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £236
Cleaning fee £87
Pet Fee £47
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

Owner's 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 the Yucca Valley in the California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
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
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
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 you want are booked at Rock Reach House we invite you to look at our newest rental — Homestead Modern No. 1 in nearby Pioneertown. VRBO.com 3845040ha

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