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Spelman Downer

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Your Own Private Joshua Tree with 360 degree views

14 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in California Desert - Turquoise Ridge

3 bedroom, 3 bath

3 bedroom, 3 bath new home with unique desert landscaping on 5 acres is surrounded by mostly undeveloped land. Enjoy walks on Turquoise Ridge on an informal trail that runs the ridge top, south to Rattlesnake Hill and onto Lookout Hill. Fantastic views in all directions include Joshua Tree National Park, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio, and the towns of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. If you are intrigued by the many paintings displayed in the house, you can arrange with the artist owner to see his neighboring art studio/gallery.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Spelman Downer (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About Spelman Downer

Artist and educator Spelman Evans Downer has lived in Joshua Tree for 14 years. Property is next door to artist's home and studio.

Spelman Downer purchased this house in 2011

Why Spelman Downer chose California Desert

This large spacious house provides a private retreat with 360 degree views, close to Joshua Tree National Park and the village of Joshua Tree, hiking trails onsite, surrounded by mostly undeveloped park like land.

What makes this house unique

Views, privacy, new construction, spacious large home for family and friends, garage, onsite hiking trails, owner has guided and taught photography workshops in the park and can recommend places to visit. Local music and art scene.

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Your Own Private Joshua Tree with 360 degree views
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Madison, WI
5

Wonderful stay at a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay. Thank you for your kindness and having such a beautiful property. We are already talking about coming back in the near future. It was wonderful coming back to Joshua Tree and showing my family the beauty of this magical area. Everybody, of course, loved Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs but they were pleasantly surprised by Leonard Knight's work at Salvation Mountain in Niland. If you have a chance take the hour and half drive to view the life's work of this interesting man.

In any case, thank you again for everything; my family and I really enjoyed your home and your art in the property. We will definitely be back to stay again.

Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Yucca Valley Desert Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Turquoise Ridge home for a long weekend while attending our son's wedding. The home was beautiful, well-maintained and looked exactly what we expected from the website. We hosted a brunch for about 50 people at the house, which worked out perfectly. The owner, Spelman, was very accommodating in guiding us on how to park so many cars for the brunch. The house was great for entertaining a large group with very spacious living areas, large kitchen, and lots of outdoor patio areas to enjoy the views. We hope to return for another opportunity to spend more time exploring Joshua Tree Park.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Valerie, It was nice having you and your party on the ridge. I am pleased your reception went well and everyone was comfortable during your visit. Please come again sometime. I can suggest some very nice parts of JTNP to explore that are less well known. My best, Spelman Downer
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Rochester, NY
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful visit to Yucca Valley. Turquoise House was spacious and comfortable; and has amazing views. Spelman and Nancy were gracious hosts. The house was a convenient base from which to visit Joshua Tree NP. We highly recommend the house we all enjoyed it very much.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Close to Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful spot, beautiful views and plenty of space. Easy to find and very quiet. Felt wonderful to get away.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Amazing view would stay here again

  • 4 of 5

Large house, very clean, enjoyed the Internet service, lots of seating, stunning 360 degree view, beds are firm, kitchen stocked (could use a couple sealable containers for left overs). The only reason I would not give this a five star rating was some difficulty maintaining evenly heated shower water, there was no tv (although I think this is a plus some may not), no radio or music (we went down to wal mart and picked a small unit up) I would have loved complete silence but as traffic noise increases it becomes more difficult to find, although it was not complete silence outside it was inside, and MUCH better than any hotel. None of these items were bad enough to not stay there again.... Would still consider this the Best vacation rental in the area for the price

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 4 star review- it is so helpful for us as hosts and for future guests! We are disappointed that during your stay you did not contact us regarding any of your concerns-especially since we live next door and left you info to contact us if need be! We could have given you storage containers, music players, or whatever we could have to make your stay more enjoyable. And we certainly would like more details about the hot water so that we can know what it is we need to fix. But it sounds like your stay worked out for you and we hope that this is the case because it is our goal to have our guests be 100% happy! Spelman Downer
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5

Great place to choose for Joshua Tree visit

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay in the Spelman's house. The house is big and so comfortable. View is amazing from any direction, and the atmosphere was great. The house has any equipment needed for cooking and cleaning and we felt we could not have a better choice for our vacation. Highly recommended - definitely we will come back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 62
Car: necessary

Short drive to the village of Joshua Tree and the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Yucca Valley, California Desert

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£429
for 2 nights
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£1,206
£2,514
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38
cleaning £61
Refundable Damage Deposit £229
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are for 6 persons. 7+ persons are $25 each per night. $50 cleaning fee. 7% tax to be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the California Desert in the California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Garage w/c only
    Master Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Part of Master suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Corner room with East and North views, outside patio
  • couch and foam mattress available for sleeping; queen bed in large closet in master bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • Rock Climbing

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