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Christa Cranston

Member since: 2014
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Joshua Tree Roca Vista-Amazing Views-Hot Tub-Newly Remodeled-Free WiFi-Netflix

23 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Joshua Tree - Joshua Tree Roca Vista

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Nestled high in the rocks of the Bartlett Mountains with an amazing view of Joshua Tree National Park and the Eastern Mojave Desert, the Roca Vista is a newly renovated 2 bed/1 bath home. The backyard opens up to 2,000 acres of secluded desert wilderness - your very own private park.

Sleeps 1-4 adults, plus 1-2 children (on murphy bed). Master bedroom has a queen size bed and a full size murphy bed; second bedroom has a queen size bed. Newly renovated bathroom has a tub/shower with double sinks. Both rooms have private patios with views. Forced air heating and air conditioning, cozy wood burning stove in living room.

Wrap around yard has a 3 person hot tub, gas bbq, outdoor fire place, table with seating, lounge chairs, and a hammock chair. Just 12 minutes to Joshua Tree National Park's main entrance.

Full size kitchen with dining table, microwave, dishwasher. Lovely views from dining room table while you enjoy dinner.

Free Wifi, flat screen tv, dvd player, Ipod dock. Washer/dryer in home.

For more info: moonlight mesa retreats (dot) com

Complimentary whole bean coffee, herbal teas and condiments at all of our rentals.

Sorry, not pets allowed at this home.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christa Cranston (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Christa Cranston

We are full time residents of Joshua Tree, CA and this is our independently owned and operated business. Christa answers all of the e-mails and calls, while Mark maintains the website and handles the maintenance of the properties. This is our livelihood and we love what we do - creating beautiful spaces for our guests to experience a relaxing getaway. By supporting us, you are supporting a small homegrown business and which in turn supports other local businesses. It’s the philosophy this community is built on and one of the many reasons we love Joshua Tree for more than its inspiring park. If you wish to journey here on your next vacation, we welcome you. For those of you who keep coming back, we welcome you home!

Christa Cranston purchased this house in 2013

Why Christa Cranston chose California Desert

The Bartlett Mountains as your backyard

What makes this house unique

Views of Joshua Tree National Park

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time here at the Roca Visit... The perfect desert abode for our annual girls trip. Patio yoga sessions, catching epic sunrises + some great dinners in the cozy living room, thank you for creating a space that made it possible. See you again next time!
Feb 2015
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Reviews

4.8
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Joshua Tree Roca Vista-Amazing Views-Hot Tub-Newly Remodeled-Free WiFi-Netflix
average rating of 4.826087 based on 25 reviews
5

A Perfect Desert Experience

  • 5 of 5

Roca Vista is one of the nicest homes my family and I have rented. The house was very clean and comfortable, and safe for our two young children (3 years and 9 months). The decor of the home has a tasteful modern feel, but is not overdone like so many other JT rentals. The garden design perfectly complements the natural landscape of the property, and there were more seating areas than we expected. The kids and I had many peaceful meals out on the porch. The views of the property from both the inside and the hot tub literally kept us housebound. This is the first time we visited JT and did not make it to the actually park!

Additionally, Christa was extremely professional, thoughtful and helpful. The company website also has excellent information about the area, and the home has a good selection of books about JT.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy you enjoyed the many seating options at the Roca Vista. Out of the four homes we manage, this house gets the most guests saying that they never even left the house to go into the park! With the Bartlett Mountains for your backyard and the extraordinary views, it is a hard place to leave. We hope to have you again!
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5

Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

Roca vista was such a lovely place to get away for a weekend. Four of us utilized our couple of days off near the 4th of July to take a trip somewhere new, different and relaxing. Roca vista was beautiful from sunrise to sunset and the amenities were everything we could've possibly needed. Thanks for a great getaway, brief as it was.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Vera. We are happy to hear that your group enjoyed your stay at the Roca Vista. We look forward to having you back again!
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5

Perfect desert getaway

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home inside and out. The house is close to all of Joshua Trees must sees, but you could easily stay at the house your whole stay! The views are incredible and we loved the desert chic decor. Can't wait to visit Roca Vista again. Thank you for having us, Christa!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review Nancy! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We find lots of our guests have a hard time leaving the house once they get there as it feels like you are inside the park! We hope to have you again...
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5

Perfect JT lodging

  • 5 of 5

This house is truly perfect. There were 4 of us, 2 couples. The element of privacy with a great view in combination with the proximity to town and the park was really amazing. Watching the sunset each night on the porch was a really great end to the day. The house is decorated very comfortably with a cool southwest style. The Roku (we accessed Netflix) and hot tub were great features for nighttime relaxing. The kitchen is fully stocked and the fresh whole bean coffee (with grinder) is a great touch. There are several condiments in the fridge that were handy to have around. They provide several books about Joshua Tree (outdoor adventures, wildlife, culture, etc.), and a very informative Welcome/Instructions binder. There was also a NPS map which was awesome to be able to plan for the following day. We marked it up for our own use and replaced it with a clean one from the park for the next guests. Both of the bedrooms and bathroom (double vanity) are spacious with just the right amount of furniture, and the shower toiletries were very much appreciated. We were also able to take care of our laundry with the compact machines and provided detergent/dryer sheets. Friendly and seamless communication with the owners set a great tone before, during, and after our stay. No need to weed through any other options -- just book it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Sam. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Roca Vista and took advantage of all that it has to offer. We would love to have you back should you ever make it out here again!
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5

Really, REALLY wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This charming little house is even more welcoming and well-appointed in person! From the luxury-style beds to the complimentary whole bean coffee to the multiple decks with panoramic views. Just a short drive to Joshua Tree National Park. Quiet and restorative. The site is spectacular and the rental and deposit return went off without a hitch. Saw a two foot long desert iguana in the front "yard" and a UFO from the hot tub. Priceless!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Callan, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. Yes, our desert chuckwallas can get pretty huge on that mountainside- such a treat that you got to see one..and a UFO to boot! Hope to see you again soon..
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5

Amazing spot! The house is beautifully decorated and completely unique. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Christa is a wonderful host, and a great decorator! We loved how secluded we were. Everything was so quite and relaxing. The house is completely adorable. We will be visiting again! Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay Sarah! We also love the seclusion at the Roca Vista- and the views make it all the better. We hope to see you again soon!
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 62
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Crossroads Cafe
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Los Angeles
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Joshua Tree, 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
 
Labor Day
2 Sep 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£539
for 3 nights
From
£163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
BhaktiFest
8 Sep 2016 - 11 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£539
for 3 nights
From
£163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
September/October
12 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£376
for 2 nights
From
£163
From
£209
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
November
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£426
for 2 nights
From
£188
From
£209
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£677
for 3 nights
From
£209
From
£209
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
December
28 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£426
for 2 nights
From
£188
From
£209
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£677
for 3 nights
From
£209
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£376
for 2 nights
From
£163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £46 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £228
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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 Joshua Tree 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
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
Notes:
Property borders a 2000 acre private wilderness area. We have seen Bobcat, Coyote, various snakes, large Chuckwalla lizards, Desert Iguanas, Desert Tortoise, Owls, Eagles, and more.

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