1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres

1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres

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Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-8)

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Large 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home on 5 acres in Joshua Tree. A ½ mile from Joshua Tree National Park entrance. Seven person Artesian luxury hot tub with 2 outdoor dining tables, several seating areas (couch, chairs, loungers, hammock and several chairs around outdoor firepit). Gas bbq and fully fenced yard.

Sleeps 1-8 people. One queen Tempur-Pedic bed upstairs with private bath, one queen bed downstairs with shared bath. The third room has a door on it for privacy and has a full size bed, full futon, couch, tv and library. Queen air mattress available as well. Stand up shower in private bath, shower/tub in shared bath. Central heat and air.

Modern kitchen with dining table (seats up to 6+), outdoor dining areas can seat an additional ten. Ice maker, reverse osmosis water system, microwave, dishwasher, basic condiments and almost everything you can imagine to make most meals.

Free satellite, WiFi and cable, flat screen tv, dvd player, and stereo/cd player with large library of cd's and dvd's. Full size couch and futon in shared room along with couch and 2 chairs in dining/kitchen area. Washer and dryer in home.

Complimentary whole bean coffee, herbal teas and condiments for all of our guests. Pets allowed at this home with a $30 fee

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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 about 7 years ago to visit friends and never left. It is a beautiful place!

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business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
Newberry Springs, Ca
5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in your home and backyard. Took advantage of the jacuzzi, grill, and firepit and took your suggested walk for dogs - minus the dog:) Very nice to return to this home after a day's adventure in the park.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I love the location of this house..to walk right outside the front door and in a 1/2 mile hike in secluded desert wilderness- it is a beautiful area! Glad you enjoyed it as well and we hope to see you again!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

Roomy, comfortable house in lovely location in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5
Five of us stayed at The Rio House for a birthday weekend-- two couples and one single. It was HUGE and could have easily accommodated more people, but we each wanted our own rooms, so we had a ton of space. Saturday night we hosted 2 other couples for dinner (cooked on the fantastic gas grill), cards, and a campfire, and there was plenty of room for 9 people to hang out. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious, and the house in general is very relaxed and comfortable. On top of all that, the location is gorgeous-- we arrived late Friday night so it was a beautiful surprise to wake up the next morning and see the striking desert surroundings. We saw lots of birds and jackrabbits and our friends even saw a bobcat on their way out late Saturday night. The house is very close to the Northwest park entrance where we had the magical opportunity to hike on a rainy/ cloudy day. Coming from Los Angeles, the calm quiet of the desert and a soak in the hot tub on a clear night (we even saw shooting stars!) was a perfect respite. We would definitely stay at the Rio House again and recommend it to friends, Christa was very prompt in responding to our booking request and very helpful. Make sure to check the site for more great photos.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Apolonia! I'm happy to hear that your group felt comfortable in the house (it is our largest house). I also love how the outside area is set up with the fireplace/gas grill/dining table and hot tub so close to one another so that if everyone is doing something different, you are still in talking range. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
Santa Monica, CA
5

A wonderful home just minutes from the park!

  • 5 of 5
We had two families (8 total, 4 children under 6) for our weekend stay. The Rio house had the perfect combination of amenities for both the adults (hot tub!) and the children (big back yard to run around in, various kids games, books and dvds).

All communication leading up to our stay was very professional and informative. Everything was as expected when we arrived and the home was very comfortable for both of our families.

Given how close this home is to the park, it will be hard for us to consider camping on future visits as it's so convenient and easy to get to the park. We'll definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Eric,

Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm happy to hear that everyone in your group had fun at the house during your stay. The Artesian hot tub is one of my favorite amenities as well- glad you all enjoyed it and we hope to see you again!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
little rock, Ar
5

Short stay in Joshua Park

  • 5 of 5
Came for destination wedding. Ideal place to stay as it very near Joshua National Park and there is easy access to the park. The park is great and the landscape is beautiful . The house since it is in the vicinity of Joshua Park has similar interesting characteristics particularly at sunrise and sunset. The house is comfortable with all the amenities for cityfolks.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Edgardo, Thank you so much for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to make use of the extra amenities. We hope to see you again!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
Sonoma, CA
4

Desert Delight

  • 4 of 5
We recently enjoyed five nights at The Rio House in Joshua Tree. The home exceeded our expectations in that it was far more spacious, both inside and out; it was far more equipped with sundries and necessities, and it was far more tasteful than I had imagined it would be. We spent much of our time on the back patio where the furniture was super comfortable and we could appreciate the lovely, gentle breeze after a day of desert exploring. Joshua Tree National Park almost couldn't be closer, and we hiked several of the trails there, but the trails behind The Rio House were just as fabulous. In the evening, when we weren't star gazing or listening to the coyotes, we watched movies on the larger than usual television, and that was nice. We did almost all of our own cooking, bought groceries at Von's Market, but one morning we had breakfast at the local Crossroads Cafe and then picked up some fresh baked sweets at the Natural Sisters Cafe, and I give both an emphatic thumbs up.

If there was a four and a half star rating, I would have used it, because the house was almost perfect. However, there were two places for improvement: the refrigerator was much noisier than it should have been, and the master bed, fluffy and divine as the sheets and covers were, had a mattress that cratered in the middle, a peeve of mine when paid lodging offer sleep as one of its primary attractions.

Despite those two complaints, if I had a chance to return to The Rio House, I would do it in a flash, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. There was so much more that we could see and do in and around Joshua Tree, that we just may be have to go back, and The Rio House is where we would stay.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Terry,

Thank you so much for staying with us. It sounds like you had a great stay and we so appreciate your feedback with all of the positive things you had to say about the house. In reply to your two suggestions for improvement: the refrigerator is only a few years old- stainless steel Maytag with the freezer at the bottom. I know it wasn't cheap and is in great working order.

As for the bed, I waited a few days to reply to your review because we really did want a chance to replace the mattress if needed. We went up to the house right away to check the bed for any unknown problems (broken supports, etc), but found nothing. My husband and I both laid on the bed and found no "sinking" in the middle. I then asked three other people to test the bed out by laying on it and they also did not find a problem with the mattress cratering in the middle. Having said that, there is not one single bed type that will please everyone (I'm still searching for the perfect one myself!). I wish you might have tried the upstairs Tempur-Pedic bed which is much more firm as I think you would have found that one to be more to your liking.

Again, we thank you for your comments. All feedback is greatly appreciated as we strive to provide the best possible accommodations for our guests.

Thanks again Terry and we look forward to having you again if you are ever out this way!
business
1/2 Mile from National Park,Hot Tub,Fire Pit,WiFi,Cable,5 Acres
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p165362vb
- 7604013289
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

This was an amazing home for our group.

  • 5 of 5
The owners went the extra mile to ensure our stay was as good as it could have been. We were a large group of rock climbers, all men, and they were very attentive to our needs. They knew the hot tub was important to us so they had it serviced to be sure it would function well. Not only would I recommend this property I am reserving it for our next trip. Great location and reasonable too. The house met all our expectations and then some.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again!

Location

From the Owner

Almost every guests comments about how much they love the location of the house with it just being a 1/2 mile from Joshua Tree National Park's west entrance and part of Monument Manor where most homes are on 5 acres or more, giving everyone room to breathe!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palm Springs at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Joshua Tree Saloon at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Palm Springs at 30 Miles Nearest Train : Palm Springs at 30 Miles Nearest Motorway : 29 Palms Highway at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Crossroads Cafe at 4 Miles Nearest Ski : Big Bear at 60 Miles Nearest Beach : Los Angeles at 150 Miles Car: recommended

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
November
Nov 14 2014 - Nov 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
November
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Decembe
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New years
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
January
Jan 5 2015 - Jan 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Martin Luther King Jr
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
January/February
Jan 20 2015 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Day
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb
Feb 17 2015 - May 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Tax Rate 10.0%

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

The back yard is very private with a big hot tub and lots of outdoor seating.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • 2

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 2 queen beds in private rooms and 1 queen air mattress, 1 double bed in same room as queen futon

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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