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Joshua Tree El Coyote on 5 private acres set against the mountainside w/ Hot tub


Property Details

Updated: Sep 27, 2016
3 bedroom, 2 bath with views of JT National Park. Sleeps 1-6

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath secluded home sits at the end of a dead end street- no thru traffic..except for the bunnies and bobcats that make this their home as well. Sitting at the edge of the Batlett Mountain range, views of Joshua Tree National Park are the highlights of your sunrises and sunsets at this home. Nothing but moutains and rocks behind the home...hike for miles without seeing a soul.

Comfortable 3 bedroom/2 bath home with central air and heat. Three queen beds. Master bathroom has stand up shower and shared bath has shower/tub. Washer/dryer in home as well. Two queen beds in main house with shared bathroom. One queen bed in studio with master bathroom. Studio (20 feet from the main house) is opened when booking for more than 4 people, or you may pay extra to have the studio opened when booking for less than 4 people. Studio is never rented otherwise so you are are assured a private stay.

Big modern kitchen with dining table, bar with barstools, ice maker/filtered water in fridge, microwave, dishwasher, basic condiments and almost everything you can imagine to make most meals.

Free WiFi, large flat screen TV (Roku streaming player), DVD player, I-phone jack for music and stereo/CD player with large library of cd's and dvd's. New large sectional seating.

For more info: moonlight mesa retreats (dot) com

Pricing stated is for 2 people, nightly rate goes up $25/person after 2 people.

Complimentary whole bean coffee for all of our guests, sorry pets not allowed at this home.

Please see our other listings on VRBO # 165362, 584538, and 583449.

Keywords: House, Joshua Tree, California, Private, Vacation Rental

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens 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 in 2004 to visit friends and never left. It is a beautiful place!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us experience your house. You have excellent taste in everything from fence design to dishes. We felt right at home. It was so great to sit on the patio in the morning and evenings. We loved cooking in the kitchen with every gadget we could need. This house really has everything to make a perfect weekend where all you need is a trip to the grocery store and some good sneakers. We loved hiking in the park and coming home to our Joshua Tree house away from home. We loved it!
Jun 2010
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55 Reviews

based on 55 traveler reviews

San Francisco

Absolute fantastic property and location amid the Joshua Tree environment!!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience.....

I booked a week prior to our stay for just two of us; few days later I added two of our friends who wanted to come, and Christa gave me prompt replies to my questions and seamlessly added our guests to our reservation without hassle.

The property is private with a great cozy layout, and all the amenities. Great details throughout such as the hammock, hot tub, grill, claw bath tub, and wifi! I was pleasantly surprised the house sat on a bluff overlooking the valley below and the Joshua Tree horizon.

The only thing I would mention is we could not find a light over the outdoor grill, for evening cooking; but we may have just missed it, if it was there...

I have already sent details to a few friends about renting this great place in the future...

Oh, did I mention the crystal clear starry nights!!!!!!!


Jayms Ramirez

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Jayms, I'm happy you enjoyed your stay. I love the location of the El Coyote home with the amazing views, I'm glad you enjoyed it as well. As for the bbq light, thank you! I see that it disappeared and we will replace it right away with another solar light. We hope to see you again!
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two daughters, had a fantastic stay. The house and property are everything as described. Such an amazing property with everything you need. We spent every day in Joshua Tree National Park (just a short distance away) and returning after a long day of hiking it was like coming "home". I needed to make a change to our reservations and Christa was very accommodating! Great location, great house, great experience. Would definitely rent from Christa again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Patricia! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again!
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Couldn't have asked for a more perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

El Coyote exceeded our expectation and then some! The place was immaculate, very welcoming, and had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend to unplug and unwind away from the city. The photos of the house looked great online, but the place was even better in person. The location was quite amazing as there was a mountain side in the backyard which you could climb to watch the sunrise/sunset with an amazing view of the valley. With an outdoor grill, fireplace, and hot tub, it was a great way to hangout well into the night to the sounds of coyote packs howling around at night =)

The owner was very responsive and thorough with instructions/information regarding the house which made everything that much easier for us. I highly recommend El Coyote, and I'll definitely be coming back again for another session of R&R with friends! Thank you Christa!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay James! We try to make everyone's stay as stress free as possible. I'm glad you made use of all of the great things the house has to offer and we look forward to having you again!
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Los Angeles, CA

an abundance of charm

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for our group of six scramblers. Kitchen is well appointed. Plenty of outdoor eating and kick-it space. AC and sound system work great. Close to Joshua Tree. El Coyote had everything we wanted. Walk out the back door and climb a mountain. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Evan for your kind words. We also love all of the outdoor seating options at that house. I'm glad you and your group enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!
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Clean and comfy in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in a gorgeous setting. Has everything we needed (gas grill, laundry, fully equipped kitchen, good wifi). Very comfortable space for two couples and a baby - including a big drum full of toys. Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again!
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Los Angeles, CA

An Amazing Writing Retreat for Two/Three

  • 5 of 5

My writing pal and I visited another one of Moonlight Mesa Retreats; our first stay was at the Roca Vista (also wonderful). But this place blew our mind. A stone's throw from Roca Vista, this comfortable, well-appointed, and wired cabin provided all we needed: two bedrooms, bath, hot tub!, several outdoor sitting areas (all of which we enjoyed), not to mention the scenic surround that inspires star gazing, quiet reflection, rock-reading, and writing. (There's a dog formation in the rocks behind the cabin; can you see him?) The owners' unique touch are discernible here as in their Roca Vista property; their cabins are rustic with contemporary appointments - including just about everything you'll need to cook inside or order in, play, view, read, or listen. It's also about 5 minutes from town. I can't say enough about this place. Oh, but wait I can. A rattle snake visited us on the second day of our nine day visit! I saw it approach behind the safety of the glass sliding door. We sent a text to the owner and within 20 minutes got to witness a fearless and humane relocation of said rattler. We enjoyed our time thereafter, secure in the outside and interior spaces of this well-conditioned and appointed place (with tons of privacy). GO! You'll enjoy yourself.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review- thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us! I'm happy that even with the warm weather, you made yourselves comfortable. The views from El Coyote are mesmerizing and a great way to forget all of the stresses. Thanks for letting us know about the rattler- I know not everyone understands the need to humanly relocate these beautiful creatures but they were here long before us and do a great deal in keeping our rodent population down:) We hope to see you again on your next writing retreat!
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From the Owner

It's seclusion but close proximity to town makes this a lovely location. We love that it sits on a dead end street, never having to see or hear through traffic. Your neighbors are the rocks and mountains this home sits up against. Peace and quiet..

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palm Springs at 30 Miles Car: recommended

Try something different like rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park! In May and October is the Joshua Tree Music Festival- both are amazing fun.

For the art seekers, check out High Desert Test sites, Open Studio Art Tours, Noah Purifoy outdoor museum, JTAG art gallery, 29 Palms art gallery.

For the the open minded, try the Integratron and the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Instant Karma yoga studio, BhaktiFest, ShaktiFest and the Joshua Tree Music Festival!

For the outdoor enthusiast there are lots of hikes in the park, the Andromeda Society for stargazing, and the Keys Ranch guided walking tour.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

For more info: MoonlightMesaRetreats(dot)com

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1250 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, In main house
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, In studio
  • 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Other (See Description)
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Three Queen beds. Two in the main house and 1 in the studio


  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda


  • Guests provide their own meals

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