About this listing
This wonderful home is well suited for large groups but is quite capable of making a couple feel comfortable and cozy..but NOT suited for parties. Prices vary depending on the season from $225/night on up. See our calendar for exact dates and pricing
Our largest rental is an 1800sqft+ home that sits on 5 private acres of Mojave landscaping. The newly designed back yard has a spacious patio with lots of outdoor seating and a 7 person Artesian luxury hot tub. Soak in privacy under the desert night sky while taking in the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains. All our homes are intended to be peaceful retreats. Parties and loud noise are not tolerated by the owners or surrounding neighbors. Please be respectful, and enjoy the peace and quiet the desert has to offer.
Enjoy the fine leather furniture, vibrating queen size Tempur-Pedic bed, and fine dishes and linens.
The Rio House is located just a half mile from the west entrance to the National Park and about three miles to town. Comes with a fully stocked modern kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Pets welcome at this home with a $30 pet fee.
Complimentary whole bean coffee and various condiments are always available
Most of the house is available except for some locked closets. This home is a full time rental and has none of the owner's personal items in it.
Interaction with Guests
Phone, email and guest check-in. Absolutely no parties at any of our homes. Thank you for your understanding. Guests will be asked to sign a rental agreement before booking.
Very quiet and private area. It's very close to the National Park and just minutes from down town.
No busses or transit in the area.
We do require a separate rental agreement to be signed. Absolutely no parties. Our neighbors do call and we do show up (please don't make us do this:)) We ask that you take care of the house as if it were your own home. In order to receive your deposit back, we ask that you please make sure the following is done:
•Heater or cooler is turned off
•Close and lock all windows/doors and pull down blinds
•Do a final walk through for personal items
•If any books or dvd’s were used, please be sure they are returned
•All lights are turned off
•If your brought a pet, please pick up after them
•Counters are wiped down (to avoid potential ant problems)
•All dirty dishes are put in the dishwasher and turned on
•BBQ is left clean (please use grill brush next to BBQ to clean)
About the Host, Christa & Mark
A number of years ago we were in Seattle living the corporate life... and lost ourselves, or at least lost what was important to us. So, we decided to sell our home with everything in it, buy a small motorhome with solar panels and travel the U.S. for what came to be 6 wonderful, beautiful, inspiring years. We settled here in Joshua Tree a few years ago and now live a simple life with our son Asher and dog, Amante. Hosting guests at our rentals allows us to be at home with our son and we love it! We also love to hike, rock climb, travel, stare up at the stars, watch the wildlife in our backyard, and enjoy our diverse group of friends that make the desert their home as well.
We own two of our vacation rentals and manage the others full time. Our website is Moonlight Mesa Retreats. We are happy to help with questions about our area and share any knowledge we might have.