Getaway w/ Hot Tub near Joshua Tree

House - Entire home/apt · Carlsbad Ave, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, United States

Spacious and cozy home with over sized hot tub, sauna, fireplace. 2.5 acre fenced property is nestled in Joshua Tree-esque bouldered landscape. Pets welcomed. Magical and relaxing getaway 7 miles from Joshua Tree. Pool Table + Horseshoes. Sleeps 8.

The Space

A/C Coming May 1, 2014!

RockHouse Retreat is a desert getaway 7 miles from the town of Joshua Tree with built-in-the-rocks hot tub, fireplace, sauna, bbq, outdoor Franklin Stove for roasting marshmallows, PLUS a separate Game Room with Pool Table and Dartboard.

Sleeping: Sleeps 8 with 2 queen beds in the dual loft, plus 1 queen bed and 2 sets of double/twin bunk beds in the enormous downstairs bedroom. Excellent for families and friends.

Escape into 2.5 acres of desert serenity to explore, relax, climb, hike, rest, renew, unplug . . . or to simply BE.

Hot tub, sauna and hammocks offer rejuvination and relaxation.

Horseshoes, Pool Table, Dart Board and boardgames offer endless connection and playtime.

Outdoor old fashioned wood burning Franklin Stove provide warm tidings on chilly evenings for gatherings around the fire and roasting marshmallows.

Star gazing in this remote desert land is mesmerizing.

Rock climbing in your own mini Joshua Tree esque boulder wonderland tests your balance and spirit of adventure.

RockHouse Retreat, nestled in a National Park-like setting on 2.5 acres, sits at 4,000 feet above sea level and is dotted with majestic piñon, ancient junipers, a variety of cactus, gnarled desert oaks – and many other species of plants. Wildflowers abound in the Spring. Most striking is the beautifully bouldered landscape providing for hours of rock scrambling and exploration.

Located in Yucca Valley adjacent to 100+ acres of largely undeveloped private land. With more than 320 days each year of sunny skies and clear nights, visitors find plenty of time to enjoy nature walks and stargazing and participating in a variety of unique local attractions. Rockhouse Retreat is located in the Western Hills Estates neighborhood of Yucca Valley and is accessible by a graded dirt road.

7 miles from the town of Joshua Tree. 2 hours from Los Angeles. 2.5 hours from San Diego. 45 minutes from Palm Springs. 1.25 hours from Big Bear.

Bring Your Furry Friends! We are animal lovers and welcome your pets with open arms. The entire 2.5 acre property is fenced to keep your pets safely inside and other wild critters out. Please note that there is a pet fee of $25 per pet for your stay. We also offer pet setting for a small fee should you choose to leave your pets behind during your explorations around Joshua Tree.

Traveling with Kids? The little tykes stay free. We don't include children under 12 in the calculation of the guest count. We have a very nice pack-n-play for your use and a pretty cool dollhouse and toys for your little ones.

The property is shared with a separate owner-occupied home, inhabited by mellow and desert loving folks. We keep to ourselves and make the jacuzzi, sauna and outdoor wood burning stove available for your sole enjoyment during your entire stay. We are available for any needs or questions and hope to make your stay as easy and carefree as possible. RockHouse Retreat is a separate home with it's own driveway and outdoor patio.

RockHouse is set up nicely to accommodate small weddings, meetings, special celebrations (approx 60 ppl). See pix for a lovely wedding in June.

During the cold winter months (Dec - Feb) it does take a while to heat an in-ground hot tub and thus requires a little advanced planning before your soak in the hot tub. At times it can take up to an hour to heat for full enjoyment. It just requires a little planning ahead. All you need to do it text us and we will get it heating for you in advance.

Add'l Info: The home is heated solely by a wood burning stove that puts out a lot of warmth. Firewood is provided. The BBQ uses charcoal or wood - it is not a gas grill. Please bring charcoal or wood should you intend to grill.

Communication / Entertainment:
- No WIFI: We do not have WIFI access. Reliable WIFI can be found in Yucca Valley at Starbucks
- No landline phone. We DO have cell phone service
- Books and Area Guidebooks are plentiful at RockHouse. Guidebooks and lots of reading material is available to you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 6
Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1400 /week
Monthly Price: $5000 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great house. Fantastic hot tub. Beautiful setting. Well-equipped kitchen and very helpful host. Made our annual trip to the desert an enjoyable time.

    April 2014
  • A wonderful house--perfect and enjoyable for people with children. Everything was lovely. To see the stars and enjoy the hot-tub was a definite highlight! The host cannot be beat for friendliness, kindness, and providing a perfect vacation getaway spot, with all the nice little touches that make a guest feel glad s/he came. :)

    April 2014
  • My husband and I and our 4 young adult kids (with one boyfriend in tow) had a wonderful 3-night stay at the Rock House. We loved the sunsets, the night sky, the well-equipped kitchen, and big dining room table. We spent 2 days in the nearby national park exploring and hiking, and evenings cooking, playing board games, and sitting in the hot tub in the dark. March is a fabulous time to be in the desert. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. I didn't realize that 2 of the 3 bedrooms are loft spaces, so there was only 1 private room and 1 bathroom, but we made it work and were very comfortable anyway. There are plenty of beds and space.

    March 2014
  • Beautiful/quiet setting, polite/helpful/friendly owners, well-equipped, lovely home, beautiful hot tub, plenty of room, great experience!!!

    March 2014
  • Went here for my birthday with several friends. Perfect location in the Joshua Tree area and a gorgeous setting out in the desert. Big lovely house with beds for a lot of people to sleep -- but only one bathroom, so that's a bit of a limiting factor. This place has the most amazing hot tub many of us had ever been in -- cool shape, softly-lit desert foliage, amazing skies. We went in it every night and really enjoyed that aspect of the place. We were fairly aware of the presence of the caretakers (who live on the property, close to the hot tub), so just know that it's not the most private situation ever (though they basically left us alone and were lovely and helpful in any case). The rocks behind the property are a fun place to climb around and a great place to watch the sunset. Overall wonderful home and vacation base.

    March 2014
  • This was one of the best places we have ever rented. It is a magical home in a magical place. Rebecca's family were always there to arrange what we needed ( i.e. hot tub). The property is spectacular. Our son and his family joined us for a couple of days and the property is very kid friendly. Joshua Tree is a wonderful national park and easy to reach from the house. We didnt' want to leave.

    March 2014
  • Rebecca was easy to communicate with and provided lots of helpful information before we arrived though she is not on the property. The house was well maintained and so were the grounds. The hot tub was green for at least one of our two days and the gas fire pit we were so excited about wasn't working. A replacement fireplace was provided in its place. The location was excellent and the boulders behind the property are really fun for climbing. The on site manager, who must be called to heat the hot tub each time, was always around. However, If this is your home base to explore the area it is a great spot.

    March 2014
  • The landscape is absolutely gorgeous. The light in the morning and the evening, actually all day..... is incredible. Rebecca's mom, Cheryl and her brother Nick were consummate hosts! They were very accommodating! You let them know when you want to hot tub or sauna with and they prep it for you. Nick was so kind as to lend our group a game that he had just received for his birthday. The beds are super comfy, the kitchen is well equipped to make any meal or mix any cocktail. Good for a get away with friends or family and very pet friendly!

    February 2014
  • We had a great time! Beautiful house, the hot tub was lovely, and the hosts very kind. It's a great spot.

    February 2014
  • My family and I stayed two nights in December hoping to relax and reconnect after the holiday bustle. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Rock house, we only wished we had time to stay for an extra night!

    December 2013
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Welcome! It's me, Rebecca B and I LOVE the desert and the tropics. Go figure. We have 2 homes available for rent on AirBnB. Our year-round rental is RockHouse Retreat and has become quite the popular desert pad. Here's a little history. So, I found this stunning "compound" for sale near Joshua Tree at the end of 2009 and was able to use my amazing powers of persuasion to convince my mother and brother to purchase it sight unseen and leave New York to relocate to the wonderland of the high desert., MAYBE my powers of persuasion had NOTHING AT ALL to do with it. My mother has always been obsessed with the desert and was truly the one who nurtured my connection and passion for this land. You see, she's a rock hound and has a crazy cool connection and fascination with the history of the West. My brother can't get enough of the endless off-roading and hiking adventures. Originially RockHouse was intended as a desert escape for the family, but at the very end of 2011 we decided to share the joys of the property and land and made it available through AirBnB. And so glad we did!!! We've met some really cool folks (and their pets!) who share a love for adventure and the outdoors. So I present to you my mother and brother, Cheryl and Nick, who are now the fantastically chill hosts for your stay at RockHouse. They live in a completely separate home on the same 2.5+ acre property and keep out of your hair, unless you need them. Our other AirBnB rental in San Diego, is our primary residence and is only available for one month of the summer and one week after Christmas. It's 5 blocks to the beach in the groovy and laid back community of Point Loma / Ocean Beach. Super central and close to all the great attractions San Diego has to offer. A little about me. I live in San Diego, but spend A LOT of time up at RockHouse to decompress, recharge and connect with my little family and friends. I am a social entrepreneur, digital creator, student of life, adventurous, kind 'n quirky mama, wife & friend. Traveling renews and energizes me. A BIG fan of the desert (surprise!) and the tropics - go figure. We spend a month every year on the north shore of hit me up if you have any recommendations, connections, etc. I'm a lover of Fair Trade and FIRST Robotics. Meditation, yoga and running nurtures my body and soul and calms the monkeys in my mind. Exploring and learning about photography is my guilty pleasure.
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