Rancho Moco - Your Joshua Tree Getaway

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Entire home hosted by Frank & Melonie

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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Rancho Moco is family owned and managed, just 19 minutes from JTNP, Pappy & Harriet's and Pioneer Town, on 5 acres with dozens of mature Joshua trees. Outside you will find quiet stargazing and abundant desert wildlife. Inside is a newly renovated artist’s ranch with cozy comfort and a creative vibe. We provide coffee, tea, cuisine basics, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry supplies, star-filled night skies and a stellar sunrise & sunset. Come see for yourself.

The space
Rancho Moco is fully permitted by the Town of Yucca Mesa/San Bernardino County for use as a Short Term Vacation Rental CESTRP-2021-02760. Our goal is to enhance and support this beautiful desert community while providing a high-end, affordable space to discover the beauty of the high desert. All photos in our listing were taken with an iPhone 12 camera, by us.

For those of you who speak Spanish, Rancho Moco was named after Melonie’s father, who had a unique sense of humor and insisted his grandchildren call him Moco. This home is an homage to him.

Our 5-acre property has vast, open views from the front and back door, of snow-capped mountains and dozens of mature Joshua Trees. Enjoy the family of desert quail that live in the olive trees at the entrance, the jack rabbits bounding through chaparral and cacti blooming in vibrant color.

Whether to celebrate an anniversary, seek a meditative getaway or establish a home base for some rigorous hiking, Rancho Moco is a peaceful desert enclave that restores your spirit.

Our newly remodeled home (in 2020) is decorated with original art and steampunk lamps and furniture we built ourselves. You can enjoy the 1932 Philco radio playing clips from the Amazon fun book “The Very First” – anecdotes and origin stories narrated by Moco himself.

The goal was to make this a perfect couple's retreat. After some research we opted for an indoor, private, spa-worthy whirlpool hot tub (for 2) with a view. Not having one outside saves us maintenance expenses, which we pass on to you.

So, enjoy a bubble bath in our Jason Microsilk whirlpool tub while you identify the stars above. Take your morning coffee out on the back porch, with sweeping views of Mount San Gorgonio. Cool off under the outdoor shower after a long day of hiking. Or relax on the backyard patio by our cheminee – the original 1957 cast iron stove that heated the ranch house when Rancho Moco was originally constructed – while counting shooting stars. Because if you’ve never experienced the clear desert skies at night, you are in for a life changing experience.

Our kitchen is stocked with all the tools you need to create your own gourmet meals – or go check out the best local restaurants, cafes and wine bars we recommend. Then curl up on our cozy couches to Netflix and chill.

Dawn will bring unlimited desert adventure in Joshua Tree National Park (entrance is minutes away). Explore nearby museums, hiking trails, and one of a kind restaurants, or treasure hunt at the multitude of vintage and artisan shops to be found within 20 minutes of our front door. Check out our guide for some of our favorite spots.

Rancho Moco is that private place where you can reflect and regenerate in comfort and quiet. We welcome your visit.

Sleeping arrangements:

Bedroom 1 – 1 queen bed
Bedroom 2 – 1 full bed

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Desert view
Mountain view
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
55" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max, standard cable
EV charger
Free washer – In building

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Where you’ll be

Yucca Valley, California, United States

5 acres of desert landscape, dozens of mature Joshua trees, cholla cactus, wildlife and snow-capped mountains far beyond. Shops and restaurants are minutes away. Check out our guide book to get the most out of your trip.

Hosted by Frank & Melonie

  1. Joined in December 2020
  • 88 Reviews
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  • Superhost

During your stay

We won't be on site during your stay, but feel free to call or text us at any time. We answer promptly. Rancho Moco is owned and operated by us, and permitted for Short Term Vacation Rental use by The County of San Bernardino - CESTRP-2021-02760
We won't be on site during your stay, but feel free to call or text us at any time. We answer promptly. Rancho Moco is owned and operated by us, and permitted for Short Term Vacati…

Frank & Melonie is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy