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House - Entire home/apt · Alturas Dr, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, United States
Christa & Mark

Amazing mid century home. Close to town but backs up to hundreds of acres of bare land- beautiful! Price varies from $225/night on up depending on dates. Please check calendar for exact pricing. Absolutely no parties allowed at any of our homes.

Your host, Christa & Mark
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Amazing mid century home. Close to town but backs up to hundreds of acres of bare land- beautiful! Price varies from $225/night on up depending on dates. Please check calendar for exact pricing. Absolutely no parties allowed at any of our homes.

The Space

This 2 bedroom/2 bath modern home was designed to fit the landscape of the desert while bringing in a modern flair.

The back yard connects to hundreds of acres of protected remote desert wilderness. Hike right outside your door!

Sleeps 1-6 people. Two queen beds in private rooms and a full size futon in back area of house. One bathroom has stand up shower and the other has a shower/tub. Central heat and evaporative cooler.

Located on the edge of the downtown Joshua Tree neighborhood and approximately 3.5 miles to Joshua Tree National Park entrance. The fully fenced back yard is over 1 acre and opens up to a built in pool (not heated) and hot tub, lots of outdoor seating, a gas bbq and outdoor fire pit.

Large kitchen with dining table (seats up to 6) and 3 additional barstools. Ice maker, Brita water filter, microwave, dishwasher, basic condiments and almost everything you can imagine to make most meals.

Free WiFi, flat screen tv with cable, dvd player, and stereo/cd player with large library of cd's and dvd's. Full size couch and two chairs in living room. Washer and dryer in home.

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

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.

Guest Access

There are a few locked closets at the house but everything else the guests will have access to.

Interaction with Guests

Guests are met at check-in and are required to sign a rental agreement.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $27 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We came here for a quick honeymoon after getting married in Santa Fe, New Mexico in early June. It was a wonderful retreat after a hectic few weeks, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here!

    The house is well-stocked, clean, beautiful and unique. It is simultaneously stylish and usable: everything feels just right for the surroundings. The saline pool and hot tub are beyond words - perfect for first thing on a hot day, after a hike, before bed... really any hour of the day or night. The house is also equipped with a fantastic guidebook assembled by the hosts of recommendations in the area.
    Speaking of the hosts, we met Christa on our way out of town, and she was friendly and gracious.

    We can't wait to stay here again!

    June 2014
  • really cute house, perfect for 2 couples. Wonderful open kitchen area for cooking, and lovely pool/hot tub. Had some trouble with the hot tub heater but the managers immediately came by to fix. Wish we had a bit more flexibility with check out, but thems the rules. Walls are a little thin but would stay again.

    May 2014
  • Our stay at The Desert Casa was everything we wanted and more. There were five of us and our main goal was to "get away from it all." The location and privacy of the house turned out to be better than any of us expected. The house had every possible amenity, comfortable beds and clean showers. The kitchen was fully stocked and we made 95% of our meals instead of dining out. We spent the majority of time outside in the yard either swimming, soaking in the hot tub, or star gazing around the fire pit with s'mores. The house is close to any type of store or service you could need, it was a quick drive to the grocery store, liquor store, and gas station to get firewood. Christa and Mark provided a wealth of information about the local area including activities, restaurants, entertainment, etc. We loved our experience and would highly recommend The Desert Casa to anyone looking for relaxation, quiet, and a gorgeous view.

    April 2014
  • I loved everything about this house, it was exactly as advertised - and even felt bigger than the pictures. Well equipped, close to the park and a quick drive to Pioneer Town. A perfect location. Christa was fantastic - quick to answer any questions we had and very helpful. I will absolutely stay here again whenever i return to Joshua Tree, and have already recommended the home to several friends.

    April 2014
  • My friends and I had a fabulous time at Christa and Marks! The house is amazing with gorgeous views. They have detailed instructions for everything. I would love to come back!

    March 2014
  • My daughter and I spent a wonderful weekend with Christa and Mark as our guests. The home we rented, their thoughtful and complete instructions and advice and their responsiveness (we had a tiny problem and Mark was over in 10 minutes to address it) made us feel welcome and well cared for. The home is completely outfitted for any kind of cooking or relaxing you want to pursue, beautifully located with gorgeous views in a quiet neighborhood within ten minutes of the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. THANK YOU CHRISTA AND MARK! we hope to be back and that all the Airbnb hosts are as perfect as you.

    March 2014
  • This is a sanctuary at the edge of the desert .... everything about this home was thoughtfully assembled, comfortable -- and a visual feast. We had booked 10 days and hated to leave so booked two more (still hated to leave!) .... Christa was very helpful with local information .... Just look at the photos -- the house speaks for itself. Thanks so much Christa and Mark for helping make this happen.

    February 2014
  • This is a beautiful home to have a desert retreat. Stunning views with great hiking right outside.

    The home itself is so beautiful and comfortable, the pool and hot tub are gorgeous.

    We will definitely come back next time we need a family desert getaway :)

    February 2014
  • we had such a pleasant stay at Joshua !
    the house was perfect and the host just so kind !
    I recommend it definitely !

    January 2014
  • Despite the fact that we were on our way from Venice Beach to Las Vegas for my daughters wedding this place was alluring. It turned out to be be the highlight of out 12 day trip. The place was 100% inspirational. Hiking just just out by the pool with all the plant life and rock formations. The drive through the JT National Park was brilliant.... out of this world. We watched a small snow storm come in over Nevada one our first morning and sat of the balcony to be bathed in frozen crystals - if you are thinking about staying in this area put this place on the top of your list. Modern, appointed. Nice touches like rugs and ponchos and throws to keep your warm. 2 more days would have been great just to chill ! and romanticize ! 99.99 out of 100.

    December 2013
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Moonlight Mesa Retreats
A number of years ago my husband (Mark) and I 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 here full time. We love to hike, rock climb, 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. It is important to us that people enjoy their time while they are visiting Joshua Tree...and having a nice, beautiful space to do that in means everything. Our homes are professionally cleaned, comfortable, thoughtfully laid out, and little things like whole bean coffee and condiments are left for all of our guests. We welcome you to visit one of our homes!
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