Hand Crafted Home for the Soul in Gorgeous High Desert Enclave
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
A 1,200 sq. ft. fully equipped brand new Southwest style home, full of personality and character, with rounded Moorish arches, inlayed wall tiles, large front and back patios for your enjoyment to bring another world alive, where you can relax, read or just gaze at the stars.
It has 2 bedrooms with a Mission style queen size bed & 2nd. with a double bed, walk in closet, double sofa bed in the living room area for extra guests.
Full kitchen, tv, dvd, video library.
Spanish tiled full bathroom with shower and tub.
All rooms have a stunning views of the mountains and the desert that will take your breath away.
This self contained Southwest style casita is nested in an idyllic setting, surrounded by majestic mountains and the gorgeous Mojave desert.
Hundreds of artists have been inspired by the natural beauty of the desert, the pure air, the stunning sunsets and the magnificient star filled nights.
Our backyard is the Thirty one thousand-acre Pipes Canyon Wilderness Preserve where you can explore hundreds of gentle trails and Joshua Tree National Park is just a short car ride away.
For stressed-out city dwellers or artists who want to commune with nature.
Romantic and secluded. Lover's hideaway.
Ideal for 2 but could sleep 5.
- 1 story
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Full bathroom with tub, sink, toilet.
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
We are surrounded by mountains with gentle trails to hike. Things to see: Orchid Farm in Landers, Intregraton in Landers, Noah Purifoy Sculpture Park, Pappy & Harriet Palace (Music club/restaurant) in Pioneer Town, the Swap Meet in Yucca Valley, Antique Markets, in Y. Valley & 29 Palms, etc....morecollapse
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It was meant to be- A gift from an Angel!Guest comment entered by owner
It was meant to be- A gift from an Angel!
Shaun & I discussed a year prior what he might like to do on his 50th. birthday- Joshua Tree came up as a place Shaun visited years ago and loved. We spent countless hours discussing and looking at possible options. in the last weeks just prior to his birthday we still didn't have a fromal plan. I decided to check out vrbo, and there you were...meant to be all along. Many things were already booked as, as it turns out, his birthday was Good Friday...Easter weekend, and so much was already taken. Rancho Mojave was a gift that found us...And- It was perfect for this occasion. it was such a treat to have met you this Easter weekend, as you, Ron and the casita were a gift from an Angel. We thank you for your stories, your warm hospitality & your sweet welcoming gift! Thank you! All our best to you and all your guests to come. This place is such an Oasis! And it provided us the heaven...to recharge...after a long many years of pushing forward to create in our home, something of what you have created here...a sanctuary. Our love and gratitude, Maria T. & Shaun
- Guest Maria & Shaun
- Date of stay 03/31/13
- Review Submitted 04/11/13
The casita was charming, cozy, and welcoming. It had wonderful artful touches throughout the house and the grounds. It was a wonderful place for 2 of us though there was another double bed tucked into an alcove and the sofa could be opened into another bed. It was very well maintained with perfect kitchen equipment if one wanted to stay in and cook. It was a peaceful vacation home. The owner was very helpful and prompt with replies and information. Everything was as promised by the description and photos. But it was even better in real life. It is a 15 min drive to Joshua Tree National Forest and is close to the famous local music/food palace-Pappy's (I think) . great weekend getaway from the LA area.
- Guest Jean D.
- Date of stay 03/25/13
- Review Submitted 03/31/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Dear Jean, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so thrilled you felt welcomed, comfortable and loved our casita as well as the beautiful surroundings. There has been and is a lot of love put into this place and I appreciate you saw and felt it. Please do come back so that we can meet in person. Best, Cecilia & Ron
Rancho Mojave, review March 27th., 2013Guest comment entered by owner
Rancho Mojave, review March 27th., 2013
What a beautiful peaceful place. The silence and beauty of the desert was just what we needed. Loved your beautiful casita. Hope to meet you in person soon! Best, Jean & Seth
- Guest Jean & Seth
- Date of stay 03/25/13
- Review Submitted 03/29/13
Review march 18, 2013Guest comment entered by owner
Review march 18, 2013
Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us - Beauty & peace was found everywhere. Hope to cross paths again one day. Best wishes, Nora, Valerie, Michael & Julia
- Guest Julia
- Date of stay 03/15/13
- Review Submitted 03/29/13
Fabulous spot, fabulous casitaGuest comment entered by owner
Fabulous spot, fabulous casita
Such a lovely casita! Great energy, fabulous sunlight- A joy to be here! i hope to be back one day- Cathy (Texas)
- Guest cathy Lightfoot
- Date of stay 03/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/15/13
Rancho Mojave is an excellent get-away for those seeking a desert experience. The landscape is stunning and the silence such a welcome relief. The casita is charming and very comfortable. Our hosts, Cecelia and Ron, are generous and kind people who went out of their way to make us feel welcome. A basket of fruit, wine and chocolate was there to greet us. Both the back patio and the front porch were perfect places to drink morning coffee in the sun and watch the birds. The views from all windows were truly gorgeous. The casita is isolated enough to feel private and only a half hour to the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. You will find everything you need in Yucca Valley which is 15 minutes away. We would go back to Rancho Mojave in a minute! f f
- Guest Tana and Craig
- Date of stay 11/26/12
- Review Submitted 12/04/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
5 Nights of BlissGuest comment entered by owner
5 Nights of Bliss
Dear Cecilia & Ron, Thank you for allowing us to share your amazing property with you. We came here to allow our dog's leg to heal and in the process we all "healed in different ways". Your casita was just like home- clean, comfortable and the decor is impecable. You both have done a fabulous job with this property and it shows. The town, people, land, animals and sunsets/sunrises were something we will be dreaming about and talking about for the rest of our lives. Such an inspiring, magical place. Thank you a thousand times over. Always, Matt & Kate, Rocky & Rex Toronto, Canada
- Guest Matt & Kate
- Date of stay 07/20/12
- Review Submitted 09/29/12
Dear Cecilia & RonGuest comment entered by owner
Dear Cecilia & Ron
We leave with hearts overflowing with gratitude for the beauty and peace of your special casita. Everyday we found new wonders that revealed themselves- the embedded sites, perfectly placed windows to capture the majestic rock fomations, splendid patios that opened from tall views- capturing doors. We return to L.A. with the rest and stillness in our hearts. Thank you! Cynthia & Laura
- Guest Cynthia & Laura
- Date of stay 03/31/02
- Review Submitted 04/07/12
cecilia & RonGuest comment entered by owner
cecilia & Ron
What a wonderful weekend we had at Rancho Mojave! The quiet was just what we needed and we're leaving refreshed and determined to return. Thank you for your hospitality and for maintining such special oasis. All the best, Chris. Maggie, Trumn & Chester
- Guest Chris, Maggie, Truman & Chester
- Date of stay 03/25/12
- Review Submitted 03/25/12
cecilia & ronGuest comment entered by owner
cecilia & ron
Cecilia & Ron, Thanks for sharing your beautiful casita with us. Our only complaint is that we only had two days to enjoy it. Best, Bac& Guru Darshan
- Guest bac & guru Darshan
- Date of stay 03/20/12
- Review Submitted 03/25/12
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2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
PayPal 50% deposit
Full payment 2 weeks before arrival
Additional Fees and Taxes:
$75.00 cleaning fee
7% lodging tax
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Palm Springs at 35 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 62/29 Palms at 10 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Pappy & Harriet Palace at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Pappy & Harriet Palace at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: My name is Cecilia Dighero and I was born in Chile from Italian parents. I came to the USA with a Fulbright scholarship to study English. I worked at the Chilean desk at the UN and as an International Representative for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in N.Y.C. I have tought Spanish at Pepperdine University and I am currently the head of the Spanish Department for Adult Education at Santa Monica College. My husband, Ron House, has been an actor/playwright in London, New York and Los Angeles. Co-founder of the British underground theatre group 'Low Moan Spectacular'. He is co-author of some Broadway hits such as 'El Grande de Coca Cola' and 'Bullshot'. He is a five time published playwright and has had 2 movies produced, one of them by Beatle George Harrison. He has taught playwriting at UCLA, CalState LA, Mexico City & London among others. He is currently working at the LAFilm School. The inspiration for Rancho Mojave is Cecilia's 250 acre horse and cattle ranch in Chile.
Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree:
We discovered the high desert to get away from the stress of the large city. We fell in love with this area because of the silence, the pure air, the mystical open spaces, the trasparent light, the spectacular sunrises & sunsets and the canopy of stars. A true communion with nature.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Excellent place to unwind, to watch the star filled nights, commune with nature and charge your batteries. Lots of gentle trails for hiking and exploring. Gorgeous Joshua Tree National Park nearby. Lots of Art Galleries and famous Pappy & Harriet Palace only 5 min. away. Home of the world famous sound baths at the Integratron.
- Primary: 323.424.7190 (California, USA)
Links to more information:
Outside View Rancho Mojave/Sunrise
Kitchen/French Doors to Outside Back Patio
Looking into the living room from bedroom/inside casita
Golden hour at the ranch
Casita front view
View from dining area
Front porch sunrise
Our friendly ferile cat
Master Bedroom- Casita
Casita West View & Front Patios
Rancho Mojave entrance & view
Gate entrance Rancho Mojave
casita back patio
Winter at the ranch
Casita back porch, sunrise
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