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Haven in the Rocks - Quiet, Beautiful, Private, Walk Into Park

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About the property

A delightful gem with outdoor hot tub and spectacular views - 1 bedroom, 1 bath


Spectacular views, privacy, and quality define Rock Haven Cabin, which sits on 5 acres adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park. This eco friendly guest house has been newly renovated to create an atmosphere of exceptional comfort, beauty and serenity. In an effort to live more sustainably in the desert we have installed solar power, and a rain water catchment system for landscaping purposes.

This is a perfect place to unplug. You can soak in the private spa while stargazing, curl up with a good book on the patio with a sweeping view of the Park, or cook a gourmet meal in the fully equipped kitchen.

Rock Haven Cabin is small, but furnished with everything one would need. It is very comfortable, well appointed, and perfect for a romantic get away. In addition to the king bed in the bedroom, a sectional sofa with a pull out sleeper in the living room gives sleeping arrangements for a total of 4 guests. The cabin is ideal for two people, or a couple with children.

Luxury linens, including bathrobes and slippers are provided. There is a beautiful, simple to use, wood stove (kindling and wood provided) in the living room, in addition to baseboard heating in both rooms. A new and efficient evaporative cooling system provides comfort in the summer, and there is a gas barbecue outside. There are lounge chairs on the porch along with a wrought iron table and chairs for dining a la fresco.

The private 2-person spa is a few steps from the porch, sheltered by junipers and a large boulder formation. We only use Dead Sea and Epsom Salts in the spa tub, emptying and cleaning it after every set of guests. The water is used on the landscape.

For the adventuresome, you can hike into the park from the cabin, or if you want to explore it more fully, drive to the West Entrance, a half mile away. The park is renowned for its world class rock climbing. It also offers excellent hiking with hundreds of trails ranging from easy nature walks to strenuous mountain hikes.

You can also expect to see local wildlife right from the front porch, and our Joshua Tree night skies are famous for their extraordinary star gazing.

We live in a neighborhood with only a few full time residents in this little cove in the rocks. Because we all respect each other's space, quiet and dark night skies, no events or parties are permitted.

The local area has plenty for you to discover in addition to the beauty of the national park. The village of Joshua Tree is a short drive from the cabin, where you can check out the Park Visitor Center, explore a variety of gift shops and art galleries or hunt for treasures at local thrift stores. There are several good restaurants, a gourmet food store, two health food stores, and a Saturday Farmers' Market. Joshua Tree also has an excellent yoga studio with a full schedule of classes.

The Joshua Tree art scene is vital and eclectic with regular gallery openings and nearly 200 artists living in the area. There is an Open Studio Tour each fall, and many artists welcome visitors at other times by appointment. Live music can be heard almost any day of the week at Pappy and Harriets in Pioneertown, and Joshua Tree holds annual music festivals in the spring and fall. There are also three live theater venues with a variety of interesting offerings.

There is something very special about the peace and spaciousness of the desert, and regardless of the time of year, Rock Haven Cabin offers a wonderful opportunity to relax and unwind in comfort. Our "haven in the rocks" has been an oasis of serenity for over twelve hundred guests since 2010, and we have over a hundred five-star reviews on VRBO and other vacation rental sites.

Keywords: Luxurious desert cabin with spa hot tub. Eco friendly. Private peaceful setting in the rocks. Spectacular views.

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Eva Montville
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Eva Montville

I had been coming to Joshua Tree for years, with the thought of eventually moving here. In 2004, I found what I was dreaming of -- a home nestled in the boulders, on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park.

Five years later, when our neighbors mentioned that they were selling their weekend cabin retreat, we jumped on it, as a way to share the beauty and serenity of this unique spot with family and friends. By turning Rock Haven Cabin into a one-of-a-kind vacation rental in 2010, we have been able to offer this exceptional experience to a much wider circle.

Some of the things we love about living here are: the dark, star-filled night skies; the quiet, peace and beauty; being able to see forever; the wildlife; hiking into the Park from our doorstep; and connecting with a wonderful community of people in Joshua Tree.

Eva Montville purchased this cabin in 2009


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(64 traveler reviews)

Haven in the Rocks - Quiet, Beautiful, Private, Walk Into Park
average rating of 4.984375 based on 64 reviews

Cozy cabin with an unbeatable location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived here just as the weather cooled down. This made the two-person spa (and stargazing) a perfect treat. The cabin was comfortable and well provisioned. The owners were friendly and helpful. Joshua Tree is an amazing place to explore and is just two minutes away from this cabin, which looks out at the park and is surrounded by interesting rocks and desert plants. I would definitely recommend this haven to friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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A magical setting in the California desert

  • 5 of 5

The Rock Haven is a unique place in the world. Joshua Tree is unique already, but the cabin had everything one can desire to enjoy the peace and beauty of the California Desert just a few minutes from the park entrance. Eva and Kathy are vey special hosts, they already transmit what the visitor has come to look for in this unique setting when you meet them and they certainly make you feel very welcome. The cabin is very confortable, well equiped and magical. Soak in the outddor jacuzzi while enjoying the stars, feed the wildlife at the front porch or enjoy a book while laying on the sofa in the living room. Certainly a top 10 on my travel list around the world. Will return as soon as I get a chance. Thanks !!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect relaxing getaway !!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, quiet, cozy cabin under the stars! This is a fantastic spot in Joshua tree. Great location right near the West entrance ... The cabin itself is perfect size, very clean... Has a great relaxing porch and the hotdoor hot tub under the stars was the best part! Every morning we saw 4-5 rabbits playing and eating right off the porch. Very quiet and private location. Eva and Kathy were fantastic and very hospitable. Inside cabin is notebook with all local restaurant information , maps, guides, etc.

We will definitely stay here again and recommend to all our friends. Can't say anything negative about this great cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Clean & Cozy with Amazing Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

The first thing we noticed as we settled in was how clean and well organized everything was. Eva really has done a great job of making sure guests have everything they need to feel comfortable. Once the sun started to go down, we couldn't believe the views (looks right into the park) and the serenity the location offered. We also saw more wildlife at Eva's cabin than any other visit to Joshua Tree (and we've been there dozens of times). I've already had 2 co-workers ask for the link. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A summer visit to Desert Paradise

  • 5 of 5

You cannot ask for or imagine more beautiful front yard or back yard views of desert scenery. The cabin is situated by large Joshua Tree boulders and has the iconic Joshua Trees in its immediate landscape area. I especially loved the bird feeder and the provided bird seeds used to attract the abundant quail, small birds, what I call bunny rabbits and the occasional road runners. The cabin has a nice interior layout flow and has modern fixtures, appliances, and furnishings. The decor is pleasing to the eye and the colors subdued. The two person hot tub is a plus. There's fast internet (we streamed amazon music and easily accessed our e-mail accounts/google information) but there is no TV, decidedly enhancing the desert experience. Provided are essential nature books, local eatery brochures, sky maps for star gazing and driving/hiking guides. A swamp cooler is used for air conditioning. The owners are meticulous in their provisions for kitchen essentials providing teas, coffee, condiments, place settings and cleaning solutions, ..... more than a timeshare kitchen. All city needs are nearby in Joshua Tree/Yucca Valley cities including a Walmart, ethnic food choices, a Sonic to cool down, a quantity of local shops. I loved the time that we spent here. It's a beautiful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Cozy, clean & the NIGHT SKY!!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had the most relaxing weekend here. Eva met us upon our arrival & showed us the few things we needed to know about the cabin. She is very sweet & eager for us to relax and enjoy our stay. Eva did inform us of a local Farmers market in town the next morning, we didn't make it because the cabin was so comfortable & quiet we didn't want to leave.

This cabin is away from it all. The hot tub under the stars is AMAZING!! We happened to be there on a clear night with a lightening storm off in the distance and a meteor shower. It was magical!!

I highly recommend this cabin!! It was truly a home away from home!

Thank you Eva for the wonderful stay and sharing your cabin with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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Payment in full secures reservation. One-page confirmation/rental agreement sent upon payment.
7% tax included. Three night minimum on holidays.
Weekly rate: $1500
Sorry no events. Maximum number of guests - four.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your booking more than 21 days (28 days for holiday cancellations) prior to your arrival date you will receive a full refund, less a $75 cancellation charge. 
If you cancel 21 days or less prior to your arrival date, the same refund options are available ONLY if the cabin can be re-booked for those dates. Otherwise, you will be charged your full booking amount.
** Holiday cancellations must be 28 days prior to your arrival date.

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Joshua Tree Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bath tub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) California King
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Just a short stroll from Rock Haven Cabin to Joshua Tree National Park

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