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Red Rock Oasis in Castle Valley, UT, Near Moab

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 25 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, Rates for 4 adults 4 Additional possible

*New* We are now making this home available in 3 month blocks. If you are interested please see: https://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=115652

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Call or Text Joseph @ 206-595-2577

Amazing red rock vistas from this large, comfortable home located in the red rocks of Castle Valley, UT near Moab. 30 minutes from Arches National Park.

Whether for an individual retreat, a romantic couple get-a-way or a family holiday, this fully-equipped home is a rare rental opportunity with easy access to recreation, sight seeing, and all amenities. Perfect as a home base for exploring the desert southwest! Situated on five acres in the foothills of scenic Castle Valley this home includes three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a large living, dining and kitchen area, lots of privacy and quiet. Enjoy the sunrise from the front sandstone patio, gaze at the stars from the detached deck, watch the climbers on nearby Castleton Tower with the home telescope, and enjoy the tranquility and peace that prevail. Three private bedrooms include a children's room with 1 double and two single beds, a master bedroom with private bath and queen size bed, and a third bedroom with a queen bed. A den/office includes a desk, TV with large video collection, and a fold out futon couch for guests. The full kitchen includes all appliances, eating and cookware, seating at a central counter as well as a large, expandable dining room table that can comfortably seat 8. Two swamp coolers keep the house comfortable on the hottest days, and radiant floor heating and an efficient wood fireplace warms the entire house during the winter months.

Keywords: Castle Valley, Moab, Southern Utah, Utah, Desert, Red Rock, Arches, Canyonlands, southwest, Mountain Biking, Hiking, River rafting, Colorado river, Large home, family home, retreat

More Details

Owner
Joseph Losi, Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Joseph Losi, Owner

This story is really about the vision and hard work of the 3 owners, Joseph, Lisa and Dave. We all went to the U of U and ran around in the desert of S. Utah in the 70's, 80's, up to the present. We stumbled into Castle Valley sometime back then in the 80's. We all loved hiking, backpacking, river rafting, and just adventuring in S. Utah. Now a days, we just like going for day hikes and sitting out on the flag-stone patio - which we also built.

Joseph Losi, Owner purchased this house in 1991

Why Joseph Losi, Owner chose Utah

Land in CV was pretty cheap back in the late 80's and early 90's. We were young and filled with enough crazy enthusiasm not only for the desert but for the possibility of actually co-owning, designing and building a special place in the desert. We bought the land in the early 90's and then proceeded to design and build our Red Rock Escape. It took us over 7 years, but we pulled it off. We had the incredible help of Warren Egbert, designer, builder, rock climber, cowboy extraordinaire.

What makes this house unique

It's a bit hard to describe the magic of the Red Rock Escape. It's not at all High Brow, but it is amazingly comfortable. Beyond comfort, it is dramatic in its vistas, its stillness, and in its quiet peace. The house just has a feeling of ease and grand at the same time.

The house feels like it's inside of a National Park. Arches is 35 mins. The Island in the Sky an hour. The Needles District of Canyonlands a couple hours. Rafting on the Colorado is very close. Mountain Biking if your young enough to do that kind of thing is all within a day trip.

Amenities

Castle Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets must be on leash at all times when outside.
  • We do not rent to Jeep Safari parties
  • We practice water conservation at all times
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Soaking Tub
    2nd Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath Between Bed 2 & 3: Soaking Tub
    Bathroom 3 - Just off our great room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed with Door to Outside
    Bunk Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Our Bunk Room, Great for up to 4 kids.
    Den/TV Room/4 Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon Couch that folds down into double bed. w/ office Desk
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , With Private Full Bath & Separate Entrance to Outside
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Quiet, amazing views, solitude, short drive to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, close to Colorado River, adjacent to the LaSal Mountains. Situated above the valley floor, this comfortable rental home affords incredible vistas of the red rock desert of Southern Utah. Recreation opportunities abound; mountain biking, road biking, hiking, river rafting. Moab Utah is a short 30 minute drive and includes many wonderful restaurants, parks, shops and entertainment opportunities, The rental house is comfortable and homey, completely and tastefully furnished, with all amenities including a full kitchen, baking and cookware, linens, games, music and video dvd players, and books.

Reviews

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Red Rock Oasis in Castle Valley, UT, Near Moab
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We didn't want to leave. Our whole visit, out on excursions in the Moab area or enjoying the national parks, we'd come to a point in the day when we'd look at each other and say "let's head home." And by home, we meant this oasis on the hill, Red Rock Casa. It’s a perfect base for exploring Moab and the National Parks, but you might not want to leave the house! We felt relaxed and eager to wind down and read or just stare at the stars.

The ever-changing views of Castle Valley and Castle Rock are almost startling. Powerful and magnificent. You'll take too many pictures of the same view, but it's new with every shift of the light. It's quiet and calming, and you'll enjoy the birdsong and sounds of rustling critters.

The layout of the house is open and the breeze moved easily even on the hottest days. (We only ran the swamp cooler a couple times and yet temps were in the 100s.) The kitchen is perfectly arranged and organized and we love to cook, so we barely ate out at all. For folks who drink coffee, there's a coffee press and an automatic drip machine. The water from the tap is drinkable and great for cooking/cleaning (Conserve!) but if you like a bottled source, buy the 2-1/2 gallon containers from City Market in Moab and drink it cold from the frig. The gas stove is a workhorse and a pleasure to cook on, and the gas grill outside gave us lots of options for dining at home. Kitchen is stocked. Great knives and a sharpener, to boot! If I'm being picky, a new can-opener would be nice and some OXO tongs.

Some ideas: Check out Lotus Massage. Lisa came out to Castle Valley and we both got massages right here. Nice birthday present!

Check out the handy Falcon Guide for day hikes on the coffee table. So many hiking trails, but don’t miss:

#1 Fiery Furnace at Arches. Reserve a Ranger-guided hike.

#2 Fisher Towers (just up the road off of 128)

#3 Granstaff Canyon -- formerly Negro Bill Canyon -- a beauty of a hike.

#4 Delicate Arch. Packed with tourist/hikers but worth it, nonetheless. Park hours were limited (7-7) while we were there (construction!) so no sunset/sunrise hikes in Arches until November at least. Oh, and brave the La Sal Loop mountain road if you can (more construction). It’s a beautiful and cooling scenic drive. Watch out for the cows in the road!

The drive to Moab is stunning. Grab a burger and shake at Milts and you can't go wrong at Quesadilla Mobilla…just steps away from Back of Beyond Books!

Hope to return. Thanks Joseph!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "We did not want to leave!" While Stephen went on to give a significant amount of praise and very useful information about the Red Rock Casa, he could have stopped there. Our home in Castle Valley just wraps itself around our guests and does not want them to leave. The only way to truly know that feeling is to experience it. The RR Casa, and it's environs are magical. You'll feel it! Joseph, Lisa & Dave, aka, "the owners."
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fantastically beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The property is in tip top shape with everything you could ever need in the kitchen. The view out the front window is breathtaking and it is quiet, quiet, quiet. We hiked at Arches, Canyonlands, and Fisher Towers--all within easy reach. This is a fantastically peaceful way to vacation and I'll be back

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say?!....The Red Rock Casa has this type of effect upon most who stay there. A one of kind...magical...almost spiritual place. In gratitude, Joseph
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Spectatular Views and Easy Living

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were constantly reminded of the wonderful views from the house throughout each and every day. The setting would work very well with those who want to relax and just chill for the day, but for us it worked as a great hub for adventurous outings. A day didn't go by, when we didn't hike, bike, or take a scenic ride. Close to Castle Valley is a plethora of hiking, biking, and even horse trails. The ride into Moab is flat-out majestic and we were always looking for an excuse to head out. The house really offers everything a person could want. It's a perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved hosting you! So happy you had such a great time! Hope you can make it back. Joseph
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Oasis indeed

  • 5 of 5

This house truly is an oasis. You could sit in the living room or on the patio all day and the view of Castleton Tower would never get old. But this place is also just a 30 minute drive to the delightful town of Moab and to the entrance of Arches NP and so much more. The house is spacious enough to be social in the great room or to relax in one of four nicely appointed bedrooms. It's easy to feel right at home here and not want to ever leave.!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Lovely

  • 5 of 5

This house has incredible panoramic views of all the formations in Castle Valley - an ever-changing show of light and clouds, stars and wildlife. It's 35 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Moab and well worth the drive.

The floor plan of the house is great for spending time with friends and family and the kitchen is well-equipped. Everyone I have shared the house with has loved it.

There are many beautiful hiking opportunities in the area, including Fisher Towers.

The property manager and owners are responsive whenever a problem arises.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views

  • 5 of 5

Incredible views from every window and door. My family and I spent time here in the hottest part of the year. Sat outside every evening while it was over 90 degrees and enjoyed the beauty of this place without breaking a sweat. By the time we walked inside it was too late to watch TV. Very quiet, never heard a neighbor. In the mornings I would here a coon dog miles down the road and that would be the only sound I would here. We will defiantly be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Moab
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
128
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

If you like solitude and the desert SW our home lies in a stunning location that is vast, quiet and filled with panoramic awe.

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Rates & Availability

Castle Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Monthly rate
May 10 2017 - Nov 6 2018
25 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
25 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Mandatory Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Base rate of $3000 is for up to 4 people per night for our minimum 25 day rental period. Up to 4 more individuals possible for an additional fee of $50 per night per person. Max occupancy is 8. In addition to the base rate we require a $150 mandatory cleaning fee and a refundable $500 damage deposit.

*New* If you're looking for a multi-month retreat please see this link for details: https://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=115652
Exact terms available in our rental contract, which is available for download on this site.

If you wish to rent for less than 25 nights please that can be accommodated, by renting on a different rate schedule and blocking out the balance between your rental and the minimum 25 nights, mandated by our HOA in Castle Valley.

Please contact the owner Joseph Losi @ 206-595-2577 for the rate for rentals of 25 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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