3 bedroom, 3 bath new home with unique desert landscaping on 5 acres is surrounded by mostly undeveloped land. Enjoy walks on Turquoise Ridge on an informal trail that runs the ridge top, south to Rattlesnake Hill and onto Lookout Hill. Fantastic views in all directions include Joshua Tree National Park, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio, and the towns of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. If you are intrigued by the many paintings displayed in the house, you can arrange with the artist owner to see his neighboring art studio/gallery.
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
3 bedroom, 3 bath
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 7, 2018
About Spelman Downer
Artist and educator Spelman Evans Downer has lived in Joshua Tree for 14 years. Property is next door to artist's home and studio.
Spelman Downer purchased this House in 2011
Why Spelman Downer chose Yucca Valley
This large spacious house provides a private retreat with 360 degree views, close to Joshua Tree National Park and the village of Joshua Tree, hiking trails onsite, surrounded by mostly undeveloped park like land.
What makes this House unique
Views, privacy, new construction, spacious large home for family and friends, garage, onsite hiking trails, owner has guided and taught photography workshops in the park and can recommend places to visit. Local music and art scene.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Met our expectations. Good base for exploring Joshua Tree NP. Would book again.
Quiet, Spacious, Well Equipped
We loved this property! It is in a quiet neighborhood with great views. The lovely outdoor patios invited a leisurely conversation and sip of tea. The kitchen has plenty of equipment for preparing meals. The many windows allow you to soak in the beautiful desert while sharing that meal you just made. The owner's art graces and enhances the beauty of the home. We enjoyed quiet evening walks and starlit skies. It's minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park. The town is small but has everything you'd need to buy groceries or enjoy a meal out. The owner was delightful, gave us information to make our stay even more pleasant, and worked to make sure we had a memorable family trip. We would definitely stay here again!
Beautiful views, spacious and comfortable house!
Stayed here with five family members for 3 nights over Easter weekend. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views. Very spacious and comfortable ... with a HUGE kitchen! So nice to have 3 full baths as well. Convenient location for visiting the park. Didn't get to meet the owner as he was away, but he was great to communicate with over email. Enjoyed seeing his artwork all through the house. Some fluctuations in water pressure and temperature in the baths, but that's probably to be expected in the desert. Beds were a little soft (for our taste). But overall, thoroughly enjoyed it and would stay here again!
Amazing property! Incredible views!
This property was just what we were looking for -- and more. Incredible views, serene atmosphere, friendly owner and a place to just take it all in and appreciate what the surrounding area has to offer! We will definitely book here again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Torquise Ridge. Clean and spacious.
Conveniently located near Joshua Tree National. The views are spectacular. We look forward to returning to Torquoise Ridge again when visiting Yucca Valley.
Incredible views and house to match!
The house is spacious, well equipped and has the most incredible views.
We really enjoyed our stay.
Short drive to the village of Joshua Tree and the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are for 6 persons. 7+ persons are $25 each per night. $50 cleaning fee. 7% tax to be added.