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Gorgeous Views, 5 Acres, Sleeps Up To 6, WiFi, 5 Min To Park!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Gorgeous Mountain Views

Only 1 mile from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, WonderView in the Rocks is surrounded by the beautiful boulders and mountains that Joshua Tree is so well known for. Enjoy panoramic views, blue skies, breathtaking sunsets and desert wildlife from inside and outside the house.

WonderView in the Rocks features high speed internet with WiFi, three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, washer/dryer, a flat screen TV and internet capable BluRay DVD player.

Vera Topinka
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About Vera Topinka

I came to the desert just to see the wildflowers, stumbled across a property for sale with gorgeous views, and fell in love with Joshua Tree. I'm still in love, with my views, and with the wonderful critters, the starry night skies, the bike rides and hikes in the Park, the incredible sunsets and moonrise, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, the smell when it rains, and with this whole amazing community here. And all the wonderful desert detritus lying around has influenced my photography in a fun, eclectic, and recyclable way… I look forward to meeting you when you visit (if I can) and sharing my love of Joshua Tree.


Monument Manor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


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Gorgeous Views, 5 Acres, Sleeps Up To 6, WiFi, 5 Min To Park!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
La Jolla

Beautiful Setting among the Joshua Trees!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this lovely little house! The owner, Vera, was very responsive to our needs, and the house is equipped with virtually everything one might need, with a lot of special welcoming touches thrown in, like a big a freshly ground coffee and gourmet muffins from a local bakery. The house is very close to Joshua Tree National Park, so it's a perfect location for vacationers who want to spend time exploring this amazing landmark. I hope that we can return soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nora, I am so glad you had a wonderful time at WonderView House. I love that we have such a great organic cafe so I can provide delicious muffins, and we have our own Joshua Tree Coffee Co, so I can provide great coffee! The house, being only 1 mile from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, makes it very easy to explore the magnificence of the desert here. And downtown is only a 5-minute drive away! And yet you have the privacy of 5 acres. I hope you can return soon also! Thanks, Vera
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Perfect weekend with sisters in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

After looking through a number of listings on VRBO, I found the perfect lodging for a weekend with my sisters and my dog Bodhi. Vera's place is so welcoming, beautifully decorated and had a comfortable bedroom for each of us. She answered all of my questions ahead of time and even left fresh chocolate coconut muffins and candles to celebrate our birthdays! Delicious coffee from an independent roaster was there for the mornings, and the views so close to the park are incredible. We loved our stay, including Bodhi, and were so grateful for this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, fantastic views, and a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, with lots of opportunities to spot desert wildlife just outside the door. The house itself is airy and bright, and stocked with every you'd need to plan your excursions to the Park (just a mile away). Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted.

  • 5 of 5

What's great about this place is that you can do some proper exploring right on the property. 50 yards from the front door is a huge rock structure that is really fun to climb and explore. The lot and home are really spacious and comfortable. All the amenities and all of the charm. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California

Joshua Tree quiet place in the rocks.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Clean and inviting deco. Literature for local National Park and nearby places available for us. We have rented this house 2 times. Kitchen has all necessary appliances and tools .

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, close to the park!

  • 5 of 5

Vera was a lovely host and her house was perfect for a weekend getaway to Joshua Tree! We arrived late on a cold Friday night, but Vera had taken the time to leave on lights and heat for us, so the house was super welcoming when we arrived! Her directions to find it were very helpful too, as the roads aren't well lit and cell service can be spotty. She also left us some delicious local muffins and some really excellent coffee from the Joshua Tree Coffee Co. The house itself was perfectly clean, comfortable, and well stocked with everything we needed (even a hairdryer!) There were only two of us and our dog, but the house could easily sleep 6, so it is a great deal! There are a few neighbors nearby, but we still felt like we had all the privacy of being alone to relax in the desert. And with the house only being a mile from one of the park entrances, it was the perfect location for everything we wanted to do. We will definitely stay here again! Thanks Vera!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Local Restaurants
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $60
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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