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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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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(28 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Views, 5 Acres, Sleeps Up To 6, WiFi, 5 Min To Park!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 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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Beautiful desert views and wildlife, spectacular sunsets and 🌅?. Peaceful and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Vera cares about her property and wants her guests to have a good experience. The house is well supplied with the basics. She has also placed artistic constructions composed of found weathered materials, natural and artificial, combined with her photographs of the desert, to make the house more personal and interesting. We had a great stay, both hiking in Joshua Tree NP and visiting art galleries in the area and in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Both my wife and I hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

convenient location to National Park

  • 5 of 5

conveniently located simple home with lovely art created by the manager; delicious muffins from the local bakery and local coffee. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles. Ca.

Comfortable, clean and desert beauty all around.

  • 5 of 5

This property has three bedrooms with a king and two queens. The master is an ensuite with the other bedrooms on the other end of the house. The kitchen is roomy and well appointed and the covered patio has a grill and seating. There is a nice table outdoors and a fire-pit with a bench and wood in the back.

There is silence and boulders to climb right out the backdoor. We saw coyotes, jack rabbits, birds and plenty of lizards. There is heat if you are cold and ac if you are too hot. The living room is cozy with a couch and chairs and there is a widescreen tv and dvd movies.

The best thing about Wonder Rocks is Vera! She is helpful and knowledgeable about Joshua Tree and she is a delight. She provided tea and coffee and fresh baked muffins and told us a place to hear great music and watch the stars. She is very accessible and authentically wants you to get the very best of Joshua tree. We are planning to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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