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Joshua Tree Roca Vista-Amazing Views-Hot Tub-Newly Remodeled-Free WiFi-Netflix

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Nestled high in the rocks of the Bartlett Mountains with an amazing view of Joshua Tree National Park and the Eastern Mojave Desert, the Roca Vista is a newly renovated 2 bed/1 bath home. The backyard opens up to 2,000 acres of secluded desert wilderness - your very own private park.

Sleeps 1-4 adults, plus 1-2 children (on murphy bed). Master bedroom has a queen size bed and a full size murphy bed; second bedroom has a queen size bed. Newly renovated bathroom has a tub/shower with double sinks. Both rooms have private patios with views. Forced air heating and air conditioning, cozy wood burning stove in living room.

Wrap around yard has a 3 person hot tub, gas bbq, outdoor fire place, table with seating, lounge chairs, and a hammock chair. Just 12 minutes to Joshua Tree National Park's main entrance.

Full size kitchen with dining table, microwave, dishwasher. Lovely views from dining room table while you enjoy dinner.

Free Wifi, flat screen tv, dvd player, Ipod dock. Washer/dryer in home

Complimentary whole bean coffee, herbal teas and condiments at all of our rentals.

Sorry, not pets allowed at this home.

More Details

Christa Cranston
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Christa Cranston

We are full time residents of Joshua Tree, CA and this is our independently owned and operated business. Christa answers all of the e-mails and calls, while Mark maintains the website and handles the maintenance of the properties. This is our livelihood and we love what we do - creating beautiful spaces for our guests to experience a relaxing getaway. By supporting us, you are supporting a small homegrown business and which in turn supports other local businesses. It’s the philosophy this community is built on and one of the many reasons we love Joshua Tree for more than its inspiring park. If you wish to journey here on your next vacation, we welcome you. For those of you who keep coming back, we welcome you home!

Christa Cranston purchased this house in 2013

Why Christa Cranston chose Deserts

The Bartlett Mountains as your backyard

What makes this house unique

Views of Joshua Tree National Park

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time here at the Roca Visit... The perfect desert abode for our annual girls trip. Patio yoga sessions, catching epic sunrises + some great dinners in the cozy living room, thank you for creating a space that made it possible. See you again next time!
Feb 2015
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Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
Property borders a 2000 acre private wilderness area. We have seen Bobcat, Coyote, various snakes, large Chuckwalla lizards, Desert Iguanas, Desert Tortoise, Owls, Eagles, and more.


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average rating of 4.868421 based on 40 reviews

A Perfect Desert Experience

  • 5 of 5

Roca Vista is one of the nicest homes my family and I have rented. The house was very clean and comfortable, and safe for our two young children (3 years and 9 months). The decor of the home has a tasteful modern feel, but is not overdone like so many other JT rentals. The garden design perfectly complements the natural landscape of the property, and there were more seating areas than we expected. The kids and I had many peaceful meals out on the porch. The views of the property from both the inside and the hot tub literally kept us housebound. This is the first time we visited JT and did not make it to the actually park!

Additionally, Christa was extremely professional, thoughtful and helpful. The company website also has excellent information about the area, and the home has a good selection of books about JT.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy you enjoyed the many seating options at the Roca Vista. Out of the four homes we manage, this house gets the most guests saying that they never even left the house to go into the park! With the Bartlett Mountains for your backyard and the extraordinary views, it is a hard place to leave. We hope to have you again!
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Stunning Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place!! Perfect location, high above everyone else, making it a peaceful retreat. Jacuzzi didn't work for one of our nights, but all else great.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Dallen. Again, our apologies for the hot tub not working on one of the nights. I'm glad we could get it working for you to enjoy for the rest of your stay. We hope to have you back again soon!
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Relaxed and serene vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Roca Visa for our spring break with our two young daughters. We had a lovely time and the house is at a vantage position on the top of a small hill which gives you an expansive view. The sunrise is awesome as well as watching the night sky dotted with millions of stars from the hot tub. The house was clean and very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen.

Thank you for sharing your property with us - we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Lali! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the sunrises...out of all our homes, the Roca Vista offers the best views for the morning sun. Happy to hear your kids enjoyed the house as well. We hope to have you back again soon!
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Everything we expected and more!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views of the desert--that's for sure! Everything that we needed was there, and my family thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay. If we came back to Joshua Tree, we would stay here again (the hot tub is great after a long day of hiking)!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review Carolyn! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and especially the hot tub. We hope to have you back again one day!
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Perfect Cottage in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at Rosa Vista and could not have been more happy with our stay. The artistic attention to detail through out the home made it a pure joy to sit back and relax after full day of rock climbing. Joshua Tree National Park is just around the corner, as us the little town for quick bites to eat. The quiet at Roca Vista made for the ideal place to meditate on the porch in the morning and soak in the hot tub under the stars at night. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kyra and Peter, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Roca Vista! I love that you found the front porch for your morning silence- the sunrises from that house are my absolute favorite. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Luxury in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

The details the details the details!! The owners thought of everything when creating this beautiful, peaceful, removed, relaxing getaway. I truly felt at home in this very well-appointed rental. The hot tub was perfect on the cold winter nights of our visit, and we wanted for nothing inside the house. It was impeccably decorated and cleaned. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ashley! I'm so happy to hear your enjoyed your stay at the Roca Vista. We have really learned a lot over these past 11 years of managing vacation rentals so I'm always happy to hear when people notice the details- thank you and we hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 62
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Crossroads Cafe
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Los Angeles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $27 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.