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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

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 cabin in 2013

Why Christa Cranston chose Joshua Tree

The Bartlett Mountains as your backyard

What makes this cabin 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 Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 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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Joshua Tree Roca Vista-Amazing Views-Hot Tub-Newly Remodeled-Free WiFi-Netflix
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 44 reviews

Perfect little house on the hill

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely fabulous little house! Roca Vista has great views, is peaceful, quiet, and private. My husband and I loved our getaway here and would definitely come back again. Christa was an awesome host. I told her we would be getting in very late and she made sure she left lights on for us. :) The house is well stocked with supplies, tastefully decorated, and comfortable. We highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review Jody! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our little Roca Vista. It really does have amazing views- I'm glad you were able to enjoy them! Hope to have you back again soon...
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  • 5 of 5

Really lovely location and home, easy communication with the owners, comfortable bed and so close to Joshua Tree. Spacious bedroom (there were two of us, so we didn't try the smaller bedroom). Nicely equipped kitchen. We didn't use the hot tub or BBQ, but found everything else to be great. It is up on the hill, above the neighboring houses.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Rica Vista was perfect in every way. The location of being nestled on the side of mountain with valley views was great. The house was in great shape and had everything we needed. I highly recommend staying here if you want peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review Julia! With the house sitting highest on the mountainside, it offers amazing views of the valley below- I'm glad you were able to take it all in! We hope to have you back again soon...
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Truckee, CA - North Lake Tahoe

Perfect Joshua Tree Get Away House

  • 5 of 5

We went to Joshua Tree to "get away" from the daily grind and couldn't have picked a better place. Up on a hill, no neighbors, beautiful, peaceful location. The house has everything necessary for visitors and it is neat to see people leaving grocery items, spices, etc. for others to enjoy.

The town of Joshua Tree and the park entrance is only 10-15 minutes away making it east to go get a bite to eat or explore Joshua Tree.

The dirt roads and the drive way that lead to the house are not a big deal. Anyone planning to visit Joshua Tree will most likely be driving on dirt roads so this is nothing different in our opinion. I guess small cars in wet weather might be challenging on the drive way.

Animal activity, birds, coyotes each day and sunrises were fantastic. The owners left coffee for us which was whole bean and tasty. The house was also decorated well and the grounds were in perfect shape. Their attention to detail is splendid both inside and outside the house.

The spa is a bit tiny and is only for two people.


See you on our next trip to Joshua Tree.

The McBride's

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Kevin! As you have rented from VRBO before, it means a lot to us that you would rate your stay 5 stars! We appreciate your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you back soon!
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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: April 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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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 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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