Joshua Tree Getaway. Private Boulder Wonderland. Rustic Elegance. Sleeps Eight.(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
High Desert Getaway. Hot Tub, Homestead Cabin, Views, And Stunning Boulders!
Welcome to Sweet Rock Ranch! Just a two hour escape from LA, arriving at this secluded location at the end of a dirt road feels like you are a world away. Another place in another time.
It is situated on five acres of surreal boulder landscape, overlooking the town of Joshua Tree and the national park, and located between the park entrance and Pappy & Harriet's.
The main house has two bedrooms (king + queen), two bathrooms, a den, living room, kitchen, and formal dining room with great views. For groups of more than four, there are two private sleeping cabins for an additional cost (see notes). One is the original homestead house. It is the oldest building in the area, remodeled as a sleeping cabin with a queen bed. The cozy bunkhouse cabin has a double bed.
Outside, enjoy the back porch, the 'lookout lounge' which overlooks the town of Joshua Tree and the national park, a hot tub, a cowboy tub, a yoga deck, a horseshoe pit, a barbecue area (gas & charcoal), great hangout spots, and more boulder piles than you can explore in a weekend.
Just off the back porch is over 250 acres of pristine desert for you to explore. Nothing but boulders, joshua trees, wildlife . . . And silence!
A scenic walking bridge takes you to a new six person saltwater hot tub surrounded by boulders - a stargazer's dream!
We are uniquely situated between the national park entrance in Joshua Tree and Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown - the best daytime and nighttime activities the high desert has to offer.
Or. . . You may decide you don't want to leave Sweet Rock at all!
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Member since: 2014
- Max. occupancy 8
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Cleaning $160
- Tax Rate 7%
The rate of $349 is for the main house only (2 bed/2 bath). For 2 - 4 guests.
Additional guests beyond 4 are $25 per person/per night. (maximum 8 people)
Groups of 5-6 get the Main House plus Homestead Cabin (queen bed/no bath)
Groups of 7-8 get Main House, plus Homestead Cabin, plus Bunkhouse Cabin (double bed/no bath)
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: As longtime desert enthusiasts, we have stayed at many rentals in the area and noted the many things that we appreciate in a good rental experience. After an extensive search, we found this uniquely wonderful property and spent two years customizing every detail in order to create what is now one of the best rental properties in the entire high desert. We have travelled around the world, but it's the high desert that keeps calling us back. We mostly split our time between here and LA, where we both work in the arts.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house was recently remodeled comfortably rustic, with a nice representation of work from local artists. Loaded with amenities and guest features, including a fully equipped new kitchen, wi-fi, a desert library, vinyl collection & player, games & dvds - and the most sublime hot tub experience in the high desert! Every window on the property has a view to other-worldly ancient rock formations. There are both gas and charcoal BBQs, for your grilling preference. The main house has central AC & heat, plus an evaporative (swamp) cooler.
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The Sweet Rock Ranch Main House
Master bedroom with king bed - great morning views.
Formal dining room with nice views on each end.
Main House Floor Plan
Wildlife abounds - our resident bobcat. Coyotes can be heard about every night.
Hanging out in the backyard
The Bunkhouse Cabin
One of the hikes off the back porch. See the coyote on the trail?
Homestead Cabin with queen bed.
Cowboy Tub is great cool dip on a hot day. Deck is great for morning yoga.
Fully stocked kitchen & bar area.
One of the many bouldering spots on the property.
Sweet Rock Ranch Ground Plan
Back porch off the living room and master bedroom. Great place to catch sunris
Inside the Bunkouse - Double Bed.
The original 1950's Homestead Cabin is now a cozy sleeping cabin.
The den, in between two bedrooms.
Stunning sunsets give way to star-filled nights. The lights of JT down below.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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