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Joshua Tree Getaway. Private Boulder Wonderland. Rustic Elegance. Sleeps Eight.

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

THE LISTED BASE RATE IS FOR UP TO FOUR GUESTS. RATES ARE STRUCTURED ACCORDING TO GUEST COUNT. PLEASE READ RATES BELOW CAREFULLY. WE CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO EIGHT.

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!

[more information and reviews at sweet rock ranch dot com]

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Signator for rental agreement needs to be 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Base price of $325 is for the Main House only (2 bed/2 bath). 2 - 4 Guests....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    Master suite with full bathroom and great morning view....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Homestead Sleeping Cabin: 1 queen

    Separate cabin, next to main house with queen bed, no bath....moreless

  • Bunkhouse Sleeping Cabin: 1 double

    Separate cabin, next to main house with double bed, no bath....moreless

  • Base price includes Main House, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, up to four people. For guests beyond four (up to eight total) there are additional charges (see notes)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Two bathrooms in the main house. The private sleeping cabins do not have their own bathrooms....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An extensive desert library - plus other goodies!...moreless

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Formal dining room has nice boulder views at both ends....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air/heat, plus swamp cooler....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    House is at the end of a maintained dirt road (about 1/2 mile). Never a problem for our Prius....moreless

  • Telephone:

    NO land line, but great cell signal (not a given for much of the high desert)....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    New six-person saltwater tub. Designed and lit for maximum star-gazing....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
xmas
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$449
mlk
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$449
presidents
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$449
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$349
$2,100

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $160
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

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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Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • The Sweet Rock Ranch Main House

    The Sweet Rock Ranch Main House

  • Master bedroom with king bed - great morning views.

    Master bedroom with king bed - great morning views.

  • Formal dining room with nice views on each end.

    Formal dining room with nice views on each end.

  • Main House Floor Plan

    Main House Floor Plan

  • Wildlife abounds - our resident bobcat.  Coyotes can be heard about every night.

    Wildlife abounds - our resident bobcat. Coyotes can be heard about every night.

  • Hanging out in the backyard

    Hanging out in the backyard

  • The Bunkhouse Cabin

    The Bunkhouse Cabin

  • One of the hikes off the back porch.  See the coyote on the trail?

    One of the hikes off the back porch. See the coyote on the trail?

  • Homestead Cabin with queen bed.

    Homestead Cabin with queen bed.

  • Cowboy Tub is great cool dip on a hot day.  

Deck is great for morning yoga.

    Cowboy Tub is great cool dip on a hot day. Deck is great for morning yoga.

  • Welcome!

    Welcome!

  • Fully stocked kitchen & bar area.

    Fully stocked kitchen & bar area.

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • One of the many bouldering spots on the property.

    One of the many bouldering spots on the property.

  • Sweet Rock Ranch Ground Plan

    Sweet Rock Ranch Ground Plan

  • Horseshoes

    Horseshoes

  • Back porch off the living room and master bedroom.  Great place to catch sunris

    Back porch off the living room and master bedroom. Great place to catch sunris

  • Inside the Bunkouse - Double Bed.

    Inside the Bunkouse - Double Bed.

  • The original 1950's Homestead Cabin is now a cozy sleeping cabin.

    The original 1950's Homestead Cabin is now a cozy sleeping cabin.

  • The den, in between two bedrooms.

    The den, in between two bedrooms.

  • Stunning sunsets give way to star-filled nights.  The lights of JT down below.

    Stunning sunsets give way to star-filled nights. The lights of JT down below.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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