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Your Own Private Joshua Tree with 360 degree views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath

3 bedroom, 3 bath new home with unique desert landscaping on 5 acres is surrounded by mostly undeveloped land. Enjoy walks on Turquoise Ridge on an informal trail that runs the ridge top, south to Rattlesnake Hill and onto Lookout Hill. Fantastic views in all directions include Joshua Tree National Park, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio, and the towns of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. If you are intrigued by the many paintings displayed in the house, you can arrange with the artist owner to see his neighboring art studio/gallery.

Spelman Downer
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Spelman Downer

Artist and educator Spelman Evans Downer has lived in Joshua Tree for 14 years. Property is next door to artist's home and studio.

Spelman Downer purchased this house in 2011

Why Spelman Downer chose Yucca Valley

This large spacious house provides a private retreat with 360 degree views, close to Joshua Tree National Park and the village of Joshua Tree, hiking trails onsite, surrounded by mostly undeveloped park like land.

What makes this house unique

Views, privacy, new construction, spacious large home for family and friends, garage, onsite hiking trails, owner has guided and taught photography workshops in the park and can recommend places to visit. Local music and art scene.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Yucca Valley, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Garage w/c only
    Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Part of Master suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Corner room with East and North views, outside patio
  • couch and foam mattress available for sleeping; queen bed in large closet in master bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • rock climbing


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Your Own Private Joshua Tree with 360 degree views
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Torquise Ridge. Clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located near Joshua Tree National. The views are spectacular. We look forward to returning to Torquoise Ridge again when visiting Yucca Valley.

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views and house to match!

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious, well equipped and has the most incredible views.

We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Recent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location, large home, beautiful setting. I will stay there again!!

  • Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend with friends! Great house!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing weekend. Property was more than we expected, very roomy, amazing views and private. We will definitely go back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 2-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5

The home is very spacious and comfortable for a large family. The surroundings are peaceful and Joshua Tree Park entrance is 25 minutes drive away.

  • Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Joshua Tree get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Morning coffee on the deck enjoying the 360 degree views from the ridge was a fabulous way to start the day . The house was spacious and very well equipped. We loved all the art on display, just sorry not to fit in a visit to the owner's studio. The house is conveniently located to access Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Pioneer Town but also away from it all.

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 62
Car: necessary

Short drive to the village of Joshua Tree and the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Yucca Valley, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$127.61
Pet Fee C$63.8
Refundable Damage Deposit C$382.83
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are for 6 persons. 7+ persons are $25 each per night. $50 cleaning fee. 7% tax to be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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